Lower Park, Bewdley, DY12
£285,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
A large and most impressive Grade ll listed Georgian town house in need of complete renovation and delightfully situated on the edge of Bewdley's historic town centre within a short walk of all its amenities, the River Severn and the countryside.

A large and most impressive Grade ll listed Georgian town house in need of complete renovation and delightfully situated on the edge of Bewdley's historic town centre within a short walk of all its amenities, the River Severn and the countryside.

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

FOR SALE BY TRADITIONAL AUCTION – BIDDING CLOSES AT 2PM ON THURSDAY 19TH MAY 2022 – FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS METHOD OF SALE AND TO REGISTER TO BID PLEASE VISIT THE AUCTION SECTION OF OUR AGENCY WEBSITE

Some History:

This beautiful Grade II listed townhouse was formerly occupied by George and Hannah Macdonald, the parents of the famous Macdonald sisters (Louisa, Alice, Agnes and Georgina) who all 'married well' and were recently featured in an exhibition in Bewdley museum. Louisa married industrialist Alfred Baldwin and became mother to Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister in 1923, 1924 & 1935. Alice married artist John Lockwood Kipling and became mother to author Rudyard Kipling. Agnes married Edward Poynter artist and president of the Royal Academy 1894-1904 and Georgiana married the pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones. The Kipling's famously stayed at 7 Lower Park in 1968, and Rudyard Kipling was left behind to be looked after by his grandparents whilst Alice was in London for several months.

The Accommodation

Accessed via a passageway shared with next door, the main entrance door can be found at the side of property and opens to the reception hall, with a grand staircase rising through the house to provide access to the upper floors. Doors lead off to the lounge and dining room and to stairs which descend to the generous cellars below which run from the front to the back of the house. The lounge forms a well proportioned reception room which has two windows to the front of the property and a feature fireplace, whilst the dining room has a window to the rear aspect, a feature fireplace and a door to the kitchen. The kitchen has a window to the rear aspect, two windows to the side aspect, a useful pantry and a door to a rear veranda which looks out onto the rear garden with doors to outside, a useful store cupboard and a ground floor WC.

The first floor comprises a landing with stairs rising to the second floor, together with two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Bedroom one has two windows to the front aspect, a feature fireplace, fitted wardrobe and access through to a powder room. Bedroom two has a feature fireplace and a window enjoying views over the rear garden. The bathroom has a window to the rear of the property and is fitted with a bath with an electric shower over, wash basin and WC.

The second floor comprises a landing with stairs rising to the third floor, together with two further double bedrooms. Bedroom three has two windows to the front aspect, a feature fireplace and access through to a powder room and bedroom four has a window enjoying the rear aspect.

The third floor occupies the roof space and comprises a landing with a window to the rear aspect, together with another double bedroom with a window to the side aspect, enjoying pleasant views towards Bewdley town.

The property enjoys a surprisingly generous rear garden for a town centre property which is mostly enclosed by brick walls and includes a greenhouse together with two sheds.

This is a rare opportunity to purchase a fabulous and historic building with such incredible potential to turn into an amazing family home. Viewing is essential for the property to be fully appreciated.

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

Local Authority:

Wyre Forest District Council

Council Tax:

Band F

Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.

The Agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for the purpose. A Buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or Surveyor. References to the Tenure of a Property are based on information supplied by the Seller. The Agent has not had sight of the title documents. A Buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor. Items shown in photographs are NOT included unless specifically mentioned within the sales particulars. They may however be available by separate negotiation. Buyers must check the availability of any property and make an appointment to view before embarking on any journey to see a property.

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