Set within the prestigious Blithfield is Oriel House, an elegant Grade I Listed country residence set within picturesque parkland above Blithfield Reservoir. This impressive home occupies the West Wing of the former Blithfield Hall which has been named as one of the oldest castles in England and originally dates back to 1530 with later additions made by the renowned Bagot family. The formal grounds are laid to historic buildings and a former archery lawn, and this majestic residence retains beautifully preserved features complemented by a substantial renovation recently carried out by the current owner.
The interiors have been sympathetically renovated in recent years and comprise briefly reception hall, the original ball room, a refitted kitchen, open plan living and dining room, formal dining room with Orangery and bedroom suite to the ground floor, with three double bedrooms and three bathrooms to the first floor gallery landing as well as a fourth bedroom currently used as a sitting room. The second floor offers further accommodation to renovate and the renovation included a refit of all bathroom suites, the installation of wood burning stoves throughout and a full renovation of the cellars to provide a laundry room, wine cellars and ample storage space. This stunning home presents a wonderful opportunity for those looking for a truly impressive residence and to be part of an area with a rich and fascinating history.
The Blithfield Estate, a tranquil and prestigious location, is set overlooking Blithfield Reservoir which plays host to a sailing club and scenic walking routes. Just across the reservoir is Abbots Bromley, a charming village famed for the Horn Dance Festival of which participants make their way to dance on the grounds opposite Oriel House. Amenities in Abbots Bromley include a butchers, cafes, boutique shops and a range of pubs also serving food. The local towns of Uttoxeter and Lichfield offer further everyday facilities including rail stations and supermarkets and the A50, M1, M6 Toll and M42 are all within convenient reach. For Those seeking leisure pursuits, there is fly fishing at the reservoir, a sailing school and club at Abbots Bromley and Cannock Chase is just a short drive away. Cannock Chase is within an easy drive offering further leisure pursuits including walking, cycling and pony trekking. The luxurious Hoar Cross Hall Health Club, Spa & Hotel are the FAs St Georges Park are also around a 20 minute drive. Rail stations in Lichfield offer direct links to Birmingham and London (in 80 minutes) and the International airports of Birmingham and East Midlands are within an easy drive.
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