7 bedroom manor house for saleTedstone Court Estate, Tedstone Delamere, Herefordshire, HR7
- Tedstone Court 7 Bedrooms, offices
- Staff accommodation
- Gracefield 4 bedrooms
- Tedstone Court Lodge 2 Bedrooms
- Gardeners Cottage 1 Bedroom
- Nearly 200 acres to enjoy shooting, fishing & more
- Walled Garden
- Workshops, Garages and Greenhouses
- Tennis Court
Full descriptionSteeped in history, as far back as is recorded and perhaps earlier. The church dates back to Saxon times and the oldest parts of the house itself date back 700 or 800 years – but everywhere one looks around there is a view to delight and inspire.
The previous owners lived opulently at Tedstone Court for over 100years and the old parchment documents of the sale state that ‘Tedstone Court has one of the finest views in the kingdom’. This is no idle boast, for the estate occupies just under 200 acres of arguably the most beautiful countryside – gentle, rolling, unspoilt and unchanged, with Tedstone Court commanding sumptuous views over all it surveys.
The current owners recognised immediately the beauty of the land, the exceptional location and purchased the estate 17 years ago. Since then Tedstone Court has received the extraordinary benefit of their attention, being modernised to the highest specification without altering any of the original design – as such the house has been completely restored to its original state and capable of providing all the demands and requirements of a modern lifestyle all within a magnificent period home that remains unchanged for over 100 years.
The opportunity to immerse oneself in country pursuits is an appealing enticement; perhaps spend a gentle evening fly fishing in the trout stream which runs through the estate, whilst there are also 3 or 4 other lakes and fishing pools to enjoy. There is a regular shoot – long established for over 100 years. The excellent stables and paddocks would appeal to a family with equestrian interests and the countryside is perfect riding terrain with point-to-point and hunting being ideally suited.
The house and the entire estate offer a beautiful contradiction of peaceful tranquillity and total privacy away from the demands of the fast paced world and yet it has everything one requires to uphold a truly modern lifestyle. The offices and staff accommodation support the running of the house, the estate and businesses. There is also space enough on the estate to install a helipad if required.
Shobdon Airfield (around 30 miles) and Gloucestershire Airport (around 40 miles) can land private jets and also have facilities for Helicopters. Birmingham International Airport can be reached in approximately 50 minutes with the other advantages of being able to easily access the NEC, NIA and of course all the other facilities within the centre of Birmingham itself. There are main line rail links at Worcester, Hereford and Malvern and the journey to London is about 1 hour and 50 minutes.
The surrounding area has much to offer with the excellent educational facilities of top private schools including Abberley Hall, King’s Hawford and at Bredenbury as well as the Malvern College boys & girls campus, plus a local primary and grammar school; just 40 minutes away is Cheltenham Ladies College. Worcester prides itself with a respected University and a leading Technical College, as well as the sporting prowess of the Worcester Warriors Rugby Club and the Worcester Cricket Club. The Malvern Hills really are an absolute delight and the surrounding views from atop the ridges are quite superb. Malvern itself offers larger shops and other facilities as well as a wonderful theatre and of course the well known Three Counties Showground holding various events throughout the year.
There is also ample opportunity to enjoy the delights of fine dining and just 45 minutes away in the Cotswolds there are many excellent gourmet restaurants, including the renowned Buckland Manor.
For those wishing to engage in sports, either partaking or as a spectator there is a good deal to enjoy. Locally, Bromyard offers a very good cricket club along with rugby and football. The beautiful and picturesque cathedral city of Worcester is just 30 minutes away, with its fine racecourse, occupying its unique setting alongside the river Severn. Equestrian sports are well supported and there are many polo clubs local to Gloucestershire and not forgetting the Hunt local to the Tedstone Court Estate. For those interested in horsepower of a different kind the Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb in Worcestershire is one of the oldest such events in the world, attracting some well known names in the circle of motorsports.
Here on the Tedstone Estate the world feels more peaceful and pastoral – immerse oneself in the country lifestyle or just simply enjoy all the benefits it imbues
Tedstone Court is a grand and elegant house, every inch a beautiful home and a home in the truest sense, all encompassed within countryside that “has one of the finest views in the kingdom!” – the entire estate surely occupies a unique and precious part of England.
