6 bedroom house for saleSheriffs Lench, Worcestershire, WR11
Guide Price £1,450,000
Distinguished 18th Century Grade II Listed Country House Enjoying Glorious Far Reaching Views, Around 6977 Sq. Ft. Including Two Holiday Lets And 13.79 Acres.
Reception Hall, Cloakroom, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Breakfast Kitchen, Hobby Room, Music Room, Study, Utility, Laundry, Cellar. Second Floor Master Bedroom Suite, Five First Floor Bedrooms (Two En Suite), Family Bathroom. Triple Car Garage, Two Barns Converted Into Holiday Lets, Gardens, Parkland, Woodland.
(Road) The property is well placed for access to Evesham 4, Pershore 6, Stratford-upon-Avon 13, Worcester 14, Cheltenham 21, Birmingham 27, London 103, M5 Junction 16 14, M40 Junction 15 20. (All mileages are approximate)
Situation: Sheriffs Lench Manor stands in a commanding elevated position within its own parkland. The property enjoys outstanding far reaching rural views across open countryside towards the Lickey, Cotswold, Malvern and Abberley Hills. Sheriff Lench is part of the Blossom Trail, an area of beautiful countryside renowned for its orchards with wonderful blossom in spring and early summer. Local facilities are available at Harvington with more extensive facilities in Evesham, Pershore, Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham and Worcester.
Description: Sheriffs Lench Manor is an outstanding Grade II Listed 18th century and earlier country house sympathetically upgraded and maintained to provide an exceptional country residence within a glorious rural location. Wonderful character details of the era have been retained including deep sash windows, exposed beams and timbers, open fires and a fine returning staircase. The beautifully appointed and presented accommodation has a comfortable and practical layout with most rooms enjoying an open rural aspect over the beautifully maintained gardens and surrounding countryside. The layout offers enormous versatility with generously proportioned bedrooms including a self-contained bedroom suite ideal for guests or teenagers. There are two holiday let barn conversions providing income potential. The house stands within its own beautifully maintained gardens beyond which lies a parkland enclosure with a natural pool, woodland and separate road access.
In brief the accommodation comprises:
An entrance porch with polish quarry tiled floor leads into the bright and impressive reception hall also having a quarry tiled floor, a storage cupboard and French doors to the garden with fine views.
A staircase leads to the first floor self-contained bedroom suite which incorporates a bedroom with a half vaulted ceiling and exposed purlins and an en suite bathroom with a bath with shower attachment over, basin and W.C.
On the ground floor there is a useful cloakroom. A side hall leads through to the:
Dual aspect drawing room having a sash window to the side and a floor to ceiling walk-in bay window to front together with French doors to garden. There is an open fireplace with a timber panel surround, marble inset and hearth with storage to both sides.
The dual aspect dining room has a walk-in half glazed bay window to the side with fine views overlooking the garden. There is an open fireplace with a carved timber surround fitted with a steel canopy on a raised stone hearth. An interconnecting door leads through the butler's pantry into the:
Breakfast kitchen which is fitted with an extensive range of units with roll edge granite work surfaces over and has a bespoke central island with a curved granite top, breakfast bar, storage underneath and an integrated microwave. The kitchen is fitted with oil fired Aga with curved granite splash back, dishwasher and space for a fridge freezer.
The superb conservatory off the kitchen is a recent addition and has a ceramic tiled floor and wonderful views over the garden and surrounding countryside, making it an ideal space for dining and entertaining.
The music room has a sash window to the side aspect and an extensive range of built-in shelving along with a built-in storage cupboard.
From the reception hall a further hall leads through to the study, having a window overlooking the garden, a built-in storage cupboard and exposed ceiling beams.
The hobby room has a window and doors leading out to the garden along with beautiful exposed ceiling timbers and truss. A further door leads through to the potting shed, laundry room and triple garage.
There is a useful and good sized cellar with natural stone walls, power and lighting.
Stairs from the reception hall lead to a generous landing with sash windows to front and rear, stairs to the second floor and a spacious walk-in shelved linen cupboard.
There are three large double bedrooms in this part of the house all with fitted cupboards and one with a wet room, along with a:
Family bathroom having a sash window to the rear with fine views, bath, wash hand basin with granite top and cupboards beneath and W.C.
Stairs lead from the first floor landing to the second floor galleried landing which enjoys fine views over open countryside and beyond and has useful built-in shelving.
The impressive dual aspect master bedroom suite has fabulous views towards both the Cotswold and Malvern Hills and an open doorway leading into a vast dressing area having twin sash windows and an array of built-in storage.
There is a fabulous dual aspect en suite bathroom having a contemporary freestanding roll top bath with shower attachment, large shower cubicle, twin wash hand basins set into a marble top with cupboard beneath and a W.C.
Also on this floor is a dual aspect light and airy bedroom five.
Outside: The property is approached via a sweeping gravelled drive which provides parking for numerous vehicles and gives access to the triple garage which has three timber up and over garage doors (one electrically operated), double half glazed door to rear, power and light and a concrete floor. A door leading into the potting shed and laundry and on through the hobby room into the main house. Behind the triple garage is a gravelled courtyard enclosed by timber fencing and currently used by the occupants of the holiday let barn conversions.
The holiday lets (one with one bedroom and one with two bedrooms) have been created from two barns and provide beautifully presented, well-proportioned accommodation. Both barns have double bedrooms, fitted kitchens and private gardens along with the shared courtyard. The occupants of the holiday lets currently use a washing machine and tumble dryer located in the triple garage where they are also permitted to store bikes etc.
A level lawn to the front of the property is enclosed by shaped shrubberies and clipped hedging interspersed with established specimen trees. The well maintained lawn sweeps around to the side of the house featuring many established trees with mature brick walling, paved seating areas, and orchard containing apple and pear trees and raised vegetable beds. Beyond the garden lies an enclosed parkland area presently laid to grass benefitting from mature central oak tree among others with a woodland beyond and a natural pond with access from the garden together with a separate road access from the lane via a five bar gate. In all the gardens, grounds and parkland extended to approximately 13.74 acres.
Services: Mains electricity and water are connected. Private drainage via a septic tank. Oil fired central heating.
Local Authority: Wychavon District Council - http://www.wychavon.gov.uk/ 01386 565000.
Agent's Note: The barns are rated separately for council tax. The current owners receive a small business exemption.
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