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9 bedroom house for sale

Northampton Lane, Ombersley, Worcestershire, WR9

Offers Over £1,600,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 1.5 acres
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Wealth of Period Features
  • Two cellars
  • Music room
  • Library
  • Office
  • Option to purchase further pasture field of 25 acres (subject to agricultural tenancy).

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Splendid Grade II Listed Georgian country residence, c. 5,575 sq. ft, set in around 1.5 acres

Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Music Room, Sitting Room, Snug, Kitchen, Utility, Two Cloakrooms. Two Cellars. First Floor: Master Bedroom, Four Further Bedrooms, Library/Bedroom 6, Two Bathrooms, Cloakroom. Second Floor: Home Office, Three Bedrooms, Bathroom. Lovely Gardens And Grounds With Heated Swimming Pool. Parking For Numerous Vehicles. Garage, Former Cider Press Building With Previous PP For Conversion To Ancillary Accommodation. Further Outbuilding.

Lot 2: Pasture Field of c. 25 Acres (Currently Subject To An Agricultural Tenancy).


Woodfield Cedars is quietly situated but not isolated within a pretty conservation area, very conveniently located for access to the A449 and easy commuting to Worcester, Cheltenham, Birmingham and beyond.

The Hamptons lie close by the ancient village of Ombersley which offers a whole host of amenities including a butchers’ shop, fishmonger’s, delicatessen and coffee shop, primary school, hairdressers, doctor’s surgery and parish church together with many public houses and restaurants. More extensive opportunities for shopping, leisure and education can be found in the nearby centres of Worcester, Droitwich and Stourport.

Woodfield Cedars is a cherished, Grade II listed family home which originally dates back to 1797, with alterations made in around 1834.

The property is set within delightful gardens and grounds amounting to around 1.5 acres, including a heated outdoor swimming pool and a former cider press building for which planning permission was previously granted for conversion to ancillary accommodation (see Agents’ Note 2).

The house itself is well-proportioned and retains many wonderful original features typical of the Georgian period including high ceilings, wide doorways, arches, very large sash windows with shutters, decorative cornicing and ceiling roses.

A pasture field opposite of around 25 acres is available separately and is currently subject to an agricultural tenancy (see Agents’ Note 1).

Steps lead up to the porch which has Doric columns and a half-glazed front door which leads into the spacious Reception Hall with original flagstone floor, corniced ceiling and arches. At the front of the property and featuring very large sash windows enjoying superb views over the garden and the field opposite are the Drawing Room and Dining Room.

The Drawing Room has an open fire and a door leading through to the Music Room, which has a large window to the side aspect and an ornamental fireplace. The Dining Room has a stripped pine floor and an ornamental cast iron and marble fireplace with a tiled hearth. There are two further reception rooms - a dual aspect Sitting Room with an exposed brick floor, store cupboard with shelving, and double doors leading down steps into the garden, and a cosy Snug off the kitchen with a wood burner, a large window overlooking the garden and a door leading into the inner hall. A further door leads from the inner hall into a large, cool larder.

The generous Breakfast/Kitchen has a quarry tiled floor and a beamed ceiling, and is fitted with a great range of units including an AGA, and a large island with double sink and drainer, dishwasher, and storage under. A fascinating feature is the presence of the original service bells (now purely decorative). There is ample space for a dining table.

Back stairs lead from the kitchen to the first floor. There are two Cloakrooms on the ground floor, one of which leads into the Utility Room which has a Belfast sink and space and plumbing for a washing machine. To the lower ground floor are two Cellars, one which houses the boiler and makes a great setting for parties, and one which is cooler and well-ventilated, and would be ideal for use as a gym or storing wine.

A staircase with a lovely curved oak bannister leads to the expansive first floor landing. The initial part of the landing gives access to a Cloakroom and a large airing cupboard. The second part of the landing has two large windows letting in lots of light and a walk in wardrobe with hanging rail. There are Six Double Bedrooms (one currently utilised as a library) and Two Bathrooms on this floor.

The Master Bedroom offers a huge window affording particularly lovely rural views and has beautiful cornicing and a decorative ceiling rose. All the other bedrooms have large sash windows and three have built in wardrobes. The Library/Bedroom Six is fitted with wonderful bespoke shelving and cupboards. Both Bathrooms have baths with shower attachments, and the main bathroom further benefits from a separate shower cubicle.

The Second Floor provides further quality accommodation with exposed beams, currently arranged as a Home Office, Three Bedrooms and Bathroom, but could be utilised in various ways to meet the needs of a purchaser.

Outside, a gravelled driveway leads to parking for several vehicles to the front and side of the house. There is a Garage which has an adjoining two storey outbuilding, and a two storey former Cider Press Building which has previously had planning permission granted for conversion to accommodation (see Agents’ Note 2).

The gardens and grounds wrap around the property and are easy to manage, being mostly laid to level lawn with mature trees and shrubs including a number of apple trees, plus pears, plums, damsons and a very prolific fig tree.

There is a heated swimming pool with paved sun terrace, a former lawn tennis court, and a large pond. There is also a courtyard to the side of the house giving access to the outbuildings and drive. A hot water tap in the courtyard is especially useful, for example for washing muddy dogs.

SERVICES
Mains electricity. Mains water. Private water supply (shared with neighbouring cottage). Septic tank drainage (shared with neighbouring cottage). Oil fired AGA and boiler. The boiler was serviced in March 2018. Three immersion heaters.

LOCAL AUTHORITY
Wychavon District Council.

Agents’ Note 1: The field which forms Lot 2 is subject to a periodic tenancy to a company under the Agricultural
Holdings Act 1986. The current rent is £2,500 per annum. Further details are available on request.

Agents’ Note 2: Planning permission granted in September 2008 for Restoration and Conversion of rear old cider press to ancillary domestic accommodation and building a link sedum roof single storey extension within walled garden. Wychavon District Council application number W/08/02222/PP.

Agents’ Note 3: A grand piano could be available to a purchaser by separate negotiation.

Agents’ Note 4: Two outbuildings share a wall with a neighbouring property.


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05 April 2018

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