An elegant and beautifully presented riverside Georgian townhouse overlooking the River Severn, forming part of this handsome Grade II* listed building in a pedestrianised setting right next to the canal basins in the heart of the town Read more
An elegant and beautifully presented riverside Georgian townhouse overlooking the River Severn, forming part of this handsome Grade II* listed building in a pedestrianised setting right next to the canal basins in the heart of the town
Dreams of a bygone era fill the air where the Staffordshire-Worcestershire Canal meets the River Severn at Stourport, with the grand old former Tontine Hotel serving as a permanent reminder of the wealth and prosperity brought to this quiet corner of rural Worcestershire with the coming of the canal 250 years ago, giving rise to the Georgian town of Stourport-on-Severn
Originally dating from 1772, the entire building was comprehensively redeveloped between 2010-2012 to provide 14 houses and apartments, of which No.5 enjoys a prime position at the front of the building, facing the river and overlooking the lock where boats can be seen joining and leaving the canal.
The light and spacious accommodation is impeccably well presented and arranged over four floors, including a fabulous 20' basement kitchen/ diner featuring a vaulted ceiling and natural lightwell, with a range of cream cabinets, black tiled floor, white painted chimney breast with original bread oven, plenty of space for a dining table & chairs plus a couple of useful recessed storage alcoves.
To the ground floor the entrance lobby gives way to a splendid living room featuring high ceilings with plaster mouldings, a bricked hearth with log burner in decorative fireplace surround and original shuttered sash window with river views to the front.
At the rear of the living room is a lobby giving access to a very useful bootroom plus guest cloakroom with wc and hand basin, all with quarry tiled floor throughout.
To the first floor there is a most appealing double bedroom, again with river views to the front and also benefiting from a generous walk-in wardrobe. The principal bathroom is also on the first floor with floor tiling, partial wall tiling, chrome heated towel rail, pedestal hand basin, wc and bath with screen and mixer shower above. There is also a sizeable understairs storage cupboard.
The beautifully proportioned master bedroom is positioned on the second floor, also overlooking the river and measuring over 15' x 11' to include an en-suite shower room. The rear facing double bedroom provides a fascinating alternative view with a window overlooking the canal basin.
The Tontine sits between the river at the front and the canal basins to the rear, where there is a private residents car park with two private spaces (marked K & L) owned by No.5.
At the front of the building, No.5 is approached via a private gated footpath shared with other neighbouring residents, beyond which there are expansive lawns maintained by the Canal & River Trust leading down to the riverside.
Tenure is freehold though an annual service charge of approx £200pa (TBC) payable to The Tontine Management Company Ltd. Mains electricity, water & drainage are connected. Heating is by way of electric radiators. The majority of windows are original single glazed in original wooden frames with interior secondary glazed panels, except the living room which has original wooden shutters instead. Council tax is payable to Wyre Forest District Council, rated as Band D.