- Superb country property with a powerful presence.
- Around 8,071 sq ft, with a detached four bedroomed house.
- Gardens and Grounds of 24 acres.
Blakedown CofE Primary School (0.6mi.)
Offmore Primary School (1.8mi.)
St Oswald's CofE Primary School (1.8mi.)
A superb country property with a powerful presence, around 8,071 sq ft, with a detached four bedroomed house. Gardens and Grounds of 24 acres.
Six reception rooms, kitchen, two utilities and a pantry. First floor: master bedroom with en suite bathroom, sun room and balcony. Two further en suite double bedrooms, five further bedrooms, and family shower room. Second floor: two bedrooms, office, billiard room. Cellarage of five chambers including a wine cellar. Gardens and Grounds of 24 acres, Garage, double garage, triple open car port. Indoor Swimming pool.
Detached 4 bedroom ancillary accommodation, two reception rooms, kitchen.
Lot 2 available by separate negotiation.
Blakedown Railway Station 1 mile, Kidderminster 3.5, Hagley 5, Stourbridge 6, Bromsgrove 9, Birmingham city centre 16, Worcester 17, Birmingham Airport 32, London 128, M5 Junction 4 10 (all mileages are approximate).
Situation: Wannerton House is in an unrivalled and peaceful rural position, enjoying extensive views largely over its own land towards the Abberley Hills in the distance. Surrounding the residence, the land is pleasantly undulating and intercepted by various plantations and woodlands which provide an outstanding feature and a particularly attractive setting. The village of Blakedown offers a shop and post office, primary school, two public houses, church, railway station and golf club. There are a number of renowned schools locally including Winterfold School, Bromsgrove School, Swinford Hospital School, Stourbridge and RGS and Kings in Worcester.
Lot 1 Description: Wannerton House was built in 1924 and was cleverly designed to ensure that all principal rooms enjoy delightful southerly and westerly aspects across the adjoining farmland and woods. There is huge quality throughout, and this magnificent property is now in need of modernisation. The accommodation is ideally suited to the larger family and for entertaining, having many bedrooms and excellent reception rooms. There is the added benefit of a nearby modern four bedroomed cottage which could be used for staff or dependant relatives. The gardens and grounds including woodland surrounding
the house extend to a total area of around 23.94 acres.
The principal lot is approached from a long tarmac driveway, bordered by many flowering trees and shrubs, leading to a wide turning and parking area by the house. The main entrance is through heavy oak doors into a porch with a tiled floor, and a glazed inner doors open into a superlative oak panelled reception hall, an oak floor (now carpeted), a moulded plaster frieze. On the left is a very large cloakroom which contains two wash basins set in a vanity unit, a separate WC and extensive fitted cupboards. The exceptionally fine reception rooms were all carefully designed to enjoy a delightful outlook to the south and west. The main drawing room has pine panelled walls, an elegantly carved fireplace set in a marble surround and hearth and shelving and illuminated alcoves at each side with low cupboards; it has a polished oak floor, a fitted window seat and French windows leading into the garden room. The sitting room has a briquette fireplace with a copper canopy, windows to three aspects including a large window overlooking the gardens, oak panelling with concealed lighting, moulded frieze and ceiling decoration and built-in cupboards and shelving. The drawing room and sitting room open into each other to provide one outstanding room which is ideal for entertaining and was formerly used as a ballroom.
The study has light oak panelling with carved cornices, an oak boarded floor (now carpeted), a fitted bookcase and cupboards and in the corner an impressive stone fireplace with an inset oil painting of shipping scene by Frank Brangwyn RA and small built-in cupboards either side. There is also a large picture window to the terrace, a fitted window seat, and double doors leading into the garden room which has a stone paved floor and a sliding patio door to outside. The dining room has fine antique oak panelling, an oak boarded floor (now carpeted), a beautifully decorated ceiling, complimented by an ornate carved stone fireplace. It has serving door to the inner hall and a large window overlooking the gardens. The breakfast room has a bright feel, being a dual aspect room with views overlooking the gardens and is used for less formal dining.
