The beautiful village of Worcestershire attracts more potential buyers than anywhere else in the county

Property hunters looking for a new home in Worcestershire have directed their searches online to a particular village, according to Rightmove.

The online real estate portal says Eardiston, near Tenbury Wells, has seen the biggest increase in online searches, with a whopping 75% increase in the past 12 months.

The village of Littleworth, located about five miles south-east of Worcester, is also seeing a sharp increase in searches, which attracted 68% more searches in 2021 compared to the previous year.

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According to Rightmove, properties in Eardiston had an overall average price of £ 430,000 over the past 12 months, around 20% more than the previous year.

Richard Franklin, managing partner of Franklin Gallimore estate agency in Tenbury Wells, said its convenient location, close to the M5 motorway, and its properties offering more bang for their buck, compared to more expensive areas such as Ombersley, mean shoppers can enjoy a village lifestyle, but not stray off the beaten track.

“Given the ability to work from home, a lot of people watch Eardiston and the villages nearby so they can work from home on Mondays and Fridays and they are willing to travel a bit further if they travel three days instead. of five, ”he said.

“One of the first questions we get is about the quality of broadband – good broadband is important if they are having Zoom or Teams meetings – and they also want space and many properties have good ones. gardens.”

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He said Eardiston has a good mix of traditional stonework, detached houses with large gardens, and two and three bedroom homes on an estate that dates back to the 1970s. There are also apartments available from around £ 109,000 at Eardiston House, which has been converted into apartments.

Interested buyers don’t just come from the West Midlands and Wyre Forest, there are also potential buyers from London and the South East looking to enjoy a more rural life in Worcestershire while having easy access to big cities.

A bus depot in the village, as well as decent schools also help to tick the boxes of desirable characteristics.

Although there are no properties on the market in Eardiston, we have found three properties in the neighboring villages that are for sale.

Orchard Corner, Menithwood, Teme Valley

This detached three bedroom, two bathroom bungalow is in the village of Menithwood, approximately two miles from Eardiston and surrounded by the Teme Valley countryside.

On the market for £ 575,000, it is described as ‘immaculately maintained and presented throughout’, with all of the accommodation facing the 0.3 acres of gardens, which include a vegetable patch and terrace.

Orchard Corner is surrounded by the countryside of the Teme Valley

In addition to a large L-shaped living room with dining area, there is a fitted kitchen and a separate living room, which could be transformed into a fourth bedroom.

The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and an en-suite bathroom, while there is a family bathroom and a wc with sink.

In addition to a driveway that can accommodate several vehicles, there is a double garage, behind which is a utility room / workshop.

Find more details here.

Coppice Fence, Menithwood

Overlooking the woods to the rear, this semi-detached house has been refurbished by the current owners and is on the market for £ 385,000.

Patio doors to the front of the house open directly into the large kitchen, which has been fitted with handleless cabinets, wooden work surfaces, with built-in appliances including a dishwasher and microwave. waves. There is room for an American style fridge-freezer.

Next to the kitchen is a utility room with cupboards, worktops, sink and WC.

This terraced house overlooks the forest

To the rear of the house is a large dining / living room with French doors leading out to the patio. It has an exposed brick fireplace with a wood-burning stove, set on a slate hearth.

Upstairs there is a family bathroom and three double bedrooms, the main one having a walk-in closet and an en-suite bathroom.

The front of the house has a cobbled driveway that can accommodate a number of vehicles, a landscaped garden with a K rendering wall, Indian stone slabs, as well as trees and plantings.

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The back garden has a patio, a lawn, trees and a vegetable garden, as well as two sheds with light and electricity.

Find out more here.

The Threshing Barn, Lindridge

This four bedroom barn conversion in Lindridge is approximately two miles from Eardiston. In the market for offers over £ 600,000, it combines tradition with modern style.

Large glass doors open directly into the spacious reception room, which has glass doors which lead out to the rear garden.

Off here are the four bedrooms. The master bedroom has double fitted wardrobes and access to the Jack’n’Jill bathroom with shower, wc, sink and vanity unit. The other bedroom which can access this bathroom is currently used as an office.

The threshing barn combines tradition and modern style
The threshing barn combines tradition and modern style

The other two bedrooms are double and share the family bathroom, which includes a free-standing bath, single shower, toilet and sink.

The living space is on the first floor. The open plan, triple aspect living / dining room has vaulted ceiling beams, a log burner and wooden floors. Glass doors lead to the modern kitchen which has base units finished with solid wood work surfaces and a center island. Built-in appliances include a dishwasher, fridge and freezer, and there is space for a stand-alone washer and dryer.

The garden is a good size with a lawn and patio, as well as a single garage with electricity. The property enjoys views over the Teme Valley countryside.

Learn more about the threshing barn here.

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