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Edstone Hall, Edstone, Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire, B95


Property Description

Key features

  • Period Country Residence
  • Lakeside Setting
  • 22.39 Acres

Full description

An outstanding period country residence, currently utilised as a conference and training centre of some 10,000 sq.ft. plus owners' superb ground and first floor private quarters, second floor flat, extensive attic rooms, cellarage, in all extending to some 24,265sq.ft. with enormous potential to convert to a private residence, country house or boutique hotel, leisure spa, nursing care home and other D1 uses (subject to the necessary planning consents)and occupying a glorious tranquil lakeside setting amidst some 22.39 acres of formal gardens and pasture land. Planning permission for additional 8,263sq.ft. office building and indoor swimming pool complex and planning permission was also granted on 24th April 2009, to convert the property to a single dwelling house

It is not to scale and is intended to show the approximate relationship of one room to another, with an indication of the main fixtures and fittings

It is not to scale and is intended to show the approximate relationship of one room to another, with an indication of the main fixtures and fittings

Edstone Hall is set within some 22 acres of gardens and parkland leading down to Edstone Lake - a nature reserve with an abundance of wildlife. Located on the outskirts of the small village of Wootton Wawen, Edstone Hall is well placed for access to Stratford-upon-Avon 4.5 miles, Henley-in-Arden 4.5 miles, Leamington Spa 10.5 miles, Solihull 15.5 miles and Birmingham International Airport and the NEC some 18.5 miles. Furthermore, the M.40 and M.42 motorways are within easy access, providing fast links to London to the South and Birmingham to the North, some 22 miles away. Train services are available from Warwick Parkway, Henley-in-Arden and Stratford-upon-Avon. There are varied sporting activities locally, including Racing from both Warwick and Stratford, golf courses at Henley-in-Arden and Stratford plus boating on the River Avon and Stratford Canal.

Edstone Hall has an interesting history. It was built by Percy Pritchard, a Birmingham engineer who invented the fluid fly wheel utilised by buses throughout the country. He demolished the existing Georgian Manor House but the extensive Georgian cellars remain providing a cool and secure storage for vintage wines with the potential for conversion to an interesting suite of basement rooms. All the cellar rooms are normal room height and many have vaulted ceilings. The Hall has been constructed to the highest quality with stone mullion windows, steeply pitched roof of Cotswold stone, balconies and roof terraces to take advantage of the superb views.

Internally, the property retains many of the original art deco and arts and crafts features including fine stone fireplaces and a full height leaded and stained glass heraldic window depicting former occupants of the site.
The property lends itself to a variety of purposes including:
Superb private home
Division in 3 or 4 town houses or flats
Country house or boutique hotel
Conference or training centre
Head office or serviced office complex
The accommodation which includes extensive cellarage and attics extends to approximately 24,265 sq.ft. It also has the benefit of planning permission for the addition of a 10,000 sq.ft. building an indoor swimming pool and leisure complex. Copies of the planning permission and plans will be made available to prospective purchasers.
Day spa and leisure centre
Nursing care home
Residential care village
Holiday homes

The parkland grounds to Edstone Hall are an absolute delight and take advantage of the south facing views over the adjoining pastureland and Warwickshire countryside.
The lawns slope gently down to Edstone Lake and the water garden, which contain an abundance of wildlife. Edstone Hall is surrounded by unspoilt Warwickshire countryside, which contains many bridle paths and rural walks.
The property is approached via a long entrance driveway, fronted by pasture land to either side, the drive then sweeps round to the front of the hall where there is a large turning circle and the accommodation comprises:-

Double oak, panelled and glazed entrance doors lead in to the entrance vestibule with further oak double doors leading into:-

Superb Hall

10.41m(34'2'') x 5.38m(17'8'')

having a stone floor, ceiling beams, lift to the cellar and the first floor and oak doors leading to:-


having vestibule with built-in cupboards, door to two fitted cloakrooms, each having a low level w.c. and wash hand basins.


5.16m(16'11'') x 4.78m(15'8'')

with recessed fitted shelves, stone leaded light mullion windows to the south terrace and Minster stone open fireplace.

Formal Dining Room

8.56m(28'1'') x 6.02m(19'9'')

with leaded light stone mullion windows to the front, stone fireplace, recessed ceiling panels and four wall light points.

