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11 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Baughton Hill, Earls Croome, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR8

Guide Price £1,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Spacious period home with scope for improvement
  • Riding school with indoor arena and stabling
  • Detached cottage with income potential
  • Around 25.49 acres including paddocks and woodland
  • Rural setting with lovely countryside views

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Substantial Grade II listed country home around 6375 sq ft, in lovely mature gardens and grounds, plus a detached cottage and a riding school with indoor arena and stabling, totalling around 25.49 acres.

The Sandbourne House Estate has much to offer, with a generously proportioned period house with nine bedrooms and six reception rooms, a swimming pool, tennis court and fishing lake, a detached cottage which has been rented out providing income potential, a riding school with an indoor arena and an array of stabling, paddocks
and woodland, all set in a glorious rural position which is easily accessible to the motorway network.

Communications: (Road) Earls Croome 2.5 miles, Upton upon Severn 3, Pershore 5, Tewkesbury 7, Worcester 11, Cheltenham 19, Birmingham 40, London 119, M5 (J8) 3, M50 (J1) 4 (all mileages are approximate). (Rail) Railway stations are available at Pershore, Tewkesbury and Worcester. Worcester Parkway Train Station: Due to open in late 2019, this new station located near Junction 7 of the M5 will provide fast access to regional and national destinations, including the south-west, north-east, London and the Thames Valley. (Air) Birmingham International Airport offers regular national and international flights and together with the National Exhibition Centre and Birmingham International Railway Station can be accessed off Junction 6 of the M42.

Situation: The Sandbourne House Estate is set in a wonderful rural position with outstanding views over surrounding countryside towards Bredon Hill from much of the house and grounds. The local area is perfect for walking, riding and other country pursuits. Around a mile away is the popular pub and restaurant The Jockey Inn. Earls Croome is around 2.5 miles away and has a church, village hall, garden centre with tea room, and restaurant. The delightful heritage market town of Upton upon Severn, which offers excellent individual shops, public houses and restaurants together with a colourful marina, and runs several music festivals each year, is within easy reach. Also close by are the historic riverside towns of Pershore and Tewkesbury, which both have a traditional high street full of interesting shops, and offer a variety of pubs, restaurants and leisure facilities. The university and cathedral city of Worcester is within easy reach, offering a superb range of amenities including cosmopolitan shops and restaurants, the Swan Theatre and an innovative library, along with horse racing, county cricket and premiership rugby. Excellent independent schooling is available in Malvern, Cheltenham and Worcester. The property is within the catchment area for Pershore High School and is in easy reach of Hanley Castle High School. There is easy access to the M5 and M50.

Description:

The Sandbourne House Estate has much to offer, with a generously proportioned period house with 9 bedrooms and six reception rooms, a swimming pool, tennis court and fishing lake, a detached cottage which has been rented out providing income potential, a riding school with an indoor arena and an array of stabling, paddocks and woodland, all set in a glorious rural position which is easily accessible to the motorway network.
The house itself is Grade II listed and believed to date from the early 19th century, with later extensions creating a wonderfully spacious family home which is bright, airy and full of character. There are original features throughout including large sash windows and high, corniced ceilings. The current owners carried out some updating at the house including installing secondary double glazing throughout and there is scope for further improvement.

The front door leads into a lovely dining hall which has a wooden floor, a wood burner with a wooden surround, wood panelled walls and two sets of glazed double doors to the front of the house. On the left of the dining hall is a splendid, triple aspect drawing room, with an open fire in a decorative surround and three sets of glazed double doors to outside, including onto the paved terrace leading to the swimming pool. On the other side of the dining hall is the well-proportioned, dual aspect dining room, which again has a door to outside, and views over the gardens to the front. This room leads through to the peaceful sitting room, which has a lovely view over the front garden, an open fire and a range of built in cupboards and shelving. Steps lead down from the sitting room into the large, dual aspect snooker room, which has views towards Bredon Hill and access into a boiler cupboard, gun room and under stairs store cupboard.

At the rear of the ground floor and the heart of the home is the very spacious breakfast kitchen which is fitted with a great range of units, an oil fired Aga, an electric cooker, a Bosch dishwasher, and has space for a fridge freezer. There are two large windows to the rear and ample space for a dining table and sofas. A door leads into a useful and generously sized pantry which has shelving and a large cold slab. The recently fitted ceramic tiled floor continues through into the boot room and utility room. The boot room is an excellent size and perfect for muddy dogs and children. It is fitted with units and shelving and has a ceramic sink. There are doors off to the utility room, which is another useful room with units, a sink, and space for a washing machine and tumble drier, a cloakroom, and access to the back door.
There is an additional cloakroom off a rear hall behind the dining hall, from where a staircase leads to the first floor. Between the rear hall and the kitchen is a playroom of excellent proportions, a dual aspect room with doors leading to the rear patio, and fitted with a great amount of storage, including most unusually a kitchenette in one of the cupboards, incorporating a built in fridge, sink, two hob plates and an extractor over.

