House For SaleMonsieurs Hall, Monsieurs Hall Lane, Dodford, Bromsgrove
Guide price £1,250,000
Monsieurs Hall is a historic residence dating from the early 17th Century which retains the grandeur of its origins and sits in an elevated position enjoying panoramic views
- Master bedroom with en-suite
- Second bedroom with dressing room
- 3 further bedroom over 2 floors, family bathroom
- 3 reception rooms, study, conservatory
- Basement cinema room with bar
- Annex with sitting room, bedroom and shower room
- Detached garage block
- In all approx 5,882 sq ft
- Formal and informal gardens with patio
- Wooded copse and paddock of approx 1.88 acres
- In all about 2.98 acres
Monsieurs Hall is located some two miles west of Bromsgrove in a prominent hilltop position. Many people settle in the area for its ease of commuting with the M5, and the M42 which leads to the M40, the principal route to London from the West Midlands nearby. Rail services operate from Bromsgrove into Birmingham New Street with onward connections to London Euston. There are a number of renowned schools in the area including Bromsgrove School, Dodderhill School and Winterfold House; RGS and Kings in Worcester, and the excellent Birmingham schools.
Monsieurs Hall is a wonderful historic Grade II listed residence occupying a magnificent elevated position with commanding views to the Malvern, Abberley, Clee Hills and Welsh mountains beyond. The property was originally a timber framed cottage with a stone addition in the latter part of the 17th century creating the imposing house that it is today. The present owners have made some high quality alterations to the house and the accommodation is beautifully presented throughout. Some features worthy of particular note include the recent Vale bronze casement windows, zoned lighting and bespoke Chalon kitchen.
Gardens and grounds
The property is approached over a gravelled drive to large parking area. Multiple garaging with electric doors set within a stone building. The property is approached through listed stone pillars topped with stone balls; a flagstone path leads to the entrance of the house. Electric period style cast iron gates from the courtyard lead into the fountain area of the garden. The grounds at the property are an absolute delight and have previously been open to the public in the National Garden Scheme. They are divided into gardens in a number of different styles and characters, both formal and informal, and ranged over different levels; sub-divided with stone walls, hedges, shrubbery and fences. The property benefits from a feature York stone paved patio area to the rear and a gravelled pathway leads to the formal knot gardens with box hedging and lavender, and feature rose and grape pergola.
There is a second patio area to the left side of the property offering views to the front of the house. The gardens also enjoy well stocked beds with an array of flowers, shrubs and herbs and to the front of the property is a wonderful agapanthus bed. Beyond the formal gardens the property benefits from a feature fountain, wooded copse and paddock with separate access via a 5-bar gate. A further delightful addition to the property, still quaintly referred to as the piggery, now converted to a high standard as a potential recording studio but also ideal as a teenage/party annexe or summer house. The main room is entered via bi-fold doors with small sink and worksurface and oak panelled flooring, double bedroom and shower room accessed from the main room and bedroom. There is a cosy mezzanine floor for additional sleeping. An excellent timber workshop / store is also available within the garden