9 bedroom detached house for sale

Wichenford, Worcestershire, WR6

£1,395,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

A Magnificent Country House With Elegant Equestrian Facilities. Approx. GIA 9,365 Sq. Ft.

Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Billiard/Family Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Butler's Pantry, Utility Room, Store Room, Boot Room, Cloakroom, Cellars, 8 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms. Teenager/Granny/Staff Flat: Sitting Room, Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom. Outside: Vinery, Summerhouse, Garaging, Workshops, Store, Walled Garden, Tennis Court, Stable Yard With 10 Loose Boxes, Tack Room, Rug Room, Feed Store, Various Outbuildings, All-Weather Manege. In All Approx. 10.283 Acres.

The M5 motorway is easily accessed at either Junction 5 Droitwich (12 miles) or Junction 7 Worcester Soutth, which is about 10 miles' distant. Birmingham International Airport is approximately 39 miles away and Worcester has a mainline
train stat

SITUATION
Laughern Hill Estate is set in a peaceful, rural location, surrounded by pretty countryside which is ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding and is within walking distance of the Mason's Arms. Local amenities are available in the village of Martley, which include a village shop with post office services, a petrol station, public house, Church of England primary school and a church. Nearby, in the village of Great Witley, approximately 5.7 miles, there is a doctor's surgery for the area,
together with the historic English Heritage property of Witley Court and a magnificent Baroque church.

All major facilities are available in the city of Worcester, approximately 6 miles and Birmingham, approximately 33 miles (all mileages are approximate), both of which are easily accessible and offer excellent High Street shopping,
supermarkets and extensive social, cultural and leisure facilities. The historic cathedral city of Worcester also boasts first class porting facilities, include premiership rugby at Six Ways, county and international cricket at New Road and horse racing on the banks of the River Severn.

Worcestershire is a county with an excellent choice of schools both in the private and public sectors. Laughern Hill Estate falls under the catchment for Martley C of E Primary School, which feeds into the well-respected Chantry School in Martley.
Alternatively, a choice of fee-paying schools include Abberley Hall, approximately 7 miles, the Kings School, the Royal Grammar School, Kings Hawford, Bromsgrove School, Malvern St James' and Malvern College.

DESCRIPTION
The main house at Laughern Hill Estate is an elegant Grade II listed period property, of brick construction which is then rendered and painted white, under a slate roof. The property benefits from privacy provided by large electric wooden gates before leading to a long, sweeping gravelled driveway. The house dates back to approximately
1720 with the majority of the house resembling classic architectural Georgian periods. This house retains a number of wonderful period features, including deep bay windows, well-proportioned
accommodation, high ceilings and several wonderful fireplaces.

The Reception Hall has original cornicing with an
impressive cantilevered staircase with mahogany handrail and carved balustrade. It is entered through a large, woodpanelled front door bordered by two pillars and leads into a Porch Area with original Victorian tiling. The porch area leads into a wide Inner Hall which has the main reception
rooms leading off it. One of the particular features of the property is the impressive reception hall which has high ceilings with detailed cornicing. The second door on the left is the spacious Billiard Room, which has a bay window with wonderful reaching views across the garden, a large
open fireplace and directly opposite is the Drawing Room, which is also of large dimensions, being 8.20m x 5.83m and also into a large bay window with side door access into the garden. Also from the reception hall is the impressive Dining Room, also with open fireplace and bay window, with an inter-connecting door passing the Butler's Pantry
and into the impressive Kitchen/Breakfast Room. The kitchen has a four-oven oil-fired Aga and a range of wall and floor-mounted kitchen units with granite work surfaces incorporating some integrated appliances to include electric hob and oven. There is a central island and a large breakfast area, with a stable door into a courtyard, which is a complete sun trap. Adjoining is a large, original Utility/Larder Room and a Boot Room which leads to the main back door. Also on the ground floor, close to the reception hall, is a formal Cloakroom, with encased hand wash basin and separate WC. To the other end of the house, there is a domestic WC, Store Room and Ante-Room to the back door.

The main and internal rear staircases rise to the first floor, where the bedrooms are located allowing access from the front and west part of the property to the first floor. There are six en-suite bedrooms and two further bedrooms sharing a bathroom. To the front of the house the bedrooms benefit from beautiful bay windows which
encompass the wonderful, far-reaching views across the Worcestershire countryside.

To the west wing of the property is a Staff/Guest Flat, which incorporates a Double Bedroom with the use of its own Bathroom to the main house, a Sitting Room, a Kitchen and stairs that lead down to the rear courtyard by the kitchen.

The property also has impressive Cellars, with a staircase accessed from the outside and providing two chambers beneath the eastern elevation of the house.

GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The property has impressive gardens, which are predominantly lawn and lead away from the house towards the land and paddocks to the south. The primary garden is bordered by a stone wall with a herbaceous border and has many specimen trees, including a Mulberry, a large Beech and a magnolia, which all add to the character of the garden. At the end of the garden, there is a stone ha-ha, which has a wooden bridge leading across
to a hard tennis court. The views all overlook parkland and this creates a beautiful and magical setting.

To the rear of the house is a south-facing terrace and a delightful courtyard with a substantial Fig tree and a stable door into the kitchen. Also within the gardens, there is an impressive walled garden, with various fruit trees, raised beds and Victorian
summer house. Adjoining it is an impressive vinery, with mature vines growing across its part-glazed, pitched roof and a door to the side of it leads into a room which would be useful for hosting summer parties. There is additionally a changing room and a cloakroom with two toilets.

The property benefits from superb equestrian facilities, including a recently built stable yard which was constructed by Scotts of Thrapston and is of timber construction with a central arch and clock tower. It consists of 10 loose boxes (including maring stables), a tack room with sink, power and lighting, a rug room, feed store and wash box area. To the other side of the courtyard,
in the walled garden there is a separate agricultural entrance at the eastern end of the estate where there are two further stables, two
sizable workshops and of particular note is the large, all-weather surface menage (surface made up of silica sand and Aruba rubber) and has the added benefit of a jumping lane. It borders onto the land which comprises level, permanent pasture and a post & rail fencing and provides 3 paddocks for grazing or exercising.

AGENTS' NOTE 1
Th e property benefi ts from an access via the main drive and an additional access that leads from the road at the eastern boundary of the estate. A right of way exists too.

AGENTS' NOTE 2
A second right of way exists on the south-west
boundary, over the neighbour's land by foot and
horseback, giving a direct route onto the adjoining
track. Additional access on foot is permitted to the
western end of the property.

AGENTS' NOTE 3
Th e stables, fl at and property in general cannot be used for commercial gain.

AGENTS' NOTE 4
Th e lodge at the entrance of the property may be
available via separate negotiation. Th e lodge is a separate, freehold dwelling with access over a small portion of the driveway.

SERVICES
Mains electricity and water, private drainage, oil-fi red central heating.

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
All fi xtures and fi ttings, garden sculptures and
ornaments are specifi cally excluded from the sale of the property. However, they may be negotiated for separately.

LOCAL AUTHORITY
Malvern Hills District Council - 01684 862151 -
www.malvernhills.gov.uk

COUNCIL TAX BAND: H.

COUNCIL TAX (For the period 2016-2017) - £3,123.70.

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  • Worcester Foregate Street (5.3 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

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