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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Bolberry Cottage, Gorsey Bank, Sheriffhales, Shifnal, TF11 8JG

Offers in Excess of £500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Four bedroomed detached cottage
  • Spacious, characterful accommodation
  • Three reception rooms
  • Master bedroom with en-suite
  • Three further double bedrooms
  • Detached garage and off road parking
  • Attractive gardens
  • Covered heated swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • 6 acres of paddock and stabling

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Bolberry Cottage is an extended, detached character cottage, sitting on a large garden plot with seven acres of paddocks and stabling to the rear, with a private hacking track towards the nearby village of Sheriffhales.   The property is situated on the edge of open farmland, having uninterrupted views to the rear, and also not overlooked to the front.  Gorsey Bank is a small hamlet, situated on the A41, near to Sheriffhales and Shifnal, approximately five miles from the centre of the market town of Newport, with its highly regarded primary and secondary schools, leisure facilities and range of independent shops and supermarkets, the property is also within easy commuting distance of Stafford and Shrewsbury.  The A41 itself, provides direct access to the M54 and Wolverhampton.

The generously sized accommodation is ideal for family occupation and/or for anyone having their own ponies or horses.  The private hacking trail accessed from the top paddock gives access to the countryside around Sheriffhales and Shifnal, ensuring that the animals will not need to cross the A41.  In more detail, the property comprises:-

The main entrance to the property is accessed from the rear of the house, where a wooden panelled front door opens into an enclosed porch having two windows and vinyl floor.  Glazed door into  

HALL: with useful, built-in, understairs storage cupboard having light. Panelled radiator.  Ceramic tiled floor.

KITCHEN: 3.13m x 2.44m (10’3” x 7’11”) comprising wooden fronted units of base and wall mounted cupboards and drawers with contrasting work surfaces and complementary tiled surrounds.  Larger than average, inset ceramic one and a half bowl sink and drainer.  Inset Belling ceramic hob with extractor cooker hood over. Built-in New World oven.  Space and plumbing provision for integrated dishwasher.  Adapted larder-style cupboard housing upright fridge/freezer.  The oil fired central heating boiler has been recently replaced and is accessed from behind a corner kitchen cupboard.  Ceramic tiled floor. Panelled radiator.  Rear aspect picture window. 

Archway through to

DINING ROOM: 4.64m max x 3.71m (15’2” x 12’2”) with an attractive slate fireplace surround and hearth housing open fire.  Feature beamed ceiling.  Ceramic tiled floor.  Panelled radiator.  Dual aspect windows to the side and front aspect.  Door into

LIVING ROOM: 6.49m max x 4.62m max (3.75m average) (21’3” x 15’1” (12’3”)) having feature slate fireplace and hearth incorporating an open fire grate.  The fireplace extends to the wall, incorporating a large wooden mantel and shelf with cupboard below.  A square archway divides the room, with the main part of the room having a beamed ceiling and a front aspect window.  The rear portion of the room has double glazed sliding patio doors to the rear garden.  Ceramic tiled flooring.  Two panelled radiators.  Glass panelled door opening into

HOBBIES ROOM: 3.66m x 3.17m (11’11” x 10’4”) with a side aspect window and rear aspect double glazed sliding patio doors.  Ceramic tiled floor.  Panelled radiator.  Opening into

UTILITY AREA:having plumbing provision for washing machine.  Front aspect window.  Panelled radiator.  Opening into

CLOAKROOM:having white suite comprising low level flush WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Panelled radiator.  Side aspect window.  Ceramic tiled floor.

An attractive curved staircase rises from the hall to the first floor L shaped LANDING. Rear aspect window.  Inset ceiling spotlights operated by a PIR.

FAMILY BATHROOM:3.29m max x 2.57m max (10’9” x 8’5”) being fully tiled with a complete white suite comprising panelled bath, fully enclosed shower cubicle with NewWave electric shower and  patterned glass door, wall mounted wash hand basin with vanity unit of cupboards and a shelf.  Close coupled WC.  Panelled radiator.  Vinyl flooring.  Rear aspect window.  Built-in shelved airing cupboard.

BEDROOM TWO: 4.12m x 3.72m max (13’6” x 12’2”) the ‘Green Room’ having built-in wardrobes to either side of the chimney breast, with hanging rails and shelves.  Panelled radiator.  Side and front aspect windows.  Beamed sloping ceiling, with two vertical supports.

