Lived in by members of the same family who built it over 150 years ago. The imposing and historically important Hall stands attractively within 3.2 acres of mature parkland grounds.
Shotley Hall was designed and built in 1863 by renowned architect Edward Robson, an associate of both John Dobson and Sir George Gilbert Scott, for local gentleman Thomas Wilson. The Hall's beautiful High Victorian neo Gothic design and solid but romantic style fulfilled the aspirations of the wealthy owner. The exceptional and mainly unaltered interior of the Hall offers flexible and spacious accommodation and boasts many architectural features spanning three floors, with a former servants' wing ideal for dependent relatives.
Shotley Hall's importance in British architecture is emphasised by the outstanding works of William Morris, with his pieces and inspiration prevalent throughout the property. William Morris' influence in Shotley Hall is clearly present; from the ten stained glass windows, the brass fireplace surrounds, the unique tile roundels set into the dining room fireplace to the main hall staircase wrought iron balustrading.
The grounds of Shotley Hall are a particular feature, bordered by the Shotleyfield Burn and containing many wonderful specimen trees. The grounds provide the Hall with extraordinary privacy and shelter.
Shotley Hall is a unique and wonderful property offering a sense of history, with the traditional front of house, grand formal reception rooms, supported then by smaller servants' quarters. The property has three main reception rooms that have all been beautifully designed and detailed, creating imposing and spacious interiors. The formal reception rooms all enjoy traditional feature fireplaces, William Morris stained glass windows (many designed by William Morris himself, specifically for Shotley Hall) and wonderful views of the grounds. These main reception rooms are all accessible from the main hall, again with the William Morris influence prevailing strongly through the main staircase. The main staircase has split level landings, ornate leaf wrought iron balustrading and a central feature ceiling lantern whose detailing can be enjoyed from both the ground floor and the first floor landing.
Beyond the formal ground floor, the former butler's and maids' kitchens have been redesigned to create a kitchen diner, making a larger and more modern family living space. The kitchen is fitted with wall and base units around a central Aga at the heart of the room. The separate dining area enjoys views over the driveway and main parking area to the front of the house and provides access to the traditional estate office, now a snug, to the side of the main entrance porch.
From the rear passage off the kitchen the back staircase, main hall, dining room, utility room, cellar and former servants' accommodation can all be accessed. The servants' accommodation has a second kitchen with access to the rear garden, a spacious living room and a staircase to a first floor landing. Off the first floor landing there are two double bedrooms and a family bathroom comprising a shower, wash hand basin and WC.
The first floor of the property is dedicated to the main family bedrooms, all of which are spacious, bright and welcoming rooms enjoying the best of the garden views. The master bedroom has a private en-suite and dressing room, with the other bedrooms being serviced by two further family bathrooms at first floor level.
The third floor is accessed off the rear staircase, offering further potential bedrooms or potential to be converted into a self-contained flat.
The driveway to Shotley Hall is owned entirely by Shotley Hall with a right of access over the initial driveway granted to the Gate House and stable block.
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Shotley Hall is a Grade II* Listed Victorian family home, characterised as muscular Gothic.Melissa Lines