A terrace cottage with a secret cave in its basement has gone on sale in Shropshire for just under £200,000.
Dracups Cottage in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, appears from the outside to be a tiny house, but the deceiving frontage gives way to not only two bedrooms, a living room and a galley kitchen, but a huge basement sandstone cave with vaulted ceilings and ornate pillars.
The terrace was formerly the home of artist Antony Dracup and also boasts a roof terrace, landscaped gardens, a bathroom and an attic room.
Dracup chiselled much of the sandstone basement by hand after deciding to extend the small existing cave in the garden.
His son Dennis said his father, who died in 2002 aged 72, revolutionised thecottage by decorating every surface and adding an extra layer of bricks fornoise insulation.
Every house that he took up residence in received the ‘Dracup treatment’, arches, pillars, balustrades, moulding; marbling, graining, varnishing, stained-glass all designed and crafted from start to finish by his hand.Denis Dracup
The area is well known for its network of bright red sandstone caves, which used to be a popular place for young people to socialise.
The property has had multiple enquiries since going on the market on Monday for £199,950.
Dracups Cottage is a simply unique home that must be seen to be believed.Nock Deighton, Estate Agent