Stunning by day and by night – the latest images of The Beeches in Ironbridge show how this iconic 19th century building will look when revealed to the public.
As the dark nights draw in, The Beeches comes to life with a warm winter glow to highlight the dramatic architecture of this former workhouse, which has been converted into luxurious apartments.
The Beeches will include 36 one, two and three-bedroom houses, which have been constructed within the stunning Grade II listed building that overlooks this historic town with its many tourist attractions.
Shropshire Homes, a house builder that excels at breathing new life into old buildings, saved this impressive building on Lincoln Hill from falling into disrepair. Recently in Ironbridge, the developer created Reynolds Wharf where it converted the Coalport China factory buildings into one and two-storey houses.
Each home at The Beeches is designed to complement the existing 19th century property and is complete with period features such as high ceilings and stunning large sash windows. The exterior has just as much of the wow factor, with original features being retained including the building’s clock tower.
Homeowners will be able to enjoy living in a property that not only has the charming features of a bygone era, but is also equipped for modern living with built-in wardrobes and modern kitchens and bathrooms. These attractive apartments are ideal for young professionals, couples or first-time buyers longing for a hassle-free lifestyle without losing the space and style of a larger property.
A lot of interest has already been shown in The Beeches, which is not surprising when you see its fantastic location. Just a short walk away from The Beeches is the attractive town of Ironbridge, which is famous for its Iron Bridge - a 30-metre cast iron bridge that opened in 1781. For those who take a stroll into the town they will enjoy the abundance of independent shops, which include jewellers, crafts, arts and antiques – with many of them run by the second, third or even fourth generation of the family.
Ironbridge is the home of Merrythought where the well-known traditional and limited-edition teddy bears are made onsite. Within the shop is a small museum with some of the earliest Merrythought teddy bears as well as many other characters created by Merrythought over the years. You could spend hours browsing through the Ironbridge Antiques Art and Craft Centre or you can enjoy a coffee and cake at Maws Craft Centre where artists and crafters are housed in the former industrial buildings.
Just a short walk from The Beeches are a range of cafes serving homemade cakes, and gift shops with a range of eclectic items that would make the perfect Christmas present. At night the pubs and restaurants have tempting menus and roaring fires where you can warm your toes while enjoying a glass of beer or wine.