Whitbourne Hall

Whitbourne, Worcester

  • 5

  • 2

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  • Spacious open plan living and dining area
  • Five generously sized bedrooms
  • Modern kitchen with top of the range appliances
  • Two contemporary bathrooms each equipped with a walk-in shower and both featuring underfloor heating. The family bathroom additionally includes a bath for added convenience
  • Cosy snug area overlooking the living space
  • Beautiful communal gardens
  • Parking available for both residents and guests
  • New velux windows throughout the apartment

Guide price

2386 sq. ft.

Tenant Info

01905 734 734

Please quote reference number GMO230120

A stylish five-bedroom apartment arranged over three floors within the Grade II listed Whitbourne Hall, located on the Worcestershire-Herefordshire border. This apartment offers an ideal family home, set amidst historic charm and beautifully maintained gardens.
  • Spacious open plan living and dining area
  • Five generously sized bedrooms
  • Modern kitchen with top of the range appliances
  • Two contemporary bathrooms each equipped with a walk-in shower and both featuring underfloor heating. The family bathroom additionally includes a bath for added convenience
  • Cosy snug area overlooking the living space
  • Beautiful communal gardens
  • Parking available for both residents and guests
  • New velux windows throughout the apartment

The entrance
Enter this exquisite property from the first floor galleried landing of Whitbourne Hall. The high ceilings and elegant décor create a bright, welcoming space that blends historical charm with modern comforts, setting the tone for the rest of the apartment.

The living and dining room
The expansive open plan living and dining area is perfect for entertaining and family living. Large windows fill the space with natural light, creating a bright, welcoming atmosphere. An open fireplace adds warmth and charm to cosy evenings. The seamless flow allows versatile arrangements, ideal for gatherings or family moments.

The kitchen
The modern kitchen combines functionality and style, featuring an Aga, built in oven, hob and extractor fan. Elegant cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances ensure an effortless culinary experience, while large windows offer stunning views of the countryside.

Utility room / Boot room
A practical utility room off the hall equipped with a sink provides space for a washing machine, dryer and coats, keeping muddy gear contained.

Bedroom one
Bedroom one is a spacious double bedroom featuring a glass panelled wall that offers views of the countryside and the downstairs living areas. To the left, doors lead to a walk-in wardrobe which provides ample storage space. The room also benefits from a Velux skylight, creating a bright and serene retreat.

The snug/ additional bedroom
Located on the first floor, the snug, with potential to be converted into an additional bedroom, offers a cosy retreat with a glass balcony overlooking the living areas. This charming space provides ample room for a double bed and shelves, making it the perfect spot for relaxation. Next door, a single bedroom with built in bunkbeds provides another functional and cosy retreat.

The family bathroom
The sleek, tiled family bathroom, located on the first floor, is equipped with a walk-in shower, a freestanding bath, a WC and a washbasin. The bathroom also benefits from luxurious underfloor heating, to create a perfect space to relax and unwind.

Bedroom two
Bedroom two is a generous double bedroom offering ample space and abundant natural light, creating a bright and comfortable atmosphere.

Bedroom three
Bedroom three is another deceptively big double bedroom with a slanted ceiling, a Velux skylight and large built-in wardrobes to the right. This room has ample space to accommodate both a bed and a cot, making it versatile and functional.

Bedroom four
Currently used as a children’s bedroom, bedroom four is another well sized room with vaulted ceilings, several Velux skylights and access to the eaves for further storage space. These elements fill the space with natural light, creating a bright and airy atmosphere.

The secondary bathroom
The second floor bathroom is fully tiled and equipped with a shower, WC and washbasin. It also benefits from a Velux skylight and underfloor heating.

The Hall
Whitbourne Hall stands as a magnificent Grade II* listed Greek revival manor house, meticulously crafted in 1862 by the renowned architect E.W. Elmsie, who also graced the landscape with the iconic Great Malvern railway station. This lavish estate is a quintessential representation of neo-Palladian architecture, distinguished by its commanding six-column portico, an awe-inspiring Palm House and attentively designed gardens that accentuate the allure of the south terrace, Italian garden, kitchen garden and rockery.

