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5 bedroom cottage for sale

The Priory, Newport Road, Edgmond, Newport, TF10 8HH


Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II listed detached cottage
  • Five bedrooms, master bedroom with en-suite
  • Exceptionally well presented
  • Kitchen, utility and three reception rooms
  • Popular village location
  • Period features
  • Detached double garage, attached greenhouse
  • Private wraparound gardens

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Priory is a five bedroomed, Grade II Listed cottage, situated in the heart of Edgmond, a rural village which sits in the north east of the Shropshire countryside, about two miles from Newport, with its highly regarded schools and its leisure and shopping facilities, and approximately eight miles from Telford and fifteen miles from Shrewsbury, larger towns with even more amenities, rail and motorway links.

The village itself has many facilities and amenities.  There are two pubs – The Lion and The Lamb, and two churches – St Peter’s Church and The Methodist Chapel.  The Telford & Wrekin maintained Playing Fields are in the centre of the village with cricket & football pitches set out.  There is a playground for young children behind the Bowling Club and a fenced multi-purpose games area next to the Cricket Pavilion.  The Post Office is housed in the Village Stores on the High Street in the centre of the village. 

Edgmond also has many areas for walking and biking, including a walk through the area known locally as The Rock Hole, an old sandstone quarry from which the rock used to build the Church was probably taken.

The Priory is an elegant home of great character, with the original parts of the building believed to date from 1570.  In 1870, the property was ‘remodelled’, according to the Listing text, and renamed The Priory.  Local folklore suggests that the entrance to a secret underground passage going directly to the church can be found in the grounds of the home!

The Priory was Listed in 1983, notably for its sash windows, gabled hooded panelled front door and off centre brick ridge stack, as well as some internal features including the nooks to either side of the fireplace in the lounge and the dining room ‘egg and dart’ moulded cornice and fluted frieze, original dining room fireplace and settle as well as an internal wall cupboard.  Full details of the Listing can be found online.  As well as Listed features, there are two beautiful trees in the grounds, subject to Tree Preservation Orders, one being a Weeping Beech and the other a Lombardy Poplar.

The owner has lovingly renovated the property over the past few decades, maintaining the original features, and incorporating modern elements, such as kitchen and bathroom facilities, sympathetically.  As the windows are part of the Listing, the owners have maintained them in their original format, but secondary glazed them to the inside, to provide some insulation.  The house also benefits from a larger than average detached brick garage and a substantial greenhouse attached to the rear of the property, as well as a large off road parking area and private, pretty, mature gardens, wrapping around the building.

The property is accessed via the main entrance at the side of the building.  The accommodation, in more detail, comprises:

A glazed wooden panelled door opening into a HALLwith side window and attractive tricolour tessellated tile flooring.  Panelled radiator.  Useful storage cupboard having hanging rail and shelf.

LOUNGE: 4.75m x 4.72m (15’6” x 15’5”) this dual aspect room features a beautiful stone backed inglenook fireplace with slate hearth and oak lintel, incorporating a multi-fuel ‘Clear View’ stove.  Recessed display nooks to either side.  Picture rail.  Feature boxed beam.  Panelled radiator.

DINING ROOM: 4.72m x 3.45m (15’5” x 11’3”) having the original 19<sup>th</sup> Century Panelled front door with front aspect window.  Moulded cornice with frieze.  Brick built fireplace with open grate, wooden mantle and surround with attached settle.  Built-in shelved glass fronted cupboard.  Feature boxed beam.  Wooden floor.  Panelled radiator.

STUDY: 4.75m x 2.57m (15’6” x 8’5”) this full depth room has a front aspect window and a rear aspect glazed panelled door, opening to the rear garden.  Art Nouveau style cast iron fireplace with side tiling, lustre-glaze grate and wooden surround.  Picture rail.  Two panelled radiators.

INNER LOBBYhaving useful recess area for storage.  Dado rail and beamed ceiling.

FARMHOUSE STYLE KITCHEN DINER: 6.10m x 3.62m (20’0” x 11’10”) having dual aspect windows to the rear and side, featuring a range of solid wooden fronted base and wall mounted cabinets and drawers having contrasting work surfaces and complementary tiling.  A matching dresser in the dining area is available by separate negotiation.  Built-in mid-level NEFF double oven.  Inset four ring NEFF gas hob with extractor over.  Inset 1½ bowl ceramic sink and drainer unit with mixer tap.  Space and plumbing provision for dishwasher.  Beamed ceiling.  Ceramic tiled floor.  Useful understairs shelved ‘pantry’ style cupboard, with power and light, also housing the electricity consumer unit.

REAR HALLWAY leading from the Kitchen/Diner to the Utility Room, having tiled floor and half glazed wooden stable door to rear garden.  Beamed ceiling.

CLOAKS/WC:with obscure glazed rear aspect window.  WC with low level suite.  Wall mounted wash hand basin.  Quarry tiled floor.

UTILITY ROOM: 3.47m x 2.50m (11’4” x 8’2”) with beamed ceiling and side aspect window.  Quarry tiled floor.  Power and light.  Shelved Recess.  Base cupboard unit with stainless steel sink over, with water softener and drinking water tap.  Space and plumbing provision for washing machine.  Wall mounted gas boiler.  Built in shelved cupboard with light.

