Abdon, Craven Arms

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A simply stunning barn conversion that has been refurbished to an excellent standard by the current owners to offer the perfect blend of contemporary luxury with the evident historical origins of this wonderful building. The property enjoys a peaceful, rural location in the hamlet of Abdon and benefits from a flexible layout to the accommodation that offers three reception rooms, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The property enjoys approximately 3 acres of land, garaging and off street parking for several vehicles as well as two additional accommodation units that are currently used as holiday lets.
A simply stunning barn conversion that has been refurbished to an excellent standard by the current owners to offer the perfect blend of contemporary luxury with the evident historical origins of this wonderful building. The property enjoys a peaceful, rural location in the hamlet of Abdon and benefits from a flexible layout to the accommodation that offers three reception rooms, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The property enjoys approximately 3 acres of land, garaging and off street parking for several vehicles as well as two additional accommodation units that are currently used as holiday lets.

Introduction
The Red Barn was once a traditional agricultural building constructed in the 18th and 19th centuries from course stone rubble and brick under a slate roof until tastefully renovated and converted by the current owners in 2014/2015. The Red Barn also offers two independent holiday lets, which provides the current owner with a significant annual income.
Access to the main house is via a private driveway from the lane running northeast towards St Margaret s church, and on to Ditton Priors Village, comprising of four bedrooms, four bathrooms and three reception rooms, with an exceptional kitchen/dining/family room, with bi-fold doors opening onto private large garden and patio. All this set within just under four acres of land with far reaching views towards Wenlock Edge and the Clee Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including Abdon Burf, the highest hill in the rural English county of Shropshire, at 540 metres above sea level.

Description
From the car park area, take the steps down to the back door under the large pergola and start the journey of this magnificent barn. To the left of the entrance hall is the kitchen diner with its vaulted and beamed ceiling, slate flooring, a wealth of kitchen units, with useful shelving for those cookbooks we all need and treasure. A black Essa Ironheart modern Aga style cooker / log burner, and alternative inset cooking for those warm summer days when the Essa is just too much, an induction hob set within the central island with modern automatic rising extractor fan inset into the work tops. The island provides further seating to sit and chat whilst the chef creates culinary delights in this very sociable setting. Inset lighting , space for large farmhouse style dining table and chairs, with additional occasional seating for your early morning coffee or just to peruse your cookbook as you pontificate over what delicious meal to share with friends. The kitchen is finished with a splendid array of bi-fold doors opening onto a private garden with black slate paving, raised flower and herb beds and space for multiple tables and chairs. There is a greenhouse, and a chicken coop and run, for your morning fresh French toast. At the end of the kitchen there is doorway into what can be a separate annexe for an older member of the family or guests. There is a snug, which continues with the slate flooring, and has a feature stone and plastered wall, vaulted beamed ceiling, casement doors opening onto the patio, continue down the hallway to beautiful bathroom, with modern roll top bath with waterfall tap mounted to the side, his and her basins, with waterfall taps, storage drawers beneath, slate flooring, the double bedroom is at the end of the hallway and continues with the slate flooring. This area of the property would make an ideal annexe as stated earlier as it benefits from a separate access door to the outside.


Go back to the entrance hall through the kitchen and you will find a downstairs shower room with walk-in shower, which is in keeping with the taste and style of the rest of the house, as you head back into the hall you will find the laundry room with ample storage and an ability to dry your clothes even in the wet weather. As you head out of laundry room to your right hand side you will find, the snug which provides a useful winter room, family room or media room for the younger members of the family, with casement doors opening onto the patio. There are two doorways, from the snug the first of which takes you to the main hallway, and stairs to the first floor, the other taking you to the main drawing room with a wonderful inglenook fireplace with feature herringbone brick work with large wood burning stove inset, above the fireplace the hidden LED lighting provides a warm up glow. Inset into the slate flooring is a 1000+ bottle cellar, which the current owners, have made a feature of, in this large and elegant drawing room. Casement doors lead to outside patio and garden. Open to the hallway there is a study with interesting feature grain store windows, and set up with shelving and storage units. Take the stairs to the first floor, the stairs and landing are exceptional being double height and vaulted. To the left is the Master bedroom with modern shower room, rain forest overhead shower, with separate hand held attachment his and hers basins set on the top of storage drawers. There are two attractive grain store windows and a vertical radiator. The master bedroom has a range of bespoke wardrobes, the front being, mirror and colour panelled not unlike a Charles Rennie Mackintosh statement piece. There is a further small dressing area which includes a shoe cupboard. The second bedroom is a further large double, with American style shuttered windows and an area for sitting, the room shares A Jack and Jill bathroom with the third bedroom which is a further double. Bedroom two has a walk-in-wardrobe/dressing room which can also be accessed off the main hallway, and could therefore be used as an alternative study or nursery.

Holiday Accommodation
There are two holiday lets separate from the main house, the first being a self-contained apartment over a four bay garage and workshop. The apartment is on one level and consists of an entrance porch, bedroom, sitting room, kitchen and bathroom, earning an annual income currently operated through Airbnb. The second holiday let, The Silo is an amazing two storey grain store conversion which has been tastefully done like the rest of the complex. You enter into a stylish living area with both kitchen and living space, there is a spiral staircase leading to a double bedroom with an interesting roof line, window over-looking the grounds and en-suite bathroom, with shower , basin and WC.

Gardens
The rear courtyard style garden is arranged with a variety of raised flower and herb beds, areas for seating, and a greenhouse, along with a chicken coop and run, the rest of the land approximately three acres is grazing land and has current planning permission for a further agricultural barn.

Outbuildings
The driveway parking is accessed through electronic security gates and can accommodate several vehicles. Adjacent to the parking area there is a building with a four-car garage, two of which are currently used as workshops. and running above this there is the first holiday let with an external metal staircase providing access to a large open plan studio with a kitchenette, living room, bedroom area and a shower room. Opposite the garage there is a converted grain silo that provides the second holiday let which has an open plan living/dining room with kitchen and a spiral staircase rising to the bedroom and shower room. In one of the adjacent fields the current owners have converted another silo to create an outdoor entertaining space that is currently utilised as a BBQ hut in the summer months, it should be noted that both holiday lets have their own hot tubs, which will remain at the property. The holiday lets are via Airbnb and currently hold Super host status. Any interested party can look up the properties and read the current reviews.

Services
Bio Mass boiler, mains electricity, mains water and a water treatment plant which re-cycles and cleans to sewage water.

The downstairs of the main house has underfloor heating whilst the first floor is heated via modern radiators. Both are run by wood pellet Windhager biomass boiler which also provides the hot water.

The property also benefits from solar panels installed on the south facing roof of the garage block

Sewage: Water treatment BioDisc plant, situated in the three acre field which has been serviced by the provider Kingspan since installation.

Shropshire council tax band G
Tenure Freehold

garage and Parking
There is a four bay garage with both power and light and further store room currently housing the bio-mass pellet heating system.

NOTE: These particulars are intended only as a guide to prospective Buyers/Tenants to enable them to decide whether to make further enquiries with a view to taking up negotiations but they are otherwise not intended to be relied upon in any way for any purpose whatsoever and accordingly neither their accuracy nor the continued availability of the property is in any way guaranteed and they are furnished on the express understanding that neither the Agents nor the Vendors are to be or become under any liability or claim in respect of their contents. Any prospective Tenant must satisfy himself by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of the particulars contained.

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