This tiny mid-terrace hides a HUGE secret. Step inside and prepare to be amazed...

It may look like your average terraced house from the outside, but the story on the inside is very different!

Sitting in a quiet little village on a winding lane, you'd be forgiven for thinking this house was like any other two-bed terraced cottage across the county.

But Dracup Cottage in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, has a very impresive secret hidden inside.

terraced cottage

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On opening the Borrower-sized door you will find yourself in a giant sandstone cave that stands more like a grotto than family cottage.

The house once belonged to artist Antony Dracup, who embarked on a mission to chisel away at the basement to create an arched cave with a vaulted ceiling and church-like pillars.

pillars with dining table

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After lending his artistic hand to the property, he transformed it from a regular two-bed into an extraordinary piece of architecture.

As you would expect, the rest of the house also succumbs to beautiful and one-of-a-kind designs.

entrance hall with ornate ceiling

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The entrance hall - studded with an ornate ceiling - leads on to the kitchen made up of exposed brick walls and arches with a giant skylight.

bedroom with orange cabinets and curtains

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Upstairs, the bathroom is tiled in teal and indigo that complements a bold blue roll top tub. Intricate murals cover the walls in the bedroom and orange cabinets match the window frames and curtains.

overgrown forestry with farm fake sheep

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A cascading garden, landscaped by Dracup himself, features a farm of fake sheep and private seating areas in tiny, cobbled nooks amidst a jungle of overgrown forestry and entangled ivy.

This place really is the setting for the perfect Disney disaster tale.

A house with such character and architectural genius will be sure to fly off the market, fast! It's currently on sale for £200,000 through Nock Deighton (opens in new tab).

Heather Young
Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.