An extraordinary Grade II listed Georgian country house set in a stunning conservation area within the village of Wall, in over 4 acres of grounds.
Recently featured as The Times House of the Week
Ground Floor: Recessed Porch, Reception Hallway, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Snug, Side Entrance Hallway, Guest Cloakroom, Boot Room, Cellar, Secondary Stairwell, Family Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Second Kitchen, Garden Room, Garden Room WC. Home Office Suite, Gymnasium with Sauna and Showers.
First Floor: Master suite comprising Master Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom and Dressing Room, Bedroom Two, Bedroom Three with En-Suite Shower Room, Bedroom Four, Family Bathroom.
Second Floor: Second-Floor Landing, Vestibule, Three Further Bedrooms, Bedroom Eight/Lounge, Bathroom, Kitchen, Loft access.
Outside: In/out Driveway with enclosed Walled Front Gardens, Double Car Garage, Rear Walled Garden, Tennis Court Area, Secret Garden (with planning permission for a single-storey structure of circa 1,900 square feet), Paddock, Garden Store.
Approximate Gross Internal Floor Area including garaging 8,077 square feet in over 4 acres.
Wall is a sought-after Hamlet adjoining the village of Shenstone & the city of Lichfield. While the present Hamlet dates predominantly from the Civil War, it was originally a Roman settlement, Letocetum, and the ancient Roman Baths still remain and are owned and run by the National Trust under the guardianship of English Heritage. The nearby town of Sutton Coldfield provides an excellent choice of shops, restaurants, and schooling including Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School, Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls and Highclare School. Purchasers are advised to check with the council for up to date school catchment areas. One of the many advantages of the area is its location for fast communications to the M42, M6, M6 Toll, and Birmingham International/nec.
Wall House is an exceptional Grade II listed Georgian Country House dating back to 1761 which enjoys an outstanding rural location in the conservation area of Wall surrounded by greenbelt. The house stands in beautiful formal gardens with over 4 acres of grounds and commanding views over the countryside. The main house has an interesting history and is reported to have been built on the site of a sixteenth century residence and contains part of the structure and possibly some of the panelling from an earlier house. Of classically styled architecture, Wall House, incorporates a number of original features. The house is set back behind a walled frontage. A pillared entrance opens onto an in and out gravel driveway flanked by sweeping lawns and specimen trees. The gravel driveway extends to the rear of the house to the tradesmen’s entrance onto Market Lane. The house has been sympathetically enlarged and luxuriously appointed by the present owners including complete refurbishment
of the property and landscaping, construction of an east wing, gym/ sauna, and garden store. There is also planning permission for a single-storey structure of circa 1900 sq. Feet in the secret garden next to the walled garden and the present owners have commenced material building works. This new addition could be a leisure complex including swimming pool or separate annexe. It is the breathtaking views from every window which make this property so very special and unique.
Wall House successfully blends the many original features of a country period property with today’s modern refinements to create a spacious and elegantly proportioned family residence of character and style. Other notable modern amenities include a multimedia music system with Bower & Wilkins speakers which provide music around the house. The system can be adapted so that each person can listen to different music at the same time. All controls are housed in one central location and can be controlled by discrete panels in individual rooms. These are fitted flush and therefore blend sympathetically with the fabric of the property. The system is also wired to allow for music within the walled garden.
The recessed porch with ceiling point and original stone pediment and steps leads into the impressive reception hallway with oak and leaded light original entrance door, matwell, original quarry-tiled floor, and panelled wainscot. The hallway features cast-iron radiators,
attractive corner display with shelving, archway, and has had two recessed B&W ceiling speakers. A storage cupboard is located under the main staircase, featuring circular leaded light window to the walled garden, hardwood floor, and shelves.
The principal rooms flow from the reception hallway as well as the main staircase to the upper floors. Of particular note is the beautiful dining room, featuring an oak floor, coved ceiling with low voltage spotlights and picture lights. A carved period open fireplace surround with marble inset is set along one wall and the room further features period cast-iron radiators, and leaded light windows to the front of the property with concealed wooden shutters. The walls are decorated with silk with matching soft furnishings and recessed
B&W ceiling speakers.
