Batchcott, Richards Castle, Shropshire


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  • Bedrooms: 4
Set in 4.28 acres of landscaped garden and paddocks just outside the village of Richards Castle is this beautifully presented four bedroom, four reception room family home with a range of outbuildings. The Grade II Listed property really must be viewed to appreciate all it has to offer!


Rectory Farm was originally built in 1828 by the Church of England to house the curate of the time and was originally a small holding of some twenty acres, the property now has 4.28 Acres. The small holding in 1828 was given to the curate in order to supplement his income for his family by virtue of produce gained from the land. Rectory Farm (formerly known as Rectory Cottage was 2 reception rooms and two bedrooms) now offers four double bedrooms and four reception rooms. In 1990 the property underwent a major renovation and in 2005 a substantial oak frame extension was added completing the fabulous house that is now offered to the market.

Property description

You enter the property through a five bar gate which leads to the extensive driveway and garage. Walk around the front where a welcoming portico leads to an Oak door with box lock, open this beautiful door and you enter a time warp, with flagstone flooring (although most visitors follow the country ways and come in through the back door). The hallway, tall enough for a Grandfather clock, has doors to the kitchen, dining room and sitting room. The sitting room is located on the right as you enter and has a Garrow wood-burning stove inset into an attractive fireplace with antique brass surround, and beautiful moulded coving a window to front aspect gives views across the manicured front lawn. From the sitting room double doors open into a magnificent family room with vaulted beamed ceiling and underfloor heating, double doors open onto the patio and garden; this room is ideal for large parties as well as contemplative thoughts. For the mucky pups and children, there is a door on the left of the family room which leads to the utility room, with sink to wash wellies, dogs and children that have waded in the river. The kitchen opens from both the utility and an inner hall from the back door and has a range of bespoke National Trust Oak units to both wall and floor. The dining room is on the left as you enter the property and has a bay window to front aspect, a large inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove and a door that opens into the adjoining study. Enter Rectory Farm from the back door and you come into a large hallway with a guest cloakroom and further space for coats, wellies and wet dogs! This hallway provides an alternative door to the kitchen, the ground floor is a circle making this as said an ideal property for parties or large family gatherings.

Upstairs there are four double bedrooms, the main bedroom has a window to front aspect and has an ensuite shower room and range of fitted wardrobes, as well as the original fireplace. Bedrooms two (also with fitted wardrobes) and three also enjoy a window to front aspect, the fourth bedroom being to rear. offering extensive views over the garden and fields A large family bathroom is located on the first floor and has separate shower, as well as bath, basin, and WC.


The gardens and adjoining land are a real feature of Rectory Farm, being both manicured with stripes in the lawn, well stocked beds and borders, a trickling stream that meanders through the adjoining field and through the garden, spanned by a bridge worthy of Pooh sticks. Outside the family room is a very large patio with raised area that currently holds a table and chairs for 8 people. The land to the rear would be suitable for a pony or two, and there is enough space to erect a field shelter. The current owners are avid gardeners and the garden is in full bloom offering a wealth of colour, The field can be accessed from both the driveway and the rear garden, and a path leads of a hidden summerhouse, which would make a lovely home office or artist's studio, or just let as is, a quiet house with far reaching views.

Garage and outbuildings

There is a large double garage, with an adjoining log store, as well as a stone built folly in the garden to store outside toys and games, a further shed is located at the end of the garden, and a path leads up the hill to the summerhouse, previously mentioned in the details. To the left of the rear entrance is a further room, which is already a part of the main house, and is currently used as an additional large utility/store room, this a could be changed from external to internal access and added to the main house,


Mains electricity and water, oil fired central heating and septic tank.

Council Tax Band G.


Richards Castle is a picturesque rural village located on the Shropshire/Herefordshire borders, just a short distance from the popular medieval market town of Ludlow. The village offers fantastic walking and equestrian opportunities with the Mortimer Forest & Haye Park on its doorstep and a well served village Public House. Ludlow offers a wealth of amenities and facilities including Primary and Secondary schooling, leisure and sporting opportunities, supermarkets, public transport links and delightful medieval markets, antiques shops and cafés. The prestigious Moor Park private school is less than one mile away.

CONSUMER PROTECTION FROM UNFAIR TRADING REGULATIONS 2008 (CPR) We endeavour to ensure that the details contained in our brochure are correct through making detailed enquiries of the owner but they are not guaranteed. The agents have not tested any appliance, equipment, fixture, fitting or service and have not seen the title deeds to confirm tenure. All measurements are quoted to the nearest 1/10 metre. All liability in negligence of otherwise for any loss arising from the use of these particulars is hereby excluded.

MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS Require prospective purchasers to produce two original ID documents prior to any offer being accepted by the owners.

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