Woodhill, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 9AS | Property for sale | Savills
156 Ac(63.13 Ha)
Guide price £4,500,000(€5,130,950)

WoodhillOswestry, Shropshire, SY10 9AS

  • Recently sold
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Sold in September 2023
  • Grade II listed Georgian country house with fabulous principal rooms.
  • Five separate cottages, two of which are in need of renovation.
  • A selection of traditional and modern outbuildings, to include stables, kennels and farm buildings.
  • Situated in a private location near to the market town of Oswestry, in north Shropshire with fabulous communication links.
  • Well regarded schools in the area including Oswestry School, Moreton Hall, Ellesmere College and Shrewsbury School.

A glorious Grade II listed Georgian country house standing in the privacy of a magnificent park and woodland estate, with five cottages, outbuildings, in about 156 acres.

About this property

  • Woodhill Park is an exceptional small estate offering complete privacy in a truly glorious setting. The house has to be one of the most significant and special houses in Shropshire built during the 18th Century. The main estate remains intact primarily within a ring fence of mostly wooded parkland with a range of cottages and barns suitable for conversion to residential use.

    Woodhill Park is a magnificent upstanding Grade II listed house with outstanding views over its stunning wooded parkland. Woodhill Park formerly belonged to Lord Harlech, the British Ambassador to USA in the 1960's and was a great friend of both John F Kennedy and his wife Jackie. Indeed, Jackie and her brother in law, Bobbie, both stayed at Woodhill Park.

    Built at the height of the Georgian era, the house has a mellow red brick façade under a slate roof. While it has undergone some alterations over the centuries, it remains true to its origins, having beautifully balanced, well lit rooms and fine detail that was typical of the era. In good decorative order throughout, there are stunning fireplaces, polished wood, tiled and flagged floors, fine moulded ceilings and a gracious main staircase. The house has a wonderful air of grandeur while offering thoroughly practical and well laid out living space with an excellent flow of rooms for every day living and entertaining.

    The Gardens

    The house has a mix of attractive formal and informal gardens with sweeping lawns to the front to a ha ha beyond which is the rolling parkland. To the rear of the house further gardens with herbaceous borders and shrubs are contained within mellow brick walls and bounded by a number of beautiful mature trees and woodland. There is a listed Geo Sundial which remains with the property.

    Traditional Courtyard

    To one side of the house and accessed from the main drive through a wrought iron gates, is the courtyard with an attractive range of two storey mellow stone stables to one side currently housing 6 internal Edwardian loose boxes and a further range of buildings to the far end. Previously planning permission has been obtained to convert these to two cottages, while this is lapsed, this presents a wonderful opportunity.

    The Cottages

    Lodge House stands to one side of the entrance of the drive to Woodhill Park with a hall, sitting room, dining room kitchen bathroom two bedrooms. To the west side of the courtyard are three established cottages.

    Coach House Cottage: A lovely cottage with reception room, kitchen, two bedrooms and further potential to extend into space adjoining the main house.

    Apple Tree Cottage: Sitting room, kitchen bedroom and bathroom. The adjoining tackroom could be converted to additional living space if required.

    Stable Cottage: Kitchen, sitting room, bedroom and bathroom.

    Park View Cottages: Surrounded by parkland, out of sight of the main house, are a delightful pair of semi-detached cottages. These are presently abandoned, but have enormous potential either to convert to one stunning house or to renovate to two exceptionally well situated houses with wonderful south facing views from their elevated position.

    Outbuildings and Equestrian facilities

    A further courtyard has a separate entrance off a back drive with a range of all purpose buildings including a clear span modern agricultural building which could easily be adapted to an indoor riding school. There is a further range of buildings behind.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Quite simply one of the finest estates in north Shropshire

Peter DabornProperty agent

Local information

  • Woodhill Park stands hidden in glorious rolling countryside of the Welsh/Shropshire borders. Approached up a long tree lined driveway, the house enjoys complete privacy with far reaching views over established parkland.
  • The area is noted for its great beauty and unspoilt countryside.
  • The attractive market town of Oswestry is just two miles distant with excellent range of shops, schools and services, while the larger centres of Shrewsbury, Chester, Liverpool and Telford are all within daily commuting distance.
  • International airports are easily accessible at Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool.

Additional information

  • Shropshire Council- Main House Band G
  • The Lodge Band C
  • Stable Cottage- Band A
  • Appletree Cottage- band A
  • Mains water, mains electricity and private drainage. Broadband is available.
  • Property Brief Description Tenancy EPC Rating
  • Woodhill Park Georgian mansion house in parkland setting Vacant possession G
  • The Lodge 2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception, kitchen AST. G
  • Apple Tree Cottage 1 bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, sitting room,
  • adjoining tack room with potential to extend Vacant G
  • Stable Cottage 1 bedroom, bathroom, sitting room, kitchen AST F
  • Coach House Cottage 2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception, kitchen,potential to extend Vacant F
  • Park View Cottages Presently abandoned potential to convert to 1 house or to renovate Vacant
  • Courtyard Stables Planning permission to convert to 2 residential cottages.
  • The Kennels Planning permission to convert to a house.
  • Further outbuildings and equestrian facilities. Park and woodland extending to 156 acres (63.18 ha).
  • Photographs taken- 2023/07 & 06 Cloud base photography
  • Brochure prepared- 2023/07 Bespoke Brochures
  • EPC Rating: F
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G