- Substantial Grade II listed three-storey and part two-storey detached property extending in total to approx. 3,785 sqft (351.88 sqm) set in its own extensive grounds extending in total to 0.94 acres (0.38 ha).
- Spacious and versatile accommodation comprising an extensive open plan restaurant with a large catering kitchen, and ancillary accommodation to the ground floor.
- Staff living and potential letting accommodation to the upper floors comprising a large fitted kitchen, living room and 7 spacious bedrooms with shared bathroom and shower facilities with a self-contained apartment to the rear.
- Prominent and very visible roadside position fronting the main A458, a busy tourist route which provides access from Shrewsbury to Mid Wales.
- Offers in the region of £475,000 are invited for the freehold interest with the benefit of vacant possession on completion.
The property is located approximately 2 miles west of the main A5 Shrewsbury bypass which provides links to the A49 and M54 motorway with Shrewsbury town centre approximately 4 miles to the east.
Shrewsbury is itself the County Town and administrative centre of Shropshire, strategically located at the intersection of the main A49 and A5 trunk road approximately 55 miles north west of Birmingham, 18 miles west of Telford and 40 miles south of Chester.
The town is experiencing rapid growth and offers a unique blend of cultural, educational and economic opportunities in one of the most beautiful parts of the country and benefits from excellent road and rail communications.
The property occupies a pleasant setting with far reaching views over open countryside.
The original property is understood to have been built in 1724 and comprises a substantial Grade II listed three-storey and part two-storey detached building being of traditional brick construction beneath tiled pitched roofs having later single storey additions at the rear.
The property has operated as an American themed Smoke House restaurant in recent years until its closure in December 2022, previous to which it operated as the Cross Gates Hotel, a popular country public house and restaurant having an attractive outside seating and children’s play area and extensive car parking facilities at the rear.
The accommodation is arranged on the ground floor to provide an extensive open plan restaurant and bar servery area with seating for up to 70 covers with a large catering kitchen, toilet facilities and ancillary accommodation including an extensive cellarage area.
The upper two floors provide staff living and potential letting accommodation comprising a large fitted kitchen, living room and 7 spacious bedrooms with shared bathroom and shower facilities.
The property also includes Manager’s private living accommodation comprising a bedroom and separate shower room with access via an external staircase at the rear.
The property is understood to be currently licensed and would lend itself to a continued use as a public house or restaurant use, whilst also offering significant potential for alternative commercial or residential uses including potential development of the car park area at the rear, subject to planning.
The property is set in its own extensive grounds extending in total to 0.94 acres (0.38 ha) or thereabouts.