Ludlow Property of the Month
Quarry Cottage, Coston, Aston-on-Clun
Beautifully located and surrounded by glorious rolling Shropshire countryside lies this delightful home. A true one-off and unique property with the addition of a 2-bed maisonette or holiday cottage.
Set between the historic market town of Ludlow and Bishops Castle this rural property stands in an elevated position in an magnificent, country setting offering tranquillity whilst being situated a short drive away from amenities. Bought as a complete renovation project this has been a labour of love, extensively improved and repaired over the years.
From the lane you are immediately impressed with the long rising driveway which eventually opens out uncovering the view of the property, the first thing you notice are the striking stone pillars.
The main dwelling with the newly renovated stone façade exudes elegance ensuring all period features have been saved, upgraded or replaced. The stone cottage gives the impression more of a converted chapel with the central tower which showcases the main bedroom.
The ground floor has great space to enjoy with features throughout including the Victorian tiled flooring, exposed old and new beams and lovely fireplace. The living space is split into a lounge with large fireplace, separate dining room with fireplace, kitchen breakfast room, downstairs WC and large utility room.
The first floor accommodates 3 double bedrooms all with en-suite bath/shower rooms, and the family shower room. All the rooms have been plastered and en-suites have been added by the owners. It is worth noting the ornate lead lined period windows which are a superb asset to the features of this home. An added benefit to this is every viewpoint has a phenomenal view of the surrounding countryside with no neighbour in sight. The perfect combination.
At the top of the tower the master bedroom occupies the highest point giving the best 360 degree views. A feature centrepiece arched ornate window gives views over the stunning surrounding countryside. The bedroom also gives access to a parapet roof which offers a real one-off experience of the local scenery.
The detached garaging offers a different aspect to the property which enables it to be used as it is, being large enough to create a workshop if required. The large space subject to planning could be another self-contained annex, incorporated into the apartment above or through an elaborate scheme be connected to the main dwelling.
Through a separate front door, you gain access to the 2-bedroom apartment above the large garaging. A great space built with care and attention by the owners mirroring lots of features of the main dwelling including stonework, oak beams, ornate windows, slate roof and barge boards. The annex has fantastic views and has separate outside space to the main house. Not to be overlooked, the annex has been built to an unusually high spec with real attention to detail, making it an asset to the site.
The outside space really matches the property with long sweeping landscaped grounds to the front, patio area and a good space to the right of the property which has had previous planning permission for further garaging if required. There is also an in keeping small outbuilding which has been rebuilt for general stores.
This is one of the only properties on the market and worth seeing to fully appreciate what is on offer.
Take a look further into Quarry Cottage here.
Please contact our Ludlow Office on: 01584 875 555 for more information and to arrange your viewing.