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Shropshire house with the remains of a castle

Old Castle Moat is a truly unique country house which is steeped in English History. The property, which was originally three cottages, occupies extensive gardens and grounds, which hide the remains of a much earlier habitation.

Within woodland which forms the backdrop to the garden, lie the remains of Cheswadrine Castle, now evidenced by the intact circular moat and earthworks associated with the former keep – a fascinating piece of English history.

The house itself is a delightful period property. Accommodation includes: reception hall, drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, ground floor double bedroom and bathroom and two double bedrooms upstairs; there is also a separate first-floor area with a single en-suite bedroom.


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Outside are adjoining former stables and wonderful gardens, a paddock and an orchard, and the woodland with its in-tact moat and earthworks of the castle, plus a secondary woodland drive. The grounds come to just under five acres.

Old Castle Moat is situated in the pretty Shropshire hills, just five miles from Market Drayton, on the edge of the village of Cheswardine, close to the border with Staffordshire. The village itself has a distinctive sandstone church, two well-regarded pubs and a community shop.

The guide price is £595,000. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 0121 200 2220.

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