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Price Guide £1,100,000

Habberley Hall, Habberley, Pontesbury, SY5 0TP

  • 5
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  • 4
  • Impressive country property
  • Listed Grade II*
  • 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Self contained 2 bed apartment
  • Wonderful private gardens
  • In all about 4 acres

An impressive and handsome Listed Grade II* country manor house set in wonderful private gardens and grounds, with wildlife pool and woodland, in a stunning setting of outstanding natural beauty. In all approximately 4 acres.

DIRECTIONS

From Shrewsbury, proceed south west along the A488 through the village of Hanwood and then on reaching Pontesbury, continue for a short distance and turn left signed Habberley. Follow this road through to the village and immediately turn first right, then the entrance to Habberley Hall will be seen after a very short distance on the left.

SITUATION

Habberley Hall is tucked away in a private position on the edge of the pretty conservation village of Habberley. The village offers a traditional pub and church, whilst the surrounding countryside is simply stunning with unspoilt farmland extending to the well known Stiperstones, which is a haven for walkers. The neighbouring village of Pontesbury provides a good selection of amenities including shops with a new Co-op store, pubs, a chemist and the Mary Webb School.Shropshire as a whole is noted for its wide range of country sports, whilst golf enthusiasts can find clubs at Shrewsbury, Condover, Oswestry or Welshpool. A comprehensive range of amenities are easily accessible at the county town of Shrewsbury, which offers a cosmopolitan town centre including an excellent range of shops, international cuisine, theatre, cinemas and railway station. The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital is approximately 8.5 miles away.

SCHOOLING AND EDUCATION

There are numerous state and private school options including The Priory and Prestfelde in Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury High School, Wrekin College, Ellesmere College and Packwood Haugh at Ruyton Xi Towns, Moreton Hall and Oswestry School.

COMMUNICATIONS

The property offers good access to communication routes, with access to the Shrewsbury A5 (approx 6.5 miles), links east towards Telford and thereon to Wolverhampton and Birmingham, including the M6. Alternatively north, travel to Oswestry is easy, with further links through to Wrexham and Chester. Shrewsbury railway station offers services to Manchester Piccadilly, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, London and Cardiff. Regional airports include Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool.

THE PROPERTY

Habberley Hall is an imposing historical country house, being part half timbered with brick and stone wings. The original half timbered house of H-Plan design is dated 1593. There are 19th century and 20th century additions. The house features a number of striking tall chimney stacks on the star plan, whilst Habberley Hall is thought to occupy a castle site.

The concealed driveway approach is partially covered by a canopy of trees and opens out in front of the house with a turning circle and central lawn. Extensive and attractively presented gardens extend around the Hall and include such features as an old tennis lawn, natural pond, an abundance of specimen trees including a magnificent Cedar of Lebanon tree, which sits on the shoulder of the Orangery. The gardens extend away from the house to a wooded glade with further ponds, grassed walkways, brook and a natural wood, all of which provides a wonderful haven for wildlife.

THE WHOLE EXTENDS TO APPROXIMATELY 4 ACRES.

THE HALL

A lovely manor house, which offers particularly distinctive accommodation, reflective of the various periods over which the property was built and includes an array of period features, blending refinement with bold tradition including elegant cornice ceilings and dado rails, numerous and quite grand period fireplaces, traditional wall panelling, exposed wall and ceiling beams and a number of shuttered windows.

THE ACCOMMODATION

The various historical periods provide for an interesting layout. Leading off the porch is a central RECEPTION HALL with a period tiled floor, around which lie the main reception rooms, all of which have tall ceilings, naturally well lit with deep windows and classic fireplaces. There are 3 main reception rooms to this area of the house, in addition to a lovely ORANGERY, which from its elevated position, takes advantage of the splendid views over the garden. Leading off the lobby is a useful SHOWER ROOM with WC and an adjoining Scandinavian style SAUNA. An inner hallway leads off the reception hall with a spacious CLOAKROOM/WC. Adjacent to the kitchen is a wonderful panelled DINING ROOM including fireplace. The kitchen itself is of typical farmhouse size, excellent for family living and includes granite work tops, oak faced bespoke kitchen units with wood carcasses, an oil fired RAYBURN RANGE COOKER, in addition to a gas (LPG) HOB UNIT and EXTRACTOR. Leading off you immediately enter the BOOT ROOM with an old brick floor and an original hand water pump feature. For those who wish to work from home, there is an excellent size OFFICE/STUDY. The LAUNDRY offers ample space for a range of appliances, fridge freezer etc. Prospective purchasers may also be pleased to note the excellent cellarage space, which includes 3 good size chambers.

