Fit for a king: apartment at former stately home in Worcestershire for sale with Nicol & Co

A spacious apartment in a former stately home in north Worcestershire that was once used as a shooting lodge by King Henry VIII is up for sale with Nicol & Co.

The historical Westwood House in Droitwich Spa was built in the early 17th century and is now a Grade I-listed building that has been subdivided into twelve self-contained apartments.

Situated west of Droitwich, it lies in the centre of its former estate, Westwood Park, which itself is Grade II-listed in the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens, and was for several centuries the seat of the Pakington family.

Neil Randle, sales and lettings director at Nicol & Co’s Droitwich office, explained that the two-bedroomed apartment on the second floor of the property has a guide price of £320,000.

Mr Randle said: “Nestled amidst breathtaking and expansive views, and secluded by its own private drive, this remarkable property exudes a truly unique and individual charm.

“The awe-inspiring Westwood House once belonged to the prestigious Pakington family and was notably utilised as King Henry VIII’s shooting lodge.

“The spacious two-bedroom apartment showcases a thoughtful layout, comprising a generous lounge adorned with dual aspect windows that offer captivating views of the surrounding countryside.

“A stylish breakfast kitchen with modern wall and base units adds a touch of contemporary elegance to the apartment, which has two comfortable bedrooms and a well-appointed family bathroom.

“A detached double garage provides secure parking, while two private cellars and additional hallway storage contribute to the overall convenience and practicality of the residence.”

The historian T.R. Nash once described the rare architecture of Westwood House as resembling a Norman chateau.

Nash, writing in his History of Worcester, wrote: “Westwood House consists of a square building, from each corner of which projects a wing in the form of a parallelogram, and turreted in the style of the Chateau de Madrid, Paris, or Holland House.”

Mr Randle added: “This is rare chance for a buyer to indulge in the captivating allure of Westwood House, a haven of tranquillity that seamlessly combines history, modernity and the picturesque beauty of the countryside.

“Set within several acres of meticulously landscaped gardens, the property invites you to explore its enchanting grounds, while a private garden ensures secluded moments of relaxation.

“Westwood House is ideally positioned in a prime location just two miles from the town centre of Droitwich Spa and a mere seven miles from Worcester.”

Mr Randle added that the buyer would enjoy a share of the freehold for a service charge of £2,760 per annum, which included ground rent and buildings insurance.

Full details of the apartment at Westwood House can be viewed here:

Alternatively, contact Mr Randle at Nicol & Co’s Droitwich office on 01905 799702 or email

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Matt Nicol, Managing Director, Nicol & Co, 226 Worcester Road, Droitwich Spa, WR9 8AY

Tel: 01905 799072 

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