Savills | Glansevern Hall, Berriew, Montgomeryshire, SY21 8AH | Properties for sale
8,436 sq ft(783.73 sq m)
Guide price £2,650,000

Glansevern HallBerriew, Montgomeryshire, SY21 8AH

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in October 2020
  • River Frontage
  • 5 principal reception rooms
  • 8 bedrooms
  • Secondary accommodation making for a Secure Family Hub
  • Walled and woodland gardens
  • Georgian courtyard
  • Significant income producing

A beautiful Grade II listed Regency Greek revival style house set in its own parkland with large lake and river frontage.

About this property

  • Glansevern Hall is approached down a long tree-lined avenue of mature chestnuts and sits beautifully within its own land.

    Approaching the house to the front is a large turning circle that offers a true sense of arrival. A large and elegant paneled Entrance Hall greets the visitor and from which all the principal reception rooms lead.

    Three large reception rooms include a fine paneled Library, drawing room with Chinese inspired wallpaper and well-proportioned dining room along with a good sized family kitchen with breakfast room that leads on to a sunny terrace.

    The first floor bedroom accommodation is made up of five principal bedrooms, the sixth on a second floor. The main suite includes a bedroom, dressing room and bathroom. There are three further bedrooms and a laundry room on the first floor.

    To the rear of the house and connecting at the first floor level is an integral one bedroom Flat.

    The house is very well preserved and a host of beautiful period features including original cornicing, fireplaces and paneling lend a comfortable stature to this impressive home.

    Historic Background

    Beyond doubt one of the finest houses in the border county of Montgomeryshire neighbouring Shropshire. Glansevern Hall is a beautiful Grade II* Regency Greek Revival style house built between 1801 and 1806. Landowner, Arthur Davies Owen, commissioned renowned architect Joseph Bromfield whose work is also seen at Rug near Corwen, Nannau near Dolgellau and Attingham Park in Shropshire.

    The building is of great historic and architectural importance: the main south front with five windows, broken by four Ionic pilasters which support a plain architrave was compared with the Petit Trianon of Versailles by John Hilling in ‘The Historic Architecture of Wales'.

    In 1876 the estate passed through the female line to the Humphreys family, who adopted the additional name of Owen and took up the Owen coat of arms. The Humphreys-Owen family were at Glansevern until 1951 when the property was sold to new owners in 1982. They started a restoration program culminating in opening the magnificent gardens to the public in 1996.

    The current owners have continued this tradition and today the house and gardens at Glansevern Hall present a beautiful home that is also a thriving business.

This is an incredible house with so much to offer a buyer, the landscaped gardens are so beautiful, a real escape.

Lindsay CuthillProperty agent

Local information

  • The area is noted for its excellent schools in both the independent and state sectors including Packwood Haugh, Moreton Hall, Oswestry School, Ellesmere College, Shrewsbury School.
  • Oswestry, Chester, Shrewsbury and Midland centres are within daily commuting distance with the M54 providing easy access to the National motorway network. Welshpool Airfield is nearby and regional airports include Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool.

Additional information

  • Gardens and Grounds
  • The gardens at Glansevern Hall are the jewel in the crown, extending to some 25 acres and are a mixture of formal planting, lawns, a 5 acre lake and many unusual and ancient specimen trees.
  • A Ginko inspired set of wrought iron gates lead into the walled garden. Remodelled in 2001 and comprises separate themed “rooms”, including a Rose Garden, White Garden, Kitchen and Cutting Garden. Further afield is a Victorian Grotto and Rockery dating from around 1840.
  • A Folly Garden and Wildflower Meadow (seasonal), lead down to the River Severn and the secluded, raised Bird Hide by the river's edge.
  • A longer walk will take you to the five acre Lake where you will find plenty of peaceful places to sit, and from where you can meander through dappled, wooded shade over an iron footbridge offering views across the Lake. There is a cascading Water Garden, fed from the Montgomeryshire Canal, with Candelabra Primulas, Hostas and other water loving plants. The Lakeside Walk leads you past the Island and its Iron Gazebo, a haven for visiting waterfowl.
  • Closer to the house, the Formal Gardens offer a stunning, scented Wisteria Fountain Walk (seasonal), traditional long borders, peonies and the original Georgian Orangery.
  • Directions: Montgomery 4.1 miles ~ Oswestry 21 miles Shrewsbury 25 miles ~ Ludlow 40 miles Chester 48 miles ~ Birmingham 74 miles Directions From Shrewsbury/A5 take the A458 towards Welshpool, then follow directions as below: From Welshpool head North West on the A458 towards Church Street, turn left on to Church Street, continue to follow the A458 at the Sarn Bryn Caled roundabout take the third exit on the A483 after about 3.5 miles turn left and Glansevern Hall can be found on your left after a short drive. From Chester, take the A458 south to Wrexham, Oswestry then Welshpool. From Welshpool, proceed south on A458 towards Newtown and after 4 miles just after Berriew you cross the river Rhiw and the entrance to Glansevern is 400 yards on the left hand side.
  • EPC Exempt