The name of this Grade II listed house just outside Shrewsbury can be traced right back to the 13th century.
For that was when St Cadogan’s Chapel was built on The Mount, the site where Cadogan House now stands.
This Georgian townhouse only dates back a mere 200 years, to around 1820 .
It is a handsome building, its brickwork covered by climbing plants that give it a wonderful colour.
There are many features that are typical of the period including the columned central porch, high ceilings, tall sash windows, timber panelled doors, period timber moulding, oak floor boards and quarry tiles on the ground floor.
All of the reception rooms lie off the central hall which has a fine staircase leading to the first floor.
Two separate stairs lead down to the cellars which provide further storage. These could also be used to create a gym or home cinema.
Reception rooms include a sitting room, superb drawing room with tall windows and open fireplace, music room, library and dining room.
It has a breakfast kitchen with a four-oven gas fired Aga, utility room and butler’s pantry.
From the utility room there is a staircase leading up to two storage rooms (ostler’s quarters, the ostler being the man who looked after the horses).
On the first floor there are five bedrooms and two large and well-appointed bath/shower rooms.
The second floor has plenty of attic rooms. Though they are useful for storage there is great potential for them to be bought in line with the rest of the house, creating more bedrooms, bathrooms, sitting rooms or games rooms.
A former coach house also provides more garaging and storage. The delightful gardens have been carefully designed to provide year round interest.
There is a brick and stone paved patio with pergola and climbing plants with extensive lawned garden with mature walnut and fruit trees.
An ornamental pool, specimen tree and wisteria lie to the side of the house.
The gardens are enclosed by mature hedges.
The cobbled rear drive provides ample parking and access to the coach house garaging and gardens.
Cadogan House is within walking distance of Shrewsbury town centre with all its many attractions including Theatre Severn, a selection of independent retailers, cafes, restaurants, schools and colleges.
AGENT: Savills / Miller Evans
TEL: 01952 239500 / 01743 236800
WEB: www.savills.co.uk / www.millerevans.co.uk
GUIDE PRICE: £895,000