General information and approach Westbourne Street, Bewdley. Formerly known as Whispering Street. And there lies the tale.. History suggests that during the plague, there was a burial ground at the end of the Street. One paid their respects by walking passed in a hushed voice. Another story is that at the end of the street, the river end, rather than pay a toll over the bridge folk would try and pass through the river. They would have to be quiet to avoid getting caught! Whatever story is correct and maybe neither however it all adds to the mystery of the street. Its featured on the television. Have you often wondered about the numbering of the houses? One side of the road they appear quite normal whilst the other very random being 230 ish? Very odd when the street only comprises of a few properties! And certainly not over 200!
Hayden Estates are delighted to be able to bring to market Westbourne House. A deceptively spacious terrace property that we know was once the Coach and Horses Public House. The writing is clearly still evident on the rear external wall. Indeed, Bewdley was at one time nothing but public houses. Being close to the river this was a source of work. With many boat men coming into the town from the boats they needed to eat and drink! The rope making industry was prominent in Bewdley, in fact right behind this property! What history!
Hayden Estates were actually involved in the sale of this property several years ago and its a pleasure to revisit and see the changes and upgrades that have taken place.
This property is not listed although is within a conservation area and has been sympathetically improved over the years to provide a warm and inviting home. The current owners have not been in situ very long unfortunately job relocation sees them having to move on, however sad for them this is a real bonus for a new buyer!
In more detail, the property boasts a welcoming porch area, ideal for coats and boots. Inner hall, front sitting room with gorgeous fireplace just crying out for a woodburner! To the rear and there's a dining room with period style fireplace, stable door to the garden, another to cellar and kitchen. The cellar with vaulted ceilings is split into two halves with a recently fitted sump and pump in the middle. Perfect storage.
The kitchen is large enough to take a small table. To the first floor and there are three double bedrooms, a bathroom and a separate cloakroom.
The current vendors have added glass and oak balustrading. A real statement as you climb the stairs! Oak skirting boards and architrave in some rooms, refurbished sash windows, so they now open. Re plastered in part, fitted new radiators, a new staircase, new floor coverings. Redecorated, added chrome fronted sockets and switches, the sump and pump in the cellar. Had the fireplace in the sitting room redone in re claimed bricks, ready for a wood burner if required (no liner fitted) and added a slate hearth. Outside minor changes have taken place, however subtle these have uplifted this space. The shed has been moved and some decking added. A few tubs and planters and hey presto what a fabulous sun trap! And a really good space too!
This is one certainly to add to the view list. It certainly ticks a lot of boxes!
A parking space is rented within a small carpark in Westbourne Street. This is run by Wyre Forest District Council. The current cost is £450 plus vat per year. It is understood that this can be passed onto a new buyer to continue.
Composite door with wrought ironmongery allows access into porch.
Porch Period style vinyl floor covering, a great welcome on entering. Radiator, ceiling light point, wall mounted consumer unit and meter, cloak hooks and door into hallway.
Reception hall Ceiling light point, doors off to reception rooms.
Reception room 14' 10" x 12' 11" (4.52m x 3.94m) The focal point of the room being the fireplace with oak mantle over. Two front facing working sash windows, two radiators both with TRVs, ceiling light point, aerial point and wall light point. Oak skirting board and architrave Stairs rise to the first floor accommodation.
Reception room 15' 3" x 9' (4.65m x 2.74m) Rear facing double glazed stable door, rear UPVC double glazed window, exposed ceiling beam, radiator with trv, two wall light points, brick faced fireplace with period style cast iron fire, door to cellar and door to Kitchen.
Kitchen 12' 7" x 10' 2" (3.84m x 3.1m) Radiator with trv, vinyl floor covering, ceiling light point, rear facing working sash window and wall mounted Worcester Bosch combination boiler, which provides the domestic hot water and central heating requirements for this property. Partial original coving to ceiling, wall mounted extractor fan and space for small dining table perhaps. Having a range of units to wall and base with the latter having complementary roll edge worktop over. Inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap over, partial tiling to walls providing splash back. Under unit lighting, space and plumbing for white goods.
Cellar 14' 4" x 9' 6" (4.37m x 2.9m) The vaulted cellar is split into two main storage area. Steps descend with ceiling light point, sump and pump installed, ceiling light points within the cellar areas and gas meter. Great storage.
15'9 x 9'6 Second vaulted cellar area. Power and lighting.
Stairs rising to first floor accommodation New staircase installed. Oak and glass balustrade letting good natural light flow through. Oak skirting boards and architrave. An L shaped landing, old style radiator with trv, two ceiling light points and access to roof void.
Bedroom 12' 8" x 10' 2" (3.86m x 3.1m) Ceiling light point, old style radiator with trv and a rear facing wooden sash window.
Cloakroom Rear facing double glazed window, inset ceiling spot lights and extractor fan, wall mounted heated towel rail, pedestal wash hand basin with pillar taps over. Close coupled WC suite, partial tiling to the wall with decorative mosaic border and wood effect floor covering.
Bedroom 13' x 12' 5" (3.96m x 3.78m) Ceiling light point, front wooden refurbished sash window and old style radiator with trv.
Bedroom 13' 1" x 6' 8" (3.99m x 2.03m) Front double glazed window, ceiling light point and old style radiator with trv.
Bathroom 7' 8" x 5' 6" (2.34m x 1.68m) Panelled bath with centre taps and fitted shower screen, wall mounted Triton shower over. Close coupled WC suite, pedestal wash hand basin with pillar taps over, partial tiling to walls with mosaic border. Rear facing double glazed window, inset ceiling spot lights, ceiling mounted extractor fan, old style radiator with towel rail combined and wood effect floor covering.
Garden Fully enclosed walled and fenced. A great space and a sunny aspect. A stunning Wisteria clings to the side wall with hanging blooms and wonderful perfume. Raised sleeper patio, wooden shed, lighting and tap. Wooden gate for dustbin access. Space for tubs and planters.
Agents notes Super period property ticking a lot of boxes for many with delightful accommodation and neat courtyard style garden. Truly a must see house!