On the first floor, there are 4 DOUBLE BEDROOMS, all of which take advantage of the wonderful views of the surrounding hills, including Pontesbury Hill. The principal bedroom has the benefit of an EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM, whilst the remaining 3 bedrooms are then served by the main family BATH AND SHOWER ROOM, which has been refitted with a high quality suite. A staircase leads off the first floor landing to the second floor bedroom accommodation, which is unusually spacious, providing 3 FURTHER BEDROOMS and a splendid BATHROOM of character, including a free standing roll top bath. Additional accommodation could also be provided on this floor from the substantial ATTIC STORAGE ROOM, which would require refurbishment.

For those seeking separate self-contained accommodation for possibly a dependant relative, requiring a certain amount of independence, staff or even guests, there is a SELF CONTAINED APARTMENT, which has external access and is positioned adjacent to the first floor landing. The apartment includes a LIVING ROOM, KITCHEN, 2 BEDROOMS AND A BATHROOM. The apartment could also provide a very useful subsidiary income.

OUTSIDE

The property is approached through a twin stone pillared entrance with matching wrought iron gates and a wonderful view back towards Pontesbury Hill and the Shropshire Plain in the distance. A sweeping tarmacadamed and brick pavioured driveway extends to the front of the house with a turning circle and central circular privet and lawn feature.

DOMESTIC OUTBUILDINGS

To the rear of the house is a small courtyard, which includes a range of buildings as follows:HOBBIES ROOM/BOILER ROOM with Worcester oil fired central heating boiler, fitted sink unit, 2 external doors. BRICK COAL HOUSE, OLD WC and BRICK LOG STORE.

THE GARDENS

The house is set in wonderful gardens which surround on all sides and provide excellent privacy, being extensively planted and stocked, whilst providing numerous lawned areas including an old tennis lawn, which itself is surrounded by a whole variety of mature trees, predominantly deciduous, together with mature Rhododendrons. Fairly central to the gardens and to the fore of the house at the end of the lawn is a large, part walled POND with open farmland beyond. Immediately adjacent to the house are extensively planted specimen shrubbery beds with roses, which extend around and beyond the Orangery. Leading off the Orangery with a south facing aspect is a privet hedge walkway with a wonderful mature Cedar of Lebanon tree. The walkway links to a mature Wisteria arch and a brick/timber framed GREENHOUSE. Old brick lean-to STORE and kitchen garden adjacent. At the bottom of the garden the grounds then form a more natural habitat with lawned walkways, wild grasses and flowers, together with mixed coppice, a further POOL and a boundary BROOK. To the south west corner of the property, a pathway leads through WOODLAND, which again is partly bounded by the brook and leads to a summer lodge.

AGENT'S NOTE

To the north of the property there is a separate gravelled driveway which serves two separate rear entrances, one of which leads to an enclosed lawned garden area, which incorporates a number of fruit trees.

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS

Only those items described in these sale particulars are included in the sale. Fitted carpets as laid, light fittings and curtains are included.

SERVICES

Mains water and electricity are understood to be connected. Private foul drainage system. Oil fired central heating system. None of these services have been tested.

WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS OF WAY

The land will be sold subject to any wayleaves, public or private rights of way, easements and covenants and all outgoings whether mentioned in the sale particulars or not.

OVERAGE PROVISION

Certain areas of the property are sold subject to an overage provision, reserving the right to previous vendors for a payment of one third of any uplift in value arising from the granting of planning permission for change of use, to residential development, with the exception of building a double garage.

TENURE

Freehold, although purchasers must make their own enquiries via their solicitor.

LOCAL AUTHORITY

Shropshire Council, Shrewsbury. Tel: 0844 448 1644. Council Tax Band G.

EPC

An EPC is not required on listed buildings.

VIEWINGS

Halls, 2 Barker Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1QJ. Tel: 01743 236444. E: shrewsbury@hallsgb.com

Halls Holdings Ltd and any joint agents for themselves, and for the Vendor of the property whose Agents they are, give notice that: (i) These particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract (ii) No person in the employment of or any agent of or consultant to Halls Holdings has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property (iii) Measurements, areas and distances are approximate, Floor plans and photographs are for guidance purposes only (photographs are taken with a wide angled / zoom lenses) and dimensions shapes and precise locations may differ (iv) It must not be assumed that the property has all the required planning or building regulation consents. Halls Holdings Ltd, Halls Holdings House, Bowmen Way, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 3DR. Registered in England 06597073.

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