The Dower House is a former rectory dating back to the late 19th Century. The current vendors have been at the helm of a scheme of general improvement and restoration, which has created a house full of character and original features yet with all the modern conveniences one would want.
This impressive home sits within beautiful landscaped gardens in the heart of an attractive stone-built village, surrounded by countryside and farmland in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The main house benefits from some excellent ancillary accommodation, particularly so in the superb pool house which echoes the main house and the excellent accommodation on offer. The Dower House marries the old and new. High ceilings and traditional fireplaces, to mullioned windows and stone quoins, with high tech room controls operated by smartphone or tablet to control anything from music and lighting in the kitchen to remote control of the electric gates. The blend of the traditional and the modern is superb.
At the heart of the home is the super kitchen/breakfast room with beautiful bespoke units finished with granite work surfaces, Aga, and various top of the range built in appliances. A useful pantry and separate utility compliment the kitchen.
The main reception rooms off the entrance hall; being drawing room, sitting room and dining room, are exceptional and all offer large shuttered sash windows overlooking the gardens, which flood the rooms with natural light. A breakfast room, cold store, excellent study with built in bookcases, cloakroom with shower and a laundry room complete the ground floor.
The gorgeous staircase winds to the first floor landing, off which is the substantial master suite, four bedrooms, a well-appointed wet room, and a bathroom with separate WC. The hall continues to the back stairs, two further bedrooms and an exceptional family bath and shower room. Continuing upwards, the second floor provides flexible accommodation currently boasting games room, cinema room, full size snooker room and two further bedrooms.
Local Authority: Shropshire Council 0345 6789000
Services: Automated centralised system for
lighting, wi-fi, telephone, TV, electric gates, CCTV,
and fire alarm system with remote control via
smartphone or tablet. Broadband throughout
the property. Mains eletric, water and drainage.
Council Tax: Band G
Fixtures and Fittings: Only items known as
fixtures and fittings will be included in the
sale. Certain items such as garden ornaments,
carpets and curtains may be available by
Wayleaves, rights of way and easements: The property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements and rights of way, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
Agents Notes: There is a footpath to the sounthern boundary of the property.
A courtyard of handsome brick built outbuildings is located close to the house around a large parking area, courtyard patio and garden. The detached coach house with hay loft above, two stables and a tack room offers tremendous potential subject to necessary consent.
Next to the coach house are two garages and a store. To the rear and side of this building is a superb pool house boasting a recently renovated kitchen, shower room and large reception room which opens to the outdoor heated pool. The pool house is flanked by an excellent covered entertaining space with hot tub area, built in stone barbeque and separate bar, all with lighting and power. Opposite and to the other side of the swimming pool is a productive kitchen garden with raised vegetable plots, fruit cages and a green house.
The landscaped gardens and grounds of the property have been lovely created and cared for and offer mature copper beech, oak and other specimen trees. There is a large expanse of lawn to the south surrounded by mature borders and trees. The levelled part of is thought to have once been two tennis courts, which held the Shropshire Lawn Tennis Championships during the 1920’s and 1930’s. The gardens provide a private backdrop to the property with year round colour and interest to be enjoyed from various seating areas.
The property can be accessed off the road via two separate driveways, both with large timber electric gates leading to excellent parking and turning areas to the rear of the house.
Approximate Square Meters :
Lot Acres: 2.56