3 bedroom chalet for saleHill Farm, Northwood Lane, Bewdley
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General Information Tucked into the fields above the River Severn, is Hill Farm. Set within an area of outstanding beauty with open fields around. Imagine owning your own little piece of paradise? The scenery, watching the birds of prey soar high in the air then swoop for their prey, the pheasants as they duck and dive, this is back to nature, chilling out at this much appreciated way of life, in harmony with the grazing sheep.
Yes life here is a much slower and relaxed way of life. And at the tempo of life we are now forced to adhere too. This surely is the nearest place to heaven without being there than you could ever imagine!
Hill Farm has been established since before the 2nd world war when Birmingham folk would come to Bewdley for their holidays. Whether to enjoy the fishing or the tranquil location. Many of the chalets were very basic in those days, with no running water, washing or toilet facilities and no electric. Indeed some were the railway carriages from the near track! Yet people loved the simple way of life away from the smog and daily grind of their lives.
The site grew and today is permanent home to many with the chalets still varying in condition however some are stunning with every available luxury. However, Hill Farm still retains that feel of simplicity olde worlde charm, where you are not judged for the car you drive, the way you dress or the job you have. These are like minded people who care about the surroundings and the environment. A great place to escape to and watch the kids running about in complete safety from traffic etc.
Full time home or holidays, this certainly is an idyllic spot. With the Severn Valley Railway running parallel to the site. This is perfect for the train enthusiasts.
Here you can hail the train driver who will stop and pick you up and carry you to Bewdley one way or indeed Arley or Bridgnorth the other! Fabulous!
Severnly is a spacious detached wooden chalet which sits on the bank of the river.
The plot is very private. Having three bedrooms, one with en suite, large open plan living accommodation with wood burner, kitchen, bathroom and utility. There is some double glazing and LPG central heating, supplemented by the wood burner for cosy cool evenings.
Outside there are gardens, enclosed by fencing and wrought iron railings, hard standing for a shed, (included in the purchase) several decked areas on different levels, ideal for table and chairs, pots, planters and barbeque, the hot tub, also included with the sale, perfect for warm summer evenings with the mandatory glass of wine or two! Admire the flora and fauna of this idyllic area and all that it has to offer. Some mature shrubs, water, lighting and LPG tank. Save the best until last, the wonderful river views and beyond in both directions.
If you are a fisherman, then fishing can be enjoyed from here too. Perhaps whilst the wine is flowing one can talk about the one that got away!
It must be a great entertaining property with several French doors opening onto the decking at the rear.
Should you be looking for a holiday retreat for yourself or a business venture, then please don't overlook this one
Water and electric are connected. Cooking is via electric and Lpg. The heating is also via LPG. There are two septic tanks. This is a cash purchase only.
The current owners have owned and occupied the property for some years now, however, they run this as a holiday retreat. It is very successful and accounts are available to those who wish to carry on the same. Unfortunately, the present owners are now looking to retire, hence why the property is available.
If all this sounds too good to be true then stop. It really isn't. Book that viewing today, you will be glad you did!
Covered decked porch area to frontage. Outside lighting. Door leads into the
Hallway Exposed floor boards. Roof light window, front facing double glazed window, two radiators, inset ceiling spot light, three wall light points. Built in storage cupboard. Single glazed French doors and glazed side panels to rear covered decking area.
Utility Room Wall mounted Worcester Bosch combination LPG gas boiler, which provides the domestic hot water and central heating requirements for this property. Belfast sink unit, with tap over, work top, wall unit, space and plumbing for washing machine and radiator. Wooden flooring and ceiling light point.
Bathroom 8'10 max x 8'9 max (2.704m x 2.675m)
Roof light window, double glazed window, wooden flooring, radiator with TRV, paneled bath, mixer shower tap, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, close coupled wc suite, large shower walk in shower cubicle with electric shower, new January 2015.
French doors off hallway into:
Open Plan Living Space 33'5 max 16 max (10.178m x 4.880m) Overall size of the whole room quoted.
Units to wall and base with the latter having. Complimentary roll edged working surface over. Stainless steel sink unit having pillar taps and filtered water tap over. Wood flooring, space for range style cooker having extractor hood wall mounted. Space for white goods.
Open plan lounge design, having vaulted ceiling, two roof lights, single glazed French doors to side elevation, double glazed window to side and further French Doors with glazed side panels. Here is beveled glass. Inset ceiling spot lights, ceiling light point in kitchen area, three radiators with TRVs, wood burner, on tiled hearth, aerial point, telephone point.
Bedroom One 12' max x 9'5 max (3.654m x 2.889m) Built in wardrobe with sliding doors, rear facing double glazed window, radiator and inset ceiling spot light.
Bedroom Two 12' max x 9'5 max (3.657m x 2.890m) Rear facing double glazed window, inset ceiling spot light, radiator with TRV.
