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Offers in the Region of £535,000

Shotton Cottage, Godings Lane, Harmer Hill, Shrewsbury, SY4 3HB

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  • Beautiful Victorian House
  • Extended accommodation
  • 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 4 Recs
  • Numerous Improvements
  • Extensive Gardens - 0.5 Acre
  • Just outside the village

An impressive and beautifully appointed extended detached Victorian House with lovely gardens in an unspoilt position adjoining farmland, just outside the village and with easy access to Shrewsbury. In all about 0.52 acre. INTERNAL INSPECTION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO APPRECIATE THIS FINE COUNTRY HOME.

DIRECTIONS

From Shrewsbury take the A528 Ellesmere Road to Harmer Hill and proceed past the Bridgwater Arms, heading for Wem, after the crossroads take the next turning right into Godings Lane. Continue for about 200 mtrs and the property will be seen on the right.

SITUATION

Situated in a most attractive and unspoilt location, set down a quiet lane, with extensive farmland views, including The Wrekin seen in the distance. Harmer Hill provides a pub with restaurant, whilst there is a shop and primary school at each of the neighbouring villages of Myddle and Clive. Shrewsbury is only a short drive away with the Battlefield Enterprise Park, Retail Park and a selection of supermarkets. To the north of the village is the town of Wem, which offers a selection of shops, leisure and social facilities. Yorton railway halt is less than a mile away. Commuters will find there are good road links via the A49 through to the A5 and M54 motorway, giving easy access to Telford and Wolverhampton.

DESCRIPTION

Shotton Cottage is certainly much more than the name may portray. Originally believed to date back to circa 1895, the cottage was part of the Shotton Hall Estate. The Estate was at the time owned by the Marquis of Cambridge, Queen Mary's brother. The property has been substantially extended and refurbished in a most tasteful and sympathetic manner. The accommodation offers a wide degree of adaptability with the provision of 4 reception rooms in addition to the study. The kitchen is fitted in a country style together with an Aga cooker. The first floor is also well balanced and worthy of note is the unusually large family bathroom and two en-suite bath rooms.

The present owners have undertaken extensive improvements including replacement double glazed windows to the majority of the accommodation, which includes a 10 year warranty, damp proof course work to the sitting room with a 25 year warranty, new fireplace to the sitting room, new en-suite fittings to Bedroom 1, re-landscaping of the gardens and a re-design of the vegetable garden.

The double garage has been partly adapted to a useful office/studio, however, this could be easily removed to allow garaging for two cars. The gardens have been specifically landscaped and maintained as a true cottage garden with natural wild flower and grassed areas incorporating mature trees together with formal landscaped sections and a wonderful vegetable garden.

THE WHOLE EXTENDS TO ABOUT 0.52 ACRE.

ACCOMMODATION

Porch: With quarry tiled floor and blue brick edging.

RECEPTION HALL

With black and white tiled floor and built in cloaks cupboard.

GARDEN ROOM

With deep storage cupboard, double glazed sliding patio door leading out to the garden.

SITTING ROOM

With attractive Portuguese limestone fireplace and hearth with built in automatic electric coal effect fire. Communicating door to study.

FAMILY ROOM

Door from the garden. Staircase rising to the first floor. Fireplace with exposed brickwork and 'CLEAR VIEW' LOG BURNER set on brick hearth and extensive fitted bookcasing.

STUDY

With attractive brick floor and fitted bookcasing.

DINING ROOM

With attractive 'black and white' tiled floor, twin doors with bevelled glazing through to:

KITCHEN

With attractive modern country style fittings to include extensive GRANITE WORK SURFACES, built in sink unit with adjoining granite drainer, tiled splash. Range of matching base and eye level cupboards also including two glazed display cabinets, plate rack and microwave store. BUILT IN ELECTRIC ZANUSSI COOKER, space and plumbing for dishwashing machine. ELECTRIC CREAM 4 OVEN 'AGA' RANGE COOKER. Part under unit lighting, ceiling downlighters with skylight.

