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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Main Street, Shenstone,Shenstone,Staffordshire

Offers in Excess of £700,000

Property Description

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This lovely home, which boasts both Tudor and Elizabethan architecture, has a wealth of character and charm with many eye catching features to include
original cast iron fire surrounds, feature beams, bread oven and salt store. The main historical feature of the property is a hidden priest hole which was used to
hide clergyman during the period when Catholics were persecuted by law in England, from the beginning of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I in 1558.

The excellent accommodation briefly comprises a welcoming reception hall, music room, dining room, family room, ball room/lounge, guest shower room,
kitchenette, a large breakfast kitchen and scullery/utility. To the first floor are five double bedrooms, a main family bathroom and an en-suite to the master bedroom. To the second floor are two further double bedrooms and a further bathroom.

The property sits behind a walled perimeter within attractive grounds which extend to 0.72 of an acre and comprise a rear courtyard with coach house, a
cellar and a double garage with an inspection pit 9 with potentail to be converted inot a separate Cottage, subject to planning permission.

The property also benefits from a side driveway with additional parking facilities. Shenstone Village is a popular sought after village in Staffordshire and is located west of Birmingham and three miles south of the Cathedral City of Lichfield. Its parish is extensive and comprises of several neighbouring villages including Stonnall, Footherley, Wall, Hints and Little Hay.

Local amenities can be found in the heart of the Village and include a doctor's surgery, newsagents, hairdressers, post office and a butchers shop. Local schooling includes Greysbrooke Primary School in the Village and King Edwards VI in the Cathedral City of Lichfield. Shenstone's railway station was opened in 1884 and this cross city railway line provides links between Birmingham and Lichfield City Centre. For the sporting enthusiast facilities can be found at Shenstone Tennis Club, Aston Wood Golf Club and Whittington Heath Golf Club. For the driving commuter the A5127 provides links to destinations both north and south via the M6 Toll and the A5 and the A38 provides links for destinations
east and south.

Ivy House comprises:

Fore Garden
Approached through a wrought iron gate and having gravel borders, a selection of plants in shaped borders, well maintained lawns and a gravel pathway to the property.

Side Driveway
Offering parking for numerous vehicles with gates to separate double garage and gates to the courtyard and the coach house.

Ground Floor Accommodation

Welcoming Reception Hall
With original flagstone flooring, window facing the side, radiator, wall lighting, cloaks hanging space and doors off to:

Music Room 19' 11 max x 15' 5
Having a band stand bay window facing the front, an open fire, wooden flooring, coving and radiators.

Dining Room 17' 7 x 16' 6
With windows facing the front incorporating centrally fitted double French doors opening onto the front gardens, an open fire place, feature beams, serving hatch, picture rail, antique radiator and door opening through into:

Ball Room/Lounge 27' x 19' 10
A superb room once known as 'the ballroom' having a feature sash window facing the front, windows facing the side and rear, cast iron fireplace, radiator, half height wooden panelling to the walls, wooden flooring, open fire with surround and tiled hearth, an antique radiator and door to:

Guest Shower Room
With a window facing the side, shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin and w.c., tiled flooring, wall lighting and door to:

Having a window facing the front and a double base unit with a work surface and a circular sink unit.

Family Room 17' 7 x 14' 7
A delightful room having a window facing the side, original cast iron open fire and grate, radiator and a picture rail.

Breakfast Kitchen 24' 7 x 18' 4 max 14'
Having windows facing the rear, a range of fitted base units and matching wall units, beams to the ceiling and beamed partitions, quarry tiled flooring, original inglenook fireplace with display hearth and beam over, built in pantry, an original
salt store, wooden work surfaces with inset one and a half bowl sink unit, appliances to include gas range cooker and integrated fridge/freezer, space for a breakfast table, radiator and door to servants quarters' staircase.

Scullery/Utility Room 16' 10 x 12' 6 max 9' 3 min
Having windows facing the rear and sides, double Belfast sink unit, built in original bread oven, feature beams, tiled flooring, fitted base units, tiled splash backs and a door to the rear garden.

Lobby 11' 11 x 4'
Having door to the rear, built in double fronted cupboards, tiled flooring, access to the ballroom/lounge and doors to the dining room and kitchen.

First Floor Accommodation

Spacious Landing
Having original solid oak wooden flooring, window facing the front, steps leading to a split level landing where there is access to the priest hole.

Separate W.C
With a window facing the side, high level w.c., wash basin and a radiator.

Master Bedroom 27' 2 max x 19' 10
A superb size room having two sash windows facing the front and rear, picture rail and raised area with fitted claw foot enamel bath.

En-Suite Shower Room
Having a large walk in shower cubicle, wash basin, w.c., tiled splash back and tiled flooring.

Walk-In Wardrobe
With ample storage space.

Bedroom Two 19' 9 x 15' 5
Having an open fire place with grate, wooden flooring, radiator and large feature band stand sash window overlooking the front gardens and delightful Village iews

Bedroom Three 17' 9 x 15' 6
Having a window facing the side, wooden flooring, radiator, open fireplace with surround, beams to the ceiling and a radiator. Accessed from the main landing and bedroom five/office and having access to servants staircase.

Bedroom Four 16' 7 max 11' 2 min x 16' 8
Having a window facing the rear, radiator and wooden flooring.

Bedroom Five/ Office 16' 9 max 10' 3 min x 12' 10 max 9'5 min
Accessed from servants' staircase via the kitchen and having a window facing the rear, two radiators, open fireplace, loft access and door to bedroom three.

Family Bathroom 12' 9 x 12' 4
A large family bathroom having a window facing the rear, feature exposed brick wall having half height painted wooden panelling, bath with hand held shower attachment, high level w.c., pedestal wash basin, exposed beams to the ceiling, a large linen cupboard and an airing cupboard housing the central heating boiler.

Second Floor Accommodation

Gallery Landing
Having a radiator and doors to:

Bedroom Six 17' 11 x 15' 8
Having a window facing the front, beams to the ceiling and walls and a radiator.

Bedroom Seven 17' 8 x 17'
Having a window facing the side, vaulted beamed ceiling, beams to the walls and a radiator.

Bathroom 12' 6 x 8' 5
Having a sash window facing the front, free standing claw foot bath, pedestal wash basin and low level w.c., open fire place, wooden flooring, dado rail and a radiator.

Private Rear Gardens
The extensive walled gardens have shaped lawns, a small woodland area, pond feature, patio and an original natural well known as 'St John's Well'.

Double Garage 18' 8 x 14' 5
Having an inspection pit and gates to extensive side tarmac drive for further additional parking

Out Buildings

Original Coach House
This building was once used as the main coach store to the property and is accessed through double gates from the courtyard. The coach house is divided into six sections to include coach store, tack room, stable, workshop, hay barn
and a further brick store. This area requires some attention but offers immense potential to convert and create a three bedroom house or office facility offering an ideal business from home opportunity if desired. (Subject to planning

Cellar 18' 3 x 13' 1
With door and steps leading down to additional storage space.

Additional Information

Strictly via appointment through our Exclusive & Rural Homes Department at our Four Oaks Office on 0121 308 5511.

We understand that the property is Freehold.

Fixtures and Fittings
As per sales details.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
21 June 2011


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