Amazing country house with its own swimming pool up for sale for £1.7m
A country house complete with a heated swimming pool and a collection of outbuildings is up for sale in a Staffordshire village – but it comes with a hefty price tag. Whittington Lodge, in The Green, Whittington, is currently on the market for a guide price of £1,750,000.
It has six bedrooms with the Georgian detached house dating back to the 18th century. It is thought that it was a Dower House to Whittington Old Hall, which traditionally was a large house available for use by the widow of the estate-owner.
The house is up for sale with Parker Hall estate agents and comes with original features. An outbuilding has also been upgraded to provide additional accommodation.
The estate agent said: “Set within enviable walled grounds in the heart of Whittington is this exceptional Georgian country residence, showcasing a wealth of generous family accommodation, an extensive collection of outbuildings and stunning formal gardens including a heated swimming pool. Dating back to the mid 18th Century, Whittington Lodge is thought to have originally served as the Dower House to Whittington Old Hall and remains an outstanding example of historic British architecture whilst offering accommodations to complement modern-day living.
“Elegant features are retained throughout including original doors, impressive fireplaces and exposed beams, with upgrades having been made to include a bespoke handmade kitchen and conversion of outbuildings to create additional accommodation. Being a most valuable opportunity to acquire a residence of this standing, Whittington Lodge highlights all the pleasures and privilege which a home of this calibre has to offer.”
The lodge has three floors as well as a lower ground floor cellar and each level shows some of the original retained features. It starts with a floor reception hall that goes into three formal reception rooms. They then led to a hallway that has access to the dry cellar and guest cloakroom.
It comes with a bespoke farmhouse kitchen and has other reception rooms that are used as a dining and living room, alongside a separate laundry room and traditional pantry. Upstairs is the main bedroom which has an en suite bathroom and dressing room.
Two additional double bedrooms on this floor have a family bathroom, and a further three bedrooms are set on the second floor. One of these rooms would be ideal for conversion into an additional bath or shower room.
The estate agent added: “A regal pillared entrance engraved with the property title welcomes you into the formal grounds, which extend to just over half an acre and are enclosed with elegant character walls. There is parking and garaging for numerous vehicles, and a former coach house has been converted into a superb studio and office, ideal for a home-run business.
“Stables offer additional storage or space to house a pony, and there may be the opportunity to lease paddock land locally. A walled courtyard houses the outdoor pool heated by an eco-friendly air source heat pump, and the established wrap around gardens enjoying privacy to all sides.”