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Ribbesford, Bewdley

£775,000
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  • Property type: House - Detached
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* Hugely Versatile and Extensive Living Space
* Formal Garden and Paddock Area
* Lovely Position with No Near Neighbours
* Double Garage


  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • Separate Annexe Cottage

Glebe Cottage is a handsome and most appealing country property enjoying a particularly attractive location with no immediate neighbours, yet affording easy access into the centre of Bewdley approximately 2 miles away.

Nestled against the fringe of Ribbesford Woods with extensive lawned gardens adjoining the forest edge, the property is approached via a lengthy gated gravel driveway, bordered by a paddock enclosure which overlooks the natural valley beyond.

The house originally dates from 1877 when it was built by the Church as a farm-workers cottage. The property has grown considerably over more recent years, with extensions and the construction of a most impressive detached double garage and coach house annexe which offers superb two storey accommodation ideal for dependent relatives or older children living in close proximity.


This large family home also offers sufficient flexibility and versatility to utilise part of the ground floor layout as a self-contained guest suite comprising double bedroom, sitting room with kitchenette, sun room and wet room.

The house has an attractive frontage to the lane with a striking canopied portico entrance giving way to the main reception hall.

The well proportioned living room has a splendid stone-built inglenook fireplace with concealed lighting and oak crossbeam together with a log burning stove.
Glazed double doors lead through to the light and spacious 'L' shaped breakfast room and kitchen which is arranged as two distinct areas.


The breakfast room enjoys a delightful outlook across the lawns towards the forest whilst the kitchen area features traditional farmhouse style oak wall and base cabinets with solid oak work surfaces and picture-tiled splash backs, the whole area featuring a tiled floor throughout. The kitchen also includes an integral 'Bosch' dishwasher as well as a leisure 'Rangemaster' cooker with twin oven, electric hob and hot plate.

Just off the kitchen is a useful utility room with in-built store cupboard and work surface with space for tumble dryer, upright freezer and plumbing for washing machine plus door out to garden.


To the first floor there are four good bedrooms, the master bedroom featuring dual aspect windows looking across the gardens towards the woods, together with high ceilings, part exposed timbers, useful under-eaves storage cupboard and en-suite dressing room and bathroom leading off.

The dressing room has two double wardrobes plus a single wardrobe and further shelving cupboard whilst the en-suite bathroom has tile-effect flooring and white suite comprising panelled bath with a large recess for toiletries, low level wc, plus his & hers twin vanity units each with hand basin.

In addition to the other three first floor bedrooms there is also a landing room area; all front-facing windows enjoying views out across farm fields.


The principal family bathroom has a white suite comprising panelled bath, low level wc, pedestal hand basin, cubicle with mixer shower and heated towel rail.

Outside, to the driveway forecourt area there is a further detached single garage building now used as a store.

On the other side of the house is a brick and stone built former pigsty with tiled roof providing additional garden storage space.

There is also a gravelled patio area with pond and water feature whilst the rear lawns feature an ornate timber summer house.

The formal lawns and driveway are bordered by a post and rail fence, adjoining which is the gently sloping paddock area having a five-bar metal access gate from the lane.

Mains electricity and water are both connected, the water supply being connected via a private supply pipe crossing fields from the water main at Horsehill. Drainage is to a septic tank. Heating is provided by an oil fired central heating system last serviced September 2016.

Wooden framed double glazing is featured throughout, most of which has been replaced during the last 10 years.


The coach house annexe also features wooden framed double glazing and electric convector heating, with an excellent layout including large open-plan lounge/dining area with corner kitchen and staircase up to a generous double bedroom plus bathroom. The living area has double doors enjoying a delightful view down across the paddock. Annexe EPC rating: E.

It should be noted that council tax is payable to Wyre Forest District Council for both Glebe Cottage (band G) and also the Coach House annexe (band A).

Immediately next to Glebe Cottage is the entrance to Ribbesford Woods which is home to an abundance of wildlife and also popular with dog walkers, ramblers and mountain bike enthusiasts.

The Georgian riverside town of Bewdley is only 5 minutes away by car where there is a good range of amenities including both primary and secondary schooling. The location is much sought after by commuters to the West Midlands conurbation whilst enjoying privacy and seclusion within idyllic rural surroundings.

Dimensions

Reception Hall 9' 3" x 7' 7" (2.82m x 2.31m)
Lounge 17' 1" x 15' 1" (5.21m x 4.60m)
Breakfast Room 19' 2" x 12' 2" (5.84m x 3.71m)
Kitchen Area 12' 3" x 8' 6" (3.73m x 2.59m)
Utility Room 9' 8" x 4' 9" (2.95m x 1.45m)
Wet Room 8' 8" x 6' 3" (2.64m x 1.91m)
Sitting Room/Kitchenette 21' 0" x 9' 10" /14'1" max (6.40m x 3.00m /14'1" max)
Guest Bedroom 13' 8" x 11' 8" (4.17m x 3.56m)
Sun Room 10' 3" x 4' 8" (3.12m x 1.42m)
Master Bedroom 15' 8" x 12' 2" (4.78m x 3.71m)
En-suite Dressing Room 11' 0" x 6' 2" (3.35m x 1.88m)
En-suite Bathroom 10' 8" x 8' 8" (3.25m x 2.64m)
Bedroom Two (Front) 13' 8" x 11' 10" (4.17m x 3.61m)
Bedroom Three (Rear) 11' 11" x 11' 5" (3.63m x 3.48m)
Bedroom Four (Front) 10' 11" x 7' 5" (3.33m x 2.26m)
Landing Room 9' 9" x 6' 7" (2.97m x 2.01m)
Principle Bathroom 9' 10" x 8' 2" (3.00m x 2.49m)
Lounge/Dining/Kitchen Area 17' 9" x 11' 6" overall (5.41m x 3.51m overall)
First Floor Bedroom 15' 7" max (excluding stairs) x 13' 0" (4.75m max (excluding stairs) x 3.96m)
Bathroom 5' 11" x 5' 0" (1.80m x 1.52m)
Double Garage 17' 9" length x 19' 2" width (5.41m length x 5.84m width)
Garage/Store 19' 5" x 9' 3" (5.92m x 2.82m)
Boiler Room 8' 9" x 4' 3" (2.67m x 1.30m)
Pigsty Store 10' 1" x 5' 11" (3.07m x 1.80m)

These measurements are for guidance only.
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[Information correct as of Dec 12, 2017]

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