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4 Bedroom Detached House

Alma Cottage, Norbury, Bishops Castle

£575,000 Offers Over

  • Detached Stone Barn with Potential to Convert to Annexe
  • Over 5 Acres of Level Pastureland with Stream
  • Picturesque Gardens (approx. 0.25 acres)
  • Tranquil Rural Setting
  • Charming Detached Character Property
  • Spacious Double Garage/Workshop
  • New Private Drainage System (2023)

Situated in the sought-after village of Norbury, Alma Cottage enjoys a truly idyllic setting. The surrounding area is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering an unparalleled opportunity to immerse oneself in the beauty of the Shropshire countryside. The property boasts uninterrupted views in most directions, encompassing the iconic Long Mynd range and creating a picture-perfect panorama.

Alma Cottage welcomes you with a charming porch featuring a stable-style timber door. Inside, a spacious hallway leads to a formal dining room and a cosy living room, perfect for entertaining. The heart of the home is the country-style kitchen, seamlessly flowing into a delightful breakfast room. Here, a wood-burning stove creates a warm ambiance, while double doors frame breathtaking views of the Long Mynd and provide access to the back garden. Completing the downstairs layout is a convenient utility room and a downstairs shower room.

Upstairs, discover three double bedrooms, offering havens of peace and tranquillity. A fourth room, currently used as an office, provides flexibility for an additional bedroom if needed. The family bathroom boasts a luxurious freestanding roll-top bath for a touch of timeless elegance.

Adjacent to the house sits a detached two-story stone barn, brimming with potential. Currently used as additional accommodation, this versatile space boasts a mezzanine level upstairs and a ground floor featuring a wood-burning stove and double doors opening onto a charming, secluded walled garden. Subject to necessary permissions, the barn could be transformed into a separate annexe, a dedicated studio, or another creative space to suit your needs.

Stepping outside, you'll find ample off-road parking. The surrounding gardens, spanning approximately 0.25 acres, are designed to create distinct "garden rooms," offering a variety of outdoor spaces to explore. A double garage rests at the far end of the garden, providing secure storage or a dedicated workspace.

Across the quiet country lane lies an additional 5.4 acres of flat pastureland, perfect for livestock or equestrian pursuits. A charming stream meanders through the far end of the land, adding a touch of tranquillity to this idyllic rural setting.

Porch | Entrance hall | Dining room | Living room | Kitchen | Breakfast room | Downstairs shower room | Utility room | Three double bedrooms | One further single bedroom | Bathroom | Detached stone barn (potential annexe) | Double garage | Approx 0.25 acre garden | Over 5 acres pastureland

Bishops Castle 4 miles, Church Stretton 11 miles, Shrewsbury 17 miles, Ludlow 18 miles

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

Alma Cottage welcomes you with a charming entrance. A short wrought iron fence surrounds a pathway leading to a stable-style timber door. Stepping inside, you'll find yourself in a quaint porch with a classic quarry-tiled floor. A second timber door leads you into the welcoming entrance hall, ready to usher you into the heart of this captivating home.

Flowing from the welcoming entrance hall, a staircase ascends gracefully to the first floor. Original tiled floors guide your steps as you explore the versatile living spaces branching off the hallway. On one side, a dedicated dining room awaits elegant gatherings, while on the other, a cosy living room beckons for relaxation. The heart of the home, the kitchen, lies further down the hall, ready to inspire culinary creations.

Dining Room w: 3.93m x l: 3.91m (w: 12' 11" x l: 12' 10")
Step through the welcoming hallway and discover the elegant dining room. Here, history meets charm with an original Victorian tiled floor adding a touch of timeless character underfoot. A grand feature fireplace with an open fire promises warmth and ambiance for those special gatherings. A large UPVC glazed window grace the front wall, framing captivating countryside views and allowing natural light to flood the space. Original shutters on the windows add a further touch of period detail, completing the atmosphere of this sophisticated dining room.

Living room w: 3.93m x l: 3.95m (w: 12' 11" x l: 13' )
Adjacent to the elegant dining room lies the formal living space, designed for relaxation and warm evenings. Gleaming parquet flooring adds a touch of sophistication underfoot, while a large UPVC glazed window graces the front wall, framing picturesque views of the rolling fields beyond. Original shutters flanking the window offer a charming nod to the property's history. The centrepiece of the room is a grand feature fireplace, boasting a modern Clearview wood-burning stove that promises warmth and ambiance during the cooler months. This inviting living room provides the perfect setting to unwind after a long day or entertain guests in style.

Kitchen w: 6.37m x l: 5.25m (w: 20' 11" x l: 17' 3")
The heart of Alma Cottage lies in the charming kitchen. Here, a fitted cream timber shaker-style kitchen exudes warmth and functionality. Wood-effect work surfaces provide ample space for culinary creations. A dishwasher can be conveniently plumbed in, and a traditional ceramic sink with a mixer tap offers a timeless touch. Light floods the space through a timber-framed country-style window overlooking the Long Mynd and the open countryside beyond. A delightful feature is the timber door with a glazed window that connects to the utility room, allowing natural light and a sense of openness to flow freely between the two spaces. This leads seamlessly into the inviting breakfast room, creating a perfect synergy for relaxed meals and family gatherings.

