Callow Hill, Kidderminster Dy14 9db


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  • Bedrooms: 2
SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION TUESDAY 19 NOVEMBER, 2019. A detached country bungalow ripe for refurbishment/remodelling or, perhaps, more ideally demolition and replacement subject to requisite consents. The property stands well on a generous plot which fringes the ancient Wyre Forest and provides for masses of parking plus offers all sorts of scope for imaginative design to create a dream home. 'Sky high' potential and of equal interest to both developers and self-builders alike. Energy Rating: G. STOURPORT OFFICE 01299 822060. To be offered for sale by Public Auction subject to prior sale, special conditions and reserve at Hogarths Stone Manor Hotel, Stone, Kidderminster, Worcestershire. DY10 4PJ on Tuesday 19 November, 2019 at 6pm DESCRIPTION

SALE METHOD - The Freehold of Forest View Bungalow, Callow Hill, Rock is to be sold by Public Auction, subject to prior sale, special conditions and reserve, on Tuesday 10 September, 2019 at Hogarths Stone Manor Hotel, Stone, Kidderminster, Worcestershire. DY10 4PJ at 6pm. The sale is being handled by the Stourport on Severn office of Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys LLP on 01299 822060 or

BACKGROUND – The property/land has been within the ownership of the same family for some 70 years having acquired it back in 1949. Our client's late Grandfather built the bungalow, albeit by modern standards it would now require a degree of renovation and upgrading, being largely of single brick construction. That said, the property would still function fairly adequately 'as is' to suit those seeking immediate occupation and looking for a long term project. These comments are made on the basis that at present it is occupied although vacant possession will be given!

THE PROPERTY - A bungalow on a large and very private plot. It is situated at the end of a private track and the adjoining land to the side and rear is the Wyre Forest itself. Please see the plan which is provided purely for identification purposes only.

LOCATION - The property sits in the heart of Callow Hill - a forever popular semi-rural village - close to the recently built Far Forest Society Pavilion offering modern sports facilities and also playing host to community events throughout the year. Callow Hill is about 3.5 miles west of the historic Georgian riverside town of Bewdley. Another important nearby and vibrant local town is Cleobury Mortimer which is about 5 miles. There is also particularly simple accessibility to Stourport on Severn through neighbouring Heightington. In the immediate surrounding area there are many bridleways offering excellent riding and walking opportunities. This outstandingly beautiful part of North Worcestershire is also dominated by the Wyre Forest National Nature Reserve which spreads out over some 6,000 acres!

AGENTS COMMENTS - Here then is an extraordinary chance to create your dream sylvan home at an affordable price, hand in glove with lovely large gardens ideal for young families. Subject to requisite consents there is sky high potential for imaginative remodelling or even complete re-development with a brand new replacement property. With the help of the right Architect then the results could be spectacular seeing the creation of a stunning 'statement' property of great originality.

DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL (STPP) - As far as we can ascertain there is no Tree Preservation Order (TPO) on the site, nor does the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) of the main Wyre Forest touch the boundary. Forest View Bungalow also appears to have unfettered Permitted Development Rights. In respect of scope for a replacement dwelling then clearly this would be subject to requisite consents and prospective purchasers should make their own enquires but Policy SAL.DPL2 (3) of the current Adopted Local Plan and Policy 8C of the Local Plan Pre-Submission of October 2018 would appear to favourably support this.

PLANNING - The property is sold subject to any development plan, tree preservation order, town planning schedule, resolution or notice which may be, or become to be, in force, and subject to any road widening or improvement schemes, land charges and statutory provisions or bylaws without any obligation on the vendors to specify them. Our comments do not constitute advice and prospective purchasers should make their own independent enquiries.

BOUNDARIES - The purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and neither the vendor nor the vendor's agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries or ownership thereof. The included plan is for identification purposes only.

WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS & RIGHTS OF WAY – The property is sold subject to, and with the benefit of, all easements and quasi-easements and rights of way, declared and undeclared and whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

LOCAL AUTHORITY - Wyre Forest District Council, Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster, DY11 7WF Tel: 01562 732928

AGENTS NOTE - These particulars are prepared in good faith and in the spirit of trying to be helpful and informative. However prospective purchaser should, obviously, make their own detailed enquiries in respect of all Planning Matters, etc. and we, as Agents, give no guarantee, or warranty, whatsoever.

The accommodation comprises:-


16' 11'' x 10' 4'' (5.15m x 3.15m)

with central heating radiator and UPVC double glazed windows to side elevation with central UPVC double glazed French doors opening to the gardens, door to:


11' 7'' x 11' 1'' (3.54m x 3.38m)

with central heating radiator, double glazed window to rear elevation and brick fireplace with log burner, arch gives access to:


10' 0'' x 8' 0'' (3.04m x 2.45m)

[max] with Velux roof light to rear aspect, window to side elevation, range of both wall and base mounted kitchen units with roll top surface over, having inset stainless steel sink and inset electric hob, built-in oven.


21' 5'' x 10' 8'' (6.53m x 3.25m)

[2.70m/8'10"min] with windows to all sides, two doors each opening to outside.


with window to rear elevation and door to:


10' 6'' x 9' 9'' (3.20m x 2.98m)

with window to rear elevation and doors to:


12' 0'' x 9' 9'' (3.66m x 2.97m)

with UPVC double glazed windows to front and side elevations.


10' 6'' x 10' 4'' (3.20m x 3.14m)

[max] with UPVC double glazed window to side elevation.


8' 7'' x 5' 11'' (2.61m x 1.81m)

with central heating radiator, double glazed obscured window to rear elevation, low level flush wc, pedestal hand wash basin and bath with mixer shower over.


Large driveway with off road parking and also serving the garage. There are spacious lawns adjacent to the property itself plus a patio area. The rest of the land is currently laid out as "natural gardens" which fringe the Forest.


30' 6'' depth x 16' 7'' width (9.30m x 5.05m)

[including piers] with twin up-and-over doors, six fluorescent strip lights, two UPVC double glazed windows to rear elevation.


14' 10'' x 10' 5'' (4.51m x 3.18m)

[presumably an old air raid sehlter]


Mains electricity and water are connected. There is private drainage.


Unlike the vast majority of our competitors, then we as agents do not charge a buyer's premium meaning that if you are the successful buyer at auction then you would only pay just face value. This is not to say that there are no additional costs whatsoever but there are none from ourselves.

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Phipps and Pritchard - Stourport

1 High Street, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire

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