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3 bedroom detached house for sale

The Wintles, Bishops Castle

Offers in Region of £315,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A Beautifully Crafted 3 Bedroom Detached Eco Home
  • Impeccably Presented Accommodation
  • A Modest Garden and Private Parking Space
  • Access to 11 Acres of Hillside Amenity Land
  • Set on an Award Winning Development
  • Situated in a Quiet Location on the Outskirts of a Historic Market Town
  • An Opportunity to be Part of a Welcoming Community of Like Minded People

Full description

A picture perfect home with beautiful cottage features, all of the modern conveniences you could wish for and a pretty English garden. Set within 11 acres of shared amenity land, there are communal areas throughout, boasting woodland walks, stunning views, allotments, and you could even visit the pigs and chickens. Stylish and chic meets wholesome country living....what a fantastic combination.

Property Features - - A Beautifully Crafted 3 Bedroom Detached Eco Home
- Impeccably Presented Accommodation
- A Modest Garden and Private Parking Space
- Access to 11 Acres of Hillside Amenity Land
- Set on an Award Winning Development
- Situated in a Quiet Location on the Outskirts of a Historic Market Town
- An Opportunity to be Part of a Welcoming Community of Like Minded People

The Development - Prepare yourself to be introduced to something rather special, and as far as we are aware, totally unique. It is the dream of many to 'escape to the country', in fact it is such a popular dream that they have even made a long running television program about it. The reality of achieving that slice of the 'good life' can however, be overwhelming.....Picture the scene, you have bought your rural small holding but wait, how do I maintain 4 acres of pasture land? how am I going to cut this many hedges?, I'd love to rear some livestock but where do I start?, how does a septic tank work?, this old farm house is so drafty that it costs a fortune to run, I'm 6 miles from the closest pub and there are no taxis, I've not seen anyone for days how do I meet people?, bee keeping sounded fun but now it just stings...what do I do? Fear not, The Wintles is the most fantastic solution to your quandary.

All the houses on the Wintles are eco-homes, designed with very high levels of insulation and efficiency to reduce heating costs whilst providing high levels of comfort and finish. The estate was also designed with people in mind, it keeps cars to the edges of the estate, provides shared green spaces and a pleasant environment which promotes interaction between residents. 11 acres of Hillside provide amenity woodland and open space for all residents, as well as compost facilities, allotments, and areas for pigs and chickens. All of the regular essential maintenance on the 11 acres of shared Hillside is carried out by a contractor and paid for by the monthly service charge. The Hillside borders farmland which has many footpaths and miles of cycle and bridle paths and gives access to spectacular views. Some residents do voluntary work on the Hillside, clearing brush, planting trees, making ponds etc. Some residents have allotments or join in the special interest groups who keep bees, pigs and chickens. The latest new group is planning to plant a vineyard. There is no pressure to join these groups or to do physical work on the Hillside- many residents choose not to do so, though everyone has the right to comment on the plans. Others find the support of experienced beekeepers, for example, a very good way into a new hobby. Many new residents find these groups are a good way to meet and get to know other residents, others quickly get to know their neighbours by exploring the hillside and resting on one of the many benches to enjoy the wildlife and spectacular views.

Many of the residents on the estate have moved from a long way away and had few local family or friends when they arrived. They are all made to feel welcome in the town and on the estate and soon get involved in the wide range of activities on offer. Residents take trouble to get to know their new neighbours and to offer support when it is needed. There are regular social activities - a weekly pub meetup, carols at Christmas, fireworks, apple-pressing to make cider, trips to the theatre and local attractions and many other social events for residents. Not all residents join in these, but many do, and it is a valuable way to get to know your new neighbours. Family and friends are always welcome too. There is a residents website which has a lot of information about the estate and also provides a forum for discussion and information about plans and developments, where every resident can contribute and keep up to date.

This combination of independence and community of people of a similar age and background, with options for social involvement and new hobbies, is unique as far as we know in the UK. It avoids the rules and constraints of co-housing but encourages mutual support and interdependence. Most residents do not plan to move again and opportunities to buy into the estate are relatively rare.

The Property - Number 18 is as pretty on the inside as it is from the outside, as soon as you arrive at the property you will find yourself charmed by its character. A picket fence greets you as you approach the property and a wooden gate allows you to step into the pretty garden. Your attention will immediately be drawn to the fish pool which sits centrally in the garden and as your gaze drifts, you will see a range of shrubs, bushes and flowers planted in a well stocked raised bed. A decked seating area is encompassed by attractive paving ensuring the garden is actually relatively low maintenance. A pathway leads along the side of the house and takes you to the entrance door, which in turn, leads you to the hallway. Off the hallway you will find a useful cloakroom with a w.c. and also a utility room which is perfect for keeping some of those household chores out of sight. Also off the hallway is a beautifully appointed kitchen, granite work surfaces sit on top of the array of stylish fitted units and you will find a multitude of integrated appliances including a fridge freezer, dish washer, 'Bosch double oven, 4 ring electric hob and a microwave oven. A wide opening takes you through to the dining room, a lovely space which is ideal for entertaining, especially on a warm day when the doors to the garden can be left wide open making it almost an extension of the home. A room which is ideal in all weathers is the sitting room, on a cold winters night you will love making yourself cosy around the warmth giving log burner, when the sun is shining however you will open the door to the terrace and bask in all its glory.....maybe even with a glass of wine in hand (just a suggestion). Other notable features about the sitting room are the built-in storage cupboard, the solid wood flooring, which is also found in the dining room, and the lovely wooden staircase which leads to the first floor.

