Holly Tree Cottage is situated in the east Shropshire hamlet of Tong which features numerous historic, period homes. The property enjoys unrivalled views of St Bartholomew�s Church, an attractive Norman church which is believed to be the resting place of Little Nell, made famous by Charles Dickens in �The Old Curiosity Shop�. Dickens himself visited Tong many times and stayed in the village.
Tong lies within easy reach of the village centre of Albrighton which stands in a lovely position surrounded by attractive countryside and offers a variety of shopping facilities including supermarkets, banks, doctors, dentist, a primary school, library and popular public house, The Shrewsbury Arms. There are regular bus and rail services operating from Albrighton station.
The larger centres of Newport and Telford have a wider range of independent and high street shops as well as a number of major supermarkets including Waitrose.
There is excellent walking and hacking in the locality with a network of scenic footpaths and bridleways. Shifnall, Lilleshall Hall and The Shropshire Gold Clubs are all within easy reach. Weston Park is 3 miles away and hosts a number of food festivals and entertainment throughout the year.
The area is well served by schools in both sectors with Birchfield Preparatory School, St Dominic's of Brewood, Tettenhall College, Wolverhampton Grammar School and Adams Grammar in Newport all being worthy of note.
Birmingham New Street Station offers a direct rail service to London Euston in one hour and twenty minutes. Motor communications are excellent with the A41 and A5 trunk roads being nearby. The M54 (Junction 3) facilitates access to the motorway network with the M6 and M6 Toll road providing access to Birmingham and the entire industrial West Midlands.
Holly Tree Cottage is a pretty Grade II listed, period property which is believed to have been built in 1640, set in an idyllic east Shropshire hamlet surrounded by its beautiful garden. The cottage has recently been refurbished and upgraded retaining original features including the front door and enjoys new improvements such as fully lined wood burning stoves in the main reception rooms, a new pressurised hot water system, oil tank and radiators throughout to present a stylish, characterful home well suited to modern day living.
The accommodation flows well with the front door opening to a hall. To the right is the drawing room with a dual aspect enjoying garden and church yard views, an inglenook style fireplace with exposed bricks and a wood burning stove and from where the staircase rises to the first floor with a storage cupboard beneath. To the left of the hall is the sitting room which has a wood burning stove, window shutters and leads into the kitchen. The attractive kitchen is well equipped with a range of fitted units with solid wood worktops, an integrated dishwasher and a two oven pastel blue reconditioned electric AGA. This opens into a spacious dining area with the conservatory off, offering plenty of natural light with double doors leading outside and seating with storage beneath. A glass viewing door opens to the fully refurbished integral garage, with rubber flooring and downlights, ideal for a car enthusiast or a gym.
The bar features a wooden drinks cabinet with spot light lighting and opens into the library which is a wonderful room with floor to ceiling shelving and cupboards, a decorative fireplace, window shutters and French doors opening onto the terrace. Beyond the bar is a spacious shower room with a utility room off.
The staircase rises to the spacious first floor landing with an exposed timber, feature wall. The principal bedroom boasts original oak floorboards, built in storage cupboards and a dual aspect. Bedroom 2 is a double bedroom with a dual aspect enjoying views of the church. Steps lead down into bedroom 3, with a dual aspect and en suite bathroom and walk in wardrobe/dressing area off. There is also a family bathroom.
Holly Tree Cottages charming white fa�ade is approached through a gate and path to the front door which is framed by pretty planted beds. An ancient holly tree from which the cottage gets its name occupies the front lawn. The beautiful cottage gardens are to the front and side of the house and enjoy wonderful established beds planted with colourful shrubs and plants along with a variety of roses. There is a vegetable plot planted with rhubarb, raspberries and a selection of herbs.
The terrace is to the side of the house overlooking the lawn which is an ideal place for alfresco dining. To the back of the house is a garden store. The garage is accessed by double timber doors at the end of the gated driveway.
From M54: Leave the motorway at junction 3 following the A41 towards Whitchurch. Take the first right turning signed to Tong. Take the second turning on your left onto Hubbal Lane and Holly Tree Cottage is the first property on the right hand side.