Guide Price £650,000
Berrington, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Sitting in the much sought after village of Berrington is The Mill, a stunning six-bedroom barn conversion surrounded by the glorious Shropshire landscape. This beautiful property oozes character and charm from the exposed beams and brickwork to the high vaulted ceilings and quirky rooms. The Mill is a lovely family home and is finished to a good standard. Comprising of a fabulous open plan kitchen/dining area, which is the hub of the home, a large utility, formal dining room, cloakroom and large formal sitting room. There is also on the ground level, a bathroom and bedrooms five and six, which the current owners use as a snug and home office, this part of the barn offers excellent versatility and could be utilised for multiple uses. Upstairs there is a good size master with ensuite, family bathroom and an additional three bedrooms. The gardens to the front and back are delightful and both very private. With an outdoor heated pool, there is also a double garage and greenhouse. This property offers great versatility and is an absolute must-see.
The village itself is situated between Shrewsbury and Much Wenlock and has a fabulous sense of community with a church and village hall. The local countryside is very scenic offering views of The Wrekin and towards Ironbridge over rolling farmland. There are delightful walks, equestrian and other country pursuits all being available nearby. A short ten-minute drive and you are in Shrewsbury with its enchanting cobbled streets and Tudor buildings, beautiful independent shops, a plethora of fantastic eateries and bars to the much-sought-after state and independent schools, train station, theatre and beautiful Quarry Park. There is also easy access to the A5 and the M54. Much Wenlock is also a stunningly beautiful medieval town just on a smaller scale.
Open-Plan Kitchen/Dining Area - 6.77 x 5.43 (22'2" x 17'9") - This is a delightful space, with exposed beams and bricks, double aspect windows, a lovely country cottage style kitchen with painted wooden base and wall units. Wood and black granite worktops and a central island. There is an integrated electric oven and hob, fridge and space for a dishwasher. The same tiled flooring flows throughout and into the dining/breakfast area, where there is space for a table, chairs and sofa - this whole space makes or a fabulous, family and entertaining area.
Utility - 4.48 x 2.05 (14'8" x 6'8") - An ample space, with the same tiled flooring as the kitchen, rear door, space for washing machine and dryer, boiler, double aspect windows, storage, stainless steel sink and drainer. There is also space for an American style fridge freezer.
Formal Dining Room - 5.43 x 3.74 (17'9" x 12'3") - A light and airy room with windows overlooking the side of the property and French Doors opening out onto the delightful gardens, a generous size, could also lend itself to another sitting/playroom.
Cloakroom - Low flush WC and pedestal hand basin, finished to a good standard.
Formal Sitting Room - 5.86 x 4.92 (19'2" x 16'1") - This is a stunning space, with a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and brickwork, double aspect views and French Doors opening onto the rear garden. The focal point of this room is the attractive exposed brick inglenook fireplace, with log burning stove-a lovely entertaining room, equally great for a cosy night in.
A second hallway leads off from the sitting room to a separate section of the barn, this area is extremely versatile and can be used as two additional good size bedrooms and a bathroom, there is also a sperate entrance point, so could also be used as an annexe. The current owners use as the following:
Sitting Room/Bedroom 5 - 3.84 x 3.28 (12'7" x 10'9") - Quirky curved ceiling, exposed beams, windows overlooking the rear garden. A lovely space.
Home Office/Bedroom 6 - 4.92 x 3.36 (16'1" x 11'0") - A fabulous size room, exposed beams, window overlooking the rear garden and partially glazed door, opening onto the front garden and driveway.
Bathroom - Finished to a good standard, white suite comprising of a low flush WC, pedestal hand basin, bath and airing cupboard.
Upstairs - LANDING with additional airing cupboard and the Master bedroom with ensuite, bedrooms two, three and four and the family bathroom.
Master Bedroom - 5.44 x 3.48 (17'10" x 11'5") - Vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and a double aspect with French doors opening on to a small balcony with stunning views of the glorious Shropshire Hills. ENSUITE, low flush WC, pedestal hand basin, walk-in shower and heated towel rail.
A studded wall joins bedrooms two and three, they used to be one big room, therefore easy to change back if required.
Bedroom Two - 3.13 x 2.74 (10'3" x 8'11") - Is a double with dual aspect windows of the side and back gardens, exposed beams.
Bedroom Three - 3.56 x 2.61 (11'8" x 8'6") - Is a single (sung double) with dual aspect windows overlooking the side and the front gardens, exposed beams.
Bedroom Four - 2.68 2.23 (8'9" 7'3") - A pretty single room with exposed beams and window overlooking the rear garden.
Bathroom - Tiled from floor to ceiling, views, white suite including pedestal hand basin, low flush WC, bath with shower attachment.
Outside - The gardens to this property are truly delightful and very private to both front and rear. The front is bordered by hedging, mainly laid to lawn and is surrounded by neighbouring farmland you could happily sit out all day and not see a soul. Access is gained to the rear by the side of the property, which is home to an attractive greenhouse, oil tank and the rear door, leading into the utility. The rear garden is a fabulous suntrap and genuinely delightful, it has a charming walled garden style with well-established trees, shrubs and hedging, it's a real haven. There is rear door access to the double garage and a heated outdoor pool, which is very much in keeping with the property.
Garage - 5.21 x 4.97 (17'1" x 16'3") -
The property is Freehold
Services - We understand that the property has oil fired central heating, private drainage and mains water and electric
Viewing - Strictly via Fine and Country Shrewsbury 01743 296 116 / Shrewsbury@fineandcountry.com
Viewings highly recommended.
Owners Comments - "We fell in love with the barn after our first visit; it was a glorious summers day and the swallows were swooping into the garden and over the tiled rooftops towards the Manor House. At this point it was little more than a shell, but working closely with the builder we were able to enhance the building's character and functionality and create a beautiful home," explains Mike. "Berrington is a great community with a thriving village hall that hosts a range of family focused events, while just a short walk away at Cross Houses there's a handy village shop and pub. The rural location is idyllic, yet Shrewsbury, with its Tudor centre and quality amenities, is only a ten-minute drive away.
"Schooling in the area is excellent, with children from the village starting out at the much sought-after Condover Primary School, followed by secondary schools at Church Stretton or Much Wenlock. Our three boys attended excellent prep schools in Shrewsbury before going to Adams' Grammar."
"The main living areas of The Mill back out onto a delightful south-facing walled garden with a large patio area and lawn leading to an outdoor heated swimming pool. Mary designed the garden herself and all-year-round it provides colour from herbaceous borders backed with mixed shrubs. It also has some wonderful mature trees which perfectly frame the views."
"It's a fantastic home for entertaining, especially barbeques. Over the years we've had enjoyed hosting friends; there's plenty of space to play football on the front lawn and, of course, hours of fun to be had in the pool."
"We're going to really miss the house, the local community and our lovely neighbours, but now our children have flown the nest, it is time for a new project."
- Stunning detached barn
- Much sought after village
- Finished to a high standard
- Fabulous open plan kitchen area
- Private gardens to front and rear
- Stunning views
- Wonderful family home
- Fifteen minute drive to Shrewsbury
- Great sense of community
- Viewings highly recommended