Keller Williams UK
4 bed Detached House Sold

Cromwell Cottage 34 Church Street, Kempsey, Worcester

£330,000 Fixed Price

Property Description

  • Historic detached 16th Century Grade II-listed cottage
  • Built from the seasoned timbers of dismantled ships from Henry VIII's fleet
  • 4 double bedrooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Living room with an open fireplace
  • Master bedroom with en-suite
  • Fitted kitchen with a Range cooker
  • Central heating
  • Garden

Cromwell Cottage is a beautiful and historic detached 16th Century Grade II-listed, timber framed, extended four double bedroom, 3 reception room, thatched cottage set in the sought after village of Kempsey, Worcestershire.
PLEASE READ THE HISTORY OF THIS PROPERTY BELOW.

The stunning cottage comprises of a large sitting room with original inglenook fireplace with an open fire inset, fully fitted kitchen / breakfast room, dining room, two bathrooms and three bedrooms to the ground floor. To the first floor is two additional bedrooms and a toilet.

Externally can be found landscaped front and rear gardens and private driveway parking.

The property also benefits from exposed wooden beams, many character features, original inglenook fireplace with an open fire inset and gas fired central heating.

Dating back to the mid 1550s, Cromwell cottage was one of a street full of thatched, black and white cottages built from the seasoned -timbers of dismantled ships from Henry VIII's fleet around the time the Marie Rose famously sank in 1545. If you explore the beams carefully, you may spot the marks of the shipwright. The cottage was part of a new housing development when Queen Elizabeth passed through Kempsey in 1575. In 1644, during the English Civil War, it was used by the Royalists to help fortify Worcester, known then as the Faithful City for its allegiance to King Charles I, who was executed in 1649 after dramatically attempting to escape capture at the Commandary, four miles up the road. The village was later taken by Cromwell's men and used as a garrison. You can see holes in the walls of the church tower thought to have been made as the Roundheads pracitised with their muskets. The two remaining thatched cottages, Cromwell cottage being one, were hospitals for the Parliamentarians, during the Civil War's final battle at Worcester in September 1651, which deposed Charles II, as 28,000 of Cromwell's men defeated 14,000 Royalists. It was this little historical detail that saved Cromwell cottage from being demolished in a wave of 1960s building.

*** PLEASE NOTE: The thatched roof will need to be replaced soon on this cottage. The owner has obtained a discounted quote from a local master thatcher. The replacement cost for a full thatch will be £31,000 (as per the quote).

Entrance hall
Having a secure original stable door to front elevation, doors the dining room, bedrooms three, four and five, bathroom and an opening into the kitchen / breakfast room, beams to ceiling, recessed ceiling lights, radiator, quarry tiled flooring and access to the loft space.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room
A beautifully presented and spacious "Country" style kitchen having a range of matching hand built cupboards and base units with rolled edge Oak work surfaces over, Belfast sink with chrome Swan neck mixer tap over, 'Leisure' 6 ring range cooker with extractor hood over, space for a fridge / freezer, a utility alcove with space and plumbing for a washing machine, two original windows to side elevation, radiator, stained glass feature window to front elevation, quarry tiled flooring, a door to the sitting room and bathroom, an opening into the hall and plenty of space for a breakfast / dining table.

Bathroom
Having a low level W.C., pedestal hand wash basin, roll top bath with chrome side mixer tap and shower attachment, recessed ceiling lights, heated towel rail, a window to the rear elevation, two storage cupboards with shelving and quarry tiled flooring.

Reception Room
A spacious sitting room with original beams to ceilings and walls having an inglenook fireplace with an open fireplace inset and an original feature bread-oven to one side, windows to the front and side elevations, two radiators, quarry tiled flooring, an opening to the oak staircase with a stained glass feature window, original stable door to the side elevation and a door into the kitchen / breakfast room.

Dining Room
Having windows to the side and front elevations, beams to ceiling and a wall mounted Worcester / Bosch central heating boiler.

Study
Having a window to the side elevation, an alcove with shelving, beams to ceiling and a radiator.

Bedroom 3
10' 9" x 7' 10"
Having a window to the rear elevation enjoying beautiful views of the garden, beams to ceiling and a radiator.

Bedroom 4
10' 9" x 8'
Having a window to the rear elevation enjoying beautiful views of the garden, beams to ceiling and a radiator.

Bathroom
Having a low level W.C., pedestal hand wash basin, "P" shaped bath with an electric shower over, heated towel rail, a window to the rear elevation, a storage cupboard with shelving and quarry tiled flooring.

Landing
Having a window to the side elevation, an oak staircase and original oak doors to the toilet, master bedroom and bedroom two.

W.C.
Having a low level W.C. and hand wash basin.

Master Bedroom
An impressive double aspect master bedroom with original beams to ceilings and walls having two windows to the side and front elevations, two built-in double wardrobes, original oak flooring and a radiator.

Bedroom 2
A charming bedroom with original beams to ceilings and walls having a window to the side elevation, original oak flooring and a radiator.

Garden
The property benefits from mature gardens to three sides which are mainly laid to lawn with a feature circular flower bed with original style water pump and mature blossom tree, mature plants and shrubs and borders. A pathway leads from the entrance gate to the rear of the garden giving access to the sitting room door and main front door. There is also a gravelled private driveway to the opposite side of the cottage allowing parking for two cars.
Council tax band: NotSet

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