Charlton Lane, Hartlebury Dy11 7ye

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Bedrooms: 2

Ford Cottage, Hartlebury, DY11 7YE. Detached Victorian (C-1850) cottage in 0.7 of an acre for total renovation/re-development, subject to all requisite consents. The property is in semi derelict, uninhabitable condition and therefore of interest to CASH BUYERS ONLY. Energy Rating: G

All enquiries to STOURPORT OFFICE 01299 822060

To be offered for sale by Public Auction, subject to prior sale, special conditions and reserve at Hogarths Stone Manor, Stone, Kidderminster, Worcestershire. DY10 4PJ on Tuesday 27 September, 2022 at 7pm


The freehold of Ford Cottage is to be sold by Public Auction, subject to prior sale, special conditions and reserve, on Tuesday 27 September, 2022 at Hogarths Stone Manor Hotel, Stone, Kidderminster at 7pm. The sale is being handled by the Stourport on Severn office of Phipps & Pritchard on 01299 822060 or


THE PROPERTY – A detached cottage with approximate internal measurements of 6.88m x 3.71m and therefore with a current gross internal area of 51.04 square metres.

THE GROUNDS – Extending to 0.7052 of an acre and with a registered title under WR158397. Please see the included Promap which is included for identification purposes only. The grounds also include a timber summerhouse which is located toward the top of the site and can also be seen on the Promap. It measures 4.85m x 3.68m - see photo.

LOCATION – Ford Cottage is set within an acutely sought-after North Worcestershire location central to historic Hartlebury, an ancient Conservation Village, especially known for its Mediaeval Castle which was formerly home to the Bishop of Worcester for more than 1000 years. Hartlebury is the most northerly Parish in the district of Wychavon and borders Kidderminster and Stourport in the Wyre Forest District. The Village is well watched by regular commuters given its ease of access to surrounding major towns and Motorway Links. In particular there is very swift access to Junction 6 of the M5, which is about 10 miles to the south, as is the Cathedral City of Worcester, offering a wealth of employment opportunities, extensive shopping and excellent schools. Hartlebury Village itself has a range of amenities including some excellent traditional Pubs, Village Store and a Railway Station.

AGENTS COMMENTS – Here is a refreshingly different opportunity to acquire a very interesting detached cottage located within a highly accessible location, yet tucked away in a secluded location with large gardens which are bounded by a stream to the southern boundary. The property is not Listed and is also located just outside the Hartlebury Conservation Area. However, it is within the Confirmed Greenbelt.

Similar properties in such revered Worcestershire villages would now be few and far between, principally because most would have already been long since modernised and re-developed. Therefore, here is a most rare opportunity not to be missed!

ACCESS/VIEWING – Ford Cottage is derelict. Therefore, internal inspection is not possible as the risk to health and safety is just too high. The property is fenced off and please do not attempt to enter the fenced area. Prospective buyers wishing to walk the grounds should do so ONLY IN DAYLIGHT HOURS AND ENTIRELY AT THEIR OWN RISK. In our view it would not be sensible to take children or elderly persons. Appropriate clothing, and footwear, should also be worn and those viewing alone are advised to take a fully charged mobile phone. The grounds are overgrown and there may be trip hazards. Additionally, there are also water hazards too. Please can viewers also notify our office of their attendance beforehand on 01299 822060 or email:

EXTENSION - Until fairly recently the property was larger.

This is because there was a single storey wing on the right/south east side. It formerly comprised a wash house and small bake house. but was demolished in 2018 for safety reasons. Remnants can still be clearly seen. We understand that there was also a Privy detached from the cottage itself - again this was demolished too.

PLANNING - The property is sold subject to any development plan, tree preservation order, town planning schedule, resolution or notice which may be or become to be in force, and subject to any road widening or improvement schemes, land charges and statutory provisions or bylaws without any obligation on the vendors to specify them.

BOUNDARIES - The purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and neither the vendor nor the vendor's agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries or ownership thereof. The included plan is for identification purposes only.

WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS & RIGHTS OF WAY – The property is sold subject to, and with the benefit of, all easements and quasi-easements and rights of way, declared and undeclared and whether mentioned in these particulars or not. There is a Public Right of Way which runs through the grounds, namely Hartlebury footpath HR506. The route is also publicised by Worcestershire County Council as forming part of the Walk Worcestershire, Leapgate Circular route. Full details can be found online.

LOCAL AUTHORITY - Wychavon District Council, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore. WR10 1PT. Tel: 01386 565000

AGENTS NOTE ONE - These particulars are prepared in good faith and in the spirit of trying to be helpful and informative. However prospective purchasers should, obviously, make their own detailed enquiries in respect of all Planning/Access/Services/Legal/Valuation matters, etc. We, as Agents, give no guarantee, or warranty, whatsoever.

AGENTS NOTE TWO - As is usual with auction sales, the buyer will be responsible for reimbursing the seller for the cost of the searches. The vendor’s Solicitor has prepared an auction contract pack and prospective purchasers are advised to read this and consult their own independent advisor before bidding.

AGENTS NOTE THREE – A copy of the condition report dated 17 December 2018 from Roger Knight & Co – Surveyors and Consulting Engineers, is available from the agents Stourport office upon request and can be emailed immediately. That said, prospective purchasers should bear in mind that the report was commissioned for the seller and not third parties. It is nevertheless a useful and informative document and will also be included to the auction contract pack. However, the author of the report gives no warranty or guarantee to third parties in any way and prospective purchasers should make their own independent enquires if deemed necessary.

AGENTS NOTE FOUR – The property and its grounds are situated within the Confirmed Greenbelt.

SOLICITORS CONCERNED: Rosalind Watchorn Solicitors, 10 Kenwood Park Road, Sheffield, S7 1NF. Attn: Nicola Bailey. Tel - 0114 229 0160. Email -

SERVICES - Potential purchasers should make their own enquiries of the appropriate Statutory Under-takers to make sure of the availability of services and the allocated costs for obtaining the same. Electricity has been connected in the past, but the meter is now removed. Old records would seem to indicate a water connection but, again, own enquiries should be made.

COUNCIL TAX BAND – As per, the property was deleted from the Council Tax register with effect from 9 August 1999.


There is not one from ourselves, therefore meaning that the purchase will be at purely face value and something which, these days, is extremely rare when compared with the vast majority of our competitors!


The property will, unless previously withdrawn, be sold subject to Specific and General Conditions of Sale which have been settled by the Vendors Solicitors. These Conditions may be inspected during the 5 days inclusive and exclusive of the day of Sale. The Conditions may also be inspected in the Sale Room at the time of Sale but WILL NOT then be read. The Purchaser shall be deemed to have notice of such Conditions and all the terms thereof and shall bid on these terms whether he shall have inspected the Conditions or not.

01299 488543

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