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Essential Reading: Septic Tank Regulation – January 2020

Written by Sales Director and Head of Country Homes, Ross D'Aniello


Traditionally in January I would review the previous year and cobble together an article trying to predict what will happen in the forthcoming year.  Trust me when I tell you that this is no easy task, especially for 2020!


The good people at The Shropshire Magazine have asked some of the more influential & respected local agents to provide their thoughts on potential market activity in 2020 in an article elsewhere in this wonderful magazine that I have gladly contributed to, so for those who are curious my thoughts are contained in there.  Quite frankly, reading it once will probably be enough!


So, instead I thought I’d provide some information which might very extremely important to some of you.  If you have a septic tank read on; the following information is essential reading.


General Binding Rules: small sewage discharge to a surface water

It’s not exactly catchy but it might apply to you if you have a septic tank that discharges into a watercourse. Up until the end of 2019 you could “discharge” the separated waste water from within the septic tank through one of two ways:  either into a drainage field/soakaway system or into a watercourse such as a stream or river


From January 1st 2020 you are no longer allowed to discharge from a septic tank into a watercourse of any other type of soakaway system other than a drainage field.  The reason for this is that the “quality” of the waste water is no longer considered clean enough to flow straight into local watercourses or soakaway systems without causing pollution.


For a number of years property owners have not been allowed to install a new system that discharges into a watercourse, however provided that your existing septic tank wasn’t identified by the Environment Agency as causing pollution you were not obliged to change it.


This all changed from 1st January this year.


If your septic tank discharges into a watercourse, not a soakaway or drainage field then you must upgrade your system by either swapping your septic tank for a sewage treatment plant or, if possible, you must install a drainage field or soakaway system.


For those who worry that  I am “giving the game away” to buyers this is now regulation and obligatory and solicitors acting on behalf of buyers will no doubt be thorough regarding this matter.  The Property Consultants at Nock Deighton are all thoroughly briefed on this important issue and are well able to provide advice to potential clients who are wishing to sell and may be effected by this. 


Property of the Month: 1 Horse & Jockey, Far Forest, Kidderminster

Kidderminster’s property of the month for December is the delightful 1 Horse & Jockey, Far Forest, Kidderminster.

After being renovated from the former public house in 2014, this property is bursting with character and charm, placed in a convenient location between Cleobury Mortimer and Kidderminster Town Centre whilst still enjoying the picturesque, rural views.

The front door opens into a porch area which leads through into the first reception room. A versatile area that can be used as a formal dining room or separate snug, amongst others. This room also provides access to the rear decking area.

Double doors lead into the breakfast kitchen that comprises a matching range of wall and base units. Integral appliances include a dishwasher and a freestanding Leisure cooker with an extractor above.

A further set of double doors lead into the incredibly spacious lounge/diner. With a raised fireplace housing a wood burner with brick hearth as the central focus point, this room provides a fantastic space to entertain with plenty of room for family and friends.

To the first floor are three bedrooms, two with en-suite bathrooms, and one family bathroom. All bathrooms are complete with white suites comprising low flush WC, wash hand basin and panelled bath with shower above. The master en-suite also houses a bidet.

Watch Caroline Morse, Branch Principal, as she takes you around this property in further detail.

You can view 1 Horse & Jockey HERE

To arrange your viewing please contact the Kidderminster office on

01562 745 082


CONDENSATION -how to avoid it this winter


We are finding that more and more rented properties are suffering with damp/condensation, which is a common complaint each winter. This sometimes leads to tenants seeking alternative accommodation, which is completely unnecessary in most cases, as the problem can usually be treated and then avoided.


Obviously, if there is water ingress into the property (e.g. from a roof leak or a burst/leaking pipe), this can cause damp and will require a builder/specialist contractor to remedy. But it is quite simple to differentiate between "damp" and "condensation".


What a lot of people don't realise is condensation is caused by an imbalance of heat and ventilation. Everyday modern living involves moisture in the home, but condensation can occur even in the warmest atmospheres, if the excess moisture can't get out, which is tricky in the winter when the air outside is cold and damp. Our aim is to help tenants understand what causes the problem, how to deal with it and how to prevent it from happening again.


Part of our campaign is to share this really helpful YouTube video with our tenants, put together by an independent contractor - it explains the difference between damp and condensation, how to prevent it and how to treat it.


After all, happy Tenants make happy Landlords!


