2 bedroom semi-detached house for saleThe Poplars, Clee Hill, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8
Sold STC £150,000
Tranquil Cottage Nestled In The Hills.
Kitchen, WC, Sitting/Dining Room, Family Bathroom, Two Bedrooms, Garden, Excellent Views. Approx. 721 Sq. Ft. EPC = F.
Situation (As provided by Vendor): The Faraway Cottage is part of the story of Clee Hill. An area rich in history, it's huge 'shoulders' first rose 18,000 years ago, when the two continental plates moved, sliding and pushing upwards.
The local Dhustone igneous rock is the basis of the years of quarrying. The Old Red Sandstone colours the ploughed fields, which spill out across the wide landscape below the cottage, as it sits on the south face of Titterstone Clee Hill.
This vantage point offers views to Malvern, the Cotswolds and Hereford and from the adjacent bank Snowdonia, Hay Bluff and the Brecons may be seen.
At 1,749 feet above sea level, it was a steep climb for quarrymen and miners, who would walk to work from miles around. The Poplars Inn must have offered a welcome break. At this time, the current cottage was an outbuilding, possibly a brew house.
In the valley just below the buildings, 'The Faery Glen' is a romantic cleft in the rock, caused by the Cornbrook; the sound of the water may be heard at the bedroom window on warm evenings. Walks, wild flowers and many birds, from wrens and woodpeckers to peregrines, all contribute to this "far away site" spoken of by Housman...
"From Clee to heaven the beacon burns".
Approach: The property is approached via a personal gate leading to the front door, a gravelled area shared with neighbouring properties provides parking. Faraway Cottage is approached via an oak stable door leading into:
Vestibule: With double glazed window to side elevation and door leading through to:
Downstairs Cloakroom: With radiator, close coupled WC and wash hand basin, along with tiled flooring.
Kitchen: 2.30m x 3.50m (7'7" x 11'6") Feature window overlooking front elevation, one and a half stainless steel sink with hot & cold taps, quarry tiled floor, units with provision and plumbing for washing machine and electric cooker point.
Sitting Room: 5.70m x 4.10m (18'8" x 13'5") With tiled floor, feature wood burning stove providing hot water and central heating, double glazed window overlooking view, under-stairs storage area, currently being used as a study.
A turning staircase leads to:
First Floor Landing: With Velux window to provide ample light, exposed floorboards and doors leading to:
Family Bathroom: With window to front elevation, close coupled WC, vanity wash hand basin, bath, tiled splashbacks and radiator.
Bedroom One (currently used as a Studio): 4.40m x 3.50m (14'5" x 11'6") Being very generous in size, with feature window overlooking front elevation, part-vaulted ceiling with Velux light, built-in airing cupboard housing domestic immersion heater, cast iron original fireplace and exposed timber floorboards.
Bedroom Two: 3.20m x 2.60m (10'6" x 8'6") Situated to the rear of the property with a platform bed, providing storage beneath, radiator and two Velux windows.
Outside: The garden, which sits away from the property, is of generous size, affording long open views, being fully fenced with a gateway and is ideal as a kitchen garden or country cottage garden.
5.7m x 4.1m
2.3m x 3.5m
4.4m x 3.5m
3.2m x 2.6m
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