An Enormous Property With Enormous Potential! Approx 3672 sq ft. An Absolutely Unique 18th Century Property On The Outskirts Of Town With Incredibly Spacious Four Bedroom Family Accommodation Plus Extensive Unconverted Outbuildings Which Could Potentially Provide Excellent Annexe Accommodation Or A Large And Versatile Home/ Work Space.
* Contemporary Refitted Kitchen With Integral Appliances
* 24' x 16' Lounge
* 17' x 16' Garden Room
* 16 Breakfast Room
* 16' x 18' (max) Master Bedroom With En-Suite
* 28' x 20' Games Room Plus Adjacent 20' Store
* Two Double Garages
Reception Hall 4.09m x 4.57m (avg) (13'5" x 15'0" (avg))
Garden Room 5.33m x 4.93m (17'6" x 16'2")
Lounge 7.57m x 5.13m (max)/ 3.61m (min) (24'10" x 16'10"
Breakfast Room 5.05m x 2.13m (16'7" x 7'0")
Kitchen 5.00m x 3.56m (16'5" x 11'8")
Utility/ Ofice 4.52m x 2.72m (14'10" x 8'11")
Double Garage One 5.72m (max)/ 4.60m (min) x 4.93m (18'9" (max)/ 15'
Garage WC 1.75m x 0.99m (5'9" x 3'3")
Double Garage Two 5.23m x 4.34m (17'2" x 14'3")
Games Room 8.56m x 6.15m (28'1" x 20'2")
Store Room 6.30m (max) x 1.83m (20'8" (max) x 6'0")
Master Bedroom 4.90m x 5.72m (max)/ 3.96m (min) (16'1" x 18'9" (m
En-Suite Shower Room 2.62m x 1.63m (8'7" x 5'4")
Bedroom Two 3.68m x 3.68m (12'1" x 12'1")
Bedroom Three 3.66m x 3.05m (12'0" x 10'0")
Bedroom Four 3.66m x 2.34m (12'0" x 7'8")
Bathroom 2.77m x 2.13m (9'1" x 7'0")
The Malt House at Franche, on the outskirts of Kidderminster, is one of the district's most interesting properties, dating from around 1790 following the purchase of land at the corner of Bridgnorth Road in 1776 by renowned local watch and clock-maker Benjamin Cope who subsequently built the original Three Crowns & Sugarloaf Public House followed by stables and a malt house with an adjacent dwelling.
Our image of a painting by a local artist depicting the area in 1898 clearly shows the original tall malt house building with stables fronting the Bridgnorth Road and the dwelling house behind. The larger double fronted white building in the painting is the original public house which was demolished in 1977, with a replacement of the same name constructed only 20 yards away.
The original malt house has long since been reduced in height to a single storey structure which over time has been combined with the stables and original dwelling house to form the property which is today known as The Malt House.
This large and rambling, decidedly quirky yet ultimately characterful property must be viewed to fully appreciate the scale and proportions of the accommodation on offer.
Extending to around 3500 sq ft in all, the principal living space is supplemented by extensive attached outbuildings which all form part of the overall structure, and which could undoubtedly be improved and developed to form valuable additional amenities, for example as an accommodation annexe to suit a dependent relative or as a capacious home office together with workshop and gym, or studio.
Essentially the house provides a large four double bedroom family home with exceptional living space to the ground floor. The property fronts the main Bridgnorth Road, yet is discreetly orientated remaining mainly unseen from the road and enjoying a surprising degree of privacy.
The Malt House provides a unique opportunity to thoroughly update, re-plan and transform the existing accommodation, in order to maximise the true potential which undoubtedly exists here.
Approached from the block paved forecourt, the reception hall gives way to the main domestic accommodation, whilst also giving access to the former stables area which now comprises a large 28' x 20' games room retaining the original two arched entrance door frames and covered by a polycarbonate roof with doors to rear garden. There is also a separately partioned storage bay of approx 20' x 6'
Returning to the living areas, there is a light and spacious garden room (17' x 16') with a semi-pitched and part-timbered ceiling with porthole gable end window and a fabulous full width range of glazed panels overlooking the garden, with a door out to the patio.
Directly adjoining the garden room is an expansive lounge measuring almost 25' in length with two deep square rear bays, beams to ceiling, log burner on tiled hearth and stairs off to first floor.
Two internal doors each lead from the lounge into the 16' breakfast room, which in turn leads through to the kitchen.
Refitted in 2017 with a contemporary range of anthracite wall and base cabinets including full height slide-out larder unit, the kitchen also features wood flooring, wood effect work surfaces with acrylic sink, a central island unit with breakfast bar, integrated Bosch electric double oven, microwave, five ring gas hob, canopy hood and wine cooler, the room also benefiting from air conditioning.
Just off the kitchen a door leads down to a sizeable office/ utility room (14' x 9'), which in turn leads through to not one, but two adjoining double garages, each with up & over entrance doors. One of the garages has a useful inbuilt corner WC, whilst the other has a wall mounted Worcester gas-fired central heating boiler (installed 2016) and a door out to garden. Naturally there are a number of possibilities to adapt all or part of the garage space to alternative uses, if required.
From the lounge, stairs rise up to a half-landing where the master bedroom and family bathroom are both situated. Measuring an impressive 16' x 18' (max) the bedroom incorporates a pair of fitted double wardrobes, decorative ceiling cornicing and a central ceiling rose.
The en-suite shower room has a tiled floor, shower cubicle, pedestal hand basin, low level wc, heated towel rail and fitted toiletries cabinet.
The family bathroom features beams to ceiling plus full wall and floor tiling with a corner jacuzzi bath having shower attachment plus vanity unit with table-top circular hand basin and a low level wc.
From the half-landing a short flight of stairs rises to the upper landing, with three further double bedrooms all to the rear of the house.
The gardens are predominantly hard landscaped featuring a side patio which extends around to the rear of the house with a walled boundary and a larger paved patio area with shale and gravel edging. The rear garden features a sizeable ornamental fish pond with timber decked bridging and a covered seating area, surrounded by six well established palm trees and 8' perimeter fencing to provide a good degree of privacy.
There is also a small level lawn and path with steps down to the doors to the games room.
Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are all connected. Council tax is payable to Wyre Forest District Council, rated as Band F.