Enjoy country-style living in the heart of Shropshire’s county town with this spacious Victorian house on a private drive off a quiet street
Large, elegant and with plenty of historic charm, this 19th-century house wouldn’t look out of place on a country estate.
Yet for those looking for a grand home with a rural feel, which is also within easy walking distance of Shrewsbury’s vast number of fantastic eateries and independent shops, Richmond House provides a rare opportunity.
The house is one half of The Limes, once lived in by Samuel Pountney Smith – a renowned architect who designed Grade II-listed Llantysilio Hall, near Llangollen in Denbighshire.
The home is one of four situated securely behind electric gates at the end of a quiet street in the Belle Vue area, just south of the town centre. Beyond this, another set of private gates leads onto the property.
Despite being so close to the centre, those looking round the property will be struck by how much space it has. In total, there’s almost a third of an acre of land on split levels with lawns, shrubs, and mature trees. There’s also plenty of parking with a gravelled forecourt and a double garage.
Inside is no less elegant, with original features including Jackfield floor tiles, charming fireplaces and exposed beams.
The drawing room has an open fire and views over the gardens, while a family room also on the ground floor has a lovely wood burning stove – great for those chilly evenings.
The kitchen is well stocked with top-notch appliances including a Britannia range cooker and NEFF dishwasher and fridge-freezer.
There’s also a large cellar providing excellent storage space, as well as additional access to the gardens.
Upstairs are four sizeable bedrooms, two of which have en-suites. The master room is particularly spectacular, with beautiful panelled walls, a decorative fireplace and a bay window. There’s also a family bathroom on this floor.
For a beautiful house with plenty of space, plus all the benefits of urban living, you’d struggle to find better than Richmond House.
At a glance
Richmond House – A Grade II-listed family home in the heart of Shrewsbury with numerous original features
Bedrooms – Four good-sized bedrooms, two with en-suites
Land – Around a third of an acre of lawns, shrubs and trees on split levels
Location – On a private driveway less than a mile from Shrewsbury town centre and less than two miles from the A5
Price – Guide price of £800,000
Agents – Strutt & Parker. Tel: 01743 816999.
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