Stairs rise from the Inner Lobby to the spacious first floor LANDINGhaving dado rail.  Access hatch to loft space.  Panelled radiator.

MASTER BEDROOM: 4.75m x 4.65m (15’6” x 15’2”) having front and side aspect windows and two panelled radiators below.  Built in double width wardrobe with hanging rail and cupboard over.

EN-SUITE BATHROOM: 3.45m x 3.38m (11’3” x 11’0”) partially tiled, with beamed sloped ceiling and side aspect window.  Complete white suite, including free-standing roll-top bath with mixer tap and telephone style shower head, double width glass enclosed shower cubicle, WC with low level suite, bidet and pedestal wash hand basin.  Ceramic floor tiles.  Chrome ladder radiator.

BEDROOM TWO: 4.83m x 2.42m (15’10” x 7’11”) having front aspect window.  Built in double width wardrobe.  Wooden floor.

BEDROOM THREE: 4.72m x 2.57m (15’5” x 8’5”) with side aspect windows.  Two panelled radiators.

Step down from main landing to Bedrooms four and five

BEDROOM FOUR: 3.65m x 2.70m (12’0” x 8’10”) featuring a corner mounted cast iron fitted fire place with wooden mantel.  Rear aspect window.  Panelled radiator.

BEDROOM FIVE: 3.65m x 3.35m max (12’0” x 11’0”)  with sloped ceiling and side aspect window.  Panelled radiator.

FAMILY BATHROOM: two steps take you into this generously sized room having complete white shite comprising bath with mixer tape and telephone style handheld shower unit, separate “monsoon” style mains shower with glass modesty screen.  WC with low level flush, pedestal wash hand basin.  Shelved linen cupboard housing pump for the two upstairs power shower and a heat exchanger unit for this family bathroom (prevents misting and negates the need for an extractor fan).  Part tiled walls and rear aspect window.  Ceramic tiled floor.  Panelled radiator. 

OUTSIDE:  The property is approached off Newport Road over a brick edged private gravelled driveway (comprising gravel set into a plastic grid to minimise migration down the slope of the drive), offering ample off road parking for several cars.  This driveway is bordered to the left hand side by a mixed mature hedge of laurel, holly, yew etc with grass and flower borders of perennials and to the right, by a hedge of mature mixed shrubs including cotoneaster, privet, rosemallow etc, separating the front garden from the driveway.  To the side of the house is the feature Weeping Beech tree, adjacent to the detached DOUBLE GARAGE: 7.01m x 5.80m (23’0” x 16’2”) with side hinged wooden doors, dual aspect windows to the side and rear and part glazed courtesy door to rear garden.  Part shelved walls with power and light.

Wrought iron gates lead from the side of the garage to the gardens which wrap around the remaining three sides of the house, with the rear section mainly laid to an attractive crazy paved patio area bordered by well stocked flower beds and neat lawn.  A large greenhouse is attached to the rear of the building, having a brick base and glazed door opening on to the rear patio.  A crazy paved path leads around the side of the house, where there is an enclosed section of the garden having an attractive brick wall to one side and a mature yew hedge to the front, with a wooden gate leading through to the front garden.  A specimen Lombardy Poplar makes a beautiful statement in this part of the garden.  The front garden is laid to neat lawns, with the front border of the property bounded by a neatly trimmed beech hedge.  One of the features of the property’s Listing is that nothing can be built directly in front of the house, therefore, it will always have a relatively open outlook (being in the centre of the village!).

COUNCIL TAX:We are advised by the Local Authority, Telford & Wrekin Council, the property is Band G.

TENURE: We are advised by the Vendor, that the property is held Freehold and vacant possession will be given upon completion.

SERVICES: We understand that mains water, drainage, gas and electricity are connected.  Gas fired central heating.

EPC:  At this moment in time, Grade II Listed properties do not require an EPC.

VIEWING:Strictly by prior appointment with the Agents Newport Office – 01952 812519

DIRECTIONS:Proceed from Newport High Street, past the church into Lower Bar, go straight over the mini island, continue for some time until you see a left hand turn signposted Edgmond and Shrewsbury.  Take this road and then turn first left into Newport Road.  If you follow this road for a short distance, travel around the tight right hand bend, and The Priory can be found on the right hand side.  



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The information in these property details is believed to be accurate but Tempertons does not give, nor does any Partner or employee have authority to give, any warranty as to the accuracy of any statement, written, verbal or visual. You should not rely on any information contained herein. If you wish to ask a specific question about this property, please speak to the sales advisor who has inspected the property.

2. Please note that we have not tested the equipment/appliances and services in the property. Interested applicants are advised to commission the appropriate investigations before formulating their offer to purchase.

3. Our room sizes are quoted in metres on a wall to wall basis to the nearest one tenth of a metre. The imperial equivalent (included in brackets and correct to within 3 inches) is only intended as an approximate guide for those not yet conversant with metric measurements. Measurements should not be used for ordering fitments or new carpets etc

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14 November 2016

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