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4 Barker St

Marsh Lane, Hinstock, Market Drayton, Shropshire

Guide Price £950,000 Sold

4 Bedroom House

  • A Delightful Detached Family Home
  • One Bedroom Annexe
  • Games Room
  • Outbuildings
  • Character and Charm in Abundance
  • Summer House
  • 4.5 Acres of Land
  • Idyllic Formal Gardens
  • Pretty Village Location
  • Viewings Are A Must

Set in the pretty North Shropshire village of Hinstock sits the charming Old Malt & Coach House, a stunning brick and sandstone structure dating back more than 250years. This is a rare opportunity given that it last came to market more than 40 years ago. This much-loved family home has kept a lot of its original features, including quarry tiles and wooden flooring, exposed beams, brick and stone, traditional AGA, and classical feature fireplaces. The property has character and charm in abundance, with idyllic gardens and grounds all sitting approximately on a four-and-a half-acre plot.

The property comprises of a Farmhouse style kitchen and separate utility, a cloakroom, three reception rooms, a potting room, three large double/king-size bedrooms, all with lovely views, a single fourth bedroom/dressing room, a large family bathroom, shower room, and cellar.

Connected to the main residence is The Coach House, a delightful and spacious one-bedroom annexe with all the charm of the main property including vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, an open plan kitchen and sitting room, a large king-size bedroom with ensuite. This is a great addition to the main house offering multiple opportunities. Adjoining The Coach House is yet another large space, the current owners use as a games room with a bar and seating area and on the next level up, an office. This spacious and versatile area lends itself to multiple uses. The property also includes outbuildings/stables ripe for conversion and a pretty summer house sitting in the grounds, soaking up the idyllic views.


There are two entrances into the main residence. The formal front door, leading into a pretty HALLWAY with wooden flooring and a side entrance leading into a quarry tiled SECOND HALLWAY and on to the


5.06 x 5.71 (16'7" x 18'8")This is a lovely room, light, bright and airy. Original quarry tiled flooring, exposed beams, original bread oven, and all in a delightful farmhouse style. Wooden base units and shelving, AGA and oven, freestanding dishwasher, and fridge. There is space for a breakfast table and freestanding dressers. Steps lead up to the generous-sized


6.54 x 2.26 (21'5" x 7'4")With Belfast sink, storage, and original cold store shelve. This space leads through to the


Once again with exposed beams, original quarry tiled flooring, low flush WC, and pedestal hand basin.


5.51 x 4.70 (18'0" x 15'5")This is a particularly atmospheric room with wooden flooring, exposed beams, and an original open fireplace with marble surround. A perfect entertaining area.


5.18 x 4.79 (16'11" x 15'8")This room has all the character and charm of the rest of the property, wooden flooring, exposed beams, wooden shutters, and beautiful views of the gardens. There is also a stunning original open fireplace with a wooden surround. A perfect room to sit and relax in front of a roaring fire.


6.04 x 5.24 (19'9" x 17'2")An elegant and luxurious space, light and airy, with a double aspect and French doors opening onto the rear patio area that is perfect for entertaining. There is a large inglenook fireplace with a wooden-beamed plinth, tiled hearth, and an original open fire, set in a marble surround. The perfect focal point for such a delightful room.


5.54 x 4.87 (18'2" x 15'11")Pretty views of the grounds and gardens, a very generous size space with fitted wardrobes, original fireplace and wooden surround.


Walk-in shower, pedestal hand basin, and low flush WC


5.23 x 5.09 (17'1" x 16'8")A good size king, wooden flooring, double aspect windows, fitted wardrobe, and original fireplace with wooden surround.


5.27 x 4.19 (17'3" x 13'8")Yet another generous size double/king with double aspect windows and lovely views, fitted wardrobe, light and bright with the original fireplace.


This room would lend itself to a pretty single, with storage and views of the garden or a dressing room/area.


A good size room with bath, low flush WC, hand basin fitted into vanity unit and storage.



4.70 x 2.18 (15'5" x 7'1")


A charming one-bed annexe, with all the character of the main house. Exposed beams, wooden flooring, and vaulted ceilings – this has multiple opportunities, granny annexe, possible holiday let (subject to permission) or you could knock through to the main house if you require more space.

