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Sugars Lane, Far Forest, Kidderminster, DY14
Offers in the region of £825,000 | 3 bedrooms

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• *DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY STPP (Subject to planning permissions)

The Ford, Sugars Lane really is a rare gem coming to the market for the first time in 200 years! The original part of the dwelling dating back to circa 1675. A stone cottage full of character and having been extended out. Requiring full refurbishment, however, an excellent opportunity to put your own stamp on this cottage. Accompanying the cottage 'The Ford' equates to circa 17 acres, the land being a mixture of oak woodland, grazing land, top field, lower field and amenity land, a dilapidated barn and enjoying a long private driveway to the plot. 'Energy Rating G'

Tucked away within the depths of the Wyre Forest, an opportunity to purchase this stone cottage, the original dwelling dating to circa 1675 with more recent addition. Tucked away at the far end of Sugars Lane the property has been maintained over the years, however, now offering a full refurbishment opportunity.The Ford nestles within 17 acres of oak woodland having two natural water springs, grazing land, top field, lower field, amenity land and a barn. The mix of land ratio is approximately 8 acres of field and pasture and 9 acres of oak woodland. Properties such as this rarely become available and, as such, an early inspection is recommended. The accommodation more fully comprises:Door opens to the:

Reception Hall
Door to:

Inner Hall
Doors radiate to bathroom, storage cupboard and w.c. Leading through to kitchen and utility area. Loft access.

Window. Ceiling light point. Radiator. Wash hand basin. W.C.

1.96m x 1.84m (6'5" x 6'0")
Window. Ceiling light point. Cupboard. Wash hand basin. Bath.

Kitchen & Utility area combined
5.70m x 2.45m (18'8" x 8'0")
Two windows. Two ceiling light poingts. work surfaces with inset Rayburn. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Archway separates kitchen to utility area. Doorway to lounge. The kichen houses the original Bake Oven which sitting behind cast iron door is the original arch brickwork that was the bake oven.

3.65m x 3.40m (12' x 11'2")
Window. Ceiling light point. Exposed beam work. Doors radiate to cupboards, the parlour and the dairy. stairs rise to the first floor landing. Open fire with grate.

The Dairy
3.76m x 2.56m (12'4" x 8'5")
Window. Exposed beam work. Door leads to the:

3.23m x 2.79m (10'7" x 9'2")
Identical footprint to the Parlour

3.23m x 2.79m (10'7" x 9'2")
Window. Ceiling light point. Art Deco feature fireplace.From the snug a staircase rises to the:

First Floor Landing
Window. Wall light point. Doors radiate to bedrooms. Original wood flooring.

Bedroom No 2
3.64m x 3.51m (11'11" x 11'6")
Window. Exposed wood floor. Original feature fireplace with brick hearth and open fire.

Bedroom No 3
3.57m x 2.49m (11'9" x 8'2")
Window. Ceiling light point. Exposed wood flooring.

Bedroom No 1
3.22m x 0.20m (10'7" x 0'8")
Window. Ceiling light point. Exposed wood flooring. Original fireplace with open fire and tiled hearth.

The electrics to the older part of the cottage have not been touched for approximately the last 70 years. Please note: To the landing area and bedroom 3 there is an exposed part of the ceiling showing the lathe and plaster. The property has been re-roofed completely three years ago and, as such, the majority of the timbers were deemed safe and solid. There were a couple that were replaced, however, the holes in the ceiling were not addressed.

Externally, the property is complimented by a gated fore garden with established borders, mature shrubs and mainly laid to lawn. To the left hand side of the gate, which takes you to the front door, this leads down to extensive lawned gardens which abut a Public Right of Way.On the approach down through the main gate towards the property there is a Mobile Home having water and power linked and has been on the site for the last 20 yearsThere is a Public Footpath to the left which abuts the grounds to the property leading down to the bottom field and furthermore to the boundary which is Dowles Brook. From here access is gained to the Oak Woods.As you approach, following the long driveway leading to the parking area, there was formerly a detached garage which was taken down, however, there would be the ability to put this back. Woodlands surround the plot.Before entering the driveway signposted The Ford which is a private track into the property, there is a lane to the left hand side which leads to another property namely ''The Ford Lane Crossing'. The lane is within the ownership of our Vendor however maintained by the owner of ''The Ford Lane Crossing' along with maintenance of the fence and posts along the top field. The top field being within the ownership of our property ''The Ford'.There is a note that the Conservation Officer wrote many years ago to the vendors, stating that the top field has wild orchids and, as such, no man made fertilisers can be put on the top field. There are no other restrictions to this field.

The Barn
Along the public footpath on the way to the lower field and the brook, you pass the remnants of the footprint of a stone barn. A number of the walls are still standing, however, the roof has collapsed. This was a large barn of approximately 45ft and was utilised by the vendor. There are so many attributes, the ability to renovate and extend subject to relevant Planning Permissions, the ability to bring back the Stone barn. This really could be your very own ''Grand design'. Completely surround by woodland and fields and having far reaching rural views.

Heading west out of Bewdley on the B1490 passing the Running Horse, continue on and bear right towards Far Forest. At Far Forest take a right hand turn onto New Road. Proceed along New Road bearing right into Sugars Lane. Follow Sugars Lane all the way down where you will spot a fork in the road which bears round. Follow this all the way to the end and you will approach a private track with Private Notice sign attached to a tree - Private Road The Ford No Cycles. Proceed straight ahead through the woodland and into the parking area where gated access to The Ford will be seen.


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