Shropshire Dream homes
PUBLISHED: 18:03 18 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:12 20 February 2013
Beautiful properties in Seifton and Fernhill
Where: Elsich Manor is at Seifton, a hamlet at the entrance to the Corvedale, close to Ludlow.
What: A 16th century Grade 11* Listed Elizabethan manor house. Elsich Manors heritage has been restored by the vendors after a fire razed part of it to the ground.
Inside: The unique hexagonal tower is the main reason for the Grade II* listing, but many rooms boast outstanding historical characteristics with a full complement of period features such as high ceilings, studded external doors, exposed timbers and wooden floors. Accommodation is arranged over three floors with extensive cellars below and combines a fine range of reception rooms, seven bedrooms, four bathrooms and two shower rooms.
Outside: When the present owners took on the property, they extended their renovation project to the gardens of Elsich Manor. The only remnant of the moat that formerly surrounded the property is a duck pond, while the gardens lie predominantly to the rear of the property and are largely laid to lawn with herbaceous borders, a variety of mature trees, a paddock to the southern end and a further paddock to the west of approximately three acres including a small coppice.
Agent: Strutt and Parker, tel: 01584 873711.
Where: In a secluded, elevated position at Fernhill, three miles from the market town of Newport.
What: An extended cottage with far reaching views thought to date from the mid-19th century with later additions.
Inside: Features include a kitchen with bespoke fittings, attractive drawing room, dining room with display alcoves, master bedroom with en suite shower room and two further bedrooms.
Outside: The house is approached down a long drive and the garden which has been designed to create year-round colour is stocked with shrubs and trees around sweeping lawns.
Agent: Savills, tel: 01952 239500.