5 bedroom detached house for saleVentnor House, 8 Station Road, Madeley, Telford, Shropshire
Offers in Region of £535,000
- RECEPTION HALL (ORIGINAL TESSELLATED TILED FLOOR)
- SHOWER ROOM/CLOAKS
- DRAWING ROOM
- DINING ROOM
- STUDY/OCCASSIONAL BEDROOM 6
- FARMHOUSE STYLE BREAKFAST/KITCHEN (AGA COOKER)
- UTILITY ROOM (ORIGINAL SCULLERY)
- STUDIO/OFFICE (POTENTIAL TO CONVERT TO STUDENT PAD/GRANNY FLAT)
- CONVERTED CELLAR/CINEMA/GAMES ROOM
One of the finest detached Grade II Listed period family houses in a World Heritage Site
The house is situated in Station Road, which is an established residential conservation area in the older original part of Madeley. Madeley was an old market gardening town mentioned in the Doomsday Book, and lies within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site boundary. This house was the main farmhouse in Madeley from the early 1800's until the late 1960's. It is convenient for Madeley town centre, which has undergone a regeneration scheme including new offices, shops and a new Tesco supermarket. Local primary and two new state of the art Academy schools lie nearby, incorporating nursery, primary and secondary options. The historical town of Ironbridge is approximately 1.5 miles away, famous for the World's first iron bridge erected in 1779 and designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Similar distance is the settlement of Coalport, famous for the manufacturing of Coalport China and its museum. There are many countryside walks in the area including the Silkin Way. Telford Town Centre is approximately 5 miles away with its wide range of leisure, retail and transport facilities. There is good access to the M54 motorway link road leading to the main M6 & M1 motorway network.
A fine, distinctive Grade II Listed detached family residence of distinct character, which dates back from around 1780 and originally a farmhouse known as Cottage Farm. Later additions from around 1820 incorporating many period features. The property is reputed to be one of the first houses in Madeley and shares a street with the historic church of St Michael's - designed by Thomas Telford himself and nearby there is both Upper House and King Charles Barns, which are over 300 years old, were the barns attached to Upper House and earned their place in history in 1651 when King Charles II hid here after his escape from the Battle of Worcester.
A substantial family house that is both unique and cherished, which has been improved over the years and more recently by the present owner who has sympathectically added back original features such as, fireplaces, sash windows, wall rails and cornices. The original scullery still exists, where there is the original copper wash tub, brick setless, porcelain sink, old water pump, Coalbrookdale cast iron range and exposed beams to the pitched roof.
The gardens have been beautifully landscaped and well stocked with a variety of shrubs, trees, privet hedging, brick paving, pergola and water fountain to make up a superb Italianate garden.
There is a usable bothy and log store within the curtilage of the garden. There is also a seperate mini arboretum and walk through to the front garden, 3 pergolas and 2 covered eating spaces to the rear.
This period property is one of few houses available to purchase in the surrounding area and viewing is highly recommended to appreciate its refinements and quality.
Ornate architrave to the main side part glazed entrance door into...
RECEPTION HALL: original tessellated tiled floor, exposed beam, dado rail, picture rail, coving to ceiling, recess for hanging cloaks, balustrade staircase, door giving access to the...
CONVERTED CELLAR: tanked walls and timber strip floor, window, built in shallow cupboard housing the gas meter, exposed beam, spotlighting, power points - currently used as a cinema room or ideal games room, office, hobbies, music studio etc.
SHOWER/CLOAKROOM: white porcelain Belfast sink, wc, shower cubicle, space and plumbing for washing machine, minature tiled spalshback, mirror, fluorescent light/shaver socket, spotlighting, roof access hatch, quarry tiled floor.
IMPRESSIVE DRAWING ROOM: feature open fireplace, surround with two adjacent storage cupboards, three exposed ceiling beams, 2 sash windows with thermal glazing, dado & picture rails and coving to ceiling.
DINING ROOM: feature oak surround to the cast iron open firegrate, quarry tiled hearth, two exposed beams, dado and picture rails, coving to ceiling, sash window with thermal glazing.
STUDY/OCCASSIONAL BEDROOM 6: feature Victorian cast iron firegrate, period tiled surround, high beamed ceiling, fitted book shelving to one wall, period cast iron multi paned window.
