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99.42 acres, Claverdon, Warwick, Warwickshire
For Sale - Guide Price £4,350,000

  • Pinley Abbey - Four bedroom period farmhouse
  • Abbey Court - Four bedroom barn conversion
  • Chapel Cottage - Two bedroom period cottage (currently let)
  • Pinley Abbey Cottage - Two/three bedroom period cottage (currently let)
  • Range of modern and traditional buildings
  • Extensive stabling
  • manège
  • Mature pastureland
  • In all about 99.42 acres

A truly unique Country Estate comprising four period residential properties, equestrian facilities, a range of buildings, mature pastureland set within about 99.42 acres.

Description



Situation

Pinley Abbey Estate is situated close to the hamlet of Pinley Green. Nearby Claverdon offers amenities for day to day requirements, including a village hall, community store, doctors'
surgery, public houses and Infant and Junior school. More extensive facilities are available in Stratford upon Avon, Henley-in-Arden and Warwick.

The attractive market town of Henley-in-Arden has a good range of shopping and recreational facilities, including veterinary surgeries, public houses, restaurants and a primary school. Stratford-upon-Avon, famed for its theatres and Shakespearean heritage, is readily accessible, as are Warwick and Leamington Spa.

The estate has good access to the motorway network with the M40 (J15) 5 miles away, linking to the M42, M5 and M6. Railway stations at Hatton and Warwick Parkway offer train links to
Birmingham and London Marylebone.

There are many excellent schools in the area including a primary school in Claverdon, Warwick Prep and public school, Kings High School for girls, The Croft prep near Stratford upon Avon, Stratford grammar school for boys and girls and local Henley High School.

Description

The Pinley Abbey Estate is a truly unique and very special property, with great historical and architectural interest. It has been in the same family ownership for many years.

The origins of the property date back to the 12th Century, with a Cistercian nunnery called Pinley Priory being originally located on the site. The majority of the current main house, Pinley Abbey,
dates from the mid-15th Century.

The Estate comprises four principle detached dwellings, three of which are Grade II* Listed, together with a further period barn conversion. All are presented in very good order throughout, with
many retained, preserved and original period features in each of the properties.

There is an extensive range of useful traditional and modern farm buildings, with potential for future alternative uses (subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents).

The property could suit either a lifestyle, agricultural or equestrian buyer, with a large number of stables plus indoor and outdoor arenas. The well maintained land is in a ring fence and mainly
pasture. In all the property extends to about 99.42 acres.

History of pinley Abbey Estate

"The remains of Pinley Priory are situated close to the Grade II* Listed Pinley Abbey.

Pinley Priory, also called Pinley Abbey, was a Cistercian nunnery in the parish of Rowington in Warwickshire, England. It was founded in the early 12th century and dissolved in 1536.

The site of the priory is now occupied by the lands and buildings of Pinley Abbey and only traces now survive of the original priory buildings.

The present Pinley Abbey , a Grade II* listed building, dates from the mid-15th century with later alterations. It incorporates part of a wall believed to have been part of an earlier monastic building, that also extends beyond it. To the north-west there is a cottage, originally 14th century but also later altered, that was probably once the priory guest house, also Grade II* listed. Various surviving earthworks, and re-used bits of masonry worked into later buildings, give further clues to the original complex."
(source: Wikipedia)

Pinley Abbey

This is currently the main family home. It is a very special property, with a wealth of preserved period features, giving it a unique historical feel.

The kitchen/breakfast room features an inglenook fireplace with Aga, stone tiled floor and ceiling beams, with an adjacent snug. The dining room has an inglenook fireplace with woodburner.
The drawing room is dual aspect with a stone surround fireplace. Completing the ground floor are a family room, utility room and cloakroom.

The first floor can be accessed via two wooden winder staircases, with panelling. There are four bedrooms (two of which have ensuite shower rooms), a dressing room and bathroom.

The house faces south with stunning views over its own gardens and mature grounds.

Pinley Abbey Cottage

Located adjacent to Pinley Abbey and fully renovated to a high specification throughout. The entrance hall leads to the kitchen/dining room with Aga. The sitting room has a feature inglenook
fireplace with woodburner. The family room could be utilised as an additional bedroom, with adjacent bathroom.

On the first floor there are two bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Abbey Court

A detached brick barn conversion providing spacious and comfortable living accommodation. The reception hall, with double height ceiling, gives access to the kitchen/breakfast room, with adjacent boot room and utility room. Completing the ground floor are a snug, with woodburner, and bedroom with ensuite shower room.

On the first floor there are three further bedrooms, a sitting room and bathroom.

