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Gobowen, Oswestry Asking Price £595,000

Sold STC
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  • Imposing Grade II Listed 5 Bedroom Detached Residence
  • Standing in Gardens and Grounds extending in all to 6.23 acres (2.52 ha)
  • Pleasant Location on the edge of the popular village of Gobowen
  • Potential renovation
  • Spacious kitchen with original quarry tiles and an oil Nobel cooker
  • Barrel-vaulted brick cellar
  • Stunning Jacobean open-well staircase rising from ground floor to attic

Bowen Son & Watson are delighted with instructions to offer for sale a Grade II detached country residence in an idyllic location near Oswestry. Great Fernhill Farmhouse, an 17th Century building built circa.1595 is part of the Fernhill Estate just on the outskirts of Whittington set within 6.235 aces (2.523ha). Particular features to this property are the two imposing chimney breasts to its eastern elevation and the carved joists which wrap around the whole building and appear on all elevations. This type of detail exaggerated wealth and status of the English gentleman that it was originally built for William Albany, who was thought to be a London Merchant Taylor. Great Fernhill Farmhouse contains a wealth of traditional features including exposed beams, tiled floors and fireplaces. Gobowen 1.1 miles, Whittington village 2.9 miles, Oswestry 3 miles, Shrewsbury 19.9 miles (all distances area approximate)


Gobowen 1.1 miles, Whittington Village, 2.9 miles, Oswestry 3 miles, Shrewsbury 19.9 miles (All distances are approximate)

Entrance Hall

with quarry tiled floor and doorway off to:

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

21' 5'' x 15' 3'' narrowing to 10'4''(6.52m x 4.64m narrowing to 3.14m)

Utility Room

13' 7'' x 12' 8'' (4.15m x 3.87m)

Boiler Room

Sun Room

22' 8'' x 8' 3'' (6.91m x 2.52m)

Shower Room

Drawing Room

17' 5'' x 18' 6'' (5.31m x 5.65m)


19' 1'' x 9' 0'' (5.81m x 2.74m)

Living Room

16' 7'' x 13' 5'' (5.05m x 4.10m)

Staircase to First floor and landing

Staircase off 1st floor landing to the attic rooms.

Bedroom One

16' 7'' x 13' 9'' (5.06m x 4.18m)

Bedroom Two

19' 3'' x 14' 1'' (5.87m x 4.30m)

Bedroom Three

14' 4'' x 15' 8'' (4.38m x 4.77m)

Family Bathroom

15' 1'' x 7' 0'' (4.60m x 2.14m)

Bedroom Four

15' 2'' x 12' 9'' (4.62m x 3.88m)

Bedroom Five

18' 3'' x 12' 8'' (5.57m x 3.87m)

Attic Room One

16' 7'' x 9' 8'' (5.06m x 2.94m)

Attic Room Two

15' 4'' x 16' 2'' (4.68m x 4.92m)

Attic Room Three

10' 0'' x 12' 1'' (3.05m x 3.68m)

Attic Room Four

15' 6'' x 17' 3'' (4.72m x 5.26m)


A gravelled pathway leads around the side of the property from the turning and parking area to the gardens. The gardens themselves are mainly laid to lawn interspersed with mature shrubs and trees. There is an orchard to the side of the property and a gravelled entertaining area to the rear. The boundaries comprise part timber fencing and part red brick walls. From the gardens there are wide ranging views out over open countryside with small spinneys and patches of mature woodland completing this most idyllic location. Bordering the parking area there is one brick and slate outbuilding which could be used as a workshop or for storage and connected to the property there is a lean-to store building with separate coal/log store.


The farmhouse is connected to a mains water and electricity supply. Drainage is to a private system located on the property.

Local Authority

Shropshire Council, The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Tel: 0345 678 9000

EPC Rating

'F' (32)

Council Tax Band


From Oswestry proceed north east on the B5069 towards Gobowen. At the roundabout take the third exit towards the Orthopaedic Hospital and continue along the road until reaching a cross roads. At the junction turn right onto the B5009 towards Whittington; the entrance to Great Fernhill Farm can be found on the left hand side after approximately 100 metres.


Neighbour has access over driveway

Oswestry SY11 4NQ
County: Shropshire
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: EPS/2101

P: 01691 622534
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