Oswestry Shropshire SY11 Station Road, Whittington
- Guide Price
- F Council Band
Features at a glance
- Drawing room
- Dining room
- Sitting room
- Kitchen and second kitchen
- Utility room
- Six bedrooms
- Shower room
- Indoor swimming pool
- Games room
- Garage and workshop
- EPC rating D
A characterful GII listed Elizabethan village home with indoor swimming pool and delightful rear gardens
The property Big House is a striking Grade ll listed former farmhouse in the heart of the well regarded north Shropshire village of Whittington. The imposing part timber framed house dates back to 1631 and has evolved over time into a much loved family home, which lends itself to both comfortable everyday living and larger scale entertaining. Elizabethan period features are present throughout the property and include exposed beams, deep inglenook fireplaces and an impressive studded oak front door creating a feeling of poise and history.
The marvellous front door opens from the entrance vestibule to the spacious reception hall off which leads a dual aspect sitting room with parquet flooring and feature fireplace. Facing the front the study is an excellent sized square room and the elegant drawing room with feature fireplace overlooks the rear gardens ideal for entertaining away from the bustle of family life. At the other end of the house is the dual aspect kitchen dining room with double doors opening to the conservatory enjoying views of the grounds. This majestic and atmospheric room is the heart of this family house and is cleverly divided into two distinct areas by a peninsula breakfast bar dividing the kitchen and dining room. The main feature is the large inglenook fireplace with log burner.
The second kitchen, boot room, utility room and cloak room completes the ground floor accommodation. On the first floor there are six bedrooms served by a bathroom and shower room. The stunning principal bedroom is located at the end of the house offering solace and privacy. This impressive room faces the rear gardens with vaulted ceiling, decorative beams and brick feature fireplace.
Swimming pool and games room The large heated indoor swimming pool is linked to the main house in a vaulted room with decorative painted murals and full length windows with views to the garden beyond. There are two changing rooms, wash facilities, pool pump room and the large games room beyond.
General Local Authority: Shropshire Services: Mains gas, electricity and drainage. Swimming pool is heated by gas. Agents notes: Property is GII listed. Property was painted externally in August 2023
Outside The property is accessed via a carriage driveway that sweeps in front of the house offering parking for numerus vehicles. Laid to lawn with deep borders and a newly planted Portuguese laurel hedge there are views across the village to Whittington Castle. Wrought iron gates lead open to the rear driveway leading to the private courtyard parking area and access to the detached garage and workshop.
Innovatively divided into two areas and partly the rear gardens are a horticultural oasis with a variety of David Austin roses and specimen trees including walnut and magnolia. Opening from the conservatory is a paved and gravelled garden ideal for al fresco entertaining. Mainly laid to lawn the remaining gardens feature a small orchard, large garden pond with decorative rocks, waterfall and footbridge leading to a summer house. To the bottom of the garden is a further summer house, which would make a superb home office, summer sitting room or store and a useful garden store is located near the gates to the front.
Location Big House is situated within the pretty village of Whittington that benefits from an active local community based around the church, community hall, two public houses, Post Office and village shop. Further amenities can be found in the nearby market towns of Oswestry and Ellesmere.
There are a number of highly regarded schools in the area in both the state and private sectors, to include The Marches, Oswestry School, Lakeland Academy, Ellesmere College and Moreton Hall. The County town of Shrewsbury offers a further range of recreational, leisure and schooling facilities.
The A5 provides easy access to the south via Shrewsbury and Telford and to the north via Wrexham and Chester beyond. There are regular train links from the nearby village of Gobowen to Wrexham, Chester, Shrewsbury, Birmingham and London. Regional airports include Birmingham International, Liverpool and Manchester International.
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