Canal Side, Whitchurch


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
VIDEO AVAILABLE ON REQUEST - The phrase "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink" immediately springs to mind with this particular property!

This is mainly down to the fact that as this cottage not only fronts the Shropshire Union canal, it also occupies a substantial plot (in excess of 4 acres), suggesting appeal to those with horses and ponies...... not that you would particularly want your animals to drink from the canal!

For many, the delightful setting will be sheer bliss and not only that, but the current owners have also spent a great deal of money, blood, sweat and tears transforming the property into the delightful property that we see today.

It is not perfect however and it is likely that the next buyer will want to upgrade the kitchen/breakfast room (especially when compared to the fabulous, refitted family bathroom!). For all that, the property offers family sized accommodation and as previously mentioned, is likely to appeal to those enjoying equine pursuits. Above and beyond everything though, it is the location that is the real draw.

Not only does it back onto open fields but follow the access road (and canal) to numerous public footpaths and tracks that provide access to miles of beautiful rolling countryside including Whixall/Bettisfield Mosses nature reserve, bridleways, providing hours of walks (and outriding for those with horses), confirming that this really is Paradise! Opposite the canal is a nature reserve which lends itself to provide a range of habitats for a variety of wildlife species. It is hard to believe that you are only a few minutes driving distance from Whitchurch with its associated shops, schools and amenities.

Needless to say, an internal inspection is strongly recommended!

Enclosed Entrance Porch

5' 8'' x 3' 5'' (1.73m x 1.04m)

Quarry tiled floor.

Entrance Hall

13' 6'' x 7' 4'' (4.11m x 2.23m)

Radiator and staircase to first floor with storage cupboard below.

Living Room

18' 3'' x 15' 0'' (5.56m x 4.57m)

Exposed brick inglenook fireplace with Clearview log burner on slate plinth, 2 radiators and double glazed sliding doors leading to: -


10' 10'' x 9' 9'' (3.30m x 2.97m)

Rdiator and uPVC double glazed windows and french doors leading to rear garden.

Dining Room

13' 7'' x 9' 11'' (4.14m x 3.02m)

Fireplace with marble interior and hearth with open grate. Radiator.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

18' 1'' x 10' 5'' (5.51m x 3.17m)

Sink and drainer inset in worktops withdrawers and cupboards below and incorporating 4 ring electric ceramic hob with illuminated extractor hood above and split level cooker with electric oven and grill, further base unit, wall cupboards, ceramic tiled floor and 2 radiators.

Utility Room

11' 11'' x 7' 11'' (3.63m x 2.41m)

Worktops with storage, plumbing for washing machine and Worcester free-standing oil central heating boiler below, wall cupboards and quarry tiled floor. Access to part boarded loft.


7' 6'' x 3' 3'' (2.28m x 0.99m)

REFITTED Pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Quarry tiled floor.


8' 4'' x 6' 1'' (2.54m x 1.85m)

Quarry tiled floor, contemporary upright radiator and airing cupboard with 300 litre unvented pressurised hot water cylinder with immersion heater.

Rear Porch

Quarry tile step.

Tack Room

8' 4'' x 8' 0'' (2.530m x 2.426m)

An integral part of the property with external garden access only.


17' 6'' x 7' 5'' max (5.33m x 2.26m max)

Loft access hatch and feature archway.

Master Bedroom

18' 2'' x 12' 9'' max (5.53m x 3.88m max)

narrowing to 10' 7" (3.22m) Radiator, built-in wardrobes, dressing table and overhead linen cupboards.

En-Suite Shower Room

7' 9'' ,max 3' 11'' (2.36m max x 1.19m)

Shower cubicle with mains mixer shower unit, wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Fully tiled walls, ceramic tiled floor, Velux double glazed roof skylight window and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2

12' 3'' x 9' 10'' (3.73m x 2.99m)

Built-in wardrobes and radiator.

Bedroom 3

8' 11'' x 8' 3'' max (2.72m x 2.51m max)

Built-in wardrobes and radiator.

Family Bathroom

10' 3'' x 8' 8'' (3.12m x 2.64m)

REFITTED Free-standing hip bath with stand pipe having mixer tap and shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Double length shower cubicle with mixer tap and shower attachment, ceramic tiled floor, extractor fan and period style radiator with chrome towel rail.


Double timber gates lead to the long gravel driveway and a block paved and concrete parking area with space for several vehicles.

Formal lawned gardens to the front, side and rear of the cottage, screened by mature hedges and having bushes, mature trees, apple trees and shrubs.

Paddocks with views over open countryside beyond.

General utility area to the side of the workshop with oil storage tank and private drainage system.

Brick Built Workshop

31' 1'' x 18' 5'' (9.47m x 5.61m)

A block built building, divided into 3 areas with light, water and power. 15 litre electric water heater.

Hay Store/Feed Room/Aviary

A block built building, divided into 3 areas with light, water and power.

Mobile Timber Stable Block

A non-permanent structure on wooden skids, divided into 3 stables. Interlocking mud stopper floor tiles.


Mains water and electricity. Drainage is to a private system.

Central Heating

Oil fired boiler supplying radiators and hot water.

County Parish Holding Number

The property has a registered Holding number (CPH): 352670446 as a keeper for sheep and goats.

Agent Declaration

In accordance with the terms of the Estate Agents Act 1979, we are obliged to declare that the property is being sold on behalf of an employee of AJ Reid Independent Estate Agents Limited.


From High Street Whitchurch, turn left at the mini roundabout into Yardington. At the next mini roundabout turn left into Newtown, continuing straight on at the next mini roundabout down Castle Hill, which follows into Watergate Street and through Dodington. Turn right into Rosemary Lane and second left into Alkington Road. Follow the road (for about 4 miles), proceeding under the bypass, through Alkington and into open countryside. Turn right at the crossroads and proceed for approximately 0.1 miles, turning left immediately before the canal bridge. Follow the lane (Canal Side) for approximately 0.6 miles and the property is located on the left hand side.

Legislation Requirement

To ensure compliance with the latest Anti-Money Laundering regulations, buyers will be asked to produce identification documents prior to the issue of sale confirmation.

Referral Arrangements

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AJ Reid - Whitchurch

23 Green End, Whitchurch, Shopshire, SY13 1AD

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