Inside 'one of the most exciting' houses for sale in the Midlands with underground man cave

aerial view of country house
The Mount mansion has been described as one of the "most exciting" properties on sale in the Midlands -Credit:Savills

One of Midlands' most striking houses currently for sale is The Mount in Shropshire. This millionaire's playground, listed at a staggering £12.5million, is an extraordinary proposition nestled in the Oswestry countryside and comes with a wealth of mind-boggling additions and amenities.

Its arresting exterior, accompanied by its magnificent entrance hall and staircase, offer just a glimpse of what this sprawling estate has on offer. Situated near the renowned beauty spot of Offas Dyke, the property is being handled by Savills.

It boasts prime location, being just an hour from Wolverhampton and 90 minutes from Birmingham city centre.

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In addition to the main mansion, which wouldn't be out of place amongst National Trust properties, the lofty price tag also includes a separate three-bedroom cottage within its verdant grounds. Facilities include a 20m swimming pool, a tennis court and even an underground entertainment hub, such is the scale of the property that it harbours a lift.

Tony Morris-Eyton, part of Savills' West Midlands team, labelled this seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom country house as "very special", reports Birmingham Live.

He expounded: "For me, this is the most exciting property to come to the market in Shropshire this year. It is a very special property and has been done to the very best of standards. Everything is done to the most intricate detail."

entrance hall with large staircase
Grand entrance hall of Oswestry's The Mount country house for sale for £12.5million -Credit:Savills

Savills added their endorsement: "It's one of the most important new-build mansion houses within the UK, built within the last 20 years and set in about 47 acres."

Among the standout features is an indoor swimming pool complex complete with changing facilities and a steam room. Additionally, there's a helicopter landing pad for those looking to bypass traffic, as well as three walled gardens boasting vegetable plots and three ponds.

The property also houses an underground man cave, equipped with a snooker room, card room, bar, games rooms, cinema room, sitting room and office. The garage is spacious enough to accommodate at least five cars.

The Mount was once part of the Brogyntyn Estate, owned by the late Lord Harlech. The original Edwardian country house was demolished around two decades ago, with this new house erected in its stead.

the lavish kitchen with red wallpaper
Red velvet features in The Mount's kitchen in Shropshire -Credit:Savills

The current owners are reported to have "created an exquisite country house built to the very highest of standards incorporating state of the art technology and materials". The main walls are constructed from hand-carved Derbyshire stone, and underfloor heating ensures a cosy environment.

"The Mount has been positioned to take advantage of fabulous, far-reaching views over glorious Shropshire countryside," the estate agent added. "Great thought has been given to creating an elegant and grand country house which is fit for ultra-modern yet comfortable twenty first century living."

"The Mount exudes stature and grandeur. The property is nestled within approximately 47 acres of parkland, offering complete privacy."

"The principal suite is magnificent with a large en-suite bathroom and two clothes closets. There are six further bedrooms, six bathrooms, a laundry and a gym, which leads to a viewing platform over the indoor swimming pool. Another great feature is the terrace which overlooks the private walled garden to the south."

a living room
One of The Mount's rooms to lounge in -Credit:Savills

Upon arrival at The Mount, visitors are greeted by "imposing double gates" and a grand drive winding through "beautiful parkland". Inside, "a beautiful, cantilevered staircase" ascends to an expansive galleried landing.

The residence boasts ample space for hosting, featuring a dining room, sizeable drawing room, family room, and "substantial living kitchen". Additional unique spaces include a flower room, angling room, and a boot room for storing outdoor gear after exploring the estate's woodlands and trails.

An elegant orangery extends along the back wing of the house. The external grounds are adorned with ponds, water features, greenhouses, and "an immaculate knot garden", complementing the tennis court and helipad.

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