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Cadmore Lodge Hotel & Golf Course, Berrington Green, Tenbury Wells


Property Description

Key features

  • Hotel
  • 14,000 sq. ft approx.
  • 58 acres
  • Golf Course
  • Swimming Pool & Gym
  • Working Water Mill
  • Medieval Tower
  • 17th C Former Water Mill
  • Fishing Lakes

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Purchase Options
The owners will consider offers for all or part of the estate.  The following options have been prepared as a guide:

Option 1: Hotel and Car Park - GBP 880,000
Option 2: Hotel, Car Park, 2 Barns, Upper Estate: 38 acres inc. Golf Course – GBP 1.2M
Option 3: Hotel, Car Park, 2 Barns, Upper Estate: 38 acres inc. Golf Course, Water Mill - GBP 1.45M
Option 4: Hotel, Car Park, 2 Barns, Upper Estate: 42 acres inc. Golf Course, Water Mill, 2 x Nordic Log Cabins - GBP 1.65M
Option 5: Entire Estate – GBP 2.0M 
Cadmore Lodge is a stylish modern hotel situated in an absolutely stunning lake-side location.  The approach is via a 300m tree-lined drive down into the secluded and private 58 acre Cadmore Valley Estate.

The estate snakes for about 1.5km along the banks of the Cadmore brook (a tributary of the River Teme).  Starting from the top, the brook flows through a steep valley, containing the beautifully undulating 9 Hole Golf Course, opening out into the main Cadmore lake an idyllic stretch of water with a charming island at its centre.  The lake is stocked exclusively with trout and is home to swans and other waterfowl.

At the bottom of the lake, and enjoying a fabulous view of the upper valley, is the main hotel.  Like most of the property on the Cadmore Estate, the hotel has been lovingly constructed to an extremely high standard by civil engineer Mr John Weston.  From the flemish-bond brickwork and reclaimed clay tiles, right through to the beautiful hardwood fittings from the estate sawmill including panelled cupboards and bars, not to mention the extravagant flourishes of bespoke wrought ironwork. 

The lake overflow passes under a wooden footbridge into a channel containing a weir and then via a waterfall back into the Cadmore brook.  The brook passes under an impressive wrought iron road bridge and on past the Water Mill. 

The Water Mill, constructed in 2004, is an absolute masterpiece.  It is a four storey, Tudor style, half timbered, working watermill with a thatched roof.  The wheel produces 5kW of electricity which is used to provide power and heating for the mill building and also to charge the golf carts. 

The Cadmore, a wild trout stream, then meanders through an area of mature woodland.  Further along this stretch are 2 charming Nordic log cabins.  These were constructed in 2006, entirely using materials imported from Finland; each sleeps 4/6 people. 

Continuing downstream the brook gradually widens and opens out to reveal a truly astonishing structure, the Millennium Tower.  As the name suggests this was built at the turn of the millennium but I would defy anyone to guess exactly which millennium it was.  Built in 2000, the Millenium Tower looks more like something from the Middle Ages.  Yet another audacious John Weston creation, this three storey circular stone tower rises majestically out of the lake.  There is a glazed projecting balcony at the top and a reed-thatched roof.  Access is via a remote controlled wooden drawbridge. 

Continuing through the woodland, the river now opens into the lower Mill Lake.  Another beautiful setting, this lake contains carp as well as many other species.  The lake drains via a “monk” connected to underground pipes back into the brook and then flows on past the Old Berrington Mill, the final property on estate. 

Unlike the Millennium Tower the Old Mill, or the foundations at least, genuinely does date back an entire millennium and according to the Doomsday book paid 22 pack loads of corn a year to the King in tax.  Rest assured this tax is no longer levied.  The present building, a 3 storey stone mill pre-dating 1726, was a working corn mill until well into the 20th Century.  Sadly the 16ft wheel was sold for scrap in 1970, although some of the original internal workings have been preserved and are tastefully incorporated into the property.  The top two storeys are converted to provide accommodation with two double bedrooms.  The bottom floor is used as a wood workshop providing much of the hardwood used in the construction and fitting of the various estate buildings.  The Mill also benefits from its own water supply fed from a well. 

