Savills | Mavesyn Ridware, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS15 3QE | Property for sale
4.07 Ac(1.65 Ha)
Excess of £1,975,000(€2,286,406)

Mavesyn RidwareLichfield, Staffordshire, WS15 3QE


    Key features

    • Classic Queen Anne style
    • Attractive Grade I Gatehouse
    • Easy access to the West Coast Main Line (London Euston 1hr 16 mins)
    • Lovely Gardens and Grounds bordered by a stream
    • Walled Garden
    • Grass Tennis Court
    • Artist Studio

    Beautiful Grade II* early Georgian country house together with a magnificent Grade I Gatehouse.

    About this property

    • The Old Hall was built in 1718 in a classic Queen Anne style, with perfect symmetry and later eighteenth and nineteenth century additions. The house is approached through an arch under the historic Grade I Gatehouse sweeping to the front of the house with far reaching views over the surrounding farmland. The Old Hall is formal yet manageable and well suited to modern-day living.

      The Old Hall has so much to offer for a multitude of uses. First and foremost it is a beautiful private house, however it offers flexibility with the ability for multi-generational living with an annex, work from home facilities in the outbuildings and tremendous potential for an events business in the Gatehouse.

      The shallow dip to the rear of the property suggests that the original house and Gatehouse was moated. The majority of the original house was pulled down in 1718 to create the beautiful but smaller house we see today.

      In recent years, the house has been informally divided into two self-contained parts, creating the perfect property for multigenerational living or short/ long terms lets for additional income. However, the annex could also easily be reincorporated to the main house to create one single dwelling.

      The principal rooms are elegant and well proportioned, all with fabulous views over differing aspects of the garden. The front door leads into a charming hall with elegant staircase beyond. To the right is a well-proportioned, partially panelled drawing room with a dining room opposite being a lovely, panelled room with views over the garden. In the dining room and on the main staircase are some fine examples of heraldic stain glass. There is a large kitchen opening out into a garden room/conservatory.

      Both parts of the house are laid out on three floors with five bedrooms and three bathrooms in the main part. The adjacent guest wing/annexe has a separate drawing room, conservatory and kitchen together with a further four bedrooms and two bathrooms.

      THE GATEHOUSE
      The Gatehouse is listed Grade I and is undoubtedly of national importance believing to date from 1391/2 and is thought to have the only double crown post in Staffordshire. The timber work within the medieval structure is some of the finest in the country. At approximately 87 feet in length and a lovely open space with so much interesting character, The Gatehouse provides exceptional entertaining space. There is great potential for use as a wedding venue, particularly with St Nicholas' Church within walking distance. The Gatehouse has held events of up to 80 people previously to include fundraising events, masquerade balls and medieval parties. At the east end of the Gatehouse is the dovecote. The Gatehouse benefits from a water and electrical supply.

      THE OUTBUILDINGS
      In the Courtyard are a range of brick outbuildings currently being used as useful garden storage and also a private art studio. The art studio provides an excellent work from home office with opportunity to create further work space (subject to planning). There is an open fronted garage block for three cars.

      GARDENS & GROUNDS
      The house is surrounded by enchanting gardens and groun
      The principal rooms are elegant and well proportioned, all with fabulous views over differing aspects of the garden.
      The front door leads into a charming hall with elegant staircase beyond. To the right is a well-proportioned, partially panelled drawing room with a dining room opposite being a lovely, panelled room with views over the garden. In the Dining Room and on the main staircase are some fine examples of heraldic stain glass. There is a large kitchen opening out into a garden room/conservatory.

      Both parts of the house are laid out on three floors with five bedrooms and three bathrooms in the main part. The adjacent guest wing/annexe has a separate drawing room, conservatory and kitchen together with a further four bedrooms and two bathrooms.

      THE GATEHOUSE
      The Gatehouse is listed Grade I and is undoubtedly of national importance believing to date from 1391/2 and is thought to have the only double crown post in Staffordshire. The timber work within the medieval structure is some of the finest in the country. The Gatehouse could either be used to provide entertaining space or, potentially, as a wedding venue, particularly with St Nicholas' Church within walking distance.

      GARDENS & GROUNDS
      The house is surrounded by enchanting gardens and grounds, which beautifully complement the house running down to a small stream to the southern side. To the rear of the house is a private Walled Garden and a vegetable garden. There is a grass tennis court. To the west is a very substantial range of outbuildings including an artist's studio. Also is an open fronted garage block for three cars.

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    Exquisitely beautiful country house to envy

    Tony Morris-EytonProperty agent

    Local information

    • The Old Hall, Mavesyn Ridware is an exquisitely beautiful Grade II* country house set on the edge of the beautiful and unspoilt small village.
    • The Old Hall is situated some 8 miles from the cathedral city of Lichfield, offering both culture and easy access via the West Coast train line taking one hour sixteen minutes to Euston.
    • There are also regular trains from Rugeley taking one hour 35 minutes. Communications are excellent being only 10 miles from the M6 toll road linking into the main national motorway network. Birmingham International Airport is some 27 miles distant.
    • The city centre at Birmingham is 30 miles away with excellent rail links to both Lichfield and Rugeley Mavesyn Ridware is a particularly beautiful village containing six listed buildings. Of these, two are Grade I, one being the Gatehouse at The Old Hall, the other the church.
    • The Old Hall is Grade II* and sits close to St Nicholas' Church, largely built in 1782 and founded in about 1140 with the Tower being earlier dating from the fifteenth century.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From Lichfield ( M6 TollRoad): Take Junction T4. Proceed north to Lichfield. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto The Friary. At the next roundabout take the 4th exit on the roundabout on to A51. After just after 2 miles take A515. After 1.5 miles turn left onto B5014. In the village of Mavesyn Ridware the entrance to The Old Hall is immediately after the Church.
    • EPC Exempt