Whitbourne Hall

Whitbourne, Worcester

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  • Exquisite ground floor apartment
  • Charming period features throughout
  • Magnificent dining kitchen with bespoke cabinets
  • Inviting sitting room with Carrara marble fireplace
  • Mezzanine level with two luxury bedrooms and en-suites
  • Privileged use of Whitbourne Hall
  • 9-acre landscaped communal grounds
  • 957 years remaining on the lease
  • Monthly service charge £289.00
  • Ground rent £11 per annum

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1016 sq. ft.

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An elegant ground floor apartment set within an impressive Grade II* Listed Manor House standing in 9 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and the use of the formal entertaining rooms.
  • Exquisite ground floor apartment
  • Charming period features throughout
  • Magnificent dining kitchen with bespoke cabinets
  • Inviting sitting room with Carrara marble fireplace
  • Mezzanine level with two luxury bedrooms and en-suites
  • Privileged use of Whitbourne Hall
  • 9-acre landscaped communal grounds
  • 957 years remaining on the lease
  • Monthly service charge £289.00
  • Ground rent £11 per annum

The Butler’s Pantry epitomises elegance as a stunning duplex apartment situated within this grand country house. Impeccably designed interiors showcase high ceilings, expansive windows and timeless period features, offering residents an exquisite living experience. Carefully curated to blend original character with contemporary finishes, every detail resonates in perfect harmony.

Furthermore, the apartment’s ambiance is enhanced by its beautifully landscaped grounds, visible from every room through thoughtfully restored double-height original sash windows, ensuring a light-filled and airy living space.


Entrance
The Butler’s Pantry is situated on the ground floor, complemented by a mezzanine level. Throughout the apartment, elegance and sophistication are evident. Upon entering through a striking original oak door, you are welcomed into a magnificent dining kitchen, a luminous and expansive area perfect for entertaining.

Kitchen
The kitchen boasts bespoke pale grey cabinets elegantly arranged around a commanding central island, adorned with pristine white Carrara quartz countertops that exude a sleek and modern ambiance. Among the top-tier appliances are a Neff slide-and-hide oven paired with an induction hob and overhead extractor, a built- in AEG dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer and washer-dryer. Oriented to the east, the kitchen captures the morning sun through its double-height sash windows, offering picturesque views. Retaining its original charm, polished floorboards and a prominent chimney breast serve as captivating features. Ample room is available for a dining ensemble and for grander gatherings, the Halls’ formal dining room stands ready for your reservation.

Sitting Room
Beyond another impressive doorway lies the inviting sitting room, where a double-height sash window floods the space with natural light. Dominating the room is a Carrara marble fireplace surround, accentuated by an authentic black cast insert and an open fire. A meticulously restored classic duchess radiator harmoniously melds with the room’s stylish décor, adding to its timeless allure.

First Floor
Ascending the stairs from the kitchen, you arrive at the mezzanine level featuring two bright and generously proportioned bedrooms, seamlessly enhanced by a chic glass balustrade. The elegance of polished wood floors extends gracefully across this first floor, while the expansive sash windows once more offer enchanting vistas of the surrounding grounds.

Bedrooms One and Two
Each bedroom is a haven of luxury, boasting en-suites complete with spacious shower enclosures and thermostatically controlled double shower heads, ensuring a pampering experience for residents and guests alike.


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.


Gardens and Grounds
The landscaped grounds sprawl across approximately 9 acres, offering a blend of historical charm and natural beauty. 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.


Lease Information
The original lease, established in 1982, spans an impressive 999-year term with 957 years remaining on the lease. Residents are subject to a monthly service charge of £289.00, encompassing building insurance, the cleaning and maintenance of communal areas and the upkeep of the grounds, with all figures being accurate as of the quarterly statement dated January 2024. Additionally, an annual ground rent of £11.00 is applicable.

The property boasts 9 acres of communal grounds, meticulously maintained under the service charge. Residents have access to an array of communal formal rooms, including the Dining Room, Drawing Room, Morning Room, Library and a Catering Kitchen. 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.

The formal rooms can be reserved for external events, capped at a maximum of 10 annually, with revenue generated from these events contributing to The House’s sinking fund.

Mains electricity and water. Liquid propane gas. Victorian Sewage Treatment Plant. Security alarm system. Broadband is available at this property.

Council tax band B

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 levels are as follows:
an agreed offer under £500,000 will be £750 inclusive of vat
an agreed offer between £500,000 and £1,000,000 will be £2,000 inclusive of vat
all agreed offers over £1,000,000 will be £3,000 inclusive of vat

The reservation fee 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.