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4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Dorrington, Shrewsbury

Sold STC £409,995

Property Description

Key features

  • A Beautiful Grade II Listed Barn Conversion
  • Separate Self Contained Annex
  • Set in Idylic South Shropshire Countryside
  • Large Gardens
  • 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 4 Reception Rooms, 2 Kitchens
  • Ample Parking
  • Easy Commuting Distance to Both Shrewsbury and Church Stretton

Full description

Are you looking for a beautiful home in the glorious South Shropshire Countryside? Are you looking for a home which offers the potential to provide an income? Maybe you need somewhere which could accommodate the coming together of two families? Whatever it is you are looking for you really must consider The Tythe Barn, a stunning Grade II Listed barn conversion which is complete with its own self contained annex.

Property Features - - A Beautiful Grade II Listed Barn Conversion
- Separate Self Contained Annex
- Set in Idylic South Shropshire Countryside
- Large Gardens
- 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 4 Reception Rooms, 2 Kitchens
- Ample Parking
- Easy Commuting Distance to Both Shrewsbury and Church Stretton

The Property - Situated in an idyllic rural location, just outside of the sought after village of Dorrington, you will find this stunning Grade II List barn conversion. The Tythe Barn was painstakingly converted by the current owners and has been their family home ever since, however, the time has now come to offer one lucky family the opportunity to make this their own piece of paradise.

The approach to The Tythe Barn is simply beautiful, a long straight driveway, flanked either side by a row of deciduous trees, leads you through unspoiled countryside with farmland and distant hills providing a glorious backdrop. You pass a pond on the right hand side which has a weeping willow tree as its centre piece, home to all manner of wildlife, you will already feel that this property can offer you that slice of 'the good life' you have been searching for. As you approach the top of the driveway you will see a pretty, half timbered, black and white farm house and a small development of attractive barn conversions, The Tythe Barn is rural but not isolated. The driveway bears around to the right and enters the parking area for The Tythe Barn, the property is very private and sits completely within its own curtliage.

The gravelled parking area opens out to the large rear garden but for the purpose of this visit you will need to enter the courtyard to the front. A glass entrance hall brings a touch of the contemporary to the significant character offered by The Tythe Barn. An entrance door leads you inside, to the right you will find the self contained annex, but we will come back to that later. Left takes you into the kitchen diner, largely opened up to make as open of a room as possible, you will see a good sized space to your left which would accommodate rather a grand dining table and chairs and directly in front you will see the functional area of the kitchen. Matching soft close eye level and base units with built-in cupboards and drawers provide ample storage. There is also a built-in dishwasher with matching fascia, pan drawers, space for a Range cooker, space for washing machine and upright fridge freezer, a tiled floor with underfloor heating (which runs throughout the ground floor of the barn) and a store cupboard housing the boiler. Two sealed unit double glazed windows look out to the rear garden while one in the dining area looks out to the front courtyard. Beautiful timbers give you some indication of the age of the barn and show the incredible workmanship used in its construction all those years ago, they ooze character, warmth and homeliness and can be found throughout the property. Passing through the kitchen will lead you to the study which has a window to the garden and would make an ideal office if you work from home. Off the study you will find an incredibly useful ground floor shower room complete with a w.c. and wash basin. To the front of the property you will find the lounge, our personal favorite room. It has a tremendous warm, cosy feeling owing much to the beams and timber which envelop you and being of such a generous size its a great communal area for all of the family to congregate. One cannot help but imagine Christmas day in such a room, opening presents in front of the fire (which is coal effect LPG so you do not have to get up at the crack of dawn to get it going) it is a heart warming thought.

A wooden staircase rises to the first floor where you will find three bedrooms. As you can imagine being a barn conversion, the bedrooms all have their own unique shape but function perfectly well, incorporating either eves storage or fitted wardrobes and all having their own character, charm and quirks. The master bedroom itself also has the benefit of an en-suite shower room. The landing provides yet more storage in the eves and also gives access to the family bathroom which completes the upstairs accommodation. The bathroom is stylishly appointed with a free standing bath, granite style flooring, part tiled walls, a heated towel rail, recessed spotlight and the ever present exposed beams.

