8 bedroom detached house for sale

Coton, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV15

Guide Price £1,850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • An elegant Grade II Listed property
  • Views over open parkland
  • Only 6 miles from Bridgnorth
  • Two self contained apartments.
  • In all about 6.3 acres (2.552 ha)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A quintessential English Grade II listed country house, set in lovely gardens and grounds overlooking parkland, in all about 6.30 acres.

Location

Coton Hall stands in an elevated position. It is surrounded by well-established formal gardens, with terraces abutting the house to the east and south. There are splendid views over open parkland, woods and a lake, and beyond, over rolling Shropshire countryside. Access to all major towns and cities can be gained via the A442, M54, M6 and M5 motorway networks.
There are rail links at Kidderminster, Wolverhampton and Telford. Excellent shopping facilities are provided in Kidderminster, Wolverhampton, Bridgnorth and Worcester.

Description

Situated on the south side of the house and dating back to Saxon times, are the picturesque ruins of Coton Chapel.
Coton Hall is the ancestral home of the Lee family, who lived on this site for several hundred years. In 1636, Richard Lee emigrated to Virginia, where he prospered in tobacco. Richard Henry Lee was one of the signatories of the American Declaration of Independence. The best known member of this illustrious family was General Robert E Lee, one of the most famous and respected Americans of the nineteenth century. Harry Lee, the last member of the family to live at Coton Hall, died in 1821.

Coton Hall is a fine example of an early 19th Century building of considerable internal and external elegance with far reaching views possibly some of the prettiest in England

Constructed in mellowed sawn grey stone with a slate roof, the property offers excellent family accommodation. Particularly notable are the well-proportioned reception rooms, with their high ceilings and decorative architectural detail. An additional wing with Italianate turret was added in the Victorian era. This blends admirably with the Georgian part of the house.

The property enjoys wonderful views from every room. Elegant sash windows provide excellent natural light to the majority of rooms. There are many good examples of plasterwork and fireplaces, panelled doors and corniced and decorated ceilings.

The floors of the halls, reception rooms, the main staircase and landing are of polished oak. Most rooms throughout the property have internal shutters. The house is situated in just over 6.3 acres

The tranquil surroundings feature the romantic ruins of Coton Chapel, mature formal gardens, with beautiful specimen trees, walled garden and outdoor swimming pool. There are also outbuildings, garage and open bay garaging.

The North Wing is currently divided into two self-contained houses, each having independent access through rear service yard and rear entrance. Externally, the North Wing is approached by its own separate arm off the main drive.


Acreage: 6.3 Acres

Directions

Coton Hall is best approached from the A442.

From Bridgnorth, which is approx. 6 miles to the north, pass
through the village of Quatt, and turn left at the next turning
(c. 1 mile), signposted 'Coton'.

The lane rises uphill, and passes a pair of semidetached cottages
on the left. Shortly after, the lane forks: take the right hand
fork, signposted 'Coton'. The lane then makes a 90 degree
bend to the left, with a house on the right hand corner, and
shortly after, a 90 degree bend to the right, with a house on
the left hand corner. Within 20 yards, enter the unpaved
driveway flanked by two stone gate posts with stone balls on the top. Continue straight down the drive until you see the house appearing on your left.

(To the left of the stone gate posts, brick pillars and a gate form
the entrance to a neighbouring property and do not give access
to Coton Hall.)

From Kidderminster, follow the A442 north towards Bridgnorth. The village of Alveley is to the left of the main road, and 'The Squirrel' public house is also on the left, past the turning to the village. Continue on the A442 for about one mile beyond Alveley, and look out for the right hand turn signposted
'Coton'. Then proceed as above.

The satnav postcode location takes you to Coppice Cottage,
which is on the left, about 300 yards past the entrance to Coton
Hall when approached from the A442.


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
29 June 2016

Nearest station

  • Kidderminster (7.6 mi)
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Nearest station

  • Kidderminster (7.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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