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Mysterious Terraced House Hides A Secret Cave

19-01-2016 00:00:00

Number 30 Railway Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire looks like another modest mid-terrace home from the outside but it’s so much more than that.

It looks like a tiny terraced cottage but it hides an incredible secret

Number 30 Railway Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire looks like another modest mid-terrace home from the outside but it’s so much more than that.

From the outside it looks like any other modest mid-terrace home.

But step through the front door and it immediately becomes clear that this property in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, is far from ordinary - boasting not only two bedrooms, a lounge and a galley kitchen but also a hidden roof garden, impressive vaulted ceilings and even a secret cave.

The property has been put on the market for just £200,000 and was designed by artist Anthony Dracup, who incorporated an existing sandstone cave at the back of the cottage into his home.

He oversaw work on the property across the 1980s and 1990s, and passed away in 2002.

Mr Dracup levelled the floors and used his bare hands to chisel away at the cave to bring it under the roof of his home, which features vaulted ceilings with 24 pillars.

The cave comprises more than half of the house, which has two bedrooms, a galley kitchen, an attic and a garden terrace.

The property has been put on the market for £199,950.

Andrew Ainge, sales manager at estate agents Nock Deighton, said: “It is really interesting to have a vaulted cave at the back of the property.

“Lots of houses in Bridgnorth have caves at the back but I’ve not seen a house like this before - it is truly remarkable the length some people will go to.

“I think it will appeal to people who like to have a bit of character in their home. If you want to host dinner parties and entertain people it is perfect.”

From the outside it looks like any other modest mid-terrace home.

But step through the front door and it immediately becomes clear that this property in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, is far from ordinary - boasting not only two bedrooms, a

lounge and a galley kitchen but also a hidden roof garden, impressive vaulted ceilings and even a secret cave.

The house, on sale for £200,000, was formerly owned by eccentric artist Antony Dracup, who spent years integrating the sandstone cave at the back of the property into his home.