Sweveneys, Sturt Lane, Kinlet


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  • Bedrooms: 4
Ideal for two families wishing to live side by side, a fantastic one-off opportunity to acquire a substantial four bedroom country house in all around 1.4 acres of delightful parkland gardens with planning consent to convert the most handsome stone built garage block with gabled dormers to form a separate dwelling with own driveway access and 0.75 acre gardens adjoining farmland.

* Magnificent 25ft Living Room

* Full Width Inglenook

* 25ft Sitting/ Dining Room

* Custom Built Oak Kitchen

* Fabulous 19' x 15' Master Bedroom

* En-Suite Bathroom

* Separate Shower Room

* PP to Create Separate 2/3 Bedroom Detached Cottage


1.83m x 1.07m (6'0 x 3'6 )

Reception Hall

4.45m x 2.18m (14'7 x 7'2 )

Living Room

7.65m (max) x 4.45m (25'1 (max) x 14'7 )

Dining/ Sitting Room

7.62m x 4.52m (25'0 x 14'10 )


3.68m x 3.20m + recess (12'1 x 10'6 + recess)

Landing Room

3.58m x 2.18m (11'9 x 7'2 )

Inner Landing

6.55m length (21'6 length)

Master Bedroom

5.89m x 4.67m (19'4 x 15'4 )

En-Suite Bathroom

4.34m x 1.83m (14'3 x 6'0 )

Bedroom Two

3.89m x 3.48m (12'9 x 11'5 )

Bedroom Three

3.61m x 3.25m (11'10 x 10'8 )

Bedroom Four

3.30m x 2.87m (10'10 x 9'5 )

Shower Room

4.06m x 1.09m (13'4 x 3'7 )

Garage Block with PP for Residential Conversion

Double Garage

5.61m x 5.51m (18'5 x 18'1 )


4.50m x 4.06m (14'9 x 13'4 )

Living Room

5.72m x 3.84m (18'9 x 12'7 )

This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a most attractive 4 bedroom detached country house, together with an extremely rare opportunity to create an entirely separate residential dwelling with planning consent to be converted from a substantial and most attractive cottage-like stone built garage block. The proposed cottage will have it's own independent driveway and will be sold with beautiful gardens of around three quarters of an acre bordered by farmland to the side and rear.

Sweveneys is set in delightful gardens extending to approximately 1.4 acres in all, with country views all around and situated in the heart of the Wyre Forest within a few minutes drive of Bewdley town centre.

The property is thought to date from circa 1700 with stone elevations and offers well proportioned family accommodation to include four bedrooms and two excellent reception rooms. each approximately 25 ft in length.

The front of the property faces Sturt Lane with a porch entrance having stone floor and walls, leading through to the reception hall.

Featuring oak strip flooring and staircase with wrought iron balustrading, the hall provides an impressive entrance giving way to the magnificent living room (25'1 x 14'7 ) with a splendid full width stone Inglenook fireplace having flag paved hearth and log burner.

The living room continues through with the same oak strip flooring from the hall and has double doors opening out onto the garden patio area.

The excellent dining/ sitting room is of similar proportions, also with log burniing stove and with oak framed wood wall panelling to half height and further double doors to patio.

The kitchen includes a useful walk-in pantry cupboard and is fitted with a custom built range of oak wall and base cabinets complemented by black granite work surfaces including a twin bowl sink unit plus Karndean Welsh slate effect flooring. A Rangemaster Excel range-style cooker is available by separate negotiation, featuring 6 ring ceramic hob with hotplate, electric double oven, slow cooker and grill. A split stable-type doors leads out to the garden patio.

To the first floor there are four double bedrooms, the master being of excellent proportions (19'4 x 15'4 ) to include a good range of fitted furniture and having own well appointed en-suite bathroom with oak strip flooring, bath tub, low level wc and vanity unit with full width granite dresser top and inset sink unit.

There is also a useable landing room with further wooden wall panelling and high pitched and panelled ceiling.

In addition to the other three bedrooms there is a separate shower room having cubicle with mixer shower plus low level wc and vanity unit with hand basin and drawers below.

The garage building is situated approximately 25 yards from the house and is presently arranged as a double garage with open access through to workshop and and adjoining room (18'9 x 12'7 ) which has been used previously as an occasional guest room and which could easily be used as a home office. The building has good first floor storage enhanced by a number of gabled dormer windows.

The planning consent recently passed by Shropshire County Council (Ref 18/01429/FUL) dated 30 May 2018 gives consent for the building to be converted into an entirely separate two storey residential property with accommodation to include lounge, kitchen, utility room, bathroom and bedroom to the ground floor, plus two further bedrooms plus en-suite to the first floor.

The gardens are a particularly attractive feature of Sweveneys, adjoining farmland to the rear and left sides with sweeping lawns interspersed with shrubs and specimen trees plus sizeable fish pond having a depth of around 5ft.

The permitted plans share the gardens fairly equally between Sweveneys and the new cottage with a straight line boundary running the full length of the grounds which will give approximately three quarters of an acre to the cottage.

This is an incredibly rare opportunity for two families to acquire an excellent country home, living independently of one another yet at the same time being side by side. Unlike other 'annexe' type arrangements, the unique benefit in this particular instance is the planning permission for the new cottage to be an entirely separate dwelling in its own right.

This means the property will also doubtless appeal to those seeking a development opportunity which can be undertaken virtually on one's own doorstep.

Sweveneys has mains drains (TBC), water and electricity with oil fired central heating courtesy of a tank situated near the garage building. Council Tax Band G is payable to Shropshire County Council and naturally if converted the new cottage will attract its own council tax rating as well.

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