Preesgweene, Weston Rhyn, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7SU | Property for sale | Savills
Offers over £625,000(37,831,181 EGP)

PreesgweeneWeston Rhyn, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7SU

    Key features

    • Exceptional views.
    • Spacious reception areas.
    • Beautiful grounds.
    • Grade II listed.
    • Paddock and Outbuildings.

    An elegant Grade II listed country house with stunning views and an abundance of character.

    About this property

    • Available for the first time in over thirty years Preesegweene Hall is an elegant Grade II listed country house offering a rare and exciting opportunity for a new purchaser to live in a house of immense poise and style. Originally built as a timber framed house 17th Century, Preesgweene Hall underwent significant remodelling in 1834 resulting in the elegant Regency house we see today. Over the past century the house has been home to a number of illustrious characters. These include the parents of renowned animalier sculptor Jonathan Knight and the journalist Thurlow Craig known for his weekly ‘Up Country' column in the Sunday Express. More latterly Preegsweene Hall has been home to a retired architect who has gently ensured the house has been carefully cared for.

      The spacious internal accommodation offers a balance between formal entertaining and day to day family living space. A joy of Preesgweene Hall is the plentiful and unadulterated period features that create a timeless and special atmosphere. They include a Roman Doric pedimented porch with decorative metopes and triglyphs, plaster details to the first floor front that include heads and leaves (and would have been gilded at some point), Coalbrookdale veranda with cast iron border, deep sash windows, fan lights about two doors, carved skirting boards and architraves, Grinshill stone fireplaces, panelled seventeenth century internal doors, wide Welsh oak floor boards, stained wishes circles and exposed beams to all floors.

      Of note are the castellated bee boles –an apiarists dream in years gone by and beautifully preserved.

      The internal accommodation is sophisticated and distinguished with the two principal reception rooms (drawing room and dining room) benefitting from southern views across the front aspect. There is a further large sitting room, breakfast kitchen with pantry, utility and a vaulted tack room playroom with WC off. The lovely staircase rises to the wide landings on the first and second floors. On the first floor are four double bedrooms, family bathroom and shower room. To the second floor are two further bedrooms and a large bathroom which would make an ideal principle bedrooms suite away from the hustle and bustle of family life.

      There is a charming array of outbuildings at Preesgweene Hall that offer superb opportunity for the future with immense potential for a variety of uses. In time they could be potentially developed into a home office suite, equestrian complex, holiday cottage or staff accommodation subject to the necessary planning consents. There is extensive garden storage, stabling, historic bee boles, field shelter and useful Dutch barn accessed via the secondary driveway.

      The gardens and paddock are an outstanding feature of Preegweene Hall and complement the rural setting very well with their maturity and parkland feel. Approached down a majestic tree lined gravel driveway with feature Cedar of Lebanon there is ample parking and the driveway continues with access to the studio and Dutch barn with further parking. The gardens are a superb feature and offer an enchanting prospect with formal lawned areas (one was previously a tennis lawn) to the front and side with established and mature planting including splendid figs and yew trees. There is a paved courtyard with access to the stables and paddocks to the front and side.

      Oil fired heating
      Mains water and electricity
      Private drainage to a septic tank

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This is such an elegant house, I adore the wonderful features superb proportions and it is such a rare opportunity to create a magnificent family home.

    Charlie KannreutherProperty agent

    Local information

    • An elegant country house with outbuildings offering potential for various uses and land
    • About 3.17 acres
    • Location
    • Preesegweene Hall stands in a wonderful parkland setting on the outskirts of the village of Weston Rhyn near Oswestry. The A5 is within easy reach providing good road access for commuting to Chester and Liverpool to the North and Shrewsbury, Telford and Birmingham to the south.
    • The nearby market towns of Oswestry and Ellesmere provide a good range of shopping and recreational facilities while the area is renowned for its range of schools both within the state and independent sectors. These include a primary school at Weston Rhyn, Oswestry School, Moreton Hall, Ellesmere College, Packwood Haugh Prep School and a range of schools in Shrewsbury and Chester.
    • There are excellent leisure opportunities nearby, including the Lion Keys Hotel and Spa, golf at Oswestry Golf Club and a huge range of walks in the nearby hills.
    • Regional airports include Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham while there is a direct line rail service to London from Crewe.

    Additional information

    • Council Tax = Band E
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: E