Rowton Court is a complex of twenty seven properties set within the grounds of Rowton Castle, occupying a delightful rural setting approximately six miles west of Shrewsbury along the A458, surrounded by stunning views over the open Shropshire countryside.
Rowton Castle itself is a Grade ll listed building and is mentioned in the Doomsday Book. Rowton Castle is among the most romantic and magical castle wedding venues in England. With acres of tranquil grounds, beautiful hotel bedrooms, English countryside, and impeccable service.
The Rowton Court Apartments are built from within the original stables, in keeping with all the style of the original ideas. The original site dates back to the 17th century and after the 2nd World war was converted into a site for a blind school. The Castle it’s self were the classrooms, the Apartment block were the dormitories and there was an open air swimming pool which later became a Rowton Country Club.
During 1977/1980, Rowton Court was redeveloped into twenty-seven self-contained Apartments, ranging in size and character. Almost all of the apartments have superb panoramic views into the countryside and grounds that extend to about two acres.
Rowton Court Apartments boast what is probably the best of facilities for such a style of living. The Gardens and Grounds are superb, well maintained and landscaped to visual beauty. All the apartments have their own garage, together with additional car parking for guests.
There is a full size Tennis Court as well as a BBQ for the exclusive use of our residents. For style and comfort whilst relaxing outside, there is a patio area with suitable seating and tables where one can relax in the peaceful and restful surroundings.
ROWTON COURT FREEHOLDS LIMITED
All apartment owners have a shareholding interest in the company that owns the freehold. In fact, only the owners of apartments are allowed such a share. The benefit of this ensures that the future holding of the ownership of the apartment is maintained and the renewal of a lease agreement is at minimal cost.
The Leases were extended in 2007 for a further 90 years which makes the leases expire in the year 2168 with a peppercorn (nil) ground rent.
Obviously, it also maintains the integrity of ensuring that your asset is passed onto your successors without fear of the possible loss of the lease, making the transfer easy.
ROWTON COURT RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION LIMITED
The Residents Association is the vehicle that utilises the Annual Maintenance Fees in the best and most efficient manner. The fees are currently set at £110 per calendar month that includes building insurance. The fees ensure that the regular contracts for maintenance and upkeep to the grounds, gardens are maintained to the expected high standard. It overlooks and assists in the upkeep of external painting and decorations. It adds to the aesthetics where possible and within the costs budgeted.
The Company takes care of the communal lighting maintenance and account. It also provides the continuity of services within the complex such as: a well located and disguised waste disposal area, laundry lines for drying clothing in a dedicated area of the grounds and ensuring that the facility and area for washing your car is maintained.
Even during the autumn and winter months, it continues to service the grounds by way of clearing snow (when possible), clearing away fallen leaves and continuity of general upkeep of the gardens and grounds.
The first surviving record of Rowton is found in the Domesday Book (1086) which stated it was a small settlement of just two households and was in the hands of Alward FitzAlmund who held it as a tenant of Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Shrewsbury. Little is known about the site in the three centuries that followed as the narrative of its history has been confused with that of nearby Ruyton Castle. However, at some point a small castle or fortified manor was raised which was later rebuilt either by the Corbet or Le Strange families. In the mid-fifteenth century Rowton was purchased by William Lyster whose family then retained the site until 1889.
By the time of the seventeenth century civil war the then owner of Rowton Castle, Thomas Lyster, was of high enough status to be knighted and he also provided significant funds to the Royalist war effort. However, as Royalist fortunes waned during 1645, Rowton Castle became the target of Parliamentary forces. It is alleged the castle was substantial enough to resist a Parliamentary siege for almost two weeks before honourable terms of surrender were agreed but this was probably a nineteenth century fabrication intended to boast the status of the family. More likely the castle was simply abandoned and then burnt either by the Royalists themselves or the Parliamentary forces of Colonel Mytton.
