4 bedroom detached house for saleCrosemere, Cockshutt, SY12
Sold STC £450,000
- Grade II Listed Cottage
- Unspoilt rural location
- Great charm and character
- Versatile outbuilding
- Good sized gardens
- Land ext. to 4 acres
A superbly appointed and extremely well presented Grade II listed period country cottage of great charm and character with super surrounding gardens, versatile outbuilding with great potential and surrounding pasture paddocks, extending, in all, to approximately 4 acres, or thereabouts.
Description - Halls are favoured with instructions to offer Mere Farm, Cockshutt, For Sale by private treaty.
A superbly appointed and extremely well presented Grade II listed period country cottage of great charm and character with super surrounding gardens, versatile outbuilding with great potential and surrounding pasture paddock, extending, in all, to approximately 4 acres, or thereabouts,
The property, which is believed to date back to 1753, offers deceptively spacious and most versatile internal accommodation with a wealth of original features including exposed ceiling and wall timbers, inglenook fireplace, Victorian fire grate and, at present, provides the following accommodation; Ground floor Lounge, Dining Room, Study/Family Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Sitting room and Utility Room, together with four First Floor Bedrooms and Family Bathroom. The property has the benefit of an oil fired central heating system and is presented for sale with the fitted carpets included in the purchase price,
The gardens and grounds are a particularly notable feature of the property and include a mature shaped lawn to the front and side of the house with floral borders, There are three separate pony paddocks, one with a field shelter, ideal for the grazing of all kinds of livestock, but particularly horses. There is also a triangular shaped orchard across the lane.
The outbuildings include a general store shed to the side of the house and a separate yard across the lane in which there is a most versatile detached outbuilding with great potential for a variety of usages such as garaging, offices, annex, studios etc (subject to the necessary local authority planning consent), together with a stable and tack room and two former deep litter sheds.
The sale of Mere Farm does, therefore, provide an increasingly rare opportunity to purchase a Grade II listed period detached cottage of immense charm and character presented to such a high standard with lovely surrounding gardens, pony paddock and a separate range of buildings in this unspoilt rural location.
An inspection is highly recommended.
Situation - Mere Farm is situated on the edge of the well known and popular North Shropshire village of Cockshutt which has an excellent range of local amenities for a village of its size to include a general stores, public house, parish church, primary school and thriving village hall to name but a few. However, the village, is still within easy motoring distance of the nearby North Shropshire towns of Ellesmere (5 miles) and Wem (6 miles), both of which have an excellent range of local shopping, recreational and educational facilities. The county towns, also, of Shrewsbury (12 miles) and Chester (30 miles) and both within a comfortable drive.
The Directions - From Ellesmere proceed south on the A495 to the village of Cockshutt. In Cockshutt turn left by the village shop signposted 'English Frankton and Loppington'. After a short distance take the fork left down Crosemere Lane to a cross roads. Proceed straight over the cross roads past a T junction sign and continue for approx 0.3 of a mile and Mere Farm will be located on the left hand side.
The Accommodation Comprises - A main front door opening in to a:
Lounge - 5.22 x 4.10 (17'2" x 13'5") - With a fitted carpet as laid, a magnificent example of an Inglenook fireplace with a raised slate hearth with inset multi-fuel burning stove and heavy oak beam over, a super range of exposed ceiling and wall timbers, windows to front elevation, radiator, carpeted stairs to first floor and door in to a:
Dining Room - 5.06 x 2.76 (16'7" x 9'1") - With a parquet block floor, a super range of exposed ceiling and wall timber, radiator, window to side elevation and door down to the:
Cellar - Approx. 3.04m x 2.26m (Appro x 0" 10'0" x 7'5") - With a brick floor, floor mounted boiler and water tank.
Study/Family Room - 3.04 x 2.26 (10'0" x 7'5") - With a fitted carpet as laid, radiator, ceiling and wall timbers and window to rear elevation.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 4.01 x 3.96 (13'2" x 13'0") - With an attractive slate floor and a fully fitted kitchen comprising a pottery sink (H&C) with a mixer tap and cupboards under, an extensive range of granite work surfaces with base units below, planned space and plumbing, inset Britannia range style cooker with further work surface to one side with open shelving below, planned space for an upright fridge freezer, a superb range of ceiling and wall timbers, feature exposed area of brick walling with original bread oven still in place, windows to two elevations, radiator, superb exposed ceiling timbers and a doorway in to a:
Sitting Room - 3.96 x 3.61 (13'0" x 11'10") - With a fitted carpet as laid, an attractive stone fireplace with hard surround and mantle over, super range of exposed ceiling timbers, radiator, window to front elevation.
