Sold - Hawkstone, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Guide Price £3,000,000

Property Summary

Property Description

A MAGNIFICENT GRADE I LISTED GEORGIAN MANSION WITH A CHAPEL DATING FROM THE 1930'S AND A RESIDENTIAL WING BUILT IN THE 1960'S. A TOTAL OF 43,400 SQ FT (4,030 SQ M) WITHIN CIRCA 7 ACRES (2.83 HA) OF BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED GARDENS AND A TOTAL ESTATE OF ABOUT 88 ACRES (35.6 HA) AND A WALLED KITCHEN GARDEN

Property Full Details

FULL PROPERTY DETAILS

THE ORIGINAL HALL A Listed Georgian mansion dating from circa 1700 is built over three floors with a cellar beneath. The Gross Internal Floor Area (GIA) is approximately 20,500 sq ft (1,900 sq m) excluding the cellar.

GROUND FLOOR On the ground floor there is an impressive entrance hallway and six reception rooms including the magnificent ballroom and Venetian saloon with a wealth of architectural and artistic features including many inset wall paintings.

FIRST FLOOR On the first floor there are four bedrooms, some with en-suite facilities, a staff room with kitchenette and WC, an office, laundry room and ancillary facilities, with two further bedrooms and a seminar room on the first floor of the north wing.

SECOND FLOOR The second floor provides a further eight rooms, some used as bedrooms and some for study, with further bathrooms and WC facilities, and attic storage space above.

THE NORTH WING The north wing contains two offices and the library, with a small gymnasium in the basement whilst the south wing contains the 'Winter Garden', a TV room at a lower level and the immensely impressive 'Academy' above.

THE ESTATE Extending to about 88 acres (35.6 Ha) in total, the Estate includes circa 63 (25.49 Ha) acres of agricultural land. The balance of about 25 acres (10.12 Ha) comprises the buildings with their adjoining landscaped gardens and woodland, and includes a former walled kitchen garden of approximately 2 acres (0.81 Ha).

THE RESIDENTIAL WING Approximately 19,250 sq ft GIA (1,790 sq m) built in the 1960's and spread over three floors, there are circa 50 single bedrooms with extensive bathroom, WC and service accommodation.

ST MARTIN'S & ST CLEMENT'S COTTAGES ***Please note that St Martin's & St Clement's Cottages can be made available to the purchaser of Hawkstone Hall by separate negotiation.***
A pair of semi-detached cottages adjoining the northern boundary of the Estate each with two reception rooms, a kitchen, three bedrooms and a bathroom. Both cottages are currently let on Assured Shortly Tenancies.

THE CHAPEL Built in the mid-1930s in Romanesque style the Chapel is about 3,650 sq ft GIA (340 sq m) and has the capacity to seat approximately 150 people.

LOCATION Just to the west of the village of Marchamley, 15 miles or so to the north east of the centre of Shrewsbury and about 30 miles to the south of Chester. The Hawkstone Hall Estate is situated close to both the Hawkstone Park Follies visitor attraction and the renowned Hawkstone Park Golf course, and is in a most beautiful rural location with extensive views towards the Welsh hills to the west.
There is easy access to the A49 and A53 from Marchamley village, the M54 at junction 6 is 15 miles to the south on the west side of Telford, the M6 at junction 15 just south of Stoke-on-Trent is 23 miles away and the cathedral city of Chester is a little over 30 miles to the north west.
Birmingham is approximately 50 miles away and Manchester is approximately 60 miles away.

HOW TO FIND THIS PROPERTY DIRECTIONS FROM SHREWSBURY
At the Battlefield roundabout on the northern Shrewsbury by-pass at the junction of the A49 and A53 take the A53 north east towards Shawbury/Market Drayton.
Continue for about 10 miles (passing through Shawbury village) and turn left at the first roundabout signposted Hodnet/Marchamley.
Proceed into Hodnet village and turn left just after The Bear Inn signposted for Whitchurch and Marchamley. Continue for just over 1 mile into Marchamley village.
Turn left at a grassed island and turn immediately ahead into the private road signed Hawkstone Hall. Follow this drive for approx 1.3 miles and the property lies ahead.
Access to the property from the east (Marchamley) is via a private drive of approximately 1.3 miles over most of which neighbouring farmers and house owners have access to their land and properties. The Estate has a right-of-way from the west (Weston-under-Redcastle) via a 1 mile long track alongside the golf course, leading to a 0.5 mile length of private drive which forms part of the Estate.


TENURE The Estate is freehold and is offered for sale with vacant possession, subject to the short term grazing arrangement of part of the agricultural land. The Trustees solicitors have registered the Title.

SERVICES Mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Drainage is to a cesspit within the ownership of the Trustees and located on adjoining land. Heat and hot water are provided to the Original Hall and Residential Wing by three oil-fired boilers, and the Chapel is heated by its own oil-fired boiler.

DISCLAIMER PROPERTY DETAILS For clarification we wish to inform prospective purchasers that we have prepared these sales details as a general guide. We have not carried out a detailed survey nor tested the services, appliances and specific fittings. Room sizes should not be relied upon for carpets and furnishings. The measurements given are approximate.

VIEWING Strictly by appointment through the Trustees joint sole agents:
Barbers, 16 Old Bank Buildings, Bellstone, Shrewsbury SY1 1HU
Michael Arthan FRICS
Telephone: 01743 276200
email: m.arthan@barbers-online.co.uk

Reeves & Partners, 2 Euston Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 4LE
Nigel Grugeon FRICS
Telephone: 01926 427100
email: nigel@reevesandpartners.com

TERMS Offers are invited for the freehold interest in the Hawkstone Hall Estate as a whole with vacant possession, subject to the short term grazing arrangement of part of the agricultural land.

TOWN PLANNING The Estate is situated in an area designated as Grade I in the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens and is also in an area of Special Environmental Interest. Hawkstone Hall is Listed, Grade I. Following a recent visit to the property by a Conservation Officer and Officer from English Heritage they have expressed the view that they would prefer: a single owner occupier, whether residential, commercial or institutional, as that would best ensure the continued well-being of this very special historic place. They have also indicated that they are open-minded as to what alternative uses might be considered suitable for the property subject to current planning legislation, policy and guidance.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS The sale excludes the fittings and furniture although certain items may be made available by separate negotiation.

CEMETERY There is a small cemetery located immediately to the south side of the former walled Kitchen Garden the ownership of which will be retained by the Trustees along with appropriate rights of access. The position of the cemetery is illustrated on the Estate Plan which forms part of the pack of supplementary information

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Hard copies of illustrative floor plans of the main buildings, Ordnance Survey extracts indicating the extent of the property, schedules of accommodation, and a copy of the Listing details are available from the Trustees joint agents at a cost of £20. Electronic copies of; the Schedules of Accommodation, Listing Details, a Schedule of Covenants, Title Plans, Energy Performance Certificates, Illustrative Floorplans and an Asbestos Report, are also available.

METHOD OF SALE For Sale by Private Treaty

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