A long, light ENTRANCE HALL with wooden flooring leads through into a large open plan SITTING ROOM, KITCHEN, and DINING AREA with double aspect windows a light bright and uplifting space. A wooden staircase leads up to a large king-size BEDROOM with ENSUITE including a walk-in shower, low flush WC and pedestal hand basin.


9.65 x 5.16 (31'7" x 16'11")


6.63 x 7.51 (21'9" x 24'7")



Next to The Coach House is a great space that once again could lend itself to multiple uses – storage, offices, business (subject to permission). The current owners have set up a games room with a full-size snooker table, bar and a large seating area. The ceiling boasts exposed beams and multiple aspect windows that allow light to flood in, a wooden staircase leads up to a quirky office area.


10.70 x 4.69 (35'1" x 15'4")


5.08 x 4.67 (16'7" x 15'3")


4.60 x 2.50 (15'1" x 8'2")


The outside space is truly the icing on the cake. The formal gardens wrap-a-round the main house, with well-established trees, hedging, paths, a pond, and lovely laid to lawn areas. At the back of the house is an attractive patio area, a great sun trap, perfect for alfresco dining and a good place to sit and soak up the beautiful Wisteria climbing over the rear corner of the property. The main bulk of the land lays to the front of the property and has a tree/hedge line border, running to approximately four-and-a-half acres. There is an idyllic large pond in the middle, perfect for watching wildlife. As with many aspects of the property, the land can offer multiple uses such as horses, ponies, livestock or like the current owner's, a haven to sit back and relax and enjoy the wildlife and all it has to offer.

SUMMER HOUSE – The current owners have cleverly positioned this pretty structure with outside decking on the edge of the formal gardens overlooking the acreage and stunning views.

To the side of the property is a selection of OUTBUILDINGS, good for cars, stables, storage, and possible conversion (subject to planning).

In Summary, this delightful family home offers a huge amount of versatility, quirky and charming features, wonderful entertaining spaces, tranquil grounds, and gardens all set in a pretty North Shropshire village. Viewings are highly recommended.


“I bought the property forty-five years ago, upon the birth of my first son, and there were so many things that attracted me to it, not least the wonderful lifestyle it offered,” says the owner. “I was taken with the quiet, old-fashioned character of the village, and also the space the property offered both inside and out. It sits in acres of really stunning grounds, which are in turn surrounded by glorious rolling countryside so leading off the back of the house are rambling country lanes where the children took many walks and we would often recreate the tales of Beatrix Potter.”

“The house simply oozes character and charm and it retains many period features rare in houses of today – one of my favourites being the huge inglenook fireplace in the drawing room. However, it’s also a really comfortable family home and one that works incredibly well for modern living. We’ve made multiple updates and renovations over time, the most significant of which was the refurbishment of the old Coach House, which has been transformed into a more modern and better-equipped self-contained flat. We’ve also drawn up plans to fully convert the property, creating an extension to the rear of the house in the form of a large conservatory, and at the front, knocking through into the games room and Coach House to expend the property to create six bedrooms. For us the house has been the most wonderful family home, however, given the ample land that the property has, it has significant development potential, subject to planning of course.”

“The land that surrounds the property is definitely a standout feature and it’s something that has given us all a great deal of pleasure over the years that we’ve been here. The field once kept horses, but we extended the garden area to accommodate the many parties that we hosted – we once put a marque across the whole lower driveway for a black tie event, during which we had famed Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin perform for one hundred and fifty guests! The grounds have also been a fantastic natural playground for the children, and now the grandchildren enjoy going off on discovery adventures and nature trails.”

“The kitchen has always been the heart of the house. It’s perfect for cosy family meals and it’s also a great social space.”

“This is a place that has enabled us to enjoy the very best of both worlds. At home we’re surrounded by glorious countryside, and yet in twenty-five minutes you can be on the Stafford to London train, which has a journey time of just one hour and fifteen minutes.”

“We converted the Coach House from a two-bedroom flat back in 2001. Originally we had live-in staff, but later my son used it as a weekend property when he was living in London. More recently it’s been rented out and it generates a really good income.”

“There is so much that I’ll miss when the house is sold,” says the owner. “The wonderful community, the village’s old-fashioned charm, our stunning gardens and having the space to welcome and entertain family and friends. It’s been a very special place to call home.”

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