Fine and Country

Tel: 01743 296 116


4 Barker St

Chapel Yard, Bishops Castle, Shropshire

Guide Price £250,000 Sold

2 Bedroom Cottage - Semi Detached

  • A stunning cottage in the heart of a Market Town
  • Character and charm in abundance
  • Exposed beams and stone
  • Log burning stove
  • Oak flooring
  • Delightful private courtyard
  • Surround by the stunning Shropshire countryside
  • A wonderful second home
  • Viewing highly recommended

Tucked away in the heart of the quaint, quirky and bohemian Market Town of Bishops Castle is the delightful Moonbeam Cottage a two-bedroom home with character and charm in abundance, from the exposed beams and stone to the large inglenook fireplace, wooden flooring and enchanting courtyard garden. The cottage sits just off the main High Street, convenient for all the local facilities, and is positioned in a very private and quiet spot.

The property consists of a central open plan living/dining room space, country cottage kitchen, large master bathroom and two fabulous size double bedrooms. The property is surrounded by similar period style cottages all with their unique appeal. Moonbeam would make a perfect second home as it has done for the current owners.

Bishops Castle has all the facilities of most market towns, a Dr’s surgery, dentist, chemist, bank, church, grocery store, butchers, bakers and also lots of quirky one-off stores, some fabulous public houses/restaurants and bars. Bishops Castle is also well known for its famous music scene, festivals, bohemian style and wonderful sense of community all surrounded by the rolling Shropshire Hills and stunning countryside.

A thirty-minute drive and you are in the hustle and bustle of the great county town of Shrewsbury, with its enchanting cobbled streets and Tudor buildings, beautiful independent shops, a plethora of fantastic eateries and bars to the much-sought-after state and independent schools, train station, theatre and beautiful quarry park. Also, with the M54/M6 motorway network within easy reach.


The property is approached via a pretty grassed lane, eventually leading out on the High Street, Moonbeam is tucked away in quiet, private plot access is gained via a wooden gate leading into the pretty courtyard with seating and an alfresco dining area. Potted plants and climbing shrubs all add to the charm; it’s a fabulous suntrap and a great place to sit and relax.

Access to the property is gained via French doors leading into the open plan...


6.68 x 6.65 (21'10" x 21'9")This is a beautiful space full of history and character. From the oak flooring, exposed beams and stone, to the pretty cottage style windows overlooking the lane outside and the stunning inglenook fireplace with stone surround, sizeable wooden plinth, slate hearth and large log burning stove making a stunning focal point for this atmospheric room. There is also a space for a dining table and chairs next to the kitchen, making this a lovely entertaining area equally, great for a night in front of the fire. There is also a convenient storage cupboard, a truly romantic and cosy feel.


2.73 x 2.63 (8'11" x 8'7")A delightful country cottage style kitchen with two windows overlooking the pretty courtyard allowing light to flood in. Wooden flooring, base, wall units and worktops, fitted wine rack, stainless steel sink and drainer, space of electric cooker, fridge and washer dryer, exposed beams and stone, a lovely area.

An oak staircase, once again with exposed beams and stone leads up to the first floor, with wooden flooring, storage cupboard and all the charm of the ground floor.


4.39 x 3.51 (14'4" x 11'6")A great size double, with oodles of character. Exposed beams, wooden flooring, and double aspect windows overlooking the lane and courtyard, this room also has a charming original fireplace with exposed stone surround and slate hearth.


A generous size room once again with lovely features. Wooden flooring, exposed beams, storage cupboard, freestanding roll top bath with shower attachment, pedestal hand basin and low flush WC, window overlooking the courtyard garden.

A second wooden staircase leads to


4.53 x 3.70 (14'10" x 12'1")With vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, wooden flooring and skylights giving the room an airy and uplifting feel. Once again a great size double. The current owners use this space as a home office and reading room.

In summary, Moonbeam Cottage is a real gem – with an abundance of character, charm and history, finished to a high standard, rooms of generous proportions, in a private and peaceful spot but the heart of a genuinely idyllic Market Town. It would make a beautiful home, second home, let or holiday let – a rare find, viewing highly recommended

Directions – Bishops Castle lies just off the A488 from Shrewsbury to Clun.
Services – Oil fired central heating, mains water and drainage
Viewings – Strictly via Fine & Country Shrewsbury 01743 296 116


“We bought the house as a holiday home ten years ago, and I’d definitely say that it was a case of love at first sight,” says the owner. “It sits behind a large solid oak gate, so you really have no idea of what lies beyond, and then you walk into the house and one of the first things you come across is the large and extremely characterful living room, and it simply takes your breath away. Every time we come back it never fails to impress.”

“The cottage dates back to the early 17th century, and its age is visible in beautiful features such as the wooden beams and large inglenook fireplace. The spaciousness of the living room and the attic bedroom are unusual in a house of this age, and we feel it gives Moonbeam Cottage its unique feel. It was actually extensively rebuilt by the previous owner, and it was beautifully restored, but we too have carried out some work and made changes to enhance it further so it’s all in really good condition and ready for its new owners to enjoy.”

“The cottage sits just off the main High Street, convenient for all the local facilities, but its position down one of the old burgage plots means that it’s very private and quiet, and our lovely little courtyard garden is a real suntrap. It’s an ideal house for a second home – easy to maintain, private and secure, and yet within very easy reach of all the local facilities.”

“It’s hard to describe Bishop’s Castle in just a few words. It’s small (about 1,800 people) but has everything you need in a town. It’s also a place that is steeped in history and proud of its medieval roots, but at the same time very forward looking. Day to day it’s a quiet place, but scratch the surface and it has a mind of its own and a strong alternative art and music scene. However, its best kept secret is its annual events calendar, ranging from community street events to specialist music performances. It’s a town in which we’ve always felt very welcome and for us it’s been a place to escape to and fully relax.”

“The large main living room is the real heart of this house,” says the owner. “It’s heavily beamed and has a large inglenook in which we’ve installed a wood-burning stove that keeps the space cosy and warm in winter. It’s a lovely room to relax in and it copes well with large get-togethers; we’ve had some wonderful occasions in there.”

“Bishop’s Castle is also well placed to explore Shropshire towns and countryside. Shrewsbury and Ludlow are both within easy reach – about twenty miles away – with great shopping and food. Shrewsbury has a good theatre and arts centre, and Ludlow is foodie heaven, with a busy food centre. Walking includes easy access to Clun Forest, the Shropshire Hills AONB, Offa’s Dyke path and the Kerry Ridgeway"

“The attic room is another unusually large space and so it’s been ideal as a guest bedroom,” says the owner. “It has three Velux windows so it’s also extremely light and bright, and it has a very peaceful atmosphere so when it’s just the two of us here I use it as a painting room.”

“We’ll miss the house; it’s a very special place with a wonderful sense of history and we’ve had some magical times here,” says the owner, “but we’ll also miss the town. It’s such a welcoming place and very vibrant, and we have made many friends among the local residents.”

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