5 bedroom detached house for saleLeebotwood, Church Stretton, Shropshire
Guide Price £1,400,000
- 5 Bedrooms (2 en-suite)
- Living kitchen
- 3 Reception rooms
- Family bathroom
- Three converted coach houses providing offices
- and workshops
- Range of versatile outbuilding presently used as warehousing
- Meadowland, woodland, stream and three wildlife pools
Originally built in 1862 as a "gentleman's residence", the house has been renovated over recent years to combine period and contemporary living space with an elegant extension designed by the renowned architect Graham Moss. The front door opens into a hall way with original Victorian quarry tiled floor, off which lead the well-balanced drawing room and sitting room. Both have impressive fireplaces housing wood burning stoves, deep sash windows and elegant cornicing.
The striking bespoke kitchen, fitted by David Orton, has a central island, cream cupboards and granite work tops. It includes a Rangemaster cooker along with a number of integral appliances. The kitchen opens to a dining area with wide windows framing the views across the garden and two sets of French windows opening to the south facing terrace. A study, utility room and two W.C.s complete the ground floor accommodation.
Stairs rise from the hall to the main landing off
which are five double bedrooms. The principle
bedroom is of particular note with en-suite facilities, pretty dressing room and stunning
views of the Lawley, Caer Caradoc and the Long Mynd. The third bedroom also benefits from en suite facilities whilst the three remaining bedrooms are served by the family bathroom.
Brownhills is situated up a long driveway, standing in the privacy of its gardens, land and woodland, with the beautiful back drop of the Long Mynd and the South Shropshire Hills. Located close to the small village of Leebotwood with its gastro-pub, village hall and Church of St Mary's, the house is also well placed for easy access to the attractive
spa town of Church Stretton and the county town of Shrewsbury. Church Stretton offers a good range of shops, banks and well-respected primary and secondary schools. Shrewsbury is renowned for its comprehensive range of shopping, leisure and social facilities, along with schools including Shrewsbury School, Shrewsbury High School and Shrewsbury Sixth Form College. In addition there are two preparatory schools.
Situated just off the A49 which runs through the county and links with the A5 north to Chester and east via the A5/M54 to Telford, Wolverhampton and Birmingham. There is a local train station in Church Stretton with a direct service to Crewe and Manchester. From Shrewsbury there is a regular train service to London. Regional International airports include Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool.
To the rear of the house are two former stable blocks and a coach house which have been converted to offices and workshops. These have potential to convert to residential accommodation if required, subject to the necessary planning permission being obtained. The range of former agricultural buildings have been extended and are presently utilised as warehousing extending to about 10,000 sq ft and are presently rated for business use at £152 for 2016. These have great potential for a variety of uses, whether for business, agriculture, equestrian, recreation or garages.
Gardens, grounds and land
The house is approached by a long tarmac driveway. A five bar gate opens to a turning circle to the front of the house while the drive continues to the rear of the property and to the range of outbuildings beyond. The house stands with sweeping lawns, stocked borders and mature trees. To the south of the house is a wide terrace accessed from the kitchen with a croquet lawn beyond.
The land has been nurtured for wildlife with meadowland, woodland, pools and stream. Until recently grazed by livestock and cut for silage and hay, the land is well maintained and would be ideal for equestrian purposes. Along with mature woodland, which includes a 700 year old oak tree which is mentioned in the Magna Carta, the present owners have planted a further 10,000 trees over the last twenty years. Brownhills has also been used to run a small family shoot in previous years.
The land to the rear of the property extends to a quiet country lane. This leads to a number of footpaths and bridleways offering superb riding, walking and biking.
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