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A substantial five bedroom detached country house set on a plot extending to approximately 2.3 acres and situated in a splendid rural location. There are extensive outbuildings with Full Planning Permission for conversion into two dwellings as well as spacious gardens and two grassed paddocks.

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Whitchurch Branch
34 High Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1BB
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Monday to Friday: 8.45am to 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.00am to 4.00pm

Property Summary

  • Substantial Detached Country House
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Three Bathrooms
  • Rural Location with Views
  • 2.3 Acre Plot including Two Paddocks
  • Outbuildings with Full Planning Permission
  • EPC Rating G

Property Full Details

BRIEF DESCRIPTION The Rookery is a substantial detached country house set on a good sized plot extending to approximately 2.3 acres and situated in a splendid rural location, with superb views over the surrounding countryside and towards the Welsh Hills. The versatile property could suit a number of different requirements. For instance, it could be utilised as a large five bedroom, three bathroom family home with stabling and two paddocks. Alternatively, another possibility would be to use part of the ground floor accommodation as a separate annex if so desired. In addition, the extensive outbuildings provide development opportunities, having Full Planning Permission for conversion into two dwellings. Externally, the property is approached via an impressive tree lined drive and there are attractive lawned gardens extending to approximately three quarters of an acre with ample parking space for multiple vehicles. There are also two grassed paddocks measuring approximately 1.5 acres in total.

LOCATION The property is situated in the rural hamlet of Northwood which has the benefit of a local pub and is approximately 4 miles from the market town of Wem which offers facilities for daily living and boasts both primary and secondary schools, a recently extended doctors surgery and leisure and recreational facilities including a football and cricket club. The popular town of Ellesmere is also approximately 4 miles away and the market town of Whitchurch is around 10 miles away. The larger centres of Chester, Shrewsbury, Telford, Oswestry are also within easy commuting distance and there are highly regarded private schools within the area.

FRONT ENTRANCE HALL A spacious and light hallway having dual aspect windows, part glazed hardwood front door, understairs storage cupboard, radiator, stairs to first floor.

LOUNGE 16' 7" x 14' 5" (5.05m x 4.39m) With dual aspect double glazed windows, decorative fireplace with tiled surround and open fire, two radiators.

SITTING ROOM 16' 9" x 16' 6" (5.11m x 5.03m) max into bay With dual aspect double glazed windows- one being a bay window, fireplace with open fire, two radiators, door leading into lounge.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 16' 4" x 12' 6" (4.98m x 3.81m) Having a range of base and wall units, cupboard housing 'Mistral' oil central heating boiler, space for fridge, built in double oven, gas hob, inset stainless steel sink and drainer, space for dishwasher, dual aspect windows, radiator, timber beam, walk in larder with shelving and cupboards.

INNER HALL With built in storage cupboard.

CLOAKROOM With 'Vernon Tutbury' wash hand basin and WC, extractor fan.

UTILITY ROOM/KITCHEN 10' 8" x 8' 0" (3.25m x 2.44m) Window to side, radiator, inset stainless steel sink and drainer, range of base and wall units, space for washing machine and tumble dryer, ceiling coving, space for fridge/freezer. This room could be converted fully into a separate kitchen for the annex if desired.

STORAGE ROOM Useful storage room that could also be used as an extension of the utility/kitchen.

BEDROOM FIVE 16' 2" x 11' 5" (4.93m x 3.48m) With dual aspect windows, built in wardrobe, radiator.

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM Shower cubicle with electric shower, WC, pedestal wash hand basin, extractor fan, chrome heated towel rail, extra wide door for wheel chair access.


LANDING A spacious landing with two windows, built in storage cupboard housing hot water cylinder and shelving.

BEDROOM ONE 17' 3" x 16' 7" (5.26m x 5.05m) A bright and airy room with exposed timber beam, two windows to front and one window to the side, two radiators.

BEDROOM TWO 17' 2" x 12' 5" (5.23m x 3.78m) Exposed timber beam, two radiators, dual aspect windows, stairs off leading to the attic room.

ATTIC ROOM Currently used as a bedroom, with exposed timber beam, window to side, walk in access to loft space.

BATHROOM With vintage 'Vernon Tutbury' suite comprising WC, wash hand basin, bath with mains shower over, window to side, radiator.

BEDROOM THREE 16' 4" x 12' 4" (4.98m x 3.76m) Having lovely views towards the Welsh Hills, access to the loft, dual aspect windows, radiator.

BEDROOM FOUR 12' 4" x 9' 4" (3.76m x 2.84m) Currently used as an office, radiator, window to side aspect.

FAMILY BATHROOM 12' 2" x 11' 3" (3.71m x 3.43m) Suite comprising Jacuzzi bath with mixer tap, WC, double width shower cubicle with power shower, two pedestal wash hand basins, bidet, heated towel rail, radiator, extractor fan, ceiling spotlights, part tiled walls.

OUTSIDE The property is approached via an impressive tree lined drive which leads to a spacious gravel area, providing ample parking for several vehicles. There is a spacious walled garden mainly laid to lawn with an abundance of mature shrubs, plants and trees, paved seating areas, large greenhouses and an attractive pond. There are also two grassed paddocks to the front and a variety of outbuildings.

OUTBUILDINGS/PLANNING Substantial former barns that could be utilised in a number of ways. There is full planning permission, subject to conditions, for conversion of these outbuildings into two dwellings. Application No. 16/03150/FUL. Full Planning Permission was granted by Shropshire Council on 25th April 2017. Copies of the decision notice are available from the office on request. The purchaser to be responsible for payment to the Council of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) associated with this planning permission.

TENURE We are advised that the property is Freehold and this will be confirmed by the Vendors Solicitor during the Pre- Contract Enquiries. Vacant possession upon completion.

LOCAL AUTHORITY Council tax enquiries, Revenues & Benefit, Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND. Tel: 0345 678 9002

SERVICES We are advised that mains electricity is available. Private water and drainage. Barbers have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fittings etc or services to this property, so cannot confirm that they are in working order or fit for purpose. A buyer is recommended to obtain confirmation from their Surveyor or Solicitor.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE The EPC rating is C. The full energy performance certificate (EPC) is available for this property upon request.

PROPERTY INFORMATION We believe this information to be accurate, but they cannot be guaranteed. The fixtures, fittings, appliances and mains services have not been tested. If there is any point which is of particular importance please obtain professional confirmation. All measurements quoted are approximate. These particulars do not constitute a contract or part of a contract.

DIRECTIONS From Whitchurch take the A525 towards Wrexham, after about 1 mile turn left onto the A495 to Ellesmere, continue for approximately 4 miles then take a left turn to Bettisfield, Proceed through Bettisfield to the T junction and turn left. Continue through Northwood and the property can be found after a short distance on the right hand side.

VIEWING/PRE-MARKETING SALES ADVICE By arrangement with the Agents Office at 34 High Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1BB: Tel: 01948 667272 or email:

AML REGULATIONS To ensure compliance with the latest Anti Money Laundering Regulations all intending purchasers must produce identification documents prior to the issue of sale confirmation. To avoid delays in the buying process please provide the required documents as soon as possible. We may use an online service provider to also confirm your identity. A list of acceptable ID documents is available upon request.

METHOD OF SALE For Sale by Private Treaty.

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