Crossing Cottage, Burlish Crossing, Stourport-on-Severn

£385,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
A Very Interesting Landmark Property, Formerly The Original Steam Railway Crossing Keeper's Cottage, Fully Restored, Extended And Refurbished In 2004 To Create A Spacious Three Bedroom Detached Bungalow Of Immense Character. Views Over Fields To Rear.

* Spacious 21' Square Living/ Dining Room With Central Four-Way Fireplace

* Excellent 15' x13' Kitchen

* Three Double Bedrooms

* Bathroom & En-Suite Shower Room

* Detached Garage Converted To Potential Annexe

* Numerous Historic Features

Reception Hall

3.51m x 2.41m (11'6 x 7'11 )

Lounge/ Dining Room

6.55m x 6.55m (max) (21'6 x 21'6 (max))

Kitchen

4.80m x 4.14m (15'9 x 13'7 )

Bedroom One

3.71m x 3.63m (12'2 x 11'11 )

En-Suite Shower Room

2.29m x 0.89m (7'6 x 2'11 )

Bedroom Two

4.80m x 2.21m (15'9 x 7'3 )

Bedroom Three

4.57m x 2.51m (15'0 x 8'3 )

Bathroom

2.69m x 2.36m (8'10 x 7'9 )

Annexe Lounge

3.99m x 2.41m (13'1 x 7'11 )

Annexe Kitchen

3.05m x 2.03m (10'0 x 6'8 )

Annexe Bedroom

3.05m x 3.02m (10'0 x 9'11 )

Annexe Shower Room

2.41m x 1.09m (7'11 x 3'7 )

Cellar Vault One

2.95m x 2.90m (9'8 x 9'6 )

Cellar Vault Two

2.87m x 2.84m (9'5 x 9'4 )

Cellar Vault Three

2.92m x 2.90m (9'7 x 9'6 )

Originally dating from 1862 and built as the Crossing Keeper's cottage for the Great Western Railway company, this fascinating historic property served the local community for over 100 years before the closure of the railway line circa 1970.

The property was the subject of a comprehensive renovation and extension project completed in 2004 which transformed the property into a spacious three bedroom single storey residence whilst taking great care to preserve the original heritage of the cottage, skilfully blending new and old materials to ensure a genuine authenticity to the whole of the building.

Indeed the renovation of Crossing Cottage received a commendation from Stourport on Severn Civic Society in March 2006. It has also been the subject of much interest from many steam railway aficianados, with the Severn Valley Railway having provided an original length of train track now situated on the forecourt.

Since 2014 the present owners have made a number of further alterations including a number of cosmetic improvements plus the installation of a new gas fired central heating boiler and quality wood effect upvc double glazing courtesy of Five Star Windows.

Furthermore the original detached garage has now been extended and adapted to provide informal annexe accommodation including lounge, double bedroom, kitchen and shower room with double glazed windows. This space could equally provide an ideal home office or similar, though prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to whether or not planning consent or building regulations approval may be needed for whatever their intended use of the building may be.

The property lies back from the road behind a gravelled forecourt with parking for several cars. The main entrance door leads in to a generous reception hall with ornate quarry tiled flooring, doors radiating off to all principal rooms plus a useful laundry cupboard with vent out for tumble dryer.

The focal point of the home is the unusual open-plan living room which was originally four separate rooms subsequently opened up to create a large overall space (approx 21' square) with a central four-way chimney column to include multi-fuel stove, gas-fired replica stove and two further decorative cast iron fireplace surrounds. This multi purpose living space provides separate sitting, dining and study areas, as required.

Leading off the living area is a splendid refitted breakfast kitchen retaining original facing brickwork, high pitched ceiling, a comprehensive range of cream 'Shaker' style cabinets and central island unit, all complimented by solid beech work surfaces and a slate tiled floor.

The kitchen has a range of fitted appliances included to comprise Rangemaster Kitchener 90 range style cooker with two electric ovens, grill and 5-ring gas hob, plus integrated dishwasher and Hoover washing machine.

There are three double bedrooms, the master bedroom featuring a range of fitted wardrobes as well as an en-suite shower room.

The principal family bathroom has a tiled floor, wall tiling to half height, partial wooden wall panelling and a suite comprising claw foot bath, period style vanity unit with hand basin, low level wc plus shower cubicle.

To the rear of the property is a wide paved & gravelled patio terrace with raised decking area enjoying fine, far reaching views over farm fields. Steps lead down to a lower garden area featuring an original water well plus access door to the extensive cellarage which includes three connecting vaults, in itself being an interesting feature of the property.

This fascinating and unique property is well deserving of a personal inspection to appreciate the character and charm of this important link to Stourport's long forgotten railway line.

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