Rye Bank, Wem, Shrewsbury, SY4 5QX | Property for sale | Savills
4,493 sq ft(417.41 sq m)
Guide price £1,200,000

Rye BankWem, Shrewsbury, SY4 5QX

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in February 2022
  • Principal bedroom suite with balcony overlooking lawn.
  • Lovely gardens including an idyllic pond.
  • Traditional oak panelled stables.
  • 8 acres of gardens and grounds including three paddocks.
  • No upward chain.

A quintessential country house with a range of traditional outbuildings and stabling, set in just under 8 acres of gardens and paddock land with far reaching views.

About this property

  • Rye Bank House is a charming country residence set in about 8 acres of gardens and grazing land. The house has a great balance of elegant, well-proportioned rooms with accommodation flowing effortlessly over three floors retaining original features and character offering huge potential to be updated and modernised.
    The property benefits from traditional outbuildings, oak panelled stables and grazing land, perfectly suited for equestrian use while also lending themselves to potential improvements such as ancillary accommodation, (subject to the correct planning permissions).
    The property is accessed from a quiet country lane by a private driveway to a spacious gravelled parking area. The handsome Georgian façade overlooks the terraced lawns and countryside beyond.
    The front door opens into an entrance hall which continues to an inner hall from where the main reception rooms flow and the staircase rises to the first floor. The drawing room boasts an attractive open fireplace with marble surround, French doors to the terrace, a bay window with working shutters and leads into the sitting room which has a wood burning stove and French doors to the terrace. The dining room has an open fire place and bay window.
    The kitchen is well equipped with a range of fitted cupboards and units, an oil fired Rayburn stove, Stoves electric oven with hob over and continues into a secondary kitchen with steps leading to the separate utility and boot room. Double doors from the breakfast area open in to the conservatory which enjoys fine views of the garden.
    A study and cloakroom/WC complete the ground floor.
    The property has a cellar comprising two rooms including a wine store.
    To the first floor are three double bedrooms including the principal bedroom suite which is a beautiful room with doors opening on to the balcony, which is a wonderful place to enjoy the far reaching views. There is also a spacious en suite bathroom which can also be accessed from the landing. The remaining two bedrooms have basins and there is a family bathroom with a separate WC and dressing room with built in wardrobes.
    The staircase rises to the second floor where there a four further double bedrooms all with basins, a family bathroom and attic room providing additional storage space.

    Rye Bank House enjoys a wonderful rural position, approached by a private driveway flanked with high holly hedging.
    A veranda runs along the south facing façade with steps leading down the terraced lawns to the garden which is predominantly laid to lawn with mature tree borders providing privacy. To the north side is a wood, with lovely paths leading through to a glorious lake which attracts a variety of wild birds. A summer house with water and electricity connected overlooks the lake. Beyond, is the orchard with a number of productive fruit trees including apple and damson.
    The traditional brick built outbuildings comprise two garages featuring the original oil pit and floor above, ideal for storage and an additional workshop/store. There are four oak panelled stables and a further timber lean-to, previously used as the tack room and wood store.
    The land extends to approximately 7.98 acres, split into three paddocks with a combination of hedge and post and railed fencing boundaries. There is a further pond in one of the fields.

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This family home offers enormous potential and I especially love the wonderful rural outlook at Rye Bank House.

Peter DabornProperty agent

Local information

  • Situated in a charming hamlet, surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside in the heart of North Shropshire, Rye Bank House occupies a delightful, rural position in the privacy of its enchanting gardens and grounds which extend to just under 8 acres.
  • Good local amenities are available nearby in Wem, less than two miles distant including a butcher, baker, chemist, supermarket and selection of public houses. The county town of Shrewsbury is approximately 13 miles to the south west and has a wide selection of major supermarkets, high street, independent and boutique shops, restaurants and bars, Theatre Severn and the Quarry Park which holds a number of events throughout the year.
  • The house is ideally placed for country walks, cycling and riding with a network of country lanes and scenic footpaths.
  • There are a number of highly regarded schools in the area including and St Peters C of E Primary School, Thomas Adams School, Ellesmere College, Shrewsbury School, Shrewsbury High School and Packwood Haugh.
  • Rye Bank house offers the opportunity for rural living with the convenience of excellent communication links nearby. The A49 provides access onto the A5 and M54 for Telford, Shrewsbury and Chester.
  • Wem Railway Station provides a regular service to Shrewsbury and Crewe which both offer direct onward travel to London Euston. Travel time to London from Crewe is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • The regions international airports include Birmingham and Manchester.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Wem: take the B5476 (Whitchurch Road) out of Wem towards Whitchurch and after approximately 1.2miles, turn left signposted to Rye Bank. Continue to approximately half a mile and the property can be found on your right hand side.
  • EPC Rating = F
  • Tenure = Freehold