Reference 24130
Address Chapel Street, Wem, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
(Map Location)
Beds 4
Baths 2
Type Terraced house
Tenure Freehold

Attractive grade II listed town house with south west facing garden and private off street parking. Within easy walking distance of the town center and railway station



The property, circa 1800, is located in a much sought after conservation area and retains many of its original period features. Close to the town center the property is ideally located for local shops, cafes and pubs. Other facilities include highly recommended primary and secondary schools, library, doctors and dental surgeries. Easy access to the rail station links the town to Shrewsbury and London via Crewe.

Recent restoration has enhanced the character of this charming home providing well proportioned accommodation throughout.

The beamed entrance hall with decorative period tiled floor leads to the dining room where the large inglenook fireplace and original quarry tiled floor echo with past history.

The refurbished kitchen/breakfast room has a traditional layout with a Delonghi range, 5 ring gas hob, electric oven and extractor hod. A double Vilroy and Bosch Belfast sink is set in solid beechwood work surface over built in units with open fronted wall units above.

Stone stairs lead from the rear hall to the generous dry cellar which provides ample storage and has great potential for further development.

The first floor sitting room has exposed floorboards and features a period hearthstone with wood burner stove. To either side of the chimney breast are fitted bookshelves and cupboards.

The master suite lobby gives access to the master bedroom and separate luxury bathroom.

On the second floor, bedroom four features an exposed open beamed wall,with original leaded window. The beautiful cruck beam landing leads to two double bedrooms and shower room.

The restoration work completed by the present owner includes installation of a new central heating system and boiler, extensive re-wiring and replastering, renovation of exposed floorboards, application of preservative timber treatment to all structural woodwork. Chimneys swept, inspected and repaired, wood burner and associated flue lining fitted.

Externally lead flashings repaired/renewed as necessary and general roof inspection for loose slates.

The garden has been professionally redesigned and re-planted. A pedestrian gate leads from the garden to the private parking area.


Entrance Hall - 6.01m x 1.07m (19ft 9in x 3ft 6in)

Period tiled floor, exposed beams, radiator, and doors leading to the dining room, rear hall and garden

Dining Room - 4.27m x 3.76m (14ft 0in x 12ft 4in)

Quarry tiled floor, Inglenook Fireplace having oak beam over and brick hearth(chimney sealed but can be easily re-opened), radiator and door leading to utility room

Utility Room - 2.92m x 2.26m (9ft 7in x 7ft 5in)

Quarry tiled floor, Belfast sink in wooden work surface with cupboard under. Plumbing for washing machine and space for further appliance. Door to Airing cupboard, housing Worcester Bosch boiler, pressurised water system and shelving. Further door opens from Utility room into the garden.

Rear Hall - 2.70m x 1.62m (9ft x 5ft 4in)

Staircase to first floor, radiator, window overlooking rear garden and door leading to Cellar

Cellar - 5.4m x 3.5m (17ft 8in x 11ft 6in)

Original stone flagged floor, lighting and power

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 4.22m x 3.71m (13ft 10in x 12ft 2in)

Exposed floorboards,radiator, a range of kitchen units with solid beech work surfaces, Villroy Boch double Belfast sink with mixer tap, Delonghi stainless steel dual fuel five ring range cooker with extractor over, wall mounted plate rack, open shelved storage, space for dishwasher and free standing fridge/freezer

First Floor Landing - 3.30m x 1.83m (10ft 10in x 6ft)

Built in linen cupboard, window overlooking garden, doors off into Sitting Room and Master Bedroom Suite; stairs rising to second floor accommodation

Sitting Room - 4.72m x 4.04m (15ft 6in x 13ft 3in)

Exposed floorboards, fireplace housing log burning stove on a period hearth stone, built-in shelving and storage cupboards. TV point and radiator

Master Bedroom - 3.99m x 4.01m (13ft 1in x 13ft 2in)

Accessed via lobby off first floor landing and having exposed floor boards, recessed to either side of sealed chimney breast with original hearth stone and radiator

Bathroom - 3.89m x 2.69m (12ft 9in x 8ft 10in)

Exposed floorboards, walk-in shower with Travertine stone tiles and wall mounted direct feed drench style shower including hand attachment, close coupled WC, two free standing wash hand basins on Travertine stone tiled vanity unit with large heated mirror over. Shaver point, chrome ladder radiator and ceiling down lights. The Antique Copper bath presently in the bathroom is not included in the sale.

Second Floor Landing

Has three sections giving an overall size of 5.0m x 1.42m (16ft 5in x 4ft 8in)

with original cruck roof beams, eaves storage with light 4.0m x 1.0m. Radiator and window overlooking garden. Doors leading to bedrooms 2 and 3 and shower room

Bedroom 2 - 3.96m x 3.73m (13ft x 12ft 3in)

Exposed ceiling beam, window to side, chimney breast, radiator and loft access

Bedroom 3 - 4.22m 2.49m (13ft 10in x 8ft 2in)

Exposed floorboards, double glazed conservation roof light, exposed ceiling beam and radiator

Bedroom 4 - 4.04m x 2.03m (13ft 3in x 6ft 8in)

Exposed wall and ceiling beams with open oak framework to landing and stairwell. Original leaded window to side, chimney breast and radiator

Shower Room - 2.86m x 2.0m (9ft 5in x 6ft 8in)

Walk-in shower with fully tiled walls, direct feed drench style shower including hand attachment. Recessed fitted shelving, close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back with mirror and spotlight over. Chrome ladder radiator, ceiling down lighters, double glazed roof light and hand painted decorative floorboards


To the front of the property is a tarmac path which also gives side access to the rear garden. The garden has been redesigned and landscaped to provide a gravelled terrace, circular central lawn with surrounding shrub and herbaceous borders, wildlife pond, a further gravelled area and hard standing. There is a restored brick outhouse with slate roof and a lean to brick store room adjacent to the house. A side service gate gives a a right of way to the rear of the neighbouring property, allowing pedestrian access onto Chapel Street. The rear boundary wall includes a pedestrian gate providing access to Mill Street and a private parking area.


Local Amenities

There are excellent state and private schools locally, including St Peters primary school, Thomas Adams, Adcote School for Girls, Ellesmere College and Shrewsbury School. Within walking distance of the house the Town Centre provides a good variety of shops these include butchers, delicatessen, cafes, hairdressers, chemists, hardware store and supermarket. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, bowling green, library, a programme of films and live streamed events in the Town Hall. The wider area offers golfing facilities, horse riding, theatres and many outdoor activities

Fixtures and Fittings

Fitted carpets as laid are included.


Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas.



Council Tax

The property is currently registered with Shropshire Council under Council Tax Band 'C'.


By arrangement with the vendor.


From Shrewsbury proceed north to Wem, and on reaching the T-junction by the church, turn right onto High Street and take the 2nd right into Leek Street. Follow this road around to the right onto Chapel Street, the property can then be found on your left hand side, 26 Chapel Street, Wem, SY4 5ER



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