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Offers in the Region of £630,000

Northwood, Nr Wem, SY4 5NN

  • 3
  • 3
  • Architect designed barn conversion
  • Finished to a high spec.
  • 3 Bed Cottage to refurbish
  • Range of useful outbuildings
  • Ext. to over 20 acres
  • Convenient rural location

A unique opportunity to purchase an architect designed, recently converted 2 bedroom single storey barn, presented to a high standard with an adjacent 3 bedroom period country cottage offering potential for complete refurbishment, together with a range of most useful outbuildings and land extending to around 20 acres, situated in a short distance from the popular village of Northwood, in the heart of north Shropshire countryside.

DESCRIPTION

Halls are delighted with instructions to offer Blackhurst Ford and Sparrow Hatch Cottage, at Northwood, between Wem and Ellesmere, for sale by private treaty.

The sale provides an almost unique opportunity for purchasers to acquire an imaginatively designed and sympathetically converted barn which has been recently converted to a high standard with an adjacent three bedroom period country cottage offering potential for complete refurbishment, as well as a number of most useful outbuildings and land extending, in all, to around 20 acres, situated in this most popular and convenient rural location.

Sparrow Hatch Cottage provides single storey accommodation which has only recently been completed, to provide a Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Area, Inner Hallway, Study Area, Bathroom and two Bedrooms (Master with Dressing Room and Ensuite Shower Room). The property benefits from an air source heating system, PV panels and is presented for sale with the fitted carpets included in the purchase price.

Adjacent to Sparrow Hatch Cottage is Blackhurst Ford which provides a country cottage of great character, in need of complete refurbishment and currently providing a ground floor Entrance Hall, Living Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen Area, ground floor Family Bathroom, Utility Room and Boot Room together with three first floor Bedrooms.

Outside, there is a range of most useful outbuildings including a recently constructed multi-purpose storage shed/workshop which is ideal for a number of usages with an adjacent machinery storage shed and pole barn.

A most unexpected feature of the property is the land which extends to around 20 acres and is currently in three enclosures of permanent pasture, ideal for the grazing of a variety of animals.

The sale of Blackhurst Ford and Sparrow Hatch Cottage does, therefore, provide an opportunity for purchasers to acquire a superbly converted barn, ready for immediate occupation and an attractive country cottage with potential for a full scheme of refurbishment and possible extension, together with a range of most useful outbuildings and land situated in this popular north Shropshire location.

NB.

Please note: the Planning status of Sparrow Hatch Cottage is currently a Holiday Let/B & B, with a temporary living status.

SITUATION

Blackhurst Ford and Sparrow Hatch Cottage are situated in a most attractive and scenic location enjoying lovely views over unspoilt countryside. Whilst enjoying this rural location, the popular villages of Northwood (0.7 of a mile) and Welshampton (1.5 miles) are nearby whilst the well known North Shropshire towns of Ellesmere (4 miles) and Wem (5 miles) are both within easy motoring distance and offer an excellent range of local shopping, recreational and educational facilities. The county town of Shrewsbury is only 17 miles distant, and has a more comprehensive range of amenities of all kinds.

DIRECTIONS

From Ellesmere proceed on the A495 in the direction or Whitchurch, to the village of Welshampton. In Welshampton, turn right onto the B5063 signposted 'Wem' and continue for approximately 1.5 miles and the property will be located on the right hand side, identified by a Halls 'For Sale' board.

SPARROW HATCH COTTAGE:

A glazed entrance door opening in to a:

KITCHEN

With tiled flooring and a fitted kitchen comprising a twin Belfast sink (H&C) with mixer tap over, granite work surface areas with base units incorporating cupboards and drawers, an integrated Rangemaster cooking range with five ring induction hob unit and extractor fan over, integrated fridge and freezer with upright storage cupboard to one side, vintage style radiator, exposed brick walling, exposed ceiling timbers, windows to front and rear elevations and a door through to the:

3.9m x 2.7m (12'10" x 8'10")

LIVING ROOM

With engineered oak flooring, exposed ceiling truss, exposed brick walling, window to side elevation, vintage stye radiator, a Clearview stove standing on a raised hearth and opening through to a:

5.6m x 5.2m (18'4" x 17'1")

DINING AREA

With a continuation of the engineered oak flooring, bi-folding doors leading out to a raised decked area enjoying lovely views over the land and open countryside beyond, two vintage style radiators, exposed brick walling, exposed ceiling timbers.

5.1m x 2.6m (16'9" x 8'6")

INNER HALLWAY

With a fitted carpet as laid, window to side elevation, staircase to first floor and a door in to:

BEDROOM 2

With a fitted carpet as laid, windows to front and side elevations, exposed ceiling timbers and radiator.

5.1m x 2.6m (16'9" x 8'6")

STUDY AREA

With a fitted carpet as laid and a door in to the airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.

