Nestled in the quaint village of Curdworth, in Sutton Coldfield, lies the Grade ll listed Red Lion Cottages, a picturesque ensemble of a historic dwelling that evokes a sense of timeless charm and local heritage Read more
Nestled in the quaint village of Curdworth, in Sutton Coldfield, lies the Grade ll listed Red Lion Cottages, a picturesque ensemble of a historic dwelling that evokes a sense of timeless charm and local heritage. Located on Coleshill Road, 30 meters from the village shop, this remarkable property holds a fascinating history, having once served as a beloved pub that stood as a cornerstone of the community.
Originally built in the 16th century, the Red Lion Cottages began their journey as a humble watering hole known for its warm hospitality and lively atmosphere. For generations, locals and traveler's alike sought solace within its welcoming embrace. The pub was renowned for its characterful architecture, with exposed timber beams, rustic fireplaces, that harked back to a bygone era.
With the passage of time, the role of the Red Lion Cottages shifted, and the establishment ceased to function as a pub. However, its allure did not diminish; instead, the cottages underwent careful preservation and eventually in 1974 became one residence and in 1971 was designated a Grade ll listed building, earning recognition for its historical significance and architectural splendor and awarded the civic award in 1984.
Today, the Red Lion Cottages stand as a testament to the village's rich past, offering a unique glimpse into a period of rural life that continues to captivate the imagination of all who pass by. The surrounding area now serves as a residential community, where the former pub echoes with whispers of its past while embracing its new role a cherished homes with an abundance of character.
Despite the transformation, the cottages have retained their original charm, with period features thoughtfully preserved, and the historic façade radiating a nostalgic allure that pays homage to its pub days. The quaint village atmosphere surrounding the Red Lion Cottages invites residents and visitors alike to bask in the beauty of traditional English countryside living.
As time moves forward, the Red Lion Cottages, once a lively pub that echoed with laughter and camaraderie, continue to stand proudly, weaving its legacy into the tapestry of Curdworth's history. The Grade ll* star listing serves as a reminder of the importance of preserving architectural treasures that connect us to our cultural heritage, ensuring that the story of Red Lion Cottages endures for generations to come.
This property sits on two plots of 0.44 acres, and has a separate right of way to access the development plot where the separate double garage and workshop are situated and an ideal area for a possible separate dwelling STPP,