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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Hopton Castle, Craven Arms, Shropshire

Guide Price £950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • About 120 acres in all
  • Main House: Hall, Drawing room, Kitchen, Breakfast room, Dining room, Study, Loggia
  • Utility room, Boot room, Cloakroom, Store room, Garden room, Cellar
  • Four double bedrooms, Family bathroom, Shower room,Two Staircases
  • Cottage: Sitting room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Two bedrooms, Cloakroom, Bathroom
  • Excellent outbuildings including a three bay garage, stables, workshop and modern agricultural barns.
  • Pasture land, woodland and amenity land.
  • EPC rating: Great Hagley F, The Cottage G

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Great Hagley, designed in a position from which to enjoy the outstanding views to the South and West and is predominately built of stone, offers spacious accommodation and is extremely well appointed throughout. The large windows not only frame the views but allow an abundance of natural light to flood the rooms. The current owners have greatly enhanced the house over nearly 23 years to create a truly delightful home offering flexible accommodation arranged over two floors.

Please note that the house is subject to an agricultural occupancy restriction. Further details are available on request.

The entrance hall boasts a double height ceiling. The drawing room has extensive entertaining space with a log burner in a stone surround and a large window offering views of the woodland, pools and in to the distance Offa's Dyke and the camp once held by Caractacus. The delightful country kitchen is dual aspect, with a good variety of fitted storage units and a two oven Aga. Off the hall there is the breakfast room along with a larder, boot room, utility room, terrace and access to the cellar. The well-proportioned dining room is a wonderful formal room with west facing views, high ceilings and dual aspect windows. The study with built in storage is an ideal place from which to work from home in complete tranquillity. Accessed to the side of house is a 'Loggia', a covered spacious and impressive pillared dining area, with Italian influences from which to enjoy all-year-round entertaining.

On the first floor, the master suite includes an en-suite bathroom. There are three further double bedrooms and a separate large shower room.

Great Hagley is located in an outstanding rural position, rising up to some 1200ft above sea level and boast wonderful vistas from all corners of the property. To reach the property you drive through Hopton Wood, part of the Forestry Commission. The tarmac drive, which leads to this secluded and private property, has an avenue of Ash trees with elevated views over the surrounding countryside; it is truly a magical way to arrive at this great house.

Hopton Castle is a small village which nestles at the heart of the Marches near the Clun Valley and is surrounded by glorious countryside. The village is within easy striking distance of the market towns of Craven Arms, Ludlow and Knighton.

The everyday facilities are provided by the pretty villages of Bucknell, Leintwardine and Clun.

Nearby Ludlow is most famed for its many summer festivals and gastronomic reputation. The South Shropshire countryside offers many sporting opportunities including fine walking, Shooting and outriding. Great Hagley itself is connected to three well supported Hunts and boasts fine Roe Stalking on the estate along with the potential for a pheasant shoot.

The county town of Shrewsbury, situated to the north, is reached by the A49 trunk road which can be picked up at Craven Arms. Craven Arms also has a train station on the Manchester to Cardiff line. Hopton Castle is on the Heart of Wales Line which is purported to be the prettiest in the country.

There are both primary and secondary state
schools in Ludlow, with the independent sector
catered for at Bedstone College and Moor Park
Preparatory School near Ludlow.

The estate totals about 120 acres, of which about 80 acres is woodland and amenity land, including an established range of Oaks, Ash, Silver Birch, Pine and Larch. The rolling position, extensive covers and valley lend the land to a variety of field sports. Presently the owners have enjoyed many years of fine stalking, however there are a number of areas from which it would be possible to establish an outstanding pheasant shoot. There are currently many paths and ways around the woods, along with pools which have been cleared and restored. The beauty of the place is ephemeral, depending on the season, time of day and the light, giving it a magical quality.

In addition there are about 40 acres of well drained pasture land. We are informed that the owners do not use Nitrogen on the land. Great Hagley offers a rare opportunity to purchase a small country estate set in a haven of tranquillity and beauty.

At the entrance to the property is a tarmac drive, whilst the large tarmacked farm yard offers extensive parking and storage. There are a range of outbuildings including a wonderful old stable block incorporating a kennel and dovecote, cart shed, workshop, log store, two modern agricultural barns and garaging for three cars.

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10 July 2016

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