19th Century Lodge House in Shropshire, England

Listing Description

"Available to the market for the first time in over forty five years is this detached Duke of Sutherland former Lodge house situated at the end of the drive to Lilleshall Hall National Sports and Conferencing Centre. Situated adjacent to the Grade II listed gates to Lilleshall Hall the property is in need of complete renovation but retains many original features. Accommodation is set over two floors and comprises two separate reception rooms, kitchen, cloakroom, three bedrooms and bathroom. Outside the property is approached via the private driveway providing parking for several cars in front of the detached garage. The front door is set under a porch and is accessed on foot from a path. There is a large garden surrounding the property with mature trees and shrubs. Please note that there is no heating in the property and works required include plumbing, wiring, general building repairs, upgrading of all fixtures and fittings and landscaping. Chetwynd Aston is a popular village on the edge of the town of Newport. Close by are the popular pubs, The Wheatsheaf and The Fox. Nearby Newport High Street has a range of national chain stores, independent shops and supermarkets including Waitrose. There is a regular bus service to Telford and Stafford. For commuting the A41 and A518 provides a commuter link to the M54 and M6. Stafford mainline station has regular services to London, Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester."

OHDO Notes

Shropshire's History website states this was the Gate Lodge for Lilleshall Hall built 1831. Here's another old photo.

Location: Golden Gates Lodge, Pave Lane, Newport, England TF10. At the time of this post, guide price of £295,000 ($383,942 USD). For more information on this property contact Nock Deighton .

Additional info: Rightmove.co.uk
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    It’s so cute from the outside—it looks like a dollhouse! Inside, well, I’m sure it can be fixed up. First thing to go should be the bathroom carpet….

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    Considering the large amount of expense incurred to restore utilities to this home, the asking price is a bit hefty.. There doesn’t seem to be any indication of the amount of land included so perhaps that could make up the difference–however, if the roof is needing replacement, well . . .

    Pretty on the outside and would be more so with good landscaping. They may have mentioned the need for landscaping if the basement is wet. Interesting!

    • Kelly, Admin

      Kelly, Admin

      I don’t pretend to know a thing about prices in England but have found that even ruins can be high priced. It’s always about the location even overseas. I don’t know about this location, maybe you are right but rarely is a home price start with the condition.

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        I guess this horrible cold/flu has my brain clogged and I didn’t remember that you cautioned us about prices in Europe. I am also spoiled by my frugal upbringing and corporate management training. Sometimes amounts of money just astound me and my whole being screams, “Noooo”, as I look for “what’s wrong here…”

        A friend from the UK agrees that property prices there are high and the reason why many people don’t own property unless they inherit it.

        So I’ll toddle off to my bed, hoping I haven’t offended you. Take care Kelly, and keep up the good work. I truly enjoy your submissions!

        • Kelly, Admin

          Kelly, Admin

          No offense at all! I hope my response didn’t come off that way.

          Location is really the reason why home pricing doesn’t make sense and prevents many in certain areas to not able to afford buying a home (heck, even renting!) The same can be said for cheaply priced homes, it’s usually not because of the condition rather that the local area would not support high priced homes. What one home can bring a million in one town the same home could go under $50k somewhere else.

          I hope you get well soon!

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    Don’t know how to share StreetView, but here are the coordinates. (52.7514737, -2.3627046) It’s just inside the gates of the national gymnastics center. Seems to be in a very quiet area, but drivable.

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    Keith Sanders

    Well, its rather on the other end of the scale, but I found Athelhampton House (on Savills UK) today. Normally, it might cost too much to consider including, but it’s a largely intact Tudor Manor house with original stained glass, carved wood, intricate plaster ceilings, old stonework and superlative fireplaces. Too beautiful not to take a look at.

    Dorchester, Dorset, UK / £7,500,000


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