For more information about this blog or our Property Management services contact Dawn Clarke….


25 White Properties We Have For Sale

Have you ever dreamed of owning a beautiful White property? From buildings such as Buckingham Palace to of course The White House itself White buildings undoubtedly do not go unnoticed.

Buying your dream White property could become more of a reality as at Nock Deighton we have a wide range of White properties to choose from.

Here are just 25 of them, in no particular order…

Number One: Brookside Manor, Bronygarth, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10

This handsome country house, Brookside Manor is a substantial Victorian manor house totalling nearly 7000ft2. With ten bedrooms and extensive reception space, this White property makes for a fabulous family home and is currently successfully let by our clients as a holiday home.

You can view more of Brookside Manor HERE


Number Two: Stoney Cottage, Gyrn Road, Selattyn, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10

Built in 2013, this White property enjoys wonderful views of the surrounding hills and countryside. This is an excellent mix of modern living within a character enriched area.  Internally, the accommodation offers a full depth living room, full depth dinning kitchen, utility room and shower room on the ground floor. Upstairs, there are four double bedrooms with the Master being en-suite. A family bathroom services the remaining bedrooms along with the downstairs shower room.

You can view more of Stoney Cottage HERE


Number Three: Holmlea, Old Worcestershire Road, Waresley, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11.

Enjoying a rural aspect to the front, this two/three bedroom White cottage benefits from being renovated throughout with a new kitchen, bathroom and comes complete with off road parking. Externally, the property offers a private courtyard area, ideal for al fresco dining, and a front garden mainly laid to lawn. The off road parking is provided via a gravelled area and benefits from being gated.

You can view more of Holmlea HERE


Number Four: 9 Clayton Close, Knowbury, Ludlow, Shropshire.

This modern White property is a well sized 2 double bedroom detached home coming with large car port, off street parking, downstairs WC, located at the end of a popular cul de sac in Knowbury.  Upon entering the property the entrance hall leads you into the main reception room which is a large bright space with the front of the property being predominantly glass.

You can view more of 9 Clayton Close HERE


Number Five: 16 Hollybush Road, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16

This White property is located at the bottom of Railway Street, within walking distance of the town centre and the Severn Valley Railway. Accommodation briefly comprises, living room with beamed ceiling, open fire with brick surround and staircase to the first floor. The kitchen offers a range of wall and base units with matching worktops, inset sink unit and tiled splashbacks. Just off the kitchen is a small breakfast area, and a useful cave store beyond.

You can view more of 16 Hollybush Road HERE


Number Six: 5 Old Office Road, Dawley, Telford, Shropshire, TF4

This particularly spacious White semi-detached family home benefits from uPVC double glazing throughout and gas fired central heating.  Accommodation briefly comprises large dining kitchen with breakfast bar, living room with French doors out to the rear. Stairs ascend from the dining area to the first-floor landing where there are 3 well proportioned bedrooms and a large bathroom with separate shower cubicle and freestanding bath. Outside to the front there is a driveway providing parking for 1-2 vehicles.  To the rear there is a paved patio area with steps up to the main lawned area which is enclosed by the close board fencing with gated side access. 

You can view more of 5 Old Office Road HERE


Number Seven: Abbots Lea, Trimpley, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12

An extremely appealing four bedroom country home set in impressive grounds measuring up to 1.74 acres. Being situated in a particularly lovely rural spot, but being a short distance from the historic riverside town of Bewdley and the larger town of Kidderminster, it is an ideal choice for those families who have a need for an excellent country home in a convenient location.

You can view more of Abbots Lea HERE


Number Eight: Gorst Hall, Barnetts Lane, Kidderminster, DY10

The former 17th Century White farm house has retained all of its original features with the current owner of twenty plus years keeping this stunning four bedroom property decorated with taste and style.
Gorst Hall is currently home to two donkeys that enjoy the generous one acre garden and attached brick built stables. There is a large detached workshop complete with three phase power that is currently used as a personal training studio, Further outbuildings and generous parking.

You can view more of Gorst Hall HERE


Number Nine: 75 Forton Road, Newport, Shropshire, TF10

This partially white property we thought deserved to be on the list. The 5 bedroom property boasts spacious and flexible accommodation over three floors to suit modern multi- generational family living. Consideration has been given within the design to maximise natural light through contemporary window spaces, heightened ceilings and a mezzanine floor. Fixtures and fittings throughout are to a high standard and include integrated Bosch appliances, oak doors, Porcelanosa ceramic, travertine tiling and bi fold doors.
This home was built within passive house guidelines and consists of under floor heating, triple glazing, solar panels and provision for rain water harvesting.