On the first floor are up to nine bedrooms, three of which are en suite, and a family bathroom. The master suite comprises a light and airy, dual aspect double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and lovely views over the gardens. There is a large walk in wardrobe with hanging rails and shelving and a dual aspect en suite bathroom, again with views over the gardens, a ceramic tiled floor, a bath with a shower attachment over, a curved shower cubicle, his and hers wash hand basins set in a vanity unit, a WC and bidet.

A door leads into bedroom two which could also be utilised as a dressing room, having built in wardrobes and enjoying views over the garden, and also having a door directly on the landing. The remaining bedrooms are all well-proportioned double rooms, many of which have built in wardrobes, and three of which have en suite bathrooms. The en suite to bedroom 5 also has a return door to the landing. There are two airing cupboards on the landing, one of which is especially generous in size, and a further store cupboard. The family bathroom has a bath with shower attachment, a WC and a wash hand basin set in a vanity unit.

The house is surrounded by beautiful wrap around gardens and grounds. To the south of the property are lawns with many interesting mature trees including some fruit trees, and flower beds which are well stocked with shrubs and plants including roses. Beyond the lawns is a fishing lake stocked with roach, rudd and carp and having two platforms. Nearby is the tennis court. The gravelled parking area has space for numerous vehicles.
To the rear of the house is an orchard with a variety of fruit trees including cherries, plums, greengage, damson, apples and pears, set in a field of which part could be sectioned off to form a paddock, with another paddock adjacent. There are a feature well, a children’s play house and the oil tank in this part of the garden.

To the west of the house, accessible by double doors from the drawing room, is a swimming pool which is now in need of some attention but is a stylish design with a paved sun terrace, select mature trees around, and which has a separate pump room that houses the filtration equipment and boiler (which is in need of replacement).

To the east of the house is the coach house, which comprises a large games room/home office which could also be used as a gym or lecture room, and offers the potential for conversion to accommodation STPP. There is an adjoining single garage/workshop with a boiler room behind, and to the other end of the building is a store and gardener’s WC. There are wonderful views to Bredon Hill from the front of the building and leading down towards the riding school and paddocks. Beyond the coach house is a greenhouse.

The equestrian facilities then begin, with a block of two stallion boxes and two stable blocks with 16 boxes altogether. The riding school is an excellent facility providing income potential, comprising an indoor arena approx. 18m x 40m plus a viewing area, adjoining stables with 10 boxes, tack room and hay store, and 4 large boxes. There is a large hay barn. There is separate road access to this area and parking for numerous vehicles. Beyond are six paddocks with three field shelters, all of which have a water supply or access to water taps, and two areas of woodland.

The Old Chapel is a detached cottage situated behind the main house which has its own driveway off the shared drive that also leads to the neighbouring property, so is very private and has been rented out, providing further income potential. Internally there is a kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, utility and cloakroom on the ground floor, and on the first floor two bedrooms and a bathroom. Externally there is parking, a garden, and a block of three single garages which offers the potential for conversion to further accommodation STPP.

Services: Sandbourne House: Mains water and electricity. Septic tank (shared with The Old Chapel). Oil fired central heating. The Old Chapel: Mains water and electricity (water supply shared with Sandbourne House). Septic tank (shared with Sandbourne House). Oil fired central heating. A new boiler was fitted to The Old Chapel in 2017.
Local Authority: Sandbourne House and The Old Chapel: Wychavon District Council – Sandbourne House Band H, The Old Chapel Band C. Riding School: Malvern Hills District Council.
Agent’s Notes:

1. A footpath runs along the edge of the northern boundary near The Old Chapel. A further footpath runs through three of the paddocks.

2. Purchasers are advised to have the cladding on the riding school checked for asbestos content.


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19 August 2019

Nearest stations

  • Great Malvern (7.2 mi)
  • Colwall (8.5 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Great Malvern (7.2 mi)
  • Colwall (8.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

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59-60 Foregate Street Worcester WR1 1DX

01905 939153 Local call rate

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