Drawing Room

11.48m(37'8'') x 6.53m(21'5'')

having wide stone open fireplace, oak strip floor, beamed ceiling and three sets of glazed folding doors opening into:-

Garden Room

9.75m(32'0'') x 5.97m(19'7'')

with tiled floor and leaded light french doors opening onto the south terrace and gardens.

Games Room

6.68m(21'11'') x 3.51m(11'6'')

Sitting Room

6.65m(21'10'') x 5.46m(17'11'')

with windows to the rear and fitted storage cupboards with glass fronted bookshelf above.

T.V. Room

5.48m(18'0'') x 4.52m(14'10'')

with twin windows to rear.


having three urinals, two wash hand basins and separate w.c.

To the rear wing of this section of the building, a door gives access to a further lobby with stairs to the first floor.

Store Room/ Office

3.78m(12'5'') x 3.05m(10'0'')

with stone mullion window.


7.62m(25'0'') x 2.31m(7'7'')

with fitted base units, stainless steel double bowl sink unit and stone mullion and leaded light windows to the rear.


having Twyfords porcelain double bowl sink, fitted worktops and base units, matching wall units, space for appliances.

Inner Hallway

with access to the main drawing room and doors to:-

Fitted Cloakroom

having a low level w.c. and wash hand basin with tiled splashback.

Superb Sitting Room

8.48m(27'10'') x 6.05m(19'10'')

having stained pine floor, beamed ceiling, stone mullion windows providing superb views to the south over the terrace and gardens and to the east over the gardens, which lead directly to the lake.

Family Room

7.72m(25'4'') x 3.51m(11'6'')

with stained pine floor, decorative ceiling panels and double glazed full width sliding doors opening onto the terrace and lawns.


6.10m(20'0'') x 4.11m(13'6'')

having a range of modern units with roll-top worktops including peninsula unit with inset scratch-resistant single drainer sink, inset hob and oven below, range of leaded light wall cupboards, space for appliances and leaded light stone mullion windows to two sides.

Bedroom Suite One

having landing area with recessed wardrobe space off, additional built-in wardrobes and storage cupboard.

Bedroom One

5.64m(18'6'') x 4.98m(16'4'')

with leaded light stone mullion windows providing wonderful views to the south and east over the lake and garden. Doors to the front and rear balconies.


having cast iron bath, low level w.c., wash hand basin, recessed tiled shower cubicle and mosaic tiled floor.

Bedroom Two

4.67m(15'4'') x 4.01m(13'2'')

with built-in wardrobes and leaded light french doors opening onto the balcony with magnificent views.

Bedroom Three

4.67m(15'4'') x 2.59m(8'6'')

with wash hand basin and leaded light stone mullion windows to the side.

Bedroom Four

4.57m(15'0'') x 3.76m(12'4'')

with built-in wardrobes and connecting door to the balcony, stone mullion windows with views to the lake.

Bedroom Five

4.22m(13'10'') x 2.51m(8'3'')

with windows on two sides.


having panelled bath with shower over, low level w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Stone mullion window.

the flat is approached via an external staircase from the first floor, which gives access to a roof balcony with brick walling, stone copings, wrought iron balustrade and door to:-

Sitting & Dining Area

7.62m(25'0'') x 4.29m(14'1'')

being open plan and having exposed brickwork, exposed roof trusses, stone mullion window overlooking the lake and low level storage cupboards. Dining area with double glazed sliding patio doors to a balcony with magnificent lake views. High ceiling and kitchen area leading off with fitted base units, stainless steel inset sink, integrated refrigerator, stainless steel hob, Neff oven and built-in dishwasher.

Room One

6.50m(21'4'') x 4.85m(15'11'')

with exposed brickwork and roof trusses, stone mullion windows on two sides with far reaching panoramic countryside and lake views. Range of built-in store cupboards/wardrobes.

Room Two

5.44m(17'10'') x 4.57m(15'0'')

with exposed roof trusses, window with stunning views, high ceiling and access door to extensive attic space.

Shower Room

having tiled shower cubicle, wash hand basin with art deco mirror splashback, low level w.c., tiled floor and Velux double glazed roof light.

The first floor or Edstone Hall has been utilised for offices and is approached via a wide two way oak staircase with a superb leaded light and stained glass historic window with heraldic motifs to the front elevation.
The first floor accommodation which could easily convert back into bedrooms offers the following:-


5.16m(16'11'') x 4.78m(15'8'')

with stone mullion leaded light windows on two sides and french doors to the balcony.