The first floor certainly doesn't disappoint as you will see as soon as you step into the master bedroom. A high vaulted ceiling gives a feeling of grandeur while double glazed French doors and an apex window open to the Juliet balcony which enjoys roof top views to the communal allotments and woodland. The master is complemented by a well appointed en-suite shower room. Bedrooms two and three sit the other end of property and are separated from the master by the en-suite, the landing and the bathroom which minimises noise transferal during the night, ideal if you have children. The landing has access to both the airing cupboard and the loft space. The loft is boarded and lined with muslin sheeting to stop dust and houses the cold water tank. Insulation is fitted both between the rafters and below the floor boarding between the ceiling joists. There is a full size drop down loft ladder which allows quick and easy access. There is ample storage under the eaves and in the full height area. Electric light is controlled by the isolator switch to the family bathroom extractor fan, located above the door. Completing the accommodation is the bathroom, a crisp white suite comprising a bath, wc and wash basin with a stylishly tiled finish.

The Town - Surrounded by the beautiful and unspoiled Shropshire Hills and countryside you will find the small market town of Bishops Castle. Packed full of amenities, this quirky, individual and popular town has many things to offer to couples, families and people looking to retire. Bishops Castle is an all-rounder with something to suit everyone. The town has a natural draw for musicians, artists, crafters and photographers, so there are often a variety of events and entertainment that take place to reflect this. From blues and roots festivals, to classical concerts at the nearby Walcot Hall. A summer carnival will keep the youngsters entertained, and there are also two ale trails for the beer connoisseur. In day to day living terms the town offers all the convenience you would need of, three supermarkets, high street banks, clothes shops, a post office, a butcher, a deli, a bookshop, cafes, restaurants, coffee shops, and pubs. If you have friends visiting there will be plenty to show them, in the form of the local museum, frequent evening entertainment, two breweries including the countries oldest licenced brewery that also offers tours, bed and breakfasts and a hotel to ease any accommodation concerns. If sports are more your thing, there is a leisure centre, a football team, a rugby team, a lawn tennis club, a bowling club and a cricket team. Bishops castle also has a primary school and a secondary school with a 6th form college, a medical centre, dentists, hairdressers and beauticians. Bishops castle is 20 miles from Ludlow, 21 miles away from Shrewsbury, 13 miles away from Church Stretton and 6 miles away from Clun.

Accommodation List -

Entrance Hall -

Cloakroom -

Utility Room -

Kitchen - 3.35m x 2.72m (10'11" x 8'11") -

Dining Room - 4.80m x 3.20m (15'8" x 10'5") -

Sitting Room - 4.42m x 3.20m (14'6" x 10'5") -

Terrace -

First Floor Landing -

Master Bedroom - 6.07m (max) x 3.23m (max) (19'10" (max) x 10'7" (m -

En-Suite -

Bedroom Two - 3.96m x 2.97m (12'11" x 9'8") -

Bedroom Three - 2.97m x 2.72m (9'8" x 8'11") -

Bathroom -

Heating - The heating system integrates heat from the gas boiler, the passive solar panels and the woodstove, balancing them so a minimum of gas is used. Downstairs there is underfloor heating and upstairs conventional radiators. The house is divided into zones controlled by wall thermostats and radiators also have thermostatic valves. The current owners rely almost completely on the Clearview 8kw woodstove, which heats the house effectively. There are conventional controls for the boiler and the heating. The core of the system is the Heatbank or thermal store, an extra-large cylinder with complex systems to balance the various inputs and distribute heat to heating and hot water. This delivers three times as much hot water as a boiler alone and removes the need for a cold water tank in the loft. A water- conditioner has been fitted on the rising main.

Services - We are informed the property is connected to mains electricity, water and drainage. Bishops Castle has recently been upgraded to high-speed broadband and different service providers are upgrading their service.

Tenure - The property is of freehold tenure.

Council Tax - Shropshire Council - Band D.

Residents Management Company - Wintles Management Limited (WML) is the residents management company in which every resident has a share. It is responsible for the running of the estate common areas and roadways and the maintenance and repair of these areas. An elected Board of residents meets regularly to consider plans and every resident has the right to raise questions and issues of concern at General Meetings, held once or twice a year. WML has a detailed budgeting system which forecasts expenditure ten years ahead and sets a monthly service charge to pay for it. The service charge is currently £55 per month and WML has undertaken not to raise it for the foreseeable future, maintaining reserves against unexpected costs. Agendas and minutes of meetings are posted on the residents website. Specific interest groups such as the Hillside hold informal meetings to consider yearly plans, such as replanting an area with new shrubs- and there is often lively debate about these matters where every resident has a voice and a vote. Special interest groups such as the allotments are committed to funding their own plans from their income.

Nearest Airports - Birmingham Approximately 78 miles (duration: 1hr 39min via road)
Liverpool John Lennon Approximately 82 miles (duration: 1hr 48min via road)
Manchester Approximately 92 miles (duration: 1hr 51min via road)

Links To Central London - Via Road - travel time is approximately 3hrs mins based on a 172 mile journey travelling along the M42 and then M40.
Via Rail travel time is approximately 3hr 14min hours based on a standard transfer to London Euston from Craven Arms station.

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