You can view more of 75 Forton Road HERE


Number Ten: Sutherland Cottage, Duke Street, St. Georges, Telford, Shropshire, TF2

This charming detached White Duke of Sutherland cottage briefly comprises breakfast kitchen, living room with open fire, dining room with log burning stove. On the first floor there are 3 well-proportioned bedrooms, and a shower room. Outside to the front there is an enclosed garden with a lawn and well-established flower/shrub borders. There is also timber decked gazebo with a wood burning stove.

You can view more of Sutherland Cottage HERE


Number Eleven: 68 Station Road, Lawley Bank, Telford, Shropshire, TF4

This spacious detached dormer bungalow briefly comprises entrance hall, living room with sliding patio doors out onto a balcony, dining room, kitchen, 2 ground floor bedrooms, shower room, rear porch, 1 double first floor bedroom with en suite WC. Whilst being a predominately White building, it is complimented with blue accents.  Outside the property is has gardens to all sides comprising hard landscaped areas with gravelled pathways and borders. To the rear there is a lawned garden with inset shrubs and bushes.

You can view more of 68 Station Road HERE


Number Twelve: The Dendale, Plot 18, Woodfields, Hinstock, TF9

The Dendale is a brand new three bedroom detached home built by Galliers Homes. Located in the popular village of Hinstock between Market Drayton & Newport both offering great schools and local amenities. The accommodation comprises :- A lounge, kitchen diner, utility room & WC to the ground floor. To the first floor three bedrooms with the master having an en-suite and a family bathroom. Externally the property has an enclosed rear garden, off street parking and a garage. Completion due April 2020

You can view more of The Dendale HERE


Number Thirteen: 8 Crumps Brook, Hopton Wafers, Kidderminster, Shropshire, DY14

This immaculate four bedroom detached White property occupies almost 3 acres, with a double detached garage, large detached workshop and a stone built stable block with planning permission to extend and convert into a separate dwelling.  The property has been improved to a high standard by the current owners, both inside and out, and is now available with the stone stable with full planning permission granted to convert into accommodation.

You can view more of 8 Crumps Brook HERE


Number Fourteen: Red Hill, Spoonley Gate, Pattingham, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, WV6

This delightful home was significantly extended in the 1980's to create spacious family accommodation internally, which is complemented by mature gardens, ample parking with garaging, and a wooded backdrop. You are welcomed into the home by an impressive and welcoming entrance hall with large fitted wall mirror, guest cloaks/ WC with shower, and a staircase to the first floor having spindled balustrade and storage cupboard under. A short set of steps leads up to the 26ft living room which is ideal for modern family living and offers wide windows at each end, and an electric fire with large working stone fireplace surround.

You can view more of Red Hill HERE


Number Fifteen: Hunters Lodge, Church Eaton Road, Bromstead, Newport, TF10

Hunters Lodge located in the sought after rural hamlet of Bromstead, constructed in 1982 this impressive five bedroom detached White property is within four miles of Newport and nine miles of Stafford both providing excellent schools, shops and amenities. Inside the property you will find a welcoming entrance hall, sitting room with log burner, dining room, WC, utility room, study and a kitchen breakfast room with granite worksurfaces, integral dishwasher & wine cooler and a Rangemaster cooker. On the first floor there are five bedrooms with the master bedroom having an en-suite and a family bathroom.

You can view more of Hunters Lodge HERE


Number Sixteen: 44 The Mines, Benthall, Broseley, Shropshire, TF12

this delightful White cottage is situated in a semi rural position in Benthall, lying approximately one mile from the historic town of Ironbridge famous for the World's first iron bridge erected in 1779 and designated a World Heritage Site. he cottage itself consists of a dining kitchen, living room with open fire and a parlour. There are several character features such as the doors, exposed timber flooring and fireplaces. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, w/c and a recently refitted bathroom with freestanding bath and separate shower enclosure.

