Shrubbery Farm is located in Shropshire, in the beautiful semi-rural location of Longnor, just 15 mins south of Shrewsbury and 5 miles from Church Stretton, and an hour from Birmingham. There is a 13th Century Church to the rear and an oftsted rated 'Outstanding' primary school just a short walk away. It is THE perfect environment for raising a family in a friendly community away from city life.
# VALUATION: The property was valued in Summer 2019 by two leading estate agents at £545,000 and £520,000 respectively. As winner the property will be transfered to you free of stamp duty and legal fees - yours to live in, sell, rent out, start an AirB&B business... or just keep in the family for investment purposes - it could have DOUBLED in value in the last 10 years.
The detached freehold property was one of the original properties built in Longnor a few hundred years ago, and has been sympathetically extended and renovated 4 times. It is in good condition and consists of :
Farmhouse Style Kitchen
with a range of traditional cabinets, AGA, 10ft antique cabinet and gorgeous beamed ceiling, leading on to Walk-in Pantry
with large Fridge Freezer and Dishwasher, and again leading on to further Utility
with Fitted Storage, Washing Machine and Oil Fired Boiler.
Dining Room with more exposed beams, large mirror, and beautiful courtyard views. If required we can also leave you the Willis & Gambier extendable oak table, chairs and dresser. With open access to the kitchen this is a super room for entertaining in the evening and definitely the heart of the home, ideal for socialising and family gatherings.
Large Living Room #1 with built in library and Clearview multistove burner which gives out a lot of heat, and with French doors leading to delightful gardens. Again the exposed beams and wrought iron curtain poles & light fittings help to create the period character of the home (which was originally established c.1850 we understand and has been lovingly extended four times to a high standard, the last by us).
Study downstairs including desk, antique lamp, mirror and 5ft bookshelf, and leading on to the downstairs cloakroom.
Upstairs Landing with original oak floorboards throughout, with hall storage and leading on to
Master Bedroom with beams and 6.6ft wardrobe, and stunning views of the 200 yr old oak tree in the field opposite (which often has cows grazing). Leading on to EnSuite bathroom with bath.
Bedroom #2 again with oak floorboards, exposed beams, with panaromic views of the field opposite and much of the village.
Bedroom #3 with Laura Ashley single bed, exposed beams, and views of the managable garden with hedges and trees for privacy.
Family Bathroom with shower & wc.
Adjoining the house there is a separate self contained Annex ("The Granary") with its own entrance which we converted to a high standard when we arrived in 2003, and which contains:
Living Room #2 with exposed beams and traditional iron hooks, apparently used for hanging meat in the old days. Has been used as a self contained Home Office, then as a teenage Gaming Den with a large 5ft screen, and with a sofa bed for sleepovers and to put up Guests in their own space. Handmade oak staircase by local craftsman leading up to
Bedroom #4 with Velux sky lights which has been used as a Bedroom, a Music Room, and as Storage, leading on to Ensuite with small bath, sink & wc.
Garden is manageable and private with a range of mature shrubs and seating area with fig trees, and the Drive has parking for 8 cars.
Courtyard at the front of the property has iron table & chairs, hanging baskets, stable door, second front door leading to Study, and large flag stones leading to charming front gate with high hedge for privacy.