For Sale

6 Bedroom Character Property

The Poppy House, Bishops Castle

£449,000 Guide Price

  • Commercial or Residential: Tailor the cafe space to suit your needs
  • Established Business: Take over a thriving cafe and B&B
  • Grade I Listed Castle Wall in Private Garden
  • Grade II Listed Town Property: Steeped in History & Architectural Charm
  • Prime Location in Heart of Bishops Castle
  • Self-Contained Two/Three Bedroom Annexe
  • Unparalleled Potential in a Historic Setting

The Poppy House, a captivating Grade II listed property, infuses history with captivating potential. Nestled within the heart of Bishop's Castle's vibrant market town, this versatile gem offers a unique proposition for those seeking to continue a thriving business venture or transform it into a grand family residence.

Currently a successful family-run café and B&B, The Poppy House presents a proven track record for those seeking an established business opportunity. Alternatively, for those seeking a grand family home, the property offers the potential for a remarkable transformation.

Nestled amidst the rolling countryside of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Bishops Castle offers the perfect base for the avid walker and nature enthusiast. Explore miles of scenic trails that wind through picturesque villages, past ancient landmarks, and over breath-taking viewpoints. The Shropshire Way, a legendary long-distance trail, cuts through the heart of the AONB, offering challenging hikes for experienced ramblers. For a more leisurely stroll, explore the charming footpaths that meander through Bishops Castle itself, unveiling hidden gems and captivating local history. Whether you seek a challenging climb or a gentle ramble, the AONB surrounding Bishops Castle promises an unforgettable experience for walkers of all abilities.

Bishops Castle provides many facilities expected of a market town including Dr's surgery, dentist, chemist, bank, church, grocery store, quirky vintage stores, fabulous public houses/restaurants and bars. The market town is also well known for its famous music scene and festivals, and wonderful sense of community whilst being surrounded by the rolling Shropshire Hills and stunning countryside.

Coffee shop | Café | Kitchen | Utility | Reception room | Four double en-suite bedrooms | Two/three bedroom annexe with living/kitchen & bathroom | Two bedroom cottage with lounge & kitchen | Private gardens | Off road parking for two vehicles

Montgomery 10 miles, Church Stretton 13 miles, Ludlow 20 miles, Shrewsbury 23 miles

Council Tax Band: D (Shropshire Council)
Tenure: Freehold

Ground Floor: A Hub of Possibility
The ground floor presents a space brimming with opportunity. Currently operating as a successful café, two inviting rooms welcome patrons with warmth. A well-equipped kitchen ensures culinary creations can be crafted with ease, while a dedicated utility room provides a functional work area. A hallway, conveniently offering a separate guest entrance, leads to a reception room, ideal for greeting guests or additional accommodation. A hidden door unlocks access to a cellar, perfect for storage or further exploration. Finally, a door opens onto a charming courtyard, complete with an external WC, providing a delightful escape for guests or staff.

First Floor: A Haven of Rest
Ascend the staircase and discover a haven imbued with the charm of a bygone era. Each of the four well-proportioned en-suite bedrooms boasts its own unique character, echoing the spirit of the historic architecture. Exposed wall and ceiling timbers, a signature feature throughout The Poppy House, add a touch of rustic elegance. Uneven floors whisper tales of times past, reminiscent of the captivating Crooked House. Imagine transforming these restful spaces, each a sanctuary steeped in history, to suit your needs, whether for a flourishing B&B operation or a comfortable family home.

Second Floor: A Private Sanctuary
A delightful surprise awaits on the second floor. Accessed via a staircase from the first floor, a spacious landing unfolds, bathed in natural light. This central hub grants access to the various living spaces on this floor. Two well-proportioned bedrooms offer havens of rest and relaxation. One boasts a dedicated dressing room, easily adaptable into a third bedroom if desired. A large attic room, currently utilized as a playroom, presents exciting possibilities. Envision transforming this versatile space into a home office, a media room, or even an additional bedroom, further expanding the property's accommodation potential.

A Garden Steeped in History
Step outside the open-plan living room on the second floor and discover a hidden haven - a private raised garden bathed in sunshine. Accessed by a quaint wooden bridge, this tranquil space offers a sanctuary to unwind amidst the beauty of nature. Imagine relaxing on comfortable patio furniture, enveloped by the calming whispers of the past. Beyond the lush greenery, a captivating section of the Grade I listed castle wall proudly stands guard, weaving a remarkable thread of history into the fabric of The Poppy House. Steps gracefully descend from the raised garden, leading you down to the driveway below, ensuring convenient access. This delightful outdoor area provides the perfect setting for al fresco dining, morning coffee breaks, or simply soaking up the tranquillity of your historic surroundings.

Possibilities to Tailor Your Dreams
The Poppy House's versatility extends beyond its current configuration. Envision transforming the café and B&B space into expansive living areas, perfect for a large family or a luxurious master suite. The self-contained three-bedroom annexe, with its own private garden, presents the ideal solution for multi-generational living, holiday accommodation, or a long-term rental property.

Own a Piece of History, Design Your Future
The Poppy House empowers you to design a space that reflects your aspirations. Embrace a thriving business venture, cultivate a grand family residence, or explore the possibilities of multi-generational living. This remarkable property awaits, ready to become the cornerstone of your dreams.

Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil central heating.

Important Notice
Our particulars have been prepared with care and are checked where possible by the vendor. They are however, intended as a guide. Measurements, areas and distances are approximate. Appliances, plumbing, heating and electrical fittings are noted, but not tested. Legal matters including Rights of Way, Covenants, Easements, Wayleaves and Planning matters have not been verified and you should take advice from your legal representatives and Surveyor.

Money Laundering
We will require evidence of your ability to proceed with the purchase, if the sale is agreed to you.

The successful purchaser will be required to produce adequate identification to prove their identity within the terms of the Money Laundering Regulations. Appropriate examples: Passport and/or Photographic Driving Licence and a recent Utility Bill.

Floorplan for 20 Market Square

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