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Mellow Stone of Country House

An oasis in a mad world is how Margot Hinkins describes her beloved home at Chatwall Home Farm, of nearly 14 years.

This 17th century gem is tucked within the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the hamlet of its namesake, Chatwall and neighbouring the picture box village of Cardington and its vibrant community.

A Cosy, Warm, Family House 

Arriving at Chatwall Home Farm, you are greeted by double fronted gables in mellow stone – well worthy of its grade II listing. Before entering it is impossible not to appreciate the half acre of gardens, within the 1.43 acres of steading, where two self-contained barn conversions and a paddock are also to be found.

“What I love is that it is a cosy warm family house. There are four reception rooms which are all very interchangeable, between drawing, dining, sitting rooms and snug or study,” Margot reflects.

Together with her husband, Paul, the couple have sympathetically restored and updated the house, retaining many superlative original features, from inglenook fire places to panelling. The large kitchen with island and Aga provides a friendly hub. An impressive oak staircase leads to the first floor offering four bedrooms and two bathrooms, with an additional bedroom and bathroom on the second floor.

The couple designed the garden from a blank canvas with no formal boundaries, to the oasis of calm it now is. Balfours Ludlow sales manager, Scott Kemsley adds:  In addition to the main house, Chatwall Home Farm comes with two self-contained barn conversions; both are immaculately presented, each with two double bedrooms and two bathrooms ideal for extended family, guest accommodation or considering its locality self-catering units.”

The area offers idyllic opportunity for outdoor pursuits from walking and cycling to riding and, across the valley, gliding; Church Stretton is just five miles away, while Shrewsbury is 11 miles. Access to the M54 is a similar distance – beyond which the world beckons if you can be tempted away.

Indeed, for the Hinkins it will be a wrench, but downsizing is the driver and they are grateful to have enjoyed their custodianship in one of South Shropshire’s gems. Chatwall Home Farm has a guide price of £995,000 call Balfours Estate Agents Ludlow on 01584 707100.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

Chatwall Home Farm Barn

Chatwall Garden

Chatwall dining room

Chatwall bedroom

chatwall BARN Dining


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