Significant Grade II* listed Victorian house together with a stable courtyard, guest cottages and gate lodges, set within formal gardens and traditional rolling parkland.
Heath House lies nestled amongst its rolling parkland and woodland. The parkland extends to about 50 acres and lies south of the Hollington Road and east of Heath House Lane.
The estate includes the significant Victorian mansion, together with two cottages, two gate lodges, a traditional Georgian stable courtyard, all set within formal gardens and traditional parkland. The estate also benefits from large copses and attractive mixed woodland.
There are two entrances to the park and a third entrance which is not currently used. The principal driveway is a wonderful entrance to the estate. Accessed from the north west of the house, flanked by stone pillars with iron wrought gates, the drive rises through the traditional parkland, sweeping through a parcel of mixed woodland and round to reveal the house. The drive arrives at a wide gravel sweep to the west façade of the house.
The secondary drive, directly north of the house and grounds, runs through an arch of the stable block and round to the house. There are two lodge cottages, Front Lodge is located at the entrance of the principal drive and North Lodge at the entrance of the north drive. Historically the house was also accessed by the driveway to the south west of the house from Heath House Lane.
The mansion, measuring 18,875 sq. ft. over two storeys, plus a tower and a cellar, is constructed from chisel dressed ashlar under steeply pitched slate roofs. The layout of the house is designed as a large H-plan comprising five impressive principal reception rooms and eight bedrooms. There is also an attached service wing in the shape of an L. The centre of the house is dominated by a tall tower rising a further storey to an octagonal stair tower.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The formal gardens and grounds surround the house to the south and east and are predominately south facing. From the Library, steps lead down to the Victorian stone terrace with a balustrade which wraps around the front of the house. The extensive lawns lie south of the house. A central walkway leads to a second stone terrace with steps either side that lead down to further lawns with planted borders. On the eastern edge of the lawn is the pergola, built in 1912, the passage runs north to south connecting the gardens to the parkland beyond.
COMMERCIAL WEDDING AND EVENT VENUE
Heath House has been run as a licensed wedding and events venue business since 2002. The house and grounds hosts approx. 40 events per year ranging from smaller private groups, weddings and conferences. Weddings have been the largest single element of the business with approximately 30 bookings per year. The house and gardens are licensed for civil ceremonies with a capacity for 70-100. Seated receptions can take place in the House or in the marquee which has a maximum capacity of 200. The marquee is owned by the business.
COTTAGES & OUTBUILDINGS
A beautifully converted sawmill, the red-brick cottage lies north east of the House. The sawmill was converted in 2009 and much of the original features still remain. The ground floor comprises a large entrance hall or living room, the master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a second bedroom with an en-suite shower room. An open plan kitchen and dining room is on the first floor, together with a drawing room. Dutch barn To the north east of the cottage is a Grade II listed Dutch barn which is constructed from red-brick under a tiled roof with a gothic arch.
The period, Grade II listed, lodge house is located at the entrance of the principal drive. The accommodation extends to 700 sq.ft. and includes a kitchen, dining room, sitting room and bedroom with a bathroom on the first floor.
The pretty, Grade II listed, lodge is situated at the entrance of the north drive off Hollington Road and extends to 1,130 sq.ft. The accommodation is split over two floors and comprises a dining room, sitting room, kitchen, cloakroom, three bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The Stable Block and Stable Cottage
The Grade II listed stables and coach house are situated to the north east of Heath House and form a traditional U shape around an open fronted courtyard. The property was built in the 18th Century and part reconstructed in the early 19th Century.
The traditional parkland has wonderful topography and rises gently towards the House. The rolling land is more open to the south and the west, with mixed woodland to the north and the east, providing the house with shelter and privacy. The parkland extends to about 49 acres, there are about 32 acres of woodland and 39 acres of pasture land which is let on an AHA.
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The mansion's commanding position within traditional mature parkland allows for impressive farreaching views across the Staffordshire countryside.Louisa Over