Llanerchydol, Welshpool, Powys, SY21
- Approached up a wonderful long and winding driveway.
- Surrounded by mature gardens
- beautiful high moulded ceilings, wide mullion windows and marble fireplaces.
- Views of the Montgomeryshire and Shropshire Hills.
- Welshpool Railway station is just 2 miles away.
Llanerchydol was the seat of David Pugh Esquire, a wealthy tea trader who built the present house in 1776 on the site of an original house which is thought to have been destroyed by a fire. It remained in the Pugh family for 136 years during which time it underwent considerable alterations and adaptations. The family also placed great importance on landscaping the surrounding parkland by employing John Repton. The gardens, including a Japanese water garden and parterre, were introduced along with bold planting of trees in a grand style, the benefits of which can only now be truly appreciated. It was noted that during the Victorian era, the three great houses in the area, Powis Castle, Vaynor Park and Llanerchydol vied with each other for the most varied and gorgeous collection of flora and garden produce.
Towards the end of the Pugh family ownership, areas of the estate which had amounted to some 2,000 acres had to be sold off to maintain the house and their lifestyle. The family made the decision to sell the house in 1912. It was bought by a wealthy cotton trader from Liverpool and was succeeded by his three unmarried daughters who lived their lives out in the Hall and were well know characters in the local community. Eventually the house was put up for sale in 1986 for only the second time in its two hundred year history.
Llanerchydol is a glorious Grade II* listed mansion house of picturesque Gothic Revival style, commanding immense views of the Montgomeryshire and Shropshire Hills.
A house of great stature, it stands surrounded by mature gardens extending to about 5.5 acres. The house is noted in its listing as being a “house with a fine interior” and now requires refurbishment and updating to bring the property back to its former glory.
The principal facades of the house are ashlar faced under a slate roof recessed behind parapets and small towers.
The main house also known as the East Wing, houses the formal entertaining rooms and bedroom suites, with beautiful high moulded ceilings, wide mullion windows and marble fireplaces. This part of the house has an easy flow of rooms centred round an impressive hallway from where a cantilevered staircase is lit by a stained glass window depicting the Pugh family crest. The drawing room is particularly notable, being light and elegant with a central dividing arch with octagonal pilasters with capitals. The dining room has an ornate ceiling and cornice and has a listed wallpaper above a lincrusta dado.
Upstairs the elegant bedrooms suites all benefit from stunning views. The main bathroom has a cast iron 6’ bath especially commissioned for a particularly tall member of the Verden family. A charming three bay orangery connects to the two parts of the house containing a kumquat tree dating back to the Victorian era. The West Wing is more informal but still has the benefit of large rooms with high ceilings and a
Victorian kitchen containing a fine Coalbrookdale Company Range.
To the back of the house is a staff apartment with a separate access.
The driveway winds up through glorious rolling parkland before entering the gardens of Llanerchydol Hall and passing through banks of rhododendron, azalea and sweeping lawns. To the front of the house is a large parking area above the Parterre and from where magical views of the surrounding hills can be enjoyed.
Agents Note- The stables can be available by separate negotiation
Llanerchydol Hall is approached up a wonderful long and winding driveway from its entrance close to Welshpool town centre, passing the former estate owned rail station from where narrow gauge steam engines still run up the valley to Llanfair. The drive continues up through stunning Repton Parkland and the house is eventually revealed standing in a commanding, elevated, but sheltered position.
Totally rural in outlook, Llanerchydol has breathtaking views over parkland and beyond to the surrounding hills of the Montgomery/Shropshire borderlands. This is an area of great beauty and timelessness, yet the house is within a mile of the attractive market town of Welshpool with its modern day conveniences including a wide range of shops and amenities.
The area is noted for its excellent schools in both the independent and state sectors including Packwood Haugh, Moreton Hall, Oswestry School, Ellesmere College and Shrewsbury High School.
Oswestry, Chester, Shrewsbury and Midland centres are within daily commuting distance with the M54 providing easy access to the National motorway network. Welshpool Airfield is nearby and regional airports include Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool.
Welshpool Railway station is 2 miles away.
Square Footage: 15,440 sq ft
Acreage: 5.53 Acres
From Shrewsbury: take the A458 bypassing Welshpool. At the Coed Y Dinas roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the A458.
Continue on the A458 following signs to Dolgellau and Machynlleth. At the next roundabout (with The Raven pub), take the 3rd exit onto the A490 and immediately turn left down the long driveway and the driveway to Llanerchydol Hall will be found on the left. Proceed up the drive through the parkland and the driveway brings you to the front of the house.
Llanerchydol, Welshpool, Powys, SY21
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Welshpool Station1.6 miles
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