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Drakeley House, Ellerdine, Telford

Property Description 

Originally a traditional Shropshire farmhouse, Drakeley House was substantially extended and lovingly refurbished by the current owners in 2001. The delightful property offers impressive, well-appointed and beautifully presented accommodation with airy, light-filled rooms throughout ready for immediate occupation. The house is accessed through a spacious galleried hallway which is complete with stunning exposed truss and French oak flooring and staircase and seamlessly links the old and new parts of this unique property. For Sale by Private Treaty, this lovely property would undoubtedly make a wonderful family home.

The highlight of the ground floor accommodation is the formal sitting room; this elegant and well-proportioned room is flooded with natural light in the summer and with the benefit of a log burner is cosy and welcoming in the winter. The farmhouse-style kitchen has a range of fully fitted bespoke units with integrated appliances and both an oil and electric AGA and opens out into a dining area and an inviting garden room which overlooks the woodland and garden. In addition there is a formal dining room and cosy snug with a log burner as well as a large utility room and study.

To the first floor are five bedrooms which include a breathtaking master bedroom suite with full height picture window, dressing room with fitted wardrobes and generous-sized en-suite bathroom. The largest of the four remaining bedrooms has en-suite facilities and there is a family bathroom.

The house is approached over a private drive which sweeps past woodland, planted by the current vendors in 2008, which includes a wide range of native trees and is home to a large selection of bird and animal life.  Formal gardens are found to the front of the house and are largely laid to lawn, allowing ease of management, with mature hedgerows ensuring total privacy. Beyond the parking area is a triple garage with adjoining workshop and beyond the vegetable patch is a further timber stable and agricultural building. These are surrounded by a small paddock which would be ideal for the grazing of a horse or pony. The network of quiet country lanes, bridleways and footpaths are perfect for horse-riding, bicycling or walking to enjoy the tranquil local area.

The charming and tranquil village of High Hatton is found in the heart of the beautiful North Shropshire countryside yet is only 13 miles from the historic county town of Shrewsbury and the bustling 'new town' of Telford, both of which offer extensive shopping and recreation facilities.

The nearby villages of Hodnet, Shawbury and Crudgington offer a range of facilities including pubs, post office and shop, primary schools and butcher. A greater variety of amenities can be found in the local market towns of Market Drayton and Wellington as well as the larger conurbations of Shrewsbury and Telford. The area is extremely well served educationally with both private and state primary and secondary schools and the renowned Harper Adams University is situated at nearby Newport.

The area has excellent road links via the A442 to the M54 motorway, the A53 northwards to The Potteries and M6 and southwards to Shrewsbury and the A5. Mainline rail stations are found at Wellington and Shrewsbury.

In our eyes this really is the perfect family home and must be viewed internally to be fully appreciated.