You can view more of 44 The Mines HERE


Number Seventeen: Tumbleweed Cottage, 76 Lowe Lane, Alveley, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV15

Tumbleweed Cottage is believed to have been a mid-19th century farm cottage but has been extensively modernised over the years. The kitchen which enjoys views across the garden is well equipped with a Rayburn unit, oil fired, which offers Aga cooking and central heating, in addition there is an itegrated dishwasher, fridge, electric oven and hob. A utility room offers a useful area for washing machine, tumble drier and fridge/freezer and storage space. The property is entered via a welcoming entrance hall with a refitted guest cloaks WC. The lounge has exposed beams with a Clearview log burner. The lounge leads to the garden with paved patio, well-matured trees and well-maintained borders. At the far end of the garden is an impressive building which can be used as extra accommodation, granny annex, garden office or studio. There is also a greenhouse and garden shed.

You can view more of Tumbleweed Cottage HERE


Number Eighteen: 1 Tulip Walk, Gnosall, Stafford, ST20

Built in 2017 by Linden Homes is this spacious, well-presented, detached home occupying a secluded corner position in the popular village of Gnosall. The property benefits from flexible accommodation, walled garden and detached double garage. This modern White home is entered through a wide entrance hall with two storage cupboards and cloakroom. Amtico flooring leads throughout the ground floor except for the living room. Double doors lead to the living room which is double aspect with an attractive square bay window to the side. On the opposite side of the hall is the study and the family room with double doors to the rear garden. At the rear of the house is a large triple aspect kitchen/dining room. Fitted with a range of modern wall and base units fitted with Bosch appliances including dishwasher, double ovens, gas hob, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Doors leads straight out to the rear garden.

You can view more of 1 Tulip Walk HERE


Number Nineteen:  13 Ludlow Heights, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16

This superbly appointed family home has been extensively refurbished and upgraded by the current owners to create a spacious family home set within a great position for access to the local shops and schools. The property offers a quiet cul-de-sac location and pleasant views across town. A welcoming entrance with storage cupboard and refitted guest WC, leads all principal rooms on the ground floor and offers staircase to the first floor. The property is approached via a wide gravelled driveway which affords off road parking for several cars. To the rear is a raised timber decked area with steps leading to the astro turf lawn making it an ideal garden for the modern family. There is also a gated side access.

You can view more of 13 Ludlow Heights HERE


Number Twenty: 3 Ryton Hall, Ryton Park, Ryton, Shifnal, TF11

This stunning duplex apartment is the largest within this fantastic period conversion which was carried out in 2002 and is one of 10 properties within the hall.  The spacious living space (approximately 2000 sq ft) briefly comprises shared (with one other residence) entrance hall accessed via a security intercom, dining hall, living room, utility room, guest cloakroom, large breakfast kitchen with sitting area.  On the first floor there are 3 large light and airy double bedrooms, 2 en suite shower rooms and a large en suite bathroom.

The property is surrounded by well-maintained gardens with views over the countryside. There are 2 allocated parking spaces to the front of the hall and further visitor parking is available to the rear. There is a large brick built store which is shared.

You can view more of 3 Ryton Hall HERE


Number Twenty One: 56 Shrewsbury Road, Edgmond, Newport, TF10

This three bedroom detached family home benefits from a large plot, ample parking and has no onward chain. Edgmond is a sought after village with a shop/post office and has a highly regarded primary school within the Newport secondary school catchment area.

This property offers countryside views from the rear garden towards Chetwynd Deer Park.

This family home consists of three double bedrooms, kitchen, sitting room, dining room, family bathroom and a downstairs shower room.

To the outside the garden is mainly laid to lawn with borders of mature shrubs. The driveway provides ample parking leading to a carport and a detached garage.

You can view more of 56 Shrewsbury Road HERE


Number Twenty Two: Longcourt Cottage, 11 Pipers Lane, Edmond, Newport, TF10

This beautiful White property is situated in the sought after village of Edgmond in a `chocolate box`position behind the village church at the end of a popular side street. Edgmond has a village shop/post office, two popular eateries and a highly regarded primary school. Edgmond benefits from being within Newport secondary school catchment area. This well presented detached period cottage is filled with character features and boasts a breakfast kitchen, 2 reception rooms, utility, guest cloakroom, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom.

You can view more of Longcourt Cottage HERE


Number Twenty Three: Oakleaf Cottage, Woodlands Walk, Beech Road, Telford, TF8

This beautiful, modern, White Cottage offers the new owners particularly spacious ground floor accommodation with its Living Room and Lounge Diner. Completing the ground floor is the kitchen, utility room, shower room and an impressive master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and vaulted ceiling. Upstairs, there are two further bedrooms of about equal size. Outside, there is driveway parking to the front and then a substantial enclosed lawn garden which is flat and particularly private.

