Kington, Worcester, WR7 4DH

Cottage - Detached
Ref: 31445553
Guide Price
For Sale
This late 18th/early 19th century detached cottage of traditional solid brick construction will be offered for sale by public auction, subject to prior sale, reserve and conditions, at 6:30pm on Tuesday 24th May 2022, at The View, Hill Farm Marina, Stratford Road, Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire, B95 6DE.


  • Detached Character Cottage
  • With Scope For Renovation/Redevelopment
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Village Location
  • Easy Access
  • Good Sized Gardens with a Long Road Frontage to the Village Lane
  • Comes to Market for the First Time in Very Many Years
  • To Be Offered For Sale By Public Auction On 24th May 2022
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This late 18th/early 19th century detached cottage of traditional solid brick construction will be offered for sale by public auction, subject to prior sale, reserve and conditions, at 6:30pm on Tuesday 24th May 2022, at The View, Hill Farm Marina, Stratford Road, Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire, B95 6DE.


This traditional, Worcestershire character cottage sits in good sized gardens with a long road frontage to the village lane, and comes onto the market for the first time in very many years.

Located some 5 miles west of Alcester, 6 miles east of Worcester and 7 miles south of Redditch, the village of Kington has easy access onto the east/west A422 with Stratford-upon-Avon approximately 12 miles and the M5/J’s 6 and 7 within easy driving distance. Redditch, the terminus of the ‘cross city’ line, has fast electrified trains to Birmingham (New Street), whilst the new Worcester Parkway Station serves trains on the ‘Cotswold’ line to Oxford and London (Paddington).

The unlisted property now offers enormous scope for refurbishment or (STPP) redevelopment of the site. The property is approached via a footpath from the public highway leading to the front door, which opens to a small hallway off which doors radiate to:-
3.85m x 3.66m (12'7" x 12'0")
Single panelled radiator, tiled hearth.
Dining Room
4.28m max x 3.87m (14'0" max x 12'8")
Two, twin panelled radiators, stone flagged floor, inglenook, to the side of which are built in cupboards with shelves over and alongside, exposed ceiling timbers, wide doorway to:-
3.23m x 3.15m max (10'7" x 10'4" max)
Twin panelled radiator, stainless steel single drainer sink unit with cupboards under, built in cupboards and shelves to the right of a large, former inglenook with Bressumer beam over, exposed ceiling timbers, electrical consumer unit and meters. Back door to:-
Glazed Conservatory
3.52m x 2.62m (11'6" x 8'7")
Aluminium framed, twin panelled radiator. Outside tap.
Utility Room
3.04m x 2.47m (avg) (9'11" x 8'1" (avg))
A door from the kitchen leads to the utility.
Plumbing for washing machine. Access hatch to roof void.
Wide door and steps down to:-
3.71m x 3.40m (12'2" x 11'1")
2.58m x 1.70m (avg) (8'5" x 5'6" (avg))
Steps lead up to the bathroom from the utility room.
Twin panelled radiator, matching white suite of bracket wash hand basin, low level wc, large walk in shower tray with glazed screen and Gainsborough Sovereign shower over.
From the entrance hall wide stairs lead to the first floor landing, off which doors radiate to:-
Bedroom One
4.04m max x 3.82m (13'3" max x 12'6")
Single panelled radiator, over stairs walk in cupboard 1.32m x 1.13m.
Door leads to bedroom three.
Bedroom Two
3.71m x 3.84m (12'2" x 12'7")
Twin panelled radiator, fireplace (sealed).
Bedroom Three
3.22m x 3.14m max (10'6" x 10'3" max)
Door leads from Bedroom One.
Single panelled radiator, vanity basin with cupboard under, airing cupboard with hot water tank, immersion and header tanks.
Aluminium framed greenhouse, herbaceous borders with Magnolia tree. Located on the outside of the Dining Room is a Worcester oil fired boiler. Well (covered), coal/wood store, outside wc, brick and corrugated steel roof outbuilding (4.15m x 2.6m) 13’ 8” x 8’ 7” housing a 1,300 litre bunded oil storage tank. Outside bulk head light and tap.
Gardens and Grounds
The gardens, which are a particular feature of the property, lie mainly to the north and south elevations of the property.
General Information Services
Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries with the appropriate utility companies for verification as to the availability, or otherwise, of services.

