Sandford Avenue, Church Stretton, Shropshire


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Beautiful Views, AONB, Four Bedrooms, Versatile, Open-Plan Garden Room, Kitchen / Breakfast Room, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Landscaped Gardens, EPC: D

Situation: Westleigh lies on Sandford Avenue on the outskirts of Church Stretton, within one of the most beautiful valleys in the South Shropshire Hills. The area offers great riding and many fine walks. A full range of services can be found in the town of Church Stretton where there are restaurants, schools, doctor's surgeries and a railway station. A particularly scenic and sought after area of South Shropshire, the area provides a fantastic opportunity for a high standard of living.

Travel links within the area are good with the A49 linking to Shrewsbury, the A5 north via Oswestry towards Chester, and east via the A5/M54 to Telford, Wolverhampton and Birmingham. Church Stretton is on the main Manchester to Cardiff railway line. Regional International airports are at Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham.

Westleigh is a palatial four bedroom house, situated in a sought after area of Church Stretton, with accommodation on three floors and set within delightful well established gardens. The rear of the house predominantly has a south facing aspect allowing a great deal of light into the five reception rooms. It also enjoys views across the Stretton Valley towards the Longmynd Hills beyond. The accommodation comprises; hallway, dining room with an open fire, drawing room with a log burner, kitchen / breakfast room leading to snug / sitting room, utility and WC plus the focal point of the house, an open-plan garden room with views across the garden. On the lower ground floor is a cellar ideal for storage

Upstairs on the first floor, there are three large bedrooms, family shower room and family bathroom. On the second floor there is a fourth bedroom and another bathroom plus a cellar on the lower gound floor ideal for storage. The layout of the property gives a feeling of light and space.

Externally, the property is approached by a gravelled drive which provides parking and access to the two garages. There are various seating areas adjacent to the property plus a summer house. The garden which extends to approximately a third of an acre is exceptionally attractive throughout the year.

It has been designed and planted by Westleigh's owner, who has a lifetime's understanding of planting diverse mixes of shrubs and trees together to create a relaxed, private space with huge visual appeal and interest. The garden's western hedge line is planted with a number of fastigiate trees including green and purple Beech, Hornbeam and Oak, providing architectural screening, with spaces providing vistas towards the Long Mynd. Elsewhere in the garden there is a magnificent range of large, medium and smaller shrubs and trees including Magnolia Stellatas, Amelanchier, Cercis, a spectacular large leaved Quercus Dentata, a large 80 year old Cotoneaster tree, a yellow leaved Metasequoia Glyptostroboides, various large Rhododendrons, Fothergillas, Cornuses including a spectacular Cornus Controversa Variegata, Viburnums, Hamamelis, Pittosporums, Styrax, Lilacs, Parrotia, Hydrangeas, Callicarpa, Paeonies and tree Paeonies, Grevillea, Cistuses, Hypericums, border and climbing roses. Close to the house there is a large flowering Cherry which flowers throughout the winter, and growing up through the Cherry is a Paul's Himalayan musk rose which flowers in early summer with over 2,000 pale pink blooms. In spring there are many Snowdrops, Crocuses, different types of Daffodils, Leucojums, Bluebells and Hellebores. Climbing on the western wall of the house there is Abutilon, Passiflora, various Clematis and Camellias. This wonderful garden surrounds Westleigh, and it has been designed so that it doesn't require significant maintenance work.

Directions: From Shrewsbury, continue on the A49 towards Church Stretton. Upon reaching the traffic lights in Church Stretton turn left and proceed up the hill on Sandford Avenue. Westleigh can be found approximately 400 meters up, on the right-hand side.

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