A beautiful country house commanding enviable and unrivalled views across the south Shropshire countryside together with two, two bedroom cottages.
Holdgate House is a beautiful country residence which exudes elegance, set within approximately 7.5 acres of gardens and grounds commanding some of the finest, unspoilt views in South Shropshire. Believed to have originally been a Parsonage, the house is presented to an exemplary standard boasting high ceilings and plenty of natural light, with accommodation flowing well over three floors.
The front door opens to an entrance hall with black and white tiled flooring and double doors which open into the main reception hall from which the elegant staircase rises to the first floor and the main reception rooms flow.
The spacious drawing room is a particularly lovely room featuring an open fireplace with a marble surround and fender seat, decorative cornicing and tall sash windows looking out to the garden and fabulous views beyond.
The dining room is a great room for entertaining with tall sash windows overlooking the front of the property. The family living kitchen has a lovely oak floor and is fully equipped with a range of fitted cupboards and units with granite worktops, an AGA, an integrated Neff oven, two dishwashers, fridge, freezer, wine cooler and walk in larder cupboard. The kitchen has unrivalled views across the Corvedale with French doors opening onto the garden.
The sitting room is of good proportion with a warm, cosy feel and has fitted cupboards and bookshelves to one wall and an open fireplace with a Jetmaster system. This links to the back hallway where there is a WC, secondary staircase and door outside.
The elegant principal staircase rises to the first floor with a tall window on the curve to allowing an abundance of natural light and spectacular, far reaching views.
The principal bedroom suite boasts sash windows overlooking the gardens with blackout blinds, a spacious en suite bathroom and a walk in dressing room off with wardrobes fitted. There are another two double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms on the first floor along with a further double bedroom, additional room currently used as a study, and a family laundry bathroom with a cupboard housing the washing machine, dryer and also a hanging drying rack.
The attic is an ideal space for teenagers comprising a large bedroom with an apex roof, velux windows and a door into the additional roof storage space, a bathroom and living area with built in cupboards.
Holdgate House has cellarage comprising a barrelled cellar with a separate wine room.
COTTAGES AND OUTBUILDINGS
Holdgate House benefits from two self-contained two bedroom cottages, garages, outhouses and stabling.
To the back of the house is a brick built outhouse with a utility room and log store. The timber triple garage has a concreate floor and electricity connected. There are three stables with a store/tack room and concreate yard.
GARDENS & GROUNDS
Holdgate House is wonderfully private, approached by a gravelled driveway which sweeps to an ample parking area. Roses creep up the centre of the handsome façade while fragrant wisteria adorns the south face.
The formal gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with a rural outlook and beautiful borders including hydrangeas, Virginia creeper and honeysuckle. There is also a lovely walnut and fig tree. An elevated terrace overlook the garden and views beyond, ideal for entertaining and alfresco dining. Steps lead down into the garden.
A fabulous feature is the pergola draped with wisteria with the sunken garden beneath, having lovely parterre hedging with a pool to the centre.
To the back of the property is an orchard with a variety of fruit trees including apple, plum and pear. There is a productive kitchen garden, fruit cage and green house, housing a vine as well as an apricot and peach tree. Beyond is the old tennis court.
Steps lead down to a chicken run and timber feed shed. The paddock can be accessed from here which is gently sloping with a mixture of hedgerow and post and rail fencing with water connected.
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For me this setting is second to none.Peter Daborn