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The Green, Stanford Bridge, Worcestershire

Guide price £950,000


A handsome Grade II Listed detached property with a range of period outbuildings with development potential standing in approx 2.65 acres of gardens and grounds in a stunning rural location

  • 3 reception rooms, kitchen with Aga, rear hall with utility room & separate pantry
  • Billiard room & separate study/office
  • Extensive cellarage
  • 7 bedrooms, 2 family bathrooms
  • Self-contained annex with open plan living area & en-suite bathroom
  • Stunning gardens & grounds extending to 2.65 acres
  • Detached Listed barn with planning potential
  • Tennis Court & garaging
  • Additional outbuildings with former indoor pool, changing room/games room, stores & cellarage
  • In all main house extending to approx. 8,855 sq ft & internal gross area of the outbuildings extending to 3,120 sq ft



Situation
The Green is situated in an elevation position on the fringe of this popular village which stands on the River Teme and offers a wealth of facilities including a deli, butcher shop, greengrocer, hairdressers and tea shop as well as a church. Nearby Great Witley provides further local amenities including a post office, petrol station, doctor's surgery and primary school. In nearby Upper Sapey there is the very popular pub, The Baiting House as well as the highly regarded Upper Sapey Golf Course and the famous Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, being the oldest motorsport venue and event still held on its original course.
More extensive retail, social and cultural facilities can be found within the cathedral city of Worcester or the beautiful market town of Tenbury Wells, which has a number of individual shops and the wonderful art deco theatre and cinema. The south Shropshire town of Ludlow is also within easy reach and boasts several restaurants which appear within the Michelin guide as well as a wide variety of independent shops.


Worcester also enjoys premiership rugby, county cricket and horse racing and The property is well-positioned for great schooling including exclusive Abberley Hall Preparatory School which is a few minutes away. The renowned Chantry High School at Martley is within easy reach, with RGS and Kings being found in nearby Worcester and additional excellent independent schooling in Malvern.


For commuting, the M5 motorway can be accessed at Junctions 5 or 6, giving routes into Birmingham or the West Midlands. Train services are available in Kidderminster, Hartlebury and Worcester, with routes to Birmingham and London.


Description
This handsome detached period property is believed to date back in parts to 1793 and has many character features and an abundance of space as well as incorporating a separate annex and is a brilliant family home. Steps lead down from the driveway to the canopied porch and entrance door leading through to the part panelled hallway with an original decorative tiled floor, impressive staircase and separate cloakroom. The elegant drawing room has a high ceiling with cornicing, sash windows overlooking the rear garden and a feature minster stone fireplace with display arched recesses to each side. There is a less formal family room/playroom which also overlooks the rear garden and has a quarry tiled floor. The dining room is at the front of the property having sash windows with original shutters and an inglenook fireplace with an inset brick fireplace and a door leads through to the office/study which has a door to the front and is ideal for home working. Steps lead up to the billiard room which also has a bar and access to the front of the property. The part wainscoted breakfast kitchen has an excellent range of fitted units with granite worktops, a stone floor, sash window overlooking the rear garden with a window seat and a recess running the width of the kitchen with a decorative mantle and housing the cream two oven Aga, adjacent Whirlpool double oven and separate Agamatic oil fired boiler. The rear hall has a quarry tiled floor, secondary staircase to the annex and a door to the garden as well as access to the laundry/utility room and the separate pantry which has extensive shelving, original cold shelves with arched terracotta wine storage under. The cellarage is accessed externally from the rear garden as well as from under the main stairs and is extensive.


From the hallway the part panelled staircase leads up to the first floor landing where there are four double bedrooms all with high ceilings and a part tiled family bathroom with a sash window to the front exposed floor timbers, a white suite and a fully tiled shower recess. From one of the bedrooms there is a door leading through to the annex which can also be accessed by the secondary staircase from the rear hall. It is self-contained and has an open plan living/bedroom area with views over the front lawn, a kitchenette with fitted units, a circular sink unit and fitted Neff two ring hob and separate oven and an en-suite bathroom. On the second floor there are three further attic bedrooms all with lovely far reaching views, a family bathroom with a corner bath and a large walk-in store room.


Grounds and Gardens
The Green stands in an elevated position and is nestled in a wonderful rural setting in the heart of the Teme Valley and is approached over a sweeping driveway to the front of the property. The grounds to the front are laid to lawn with magnificent mature trees to include cedar and oak which line the driveway and there is a feature pool. Adjacent to this is a detached listed barn currently providing garaging and storage with an open plan upper floor. This has fantastic conversion potential subject to obtaining the necessary planning permission and in fact planning permission was granted in January 2015 (Application number: 14/01599/FUL) but has since lapsed.


To the front of the main residence there is a small single storey brick and tiled barn with stores and the workings of the original well head.


To the rear the garden is south facing and is part walled with a terrace running the width and side of the house and gentle sloping lawns beyond. There is a level area perfect for creating a further patio area or a more formal garden or alternatively into a kitchen garden. A flight of stone steps leads up to the tennis court which is well screened form the garden by a Virginia creeper clad wall.


There are a further range of outbuildings with extensive cellarage and garden/stores and above on the first floor there is a former pool room with a balcony and an adjacent changing area/games room. Whilst there is no access at the moment there is potential to link the billiard room in the main residence to these outbuildings to form a suite of rooms with huge versatility and scope for many uses.


The gardens and grounds in total extend to approximately 2.65 acres.

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