Drayton Road, Hodnet, Market Drayton

£595,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 9
Business, Potential, Accommodation, History

Lower Ground Floor; 2 Room Cellar, Ground Floor; Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Kitchen Dining Room, Main Shop, Shop Store, Rear Hall, First Floor; Bedroom 1/Lounge, 4 Bedrooms on First Floor, Office, Bathroom, Shower Room Second Floor; 5 Further Bedrooms, 1 Further Bathroom, Barn; Ground Floor Barn, First Floor Workshop, Store, Laundry Room

Situation: The property is placed to the heart of the village of Hodnet on the corner of Drayton Road and Shrewsbury Street. The property looks across to the 16th century Bear Inn, taking in views down Shrewsbury Street.

Hodnet is a most attractive small village in North Shropshire scattered with characterful black and white houses. The parish church of St. Luke's is largely 14th century and has a unique octagonal Church Tower and the village provides a number of amenities including a country inn, village stores, medical centre and local primary school. Hawkstone Hall is shortly due to reopen as a 5* hotel with 18th Century Hawkstone Park Hotel, which has two golf courses, restaurants and the award winning Hawkstone Park Follies.

Walford House is a Grade II Listed property providing 9/10 bedrooms, shop, and adjoining barn/workshop. The property is well known locally as 'The Rocking Horse Workshop' and local historians have traced its commercial ventures back to 1905, when it was known as Thomas and Charles, providing drapers and clothier services to the community. The property affords potential for a multitude of businesses together with possible conversion of the barn and workshop (subject to the necessary permission).

Since the occupation by the current custodians, significant renovation work has been carried out to the building. With its accommodation arranged over three floors (plus the lower ground cellar rooms) a host of character features remain including; sash windows with some fitted wooden blinds, Crittal windows, oak flooring, chimney pieces and crafted handrail balustrade.

A central reception hallway with large entrance door opens to a hallway with a shaped fan light window above. Off to the right is the principle reception room, referred to as the Drawing Room but currently used as a Dining Room. A fireplace with open grate, cast surround and decorative tiled inserts with brick hearth is a feature of this room.

The main shop is off to the left with plated glass door and windows, original shop shelving and counter. To the rear is the shop store, which could be used as a second shop area having plate window and door onto Shrewsbury Street.

Leading off the rear of the main shop is a hallway with access out to the rear garden and parking (used as the owner's main entrance). There is a staircase ascending the first floor office. To the rear of the reception hall is the kitchen dining room with two shaped bays to the rear elevation of the room which is separated into two usable areas for eating and cooking. There is a side hall with back staircase and door to the rear of the barn, garden and passageway giving access onto Drayton Road. The main staircase from the reception room ascends from the hallway up to the first floor landing. To the right (above the drawing room) is what the owners use as their lounge (but could be configured as the main bedroom) with a handmade fire surround and open grate. There are two front facing and two rear facing bedrooms to the first floor served by one bathroom and a shower room. Accessed via three steps is the office with a further staircase to the rear of the room down to the rear hall. A second staircase rises from the landing area up to the second floor landing where another five bedrooms and a bathroom serve the floor.

Outside, access from a five bar gate opens to a generous parking area with a two bay high sided timber car port. There are further side access gates opening to pathways which follow the line of the property and gives access into the property, side passageway, barn and laundry room with plumbing for washroom and utility facilities and an enclosed oil tank to the side.

The main garden has a stone wall running to its left hand curtilage, lawns which are broken up by well stocked borders, a variety of trees, ornamental pond, large storage shed, further shed, greenhouse and summerhouse

Directions: From Shrewsbury, follow the A53 until you reach the Hodnet bypass roundabout. Take the first exit signed for Hodnet and Marchamley. Continue on this road as it takes you into the village and as you reach the top of Shrewsbury Street, the road bears right into Drayton Road. Walford House can be seen straight ahead.

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