The estate continues a little further and connects with a bridle road with the Cadmore itself emptying into the river Teme 1/4 mile further on.

Set in the Welsh Marches, Cadmore Lodge lies 2 miles from the ancient market town (and later Victorian Spa town) of Tenbury Wells.  Dubbed by Queen Victoria as “My little Town in the Orchard”, Tenbury is known for its cider apples, hops and the famous pre-Christmas holly and mistletoe sales.

Only 20 minutes drive away is Ludlow, with its medieval castle and buildings.  Once seat to the English throne, today Ludlow is a lively unspoilt market town.  With its Michelin Guide restaurants, it has an international reputation for food and drink and also plays host to both the Ludlow Food and Drink Festival in September and the Ludlow Festival of Art and Music in June.

Cadmore Lodge
Approx. 14,000 Square Feet (Approx. 1,300 Square Metres)
Built: 1986
A popular local hotel and country club specialising in functions and weddings but also offering quality dining, health facilities, golf and fishing.
4 Function Room / Reception Areas, Extensive Kitchens,
Health Spa: including a 16m indoor Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Gymnasium and Steam Room.
The 3m pool is suitable for scuba diving instruction.
16 bedrooms in total. 15 currently used for lettings, 14 en-suite.

Planning permission has been granted to build a new wing to the hotel.  A 2 storey extension providing 10 more bedrooms, augmented pool facilities and treatment rooms.

The is also planning consent to change the hotel (class C1) into a private dwelling (class C3). 
Barn 1
45’ x 16’ Approx.
2 storeys, oak framed, oak clad, tiled roof.  This is a redundant agricultural building and indications are that it is suitable for conversion to Residential use.

Barn 2
20’ x 16’ Approx.
2 storey, steel framed, oak clad, tin roof.  An agricultural hay barn.  May also be suitable for conversions to private dwelling at a later date.

Machine Shed
An extensive machine shed used to house the golf course machinery and as a wood store.

The Water Mill
100 sq.m approx (1,100 sq. ft approx.)
Built: 2004
A working watermill producing 5kW of renewable electricity.  Currently used to supplement the hotel's other facilities but with plans for development of an Outward Bound Centre.
1st Floor: Mezzanine Bedroom
Ground Floor: Living / Kitchen
Basement 1: Bathroom / Generator Room
Basement 2: Turbine Hall

The Millennium Tower
80 sq.m approx (850 sq. ft approx.)
Built: 2000
Medieval style circular stone tower with a thatched roof.  Access to the property is via an electric drawbridge.  Access to all the rooms is via a spiral staircase that wraps around the outside of the tower.
Ground Floor: Kitchen, circular 5.5m (18’) diameter with medieval Spit Roast.
1st Floor: Bedroom with shower and toilet, circular 5.5m (18’) diameter
2nd Floor: Function Room.  Half of the top floor extends to an additional 1.5m (5’) to form an attractive half-timbered and glazed projecting balcony.  Log Burner.
Mains electricity, private water supply.

2 x Nordic Log Cabins
each 65.7 sq. m (700 sq. ft)
Built: 2007
Divided into Kitchen, Barthroom, Living Area and 2 bedrooms.
Currently used as holiday lets.
Mains electricity, Mains water supply, Septic tank drainage.
Planning permission exists for a further 3 log cabins.

The Old Mill
17th Century stone mill.
Semi-detached Private dwelling
1st Floor: 669 sq. ft.  Kitchen / Dining Room, Living Room, WC / Shower.
2nd Floor: 861 sq. ft.  Utility Room, Hall, Bathroom, 2 double Bedrooms, Shower Room,
3rd Floor: 669 sq. ft.  Workshop.
Note: The above measurements were taken externally and will therefor include the 16” external stone walls.
Mains electricity, Private Water supply, Septic tank.
The Estate
58 acres including: 9 hole Golf Course, 2 fishing lakes, 5 acres of woodland and 2 miles of bridle path.  The estate also owns 1/2 mile of fishing on the river Clun (wild trout and salmon).

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30 August 2012


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