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 s 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
Whittington Lodge extends over three floors plus a lower ground floor cellar, with each level showcasing beautifully retained features and generous proportions. The ground floor reception hall leads off into three formal reception rooms, and in turn to a hallway with access down to the dry cellar and guests cloakroom. The bespoke farmhouse kitchen benefits from another reception room serving as a dining and living room, alongside the practical additions of a separate laundry room and traditional pantry. To the first floor, the master suite is a most remarkable space, extending to an exceptional size and having private use of an en suite bathroom and fabulous dressing room. Two additional double bedrooms to this floor are serviced by a family bathroom, and a further three bedrooms are set to the second floor, one of which would be ideal for conversion into an additional bath or shower room.
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 an outdoor pool heated by an eco-friendly air source heat pump, and the established wrap around gardens enjoying privacy to all sides.
Residing within the the tranquil village of Whittington, Whittington Lodge enjoys picturesque rural surroundings and an idyllic approach along The Green, a lane servicing a small handful of character homes. This rural village offers convenient amenities including a Co-op, newsagents and traditional country pubs, with additional facilities available in the nearby Cathedral City of Lichfield where shops, restaurants, its historical Cathedral and Beacon Park can all be found. The property is also well placed for superb independent schools including Lichfield Cathedral, Repton and Twycross.
The local area is renowned for scenic walking, cycling and pony trekking routes, with equestrian centres including Curborough and Eland Lodge being within a short drive, and Cannock Chase can be reached in around 20 minutes.
The location of Whittington Lodge is ideally placed for commuter routes including the A38 M6 Toll and A50, rail stations in Lichfield provide direct links to Birmingham and London in 80 minutes, and the International Airports of Birmingham and Manchester are both within an easy drive.
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