Causeway Wood, Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 7HT | Property for sale | Savills
104.79 sq m
Guide price £585,000(34,741,641 EGP)

Causeway WoodActon Burnell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 7HT

    Key features

    • Situated in a rural hamlet, within 8 miles of Shrewsbury.
    • Yew Tree Cottage sits in about 1.5 acres, including gardens and fenced paddock.
    • The property has spring fed water.
    • There are two stone outbuildings, one of which has been converted into a summer house and bar.
    • The area offers fabulous walking and riding with access to the Shropshire Hills.
    • The property offers plenty of opportunity for home working, or an additional income.

    A rural idyll, in about 1.5 acres and approximately 8 miles from Shrewsbury and about 2 miles from the charming village of Acton Burnell.

    About this property

    • Yew Tree Cottage is a charming stone cottage, which sits slightly elevated in its plot of about 1.5 acres. Positioned to take in the wonderful views towards Nether Wood and Lodge Hill, the house offers the ultimate lifestyle within the golden triangle of Shropshire. The current owners have lived there for over 50 years and have enjoyed the most idyllic times, watching the bird life and the local deer who sometimes appear in the paddock.

      The front door opens into a glazed porch and boot room with a further door leading into the cosy sitting room. There is a brick and stone inglenook fireplace, with a supporting beam and the original bread oven to the side. Within the fireplace is a wood burning stove. There is a door leading into a downstairs bathroom with a bath and shower over, which was updated in 2012. A further door provides access into a utility and pantry.

      The kitchen is situated off the sitting room, which has an inglenook and a further original bread oven. There is a Rangemaster with LPG gas hob and oven, fitted base units and a sink. A door leads through to the dining room, which offers in plenty of natural light with double aspect and a door leading outside to the patio and gardens. This is the perfect place to sit and birdwatch.

      Stairs rise from the sitting room to the first floor where there are three double bedrooms, all with wonderful views looking out towards the surrounding countryside.


      Approached via a gated driveway, which gently rises to the front of the house, the gardens at Yew Tree Cottage wrap around the property with post and rail fencing to separate the paddock to the side and rear. There is a stone outbuilding, which was updated in 2020 into a summer house and bar. To the back of the house is a wooden summer house with decking to the front and a solar panel which feeds the electric. A further stone outbuilding offers a log store and a garden store and there are two water taps within the grounds.

      There is a patio and seating area to the side of the house, overlooking part of the paddock. The paddock has a gated access from the back garden, but also on the lane below. There is a garage at the bottom of the drive along with two storage containers, which blend in well to the garden and grounds. Mature trees and fencing denote the boundaries.

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    This cottage offers the perfect lifestyle for those looking to escape.

    Peter DabornProperty agent

    Local information

    • At the heart of the golden triangle, Acton Burnell is a pretty village and home to the well known Concord College. The graceful red sandstone shell of Acton Burnell Castle, built between 1284 and 1239, remains and is managed by English Heritage. Langley Chapel and Wroxeter Roman City are also within five miles. The village, which is designated a conservation area, has a shop and post office, along with a lovely community and is within about 8 miles of Shrewsbury.
    • There are primary schools located at Condover, Longnor and Church Preen with a bus/taxi service. Secondary schools include William Brookes, Much Wenlock, Church Stretton School, Shrewsbury High School and Shrewsbury School.
    • The surrounding villages of Pitchford, Frodesley, Cound and Cressage all have a vibrant community and provide access to further amenities, along with Much Wenlock which is about 8 miles away and has a petrol station, a selection of shops and an award winning butchers.
    • The A5, is approximately 8.9 miles distance from Yew Tree Cottage and provides further access onto the M54, East and South and the A5 North and West. Shrewsbury train station provides links to Birmingham, London the North and the South.

    Additional information

    • Services: Electricity, LPG gas, private water, private drainage.
    • The water is spring fed and an agreement with Causeway Wood Farm Partnership is in place. Please ask Savills.
    • In January 2024 the current owners are replacing the septic tank with a compliant sewerage treatment plant.
    • High Speed Fibre Broadband is in place, through Airband and currently costs £20 per month (2023).
    • Brochure prepared 2023/12 BTJ
    • Photographs taken 2023 Glyn Howells
    • Directions: What3Words///launcher.salt.zeal
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: D