Savills | Prolly Moor, Wentnor, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5EN | Properties for sale
12.74 Ac(5.16 Ha)
Guide price £695,000

Prolly MoorWentnor, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5EN

  • Recently sold
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Sold in May 2020
  • Access directly onto the Long Mynd
  • Opportunity to extend and develop
  • Fabulous views
  • Stables and ménage

Fabulous lifestyle/equestrian opportunity with 12.74 acres (Lot 1).

About this property

  • Fir Tree Farm is an enchanting property, set in a wonderful rural idyll amidst the stunning countryside of the Shropshire Hills. It offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a rural lifestyle with equestrian facilities and is set in about 12.74 acres.

    The property sits on the side of the Long Mynd, a heath and moorland plateau which is mostly owned and managed by the National Trust and enjoys the most magnificent views over the surrounding countryside. It has been within the same family for the last four generations and owned by our client since 1995.

    The traditional, stone farmhouse could potentially be extended into the barn next door, with the necessary planning and building regulations. It currently offers charming accommodation set over two floors and benefits from original features including a stone inglenook fireplace which houses a Clearview stove, quarry tile floor, wooden beams and doors.

    There are two reception rooms, with the dining room having a captivating picture window which enthralls you the moment you walk in. The bathroom adjoins the kitchen, which has been recently fitted and has a selection of white units incorporating a Zanussi oven and hob. A stable door leads to an outside dining and entertaining area which is protected by a conifer hedge but has two wonderful arches framing the splendid views. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, with the master having two walk in wardrobes. A stone/brick barn connects to Fir Tree Farmhouse which could, subject to the necessary planning/building regulations, be incorporated into the main house.

    Outside there is a generous parking area with a double car port and three bay Dutch barn, providing a useful storage area. The stable yard is well presented and has eight boxes, two of which are foaling corner boxes and one is a solarium/washroom. Water is provided via a pipe to the edge of the yard providing fresh spring water which comes directly from the Long Mynd. A former piggery building stands to the other side of the drive. The drive is publicly owned by the Local Authority who are responsible for the upkeep.

    At the head of the drive is an excellent 20m x 40m woodchip ménage, with an excellent drainage system which was resurfaced around 18 months ago. It is mostly fenced with post and rail fencing and has 3 large mirrors at the far end. The land extends to approximately 12.74 acres and has the benefit of bordering a bridleway which leads on/around The Long Mynd and offers extensive hacking opportunities.

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The good life but times 10!

Tony Morris-EytonProperty agent

Local information

  • Fir Tree Farm is located in the heart of the South Shropshire Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty and a haven for wildlife. The area is particularly sought after for its scenery and offers thousands of acres of walking, cycling and riding countryside on your doorstep.
  • Prolly Moor is a small settlement just outside the nearby village of Wentnor which has renowned pubs, village church and store with an “outreach” post office service. There is an “outstanding” village primary school in Norbury, only 2.5 miles away whilst secondary schools in Church Stretton and Bishop's Castle are both rated as good.
  • The market town of Church Stretton is 6.7 miles to the east, has a thriving community with many clubs and societies along with day-to-day amenities including restaurants, schools, doctors' surgeries and a railway station on the main Manchester to Cardiff line.
  • The medieval county town of Shrewsbury is approximately 17 miles to the north and offers a wider range of independent shops, renowned schools and leisure facilities including The Theatre Severn. Alternatively, around 18 miles to the south is Ludlow, famed for its fine gastronomic reputation, independent shops, racecourse and vibrant festivals.
  • Travel links within the area are good with the A49 linking Hereford in the south and Shrewsbury in the north. The A5 north via Oswestry towards Chester and east via the A5/M54 to Telford, Wolverhampton and Birmingham. Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham airports are all within travelling distance.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Shrewsbury continue on the Longden Road, passing through Hook-a-Gate, Annscroft, Longden, Longden Common and Pulverbatch. After The Bridges, take your next left up a single track lane before reaching Wentnor where you will need to turn left signposted Prolly Moor. Continue on this single track lane, down 'Dangerous Hill', before reaching a crossroads. Turn right signposted Asterton & Plowden and Fir Tree Farm is the fourth driveway on the left hand side.
  • EPC Rating = F