12 bed house
Sandford, Whitchurch, SY13 2AW
Halls are privileged to present to the market this truly substantial period mansion house, parts of which date back to the early 18th Century. This fine example of a Queen Anne period home has been restored to provide 12 bedrooms, numerous reception rooms, 23 acres including lakes and paddocks and s...
Halls are privileged to present to the market this truly substantial period mansion house, parts of which date back to the early 18th Century. This fine example of a Queen Anne period home has been restored to provide 12 bedrooms, numerous reception rooms, 23 acres including lakes and paddocks and swimming pool, all in a beautiful setting that would be ideal to present as a wedding venue or similar. Viewing is strictly by prior appointment through Halls Whitchurch Office. DESCRIPTION A magnificent ten bedroom mansion, sitting within grounds of 23 acres or thereabouts. This truly imposing property has been renovated over recent years and this has resulted in spacious accommodation, that marries many period architectural features with the more contemporary modern day fittings.The accommodation is extensive and is presented over three main floors, and there are also cellar rooms which were formerly the servants quarters. HISTORY The present Sandford Hall is believed to date back to the 1720's, and has undergone a series of extensions over the centuries, which leaves the property in the guise you see it in today, Sitting on twenty-three acres of park and farmland, this fine home has been an icon of the area and continues to impress, especially when viewed from the A41 Whitchurch to Wolverhampton Road.There has been a house on this site for many centuries, with the original Sanfords living in the property for over 800 years before selling the property in the 1930's.During World War II the Hall was utilised by the RAF as accommodation, and officers from nearby Prees Heath airfield were billeted there. LOCATION Sanford is ideally placed for a number of well respected schools, including The White House in Whitchurch, Packwood Haugh Co-Educational preparatory school and Ellesmere College to name just three. The area is well served with equestrian venues, including Tushingham Arena, which is located at Tushingham House Farm, 3 miles North of Whitchurch just off the A41 to Chester.Local recreational facilities include the highly regarded Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Spa and Golf Course, with a further quality golf course located at nearby Hawkestone. A short drive to Shrewsbury provides a wider range of facilities of all kinds. SITUATION Sandford is situated just 4 miles to the East of Whitchurch and is conveniently placed for the major arterial road networks, with the A41 leading to Chester to the North and the M54 and Wolverhampton to the South. The M54 provides excellent road links to the M6 and the M6 Toll to the east, and North Wales to the West.A main line railway station can also be found at Whitchurch, which provides regular services to Shrewsbury to the West and Crewe to the North which connects to the West Coast Main line.Birmingham International Airport is 60 miles distant, Manchester Airport is 65 miles distant, with Liverpool John Lennon Airport being 48 miles distant. GROUND FLOOR Drawing Room 20'3' x 18'7' (6.17m x 5.66m)Sitting Room 17'3' x 12'0' (5.25m x 3.66m)Dining Room 23'3' x 18'1' (7.09m x 5.51m)Study 10'5' x 10'3' (3.17m x 3.05m)Second Kitchen 19'3' x 12'8' (5.87m x 3.86m)Laundry Room 10'2' x 7'9' (3.10m x 2.36m)Kitchen 19'3' x 20'1' (5.87m x 6.12m)Breakfast Room 17'7' x 10'3' ( 5.36m x 3.12m) FIRST FLOOR Bedroom 1 23'8' x 18'2' (7.21m x 5.54m)Bedroom 2 17'4' x 12'0' (5.26m x 3.66m)Bedroom 3 17'4' x 16'2' (5.28m x 4.93m)Bedroom 4 13'8' x 7'0' (4.17m x 2.13m)Bedroom 5 16'8' x 10'2' (5.08m x 3.10m)Bedroom 6 12'5' x 11'9' (3.78m x 3.58m)Bedroom 7 17'7' x 13'0' (5.36m x 3.96m) SECOND FLOOR Bedroom 8 18'0' x 16'1' (5.49m x 4.90m)Nursery 18'0' x 8'0' (5.49m x 2.44m)Bedroom 9 18'0' x 12'1' (5.49m x 3.68m)Bedroom10 22'8' x 17'5' (6.90m x 5.30m)Sitting Area 20'2' x 17'5' (6.15m x 5.31m) FLATS Flat OneGrnd Floor 18'0' x 17'2' (5.49m x 5.23m)First Floor 18'0' x 17'2' (5.49m x 5.23m)Flat TwoLiving Area 17'2' x 13'5' (5.23m x 4.09m)Kitchen 23'1' x 8'5' (7.04m x 2.57m)Bedroom 17'7' x 10'3' (5.36m x 3.12m) ACCOMMODATION The property has rather grand accommodation over three floors, and that excludes the cellar rooms.To the ground floor is a lobby that opens into the entrance hall, the main feature of which is the beautiful fanlight above the inner entrance door, doors from this hallway open into the drawing room and the sitting room, a further door opens into the stair hallway, which has a superb staircase to the upper floors. The stair hallway gives access to the cloakroom and the garden lobby, the dining room, the study, the laundry room, the second kitchen, which in turn leads to the back stairs hallway, and this gives access to the rear gardens, and doors open into the main