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Briercliffe, Twitchen, 
Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 0HN

2 Bedroom Detached Property - FREEHOLD

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Property Description

Property Features 

  • Detached Bungalow
  • 2 Double Bedrooms & 3 Reception Rooms
  • Converted Attic Room
  • Set Within 0.5 Acres of Beautiful Gardens
  • Detached Garage & Parking
  • Distant Views Across Surrounding Countryside
  • Well Maintained Accommodation
  • Semi-Rural Location on Edge of Hamlet

The Property

A well presented, 2 bedroom detached bungalow located in a semi-rural position with distant views across the surrounding Shropshire countryside. Holters are delighted to offer prospective purchasers the exciting opportunity to acquire this delightful, detached bungalow located in the semi-rural hamlet of Twitchen, just outside the village of Clunbury, which is nestled in the picturesque Clun Valley.

Set amidst some of the most beautiful and scenic countryside England has to offer, Briercliffe is a well maintained, 2 bedroom property, which offers distant frontward views across the adjoining fields and is centrally positioned within approximately 0.5 acres of wonderfully kept gardens, perfect for horticultural enthusiasts.

Originally built in 1963, Briercliffe has been upgraded and lovingly maintained by the current owners over the past 18 years including the installation of the conservatory, double glazing and UPVC sofits, barge and fascia boards, just to name a select few. Inside, the accommodation is made up of 3 reception rooms, a family bathroom, a breakfast kitchen, the 2 double bedrooms as mentioned and a converted attic room, which could be used for a variety of uses. Outside, asides to the large garden, the property offers a detached garage, a parking area, an array of garden sheds fitted with power and a useful lean-to store, which is accessed straight off the kitchen and could be ideally suited to becoming a more formal utility room with w.c, subject to all necessary permissions.

The property occupies a peaceful and private position, worlds apart from the hustle and bustle of city living with not a street light in sight and the twinkling stars clearly visibly to see above on a clear night, Briercliffe could just be the dream countryside retreat you have always yearned for. Rural, but by no means isolated, the property is situated just 1 mile from the larger village of Clunbury, which offers a well-regarded primary school and a village hall, whilst further a field the historic town of Clun sits 5 miles to the west and the market town of Craven Arms 6 miles to the east, which both offers a much wider range of retail, educational and recreational amenities. Closer to home, the village of Hopton Heath found 1.5 miles to the south conveniently has a railway station, which services four trains a day in each direction from Monday to Saturday on the Heart of Wales Railway Line that runs between Shrewsbury and Swansea and two services on a Sunday.

From the roadside, a parking area leads to the detached garage, which has paved steps lead off up through 2 wicket gates and the front garden to the entrance door of the property. Inside, a hallway has a loft hatch allowing access up to the converted attic room and separate doors off opening into the 2 double bedrooms, the living room and the dining room. Located on the left hand side of the hallway, both bedrooms one and two have sufficient space for double beds and additional furnishings, whilst bedroom one has a distant frontward outlook across the surrounding countryside and bedroom two has a rear aspect over the garden. On the right hand side of the hallway is the living room, which again has a distant frontward outlook, ample space for a three-piece-suite and a focal point in the shape of a fitted wood-burning stove on top of a stone hearth. At the rear of the hall finds the bathroom, which is installed with a matching white suite of w.c, wash hand basin and a panelled bath with shower over. The bathroom is complete with part tiled walls, an airing cupboard and a window to the rear. The final door from the hallway lead into the dining room, which has space for a set of table and chairs and additional furnishings, a doorway to the rear leading into the kitchen and an opening leading straight into the superb conservatory. The dining room also accommodates the fitted Multi-fuel Rayburn Supreme set into an alcove heating the domestic hot water and central heating. The conservatory is a great addition to the property allowing flexible accommodation and a light and airy seating area, which overlooks the gardens. A door from the conservatory leads outside into the garden and this door is used largely used by the owners as the main entrance door to the property. At the rear of the property, the kitchen is installed with a range of base cupboards with fitted worktops over and an inset sink unit. There is space and plumbing for a dishwasher, fridge, washing machine and electric cooker, whilst separate doors lead off into a useful walk-in pantry and out to the lean-to store area. The kitchen is complete with tiled walls and flooring and 2 windows allowing dual aspects over the rear garden.