You can view more of Oakleaf Cottage HERE


Number Twenty Four: Quayside, 13 The Wharfage, Ironbridge, Shropshire, TF8

Quayside is a most attractive Grade II Listed period White home which is situated in the heart of Ironbridge in the famous Ironbridge Gorge. The property is arranged over three floors with the ground floor offering a study/office and an integral garage/workshop with plumbing for a washing machine. To the front of the property is a driveway in front of the garage doors and a bin store. The first floor is then home to the kitchen, dining area and full depth living room. Both the living room and kitchen have windows overlooking the river. Some clever cupboard storage has been built under the stairs that lead to the second floor.  The second floor is home to the three bedrooms. These are serviced by the family bathroom with shower over the bath. This floor also provides access to the enclosed, private courtyard garden where a gate at back provides access to the further tiered lawn garden via wharfage steps.

You can view more of Quayside HERE


Number Twenty Five: The Mines Cottage, 52 The Mines, Benthall, Broseley, Shropshire, TF12

The ground floor accommodation includes an entrance hallway, w/c and a utility room that has plumbing for a washing machine, a cream gloss finish kitchen, a fantastic sized dining room full of original period features, a good-sized lounge with a Burley wood burner and inglenook surround and an ideal study / 3rd bedroom.

Upstairs via the open staircase, there are two double bedrooms to which both having fitted wardrobes, bedroom one has exposed beams and bedroom 2 has additional built in storage cupboards. Both of these rooms over look the garden. There is also a shower room with a double shower tray and also a separate wc.

You can view more of The Mines Cottage HERE


Hopefully now you can see there we have a wide range of white properties, all ranging in price to suit your requirements. Get in touch today to start finding your dream property. 

This week’s investment opportunity is 37 Heron Way, Newport.

Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac this one-bedroom freehold home would make a fantastic buy to let or indeed first home.

Located within a mile of Newport Town Centre which boats an array of unique shops, cafés, restaurants and schools.

Watch below as Dawn Clarke explains why this property would make a good investment and goes over the expected rent and achievable yield.


If you would like to book a viewing of this property, then please contact our Newport office on 01952 570222

For more information about investment opportunities please contact Dawn Clarke, Lettings Director, on 01952 290163


Watch below as Dawn Clarke, Lettings Director, explains our new deposit replacement scheme that we are offering to tenants, in replacement of the traditional deposit being equivalent to five weeks rent.

An insurance scheme will cover landlords with this change, for up to 8 weeks rent.

Dawn explains in further detail the benefits of this and how this can help both landlords and tenants.

For more information please contact our lettings department on 01952 290 163

If you would like to take a look at our current rental properties, you can do so by clicking here.



Over the last 12 months the property market in Newport has changed. Below you can see how many sales there have been, the average price of these sales and how this price has changed over the past year.

Keeping up to date with the local market is important, especially if you live there or are planning on moving there. The Newport market has had a total value change of 26.9% over the past 5 years.

With the accessibility, beautiful countryside, excellent schools and facilities available in Newport making it an ideal place to live. The large market town is home to vast array of shops, cafes and restaurants. As well as the annual Newport Show that celebrates all things agricultural. 

For more information about the local market and starting your property journey in Newport, contact us today or visit The Newport Property Page

To find out how much your Newport Property could be worth, get a FREE Online Valuation here in under 30 seconds.




Over the last 12 months the property market in Telford has changed. Below you can see how many sales there have been, the average price of these sales and how this price has changed over the past year.

Keeping up to date with the local market is important, especially if you live there or are planning on moving there. The Telford market has had a total value change of 15.19% over the past 5 years.

With the accessibility, transport links and facilities available in Telford making it an ideal place to live. There are several shopping centres, large retailers, the Telford Town park and events held all year round.

For more information about the local market and starting your property journey in Telford, contact us today or visit The Telford Property Page

To find out how much your Telford Property could be worth, get a FREE Online Valuation here in under 30 seconds.


Telford’s Property of the Month

Eastbrook House, 61 Wheatfield Drive, Shifnal


Shifnal is a small market town which benefits from railway station that provides direct links to the West Midlands & London (a 3 minute walk from the property), also has easy access onto the M54 motorway, M6 & M1 respectively. The town has a good shopping centre including a primary school, railway station, numerous restaurants and pubs, regular farmers market, annual arts festival and carnival and other amenities. Telford town centre is approximately 5 miles distant with major departmental stores, a cinema, ice rink, DIY stores, major supermarkets, railway station and M54 motorway link. Wolverhampton is approximately 17 miles distant and Shrewsbury approximately 20 miles distant.

