5 bedroom detached house for sale

Barcheston, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36

Sold STC £1,850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Historic Grade II Listed manor house
  • 3 reception rooms
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Outbuildings, garaging & cellars
  • Gardens, grounds & paddocks
  • River frontage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An historic manor house of considerable charm

Location

Barcheston is a small hamlet on the edge of the Cotswolds on the opposite side of the River Stour to the market town of Shipston-on-Stour, a popular and attractive country town (noted by the Sunday Times March 2016 as one of the best places to live in the UK). The hamlet, which enjoys views across rolling countryside towards Brailes Hill, has a no through road and its cluster of houses and ancient parish church enjoy a peaceful setting and yet have the advantages of being within walking distance of the amenities of a thriving market town. These include a doctors' surgery and small NHS community hospital, excellent local shops including two butchers and a fishmonger, as well as a number of pubs and restaurants.

The larger towns of Stratford-upon-Avon (12 miles), Chipping Norton (11 miles) and Banbury (12 miles), provide a wider range of shopping, cultural and recreational facilities including a recently opened Waitrose to the south of Stratford-upon-Avon which is easily accessible from this part of south Warwickshire. There are many places of historic interest to visit in the area with a number of National Trust houses and the villages and towns of the Cotswolds.

Racing at Stratford-upon-Avon (12 miles), Warwick (17 miles) and Cheltenham (30 miles). Golf courses at Brailes, Tadmarton, Stratford-upon-Avon and Broadway. RSC Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon with further theatres at Chipping Norton, Oxford and Cheltenham.

Banbury mainline railway station to London Marylebone from 54 minutes, Moreton-in-Marsh mainline railway station to London Paddington from 90 minutes, M40 at Banbury.

Primary and secondary schools in Shipston-on-Stour and Chipping Campden (8 miles), grammar schools for boys and girls in Stratford-upon-Avon, independent schools include Tudor Hall, Bloxham, Kitebrook, Kingham Hill and The Croft whilst further afield are Cheltenham, Rugby, Warwick and Beaudesert Park.

Description

Dating in parts from the sixteenth and early seventeenth century and built of Cotswold stone with mullioned and transomed windows under a stone slated roof, the house would appear to have been restored in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century when the elevations overlooking the garden and river to the west were rebuilt in an attractive brick with sash windows again below Cotswold stone slated roofs. There are many period features throughout the house including open stone arched fireplaces, stone flagged floors and exposed beamed ceilings.

From the walled entrance courtyard/stable yard, which is in part bordered by pleached hornbeams, a pathway through the front garden passes between box hedges to the front door of the house.

Whilst the present owners have sensitively restored the house over the last 35 years and enhanced its unspoilt character, there is considered to be further scope for improvement should a purchaser so wish.

The front door opens into a reception hall of an imposing height with a guest cloakroom and an old boarded door to the main reception room. Known as The Dining Hall, and marvellous for entertaining, this is a magnificent room with an impressive stone arched open fireplace. Double panelled oak doors open to the garden loggia having an open oak truss roof, raised inglenook fireplace with an old hearth oven and coppers to one side and stone flagged floor. The garden loggia adjoins the south facing terrace and is a magical place ideally suited for al fresco dining on summer evenings.

From the reception hall a further old boarded door opens into the farmhouse kitchen, a room of considerable character with its exposed beamed ceiling having original bacon rack and meat hooks, a stone recess fireplace with a two oven oil fired Aga (also heating the hot water and bathroom radiators) and an attractive bay window with window seats. Hardwood work surfaces with a stainless steel sink, fitted drawers and storage space below and space for dishwasher and refrigerator. Water softener. Door to garden. Laundry room with tiled floor and hardwood work surface having a Belfast sink and door to garden. An inner hall off the reception hall leads to a study with fitted bookshelves, a pine glazed built in cupboard, a Victorian hob grate with a fitted coal effect gas fire and a bay window overlooking the formal gardens. Drawing room, a well proportioned room with an open fireplace, a pine built in cupboard and a bay window with glazed doors opening onto the garden terrace.

From the inner hall, a polished elm staircase with a half landing, having a most attractive Georgian arched staircase window overlooking the garden, rises to the first floor. Landing off which leads the principal bedroom suite, an imposing room with a stone mullioned and transomed window, an open stone arched fireplace, a polished elm boarded floor, exposed beamed ceiling and a built in cupboard. Bathroom en suite with stone mullioned and transomed windows, a built in antique pine dresser base having drawers and a surround incorporating a wash hand basin, panelled bath with shower fitting, WC, bidet and a built in hanging/airing cupboard with a hot water cylinder having an electric immersion heater.

Guest bedroom suite with bedroom 2 having exposed ceiling rafters and bathroom 2 en suite with partly limestone faced walls, a built in panelled bath with shower, a wash hand basin and WC. Bedroom 3 with Victorian hob fireplace (sealed) and a sash window with window seat. Bathroom 3 with part limestone faced walls, built in panelled bath with shower fitting, wash hand basin, WC and built in airing cupboard with a hot water cylinder having an electric immersion heater. Interconnecting door to bathroom 2. Bedroom 4 with Victorian hob fireplace (sealed), sash window with window seat. Bedroom 5 with stone mullioned and transomed window and a built in cupboard having a wash hand basin.

From the landing the staircase continues to the second floor with three attic rooms including a cheese room with a screeded floor. Cellars including wine cellar.

Two self-contained offices with access from the front garden and a door to the loggia terrace to the rear. One of the offices having fitted bookshelves and built in filing cabinets and cupboards. A brick and tiled double garage with doors onto the entrance/stable courtyard and a range of three brick and tiled stables. There is a range of open sided farm buildings in a dilapidated condition including a garden store with considerable potential subject to necessary consents. An open sided wood store.

To the front of the house is an old world garden, partly walled and with paths edged with mature box hedges and lawns with mixed borders and eating apple trees of varying varieties. The formal gardens to the rear of the house comprise a partly stone paved terrace to the western elevation of the house with steps down to a lawn with mixed borders. Garden compartments contained within clipped yew hedges comprise a shrubbery with mature vibernums framing an old bothy and off the south facing loggia an Italianate garden with low box hedges containing beds of lavender and further beds of roses. Beyond the formal gardens there is an orchard, with pruned bramleys and other fruit trees and planted with spring bulbs, which has extensive frontage to the River Stour with riparian rights.

There are two paddocks with separate access from the village lane, the one having an avenue of horse chestnuts and recently planted limes, providing a pleasing view beyond the garden when approaching the front door to the house. The total area amounts to approximately 7.37 acres.


Acreage: 7.3 Acres

Directions

From the centre of Shipston-on-Stour take the B4035 towards Banbury and after crossing the bridge, take the fi rst turning on the right hand side signposted to Barcheston. Pass the village
green and church on the right and follow the road round the corner of the Old Rectory and the entrance to Barcheston Manor is straight ahead.

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08 June 2016

Nearest station

  • Moreton-in-Marsh (5.7 mi)
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  • Moreton-in-Marsh (5.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Stow-On-The-Wold

Cotswold House Church Street, Stow On The Wold, GL54 1BB

01451 526033 Local call rate

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