Abberley

Worcester

  • 5

    bedrooms
  • 2

    bathrooms
  • 3

    receptions
  • Exciting potential to create a dream rural retreat
  • Expansive 56 acre grounds
  • Charming Grade II listed country home with many original features
  • Versatile stone outbuildings for conversion
  • Small holding or equestrian potential
  • Long private driveway
  • Close proximity to the village of Abberley

Offers in excess of

3119 sq. ft.

01905 734720

Please quote reference number PCP240016

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An idyllic countryside retreat, brimming with untapped potential...
  • Exciting potential to create a dream rural retreat
  • Expansive 56 acre grounds
  • Charming Grade II listed country home with many original features
  • Versatile stone outbuildings for conversion
  • Small holding or equestrian potential
  • Long private driveway
  • Close proximity to the village of Abberley

• At the end of a very long private driveway that winds its way through the accompanying land, this charming Grade II listed property is a truly exciting opportunity to create a dream rural retreat.

• Untouched for many years and retaining many of its original features the huge stone fireplaces and wide, expansive beamed ceilings of the main house possess a grand baronial character and charm.

• Traditional stone outbuildings offer further opportunity for conversion or to simply support the activities of a small agricultural holding or other country leisure and equestrian activities.

• This property provides the privacy and seclusion of the rural idyll whilst its close proximity to the village of Abberley and other nearby towns, maintains the delicate balance between rural charm and modern connectivity.

• The ground extends to approximately 56 acres and given the ‘light touch’ approach to management over the past several years, is a spectacular haven for wildlife.


The dining room
The dual aspect dining room is filled with natural light from both the front and rear windows, ensuring this characterful timber framed room is bright and welcoming. A huge inglenook fireplace with original beam and exposed stonework, radiates warmth to create a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.

Serving as the heart of the home, this room seamlessly connects to the other areas of the house, with doors leading to the sitting room and utility room, as well as a staircase providing access to the cellar below.


The sitting room
At the rear of the property lies a spacious, dual aspect sitting room which offers delightful views of the surrounding landscape, whilst a large inglenook fireplace and original beams add warmth and charm to the room.

A door leads to an additional room with a rear facing window and a built-in cupboard that provides convenient storage space.


The hallway
To the right of the sitting room, a hallway leads into the dining room, the ground floor bathroom, snug and kitchen. This practical lobby area also offers access to two sizeable built-in storage cupboards and staircases leading to the first floor.


The snug/office
With lovely views of the surrounding countryside and bathed in an abundance of natural light, this room is ideally suited as a cosy snug or as an office. The attractive tiled flooring further enhances the authentic charm of this versatile space.


The Kitchen
The spacious dual aspect kitchen awaits an update but offers the new owners a blank canvas to create their dream country kitchen for family time and informal entertaining.

This room is large enough to easily accommodate wall and floor mounted units, a central island and a large kitchen table and chairs.

A pantry cupboard, with a side aspect window provides storage space for food and additional appliances.

Windows to the front and rear flood the room with natural light ensuring the space feels light and airy. A door to the side grants access to the garden, further enhancing the kitchen’s practicality.


The utility room
The large and practical utility room not only benefits from ample space and plumbing to accommodate both a washing machine and dryer, but its functionality extends beyond laundry, and is the ideal location for muddy boots and pets returning from adventures in the surrounding countryside.

There is a window over the sink and a door to the front provides access to the outside.


The ground floor bathroom
This ground floor bathroom is currently fitted with a WC, washbasin, and bath but whilst functional, it is worth noting that the space will require refitting by the new owners to fully realise its potential.

A rear-facing window ensures the room benefits from natural light.


Boot room & Cellar
Accessible through a door at the rear of the utility room there is a convenient boot room and storage area with direct access to the rear garden. This space currently houses the boiler and features two windows on the side aspect.

The generously sized cellar has been thoughtfully divided into sections and provides ideal storage solutions for a variety of items.


The master bedroom
The spacious dual-aspect master bedroom is brimming with character and provides breath taking views of the surrounding countryside from both the front and rear facing windows.

Timber beams add to the period charm whilst recessed walk-in wardrobes provide plenty of storage and wardrobe space.

The secluded location away from the other bedrooms and the close proximity to the adjacent shower room, offers the potential to create a large and very special master en suite.


The shower room
Adjacent to the master bedroom, the spacious shower room, complete with a WC, bidet, washbasin and shower cubicle, presents an excellent opportunity for refurbishment.

Large enough to create a wonderful family bathroom, or alternatively, close enough to the master bedroom to create a spectacular en suite.


The loft space
The landing between the master bedroom and shower room features a staircase that ascends to a large loft space, and presents an exciting opportunity for conversion into a further bedroom, playroom or home office.


Bedroom two
This spacious double bedroom located at the far end of the landing is distinguished by its charming sloping ceiling. The rear facing window provides captivating views and ensures the room is light and airy.


Bedroom three
The third bedroom, currently utilised as a study, provides lovely views from its rear-facing window and could easily be reconfigured into a spacious single or a snug double bedroom.

With a staircase to the loft space there is the alternative and potentially exciting opportunity to transform it into a hobbies room or children’s playroom.


Bedroom four
This walk-through bedroom is another generously sized double room and features built-in storage and a window that overlooks the front aspect of the property.

This bedroom provides entry to the fifth bedroom via a small landing with a window and again offers the potential to create an impressive bedroom suite by converting bedroom five into an en suite and dressing room.


Bedroom five
A staircase ascends from the connecting landing to the fifth bedroom. This generously sized double room benefits from abundant natural light from a window to the side aspect, whilst access to the eaves provides additional storage options.


The outbuildings
The range of very attractive traditional outbuildings, constructed with stone and brick, include stabling, storage and workshop space. An open fronted garage with enough space to comfortably accommodate two cars is conveniently located close to the house.


The stables and stores
The stable block awaits updating, but currently consists of four generously sized stables, a tack room and feed store, and offers the new owners the opportunity of an exciting renovation project.

Accessed via the original stone steps at the rear of the barns, the original hay loft provides additional storage space or an opportunity for conversion, subject to the appropriate planning permissions.


The driveway
The long driveway, partly resurfaced, winds its way through the picturesque meadows until the front of the house is revealed. A cattle grid separates the front parking area from the meadows preventing any grazing livestock from venturing up to the house.


The ground
The rolling hills and picturesque vistas create an idyllic backdrop for this Grade II listed property, whilst currently serving as sheep grazing for neighbouring farmers, there is the potential to further enhance the habitat for the resident wildlife or to create more productive pastures for either equestrian or small holding activities.

The property has mains electricity, private spring water, an immersion heater, butane gas, an oil tank and a septic tank. The property also has broadband.

Council tax band G

Administration Fee - refundable on exchange

An administration 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 administration 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 administration 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 administration 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 administration 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 administration fees outlined above.