3 Bed house on award winning ECO estate £325,000 OIRO
4 year old detached eco-house on a unique small estate with allotments, chicken, pig and bee keeping groups, an orchard, woodland and a variety of community activities which residents can opt in or out of.
On the edge of the vibrant market town of Bishopís Castle with several thriving pubs, 2 micro-breweries, local shops, schools, farmers market, sports centre etc.
In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty popular with walkers, cyclists, artists, naturalists and musicians and only a short drive to the picturesque towns of Ludlow, Hereford and Shrewsbury and 40 mins to the M54.
Many of the residents on the estate have moved from a long way away and had few local family or friends when they arrived. They are all made to feel welcome in the town and on the estate and soon get involved in the wide range of activities on offer. Residents take trouble to get to know their new neighbours and to offer support when it is needed. There are regular social activities - a weekly pub meetup, carols at Christmas, fireworks, apple-pressing to make cider, trips to the theatre and local attractions and many other social events for residents. Not all residents join in these, but many do, and it is a valuable way to get to know your new neighbours. Family and friends are always welcome too. There is a residentsí website which has a lot of information about the estate and also provides a forum for discussion and information about plans and developments, where every resident can contribute and keep up to date.
This combination of independence and community of people of a similar age and background, with options for social involvement and new hobbies, is unique as far as we know in the UK. It avoids the rules and constraints of co-housing but encourages mutual support and interdependence. Most residents do not plan to move again and opportunities to buy into the estate are relatively rare.
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