Friday, 12 August 2016

200-year-old Lodge Cottage in
Comberford is on the market

Lodge Cottage, Comberford, with a 200-year-old history, was placed on the market in the past week (Photograph: Patrick Comerford, 2016)

Patrick Comerford

Lodge Cottage, a 200-year-old house in the heart of Comberford village and beside Comberford church, has been placed on the market in the past week through the estate agents and surveyors, Smiths of Victoria Road, Tamworth.

According to the estate agents, the house was created from three original cottages built around 200 years ago. It stands beside the church in the heart of the village.

The Bowler family lived in Lodge Cottage, and it later was the home of the Bury family. When I first visited Comberford in 1969 and 1970 in search of details of the family history and following in the footsteps of my great-grandfather, Hilary Bury of Lodge Cottage was encouraging and shared many stories in local lore.

This detached cottage was placed on the market on 6 August 2016 through Smiths of Tamworth with an asking price of £425,000. This is a four-bedroom detached cottage with a garden of about one-third of an acre and overlooking open countryside. There are two reception rooms, a refitted kitchen, ground floor bathroom, first floor shower room and side garage.

The floor plan of Lodge Cottage, Comberford

Lodge Cottage is built in brick beneath a pitch tiled roof and has a combination of a cream rough-cast rendering and tiled cladding to all elevations. It fronts directly onto the road, with the garden to the rear and rural views beyond.

Lodge Cottage is a freehold property that was created from three original cottages built around 200 years ago. It stands on Manor Lane in an enviable position in the heart of this delightful village, beside Comberford church.

This four-bedroomed detached cottage has a garden of almost one-third of an acre and overlooks open Staffordshire countryside. There are two fine reception rooms, a good-sized refitted kitchen, a ground-floor bathroom, a spacious first-floor shower room, and a side garage.

The house is built of brick beneath a pitch-tiled roof and has a combination of a cream rough-cast rendering and tiled cladding to all elevations. It front s directly onto the road at Manor Lane, while to the rear is the garden of about one third of an acre with views of rural Staffordshire beyond.

The access by two separate stairways from the ground floor to the four bedrooms upstairs shows how Lodge Cottage was put together from three older cottages. A stairway leads from the dining room to one of the first floor landings and two of the bedrooms. A second stairway from the lounge area leads to the right hand landing having window to roadway and off which lead two other bedrooms.

Outside, to the side of the cottage, is a brick and tile garage. The garden of one third of an acre enjoys a high degree of privacy, with a small concrete flagged patio, a lawn, shrubs, flowers and trees. Beyond the rear boundary is open countryside as far as the eye can see. Immediately to the right of the garden is the village church.

Comberford is within Lichfield District Council and the nearest train stations are Tamworth (2.2 miles) and Lichfield Trent Valley (3.8 miles).

For more details about Lodge Cottage, Manor Lane, Comberford, Tamworth, Staffordshire B79 9BG, contact: Smiths Estate Agents, 5a Victoria Road, Tamworth, B79 7HL.

Saint Mary’s and Saint George’s Church, beside Lodege Cottage in Comberford, was built in 1919 and closed in 2013 (Photograph: Patrick Comerford, 2016)

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