The House

This spacious detached individually designed family home briefly comprises entrance hall, family room, kitchen dining room, guest cloakroom, large living room, conservatory.

On the first floor there are 4 well proportioned bedrooms all benefitting from new fitted carpets, en suite shower room to the master bedroom, and a refitted family bathroom with separate bath and shower cubicle.

The Outside

Outside to the front there is a driveway providing parking for several cars and access to the single integral garage.

The gardens extend from the front to the side and rear and are laid mainly to lawn. The gardens are enclosed by close board fencing with gated side access.


Take a look below as James takes you through this property


For more information about Eastbrook House and to arrange your viewing please contact our Telford office on 01952 292 300


Ironbridge Market Update

Over the last 12 months the property market in Ironbridge has changed. Below you can see how many sales there have been, the average price of these sales and how this price has changed over the past year.

Keeping up to date with the local market is important, especially if you live there or are planning on moving there. The Ironbridge market has had a total value change of 15.19% over the past 5 years.

With the accessibility and facilities available in Ironbridge it is increasingly becoming a sought-after area to live in. With a wide variety of traditional shops and larger retailers, a vast array of restaurants serving beautiful food including a Thai, Indian and Fish&Chip Shop, and lots of historic attractions including The Iron Bridge and museums, this is really a wonderful place to live.

For more information about the local market and starting your property journey in Ironbridge, contact us today or visit Glyn McKenna’s Ironbridge Property Page

To find out how much your Ironbridge Property could be worth, get a FREE Online Valuation here in under 30 seconds.


Ludlow Local Market Update

Over the last 12 months the property market in Ludlow has changed. Below you can see how many sales there have been, the average price of these sales and how this price has changed over the past year.

Keeping up to date with the local market is important, especially if you live there or are planning on moving there. The Ludlow market has had a total value change of 26% over the past 5 years.

With the accessibility and facilities available in Ludlow it is increasingly becoming a sought-after area to live in. With a wide variety of boutique shops and larger retailers, a vast array of restaurants serving beautiful food and lots of historic attractions including Ludlow Castle, this is really a wonderful place to live.

For more information about the local market and starting your property journey in Ludlow, contact us today or visit The Ludlow Property Page

To find out how much your Ludlow Property could be worth, get a FREE Online Valuation here in under 30 seconds.


14 Cadman Court, Telford, Shropshire, TF3


This week’s investment opportunity is 14 Cadman Court, Telford.

This spacious second floor apartment briefly comprises entrance hall, large open plan living/dining/kitchen with balcony, 2 bedrooms one with a balcony, allocated parking.

This property would make an ideal first-time purchase or investment property with a potential yield of approximately 6.5% (gross)

Dawn Clarke, Lettings Director, explains below why she believes this property to be a solid investment.


Bridgnorth Property of the Month

Yew Tree Cottage, Astley Abbotts, Bridgnorth

Believed to date back to 1640, yew tree cottage is brimming with original character and charm which has been sympathetically preserved by the current owners whilst carrying out a full schedule of renovation to this delightful grade II listed home. The property is fitted with a wealth of high end fitments, complemented by a host of period features which include exposed beams and timbers throughout.

This four bedroom detached home offers excellent family living and is set within approx. 1.5 acres of garden and paddock beyond, offering a superb backdrop to the beautiful property.


Astley Abbotts is a picturesque hamlet located just a couple of miles from the historic market town of Bridgnorth. This sought after semi-rural hamlet is within easy access of Ironbridge, Telford and the West Midlands conurbation. The area is close to beautiful wooded walks, the River Severn and provides an ideal balance of town and country life.

The property is approached via a gated gravelled driveway which offers ample off road parking and leads to the main entrance.

The House

An enclosed vestibule leads into a practical dining hall having feature woodburning stove and character fireplace surround with oak mantle above. Laid with oak flooring which continues into a spacious living room which offers triple aspect views of the surrounding gardens. A real wow factor is the hydraulic door which opens to reveal a set of steps leading down to the half sunken cellar which has been converted into the properties very own bar with bespoke beer barrel bar and solid ash worktop, making it a great place for entertaining. Alternatively this could make an ideal home office or study.

