The Old Barn, Maesbrook has real ‘wow’ effect

Published March 18th, 2014

A superior family home and equestrian property situated in eight acres near Oswestry is being marketed by Shrewsbury agents Berrys for £763,000.

The Old Barn, Maesbrook includes a detached five bedroom house that is set back from the road and approached by an attractive gravelled driveway beside a lawned garden, providing a fantastic approach to the property. The home overlooks a stable block, ménage and fenced paddocks.

It is likely to be of interest to families looking for a private, country property and people with horses, pets or other animals.

Radfords 250-acre Equestrian Centre is nearby and caters for beginners and serious competitors with facilities for Show Jumping, Dressage and Cross Country. The property also has fishing rights to the Morda River and a little bridge from which to fish.

“This is a very interesting property that has been converted and improved to a very high standard,” said Philip Robinson, residential agency manager with Berrys.

“The house was originally an old threshing barn. What is now the entrance hall and central staircase used to welcome the horses with their carts laden with wheat to be threshed.

“The house was first improved 12 years ago to provide light, spacious accommodation with five bedrooms, a large kitchen, sunroom, dining room and living room and has been further improved by the current owner,” he said.

“The bathrooms have been updated and the two downstairs bedrooms have wet rooms and underfloor heating which would be particularly useful for anyone with restricted mobility.”

The excellent equine facilities include a stable block with three loose boxes, tack room, floodlit grass ménage and paddocks. The local countryside provides plenty of interesting hacking routes.

The Old Barn is located on the edge of the village of Maesbrook within easy reach of Oswestry, Shrewsbury and the A5 providing excellent access to the motorway network and has Adcote School, Oswestry School and Ellesmere College within short distances. Golf courses and sporting facilities are available in Oswestry and Shrewsbury.

wow effect at Old Barn, Maesbrook

The Old Barn offers light and spacious accommodation

“This is an extremely flexible property and there is potential, if needed, to adapt one side of the house into a separate and spacious one-bedroomed ground-floor annexe,” Philip explained.

The entrance hall gives a real “wow” effect, providing excellent natural light to the central oak staircase. Off the entrance hall is a ground floor cloakroom and opposite you enter a dining room and then a good sized kitchen with Esse electric range cooker; the chef of the house can happily chat on an evening to the rest of the family, relaxing in the adjoining and comfortable open plan sun room.

The good sized kitchen has range cooker

The good-sized kitchen adjoins the open plan sun room

Beyond the kitchen is a useful utility room and then Bedroom 1 which is fitted with oak wardrobes and en-suite wet room with power shower, wc and heated towel rail. The bedroom windows and door face into a light and private rear courtyard that has flower borders, trees and seating area.

Passing back through the kitchen and entrance hall, you discover a snug/office which also faces into the rear courtyard with a large window that doubles as a door. Beyond the snug is the living room which has an oak floor, a gas fireplace and an external window/door on one side and access to Bedroom 2 on the other. This bedroom has floor-to-ceiling glazing facing the courtyard, fitted oak wardrobes and en-suite with bath, power shower, remote controlled lighting and a TV inset into the wall – you will never miss your favourite programmes whilst having a leisurely soak!

On the first floor, a large gallery landing with arched feature windows leads to Bedroom 3, which has fitted oak wardrobes and en-suite with corner power shower unit, wash hand basin, w.c. and heated towel rail. There are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

This property will excite horse owners as the ground is level and the fields and stables are in direct view of two of the upstairs bedrooms. Nature lovers will enjoy a small coppice of mature trees and bluebells which offer a riverside retreat and are evidently home to an owl or two. And even those with an interest in fishing will not be disappointed as the River Morda provides boundaries on two sides with fishing rights.

Berrys is jointly marketing the property with Halls and viewing is highly recommended. For an appointment please telephone Berrys on :01743 239021 or email: mailto: