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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Leaton Grange, Leaton, Telford, TF6

Sold STC £775,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II listed country house
  • Convenient rural location
  • Extensive gardens & grounds
  • Variety of Outbuildings
  • Approximately 3.27 acres
  • Further 8.38 acres available separately

Full description

A fine Grade II Listed detached country house with lawned gardens and grounds and traditional outbuildings having scope for equestrian use in a convenient rural location.

In all about 3.5 acres (option to purchase additional land - est. 8.38 acres)

Situation - Positioned in a rural setting, within the hamlet of Leaton. The property adjoins farmland with some extensive views to the north and west. The location also has the advantage of being within easy access of the motorway network, particularly the M54, which links east to the M6 and the west midlands conurbation. Commuters also have easy access to local areas of commerce including Shrewsbury, Telford and Wolverhampton, with a road network linking further afield to the Potteries and Manchester. Locally there are a good selection of state and private schools and excellent shopping at either Shrewsbury or Telford. The rail network provides a station nearby at Wellington with trains to Birmingham and London Euston.

Regional airports include Birmingham, East Midlands and Manchester.

History - Leaton Grange is believed to date back to the 14th century, originally to a timber framed house with later additions. The house has been remodelled with extensive alterations and extensions being added predominately in the 19th century. From 1891 to around 1905 Leaton Grange housed the Colonial Training Home for Girls, when destitute girls were preparing for domestic service in the colonies.

The Property - Leaton Grange offers prospective purchasers an excellent opportunity to acquire a handsome, Grade II Listed country family home with versatile accommodation, adaptable traditional outbuildings, extensive gardens and grounds, together with the option of purchasing additional adjacent grazing land, which latterly will no doubt be of keen interest to equestrian enthusiasts.

The diverse architecture to the house offers both charm and character with bold Georgian features. The handsome front facade is in contrast to the rear with tall sash windows, taking advantage of the wonderful views down the garden.

The accommodation on the ground floor is centred around a large reception hall with oak flooring, a period fireplace and an imposing staircase with pine decorative wood work. Three excellent reception rooms lead off, all of which enjoy fireplaces, the dining room is an elegant space with full length sash windows including shutters and an elaborate cornice ceiling. The sitting room affords similar features, whilst having french doors to the garden. The drawing room includes a dominant cross beamed ceiling and a wide bay window with shutters and a box seat outlooking the front gardens. The kitchen breakfast room enjoys a lovely open plan design with a traditional open half timbered wall feature. There are various useful domestic rooms, including an old butlers pantry with wine store off, a larder, an excellent study and a generous size boot room, which includes the old servants staircase.

On the first floor there are five main bedrooms, including a family shower room. Also leading off the landing is the ANNEXE ACCOMMODATION, being self contained with an external staircase and of interest for those seeking accommodation for a dependant relative or staff. This area provides a living room, bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom. The annexe could alternatively be used in conjunction with the main bedroom accommodation.

Outside - Approached through double wrought iron gates with a gravelled driveway, which sweeps across the front of the house with a twin entrance. The main formal gardens provide established lawns to both the front and rear, incorporating shrubs borders to part, an extensive range of deciduous trees and flowering shrubs. The rear garden falls away to a dry stone wall with spilt level areas, also incorporating an ornamental pond and an area of amenity land beyond. The rear garden enjoys a number of mature trees, including a wellingtonia. To the rear boundary lies a COPPICE, together with FURTHER AMENITY LAND and an OLD GRASSED ORCHARD. To the side of the house is a splendid RESTORED WALLED KITCHEN GARDEN with a variety of fruit trees, vegetable beds with soft fruit canes, lawned areas, privot box hedging, gravelled pathways, together with a sun TERRACE / BBQ area and an old summer house.

The Outbuildings - There are varies domestic outbuildings adjacent to the house including a BRICK WOOD STORE, old GARDEN WC, BRICK GARDEN STORE, WORKSHOP and THE OLD LAUNDRY with a brick copper. Most of these buildings are set off a rear yard. The main outbuildings comprise of a further yard with two brick and tile ranges, including the main range with GARAGE, OLD TACK ROOM, STABLE and first floor loft. The secondary range includes a further GARAGE, a purpose adapted OFFICE which includes double glazed windows, lighting and power.

The OFFICE also has a rear kitchenette with sink unit and a separate wash room which includes a WC. The buildings could be adapted for a number of uses including stables, workshops, storage or additional office accommodation - subject to any necessary planning consents.


Optional Land - Additional land is available and includes a parcel of pasture land immediately adjacent to the rear and has vehicular access from the side council lane. EXTENDING TO ABOUT 8.38 ACRES IN ALL. The land is available separately. GUIDE PRICE £100,000.

General Remarks -

Fixtures And Fittings - Only those items described in these sale particulars are included in the sale.

Services - Mains electricity. Mains water via the quarry based on a metred supply. Foul drainage to a septic tank. Oil fired central heating system. None of these services have been tested.

Waveleaves, Easements And Rights Of Way - The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements and rights of way whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

Local Authority - Telford and Wrekin Council. Council Tax Band 'G'.

Tenure - The property is Leasehold for a term of 999 years. Commencement date February 2002, purchasers must make their own enquires via their solicitor.

Viewings - Strictly through Halls, T: 01743 236444.

Halls Holdings Ltd and any joint agents for themselves, and for the Vendor of the property whose Agents they are, give notice that: (i) These particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract (ii) No person in the employment of or any agent of or consultant to Halls Holdings has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property (iii) Measurements, areas and distances are approximate, Floor plans and photographs are for guidance purposes only (photographs are taken with a wide angled / zoom lenses) and dimensions shapes and precise locations may differ (iv) It must not be assumed that the property has all the required planning or building regulation consents. Halls Holdings Ltd, Halls Holdings House, Bowmen Way, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 3DR. Registered in England 06597073.

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