Nook Farm, Prees Green, Shrewsbury
Nook Farm is a simply charming extended Victorian cottage with traditional and modern outbuildings on a very quiet leafy lane. It really must be seen to be believed.
- Sympathetically extended Victorian cottage
- Large family, open-plan kitchen/diner
- Sitting room with doors to garden
- Substantial master bedroom with en-suite
- Three further double bedrooms, family bathroom
- Lawned gardens and orchard
- Fenced, flat paddock to rear - 1.9 Acres in total
- Traditional versatile brick outbuildings
- Substantial timber workshop with power
- Stunning far-reaching views over Hawkstone Hills
The local area
Weston-under-Redcastle is a charming small village situated under the south west edge of Hawkstone Ridge in the heart of North Shropshire. Hawkstone Park Follies is a popular visitor attraction with glorious walks, tunnels, caves and monuments to explore and is adjacent to Hawkstone Park Golf Club & Hotel.
The market towns of Wem and Market Drayton offer a variety of amenities including supermarkets, doctors' surgeries and boutique shops and the area is extremely well serviced with both state and private primary and secondary schools. Nearby Whitchurch is a thriving market town and has been quoted by The Times as 'unsullied, with a big heart' and one of the best places to live post Covid-19 pandemic.
The medieval county town of Shrewsbury, just fourteen miles south, is the jewel in Shropshire's crown being the birthplace of Charles Darwin, the renowned geologist and biologist. With over 660 listed buildings, some of which date back to the 15th and 16th Centuries, Shrewsbury is home to a wide range of facilities.
With railway stations at Wem, Whitchurch, Crewe and Shrewsbury, excellent road links and a number of airports within 1.5 hours' drive, this wonderful property is perfect for those wanting to combine an idyllic country existence with having to commute or travel for work.
Nook Farm, which was originally a small two-bedroom Victorian cottage, has been skillfully extended in two separate tranches (the most recent being only three years ago) to provide the current spacious accommodation ideal for family living. The oldest part of the cottage is home to a host of original and attractive features including exposed, painted floorboards and period fireplaces but this melds seamlessly with the more modern parts of the house creating a light and airy living space.
A side access door leads via a small entrance hall past the utility room and downstairs WC into the open plan kitchen and family room. This lovely room is a key feature of the property providing sufficient space for family life and entertaining whist still maintaining a cosy and welcoming feel. The kitchen area is well equipped with a range of cream gloss Benchmark fitted units with integrated appliances including oven, hob and NEFF full-height fridge and dishwasher. Space is allowed for the more mundane appliances in the adjacent utility room.
The kitchen area is cleverly separated from the dining and seating area by a moveable wooden island unit which incorporates further storage space. The room is flooded with light from two large windows and double doors which open to the rear garden and allow views over the land to the rear.
The well-proportioned sitting room centres around a Clearview log-burning stove which provides an attractive focal point in the room, whilst double doors to the side garden and gravelled seating area allow easy access to the room through the summer months. To the front of the house, and formed in the older part of the property, is a further reception room which although currently used as a study could equally be used as a dining room or childrens' play room if required.
Four spacious double bedrooms are found to the first floor, the master bedroom is particularly generous and is complimented by a large en-suite shower room. Both the master bedroom and adjacent bedroom enjoy spectacular views over the countryside to the rear to the monument of Sir Rowland Hill which sits aloft the nearby Hawkstone Hills and is a well known local landmark.
A sizeable gravel parking area is found to the front of the house where planning permission has been granted for development of a three bay garage (9.1m x 5.5m) with external staircase to a games room over. Planning permission could of course be sought to alter this proposed building to provide additional ancillary living space or for the creation of a holiday-let or similar. A further brick building sits to one side of the house and would offer the ideal space for creation of a small studio or home office, subject to the necessary planning consent.
To the rear of the house sits a timber workshop (12m x 6m), with power connected, which is split into an enclosed workshop area and an open fronted store with small enclosed store to the rear housing the wood pellet boiler. This building could easily be adapted to provide shelter for any form of stock, not least equestrian, and its position on the edge of the paddock would allow it to be incorporated within the field. A second drive allows machinery and larger vehicles access to the land without the need to pass immediately adjacent to the house.
The property sits central to the plot and the gardens are well-screened from nearby properties by mature trees. Lawned gardens are found to the front and rear of the house and are interspersed by trees and encircled by well planted borders. The gardens are a smallholders' delight with well stocked vegetable patch, soft fruit area and an orchard with a plethora of fruit trees including several varieties of apple, plums and pear along with a secure chicken run incorporating a brick formed former pig-sty currently used as a hen house.
Nook Farm really is the perfect 'post-pandemic' property for those looking to increase self-sufficiency whilst maintaining easy access to a wide range of amenities. Quiet country lanes make this property ideal for those with equestrian interests.
Viewing is strictly by appointment with Barbers Rural and is subject to strict guidelines in light of the current restrictions imposed by the Government. A copy of the guidelines is available from Barbers Rural. It is the responsibility of any viewers to ensure that they wear suitable, sensible clothing and sturdy footwear and that they provide their own Personal Protective Equipment.
A virtual viewing is available for this property on request.
For more information contact Barbers Rural on 01630 692500 or email@example.com
It is a true haven, everything you need to live the countryside dream
The property sold itself within a few weeks of launch due to the glorious location and immaculate presentation