Roger Parry & Partners

2-4 Lower Brook Street

Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11

Offers In Excess Of £410,000

An exciting opportunity to purchase one of Oswestry's most attractive and historic buildings, immaculately presented, Raven Cottage is an eye-catching grade II listed black and white half-timbered town residence built in 1625.

The deceptively spacious accommodation comprises: Covered Entrance Porch, Reception Hall, Inner Hall, Ground Floor Shower Room, Kitchen, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Snug, First Floor Landing, Three Bedrooms, Bathroom, Gas Fired Central Heating, Driveway/Forecourt providing ample off-road parking, Garage and Attractive Rear Courtyard with pond and summerhouse.

The property also benefits from a Detached Annexe (Raven Court) with one bedroom self-contained first floor flat and further ancillary accommodation as well as 5th bedroom to the ground floor comprising: Laundry, Entertaining Room, Cloaks/WC and bedroom.

Viewing Fully Recommended.

HISTORY Raven Cottage was built in 1625 and was originally part of the Sweeney estate. Amongst its residents were television presenter Frank Bough and plumber/glazier Robert Roberts who brought mains gas to Oswestry town in the early 19th century and operated his business from the adjoining workshops now forming the annexe.

SITUATION The property enjoys a prominent situation on the corner of the town crossroads a short stroll from the comprehensive range of local amenities that the town has to offer. The A5 road network provides excellent commuter links to the Midlands and North West. A railway station can be found at the nearby village of Gobowen approx. 3 miles.


The property is approached over an attractive cobbled driveway/forecourt which in turn leads to a Covered Entrance Porch.

RECEPTION HALL Attractive iron studded wooden door, double glazed windows overlooking the feature rear courtyard, glazed exterior door, internal leaded windows to Kitchen and Shower Room, Dimplex radiator, exposed brickwork and coach light.

INNER HALL With tiled floor and exposed ceiling beams, leading to:

SHOWER ROOM Secondary glazed/leaded window, white suite comprising low level WC, vanity wash hand basin with tiled splashback, shower cubicle, shaver point, extractor, tiled floor, radiator, wall mounted cupboard, exposed ceiling beams.

KITCHEN Secondary glazed/leaded windows to side and rear elevations, bespoke range of solid oak base and eye level units, ceramic 1 ½ bowl sink and drainer with mixer tap, granite worktops, integrated BOSCH dishwasher, gas fired Rayburn (serves heating, water and cooking), water heater under sink, space for fridge/freezer, part tiled surround, central heating control, tiled floor, breakfast bar, radiator, exposed ceiling beams. An impressive feature are the open wall timbers looking through to the Sitting Room. The Kitchen extends to where the former Pantry was located providing further granite worktop space, base unit storage and eye level glazed display cabinets, wine cooler, under stairs storage cupboard/wine store, tiled floor, radiator, window and part leaded exterior garden door leading out onto the rear courtyard. This area provides a lovely relaxing place to sit and read with fitted book case and a feature print of Robert Roberts a former resident clearly displayed over.

SITTING ROOM Stairs lead off to the first floor. Feature inglenook fireplace with double sided wood burning stove (serves Sitting Room and Dining Room) with slate hearth, spotlight over, attractive exposed wall, ceiling beams and brickwork, radiator, secondary glazed/leaded window to front elevation and Former Entrance Hall.

DINING ROOM Feature log burner with slate hearth, exposed wall and ceiling beams, radiator, secondary glazed/leaded window to front and side elevations.

SNUG Exposed wall and ceiling beams, radiator, secondary glazed/leaded windows to front and side elevations, Combi-mate water softener, low level cupboard with electric meter and fuse box.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Two skylights, feature exposed brickwork and wall timbers, radiator, loft hatch, built in airing cupboard.

BEDROOM ONE Secondary glazed/leaded window, radiator, feature exposed wall timbers, ceiling beams and brickwork, skylight, loft hatch.

BEDROOM TWO Secondary glazed/leaded windows to side and rear elevations, radiator, mirror fronted fitted wardrobes.

BEDROOM THREE Secondary glazed/leaded window to side elevation, radiator, exposed ceiling beams retains features of original forge, under eaves storage cupboard, skylight, small loft hatch

ATTRACTIVE BATHROOM Secondary glazed/leaded window to front elevation, contemporary white suite comprising low level WC, bidet, roll top bath with mixer tap/rinse attachment, vanity wash hand basin with mixer tap, double width shower cubicle, radiator, extractor, recessed spotlighting, wood effect flooring, exposed wall and ceiling beams, exposed brickwork.

OUTSIDE A particular feature is the attractive low maintenance rear courtyard garden with a super paved entertaining sun terrace to enjoy alfresco summer dining, barbecue, pond, pergola, gravel and artificial grass beds/borders, security lights, outside tap, lighting and pedestrian gate. Steps lead up to a summerhouse.

DETACHED ANNEXE (RAVEN COURT) The detached annex was originally constructed as a workshop C1800 and was used for 50 years by Robert Roberts, the man who brought gas to Oswestry. It is a building of particular character, one of the most distinctive features being the ornate cast iron windows that come with their own diary entries (see pictures!). The annex offers a wide range of options from additional family accommodation (including two further bedrooms) to live/work or for commercial use (planning may be required)
The ground floor is currently used for ancillary accommodation consisting o laundry room, entertaining room, bedroom and toilet. The first floor consists of loft style accommodation with large studio/lounge, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen dining room as is ready to go as a self contained lettable unit on an AST basis or holiday let


LOBBY Timber door, radiator, Vaillant central heating boiler, built in storage cupboard with gas meter, tiled floor, light fitting.

LAUNDRY ROOM With a range of fitted base and eye level units, work surfaces, space and plumbing for appliances, ceramic 1 ½ bowl sink and drainer with mixer tap, quarry tiled floor.

ENTERTAINING ROOM Two radiators, quarry tiled floor, exposed stonework and ceiling beams.

CLOAKS / WC Quarry tiled floor, radiator, exposed stonework, white suite comprising: low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled splashback, extractor.

BEDROOM Window, radiator, quarry tiled floor.

From the Entertaining Room, double glazed windows and double doors lead to a lobby area with spiral staircase which is utilised as a fire escape for the first floor flat. Double glazed windows and double doors lead out to the rear courtyard garden. An internal door leads to the Garage.

GARAGE Window, timber door, quarry tiled floor, electric meters and electric fuse boxes, power and lighting.


From the cobbled driveway/forecourt access is via an external brick staircase with wrought iron hand rail and baustrade steps lead up to:

FIRST FLOOR Solid polished Maple flooring throughout.

KITCHEN Feature polished wooden flooring, radiator, attractive secondary glazed/leaded window, skylight, Range of fitted base and eye level units, work surfaces, stainless steel sink and drainer, hot and cold taps, part tiled surround, ceramic 4 ring hob, cooker hood, integrated Diplomat oven and grill, space for appliances, exposed ceiling beams.

INNER LOBBY With door providing a fire escape via spiral staircase.

LOUNGE Two skylights, two secondary glazed/leaded windows, two radiators,coal effect electric stove, built in storage cupboard, exposed ceiling beams.

BEDROOM Exposed timber floor, part glazed entrance doors, window.

SHOWER ROOM Built in airing cupboard, white suite comprising: low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback, shower cubicle, vinyl floor covering, space/plumbing for washing machine, Vaillant central heating boiler, electric light/shave point, exposed beam, skylight, heated towel rail.

2-4 Lower Brook Street

Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11

Offers In Excess Of £410,000

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