Church Lane, Norton, Worcester

£895,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 7
A striking grade II listed Georgian farmhouse with a range of outbuildings and large gardens situated on the edge of the city with fantastic access to the motorway and the forthcoming Worcestershire Parkway. The accommodation which extends to over 5800 sqft comprises; reception hall, sitting room, dining room, drawing room, farmhouse breakfast kitchen, large utility/boot room, rear porch/conservatory, two cloakrooms, and cellars. To the first floor; master bedroom with dressing room and en-suite bathroom, two further double bedrooms, family shower room. To the second floor; four further double bedrooms, bathroom, kitchenette and storage. Externally are a wide range of outbuildings to include; traditional brick built barn comprising; garaging, two stables and storage with a hayloft over, plus a seven bay cart barn, double garage, open barn storage, and a detached two story bothy. The property sits in large mature gardens in excess of an acre with a return driveway to the fore, terrace and landscaped gardens, a large wildlife pond and paddock available by separate negotiation. There is no onward chain and viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the size, and versatility of property on offer.

SITUATION

Newlands Farm occupies a position on the edge of the village of Norton just 3 miles to the South of the city of Worcester. The situation is ideal for access to junction 7 of the M5, and the forthcoming Worcestershire Parkway which will link the Cotswold and Cross Country lines at Norton. The village itself has a busy sports club, home to Worcester Cricket Club, the Retreat Public House, and garden centre. The village centre is dominated by the imposing red brick Victorian Norton Barracks, home to the Worcestershire Regiment, prior to being decommissioned and converted to private apartments in the 1990's, but still present in all it's glory overlooking the cricket pitch. The city of Worcester provides a wide range of cultural, entertainment and sporting opportunities from the Cathedral, Swan Theatre, Worcester Race Course, County Cricket ground and Premiership Rugby Team. Schooling is excellent both in the state and private sector including Kings School Worcester and the Royal Grammar School. Slightly further afield, are the iconic Malvern Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty offering a wide range of walks combined with fabulous views, and the vibrant town of Cheltenham, home of the Gold Cup.

Worcester 3 miles

Malvern 9 miles

Cheltenham 26 miles

Birmingham 31 miles

London 130 miles

NEWLANDS FARM

Newlands Farm dates back to the 1700's with the Georgian front added in the 1800's. The property's moat however suggests that there would have been a Medieval farmstead prior to this. The property is accessed via a return gravel driveway with a mature hedge screen to the fore and magnificent Cedar giving access to the double garage and main residence.

To the ground floor is a wide reception hall with cornicing, Minton tiled floor and Georgian staircase leading to the first floor. To the front are the Georgian drawing room, and dining room, with wide sash windows, marble fireplaces, dado and picture rails and exposed wooden floorboards. The older sitting room to the rear has a large inglenook fireplace, flagstone floors and views over the rear garden and bothy. The farmhouse kitchen with ample storage and built in pantry, has a wide range of appliances, breakfast bar and space for a large table. Steps lead down from the kitchen to a large boot room/utility with further storage off and separate visitors' and gardeners' cloakrooms. A rear hall and small conservatory give access via steps to the rear garden. There are four large cellars below, currently accessed externally, but with potential to reinstate the internal staircase from the rear hall.

To the first floor is the master bedroom with separate dressing room and full en-suite bathroom, two further double bedrooms, and a family shower room.

To the second floor are four bedrooms, a refitted full bathroom, kitchenette and storage.

OUTBUILDINGS

Newlands Farm has retained a number of it impressive and useful outbuildings. These include; a seven bay cart barn, the last two bays of which have been enclosed to provide secure tractor storage. A large traditional brick barn, open in part to give spacious covered storage, two stables, storage and a large garage with a hayloft over the majority, offering scope for further uses subject to planning. A detached two storey bothy sits behind the property towards the centre of the rear gardens, has a covered deck to the side, and overlooks the large wildlife pond. The bothy has two storage rooms on the ground floor and an external staircase leading to the first floor which has been converted to give a gym/office with vaulted ceiling. Accessed from the front of the property is another double garage leading onto the front drive.

GARDENS AND GROUND

The front of the property has a return gravel driveway with brick entrance posts displaying Newlands Farm to each side. the formal lawn is screened from the road by mature hedging and an impressive cedar tree is believed to have been planted at the time the property was built. The rear gardens sit around the central wildlife pond and bothy and are mostly laid to lawn with paved terraces adjacent to the house. The garden contains a wide range of mature trees and planting including a formal statue parterre garden with low box hedging. To the side of the garden is part of the original moat.

Beyond the garden is a small paddock laid to pasture which is available by separate negotiation.

PRACTICALITIES

Services: Mains electricity. Private water. Private drainage via a septic tank. Oil fired central heating. Photovoltaic panels provide electricity which has returned an average of £761 over the past six years.

Local authority: Wychavon District Council - 01386 565000

Schooling: Worcestershire LEA - 01905 763763

www.worcestershire.gov.uk for state schools

www.isc.co.uk for independent private schools

Council Tax: Band G

DIRECTIONS

From Junction 7 of the M5 proceed towards Pershore on the Whittington Road. Take the first right into Woodbury Lane signposted Littleworth and Norton. Continue onto Church Lane and passing St James Church on the left hand side. After passing under the M5 the property can be found on the left hand side as indicated by the Allan Morris 'For Sale' board. To arrange a viewing or with any queries please call us on 01684 561411 or email malvern@allan-morris.co.uk

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