BATHROOM

With a freestanding bath with central mixer tap (H&C), hand basin (H&C) with cupboard below, low flush WC, partly tiled walls, exposed brick walling and double glazed opaque window to side elevation.

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE

With a part engineered oak and part reclaimed tiled floor, windows to front and rear elevation, exposed ceiling timbers, exposed brick walling and archway leading through to a:

4.9m x 3.5m (16'1" x 11'6")

DRESSING ROOM

With a continuation of the engineered oak flooring, exposed ceiling timber and a door in to an:

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM

With a pedestal hand basin (H&C), low flush WC, fully tiled shower cubicle with electric shower, extensively tiled walls, double glazed opaque window to rear elevation and internal window through to the Dressing Room.

The staircase rises from the Inner Hallway up to a:

FIRST FLOOR PLAYROOM

Retained by wrought iron railings.

2.8m x 2.8m (9'2" x 9'2")

Attached to one side of the barn is a:

WORKSHOP & LOG SHED

Providing potential for conversion to further accommodation, if required.

Adjacent to Sparrow Hatch Cottage is the original principal residence:

BLACKHURST FORD

With a partly glazed front entrance door in to an:

ENTRANCE HALL

With a quarry tiled floor, exposed ceiling timbers and a door in to a:

LIVING ROOM

With a decorative tiled floor, window to side elevation and tiled fireplace.

4.1m x 2.7m (13'5" x 8'10")

SITTING ROOM

With a fitted carpet as laid, double glazed window to side and rear elevations, open fire grate standing on a raised hearth with brickette surround and mantle over and a door through to the:

48m x 2.8m (157'6" x 9'2")

DINING ROOM

With tiled flooring, double glazed window to rear elevation, a Clearview wood burning stove and an archway in to a:

4.5m x 2.7m (14'9" x 8'10")

KITCHEN AREA

With a vinyl covered floor, stainless steel sink unit (H&C) with drawer and cupboards below, a roll topped work surface area, a freestanding cooker and doors opening in to a recessed storage cupboard.

2.9m x 2.5m (9'6" x 8'2")

A door leads from the Entrance Hall in to a:

GROUND FLOOR FAMILY BATHROOM

With a bath (H&C), pedestal hand basin (H&C), low flush WC, hot water cylinder with slatted shelving over and window to front elevation.

UTILITY ROOM

With a concrete floor, a sink unit (H&C), planned space for a washing machine and window to front elevation.

3.6m x 3.2m (11'10" x 10'6")

BOOT ROOM

With a concrete floor, windows to two elevations and a double glazed side entrance door.

3.2m x 3m (10'6" x 9'10")

The carpeted staircase rises from the Reception Hall up to a:

FIRST FLOOR LANDING AREA

With a window to front elevation and door in to the following:

BEDROOM 1

With a fitted carpet as laid and window to front elevation.

4.1m x 2.8m (13'5" x 9'2")

BEDROOM 2

With a fitted carpet as laid and single glazed window to side elevation.

4.1m x 2.7m (13'5" x 8'10")

BEDROOM 3

With a fitted carpet as laid and single glazed window to rear elevation.

3m x 2.9m (9'10" x 9'6")

OUTSIDE

The properties are approached over the council maintained roadway through a wrought iron gate over a gravelled drive, providing ample parking and manoeuvring space and fronted by a most useful and recently constructed:

MACHINERY STORAGE SHED/WORKSHOP

With a concrete base, part block, part timber construction, power and light laid on with first floor loft storage space and double opening high level doors to front elevation.

6.7m x 6.4m (22'0" x 21'0")

Immediately adjacent to this building is a:

MULTI-PURPOSE STORAGE SHED

With a lean-to shed to front and a concrete base, currently utilised for machinery and log storage.

8.5m x 6m (27'11" x 19'8")

POLE BARN

Providing further storage space.

GARDENS

There is an extensive paved patio area to the side of the property as well as a raised decked area to the rear providing an ideal space for outdoor entertaining. There are lawns and ample room around for landscaping according to ones individual tastes and preferences. The gardens enjoy super views over the land and open countryside beyond.

LAND

The land is a super feature of this property and is retained within 3 enclosures of permanent pasture, ideal for the grazing of a variety of animals. The property extends, in all, to around 20 acres, or thereabouts.

SERVICES

We understand that the properties have the benefit of mains water and electricity. Drainage is to two separate private systems.

TENURE

The property is said to be of freehold tenure and vacant possession will be given on completion of the purchase.

LOCAL AUTHORITY

Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND.

COUNCIL TAX

The property is in Band ' D ' on the Shropshire Council Register. The payment for 2017/2018 is £1589.05.

VIEWINGS

By appointment through Halls, The Square, Ellesmere, Shropshire. Tel:(01691) 622602.

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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