Apley Park, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV15 5NE | Property for sale | Savills
5,437 sq ft(505.11 sq m)
Guide price £1,150,000(€1,311,243)

Apley ParkBridgnorth, Shropshire, WV15 5NE

    Key features

    • A beautifully restored wing of an important country house.
    • Fantastic views over the River Severn and beyond.
    • A wonderful terrace with seating area overlooking the views.
    • Shared private vineyard producing quality wine.
    • Great communication links with access to Bridgnorth, Telford and the M54

    Contemporary meets period living.

    About this property

    • Apley Park was built by John Webb for Thomas Whitmore in 1811. Webb was a successful landscape gardener who turned to architecture late in life and the mansion was designed to match the grandeur of its setting. Built primarily of Grinshill ashlar in a Gothic style, with the exterior featuring battlemented parapets and mullioned windows. The earliest part of the house, a six bay three storey north wing, was incorporated into the Gothic mansion. Apley is detailed at length by Professor Pevsner's Buildings of England stating that Webb took his cue from Ashridge, Hertfordshire, Sheffield Park, Sussex and Sandleford Priory, Berkshire.

      The Garden House is an exceptional property of great elegance and stature. It has recently completed a refurbishment to the highest standard. The house beautifully combines period living with modern convenience with gorgeous panoramic views, enjoyed from both inside the property and outside.

      The Garden House offers light and gracious accommodation for everyday, contemporary living and entertaining. High moulded ceilings, part panelled walls, attractive fireplaces and polished oak, marble tiles and parquet floors, with some rooms benefitting from electric underfloor heating. A beautifully fitted kitchen with an abundance of storage, in addition to the useful pantry/store room, houses Miele and Siemen appliances with direct access off into the attractive sitting room with doors leading to the garden patio/entertainment area. The luxurious bath and shower rooms compliment the elegant bedrooms.

      The current large office room, found on the top floor, provides a great environment for home working. The drawing room, formerly the billiard room, with a shuttered large bay window framing the glorious views is complimented by a stunning commissioned maple leaf cascading chandelier and matching large art wall light panel bringing the outside into The Garden House. The adjoining splendid garden room forms part of the original immense orangery and is perfect for both alfresco and formal dining.

      The main staircase has a half landing off where a private adjoining connecting door can be found providing access to the decommissioned indoor swimming pool and active shared gym. A second ground floor entrance door also leads up to the first and second floors, which can be separated via a door from the two bedrooms found off the first floor landing, offering flexible family living.

      The house has a south facing terrace with a recently completed landscaped private garden offering both a fabulous relaxing and entertaining space. The well stocked borders meet the end garden wall with three beautiful extra-large lavender plant boxes. Over the wall you will find the vineyard directly below and 16 acres of communal garden and grounds with its stunning backdrop. The outer courtyard provides two designated parking spots with extra guest spaces available. The gated large cellar and separate garage can be found within the outer courtyard areas. The Garden House front door is accessed from a pretty Italian feel inner courtyard.

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    This house is sheer perfection!

    Peter DabornProperty agent

    Local information

    • The Garden House is an enchanting wing forming part of one of Shropshire's finest and most important country houses. The magnificent Grade II* listed mansion, Apley Park, is approached down a long scenic driveway running through parkland to a private automatic gate.
    • The property benefits from south facing stunning views over private communal grounds with the river Severn view beyond, affording the house an idyllic and peaceful setting. Whilst rural, the house is close to the village of Norton, approximately 1.1 mile, has access to the renowned Apley Farm Shop and the pretty market town of Bridgnorth, about 7 miles, for day-to-day amenities.
    • Bridgnorth is famed for the oldest and steepest inland funicular railway which has been operating since 1892 and links the high and low towns. Telford and access to the M54, is 11 miles away and provides onwards travel to the Midlands business centres and the wider road network.
    • Regional Airports include Birmingham, Manchester and East Midlands.

    Additional information

    • Council Tax- Shropshire Band G
    • Services: Mains water,electricity, oil central heating, private drainage.
    • Tenure: Leasehold- 31.08.2221. Whilst the properties at Apley are Leasehold The Garden House own a share of the freehold along with 16 other properties please.
    • Grade II Listed.
    • Brochure prepared 2024/01 BTJ
    • Photographs taken 2022/08
    • Directions: From Junction 4 M54 take the A464 to Shifnal. On reaching the roundabout take the third exit and at the second roundabout take the A4169 before branching right onto the A454 passing through Brockton. At the roundabout take the second exit onto the A442 towards Bridgnorth. After a short distance enter the village of Norton and take the right hand turn into Cheswardine Lane. The lane continues straight through to the driveway which sweeps through the parkland to Apley Hall.
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Leasehold. Lease Expiry: 31/08/2221 (197 years remaining)
    • Service Charge: TBC
    • Ground Rent: TBC
    • Council Tax Band: G