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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Cleeve Prior

Offers Over £950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Architect designed period property
  • Superb living and entertaining space
  • Set in 2.2 acres with panoramic views
  • Secluded and tranquil location
  • Adaptable 6 bedroom family home

Full description

A unique and quite exceptional Arts and Crafts 6 bedroom detached home with a wealth of charming original features, set in 2.2 acres and enjoying panoramic views over the surrounding countryside.

Cleeve Prior - Situated in rolling countryside on the Worcestershire/Warwickshire border, this pretty village has Saxon origins. The Conservation Area at its heart is characterised by traditional blue lias stone cottages and a charming parish church. There is a variety of more modern housing, a well regarded primary school, a public house and village hall, and a good selection of active community groups.

Shops and other local amenities are available in nearby Bidford on Avon or at Evesham which also provides a direct rail service to London Paddington. Stratford upon Avon with its additional cultural, recreational and commercial facilities is less than ten miles away.

Cleeve House - This exceptional and very interesting property was commissioned for William Heaton, the wealthy owner of a Birmingham based engineering business and designed by the much celebrated Arts and Crafts architect, C.E.Bateman. The house was constructed in 1933 in Cotswold stone under a Cotswold slate roof. Interestingly, a railway was especially built to bring in the stone from a quarry near Broadway. The house stands in 2.2 acres and was built into the side of the hill taking in the contours of the land with stunning views over the Worcestershire/Warwickshire countryside.

There are in the main, oak mullioned windows with metal casements having leaded lights. The house is appointed throughout with boarded ledged and braced doors having drop latches, and exposed timbering. Much of the inbuilt furniture was made by Gordon Russell of Broadway.

The drawing room and adjoining dining room are magnificent living and entertaining spaces, both having feature stone fireplaces, Scots pine timber flooring, and attractive oak panelling. The drawing room has windows on three sides and a door opening to the garden. The dining room fireplace houses a cosy wood burning stove, and is fitted with a range of oak cupboards by Gordon Russell to either side of the chimney breast. Dual aspect windows admit plenty of natural light.

Steps from the dining room lead down into the magnificent garden room which was once an open verandah but is now fully glazed with doors opening to the terrace and the garden beyond. There are panoramic views of the woodland to the rear of the house and the Worcestershire countryside in the distance.

To the front of the house, there is access from the dining room into a lobby with a fitted guest cloakroom and separate wc off. This lobby also leads to a charming breakfast room with its tiled fireplace and quarry tiled floor, and the kitchen which still has the original pantry off with slate shelving.

To the first floor there are five good sized double bedrooms and a smaller room beneath the upper eaves which is currently used for storage. Each of the main bedrooms has a wash hand basin and the original fireplaces have been retained although these are not in use . There is a large 'jack and jill' bathroom shared by two of the bedrooms, and a further family bathroom with a separate wc.

Outside - The 2.2 acres of garden and woodland surrounding the property provide a magnificent setting for the house, which overlooks an ever-changing panorama of seasonal colour. There are lawned areas, paved footpaths and steps, and a west-facing terrace at the rear of the house.
The tarmacadam driveway/turning area is enclosed and there is also a large double garage which has a window to the rear and could also be used as a studio/workshop.

To the front of the property there is further parking for several cars. A level grassed area opposite the main house previously had planning permission (now lapsed) for the construction of a stable block and garage.

General Information -

Services - Mains water and electricity are connected to the property, and there is private drainage. No tests have been undertaken to the service installations. Interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries and investigations before finalising their offer to purchase. Oil fired central heating is installed.

Tenure - The property is for sale Freehold

Fixtures And Fittings - All items mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale price, all others are expressly excluded.

Council Tax - We understand that the property has been placed in band H with Wychavon District Council

Location - Take the Evesham Road (B439) from Stratford upon Avon. Entering Bidford on Avon, take the first exit at the roundabout and cross the river bridge. Continue for approximately one mile and take the right hand turn signposted to Cleeve Prior. Follow the road through the village and turn right into Mill Lane. At the end of the cul de sac there is a forked unmade road; take the right hand turning and continue along to the end where the property can be found on the left hand side. Post Code: WR11 8JZ


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