The Hawthorns, Prolly Moor, Wentnor, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5EN

Guide Price £230,000

Property With Land

1 Reception room 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Key Features

  • Smallholding with detached cottage
  • Requiring complete renovation
  • Adjoining buildings
  • Land extending to approximately 20.9 acres
  • For sale in 2 lots
  • In beautiful location
A beautifully situated smallholding comprising a detached cottage with adjoining buildings requiring complete renovation together with land, in all extending to approximately 20.9 acres. Standing at the foot of the Longmynd with superb panoramic views

Available in 2 lots by Public Auction on 29th September 2017 at 3pm.


General Remarks

The Hawthorns comprises a traditional small farm extending in all to 20.97 acres (18.49 ha) which is divided into several enclosures including the cottage, buildings and garden area. All with some fantastic country views.

The property is being offered by public auction in 2 lots.
Lot 1 - The cottage and buildings and immediate fields extending to around 9.63 acres. Price guide: £230,000.
Lot 2 - Approximately 11.34 acres of pasture land. Price guide: £50,000.


The property occupies a superb position in an area of outstanding natural beauty at the foot of the Long Mynd range. Prolly Moor is a delightful setting with several scattered cottages and farms and just a mile from the popular village of Wentnor, well serviced by its church, two pubs and local shop. The larger towns of Bishops Castle, Shrewsbury and Church Stretton are within comfortable motoring distance and offer a complete range of amenities and services.

Lot 1

The cottage dates back over 200 years with original stone construction and later brick extensions under a slate roof and single storey annex. To one side and adjoining, is a brick built cow house with granary store above under a galvanised iron roof.

The cottage requires complete renovation but offers great potential to extend into the existing buildings. It sits in an immediate grassed paddock with two bay dutch barn to the rear. It lies central to 4 fields with road access and which extends to approximately 9.63 acres in total.


Kitchen: (13'2" x 6'6") - sink unit
Living Room: (13' x 12') - old range fire, under stairs cupboard, tiled floor
Dining Room: (10'4" x 12'11") - single storey extension.

A staircase off living room rises to the first floor and

Bathroom: (7'5" x 5'5") - bath and WC
Bedroom 1: (12'2"X 9'5") - leading to:
Bedroom 2: (13'6" x 6'6")


Attached to the cottage is a brick built cow house (21' x 15') with granary store above and lean-to dairy. A two bay pole barn stands behind.

Lot 2

The land lies within a ring fence and extends to approximately 11.34 acres of unimproved pasture land. It has two direct access points to the road and a natural water supply fed by springs. External fences are in good order with a new fence to be erected between Lots 1 and 2 by the purchaser of Lot 1 within six weeks of completion. To the southern boundary is a small area of woodland.


We are informed mains water and telephone are connected to the cottage, although there are no active accounts. Mains electricity is on site and a private drainage system is installed.

There is a private spring water supply located in Lot 2 which runs to the water troughs in Lot 1 and an adjoining property. Lot 2 relies on natural water supplies from ground springs

NOTE: None of the services or installations have been tested by the agents.

Agricultural Scheme

The land is listed on the rural land register but there are no basic payment entitlements attached.


From Bishops Castle proceed the 5 miles into the village of Wentnor. Go past the Crown Inn on your right and at the end of the village turn right signed for Prolly Moor and Medlicott. Proceed on this lane for 0.9 mile and the property is found on the right.


Council tax band B - Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND.

Method Of Sale

The Hawthorns will be offered in two lots as described, by Public Auction on the 29th September 2017 at 3pm at Halls Holdings House, Bowmen Way, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, SY4 3DR. The Auctioneers, as agent, on behalf of the vendor, reserve the right to alter, divide, amalgamate or withdraw any of the property for sale at any time. The auctioneers reserve the right to sell the property privately, prior to auction without prior notice or explanation and no liability will be accepted to any intending purchaser of such a decision.

Contract/special Conditions

The property will be sold subject to the special conditions of sale, which will not be read out at the time of sale but will be available for inspection at the offices of the vendors solicitor Lanyon Bowdler, Chapter House North, Abbey Lawn, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, 01743 280280 or Halls, 43 Church Street, Bishops Castle, SY9 5AD, 01588 638755 prior to the auction. The purchasers will be deemed to bid on those terms and conditions and shall be deemed to purchase with full knowledge thereof whether he/she has read the special conditions or not.


The purchaser of Lot 1 will be expected to erect and maintain a stock proof fence between point A and B on the attached plan within 6 weeks of completion of the sale which will then form the boundary between Lots 1 and 2.


By appointment with the Agents, Halls, 43 Church Street, Bishops Castle, SY9 5AD. Tel: 01588 638755.

Buyers Administration Fee

In addition to the deposit required upon exchange of contract, Buyers will be required to pay a Buyers Administration fee. This fee is £250 plus VAT for each lot and can be paid by Debit/Credit card or cheque. Please bring with you the means to pay both the deposit and the Buyers Administration fee.

*guide Price/reserves

*Guides are provided as an indication of each sellers minimum expectation. They are not necessarily figures which a property will sell for and may change at any time prior to the auction. Each property will be offered subject to a RESERVE (a figure below which the Auctioneer cannot sell the property during the auction) which we expect will be set within the Guide Range or no more than 10% above a single figure Guide.

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Halls Holdings Ltd and any joint agents for themselves, and for the Vendor of the property whose Agents they are, give notice that: (i) These particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract (ii) No person in the employment of or any agent of or consultant to Halls Holdings has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property (iii) Measurements, areas and distances are approximate, Floor plans and photographs are for guidance purposes only (photographs are taken with a wide angled / zoom lenses) and dimensions shapes and precise locations may differ (iv) It must not be assumed that the property has all the required planning or building regulation consents. Halls Holdings Ltd, Halls Holdings House, Bowmen Way, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 3DR. Registered in England 06597073.

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