The Old Blacksmiths, 45 Lydbury North, Shropshire


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Here is a village property with versatile accommodation. Dating back to the 1870s the former village forge has been converted into a superb self contained one bedroom cottage. It is ideal for providing extra accommodation to the main house. It has been used as holiday/rental accommodation and is also suitable as a granny annexe.

The main house has a spacious front porch leading into a very light and airy sitting/dining room within which a focal point is a stone inglenook fireplace housing a Clearview stove. The kitchen is well equipped with ample base and wall units. There is a built in electric oven, electric ceramic hob with extractor hood above and there is also plumbing for a dishwasher.

Divided by exposed timbers the kitchen leads into a very cosy breakfast room. There is a large utility/laundry which includes a sink and larder unit and there is a space for a freezer and plumbing for a washing machine and space for tumble dryer. A rear lobby gives access to the ground floor cloaks room with WC and wash hand basin.

Stairs rise from the sitting room to the first floor landing off which are three double bedrooms. The master bedroom has fitted wardrobes. The bathroom has a white suite with bath, walk in shower, WC, wash basin and a heated towel rail.

The forge stands next to the main house. It has a very spacious kitchen/dining room, which has a good range of kitchen units. There is plumbing for a washing machine, space for fridge and freezer. Built in appliances include a double oven and ceramic hob with extractor above. The character sitting room is most appealing and it has a feature fireplace housing a Clearview stove. There is a good sized double bedroom with an en-suite WC and wash hand basin. The bathroom has a Victorian style white suite of bath, WC and wash basin and it also has a walk in shower and heated towel rail. There is a rear hall with a door leading to outside onto a private little courtyard.

There are large gardens both to front and rear. The gardens are laid out in various sections, there are large lawn areas and a feature willow arch and two other willow features. There are numerous flowerbeds and rockeries containing a variety of mature plants and shrubs. There are both ornamental and fruit trees which include apple, pear and plum. There is sufficient space for parking up to five vehicles on the drive. There are three log stores, a brick shed and a timber shed. There is also a useful workshop/store with electricity.

Lydbury North has a thriving community. There is a village inn of repute, a primary and nursery school, a community hall, community shop and a Parish Church. The village is surrounded by some of South Shropshire's most beautiful countryside and is in a good walking area. Bishops Castle (3 miles away) has been voted one of the best towns to live in in the West Midlands.

Tenure: Freehold.

Services: Mains water, mains electricity, mains drainage. Oil fired central heating.

Local Authority: Shropshire Council. Council Tax Band D.

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