Oswestry Shropshire SY10 Preesgweene, Weston Rhyn

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Features at a glance

  • Regency style Grade II listed house
  • Six bedrooms
  • Stabling
  • 3.17acres
  • Versatile coach house (with potential to convert subject to the relevant planning consents)
  • Historic bee-boles
  • Superb use of local materials including Coalbrookdale iron and Grinshill stone
  • No onward chain

A characterful and magical GII listed five bedroom Regency house with a plethora of period features, outbuildings and detached studio set within gardens and grounds extending to 3.17 acres

The property: Available for the first time in over thirty years the sale of this Grade II listed classic country house offers an exciting opportunity for a new purchaser to live in a house of immense poise and style. Originally built as a timber framed house around 1638 Preesgweene Hall underwent significant remodelling in 1834 resulting in the elegant Regency house we see today. Over the past century the house has been home to a number of illustrious characters. These include the parents of renowned animalier sculptor Jonathan Knight and the journalist Thurlow Craig known for his weekly ‘Up Country’ column in the Sunday Express. More latterly Preegsweene Hall has been home to a retired architect who has gently ensured the house has been carefully cared for.

The elegant, gracious and well-appointed internal accommodation offers a careful and considerate balance between formal entertaining and day to day family living space. A joy of Preesgweene Hall are the plentiful and unadulterated period features that create a timeless and special atmosphere. The exquisite period details include a Roman Doric pedimented porch with decorative metopes and triglyphs, plaster details to the first floor front that include heads and leaves (and would have been gilded at some point), Coalbrookdale veranda with cast iron border, deep sash windows, fan lights about two doors, carved skirting boards and architraves, Grinshill stone fireplaces, panelled seventeenth century internal doors, two unusual stained glass windows, elaborately carved staircase (similar to that at Moreton Hall) with splat spindles and carved newel posts, wide Welsh oak floor boards, stained wishes circles and exposed beams to all floors.

Of significant note are the castellated bee boles –an apiarists dream in years gone by and beautifully preserved.

The internal accommodation is sophisticated and distinguished with the two principal reception rooms (drawing room and dining room) benefitting from southern views across the front aspect. There is a further large sitting room, breakfast kitchen with pantry, utility and a vaulted tack room playroom with WC off. The superb staircase rises to the wide landings on the first and second floors. To the first floor are four double bedrooms, family bathroom and shower room. To the second floor are two further bedrooms and a large bathroom which would make an ideal principle bedrooms suite away from the hustle and bustle of family life.

There is a charming array of outbuildings at Preesgweene Hall that offer superb opportunity for the future with immense potential for a variety of uses. In time they could be developed into a home office suite, equestrian complex, holiday cottage or staff accommodation subject to the necessary planning consents. There is extensive garden storage, stabling, historic bee boles, field shelter and useful Dutch barn accessed via the secondary driveway.

Services: Oil fired heating Mains water and electricity Private drainage to a septic tank Agents note: This is a deceased estate and probate has not yet been granted (November 2022)

This property has 3.17 acres of land.


The gardens and paddock are an outstanding feature of Preegweene Hall and complement the rural setting very well with their maturity and parkland feel. Approached down a majestic tree lined gravel driveway with feature Cedar of Lebanon there is ample parking and the driveway continues with access to the studio and Dutch barn with further parking. The gardens are a superb feature and offer an enchanting prospect with formal lawned areas (one was previously a tennis lawn) to the front and side with established and mature planting including splendid figs and yew trees. There is a paved courtyard with access to the stables and paddocks to the front and side.

The acreage extends to 3.17 acres overall.


Weston Rhyn is situated on the edge of the well regarded North Shropshire town of Oswestry and close to Chirk known for its castle and famous Thomas Telford viaduct. Day to day amenities are found in Weston Rhyn, M&S Gledrid Roundabout as well as Chirk and St Martins. Oswestry has an excellent range of local shopping, recreational and educational facilities, and is within easy motoring distance of the larger centres of Shrewsbury and Chester offering further facilities.

There are excellent state and private schools nearby including Moreton Hall, Packwood Haugh, Ellesmere College, Oswestry School and Weston Rhyn Primary.

There is a railway station in Gobowen, providing access to London, whilst the nearby A5/M54 provides access to Birmingham and the Midlands, along with regional airports at Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool.


Directions Follow satnav to postal code SY10 7SU approaching off Station Road. what3words: ///beaten.shall.desk

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