Guide Price £450,000
Aston Road, Wem, Shrewsbury
Set just on the outskirts of the pretty town of Wem is The Chestnuts a glorious three storey Victorian gem, with lots of period features and a fantastic modern twist. From the original flooring, fireplaces, high ceilings, and coving to the stunning modern kitchen and family bathroom. The current owners have sympathetically restored this fabulous family home to an excellent standard. Set in idyllic private gardens - viewings highly recommended. The property comprises of a sitting room, family room, dining room, large open plan modern family kitchen, downstairs cloakroom, five good size bedrooms a dressing room and two family bathrooms. The property also comes with a double garage/workshop.
Wem is well known for its numerous small speciality shops including old-fashioned ironmongers that sells everything, a weekly farmers' market and a supermarket; there are several churches, a variety of eateries and a choice of good pubs. The Town Hall acts as a cinema, theatre, venue for ballet and other dance lessons, modern art gallery and caf. The town also boasts a library, bank, post office, swimming centre, fitness suite, bowls, cricket, football and tennis clubs, as well as a range of professional services: Everything a growing local community needs.
This lively market town with a strong community spirit is surrounded by a wealth of high achieving state and independent sector schools. It also has a train station offering realistic commuting distances to Crewe and onwards to London and Manchester. Shrewsbury, Shropshire's characterful county town, is a short drive or train journey with easy access to the M54 and wider motorway network. Wem engulfed by picturesque countryside and is excellent for long walks or bike rides.
The property is approached via Aston Road onto a sweeping gravel driveway, an entrance porch leads through to the impressive stain glass front door and stunning HALLWAY with original tiled flooring, high ceilings and coving, this is a wonderful, light, bright and uplifting space. With understairs storage.
Sitting Room - 5.29 x 4.80 (17'4" x 15'8") - This beautiful room incorporates all the character and charm of its period, with a stunning bay window overlooking the front garden and allowing light to pour in, there is also a window to the side of the room, a log burning stove set into a wooden surround and slate hearth. High ceilings and deep coving. A charming, atmospheric room.
Family Room Snug - 3.98 x 3.70 (13'0" x 12'1") - A lovely light and bright room once again to the front of the house and overlooking the pretty front gardens. High ceilings, deep coving, fitted storage cupboards and gas effect fireplace.
Dining Room - 5.32 4.04 (17'5" 13'3") - This is a truly delightful room, with an original open fire set in wooden surround and tiled hearth, once again incorporating the high ceilings and deep coving. French doors open out on to alfresco dining area. This room has an elegant and chic feel, a beautiful entertaining space.
Open Plan Family Kitchen - 6.60 x 5.65 (21'7" x 18'6") - This room has the wow factor, an open and airy space. With floor to ceiling windows on three walls, the owner's objective was to 'bring the outside in' which they have almost definitely achieved. There is space for a family dining table and seating area the kitchen itself comprises of white high gloss base and wall units with solid oak surfaces, a Belfast sink, integrated cooker, hob and dishwasher, space for freestanding American style fridge freezer. A central island, with hob and work surfaces on one side and a breakfast bar on the other. Underfloor heating, spotlights and French doors opening onto the garden area. A wonderful family and socialising area.
Cloakroom - A white suite comprising of low flush WC, pedestal hand basin and walk-in shower.
A staircase leads to the FIRST FLOOR LANDING area with pretty stain glass window.
Master Bedroom - 5.23 x 4.03 (17'1" x 13'2") - Positioned at the front of the property overlooking the private gardens, double aspect windows allowing light to flood in. High ceiling, deep coving and an original fireplace, a charming space.
Bedroom Two - 4.01 x 4.00 (13'1" x 13'1") - This room overlooks the rear of the property and the farmland in the distance, once again with all the character of the other rooms, a great size double, finished to a good standard.
Bedroom Three - 4.00 x 3.70 (13'1" x 12'1") - Another good size double overlooking the front gardens.
Family Bathroom - This is a room of exceptionally generous proportions, tiled from floor to ceiling, double sash wooden windows overlooking the rear garden and farmland. Walk in double shower with glass surround, low flush WC, his and hers hand basins with vanity units above and a central fitted bath.
A second staircase leads to SECOND FLOOR LANDING.
