Onibury, Craven Arms, Shropshire
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DESCRIPTION Ferney Home Farm offers an exciting and rare opportunity to restore a farmhouse with many original features to a fine country property which is for sale together with a courtyard range of traditional buildings and land extending to approximately 10.35 acres in total.
The property is nestled amongst peaceful South Shropshire countryside with the approach to the property leading through Grade II Listed parkland. The property has a large south facing garden and orchard. Additional adjoining land is available by separate negotiation if required.
SITUATION Ferney Home Farm was formerly part of Ferney Hall which neighbours the property originally forming part of the Hopton Estate.
Ferney Home Farm is situated approximately 2 miles from the nearby village of Onibury and 6 miles north west of Ludlow with good access via the road network to the larger conurbations of Shrewsbury in the north and Hereford in the south. Rail links are provided at Craven Arms and Ludlow, both stations are within 6 miles.
Primary education is available within the village of Onibury and secondary education being available in Ludlow. Independent schools in close proximity include Bedstone College, Shrewsbury School and Concord College. Ludlow with its many excellent restaurants and food retailers offers a wide range of employment, leisure and recreational opportunities with Ludlow Golf Club and Race Course nearby.
DIRECTIONS From Ludlow take the A49 towards Shrewsbury. Prior to crossing the railway line at Onibury take the turning to the left sign posted for Aldon and continue for 2.5 miles. After a sharp right hand bend take the first right. The entrance to Ferney Home Farm is on the left after approximately 0.5 miles denoted by a Berrys For Sale board.
ACCESS If no additional land is purchased a right of access over the driveway will be granted to the purchaser. Maintenance of the driveway would then be subject to a maintenance contribution clause.
SERVICES The property has the benefit of mains electricity. Drainage is to a private septic tank system. The Purchaser is to be responsible for installing a new mains water connection. Radiators are located in the bathroom, kitchen and on the landing which are heated by the Rayburn.
COUNCIL TAX Band E – Amount payable 2010/11 £1,841.12
PLANNING The property is sold subject to any development plans, tree preservation orders, Town and Country Planning Schedule, restriction or notice which may come to be in force, subject to any road widening or road improvement schemes, land charges and statutory bylaws, without any obligation on the Vendor to specify them.
METHOD OF SALE The property is offered for sale on a freehold basis by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion.
BOUNDARIES, ROADS AND FENCES The Purchaser shall be assumed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and neither the Vendor nor their agents will be responsible for defining any ownership of the boundaries.
VIEWING Strictly by prior appointment with Berrys. Tel: 01743 271697 Email: email@example.com
VENDOR’S SOLICITORS Fbc Manby Bowdler, 1 St Leonards Close, Bridgnorth Tel. 01746 760835 FAO: Mr J Kynnersley
ADDITIONAL LAND 21.30 acres of land is available by separate negotiation.
LOCAL AUTHORITIES Shropshire Council 03456 789000
Severn Trent Water Limited 01743 231666
Eon 08457 353637
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE Copies of the EPC are available from the vendors agent on request.
THE PROPERTY Ferney Home Farm comprises of a four-bedroom farmhouse with many period features. The property offers immense potential for extension and modernisation. Many original features including flagstone floors, oak panelling and exposed beams still exist. The house is constructed of brick under a slate roof. The accommodation briefly comprises:
ENTRANCE HALL flagstone floor with stairs rising to first floor with understairs cupboard and doors to:
LIVING ROOM flagstone floor with marble fireplace and fitted cupboards to either side of chimney breast
BREAKFAST ROOM original flagstone floor with former bread oven set into wall, rayburn and door leading down to cellar
KITCHEN single storey part of the house with radiator, sink unit and door leading to the rear garden and orchard.
PANTRY quarry tiled floor with wall shelving and large fitted storage cupboard.
BATHROOM bath, wash hand basin and exposed timber floor with
separate Cloakroom with wc.
CELLAR with flagstone floor
LANDING split level landing with radiator
MASTER BEDROOM original fireplace with timber surround with window overlooking courtyard range of outbuildings.
BEDROOM 2 exposed timber floor boards with original fireplace with timber surround and mantel.
BEDROOM 3 exposed timber floor
BEDROOM 4 exposed timber floor with airing cupboard to side of chimney breast.
OUTSIDE The house benefits from a large south facing garden and orchard with mature fruit trees. To the rear of the property is a small brick outbuilding used for storage.
OUTBUILDINGS Ferney Home Farm has a large courtyard range of redundant traditional buildings constructed of stone under a slate roof extending to approximately 4,000sqft in total which are suitable for stabling and have potential for other uses such as storage or holiday lets (subject to obtaining planning consent).
RESTRICTIVE COVERNANTS The courtyard range of traditional buildings are to remain in the same ownership as Ferney Home Farmhouse and shall not be occupied at any time other than for purposes ancillary to the residential property and shall not be used as a separate dwelling unit(s).