Offers excellent accommodation. Still retaining the feeling of, and rooms in scale, with day to day family life, with a charm and character that only such a fine and historic property can boast.
As architecturally important, a grade II listed building ‘Early 19th century large rendered house. Three storeys. Five windows and projecting bay of three windows. Sashes with marginal lights, flat architraves, keyblocks and and most have glazing bars. Central door, porch with square and Doric column to each side. Slate hipped roof.’ The magnificent reception hall entered via the Doric pillared portico commands the attention and hints of the delights to come. History and architectural interest abound. The sense of an adventure into the inside of a gracious family home awaits.
There are reception rooms, family rooms, day rooms and a great array of bedrooms, bathrooms, en-suites, guest suites, corridors, passages and stairways to take your breath away. For the young and growing family – hide and seek – will last a long time!
The original window shutters are still in place to the ground floor, the majority of these rooms retain Oak plank or parquet floor.
The staircases are an invitation to arise not just to bed but to one of the seating areas where the unrivalled views with parkland in front of you and the Malvern Hills commanding your attention, beyond which the Severn plain and the Bristol Channel may be viewed by telescope.
Majestic trees, footpaths, shelters, summerhouses and seats complete with Ha Ha and Pools.
Family life, work, play and guests are all accommodated with the wonderful breakfasting kitchen with Aga, space and facilities to create a snack and a banquet. This room is at the heart of the house with its double Period French doors enjoying a hint of the grounds and views towards the majestic trees and St James’s Church. The right of passage to the church still has to be requested from the Master of Tedstone Court.
For design, craftsmanship and plain self indulgence, enjoy the ornate and decorative plasterwork verging on the opulent around the central oval arch from the hall to the drawing room. Moulded and panelled ceilings, lavish fireplaces to grace and to warm.
Approached from the Tedstone Court Lodge entrance it is situated to the rear of Tedstone Court but occupies a wing of its own, the third side of the rear courtyard and side entrance to the main house itself. Private and truly separate. A fine house in its own rights with a feature turret surmounted with a weathervane. Of clean red brick with fine mortar courses, slate roof and arched window heads of traditional ‘rubbed brickwork’ to create the fine arches of the period.
Protected by a hooded porch, the panelled door with ‘Gracefield’ name plate opens into the hallway with turning staircase and rooms off. It offers spacious three/four bedroom accommodation with French doors from the well appointed kitchen and excellent sitting room giving access to its own private walled garden with triple car garaging to its rear. It offers part self contained accommodation within the turret a study and bedroom four accessed via an independent stairway and side entrance door.
In all a lovely spacious family house for extended family occupation or staff.
Tedstone Court Lodge
The Gatehouse to Tedstone Court. A Victorian house – constructed of hard local sandstones of various hues and colours with steep pitched roofs and traditional hipped bay windows. It affords good two bedroom accommodation with open dining and reception rooms and a generous breakfasting kitchen. There is an en-suite to the master bedroom accommodation and separate shower room with w.c. to bedroom 2.
The house is spacious with lots of windows including the two traditional bays which help to create the light and airy feel of a more modern property but with a pretty and charming exterior. All enjoying the excellent garden to rear.
Gardeners Cottage & Walled Garden
A Gardeners Dream with fruit trees, soft fruit and vines the red brick walls are still complete. The accommodation created from the former head gardeners quarters. The literal living heart of the Estate. Built into the walls of the 2 acre walled gardens. Historically used to produce the needs of the family and estate produce, and if you desire, offers the opportunity to re-create the gardens historically associated with these great houses, or now more so with the celebrity chefs or TV gardeners.
A one bedroom gem with kitchen and shower room. A retreat from the work of the day with a canopy porch to sit and view, perhaps dreaming of the fruits of the labours undertaken, and to plan the toils of the ‘morrow.
There are workshops, garages and magnificent greenhouses – for the green fingered and dreamer the challenge awaits.
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