Guide Price £750,000
Exfords Green, Longden, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
In the much sought after hamlet of Exfords Green, sits The White House, a beautiful period extended country home on a plot of two and a half acres. The property has character and charm in abundance, with lots of quirky features including a double staircase, galleried landing area overlooking the open plan kitchen and vaulted ceilings. The gardens and grounds are south facing, the property has lots of French doors, veranda, seating and alfresco dining areas, to maximise that lovely outdoor feeling, allowing you to soak up the beautiful views.
The current owners have lovingly and sympathetically enhanced this much-loved family home. The property comprises of a large formal sitting room, formal dining room, open-plan kitchen/family/dining area, large utility, two downstairs cloakrooms, home office and snug. Upstairs there are three bathrooms and five bedrooms. There is also a double carport, parking for ten cars, an orchard, a formal garden, four stables and a shed which the current owners use as storage and a paddock of approximately two acres.
The White House is just a short six-mile drive to the county town of Shrewsbury and you are in the hustle and bustle of our glorious medieval town, with its enchanting cobbled streets and Tudor buildings, wonderful independent shops, a plethora of fantastic eateries and bars to the much-sought-after state and independent schools, train station, theatre and beautiful quarry park. Also, within easy reach is access to the A5 and M54. The local countryside is regarded by many as the most scenic part of the county, close to the Longmynd Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with delightful country walks, equestrian and other country pursuits all being available nearby.
The front door opens onto ENTRANCE HALL with slate tiled flooring and a warm welcoming feel, flowing through into the
5.31 x 3.18 (17'5" x 10'5") - OPEN-PLAN KITCHEN / DINING AREA - This is a light, bright and uplifting space, the dining area has a part vaulted ceiling with skylights and a double set of French doors that lead out onto the south-facing garden. This delightful area is also overlooked by the quirky galleried landing. This space flows through into the COUNTRY COTTAGE STYLE KITCHEN with wooden base units with attractive work surface; there is useful display shelving, two sinks, an integrated dishwasher, a four oven cream coloured Aga and walk-in Pantry with room for American style fridge freezer. A wonderful space, perfect for entertaining.
Kitchen - 6.45 x 4.22 (21'1" x 13'10") -
Utility - 4.20 x 2.70 (13'9" x 8'10") - A fabulous size, with plenty of storage, wooden base units, another inset stainless-steel sink, space for washing machine and dryer, there is also space for another American style fridge freezer and cooker if you so choose. This room is also home to the boiler and hot water tank. Windows wrap around this room overlooking the front and side gardens. There is also a gardener's WC attached to the utility and a side door leading to a courtyard.
Large Formal Sitting Room - 6.75 x 5.93 (22'1" x 19'5") - This is a genuinely delightful space of exceptionally generous proportions, double aspect windows and French doors allow light to flood in. The main focal point to this stunning room is the large Inglenook fireplace with beamed oak plinth, brick surround, slate hearth and the impressive double log burning stove. Once again, this space oozes character and charm and is a fantastic entertaining area.
Study - 4.24 x 4.02 (13'10" x 13'2") - Another good size room with double aspect windows overlooking the front and rear garden. The current owner uses this as a home office but could lend itself to a playroom/studio, multiple uses. The study is also home to the SECOND STAIRCASE.
Snug - 6.09 x 3.64 (19'11" x 11'11") - This is a delightful cosy room with attractive fireplace, French doors opening to the beautiful South facing formal gardens and a country cottage style window overlooking the front grounds, once again giving us that double aspect creating a light, bright and airy feel. A perfect room for a cosy night in, in front of the fire.
ATTRACTIVE DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM with low flush wc and hand basin.
The MASTER STAIRCASE leads up to the GALLERIED LANDING AREA and master bedroom.
Bedroom One - 7.16 x 4.60 (23'5" x 15'1") - Is a truly impressive area with triple aspect windows and stunning views of the gardens, grounds and the Shropshire Hills in the distance. The vaulted ceiling triggers a sense of space and elegance. This room is a fabulous size, currently with a superking bed and fitted hanging space, eaves storage and EN SUITE bathroom comprising of low flush wc, pedestal hand basin and walk-in shower with glazed screen.
Bedroom Two - 4.24 x 3.25 (13'10" x 10'7") - Is a good size double with country cottage style window overlooking the front garden. This pretty room has double doors leading from the hallway and into bedroom three.
Bedroom Three - 4.25 x 3.23 (13'11" x 10'7") - Is currently a twin, once again overlooking the front garden, storage cupboard and door leading through onto the second landing with more storage and second staircase, which leads down to the study.
Bedroom Four - 4.12 x 3.66 (13'6" x 12'0") - Yet another fabulous double, space for free standing wardrobes, overlooks the front of the property. The current owners use this part of the house as their guest quarters because there is a separate staircase and it is an excellent distance away from the master suite. Next door is
Bathroom Two - With a white suite comprising of low flush wc, pedestal wash hand basin, large bath with glazed shower screen and attached shower head.
Bedroom Five - 3.63 x 2.64 (11'10" x 8'7") - Is currently a pretty single room; however, due to the close proximity of the master suite, this room would lend itself to a dressing area with a walk-in wardrobe.
Family Bathroom - Comprises of white suite, low flush wc, pedestal hand basin, roll top bath and walk-in shower with glazed panelling.
In Summary - The White House is a truly stunning country property, finished to a good standard with the opportunity for you to add your own twist.
Outside - To the front of the property, there is a pretty paved/flower garden area, along gravelled in and out driveway with parking for ten cars, in addition, there is a DOUBLE CARPORT which could be converted into a garage and five stables that the current owners use for storage. A side gate leads through to a small COURTYARD with potted plants, greenhouse and oil tank, with a second wooden gate leading through to the FORMAL GARDENS. This area is mainly laid to lawn with pretty planted borders, a fruit cage and delightful paved patio area running along the whole of the rear of the property, enabling you to sit and soak up the sun and the stunning views. The garden also has a plentiful Bramley cooking apple tree and wooden gate which leads to an ORCHARD. This idyllic south-facing garden is an amazing sun trap, the current owners have included a quirky veranda area to protect from the sun in the summer, but also a nice place to sit with heaters in the winter. An excellent space for outside dining/entertaining. The formal garden is enclosed by a wooden fence, beyond is the PADDOCK area which could lend itself to multiple uses, you could extend your formal garden, great for horses with the barn connected, great play area for children, not forgetting those lovely views of the Shropshire Hills.
The White House is a fabulous family home; viewings are highly recommended.
Owners Comments - 'We love the kitchen/dining area with the four oven Aga as it's light, airy and spacious. Another favourite is the large drawing room with a wood-burning stove in the inglenook fireplace, a perfect space for family occasions. Both rooms have large French windows leading onto the patio.'
'It's such a pleasure having the field in front of the house, with views of the Long Mynd, a heath and moorland plateau that forms part of the Shropshire Hills and the historic Stiperstones, a distinctive hill and ridge made of quartzite formed some 480 million years ago. We love the lane being so quiet and peaceful too.'
'We've enjoyed entertaining here immensely and have held numerous family events, including Christmas parties, with 15 adults and children sitting down to lunch.'
'We will miss many aspects of living here, particularly the happy memories of children and grandchildren visiting. However, we're not planning on leaving Exfords Green, so we'll still be able to enjoy all the benefits of this beautiful area.'
- A Stunning Family Home
- 5 Bed Detached
- Lovley Views Of The Shropshire Hills
- On A Plot Of 2.5 Acres
- Parking For Ten Cars
- Character And Charm In Abundance
- Six Miles From Shrewsbury
- Viewing Highly Recommended