Guide Price £775,000
Cound Park Gardens, Cound, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
*Five bedroom detached family home with impressive large master suite - chain free*
Situated between the county town of Shrewsbury and the stunning smaller medieval town of Much Wenlock is the exclusive development of Cound Park Gardens. The development sits in the restored walled garden of Cound Hall; the walled garden would have served as the kitchen gardens to the main house for many years. Pelham House was built twelve years ago, and the current owners purchased it from new, enabling them to have a great deal of input into the design and layout. The property is very attractive, offering favourable curb appeal. There are private electric gates that open into the pleasing cul de sac of just five houses. This light bright and spacious property is three storeys and comprises of an open plan kitchen, dining, family room area, utility, dining room, sitting room, home office, cloakroom, five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a master suite on the top floor, including dressing area. There is a double garage and delightful gardens to the front and south facing the rear. There are radiators on the second floor; the rest of the property has underfloor heating-a charming family home.
The village itself has a strong community spirit and is very friendly. Many residents have a member of their family that commutes for work within London, Manchester, or Birmingham. Cound offers miles and miles of countryside and woodland for walking and cycling locally or nearby places like Wenlock Edge, the Lawley, the Caradoc and the Long Mynd, away from it all and back to nature. Pelham House is six miles south-east of the county town of Shrewsbury with its enchanting cobbled streets and Tudor buildings, beautiful 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. There is also easy access to the A5 and the M54.
The property is located in a private gated development within the walled garden and is reached through large feature electric, Pelham house being the first property on the left-hand side. The driveway has parking for six cars. The front is mainly laid to lawn with an array of pretty plants and tubs. Access via both sides of the property into the rear garden. An attractive pathway leads to the front door and into the delightful HALLWAY with oak flooring, staircase, doors and skirtings which run through the rest of the property-a generous size area with a light and airy feel.
The Kitchen - 6.24 x 3.89 (20'5" x 12'9") - The KITCHEN has a great open plan feel, with dark grey tiled flooring and oak skirtings, fitted ceiling speakers (fitted in all ground floor rooms) and space of a dining table and chairs. The room flows into a family area/snug. This space has sliding doors so can be shut off if you so require. The kitchen base and wall units are Oak with a Corian top. There is an integrated dishwasher, microwave, electric range cooker (free standing) and space for an American style fridge freezer. The ceramic sink and drainer sit under the pretty cottage style window overlooking the front garden. There is a side door leading out onto the side of the property. UTILITY ROOM with space for a washer, dryer and storage. The sliding doors open onto the
Snug/Family Room - 3.92 x 3.77 (12'10" x 12'4") - with French doors that then open upon to the delightful south facing garden. This whole area combined is a fabulous space and makes for a wonderful entertaining area.
Dining Room - 4.47 x 4.00 (14'7" x 13'1") - This room is positioned at the rear of the property and also has French doors opening onto the rear garden, there is also a connecting door to the snug making for a lager entreating area is you so require. Oak flooring, fitted ceiling speakers and attractive coving (which reflects in all the rooms). A delightful space finished to a good standard.
Sitting Room/Drawing Room - 6.10 x 3.89 (20'0" x 12'9") - Once again, a lovely space with French doors opening on the south-facing garden, double aspect windows, there is also an open fireplace with a stone surround and cast-iron inset.
Home Office - 3.90 x 2.90 (12'9" x 9'6") - Connected via double doors to the sitting room is the home office, overlooking the front garden, a functional space, which could lend itself to multiple uses.
Cloakroom - Comprising of white low flush WC and pedestal hand basin, finished to a high standard.
The Oak staircase then leads to the FIRST FLOOR LANDING, an ample and open space with storage cupboard. There are five bedrooms on this floor, two bathrooms and two ensuite' s.
Bedroom Five - 4.16 x 2.71 (13'7" x 8'10") - This is a lovely room overlooking the front garden, double aspect windows could easily be a double, coving, fitted downlighters, oak skirtings and door would also make a fabulous second office.
Bedroom Four - 3.90 x 3.36 (12'9" x 11'0") - Another pretty double overlooking the front garden with adjoining BATHROOM comprising of a walk-in -shower, hand basin fitted into a vanity unit and heated towel rail.
Bedroom Three - 3.52 x 3.17 (11'6" x 10'4") - This light and airy room overlooks the walled rear garden, it's a good size double and includes an ENSUITE comprising of low flush WC, walk-in shower, pedestal hand basin and heated towel rail.
Bedroom Two - 3.88 x 3.37 (12'8" x 11'0") - Has double aspect windows offering a bright and uplifting feel, triple fitted wardrobes and adjoining BATHROOM including, low flush WC, walk-in shower, bath and heated towel rail.
