Arbour House, Main Road, Wyre Piddle, Worcestershire, Wyre Piddle
A DISTINCTIVE GRADE II LISTED PERIOD VILLAGE PROPERTY DATING BACK TO THE 16TH CENTURY WITH AN INTERESTING HISTORY. IN MODERN TIMES THIS HOUSE HAS BEEN RUN AS A SUCCESSFUL GUESTHOUSE BEING SET IN A PROMINENT POSITION TOGETHER WITH A TWO BEDROOM FIRST FLOOR APARTMENT AND HAVING OFF-ROAD
PARKING, LARGE WORKSHOP/GARAGE.
Arbour House is a fine Grade II listed property with flagstone floors and exposed oak beams. It stands behind a small village green, in the Avonside village of Wyre Piddle.
Originally built as a labourer’s cottage in the 1550’s it became the prosperous “George Inn” serving the boat hauliers on the banks of the River Avon. In 1651, it is said that Oliver Cromwell’s soldiers took ale here and afterwards slept in the fields around the village.
By 1890 the George Inn became a private dwelling known as Arbour House.
The present vendors have run a successful guesthouse and have made many improvements to this fine historic house over the years. There are four principal letting bedrooms, three with en-suite and a family bathroom on the first floor. Within the property there are flagstone floor coverings in the dining hall and inner hallway where there are exposed wall and ceiling timbers. The drawing room, which was probably the bar room when it was The George Inn, is situated over the cellar, has an attractive grey marble fireplace with a woodburning stove inset. The kitchen has been refurbished which now provides top of the range fittings together with breakfast area and sitting area for family functions. The ground floor bedroom, to the rear of the property has en-suite facilities.
The annex apartment is above the large garage/workshop, on the first floor and provides good ancillary accommodation for rental purposes or dependant relatives.
The garden is to the rear with ample off-road parking and a shared entrance off George Lane to a neighbouring detached house.
The village of Wyre Piddle occupies a popular riverside position overlooking the River Avon and its moorings. There is a local pub, marina, church and village hall. There are scenic walks along the riverside to Pershore through ‘The Wetlands Wildlife Reserve’ which lead into the town.
The market town of Pershore is Georgian styled and provides high street shopping facilities and supermarket together with an indoor market and leisure complex. The river Avon runs to the east of the town lending itself to scenic walks and leisure pursuits. There are two medical centres and hospital and town library, together with excellent educational facilities within the area. Pershore has Number 8 which is run by voluntary help and provides theatre activities, a cinema, ballet and yoga classes and is very much a part of Pershore community living.
Off Station Road there is the railway link to London Paddington or Worcester Shrub Hill travelling onto Birmingham. The motorway is approximately nine miles distant at Worcester junction 7 bringing Birmingham to the north and Bristol to the south within commutable distance. Other main centres are Stratford-upon-Avon with the theatre and racecourse, Cheltenham with National Hunt horseracing and the Everyman Theatre and major main shopping, Worcester with famous Cathedral and equally famous cricket club together with the River Severn and good shopping centre.
Arbour House has been a successful guesthouse in recent years and due to retirement, this lovely property has come to the market.
This substantial and impressive property with a separate two-bedroom annex is a home which can offer an income or versatile living.
The accommodation in brief comprises of dining hall, inner hallway, main drawing room, snug/television lounge, kitchen/breakfast room, rear lobby/study, utility room, ground floor bedroom with en-suite, four bedrooms, three en-suites, family bathroom, large attic room, first floor, two-bedroom apartment, garage/workshop, off-road parking and pleasant garden.