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IT used to be a stop along the coach road in bygone days. And now it's well worth stopping off to view.

Wolverhill's Victorian-Dutch gable and arched windows testify to its origins as a former coach house in the conservation area of the village of Wolverley, near Kidderminster.

But bespoke additions have now converted Wolverhill into a three-bedroomed family home with modern facilities and an unusually light and spacious interior.

The additions include an extension, built-in mellow handmade bricks and tiles to blend in with the original building, and arched windows made to fit the original coach house openings.

The front entrance porch is a timber-framed conservatory whose glazing bars echo the curves of the Dutch gable and its arched window. It leads into a reception hall overlooked by a galleried landing lit by the window.

Off the hall is a guest cloakroom, dining room and a triple-aspect sitting room linked to a garden room.

In the east wing of the property, there's a fitted kitchen and utility room, a large study, adaptable to a family room. Next to the study is a lobby with w.c. off it and an access door into the double garage.

The upper storey of this wing has two bedrooms and a bathroom with separate shower enclosure.

The master bedroom and its en-suite bathroom with corner bath, and bedroom three, which has spacious walk-in wardrobes, overlook the rear garden.

Like the kitchen and dining room, the garden room also overlooks the tiered garden, well-maintained lawns and clipped evergreen hedging.

Timber gates give vehicular access to the top of the garden where there's a timber garden shed.

The lawned terraces are edged by natural stone walling interspersed with sweeping steps. Mature shrubs, specimen peach, cherry, apple and plum trees and two ancient horse chestnut trees provide a tranquil landscape.

Viewing is strictly by appointment with Andrew Grant Country Homes on 01905 734735.


AIRY: the garden room overlooks the lawns and (below) light colours give a spacious feel to the landing STYLISH: the garden and kitchen
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Sep 4, 2005
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