kitchen and the breakfast room. To the first floor there is a spacious landing that serves all the principal rooms and has a staircase to the second floor. This landing gives access to the master bedroom suite, which has a bathroom en-suite with Jack & Jill door to the landing, and there are six further bedrooms, two of which are en-suite via Jack & Jill doors, with a further two bathrooms serving the remaining rooms.The back staircase alights onto the rear landing area and a further staircase leads to the second floor rooms. The second floor has a landing/sitting area, and this gives access to a lobby that leads to a cloakroom. There are three large bedrooms, one of which has a connecting door to a potential nursery/dressing room, and to complete the accommodation on this floor there is a bathroom. CELLAR ROOMS The cellar provides a boiler room, and three separate useful/storage areas, a cold store/further storage area. FURTHER ACCOMMODATION The property benefits from two individual self contained flats that are attached to the main building, and have a shared lobby with separate access doors to each flat. The accommodation is as follows; FLAT ONE Flat one has the accommodation arranged over two floors and comprises entrance lobby, a sitting room with kitchen area, a first floor bedroom with en-suite shower room. FLAT TWO Flat two has accommodation arranged over one floor and comprises entrance lobby, sitting room with kitchen area, one bedroom and a shower room. GROUNDS The Hall is approached via double timber electric gates that open onto a sweeping drive that leads to the impressive gravelled front parking area, and this affords fantastic views across the large lake to the countryside beyond. There are sweeping lawns and a tree lined walkways and a fenced pathway leads to a further Carp filled lake. A driveway to the side leads to a private parking area and from here access is gained to the rear of the property and the flats. A pathway leads to the; REAR GARDEN AREA Directly to the rear of the Hall is a garden area that comprises a large lawn, with patio area that surround the outside swimming pool. The rear garden is enclosed by a Victorian brick boundary wall. OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL The pool is heated, and has a separate pump house with a filtration system. POOLSIDE ROOM/PARTY ROOM To the side of the pool is a party room/bar that is a fantastic plus for outdoor entertaining. BIO-MASS HEATING YSTEM The present owners have installed a Bio-Mass heating system, which was supplied under a tariff scheme by Offgen and the contract allows for a considerable saving and indeed gives a return on the heating costs annually. More information on this is available via Halls Whitchurch Office. LAND & PADDOCKS The grounds, lakes, areas of woodland and the paddocks total just over 23 acres in all. DIRECTIONS Leave Whitchurch and continue to the A41 signposted Wolverhampton. Continue for approximately 3 miles through Higher Heath until you come to Sandford. As you follow the road through the sharp left bend, as you approach the right bend turn let and through the electric timber gates. Follow the drive round to the left and the property will be found in front of you. TENURE We understand that the properties are Freehold although purchasers must make their own enquiries via their solicitor. COUNCIL TAX The property currently a singular 'Band H' and the amount payable for 2019/20 is £3,558.00. For clarification of these details contact Shropshire Council, The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND on 0345 6789002. SERVICES Mains water and electricity are understood to be connected. Drainage is to a sceptic tank arrangement None of these services have been tested. Heating is via a Biomass unit, purchased through OffGen, and this can generate a potential return income per annum. VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS Strictly through the Agents: Halls, 8 Watergate Street, Whitchurch, SY13 1DW Telephone 01948 663230You can also find Halls properties at Rightmove & Onthemarket.comWH1114 AGENTS NOTES We will require evidence of a purchasers ability to proceed before a viewing appointment is booked, or a sale is formally agreed. The successful purchaser will also be required to produce adequate identification to prove their identity within the terms of the Money Laundering Regulations (MLR which came into force 26th June 2017). Appropriate examples: Passport and /or Photographic Driving Licence and a recent utility bill showing your current address details and proof of residence. 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.
9 bed detached house
Bettisfield, Whitchurch, Wrexham, SY13
Amenities Property type House Tenure Freehold Furnishing Optional Bettisfield Hall is a handsome and prominent Grade II* Listed family home with characterful period features throughout. The hall sits in 2.97 acres of well landscaped gardens and grounds. **Owing to our commitment to keep both our col...