The fitted kitchen has an extensive range of oak units with shelving, glazed display units and wine storage under a tiled worksurface. There is a ceramic sink with granite draining boards either side, an Aga five oven range with two hobs, a warming plate and an extractor over, a Stoves double electric oven with extractor over, an integrated dishwasher and a built-in table with a tiled top. The butler's pantry has a stainless steel sink unit with drawers and cupboards under and an extensive range of fitted cupboards with sliding drawers and cupboards under. There are two good sized utility rooms, the second of which has a wide range pf fitted cupboards, space and plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine and a double stainless steel sink unit. There is a further cloakroom to this end of the house and a door which leads out to the garage.
A fine oak panelled staircase leads to a long, well-lit gallery landing with fitted wardrobes and giving access to six good bedrooms and four bathrooms. The master bedroom is particularly impressive, having a walk-in cupboard, fitted wardrobes and French windows opening into the sun room which is ideal for use as a breakfast room or gym and leads onto the balcony enjoying views southwards towards the Abberley Hills. The en suite bathroom has tiled walls, a bath, shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, WC and bidet, windows on three sides, excellent cupboards and a connecting door
to the landing. Bedroom 2 has a window overlooking the gardens and a door into the en suite bathroom which has tiled walls, a bath, wash hand basin and WC along with a connecting door to the landing. Bedroom 3 has a large walk-in wardrobe and a glazed door to the balcony. The en suite bathroom has tiled walls, a bath, wash hand basin and WC. Bedroom 4 has a fitted wardrobe, wash hand basin and a window overlooking the gardens. Bedroom 5 has a wash hand basin and windows on two sides. Bedrooms 6 and 7 are both large single bedrooms and bedroom 7 benefits from a wash hand basin. The family shower room has tiled walls, a shower cubicle, two wash hand basins, a WC and bidet. Finally on this floor there is a linen room with a range of fitted cupboards and drawers and two WC's. A rear staircase leads from this end of the landing back down to the ground floor. A staircase leads to the second floor where a long landing gives access to two bedrooms, one having a small fireplace, a store room/office with a sink and a large billiards room with a bay window and small fireplace. There is access from the landing and several of the rooms to eaves and loft storage.
The cellarage comprises five main cellars, each with good head height, power and lighting and a lockable wine cellar. One cellar houses the Britannia oil fired boiler fitted with a Hopes automatic oil burner and also contains a log store. Steps lead from this room up to the garage.
On the ground floor near to the kitchen is a door leading into a covered garage with a pitched roof which has access into a workshop, store and fuel store containing two oil tanks. There are steps leading down to the cellar and a door into the double garage, which has two up-and-over doors and an inspection pit. There is also a three bay Oak framed car port, two sheds and a summerhouse with a garden store room to the rear.
The gardens and grounds are outstanding and have been carefully landscaped to form a delightful setting. The formal gardens include a terrace running the full length of the residence along the southwest side, with steps leading down to a tiered lawn planted with an enchanting selection of plants including spring bulbs, mature trees and shrubs. There is a lichgate to the far end of the garden providing the ideal spot to relax and enjoy a wonderful view of the house. There are some very mature trees including groups of conifers, intersected by woodland walks and paths. There is a small orchard with a plum, apple and pear tree beyond a small paddock ideal for sheep. A swimming pool house close to the main house is a wonderful feature and has a superb conservatory making the most of the amazing views over the surrounding land (please note, the pool and pool house are in need of repair). There is a lovely three tiered fountain along with a grotto and domed gazebo based on a similar feature at Chatsworth House, which has a water feature cascading down the steps. Beyond Lynwood Cottage is a large wildlife pond.
Lynwood Cottage was converted from the former squash court under architect's supervision and retains the original glazed panels in the roof. This house is also in need of some updating but could provide perfect accommodation for relatives or staff. On the ground floor a reception hall leads through to the dual aspect sitting room which has double doors leading out to the garden and stunning views over the farmland. There is an ornate wooden fireplace with cupboards and shelving to either side. The dining room has a window also making the most of the views and leads into the dual aspect kitchen, which is fitted with a range of units, a stainless steel sink and a tiled floor. A rear hall gives access to a walk-in boiler cupboard, further walk-in store cupboard and cloakroom. The first floor has excellent accommodation consisting of four bedrooms and a family bathroom. There are gardens to the front and rear of Lynwood Cottage.
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