Guide Price £650,000
Eardiston, West Felton, Oswestry, Shropshire
Sitting in one of Shropshire's most sought-after hamlets is the delightful Castle Hill Barn. The property is one of three converted barns, all with their own unique appeal. This Grade II Listed. L shaped property dates to the early 19th Century and used to serve the original farmhouse. In 2009 the barn was beautifully converted into this exceptional home. This half-timbered, part sandstone barn has character and charm in abundance with a very appealing modern twist. The quirky property boasts a fabulous kitchen, three very generous sized ensuite bedrooms all with exposed beams and brickwork on the first floor, with a further two, which share a Jack and Jill bathroom on the ground level, three large reception rooms, a home office, a good size south facing garden, with stunning views over the Shropshire countryside. The front garden is bordered with a sandstone wall and has a pretty timber-framed triple garage, with versatile room above. The idyllic setting and wooded valleys all assist in making this property rather special and the most wonderful family home.
Situated between the county town of Shrewsbury and the pretty market town of Oswestry, Castle Hill Barn is in a prime location. The quaint village of West Felton is just under two miles away with its shop, post office and pub. There are excellent state and independent schools on the doorstep, with the nearby A5 providing good north/south connections and there are train links from Shrewsbury and Gobowen to Birmingham and London.
There are two golf courses within 3 miles. The local countryside is regarded by many as the most scenic part of the county with delightful country walks, equestrian and other country pursuits all being available nearby.
The property is approached via a country lane through a private wooden gate and onto a long tarmac drive leading around to the property with parking for six cars plus and a timber-framed triple garage, all surrounding by stunning views this lovely area has a very tranquil feel.
Entrance Hall/Music Room - 7.54m x 4.88m (24'9 x 16'0") - A path leads to the wooden front door and into the rather impressive ENTRANCE HALL/MUSIC ROOM, this huge space doubles up as music room for the current owners, with high ceilings, multi-aspect windows, oak flooring, storage cupboards, and a door opening out on to the rear south facing garden , this is an uplifting space and offers versatility to the property.
Kitchen - 6.30m x 4.57m (20'8" x 15'0") - This beautiful kitchen is large, spacious, with double aspect windows allowing light to flood in. The pretty cream painted cupboards are enhanced by the granite worktops, double Belfast sink and wonderful central island with seating area. The kitchen also boasts a range of fitted appliances including Aga oven, dishwasher and space for an American fridge freezer. This lovely room has been finished to a high standard and has room for a dining table and chairs.
Cloakroom - With low flush wc and pedestal hand basin. A door then connects through to boiler/storage room.
Large Sitting Room - 7.29m x 4.55m (23'11" x 14'11") - A wonderful space with double aspect windows, oak window frames, sills and skirtings, light, bright and elegant, a fabulous entertaining room. Includes an attractive Dru Metro gas fire as the main focal point. A door leads through to SECOND HALLWAY
Bedroom Four - 4.14m x 3.53m (13'7" x 11'7") - Is the first of two bedrooms on the ground level offering versatility to dependent relatives and flexibility, this room is a great size double with window overlooking rear garden and views, exposed beams - this, of course, could lend itself to another reception room.
Laundry Room - This is a very useful room, with access to rear garden via the back door, oodles of storage cupboards, stainless steel sink and drainer, plumbing for washing machine and dryer. This could also lend itself to a second kitchen is you wished to have a dependant relative and this section of the property
Second Sitting Room - 4.75m x 4.45m (15'7" x 14'7") - Once again this room offers huge versatility, it is a light, bright room with large picture style window over-looking south facing garden and views, exposed beams, a lovely quirky space.
Bedroom Five - 4.75m x 4.75m (15'7" x 15'7") - A great size double, with exposed beams and side window, connected to Jack and Jill ENSUITE with low flush wc, pedestal hand basin, large walk-in shower.
FROM THE ENTRANCE HALL/MUSIC ROOM - an attractive oak staircase leads to an impressive galleried LANDING area with exposed beams and quirky tall window, which is an original feature of the Barn, overlooking the front garden, allowing light to pour in. A minstrel's gallery provides an attractive reading are bedrooms one, two and three all have character and charm in abundance, they are all extremely spacious and all include an ensuite.
