An exquisite Shropshire country house in a private rural setting with stunning gardens and grounds.
Penylan Hall is a significant Georgian country house. It is described in the Grade II listing as being constructed in 1830/40 and of Italianate Villa style and has balance and scale reflecting this most impressive period of Georgian architecture.
Having been comprehensively renovated in recent years to a high standard of interior design, Penylan Hall is a beautifully and tastefully presented property, incorporating the best elements of exquisite contemporary country house design with high quality fixtures and fittings. It is also in a stunning position with far reaching views over the surrounding landscape and exceptional landscaped gardens providing the perfect setting for the house.
It is approached from the road via a traditional parkland style electric gated entrance set between sandstone walling. The sweeping gravel driveway runs initially through woodland and opens up to a parkland setting with land framed by mature trees. It leads to a turning circle flanked by mature yew hedging with additional parking beyond.
Double part glazed doors open into a vestibule with a decorative tiled floor and further doors within a glazed screen open into the hall. The hall is home to a wonderfully elegant sweeping staircase leading to a galleried first floor landing and offers access to the principal reception rooms.
The drawing room offers impressive entertaining space with grand proportions, pretty moulded cornice work and an open fireplace with an elegant marble chimney piece. The main reception rooms have full height sash windows which combined with the high ceilings providing a wonderful feeling of light and space. Both the dining room and morning room have fireplaces and doors leading into the conservatory opening onto a paved terrace used regularly for outdoor dining. All three main reception rooms enjoy a breathtaking southerly outlook over the gardens. On the opposite side of the hall to the drawing room is a library with bespoke bookcase and cabinetry.
Off the stair hall is a hidden door within the panelling leading to an inner hall where you find the cloakroom, double doors to large cellars, the impressive secondary Georgian staircase and a sitting room with access to a boot room, inner courtyard and rear terrace. The sitting room would make an ideal games room.
Next is a playroom which benefits from being close to the superb, high quality handmade and painted kitchen. This incorporates a central island and a 4 oven Aga with plate warmer, 2 hobs and electric companion. The fitted appliances include a Miele coffee machine, electric oven, steamer and microwave and 2 Liebherr integrated fridge freezers. Adjoining the kitchen is a similarly appointed utility room with access to the courtyard and a former game larder/pantry beyond.
The first floor accommodation is arranged around an impressive galleried landing with roof lantern above the main staircase. It comprises a series of beautifully presented bedrooms. The principal suite has an excellent range of bespoke fitted wardrobes with a secret access to a dressing room with further wardrobe storage. Notably the en suite bathroom has a sunken bath beneath the window with a lovely view over the land. There are seven bedrooms on the first floor and five bathrooms (five of which are en suite).
The second floor is accessed via stairs from the inner hall and is arranged with a sitting room, bedroom and en suite bathroom. It provides ideal accommodation for a nanny or other staff members.
The two bedroom coach house offers great potential with useful and hugely flexible space. It would make an excellent gym/leisure suite, teenage space or home offices or is an ideal independent home for a family member or domestic staff. It is accessed via a spur from the main drive which gives privacy to the main hall and incorporates a garage and garden store.
The gardens and grounds are a particularly impressive element of the property and have been skillfully planned and designed by the current owners.
The formal gardens are primarily arranged to the south and east of the house with shingle paths, mature hedging and herbaceous borders providing various rooms. The stunning perennial planting provides colour for much of the year with a collection of hydrangeas flowering throughout the summer. Hard landscaping is provided in the form of paved terracing, strategically positioned for outside dining. The gardens are framed by mature trees and hedging.
The grounds and land are notable for the beautiful mature trees which provide a lovely backdrop to the neighbouring field and a distant screen from the road side. Privacy is secured by there being no neighbouring houses and there are open fields in all directions. The land to the front of the property has additional gated access
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It is no exaggeration to say that this is a jaw-droppingly lovely property. The main house is beautifully presented as are the stunning gardens and grounds. A true Georgian masterpiece.Charlie Kannreuther