For Sale

Crows Nest, Snailbeach, Shrewsbury

  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 2
£750,000 OIRO
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Property Features

  • Character Property
  • Detached Five-Bedroom House
  • Grade II Listed
  • Far Reaching Views
  • Three Bathrooms Including Two En-suite Bathrooms
  • Single Garage
  • Large Gardens And Brick-Built Outbuildings
  • Surrounded By An Area Of Natural Beauty Including The Stiperstones Nature Reserve
  • Walking Distance From Local Amenities
  • 13 Miles To Shrewsbury

Property Summary

With origins dating back to the early-19th century, this Grade II listed engine house, with an attached chimney, was tastefully converted, in 1988, into a five-bedroom house. The property sits in large gardens, holding a prime position in the popular location of Crows Nest, Snailbeach, with commanding views towards Mid-Wales.

Full Details

This mid-19th century, Grade II listed engine house, has been tastefully converted into a five-bedroom house, set in substantial, landscaped gardens. Converted in 1988, the property has five double bedrooms and three bathrooms, including two en-suite bathrooms, offering ample living and entertaining space. The Engine House has a wealth of character features including exposed brickwork, beams and trusses, an impressive original square base chimney, and an twin-tube Lancashire version boiler, making an impressive centrepiece as you enter the property.
The grounds are accessed via a dual-entrance, tarmacadam driveway, and comprise extensive lawns, a wrap-around patio, and a number of herbaceous planting beds. A single garage offers a covered parking space or additional storage, and four brick-built stores could be converted into a workshop or further utilised as storage space.
The property benefits from oil-fired central heating, mains water and electricity, and private drainage (septic tank). There is wood-framed double glazing throughout.

Carpet flooring with a hardwood front door, one side and one front aspect window, feature original twin-tube Lancashire version boiler frontage, and two radiators.

Doorway from entrance hall leads to:

Linoleum flooring with a side aspect window, built-in units with integral white suite including WC and hand wash basin, built-in single cupboard, and coat hanging space.

Doorway from hall leads to:

SITTING ROOM 7.59 x 4.29
Carpet flooring with a large side aspect window and a rear patio door with two floor-to-ceiling side windows, open fireplace with ornate mantle and granite hearth, and two radiators.

Doorway from hall leads to:

Tiled flooring with rear and side aspect windows, built-in oak wall and base units with granite worktops, tiled splash backs and a sunken Belfast sink, Rangemaster double oven with five gas-ring hobs, and extractor hood over, integral fridge, one radiator and space for a dining table.

Doorway from kitchen/breakfast room leads to:

UTILITY ROOM 3.28 x 2.49
Continued tile flooring with a side aspect window and a hardwood stable-style door, built-in oak wall and base units with laminated worktops and tiled splashbacks, integral fridge and freezer with space for a dishwasher and washing machine, Mistral oil-fired boiler, and one radiator.

Doorway from hall leads to:

SNUG/DINING ROOM 5.51 x 4.01
Carpet flooring a side aspect patio door and two side aspect windows, exposed brick fireplace with a tiled hearth and an inset Clearview log burner, and one radiator.

Stairs from entrance hall lead to:

Large landing space with carpet flooring, exposed beams and trusses, side and front aspect windows, raised platform area ideal for seating/home office, built-in double cupboard containing hot water cylinder, and two radiators.

Doorway from landing hallway lead to:

BEDROOM ONE 6.5 x 4.19
Large double bedroom with carpet flooring, side and rear aspect windows with far-reaching views to the rear, two single wardrobes, one double wardrobe, and two radiators.

Vinyl flooring, fully tiled walls white suite comprising, WC and pedestal hand wash basin, shower cubicle, extractor fan and one radiator.

Doorway from landing hallway lead to:

BEDROOM TWO 3.81 x 4.39
Double bedroom with carpet flooring, full height side aspect window, one radiator.

Wet room with fully tiled walls, a large shower cubicle, white comprising WC and pedestal hand wash, and a white painted steel towel rail.

Doorway from landing to:

Double bedroom with carpet flooring, dual aspect windows to the front and rear with pleasant views, and one radiator.

Doorway from landing hallway lead to:

Vinyl flooring, fully tiled walls to two sides, exposed brick feature and exposed ceiling beams, two side aspect windows, white suite including a large free-standing bath, WC, and hand wash basin including built-in storage below, a stainless-steel heated towel rail and one radiator.

Stairs from landing hallway lead to:

Carpet flooring and skylight.

Top floor landing leads to:

BEDROOM FOUR 3.81 x 4.39
Double bedroom with carpet flooring, side aspect window, built-in cupboard, and one radiator.

Top floor landing leads to:

Double bedroom with carpet flooring, two side aspect windows, a built-in cupboard and one radiator.

The Engine House is surrounded by substantial, landscaped gardens comprising a wrap-around patio, well-maintained lawns, and herbaceous planting beds. A dual-entrance tarmacadam driveway allows access to the grounds with a slabbed parking area next to the entrance. Attached to the main house, the square-base chimney is still operational, with the central chamber accessed by a round-headed brick arch. Outbuildings include a large single brick-built garage offering covered parking space and storage, four brick-built stores with the possibility of conversion (subject to planning), and a timber-framed summerhouse. The property's elevated position allows for commanding views towards Mid-Wales and ensures the plot receives sunlight for the majority of the day.

Oil Fired Central Heating
Mains Water
Mains Electricity
Private Drainage - Septic Tank
Council Tax Band F
Tenure - Freehold

All major phone networks offer 4G coverage in this area.
Superfast fibre broadband speeds are available with 43mbps download speeds.

Located in the village of Snailbeach, the property is surrounded by an area of natural beauty (AONB) and is regarded as a 'walker's paradise', thanks to the nearby Stiperstones Nature Reserve and the infamous Devils Chair, both with extremely memorable views. While the property enjoys a rural, and private setting, an excellent local pub (The Stiperstones Inn) and a local shop are just one mile from the property. A wider selection of amenities is available in the village of Minsterley (2.7 miles) and in the market town of Shrewsbury (12 miles).

From Shrewsbury take the A488 South passing through the villages of Hanwood, Pontesbury and Minsterley. upon entering Plox Green, take the left-hand turn signposted towards Snailbeach and Stiperstones. Continue through the village of Snailbeach until you reach a sharp right-hand bend followed by a sharp left-hand bend. There are two entrances to the property on the right-hand side, before and after a small lay-by.

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