Savills | Alkington, Shropshire, SY13 3NJ | Properties for sale
2,514 sq ft(233.56 sq m)
Guide price £1,250,000

AlkingtonShropshire, SY13 3NJ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Fully refurbished farmhouse
  • 16 solar panels
  • Productive kitchen garden
  • Two wildlife pools
  • Range of barns and outbuildings

An attractive farmhouse with a selection of outbuildings, set in around 27 acres.

About this property

  • Springhill Farm is an attractive period farmhouse that has been restored to a high standard retaining many original features, with a range of traditional outbuildings and is surrounded by its gardens and undulating pasture land. The house has wonderful views down to the Shropshire Union Canal, over the surrounding countryside and to the Welsh Hills in the distance.

    The house is entered via a brick built porch into a spacious entrance hall with quarry tiled flooring and an attractive inglenook style fire place with a wood burner. The drawing room boasts solid oak flooring, an open fireplace with marble surround and French doors leading to the terrace. There is a family room featuring exposed beams, a dual aspect, wooden flooring and a home cinema.

    The open plan contemporary kitchen has been designed to enjoy plenty of natural light and is fitted with a range of cupboards and units, SCHOTT induction hob, RAYBURN oil cooker, HOTPOINT combination oven, solid wood worktops, a breakfast bar, a pantry and has French doors that open to the terrace. Steps lead down to the utility room where there is also a W/C.

    On the first floor are four bedrooms including the principle bedroom suite with exposed beams, dressing room and an ensuite shower room, a spacious double with wardrobes and an ensuite shower room, a further double and single room and the family bathroom which has a freestanding bath and airing cupboard.

    OUTSIDE
    Springhill Farm is approached down a long private driveway which sweeps to reveal the attractive façade peppered with ivy and climbing roses. There is ample parking for a number of cars and an electric vehicle charging point.

    The gardens surround the house with an attractive kitchen garden to the west planted with potatoes, beans, parsnips, carrots, kale, asparagus, peas, beetroot and courgettes as well as a number of fruit bushes including gooseberry, raspberry and strawberry. There is a greenhouse and shed with electricity and water connected.

    Wisteria adorns the south face of the house where there is a large paved terrace.

    The gardens are fully enclosed with sweeping lawns contained within high hedges and mature trees including horse chestnut, walnut, a monkey puzzle tree and Cedar of Lebanon as well as a selection of fruit trees including apple, cherry, greengage and pear.

    BUILDINGS
    Adjacent to the house is an extensive range of traditional red brick buildings, including an attractive two storey barn, formerly the milking parlour, which either provide additional storage or the potential for a residential conversion, subject to the correct planning permissions being obtained. 16 solar panels are located on the roof of one of the barns.

    Beyond the barns is a timber building with concreate flooring which has been divided into two parts with garaging on the right and the left side serving as a farm office providing versatile accommodation including a kitchenette and shower room.

    There is a cattle yard with a five bay, steel framed, open fronted structure.

    LAND
    Springhill Farm is surrounded by its own land which extends to around 21 acres of pastureland which is farmed under organic principles and around 6 acres of woodland. There is an abundance of wildlife and two pools that attract a number of animals including kingfishers and herons. The Shropshire Union Canal passes through the property and a large, period bridge connects the land on either side.

    A classic English wood has been created, planted with around 3000 trees including, oak, hazel, rowan, lime, wild cherry, aspen, willow and field maple with wonderful paths running through. There are a number of scenic walks from the property including through its own woodland and along the canal to Whixall Moss National Nature Reserve.

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A wonderful family home within an enchanting, rural haven

Tony Morris-EytonProperty agent

Local information

  • Springhill Farm is set in delightful undulating Shropshire countryside, in a slightly elevated position just above the Shropshire Union Canal, close to the village of Tilstock, with its church and primary school.
  • The market town of Whitchurch is within three miles offering excellent local amenities including supermarkets, independent shops, banks, doctors, restaurants and public houses. The city of Chester provides a wider selection of high street shops, supermarkets including Waitrose, theatres and bars.
  • There are good schools within the area in both the private and state sectors including Shrewsbury School, Ellesmere College and Sir John Talbot's.
  • The A41 and A49 provides good communication links to Chester, Shrewsbury, the Midlands, Liverpool and Manchester.
  • Crewe railway station provides a direct service to London Euston in one hour and thirty two minutes. Regional airports include Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Shrewsbury take the A49 and from the M54, junction 3 take the A41 towards Whitchurch. At the Prees roundabout where the two roads join, continue on the dual carriageway and take first left before The Raven Hotel, signed to Tilstock. Continue into Tilstock and at the T-junction turn right and first left into Hollins Lane signposted to Alkington. At the end of Hollins Lane turn left and after around 400 yards the property is on your right hand side.
  • EPC Rating = B