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4 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

The Birches, Cleeton St. Mary, Kidderminster, Shropshire


Property Description

Key features

  • Kitchen, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Utility
  • Ensuite Master Bedroom, Three Guest Rooms, Family Bathroom
  • Three room annex cottage
  • Main stable block with 5 stables, large tack room, feed room, Garaging
  • Barns with hay storage & lockup
  • Professionally laid, full sized, floodlit manège
  • Private and secure Paddocks & grounds extending to around 9 acres
  • Excellent opportunities for riding out over 100's of acres of common land
  • Stunning, far reaching views

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

For those who have equestrian interests, The Birches offers the ideal family home with 8.94 acres. With a charming and beautifully appointed four-bedroom house, a further self-contained barn conversion, impressive stabling, barns, manège, up to approximately 15 acres of gardens and paddocks, as an additional 5.76 acres are available by separate negotiation, The Birches is appealing as either a family home or possibly as a commercial venture.

Sitting in a secluded rural position, The Birches is approached from the lane through electrically operated security gates and down its own private gravelled drive. A turning circle is positioned by the front door of the house and the drive continues on to the stables and barns.

The House
The main house itself has been tastefully renovated to a high standard over recent years; with a refitted handmade birch kitchen, solid oak doors through-out and oak flooring it is evident that great care and consideration has been given to ensure that the property is presented to the best possible standard.

The property is entered through a Reception Hall which has doors leading to a W.C and the inner hall. From here there is access to a homely eat-in kitchen with an Aga, flagstone floors and range of handmade birch floor and wall mounted units with integrated butlers sink, separate oven and hob and dishwasher. Windows provide views out across the paddocks towards the far-reaching view beyond.

The kitchen leads to a useful utility room which doubles as a boot room with a door leading out into the rear garden.

From the inner hall, one can find the charming sitting room which extends to some 24ft, having the benefit of an impressive stone inglenook fireplace with Clearview Stove sitting on a slate hearth under a timber mantel. Solid oak floors provide continuity throughout this section of the ground floor and all of this is complimented by the full width window providing a frame for the magnificent views out over the paddocks and beyond.

A dining room completes the ground floor accommodation, with a further Clearview log burner and double doors leading out to the rear garden.

The first floor consists of the master bedroom with an ensuite shower room and balcony providing views over the paddocks and beyond. A family bathroom consisting of a bath and separate shower, WC and wash basin also serves the remaining three double bedrooms. Planning permission exists to build above the utility room to extend the first floor accommodation to create an impressive master suite.

Barn Conversion
Currently used by our clients commercially as a beauty & treatment centre, the annex has been arranged to ensure that, should one wish, it would make excellent accommodation for a dependant, or a holiday let etc. Consisting of an en-suite bedroom, a sitting room with partially exposed stone walls and a Clearview log burner and a third reception room which is currently being utilised as a treatment room, however, has provisions for a kitchen if desired. The Barn conversion provides excellent ancillary accommodation and an excellent opportunity for a source of income or even a dependant relative.

Equestrian Facilities
The impressive timber framed stable block was designed and commissioned by our client and is set around a yard which has direct access to five stables, a large 24ft2 common/tack room with electricity and plumbing, log store and an entrance to a double car port. There is both water and power to this building which is adjacent to a further large, secure barn with a further, integrated hay store.

A full-size, floodlit and professionally installed manège made up of silica and a fibre surface sits in close proximity to the stables and paddocks. Adjacent to this is the secure timber framed barn measuring some 20ftx30ft with ample height for a horse lorry or similar agricultural plant or machinery and an additional open hay store measuring 20ftx11ft. This building could make excellent additional accommodation with the relevant permissions, if desired.

Despite being set in a stunning elevated position, the property benefits from mainly flat pasture land which extend to approximately 8 acres.

Rarely for a property of such a size, the property is not affected by footpaths or Rights of Way, however does benefit from having convenient access to Common Land and hundreds of acres of riding out & the hacking opportunities on Catherton Common, Clee Hill and the surrounding Common Land all of which sit within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Strictly by appointment through the selling agents, Nock Deighton Country Homes - Contact Hazel Price or Ross D'Aniello on 01584 875 555 for more information or alternatively email

From Ludlow, proceed along the A4117 for 7.7miles through the village of Clee, over the Clee Hill and into the village of Doddington. At the Petrol Station turn left, signposted Farlow & Oreton. Continue along this road for just under 1 mile until you go over a cattle grid, after which, turn left, signposted Cleeton St Mary. Proceed along this road for just under 1 mile, past the Parish hall and past the village sign. The property will be found on the left hand side, indicated by the property’s business sign “Estivals”.

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01 November 2017

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