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8 bed Detached For Sale
Drymill Lane, Bewdley, DY12
£1,550,000

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  • rare opportunity to purchase one of Bewdley's most impressive homes
  • approximately 10 acres of grounds with stream
  • four double bedrooms, two en-suites and family bathroom
  • lounge, dining room and study
  • dining kitchen, pantry, utility room and cloakroom
  • heated outdoor swimming pool
  • vast loft space ideal for conversion
  • two self-contained two bedroom flats
  • stunning views over the Wyre Forest

Built in the 1930’s for the renowned Adam Carpets family, Hitterhill is a fabulous residence perfectly juxtaposed between the town and the countryside with approximately ten acres of grounds extending out into the Wyre Forest whilst the historic town of Bewdley remains within walking distance. EPC=C Built in the 1930’s for the renowned Adam Carpets family, Hitterhill is a fabulous residence perfectly juxtaposed between the town and the countryside with approximately ten acres of grounds extending out into the Wyre Forest whilst the historic town of Bewdley remains within walking distance. EPC=C

Houses such as Hitterhill, which is one of the most distinctive and impressive houses in Bewdley, rarely come on the market. With only four owners since being built and the present owners having brought up their family here over the last 20 years, this is an opportunity to be the fifth owner of this prestigious property with its glorious views over the Wyre Forest.

reception hall with grand staircase | lounge | dining room | study | dining kitchen | pantry | utility room | ground floor cloakroom | impressive galleried landing | master bedroom with en-suite | guest bedroom with en-suite | two additional double bedrooms | family bathroom | vast loft space with conversion potential | two self-contained two bedroom flats | formal gardens | outdoor heated swimming pool | three orchards/paddocks | woodland with stream running through and a small lake.

The Accommodation:
Enjoying an elevated position on the outskirts of the town, Hitterhill is a substantial family home offering the tranquillity, views and acreage of countryside living but with the convenience of having the town’s plentiful amenities within walking distance. In addition to the main house which provides three reception rooms and four bedrooms, the property also benefits from a pair of two bedroom self-contained flats which were developed from the main house some years ago. These currently generate a useful rental income but could equally provide independent living for dependent relatives or could be incorporated back into the main residence if so required.

Set back from the lane beyond a generous frontage, a carriage style driveway leads to a large parking area, with gated access to the rear gardens and separate entrances to the main house and the flats. The main front door opens to a large reception hall with wood panelling and original parquet flooring, a grand staircase rising to the first floor, windows to the front of the property and doors radiating off to the ground floor accommodation. The magnificent lounge has a feature fireplace surround, part panelling to the walls, window to the side of the property and two sets of French doors opening to a rear terrace overlooking the gardens, grounds and far reaching views of the forest. The part panelled dining room has a window to the rear aspect, wooden flooring and a door to the dining kitchen which is appointed with a range of wooden units, a four oven Aga and further incorporating a sink and drainer unit and integrated gas hob, electric oven and microwave. With windows enjoying an outlook over the rear garden, there is also ample space for dining within the kitchen area, a door leads out to the rear gardens whilst a useful pantry with built in cupboards and window to the front of the property is located close by. Completing the ground floor accommodation and situated on the front of the property is a part panelled study with a feature fireplace.

The first floor comprises a large gallery landing with a window to the front aspect and doors to four generous double bedrooms, the family bathroom and a vast and well insulated loft space which offers fantastic potential for conversion (subject to the necessary consents). The large dual aspect master bedroom enjoys stunning views across the gardens and grounds and the Wyre Forest beyond. The en-suite facilities are split across two rooms, with the first having ‘his and hers’ wash basins, WC and a window to the side of the property and a door that leads through to a secondary room with large bath, walk-in shower cubicle with fitted mixer shower, feature fireplace and a window to the front of the property. Bedrooms two and three are also situated on the rear of the house enjoying similar views, with bedroom two having a ‘Jack and Jill’ en-suite bathroom which can also be accessed directly from the landing. Bedroom four is the last of the exceptionally spacious bedrooms and has a window to the front of the property, whilst the family bathroom which is also on the front of the house is fitted with a suite comprising a bath, ‘his and hers’ wash basins, shower cubicle with mixer shower and WC.

