charming cottage set within approximately 1.5 acres
views over River Severn and heritage steam railway
backing onto Wyre Forest
three reception rooms
bathroom & shower room
useful brick outbuilding
A substantially extended and greatly improved four bedroom period cottage occupying a stunning location, backing onto the Wyre Forest and with views towards the River Severn. Offering a generous layout retaining much of its original character and now mixed with beautiful modern appointments.
The cottage occupies approximately 1.5 acres and is set within wonderful gardens including a brick barn (with immense potential), a stream, woodland and childrens play areas.
The Accommodation: The uPVC double glazed front door opens to an entrance porch which has uPVC double glazed windows to the front and side elevations, tiled floor and opens to the lounge.
The lounge forms a good sized reception room including a uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation, window to the garden room, inglenook feature fireplace with a log burning stove, central heating radiator, door to an inner hall and a door to the snug / playroom.
The snug / playroom forms very versatile reception room with a uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation, decorative feature fireplace and a central heating radiator.
The inner hall includes stairs rising to the first floor accommodation, central heating radiator, tiled floor and doors to the kitchen, utility room and a ground floor bathroom.
The kitchen is beautifully appointed with a range of wooden sage units, with granite and wooden worksurfaces, incorporating a white ceramic double Belfast style sink with mixer tap, recess for a gas range cooker with cooker hood above, integrated Bosch dishwasher, island unit with a built-in wine rack and cupboard storage space, central heating radiator, tiled floor, double glazed window to the side elevation, double glazed double doors to the side elevation / garden and a glazed door to the garden room.
The garden room forms an excellent addition to the property and includes double glazed windows (with views to the gardens and towards the River Severn), original external window to the lounge, three double glazed roof windows, tiled floor with underfloor heating and double glazed double doors to the garden.
The utility room is appointed with a range of cream shaker style units, with a wood effect worksurface, incorporating recess and plumbing for a washing machine, recess for a tumble dryer, Worcester Bosch combination central heating boiler, tiled floor, airing cupboard, uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation and a part glazed stable door to the side elevation.
The ground floor bathroom is well appointed with a white suite and includes a bath with a fitted shower screen and mixer shower over, pedestal wash basin, push-button flush WC, heated towel rail, tiled floor and a uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation.
The first floor comprises of a landing with a built-in storage cupboard, door to stairs rising to an excellent attic space (carpeted and including lighting, power points, central heating radiator and a uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation), central heating radiator and doors to bedroom one, bedroom two, bedroom three, bedroom four and a family shower room.
Bedroom one forms an excellent double room with a vaulted ceiling and exposed beam features, plus a uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation, double glazed roof window to the rear, two double built-in wardrobes and a central heating radiator.
Bedroom two is another good sized double room with a vaulted ceiling and exposed beam features, plus a uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation, double glazed roof window to the rear, two double built-in wardrobes and a central heating radiator.
Bedroom three forms a double room including a uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation, two built-in double wardrobes, central heating radiator and a decorative feature fireplace.
Bedroom four is a good sized single room with a uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation and a central heating radiator.
The shower room is well appointed with a white suite and includes a curved shower cubicle with a fitted mixer shower (including a rainfall shower head and a separate spray), pedestal wash basin, low level flush WC, heated towel rail, wood style floor and a uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation.
Outside: The cottage occupies approximately 1.5 acres and includes a brick barn (with lighting and power), which previously had planning permission approved to turn it into single storey accommodation (potential holiday home).
There is off-road parking and the gardens back onto the Wyre Forest and are beautifully laid out to the front, rear and side to include a stream, woodland, patios, ornamental fish pond (including some coy and mirror carp), lawn with a childrens play area, greenhouse and elevated rear decking with another childrens play area and wonderful views. Fallow and muntjac deer can be seen in the garden almost every day.
A personal visit is essential for this much improved period family cottage and its stunning location and views to be fully appreciated. Early appointments are highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
Location: Arley is a village approximately 3.5 miles from Bewdley in the Wyre Forest District of Worcestershire. 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.
Services: LPG central heating and hot water, mains electricity, water and private drainage.
Local Authority: Wyre Forest District Council
Council Tax: Band E
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