Master/Bedroom One - 5.08m x 4.88m (16'8" x 16'0") - This is a wonderful space, windows overlook the rear garden with delightful views, vaulted ceilings and exposed beams. This attractive room also includes a dressing area with fitted wardrobes and an ENSUITE with low flush wc, pedestal hand basin, bath with wooden panelling and overhead shower attachment.
Bedroom Two - 6.65m x 4.93m (21'10" x 16'2") - An extremely generous size room, even bigger than the master. Once again with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams a wonderfully uplifting feel. Window overlooking the rear of the property, skylight and ENSUITE with low flush wc, pedestal hand basin, bath with wooden panelling and overhead shower attachment.
Bedroom Three - 5.41m x 4.98m (17'9" x 16'4") - Has all the charm of the master and bedroom two with the vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, a great size once again - window overlooking rear garden and ENSUITE including low flush wc, pedestal hand basin and walk-in shower.
Castle Hill Barn has a large footprint, character and charm in abundance, set in a stunning location with wonderful views. Viewing Highly Recommended
Outside - The front and the back of this idyllic property are surrounded by farmland and lovely views; the front garden is laid to lawn, boarded by an attractive sandstone wall. There is parking for several cars. There is also a wooden framed triple garage/carport with a very useful and versatile room above. You can gain access to the rear garden at either side of the garage. The rear garden is predominately laid to lawn and is a blank canvas for budding gardeners. There is a shingled area, great for alfresco dining and a decked area. The garden is south facing and overlooks the picturesque farmland, a truly lovely spot.
How To Get There - Take the A5 heading towards Oswestry for 10 miles, past the turnings for Knockin Heath and Kinton. Keep heading along the A5 until you reach the turning for West Felton on your right-hand side, turn in to the village and then take the second right into Tedsmore Lane, you fol-low this country lane for approx. 1.5 miles until you enter the hamlet of Eardistion, the prop-erty can be found through the village on the right-hand side, just after Eardistion House and Eardistion House Barn.
Owners Comments - This attractive Shropshire barn conversion, which dates back to 1800, is rurally located to the south-east of Oswestry, the UK's oldest border settlement. As a semi-detached property in a complex of three properties developed from farm buildings, Castle Hill Barn is the largest unit with two levels at the front, a single-storey L-shape at the back and an impressive galleried entrance area. It has been home to Andy and Kristina and their family since 2012; "the barn is Grade II listed and as such has a very traditional look from the outside and yet is contemporary in both look and feel inside. The galleried entrance is an impressive feature, which we currently use as a music room. We relocated here for the excellent schools and the wonderfully rural yet non-isolated position," explains Andy.
Castle Hill Barn sits in the quiet hamlet of Eardiston close to Oswestry - a delightful market town positioned close to the Welsh border with good amenities; "the town is within easy reach and has a good range of shops, from local butchers to delicatessens. The area also has really good schools, both state and private," says Kristina.
"We've enjoyed the sense of space, inside and out, with our four children, now aged 14 - 26. The light and airy house, which is flooded with natural light, has four en-suite bathrooms and a section which can be used as a self-contained section. The longer aspect of the property is south facing, and is adjacent to the large rear garden. The mainly laid to lawn garden is low maintenance and enjoys uninterrupted views across the fields."
"Our favourite room is the large modern kitchen with a country feel featuring granite surfaces and a kitchen island. With the AGA as a focal-point, the kitchen, which leads off the galleried space, offers plenty of room for the whole family and fits an eight seat dining table."
"In the summer we have the garden furniture set in a peaceful spot which gets full sun all day long - from here you can enjoy the tranquility of the location and great views across the countryside. The area, which feels remote whilst being close to amenities, is peaceful and very safe and the neighbours, whilst friendly and ."
"One summer we hosted a village barbeque and used the open-fronted, Oak frame garage as a karaoke stage - a wonderful social event. It's overall a great house for hosting parties."
"We love the rural setting of the house and hope to find a new home, in an equally peaceful location. Our children are growing up and moving on so we are ready to downsize - there simply isn't a single negative reason for moving as we love the house so much."
- Five bedroom barn conversion
- Character and charm in abundance
- Timber-framed triple garage
- Situated between Shrewsbury and Oswestry
- Well proportioned rooms
- Exposed beams and brickwork
- Four bedrooms with ensuite
- Parking for six cars
- Surrounded by stunning countryside
- Viewing Highly Recommended