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Moss Lane Farm, Moss Lane, Lipley, Market Drayton, TF9 2SQ

Reference 
8452
Guide Price
£595,000
Sold STC
Property Description 

· Charming period farmhouse with potential for  further improvement and extension

· Kitchen, sitting room, dining room, shower room

· Four bedrooms, bathroom

· Extensive brick outbuildings offering potential for alteration subject to necessary planning consents

· Outbuildings including stables, shippon, Dutch barn, workshop & general purpose agricultural buildings

· Extends to 17.3 Acres as a whole including pasture

· Idyllic rural location in the heart of the countryside

Originally part of the Cheswardine Estate, Moss Lane Farm was acquired by the current family in 1963 and has since provided a much loved family home and busy smallholding.   This charming property is found nestled in the lee of Bishop’s Wood, an original hunting ground for the Bishop of Lichfield and now in the management of the Forestry Commission, which is criss-crossed by bridlepaths and footpaths and offers access to acres of stunning mature woodland and farmland.

The nearby village of Cheswardine offers a range of facilities including pubs, post office and shop, and thriving primary school. A greater variety of amenities can be found in the local market towns of Market Drayton and Eccleshall  as well as the larger conurbations of Stafford, Shrewsbury and Telford. The area is extremely well served educationally with both private and state primary and secondary schools with  renowned boys’ and girls’ state-managed, selective schools at nearby Newport.  The area has excellent road links via the A53 and A41 to the M54 and M6 motorways and a mainline rail station is found at Stafford.

The original farmhouse was extended approximately thirty years ago to provide the current accommodation and whilst this would now benefit from a scheme of modernisation work, it offers spacious living space over two floors. The house is linked, to the rear and one side, to the traditional brick buildings providing an ideal opportunity to further extend the house or alternatively provide additional independent accommodation if required, subject to any necessary planning permission.

The house itself is spacious yet cosy and boasts many charming features which could be enhanced and incorporated in any future improvements.   A useful entrance porch leads into an inviting farmhouse-style kitchen which overlooks the entrance yard and courtyard stables and the focal point of the sitting room is a brick inglenook fireplace with log-burning stove. With traditional quarry-tiled floor, the sitting room has direct access to the garden and views of the tranquil woods beyond.

This unique property benefits from numerous outbuildings and stables which have previously formed the basis of a riding school and trekking centre. The various buildings, in particular the former shippon and dairy, could be further improved to provide an extensive range of stables and ancillary buildings.

Previously the roadside building has been utilized as a self-contained butchery and farm shop and there is no doubt that these versatile buildings could be used for a wide variety of purposes including small business premises, subject to any necessary permissions.

The land lies to the north of the property in two separate parcels, both with road frontage, and is in permanent pasture, suitable for the grazing of horses or stock.  The area adjacent to the rear yard is relatively level and would be ideal for the creation of a manège, subject to planning consent.

Moss Lane Farm presents an unusual opportunity to create a wonderful family home in the heart of the beautiful North Shropshire countryside and viewing is highly recommended.

Tenure

We are advised that the property is freehold with vacant possession on completion.

Services

Mains electric and water. Drainage is to a private septic tank. 

The central heating and hot water are fired by a back boiler to the log burner and the hot water is supplemented by an immersion heater.

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 or fit for purpose.  A buyer is recommended to obtain confirmation from their solicitor or surveyor.

Local Authority

Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury  SY2 6ND  0345 678 9000

Directions

From Market Drayton follow the A529 south towards Hinstock. In Woodseaves turn left for Cheswardine, follow the lane into Cheswardine village and turn left onto Church Lane. At the T junction in front of Cheswardine Hall turn right for  Doley and Bishop’s Offley. After two miles take the first left signposted Goldenhill. Moss Lane Farm will be found 1.5 miles later on the left hand side at the junction with Moss Lane.