Sold STC

The Bog, Minsterley

  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 3
£675,000 OIRO
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Property Features

  • Approximately two acre plot
  • Three bedroom cottage with a one bedroom annexe
  • Horse arena and barn
  • separate stables/kennels
  • Two paddocks
  • Substantial gardens
  • Two log cabins with power and lighting
  • Gated drive and two off-road parking areas
  • Spectacular views
  • 16 miles from the market town of Shrewsbury

Property Summary

A most impressive and versatile property set in nearly two-acres nestled in the Shropshire Hills, with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The three-bedroom cottage has an attached one-bedroom annex, currently used as a holiday let with a substantial yearly income, and several outbuildings including stables/kennels, a large storage barn and two wood cabins. The site has many possible uses including a smallholding, campsite or an equestrian facility but equally would make an excellent home for a family. The property has low running costs thanks to in part to air source heating, solar panels and a rainwater harvesting system.

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THE PROPERTY Rock Cottage offers ample living accommodation including a large open plan reception room with a dining area, a snug and a kitchen. On the first floor, three double bedrooms have use of a large family bathroom, complete with a feature whirlpool bath and blue mood lighting. Accessible from the house and with its own separate access, the one-bedroom annex comprises a living room, double bedroom, kitchenette and a shower room. The annexe could be easily incorporated back into the property to create additional living space.

ENTRANCE HALLWAY Tiled floor with composite front door and picture window, tall wall radiator, access to snug, kitchen, annex and first floor via stairs.

Door to:

SNUG 18' 10" x 12' 9" (5.74m x 3.89m) Stone tile flooring with two front aspect windows, an oak front door with diamond window, inglenook fireplace with a feature mantle, tiled hearth and inset log burner, TV point and one radiator.

Door to:


Reception room 14' 1" x 23' 1" (4.29m x 7.04m) Carpet flooring, two side aspect and one front aspect window all with pleasant views to the rear, glazed aluminium sliding doors to covered patio area, log burner set on a marble plinth, TV point, one radiator

Open archway to:

DINING AREA 7' 8" x 13' 6" (2.34m x 4.11m) Carpet flooring, with a rear aspect window and one radiator.

Stable door to:

KITCHEN 13' 8" x 11' 8" (4.17m x 3.56m) Tiled floor and front aspect window with pleasant views, built in base and eye-level units with an integrated one and a half bowl sink and draining space, electric oven, ceramic four ring hob and space for a tall fridge freezer and washing machine. Understairs cupboard has been converted into a pet area with miniature stable door.

Stairs to:

LANDING Half landing with carpet flooring, window and feature pendant light leads to larger landing with further skylight and room for storage or a seating area.

PRINCIPLE BEDROOM 10' 3" x 14' 3" (3.12m x 4.34m) Double bedroom, carpet flooring and side and rear aspect windows with pleasant views, one radiator.

BEDROOM TWO 9' 0" x 13' 0" (2.74m x 3.96m) Double bedroom, carpet flooring with a rear aspect window with tiled sill, one radiator.

BEDROOM THREE 9' 6" x 8' 10" (2.9m x 2.69m) Double bedroom, carpet flooring with a rear aspect window with tiled sill, recess for storage, one radiator.

FAMILY BATHROOM 8' 7" x 12' 3" (2.62m x 3.73m) Tiled flooring with electric underfloor heating, side aspect window and skylight, Built in whirlpool bath with tiled surround and overhead blue mood lighting, Large walk-in rainfall effect shower unit, sink with built in storage and a wall mounted infinity mirror, w.c, two heated towel rails.


ANNEXE RECEPTION ROOM 12' 4" x 3' 9" (3.76m x 1.14m) Wood effect laminate flooring, composite entrance door, two front aspect windows, TV point, one radiator.

ANNEXE KITCHENETTE 12' 7" x 3' 9" (3.84m x 1.14m) Wood effect laminate flooring, skylight, fitted units with stainless-steel sink with drainer and space for a fridge/freezer.

ANNEXE SHOWER ROOM 6' 7" x 3' 5" (2.01m x 1.04m) Tiled flooring with a front aspect frosted window, fitted shower cubicle, macerator w.c. and corner sink, small radiator.

ANNEXE BEDROOM 8' 6" x 12' 3" (2.59m x 3.73m) Double bedroom, carpet flooring with a rear aspect window, one radiator.

OUTSIDE The nearly two-acre site comprises substantial gardens, two paddocks, a horse arena, a drive and two separate parking areas. The site is clearly defined with mature hedging and livestock fencing. Outbuildings include a large storage area/barn that has excellent potential for conversion into stabling, and a separate stable/kennel opening out onto one of the paddocks. In addition, there is a brand new, 5m x 3m outside office/workshop with full electrics, internal and external lighting, and a fixed high speed broadband connection. There is also a 5m x 5m log cabin that has been adapted into a spa containing a 5-seater hot tub, 3-person sauna and a shower cubicle. The house is suitably separated from the horse arena, so it would be possible to run a business whilst not disturbing the occupancy of the house. By the gated road entrance to the site is a flattened area providing additional or overflow parking. There is an additional terraced area to the roadside of one of the paddocks. Due to the location and gradual incline, there are impressive views from most points on the site. There are several decking areas and a covered patio space around the property, and a wooden outbuilding would make a great bar or storage unit. There is an additional lean to attached to the house for storage.

SERVICES The central heating is powered by Mitsubishi air source heat pump, with a remote-control panel to monitor and regulate internal temperatures. The water currently is supplied by a rainwater harvesting system, gathered from the outbuilding and passed through a UV filter. There is a storage tank buried beneath the arena with a heater to prevent freezing in the winter and offering 16,000 litres of storage. If alternative water sources are preferred, there is a private borehole or mains nearby (both subject to costs). There is a private septic tank. The current broadband speed is 20mbps (faster connections are available). There are 39 solar panels offering an income to the property based on a feed in tariff whilst also providing free electricity in daylight hours. There is uPVC double glazing throughout, and the council tax band is E.

LOCATION The local area surrounding the property is renowned for its stunning views and network of walking routes and bridleways. The nearby village of Stiperstones is just a 5-minute drive from the property and contains a selection of local amenities including a school and public house. Minsterley and Pontesbury, 10 minutes by car, both contain a wider selection of local amenities including a local supermarket and butchers. The property is 16 miles South-East of Shrewsbury, 30 minutes by car, a historic market town in the heart of Shropshire with a selection of boutique shops, retail parks and transport connections including direct train routes to London and access to the A5 and M54.

DIRECTIONS: From Shrewsbury take the A488 South-West passing through the villages of Hanwood, Pontesbury and Minsterley. At the roundabout in Minsterley take the first exit continuing on the A488 (Plox Green Road) and upon reaching Plox Green, take a left at the crossroads (signposted Stiperstones) stay on this road for just over 5 miles and the property is on your right.


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