If we can take you back to the start of our tour we can show you where this property really gets interesting. We won't bore you with the numerous possibilities that what we are about to talk you through would present, instead we will leave you to let your own mind race through the options. From the previously mentioned glass entrance hall, this time we will turn right, directly in front of you is what we will call the family room. It is currently incorporated in the main living accommodation of the property by the current owners but it could be sectioned off to form part of the self contained annex which it is attached to, the choice really is yours. Off the family room doors open to both the living room and bedroom. The living room will surprise you with the space it offers and you will soon realise this is not your average pokey little annex. This is a fully functioning and very livable home in its own right. A wall of full length windows and a glazed door make this a very light room. A door opens into the kitchen, having eye level and base units, fitted worktops and space for appliances this is completely usable and would more than sustain full time occupation. The bathroom is equally as nice, appointed with a modern shower cubicle with shower over and fitted shower jets. A pedestal wash hand basin, low flush W.C., tiled floor, towel rail and extractor fan. Finishing the annex is a good sized double bedroom. Now that has got you thinking hasn't it?

You can ponder how you would utilise the annex as you walk the generous garden, a paved patio, with a wooden pergola covering, provides the ideal vantage point to fire up the barbecue and maybe enjoy a glass of wine while you watch the children play. There are outside lighting points so the sunset does not spell the end of a Summers evening and a cold tap is in place should you need to water the plants. The garden is extremely private and is surrounded by a variety of mature trees and shrubs. Really a blank canvas at the moment, the garden may also get your creative juices flowing.

All in all The Tythe Barn is a fantastic property, it can quite easily be used as one large spacious home but as you can see the possibilities are there if you are also looking for something a little different. Either way this property most certainly warrants viewing, we are sure you will not be disappointed.

The Village - Benefiting from an excellent blend of community spirit, country living and convenient commuting links onto the A49, Dorrington is a most sought after South Shropshire village, The village boasts of the popular Horseshoes Bar & Restaurant and The Old Hall Persian Restaurant both located in the centre. There is a recommended primary school and nursery, a school bus which travels to the nearby Church Stretton High School. There is also a recently built village hall which holds an abundance of social events and clubs for all ages throughout the year. The village hall also has the benefit of a daily doctors surgery. Dorrington has a local convenience store, a well renowned family butchers, post office, church and church group, recreational sports/playing fields, bowling green, a childrens play ground and a network of daily bus routes in and around the surrounding area.

The Towns - Set against the scenic backdrop of the Shropshire Hills, Church Stretton is small market town with a population of around 3500 and is located approximately 7 miles from The Tythe Barn. The town is also fondly referred to as 'Little Switzerland', you will understand exactly why from the second you start to get closer as you drive down the A49 into Church Stretton. Day or night you will be mesmerized by the beauty of the South Shropshire hillside as it gradually appears with its ominous splendour. If it is night time the twinkle of little houses nestled in the hills, with billowing smoke from the chimneys, will have you curious with whom might be living there and make you wish you were sitting next to the open fire looking out over the hillside. If it is during the day, you may catch sight of some hardy hikers scaling the top of Caradoc, The Ragleth, or the Longmynd, or perhaps a daring mountain biker will be catapulting down the fast array of mountain bike routes that makes this part of the world so desirable for bikers and hikers alike. Depending on the time of year you may also witness some skiers, snowboarders or sledgers enjoying the wonderful winters snow Church Stretton often gets, making it a tourist attraction all year round. Church Stretton has direct access to over 20 square miles of National Trust land. It is a haven for many who love the outdoors, paragliding, gliders, fell runners, photographers, artists, all flock to experience their love of the outdoors and capture it how they know best in this wondrous town. Perhaps this is all a little too energetic for you? Maybe if we come down from the hills you can have a leisurely stroll through the beautiful Rectory woods, and enjoy the stunning bluebells which have been photographed time and time again in all their glory creating magical pieces of art. All of which can be bought as a memorable keepsake in the form of postcards, greetings cards, pictures and photos from the National Trust shop, or in some of the shops in the town centre. Boasting many award winning coffee shops, quintessentially English tea rooms, cafes, restaurants, bars and public houses. Quaint little shops selling anything from brick-a-brac, to flowers, sweets, handmade chocolates, ice cream, vintage clothing, gifts, jewellery and so much more. On a more practical level, you also have some fantastic day to day facilities. A doctors surgery, 2 dentists, a leisure centre with swimming pool, a Primary and Secondary school, a library, tourist information centre, garages, petrol station, Co-op Supermarket, Spar Convenience store, banks, takeaways, and many other local businesses, independent stores, DIY shops and kitchen facilities. There are a huge amount of bus routes taking you to surrounding towns and villages meaning you are as connected as you can be, not to mention the train station with direct routes into Shrewsbury and Ludlow. Lets face it though, with everything we have listed above, will you actually ever need to leave?