The kitchen is fitted with a generous amount of fitted base units with solid wood worktops and an inset ceramic sink. Completed by a large walk in pantry which has been fully fitted out with shelving. The oil fired Aga is inset with an attractive surround with storage either side. Integrated appliances include dishwasher, fridge, freezer and Neff oven and induction hob with extractor hood over. Glazed double doors to the rear open out to a lovely patio terrace.

The kitchen is finished with LED lighting and tiled flooring which continues into the fitted utility/ boot room with base unit, inset ceramic sink and supplies for an automatic washing machine. The guest cloaks offers a white low level WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail.

On the first floor, the landing with exposed floorboards, high ceilings and skylight leads to four well-proportioned bedrooms, each with their own character features and charm. The master bedroom offers an unspoilt view to the rear and offers high ceilings, built in wardrobe and a luxury en-suite shower room.

The house bathroom is laid with high gloss porcelain floor tiles, and offers a stylish classic suite comprising freestanding bath with mixer tap, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, chrome heated towel rail and a tiled inset cubicle with mains shower.

The Outside

Externally, the property is set within a substantial garden plot which is mainly laid to lawn and bordered at the front by an attractive brick garden wall. Paving continues from the front to the rear for ease of access and leads to a large patio which enjoys a south-westerly aspect. There is also a useful built in store which is very practical and houses the oil fired central heating boiler.

The gravelled driveway affords generous off road parking for numerous vehicle and leads to an open fronted oak framed car port, with pitch tiled roof and electric power and light.


Watch below as Andrew Ainge, Branch Principal at our Bridgnorth Office, showcases this beautiful cottage.

For more information about Yew Tree Cottage and to arrange your viewing please contact Bridgnorth on

01746 767 767

The Old Court, 2a Lower Street, Cleobury Mortimer

Following an exciting renovation, this sophisticated three bedroom home is the perfect juxtaposition between the modern and the old retaining character features whilst boasting modern conveniences and excellent transport links whilst being within easy reach of the town centre amenities.

Dating back to 1861, this recently converted residence is full of notable features such as exposed stone walls, oak flooring, feature fireplaces and an original prison cell adjoining the former Police House. This former Court House and library, arranged over two floors, has been tastefully modernised to an impeccably high standard carrying a theme of space and light throughout.

The House

As you enter through the front door you make your way into the open plan kitchen and dining room with stunning oak flooring and tall sash windows. Looking up, you are struck with a view of the full height of the building, amplifying the tall ceilings and original features. The shaker style kitchen comprises matching base units with solid oak worktops and separate breakfast bar with storage underneath. Integral appliances include fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Belfast sink and wine cooler. The Rangemaster sits underneath a matching extractor hood.

The open plan feel continues into the sitting room, with its feature stove fireplace that sits in between that and the dining area and cleverly rotates to be positioned to face you in whichever area you are occupying. With an exposed stone wall and skylight above this living space offers the perfect living space to relax and entertain family and friends alike.
With two entry points, one being through the aforementioned original prison cell door, the quaint study, once the original prison cell, adds further character to the home.

The utility room offers further storage space and plumbing and leads into the attractive shower room. With its walk-in shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC, this room completes the accommodation downstairs.

The first floor, accessed via the elegant open oak staircase with glass balustrade, comprises of three well-proportioned bedrooms with the master bedroom benefitting from access to a roof terrace enjoying far reaching panoramic views over the town to the countryside beyond. The family bathroom services this floor with its freestanding roll-top bath, unique wash hand basin with storage underneath, low level WC and separate walk-in shower.

The Outside

The accommodation has a courtyard patio area, providing an ideal area for al fresco dining and entertaining.

Watch below as Caroline Morse, Branch Principal, walks around The Old court showcasing its beauty.


For more information and to arrange your viewing please contact the Worcestershire Branch on

01562 745 082


St Giles Close, Telford

Butters John Bee


This week’s property investment of the week is a two-bedroom terraced property with tenants already in place. This home has a porch area which leads to the living room and kitchen. To the first floor you have a large master bedroom, a further bedroom and bathroom. If you would like anymore information regarding this property for sale with Butters John Bee, contact their sales team 01952 204420

Dawn Clarke, our Lettings Director, describes below why she believe this property could be the ideal investment opportunity with a potential yield of 6%.

You can view this property on Butters John Bee’s website here.

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