Breakfast room w: 2.34m x l: 3.91m (w: 7' 8" x l: 12' 10")
The breakfast room offers a delightful space for relaxed meals and gatherings. Open-plan living allows for easy interaction between the chef and guests. A captivating wood-burning stove adds a touch of warmth and ambiance, ideal for chilly mornings. The true highlight of this room is undoubtedly the breath-taking view. Double doors open onto the rear garden area, allowing natural light to flood the space and framing stunning vistas that stretch towards the Long Mynd. This seamless connection between the indoors and outdoors makes the breakfast room the perfect spot to admire the surrounding beauty and enjoy a cup of coffee while basking in the morning sun.

Utility w: 2.29m x l: 2.43m (w: 7' 6" x l: 8' )
Tucked away behind the kitchen lies a convenient utility room, ensuring a smooth flow for household chores. Here, you'll find essential plumbing connections ready for your washing machine. A UPVC stable-style door provides easy access to the driveway, perfect for unloading groceries or muddy boots. The room boasts a practical tiled floor for easy cleaning, and a further door leads to the downstairs shower room, offering additional convenience.

Shower Room
Completing the downstairs layout is a refreshing downstairs shower room, decorated in a charming nautical theme. Crisp blue and white tiles adorn all walls, creating a sense of coastal tranquillity. A practical shower cubicle features a convenient electric shower, perfect for quick refreshes after a long day outdoors. A WC and a pedestal hand wash basin ensure all the essentials are catered to. An obscure window to the rear allows for natural light and ventilation while maintaining privacy.

Bedroom 1 w: 4.04m x l: 3.95m (w: 13' 3" x l: 13' )
The master bedroom offers a sanctuary of peace, ideal for unwinding after a long day. High ceilings create a sense of grandeur, while plush fitted carpets provide warmth and comfort underfoot. A double UPVC window grace the front wall, bathing the space in natural light and framing captivating views of the open countryside. This haven promises a restful night's sleep amidst the beauty of the Shropshire countryside.

Bedroom 2 w: 4.04m x l: 3.87m (w: 13' 3" x l: 12' 8")
The second bedroom echoes the generous proportions of the master suite, offering ample space for relaxation and comfortable living. Fitted carpets create a warm and inviting atmosphere, while a built-in wardrobe ensures ample storage for your belongings. A large UPVC window graces the front wall, framing picturesque views of the rolling land that stretches out from the property.

Bedroom 3 w: 2.23m x l: 3.87m (w: 7' 4" x l: 12' 8")
A double sized bedroom. The true highlight of this room lies in its dramatic views. Gazing out the window reveals the stunning beauty of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) that surrounds the property.

Bedroom 4
The fourth bedroom provides a versatile space that can be adapted to suit your needs. Whether you require a dedicated study for work or a cosy nursery for a little one, this room offers ample flexibility.

The family bathroom exudes timeless charm with its delightful Victorian style. A freestanding roll-top bath takes centre stage, inviting you to indulge in a luxurious soak after a long day. A pedestal hand basin and a WC provide the essentials, while a heated towel rail ensures toasty towels for everyone. Completing the picture is a convenient airing cupboard, offering valuable storage space for linens and toiletries.

Additional Accommodation
Standing proudly beside Alma Cottage is a detached stone barn brimming with possibilities. Currently utilized as additional accommodation, this versatile space offers a unique opportunity for further development (subject to planning permission).

Stone Barn w: 6.17m x l: 4.44m (w: 20' 3" x l: 14' 7")
The upper level features a charming mezzanine, providing ample space for a comfortable double bed. This private haven could be perfect for visiting guests or family seeking a bit of independence.

Downstairs offers a blank canvas for your creative vision. Imagine a dedicated studio space, a tranquil home office, or a well-equipped hobby room - the possibilities are endless. Built-in storage cupboards ensure a clutter-free environment, while a wood-burning stove promises warmth and ambiance during cooler months. Double doors lead onto a secluded walled garden, creating a private haven for relaxation or outdoor entertaining. Electricity access ensures the barn can be fully equipped for its intended purpose. This captivating space awaits transformation, offering the potential to seamlessly complement the main residence and enhance the overall charm of Alma Cottage.

Stepping outside, Alma Cottage welcomes you with a charming ambiance. A small driveway provides convenient access to the side of the property, while additional parking awaits at the bottom of the garden, conveniently located next to the double garage. The landscaped gardens, encompassing approximately 0.25 acres, are primarily laid to lawn, creating a perfect space for relaxation and outdoor activities. Mature Bramley apple, plum, and pear trees add a touch of natural bounty and a delightful burst of colour in season.

A hidden gem awaits beyond the double garage, offering a secluded area for quiet contemplation or a secret garden for imaginative play. Electricity access to the garage ensures its functionality as a secure storage space or a dedicated workshop.

Across the peaceful country lane lies a vast expanse of approximately 5.4 acres of flat pastureland. Ideal for those seeking a rural lifestyle, this land provides ample space for grazing horses, livestock, or simply enjoying the serenity of the countryside. A charming stream meanders along the boundary of the land, adding a touch of tranquillity to this idyllic setting. Alma Cottage truly offers the best of both worlds: a charming and manageable garden space within the curtilage of the property, and extensive pastureland across the lane for those seeking a connection with nature and the freedom of space.

Mains water, electricity, private drainage (new water treatment plant installed 2023), oil fired 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.

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