Market Drayton 3 miles.
A lovely, semi-detached, red brick farmhouse dating back to the 17th century, in a delightful rural setting, just three miles from Market Drayton in Shropshire.
Set in the middle of grazing pastures on the owners’ 50 acre working stock farm, this superb, eco-friendly cottage has been lovingly renovated to offer quality accommodation throughout, with breathtaking views across to the owners’ wildlife lake.
Upon entering you will appreciate the spacious layout, with an open plan living space divided by an impressive central staircase with a half landing splitting the stairs up to the first floor.
The bespoke kitchen is well equipped with all you would expect from such a luxury property, with a farmhouse table providing a fantastic entertaining area for family meals, whilst the sitting room offers a welcoming area to sit in comfy leather sofas and plan the following day’s activities.
The first floor provides a mezzanine seating area with a spacious viewing gallery and Juliet balcony, which offers a full-height gable window from which you can enjoy far-reaching and undisturbed views across the garden and fields to the lake.
The mezzanine level also provides a quiet reading area and a chill-out zone.
The bedrooms are stylishly finished and two offer the benefits of en-suite facilities in addition to the ground floor wet room.
Outside the cottage you will find patio and lawn seating areas with a garden swing seat, offering you ample areas to find some peace and tranquillity with a good book.
You have access from the pretty lawns onto the fields to the lake, where you can enjoy the numerous waterfowl and birds that stop on migration or nest in the surrounding woodland.
This cottage is a superb touring base for visiting a range of Shropshire market towns, wonderful shopping and restaurants in Shrewsbury and even the magnificent countryside of North Wales.
With many walks from the doorstep, and access onto nearby cycle routes, this stylish cottage is the perfect place for a relaxing break, at any time of year.
Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double. Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with piano. Mezzanine sitting area. Utility.
About the location
Shrewsbury 20 miles.
Market Drayton is a small market town which stands on the River Tern in north Shropshire. With the Shropshire Union Canal and the Regional Cycle Route 75 running through the town, it is an excellent base to enjoy long walks and cycle rides. This historic town has been the home of gingerbread for the last 200 years and it is said Draytonians enjoy dunking their famous biscuits in port. Market Drayton is well-known for hosting a lively weekly market, and the town centre itself has a variety of delightful 16th and 17th century half-timbered buildings, including many restaurants, pubs and tea rooms. Only 11 miles away is Whitchurch, a delightful town and internationally renowned for its clock production dating back to the 1650s. Whitchurch is also home to many splendid buildings, from medieval, Tudor and Georgian times, all dominated by St. Alkmund's Church. Nearby is Ellesmere, with beautiful meres (lakes) and a variety of National Trust mansions and gardens to visit, including, Hodnet Hall, Attingham, Hawkstone Park, Wollerton Gardens and Tatton Park. The wonderful shops and zoo at Chester, Wroxeter Roman City, the World Heritage Site Ironbridge Gorge, with its famous museums, and the lovely medieval towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow are also all close by.