UTILITY ROOM

With granite effect work surfaces, built in stainless steel sink unit, matching cupboards to base and eye level, space and plumbing for washing machine. Wrap around windows providing extenstive views.

CLOAKS/WC

With wash handbasin, close coupled WC.

BEDROOM 1 (Double)

With built in double wardrobe with storage over, access to loft space.

EN-SUITE BATHROOM

With white suite comprising panelled bath with tiled walls above, close coupled WC, vanity unit with wash handbasin with tiled splash and fitted mirror, electric shaver socket, electric chrome heated towel rail.

BEDROOM 2 (Double)

With fitted double wardrobe, twin aspect view over the garden and adjacent farmland.

BATH/SHOWER ROOM

With modern period style white suite comprising central tiled panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, pedestal wash handbasin with tiled splash. CORNER SHOWER CUBICLE with direct feed shower unit. Bidet, close coupled WC, extractor fan, airing cupboard containing factory insulated hot water cylinder with immersion heater. Amtico flooring. Access to loft space.

BEDROOM 3 (Double)

With access to loft space. Twin window aspect.

EN-SUITE BATHROOM

With white suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, tiled splash, pedestal wash handbasin with tiled splash, close coupled WC and electric shaver socket.

OUTSIDE

Approached between brick piers onto a gravelled driveway with ample parking space for a number of vehicles.

DOUBLE GARAGE

Modified internally to provide a SINGLE GARAGE WITH STORAGE AREA and OFFICE/STUDIO (11'7" x 7'11") having power and electric, extensive fitted worktop with a selection of cupboards below in part. The main garage area also incorporates lighting and power and could easily be returned to its original design as a double garage

5.87m x 5.36m (19'3" x 17'7")

THE GARDENS

These are a wonderful feature to the property, being generous in size with many natural habitat areas and more formal landscaping.

REAR GARDEN

This area forms the original front area of the house with a wide gravelled pathway, dwarf brick walling and a flagged and brick PATIO AREA set within stone walling. Steps rise to a further flagged area bounded by particularly deep and abundantly stocked herbaceous beds which include roses and yew hedging. Lawns are interspersed with natural wild flower in part and grassed areas incorporating numerous trees, part of which forms an ORCHARD. Timber SUMMER HOUSE/CABIN used as a studio with power and lighting.

VEGETABLE GARDEN

This lies at the end of the front garden and is generous in size providing arched feature privet hedging with an iris bed adjacent to the brick and tile 'COCKEREL' house which provides covered seating area. Leading off are part brick enclosed composting areas together with a deep herbaceous border. In addition, there are growing beds which include rhubarb, strawberries and soft fruit canes. Aluminium framed GREENHOUSE. Additional soft fruit beds with netting. Adjacent to this area is a SECONDARY VEHICLE ENTRANCE with twin gates leading onto a gravelled parking area, possibly suitable for a trailer, boat or caravan.

FRONT GARDEN

This lies adjacent to the driveway being well screened off by a mature holly hedge with a wicket gate leading through to a MAINLY FLAGGED SUN TERRACE adjacent to the utility. A further stone flagged area leads up the side of the house with a raised herbaceous bed, external power point and wall climbing plants. Enclosed oil fired central heating boiler. Leading off the terrace is a neat shaped lawn with abundantly stocked herbaceous beds AND a selection of shrubs. The lawn extends to the end of the property with further beds and a LOG and REFUSE STORE. Off the driveway is a further vehicle gate giving access onto a concreted hard standing area, suitable for parking a trailer, etc.

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS

The fitted carpets as laid and light fittings are included. Only those items described in these sale particulars are included in the sale.

SERVICES

Mains water and electricity are connected. Mains gas is understood to be available in the road (subject to connection fees). Drainage is to a septic tank. None of these services have been tested.

TENURE

Freehold with Vacant Possession upon Completion.

LOCAL AUTHORITY/COUNCIL TAX BAND

Shropshire Council, The Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, SY3 8HQ. Tel: 01743 281000. Council Tax Band "F".

VIEWINGS

Halls, 2 Barker Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1QJ. Tel: 01743 236444. E: shrewsbury@hallsgb.com

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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