Stepping inside reveals interiors of unparalleled grandeur. A majestic atrium captivates with its rare blue and white stained-glass ceiling, while the main reception rooms resonate with the timeless elegance of their original features. In the mid-1990s, the estate underwent a transformation, evolving into 23 distinct properties, yet preserving four original reception rooms. Residents are privileged to utilise these stately rooms for their private gatherings, including an opulent hand-painted drawing room, a formal dining room, morning room and a meticulously fitted library. Additionally, these spaces can be reserved for grand events, adding an extra layer of sophistication.

The gardens and grounds
The property also benefits from nine acres of stunning communal gardens within the manicured grounds of Whitbourne Hall. These beautifully maintained gardens provide a serene and picturesque environment, perfect for relaxation and enjoying the outdoors.

Highlights include a formal Palm House, a Victorian walled kitchen garden cultivated by residents in an allotment style, picturesque Victorian glasshouses, expansive lawns punctuated by pavilions and an enchanting Italian knot garden encircled by lovingly sculpted yew hedging, all surrounded by the breathtaking views across the Herefordshire and Worcestershire scenic countryside.

Residents have access to an array of communal formal rooms, including the Dining Room, Drawing Room, Morning Room, Library and a Catering Kitchen, these rooms can use used for personal or private events (with a maximum of 10 weddings allowed per year). Beyond the communal rooms, residents have exclusive access to a woodshed located in the adjacent wooded area. The former tennis court has been transformed into a communal BBQ area. Furthermore, designated areas are allocated for drying laundry and housing small animals, such as chickens.

Residents have the option to utilise the basement for storage purposes, whether it be as a wine cellar or to house additional household appliances like freezers.

Each household is entitled to parking for two cars and may apply for both an allotment within the walled Victorian kitchen garden and a greenhouse space.

Garaging facilities are available upon request.

Revenue generated from weddings, corporate events and photography shoots contribute to the general maintenance of the building and grounds. This helps to keep the service charge stable for the residents and maintain a reserve fund, whilst having minimal impact on those days on which events take place.

The apartment has mains water, electricity, oil fired central heating, communal Victorian drainage and full fibre broadband. It is a resident owned freehold with a 950 year lease.

The monthly service charge of £289 covers buildings insurance, sewage disposal and community water and electric contracts. Ground rent is £10 per year.

Council tax band D

Reservation Fee - refundable on exchange

A reservation fee, refundable on exchange, is payable prior to the issue of the Memorandum of Sale and after which the property may be marked as Sold Subject to Contract. The fee will be reimbursed upon the successful Exchange of Contracts.

The fee will be retained by Andrew Grant in the event that you the buyer withdraws from the purchase or does not Exchange within 6 months of the fee being received other than for one or more of the following reasons:

1. Any significant material issues highlighted in a survey that were not evident or drawn to the attention of you the buyer prior to the Memorandum of Sale being issued.
2. Serious and material defect in the seller’s legal title.
3. Local search revealing a matter that has a material adverse effect on the market value of the property that was previously undeclared and not in the public domain.
4. The vendor withdrawing the property from sale.

The reservation fee, equivalent to 0.5% of the accepted offer, is payable upon acceptance by the vendor of an offer from a buyer and a positive completion of an assessment of the buyer’s financial status and ability to proceed.

Should a buyer’s financial position regarding the funding of the property prove to be fundamentally different from that declared by the buyer when the Memorandum of Sale was completed, then the Vendor has the right to withdraw from the sale and the reservation fee retained. For example, where the buyer declares themselves as a cash buyer but are in fact relying on an unsecured sale of their property.

Once the reservation fee has been paid, any renegotiation of the price stated in the memorandum of sale for any reason other than those covered in points 1 to 3 above will lead to the reservation fee being retained. A further fee will be levied on any subsequent reduced offer that is accepted by the vendor. This further fee will be subject to the same conditions that prevail for all reservation fees outlined above.