6 bedroom detached house for saleCourt Lane, Offenham, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11
Sold STC £975,000
- Grade II Listed manor house
- Extensive period features
- Well presented accommodation
- Picturesque village setting
- Special gardens
- Timber framed barn
- About 0.65 acres
A beautifully presented manor house set within the village conservation area
The Old Manor is situated within the Conservation Area on the edge of the popular village of Offenham. The village has many period properties and excellent amenities including a primary school, parish church, post office, general stores, public houses and a small hotel. There is also a maypole in the older part of the village where annual Mayday celebrations are held.
The historic market town of Evesham is centred around the River Avon with a delightful riverside park, picturesque Abbey and a wide range of shops catering for a range of day to day requirements. The larger centres of Worcester, Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon provide a wider range of shopping, cultural and shopping facilities. A Farmers Market is held in the historic Market Square on the fourth Friday of every month. Evesham is home to many annual events including a fishing contest, a hot-air balloon festival, a regatta and a river festival which features illuminated boats.
For the sporting enthusiast there is hunting with the Worcestershire and North Cotswolds, National Hunt racing at Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Worcester, County Cricket at Worcester, Premiership Rugby at Worcester and Gloucester and golf at Fladbury, The Vale and Broadway. There is a canoe club in nearby Fladbury catering particularly for the young and is one of the most successful in Britain. Locally there are many public footpaths and bridleways for walking and riding enthusiasts. Theatres are to be found in Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon, including the renowned Royal Shakespeare Company. There is excellent schooling in the general area with high achieving state and private schools at Worcester, Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham and Malvern.
The M5 motorway provides swift access to the Midlands and the South West. Railway stations are at Pershore and Evesham with direct trains into London Paddington.
The Old Manor possibly dates from the thirteenth century and is largely seventeenth century in appearance. The property is Grade II Listed as being of Special Architectural or Historic Interest and is built of a traditional timber frame partly clad in brick beneath a part Cotswold stone tiled roof. In recent times the property has been extended further to create a superb laundry between the two rear wings of the house. Both internally and externally the property has extensive period features throughout and is presented to an exceptionally high standard. Historical features include a former priest hole. A particular appeal of The Old Manor is its picturesque setting within the village Conservation Area. From the house, gardens and grounds are charming aspects over the surrounding properties, all of which are of an historic nature.
The internal arrangement of rooms is set out over two floors. The attractive entrance hall has a lias flagstone floor and a wealth of exposed timbers. With lovely views towards the village, the well-proportioned double aspect drawing room has an open fireplace having bressemer beam and raised hearth. The dining room incorporates a large leaded light lattice window, an impressive fireplace with fitted canopy, lias flagstone floor and exposed wall and ceiling timbers. The family room has ceiling timbers and a brick lined fireplace incorporating a wood burning stove and bread oven. The double aspect study is well proportioned and is beautifully fitted out w ith bespoke desk, fitted shelving and cupboards. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of hand built and hand painted units with oak and granite work surfaces, a two-oven blue enamelled Rayburn and integrated appliances. There is a useful laundry and guest cloakroom.
A staircase rises to the first floor landing which provides access to the master bedroom with a semi vaulted ceiling and cut stone fireplace with wood burning stove. The en suite shower room is set out over two levels and incorporates the former priest hole which has been converted to a walk in clothes cupboard. Three further bedrooms and the family bathroom are accessed from the primary staircase and landing. The secondary staircase in the family room leads to a small first floor landing from which guest bedroom 2 and bedroom 3 are accessed along with a shower room.
The partly walled gardens and grounds are a special feature of the property and are predominantly laid to lawn with established trees and shrubs. The gardens include a former crypt. Numerous doors across the back of the house open onto a broad York stone terrace which is ideal for entertaining. Beyond the formal gardens steps lead down to an orchard at the far end of which is a small stream and lovely views over adjoining countryside. A gravelled drive provides access from the village lane alongside the property terminating in the parking area. There is a useful timber framed barn with corrugated iron roof, attractive timber casement windows, double garage doors and modern concrete floor. Electricity is connected and considerable scope exists to develop the barn subject to gaining the usual planning consents. Lying to the west of the house and approached off the village lane is a single garage and separate store. The gardens and grounds amount to about 0.65 of an acre.
Acreage: 0.65 Acres
Directions WR11 8RP
Proceeding in a northerly direction on the A44/Evesham by-pass, turn left at the Badsey roundabout signposted Offenham. After a short distance turn right signposted Offenham and proceed for approximately one mile until reaching the cross roads. Turn left into Laurels Road and follow the road round into Main Street. At the maypole turn left and proceed directly ahead into Court Lane. The Old Manor is immediately on the right hand side fronting a small triangle of lawn.
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