Stone House | Picklescott, Church Stretton, Shropshire

A 17th century Grade II detached stone house with outbuildings situated within the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Location AONB, History, Opportunity, Outbuildings, Entrance Hall, Kitchen / Breakfast Room, Pantry, Utility, Dining Room, Living Room, Study, Landing, Three Bedrooms, Shower Room, Garage, Barn, Car Port, Pigsties / Original Outhouse

A 17th Century Grade II detached stone house with outbuildings within an AONB. The property affords a leafy position, to the periphery of Picklescott, tucked from view by its barn. The house itself is placed to the rear of the plot with pretty cottage gardens arranged to three sides.   

The village lies approximately 1000ft above sea level with stunning views of Lawley Hill, Caer Caradoc and the Wrekin. The area around Picklescott has an abundance of public footpaths and bridleways and spectacular scenery with a variety of activities including walking, horse riding, angling, cycling, mountain biking and gliding. The village boasts a refurbished Village Hall and a public house, the Bottle and Glass Inn.

The nearby spa town of Church Stretton and the medieval market town of Ludlow provide a wide range of facilities and individual local shops, supermarkets, popular public houses and restaurants. Ludlow is also very popular for individual shops, top restaurants, festivals and National Hunt racing. There are also various golf courses close by with Church Stretton and Shrewsbury Golf Club being 17 minutes and 15 minutes respectively. The county town of Shrewsbury has a largely unspoilt medieval layout with 660 listed buildings, and provides a full range of cafes, eateries, shopping and leisure facilities.

There is a free school transport service provided for students to the nearest primary school at Longnor and the secondary school in Church Stretton. There are a variety of very good state and private schools in and around Shrewsbury including the highly acclaimed international Concord College at nearby Acton Burnell. The train stations at Shrewsbury and Church Stretton have links to Birmingham, Manchester and London. There are several international airports within easy reach.

The main house dates back to 1629 with 18th century additions, sympathetically added, together with a further extension during the 1980s. The house is constructed of roughly dressed red sandstone with grey sandstone ashlar dressings, under a 20c machine tiled roof. The interior affords collar and tie-beam trusses, timber framed walls, chamfered beams and joists with ogee stops.

The accommodation retains a host of original features to its oldest parts, some reinstated by the present owners. Offering scope for updating to certain areas including the kitchen, utility and shower room configuration. It has oil fired central heating and bespoke oak windows to some rooms. The dining room forms part of the earliest section of the house, with mullion window, an Inglenook, log burner, bread oven, beamed ceiling and exposed timber framework. The lounge boasts an Inglenook fireplace, log burner and beamed ceiling. The study is off the rear. The pine kitchen is large enough to eat in with a walk-in shelved pantry, utility and inner hall. Wooden stairs ascend the landing, separated into two areas (the larger having been used for music studies). The two largest bedrooms have chimney breast features and exposed beams. Bedroom three has a pine vaulted ceiling, walk in wardrobe and shower room.

The property is sheltered from the hamlet road behind a metal five bar gate. A spacious driveway provides parking facilities. To the left-hand side is a stone barn with mezzanine floor and staircase adjoining the car port. To the right-hand side is a detached double garage / workshop with metered electricity supply from the main house. The delightful cottage gardens surround the house with year round displays of colour and perfume including trees, shrubs, roses, climbers, bulbs and perennial plants. Within the mature gardens, there is a productive fruit and vegetable area including fruit bushes / trees, raised beds and a polytunnel with electricity and water supply. The oil tank is located to the rear of the property where the garden continues with an abundance of shade loving plants, mixed native hedging and mature trees with gates leading to the bluebell planted embankment giving access to the boundary stream.

Plant list available.

From Shrewsbury, follow the A49 in the direction of Church Sretton. After passing The Bridge Inn, start to slow and take the next right turn (signposted Picklescott). Follow this road which takes you to Picklescott (passing the village hall on the right-hand side) and continue along on this road. As you start to leave the village, Stone House is the last house on the right-hand side, indicated by our for sale sign.

Contact The Agent:

Duncan Scobie

Phone: 01743 353511

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Request Information

Key Features

Location AONB History
Opportunity Outbuildings
Floorplan Brochure

Contact The Agent:

Agent: Duncan Scobie
Phone: 01743 353511
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Balfours LLP,
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