Master Suite 16'4 max x 13'4 max (4.980m x 4.059m) this excludes walk way. Two radiators with TRVs, double glazed window to front elevation, rear facing double glazed window and single glazed door to covered decking area. Large built in wardrobes, telephone point and door into en suite.
En Suite Wall mounted vanity sink unit having mixer tap over. Contemporary corner design of steel and tempered glass. Close coupled wc suite, radiator with TRV, wood effect vinyl floor covering and large shower cubicle with sliding door. Wall mounted electric shower. Ceiling light point.
Outside There is so much to see that words do not do this justice. A viewing is a must. Covered decking areas, with useful storage underneath. Outside lighting. Outside power, outside water. Pergola with sweet smelling Wisteria, steps down to gravel areas, hot tub for lazy summer evenings with the mandatory glass of wine or two.
Gated off road parking, wooden storage shed, front garden with raised beds, access to river bank and lower seating area. Uninterrupted views both ways of river and into the woodland of the Wyre Forest. On the banks enjoy some fishing as the property does having rights to fish here.
Additional Information We have been informed that the council tax banding is A and payable to Wyre Forest District Council. Currently the occupancy is believed to be six months of the year, from April until September inclusive. However this should be confirmed by contacting Wyre Forest District Council.
The property is leasehold with the ground rent being payable to the farmer each year. The ground rent is currently around £850 for six months.
Bewdley is a quaint Georgian riverside town growing in stature from its trade from the Severn to the present day, when now the town is supplemented by the many visitors who come to Bewdley from all over the world. Boasting varied amenities and is of great historical interest with super architecture.
There is a Co Operative petrol station and shop at the end of Northwood Lane which is open long hours.
If you are up and around early on a Sunday morning then be sure to walk up Load Street as the bells in St Anne's church ring, calling the parish to prayer as they have done for years. There is a doctor's surgery, dentist, library, museum, vet, chemists, paper shop, various other shops and many varied eating houses. There are two food stores, butcher, bakery, delicatessen and greengrocer. Schooling in the area has an excellent reputation.
For supermarket shopping etc Kidderminster has Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Aldi, Co Op and Morrison's, with many more top high street stores. There is a small cinema and leisure facilities as well as a wide selection of eating houses.
Ideal location for commuting, with a good road network to M5, M6, M42, Birmingham and Worcester all within travelling distance. Kidderminster has a railway station which provides travel to London, Worcester etc.
The golden age of steam can be enjoyed at the Severn Valley Railway, which can be heard and seen from the property. Several events are hosted by them throughout the year and draws hoards of visitors to the town. Many films have been staged on the platforms. The West Midlands Safari Park is on the outskirts of Bewdley.
Local Information Kidderminster was once the capital throughout the world for its carpet manufacturing. The industry has survived the decline of this major employment and business and diversified into a thriving town. Old buildings which were in times gone by, full of workers and a hive of activity had fallen into disrepair. Now they have been brought back to life to provide us with some history and a new generation of occupants and usage.
The canal was used for the transport of goods and fuel for these large factories, yet now provides the back drop for the eating houses and shops etc which nestle beside the water. Many visitors will use the waterways on their narrow boats which are navigable between Kidderminster, Wolverley, Stourport and Birmingham. Change has happened yet the town is bustling again with vibrant appealing shops and eating establishments.
Wolverley Arboretum, Kinver Edge are both well visited beauty spots, so you are never far away from grand scenery and wide open spaces. The Wyre Forest boasts wonderful wildlife and many miles of footpaths.
There is a train station in Kidderminster which provides a service to Birmingham, London and Worcester and beyond which is ideal if one works in the city. There is a bus service too which runs regularly.
For supermarket shopping etc, Kidderminster Town Centre has Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Aldi and Morrison's, Co operative store, with many more top high street stores. There is a small cinema and leisure facilities as well as a wide selection of eating houses. There are two main retail parks just off the town centre which have varied larger stores with good parking facilities too.
Stourport is a well visited river side town with many day and holiday trippers. The river and superb renowned canal and basin area have undergone massive rejuvenation in the last few years. Indeed the basin is one of the largest in the country.
Ideal location for commuting, with a good road network to M5, M6, M42, Birmingham, Stourbridge and Wolverhampton and Worcester all within travelling distance. As we have already mentioned the Kidderminster railway station provides good frequent travel.
Fixtures and Fittings No item not listed will be included in the sale. However certain items may be available by separate negotiation.
Property Directions From Bewdley town centre proceed out over the bridge in the general of Kidderminster. Pass the petrol station on left and take the first left into Northwood Lane. Please note that this is a single track road in many places. Continue for about a mile. Pass a telephone kiosk on the right and take the next left into the lower field which abuts the riverside. Head straight down and Sevenly is in front of you. Please note there is no agents for sale board at the property and all viewings are strictly through the agents.
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