Long Lane, Craven Arms

£800,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Formerly part of the Sibdon Castle Estate, the former granary has been converted to provide both family accommodation and two one bedroom holiday lets. Set within half an acre of garden with far reaching views, the main house has five bedrooms and three bathrooms and a magnificent vaulted ceiling kitchen/ family room. Internal viewing highly recommended.

Introduction

In these times of uncertainty, how lovely to own a beautiful family home and to earn an income without leaving the comforts of your own home and garden. With current planning permission to extend the family home and create further accommodation.

The main house was a former Granary for the Sibdon Castle estate in the late 1700's and was converted to its current residence in 1995. Built from local stone under a pitched slate roof, the family home and holiday cottages form an L shaped courtyard setting.

Garden and Parking

A beautiful, extensive south-facing lawned garden with walnut, copper beech, maples, fruit trees and a magnificent weeping willow has far reaching views over open countryside towards the Corvedale, Clee and Shropshire Hills which are acclaimed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The gardens and patio to the main house offer total privacy. There is ample parking for both the Farmhouse and the holiday lets and a newly installed electric vehicle charging station. A very large lean-to garage is the subject of a Pre-application Approval (TBC) for replacement with an oak framed structure. It currently offers space for both a workshop and parking and can hold a wealth of garden equipment. Planning permission has also been granted for a two-storey structure with home office to be erected on the lawn.

On the west side of the farm house is a kitchen garden with four large raised beds, fruit trees and a substantial potting shed and yard with washing lines and recycling areas to the North. To the east of The Byre is a new wooden building which has outline planning permission for conversion to a laundry, cycle storage and recycling area for the enlarged letting units.

Property Description

After passing through double iron gates into a large square courtyard, enter Highgrove Farm through the oak-framed porch and studded front door into a wide and welcoming hallway, with a split staircase of oak rising to the first floor. On the left is a large drawing room with illuminated arched alcoves, feature fireplace and door to the Cedarwood conservatory, offering far-reaching views over open countryside. Back into the hallway, with double doors into the dining room, through glass-paned double doors into the snug with Clearview log burning stove and exposed timbers, opening into a very large open plan kitchen with high vaulted ceiling. The kitchen is, as every home should be, the heart of this beautiful family house with a wealth of storage, dual fuel Rangemaster Classic, a family-sized breakfast bar and yet having enough space for a further Kitchen table and chairs. A stable door provides access to the courtyard and holiday cottages. Off the kitchen is a large and airy room, which the current owners are using as a ground-floor bedroom, but which could be used as either a family room or home office. The 2004 full planning permission allows this bedroom to enjoy the addition of a bathroom to become the second bedroom to The Dairy or could be easily adapted to a studio. From the kitchen there is an inner lobby with extensive cloaks, which has a shower room, WC and useful boot room, ideal for wet dogs and muddy wellies, this opens into a utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer and oil-fired Worcester-Bosch Green Star boiler.

Take the staircase to the first-floor landing with its minstrel gallery, an ideal space for grandchildren to chase each other up and down the two intertwining stair ways. A huge floor to ceiling window throws light onto this massive oak-beamed landing. The master bedroom with east and south facing windows has an en-suite shower room and is vaulted and beamed and incorporates the 18th Century grain-store arrow-slit windows, two further bedrooms are doubles and one single. They are served by the family bathroom with panelled bath, Heritage pedestal wash hand basin, and low flush WC, with Velux window and shower over a spa bath all with period gold fittings.

Holiday Cottages

There are currently two holiday cottages attached to Highgrove Farm and converted from former stone barns in 2004.

South-facing, The Byre and The Dairy, both of which hold 5* Ratings on TripAdvisor are currently both one double bedroom with en-suite shower rooms and open plan kitchen/lounges. They are furnished with oak kitchen units and easy chairs and overlook the cottage garden. They have exposed stone walls and are beamed. Three paved patio areas with Coalbrookdale furniture and a brick built barbecue beside a timber pergola provide a relaxing lawned and pretty cottage garden for guests.

Services

Oil fired central heating, Septic Tank, mains electricity and private water supply.

Council Tax Band: F

Agents Note

The current owner signed up before lockdown with an agency that deals with key and needed workers thereby derived some income with the barns whilst holidays were not allowed. On Route 44 Six Castles National Cycle Route with The Shropshire Way crossing Long Lane they are within easy reach of several places of interest. Ideal for walkers and ramblers they provide a very useful income potential 365 days a year. Close to the celebrated Cardingmill Valley and Church Stretton (known as Little Switzerland) and the historic medieval, foodie town of Ludlow, there is plenty to do and all within a short drive or stroll.

The present owners have operated the holiday lets to suit their lifestyle. The recently approved planning permission 20/02099/OUT can increase bed-spaces from five to twelve or more giving the potential to significantly increase turnover, particularly with the widely predicted and realistic expectation of the future increase in Staycations.

Location

Craven Arms is situated between Shrewsbury, Hereford and the Welsh Marshes, the main shopping centre has a large supermarket and various other shops and light commercial business. There is a main line station linking north to Shrewsbury, Crewe and Manchester, and South to Ludlow, Hereford and Cardiff. There are several nursery and primary schools, doctors surgery and dental practice, post office . The town also has a number of nearby attractions including The secret Hills Discovery centre, the, Land of Lost Content Museum of Popular Culture, and the fortified Manor House at Stokesay

Directions

Take the A49 towards Shrewsbury, on entering Craven Arms at the roundabout, take the second exit and continue towards Shrewsbury. Go straight over two mini roundabouts staying on the A49 turn left onto Long Lane and continue up the road for approximately 1/2 mile. The property is approached along a short, private drive that continues past Long Lane Farm.

CONSUMER PROTECTION FROM UNFAIR TRADING REGULATIONS 2008 (CPR) We endeavour to ensure that the details contained in our brochure are correct through making detailed enquiries of the owner but they are not guaranteed. The agents have not tested any appliance, equipment, fixture, fitting or service and have not seen the title deeds to confirm tenure. All measurements are quoted to the nearest 1/10 metre. All liability in negligence of otherwise for any loss arising from the use of these particulars is hereby excluded.

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