Folly Foot Cottage

Marsh Lane, Hinstock
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Annabel Fearnall
Annabel Fearnall



Situated in the heart of the beautiful North Shropshire countryside, the village of Hinstock benefits from a range of facilities including village shop with post office, pub and thriving primary school as well as sports clubs including tennis, football and cricket.

More extensive amenities, including supermarkets, doctors’ surgeries and leisure facilities are to be found in the nearby market town of Market Drayton.

The busy town of Newport has a generous selection of interesting, independent shops and boutiques along with coffee shops and brasseries.  There is also a wealth of educational facilities in the Newport area, including Haberdashers’ Adams’ Grammar, Newport Girls High School and the award-winning Harper Adams University.

This property is exceptionally well placed for commuter routes being only 1/4 mile from the A41 which leads to the M54 motorway and on to the M6. Stafford mainline train station is within half an hour’s drive. 

For those with equestrian interests, there are a number of equestrian facilities in the vicinity and a plethora of quiet country lanes and bridlepaths for peaceful riding.

· Sitting room, dining room, conservatory

· L-shaped kitchen with utility room and WC

· Two bedrooms, dressing room, large bathroom

· Detached, self-contained annexe with disabled access; open plan living space including kitchen, bedroom and wet room

· Stabling, storage barn. PP for log cabin

· Paddocks. 5.53 Acres in All

Folly Foot Cottage is an attractive, extended Victorian property which was completely renovated approximately eight years ago. Immense care has been taken to ensure that the house has retained the period features so typical of the era with feature fireplaces to both reception rooms, parquet floors and exposed beams. The external decorative brickwork is characteristic of the village.

To the front of the house are two well-proportioned reception rooms, both with open fireplaces ideal for housing log burning stoves. To the rear of the house is the spacious and well-equipped kitchen which offers a breakfast bar seating area and beyond this is a utility room and downstairs WC. Accessed from the kitchen is the conservatory which enjoys a lovely view over the garden and is well placed to watch over the stables. To the first floor are two bedrooms, the master having a dressing room and a luxurious family bathroom with roll-top bath and separate shower.

Across the yard is a single storey part-sandstone barn.  Originally a cattle barn, this was carefully converted four years ago and now provides self-contained accommodation with open-plan kitchen/sitting room with exposed-beam ceiling, wet room and double bedroom with patio doors to a small seating area overlooking the paddock. This charming cottage offers ideal living space for extended family or staff accommodation and has the added benefit of being specifically designed for disabled access. Equally it could be rented out and the current owner has an established holiday-let business in place.

To the rear of the house is a bespoke stable block. Built in 2011, it provides either four stables and a tack room or five stables, depending on individual preference, with a hay and storage barn located to the rear. A secondary road access allows a separate access to the side of the stable yard ensuring that lorries and trailers are parked away from the house and there is an further access to the far side of the field.  The land, which is found to both sides and rear of the property, is flat and extremely well-draining making it ideal for all types of livestock, but particularly horses and there is ample room to develop a schooling area, subject to any necessary planning consent.


Please note that a public footpath runs around the boundary of the land.


Mains electric is connected. Propane gas-fired central heating system. Drainage is to a private septic tank (each property having a private tank). Water is from a private borehole supply. We are advised that the above services are available.  Barbers Rural have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fittings etc or services to this property so cannot confirm that they are in working order. A buyer is recommended to obtain confirmation from their solicitor or surveyor.

Development and Clawback

The property is sold subject to a current promotion agreement on the land which we understand can be  assigned to a new buyer.  The Promoter may also be open to agreeing to surrender the agreement subject to negotiation.

In the event of planning  permission being granted for any form of residential use on the land within 30 years of completion of the sale, the current vendors or their heirs will be entitled to a 30% share of the increase in value. Further information can be gained via the Agents.

For further information please download the sales details at the top of the page or contact our office on 01630 692500.





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