Wolverhampton's Moseley Hall goes on the market for £950,000

For anyone with a spare £950,000 lying around, this colossal Georgian mansion is up for grabs.

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The Grade II-listed Moseley Hall, Fordhouses, has been put on the market with a price tag of £950,000. It has 10 bedrooms

Grade II-listed Moseley Hall, Fordhouses, has recently been put on the market, complete with its impressive price-tag.

But with 10 bedrooms, a billiards room, a summer house and sweeping views of surrounding fields, it could be argued that potential buyers are getting plenty of bang for their buck.

Estate agents Berriman Eaton says: “The hall provides elegantly proportioned rooms and with the range of outbuildings, there is potential for further development subject to the necessary planning and listed building consent.

“Internally, the hall was tastefully upgraded in the 1990s with original period features including a range of oak floors and majestic staircases with carved balustrades up to two further floors, 17th and 18th century oak panelling, neo-classical fireplaces and sash windows with some original shutters.”

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An Aga and breakfast bar feature in this charming kitchen which is just one of the many attractive rooms at Moseley Hall

On the ground floor, the property features an entrance hall, drawing room with walnut parquet floor and large southerly bay window with French patio doors, as well as an oak-panelled double aspect dining room.

The study is also oak panelled, while the breakfast kitchen has an AGA, there is a billiards room/family room, utility, guest WC and a range of cellars with slate settles.

The first floor encompasses four large bedrooms, a nursery room, bathroom and two shower rooms.

A door via an external staircase gives access to the side and an oak staircase with balustrade continues up to the second floor accommodation.

On the second floor there are five spacious bedrooms and a box room.

Outside, the former adjoining coach houses form a partition with an elegant archway and lead through into a large courtyard with access to a further range of lockable garaging, wood stores, a summer house and dog kennels.

The gardens and grounds lie predominantly to the south and west of the main house.

This grand home is one of a small number of important historic country houses in Wolverhampton.

The majority of the house dates to the early 18th century with some later 19th century additions.

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There is a real sense of history and plenty of grandeur

The house is constructed of brick with ashlar stone dressings under a hipped tiled roof.

Evidence suggests that there was an earlier building on the site, but the hall remained in the Moreton family for many generations until the 1930s.

As successful industrialists, Loftus Balfour Moseley held the high sheriff position in the early 1900s.

Caroline Eaton, of Berriman Eaton estate agents, believes that the house offers good business opportunities, as well as luxurious accommodation.

“There is interest in it. We have researched it, but there isn’t a massive amount of history attached to the house,” she said.

“It’s a well proportioned house with potential to convert into additional living accommodation.

“There is a thought that it could be divided into five units.

“We’ve had people come with potential business ideas including a wedding venue, an old people’s home and offices.

“The easy access to the motorway is one reason that it’s getting plenty of interest. It’s getting a lot more views online than some of the houses in Shropshire in the same price range because of how close it is to the motorway.

“Quite a few people from London who are wanting a home in the country have shown interest.

“All you can see from the home is fields and lovely views. It really is an oasis.”

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