The Flats:
From the front of the property a door accesses a shared entrance hall with a useful shared storeroom just off and private entrance doors to two separate flats.

Flat one comprises a private ground floor hallway with stairs rising to a landing and utility area with plumbing for a washing machine, windows to the front of the property and doors to an open plan lounge and kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The lounge/kitchen has two windows to the front and two to the rear and is fitted with a kitchen area incorporating a sink and drainer unit, integrated electric hob and oven with canopy cooker hood above and space for a fridge and freezer. The main bedroom is a generous double with two windows to the rear aspect and a built-in wardrobe, bedroom two also has a window to the rear of the property and the bathroom is appointed with a white suite that includes a bath with mixer shower over, wash basin, WC and a window to the front.

Flat two is located on the ground floor and has a similar layout to flat one, comprising an initial reception hall with door to a useful store cupboard and further doors to an open plan lounge/kitchen, two bedrooms, shower room and a door out to an attractive rear garden. The lounge/kitchen has two windows to the front and two to the rear and is fitted with a kitchen area incorporating a sink and drainer unit, integrated electric hob and oven with canopy cooker hood above, a useful island breakfast bar and a separate utility room off. There are two double bedrooms and an attractively appointed shower room with a large walk-in shower.

Outside:
Hitterhill is set within approximately ten acres of gardens, grounds and woodland overlooking the beautiful Wyre Forest countryside. A west facing paved terrace runs the full width of the house at the rear and leads onto formal lawns and a heated outdoor swimming pool with magnificent views across the gardens and forest. Beyond here the extensive grounds comprise three paddocks/orchards which have been planted with a selection of fruit trees. The ground in the lower paddock slopes away to a small stream, lake and woodland which joins up with the Wyre Forest. For those purchasers with equestrian interests, the grounds could easily be repurposed to provide paddocks and stabling.

This is a unique opportunity to purchase a substantial family residence which has all the peace and quiet of being in the countryside and yet is conveniently positioned for Bewdley town. The beauty and tranquillity of the setting can only be seen on a personal visit, where you can take in the wonderful setting and the impressively spacious accommodation that the property affords.   

Agent's Note:
The current owners have made a number of energy improvements to reduce the overall carbon footprint. An area of solar panels provides electricity to the house with energy generation to the Grid producing regular payments through the Feed in Tariff. There is a solar hot water system and the swimming pool is heated sustainably through air source heat pumps and the solar panels. Other improvements include cavity wall insulation, secondary glazing and additional loft insulation.

Location:
Situated on the banks of the River Severn and the edge of the Wyre Forest, Bewdley was once described as “the most perfect small town in Worcestershire”. The town enjoys a good choice of pubs, cafes and restaurants along with small independent shops, craft studios, a brewery, local museum, a selection of sports clubs and a number of churches. Being approximately 20 miles south west of Birmingham and 15 miles north of Worcester, Bewdley is served by a good motorway network with excellent links to the M5, M6, M40 and M42, Birmingham International Airport is approximately 45 minutes away and the main line train station in Kidderminster has regular services to and from Worcester, Malvern, Birmingham and London.

Schooling:   
The town is fortunate to benefit from two primary schools and a high school, all rated as Good by Ofsted in their most recent inspections. The independent sector is also well catered for locally with a fine selection of schools available nearby in Kidderminster, Chaddesley Corbett, Abberley, Bromsgrove and Worcester.   

Tenure:
Freehold

Services:
All mains services are connected with additional benefit of electricity generating photovoltaic cells and roof mounted solar panels for the provision of hot water.

Local Authority:
Wyre Forest District Council

Council Tax:
Main House - Band G
Flat 1 - Band B
Flat 2 - Band B

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