Detached house for sale

Sweyney Cliff House, Sweyney Drive, Coalport, Shropshire, TF8 7JD

Guide Price £400,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Gardens & Grounds extending to almost 7 acres
  • Significant original floorspace of about 5,600ft²
  • Potential for redevelopment subject to the relevant consents - Plans & Surveys available
  • Close to World Heritage Site at Ironbridge
  • Fishing & Mooring Rights

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE PROPERTY
Sweyney Cliff House occupies a secluded and elevated position within its own grounds and woodland, a short distance from Coalport village on the banks of the River Severn. It is approximately 2.5 miles to the historic town of Ironbridge, which is recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, has access to essential services and easy access to the motorway and rail network. The property has been severely damaged by fire and now presents an opportunity to redevelop with a scheme of renovation and extension devised and discussed with Shropshire Council although, planning permission has not yet been granted.

LAND & BUILDINGS
The grounds are predominantly wooded and a variety of mature trees provides privacy and seclusion to the wonderful riverside setting. Pools and minor stream feed ponds in the gardens and gravity fed fountain. The gardens, although now overgrown, are of mature shrubs and trees with level and riverside lawns and former walled gardens. There are a number of minor outbuildings and part of the former mill within the grounds which may provide useful storage or further potential for redevelopment

HISTORY
Steeped in history and formally known at The Rock House, built in around 1805 by Williams Horton, Sweyney Cliff House was originally built as a mill, the workings being driven by a 76ft diameter water wheel. Coalport developed from the interchange between the Shropshire Canal and the River Severn during the Industrial Revolution. For centuries, the Severn had been the main transport for the mines, ironworks and potteries in the Gorge. Coalport was the creation of William Reynolds, the most able and imaginative of the 18th century Shropshire ironmasters. His role in this 'new town of the 1790s' was to attract new industry. Reynolds brought china manufacturers, chain making and boat building into Coalport. The most famous and successful of the new industries was the manufacturing of porcelain and the early manufacturers, John Rose and William Rose were early occupants of Sweyney Cliff House.

PLANNING
A redevelopment scheme of drawings and associated documents will be made available to the purchaser. This scheme, although not taken through to planning consent, was broadly supported by Shropshire Council as a positive plan to rescue a building with historic interest and merit. The following documents can be downloaded from Shropshire Council website or inspected at the agent's offices;
Proposed Garaging
Archeology Study
Proposed First Floor Plan
Location Plan
Historical Maps
Tree Location Plan
Existing Site Plan, Elevations & Floor Plans
Tree Protection Plan
Proposed Basement & Ground Floor Plan
Protected Working Area Plan
Proposed Elevations


SERVICES
Mains water, electricity and foul drainage connections are available on the site

EASEMENTS, WAYLEAVES & RIGHTS OF WAY
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights of way whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies together with all other rights and obligations, easements and all wayleaves whether referred to in these particulars or not.

VIEWING
Due to the unsafe state of the property, viewing is strictly by prior appointment with the selling agents and must be accompanied. Access to the house is prohibited. Viewing days will be arranged as marketing progresses.

METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale by Private Treaty.

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03 June 2016

Nearest stations

  • Telford Central (4.5 mi)
  • Shifnal (4.5 mi)
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Nock Deighton, Agricultural LLP

Livestock & Auction Centre Wenlock Road, Tasley, Bridgnorth, WV16 4QR

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Nearest stations

  • Telford Central (4.5 mi)
  • Shifnal (4.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Nock Deighton, Agricultural LLP

Livestock & Auction Centre Wenlock Road, Tasley, Bridgnorth, WV16 4QR

01746 576004 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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