A door leads from the Kitchen/Breakfast Room in to the:
Utility Room - 2.37 x 2.02 (7'9" x 6'8") - With a continuation of the slate flooring, work surface with planned space and plumbing below for appliances, fitted cupboards, door to outside and window overlooking the gardens and paddocks.
The carpeted staircase rises up to a:
Landing - With a fitted carpet as laid, exposed ceiling and wall timbers, radiator, area of exposed brick chimney breast and door in to:
Bedroom One - 4.12 x 3.94 (13'6" x 12'11") - With a exposed wood boarded floor, cast iron Victorian fire grate, exposed ceiling and wall timbers, radiator and window to front elevation overlooking the gardens, paddocks and open countryside beyond.
Family Bathroom - 3.90 x 3.44 (12'10" x 11'3") - With a painted wood boarded floor, a modern circular hand basin (H&C) with mixer tap and shelving below, low flush wc, free standing roll topped bath (H&C) with side mixer tap and shower attachment, tiled enclosed shower cubicle with shower force shower unit, radiator, fitted shelf and window to rear elevation overlooking the paddock and open countryside beyond.
Bedroom Two - 4.24 x 2.86 (13'11" x 9'5") - With an exposed wood boarded floor, area of exposed brick work, exposed ceiling and wall timbers, radiator and window to front elevation overlooking the gardens, paddocks and open countryside beyond.
Bedroom Three - 3.16 x 2.27 (10'4" x 7'5") - With a fitted carpet as laid, radiator and window to rear elevation overlooking the paddock and open farmland beyond.
Bedroom Four - 5.23 x 2.75 (17'2" x 9'0") - With an exposed wood boarded floor, a super range of exposed ceiling and wall timbers, radiator and window to side elevation overlooking the outbuildings open farmland beyond.
The Gardens - There is a mature shaped lawn to the front and side of the house with floral and herbaceous borders well stocked with a variety of flowering shrubs and plants.
There is a triangular area of orchard situated across the road which includes apple and damson trees
The gardens are a most attractive feature of the property and include 2 Brick and Tiled Roof Former:
Pigs Cotes - Now used for storage purposes, together with a further brick and corrugated iron roofed:
Store Shed - Including external WC.
The Land - The land is a major feature of the property and is retained in three principle enclosures. The paddock behind the house includes a:
Timber Field Shelter - Ideal for equestrians.
The Main Outbuildings - The main outbuildings are situated across the lane set within their own area of land and principally comprise:
Storage Room - 7.81 x 5.66 (25'7" x 18'7") - With a concrete floor, power and light laid on and a door through to:
The Former Dairy - 2.75 x 5.5 (9'0" x 18'1") - At present used for storage. With a lean-to store shed to one end also.
There are two timber Former Poultry Sheds including:
Former Poultry Shed - 4.11 x 1.90 (13'6" x 6'3") -
Former Poultry Shed - 4.84 x 2.86 (15'11" x 9'5") - There is a corrugated iron lined:
Stable - 4.41 x 3.21 (14'6" x 10'6") - With a concreted floor, light laid on and a doorway through to a:
Tack Area - 4.40 x 1.62 (14'5" x 5'4") - This area leads on, in turn to a:
Tenure - The property is said to be of freehold tenure and vacant possession will be given on completion of the purchase.
Services - We understand that the property has the benefit of mains water, electricity and drainage.
Local Authority - Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND.
Council Tax - The property is in Band ' D ' on the Shropshire Council Register. The payment for 2015/2016 is £1500.25.
Viewing - By appointment through Halls, The Square, Ellesmere, Shropshire. Tel:(01691) 622602.
Halls Holdings Ltd and any joint agents for themselves, and for the Vendor of the property whose Agents they are, give notice that: (i) These particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract (ii) No person in the employment of or any agent of or consultant to Halls Holdings has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property (iii) Measurements, areas and distances are approximate, Floor plans and photographs are for guidance purposes only (photographs are taken with a wide angled / zoom lenses) and dimensions shapes and precise locations may differ (iv) It must not be assumed that the property has all the required planning or building regulation consents. Halls Holdings Ltd, Halls Holdings House, Bowmen Way, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 3DR. Registered in England 06597073.
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