* A 4-bedroom detached period cottage * Sought-after position in Bishop’s Wood village * Superb countryside views stretching for miles around * Porch * Lounge * Dining room * Study * Excellent breakfast kitchen with fireplace * Laundry room with WC * Open-plan second living area * Conservatory * Four double bedrooms with considerable character * Including master en suite with walk-in wardrobe * Family bathroom * Extensive driveway parking * Detached double garage with workshop space * Wonderful gardens with Grade II-listed Georgian follies *
An exceptional find, this late-Georgian cottage sits on the outskirts of Bishop’s Wood, a sought-after Staffordshire village set within open countryside. The position affords glorious views over the surrounding landscape, as far as the Clee Hills in Shropshire. Despite the semi-rural situation, the property is very well-located for commuting with access to the M54, A5 and A41 all available within under 4 miles, and rail access ten minutes away in nearby Codsall. A wealth of schools and amenities are offered within both the village itself and nearby, at Codsall, Brewood and Wheaton Aston, with more extensive provisions in the surrounding conurbations of Telford, Stafford, Wolverhampton and Cannock. Constructed in 1818 by George Durant, then the owner of Tong Castle, the cottage boasts a very colourful history and was originally intended to house one of his many mistresses! The property’s angular details and the garden’s unusual, Grade-II listed follies can both be attributed to Mr Durant’s own architectural values and survive to provide a unique character home, ideal for modern families. Sitting within considerable grounds, the cottage boasts a large detached double garage and workshop, while the oldest portion of the property provides two spacious, open-plan reception rooms and a sizeable study. The breakfast kitchen, laundry and a lovely additional sitting area can be found before the sizeable conservatory, and the first floor offers four individual double bedrooms, all with plenty of character. The spectacular master bedroom with en suite is particularly notable, having an abundance of natural light and wonderful panoramic views.