Dowles Road, Bewdley
- Property type: House - Detached
* Three Bedrooms
* Bathroom & En Suite Shower Room
* Splendid Reception Hall
* Living Room with Inglenook Fireplace
* Dining Room
* Garden Room
* Breakfast Kitchen
* Ground Floor Shower Room
- 3 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 4 Reception Rooms
Severn Heights is an exquisite Grade II listed timber-framed detached cottage thought to originally date from the late 1500's and set in an elevated position on the rural outskirts of Bewdley with wonderful views to the front across to the River Severn and the Severn Valley steam railway line beyond.
For anyone dreaming of an escape to the country, this could well be the elusive dream cottage you have spent so long searching for. A gardener and nature lover's paradise, the property is set within around 2.5 acres of sloping gardens and woodland bordered by farm fields beyond the ridge to the rear.
The property was comprehensively renovated in the 1950's, and again in the 1990's when the master bedroom suite was added. A photographic record of both improvement projects remains at the house. Much further back in time, records show that the property once served as an ale house known as The Boar's Head, frequented by merchant sailors travelling the then-navigable Severn.
The property's close proximity to the Wyre Forest means that an abundance of wildlife can regularly be seen visiting the grounds including deer and several varieties of owl, as well as numerous other birds and animal species.
The present owner has made considerable improvements to the property over the last ten years, both inside the house and throughout the grounds. In particular, the interior provides a quite splendid display of exposed timbers, to walls and ceilings and also revealing the original timber-framed construction of different living areas within the house.
Presented to an excellent decorative standard throughout, the heritage and history of the house remains exceptionally well preserved, whilst on a more practical level the property offers spacious and well laid out accommodation that cannot fail to impress.
Approached over a lengthy gravel driveway with detached garage near the entrance, the house is entered through an attractive arched main entrance door into an entrance hallway, with open tread staircase off to the first floor and exposed timber framework having a 'step-through' into the large reception hall with window seat to the front.
Providing a most striking first impression of the property, this room also features a further fully exposed timber frame allowing a second 'step-through' into the dining room which has a second window seat to the front plus second window enjoying views down towards the river. Additionally a trap door in the floor gives way to a steep flight of brick steps leading down to a basement/ cellar with large window allowing plenty of natural daylight.
Also leading off the reception hall is a useful study or office, with in-built closet space.
The comfortable principal living room has a log-burning stove set within an Inglenook-style recess, with further exposed timbers and oak flooring which continues through most of the ground floor areas.
The rear kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of woodgrain effect cream wall and base cabinets plus central island unit and a range of integrated appliances to include fridge, freezer, dishwasher and a freestanding modern range style cooker which may be available to purchase by way of separate negotiation. The kitchen also has a sizeable recessed alcove area with high ceiling and skylight window.
Leading off the kitchen is a charming breakfast room with glazed double doors opening out onto the patio terrace and enjoying an enticing view towards the wooded area of the grounds.
A separate door gives access from the kitchen to a utility room plus guest cloakroom/ shower room.
The first floor features a particularly impressive central landing with superb timber framework and an attractive aspect looking back down to the reception hall.
The landing area has doors off to a separate WC and also to a bathroom with claw-foot bath and, perhaps surprisingly, a glazed door leading out to the upper garden area.
Steps lead up from the landing to the delightful master bedroom, featuring a high pitched and timbered ceiling, glazed double doors opening to Juliette balcony with views to the wooded area and an en-suite shower room with low level wc, pedestal hand basin and cubicle with electric shower.
A secondary inner landing gives way to the second and third bedrooms which are both of good proportions, the larger room having a range of in-built wardrobes.
The gardens and grounds are most certainly amongst the chief attractions of this extraordinary property, with elevated views from most parts of the garden across to the River Severn and the steam railway line together with surrounding countryside.
It is the stunning interior however that makes Severn Heights a unique and unforgettable property, steeped in history and brimming with character. Viewing is essential.
|Reception Hall||14' 5" x 8' 6" (4.39m x 2.59m)|
|Dining Room||14' 10" x 9' 10" (4.52m x 3.00m)|
|Study||8' 6" x 8' 2" (2.59m x 2.49m)|
|Living Room||13' 8" x 10' 10" (4.17m x 3.30m)|
|Kitchen||16' 4" x 10' 9" (4.98m x 3.28m)|
|Kitchen Alcove||5' 8" x 5' 7" (1.73m x 1.70m)|
|Breakfast Room||10' 4" x 8' 0" (3.15m x 2.44m)|
|Utility Room||9' 1" x 5' 4" (2.77m x 1.63m)|
|Shower Room||6' 2" x 5' 4" (1.88m x 1.63m)|
|Basement Cellar||13' 7" x 6' 7" (4.14m x 2.01m)|
|Central Landing||10' 4" x 8' 6" (3.15m x 2.59m)|
|Bathroom||9' 9" x 5' 0" (2.97m x 1.52m)|
|WC||4' 6" x 3' 5" (1.37m x 1.04m)|
|Master Bedroom||16' 1" x 14' 9" max/9'11" min (4.90m x 4.50m max/9'11" min)|
|En-Suite Shower||4' 8" x 4' 0" (1.42m x 1.22m)|
|Bedroom Two||15' 9" x 9' 10" (4.80m x 3.00m)|
|Bedroom Three||11' 10" x 8' 11" (3.61m x 2.72m)|
|Garage||16' 9" (average) x 10' 2" (5.11m (average) x 3.10m)|
These measurements are for guidance only.
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[Information correct as of Apr 20, 2018]