5.28m(17'4'') x 3.48m(11'5'')

having built-in double door store cupboard, stone mullion leaded light window and french door to the balcony. A long landing leads off to the left hand wing of the building with further rooms leading off.


5.54m(18'2'') x 3.96m(13'0'')

with stone mullion windows and leaded light french doors to the front balcony.


3.96m(13'0'') x 3.58m(11'9'')

with leaded light stone mullion windows and french door to the balcony. Storage room off.


3.86m(12'8'') x 3.76m(12'4'')

having stone mullion window to the front.

Shower Room

having pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c. and tiled shower cubicle.


6.91m(22'8'') x 4.14m(13'7'')

having stone mullion windows on two sides.

Further Landing

with stairs to the ground floor.


3.53m(11'7'') x 3.15m(10'4'')

with twin stone mullion windows with views towards the lake.

Separate W.C.

with low level suite and wash hand basin.


5.16m(16'11'') x 3.89m(12'9'')

with stone mulliion windows and french doors to the balcony and views towards the lake.


with cast iron bath, wash hand basin, mirror splashback, low level w.c. and stone mullion window.


5.18m(17'0'') x 3.71m(12'2'')

with stone mullion window and french doors to the Parapet balcony.

Leading from the main landing is a further inner landing, off which leads:-


4.19m(13'9'') x 4.14m(13'7'')

with leaded light stone mullion window.


5.49m(18'0'') x 5.31m(17'5'')

with stone mullion windows and central french doors leading on to superb south facing balcony with outstanding views.


5.31m(17'5'') x 3.15m(10'4'')

having stone mullion window and french doors leading onto the south facing balcony.


having cast iron bath, bidet, low level w.c., wash hand basin with mirror splashbacks and stone mullion window.


On the second floor, there is an extensive attic area which is partly boarded and divided into various compartments which would be suitable for conversion if required, subject to building regulations. The attic area extends to some 3,216 sq ft. and is approached either from a staircase from the first floor or is linked through via door into the second floor flat. The original staircase has been taken out and this was located on the first floor and could easily be re-installed if required.


The extensive cellarage is approached via a wide staircase leading down from the main reception hall and cellars extend in all to some 5,753 sq. ft. The cellars were the original basement rooms to the former Georgian Manor House and many of the compartments contain vaulted ceilings and the original stone shelves. The cellar also contains the central heating and hot water equipment and offer enormous potential for conversion if required.

The entrance driveway continues to the side and rear of the hall where there is a timber garage block providing three garages. To the side of the garage block is an extensive parking area. In addition, there is a covered log store, implement store and timber storage shed.

Gardens And Grounds

Edstone Hall is set in the most stunning gardens and grounds, which in all, extend to some 22 acres, and lead down to Edstone Lake. To the south of the property is a flagstone terrace, beyond which are extensive lawns, which slope gently down to the waters edge with the Weir and Tributary stream, encircling a delightful wooded glade with further pond, reeds and ornamental trees. In addition there is an ALL WEATHER TENNIS COURT (resurfaced ten years ago and needs more attention). The formal lawned gardens contain some fine specimen trees which include magnificent ancient Copper Beech, Lebanon Cedar and oaks plus a variety of specimen evergreens and deciduous trees.
Edstone Hall is truly in a beautiful and idyllic setting with restful views over Edstone Lake and the adjoining farmland. The remainder of the grounds are laid to pasture and the total area extends to some 22 acres or thereabouts.

History And Owners

Circa 730, the estate formed part of a monastery owned by Ailric the Saxon. Wagon the Thane held the manor until the conquest, when it was bestowed upon Robert de Stafford, his relation. Ralph de Ruperiis obtained it but was dispossessed by King John who granted it to the Knights Templar. Shortly after, the King granted Edstone to Geoffrey de Craucumbe but it passed again to the crown until Peter de Montfort obtained it. Will de Edricheston purchased it and styled himself Lord thereof. It came then to Sir Nicholas Tyfrewast Kt. His brother succeeded him and passed it to Henry de Bray for a clove gilliflower yearly. The latter conveyed it to Walter de Ailesbury. It continued in this family until by a daughter and heir it passed to Thomas Somervile in the reign of Edward the Fourth. The Somerviles held the manor for six generations, the last of the family, William Somervile, being the famous hunting poet. He died in 1742 when Edstone passed to Earl Catherlough. The Mills family purchased it from his son and built the previous hall. This was of a Greek revival style which became an hotel in 1928. In 1930 the house was demolished but the lodge remains.
The site and 2,015 acres of Estate were bought by Percy Pritchard in the 1930s. He was an inventor of the fluid flywheel and owned a large engineering company in the West Midlands. He commissioned the Architect Francis Yorke to design the present house in an Art Deco style, which was built in 1939.



