Shell is a small hamlet just north of the village of Himbleton situated between Droitwich and Inkberrow set within a patchwork of superb Worcestershire countryside enjoying the benefits of rural life with many established bridal paths, canal walks and cycle routes. Locally at Himbleton there is a first school, church and the popular Galton Arms and there is a shop in the neighbouring village of Crowle. Droitwich spa provides everyday services, shopping and amenities and there is also an excellent choice of both state and private schooling in the area including the renowned Bromsgrove School. The city of Worcester enjoys a greater range of shopping and amenities with many sports and social events such as premium rugby, horse racing and county cricket. The area is synonymous within the equestrian industry and the property is located within easy driving distance of Equine events at Hartpury College and Malvern Three Counties Showground. Good outriding and a number of local studs and high calibre competition yards are close-by. Communications are excellent with regular train connections to Birmingham, Cheltenham and London all available from Droitwich Spa station. The M5 access at Droitwich (Junction 5) and Worcester North (Junction 6) provides connections to the full Midlands motorway network with Birmingham International Airport and the National Exhibition Centre easily accessed.
Shell Mill Farm is a Grade II Listed farmhouse undoubtedly one of the principal houses in the area and believed to date back to the 16th Century offering spacious four-bedroom accommodation and substantial well-presented equestrian facilities. The front façade is attractive red brick and timber framing of the original period with a delightful sympathetic Victorian extension to the rear. The property of some 3,500 square feet has been updated o a high standard by the current owners retaining character features including internal timbers and fireplaces, complemented by contemporary kitchen and bathrooms. In the immediate vicinity of the farmhouse there are traditional and modern brick, and steel portal outbuildings providing garaging with studio/office, farm and garden storage and outstanding stabling with an adjacent paddock. There is a high specification international size (60m x 20m) manège, and, the well bounded paddock and pastureland totals approximately 16 acres.
Electric wrought iron gates open to a tree lined driveway which leads to a further gate with brick piers and stone ball finials leading to the house and a circular block paved parking and turning area with adjacent brick and tile outbuilding providing garaging and stabling. The traditional mellow red brick barns have been converted for garaging with three bays and roller shutter doors and a large studio/office close to the house providing an ideal 'working from home' facility. The modern brick built stables to the far end of the garaging are a major feature of the property. Built in keeping with the original barn they form one side of the courtyard in a block of four stables including a larger foaling box, a tack room, tacking up bay area & feed room all finished to a high standard. There is a gated passage with hay loft over leading to the principal paddock. The property is surrounded by lawn, a variety of shrubs and trees with a terraced area complete with ornamental pond to the rear. There is a traditional potting shed to the one side and an adjacent lawn with walled garden and a spectacular Willow tree. Across the drive is a modern steel portal barn to garage farm equipment and includes a raised height area with powered roller shutter doors for a horsebox lorry. The high specification international size (60m x 20m) menage has a wooden decked viewing area. There are six fields, well fenced for horses and stock, and close to the gardens there is a wildflower pasture and wild life pond.
There are an additional 5.8 acres of land available by separate negotiation.
House For SaleShell Mill Farm, Shell, Droitwich, Worcestershire
Offers in Excess of £1,500,000 Sold
*AVAILABLE FOR VIEWINGS* Stunning Grade II Listed farmhouse with substantial equestrian facilities within gardens and grounds of approximately 16 acres
- Drawing room, dining hall, sitting room, garden room
- Breakfast kitchen, utility room
- Master bedroom with dressing room & en-suite, 3 further bedrooms with en-suites
- Office and boot room, stables, tacking up bay, tack room, store
- Triple garage, tractor shed, lorry bay, potting shed
- In all approximately 7,354 sq ft
- Gardens, grounds & paddocks in all approximately 16 acres
- There are a further 5.8 acres of land available by separate negotiation