Summary of Features
Superb period family home over 3 floors (3,962 sq ft)
5/6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 receptions
Classic village setting in beautiful countryside
Useful range of period outbuildings (2,090 sq ft)
Well maintained property and outbuildings
Excellent communication links
Mileages: Welland 3 miles, Malvern 7 miles, Ledbury 8 miles, Tewkesbury 9 miles, Gloucester & Worcester 15 miles, Cheltenham 22 miles, Hereford 23 miles, Birmingham 43 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 5 miles, M5 (Jct 7) 15 miles
Railway: Malvern, Ledbury, Ashchurch (Tewkesbury) & Pershore 13 miles, Gloucester & Worcester Parkway (opening 2020) 16 miles.
Airport: Birmingham (51 miles) & Bristol (67 miles)
The property is situated in a peaceful village location close to Castlemorton Common. The Malvern Hills form a striking backdrop and are easily accessible from the property. This is a beautiful, sought after and very accessible part of the countryside, complemented by good local towns, schools and facilities. There is excellent access to the commercial centres of Worcester, Cheltenham, Gloucester and Birmingham, all with good rail links to London.
This attractive Georgian fronted house brims with character and charm and provides a comfortable and friendly living environment.
The east elevation of the house dates from about 1785 with the rear extension to the west having been added in the mid 1800s. The property is now grade II listed to preserve the classic exterior facade.
Whilst a spacious house, it offers ample entertaining space yet is easily liveable with sensible room sizes. Accommodation is arranged over three floors with good ceiling heights and lots of natural light.
The formal front entrance leads to the principal reception rooms, which are east facing and benefit from morning sun. The Aga fitted kitchen is on the west side with an adjoining utility room and an everyday entrance, ideal for muddy boots and dog walking.
There are two stairways to the first floor where there are 4 principal bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a generous landing and a study room.
A further flight of stairs lead to the spacious second floor landing, 2 further bedrooms/ancillary rooms, 1 with en suite and a very useful storage room. This floor can easily be closed off when not in use or needed.
A gated entrance off the village road opens to a gravel sweep and parking area to the east of the house.
A spacious and level lawned garden spreads to the front of the house and is bordered on two sides by the outbuildings.
Next to the village road is a range of period outbuildings, currently used for storage but offering considerable potential for alternative uses, subject to the necessary consents.
To the south of the house is a detached cider barn complete with original press wheel. This has been used as an ancillary entertaining space and party barn but also has plenty of scope for alternative uses.
Beside the cider barn, adjoining the southern end of the house is a private and sheltered patio terrace which overlooks open pasture land and the original ancient medieval village site, a preserved landscape.
Mains water, electricity & drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Standard broadband is available and connected.
Band G (£2,891.34; 2019/20).
Malvern Hills District Council: 01684 862151.
This property is Grade II Listed.
Exempt (due to Listed status).
Primary: Castlemorton, Welland & Malvern. Further information is available at: www.worcestershire.gov.uk
Secondary: Hanley Castle & Malvern. Further information is available at: www.worcestershire.gov.uk
Independent: Colwall, Malvern, Cheltenham, Gloucester & Worcester all have some outstanding independent schools. Further information is available at: www.isc.co.uk.
Castlemorton offers an excellent primary school, village hall with a wide variety of activities and a well known pub within walking distance. Nearby Welland provides additional facilities including a village store/post office, village hall and good dining pub. The Spa town of Malvern offers an excellent and broad range of services, including an array of independent shops, galleries, restaurants and quality supermarkets as well as a respected theatre/cinema and two railway stations. The popular market town of Ledbury is only a short drive away. More extensive retail and cultural therapy can be found in Worcester, Cheltenham and Birmingham.
The spectacular Malvern Hills provide a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities. Castlemorton Common also offers excellent public space, with parts of the Common having been designated as a SSSI due to the diversity and wealth of wildlife. The Three Counties Showground near Malvern hosts a wide variety of year-round events, from national gardens shows, concerts, specialist fairs to agricultural events. Malvern has a leisure & spa complex, tennis club and a golf club (Worcestershire Golf Club).
From Great Malvern: Head south on the A449 towards Ledbury for about 3 miles, passing through Malvern Wells. Just after the primary school, fork left downhill onto Upper Welland Road. Continue to the T junction and turn left onto Marlbank Road, continue to the end of this road and at the junction turn right onto the B4208. Follow this road through the common for about 2 miles, just after the Robin Hood pub lookout for a small cross road with the vilage hall on your left, turn immediately left into Church Road towards Castlemorton village. After 1/2 mile you will reach the church, Folliott House is the next property on your right side.
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We are acting as joint selling agents with Knight Frank, Worcester office.
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