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Mulberry Cottage, Chapel Lane, Knockin Heath, SY10 8ED

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  • Beautifully presented
  • Spacious character acc
  • Neat gardens
  • Various Outbuildings
  • Grazing Land
  • In all about 2.52 acres

A beautifully presented and charming detached country cottage with neat gardens, versatile outbuildings, grazing land and amenity coppice in a popular and convenient rural locality. IN ALL ABOUT 2.52 ACRES.

DIRECTIONS

From Shrewsbury proceed north along the A5 and then at the end of the Nesscliffe by-pass at a roundabout, take the first exit onto the B4397 for Knockin. Take the first left turning signed Kinnerley and carry on through a cross roads and then the property will be seen first on the left.

SITUATION

The property is situated in a beautiful unspoilt rural locality, and looks out onto open farmland at the rear. Those seeking a true rural lifestyle will find this property particularly attractive with many winding lanes close by, offering mile upon mile of riding out and walking opportunities. The local village of Kinnerley provides a shop/post office and primary school, whilst there is a medical practise and pub at Knockin. The property is conveniently positioned for commuters with quick access to the A5 and thereon to Shrewsbury (approx 20 minutes) or Oswestry (approx 15 minutes).

DESCRIPTION

Mulberry Cottage offers a rare opportunity to acquire such a beautifully presented and charming extended detached cottage, together with neat manageable gardens, a selection of versatile outbuildings and land including a lavender enclosure - the present owners also keep Alpacas - all of which extends to around 2.52 acres and no doubt will be of keen interest to those seeking a property for equestrian, hobby livestock or horticultural purposes.

The Cottage provides deceptively spacious accommodation which has been attractively improved by the present owners and offers a versatile layout, immaculately presented. There are many features of character combined with a contemporary living environment. There are extensive mainly oak skirting boards, door architraves, internal doors and staircase and pure wool carpets. UPVC double glazed windows have been fitted and the hallway includes oak flooring. The main sitting room is generous in size and has a contemporary feel. Whilst the living room boasts a traditional 'snug' feel with a brick inglenook fireplace and log burner, exposed beams and stone work. There is a very useful ground floor shower room plus upstairs bathroom. The extensive kitchen/dining room enjoys excellent cupboard space and a modern range cooker. The 3 double bedrooms are well proportioned and are blessed with natural light. The master bedroom in particular features a wonderful roof terrace off, together with a dressing room, which could be easily converted into an en-suite shower room as plumbing is adjacent.

Outside, once again this is well prepared with a splendid alfresco dining area and an adjoining office - great for those who work from home - and a separate work shop and log store. A purpose built two bay barn, could make stabling with a tack room/store on the end.

The land has been extensively divided into post and rail paddocks, which are a feature to the property. There is a lovely amenity coppice, which has been used as a picnic area and is a haven for wildlife. The present owners have set out areas of horticulture, including an extensive poly-tunnel and prepared growing beds. In addition, there is a ready planted lavender paddock, which has been specially prepared, with a view to harvesting in September and potential hobby business. IN ALL THE WHOLE EXTENDS TO ABOUT 2.52 ACRES.

RECEPTION HALL

With oak entrance door, oak tread staircase to the first floor, beamed ceiling, oak boarded flooring and under stairs cupboard.

SITTING ROOM

With white painted beamed ceiling, ornamental fire surround with slate hearth and electric log effect stove, double glazed twin french doors leading out to the terrace.

LIVING ROOM

With beamed ceiling, striking brick INGLENOOK FIREPLACE incorporating oak beam raised slate hearth with CLEAR VIEW LOG BURNER, feature exposed stone work to part wall, double glazed twin french doors leading out to the side sun terrace.

REAR LOBBY

With oil fired central heating boiler. Tiled floor.

SHOWER ROOM/WC

With tiled floor and walls, corner shower cubicle with electric shower unit, pedestal wash hand basin, close coupled WC, extensive wall mounted range of cabinets, chrome ladder radiator, extractor fan.

