5 bedroom house for saleWelsh Street, Bishops Castle, Shropshire
Guide Price £425,000
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Sitting room
- Dining room
- Five bedrooms
- Family bathroom with bath and shower
Moat house is a Grade ll listed and thought to date back to the early 17th Century, has been lovingly cared for over the years and still boasts many fine original features. The character and detailing is a wonderful marriage of old world charm and modern amenities.
An impressive entrance hall is host to a Jacobean staircase of particular merit and a wonderful flagstone floor.
The reception rooms are of good size and offer a sitting room and a dining room either side of the hall, both benefitting from log burning stoves.
At the rear of the house is an excellent kitchen/breakfast room with a range of built in units, a Rayburn and built in appliances. An adjacent utility/workshop is a real bonus and has access to the rear patio and terraced garden areas.
A beautiful staircase winds to a quarter landing and the family bathroom which boasts a roll top bath, separate shower and a recently laid oak floor.
The 1st floor living space is arranged off a wonderfully light and spacious landing and comprises three double bedrooms. The master bedroom enjoys the convenience of a WC with basin.
The 2nd floor is a huge space not yet fulfilling its potential. This area has been converted but needs the finishing touches completed. It could provide further bedroom and bathroom space to the main house or be used as a self-contained apartment with separate access to the rear of the property onto Salop Street (subject to necessary consents).
Moat house is a handsome stone property arranged over three floors, sitting in an elevated position in this vibrant and popular market town.
Boasting market town status since 1249 there is still a thriving livestock market at the auction yard and a popular farmers market to be found in the newly refurbished town hall; fast becoming the rejuvenated heart of Bishops Castle.
There is a fantastic mix of independent shops, restaurants, museums, cafes, pubs and micro-breweries on the doorstep. Of particular note is The Three Tuns of 1642; the oldest licensed brewery in Britain, and The Castle Hotel which stands on the site of the ancient castle and was once owned by Clive of India.
Bishops Castle has a wonderful community spirit with many local celebrations such as the carnival, beer festival and Michelmas festival.
Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the surrounding countryside makes for excellent cycling and walking, it is no surprise that status as a 'Walkers Are Welcome' town was awarded in 2008. The Shropshire Way, Offas Dyke and prehistoric Bronze Age Kerry Ridgeway are found on the edge of the town.
Communications in the area are good with the A488 linking Shrewsbury in the north. The A49 is located a few miles away and rail links are found at Craven Arms and Church Stretton.
Further amenities and services include a doctor's surgery, dentists and a local hospital. There is an excellent primary school and The Community College offers secondary and further education. We are informed the area will benefit from the arrival of fibre optic broadband in the summer of 2016.
Moat House is a rarity amongst period townhouses and enjoys private parking and a garden situated to the rear. Access is from either the patio outside the kitchen and utility; using the stone steps, from the 2nd floor, or from Salop Street where a single garage and garden gate can be found.
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