Lower Bank Cottage has great commuter links to Worcester (7.7 miles) Kidderminster (18 miles) and Birmingham (35 miles) There is also a direct train service from Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington and regular services that run to Birmingham. All mileages are approximate.
The desirable village of Martley is steeped in history, it’s name is thought to have been derived from the old English word for a Pine Martin. Although many different references to the name have been found over the centuries including Martin, Martelai, Marteley, or just Martel. Lower Bank Cottage is also steeped in history, originally part of the Glebe Estate of the Benefice of Martley where it was once called 'Lower Scar" a name that could have been a reference to the bare rock faces that were typical of the vicinity left by earlier quarrying but could have been as a result from the deep cutting in a neighbouring road. The name was changed in 1973 to 'Lower Bank Cottage'. The original timber framed cottage is between 300-350 years old so there are many glorious original features throughout including exposed beams and an original bread oven in the snug.
Close to the centre, at the junction of the B4204 and the B4197, situated side by side, are the Post Office, the General store and the Garage On the opposite side are an old weighbridge, a bus stop and a few yards up from the junction of the roads towards Worcester, a local coach station. There is a lot of sporting history in Martley, which is where the Martley Memorial Hall and playing fields are situated; used for cricket, football, etc. Martley has several societies and clubs using the facilities of the building, with a strong tradition of musical events. There is a Public House ‘Admiral Rodney’ situated at Berrow Green and a few other local Public Houses nearby.
There are many walks and some lovely areas and bridle paths for horse riding.
There is a high level of schooling in Martley with the renowned Chantry School located in the village within walking distance. There is also a high level of private schooling nearby with Kings, Abberley hall and the Royal Grammar School.
Lower Bank Cottage is a wonderful home with stunning attention to detail throughout; from the moment you arrive via the gated entrance on to the gravel stone driveway. When entering the property there are many elegant touches, including the hand painted kitchen, original beams throughout and the beautiful Inglenook fireplaces. There are bespoke cupboards to hang coats and outdoor clothing and a convenient downstairs WC with shower.
The Kitchen is the heart of any house, at Lower Bank Cottage there are wonderful views to all sides of the countryside from the triple aspect windows, quarry tiles and exposed brick. There is an electric hob, 2 stainless steel sinks and Fridge/Freezer. For storage there are custom cabinets and drawers built by expert craftsmen at both eye and base level finished with ornate handles.
There is a real feeling of warmth at Lower Bank Cottage, this is evident once you enter the Sitting Room; from the oak floors to the first of two large inglenook fireplaces with multi-burners. There is a lovely light oak floor and original beams, there is a view into the Dining Room which is carpeted for a more luxurious feel for entertaining.
The relaxed feel of Lower Bank Cottage continues in to the snug, a perfect room to enjoy with a coffee and a book for a little “Me time” with the second inglenook and multiburner, perfect for a chilly wintry evening.
Going up the stairs leads you to the 4 bedrooms, The Master Bedroom with Ensuite and a good-sized Family Shower Room. The Master Bedroom is triple aspect so lovely and light and offers captivating countryside views. There is plenty of storage on the landing and good sized bedrooms.
The Property sits on just under an acre with attractive gardens, a lovely folly which the owner had planted and used to refer to the pathway as 'the yellow brick road'. There is also a paddock. There is an immense feeling of privacy and peace in the grounds, a real feature of this period home.
There is ample parking through the gated access and outbuilding, Garage/barn with further potential.
Lower Bank Cottage, a delightful characterful home, on an enviable plot in a sought after location.
Services: Oil fired Heating, Main sewage, Water & Electricity
Tenure: We understand from our client that the property is Freehold
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