8 bedroom detached house for sale

Bourton, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, TF13

Guide Price £1,695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Designed by Architect Norman Shaw
  • Beautiful gardens and grounds.
  • 2 self-contained Apartments.
  • Arboretum with wonderful woodland walks.
  • Garaging, outbuildings and paddock.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An enchanting Grade II listed house set in the heart of the Corvedale with fabulous gardens, in all about 5.6 acres.


Location

Bourton Manor, designed by Norman Shaw in 1874, is located in Shropshire’s beautiful Corvedale at the edge of the pretty conservation village of Bourton.

Just 3 miles from the charming medieval town of Much Wenlock. Ludlow, Ironbridge and Shrewsbury are all less than 30 minutes drive away.
The famous Wenlock Edge is within walking distance, and the dramatic scenery of the Long Mynd is only a short distance away in nearby Church Stretton.

Excellent private and state schools including Shrewsbury School, Shrewsbury High School and Prestfelde in Shrewsbury, Moor Park in Ludlow, and locally William Brookes in Much Wenlock, are all within easy reach.

In 1874 Lord Wenlock commissioned the renowned architect Norman Shaw to design a country house, in the romantic Old English style, on his estate in Bourton at the heart of some of
Shropshire’s most beautiful countryside.

There was already a substantial house on the site, but given its unique position and fine views overlooking the estate the decision was made to build a new house around the much earlier 16th century property

Bielby Lawley, the 3rd Baron, Lord Wenlock, inherited the Bourton Estate, which is believed to have extended to about 5,000 acres at the time, together with the Escrick Estates in Yorkshire, which were vast, some 22,000 acres. He was MP for Chester, the Governor of Madras, and a friend of Edward VII.

For a number of years Bourton Manor fell into a relatively poor state of repair. The current vendors have completely refurbished the house to a high and exacting standard, as is seen today.

Description

Bourton Manor is a charming and gracious house set in a fabulous position overlooking the Corvedale, with far-reaching views to The Brown Clee Hill. The house was designed by the renowned architect Norman Shaw, and indeed there are drawings of Bourton Manor in the Royal Academy.

In redesigning the house every effort was taken to take advantage of its fabulous setting and far-reaching views. With the refurbishment by the current vendors, the house exudes both elegance and convenience for modern day living.

Indeed Country Life featured Bourton Manor in December 2015 which can be viewed online:

http://www.bourtonmanor.co.uk/files/uploads/docs/country-life-shropshire-accommodation.pdf

The house is approached down a sweeping drive leading to the front of the house, set well back from the road in a private situation.

The entrance hallway leads to the staircase hall with gracious panelling, off which flow the main rooms.

Main Reception Rooms

These are a good balance of both larger, more formal rooms such as the Drawing Room, Billiard Room, Dining Room and Green Sitting Room, together with the Study, Kitchen/Breakfast Room and the Family Sitting Room off.

The principal reception rooms all face south.

The elegant Drawing Room has a bay window and fireplace with decorative surround. A partition panel wall opens into the grand Billiard Room.

with 3 feature arches, making both rooms ideal for entertaining.
The Dining Room offers further entertaining space, and has panelling with a lovely open fireplace.

A large modern hand-built Kitchen/ Breakfast Room is situated at the front of the house, with maple and granite worktops and a 4-door oil fired Aga. Beyond is a family Sitting Room with a gas wood burning stove, Boot Room, Laundry and Ironing Room.

On the first floor is a galleried staircase An elegant Queen Anne staircase sweeps to the first floor, off which all the bedrooms flow. The Principal Suite with en suite bathroom has a large bay window with far-reaching views over wonderful south Shropshire countryside. There are a further 7 bedrooms, of which 4 are en suite, linen room and box room.

Apartments

Contiguous with the house, 2 apartments have been created. Both properties have been refurbished to an exemplary standard and have been awarded prestigious gold awards by Quality in Tourism.

The apartments together with The Old Stables, whilst adjoining the main house, are independent and private.

The Gun Room (5 Star)

Sitting room/dining room with separate access. A small staircase leads up to a kitchen, and further steps to a double bedroom and separate bathroom.

The Old Nursery (4 Star)

Situated on the first floor of Bourton Manor, with private access. Sitting room, kitchen/dining room, 2 bedrooms (1 en suite) and separate bathroom.

The Old Stables

It should be noted that a 125-year leasehold interest has been sold on The Old Stables. The Old Stables are completely self-contained with dedicated parking to the rear and access to the Lower Church lawn.


Gardens and Grounds

The beautiful gardens and grounds at Bourton Manor complement the wonderful Norman Shaw house and take full advantage of the perfect picturesque setting. The gardens have been beautifully maintained, with a plethora of shape and colour. Indeed the main hedge to the south of the house is a fine example of topiary hedging at its best, with the yew hedge shaped to emulate clouds. Beyond the main garden is a wonderful woodland walk with its own Arboretum including numerous specimen trees. These include Cedar of Lebanon, Wellingtonia, Monkey Puzzle, Tulip Tree, Acers, Limes, Oak and both Copper and Green Beech, amongst others.

To the front of the house is a paddock with its own separate field shelter.

Great care has been taken, over generations, to provide constant colour, from snowdrops and aconites through to daffodils, bluebells and others in the woodland area. The main gardens have a wide variety of scented Roses and perennial borders together with climbing Roses, Wisteria and Clematis.

Square Footage: 12,876 sq ft
Acreage: 5.6 Acres

Directions

From Much Wenlock take the B4378 signposted Craven Arms and Ludlow. Continue for 2.7 miles. When you come into the village, Bourton Manor is the first house on the left-hand side, after the lodge and just before the church.


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