Cruckmeole, Hanwood

£550,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Period, Location, Potential, Views,

Reception Hall, Living Room, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Breakfast Kitchen, Freezer Room, Utility, Cloakroom WC, Cellar, 3 Bedrooms, Dressing Room, Bathroom, 2 Attic Rooms,

Annex; Hall, Lounge Bedroom, Breakfast Kitchen, Wet Room

Situation: The property is adjacent to Cruckmeole Farm, set back from the Cruckmeole to Cruckton village road, close to the A488. Set behind a mature holly hedge, the house is private with the majority of its plot extending to the west. There is adjoining open countryside behind and views to the Bromlow Callow to the front from the 1st floor windows. The large village of Hanwood is ½ mile distant and has a combined post office/shop, a public house (The Cock Inn), and a primary school, St. Thomas' & St. Anne's Church of England. Shrewsbury Town Centre, 4 miles distant and the birth place of Charles Darwin, is a vibrant and lively town with a very cosmopolitan yet traditional atmosphere. The town boasts over 600 listed buildings which are complimented by an array of coffee shops and eateries. Built on the River Severn, the twenty nine acre town park (The Quarry and Dingle) gently slope between the town and the river providing lovely walks around them. The town centre has two shopping centres including brands such as Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Barbours. There are also independent retailers and boutiques. Culturally the town has the Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery and Shrewsbury Castle.

A panelled entrance door with fan light opens to the entrance hall. The two principle reception rooms are placed to the front of the house with the living room to the right and the drawing room to the left. The living room has a brick fireplace with multi fuel burner set on a quarry tiled hearth, shaped wooden beam over. The drawing room has a brick fireplace with open grate, large sash window to the front and access to the annex. To the rear off the hall is the breakfast kitchen, ancillary rooms and dining room. The breakfast kitchen has an Aga range cooker (oil fired), which can supply the domestic hot water; there is a floor to ceiling dresser with an integrated grandfather clock, inset 1 ½ bowl sink unit, wood worktops, with base cupboards, provision for traditional cooker, and door to the scullery and dining room and the freezer room.

The dining room is directly off the breakfast kitchen, beamed ceiling and has a fireplace with an open grate. The sullery is at the back of the house with a brick floor, plumbing for automatic washing machine, sink top and back door to driveway. An under stairs door opens to a set of stone steps which descend down to a short corridor with under stairs recess and on to the cellar.

From the hall, the stairs ascend to the first floor landing area with a large front sash window allowing natural light, wide wood floorboards, and step up to a rear secondary landing area with side window and access to the bathroom and separate WC.

The main bedroom is above the living room, with similarly sized sash window overlooking the front garden, built-in wardrobe and wide wooden floorboards. The second largest bedroom is above the drawing room and has a sash window to the front. Bedroom 3 is to the rear with views across adjoining countryside, decorative cast fire surround and adjacent door and step down to the dressing room (which could be used as a nursery or converted to an en suite). Each of the bedrooms has their own washbasin. A second staircase ascends from the first floor landing up to a second floor landing off which are two attic rooms. Each room has a gable end window with exposed beam to a shaped ceiling.

The annex is positioned to the left-hand side of the main house with independent rear entrance, together with internal door from the hall to the drawing room. The hall has a built-in cupboard, storage heater and loft access point. The lounge /bedroom is to the front with dual aspect windows, electric storage heater and built-in storage cupboard. It has its own breakfast kitchen, with dual aspect windows to the side and rear and a wet room; with pedestal wash basin, WC and tiled open shower area with electric shower and built-in airing cupboard.

Externally, the plot extends to approximately 0.46 acres (0.19 ha) with the majority of the gardens extending off the west side. Set back from the road the house is well screened by mature holly trees and hedge running to its front boundary. Double five bar gates adorn the gravel drive, which leads up past a small lawned side garden, parking area, two brick pig sties and the corrugated garage block. This is separated into three sections; a wood shed/workshop, which inter connects to a double garage with a store to the end. The driveway widens in front of the garage with brick paved approach to the back door. The main gardens are separated into the front and side gardens. The front garden is laid to lawn with mature side and front stocked beds. Front pathway leading in front of the house. Shaped arch through mature hedge to productive garden area. The side garden would benefit from remodelling but has a number of established shrubs, fruit trees, grassed areas and beds placed around it. There is a stone wall to the rear. A pathway leads around the annex to a brick path, which leads across the rear off the house with oil tank and mature holly hedge to its rear boundary.

Directions: From Shrewsbury, take the A488 signposted to Pontesbury. Follow the road through the village of Hanwood. After going under the railway bridge and passing the school on the right-hand side you will start to leave the village. Take the next right turn at the Cruckmeole sign, signed for Cruckton. After passing some farm barns on the right, The Middle House can be found on the right.

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