Striking arts and crafts style house.
Beam House is an individual Arts and Crafts property, designed and built in 1905 by the renowned local architect Frank Shayler for his own occupation. In fact the initials of Frank Shayler and his wife are scribed into the wall of the study which offers an interesting feature.
The house is immaculately presented and full of character with many original features including decorative external shutters, tiled flooring and exposed beams. A terrace across the front façade, an open veranda and numerous garden terraces have been tastefully designed by the current owners to absorb the open views. The accommodation is set over four floors providing a versatile family living space with wonderful views across the Stretton Valley. The property also benefits from fibre broadband.
The front door opens into the entrance hall with a quarry tiled floor, underfloor heating and a utility room off benefitting from fitted cupboards, units and a WC. To the right is a cosy snug with a log burner, plus a range of fitted cupboards and shelving.
The sitting room, currently used as a home office has an attractive open fire place with brick surround, bay window with wonderful views and a door onto the front terrace. The kitchen is quaint with quarry tiled floor and underfloor heating, a curved range of units with oak worktops, an integrated fridge, freezer, dishwasher, Range Master cooker and extractor, a breakfast bar and pantry.
To the first floor is the stunning conservatory which is constructed of both wood and glass with underfloor heating, providing wonderful views of the gardens and countryside, French doors onto a raised terrace and a single door onto the front terrace. A study with exposed bricks and beams, and an open fire place. The drawing room boasts exposed beams, a feature fireplace with stone surround and log burner, built in book cases, a dual aspect with a bay widow with upholstered seat to take in the views and a door onto the terrace.
On the second floor is a double bedroom with built in shelving, wonderful views of the garden and a separate shower room. The family bathroom is also on this floor with black and white tiled flooring and freestanding bath. On the third floor is the master bedroom suite with a range of fitted wardrobes, windows to both the front and rear boasting stunning views and an en suite shower room with tiled flooring and a vanity unit with wash basin. There are a further two bedrooms, a double bedroom with a fitted wardrobe and a single bedroom with built in cupboards.
The house has a choice of three pathways to the front door, steps or two stoned pathways accessed through either double wooden gates or a separate iron gate. Each path has spotlights and up lights onto the trees which can be switched on from the gates which lead through and around the front garden which boasts a range of trees, flowers and shrubs including rhododendrons, roses, a fig tree, azaleas and a wonderful cherry blossom tree. The property offers five parking spaces including a detached garage.
Agent Note: There is lapsed planning permission for a large car port with a studio above which could be reinstated subject to the correct planning permission.
The remainder of the grounds lie to the side and rear of the property including a flat garden, laid to lawn with a terrace and garden house. There is woodland to the rear, with another terrace and purpose built log store, fabulous wild flowers which can be enjoyed throughout the seasons including wonderful bluebells in spring and a private path which leads onto Trevor Hill from where you can access the golf course and walk through the woods onto the Long Mynd.
The house benefits from a number of terraces where stunning views of the surrounding Shropshire Hills may be fully enjoyed.
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