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SSTC £450,000

Kempton, Lydbury North, Shropshire, SY7 0JG

  • 2
  • 3
  • 2
  • A detached stone house
  • Extending to around 1.50 acres
  • 3 bedrooms, kitchen/breakfast
  • En-suite and family bathroom
  • Sitting room, dining room
  • Useful detached stone barn

A substantial detached stone house standing in large gardens and paddock of around 1.50 acres in a picturesque setting and enjoying excellent country views together with additional pasture of 0.36 acres available by separate negotiation. It provides well proportioned and presented accommodation of 3 double bedrooms, en-suite and family bathrooms, sitting and dining rooms, kitchen, utility/WC and stone outbuilding.

GENERAL REMARKS

No. 8 Kempton is a rare find, a handsome house in a glorious country setting with extensive gardens and paddock and many fine views. The property has been tastefully and sensitively renovated by the current owners and provides authentic country living.

Principally constructed of attractive stone under a slate roof, the rooms are well proportioned with unusually high ceilings to the first floor giving that extra sense of space. The original small paned windows are fairly typical of the area and provide pleasant views along the valley towards Clunton Hill.

Of particular note and complimenting the 3 bedrooms, en-suite and family bathroom, two reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast, WC and porch are the extensive grounds. The private gardens extend to 0.65 of an acre and are quite delightful, comprising large lawned areas dotted with young, mature trees. Set in the grounds is a detached stone timber and slate cow byre which has several current uses but may have potential as an annex or holiday cottage or as a home office/studio, subject to planning.

The house is South facing and to the front, in this direction, is a pasture paddock which extends to just under 1 acre beyond which is a further pasture paddock extending to 0.36 of an acre, the latter being available by negotiation separate to the house and paddock.

SITUATION

The house sits on the edge of the peaceful hamlet of Kempton amidst the beautiful South Shropshire countryside in the Clun Valley. The towns of Bishops Castle, Craven Arms and Ludlow are a comfortable driving distance and offer an excellent range of services and amenities.

ACCOMMODATION

Arranged over two floors, the well presented accommodation is described as follows:

ENTRANCE HALL

Entrance door with panelled lights into the entrance hall with a panelled radiator, fitted carpet, staircase to first floor and door to:

SITTING ROOM

With a feature fireplace inset with a wood burner, traditional small pane glass windows overlooking the paddock and with views towards Clunbury, panelled radiator, electric power points and fitted carpet.

15'3" x 12' (4.65m x 3.66m)

DINING ROOM

With a feature fireplace inset with a large wood burner, slate mantlepiece, hearth and cast iron cover to the brick bread oven, small pane glass windows overlooking the paddock and with views towards Clunbury. Recess to one side of the fireplace, wall light point, fitted carpet, electric power points, panelled radiator and door to under stairs storage cupboard.

15'3 x 14'9" (4.65m x 4.50m)

KITCHEN

Fitted with a porcelain double sink unit, range of attractive wall and base cupboards and drawers, Rayburn oil range, integrated dishwasher, teak work tops, windows to two elevations overlooking the rear lawns, meter box, exposed beams, quarry tiled floor, plate rack, shelving and door to:

15'2" x 12'11" (4.62m x 3.94m)

UTILITY

With quarry tiled floor, coat hooks, stainless steel sink unit, plumbing for a washing machine and door to:

CLOAKROOM

With quarry tiled floor, low flush WC, corner basin, frosted glass window, shaver light and socket and panelled radiator. Off the kitchen is a part glazed door to the:

REAR ENTRANCE PORCH

With quarry tiled floor, exposed stone work, light, glazed lights and part glazed door to the outside.

6'4" x 5'5" (1.93m x 1.65m)

The wide staircase rises from the Entrance Hall to the:

FIRST FLOOR LANDING

With fitted carpet, access to the high roof space, radiator, window to side and door to:

BEDROOM 1

With high ceiling, small glass paned window with views over fields and beyond the village towards the rolling South Shropshire countryside, panelled radiator, traditional boarded floor and high level storage cupboards.

15'2" x 11'7" (4.62m x 3.53m)

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

With corner shower cubicle with 'Triton' shower unit, WC, wash basin, ladder radiator, vanity cupboards, wall tiles and extractor fan.

BEDROOM 2

Window with views to the paddock and beyond the village over open fields, radiator, high ceiling, traditional polished floor boards and door to one side of chimney breast to large storage cupboard.

16'3" 11'2" (4.95m 3.40m)

BEDROOM 3

With windows overlooking the large lawned gardens, polished timber floor boarding, high ceiling, power point and radiator.

15'1" x 8'11" (4.60m x 2.72m)

BATHROOM

Nicely appointed with a modern white suite including bath with 'Triton' shower and screen, towel radiator, shaver point, window overlooking the pasture field and door to the Airing Cupboard with hot water cylinder fitted with an immersion heater and slatted shelving.

OUTSIDE

The property is approached off the village access road over a cattle grid with a low stone wall and gravelled drive which sweeps round to the rear of the house with a large parking area and paved terrace and path which leads to the rear entrance porch. Either side of the drive are two good sized lawned areas planted with a number of trees. Adjacent to the house is a further substantial lawned area which rises gently up to a former vegetable patch retained by a neat box hedge. In all, the private gardens extend to 0.65 of an acre.

In the grounds is a part stone and part timber outbuilding with a traditional pitched slate roof and chimney and which was formerly a small cow byre now divided into several compartments but would lend itself nicely to conversion, either to holiday/annexe or home office accommodation subject to planning permission. Please note that this building has recently suffered fire damage and will require reinstatement.

To the front of the house is a gravelled pathway with edging lawns and rose bushes which has stone steps and a wrought iron pedestrian gate down to the village lane.

THE LAND

To the front of the house is an excellent pasture field which extends to just under 1 acre and has separate access to the quiet village lane. It is suitable for grazing all types of livestock including ponies. Adjacent to this is a further pasture paddock of 0.36 acres. The smaller field is available by separate negotiation.

OVERAGE

The purchase of the property will be subject to an overage clause.

SERVICES

Mains water and electricity are connected. Drainage is to a private system located in the field. An oil fired Rayburn range provides hot water, heating and cooking.NOTE: None of the services or installations have been tested by the agents.

OUTGOINGS

The property lies in Band E for Council Tax purposes.

VIEWING

Strictly through the Agents: Halls, 43 Church Street, Bishops Castle, SY9 5DA Telephone 01588 638755.

DIRECTIONS

From Bishops Castle proceed on the B4385 and on leaving Lydbury North continue for about 3 miles and turn right at second turn for Kempton and immediately take the first entrance on the left over a cattle grid and the drive to the property.

MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS

On putting forward an offer to purchase, you will be required to provide evidence of funding together with adequate identification to prove your identity within the terms of the Money Laundering Regulations (MLR 2017) E.G. Passport or photographic driving license and recent utility bill.

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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