Whatever the truth about the fate of the castle during the civil war, it was clearly left in a poor state of repair for Richard Lyster (died 1701) bequeathed £1,000 for construction of a new house “upon the bank where the old castle stands”. This new brick built house was perhaps intended to raise the profile of his family and if so it worked for his son, also called Richard, went on to become the first Lyster to represent Shropshire in Parliament. After his death in 1766 the castle passed through his immediate descendants including Colonel Henry Lyster who made substantial modifications between 1809-12 and 1824-28 effectively creating the structure seen today.
Following the death of Lady Charlotte Lyster in 1889, Rowton Castle passed to Montagu Lowry Corry and then to his nephew, Colonel Lowry Curry. In 1941 it was sold to the Royal Normal College for the Blind who used it as a replacement building for their London based headquarters that had been destroyed by German bombing. They continued to occupy the site until 1978 when it was sold and converted into a hotel.
Properties Currently For Sale at Rowton Court
2 Bedroom, 1 Reception Room, 1 Bathroom Apartment.
An attractive split level two bedroom apartment offering spacious and well presented accommodation. Occupying a lovely setting with a far reaching view over the tennis court to open countryside and within the grounds of Rowton Castle complex, it includes LP gas central heating and comprises: communal entrance hall, private hall, living room, kitchen, two bedrooms and refitted shower room. There are lovely grounds which include a tennis court and further amenities together with a single garage.
2 Bedroom Apartment
Occupying a lovely position within the grounds of the Rowton Castle hotel and country club which is an attractive country position but still convenient for Shrewsbury. The apartment is ground floor and of a high standard with a feeling of space and style including high ceilings.
The apartment has a communal entrance with a private entrance door leading into the hall which has a deep built in cupboard, the living room is a really good size, inner hall giving access to the well fitted kitchen, the bedrooms are both a good size, the wet room has recently been upgraded and again is spacious and very well presented. The property has LP gas central heating and Upvc double glazing.
Previous Sales at Rowton Court
|A||31 August 2018||£ 118,000.00|
|V||19 July 2018||£ 184,800.00|
|W||29 March 2018||£ 185,000.00|
|Y||14 September 2017||£ 178,500.00|
|X||19 January 2017||£ 178,000.00|
|S||28 October 2016||£ 222,500.00|
|W||29 January 2016||£ 192,000.00|
|E||27 November 2015||£ 126,000.00|
|I||14 November 2014||£ 110,000.00|
|N||29 August 2014||£ 119,000.00|
|R||27 June 2014||£ 224,000.00|
|Y||28 January 2014||£ 143,000.00|
|L||31 January 2013||£ 180,000.00|
|U||04 March 2011||£ 230,000.00|
|F||18 June 2007||£ 160,000.00|
|L||14 June 2007||£ 240,000.00|
|P||30 April 2007||£ 280,000.00|
|S||21 July 2006||£ 214,950.00|
|B||23 June 2006||£ 200,000.00|
|L||09 March 2005||£ 240,000.00|
|R||12 September 2003||£ 210,000.00|
|U||13 June 2003||£ 176,000.00|
|C||19 March 2003||£ 68,000.00|
|J||07 November 2002||£ 124,000.00|
|R||27 September 2002||£ 185,000.00|
|P||31 July 2002||£ 225,000.00|
|L||02 May 2002||£ 158,000.00|
|F||12 October 2001||£ 97,000.00|
|E||23 July 2001||£ 65,000.00|
|S||29 June 2001||£ 91,500.00|
|Y||01 September 2000||£ 52,000.00|
|E||07 January 2000||£ 52,750.00|
|F||17 December 1999||£ 52,750.00|
|N||13 October 1999||£ 76,250.00|
|B||29 June 1999||£ 65,000.00|
|U||12 February 1999||£ 82,000.00|
|A||28 September 1998||£ 57,500.00|
|L||31 October 1997||£ 85,000.00|
|N||26 August 1996||£ 75,000.00|
|P||23 August 1996||£ 94,000.00|
|U||23 July 1996||£ 65,950.00|