The Mount, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7PH | Property for sale | Savills
2,891.14 sq m
Guide price £12,500,000(756,623,625 EGP)

The MountOswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7PH


    Key features

    • Built to the very highest of standards incorporating state of the art technology and materials.
    • Three walled gardens to include a vegetable garden and three ponds within.
    • Helicopter landing pad.
    • Separate three bedroom cottage with it's own driveway.
    • Indoor swimming pool complex with changing rooms and steam room.
    • Well renowned schools can be found locally including Oswestry School, Ellesmere College, Moreton Hall, Shrewsbury School.

    One of the most important new-build mansion houses within the United Kingdom, built within the last twenty years, set in about 47 acres including a helicopter landing pad.

    About this property

    • The Mount was originally part of the Brogyntyn Estate and belonged to the Late Lord Harlech. The original Edwardian country house was demolished about 20 years ago and the new house built in its place thereafter. The surrounding countryside offers plenty of walking, riding and cycling opportunities with Offas Dyke being within a few miles and The Old Racecourse heritage site approximately 1.5 miles away incorporating walks with fabulous views and woodland.

      The Mount is amongst the most important new-build mansion houses within the United Kingdom, built within the last twenty years. Our clients, with guidance from Andrew Arrol and James Wade of Arrol and Partners, have created an exquisite country house built to the very highest of standards incorporating state of the art technology and materials. The main walls have been constructed using hand carved Derbyshire stone. The external walls are highly insulated cavity walls with all of the floors having underfloor heating. Furthermore, all of the windows are double glazed with a sophisticated but discreet Pilkington Spacia system.

      The Mount has been positioned to take advantage of fabulous, far-reaching views over glorious Shropshire countryside.Great thought has been given to creating an elegant and grand country house which is fit for ultra-modern yet comfortable twenty first century living. Every facet has been considered and created to the very highest standard.

      To complement the house, the gardens have been beautifully landscaped with three walled gardens to include a vegetable garden and three ponds within. The property is set within about 47 acres of parkland offering complete privacy.

      There is a pump house with equipment to ensure clear water in all three pools within the walled gardens.

      The Mount is approached through imposing double gates and a sweeping drive which gently meanders through the beautiful parkland, flanked by immaculate estate railings to either side. Glimpses of The Mount may be seen from the journey up the driveway and to the approach of the house itself.

      The Mount has great stature and grandeur. The front door opens into the main reception hall leading on to the fabulous grand staircase hall with its beautiful, cantilevered staircase leading up to the large galleried landing. The hall leads into the well proportioned dining room and on to the beautiful large drawing room extending to about 14.25m x 6.7m into the family room, which leads into the substantial living kitchen, again built and designed to the very highest standard and specification. Beyond is a pantry, flower room, angling room and boot room. To the south, a beautiful orangery runs the length of the rear wing.

      Beyond is a substantial 20m swimming pool complete with steam room, two changing rooms, WC and shower room, along with a substantial plant room.

      There are three staircases (two spiral) and lift access to all three floors.

      On the first floor, the bedrooms take advantage of the fabulous parkland setting and the far distant views. The principal suite is magnificent with a large en suite bathroom and two clothes closets. There are six further bedrooms, six bathrooms, a laundry and a gym, which leads to a viewing platform over the indoor swimming pool. Another great feature is the terrace which overlooks the private walled garden to the south.

      The basement is designed mainly as an informal entertaining area and includes a snooker room, card room, bar and games rooms, cinema room, sitting room and office. Beyond this is the main plant room to the house which runs on to a lobby and an office.

      A side wing adjoins the first floor with guest/staff accommodation comprising two bedrooms, en suite bathroom, separate bathroom, living room, dining room and kitchen. Below is a large garage facility with ample space for at least five cars.

      GARDENS AND GROUNDS

      Enormous thought and attention to detail has gone into creating the sophisticated gardens and grounds. The principal portion has been created with three walled gardens offering absolute privacy with a plethora of colours, shape and design.

      The first walled garden is an entertaining area off the kitchen, being largely paved with a central water feature. There is a more formal garden to the left with a rill, an enchanting reflective pool, flanked by colourful herbaceous borders, designed to provide all year round colours. Beyond is a well-stocked vegetable garden complete with greenhouses, with a large ornamental pond beyond.

      To the rear of the house is an immaculate knot garden with an enclosed hard tennis court beyond. There is a helicopter landing facility.

      The whole extends to about 47 acres and is principally parkland offering complete privacy.


      COTTAGE

      There is a three-bedroom cottage with vacant possession.

      To the rear of the lake is a substantial, general-purpose estate building.

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    For me this is the most exciting property to come to the market this year in Shropshire.

    Charlie KannreutherProperty agent

    Local information

    • The Mount is situated just outside the market town of Oswestry which has a range of independent and high street shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cafés and coffee shops. Cae Glas Park is a 7 acre haven in the centre of Oswestry and is a true community facility for the people of Oswestry and surrounding. It hosts many community events, sponsored walks, bowling and tennis competitions and music concerts.
    • The county town of Shrewsbury is 19 miles distant with Chester about 27 miles, and Birmingham and Manchester both within about 68 miles.
    • The A5 is about 2.7 miles away to access Shrewsbury and the east and the A483 which links to Chester and the north. Gobowen is about 4 miles away and has a train station with links to the north and Crewe, and Birmingham both of which link to London Euston.
    • Oswestry has some well renowned schools including Oswestry School and Moreton Hall Girls School, whilst further afield is Shrewsbury School, Shrewsbury High School, Ellesmere College, Prestfelde and Packwood Haugh.

    Additional information

    • SERVICES
    • Central Heating; Gas-fired central heating, 3 Veisman boilers and underfloor heating throughout.
    • Heat Exchange; There is a sophisticated heat-exchange system throughout the house.
    • Lutron System; There is, similarly, a sophisticated Lutron system throughout the whole house.
    • Mains water & drainage.
    • Fire Alarm; There is an integral fire alarm system throughout the house
    • Generator; There is a 64 KVA diesel generator which comes on within seconds of a power cut and can run the whole house for a month.
    • LOCAL AUTHORITY
    • Shropshire Council.
    • Tel: 0345 678 9000.
    • RATEABLE VALUE
    • The rateable value is £1,100.
    • Directions: Follow the A5 from Shrewsbury to the main Mile End roundabout at Oswestry. Continue towards Oswestry, taking the first exit at the Morrison's roundabout. Go over the bridge and bear left at the traffic lights onto Victoria Road. Continue through the next set of traffic lights and turn right onto Welsh Walls. Follow this road all the way to the junction before turning left onto the B4580- Willow Street. Continue on the B4580 for about 0.8 miles and the gates to The Mount will be on your right hand side. Postcode: SY10 7PH What3words: ///apes.sandwich.beauty
    • EPC Rating: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H