Residential Property: A Betwixt and Bewitching Cottage; Twenties Style Is Bewitching Says Helen Macklin as She Views Covert Cottage

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Residential Property: A Betwixt and Bewitching Cottage; Twenties Style Is Bewitching Says Helen Macklin as She Views Covert Cottage


Byline: Helen Macklin

Not only does this magnificent cottage offer immense character and charm, it also benefits from an ideal position -betwixt town and country.

Covert Cottage is set back from Norton Road, in the village of Iverley, just three miles from Stourbridge town centre, with its excellent amenities, while enjoying open fields to the front and rear of the property. Good access to the M5 is around ten miles away.

The four-bedroomed cottage was built in the 1920s and sits in half an acre of gardens.

Briefly, it comprises, on the ground floor: Hall, sitting room, dining room, living room, study/office, breakfast kitchen, conservatory, utility and shower room.

Upstairs are the bedrooms - including a master suite with ensuite bathroom and a second bedroom with dressing area - and a house bathroom.

In more detail, the entrance hall has the original, leaded window, original, exposed wooden floor, an open fireplace and exposed beams; coats cupboard.

The dining room also has its original, leaded windows, with built-in window seat, an open fireplace with tiled insert, surround and hearth; two picture windows, a wooden floor and exposed ceiling beams.

An original, tiled fireplace with coal-effect fire is the focal point in the sitting room, which is of dual aspect and has original, leaded windows, a woodeffect floor and exposed beams; conservatory with ceramic-tiled floor, knee-height brick walls and a pitched roof.

There is a good range of fitted units in the breakfast kitchen, which overlooks the rear garden, as well as an inset sink unit with mixer tap, 2-ring electric hob, a Rayburn cooker, built-in single oven, integrated space for a microwave, built-in fridge and breakfast bar, display cabinets, exposed beams and a door to the utility and walk-in pantry.

Doors lead from the spacious, Lshaped utility (in excess of 11ft by 15ft) to the office/study and living room. …

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