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Old Farm, Clunton, Shropshire, SY7

3 bedroom detached house for sale

A truly unique Grade II* listed historic half timbered residence together with substantial outbuildings with huge potential for development (subject to planning permission) all sitting in over an acre of gardens and grounds. A real gem!

Dates back to 16th century
Courtyard setting
Oozes character features
Renovated to high standard
Lapsed planning to develop
Enormous potential.

Here is an opportunity to buy a rare commodity. Records date back to the late 16th, early 17th century. The main house sits in a courtyard position together with the former Malt House, timber framed barn and extensive former cow sheds.

Planning permission has now lapsed but was granted for the development of the Malt House into a five bedroomed detached house and the timber framed barn into a three bedroomed dwelling. There is also a detached pole barn which had planning permission, now lapsed, to convert into a three bedroom house which has separate access from the road.

The potential for development still remains subject to obtaining new planning permission, although it may be that the successful purchaser will prefer to keep the rather splendid outbuildings within the confines of the property as a whole to be utilised for their own particular purposes.

The main former farm house is quite spectacular. It was renovated to the highest standard by the present owners and every care was taken to reveal as much of its origins as possible. Exposed beams, wall timbers, flag stone floors, exposed floor boards and stone inglenooks are in abundance. It now combines all modern conveniences with it's original character features.

The main house, although not huge, offers accommodation including two reception rooms, kitchen, three bedrooms as well as an extensive useable converted basement, boot room, wet room and first floor bathroom. The oil fired central heating includes underfloor heating on the ground floor and reclaimed antique radiators elsewhere.

The kitchen is tastefully fitted out with antique purpose made units. There is a Belfast sink and an LPG five plate cooker with electric ovens beneath. Included is an old oak floor to ceiling larder cupboard. From the kitchen there is access into the splendid dining room. The focal point is an impressive massive inglenook fireplace with the original seat and bread oven. Again there are flagstone floors and exposed timbers. There is a step up to the main entrance hall with it's original oak front door. The hall leads through to the lovely sitting room which has another inglenook fireplace housing an oil fired stove. There are leaded light windows to front and rear, an exposed oak floor and exposed timbers.

From the hall steps lead down to the converted basement which now provides and useful area having plenty of head height. A cool area with the cold slabs and shelving for storing vegetables, fruit and preservatives. There is another flagstone floor.
Two staircases, either end of the house, rise up to the first floor. There is an impressive large galleried landing which could provide additional sleeping space if required. Again an abundance of exposed timbers. The master bedroom has a ceiling with exposed trusses and beams rising into the apex of the roof and with a fireplace and windows to front and rear. Another double bedroom again has a ceiling with beams rising into the apex and a large useful store cupboard. There is also a third bedroom on the first floor. A Jack and Jill bathroom is another impressive surprise having a roll top bath on claw feet, an antique washbasin and a door which leads into the WC which is also an antique having an old wooden seat and high level cistern.

As already described there are the substantial outbuildings. The very impressive Malt House is on two floors and has an amazing amount of exposed timbers. It is divided into several sections and also accesses the Bothy with cobbled floor and stable door to outside. Outside steps give access to the huge area on the first floor. The utility room for the house is also accessed from outside and provides a useful laundry with WC and also housing the oil fired central heating boiler. Around the front courtyard are the former cow sheds and timber framed barn. Detached from the rest of the property is a pole barn which has it's own access onto the road. This also had planning permission which has now lapsed to provide a three bedroom dwelling.

The gardens are delightful. A side terrace leads round the rear of the house and the charming rear garden with box hedging, stoned seating areas, herb garden and a lawn. A kissing gate leads into the orchard and small paddock to the side. From the gardens there are some wonderful views around the countryside which includes Clunton Coppice and the Clun valley.

For anyone interested in a piece of history in pretty South Shropshire, this is ideal. As the poet A E Houseman wrote "Clungunford, Clunton, Clunbury and Clun are the most wonderful places under the sun".

From Ludlow proceed in a northerly direction along the A49. Continue to Craven Arms and turn left onto the Clun Road. Carry on through Aston on Clun and into Clunton. Look out on the left for a sign Old Farm and turn left into the court yard.

From Ludlow proceed in a northerly direction along the A49. Continue to Craven Arms and turn left onto the Clun Road. Carry on through Aston on Clun and into Clunton. Look out on the left for a sign Old Farm and turn left into the court yard.

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