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6 bedroom detached house for sale

High Street, Wem, Shrewsbury, SY4

Sold STC £575,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Reception hall, drawing room, sitting room
  • kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, pantry, cloakroom
  • playroom/games room, six bedrooms, two bathrooms
  • family room/bedroom 7
  • Store room, extensive cellars, parking, open fronted garage
  • traditional stable block, gardeners w.c, castle mound
  • including extensive gardens

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Castle Mound House is a fascinating Grade II listed mid 18th Century town house steeped in history offering extensive accommodation over four floors.


Castle Mound House is situated in the centre of the market town
of Wem which provides a wide range of local amenities, including
a supermarket, a bank, a bakery and a chemist. There is a good
selection of schooling available locally. Wem benefits from its
own Secondary school, Thomas Adams, which has its own sixth
form college, whilst the Corbet School at Baschurch is also within
reasonable distance.

The historic County Town of Shrewsbury enjoys a comprehensive range of shopping, leisure and social facilities as well as a number of schools including Shrewsbury School, Shrewsbury High School for Girls & Shrewsbury Sixth Form College. Good road links, a local rail service is available at Wem and provides connections through to mainline services which can be found at Chester, Shrewsbury and Telford. National airports are also available within reasonable driving distance at Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham.


Castle Mound House is a fascinating Grade II listed mid 18th Century town house steeped in history and offering extensive accommodation over four floors. The handsome Georgian façade strikes an imposing sight with wide stone steps leading to the front door; these are flanked on either side by the original Grade II listed railings. The property is teeming with interesting original features which include sash windows, the original joinery, plaster ceiling cornices, wooden shutters, exposed floor boards and the magnificent main staircase. The entrance hall with a timber floor and marble fire place also has a built in antique china cupboard to the right.

A fine Georgian staircase leads to a galleried landing with four good sized bedrooms which are served by the spacious family bathroom which has a bath and separate shower. A further flight of stairs leads up to the second floor where there are another two bedrooms, a family room and a store room. The family room and store room are both wellproportioned rooms which would make excellent additional bedrooms if required. From the family room there are wonderful views.

The property has zoned heating on each floor, is insulated and has extensive cellars which provide excellent storage.

The property is approached from the High Street through electric gates to a large cobbled courtyard with a range of outbuildings currently used as a studio but suitable for a play room or home office. The old stable block which adjoins the house is now used as a wood store, garden shed and gardener's WC. There is also an open fronted garage and an additional brick built garden shed adjoining the rear elevations.

The beautiful walled gardens and rose garden are landscaped and laid to lawn with planted borders. There is a variety of specimen and fruit trees including apple, pear, figs, plums, mulberries and cherries. There is an additional separate walled area which is a lovely private space formerly used a vegetable garden. There are two flagstone patios which run along the rear of the property providing a seating area during the summer months.

The history of the house is evident throughout, with the early sections of the house identified by the wooden beams in many of the rooms including the kitchen/breakfast room. This is a really inviting space which is full of interesting features such as the flagstone hearth, panelling and the original fitted storage cupboards and drawers. The kitchen with its inglenook fireplace also has a more modern twist being fitted with a range of oak units, topped with granite, which incorporate a Bosch dishwasher, Aga and a Belfast sink. On the lower ground
floor there is a large utility room providing space for further appliances. Above this section of the house (and extending over the adjoining outbuildings) is a play room/games room which could be used as a separate annexe, subject to the necessary consent.

The most dominant feature of the garden is the impressive and
ancient monument of the castle mound. This includes the known
surviving extent of the earthwork and buried remains of a motte
castle. Motte castles were Medieval fortifications introduced in
Great Britain by the Normans and they comprised a large conical
mound of earth or rubble, the motte, surmounted by a palisade
and stone or timber tower. Motte castles and motte and bailey
castles acted as garrison forts during extensive military operations as strongholds and in many cases as aristocratic residences and the centres of local or rural administration. A documentary source suggests that the castle was constructed by William Pantulf between 1135 and 1154 and used by the Pantulfs as their principal residence, or caput.

Acreage: 0.94 Acres


From Shrewsbury take the Ellesmere Road (A528) north and
continue on this road through the village of Harmer Hill (do not
turn left to Ellesmere) until reaching the town of Wem. At the mini roundabout turn left under the bridge which is sign-posted Town Centre. Upon reaching the T - Junction turn left where the property will be visible on the left hand side next to the church hall.

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Added on Rightmove:
25 August 2016


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