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Spinney House, Shrewsbury, SY5 7PP

  • 4
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  • Appealing country house
  • Scope to modernise/refurbish
  • Extensive gardens/ grounds
  • 3 Rec, 5 Beds, 3 Bath
  • Stunning village location
  • Wonderful southerly views

A spacious and versatile detached country house offering excellent scope to modernise, with extensive lawned gardens, grounds and coppice, in a stunning private village location with wonderful views out over farmland towards the Stretton Hills. IN ALL ABOUT 2.25 ACRES.

DIRECTIONS

From Shrewsbury take the A49 south from Shrewsbury and pass through Dorrington. Then after about 1 mile turn left signed Longnor. Proceed into the village, passed the school and after a short distance the property is located on the right hand side set well back from the road (partially unseen).

SITUATION

The property is attractively situated within the sought after village of Longnor. Positioned adjacent to open farmland at the rear with the most stunning views south to the Stretton Hills. The village offers a primary school, whilst further basic amenities can be found at Dorrington approximately 1.5 miles away. The surrounding area is known for its farmland beauty with the scenic area of the Lawley and Cae Caradoc Hill close by. This area offers some wonderful walks towards Cardington. The property is also well situated for access to the town of Church Stretton, which offers a rail service and Shrewsbury with its excellent and varied shopping centre, social facilities and leisure pursuits. Commuters have ready access to the commercial centres around Shrewbury, Telford and Wolverhampton, or alternatively south to Ludlow.

DESCRIPTION

Spinney House offers a rare opportunity to acquire an individual detached country house surrounded by its own extensive gardens and grounds, and is understood not to have been offered on the open market previously, since it was originally built.

The house itself enjoys naturally well lit accommodation, with all main rooms taking advantage of the view. The rooms are well proportioned and offer versatility, whilst generally in need of a scheme of modernisation and refurbishment, which would allow prospective purchasers the opportunity to incorporate their own requirements and taste, whilst in addition there may be a further opportunity to extend - subject to any necessary planning consents. The existing accommodation boasts a central hallway, which leads off to a useful guests/cloaks/WC, 2 main reception rooms, in addition to a study/snug and a separate games/family room. There is a lovely open plan living/breakfast/kitchen with patio doors leading out to the garden. On the first floor there are 5 bedrooms including 2 en-suite bathrooms, a main family bathroom and a wash room.

The property is set well back up a long private driveway with a circular in/out feature. The extensive gardens are beautifully maintained and incorporate a host of mature trees, which provide screening to its main flanking boundaries, whilst in addition there is a lovely kitchen garden and a generous size coppice.

RECEPTION HALL

With karndean tiled flooring, coved ceiling, useful under stairs storage cupboard, staircase rising to first floor.

GUEST CLOAKS/WC

With low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, mainly tiled walls.

STUDY/SNUG

Coved ceiling.

GAMES ROOM

Converted from the former double garage with triple window aspect. Front and rear entrance doors. A boiler room off with oil fired central heating boiler.

SITTING ROOM

With parquet flooring, coved ceiling, fireplace with painted decorative surround, wood burning stove and quarry tiled hearth. Feature double glazed sliding patio doors with matching side windows taking advantage of the stunning views towards Caer Caradoc and the Lawley.

LOBBY

With archway leading to:

DINING ROOM

With parquet flooring. Coved ceiling and double glazed sliding patio door with views out towards Caer Caradoc and the Lawley.

OPEN PLAN LIVING BREAKFAST KITCHEN

A lovely open plan room with front and rear aspect windows including French doors leading out onto the patio and including a kitchen area with fitted work top and built in stainless steel sink unit. Tiled splash. Built in GAS LPG HOB UNIT with FILTER HOOD over head. Built in ELECTRIC DOUBLE OVEN. Range of oak faced base and eye level units. BREAKFAST BAR with fitted work top and oak faced storage units under. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Walk in PANTRY with fitted shelving. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Ceiling down lighters.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING

With ceiling light tunnel. Access to loft space with drop down access and aluminum extendable ladder.

MASTER BEDROOM (Double)

With four window aspect. One in particular providing stunning views out over the farm land towards the hills in the distance. Fitted range of wardrobes with storage cupboards over.

EN-SUITE BATHROOM

With panelled bath having tiled walls above and mixer tap with shower attachment. Folding splash screen. Vanity unit with wash hand basin and surround with tiled splash. Cupboards under. Close coupled WC. Heated chrome towel rail. Wall mirror and lighting.

BEDROOM 2 (Double)

With fitted wardrobe.

EN-SUITE BATHROOM

With panelled bath and tiled splash. Vanity unit with half inset wash hand basin and cupboard under. Close coupled WC with concealed cistern. Fitted wall mirror.

BEDROOM 3 (Double)

With built in wardrobe.

BEDROOM 4 (Double)

With fitted wardrobe.

BEDROOM 5 (Single)

With fitted wardrobe.

BATHROOM

With panelled bath having chrome mixer tap shower attachment, tiled splash, pedestal wash hand basin, further half tiled walls, corner tiled shower cubicle with ELECTRIC TRITON SHOWER UNIT. Airing cupboard containing pre-lagged hot water cylinder with immersion heater.

OUTSIDE

Approached over a long sweeping tarmacadam driveway flanked by lawned areas incorporating a selection of specimen conifers, mixed hedgerow and a mature apple tree. A conifer hedge half way along the driveway then partially screens off the house and main gardens. The driveway then sweeps around in an oval with a central lawn and a beautiful wooden carving of a hawk.

DOUBLE GARAGE

Brick built with TWO ELECTRIC/AUTOMATIC ROLLER SHUTTER ENTRANCE DOORS. Power and lighting. Roof storage area. Cold water tap. Side pedestrian access door.

17'0 x 18'3 (5.18m x 5.56m)

REAR FLAGGED/TILED COURTYARD completely enclosed with two wicket gates to the gardens and also having access to:

UTILITY ROOM

Adjoining the garage and brick built including a fitted work top. Tiled walls. Eye level base units. Fitted Belfast sink with an electric hot water heater.

12'1 x 4'9 (3.68m x 1.45m)

THE GARDENS

These are a stunning feature to the property with the house sitting almost central. Beyond the entrance garden area set around the oval in/out driveway are neat lawns interspersed with a lovely array of specimen trees including Silver Birch, a variety of conifers and Scots Pine, together with a raised bed of mixed flowering shrubs including rhododendrons. The lawns then flank both sides of the house and join through to the rear with a wonderful open lawned area incorporating two large shaped beds of flowering specimen shrubs. To the rear of the house, extending its full width are SPLIT LEVEL FLAGGED TERRACING. This area of the garden is south facing and offers the most wonderful views out over unspoilt countryside to the Stretton Hills in the distance. To the one flank of the gardens screened away by intermittent neatly trimmed conifer hedging is the KITCHEN GARDEN surrounded by lawns and includes a POTTING SHED and GARDEN STORE. Immediately adjacent on the eastern fringe of the property is a natural wildlife area with grasses and mature trees.

On the alternative flank of the house to the west is an area of MATURE COPPICE largely containing deciduous trees. THE WHOLE EXTENDS TO ABOUT 2.25 ACRES.

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS

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

SERVICES

Mains water and electricity are understood to be connected. Foul drainage is to a septic tank. Oil fired central heating system. None of these have been tested.

TENURE

Freehold. Purchasers must confirm via their solicitor.

LOCAL AUTHORITY

Shropshire Council, Shrewsbury. Tel: 0844 448 1644. Council Tax Band (to be confirmed).

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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