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9 bedroom detached house for sale

Stockton, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR6

Guide Price £1,595,000

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Tenure: Freehold

A beautiful William & Mary house in the stunning Teme valley.

Four reception rooms, farmhouse kitchen, utility, study, snug, cellar, nine bedrooms and five bathrooms, lovely mature gardens, wonderful views two paddocks, extensive parking. 7,864 sq. ft.

Situation: This splendid period property is located within the Parish of Stockton-on-Teme in the magnificent landscape of the Teme Valley. Surely one of England’s best kept secrets and substantially designated as an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’’. The Parish is bound on the South West by the river itself. Sourced in the hills of mid-Wales the River Teme meanders its path into England and culminates in the River Severn south of Worcester. The pride and joy of the community is the lovely 11th century parish church of St Andrews. The climate in the valley floor is ideal for growing hops.

Stockton-on-Teme is very well-placed for ready access to a number of important regional centres. Birmingham city centre lies to the East (31 miles), Wolverhampton to the North east (30 miles), Worcester to the South east (14 miles), Hereford to the South west (25 miles), Cheltenham (40 miles) and Shrewsbury to the North west (42 miles). Closer to home for more daily requirements is Tenbury Wells (9 miles), Kidderminster (12 miles) and Droitwich Spa (14 miles). (All mileages are approximate).

For access to the national rail network there are frequent services from Kidderminster, adjacent to the Severn Valley Railway Station, Worcester (where the new Parkway Railway Station is under construction east of the City) and Droitwich Spa. Access to the M5 North can be made at Wychbold (16 miles) or Worcester for onward travel to the South West Peninsula and Bristol. London is 137 miles and Birmingham international airport 41 miles. The county town of Worcester is the site of the final battle of the English Civil War, dissected by the River Severn, and identified by heady mix of historic buildings including its ancient Cathedral and Magnificent Guildhall. If education is a priority then Worcester is blessed with an enviable mix of schooling at all levels, including a variety of independent establishments, allowing parents to select the right environment for their children’s needs. Stockton House is in the fortuitous location of being in the catchment area for the highly regarded The Chantry School at Martley. In the independent sector Abberley Hall Preparatory school is close and Winterfold House Preparatory School is at Chaddesley Corbett. In addition, both The Kings Schools and Royal Grammar Schools may be found at Worcester, Bromsgrove School at Bromsgrove and Malvern St James (girls) and Malvern College at Great Malvern. The University of Worcester also continues to expand and the county town is increasingly recognised for its status as a focal point for higher education as well. The iconic Library has, in recent years, added to the dynamic city landscape.

The area is well blessed with destination pubs, of which The Bell at Pensax (1.5 miles) is particularly well noted as is the Baiting House at Sapey (2.8 miles) and recently The Bridge (pub in walking distance) has just undergone refurbishment. The Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb (4.5 miles) is one of the oldest motorsport venues on the planet.

Description: Stockton House is a beautiful, William & Mary house situated in the stunning Teme Valley. Having four reception rooms, farmhouse kitchen, utility, study, cellar, nine bedrooms and five bathrooms this is the perfect family home. The property also benefits from lovely mature gardens, wonderful views, two paddocks and extensive parking to the side and front of the house.

Stockton House is a superb Grade ll Listed property dating back to 1690 with some later additions. The main part of the property has beautiful Dutch curvilinear gables.

A gated drive leads up from the quiet lane reaching hardstanding to the front and side of the property providing very ample parking. Steps with wrought iron railing lead up to the period front door with glazed fanlight.

Ground Floor: The spacious entrance hall boasts restored, original floorboards and a handsome wooden staircase to the first floor. The sitting room, library and dining room all lead from the reception hall. The panelled, dual-aspect sitting room makes a wonderful family space, with original marble fireplace and log burning stove. The room has shuttered sash windows on two elevations and period skirting radiator. The large dining room has French doors leading to the drinks lawn and a large window to the rear with shutter and a box window seat. The original marble surround hosts a Clearview stove.

The library has a large sash window framed by a lovely Wisteria, a marble fireplace and slate hearth and lined in part with bookshelves. There are beautiful views to the mature garden.
A useful study or playroom leads from the library and from this an inner hallway leads to the laundry/boot room and, via a short flight of stairs, to a magnificent galleried drawing room which is currently used as an exceptionally generous double study. The drawing room has a full height vaulted ceiling with wonderful exposed timber frame. A spiral staircase leads up to the galleried mezzanine which currently houses a pool table. This room has four full length sash windows, a semi-glazed door to the side and a fabulous log burner.

