A handsome Grade II Listed farmhouse offering tremendous potential
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Believed to date from the mid-17th century, Acton House Farm is a timber-framed residence offering generous, flexible lightfilled accommodation arranged in an L-shaped configuration over three floors. The property offers the prospective purchaser the opportunity to undertake modernisation and create a truly stunning family home. The ground floor has a spacious reception room with parquet flooring and inglenook open fireplace and a well-proportioned sitting room - again with parquet flooring - and tiled fireplace. The ground floor is completed by an extensive kitchen/breakfast room with adjacent utility room and access to a useful W.C. The kitchen has a quarry-tiled floor, stone fireplace with woodburning stove and two adjoining rooms, suitable for a variety of uses. On the first floor the property has four large bedrooms, a family bathroom, separate WC and stairs up to extensive loft storage. Two final bedrooms with full height ceilings can be found on the second floor together with a large additional inter-connected room, suitable for conversion to additional accommodation if required (subject to consent).
General Local Authority: Shropshire Council 0345 678 9000 Services: Mains electricity and private shared water, oil fired central heating, broadband available. It will be the purchasers responsibility to install a private drainage sytem Council Tax: Band F Fixtures and Fittings: only items known as fixtures and fittings will be included in the sale. Certain items such as garden ornaments, carpets and curtains may be available by separate negotiation. Wayleaves, rights of way and easements: the property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements and rights of way, whether mentioned in these particulars or not. Viewing strictly through the agent.
The property is approached over a sweeping driveway bordered by mature trees and an area of level lawn leading to a private forecourt providing off-road parking and giving access to the integral double garage, converted from an original artshed. A pedestrian gate leads to a cottage-style front garden with an area of level lawn, flowerbeds and mature shrubs bordered by low-level stone walling. The garden to the rear is laid mainly to level lawn bordered by mature flowerbeds and shrubs and features a paved pathway and terrace. The whole enjoying far-reaching views over surrounding countryside.
The property is situated in the rural hamlet of Acton between Bishops Castle and Clun in the Shropshire Hills AONB. The historic market town of Bishops Castle boasts an eclectic mix of independent shops, cafés, public houses and even two breweries. Doctor and dental surgeries, a Post Office, primary and secondary schools, a police station and cottage hospital. The larger centres of Ludlow and Shrewsbury are within easy reach. The nearby A488 gives access to the national motorway network via the A5 and M54, while trains from Broome train station connect to Shrewsbury and then central London in just over 3 hours. The property is ideally situated for the keen walker, with a wealth of excellent walks on the doorstep and Offa's Dyke, Stiperstones and the Long Mynd.
From Ludlow head north on the A49 and stay on this road for 6.5 miles to Craven Arms. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Clun Road (B4368) and after 4.3 miles turn right onto B4385, signposted Bishops Castle. After 6.0 miles turn left onto Lagden Lane, signposted to Colebatch, then after 0.5 mile turn left at the T-junction onto the A488. After 1.4 miles turn left by the red letter box onto a no through road. Follow the road and after 0.2 mile Acton House Farm can be found ahead on the left hand side.Read all
- Superb opportunity to renovate a period property (subject to consents)
- Striking distance of two well-thought of market towns
- Generous Kitchen/breakfast room with adjacent utility room and larder/pantry
- Drawing room, sitting room
- 6 bedrooms, family bathroom, 2 seperate WC
- Extensive attic space and various store rooms
- Double garage with large space above which would make for excellent home office (subject to consents)
- Gardens to front and side of the house with a large parking and turning area to the rear
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