The property: Ferndell is a handsome Victorian house of immense presence standing in an elevated position with views towards the River Severn towards the Castle and iconic spires of medieval Shrewsbury. Constructed in 1882 for local artist and photographer James Lang, a sense of creativity is reflected throughout the house with exquisite original stained glass windows, decorative tile surrounds and ornamental plasterwork.
Carefully restored by the current owners over the past 16 years, the property has undergone an extensive and sympathetic scheme of renovation works to create a charming family home with high ceilings, deep sash windows and well-balanced accommodation set out over three floors.
The front door opens into a spacious hallway laid with original Minton tiles which leads to an easy flow of reception rooms. The superb kitchen/dining room lends itself to both everyday living and larger scale entertaining with a large bow window to one end. Handcrafted inline kitchen cabinetry sits under contrasting granite and oak worktops with a Falcon range cooker, range of appliances and large central island. This wonderfully sociable space opens into the dining area which features a dual aspect log burning stove and access to a useful pantry. Adjoining is a cosy snug with garden views and bi-fold doors onto the terrace. There are two further reception rooms giving options for both formal and family living space; an elegant drawing room with bay window and log burning stove sits at the front of the house and a versatile family room with built in storage at the rear. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a utility room with shower room beyond which can be accessed via the rear porch.
A hand turned pine staircase rises to the gracious first floor landing where three spacious bedrooms are served by three en suites. Most notable is the principal bedroom with views across Mousefield nature reserve and a superb en suite with both a shower and large free standing bath.
On the second floor are two further double bedrooms, a bathroom and study area. The larger of the two bedrooms enjoys captivating far reaching views towards Shrewsbury town. A secondary stair case links the three floors and continues down the cellar which is currently used as a workshop and can also be accessed externally.
Set just behind Abbey Foregate and on the edge of the much sought after residential area of Cherry Orchard, Underdale Road runs parallel with the River Severn. Nearby to the property is the bustling and vibrant town centre of Shrewsbury with an extensive range of shopping, leisure and social facilities including the Theatre Severn, Quarry Park (which hosts a range of events including the annual Flower Show) and Pengwern Boat Club.
There are a number of renowned schools in both the state and private sectors at both primary and secondary levels including Shrewsbury School, Shrewsbury High School, Shrewsbury Sixth Form College and nearby Prestfelde Preparatory.
Shrewsbury train station is less than a mile away from the property, providing direct access to Birmingham New Street and London Euston as well as Chester to the North. The A5/M54 connects through Telford to the West Midlands and the national motorway network beyond.
The delightful enclosed garden at Ferndelll is a mixture of terracing and lawn interspersed with a number of mature specimen trees. Extending from the house is a paved terrace ideal for alfresco dining from where two sets of steps lead down to the lawn.
Within the grounds are a brick built outhouse, log store, shed and a lean-to that has remained untouched under the current ownership, however could be renovated for use as a charming Victorian style garden room or greenhouse.
To the front is driveway parking for two cars and beyond wooden gates there is space for another vehicle.