Lipley Hall, Cheswardine, Market Drayton
Magnificent eight-bedroom period farmhouse with AGA kitchen
Impressive principle bedroom suite with vaulted ceiling
Separate entertaining room with potential as annexe
Expansive lawned gardens
Extensive modern and traditional farm buildings
Superb equestrian facilities including 49 stables
Pasture and arable land extending to 211.67 Acres (85.66 Ha)
Private and secluded rural location
Available as a whole or in three lots
Lipley Hall is found close to the charming, historic village of Cheswardine which is well-equipped with public houses, a community shop and a thriving primary school. The local market towns of Eccleshall and Market Drayton have a greater variety of amenities along with the larger conurbations of Stafford, Shrewsbury and Telford. With excellent road and rail links and a wealth of both private and state schools in the area, this unspoilt part of North Shropshire is perfect for those looking to combine an idyllic, rural existence with work and education. Accessed along a half mile-long tree-lined private drive, the first impression of Lipley Hall is breath taking. It is only upon reaching the electric gates, which sit some 400m from the house, that this majestic property reveals itself to the visitor. It is truly a jewel in North Shropshire’s crown.
Once part of the prominent Cheswardine Hall Estate until it was divided in 1948, Lipley Hall was purchased in 2003 by the current owners and has since undergone an extensive scheme of modernisation which, due to its comprehensive and thorough nature, took close to seven years to complete. The handsome and well-proportioned house dates back to the 18th Century and offers an impressive, modern living space which has been cleverly combined with the inherent period charm of the property.
The accommodation is spread over three floors. The ground floor is home to a bespoke kitchen handcrafted by local oak specialists, Venable Oak, whose workshop is some two miles from the farm and whose oak is prevalent throughout the property. The formal drawing room and dining room both have lovely fireplaces with log-burning stoves and the family room, with glazed sides, vaulted ceiling and dramatic roof lantern, has a huge Inglenook fireplace and sufficient space to house a dining table for sixteen along with a large seating area for friends and family to gather. On the first floor are five guest bedrooms with bathrooms. The principle bedroom suite occupies the entire front portion of the second floor and comprises an extravagant bedroom space with vaulted ceiling and exposed truss beams along with a dressing area and en-suite bathroom.
Beyond the house is a recently created entertaining room which is fully equipped with a bespoke kitchen and with bifold doors to two sides, this wonderful space melds seamlessly with the gardens. Complete with shower room, this part of the house could easily be converted into a self-contained annexe, studio or office space.
Lying mainly to the west of the house and predominantly laid to lawn, the gardens are well-screened by mature hedgerows and offer a sheltered and secluded area. To the front of the house is a traditional turning circle and parking area with access to the timber-framed four-bay carport.
The Equestrian Facilities
Originally a dairy farm, the farm buildings have been comprehensively altered to create a world-renowned equestrian and breeding facility from where the current owners have run an extremely successful Arabian horse breeding business for many years. The stabling is housed in American barn-style buildings which has been personally designed by the current owners specifically for breeding. The facilities include 49 stables, a lunge pen, a viewing gallery, a medical/treatment room, a loading ramp, ancillary general purpose buildings including feed store and easily accessible turnout paddocks. Whilst these buildings have been adapted for equestrian purposes they could easily be altered for a wide variety of other uses, subject to any necessary planning consent.
The land extends to 211.67 Acres (85.66 Ha), some of which has been sub-divided into a number of small paddocks specifically designed for the grazing of horses and fenced with super durable ‘Rhino’ fencing. To the rear of the buildings are seven further post-and-rail fenced paddocks and the remainder of the land is in larger blocks which are laid to grass. Generally the farm lies in a ring fenced block and the land is idea for either grass or arable crops with some woodland included.
This stunning property, which is expected to create considerable interest in the both the national and international market, is offered for sale as a whole or in three lots. For more information please download the PDF sales brochure or contact Annabel or Steph on 01630 692500 or 01270 439500 or email@example.com. Please note a virtual viewing is available for this property.