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1 Abbey Cottages, Marchamley, Nr Shrewsbury

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For Sale
Property Description 

The Location
Whilst Abbey Cottages are situated in open countryside with fantastic views over farmland to all sides they are conveniently located with ready access to both the A41 and A49 allowing easy links to conurbations and commuter routes.

The village of Hodnet, which is just over three miles away, offers a range of everyday amenities including shop, pub, primary school, doctors' surgery and church. An additional primary school is found only one mile away at Lower Heath. 

Slightly further afield, the larger market towns of Whitchurch and Wem offer a greater variety of amenities and are well served educationally with a range of both private and state schools. They both have the benefit of rail stations allowing onward links to both Crewe to the north and Shrewsbury to the south. Whitchurch was recently quoted by The Times as 'unsullied, with a big heart' and one of the best places to live post Covid-19 pandemic.

The county town of Shrewsbury and Telford both offer a further range of facilities.

This tranquil and stunning area, which is crisscrossed with appealing walking routes, is particularly popular with walkers, cyclists and equestrians whom take full advantage of the peaceful country lanes and extensive network of footpaths.

The Properties
Originally designed as two farm workers cottages the property dates back to the late 1930's, with a 1970's single storey extension to the rear providing additional space. The semi detached cottages are mirror images of each other and offer identical accommodation although No 2 has had some recent improvement works. No 1 is currently let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy and notice has been given to the tenant to vacate. The charming cottages are particularly attractive externally with intricately patterned brickwork typical of this era.

To the ground floor of each cottage are a sitting room with open fire, kitchen with basic range of wall units, a separate small utility room and store and a family bathroom with bath with electric shower over. To the first floor are three bedrooms, the largest of which are located at the front of the house and enjoy a stunning outlook to Hawkstone Hill with the monument to Sir Rowland Hill clearly visible on the horizon. 

Although compact and in need of some modernisation works the accommodation is well considered and offers comfortable living space. For those with requirements for further living space there could, subject to the necessary planning consents, be potential to create a first floor extension above the bathroom or equally extend to the side.
There is a substantial gravel parking area to the rear and side of the cottages with plentiful parking for each property. The gardens, which are laid to lawn,  are found to the front of the cottage, and are encircled by mature  hedging ensuring a feeling of peace and tranquillity.  The outlook over surrounding farmland is stunning and uninterrupted by any property as far as the eye can see.

Mains electric and water are connected.  Oil fired central heating system.  Drainage is to a private shared septic tank which is located on adjoining land (shared between 1 & 2 Abbey Cottages only).
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.

We are advised that the property is freehold with vacant possession on completion. 1 Abbey Cottages is currently let on an AST, notice to quit has been served on the tenant to allow vacant possession on completion but the notice period is currently extended to 6 months in light of the Covid-19 pandemic .

Local Authority
Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND.

Fixtures and Fittings
These sales details are for descriptive purposes only and the seller reserves the right to remove all fixtures and fittings unless specifically agreed otherwise. A buyer is recommended to check with their solicitor regarding  inclusion or exclusion of specific fixtures and fittings.  

Drive Maintenance
The cottages are sold with the benefit of an unrestricted right of access along the private drive to Hawkstone Abbey Farm.
The occupiers of both cottages will be required to make a contribution towards maintenance of  this private shared drive

For further information please download the full sales details shown above or contact us on 01630 692500.