Savills | Spout Lane, Leighton, Shrewsbury, SY5 6RY | Property for sale
172.15 sq m(1,853 sq ft)
Guide price £545,000($766,909)

Spout LaneLeighton, Shrewsbury, SY5 6RY

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Video tour available
  • Character country cottage
  • Wireless Broadband with up to 50MB download speed
  • No onward chain
  • Enchanting gardens with your own stream and summer house
  • Within close proximity of Eaton Constantine and Little Wenlock

Wonderful character cottage with enchanting gardens.

About this property

  • Spring Cottage is an a characterful, country cottage, dating back to the early 18th century which has been extended over time providing an idyllic, well presented family home with splendid gardens.

    The front door opens to a porch area and into the entrance hall with exposed beams. The sitting room features exposed beams, built in bookshelves, an inglenook style fireplace with exposed bricks and a Clearview wood burning stove and opens into the hardwood conservatory which enjoys far reaching countryside views and has double doors on to the terrace. The dining room has oak flooring and a feature fireplace with exposed brickwork and a Clearview wood burning stove. Steps lead down into the contemporary kitchen which is fitted with a range of cupboards and units, a Stoves electric oven with gas hobs and an island on casters with an extendable breakfast bar. Beyond the kitchen is a walk in larder, utility area with fitted units and a sink and door to the terrace, a WC and access to the garage.

    The hallway on the first floor features the wonderful, original oak floorboards and built in bookshelves. The principal double bedroom is east facing with a wonderful open balcony, which enjoys far reaching views to Wenlock Edge and Caer Caradoc. There are four further bedrooms, two of which are double rooms with attractive oak windows and the other two are currently being used as studies. There is also a family bathroom. There is a stable wireless broadband connection with a download speed of up to 50MB provided by Userve Internet, a local company with a private data centre in Telford.


    Outside
    The property is entered via a gravel path with an area of lawn to the left and wild flowers planted along the border.

    There is a double garage with an electric door which houses the boiler and pressure vessel for the bore hole. A further two parking spaces are available to the left of the property.

    The landscaped gardens at Spring Cottage are simply enchanting, with the brook running through. There are two timber footbridges which lead to a wooded area which is particularly attractive in Spring, abundant with bluebells and wild garlic. A series of steps and paths meander through the garden which is planted with established trees including a vibrant Osakazuki tree, apple, quince and a rare Medlar tree as well as number of plants, shrubs and bushes including four types of David Austin roses.

    There is a paved terrace at the top of the garden with a contained herb garden and the summer house below. There are a number of wood stores, a greenhouse and a compost area.


    Agent Comment
    Please note that there is a right for one individual to water cattle in the stream but this right has not been exercised in a generation and the owners are insured against this unlikely event and a covenant to the neighbouring farmer to maintain stock-proof fencing. More details available from the vendors agent.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

The views are utterly spectacular. I especially love that you can see all the way to Brown Clee from the balcony.

Beccy Theodore-JonesProperty agent

Local information

  • Spring Cottage is situated in a conservation area, in the charming village of Leighton surrounded by the most attractive open countryside.
  • There is a vibrant pub, The Kynnersley Arms, St Mary's Church and a village hall which hosts the popular Wrekin Beer and Cider Festival annually.
  • The area is well known for its natural beauty, stunning views and landscape offering excellent walking, cycling and riding opportunities across Wenlock Edge, The Lawley, Caer Caradoc and The Long Mynd.
  • Day to day amenities can be found in the market town of Much Wenlock providing an excellent selection of individual shops, public houses and sports facilities. The county town of Shrewbury is 16 miles away and has an extensive range of shopping, dining and leisure facilities including museums and Theatre Severn.
  • Schools serving the area include Coalbrookdale and Ironbridge Primary Schools, William Brookes, Thomas Telford as well as Old Hall, Wrekin College, Shrewsbury High School and Shrewsbury School.
  • The property is well placed for access to the A5/M54 commuting to Telford, Birmingham and other Midland business centres.
  • There is a mainline rail service from Shrewsbury with a regular service to London via Birmingham New Street.
  • The regions International airports include Birmingham, Manchester and East Midlands.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Ironbridge proceed along The Wharfage to the roundabout, turn right into Dale Road in Coalbrookdale and follow this road up Jiggers Bank to the following roundabout on the Ironbridge/Coalbrookdale bypass road. Proceed straight across signposted towards Horsehay. After approximately a half a mile, turn left signposted towards Little Wenlock and continue for around 1 and a half miles. Upon entering the village, The Huntsman Public House will be on your right side. Take the left hand turn at the fork on to Spout Lane and continue for around 1 mile and the cottage will be on your left hand side.
  • EPC Rating = F