*Marton 1m | Worthen 3.5m | Welshpool 5.8m | Minsterley 7m |Montgomery 7m | Shrewsbury 15m |*
One of the primary attractions of Upper Ryecroft is its stunning location, being both private & elevated above the village of Marton enabling far reaching rural views from many vantage points around the property.
Local amenities are available in the nearby village of Marton by way of a village shop and post office, two pubs/restaurants, village hall and church. A more extensive range of facilities can be found in the nearby town of Welshpool, a lively market town which provides a good selection of local amenities, restaurants and schools. Well regarded local primary schools are available at Worthen, Chirbury and Leighton. Local doctors can be found at Worthen and Montgomery
The historic county town of Shrewsbury offers a wider range of services including shopping, educational and recreational facilities. The town offers a good selection of both private and state schools including Shrewsbury School, Shrewsbury High School for Girls as well as preparatory schools such as Kingsland Grange and Prestfelde. Road networks in the area are good with the B4386 connecting to the A5 dual carriageway around Shrewsbury. A local rail service can be found at Welshpool and connects to intercity services at Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Chester and Hereford.
The area is well renowned for its walking, cycling & riding opportunities around the South Shropshire Hills. There is access to miles of some of the best equestrian outriding you could wish for. Radfords Equestrian, Bow House Equestrian, Stoneford and Berriewoood Farm Riding Centre are all within 17 miles and hunting is with the South Shropshire or United. The 25 acre lake, Marton Pool sited 1 mile distance, is ideal for sailing and windsurfing enthusiasts.
The current vendors report to reluctantly having to walk away from Upper Ryecroft for family reasons, having purchased in 2017 they have further upgraded, refurbished & redecorated the property; works include a bespoke new German Kitchen, new Utility room, a new gas boiler and external storage tank, cylinder, multiple new carpets, floors, windows, doors, some minor external works including the addition of a new Greenhouse.
The property is blessed with a wonderful elevated rural location approximately 15miles south of Shrewsbury. The farmhouse has been extended and renovated to provide flexible modern family accommodation, incorporating many period features. A particular feature being many rooms with large windows infiltrating natural light & highlight the tremendous views on offer.
Externally, the property is entered via a private driveway to a front of house parking sweep with a range of Outbuildings, Stables & delightful Gardens; the property sits within a ring fenced approx. 4.7 acres with two grass paddocks providing ample space for a number horses or livestock.
Upper Ryecroft is a superb “lifestyle” equestrian property.
The accommodation in further detail comprises (see floor plans):
Front door through Porch into a spacious Hall or Sitting Room with “Clearview” multi-fuel burning stove within an inglenook, exposed ceiling timbers and twin windows to the front. The adjoining Lounge, provides a superb entertaining room, converted from the former Cow Shippon, with feature high ceiling, dual aspect windows, “Clearview” multi-fuel burning stove within a Yorkshire Stone surround fireplace.
The Kitchen is fitted with a brand new bespoke German Kitchen, with a range of timber units optimising storage, integrated dishwasher, a 4 zone electric induction hob, tiled flooring, new window, a new electric “Everhot” 13amp cooker (only available by separate negotiation).
The Kitchen opens through to the superb, recently constructed Orangery, from where there are views across Shropshire and beyond. The orangery has underfloor heating, oak engineered flooring, side and French doors to the external Patio area.
The Dining Room, off the Kitchen, has an opening to the orangery also, a decorative fireplace, new carpet, exposed ceiling timbers & window to front aspect towards South Shropshire’s famous Bromlow Callow landmark.
Furthermore, at ground floor, there is a rear Hall, with a new back door, a recently plumbed Utility room, a redecorated 4th double Bedroom with new floor & window & a family Bathroom off.
Two flights of stairs to the first floor, where the accommodation includes Master Bedroom with superb views, en-suite Shower room (or Jack & Jill) to double Bedroom 2. Double Bedroom 3 has a feature vaulted ceiling, exposed timbers and an en-suite Bathroom.
The property is approached through a gated, private entrance driveway into a parking sweep to the front of house and between the two ranges of outbuildings.
Mature landscaped Gardens are predominantly laid to lawn, with some shrub borders, a range of fruit trees including apple, cherry, pear and plum; there are some raised kitchen garden / vegetable seed beds, a new 10’ by 6’ Greenhouse & the small pond has been cleaned and cleared to provide an attractive feature.
*Outbuildings & Equestrian Facilities*
The outbuildings consist of:
• Double garage, with concrete floor, electric, currently used as a workshop and storage.
• 3 Box block built stable range, water, electric, concrete floor.
• Adjoining outside Office facility, electric heating, air conditioning & radio wave broadband connection.
• Brick built general purpose building in 4 sections providing further Stores, pony Stabling, Tack and Feed rooms.
The property sits within a ring fenced approximate 4.7 acres; there are two gently sloping grass paddocks, to the west of the driveway, house, outbuildings and gardens. These are naturally well drained & would lend themselves to all year round turnout.
From Shrewsbury, head southwest towards Montgomery on the B4386. Follow this road for approximately 13 miles. Upon the approach to Marton, take the first right turning after the Lowfield Inn, signposted to Marton Hill. Proceed along this lane, climbing for about 1mile and the entrance gate & driveway will be seen on your right hand side.
Mains water & electricity.
Private drainage via septic tank.
LPG central heating, with New Boiler & new LPG Tank.
High speed Radio wave Broadband connection.
Double glazed throughout, many units recently replaced.
EPC Rating E (potential C)
Shropshire County Council 0845 678 9000
Council Tax Band D
Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with Jackson Property on 01743709249 or 01948 666695
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