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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Barton Road, Welford on Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 8HD

£2,400,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 6 reception rooms
  • 5 bath or shower rooms
  • Magnificent oak framed dining hall
  • Additional 2 and 3 bedroom guest cottages
  • Gardens and grounds with tennis court, paddocks, manege and private lake
  • Range of traditional outbuildings including garages and stabling for 11 horses
  • Large modern barn adaptable to a wide range of uses, currently providing a further 16 stables
  • Standing in 14.39 acres (5.82 hectares)
  • Additional c. 52 acres (21 hectares) of surrounding land available by separate negotiation

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

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Upper Welford House is a most interesting property with an attractive mix of architecture reflecting its working history. A large neo-Georgian house married to a beautifully restored hay barn and situated at the head of an in-and-out gravel drive behind automatic gates and a sizeable front garden.
Beautiful lawns and parkland, planted with a range of specimen trees, surround the property. There is a wonderful private fishing lake, a haven for flora and fauna, and a modern tennis court. Equestrian facilities include paddocks, loose boxes and a manege. The land extends to approximately 14.39 acres (5.82 hectares).

A further c. 52 acres (21 hectares) of surrounding arable and pasture land is available by separate negotiation. Should this be acquired the land would then total about 66.5 acres (26.9 hectares) and include a purpose built training gallop of approximately 6 furlongs incorporating a figure 6 and uphill straight. The gallop is adjudged, by those in the know, as well-designed and complete but in need of some remedial work. Usefully, none of the land is subject to public access or rights of way.

With five double bedrooms, 5 bath or shower rooms, and a further office / bedroom within the main house complex, plus two separate cottages supplying a further 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this is a welcoming ‘family and friends’ type property that offers a perfect mix of entertaining space and stylish country living. Accommodation has been configured throughout to be simple, flexible and efficient.
An overview of the property follows. We also invite you to view the accompanying floorplans and selection of photographs, which we hope will assist in providing an overall picture of the layout and facilities available. For full additional information we also offer a drone video tour and interactive brochure, both linked to this website or available on request.

Stamp Duty

For the purposes of calculating Stamp Duty – we understand that there may be a possible reduction available to the usual or anticipated rate. The website calculators are not advised because in specific circumstances it is understood that the property may qualify as ‘mixed use’. It would be wise to seek tax advice on this aspect.

Accommodation - Main house:

Entrance Porch - Fully enclosed with double doors to driveway and house

Reception Hall - 20’3” x 12’1” A large light and airy space with oak flooring

WC / Cloakroom - With built in cupboards

Cellar - 15’0” x 11’5”

Study - 16’2” x 15’11” – A lovely bright double aspect room with full height windows and oak flooring, overlooking the front and side gardens, and leading to:

Drawing Room - 24’3” x 16’2” – Double aspect west and east facing with full height windows and oak flooring

Conservatory - 20’4” x 11’11” – Traditional ‘Amdega’ conservatory facing south and west with lovely views over the gardens and grounds and opening onto the wrap around terrace.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room - 20’6” x 13’0” – South facing, complete with farmhouse style Aga range cooker, fitted kitchen units and built in appliances. Doors opening out onto the courtyard terrace and internal connecting door to:

Sitting Room - 20’6” x 13’6” – With working fireplace and feature windows overlooking front garden. Large built in cupboard.

Inner Hallway – With underfloor heating and separate front door access. Door to Boot Room with butlers sink and oil fired boiler

Internal doorway through to historic barn conversion:

Entertaining / Dining Hall – 36’4” x 18’6” – A most magnificent banqueting hall with a vaulted ceiling and raised walkway for the first floor. Stone flooring with underfloor heating. Stained glass windows to front and glazed doors leading to rear south facing courtyard. and A large open fireplace separates this room from the family room.

WC / Shower room – A fully tiled wet room

Utility Room – With oil fired boiler, water softener, megaflop system, sink, plumbing and space for washing machine and tumble dryer.

Store Room

Family Room - 32’11” x 19’7” Vary spacious double aspect room with doors to front and side gardens. Underfloor heating. Currently used as a media and games room and incorporating bar with sink, ceiling mounted projector and remote control wall mounted cinema screen.