The large farmhouse kitchen has a wonderful four-oven Aga built into an alcove with a superb oak lintel above, extensive hand-painted floor and wall units with oak work surfaces, a gas hob, double Belfast style sink, quarry-tiled floor and space for a dishwasher and a freestanding fridge freezer. There are fine exposed beams and exposed original timber framing. The L-shaped back hallway leads out from the kitchen to the spacious downstairs cloakroom and on to the back door which in turn opens onto the rear courtyard and garden. On the opposite side of the kitchen is the laundry with plumbing for a washing machine and excellent shelving/storage. A door leads from the kitchen down to the cellar and a second door opens to the rear stairs which access the rear hall of the first floor.

First Floor Accommodation: The main staircase sweeps up to the first floor and the curving banisters enclose the landing. A beautiful sash window floods the space with light. On the first floor are five double bedrooms, three of which are en suite.

The large master bedroom has a pretty period fireplace, restored oak flooring and huge, hand painted fitted wardrobes which provide excellent storage. There is a spacious en suite with bath. The view from the bedroom is expansive, looking out to distant fields and woods with a view of Stanford Bridge Church, half way up the hill. Bedroom two has restored oak flooring, a walk-in closet and en suite shower room. This room has windows to the front and side of the house with beautiful views to the gardens. Bedroom three is a huge room with windows to the side and rear with a useful pedestal washbasin. Bedroom four is a smaller double room, a perfect nursery with exposed timber. Bedroom five has exposed timbers and two large windows overlooking the rear garden, a large en suite shower room and large handmade fitted wardrobe. There is a spacious rear hallway.

The family bathroom has limestone flooring with underfloor heating, a huge bath, shower, pedestal sink, heated towel rail and WC. There is a large storage/airing cupboard.

Second Floor Accommodation: Stairs lead up from the rear hallway to the second floor which has four further bedrooms, a bathroom, a box room and a large, vaulted landing with exposed timbers. A door gives access to an inbuilt ‘tank’ room. Bedroom nine is the smallest of the bedrooms and has a built-in cupboard. This room sits at the top of the stairs next to the box room which houses the boiler supplying water and heating to the second floor and has space for linen storage. Bedrooms six, seven and eight are all large double rooms that lead off from the spacious landing. Bedroom six is particularly impressive. There rooms all have newly fitted, period style radiators. The bathroom has travertine tiling and a large shower, pedestal sink, heated towel rail and WC. The second floor provides spacious and tranquil accommodation with beautiful, far reaching views from all bedrooms. Further storage can be found in the four large, half height, boarded cupboards under the eaves.

Gardens & Grounds: The beautiful mature gardens with magnificent specimen trees surround the house. A fenced wildlife pond is another charming feature. Snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells abound between the trees in spring.

To the immediate rear of the house is a flagstone and brick paved courtyard leading on to a lawn with raised vegetable beds and a large wooden run (shared by a tortoise and a rabbit). The dining room doors lead out, down several brick steps, onto the drinks lawn; a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the view with friends and family and an excellent spot for barbecues and summer dining. Steps lead down from the gravel drive to the main lawn at the bottom of which a gate leads to the fields. This is split into two paddocks one which has an attractive field shelter/stable with running water and a fenced, part-concrete, part hard-core/rubber-matted hardstanding area. The top paddock is fully fenced for donkeys. The lower paddock has gated access to the lane. A small brook runs along the furthest boundary of the field. Nearer the house is a traditional wood and glass greenhouse and there are several useful sheds in the grounds. The large full height garage adjoins the house, as does a further outbuilding which makes a perfect gym, workshop or store. A backdoor through the rear garden wall leads to a small area for services as the oil tank and bins. There is a pedestrian access to the lane via a small gate.

Stockton House has been much improved by the current owners. In addition to the internal renovation, both the main house and the drawing room/garage/outbuildings have been recently re-roofed to an excellent standard with reclaimed materials. At the same time, the house has had roof installation for the first time in its 300-year history and significant works have been undertaken to re-point the property in traditional lime mortar and to renovate the lead valleys and the cast iron gutters and drainpipes.


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