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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Racecourse Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10

Guide Price £795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • No onward chain
  • Separate cottage and flat
  • within walking distance of Oswestry
  • Stabling and outbuildings
  • About 4 acres
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An exceptional Grade II* listed house with 6 bedrooms, sitting above the town of Oswestry. Grounds extend to over 4 acres.


Situated on the outskirts of the Shropshire town of Oswestry, The Hayes allows the views and privacy of country life combined with the convenience of town living.

Oswestry has a wide range of shops, amenities and schools. The area is well served by a number of respected independent schools including Packwood Haugh prep school, Moreton Hall, Oswestry School, Ellesmere College along with Chester and Shrewsbury schools.

The Hayes is well placed for easy access to Chester and the North West via the A5 and to the south, Shrewsbury and the Midlands via the A5/M54. Regional International Airports include Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester. The county towns of Shrewsbury and Chester are both renowned for their beautiful architecture and attendant facilities, shopping and schools.

Gobowen has the nearest railway station being only 1 mile and has a regular service to Chester and Shrewsbury. A wide range of recreational opportunities in the area include quiet lanes and countryside for riding and walking, with Snowdonia providing further outdoor pursuits and a number of nearby golf courses including Chirk and Oswestry. There is a wealth of equestrian activities in the region including the Tanatside and Wynnstay and North Shropshire hunts, Weston Park three day event and Chester Races.


The Hayes is an intriguingly Grade II* listed house; dating back to 1650. Built in Sweeney mountain sandstone this house has a unique and beautiful feel and is set in among its well presented gardens, paddock, stables, double garaging and a converted coach house which provides ancillary accommodation of a flat and a cottage.

The Hayes comprises many spacious panelled rooms including original features such as large fireplaces dating from 1656 by Ralph Davenport. The fireplaces boast intricate carving including some which is reputed to have come from Ludlow Castle.

With the chimney stack providing the centre of the house the rooms link into each other fluently while many of the main rooms have smaller rooms off which could be used as office space, storage or even converted into en suites.

The Hayes is approached via a sweeping tarmac drive initially through a belt of woodland, opening up into paddocks and gardens.

On the ground floor there are three reception rooms and as well as the kitchen and large reception hall.

The Hayes has extensive cellars which are accessed from a staircase to the side of the kitchen. A utility room with Belfast sink and "back door" giving access to the garden leads through to a brick floored room with the original range still in-situ. There is a further flagged cellar area and behind it further storage space for coal, etc. The cellar is in fact a half cellar and enjoys some light through small windows. This area could offer the potential (subject to the necessary planning requirements) to create a large family kitchen/living area.

The upstairs accommodation is accessed via a large oak stair case and landing leading to three bedrooms (1 ensuite) and a family bathroom

The oak staircase continues up to the second floor where there are three further bedrooms and family bathroom with a freestanding bath.

A converted coach house to the side of the principal house has been converted to provide two separate residences along with ample storage space.

To one end is The Cottage; a two storey cottage with living room, dining kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom. The remainder of the downstairs space is versatile storage with gardener's WC, whilst there is separate access to the first floor where there is an open plan one bedroom flat.

In the old walled garden and well hidden behind a conifer hedge is a double garage, a stable block comprising five boxes and a large timber shed which was originally erected by the American army during the war. In front of the stables is a brick walled paddock sheltered by mature trees.

The Gardens and Grounds,
The Hayes is approached via a sweeping tarmac drive initially through a belt of woodland, opening up into the gardens and paddocks. The gardens are a particularly attractive feature of the property and the land extends of over 4.1 acres.

Square Footage: 4,600 sq ft
Acreage: 4.1 Acres


From the A5 take the B4579 signposted Oswestry, continue until reaching a bridge with the Cemetery on your left where the road forks, take the left fork past the police station (on the right) on reaching a set of traffic lights continue straight taking the first turning on the right signposted Welsh Walls continue on this road, past the back of St Oswald's Church (on your right) bearing right before reaching a junction. Turn Left and continue on this road past the fire station (on your right) onto Mount Road (B4580) towards the old Racecourse. The Hayes will be on your left after approximately 2/3 of a mile.

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Added on Rightmove:
25 March 2016

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