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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Ashford Bowdler, Shropshire


Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II listed Georgian residence
  • 10 bedrooms in total
  • Cottage for renovation
  • 1 acre gardens & paddock
  • Countryside location

Full description

A rare opportunity to restore a Grade II listed three storey, SIX BEDROOM GEORGIAN RESIDENCE full of original period features together with an attached DERELICT COTTAGE dating back to the 1600s for renovation. The property is surrounded by large, partly walled gardens and a small paddock in all amounting to approximately 1 acre and located just outside the medieval town of Ludlow. Additional land is available by separate negotiation.

Main House Description - A distinctive Georgian Grade II listed country retreat offering the new owner a blank canvas on which to create an impressive family home through a degree of improvement. It is entirely liveable at present and despite its lack lustre appearance, evidence of it's once majestic interior clearly remains. As is typical of a property of this era it has a square symmetrical shape, centre front door with fan light, perfectly proportioned rooms and original sash windows.

The residence is approached through a gate along a driveway to the side of the building. Entering the property through an attractive walled archway to the unique oriel shaped main entrance with a pretty stained glass fan light above the front door which leads into an impressive hallway with sash windows to each side.

The property is set over three floors, the ground floor offers two very large reception rooms at the front, one with an attractive bay window, both with original wooden floorboards, sash windows, period ceiling cornices and fireplaces. The perfectly positioned central staircase leads to the second floor landing with access to four bedrooms, a large bathroom and a separate WC. A further set of stairs to the third floor offers two more bedrooms.
Returning to the ground floor off the hallway is a door to the rear which leads into a particularly spacious kitchen with an attractive terracotta tiled floor, a feature wood burning stove, downstairs WC and access to the cellars which have considerable storage space and access to the cottage.

Attached Cottage - The attached cottage which dates back to the 1600s has its own entrance door, there are also several access points from within the main house therefore providing either additional accommodation for the main house or as a completely separate dwelling, subject to the requirements of Planning and Listed Building Consents. This part of the property does require major restorative work to regain its previous character and features. There are wooden floors, exposed beams and original fireplaces. It consists of four rooms on the ground floor, three rooms and a loft space on the first floor and a further three rooms on the lower ground floor.

Detached Barn With Planning - Available by separate negotiation is a detached coach house which provides the opportunity to create a truly unique four bedroom family home full of quality solid oak beams and with its own level gardens. Full planning permission was granted on 16th June 2016 to allow for the conversion of the existing structure to form a two-storey dwelling; formation of vehicular access and the installation of a package treatment plant. For further information please contact the office. Full details of the planning can obtained on https:/ using the reference: 10/00491/FUL
**PLEASE NOTE** The detached barn is only available in addition to the sale of the house and not by individual separate negotiation.

Gardens And Paddock - The large gardens which are predominantly laid to lawn and enclosed by established hedging, brick walling and fencing offer a perfect backdrop to this striking period property. The main entrance gate provides access to the private driveway which sweeps around to the side offering several parking areas. The pretty walled archway from the driveway to the front of the property is adorned with shrubbery and is a particularly attractive feature and leads to the extensive front lawns with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. Once inside this idyllic spot you will be greeted by the impressive frontage to this grand family home. The gardens currently extend to half an acre with a further half an acre paddock.

Location - Ashford Bowdler is a small village in south Shropshire near the county border with Herefordshire. The Shrewsbury to Newport railway line passes through the village and there is a level crossing for vehicles and pedestrians. The village lies 3.15 km south of the medieval market town of Ludlow This popular market town boasts a wealth of independent shops and cafs, frequent open air markets, national supermarkets and a host of recreational facilities.

Services - Mains electric and water, private drainage, oil heating.
Shropshire Council Tax Band F.

Directions - Head south from Ludlow on the A49 towards Leominster, continue for approximately two and a half miles where you will see a sign post indicating a left turn for Ashford Bowdler. The property can be found a short distance along this road on the left hand side before the railway crossing.

CONSUMER PROTECTION FROM UNFAIR TRADING REGULATIONS 2008 (CPR) We endeavour to ensure that the details contained in our brochure are correct through making detailed enquiries of the owner but they are not guaranteed. The agents have not tested any appliance, equipment, fixture, fitting or service and have not seen the title deeds to confirm tenure. All measurements are quoted to the nearest 1/10 metre. All liability in negligence of otherwise for any loss arising from the use of these particulars is hereby excluded.
MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS Require prospective purchasers to produce two original ID documents prior to any offer being accepted by the owners.

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