Heath, Craven Arms, Shropshire


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Stunning Views, AONB, Grade II Listed, Chocolate Box, 17th Century Barn, 11.67 acres (4.72 ha), Inglenook Fireplaces, Steel Framed Outbuilding, Five Acres of Deciduous Woodland, One Acre Paddock

Situation: Upper Norncott enjoys an attractive, rural setting in view of Brown Clee Hill, only 10 miles from the historic market town of Ludlow. The renowned Corvedale is surrounded by wonderful countryside for outdoor pursuits with excellent walking and riding as well as being within easy reach of a selection of first class independent and state schools. The local primary school and nursery at Diddlebury are very good, and the school bus picks up the children within a quarter of a mile from the house. Nearby Ludlow boasts a large variety of high street shopping, bars and restaurants and an abundance of culture including food festivals and the internationally acclaimed Ludlow Fringe Festival. In addition to the festivals, fêtes and cultural events, there is a golf course and National Hunt racing at Ludlow Racecourse.

Travel links within the area are good with the A49 linking the county towns of Hereford to the south and Shrewsbury to the north where you can connect to the A5 / M54 to Telford, Wolverhampton and Birmingham. Ludlow is on the main Manchester to Cardiff railway line. Regional International airports are at Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham.

Upper Norncott is a Grade II Listed, timber framed, five bedroom farmhouse maintained to keep its original features with all the added luxury of 21st century living. The accommodation consists of a fitted kitchen and breakfast room, dining room with Inglenook fire place, study/snug, Oak panelled sitting room with Inglenook fireplace and log burner, five bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, separate upstairs WC, laundry room, washroom and a cellar, laundry room, washroom and a cellar.

Across the courtyard there is a large traditional outbuilding with various divisions currently used as storage. This could be converted into auxiliary accommodation including a self-contained annexe, holiday cottages or a home office subject to the relevant planning approval.

The orchard, which has been here since at least Victorian times, contains two veteran apple trees, over eight different species of apple tree, pear trees, and plum trees. There are other veteran trees in the garden, including a large oak, and along the drive is a sweet chestnut tree. The gardens also have a number of the rare Shropshire prune damson, which produces delicious small plums. The site has significant potential for self-sufficiency, including a natural spring water source which could be brought back into use if required. The house is on mains water at present. The site has been kept organically for the last year and a half with no chemicals used. The woodland is mixed with birch, beech, and some oak and chestnut. It provides an excellent wood resource for the wood burners. It has been kept as a wildlife haven.

In addition to this there is an agricultural barn with direct access to the permanent pasture. The overall package is a rare opportunity set in an idyllic position in one of Shropshire's most sought after areas and surrounded by countryside designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Please Note: A single footpath leads along the western edge of the grounds and leads through the woodland to the north east. Another footpath leads along the easterly boundary of the wood for a few metres. Please contact the Agent regarding covenants.

Directions: Take the Fishmore Road north out of Ludlow, and after approximately 1 mile bear right signed Haytons Bent/Clee St Margaret. Follow the road for 7 miles to Clee St Margaret and continue through the village and on through the ford, then immediately turn left signed Abdon/Ditton Priors/Village Hall. Follow the road for approximately 0.5 miles and turn left at the crossroads signed Bouldon/Peaton. After 0.2 miles and just after passing a small farm on the left, the driveway to the property will be found on the right as indicated by a bridle path marker post.Acreage:11.67

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Balfours LLP - Ludlow

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