Holyhead Rd, Wellington, Telford TF1 2DR
Sunnycroft is a national trust – owned Victorian suburban villa that is immaculately preserved in its original state. Built in 1880 and extended in 1899, the fixtures and fittings remain in the exact condition in which they were created, giving the visitor an extraordinary experience of life in a bygone age. It is rare indeed to find such a gift from a former age as this beautiful residence.
Take tea in the Edwardian tea room or smoke room and have a game of croquet on the lawn (weather permitting), pick up a bargain from the second hand book shop and get yourself in a relaxed frame of mind before enveloping yourself in this time capsule of a house and the history of the Lander family and Victorian Britain.
Guides are available to take you around this recent relic, which is furnished with sumptuous original wallpapers, Maw’s tiles and gold medal winning fireplaces, transports you back to the pre-First World War ‘country house’ lifestyle. The house has many features you would expect from a far grander house of the period, such as the Billiard Room, Drawing Room and impressive Staircase Hall. The multiple belongings left by former occupants, such as the aromatic medicines kept in a former linen closet are truly evocative and leave you with a real sense of life from that period.
The 5 acres of sumptuous garden is complete with original, grade II listed glass houses, conservatory, kennels, pigsties and stables and is perfect for a wander or a game of croquet. You are welcome to take refreshments in theEdwardian tea-room or out on the veranda. Mind the chickens!
Tucked away on the edge of Wellington is this unique villa and mini-estate. Walking up the large avenue of Wellingtonia trees the red-brick villa is unexpectedly revealed offering a chance to immerse yourself in a past era.