An elegant and charming 18th century manor on the Shropshire/Montgomeryshire Border
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Park House enjoys a peaceful rural location with simply magnificent and far reaching views over its own gardens, woodland and pasture land, of Roundton Hill and the Long Mynd in the distance. The house is listed Grade II and was built in approximately 1790. It is a former Rectory, which benefitted from Queen Annes ecclesiastical Bounty. Later in about 1840 the original brick was augmented by the current striking stone casing. The result is a spacious, private, secluded and elegant family house of remarkable charm and character which incorporates many attractive period features, not least of which are fine oak floors and a classic Georgian oak staircase. The tall panelled windows within their original casing are also notable and attractive features of the house. The garden and grounds, which sweep down and completely surround the property, provide a worthy setting for a house of this quality and include a most useful courtyard of outbuildings and ante-rooms, as well as an additional separate 3-bedroom Coach House with its own garden and courtyard.
LOT 1 - Park House, Coach House and about 13.26 acres
Park House is approached from a quiet county lane and then via a private driveway, passing the Coach House on the left hand side, and leading on through the established gardens, grounds and including its own area of woodland. The drive finishes in a gravelled sweep in front of the impressive Victorian entrance to the House.
Park House offers the following accommodation: An impressive stone portico Entrance Porch in ictorian neo-gothic style leads into the Reception Hall and Lobby oak floor and oak Georgian staircase leading to first floor accommodation. All reception rooms lead off the reception hall. There is a lobby to the right of the main door, which currently acts as an ante-room or office, with a downstairs cloakroom/ WC leading off.
Drawing Room at the far end of the reception hall is the elegant and spacious drawing room. The windows allow in a profusion of natural light and look out over the delightful gardens. There are French windows leading outside as well as a large bay window with original wood panel surround, built in book shelving, open fireplace with marble surround, traditional radiators and moulded ceiling cornices.
Dining Room a most graceful room, again there are large windows with 6 window panels allowing views of the terrace garden. Parquet wood-block flooring, open fireplace with inset marble surround, radiators and moulded ceiling cornice.
Study/Sitting Room a restful room with small ecclesiastical window and additional large window with nine window panels. An open fire and oak flooring.
Kitchen and back kitchen area there is a series of useful rooms which make up the rear of Park House and which have the potential to be renovated into a large modern reception dining kitchen. At present several smaller rooms comprise: the kitchen, back kitchen, laundry room, flower room with tall built-in original Victorian cupboards, a study and the boiler room. Kitchen this room functions very well as a family kitchen and has large window, base and wall mounted units, a 4 door oil fired Aga oven (used for cooking only). A buyer may wish to modernise the kitchen area to provide a spacious live-in family area.
Cellar and Traditional Wine Cellar with stone bins There is access to the cellars from the rear passage. The cellars are immensely useful, immaculate and dry, used mainly for storage.
Upstairs - The wonderful oak Georgian staircase leads to the spacious landing area with oak floor, and from where all the bedrooms and bathrooms lead off. There is also the rear passageway, with access to a further series of useful rooms. Most of the bedrooms have plumbing and a hand basin. Also leading from the landing is the linen room containing the original cupboards.
Master Bedroom This lovely room has oak flooring and a double aspect, overlooking the sweeping gardens and woodland. There are built in wardrobes, in a spacious dressing room leading off the master bedroom. This has the potential to be converted to an en suite bathroom with the necessary planning.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms There are a further five bedrooms, two of which have en suite facilities, and three further bathrooms. The second bedroom has truly delightful views and an original open fireplace.
This property has 13 acres of land.
The gardens which surround and shelter the house are bordered by woodland on the southern side. In addition there is an adjoining field and top paddock which could accommodate extra stabling if required. The gardens include lawns, grass terraces, and a beautifully fragrant rose garden, as well as a productive kitchen garden with a lovely apple orchard. A well-fitted tool shed is included. Two intersecting streams run through the gardens. The total land area is approximately 13 acres. Adjoining the main house is a rear brick-paved courtyard which leads to the boiler room and wood store. This also gives access to an outside WC as well as utility outbuildings with electricity which the current owners use to house their white goods.
Coach House - The Coach House formerly provided the stabling to Park House and has been renovated into a comfortable residence. There is an entrance hall leading to 3 rooms on the ground floor, plus a spacious reception room with an adjoining area which provides scope for a kitchen to be installed. Upstairs there are 3 en suite bedrooms 2 of which have built in wardrobes, and there is a useful airing cupboard located on the landing. Directly outside the Coach House is space for parking several vehicles and to the rear there is a paved and gravelled sitting area and a raised lawned garden. The Coach House has two integral garages, one of which has electricity, as well as a tack room, again with electricity. There is separate vehicle access to the Coach House should this be required. The Coach House is currently a dedicated home office.
Lot 2 Stables and about 16.19 acres - Avaliable by seperate negotiation Guide Price £110,000
Immediately across the lane from Park House, there are 17 acres of land comprising 3 well-fenced fields with water, 9 acres of woodland (with bluebells in abundance in the Spring) a stream and a delightful track for walking. There is a Dutch barn, 3 stable boxes and ample hard standing/parking.
Hyssington is situated in the glorious unspoilt countryside of the Shropshire borderlands. The rural and wooded landscape in this area is magnificent and has changed little over the centuries. The terrain is punctuated by traditional market towns and quiet country lanes. Montgomery (6.5 miles) is a charming town, noted for its ruined 13th Century castle, splendid Georgian architecture, peace and tranquillity. Bishops Castle offers good local amenities with banks, hotel, post office, pubs, market, restaurants, delicatessen, grocers and ironmongers.
There is also an excellent supermarket at Church Stoke (2.3 miles). The historic county town of Shrewsbury, about 22 miles away, provides extensive recreational, educational, business and shopping facilities. It has a fast rail link to London (Euston) taking 2.5 hours. Ludlow, with its sublime restaurants, is 22 miles away. The area offers a wonderful rural quality of life with access to superb riding, walking and a variety of other country pursuits.
There are several excellent schools, notably Shrewsbury School, Packwood Haugh Preparatory School (30 miles), Moor Park (26 miles) and Norbury primary school (7 miles).
Directions from Ludlow: Head North on the A49 out of Ludlow towards Craven Arms. Go through Craven Arms, after about a mile turn left onto A489 towards Bishop's Castle, continue on this road for 8.3 miles. When reaching Lydham turn right and follow road for 0.6 of a mile, here you will turn left towards Newton (A489). Continue for 2.6 miles and turn right signposted Hyssington. Continue on this lane for 1 mile and Park House will be found on your right with a stone pillar entrance.Read all
- Lot 1 - Park House & Coach House - £1,250,000
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Drawing hall, dining room, sitting room
- Study, utility, study, cloakroom
- Master bedroom with dressing room, 5 further bedrooms (2 en-suite)
- 2 Bathrooms
- Coach House: 3 Bedrooms (All en-suite)
- Courtyard, outbuildings, stables
- Paddocks, gardens, orchard, woodland
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