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Guide price £475,000

Horton Villas, Horton, Wem, SY4 5ND

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  • Uniquely designed home
  • Wealth of character
  • 4 beds, 2 bath/shower rooms
  • Open plan living/dining/kitchen
  • Extensively renovated/extended
  • Good parking & lawned garden

An interesting and unique Listed Grade II cottage with a substantial new build extension providing character, contemporary living, generous parking and attractive lawned gardens in a popular rural locality.


From Shrewsbury proceed north along the Ellesmere road to Wem. In the town centre by the church junction, turn left heading for Ellesmere (B5063), follow this road for about 1.5 miles and turn right signed Edstaston/Whixall and the property will be see immediately on the right.


The property is conveniently situated in an attractive farming locality just 1.5 miles north of the town of Wem. From the property there are numerous country lanes providing un-hindered walks. Wem itself provides a comprehensive range of amenities, including shops/supermarket, good selection of schools including the highly rated Thomas Adams School, leisure facilities and a railway station. Further a field access can be gained to Shrewsbury with its excellent shopping centrel, social and commercial facilities. Commuters will find that ready access can be gained to Telford, Crewe, Wrexham and Oswestry.


This striking country property offers a unique opportunity to acquire a charming detached Listed Grade II country cottage of immense character, having been imaginatively extended with a contemporary two storey extension, linked by a part timber framed hallway to the remaining accommodation. The property was renovated and extended in 2016, incorporating an energy efficient design of a truly individual nature with bespoke oak internal doors and under floor heating to the ground floor. The contrasting and versatile accommodation includes a fully open plan living/dining/kitchen, which incorporates an inglenook fireplace, a feature quartz dining island and bi-fold double glazed doors which open out onto the main garden. The kitchen units surround a Range Cooker and there is space and connection for an American style fridge freezer. The adjoining walk in larder is utilised as kitchen storage. On the first floor there are three bedrooms, served by a beautifully fitted shower room, whilst there is the option of utilising the original listed cottage bedroom accommodation as either a master bedroom or guest bedroom with en-suite bath/shower room. To the ground floor there is a spacious dressing room, which could alternatively be used as a study, together with a sitting room which again incorporates an inglenook fireplace.

Outside, to the front of the house is a large gravelled parking area, whilst at the rear the main garden will be found; which is split level, incorporating a gravelled BBQ or pergola area and a raised lawn.


With oak framed entrance and door. Stone flagged floor, feature exposed brick walling. Access to INNER HALLWAY with: Built in boiler cupboard containing Worcester gas (LPG) fired central heating boiler. BUILT IN UTILITY CUPBOARD with space and plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer. Staircase to first floor. Automatic lighting.


With stone flagged floor, close coupled WC, freestanding marble basin with wall fitaments and stone splash back. Automatic ceiling lighting.


With stone flagged floor, brick INGLENOOK FIREPLACE with oak beam and stone flagged hearth (flue not fitted), 5 bi-fold doors which lead out to the rear BBQ area and garden. Bespoke fitted kitchen which includes a large QUARTZ dining/breakfast island. Fitted drawer unit, space and connection for wine cooler, cooker recess with QUARTZ worktops and splash back. Dual fuelled (gas and electric) modern RANGE COOKER (existing to be replaced) , lit pelmet unit over incorporating cooker hood. Farrow and Ball painted kitchen casings incorporating two double eye level storage cupboards. Space and connection for American style fridge freezer, twin doors leading through to:


With stone flagged floor, fitted twin Belfast sink with tiled splash, solid oak worktop with exposed brickwork, extensive fitted shelving, additional plate shelving unit, space and connection for dishwasher.


With stone flagged floor. Feature INGLENOOK FIREPLACE, flue for log burner, beamed ceiling.


With stone flagged floor, beamed ceiling, extensive range of wall to wall wardrobes with central storage cupboard. Additional built in store cupboard, built in low level storage. Secondary staircase rising to the guest bedroom four.

FROM THE HALL the main staircase rises to:


With eye level TV and power point. Twin window aspect, lobby area leading off with built in double wardrobe.


With limestone tiled floor, walk in tiled shower cubicle with rain head fitting and hand held attachment. Splash glazed screen, chrome ladder radiator, close coupled WC, period style wash stand with basin and mixer tap, set on oak top with cupboards and drawers under.


With eye level TV and power point.


With fitted range of oak front storage cupboards.



With exposed beams and part old oak planked floor, dormer window. Plumbing available for radiator if required. Access (restricted head height) leading to:


With travertine tiled floor, twin ended toll top bath with free standing mixer tap and shower attachment, period style free standing wash stand with sink and mixer tap set on wood top with cupboard and drawers under, close coupled WC, steps lead down to a SUNKEN FULLY TILED WALK IN SHOWER with direct feed shower unit and chrome ladder radiator.


The property is approached through a twin gated entrance onto a gravelled driveway with ample parking space for a number of vehicles. Adjacent to the entrance is an arch shaped herbaceous flower bed with external power points and cold water tap. OLD BRICK WELL. Lying opposite is a range of PART OPEN FRONTED STORAGE. Pedestrian access is then provided around the house to the rear, where the main garden can be found, including a gravelled seating area, together with a small flagged area with supporting brick wall and steps rising onto a good sized lawn with natural hedgerows to the boundary. Additional outside power point unit and cold water tap. To the alternative flank of the main listed building is a raised bed, which incorporates a sunken gas (LPG) tank. There are additional barked areas and an old brick STORE and a timber hut.


Only those items described in these sale particulars are included in the sale. Fitted carpets as laid and wall lights are included.


Mains water, electricity are understood to be connected. Foul drainage is to a septic tank. Gas (LPG) central heating system. None of these services have been tested.


Shropshire Council, SY2 6ND. Tel: 0844 448 1644 . Council Tax Band 'C'.


Freehold. Purchasers must verify via their solicitor.


Halls, 2 Barker Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1QJ. Tel: 01743 236444.

Halls Holdings Ltd and any joint agents for themselves, and for the Vendor of the property whose Agents they are, give notice that: (i) These particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract (ii) No person in the employment of or any agent of or consultant to Halls Holdings has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property (iii) Measurements, areas and distances are approximate, Floor plans and photographs are for guidance purposes only (photographs are taken with a wide angled / zoom lenses) and dimensions shapes and precise locations may differ (iv) It must not be assumed that the property has all the required planning or building regulation consents. Halls Holdings Ltd, Halls Holdings House, Bowmen Way, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 3DR. Registered in England 06597073.


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