Bedroom Four - 7.03 x 5.21 (23'0" x 17'1") - Is the largest of them all, with double aspect windows, room for a super king, seating area original fireplace. It would make a wonderful Master Suite if desired.
Bedroom Five - 4.02 x 3.15 (13'2" x 10'4") - A lovely, feminine room with window overlooking the front garden, a nice size double incorporating original fireplace. This pretty room then leads through to a
Dressing Room - 4.02 x 4.00 (13'2" x 13'1") - With fitted wardrobes and cupboards, dressing table, mirror and vanity lighting, skylight and original fireplace. This room could also be converted into an ensuite.
Second Family Bathroom - White suite with low flush WC, pedestal hand basin, roll top bath and shower.
Outside - The front garden it a good size and very private with well-established trees and shrubs shielding the property from the road. There is a laid to lawn area and a sweeping gravelled driveway with parking for eight cars, there is also a timber framed double garage/workshop. Access to the back garden, which is mainly lied to lawn, with pretty planted borders, there is also a paved alfresco dining area overlooking the delightful farmland.
In summary, The Chestnuts is a genuinely delightful period property, finished to a high standard with a fabulous modern twist, set in private gardens sitting on the edge of a Shropshire village and overlooking farmland. A fantastic find and family home.
Garage - 5.54 x 3.71 (18'2" x 12'2") -
Owners Comments - Tucked away on a quiet road just a stone's throw from the thriving town centre of Wem is The Chestnuts, a large and beautifully presented period home that has been stylishly yet very sympathetically updated by the current owners. "I remember the very first time we came to look at the house, and I walked in and straight away turned to my husband and said, 'this is my dream home'," says the owner. "It's such a beautiful house and has so much character. I loved it then and I love it now so it's going to be such a wrench to leave."
"I fell in love with the house the minute I saw it, but back when we bought it it was in need of a huge amount of work, which we've since done so it's now absolutely stunning throughout. We added a huge glass panelled extension, which now forms our amazing kitchen, and it's been designed in such a way that I can stand at my cooker and just gaze out at the fields beyond. The rest of the house is much as it was in terms of layout, we didn't need to change it because the rooms are all beautifully proportioned and flow really well, but we've updated the dcor to give the house as a whole a kind of French renaissance/shabby chic look. I've got chandeliers everywhere, we've used a colour palette that really enhances all of the lovely period features and the new extension with its modern white gloss kitchen creates such a lovely contrast. It's everything and more that I hoped it would be."
"The house is set nicely away from the road, so it's very peaceful here, and to the front we have a large lawn, a pretty wildflower area and ample parking," continues the owner. "To the rear we have another good-size lawn, trees dotted here and there, and a patio that runs around the perimeter of the house, so we can follow the sun all day long, and we've kept the fencing deliberately low so as not to obstruct the fabulous view of the surrounding farmland. It's a very pretty garden and both the kitchen and the main dining room have doors that open straight out onto it, so there's a lovely feeling of connection between inside and out."
"The kitchen is the real hub of our home, but I would have to say that one my favourite rooms is the main bathroom," says the owner. "It's the size of a large double bedroom and features a huge double shower, 'his and hers' sinks and a bath that sits right in the middle of the room. It's a part of the house that definitely has that wow factor."
"The house sits on a very quiet road right on the edge of Wem, so we benefit from having peace and privacy and direct access to some gorgeous countryside, and yet at the same time we can stroll into town" says the owner. "We're also within the catchment area for St Peter's school, which is highly regarded, and just a short walk from the train station from where we can catch a fast service to both Manchester and Shrewsbury, among other places."
"The house retains lots of really lovely original features," says the owner. "The front door has the original stained glass, there are ceiling roses and beautiful coving, and there's a really stunning stained glass panel that runs up alongside the staircase right up to the landing. When the sunlight is streaming in it looks just stunning."
"Apart from the house itself, it will be the community within the town that I think I'll miss most when we go," says the owner. "We've made so many friends during the eight years we've been here, and it's so nice to wander into town and bump into people you know. All in all, it's been a fabulous place to live."
- A Three Storey Victorian Gem
- Character And Charm In Abundance
- Lovingly Restored
- Surrounded By Farmland
- Original Features
- Parking For Six Cars
- Stunning Open Plan Modern Kitchen
- Finished To A High Standard
- Viewing Highly Recommended