Mains water and electricity are connected to the property.
Space heating is via an oil fired system.
Drainage is currently to a septic tank (located on an adjoining property). It will be a contract requirement that the purchaser, within six months of completion, makes alternative arrangements for foul drainage. We understand that a connection to the mains sewer in the village lane is a possibility, again purchasers should make their own enquiries.
Worcestershire County Council –
Wychavon District Council –
Severn Trent Water –
Western Power Distribution –
Tenure and Possession
The property is freehold and vacant possession will be given upon completion, scheduled for 28 days after the auction, ie Tuesday 21st June 2022 (or earlier by mutual agreement). On the fall of the hammer the successful purchaser will be required to sign the auction contract and pay a 10% deposit (minimum £5,000) to the vendor’s solicitors, together with an administration fee of £500 plus VAT to the auctioneers, in the room, on the night.
Rights of Way and Easements
The property is subject to all rights of way and easements that may exist.
The ownership of boundaries (where known) is delineated by an inward facing “T” mark.
Plans shown are for identification purposes only.
Viewing is strictly by prior appointment only, through the auctioneers, Earles on 01564 794343.
Vendors' Solicitors
A full auction pack is available from the vendor’s Solicitors.
Andrew Owen and Co.,
5 Evesham Street,
Warwickshire. B49 5DS
Tel. No. 01789 763699
Acting – Ms Paula Amer
From Worcester and the west, take the A422 signposted to Alcester, just past the turning to Flyford Flavell take the right hand turn (just before the bend) to the village of Kington, turning sharp right in the village (by the church). The property will be found on the right hand side after approximately 400 yards.

From Stratford-upon-Avon, Alcester, Redditch, the east and north, take the A46/A444 signposted to Inkberrow, pass through the village and, after approximately 1 1/2 miles at ‘The Bourne’ (having passed over the Piddle Brook), turn sharp left back on yourself and follow the directions as above. The property will be found as indicated by the Earles auction sale board. Post code WR7 4DH
Conditions of Sale
The property will, unless previously withdrawn, be sold subject to the Special and General Conditions of Sale, which have been settled by the Vendor’s Solicitor. These conditions may be inspected during the usual office hours at the offices of the vendor’s Solicitor mentioned in these sales particulars during the five days, exclusive of Saturday and Sunday, immediately before and exclusive of the day of the sale. The conditions may also be inspected in the Sale Room at the time of the sale but they will not then be read. The purchaser shall be deemed to bid on those terms whether he shall have inspected the Conditions or not.
Money Laundering
Money laundering regulations have been introduced by the government, affecting auctioneers, under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002/Money Laundering Regulations 2007. To comply with this Act, we require all purchasers to pay the deposit by any of the following methods: Bank/Building Society Draft, Personal/Company Cheque. All purchasers will be required to provide proof of both their identity and current address and all parties intending to purchase any property must bring with them the following items: Full U.K. Passport or Photo Driving Licence (for identification), a recent Utility Bill, Council Tax Bill or Bank Statement (as proof of residential address). These should be presented to the vendor’s Solicitor when signing the contract.
Agent's Note
The guide price offers an indication of the price below which the vendor is not willing to sell. It is not necessarily the exact final sale price, and is subject to change prior to and up until the day of the auction. Any change in the guide price will reflect a change in the reserve (a figure below which the auctioneer will not be able to sell). The reserve can be expected to be set within the guide range or not more than 10% above a single figure guide. (RICS Common Auction Conditions 7th Edition).




    Important Remarks

    Please note that all the above information has been provided by the vendor in good faith, but will need verification by the purchaser’s solicitor. Any areas, measurements or distances referred to are given as a guide only and are not precise. Floor plans are not drawn to scale and are provided as an indicative guide to help illustrate the general layout of the property only. The mention of any appliances and/or services in this description does not imply that they are in full and efficient working order and prospective purchasers should make their own investigations before finalising any agreement to purchase. It should not be assumed that any contents, furnishings or other items shown in photographs (which may have been taken with a wide angle lens) are included in the sale. Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property is not a statement that the necessary planning, building regulations, listed buildings or other consents have been obtained. We endeavour to make our details accurate and reliable, but they should not be relied on as statements or representations of fact and they do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. The seller does not give any warranty in relation to the property and we have no authority to do so on their behalf.