Subjective comments in these details imply the opinion of the selling Agent at the time these details were prepared. Naturally, the opinions of purchasers may differ.
Money Laundering: We have in place procedures and controls which are designed to forestall and prevent Money Laundering. If we suspect that a supplier, customer/client, or employee is committing a Money Laundering offence as defined by the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, we will in accordance with our legal responsibilities disclose the suspicion to the Serious Organised Crime Agency.
Agents Note: We have not tested any of the electrical, central heating or sanitaryware appliances. Purchasers should make their own investigations as to the workings of the relevant items. All room measurements and mileages quoted in these sales particulars are approximate.
Fixtures and Fittings: All those items mentioned in these particulars by way of fixtures and fittings are included in the sale price. Carpets, curtains and light fittings are available by separate negotiation. Any garden ornaments are expressly excluded from the sale. Others, if any, are excluded.
Tenure: The property is Freehold with vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.
Services: Mains electricity, and water are connected to the property. The drainage is to a private system. Oil-fired central heating.

Driveway: The driveway is in the ownership of Edstone Hall and we understand that other nearby properties have rights of way over the drive.
NB - Edstone Lake is not in the ownership of Edstone Hall.

Planning Permission: We understand that planning permission was granted by
Stratford-upon-Avon District Council on 5th August 2004 for the erection of an office extension, under application number 04/00743/FUL. A copy of the planning permission and plans may be inspected at the agents offices during normal working hours. The new office building will extend to some 8,263 sq.ft. at ground, first and second floor level. We are also advised that planning permission was granted by Stratford-upon-Avon District Council, dated 29th November 1999 for the erection of an enclosed indoor swimming pool and new porch. We are advised that a material start has been made to this dwelling to ensure continuance of the planning application. A copy of the planning permisson and plans may be inspected at the agents offices.
Local Authority: Stratford-upon-Avon District Council. Tel: 01789 267 575
Postal Address: The correct postal address of the property is understood to be Edstone Hall, Edstone, Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire, B95 6DD.
Land: It is suggested that prior to exchange of contracts, prospective purchasers walk the land and boundaries in order to satisfy themshelves as to the exact area of land they are purchasing and also to check all fixtures and fittings either included or excluded in the sale.

Directions: From the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon, proceed north along the A3400 Stratford Road for approximately 4 miles, passing through Bearley, continue past the crossroads by the 'Golden Cross Inn' and the entrance driveway to Edstone Hall will be found a short distance further along by the former Lodge House on the right hand side. Proceed up the entrance driveway and the Hall will be found on the right hand side.
Joint Agents: Strutt and Parker
20 Horse Fair, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 0AH
Telephone: 01295 273592
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Alternatively, from the M42, junction 4 at Shirley, take the exit onto the A3400 Stratford Road southbound towards Hockley Heath and Henley-in-Arden. Proceed through Henley-in-Arden and then continue for a further 2 miles through Wootton Wawen and on for a further 2 miles where the entrance driveway to Edstone Hall will be found on the left hand side by the former Lodge House.
From Junction 15 of the M40, take the exit signposted Stratford-upon-Avon, A46. At the first roundabout stay on the A46 (second exit) and at the next roundabout turn right taking the A3400 Stratford Road to Henley-in-Arden. After about 3 miles, pass under a railway bridge and then continue straight on at the crossroads with the 'Gold Cross Inn' on the left and the drive to Edstone Hall will be found shortly after on the right hand side, by the former Lodge House.

To complete our quality service, John Shepherd is pleased to offer the following:-
Free Valuation: We would be pleased to carry out a free valuation and market appraisal of your property entirely without obligation. Please contact us to make the appropriate appointment.
Residential Letting and Management: If you are interested in letting out your property or considering renting a property from us, please contact our Lettings Department on (01564) 771776.

Professional Survey Department: If this property should not meet your requirements and you decide to purchase a property not marketed by ourselves, we would be delighted to offer our professional services to you should you require an independent survey on the property you intend to purchase. We offer a full range of professional surveys including the RICS Home Buyers' Survey and Valuation Reports, and full Building Surveys. For professional survey and valuation advice therefore, please do not hesitate to contact our Survey Department on 01564 786626.
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