Llanerchydol house is a wonderful country house in the picturesque Gothic revival style just a mile from Welshpool, and commanding breathtaking views of the Montgomeryshire and Shropshire Hills. The property is of great stature, and was built in the late 1700s and added to in the 19th century. Originally built by a wealthy tea trader David Pugh, the house was later passed on to a cotton trader, but fell into disrepair last century after the war.
The house has now been completely refurbished, and is in very good condition. The East Wing currently houses the main entertaining rooms and bedroom suites with beautiful high moulded ceilings, wide mullion windows and stunning marble fireplaces. The drawing room is particularly notable and is light and elegant, while the main cantilevered staircase is lit by a stained glass window depicting the Pugh family crest.
Upstairs the bedrooms include the Lady Angela, the Pugh and Peacock suites. Each room retains its former character while also offering modern amenities; all benefit from stunning views.
The East and West wings are connected by a charming three bay orangery which contains a kumquat tree dating back to the Victorian era. The West wing is more informal but still benefits from good-sized rooms and a wonderful Victorian kitchen.
While East and West wings have been separated in the past, the current owners lived in the house as one. To the back of the property is a staff apartment with separate access.
Outside there are coach houses and stables through an archway off the cobbled courtyard. To the rear an area of woodland also contains an ivy-clad gun room, a games room, an ice house and the old hunt kennels. The grounds form an important part of the property – the historic landscaping was designed by John Repton. Rolling grassland is interspersed with wonderful spread oaks and specimen trees. There is also a Japanese garden, Parterre and water gardens. The 61 acres of parkland are currently let to a long-term agricultural tenant.
The property is well situated for both the M54 and Birmingham airport and Welshpool airfield, and Welshpool train station is just two miles away.
The guide price is £3,250,000. For further information telephone Savills on 01952 239 500 or visit www.savills.co.uk.