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The Slades, Haughton, Nr West Felton, Oswestry

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The Slades is a charming property with stunning views over the west Shropshire countryside, benefitting from versatile facilities. This property must be viewed in order to be fully appreciated. 

· Substantial 4 bed farmhouse and adjacent 3 bed bungalow offering versatile accommodation

· Suitable for a variety of business opportunities with bungalow well established as a B and B enterprise

· Farmhouse kitchen /breakfast room with AGA

· Library/ study with log-burning stove and patio doors

· Large lounge with log burning stove, doors to glazed dining room

· Courtyard garden with pond and jacuzzi, substantial lawned gardens, patio area

· Extensive outbuildings: workshops, garaging, barns, four monarch-style stables, foaling box, tack room

· Separate area with insulated workshop, chicken run, vegetable patch and greenhouse

· Gardens and paddocks, approx. 6 acres in total

· Further land available by separate negotiation

The many attributes of this delightful country residence make it a rare and pleasing find in the heart of the beautiful North Shropshire countryside on the Welsh border.   With substantial and versatile accommodation, paddocks and stabling and a range of outbuildings, the property provides a wide variety of residential and business opportunities in a quiet, secluded location.

The local market town of Oswestry, a trading post since the 13th Century, still hosts weekly street and livestock markets and offers a wide range of amenities including several doctors’ surgeries, churches, post offices, banks, pubs and restaurants and a large number of specialist and independent shops.  The charming market town of Ellesmere boasts both Georgian and half-timbered buildings in medieval streets.  The glacial mere, which covers 48 hectares, is a local tourist attraction providing extensive leisure facilities.  The historic county town of Shrewsbury, just 15 miles away, is a mecca for shoppers and tourists alike.

Being only 3.5 miles from the A5 trunk road the house is easily accessible whilst being off the beaten track.  Nearby Gobowen train station and international airports within a 75 minute drive as well as a light aircraft and helicopter airfield within 3 miles provide additional commuter facilities for those working further afield.

The area is extremely well served educationally with an excellent selection of both primary and secondary state and private schools including Shrewsbury Schools, Oswestry School, Moreton Hall, Ellesmere College, Adcote and Packwood Haugh.

Originally an 18th Century traditional Shropshire cottage, the main farmhouse has been considerably extended  and now boasts four double bedrooms, two of which have en-suite facilities, and two staircases which renders the accommodation both versatile and flexible.  The adjacent bungalow, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, provides a multitude of possibilities and is currently utilised as a successful B and B enterprise.

Approached via a charming courtyard, The Slades has an abundance of doors and windows which seamlessly meld the gardens and grounds with the cosy but light and airy feel of the property.

The large number of outbuildings offer scope for a variety of uses or for further development.  The lawned gardens to the side and rear of the main house provide ample space for children to play and are home to a sweet sandstone building, which is one of the last remaining traditional Shropshire pigsties.  Additionally there is a chicken run, raised vegetable beds and greenhouse for those seeking self-sufficiency.  The paddocks which have water connected are post and rail fenced and hedged. The stable yard, with American-style barn, has separate access and parking from the house allowing the land and stables to be let as a separate unit if required. Adjacent to the yard is a further workshop with power and light connected.

This peaceful rural location makes the property ideal for equestrian use with ready access to many quiet lanes, tracks and bridlepaths perfect for exercising horses. In addition there is a newly formed polo club at Baschurch and popular equestrian centres nearby.


Mains electric, mains water supply. Drainage is to a private septic tank. Oil-fired central heating.

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.

Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the peaceful rural location and prolific facilities offered by this charming property.