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Ackleton House, Ackleton, Wolverhampton

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* Classic three storey Georgian residence of distinction in Shropshire * Close to excellent road network * Within vicinity of excellent schools * Well presented and maintained * Reception hall * Drawing room * Dining Room * Billiard room * Morning room * Cloakroom * W/C * Outstanding open plan Kitchen/ Breakfast/ Sitting room * Pantry * Utility * Gardener’s w/c * 9 bedrooms including 4 ensuites * Family bathroom * Cellars * Exceptional landscaped gardens * Sweeping drive * Planning permission for double garage * Wide plot * Oil fired central heating * Mains drainage *
A fine example of classic Georgian architecture, this imposing gentleman’s residence enjoys a prominent position at the edge of the small but popular rural village of Ackleton, whilst having wonderful unadulterated views all round. The superb square proportions of the property are equally attractive viewed from all angles and the front elevation particularly imposing with its full length sash windows and a grand oversized columned porch behind a sweeping drive.The build was commissioned by Roger Eykyn (1724-1795), famous builder and architect who designed St John’s Church in Wolverhampton and St Paul’s Church, Birmingham, built Ackleton House for his own use in the late eighteenth century and for the first 150 years plus, it remained the property of only three families. It may well be thanks to this that so much of the original house has been preserved ; original features, oak flooring in the reception rooms, and polished slate flooring in the entrance hall, deep skirtings and cornicings and traditional cast iron free standing radiators to name but a few are still in good condition and historical purists would be seriously impressed. The authentic sense of history is palpable yet that is not to say that the feeling is austere and pretentious. The high ceiling and large proportions of this country property has very much the welcoming ambience of a lived-in family house with the garden, accessible from French windows from both sides of the house and an integral part of the everyday life of the house. The garden divided into two main sections, a kitchen garden is now an ornamental topiary garden within a framework of interconnecting gravel paths with cobble edges and camouflaging an original brick green house. The other, formal side of the garden behind the drawing room is laid mostly to lawn with some elegant shrubbery beds and is flanked by some beautiful mature trees. It mirrors the symmetry and regularity of the house itself. Bordered by the old estate wall, a path within allows one to walk all round the impressive grounds, which, having a partially planted paddock to the back has both formal and informal areas to enjoy.The present owners who moved in some 17 years ago have, in that time, embarked upon a comprehensive scheme of restoration and refurbishment, also adding a large kitchen extension to the side and back which blends harmoniously with the rest of the house even bearing the same heavy duty soffits and fascias and sash windows. The garden too has had care and attention bestowed on it and is now much easier to manage than previously.

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