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SSTC £450,000

Welshampton, Ellesmere, SY12 0NP

  • 2
  • 4
  • Period detached country house
  • Requiring refurbishment
  • Immense potential for extension
  • Long approach drive
  • Gardens & land ext. to 8.2ac
  • Extremely private location

A period detached 4 bedroom country house with potential for complete refurbishment and possible extension (subject to LA consent), with gardens, outbuildings and land, extending, in all, to around 8.2 acres, situated in an extremely private rural location, at the end of a long approach drive, a short distance from the popular village of Welshampton.

DESCRIPTION

Halls are delighted with instructions to offer Claypits, near Welshampton, for sale by private treaty.

Claypits is a period detached 4 bedroom country house with potential for complete refurbishment and possible extension (subject to LA consent), with gardens, outbuildings and land, extending, in all, to around 8.2 acres, situated in an extremely private rural location, at the end of a long approach drive, a short distance from the popular village of Welshampton.

Originally a farm labourers cottage and substantially extended by the current vendors, who have occupied the property for some 38 years, or so, the internal accommodation now provides, on the ground floor, a Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Dining Room, Living Room, Boiler Room and downstairs WC, together with four first floor Bedrooms and a Family Bathroom. The accommodation is versatile and offers immense potential for extension having previously had planning permission approved for a two storey extension (now expired).

Outside, the property is complimented by mature gardens including a wide variety of fruit trees and bushes, a natural pool and useful outbuildings, currently utilised as storage space. There is a walled swimming pool, now in need of complete refurbishment.

The land is a surprising feature of the property and surrounds the house and gardens with three principal enclosures of permanent pasture and a pool with wooded area providing a haven for wildlife. The gardens and grounds offer potential for landscaping in to super family gardens.

The sale of Claypits does, therefore, provide a very rare opportunity, indeed, for purchasers to acquire a real 'hidden gem' which has potential to become a first class country property in an extremely private rural location. Halls, the sole selling agents, strongly recommend an immediate inspection of the property to fully appreciate the possibilities it has to offer, both internally and externally.

N.B.

The property is approached along a single track country lane, which may not be suitable for standard vehicles and access by 4x4 would be preferable. Alternatively, viewers can park their vehicles a short distance from the property and walk the remaining 250 yards, or so.

SITUATION

Claypits is situated at the end of a long single track approach drive, a short distance from the village of Welshampton, which has useful local amenities to include a Primary School, Parish Church, Village Pub and thriving Village Hall. Welshampton is also only 4 miles from the North Shropshire Lakeland town of Ellesmere, which has excellent local shopping, recreational and educational facilities. The county towns of Shrewsbury (18 miles) and Chester (28 miles) are, also, within reach by car, both of which, have a more comprehensive range of amenities of all kinds.

DIRECTIONS

From Ellesmere proceed on the A495 road in the direction of Whitchurch. On reaching Welshampton, take the first turning left, signposted 'Stocks', then your first turning right (unsigned). Continue to the crossroads and turn left, signposted 'Hampton Wood', where the access drive to Claypits will be located on the left hand side with a white sign stating 'Hawthorn House, access to the above and Claypits only'. Follow this small country lane for approximately 150 yards and bear left at the fork in the road. This is where the private drive to Claypits starts and some viewers may wish to leave their vehicle here and walk the remaining 250 yards, or so, where the property will be situated at the very end of the drive.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:

A rear entrance door opening in to a:

BOOT ROOM

With a tiled floor, a Grant oil fired boiler (3 years old) with a door in to a:

DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM

With a hand basin (H&C), low flush WC and a window to side elevation.

KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM

With a tiled floor and a fitted kitchen including a stainless steel 1.5 bowl sink unit (H&C) with a cupboard below, a range of roll topped work surface areas with base units incorporating cupboards, a four oven Aga (oil fired - serviced July 2019), matching eye level cupboards, windows to side elevation and a door in to a:

4.40m x 3.40m (14'5" x 11'2")

PANTRY

Including shelving and a cold slab, with a window to side elevation.

DINING ROOM

With a windows to side elevation and a front entrance door leading out to the gardens.

4.40m x 3.10m (14'5" x 10'2")

INNER HALL

With laminate flooring, window to front elevation, exposed ceiling timbers, staircase to first floor and a door in to the:

LIVING ROOM

With laminate flooring, space for a wood burning stove, a door in to an understairs storage cupboard, windows to front and rear elevations, a front entrance door leading out to the gardens.

6.89m x 3.20m (22'7" x 10'6")

FIRST FLOOR LANDING

With a door in to a storage cupboard and door in to the following:

BEDROOM 4

With windows to side and rear elevations and a radiator.

3.20m x 2.10m (10'6" x 6'11")

BEDROOM 3

With window to front elevation, inspection hatch to roofspace and a single fitted wardrobe.

3.60m x 2.40m (11'10" x 7'10")

INNER LANDING / STUDY

With a door in to the airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with slatted shelving over, book shelving to three walls, window to front elevation and doors in to:

BEDROOM 2

With a wood boarded floor, window to side and rear elevation, radiator and fitted wardrobes.

3.30m x 2.70m (10'10" x 8'10")

BATHROOM

With a window to side elevation, a panelled bath (H&C) with shower attachment and electric shower over, pedestal hand basin (H&C), low flush WC, bidet, wood boarded floor, radiator.

BEDROOM 1

With a wood boarded floor, windows to side elevation, a fitted wardrobes and a radiator.

4.50m x 3.10m (14'9" x 10'2")

OUTSIDE

The property is approached from a long approach drive through a wrought iron gate which opens to a gravelled drive, leading to the far side of the house where there is a parking and manoeuvring area.

GARDENS

The gardens are a super feature of the property and are extremely mature, with extensive lawns, a variety of mature fruit trees (including Cherry, Quince, Mulberry, Walnut, Medlar and various Apple trees) and soft fruit bushes.

OUTBUILDING

Formerly the dairy and parlour, now used for storage purposes.

9m x 5m approx. (29'6" x 16'5" appro x 0")

MULTI-PURPOSE STORAGE BUILDING

Currently used for storage purposes.

20m x 12m approx. (65'7" x 39'4" appro x 0")

STABLE BUILDINGS

In need of refurbishment/replacement.

LAND

The land is a super feature of the property and is retained within three principal enclosures of permanent pasture, together with natural pools and areas of woodland.

The property extends, in all, to around 8.2 acres.

SERVICES

We understand that the property has the benefit of mains water and electricity. Drainage is to a private system.

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 2019/2020 is £1,763.28.

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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