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Brook House was originally built at the end of the C19th with substantial Edwardian modifications to present a residence of considerable style. It was refurbished between 1997 and 2001 and has been well maintained and enhanced subsequently by
the present owners with work undertaken including rewiring, the installation of replacement double glazed windows and extensive landscaping to the walled rear garden. The striking southern elevation of five stone arches are constructed of Ashlar stone and accommodate a delightful garden room and a
cloistered terrace which overlooks the stunning garden. With over 5,300 sq ft of accommodation encompassing three reception rooms plus the garden room, a large breakfast kitchen, five double bedrooms and three bathrooms, together with ample parking, and a double garage, Brook House is a truly exceptional family home.
The reception hall is quite stunning with a beautiful polished oak floor extending to a large, leaded mullion window.
There is a brick fireplace with multi-fuel stove and a very fine, wide staircase with turned balustrades to a galleried landing. Doors lead to the principal reception rooms and the cloistered terrace at the rear. The drawing room is of generous proportions
and naturally well-lit with tall, leaded, stone mullion windows overlooking the garden to the south. The room is attractively finished with decorative cornicing and a fireplace with Georgian style cabinetry installed in 2001 by Christians.
In addition, there are two further, well proportioned reception rooms: a lovely sitting room featuring a wide open inglenook, and a large dining room with leaded light windows looking onto the cloistered terrace; from here, double doors lead into the sun room with access directly onto the terrace.
The breakfast kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of base and wall units and incorporate glazed cabinets, extensive work-surfaces and appliances comprising a dishwasher, fridge, Rangemaster combination cooker, waste disposal and water filtration system. The kitchen is attractively finished with handmade terracotta tiles on the floor, and is served by a separate utility adjoining with internal access to the garage.
Upstairs, a large gallery landing provides access to five, generous bedrooms and two family bathrooms – four of the bedrooms face south and benefit from lovely views over the rear garden to Bredon Hill in the distance. The master bedroom features a handsome bay window, an original fireplace and is
served by an en-suite bathroom. Bedroom two adjoining has had a range of custom made wardrobes fitted by Christians and currently serves as a dressing room; it also features a large
stone, leaded mullion window. There are three remaining double bedrooms with bedroom five also featuring a fine, stone mullion bay window and enjoying a view across the village rooftops.
Cropthorne is a pleasant village with many period houses including a number of black and white cottages and a Norman parish church of St. Michael. It has a friendly community, a good
primary school, two pubs, a modern village hall in extensive playing fields with children’s equipment and play areas.
The village stands elevated from the River Avon, which together with the Wychavon Way provides endless opportunities for walking and outdoor pursuits. More extensive facilities can be found within the market towns of Pershore and Evesham,
both of which have mainline railway stations with regular services to London, Paddington in under 2 hours. The larger cultural centres of Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon are easily accessible as is the M5 at Tewkesbury and Worcester, and the M40 at Warwick.
The property is approached through wrought iron double gates set within a walled, stone flagged courtyard; this is bordered by well-stocked beds and offers parking for numerous vehicles as well as giving access to the double garage with remotely
controlled door. A pedestrian gate leads to a further paved area with garden shed, greenhouse and access from the utility; a path continues along the eastern side, bordering the small vegetable garden, to the rear garden. To the south, the rear garden has an extensive paved terrace adjoining the sun room and cloistered terrace. Steps, between an ornamental fish pond and wonderful Magnolia, lead down to the lawn. The garden is well-stocked with a variety of specimen trees and shrubs and a substantial Portuguese laurel hedge
grows on the eastern border shielding the garden from the road. The western boundary is defined by a mellow brick wall which provides an attractive backdrop to the herbaceous borders.
Mains water, electricity and drainage connected. Oil fired central heating. LPG gas hob.
The property is rated band G for Council Tax resulting in a charge of £2,839 for 2019/20.
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