A beautiful Grade II country house with far reaching views, together with two self-contained cottages, extensive outbuildings set in about 3.5 acres of private gardens and grounds.
Harnage House is a beautiful Grade II listed country house offering a wonderful family lifestyle in a desirable part of the south Shropshire countryside. Approached by a private front driveway which sweeps to reveal the elegant façade. The current house is understood to have been re-built after 1747 by John Dodd whose family were present in Harnage from the 17th century and owned several buildings. Further additions have been made over the ensuing centuries but original period features are abundant including doors, shutters, fireplaces & handmade plasterworks.
Harnage House is set within private gardens and grounds extending to just under 3.5 acres with stunning views in three different directions: the south Shropshire Hills, the church spires of Shrewsbury and the Welsh hills. The property benefits from a block paved enclosed courtyard with stabling, a manège, two cottages (which are interlinked and can be used as one dwelling) and further attractive outbuildings that offer renovation options.
The double front door opens to an elegant oak floored reception hall, a Clearview wood burner and from where the noted elaborately carved original Jacobean staircase rises to the first floor. The large drawing room boasts original oak floorboards, an Adam fireplace (with wood burner), a built in decorative corner feature, original handmade plasterwork ceiling decorations and a panoramic window with seat overlooking the principal gardens and eastwards to the Wrekin over which the sun rises in the morning.
The dining room features the original oak floor, a bay window, a fireplace with a Clearview wood burner and original handmade plaster cornicing. There are also original wooden shutters. The library has a beautiful pink marble fireplace, oak floor and built-in bookcase along one wall and shutters.
A long hallway with an original Coalbrookdale encaustic tile floor leads to further rooms at the northern end of the house including a downstairs WC, a storage room, the entrance to the cellar, the back staircase to the first floor and a breakfast room (currently used as a study).
Finally, at the end of the corridor are the kitchen and utility rooms. The main kitchen and back kitchen were renovated in 2019 and feature hand-made wooden units. The main kitchen has a central island with storage and an original (but renovated) 5 door oil fired aga. There is also a NEFF induction hob. In the back kitchen there is a pantry, additional storage and a NEFF oven. The flooring is quarry tiles and Karndean over antique pine boards. The kitchen leads to a useful boot room with a Belfast sink and drying rack and an external door.
At the top of the Jacobean staircase is the principal bedroom suite which has an original oak floor, beautiful country views to the west and an en suite bathroom with a free-standing Victoria & Albert bath with a separate enclosed shower. There are four further double bedrooms on the first floor, a family shower room, a separate WC and another bathroom with a Victoria & Albert bath.
The Jacobean staircase continues to the second floor where there are two further double bedrooms and a single bedroom between. At the other end of the corridor is small storeroom and airing cupboard, and another staircase leading to the second floor where there are two further double bedrooms.
COTTAGES AND OUTBUILDINGS
Approached by a separate private gravel driveway the property benefits from two cottages, garages, outbuildings, stables and a courtyard enclosed on three sides. The whole area is laid to attractive block paving which is easy to maintain.
HARNAGE HOUSE COTTAGE
Harnage House Cottage is an immaculately presented one bedroom cottage with an open plan kitchen with oak fronted units, a Quartz top island, two NEFF ovens, a NEFF warming drawer and a NEFF hob with extractor fan. Steps from the kitchen lead to a sitting room with a panoramic window offering breath-taking views to the North West and glass door to the outside. On the first floor is a double bedroom with a full height apex ceiling with four Velux windows filling the room with light. There is an adjacent shower room (2020) and safety access to an outbuilding.
THE GARDENERS COTTAGE
The Gardener's Cottage is the charming original cottage with A frame' oak and stone construction. Entered through a courtyard porch which leads to a lobby (WC off) and to the sitting room with a panoramic window and seat, and wood burning stove. The kitchen was renewed in 2020 with hand-made units, an oven and induction hob and attractive tiled floor. It has a separate stable door to the courtyard and an interlink door to the other cottage. On the first floor there is a double bedroom with dual aspect windows and new (2020) shower room.
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The views from Harnage House are truly breathtaking!Tony Morris-Eyton