Savills | Black Park, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 4JP | Property for sale
32 Ac(12.95 Ha)
Guide price £1,350,000

Black ParkWhitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 4JP

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in March 2021
  • Eight acre stream fed mere
  • Established and well stocked coarse fishery
  • Planning has previously been granted for five, single storey 2 & 3 bedroom log cabins
  • Rural yet convenient location on the outskirts of Whitchurch

A superb five bedroom country house in a stunning position amidst 32 acres of rural countryside and incorporating an eight acres mere that is currently run as a course fishery

About this property

  • The House

    Blakemere stands in the most outstanding location taking advantage of the magnificent views across the Mere. Electrically operated wrought iron gates open to a sweeping graveled drive leading to the house.

    Ground floor

    The entrance is a double oak door with contemporary designed glazing.

    Reception Hall with mat well, cloaks and store cupboard, American white oak staircase and galleried landing.

    Cloakroom off with low flush w.c., hand basin bowl on stand, towel rail and limestone floor and walls.

    Dining Area with double French doors to terrace and magnificent views over the Mere.

    Drawing Room with separate door to reception hall. Double doors from the reception hall lead into

    Kitchen with a contemporary William Ball range of floor and wall units with cupboards, drawers, carousels, polished granite worktops, tiled splash backs, stainless steel sink unit with spray and mixer tap, range of Neff equipment including dishwasher, ceramic touch control hob with extractor hood, oven.

    Morning Room with high vaulted timber lined ceiling, French doors to front terrace, concertina folding doors to south facing sun terrace, large electric ceiling fan and minstrel gallery. Door to Integral Double Garage with fluorescent strip lights, concrete floor and electric up & over door.

    Lower Ground floor

    Stairs from the reception hall lead down to the Lower Ground Floor which has a tiled floor and under stairs cupboard with Euroflow central vacuum system. A one hour fire-resistant glazed screen and door lead through to

    Utility Area with floor units, wall cupboards and stainless steel sink unit. Office with a French door to outside. Plant Room with Warmflow oil fired boiler, pressurized hot water cylinder, water softener and electric heat exchange system.

    First floor Approach from the reception hall by a turned staircase to a galleried landing.

    Bedroom 1 with double French doors to Balcony, built in wardrobe unit with sliding mirror doors and drawers, shelving and double wardrobe and two additional built in cupboards. En-suite Shower Room with hand basin, low flush w.c., bidet, glazed shower cubicle with power shower, wall mirror, shelving, shaver socket and towel rail and limestone floor and walls.

    Bedroom 2 with French window and Balcony, walk in clothes closet. En-suite/Bathroom with separate door to landing, with a bath, low flush w.c., twin vanity hand basins, two chromium towel rails, mirrors and glass shelving, limestone floor and walls.

    Bedroom 3 with built in wardrobe with mirror doors. En-suite Shower Room with vanity hand basin, low flush w.c., glazed shower cubicle with power shower and body jets, towel rail, shaver socket, tiled floor and walls.

    Second floor

    Bedroom 4 with built in wardrobe unit with cupboards and drawers. Inner Landing connecting both rooms with shower Room off with tiled floor, tiled and glazed shower cubicle with power shower, low flush w.c., glass, hand basin, shaver socket, wall cupboard and mirror.

    Bedroom 5 built in wardrobe unit with cupboards and drawers.


    The approach is over a graveled drive through wrought iron electric gates and lit by lamps. There is a partly walled gravelled forecourt with a raised central planter and brick well. There is a large raised, terrace surrounding the house with steps down to lawns which sweep down to the mere frontage.

    Planning persimmon

    Planning permission has been previously granted for five, two and three bedroom single storey cabins to be built. Further details on planning and design are available through the agent.

    The Fishery

    Blakemere is run as an exclusive syndicate fishery from 1st September through until 31st May with approximately 60 members split between full and mid-week memberships. During the summer months the fishery is opened up as a week or day ticket venue with a maximum of nine anglers on at any one time.

    Blakemere offers superb fishing for specimen Carp, with recorded catches above 33lbs. The mere is home to approximately 200 stunning English fish that include, Tench, Rudd, Roach, Perch, Pike & Eels. The perimeter of the land has been secured with otter proof fencing to protect the stock.

    The sale includes fish stocks within the lake. Savills are not liable for the quality or quantity of the fish stocks, nor any death or disease that may purchase affect such stocks. Purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the quality and quantity of the fish stocks prior to purchase.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Blakemere is set in the most incredible setting with stunning views out over the mere. It is a fantastic family home with an established business that has potential to expand.

Edward MorrisProperty agent

Local information

  • The market town of Whitchurch is about a mile and a half away and provides a wide range of facilities including restaurants, shops, schools, churches and a supermarket. The major centers of Shrewsbury and Chester are both within easy driving distance of about 20 miles and the M6 motorway (Junction 16) is just beyond Nantwich via the new Barthomley- Hough link (18 miles). There are intercity trains at Crewe Station (2 hours to London Euston) and a link to Whitchurch Station (20 minutes). Notwithstanding the accessibility to local and regional centers Blakemere is a most tranquil and private property approached off a quiet country lane and having all round rural views over open countryside and farmland.

Additional information

  • Rights Easements & Restrictions
  • The property and 32 acres including the Mere are offered for sale freehold. The fishing rights over the mere are shared with two immediate neighbors. Blakemere has 60% with 20% going to each of the other two owners. The owners of Blakemere have the right to decide whether or not to lease out the fishing. In the event of there being no lease a sum of £1,512.56 per annum is payable to each of the two neighbours by the owners of Blakemere. The owners of Blakemere have a right of way around the mere. The two neighbours have restricted access. Further details are available through the agents.
  • EPC Rating = D