Stairs from entrance hallway leading to 1st Floor

Bedroom 1 - 15’8” x 13’6” – Double bedroom overlooking front garden

En Suite bathroom – With steam shower cubicle and underfloor heating

Bedroom 2 - 15’11” x 12’8” – Dual aspect double bedroom with views to front and side gardens
En Suite bathroom – With shower cubicle

Bedroom 3 - 16’2” x 15’7” – Large bright double bedroom, dual aspect with view over side gardens and rear courtyard

En Suite bathroom – With bath

Bedroom 4 - 14’6” x 13’0”

Bedroom 5 / Study - 9’5” x 8’6” – Overlooking rear courtyard

Family bathroom – With bath and bidet

Separate oak staircase from entertaining / dining room leading to 1st Floor of barn conversion

Galleried landing - Wonderful feature ‘wrap around’ landing with exposed beams and sitting area

Bedroom 6 / Office – 19’9” x 19’1” With wood burning stove, exposed beams, and Juliet balcony

Gymnasium - 16’1” x 13’9” With kitchenette and WC. Doors opening onto a balcony overlooking the courtyard to the south and access to external staircase

Spa Room - 14’5” x 13’5” With two open showers. Hot tub set beneath large sky facing windows. Doors opening to balcony with views of courtyard and countryside beyond

Balcony facing over rear courtyard – Offering magnificent views to the front and rear of the property

Accommodation - Guest Cottages

Barn Cottage (approx. 1054 Sq Ft)

Entrance hallway – With cloaks cupboard

Kitchen / Dining room 19’6” x 6’11” – Dual aspect with views to front and rear. Oil fired boiler and separate electricity supply

Sitting room 19’0” x 13’0” – With fireplace and views to front and rear

Rear hallway – With back door and storage cupboard

Stairs to first floor:

Landing – With airing cupboard

Bedroom 1 - 12’2” x 11’7” – Window to front, built in storage cupboards

Bedroom 2 - 13’1” x 7’1” – Window to rear overlooking courtyard

Bathroom – With bath and shower over

Bedroom 3 - 10’7” x 6’11” – Window to front. Built in cupboard

Outside – Private garden area with parking

Stable Cottage (approx. 1076 Sq Ft)

Entrance hallway – Flagged stone floor with underfloor heating

Kitchen 13’3” x 9’7” - Flagged stone floor with underfloor heating

Sitting room 18’10” x 14’3” – Open plan with wood burning stove and windows to front and rear.

Study area

Inner hallway – With oil fired boiler and back door to rear of property

WC

Stairs to first floor:

Landing - Airing cupboard with megaflop system

Bedroom 1 - 18’10” x 18’10” – Large light room with velux windows and built in cupboards

Bedroom 2 - 9’9” x 6’4” – With window facing front garden. Built in wardrobe

Bathroom – With bath and shower over

Outside – Private garden area with parking

Main house external:

Gardens

The front gardens are lawned, with wide shrub and herbaceous borders. Beyond the garden are extensive lawns and grassland interspersed with large attractive boulders and a variety of mature trees including Chestnut, Cherry, Maple, Oak, Apple, Damson, and Walnut.
To the west side of the house, screened by a clipped evergreen hedge is a further lawned garden with herbaceous shrub beds and young trees, timber ‘Amdega’ revolving summerhouse and specimen young trees including Copper Beech. To the west and south sides of the house are wide flagstone terraces with stone walling, an attractive timber and stone greenhouse, herb garden and vegetable garden.

Rear Courtyard

The house wraps around a wonderful paved inner courtyard on three sides with the fourth open side facing south west allowing maximum enjoyment of the sun. With vehicle access via a large archway there is a large garage with space for at least 3 cars, together with a gardener’s room and WC on the most southerly side. The courtyard also provides steps up to the balcony running along the south side of the house.

Triple garage - 44’3” x 25’1”

Gardeners room - 14’0” x 9’9” – With sink and water heater

Gardeners WC

Bin store – With outside tap

Agricultural Barn (approx. 9806 Sq Ft)

Large triple span 8 bay concrete frame building incorporating storage area, 16 stables, tack room and feed store area with room for further stabling if required. The large doors provide easy access for horseboxes or other vehicles. Currently used for agricultural storage, the barn would lend itself to many other uses, possibly conversion to additional residential use subject to planning permission.

Loose Boxes - Two ranges forming a further 11 stables with feed store.

Stable 1 - 11’7” x 9’7”
Stable 2 - 27’7” x 11’7”
Stable 3 - 11’9” x 11’7”
Stable 4 - 11’9” x 11’7”
Stable 5 - 11’7” x 11’7”
Stable 6 - 11’5” x 9’8”
Stable 7 - 11’5” x 9’11”
Stable 8 - 11’5” x 9’8”
Stable 9 - 11’5” x 9’7”
Stable 10 - 11’5” x 9’8”
Stable 11 - 11’5” x 9’8”
Tack Room

Manage - All weather manege (about 45 x 26 metres)

Tennis Court – With Astroturf surface and fenced surround

Private Fishing Lake – Stocked with Carp, Tench and Roach and incorporating an island with waterfall, gangway access, two landing stages, a fountain, power and floodlighting

Situation

Upper Welford House is situated in a perfect rural location, on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Welford-On-Avon and adjacent to the exclusive Parish of Dorsington in the heart of South Warwickshire.

