A fine Grade II listed Elizabethan house with a contemporary extension and two bedroom coach house flat standing in glorious gardens with spectacular views over the Severn Valley
Master bedroom suite | 6 Further bedrooms (1 with en suite) 3 Family bathrooms Reception hall | Living kitchen/dining room Drawing room | Sitting room Study | Utility room | Boot room | W.C. Master bedroom suite | 6 Further bedrooms (1 with en suite) 3 Family bathrooms Cellar | Coach house providing garaging and 2 bedroom flat Gardens with summer house | Further garage with store room Versatile tractor and garden store | Paddock In all about 1.7 acres The Old Hall is a wonderfully restored and sympathetically extended historic Grade II Listed house standing in glorious gardens and grounds with a self-contained flat over the former coach house.
Principally Elizabethan and built of local stone, the house has evolved over the centuries to include Queen Ann and Victorian additions along with a newly built contemporary extension designed by renowned architect Graham Moss. Today it is an attractive family home with elegant and light living space, blending with the well preserved period features. These include oak panelling, open fireplaces, Elizabethan and Queen Ann plaster work, moulded ceilings and mullion windows.
A wonderful house for entertaining and family living, it is well centred and inviting. The reception hall with its open fireplace and oak mantle combines as a dining room. The impressive drawing room has oak panelled walls with a deep set fireplace housing a wood burning stove and to one side a recessed china display cabinet conceals a small secret room. The sitting room is also panelled and has a rare feature of a shell alcove cupboard with its original plasterwork, while the fireplace is an early example from the Coalbrookdale Foundry.
The property has recently been enhanced by a new extension that fits comfortably with the original building. It includes a superb living kitchen with a dining area; fitted with a four door oil fired AGA, along with bespoke walnut cupboards and kitchen island, all topped with granite work surfaces. The dining area sits within a bay window, whilst the living room makes the most of the stunning views over the Severn Valley framed through three elegant French doors which open out to a paved seating area and garden beyond.
A fine oak staircase with barley twist balusters, lit by a deep arched window and an 1820’s William Collins heraldic painted window, leads up to a part galleried landing off which lead the five principle bedrooms. The master bedroom suite is a recent addition and benefits from an en suite shower room and spacious dressing room. There are two further shower rooms (one en suite) and a bathroom, all of which have been recently refitted.
A further staircase leads up to the well-lit second floor which has been converted into two bedrooms with dressing rooms, family bathroom and attic room.
The house stands surrounded by magical gardens of walkways, terraced lawns and vistas framing the stunning views across the Severn valley. Stocked for all year round colour and interest, the spring sees daffodils, snowdrops and a walkway of bluebells, while the borders alight with colour. The front lawn has a York paved walkway, around a centrally placed sundial and steps lead down to the former grass tennis court/croquet lawn. Beyond is a wildlife and woodland area and a paddock with versatile tractor and garden store.