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Offers in the Region of £725,000

Welsh Frankton, Ellesmere, SY12 9HL

  • 2
  • 3
  • Detached country cottage
  • Potential for extension
  • Gardens & grounds ext. to 2.5 ac
  • Super elevated views
  • Outbuildings with potential
  • Rural, yet convenient, location

A superbly situated 3 bedroom detached country cottage with a range of outbuildings (currently operating as a Kennels and Cattery business) offering potential for development (subject to LA Consent), with gardens and grounds extending, in all, to just under 2.5 acres, enjoying super elevated views over surrounding countryside, in a rural, yet convenient, location, a short distance from the popular Lakeland town of Ellesmere.

DESCRIPTION

Halls are delighted with instructions to offer The Cottage, at Welsh Frankton, near Ellesmere, for sale by private treaty.

The Cottage is a superbly situated 3 bedroom detached country cottage with a range of outbuildings (currently operating as a Kennels and Cattery business) with gardens and grounds extending, in all, to just under 2.5 acres, enjoying super elevated views over surrounding countryside, in a rural, yet convenient, location, a short distance from the popular Lakeland town of Ellesmere.

The internal accommodation, which has been very well maintained and improved by the current vendors, whose family have occupied the property since 1962, currently provides, on the ground floor, a Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Utility Room and Cloakroom, together with three first floor Bedrooms, a Family Bathroom and separate WC. The cottage offers immense potential for extension (subject to LA consent), taking full advantage of the outstanding elevated views to the South.

Outside, the property is complimented by an extensive tarmacadam drive, providing ample parking and manoeuvring space.

The gardens are a lovely feature of the property and include a large paved patio area to the rear, providing space for outdoor entertaining, leading on to extensive lawns, all enjoying super elevated views over Shropshire countryside, with an attractively set pool to one side.

The land is retained by a post and rail timber fence and hedging, to one side of which is a wooded coppice and to the other is a field shelter/stable (24ft x 12ft) with a lean-to store. The property extends, in all, to just under 2.5 acres, or thereabouts.

There are a number of outbuildings currently used as part of a Kennels and Cattery business, aswell as a static caravan, which has been in situ since 2007, all providing potential for a variety of alternative usages and may offer significant development potential.

The sale of The Cottage does, therefore, provide an extremely rare opportunity for purchasers to acquire a superbly positioned country cottage with potential for extension and a range of outbuildings, offering potential for a variety of usages or possibly development, situated in this particularly pleasant rural location, enjoying super elevated views.

SITUATION

The Cottage is situated on the outskirts of the hamlet of Welsh Frankton, set back from a quiet country lane, a short distance from the A495 Ellesmere to Oswestry Road. The hamlet provides an active Village Hall and Cricket Club with a further extensive range of amenities available in the nearby town of Ellesmere (1.7 miles). The location is popular for commuting to Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Wrexham, Chester and Liverpool, with easy access to regional airports at Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester. There are a number of highly regarded private and state schools nearby including The Marches, Lakelands Academy, Ellesmere College, Moreton Hall and Packwood Haugh.

DIRECTIONS

From Ellesmere, proceed on the A495 Oswestry Road for approximately 1.7 miles and on reaching the hamlet of Welsh Frankton, turn left, signposted Tetchill' and proceed along this small country lane for 0.3 of a mile and Brynallt Kennels & Cattery will be situated on your right hand. Please note, there is no For Sale board at the property.

LOUNGE

With a wood burning stove standing on a raised hearth within a brick fireplace, double glazed windows to front and rear elevations.

4.40m x 3.00m (14'5" x 9'10")

DINING ROOM

With a bay window to rear elevation overlooking the gardens and views beyond.

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

KITCHEN

Including a fitted kitchen comprising a single drainer sink unit (H&C) with mixer tap over, a range of roll topped work surface areas with base units incorporating cupboards and drawers, a range of matching eye level cupboards, a four ring electric hob unit, fitted oven, partly tiled walls, quarry tiled floor and double glazed windows to front and side elevations.

3.40m x 2.40m (11'2" x 7'10")

UTILITY ROOM

With a stainless steel singe drainer sink unit (H&C), roll topped work surface areas with base units incorporating cupboards and planned space for appliances, an oil fired central heating boiler, double glazed window to side elevation and a quarry tiled floor.

DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM

With a low flush WC and tiled walls.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING

With access to loft space, door in to an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with slatted shelving.

BEDROOM 1

With a double glazed window to front and rear elevations and mirror fronted fitted wardrobes.

4.40m x 2.40m (14'5" x 7'10")

WC

Including a low flush WC, part wood panel, part tiled walls.

BEDROOM 2

With a double glazed window to front elevation and mirror fronted fitted wardrobes.

3.12m x 2.80m (10'3" x 9'2")

BEDROOM 3

With a double glazed window to rear elevation with shelves and desk area to one side, mirror fronted fitted wardrobes.

3.09m x 2.20m (10'2" x 7'3")

FAMILY BATHROOM

With a panelled bath (H&C), pedestal hand basin (H&C), fully tiled walls and window to side elevation.

OUTSIDE

The property is approached from a small country lane by two separate accesses, one of which leads to a tarmacadam parking and manoeuvring area.

GARDENS

The gardens are a surprising feature of the property and include a paved patio area to the rear of the house, providing an ideal space for outdoor entertaining, leading on to lawns with an attractively set pool to one side, all enjoying super elevated views over surrounding countryside.

LAND

Adjacent to the gardens is an enclosed grassed paddock retained by a post and rail timber fence and hedging, to one side of which is a wooded coppice and to the other is a field shelter/stable (24ft x 12ft) with a lean-to store.

OUTBUILDINGS

There are an extensive range of outbuildings including:

OFFICE BUILDING

Of block construction under a corrugated roof, utilised as a Reception Area (13'8'' x 11'8'') / Staff Room (11'8'' x 9'7'') / Grooming Room (11'6'' x 10'9'').

KENNEL BUILDING

Of rendered block construction with external timber cladding under an insulated and lined corrugated and metal roof and an epoxy resin floor throughout.

CATTERY BUILDING

Of part brick, part block elevation under a galvanised box profile roof with epoxy resin floors throughout.

19'0'' x 7'8'' (5.79m x 2.34m)

STATIC CARAVAN

Positioned to one side of the grass paddock is a two bedroom static caravan (approx. 31ft in length) including a Living Room/Kitchen, Bath/Shower Room and two Bedrooms and benefitting from an electric supply and plumbing. The static caravan has been in this position since 2007 and may offer Planning potential.

STORAGE SHED

Of metal sheet construction, insulated with power and light laid on and providing secure storage.

47'0'' x 13'6'' (14.33m x 4.11m)

SERVICES

We understand that the property has the benefit of mains electricity. Water is provided by a Borehole (filtered and checked annually). 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 'C' on the Shropshire Council Register.

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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