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Outstanding residential and business property in 27.25 acres

Published May 7th, 2013

A rare opportunity to acquire an outstanding country residence with stunning views and a well equipped farmstead has arisen in Shropshire with the sale of Walton Grange, Much Wenlock, which has come on the market with Berrys with a guide price of £1.25 million.

Walton Grange is a unique residential and business property extending to 27.25 acres (11.03ha) with a six bedroomed house, secluded walled garden, traditional stables and tack room, extensive range of modern steel frame buildings and pasture and arable land.

“We are delighted to be offering for sale this prominent property which presents an excellent opportunity to purchase a delightful home and business premises,” said Chris Jones, who is handling the sale for Berrys at Shrewsbury.

“The buildings are extremely versatile and suitable for a range of agricultural, business or leisure purposes. The property would be perfect as an additional farmstead for an established farming business or for a relocating business as it is easily accessible directly off the Bridgnorth/Shrewsbury road, yet secluded enough to enjoy peace and quiet and panoramic views of South Shropshire,” he said.

The period house offers extensive accommodation with four reception rooms, a large office area and six bedrooms. Externally there is a mature front garden with a turning area and a secluded walled garden. The house overlooks a post and rail-fenced paddock with pond and a number of mature trees.

At the back of the house lies a traditional range of stables with tack and feed rooms. Beyond the stables is an extensive range of steel framed buildings currently used for agricultural purposes with potential for alternative uses, subject to obtaining any necessary planning consents.

In total the property extends to 27.25 acres (11.03 hectares) including 8.97 acres of grazing paddocks and 14.25 acres of arable land.

The property has excellent access to a network of country lanes, bridleways and footpaths including the famous Jack Mytton Way, making the property suitable for equestrian and recreational uses.

Primary and secondary education is available in Much Wenlock together with a number of renowned private schools within the locality.

The handsome residence is constructed of brick beneath a tiled roof with stone mullions and retains original features including decorative tiled floors, a marble fireplace, high ceilings and a large cellar. The bathrooms have been recently modernised and the attractive sun room was created two years ago. The house has an oil fired central heating system.

walton drawing

The accommodation briefly comprises: ground floor porch, entrance hall, drawing room with wood burning stove, dining room with marble fireplace , inner hallway and cloakroom, sun room, private study, sitting room with oil fired stove, rear entrance hall, kitchen with Aga range cooker and Belfast sink, utility, back kitchen and office.

On the first floor there is a landing, master bedroom suite with large en-suite bathroom, five further bedrooms, one with rear stairs to kitchen, separate w.c, family bathroom and attic room.

Outside the house is approached from a gravelled driveway and turning area leading to the garden, which is mainly laid to lawn and enclosed by a beech hedge, iron railings and a ha-ha. A timber gate leads to the rear of the house and the buildings beyond.

A solid oak door opens into the secluded walled garden with seating area, pond, timber summer house, shrub border, kitchen garden, fruit trees, large lawn area and garden store. A gate at the top of the garden leads into the farmyard and paddocks.

The property boasts an extensive range of modern buildings currently operated as a working farmstead. The buildings are arranged around a yard area and lend themselves to alternative uses such as equestrian, industrial and storage, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.

The buildings include traditional brick stable block with seven stables, tack/feed room and office, five dutch barns, former blacksmiths forge used for storage, grain silo, four livestock buildings, silage clamp and garage/store.

To the side of the property is a 2.17-acre paddock with pond and stable building bounded by a post and rail fence and ha-ha. At the front is a 4.80-acre pasture field suitable for grazing and adjacent to the yard area is a two-acre level pasture field enclosed by hedge and post and wire fence. All the land is free draining and each paddock contains a water trough.

To the south west of the homestead is a level, free draining arable field (14.25 acres) currently cropped with wheat but suitable for a variety of uses including arable cropping, grazing and amenity purposes and to the western boundary is a small woodland plantation. In the event of the purchaser not requiring the arable land this can be retained by the vendor.

The property has three accesses; one to the front of the house via a driveway lined with lime trees, the second to the rear of the house, the office and the stables and a third from the minor council maintained lane into the buildings and yard area.

Should the purchaser be interested in letting out the land and/or farm buildings, the vendor may be interested in continuing to occupy these.

Viewing is strictly by prior appointment with the selling agent, Berrys, on 01743 271697 email: shrewsbury@berrys.uk.com or download the particulars at www.berrys.uk.com

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More about Chris Jones


MRICS FAAV
Chartered Surveyor
Tel: 01743 267063
Mobile: 07970 408516
chris.jones@berrys.uk.com

Chris is from a Shropshire farming background and has more than two decades of experience in providing advice to landowners and farmers since joining Berrys Shrewsbury office in 1991 following completion of his studies in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Surveyors and a Deputy Valuer to the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation as well as being an RICS Registered Valuer. Chris has been an equity Partner since 2000.

Chris specialises in freehold sales & purchases of agricultural property and development land, planning & development, property management, compensation & compulsory purchase, property valuations to include expert witness in rural property, Agricultural Holdings advice under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 & Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995, he also specialises in Basic Payment matters.