Elm Cottage, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8LL | Property for sale | Savills
1,538 sq ft(142.88 sq m)
Guide price £650,000(€767,612)

Elm CottageShifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8LL

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in September 2023
  • Two Design and Conservation awards.
  • Peaceful rural setting in easy reach main road and rail network.
  • Home office/studio with fibre optic broadband to the premises.
  • Active village community with shop, new village hall and church.

Historic property in the centre of an attractive village, with a lovely large garden, detached garage with office above and no onward chain.

About this property

  • The original part of Elm Cottage, dating from the mediaeval period, is timber framed, with brick and stone, complemented by the late 20th century extension which has been designed in the 18th century vernacular with traditional detailing, while concealing contemporary insulated construction. The historic element has been carefully restored and partly rebuilt incorporating insulation and under-floor heating. Internally there is extensive original oak framing and beamed ceilings defining and enhancing the living spaces, while polished Georgian floor tiles flow throughout the ground floor.

    From the oak framed porch, the front door opens into the entrance hall, and stairs, living room and kitchen lead off the inner hall. The living room retains many original features including the historic inglenook with open fireplace, while both the dining area and living room have views reaching into the garden. The farmhouse style dining kitchen looks out to the drive and garden with a door leading outside, and provides a further entertaining space of character. It has bespoke joiner crafted base and wall cupboards with Corian sink, and Ceasarstone and American oak tops, while a Stanley range provides cooking and central heating. The laundry room off the kitchen has bespoke cupboards, sink and appliance voids and tall cupboard. There is a WC, coat cupboard and store room off the hall.

    The exposed oak framing is a feature to the stairs and landing, leading to bedrooms and bathroom. The principal bedroom has original polished oak floorboards, divided from the dressing room with further timber framing, both having built in wardrobes. Looking out, there is a classic village view of the garden, church and old school beyond. Two further double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes have views of the village and open countryside. The Victorian style family bathroom has joinery made cupboards with basin and Carrara marble top.

    The outbuilding includes garage and open bay accommodating two cars, a workshop and outside toilet. An internal stair leads to the light and spacious home office/studio serviced with ample sockets, telephone and internet connection ready for business, or variety of future adaptations.

    There is a garden tool shed, and a walled enclosure at the end of the garden accommodates the oil tank, log cutting and storage space, and has vehicular access. The delightful landscaped garden designed on the classic principle of interest, variety and concealment has a sweeping lawn with mature shrub planting providing all year round colour, while a successive profusion of snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells brighten the early season.

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I love this classic village property oozing with charm!

Peter DabornProperty agent

Local information

  • Elm Cottage is a beautiful sensitively restored and extended home, set in the heart of the Blymhill Conservation Area, a delightful small village with expansive views over unspoilt open countryside, near the Shropshire Staffordshire border.
  • It is close to the small towns of Shifnal and Newport with a range of restaurants and supermarkets including Waitrose, with Telford 20 minutes and Shrewsbury 40 minutes drive away.
  • Blymhill is within easy reach of M54 junction 3 for commuting to Birmingham and the West Midlands, to M6 junction 12 via the A5 for travel north and the M6 toll for destinations east.
  • There is a frequent train service from Telford Central to Birmingham, and direct fast trains from Stafford to London in around 1 hr. 20 mins.
  • Regional airports include Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool.
  • There is a wide choice of local schools with Birchfields, Castle House and Old Hall for pre-school and junior in the independent sector, while state catchment schools provide transport. Adams Grammar School, Newport Girls High and Wrekin Collage have good school transport connections.

Additional information

  • Council Tax- South Staffordshire District Council- Band E
  • Agents note- There are restrictive covenants with this property- please speak with a Savills agent.
  • Directions: Sat Nav to TF11 8LL brings you to the immediate group of houses including Elm Cottage. From the M54 exit at junction 3, taking the A41 north toward Newport (2.6 miles). At the island take the third exit onto the A5 heading east towards Weston Park, taking the second turning left (after 0.8 miles opposite the entrance to Weston Park). Continue until you reach the T junction (1.3 miles), turn right. Take the second turning on the right, and Elm Cottage is immediately on the right.
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: E