6 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

High Street, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, SY9

Sold STC £680,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Elizabethan property
  • Immense charm & character
  • 4 double bedrooms
  • Two 1 bedroom apartments
  • Shop/Cafe
  • Gardens & ample parking

Full description

A stunning Grade II listed Elizabethan property of immense charm and character which dates back at least to the sixteenth century and is described by English Heritage as one of the most important and sumptuous houses in the town. Its timber framed front elevation with rendered infill panels and diamond leaded casements, are merely an entrée to the many interesting features to be found beyond the porch of this unique house.

Accommodation - Dining Hall/Lounge, Kitchen/Breakfast, Sitting Room, Utility, 4 Double Bedrooms, 3 En-suite, Family Bathroom, Two, 1 bedroom Apartments with Kitchen, Bathroom and Sitting Room. Several Attic Rooms, Ancillary Laundry and Utility Room and WCs, Large Cellar/Workshop and High Street Shop/Café. Private gardens, ample parking and two storey Garage/Store with potential.

Location - The Porch House stands at the heart of this historic market town, yet still has peaceful gardens with delightful country views. Bishops Castle has enjoyed a market status since the 13th century and still boasts a thriving livestock market, refurbished town hall which houses the farmers market and an eclectic mix of independent shops, cafes, museums, pubs and even two breweries which includes The Three Tuns, the oldest licensed brewery in the country. There are several established hotels and holiday accommodation including the Porch House itself which currently offers both self-catering and bed and breakfast accommodation.

The town acts as an important service provider to the immediate rural areas, much of which are designated as being of outstanding natural beauty and a magnet to walkers and cyclists exploring local hills, beauty spots and pathways including Offas Dyke and the Shropshire Way.

Apart from the local shops, the town has its own doctors and dental surgery, primary school and secondary school, police station and cottage hospital.

The larger centres of Shrewsbury and Ludlow are within easy reach with train stations as close as Church Stretton and Craven Arms.

The Property - Being a Grade II* listed building, there are almost too many features to mention to adequately describe the unique nature of this property. The house has surprisingly well proportioned rooms for its age and occupies what would have been two burgage plots dating back to1564, the same year that Shakespeare was born. This timber framed building is thought to have doubled its size around 1700 with the addition of a rear extension of stone, probably reclaimed form the Castle ruins.

The accommodation is approached predictably enough by the impressive timber framed porch with flagged step into a heavy studded timber door opening into a magnificent reception hall dominated by the oak timber within the walls and staircase rising to the first floor and flooded with light from the atrium style window above. Virtually all rooms are accessed from here with the spacious dining hall/lounge with its rare plank and muntin walls and a unique chequered pattern painting. A large farmhouse style kitchen and breakfast leads through to the traditional lean-to conservatory overlooking the private rear gardens with a large and comfortable sitting room with cast iron fireplace and French doors, provides further access to the rear.

Upstairs, the galleried landing leads off to two private bedrooms and two bed and breakfast rooms with three en-suites and a family bathroom. Filling the complement of six double bedrooms are the two, one bedroom apartments, both of which have a sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. Both these, together with the bed and breakfast rooms and the separate street fronting serviced shop which is currently let as a chai café, provide a particularly useful income stream which could be developed further if required. Several attic rooms, office and cellar/workshop complete the extensive accommodation together with the utility, WC and laundry room.

Outside - Outside to the rear lie the good sized and pretty gardens which have lovely views across the town and beyond to wooded hills and farmland. The property owns a vehicular access from the parallel Union Street, at the rear of the large, private gravelled parking area. Adjacent is a traditional two storey stone and timber former coach house stable. Currently used as a garage and storage, this has huge potential for alternative uses ancillary to the main house. Authentic cobbled paths lead to a stone terrace with access to the conservatory, utility and sitting room, Two distinct shaped lawned areas with edging borders provide delightful private space with views to the church tower and a path leading down the side under the flying freehold to a shuttered entrance onto the High Street.

Services - Mains water, electricity, drainage and water. Oil central heating. Wood burning stoves and cast iron fires with several inglenook fireplaces, even in the cellar.
NOTE: None of the services or installations have been tested by the Agents.

Council Tax - Porch House Band E.
Rateable values:
Café/Shop: TBA
Clun Apartment: RV820 payable this year £396.88
Ludlow Apartment: RV 1225 payable this year £592.90

Viewing - Strictly through the Agents: Halls, 43 Church Street, Bishops Castle, SY9 5DA. Telephone: 01588 638755.

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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01588 433001 Local call rate

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