Shrewsbury, the birth place of Charles Darwin, is a vibrant and lively town with a very cosmopolitan yet traditional atmosphere and is also located approximately 7 miles from The Tythe Barn. The towns 660 listed buildings are complimented by a host of trendy and sophisticated bars and restaurants, the medieval streets do however still retain many classic public houses and dining establishments. Built on the River Severn the town hosts the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show which is one of the largest and oldest horticultural shows in the country attracting over 100,000 visitors. Home to 4 shopping centres, 2 significant retail parks and countless independent retailers the town is an excellent place to enjoy some retail therapy. If you prefer to spend your time soaking up a little more culture the Theatre Severn provides many varied productions and entertainment, or perhaps a visit to the Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery or Shrewsbury Castle would be more fitting. Other places of note are The Quarry a 29 acre riverside park, the largely unchanged Medieval Market place, Shrewsbury Abbey, the 9 bridges crossing the river Severn most notably the English and Welsh bridges, the Lord Hills Column the largest free-standing Doric column in the world and the Shropshire Agricultural Showground which hosts one of the countys most important agricultural shows. The town has many sporting and recreational facilities including Shrewsbury Town Football Club, who play their home games at the purpose built New Meadow stadium, Shrewsbury Rugby Club, Shrewsbury Rowing Club and Shrewsbury Motorcross Club to name but a few. There are also a number of popular golf clubs in and around the town, a good selection of Gymnasiums and Health Clubs and a thriving running scene.

Accommodation List -

The Barn -

Entrance Hall -

Kitchen - 7.42m x 2.21m (24'4" x 7'3") -

Dining Room - 4.52m x 4.24m (14'9" x 13'10") -

Study - 2.54m x 2.26m (8'3" x 7'4") -

Shower Room -

Lounge - 6.25m x 4.47m (20'6" x 14'7") -

First Floor Landing -

Master Bedroom - 4.24m x 3.78m (13'10" x 12'4") -

En-Suite -

Bedroom Two - 4.47m x 2.46m (14'7" x 8'0") -

Family Bathroom -

Bedroom Three - 2.84m x 2.59m (9'3" x 8'5") -

The Annex -

Family Room - 4.80m x 3.68m (15'8" x 12'0") -

Lounge - 7.01m x 4.62m (22'11" x 15'1") -

Kitchen - 3.40m x 2.31m (11'1" x 7'6") -

Bedroom - 4.95m x 3.23m (16'2" x 10'7") -

Shower Room -

Directions - Take the A49 from Bayston Hill and travel into Dorrington. Once in the centre of the village take a right turn signposted Picklescott. Travel for approximately 0.8 of a mile and look out for a Netley Hall sign on the left and the lane for Tythe Barn can be located on the right. Take the small tarmacadam lane, bearing right just before the black and white property. There is a sign bearing the names of four barns ( Linhay, Byre and Laithe Barns).Tythe Barn is the last barn with a red gravelled driveway.

Agents Note - We have been advised by the vendor that planning permission has been granted to erect a garage where the shed are currently positioned.

Services - Main electric and water are connected to the property. Septic tank drainage.

Heating - LPG gas fired central heating.

Tenure - Freehold.

Council Tax - Shropshire Council Band C.

Nearest Airports - Birmingham Approximately 61 miles (duration: 1hr 14min via road)
Liverpool John Lennon Approximately 73 miles (duration: 1hr 34min via road)
Manchester Approximately 83 miles (duration: 1hr 36min via road)

Links To Central London - Via Road - travel time is approximately 3hrs 17mins based on a 177 mile journey travelling along the M54, M6 and then M40.
Via Rail travel time is approximately 2hr 36min hours based on a standard transfer to London Euston from Shrewsbury Station.

Notice - The Property Misdescription Act Holters for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are give notice that: 1. These particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intended purchasers or lessors and do not constitute part of an offer or contract. 2. All descriptions, dimensions, reference to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given without responsibility and any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each term of them. 3. The vendors or lessors do not make or give, and neither do Holters for themselves nor any person in their employment has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.

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