Set away from the main local traffic routes yet within easy reach of every possible amenity, the house lies midway between the North Cotswold boundary and world renowned Stratford Upon Avon, both of which lie within approximately 7 miles or 15 minutes drive in opposite directions. School pickup services are available locally for Stratford and Warwick.

The current owners were attracted to the space, views and privacy afforded by the house, outbuildings and location. Equidistant from Welford On Avon and Bidford on Avon and their respective bridges while overlooking the River Avon valley to the North and owning many acres to the South, East and West, the property is one of a select few protected from local traffic and development while enjoying easy access to the motorway and rail networks.

Welford-on-Avon is a much sought after village with three public houses, two shops, a garage, a primary school, a bowls club, a sports club, an 18 hole Golf Course, a children’s play area, allotments and two Churches (the Parish Church of St Peter’s and the Methodist Church).
Welford-on-Avon has been County Winner or Runner Up in the Warwickshire “Best Kept Village Competition” on twelve occasions since 1991.
The village boasts one of the tallest Maypoles in England and the annual Maypole dancing festival is performed by the pupils of Welford Primary School every June.

Stratford Upon Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, needs no introduction but offers all modern amenities as well as the historic town centre, boutique shops, bars, restaurants, riverside entertainment and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Driving south from Upper Welford House to the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty provides easy access to the nearby historic towns of Chipping Campden and Broadway with numerous pubs, hotels and restaurants, plus the famous Broadway Golf Club, one of the finest members’ golf clubs in the Cotswolds with wonderful views across the Vale of Evesham to the Malvern Hills & Black Mountains.

Closer to home (within 5 minutes drive) you will find a range of wonderful historic pubs including:

The Bell, Welford On Avon - 17th-century inn with flagstone flooring, wood ceiling beams and open fires, serving eclectic fare
The Cottage of Content, Barton – Historic pub situated in a tiny 13th Century hamlet
The Bridge, Bidford On Avon – Riverside brasserie overlooking the historic Saxon bridge across the River Avon
The Four Alls, Welford On Avon – Dating back to 1836, with terraces and gardens right on the banks of the River Avon.

Nearest local shops and services can be found at Welford On Avon (1.5 miles) or Bidford On Avon (2.5 miles).

For those looking for easy access to London a ten minute drive will take you to Honeybourne station (5.5 miles) from where there are regular trains running direct to London Paddington in 1 hour 50 minutes.
Motorway access is via M40, M42, or M5, all of which can be reached in under 30 minutes. Birmingham international airport is approximately 45 minutes drive away.

Approximate distances to nearby places of interest are shown below.

– Welford On Avon 1.5 miles
– Dorsington 1.6 miles
– Welford On Avon Golf Course 2 miles
– Bidford On Avon 2.5 miles
– Honeybourne station 5.5 miles
– Stratford Upon Avon 6.5 miles
– Cotswold District (Northern boundary) 6.5 miles
– Evesham 9 miles
– Broadway Golf Club 9.7 miles
– Chipping Campden 9 miles
– Broadway 11 miles
– M40 (J15) 11 miles
– Moreton in Marsh 15 miles
– Royal Leamington Spa 19 miles
– Cheltenham 26 miles
– Birmingham City Centre 29 miles
– Birmingham airport 30 miles
– Central London 101 miles

Trains to London are best taken from:

Honeybourne to London Paddington: 1h 50mins
Moreton in Marsh to London Paddington: 1h 35mins
Warwick Parkway to London Marylebone: Fastest 1hr 15 mins. Average 1h 30mins

Schools

There is an excellent range of state, private and grammar schools in the area including the Croft Prep School, Boys and Girls grammar schools in Stratford-upon- Avon, Alcester Grammar School (co-ed), Prince Henry’s High School, Evesham, Warwick Kingsley School, Kings High School and Warwick School in Warwick. In Worcester there is the Royal Grammar School and the Kings School.

Services

Mains electricity and water. Underground LPG tank. Septic tank drainage. Oil fired central heating. CCTV. Electric gates/intercom. Standby generator.

Fixtures and fittings

All items usually known as tenants’ fixtures and fittings, whether mentioned or not in these sale particulars are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. Such items include all fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings, domestic electrical items, media equipment, garden equipment, statuary and machinery.

Local Authority

Stratford on Avon District Council: 01789 267575. Council tax band H

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