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Six bedroomed country home on the market in Shropshire

Published May 13th, 2014

A rare opportunity to acquire a six bedroomed house with private gardens and land in north Shropshire has arisen with the sale of Mere Bank House, Baschurch, which  is on the market with Berrys with a guide price of £540,000.

Mere Bank House is set back off the road on the outskirts of Baschurch with elevated views over surrounding farmland and has private gardens of approximately 1.3 acres and adjoining  farmland suitable for equestrian use of approximately 5.20 acres.

Baschurch has a wealth of history and is mentioned in the Doomsday book and is now a thriving local community with shops,  supermarket,  pubs, post office, farm shop and tea rooms, GP surgery, village hall, bowling green and tennis club.

The market towns of  Shrewsbury and Oswestry are nine and 11 miles away  and  there are good leisure and equestrian facilities nearby including BHS-approved Prescott Equestrian Centre.

Baschurch has a Pre-School, Primary School and the Corbett School,  one of the leading Comprehensive Schools in the area.  Independent Schools nearby include Adcote School for girls, Packwood Haugh Preparatory School,  Moreton Hall and Ellesmere College with Shrewsbury High School, Prestfelde School and Shrewsbury School in nearby Shrewsbury. Walford agricultural college is just outside the village.

Built in the 1920s, Mere Bank House has large rooms with high ceilings giving them a light and spacious feel . There is oil fired central heating and most rooms are double glazed. The front of the property faces south over the extensive garden and driveway and the double garage is behind with ample parking to the front and side of the house.

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“Mere Bank House is an exciting opportunity for a family looking for a country home in Shropshire,” said Philip Robinson, agency manager for Berrys at Shrewsbury.

“The spacious gardens offer great privacy and scope for fantastic summer parties on the lawn and with the land adjoining there’s room for a horse or other animals,” he said

Mere Bank House  accommodation comprises:  entrance porch, reception hall; sitting room with two windows giving great natural light and feature inset cast iron fireplace; living room with fireplace; study room with en suite shower and WC;  kitchen with two- oven Aga cooker, quarry tiled floor, fitted work surfaces, stainless steel sink unit, wall and base cupboards and plumbing for a dishwasher;  dining room overlooking the land; rear entrance hall with quarry tile floor and boot room off that doubles as an access to the double garage.  The utility room off the entrance hall has ceramic tiled floor, hand basin  and storage cupboards and  oil fired central heating boiler. The adjoining pantry has ceramic tiled floor, thick slate cold slab along one side and fitted wall shelving.

On the first floor, the split level landing leads to the main bedroom with two windows overlooking the front gardens and side grazing land. Bedroom 2, also overlooking  the grazing, has a built-in wardrobe and cupboard and bedroom 3, with views to the front of the house and west across farmland, has built-in double wardrobe and cupboard.  Bedroom 4 has westerly views and has built-in wardrobe and cupboard. The family bathroom has panelled bath, shower attachment, wash handbasin inset into a vanity unit and separate WC. Two further bedrooms are located on the second floor.

Mere Bank is approached via a tarmacadam driveway alongside the lawned gardens and is bounded by tall hedges.  The garage is at the back of the property and there is parking space to the front and side of the house.  The level gardens have a number of trees including Beech and Cherry and there are feature rockery and flower beds in front of the house and an herbaceous border on one side.

The land of approximately 5.20 acres hugs the northern and eastern hedges surrounding Mere Bank House and its gardens. The house is  available without the land if preferred.

“It is quite possible that new owners may wish to create a private driveway that sweeps up to the house from the road. They could line it with trees and fencing so that every time they return home they can see their animals grazing lush green grass on either side,” Mr Robinson added.

Viewing is by prior appointment with the sole agents, Berrys, on  01743 271697 email

shrewsbury@berrys.uk.com

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