With a name like Pool Cottage it is to be expected that there would be a water feature somewhere in the grounds of this house in Newport in Shropshire.
And it doesn’t disappoint. The pond in the garden is big enough that it has a jetty reaching into the centre . To the side there is a decked patio that is ideal for dining and entertaining. Zoned lighting means they can even be enjoyed at night.
The house, which is in Pitchcroft Lane, Church Aston, Newport, Shropshire, is believed to have been a store on the Longford Estate dating back to 1876.
Now, having been extended and remodelled by the current owner, it is a contemporary take on a country cottage and is set in beautiful landscaped gardens with a private driveway bordered by Japanese cherry trees.
The impressive vaulted entrance hall with its double height windows makes a striking first impression.
Inside the cottage there is an open tread oak staircase and a Scandinavian wood burning stove which can rotate to provide warmth wherever it is needed. The floor has Fired Earth ceramic tiles. In the kitchen there are hand painted wall and base units with a granite work surface and a double De Dietrich oven. It is sectioned from the sitting room by a breakfast bar, creating a functional entertaining space.
Next to the kitchen is a conservatory with a tiled floor and two sets of double doors to the front and back.
There is a bedroom on the ground floor with en suite bathroom facilities , large walk-in wardrobe and double doors out to the garden with views of the fields beyond.
There is also a wet room, study/store, laundry room and a utility room with a side access to the gardens on this level.
Upstairs, there is clever storage and an entrance into the eaves.
The oak stairs lead to a galleried landing set up as a secondary sitting area, two double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The gardens and grounds are delightful and cover around one and a half acres. They have been divided into different areas of interest and planted with a variety of trees, shrubs and flower beds to provide all year round colour.
The land is productive as it has a Robinsons greenhouse and an excellent vegetable garden leading into an orchard with a variety of apple trees including eating and cooking, as well as pear, plum, and almond trees.
A double garage with storage above sits to the left hand side of the house while to the right there is a paddock.
Although the cottage enjoys a semi-rural situation, it is also handily placed for the popular market town of Newport about two miles away.
It is within easy driving distance of Telford, Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton, and is about 35.5 miles from Birmingham.
TEL: 01952 239 500
GUIDE PRICE: £550,000