A substantial Victorian house occupying a prominent position in this popular market town
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The main house has excellent proportions and offers lots of natural light, with good sized rooms and large windows arranged over three floors.
The drive leads up to a tarmac parking area. The front door and porch give access to a large reception hall with original tiled floor and the stairs; off which the accommodation is arranged. The reception rooms consist of a dining room with a large bay window and a drawing room; both with views over the garden and hills beyond. A useful study is next to the cloakroom and adjacent is the kitchen/breakfast room with an oil fired range cooker: the theme of good proportions and lots of light is certainly true of this space.
The first floor provides three double bedrooms all with ensuite, and a family bathroom. Continuing to the second floor are two further bedrooms, a WC and a store room.
The property has an attached two bedroom annexe offering the ability to extend the main house if so wished (subject to necessary consent).
The gravel drive winds past the large lawn and borders to the parking area and large triple garage with workshop and useful utility. The views from the house and garden really are superb and stretch as far as the eye can see towards the Clun Valley and easterly across to the Longmynd; which glows pink at sunset.
Claremont sits in an elevated and enviable position; boasting some excellent views, a vibrant market town on the doorstep and the rolling Shropshire hills beyond.
Bishops Castle has benefitted from market town status since 1249 and still has a thriving livestock market at the auction yard and a popular farmers market found in the newly refurbished town hall; fast becoming the rejuvenated heart of Bishops Castle.
There is a fantastic mix of independent shops, restaurants, museums, cafes, pubs and micro-breweries on the doorstep. Of particular note is The Three Tuns of 1642; the oldest licensed brewery in Britain, and The Castle Hotel which stands on the site of the ancient castle and was once owned by Clive of India.
Bishops Castle has a wonderful community spirit with many local celebrations such as the carnival, beer festival and Michelmas festival.
Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the surrounding countryside makes for excellent cycling and walking; it is no surprise that status as a Walkers Are Welcome town was awarded in 2008. The Shropshire Way, Offas Dyke and prehistoric Bronze Age Kerry Ridgeway are found on the edge of the town.
Communications in the area are good with the A488 linking Shrewsbury in the north. The A49 is located a few miles away and rail links are found at Craven Arms and Church Stretton.
The property benefits from a bus stop just outside and further amenities and services include a doctors surgery, dentists and a local hospital. There is an excellent primary school and The Community College offers secondary and further education. We are informed the area will benefit from the arrival of fibre optic broadband in the summer of 2016.
From Ludlow head north on the A49 to Craven Arms before taking the first left at the roundabout onto the Clun road. Continue along this road for about 4 miles, turning right at the tearooms signposted to Bishops Castle, and continue along this road - through Lydbury North - until you reach the crossroads where you continue straight across. Continue forward, bearing right onto Church Street and follow up the hill. Just after the town hall, the road bears round to the right and continues past The Three Tuns pub, proceed to the T junction. Turn left and left again, immediately followed by turning left again into the gravelled drive of the property between two brick walls.Read all
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Utility/boot room
- Sitting room
- Dining Room
- 5 bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- 4 car garage/workshop
- Landscaped gardens
- A two Bedroom attached annexe
- A separate semi-detached two bedroom cottage and one bedroom cottage
- EPC rating: main house and annexe F, Coach House D, Garden Cottage D
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