Worthy of particular note and stretching to approximately 0.5 acres, the gardens are perfect for horticultural enthusiasts and are stocked with a mixture of lawned areas and an abundance of herbaceous and flowered beds and borders. Within the garden are two small feature wildlife ponds, fruit, nut and specimen trees as well as a workshop with lighting and power points measuring approximately 3.1m x 3.1m, a polytunnel, a garden store, plus 2 further garden sheds. Tucked behind a hedge to the left of the property is a sizeable vegetable garden, where the distant views can be enjoyed in full glory whilst working away. There are a number of water points throughout the garden, as well as winding pathways leading to all corners and secret seating areas where you can sit back and forget the world. At the front of the property and accessed from the roadside is a parking area and garage, which is also fitted with electricity.

The Location

Briercliffe occupies an idyllic position on the edge of the small hamlet of Twitchen located just outside the village of Clunbury found between the towns of Clun and Craven Arms in the south of the rural county of Shropshire. The area is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty and is a haven for nature enthusiasts and those of an active disposition. Encompassed by stunning scenic countryside with rolling hill tops as far as the eye can see, Twitchen and the nearby surroundings are popular with walkers and cyclists and present a variety of outdoor pursuits owing to the famous Offas Dyke trail which runs nearby and the many footpaths within Clun Forest and other surrounding woodlands

Twitchen is a close knit and friendly community which embraces the 'laid back', tranquil lifestyle. Although there are not too many facilities within the hamlet itself, nearby there is plenty on offer. The village of Clunbury, which is approximately 1 mile to the north, has a well-regarded primary school as well as a village hall, whilst 1.5 miles away to the south is Hopton Heath, which conveniently has a railway station which serves on the on the Heart of Wales Railway Line that runs between Shrewsbury and Swansea. Located just 1 mile to the north-west is Purlow, which has a popular pub called the Hundred House Inn, which offers wonderful home cooked meals as well as a wide selection of locally produced ales and ciders.

Situated 5 miles to the west is Clun, which is a place steeped in history with the remains of a Norman castle, the town hall museum and the 15th century, famous Clun Bridge, just to mention a few. The town offers plenty of useful facilities including a primary school, a SPAR convenience store with post office, a butchers, a hair salon, antique shops, a tea room, a number of small business including a business park, a doctors surgery, a fire station, a community centre with a play park, garage/fuel station, a church, a community hall and 2 public house's. You will also be able to soak up the local culture at one of the number of small festivals carried out in Clun throughout the year including the Green Man festival in May, the Clun Open Gardens in June, the Clun Carnival and Show at the beginning of August and the Clun Valley Beer Festival which takes place in the six open pubs in the valley (from Anchor to Aston on Clun) in October.

Rural, but by no means isolated Twitchen is centrally located just 6 miles from the town of Craven Arms, 9 miles from the market town of Bishops Castle and 10 miles from the border town of Knighton. Slightly further afield finds Ludlow town, which is 13 miles away and the county town of Shropshire, Shrewsbury, which lies 25 miles away.

Accommodation List 

Entrance Hall - -

Living Room - 4.3m x 3.9m (14'1" x 12'9") 

Dining Room - 3.7m x 3.7m (12'1" x 12'1") 

Conservatory - 4.2m x 3.1m (13'9" x 10'2") 

Kitchen - 4.0m x 3.6m (13'1" x 11'9") 

Bedroom One - 3.8m x 3.5m (12'5" x 11'5") 

Bedroom Two - 4.1m x 3.0m (13'5" x 9'10") 

Bathroom - 2.6m x 2.0m (8'6" x 6'6") 

Attic Room - 4.9m x 3.2m (max) (16'0" x 10'5" (max)

Outside Accommodation 

Store Room - 3.9m x 3.2m (max) (12'9" x 10'5" (max)

Detached Garage - 3.7m x 5.2m (12'1" x 17'0") 


We are informed the property is connected to all mains water and electricity. Private, septic tank drainage.


Central heating provided by multi-fuel Rayburn. Wood-burning stove.


We are informed the property is of freehold tenure.

Council Tax

Shropshire Council - Band D. Charge for 2017/18 is £1,558.80.

Nearest Towns

Clun - Approximately 5 miles
Craven Arms - Approximately 6 miles
Bishops Castle Approximately 9 miles
Knighton - Approximately 10 miles
Ludlow - Approximately 13 miles
Newtown - Approximately 21 miles
Shrewsbury - Approximately 25 miles

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Holters for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are give notice that: 1. These particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intended purchasers or lessors and do not constitute part of an offer or contract. 2. All descriptions, dimensions, reference to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given without responsibility and any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each term of them. 3. The vendors or lessors do not make or give, and neither do Holters for themselves nor any person in their employment has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.

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