Hopton Castle, Craven Arms, Shropshire


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
A unique opportunity to purchase a Grade II Period cottage that was subjected to a house fire in 2019 leaving just the external walls. The property is now ready to be renovated and the thatch roof reinstated to restore this former cottage to its former glory.

The Sarn

This detached cottage was once a lovely black and white thatched cottage located in the lovely hamlet of Hopton Castle. Buyers have the opportunity to restore this property to its former glory and create a wonderful home in a fantastic location in the Shropshire Hills. Planning is going through to restore it to a 3 bedroom, 3 reception rooms and the thatched roof. Prospective purchasers could after the planning to make any changes they wish after completion. The agents have photos of the property prior to the fire should any buyers wish to see them.


Hopton Castle is a small hamlet with the ruins of the medieval Hopton Castle, besieged in a notorious battle of the English Civil War in view of the village. Hopton Castle is near the popular village of Bucknell tucked away on the edge of Shropshire in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is well serviced with a butcher, village shop, popular primary school, petrol forecourt, two public houses and a train station with rail links to Shrewsbury and Swansea on the Heart of Wales line. Nearby is the village of Leintwardine with further amenities including a doctors surgery, two public houses, a convenience store and petrol station and a butchers,. Further afield are the towns of Ludlow at 10 miles distance and Knighton 5.5 miles away and both offer a wider variety of services including health care, independent traders, supermarkets and schooling.

Planning Permission

Planning Permission has been submitted to Shropshire council under application number 21/02582/LBC. The planning is for works to facilitate the repair of the timber frame and associated damage caused by fire and firefighting activities affecting a Grade II Listed building.

Services & Agents notes

Mains water and electricity are connected to the site, the property had oil fired heating and septic tank drainage. Prior to the fire the tax band was F. Buyers are advised that the scaffolding is erected to protect the remaining structure and is on a month to month lease that the new owners will take ownership of at completion.

Viewing Arrangements

Via the office on 01547 529907.

Agents notes

Please be advised that prospective buyers are entering the property at their own risk and take full responsibility for their own health and safety . The ground floor is secure, however on the first floor floorboards have been lifted with gaps to expose the piping. These have been covered but not secured. If you have any concerns please call the office on 01547 529907.


Travelling on the B436 from Bedstone, on entering Hopton Heath, take the left turn passing over the railway line. Turn immediately left, signposted Hopton Castle, and follow this road for approximately 1 mile and the property is located on the right hand side. Please be advised parking is not available at the property and limited on street parking nearby is available nearby. Please be considerate to the neighbouring properties when parking your vehicle if you attend a block viewing.

CONSUMER PROTECTION FROM UNFAIR TRADING REGULATIONS 2008 (CPR) We endeavour to ensure that the details contained in our brochure are correct through making detailed enquiries of the owner but they are not guaranteed. The agents have not tested any appliance, equipment, fixture, fitting or service and have not seen the title deeds to confirm tenure. All measurements are quoted to the nearest 1/10 metre. All liability in negligence of otherwise for any loss arising from the use of these particulars is hereby excluded.

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Cobb Amos

14 King Street, Hereford, Herefordshire

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