* A sprawling 7-8 bedroom detached Edwardian home of considerable scale and grandeur ( 5818 SQ.FT) * Exceptionally sought-after position on Tettenhall’s Wergs Road * Porch * Hall * Downstairs cloaks * Drawing room * Dining room * Sitting room * Breakfast kitchen * Utility * Laundry * Study * Cellars* Gorgeous 32ft first-floor billiard room * Two house bathrooms * Master en suite bedroom * 6 further double bedrooms across two floors * Lovely wooded grounds and pretty gardens * Long driveway with plenty of parking * Large car port * Double garage *
Occupying an enviable position on the Wergs Road, arguably one of Tettenhall’s more sought-after addresses, this vast Edwardian property is ideally located for commuter access to the local and national road network and for travel into the city centre, where rail connections are easily available. An imposing period home, Danescroft was constructed around the turn of the twentieth century and was thought of as one of the finest houses in the city at the time. More recently, the property was the residence of a national sporting legend and local heroine, who retained strong ties to the city which she made her home. The English cricket and hockey player, businessperson and philanthropist Rachael Heyhoe Flint (OBE), was best known for serving as the English women’s cricket captain from 1966 to 1978, unbeaten in six Test series. Having played for England for a total of 22 years, Baroness Heyhoe Flint is remembered as an integral figure in the progress of women in sport, once described as ‘the Dr WG Grace of women’s cricket – the pioneer without whom the game would not be what it is." A Wolverhampton Girl’s High alumnus, Rachael also served on the board of directors at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC after she retired from competitive sport, later becoming vice-president.
Approaching the property, it is easy to see why the sporting legend chose this fabulous Edwardian home as her family abode and the setting for her retirement. Surrounded by wooded grounds with towering yews and evergreens, this spectacular property is arranged over four floors with two vast formal reception rooms to the front elevation, in accordance with the architectural style of the Edwardian era. Infused with period grandeur on every floor, the property features too many fireplaces to count, coupled with high, detailed ceilings and wonderful sash windows. This elegant property is now ready for an enterprising purchaser to continue the story, putting their own creative input into this legendary home and owning a piece of sporting, and local, history in the process. Seven double bedrooms are available across the upper floors, all with individual character, in addition to two house bathrooms and the stunning, 32ft-long first-floor billiard room, which is illuminated from above by a gorgeous arched glass ceiling. Well-maintained grounds surround the fine brick and stone exterior, with garaging, a large car-port and plenty of parking.