*Approximate distances in miles:*
Welshampton 1.8m | Ellesmere 5m | Whitchurch 8m | Wem 8m | Wrexham 13m | Oswestry 13m | Shrewsbury 19m | Manchester Airport 49m | Liverpool 50m
The Firs is situated in the quiet hamlet of Breaden Heath between the very popular North Shropshire towns of Whitchurch and Ellesmere. The village of Welshampton is less than 2 miles away and the Lakeland town of Ellesmere, which has an excellent range of local shopping, recreational and educational facilities is within 5 miles. Wem and Whitchurch are both within 8 miles and can provide further amenities. The county towns of Wrexham and Shrewsbury, 13 miles & 19 miles respectively are, also, within easy reach by car, both of which, have a more comprehensive range of amenities of all kinds.
Schooling is well provided for with the local Welshampton C of E Primary school and Ellesmere Primary School. Local comprehensive and private schools are also within easy reach, both of which are within Ellesmere along with further private schools locally including the White House at Whitchurch, Shrewsbury School, Shrewsbury and the King’s & Queen’s Schools in Chester.
There are excellent communication links with easy access from the A495 and onto the A41 to the M53 and M56 to the North and M54 to the south giving commutable journeys to Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham. London Euston can be reached within 1hour 41mins and 2 hours from Crewe via Whitchurch and direct from Shrewsbury. For travel further afield Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester International Airport are both within 49 miles.
On the recreational front there is a sports club in Ellesmere and Whitchurch offering football, cricket & tennis and locally golf courses at Carden Park, Hill Valley and Oswestry to name a few. There is horseracing at Chester & Bangor-On-Dee and hunting with the Wynnstay, North Shropshire and Cheshire Hunt. A range of top-class equestrian centres and venues for training and competitions are all within easy reach from the property too, including Hadley Park Cross Country (6 miles), Tushingham Arena (10 miles) and Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre (26 miles).
A very well-presented property with excellent family space both downstairs and up, offering a large kitchen/breakfast room off both the front entrance hall and side utility/boot room door. The kitchen has space for a large Range Electric cooker within a brick surround and oak mantel, there are a range of base and wall mounted units and natural stone tiled floor. The room is ‘L-shaped’ with ample space for a kitchen table to extend the kitchen into a dining area.
The main entrance hall with engineered oak floor continues down past the cloakroom and into the formal lounge and onto the delightful garden room with glazing on all three aspects including the French doors which lead out onto the large side patio entertaining area. The lounge has a log burning stove on a stone hearth with exposed timber beams.
Two further reception rooms provide ample family living or study space, both with lovely views to either the front or rear of the property and one with a further log burning stove and inglenook fireplace.
Stairs from the entrance hall lead to first floor level where the master suite benefits from excellent duel aspect rural views along with French doors out onto a small balcony area to enjoy the morning sun. The bedroom has fitted wardrobes and 4-piece en-suite bathroom, all finished to a high standard. The remaining three bedrooms are again all a very generous size being, the guest bedroom has its own en-suite with the other two bedrooms sharing the family bathroom.
The main residence has a monitored intruder and fire alarm and external lighting.
The property has fibre broadband connected with speeds of up to 80Mb, depending on supplier.
The property is entered through timber five bar gates and onto the large gravel parking sweep between the house and separate workshop garage. At the front of the property there is an open fronted car port with part oak frame and concrete floor adjacent to the house and back door.
The main residence is surrounded to by its own gardens, mainly laid to lawn along with patio areas to the front and rear of the property for entertaining whilst following the sun right around the property throughout the day and electric points and lighting for the evenings. There are some raised beds on the southerly aspect to utilise the sun in the afternoon/evening and a small coppice of fruit trees.
Across the gravel drive and parking sweep, the workshop/garage building is vast and has been built up to modern residential Building Regulations standards when constructed in 2008. The property covers approximately 274.6 sq m (2956 sq ft) over the two floors and is used by the current owners to house their hobby. There is a re-enforced floor on the first level which could house a home gym if required with a hoist and pully system to enable the lifting of heavy equipment. Large double garage side hinged swing doors are to the front and a pedestrian door to the side lobby area with stairs to first floor level. A further pedestrian door leads straight into the main garage area where the whole floor area is open plan and would work for several different uses subject to planning approval, where required. At first floor level there is a large office and kitchen space with a shower room, w.c and sink. There is ample storage within the eaves of the building and numerous windows to assist with the light and views from the building too. There is a separate mains electric supply to the workshop garage along with its own central heating system, intruder arm and external lighting
The property totals approximately 2.21 acres and there are various sized grass paddocks which lead off to the rear and side of the property. The paddocks are stock proof with a combination of stock fencing and mature hedges to the perimeter and a wildlife pond providing that idyllic rural property whether it be a small holding, stabling for horses or just a rural place to enjoy, The Firs offers that opportunity.
Post code: SY13 2LG
From north and south on the A41, turn onto the A525 at the Whitchurch roundabout (McDonald’s/Starbucks/Aldi/Esso garage) towards Bangor on Dee/Wrexham. Following the A525 for approximately one mile, then turn left onto the A495 for a further 5.2miles. Turn right for Breaden Heath/Hampton Wood/Penley. Follow this lane for half a mile and the property will be found on the right-hand side.
Mains water and electricity
Private drainage via a septic tank
Oil fired central heating and hot water
Double glazed windows throughout
EPC Rating D
Council Tax Band – F
Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with Jackson Property on 01743 709249.
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