BEDROOM THREE: 4.54m max x 2.84m max (14’10” x 9’3”) the ‘Pink Room’ with a useful built-in wardrobe to one side of the chimney breast, having a hanging rail and shelf.  Built in shallow shelved cupboard to the opposite wall.  Panelled radiator.  Front aspect window.  Beamed sloping ceiling, with matching support.

BEDROOM FOUR: 3.70m x 2.40m (12’1” x 7’10”) the ‘Blue Room’, being accessed up a step from the hallway.  Large rear aspect picture window.  Two sets of recessed shelving units.  Panelled radiator.

L-SHAPED MASTER BEDROOM: 6.10m max (3.64m min) x 3.16m max (1.36m min) (19’11” (11’11”) x 10’4” (4’5”)) with front and side aspect windows, sloped ceiling with velux style window to the rear.  Two panelled radiators.

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: with white suite comprising fully tiled shower cubicle with glass doors and Mira electric shower.  Pedestal wash hand basin, bidet, close coupled WC.  Panelled radiator.  Side aspect window.  Vinyl flooring.

OUTSIDE:Approached off the A41 over a tarmacadamed driveway, through a pair of wooden gates, leading to a turning area offering off road parking for several cars.  The front of the property garden is bounded by a low brick wall, with a paved path and shrubbed borders.  The garden to the rear is mainly laid to a neatly shaped lawn, with specimen trees, including several varieties of apple tree, a gravelled seating area and brick paths.  Borders of mature shrubs break up the lawned area, providing the garden with colourful interest, and there is also a paved patio area to the rear of the house with an ornamental pond feature.  Leylandii border one side of the property, behind which is hidden a tree-house!

The driveway leads to a detached GARAGE where the oil tank is situated, and there is a further brick pump-house close by, servicing the swimming pool.  The heated swimming pool is situated across the lawn from the house, inside a uPVC framed glass building, having double doors at each end and opening windows.  The hard surfaced tennis court sits to the rear of the garden area, with a summerhouse located adjacent to it, providing a sheltered seating area, or indeed, a changing area for both the court and the swimming pool.

Beyond the tennis court lie two narrow paddocks, the closest one to the property having a three bay stable unit and adjacent open covered store.  The bottom paddock has electricity and a water source which provides water to all paddocks.  The top three paddocks are wider and a hacking track runs from the top corner, along the boundaries of adjacent fields, towards the village of Sheriffhales close by.

COUNCIL TAX: We are advised by the Local Authority, Telford and Wrekin Council, the Property is

Band E.

TENURE:We are advised by the Vendor, that the property is held Freehold and vacant possession will be given upon completion. 

SERVICES:We understand that mains water, electricity, drainage are connected.  There is oil fired central heating at the property.

VIEWING: Strictly by prior appointment with the Agents Newport Office – 01952 812519

DIRECTIONS: From Newport High Street, proceed through Upper Bar and onto Station Road.  At the end of the road, at the ‘sheep’ roundabout, take the first left, and continue to the next roundabout, taking the second exit onto the A41, signposted M54 and Wolverhampton.  Continue on this road for approximately 3 miles, where the property can be found on the right hand side, shortly after the turning to ‘Corner Farm Antiques’.



Agents Notes:

1.       While we endeavour to make our sales details accurate and reliable, if there is any point which is of particular importance to you, please contact our office and we will try to check the information for you.

The information in these property details is believed to be accurate but Tempertons does not give, nor does any Partner or employee have authority to give, any warranty as to the accuracy of any statement, written, verbal or visual.   You should not rely on any information contained herein.  If you wish to ask a specific question about this property, please speak to the sales advisor who has inspected the property.


2.       Please note that we have not tested the equipment/appliances and services in the property. Interested applicants are advised to commission the appropriate investigations before formulating their offer to purchase.

3.       Our room sizes are quoted in metres on a wall to wall basis to the nearest one tenth of a metre. The imperial equivalent (included in brackets and correct to within 3 inches) is only intended as an approximate guide for those not yet conversant with metric measurements. Measurements should not be used for ordering fitments or new carpets etc

HOME BUYERS SURVEYS AND VALUATIONS undertaken by CHARTERED SURVEYORS with considerable experience in preparing a wide range of surveys and valuations to suit all requirements.  Details of fees given without obligation.


PROPERTY LETTING – TEMPERTONS have considerable experience in the Letting and Management of all types of residential property.  Further details given without obligation. 

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14 October 2016


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