The drawing room is a most impressive room with its fine proportions, high ceilings, and decorative cornicing. A Victorian carved oak fireplace surround with Delft tiles is a feature of the room together with the ornate coved ceiling, and period cast-iron radiators. A bay window with concealed wooden shutters and window seating offers picturesque views of the walled garden.
The walls are decorated with silk with matching soft furnishings. The lounge has eight flush fitted B&W speakers in both walls and ceiling transforming the room into a cinema experience coupled with an 8-foot motorized screen. Accessed from the opposite side of the
reception hallway is the snug, featuring a brick Inglenook with open fire, brick hearth and an oak beam. The room has been recently redesigned as a TV/family room with wall and ceiling B&W speakers and recessed flatscreen television.
From the reception hallway the side hallway can be accessed, which features a tumbled marble floor, paneled wainscot and leaded light windows to the front and side enjoying views overlooking the tennis court area.
A cloakroom features original cast-iron fireplace, tumbled marble floor, hand-carved oak panelling with fitted vanity unit, inset wash basin and gold-plated mixer taps, panelled large mirror, built-in storage cupboards, cast-iron period radiator and leaded light window to front. A boot room is located next to the cloakroom, featuring a tumbled marble floor, panelled wainscot, cast-iron period radiators, and leaded light window to the front of the property.
The cellar can also be accessed from the side hallway, and features brick stairs and floor and LED ceiling light points, a range of storage units, extractor fan, tiled settles, and wine bins. The secondary stairwell, accessed from the side hallway, with oak treads and wainscot panelling, leads to the first and second floor. There is further storage available in the cupboard under the secondary stairwell.
Flowing from the side hallway is the impressive open plan kitchen by Mark Wilkinson - described by the Sunday Times as the “Mozart of Kitchen Cabinet Makers”. The kitchen features beautiful handpainted maple units in grey with nickel ironmongery and white veined quartz and mirrored splashbacks, as well as a wonderful oak signature circular island with cheese boards, granite worktop, and seating area for five. Appliances include a Wolf 36-inch range cooker, Miele steamer oven, Miele microwave oven, Miele warming drawer, and Miele dishwasher. There are two Kohler sinks with a Quooker water tap and two integrated larder fridge freezers. London lighting designers have arranged recessed lighting in the vaulted ceilings highlighting the original beams alongside mood lighting recessed into the walls. The kitchen also houses the original well to the property that can be viewed from a glass screen in the kitchen floor. The kitchen has a recessed wall television along with B&W wall speakers. The floors are white Carrera marble with underfloor heating. The second/prep kitchen (leading from the main kitchen/diner), features white Carrera marble flooring, hand-painted wood wall and base units, Kohler sink, and mirrored splashback, along with Miele stainless steel hob and extractor fan, integrated dishwasher, and tumble dryer. The second kitchen also houses the central heating boilers and water heater.
The garden room flows on from the kitchen with white Carrera marble flooring and underfloor heating, stone quoins, exposed oak beams on a vaulted ceiling with arched windows overlooking the garden. Two double French doors provide access to the walled garden terrace. The garden room has fitted cast-iron period radiators and recessed B&W ceiling speakers and is further fitted with an oak and walnut hand-painted dresser/server unit with an integrated wine cooler, making this a fabulous space to receive guests for informal dinner parties or weekend brunches.
The home office suite is a substantial room with stone quoin surrounds to both entrance door and internal partition, wide-plank oak floorboards, exposed beams and French doors overlooking the walled garden, as well as recessed B&W ceiling speakers. The office suite is routed with a business adsl connection. The adsl connection is routed to each floor of the house allowing for a seamless home/office integrated system. The purpose-built gym incorporates a sauna and showers and is accessed from the w...
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|End terrace house||1.1%||£260,000||3||1|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||-||£235,150 (10)||£298,138 (32)||£531,348 (22)||£1,136,000 (5)|
|Flats||£154,975 (4)||£177,490 (10)||£350,000 (2)||-||-|
|All||£154,975 (4)||£206,320 (20)||£301,188 (34)||£531,348 (22)||£1,136,000 (5)|