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7 bedroom manor house for sale

Main Street, Shenstone

£1,250,000 (Auction Guide Price)

  7 bedrooms

  4 bathrooms

  3 receptions

Key Features

  • For Sale by Auction
  • Grade II Listed Former Manor House
  • 3 Superb Reception Rooms
  • Retained Character Features
  • 6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
  • Self Contained Annex
  • Beautiful Gardens
  • EPC Rating D


FOR SALE BY AUCTION – VIRTUAL 360 TOUR AVAILABLE – A SUBSTANTIAL & ELEGANT Grade II listed residence of considerable character ENVIABLY SITUATED in the conservation area within the heart of this wonderful village. Formerly the manor house of Shenstone, it has Tudor origins with Georgian additions.

The property will be offered for SALE BY AUCTION by Knight Frank. It will be live streamed via a London based auction studio. Bidders can choose to purchase online by proxy or telephone bidding. For all information concerning the auction please contact Richard Watson, Partner, Head of Auctions. 02078 615141. Knight Frank, 55 Baker Street, London, W1U 8AN. For information concerning the property itself please contact John German Lichfield 01543 419121.

Being the Old Manor House of Shenstone, it is steeped in history and contains many original features. For several years Ivy House was a proven school for ladies and we further understand that many previous owners were also doctors, hence the aptly named Doctors Lane neighbouring the property. There is a priesthole and reputed tunnel deep underground with priest access. In addition, there is a well in the garden which we believe is referred to in the doomsday book.

Over recent years the vendors have invested enormous amounts of time, love, careful thought and not to mention money to sympathetically restore, improve and refurbish this fine home which provides spacious, charming and stylish family living. In addition, there is an old ballroom with cellar beneath that now forms a self-contained annex which provides an excellent income or is ideal for an extended family or nanny accommodation.

The house occupies a lovely and remarkably spacious plot considering its central village location with an impressive walled garden surrounding all of the property together with a spacious established rear garden plus a large, wooded area with many mature trees including oak, beech and lime, in all totalling approximately 2/3 of an acre. The thriving village of Shenstone is conveniently situated between the cathedral city of Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield. There is a range of pubs and restaurants, shops, excellent butchers in addition to a railway station situated on the cross-city line serving Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham and beyond. The M6 toll is a short drive away and provides direct access onto the national motorway network. There is an intercity railway station at Trent Valley which provides direct access to London Euston taking approximately 1 hour 20 minutes.

Detailed Accommodation. The main reception hall with flagstone floor has a cloaks cupboard off and a door to a charming rear hall which has a feature curved wall. Leading off the hall is an elegant drawing room, having a curved wall incorporating sash windows, ceiling and wall detail and an open fireplace. There is an equally spacious separate sitting room which has a side window and a cast fireplace with arched alcoves either side of the chimney breast. Completing the suite of reception rooms is the grand formal dining room which has a fireplace and double doors with adjacent windows opening to the walled front garden, providing an ideal space for entertaining.

At the heart of the home is the dining kitchen which is fitted with a range of modern white units complemented by granite effect worksurfaces incorporating twin stainless-steel sinks. A matching island unit houses an AEG ceramic hob, separate grill, split level double oven and a steam oven. The dining area has a cast log burner set in a large feature fire surround and windows facing the rear garden. Off the kitchen is a useful, large utility room with an extensive range of units, stainless steel circular sink, ample storage, a baker’s oven, space and plumbing for appliances and a feature window.

In addition, there is a separate kitchenette and bathroom comprising bath, WC and pedestal wash basin. This lies adjacent to the dining room, therefore could provide ancillary accommodation if required, considering the dining room has its own double doors accessing the front of the property.
Ascend the stairs to the first-floor split landing which has oak flooring and a WC off. The further split first floor landing has doors leading off to the bedrooms, including the exceptionally spacious dual aspect principal bedroom with a built-in wardrobe and a wonderful feature fireplace. At the far side of the room is a slightly raised floor which incorporates a roll top freestanding bath set beneath the window. Off the bedroom is an en-suite comprising double width shower, WC and wash basin with integrated cupboard beneath and attractive tiled splashbacks.

There are four further large, double sized bedrooms on this floor served by a large and tastefully appointed family bathroom which has an oval freestanding bath with chrome mixer tap and shower attachment, WC and vanity wash basin, bespoke full height cupboards, a cupboard beneath the rear facing bay and the boiler is also housed in this room.

On the second floor there are two further large double bedrooms with exposed timbers and a bathroom having a freestanding bath with chrome mixer tap and shower, WC and pedestal wash basin.

The spacious separate annex accommodation comprises lounge with a partitioned bedroom area, off which leads a small kitchen and en-suite. There is also a protected and concealed Tudor fireplace.

Outside the property stands proudly back from the lane behind an impressive walled front garden with substantial central wrought iron gates and a pathway flanked by two lawns either side.

To the rear of the property there is a stone chip patio area with additional flagstone patio and the previously mentioned well; raised beds and a brick outhouse/WC. Beyond the patio there are extensive lawns with deep mature side borders and a delightful sunken garden with stone rockery incorporating a water fall into a pond. Two steps lead to a further lawned area with spacious contemporary outdoor entertaining space with flagstone floor and contrasting granite floors. There is a wall incorporating seating and further raised beds with lawn extending to the side of the terrace area.

To view this truly wonderful home please contact John German Lichfield office.

Agents Notes: The property is Grade II Listed and is located within a conservation area. The gas boiler was installed in 2021. There is a neighbouring property which is to be retained by the vendor but is included in the Land Registry plan; part of the drive has access to this adjoining property.

Tenure: Freehold (purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the tenure via their legal representative).
Services: Main’s water, drainage, electricity and gas are believed to be connected to the property, but purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to their suitability.
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Our Ref: JGA/13092021
Local Authority/Tax Band: Lichfield District Council / Tax Band G

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