The Old Smithy, Main Street, Elmley Castle., Elmley Castle

The Old Smithy, Main Street, Elmley Castle.

Property Details

A HISTORIC GRADE II LISTED PERIOD COTSWOLD STONE PROPERTY SET IN THE HEART OF THIS PICTURESQUE BREDON HILL VILLAGE HAVING CHARACTER WITH EXPOSED TIMBER BEAMS, GOOD-SIZED ROOMS AND LOVELY GARDEN TO THE REAR.

Canopied Entrance, Entrance Lobby, Dining Hall/Reception Room, Drawing Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Cloakroom, First Floor Landing, Bedroom One with En-Suite, Two Further Double Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Covered Access to Single Garage, Rear Garden with Summer House
and Outbuilding. Oil Central Heating.

Elmley Castle’s main street has changed relatively little in the last 400 years and The Old Smithy with its past origins was part of this working village, which is situated at the foot of Bredon Hill with its iconic history dating back to medieval times. The Old Smithy is unspoilt and retains its characterful charm being protected by its listing, being Grade II. This lovely family home offers a part of Elmley Castle’s picturesque main street, having black and white cottages, mellowed brick and stone houses.

From the entrance lobby the dining hall has an Inglenook sitting area and characterful exposed timbers and door into the garden. From behind the fireplace structure there is access into the large drawing room with open fire and dual aspect windows. The kitchen/breakfast room needs updating but has the quality of a walk-in pantry and breakfast table to window seat overlooking the Main Street. There is further front access, and from the kitchen, into the utility area which houses the oil-fired boiler and cloakroom with further door to the rear garden. There is pitched tiled covered way and access to two Marley-styled garages, one of which is the neighbours.

On the first floor the main bedroom has an en-suite shower room and is a large double. The landing runs the length of the property with its doors off to two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom, there are also windows overlooking the garden.

Elmley Castle is an attractive, historic village, with black and white cottages and more modern period houses lining the street. The village has a lovely church and there are scenic walks from the main street up Hill Lane onto Bredon Hill, with its hill forts and early settlements. There is also a thriving village hall that runs weekly clubs and classes such as a toddler group, cubs and Pilates, along with a visiting post office. The village supports a first school and has an active cricket club on the village green, with a good team, well supported! There is a historic village public house which has a cosy restaurant and good ales.
The historic market town of Pershore is Georgian styled and provides high street shopping facilities and supermarket together with an indoor market and leisure complex. The river Avon runs to the east of the town lending itself to scenic walks and leisure pursuits. There are two medical centres and hospital and town library, together with excellent educational facilities within the area. Pershore has Number 8 which is run by voluntary help and provides theatre activities, a cinema, ballet and yoga classes and is very much a part of Pershore community living.

The new Worcestershire Parkway Station has been developed to improve the access and destinations to the southwest, the northeast, London and the Thames Valley, so significantly enhancing Worcestershire’s connectivity to outlying regions. The motorway is approximately five miles distant at Worcester junction 7 of the M5, bringing Birmingham to the north and Bristol to the south within commutable distance. Other main centres are Stratford-upon-Avon with the theatre and racecourse, Cheltenham with National Hunt horseracing, the Everyman Theatre and superb main shopping facilities and Worcester City with its famous Cathedral and equally famous cricket club together with the River Severn and a pedestrianised shopping centre.

 

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