Elegant home set in 200-acre estate.
Could you imagine living in a renovated mews house within a gorgeous country park in the tranquil Shropshire countryside? You're in luck. Mulberry Lodge, in Patshull Park, is a deluxe four-bedroom, three-storey property that nestles alongside the historic Patshull Hall, which was built in the 1730s and whose grounds were landscaped by Capability Brown.
With 200 acres of parkland to enjoy, it feels like a rural idyll, yet it is just eight miles west of Wolverhampton city centre and five miles from Albrighton and junction 3 of the M54. The drive to Birmingham takes a little over an hour.
This is no small countryside bolthole - there is just over 4,400 sq ft of space, providing plenty of room for a family.
The house, one of a small number of similar properties renovated four years ago in a scheme that was approved by English Heritage, is reached via an impressive estate road, which winds through wooded grounds.
Pass the beautiful Patshull Hall, which has a championship 18-hole golf course, 49-bedroom hotel, 75 acres of fishing lakes and a health and fitness club, to reach electric gates fitted with intercom system that enclose a courtyard shared with two other properties.
The front door of Mulberry Lodge opens on to a wide and elegant reception hall that stretches along almost all of the front elevation. Bright and light, it has white tiled flooring and high ceilings and benefits from a storage room and a cloakroom. Double doors at the far end open on to the terrace.
Off the hall is the large breakfast kitchen, which has large double sash windows that look over the grounds beyond the garden. As befits a house of this grandeur, this is a high-specification kitchen with white high-gloss units, Corian worktops and Miele appliances. At the centre is a large island unit with dark timber breakfast bar to one long edge and an inset sink fitted with a Zip Hydrotap for instant boiling water.
One wall houses a cupboard cabinet with an integrated Gaggenau eye-level microwave and oven, a concealed large Gaggenau built-in fridge and slide-out freezer.
The ground floor utility room is also fitted with Miele appliances and complements the style of the kitchen.
Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining room, which measures a generous 14' 11" x 13' 5". Painted in neutral, calming tones, with white tiled flooring, it is flooded with natural light thanks to the large window that overlooks the garden terrace.
Opposite is a spacious sitting room, which has built-in shelving and storage with a window that overlooks the terrace. Next to it is the main drawing room with wood-burning stove. An elegant and light space, it has four sash windows and arched double doors that open on to the terrace.
Three of the bedrooms are on the first floor, reached via a cream stone staircase.
The largest suite is a generously sized at 20'4" x 19'11" and has two sets of French windows that open on to a stone balcony. A luxuriously appointed room, it has a dressing room with built-in wardrobes that leads into the en suite with white twin wash-hand basins, a low-level WC and a large walk-in, step-free shower area.
The second bedroom suite is another large double room, with built-in wardrobes and a tiled en-suite with walk-in shower, a white wash-hand basin and low-level WC, tiled as the preceding bathrooms.
The first floor also accommodates the guest bedroom, which has views over the gardens. Next to it is the deluxe family bathroom that has cream stone tiling, white Geberit suite with bath and freestanding shower, a low-level WC and wash-hand basin. There is also a large walk-in shower with frameless glass screen.
The third bedroom suite is on the second floor, off the large galleried landing/study area. It has Velux and dormer windows, and an en suite with walk-in shower, lowlevel WC and wash-hand basin. The exterior space at Mulberry Lodge is just as impressive. The pretty rear garden is a traditionally styled box garden with white roses, while vegetable plots are located to the right. However, the piece de resistance is the sun terrace. There is plenty of space for parking cars and the property also comes with a car port.
The guide price is PS985,000. Call agents Peter James on 01902 754777.
Mulberry Lodge nestles alongside Patsull Hall, which was built in the 1730s