Some properties are difficult to photograph; difficult angles, difficult lighting which end up with you having to turn on the lights in every room, weird choice of decor etc. There are plenty of reasons why it can easily become a chore and not a single one of them is evident in this Grade II listed, circa seventeenth century converted Stables, nestled deep in the warm, rural finery of England's heartland. It's had an interesting life too by all accounts, not limited to working stables and classic car storage but it now offers a traditional, yet well equipped family home for those looking their own little slice of tranquil heaven.
In terms of what's on offer, on the ground floor, the kitchen and dining room are bookended by a large living room on the one side and am equally sizeable bedroom on the other. And although I say bedroom, it could easily serve as a further reception room if required, it's double doors to the courtyard area creating a well lit interior in stark contrast with the darker beams overhead - as they are in almost every room in the house - and it is also adjacent to a downstairs WC. The living room has a charming fireplace as well as the aforementioned beams and access out to the lawned area at the side of the property. The kitchen and dining room themselves are joined by three steps and the former has space for all your appliances and more. Downstairs is completed by a traditional family bathroom of good proportions with a themostatic shower over the bath.
On the first floor are three bedrooms - although the third is currently being used as an office - including the jewel in the crown that is the master bedroom. Retaining an unusual arrangement of beams from the original property and with a picture book view of the ancient church across the road, it really is something to be treasured. The first floor also has its own bathroom facility. And outside the property is rather splendid too; a gated courtyard offering ample parking for at least half a dozen or so vehicles very easily, an inviting lawned area and terrace and the whole location is accentuated with a variety of shrubs, climbers and flowering plants which compliment the picture postcard nature of the building perfectly. It's all too easy to forget that you're less than ten minutes from both the M5, Worceter and the wider Midlands beyond. It's also worth mentioning that the village of Tibberton has its own stores and pubs too, all within easy walking distance of the house as well.
All in all, The Old Stables is a wonderful, unique family home, offering all the modern amenities you can't live without along with a plethora of period features that can't fail to put a smile on your face. As the current owners have explained to me, you'd have to look far and wide to find a better place to raise a family - now they're ready to move and downsize, why shouldn't it be your turn next?
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