Hollins Lane, Tilstock


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
The National Trust and Dorothy Clive Gardens may have a thing or two to learn if they visited the woodland garden belonging to this property!

Occupying a triangular plot of approximately 1 acre, this 1950s detached house has been owned since the 1980s when it was literally a house and paddock. Since then, our client estimates that over 3,000 plants, trees, bushes and shrubs have been planted (and labelled), including over 210 varieties of rhododendrons and azaleas.

During the Spring months, the stunning colours change on a daily basis and meandering gravel paths lead to "gardens within a garden" time and again. There are open fields to both front and rear, so the only sound you are likely to hear is relaxing birdsong or animals munching grass!

The house itself provides a versatile layout including 3 separate reception rooms, a kitchen and conservatory, whilst upstairs there are 3 double bedrooms and a re-fitted family bathroom.

Rather unexpectedly though is the creation of an annexe (formerly the attached garage and easily reverted as such, if required), ideal for those with a dependent relative. The annexe has its own entrance, independent of the main house and has a shower room and comfortable sitting room, plus an open tread staircase leading to a mezzanine studio area/fourth bedroom.

Most windows are uPVC and whilst the current owner has 'looked after the property', there is scope for further modernisation and improvement to realise its full potential.

The house is just over half a mile from the village itself and is in a very tranquil, rural location.

The village is served by its own pub, church, nursery and primary schools, village hall, tennis and bowling club.

Words simply cannot describe the beauty and splendour of the gardens, so book an appointment and see for yourselves - we doubt you will be disappointed!

Enclosed Entrance Porch

Front facing single glazed window.

Entrance Hall

19' 5'' x 7' 0'' (5.91m x 2.13m)

Front facing uPVC double glazed window and uPVC double glazed french double door to patio, corniced ceiling, radiator and staircase to first floor.


15' 10'' x 11' 11'' (4.82m x 3.63m)

Front, rear and 2 side facing uPVC double glazed windows, woodblock parquet floor, recessed ceiling spotlights, corniced ceiling, dado rail, 2 radiators and glazed double doors leading to: -


11' 10'' x 11' 4'' (3.60m x 3.45m)

Rear and side facing uPVC double glazed windows, woodblock parquet floor, corniced ceiling and fireplace with marble interior and hearth having open grate.

Dining Room

15' 0'' x 9' 10'' (4.57m x 2.99m)

Side and rear facing uPVC double glazed windows, corniced ceiling, radiator, dado rail and double-door built-in cupboard.


9' 0'' x 7' 5'' (2.74m x 2.26m)

Side facing uPVC double glazed window, corniced ceiling, door to conservatory, worktop with cupboard and plumbing for washing machine below, radiator, upright larder cupboard and archway to: -


7' 5'' x 6' 10'' (2.26m x 2.08m)

Stainless steel sink and drainer inset in range of working surfaces with drawers and cupboards below, electric induction hob with oven and grill below, wall cupboards and integral upright fridge/freezer, part tiled walls and front facing uPVC double glazed window.


12' 5'' x 9' 7'' (3.78m x 2.92m)

uPVC double glazed windows and door to garden, Belfast sink, MISTRAL free-standing oil fired central heating boiler, quarry tiled floor and double base unit.

Front Porch

Quarry tiled floor.

Sitting Room

17' 9'' max x 13' 5'' (5.41m max x 4.09m)

Front and side facing double glazed windows, external door to garden, ceramic tiled floor, 2 radiators and open tread staircase to mezzanine level.

Shower Room

6' 0'' x 5' 5'' (1.83m x 1.65m)

Corner shower cubicle with electric shower unit, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Rear facing single glazed internal window, ceramic tiled floor, extractor fan and radiator.

Mezzanine Studio Area/Bedroom 4

9' 6'' x 8' 10'' (2.89m x 2.69m)

Restricted head room due to sloping ceilings, double glazed Velux roof skylight window and exposed floorboards.


18' 6'' x 7' 1'' (5.63m x 2.16m)

Corniced ceiling, 2 front facing uPVC double glazed windows, recessed ceiling spotlights, radiator and airing cupboard with pressurised hot water cylinder.

Bedroom 1

15' 11'' x 9' 11'' (4.85m x 3.02m)

Range of fitted bedroom furniture including wardrobes, overhead linen cupboards, chests of drawers, bedside chests, matching bed headboard and extensive range of fitted bookshelves. Recessed ceiling spotlights, radiator, front and rear facing uPVC double glazed windows.

Bedroom 2

13' 4'' x 11' 11'' (4.06m x 3.63m)

Side and rear facing uPVC double glazed windows, radiator and built-in cupboard with shelves.

Bedroom 3

12' 1'' x 9' 10'' (3.68m x 2.99m)

Side and rear facing uPVC double glazed windows, twin double door built-in wardrobes, corniced ceiling and radiator. Low door leads to: -

Box/Loft Storage Room

11' 5'' x 7' 2'' max (3.48m x 2.18m max)

Restricted head room due to sloping ceilings, double glazed velux roof skylight window, fitted book shelves, radiator and low door leading to the mezzanine area.

Family Bathroom

7' 0'' x 5' 11'' (2.13m x 1.80m)

White suite comprising L-shaped panelled bath with mains mixer shower unit over and folding glazed shower screen, wash hand basin and WC inset in vanity unit with cupboards below. Towel rail/radiator, cork flooring, recessed ceiling spotlights, part tiled walls and 2 side facing uPVC double glazed windows.


Block paved driveway provides parking for several cars.

Paved and block paved front patio with pergola and gravel paths to the front, side and rear allowing access to the formal woodland gardens with splendid colourful displays including a multitude of rhododendrons, azaleas, mature specimen trees, flowers and shrubs. Words can barely describe the magnificent display including secluded seating areas which effectively create a garden within a garden. Open fields at the rear provide lovely views over rolling Shropshire countryside.


Mains water and electricity. Septic tank drainage.

Central Heating

Oil fired boiler supplying radiators and hot water.

Legislation Requirement

To ensure compliance with the latest Anti-Money Laundering regulations, buyers will be asked to produce identification documents prior to the issue of sale confirmation.


From Whitchurch bypass take the B5476 Tilstock Road, signposted for Wem. After approximately 1.5 miles enter the village and turn right into Hollins Lane. Follow the lane for about half a mile and Oakwell is located on the right hand side.

Arrange viewing 01948 665566

AJ Reid - Whitchurch

23 Green End, Whitchurch, Shopshire, SY13 1AD

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