EXCELLENT FARMHOUSE STYLE BREAKFAST/KITCHEN: feature large inglenook fireplace housing a gas fired Aga cooker, tiled surround, high exposed beamed ceiling with "dolly" pulleys, free standing solid wood units including a double stainless steel sink unit and wooden worktop surfaces, stand alone base units with drawers, stainless steel splashbacks, shelving, utensil racks, integral dishwasher, fitted wall cupboards with downlighters, display wall units, integral oven, microwave, gas hob with cooker hood over, stainless steel splashback, drawer units and wicker baskets, 12 volt lighting cables and spots, modern vertical radiator, doors to rear garden and side entrance..
PORCH: stable door, niche, quarry tiled floor, outside light to external doorway.
UTILITY ROOM (ORIGINAL SCULLERY): feature original Coalbrookdale cast iron cooking range, copper washing tub, adjacent storage cupboard, original setless, porcelain Belfast sink, old water pump to well (not connected), display wall cupboards, worktop surfaces, fitted shelving, wine storage niche, vertical radiator, quarry tiled floor, "Dolly" clothes airer to the exposed beamed pitched roof, door to outside.
Attractive balustrade staircase ascends to the first floor landing: dado rail, exposed beam and coving to ceiling, dimmer light switch, spotlighting, large built in storage cupboard, two roof access hatches to large roof void.
MASTER BEDROOM: rear aspect with two windows, exposed beam to ceiling, cast iron firegrate, built in airing cupboard housing an Ideal gas fired central heating boiler, with storage cupboard above.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM: fully tiled shower cubicle, wash hand basin, low flush wc, large twin sliding doors also open to the built in double wardrobe with hanging rails, shelving and light point.
FAMILY BATHROOM: modern white suite - panelled bath with shower/mixer tap, recess with shelf, wash hand basin, low flush wc, shaver socket and single casement window.
BEDROOM 2: overlooking front garden with feature cast iron firegrate, picture rail, sash window with thermal glazing.
BEDROOM 3: overlooking front garden, feature cast iron firegrate, picture rail and sash window with thermal glazing.
BEDROOM 4: overlooking front garden, sash window with thermal glazing.
BEDROOM 5: side aspect, two windows - one to side and one to rear overlooking the lovely gardens.
The house is approached through two timber pedestrian gates or through a wooden bar gate over a gravelled driveway providing car parking for 3 to 4 cars.
GARAGE: mezzanine floor providing useful storage, two velux windows, rear window, service door to the ....
STUDIO/HOME OFFICE: with 14 electrical sockets, telephone connection point and cable, woodstrip floor, four velux skylights, small lobby off and double glazed window and door to outside raised sun decking with outside light over.
NB: THE STUDIO AND GARAGE OFFER POTENTIAL TO CONVERT INTO AN ANNEXE FOR DEPENDANT RELATIVE, STUDENTS PAD OR HOLIDAY LET SUBJECT TO PLANNING AND BUILDING REGULATION APPROVAL.
Alongside the garage is a gate and driveway providing additional car parking, caravan, boat, or motorhome.
The attractive landscaped front gardens are designed to show a figure 8 to correspond with the address of the house and is well stocked with shrubs, bedding plants, evergreens, roses, bulbs, maturing trees including Holly trees and a walk way through a wrought iron arboretum. At the side of the forecourt, which lies adjacent to the main entrance door, is a door that enters into the courtyard with quarry tile and brick paviours. A door leads into the utilty room. There is a useful log store and security floodlight over. Pathway leads to a small tiled canopy over the old bread oven. Nearby is a brick Bothey and a BBQ area. Pergola to the old original half timbered brick and tile outbuildings 11'6" x 6'6" used for storage. Lean to garden store 8'10" x 5' 1" and a Croquet lawn 20m x 10m.
The extensive rear gardens have been landscaped in part to an Italian design, with dwarf privet hedging and brick paved pathways leading to a feature water fountain. The garden is stocked with a variety of shrubs and bedding plants. To the rear part of the garden is a large chicken run and henhouse. The gardens continue with a raised flower bed, rockery and lawns flowing down towards the side of the house and porch.
DirectionsFrom Ironbridge proceed to Madeley. Pass the Abraham Darby Academy school. Take 3rd turning at roundabout into Ironbridge Road/Park Street, at the mini roundabout turn right along Church Road. You first turn sharp left past King Charles Barns on your right, then after 50 yards you turn sharp right and then after 100 yards you turn sharp left passing St Michaels Church on your right, then almost immediately at the village green, you turn sharp right again and within 50 yards Ventnor Farmhouse is found on your left hand side with its own driveway and gates. Sat Nav: TF7 5BA.
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