Lyth Hill, Lyth Bank, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 0BS | Property for sale | Savills
3,337 sq ft(310.02 sq m)
Guide price £925,000(€1,079,214)

Lyth HillLyth Bank, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 0BS

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Some of the best panoramic views of the Shropshire Hills.
  • Wild life haven.
  • Footpaths, Bridleways and cycle routes.
  • A range of Ofsted rated good and outstanding schools locally.
  • Second income potential.

A fabulous house with commanding views over Shropshire, surrounded by wildlife and nature, situated on beautiful Lyth Hill with footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes.

About this property

  • The Rope Walk is situated in a fabulous spot, surrounded by wildlife and nature, on beautiful Lyth Hill with footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes.
    Lyth Hill is a nature reserve, which contains valuable habitats for wildlife and is associated with the novelist and poet Mary Webb.
    Shrewsbury is approximately six miles away, where there are a number of high street and independent shops and schools in the private and state sector.
    The A5 is approximately five miles away which provides onward travel to the East and West, whilst the A49 is about 1.5 miles, taking you to the South and Church Stretton.

    Prospective purchasers of the house may wish to consider the second income potential associated with the purchase of an additional piece of land of 0.84 acres, just across the lane from The Rope Walk. The site plan of Lot 2 is shown as the final Gallery photograph.

    The Rope Walk is an extremely charming country house, which has been updated by the current owners, offering a beautiful home which has outstanding views and offers in plenty of natural light. The original part of the house dates back to the 17th century, with later additions and there are many wonderful features including exposed beams and the original pantry. There is gas central heating throughout, part underfloor.
    The accommodation is laid out over two floors, with lovely spacious rooms including a sitting room with a gas fire and the dining room with a gas fire and original alcoves on either side of the fireplace with deep cupboards underneath. There is a study/gym off an inner hallway which also leads to the pantry and storage room which has quarry tiled flooring.
    The fabulous kitchen breakfast room, has porcelain tiled flooring, two sets of French doors leading outside to a pretty courtyard, wall and base units, an integrated gas fire, a central island and Corian worktops. There is an integrated larder fridge and dishwasher. The utility room is just off the kitchen with a WC.

    The drawing room is a fabulous space, with beautiful views towards the Shropshire Hills. There is a tiled fireplace with a multifuel burner and French doors leading out to the raised terrace. This room offers a wonderful feel of space and light and the garden room leads off, which has lovely views over the very colourful garden. There is a further study/bedroom five, with a WC.
    A spiral staircase leads from the drawing room up to the conservatory viewing gallery and the adjoining principal bedroom suite. Here the French doors open onto a balcony giving breathtaking views to the South. This is such a special place. There are fitted wardrobes, an en-suite shower room, eaves storage cupboard and a further door which leads into a dressing area and the main landing.
    Bedroom two is a double, and has dual aspect views towards Shrewsbury. The landing area off, has a large built in linen cupboard. There is a family bathroom with a separate bath and shower, and two further double bedrooms, both with built in mirrored wardrobes, original fireplaces and lovely views.

    Outside

    The traditional front door opens into the beautiful gardens with planted colourful beds, laid to lawn, a very old lilac tree, a central wildlife pond with water lilies and a summer house. There is a wicket gate leading out onto the bridleways and footpaths of Lyth Hill. A raised terrace to the side of the house provides a fabulous private space. There is a traditional old ‘privy' outhouse converted into a gardening hut, workshop and garden shed. Clematis, wisteria and rose climb the traditional walls of the courtyard garden, adding beautiful colour and scent. There is gated parking for several vehicles.

    LOT 2
    Across the lane is an additional piece of land which is 0.84 acre in size, with a large gravel parking area and two undeveloped buildings both of which have planning permission (14/01384/FUL and 15/03651/FUL) for conversion for residential letting, holiday accommodation or ideal for extended family. Adjoining these is a fenced area of land which has been used to grow vegetables with a greenhouse and garden shed. Beyond this are two fenced paddocks with access onto the bridlepaths.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Enjoying some of the best views in Shropshire whilst in striking distance to Shrewsbury.

Peter DabornProperty agent

Local information

  • Lyth Hill is a beautiful area, elevated above the village of Bayston Hill offering some of the best panoramic views of the Shropshire Hills, from The Wrekin in the east to Wenlock Edge in the southeast, and the Stiperstones in the southwest. The site has areas of woodland, scrub, and open grassland providing a wildlife haven on the outskirts of Shrewsbury.
  • Historically, rope making was carried out on Lyth Hill and Mary Webb, author of 'Precious Bane' and 'Gone to Earth' lived at Spring Cottage on the hill.
  • There is a bus route into Shrewsbury from Lyth Hill where you can enjoy many activities from Theatre Severn, an assortment of café's and restaurants, shops, the Quarry Park and walks along the River Severn.
  • Shrewsbury School, Prestfelde, Shrewsbury High School, The Priory School, Meole Brace Academy, Condover CofE Primary school, are all rated Good or Outstanding schools within six miles of Lyth Hill.
  • Shrewsbury has a train station with paid parking, with regular services operated by Avanti West Coast and Transport for Wales connecting London to Shrewsbury in about 2h 27m, Cardiff to Shrewsbury in 1h 49m and Birmingham to Shrewsbury in 55m (all times are approximate).

Additional information

  • Services: Mains water, electricity, Gas and drainage are connected.
  • Local Authority: Shropshire. Band G.
  • Brochure prepared 2023/08 BTJ
  • Photographs taken 2023/08 E-House
  • Directions: From Shrewsbury, proceed south on the Longden road and drive through Hook-A-Gate taking the first left signed Lyth Bank and Lyth Hill. Follow this road up the hill and into the village. Continue straight ahead past the turning for Old Coppice on the left-hand side. Pass the next house on the left (Rope Walk Cottage) and drive past The Rope Walk lane entrance approximately 100 yards on your right. Carry on for 50 yards to the scenic viewpoint and bear sharp right, along the holly hedge for 50 yards, where you will find the vehicle entrance gates of The Rope Walk.
  • EPC Rating: C
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G