Birmingham 22 miles, Worcester 7 miles, Droitwich 2 miles, M5 (J5) 4 miles, Birmingham 23 miles. Please note that all distances are approximate.
This attractive part of Worcestershire is rural and yet extremely convenient for the M5, M42 and M40. There are train services from Droitwich and Worcester to Birmingham and London Paddington.
The Elizabethan Suite at Westwood house occupies the main part of the ground floor and includes the original 56’ banqueting hall which is the central part of this incredibly opulent home. The attention to detail is immediately noticeable from the second you enter this grand opulent room with the wonderful baroque style high ceilings which were commissioned by King Charles II as a gift for loyalty of the Packington family who later became owners of The Elizabethan Suite. Further detailing includes the wooden panelling, grand fireplace and deep-set stone mullioned lead lattice windows which beautifully frames the far-reaching countryside views and impressive fireplace.
There are four quarters off the centralised banqueting hall allowing the family to each have their own space. Whilst the banqueting hall offers the perfect space to come together and enjoy as a family or entertain on special occasions. On the east quarter there are steps leading to the Sitting room which offers great hidden storage hidden in the wood panelling, carved oak fireplace and large window with spectacular views. The Breakfast kitchen is a fabulous spacious and bright room with bespoke cabinets, rangemaster cooker, full range of appliances and central island. This is the perfect room for informal dining with another beautiful outlook onto the grounds.
The Master Bedroom is accessed from the west wing and is a bright, spacious and opulent room with lead lattice windows offering glorious views. There is an ornate plasterwork ceiling and an en-suite bathroom with separate shower. There are steps down to another bedroom suite with shower room which the current owner uses as a large dressing room.
The other bedroom accommodation is accessed from two doors either side of the fireplace in the banqueting hall where there is also an impressive drawing room. Further rooms include a study and laundry room.
The basement was once a dedicated safe house as an RAF base during the war and has original markings and stone work. Over the years it has been much improved and used as a gymnasium and games room.
The property is initially approached over a communal drive and then a private drive. The front lawns belong to the property along with an extensive ‘secret garden’ with established trees, suggested to have once been the original arboretum to the main house. In total the grounds and gardens total circa 2.46 acres. There is also a separate home office accessed from outside, approximately 330 sqft.
Private garaging is at the rear of the house along with parking directly outside the main building.
Droitwich is an attractive spa town which became famous for its brine and salt production. The town offers excellent everyday amenities including a Waitrose store.
The Cathedral city of Worcester is only 7 miles away and here there are good private schools and for the sporting enthusiast, there is Premiership rugby at Sixways, County cricket by the Cathedral and horseracing on the banks of the River Severn.
Westwood House is known to sit on land that was once occupied by a priory of Benedictine Nuns. After the dissolution Henry VIII granted Westwood to Sir John Packington. The estate was sold in 1952 where the Mansion House and Edwardian stately gardens were to be divided into apartments, individual gardens, communal parking and garages.
Tenure: Leasehold with a 999-year lease which commenced in 1984.
Service Charge: £192 per month.
Insurance: £203 per month.
Mains water & electricity, drainage is to a Private System.
A brand-new Fischer electric heating system was commissioned in 2018, replacing the previous oil-fired heating system. A brand new 3-phase electrical system was also commissioned in 2018.
Local Authority: Wychavon District Council.
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