A splendid and spaciously proportioned period detached farmhouse with generous gardens, various stores and grazing paddock in a sought after rural locality with lovely views over farmland. In all about 1 acre.
From Shrewsbury take the A53 to Shawbury. Continue out of the village for about 2 miles and turn right at a crossroads signposted Ellerdine/Cold Hatton. Follow this road for just over 3 miles to the end and upon reaching a junction turn left onto the A442 Telford/Hodnet road. Take the first right signposted Little Bolas. Follow this lane for about 0.4 miles, passing around a sharp right hand bend and at the bottom of the bank, turn right up a private track/lane, which leads up to the property on the left hand side.
Potford Farm occupies a most attractive rural location in a commanding position set well back from the road and provides delightful views over the surrounding countryside. A number of amenities can be found locally, especially Hodnet and Tibberton, however, a more comprehensive range can be found at either Newport, Market Drayton, Telford or Shrewsbury. Commuters will be pleased to note that the region's main commercial centres of The Potteries, Chester, Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury and Telford are easily accessible.
Potford Farm is a particularly charming and spaciously proportioned period farm house of character, featuring lovely mellowed brickwork. The accommodation offers excellent versatility, whilst being well laid out for family living and includes a ground floor annex incorporating a Bedroom, Lounge, Kitchen and Bathroom, which would no doubt appeal to a dependent relative or alternatively be combined with the main accommodation for a larger family. Those seeking to work from home could also use this area of the property as offices if required. The accommodation is also well appointed with a wonderful fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room, which includes an AGA COOKER with semi open plan Dining room leading off and a separate Conservatory. The other reception rooms have feature fireplaces with log burners, whilst on the first floor the excellent bedroom suite is combined with two large Bath/Shower rooms. Bedroom 6 could easily be used as a Play/Games room and has a staircase leading directly down to the Kitchen.
Outside, the house is set in generous sized gardens, extensively lawned for ease of management, whilst incorporating a child's play area to the main front garden and two very useful garden stores. Part of the garden is positioned across the shared driveway, set slightly elevated with a lawn, which incorporates a bore hole (formerly connected to the house), a very useful vegetable garden and fruit trees. There is also an excellent workshop which includes power.
The land provides a useful grazing pony paddock which is positioned beyond the front garden and extends down towards a brook and may be of interest for those who wish to keep a pony or horse or merely use as an amenity area. THE WHOLE EXTENDS TO ABOUT 1 ACRE.
With attractive tiled floor. Staircase with oak banister rail rising to the main first floor landing. Door to:
With lighting and power point.
With inglenook fireplace incorporating oak beam and log burner. Part glazed storage unit to each side.
With attractive brick fireplace, having log burner set on brick hearth. Pine beams to ceiling. Under stairs store with central heating control unit, staircase rising to the first floor.
With fitted range of storage cupboards.
With stone flagged floor. Brick arch features. Windows out onto courtyard.
With stone flagged floor. Space and plumbing for washing machine with worktop over. Close coupled WC and wash hand basin. Eye level storage cupboards with further worktop and curtained storage under.
With stone flagged floor. Windows to courtyard with views over open farmland.
Semi open plan access to Breakfast Kitchen with stone flagged floor, ceiling down-lighters and beams. Extensive fitted beech worktops with part tiled splash. Extensive range of painted wood base and eye level cupboards with drawers. Space for microwave oven. Built in electric DOUBLE OVEN. Integrated DISHWASHING MACHINE. Range surround with oil fired 4 OVEN AGA COOKER (Black). Island with granite worktop and circular sink unit. Built in range of cupboards and drawers including basket units and breakfast bar, matching painted larder unit.Leading off the Breakfast Kitchen are twin doors to an external porch adjacent to the courtyard. Staircase rising to the first floor. Open access to:
With wrap around double glazed windows providing lovely views out over open farmland. Twin French doors leading out to the garden.
Leading off the Reception Hall a door gives access to:
With window aspect out on to front garden.
With ornamental brick fireplace.
With fitted worktop. A basic selection of beech effect base and eye level cupboards. Built in sink unit. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Space for upright fridge freezer. Extensive glazing with twin doors opening out onto the courtyard.
With panelled bath, having mixer tap with shower attachment and tiled splash. Close coupled WC, wash hand basin and tiled floor.
With fitted range of wardrobes. Aspect over the front garden and farmland beyond.
With extensive fitted book shelving. Aspects over the front garden and farmland beyond.
With a fitted range of wardrobes.
With tiled effect floor covering. Roll top/claw foot bath with centre mixer tap and shower attachment, bidet, period style high level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, wide walk in aqua panelled shower unit with direct feed shower unit. Painted wood part wall panelling. Built in cylinder cupboard containing modern hot water cylinder (pressurised system).
Part sloping ceiling. Dormer window aspect over farmland.
Staircase descending down to the Lounge. Door to:
With fitted range of wardrobes. Vaulted ceiling.
With vaulted ceiling having downlighters. Roll top/claw foot bath with centre mixer tap and shower attachment. Walk in shower with part tiled walls. Close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin with splash. Door to:
With sloping ceilings including two Velux roof lights. Door giving access to:
Staircase descending to Breakfast Kitchen.
Approached over a shared unmade access lane, which leads up to the property and into a gravelled courtyard. External power point and cold tap. Lean-to timber framed CAR PORT.
The gardens are split into three areas with the main portion being to the front with a gravelled path adjacent to the house. Dwarf brick walling and steps, which rise through a timber arch onto a large lawn, a child's timber PLAYHOUSE, DECKING AND SWING UNIT. Soft fruit cages.
Built of mainly timber, providing GARDEN STORE and TOOL SHED.
The side garden is laid to a smaller sloping lawn with shrubs and a young beech hedge.
A further garden area set across the driveway with access along a gravel path up to a lawn with VEGETABLE BED, GREENHOUSE, timber garden STORE and modern oil storage tank. In addition there is a terrace bed with herbaceous plants and roses. At the end of the garden is a timber post and railed VEGETABLE GARDEN with concrete paths. Timber POTTING SHED with LEAN-TO STORE. WORKSHOP approximately 17'0 x 9'5 built of timber with tiled roof and concreted floor. Power and lighting. More fruit trees including damson, apple, plum and cherry.
Beyond the main front garden is a useful grazing pony paddock, which is sloping in part and adjoins a lovely meandering brook, whilst also having the benefit of a gated access onto the adjacent lane.
Fitted carpets as laid and most light fittings are included.
Mains water and electricity are understood to be connected. Foul drainage is to a septic tank. Sited within part of the garden is a bore hole which formerly supplied the house and has been disconnected, although it may possibly be utilised for the garden if required. Oil central heating. None of these services has been tested.
Shropshire Council, Shrewsbury. Tel: 0844 448 1644. Council Tax Band 'E'
Freehold although purchasers must make their own enquiries via their solicitor.
Halls, 2 Barker Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1QJ. Tel: 01743 236444. E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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