ENCLOSED PORCH

Fitted worktop with stainless steel sink unit. Tiled splash. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Storage cupboards. External entrance door.

KITCHEN/DINER

An open plan layout with terracotta style tiled floor. Fitted granite effect work surfaces with built in stone effect sink unit, tiled splash, good range of pine face base and eye level cupboards including drawer units, brick inglenook range area incorporating ELECTRIC RANGE MASTER CLASSIC DELUXE MODERN RANGE COOKER with matching work tops flanking, tiled splash area, beamed ceiling. Ceiling down lighters.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING

Access to loft space. Oak banister.

BEDROOM 1

With patio door leading to Balcony/Roof Terrace. Also door to built in airing cupboard with insulated hot water cylinder and immersion heater.

SUN BALCONY (OFF BEDROOM 1)

Mainly enclosed with stained wood balustrade and steps down to the side sun terrace. Mainly tiled floor and lovely views of the surroundings.

BEDROOM 2

Inclusive of fitted wardrobes with sliding doors. Fitted shelving.

BEDROOM 3

Inclusive of range of fitted wardrobes with sliding doors.

OUTSIDE

Gated entrance with brick and stone walling. A long sweeping stoned driveway leads around the gardens. To the rear yard and outbuildings.

SOUTH FACING GARDEN

There is a gated flagged pathway entrance to the front porch. The main gardens lie to the rear and include lawn with stocked mature borders in part, having a selection of flowering shrubs. Adjacent to the main rear entrance is an extensive FLAGGED TERRACE, which is screened from the driveway by trellised fencing and climbing plants. The pathway then extends around to the alternative side of the house, with an extensive FLAGGED SUN TERRACE taking advantage of the afternoon sun. External cold water taps.

TIMBER AND FELT RANGE

Providing OFFICE/HOBBIES ROOM - 14'5' x 9'6' with panelled internal walls, three window aspect, power and lighting. WORKSHOP/STORE - 14'6' x 9'6' with fitted wall shelving, power and lighting and timber twin entrance doors. COVERED PATIO/BBQ AREA with flagged floor, trellis work and corrugated perspex sheeted roof. Timber and corrugated sheeted LOG STORE. Aluminium framed GREENHOUSE

USEFUL CONCRETED YARD

With cold water tap and part railed. Space for a trailer or horse box.

PURPOSE BUILT TIMBER AND CORRUGATED SHEETED 2-BAY BARN

Approx. 24'0' x 11'10' (overall) with weather canopy. Divided into workshop store, which could easily be utilised as stabling with some modification. TACK ROOM/ STORE.

THE LAND

Is located adjacent to the outbuildings, is generally level and well fenced and divided into three grazing paddocks with water supply and 3 TIMBER SHELTERS. Adjacent is also a chicken shed compound. Partially dividing the paddocks is a lovely NATURAL COPPICE incorporating a selection of deciduous trees, spring flowering bluebells and a lovely picnic area, all of which also provides a thriving wildlife area. Beyond the coppice is a further fenced horticultural compound (rabbit proofed) poly-tunnel approx 54' in length with water supply and a Chardonnay grape vine.

LAVENDER ENCLOSURE

This extends to around 0.3 acre and has been extensively landscaped, being completely enclosed by rabbit proof fencing. Extensively planted out to English Lavender. The land has been specially prepared with drainage and new top soil, together with a weed mat and water supply. To the one corner there are a number of young fruit trees including pear, apple, cherry and plum.

LIVESTOCK OPTION

For those prospective purchasers who may be interested, the owners Alpacas (3 females and 1 gelded male) are available to purchase by separate negotiation.

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS

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

SERVICES

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

LOCAL AUTHORITY

Shropshire Council, Tel: 0844 448 1644 . Council Tax Band 'D'.

TENURE

Freehold. Purchasers should verify via their solicitor.

VIEWINGS

Through Halls, 2 Barker Street, Shrewsbury, 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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