5 bedroom detached house for sale

Minsterley, Shrewsbury, SY5

Guide Price £1,100,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3 Receptions
  • 5 Principal Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Walled garden & feature pool.
  • set in about 3.39 acres
  • Grade II* property

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A magnificent Tudor house in wonderful gardens and grounds. Grade II* listed, 3 reception rooms, 5 principal bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, walled garden and feature pool. Set in about 3.39 acres.

Location

Minsterley Hall stands in the privacy of its own gardens and grounds within the south Shropshire village of Minsterley. The village which is set amongst the beautiful hills of the Rae Valley boasts excellent local amenities including a village hall, newsagents, post office and butchers shop. The well supported primary school is within walking distance and Mary Webb Secondary School is to be found in the neighbouring village of Pontesbury. The area is renowned for its walking and riding in the surrounding countryside of contrasting landscapes with wooded valleys, streams and the wilder uplands of the Long Mountains and the Stiperstones.

The historic county town of Shrewsbury is within 8 miles with well renowned private schools, along with shops and recreational facilities. The A5 provides access to the M54 at Telford to Wolverhampton, the Midlands and the M6.

Description

Minsterley Hall is a fine Grade II* Listed, timber framed house with a well documented history from when it was built circa 1581 for a gentleman by the name of Robert Clough. The house was sold to the Marquis of Bath in 1634 soon after the destruction of Caus Castle. It is thought that some of the materials and fittings came from the castle when the house was substantially enlarged in 1653. The house remained in the ownership of the Thynne family for over two Centuries and since that time has only changed hands a few times.

While being an historic gem, Minsterley Hall is a wonderful family house standing in beautiful mature gardens and grounds. The house is laid out in such a way it lends itself to formal entertaining, yet compact enough for comfortable everyday living. The accommodation is surprisingly light with the large windows offering views over the gardens and beyond.

Minsterley Hall was built with a prodigious use of oak and is full of idiosyncratic alterations with many distinguishing features including polished oak floors, panelled rooms, beautiful fireplaces, exposed studwork and oak mullioned windows. The two main reception rooms have panelled walls and the drawing room has a 15th Century screen thought to originate from Caus Castle. The large farmhouse kitchen has a four door Aga, adjoining utility room and door to the cellars. The breakfast/sitting room is a light room with views down the garden and over the feature pool. A small hallway with a cloakroom gives access to the garden and a pergola provides a sheltered outdoor eating area.

There are two oak staircases to the first floor. The front stairs lead to the former billiard room, a beautiful room with oak floors and fireplace. The master bedroom suite has a stunning tricately carved Italian marble fireplace commissioned by the Marquis in 1869 and large en suite bathroom and dressing room. The other bedrooms and bathrooms can also be accessed from the back staircase which then continues up to the second floor where the servants would have slept in times gone by. This area has now been restored and presently serves as storage space and gym, but lends itself to further bedrooms and has been plumbed for a bathroom if required. At one end are display panels preserving inscriptions from the halls past inhabitants reflecting some of the history of the house.

Outside

To the front of the house is a paddock, once a vast lawn, with a line of lime trees planted along the driveway. A second driveway enters from beside the church and swings up between wonderful mature tress including a wellingtonia. From here the house can be glimpsed from behind its walled gardens.
To the East of the house are the formal walled gardens which have been restored along with the house and include a charming summer house and gardeners house. A lawn with gravel paths to either side sweeps down to a large feature pool.
The gardens and grounds provide a wonderful backdrop for this magnificent house.


Acreage: 3.39 Acres

Directions

From the A5 Shrewsbury Bypass, take the A488 to Minsterley, passing through Pontesbury village. On arriving at Minsterley, take the second exit at the small roundabout by the Bridge Hotel. The driveway will be found by continuing past the church bearing left, opposite the black barn.

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15 May 2015

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Nearest station

  • Church Stretton (8.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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