Amenities Property type House Tenure Freehold Furnishing Optional Bettisfield Hall is a handsome and prominent Grade II* Listed family home with characterful period features throughout. The hall sits in 2.97 acres of well landscaped gardens and grounds. **Owing to our commitment to keep both our colleagues and clients safe during this period of recommended isolation, we have many self-serve viewing options available to you. These include video walkthroughs, 360 virtual reality viewings and enhanced comprehensive photography** Sitting opposite the parish church of St. John the Baptist, Bettisfield Hall is a handsome and prominent red brick-built Grade II* Listed family home with beautiful stone mullion windows and characterful period features throughout including high, beamed ceilings, in part original solid Oak staircase, solid Oak studded latch doors, quarry tile flooring and solid Oak floor boards. The hall sits in 2.97 acres of well landscaped gardens and grounds. The master bedroom suite is remarkable. With its own sitting area the converted chapel has a fabulous vaulted ceiling and seven windows flood the room with light making this space perfect for relaxing, reading or hobby making. Whilst lay in bed one looks up to the galleried viewing area where worshippers would have stood to take in the service. The current owner has lovingly restored this room and installed a lovely Grinshill sandstone fireplace with a contemporary in set fire to add ambience to an already majestic space. A further set of Oak stairs rise to the office/storage/hobby room above the master bedroom. This is a sizeable space and could be used for many functions. There is a characterful charred end of roof truss tipping a nod to the devastating fire that destroyed part of the old building in 1750. The fabulous en suite bathroom has been fitted to keep intact, the structural integrity of this Grade II* listed building. All of the pipework has been hidden with pale wooden boxing and creates a real Scandinavian feel. The en suite bathroom also incorporates a small kitchenette area with space and plumbing for a washing machine. This wonderful room is self-contained and provides the new owners with many options for its use. The gardens and grounds are as inspiring as the property itself with some fabulous features spread around the entire grounds. There is a wonderful covered, outdoor kitchen with plumbing and power with a Sedum roof, perfect for summertime cooking and BBQs. There is a lovely eating area next to the outdoor kitchen set under a living pergola of walnut trees. The outdoor office is set down inside the old outdoor swimming pool, even in the full daytime sun it is easy to see electronic screens. There is a small, ornamental pond next to the seating area providing a calm and relaxing spot to work. The productive cider apple orchard has approximately 200 trees and a full list of varieties can be requested from the agents. Our current owners operate a successful apple juice and cider making operation from the property. To the front of Bettisfield Hall there is a wonderful living spiral maze. This combines Holly, Yew and beech creating different textures. This is a very relaxing area for enjoying the gardens or perhaps even yoga practice and meditation. Land available via separate negotiation There is an additional 3.12 acres available of blueberry woodland. There is a good-sized cabin with no electricity but the benefit of an earth toilet and a two large natural ponds. There is an additional 1.45 acres available currently with a spinney of Alder, Birch, Cherry, Oak, Beech and field Maple and also a Hazel plat of approximately 0.25 acres. There is also a good-sized cabin on this plot with a veranda made with living trees. Outbuildings Bettisfield Hall has the benefit of a number of very well-maintained workshops and outdoor storage areas (please refer to the brohcure for full details). Steam Engine Cottage and The Dairy The three rental properties at Bettisfield Hall raise a rental income of approximately £1,500pcm. The Dairy consists of a ground floor apartment with a kitchen, sitting room and bedroom with en suite bathroom. The first floor of The Dairy is a studio apartment with op Location information Ellesmere 6.7 miles, Wem 6.7 miles, Whitchurch 9 miles, Wrexham 15.8 miles, Shrewsbury 17.8 miles, Chester 26.8 miles (all distances are approximate) Bettisfield is a small village of approximately 150 dwellings in the borough of Wrexham. The village lies close to Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses, an area of peat bog which was declared a national nature reserve in 1996 because of its importance for wildlife. The English market towns of Whitchurch, Ellesmere and Wem each lie to the northeast, west and southeast respectively. Whitchurch, only 9 miles away is a picturesque and thriving Roman market town with a flourishing high street featuring many retail outlets, restaurants and Inns including Sainsburys and Tesco superstores. For sporting enthusiasts, there is the Whitchurch Rugby Club, Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel Golf and Spa, Whitchurch Cricket Club and many bowling clubs nearby. Whilst Greenfields nature reserve and Whitchurch Waterways Country Park provide a pleasant setting for walking, jogging or cycling. Whitchurch is well served for schools for all ages with the Church of England infants, nursery and junior academy and the OFSTED rated 'Good' Sir John Talbot's high whilst the popular 'Outstanding' Bishops Heber High School is close by in Malpas and The Adams School in Wem. Whitchurch Railway Station is only 8.9 miles away. Read more