Georgian splendour and arguably the finest townhouse in Bewdley
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Glenhurst is an exquisite Grade ll Listed Georgian townhouse of the highest order. This historic property, built in the early 18th Century has gracious proportions and symmetry. Architectural in intention, the house has stylistic characteristics typical of the period, which remain incredibly appealing to this day. Sitting in an elevated position on the north side of the river Severn in Bewdley, Glenhurst enjoys a private position with walled gardens surrounding the property. The sweeping gravel drive winds through mature yew and beech trees with a tantalising view up the lawn, through the original entrance and its wrought iron gates, to the majestic house beyond. The interior of the house does not disappoint. Arranged over three floors, with generous dimensions and high ceilings, the accommodation has natural light running throughout and presents modern amenities such as the excellent open plan kitchen/breakfast room with bespoke, handmade units, marble worktops and 3 oven Aga with 2 oven electric module and gas hob, alongside reception rooms bursting with character and charm. It is reputed that Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, a Conservative statesman who held the title of Prime Minister three times and dominated government between the world wars, hosted meetings in the splendid panelled dining room. Sir Winston Churchill, Baldwins Chancellor of the Exchequer, may well have been present! This room, as with much of the house, leaves one with a wonderful sense of nostalgia and only adds to desirability. Just off the kitchen/breakfast room very much the heart of the home - the large courtyard to the rear is a wonderful feature and provides suntraps to enjoy a coffee, al fresco lunch, or a gin and tonic depending on the time of day! Also accessed from the kitchen are the cellars boasting vaulted ceilings and plenty of space for a wine collection as well as party room, games rooms and/or cinema room. The impressive staircase climbs through the floors giving access to the bedrooms and bathrooms which are largely directed with views over the gardens and beyond. The current owners previously had planning permission to build a three storey extension into a corner of the courtyard.
Coach House Across the courtyard and benefitting from its own entrance and driveway, the Coach House is a separate two bedroom property with sitting room, kitchen and shower room. This provides excellent annexe accommodation and/or as a holiday let (subject to consent)
General Information Services: Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage. Superfast broadband available. Council Tax: Band F Local Authority: Wyre Forest District Council Listing: Grade ll Fixtures and Fittings: Carpets and curtains are included. Other items such as garden ornaments and furniture are available by separate negotiation. Wayleaves, rights of way and easements: The property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements and rights of way, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
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The main garden gently falls away from the terrace at the front of the house. South west facing, this aspect enjoys sun most of the day and the walled gardens provide a captivating backdrop of immaculate lawn and borders of specimen shrubs and flowers. The property is enveloped with mature trees, creating ones own oasis. There are various useful stores including a oak framed outbuilding; substantial in structure and an excellent machinery store or workshop.
Bewdley in North Worcestershire became an important medieval settlement and continued to be a significant port along the river Severn in the post medieval period. In the 17th and 18th Centuries it became one of the most important inland ports in the country as a focus of trade between the midlands and Bristol. Wealth followed and much of the housing stock and the town as it stands today are testament to this history. A walk up Load Street to the High Street is bustling with independent shops and cafes, pubs and restaurants set into some classic Georgian red brick and stone property, as well as older medieval timber framed buildings. At the head of Load Street is St Annes church, presiding over the surrounding streets. Glenhurst is conveniently located less than a five minute walk away. En route to Load Street you will cross the Grade I listed Bewdley Bridge which was designed by the infamous 18th century engineer, Thomas Telford. The bridge has far reaching views over the town across to the Wyre Forest which makes for a perfect day out offering a number of walking, cycling, running, and horse trails. Just 3.5 miles away is the large market town of Kidderminster which offers an even greater choice of amenities. Here, there are a number of independent schools including the prestigious Winterfold House and Heathfield Knoll. Bewdley itself has a number of state schools including Bewdley Primary School and the specialist Wribbenhall School. From Kidderminster there is a direct train to the city of Birmingham which takes just over 40 minutes, and a direct train into London in a little over 2hrs. The M5 and M42 motorways are easily accessible.
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- Renovated and restored by the current owners to now offer a wonderful home full of style and history
- Hall/sitting room, drawing room, dining room, open plan kitchen/breakfast room with adjacent utility/boot room
- 5 Bedrooms, shower room, 2 bathrooms
- Family room
- Extensive vaulted cellars
- Separate 2-bedroom coach house
- Walled garden
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