Bedroom One - 4.88 x 3.91 (16'0" x 12'9") - A fabulous size room, double aspect windows, overlooking the south-facing garden. Walk-in and fitted wardrobes, ENSUITE including low flush WC, walk-in shower, hand basin fitted into vanity unit and heated towel rail.
The oak staircase then leads to the SECOND FLOOR LANDING and the very generously proportioned MASTER SUITE including a large bedroom overlooking the rear garden, room for a super king bed, sofa, reading area. DRESSING ROOM another lager space lending itself to multiple uses, wonderful as a dressing area, sitting/relaxation room. This fabulous space also includes an ensuite BATHROOM comprising of low flush WC, pedestal hand basin and bath. A delightful uplifting area offering versatility to this wonderful family home.
Master Suite - 5.43 x 4.65 (17'9" x 15'3") -
Dressing Room - 4.65 x 4.00 (15'3" x 13'1") -
Outside - To the front, the garden is mainly laid to lawn with pretty plants and shrubs, there is access to the rear via wooden gates on both sides. There is also a DOUBLE GARAGE and driveway with parking for six cars. The rear is the walled garden, which is extremely pretty with an array of different plants climbing over the attractive brickwork. It is incredibly private and fabulous suntrap. This area is mainly laid to lawn with well-established plants and shrubs. There is a patio area, great for alfresco dining, especially with the garden being south facing. Tucked to the side is a shed/garden store. There is also a very attractive wooden summer house with undercover seating, a fabulous place to sit and soak up this beautiful space: a tremendous entertaining garden and low maintenance.
Garage - 5.98 x 5.34 (19'7" x 17'6") -
Owners Comments - "Our initial attraction to Cound Park was the location," say the current owners of Pelham House. "Cound is a wonderful village in the heart of the Shropshire countryside, yet only a few minutes from the centre of Shrewsbury. The pretty walled garden gave us privacy, and Pelham House offered us a spacious, modern home that we were able to create specifically to meet our family's needs."
"The quality of the build, finish and space was exceptional," continue the owners. "Moreover, we submitted planning permission to convert the second floor on the day we moved in. Thus the two additional bedrooms and bathroom were created, offering a great addition to our home. The private walled garden was also fully renovated when we bought the house, leaving many of its old features and bringing it back to its former glory, with a beautiful display of David Austin roses filling the garden and climbing all over the wall."
The house itself is ideal for everyday life and entertaining alike. "The integrated speakers in each room allow us to play different music in each area of the house," say the owners, "which is wonderful when entertaining family and friends. The house flows perfectly, and even with guests staying, you never feel crowded. It's a perfect family home, and we shall miss it greatly."
"Pelham House offers so much more than its accommodation," continue the owners. "As well as being within the sought after SY5 area, you are on the doorstep of the most amazing countryside, woodland and waterways. We often walk and cycle for miles and rarely see a soul. If you are a keen tennis player, the Tennis Club is in the heart of the village and offers its facilities to all ages and abilities. There are many local attractions on the doorstep too, including Much Wenlock, Ironbridge and Church Stretton Hills. Nearby Shrewsbury is a wonderful Medieval town with lots of history. Still, it is also known for its many beautiful restaurants and shops and of course the fabulous schools which all children within Cound Park attend, for example, Concorde College, Shrewsbury School, Moreton Hall, and Prestfelde Preparatory School."
"The garden is a wonderful space, and we love being out there. It is very private and south facing, enjoying the sun well into the evening. The whole of the back of the house opens up into the garden, so it always feels like colour and bird song just float inside on those sunny days, making the house so bright and joyful."
"We raised our four children in this home, and we now love having them and their partners back home for special occasions."
"We feel honoured to live in Cound Park Gardens and will really miss the neighbours, we have never lived anywhere quite like it. Everyone is so kind, caring and great company, fun to be around and always there if you need them."
"I commuted to London 2-3 days a week for work, the rest of the time working from home. Pelham House was perfect in allowing me to do this with ease, providing a peaceful setting for work, leisure and everyday life."
SERVICES - The property has mains water, electricity and drainage, oil fired and a biomass heating.
VIEWINGS - Strictly via Fine and Country Shrewsbury 01743 296 116/07702867950
Note: The summer house and garden shed are not included in the sale.
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- Sitting on an exclusive development
- Finished to a good standard
- Attractive south facing walled garden
- Double garage
- Three storey
- Open plan kitchen, dining and family area
- Short drive to the county town of Shrewsbury
- Surrounded by countryside
- Viewings highly recommended