3 bedroom character property for sale

Stone Cottage, Walford Heath, SY4

Guide Price £349,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Charming stone cottage with 19th Century origins
  • Traditional AGA kitchen with original bread oven
  • Three bedrooms and two reception rooms
  • Well-proportioned sitting room with open fire
  • Cosy dining room with exposed beams
  • Gardens/ paddocks extending to 2.4 Acres in total
  • Traditional and modern outbuildings
  • Quiet rural location, close to thriving towns
  • Potential to extend, subject to planning consent

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Stone Cottage is a most enchanting traditional cottage nestling in the heart of the beautiful North Shropshire countryside. Set in 2.4 acres of gardens and paddocks, the property belies its modest frontage and opens out into a haven of peace and tranquillity to the rear.

The village of Walford dates back to 1066 and nearby Walford Manor extended to 800 acres in 1200 with an annual rent of two shillings! In 1948 land and buildings at Walford were purchased to form the basis of the Shropshire Farm Institute which is now Walford and North Shropshire College.
Walford is situated some 6 miles north-west of Shrewsbury, which boasts 660 listed buildings and is a mecca for shoppers and tourists alike. The thriving village of Baschurch is just two miles away and provides a small supermarket/convenience store, post office, a medical centre, schools and public houses. Leading industrialist and builder, Thomas Telford, made numerous major alterations to the village's sandstone church.

The prosperous market town of Oswestry, a trading post since the 13th Century, still hosts weekly street and livestock markets and offers more extensive facilities.
The area is extremely well served educationally with an excellent selection of both primary and secondary state and private schools including Shrewsbury Schools, Ellesmere College, Oswestry School, Moreton Hall, Adcote and Packwood Haugh.

The cottage itself is in need of some modernisation and updating and there is undoubtedly scope for extension, subject to any necessary planning consent. The back door opens directly into the kitchen which provides ample storage with built-in cupboards, under-stair cubby and separate pantry. The modern AGA is adjacent to the traditional bread oven where, on a Thursday, the locals would come to do their communal baking. Oak kitchen units and exposed beams give an inviting and comforting feel to this practical and pretty kitchen which is definitely the heart of the property.

The perfectly proportioned living room has an open fire and built-in bookshelves. The afternoon sun blazes in through the windows making this the ideal place to unwind at the end of the day. The dining room is located immediately off the kitchen, convenient for family dining or entertaining guests. To the first floor are three bedrooms and a bathroom; there is also ample built-in storage.

Externally Stone Cottage is a child's wonderland with plenty of space to roam and play. The paddocks to the rear of the garden area extend to approximately 2.2 acres and include a useful portal framed building with sheeted roof which could be used for general storage or housing of sheep. There are also a number of wooden sheds which have been used in the past as 'Wendy' houses and a small area of native woodland. The land, which has a completely separate access directly off the main road, is perfect for grazing stock or for amenity purposes and the property as a whole would be ideal for those seeking self-sufficiency. Whilst the cottage sits adjacent to the main road, the generous grounds provide privacy and seclusion.

The gardens at Stone Cottage are a particular delight. Lawned area complements attractive borders which are well-stocked with a wide variety of plants designed to give pleasure at all times of the year and the vegetable garden has always been high-yielding.

The local area is ideal for exercising or hacking out horses with a network of lanes and bridleways, in particular the Humphrey Kynaston Circular between Baschurch, Myddle and Merrington. Walford College hosts a number of prestigious equine courses and the Equine centre includes a 60 x 30 indoor and outdoor school, taking horses on loan and working livery agreements for use by the students. For those preferring to stay on two feet, there is a plethora of relaxing and more challenging walks and rambles in the local area and Shropshire as a whole.

For more information please contact Barbers Rural on 01630 692500.


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Nearest stations

  • Yorton (4.3 mi)
  • Shrewsbury (5.3 mi)
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Barbers Rural Consultancy LLP, Market Drayton

The Agricultural Centre Adderley Road, Market Drayton, TF9 3SW

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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Barbers Rural Consultancy LLP, Market Drayton

The Agricultural Centre Adderley Road, Market Drayton, TF9 3SW

01630 806006 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Yorton (4.3 mi)
  • Shrewsbury (5.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Barbers Rural Consultancy LLP, Market Drayton

The Agricultural Centre Adderley Road, Market Drayton, TF9 3SW

01630 806006 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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