Chapel Cottage

Recently restored and converted to provide a charming property. The kitchen/breakfast room leads through a stone arched doorway to the dining room. The successful addition of a glazed walkway links the sitting room, with a mezzanine space above, seamlessly to the rest of the property. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms with a shower room and a separate bathroom, all with high quality fixtures and fittings. The occupation of this dwelling is limited to holiday use only.

Gardens and Grounds

Each of the properties has their own designated garden areas, with Pinley Abbey having a large entertaining terrace, mature lawned garden with established borders and trees and fabulous views towards the moat and over the surrounding countryside. There are several seating areas to enjoy the rural setting.

Farm Buildings

Easily accessible across the courtyard from Pinley Abbey are an extensive range of both modern and traditional farm buildings and stabling extending to over 23,000 sq. ft.

Accessed via the private drive, the buildings include a traditional granary building with attached workshop, Dutch barn, extensive stabling and modern agricultural and traditional buildings suitable for a range of uses (subject to the necessary consents). The brick stables benefit from a tack room. There are currently around 29 loose box stables in all. The main concrete yard offers space for parking of agricultural and motor vehicles.

The modern agricultural buildings have been utilised within the successful stud business. Building 7 (see buildings plan) is currently utilised as an indoor school but may be suitable for a range of alternative uses (subject to the necessary consents). Save for the traditional brick stables, all other stabling is fully portable to provide further opportunities for alternative uses within the well-maintained modern buildings. The Dutch barn (building 1) is currently used for vehicle and general storage.

The outdoor manège benefits from a fibre sand and rubber surface, and measures approximately 40m x 20m. The manège is fully enclosed by post and rail fencing.

Land

The well maintained mature permanent pasture gently undulates and has been primarily used for the grazing of bloodstock as part of the stud business. There is mains water supply and the land is well served by internal tracks. Vehicular access to the eastern most fields is available off Pinley Green Road. All of the land parcels are well secured and fenced with post and rail fencing in the most part.

Land Type

The land is classified as Grade 3 according to the Natural England Regional Agricultural Land Classification Maps. The soils may be described as slowly permeable slightly acid but base-rich loamy and clayey soils. The land is generally suited to grass production growing a strong hay crop most years.

Scheduled Ancient Monument

The property includes a Scheduled Ancient Monument known as Pinley Priory covering much of the residential and buildings area. Further details are available upon request.

Basic Payment Scheme and Environmental Stewardship

Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements are claimed and included within the sale. The purchaser will commit to an indemnity to protect the vendor for any breaches of cross compliance for purchases within the scheme year. The land is also contained in a Mid Tier Countryside Stewardship scheme which ends in on 1st January 2027.

Sporting, Timber and Mineral Rights

The sporting, timber and mineral rights, so far as they are owned, are included within the freehold of the sale.

Fixtures and Fittings

All fixtures, fittings and furniture such as curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments and statuary are excluded from the sale. Some may be available by separate negotiation.

Services

Mains water and electricity are connected to all properties (including Three Phase to the buildings). Drainage is to a tested private septic tank system. LPG gas serves Pinley Abbey and Abbey Court. Pinley Abbey Cottage is served by electric heating with Aga and woodburner. Chapel Cottage is via an air source heat pump.

We understand that the current broadband download speed at all four properties to be around 28Mbps, however please note that results will vary depending on the time a speed test is carried out. The estimated fastest download speed currently achievable for the property postcode area is around 1000 Mbps (data taken from checker.ofcom.org.uk on 24/2/2023). Actual service availability at the property or speeds received may be different.

None of the services, appliances, heating installations, broadband, plumbing or electrical systems have been tested by the selling agents.

Tenure and Possession

Pinley Abbey Cottage and Chapel Cottage are subject to Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements. The remainder of the property is freehold and vacant possession with be given on completion.

Solicitors and data room

Lodders LLP
FAO James Spreckley

Please note a secure data room for the property containing the relevant Titles, plans, tenancy agreements, agricultural information, planning information, historical information has been prepared with access available through the solicitors.

Local Authority
Warwick District Council

Council Tax Band:
Pinley Abbey: G
Pinley Abbey Cottage: D
Abbey Court: G
Chapel Cottage: D

Public Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easements

The property is sold subject to all rights of way, wayleaves and easements whether or not they are defined in this brochure. There are two public footpaths crossing the land but not in close proximity to the dwellings.

Plans and Boundaries

The plans within these particulars are based on Ordnance Survey data and provided for reference only. They are believed to be correct but accuracy is not guaranteed. The purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and the extent of ownership. Neither the vendor nor the vendor's agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries or the ownership thereof.

Viewings

By strict appointment through Fisher German LLP.

Directions

Postcode – CV35 8ND
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From Junction 15 of the M40 head north on the B4463 towards Henley in Arden. Continue and then turn right along the A4189 towards Redditch and Claverdon. After 1.5 miles turn right along Norton Curlieu lane, turn right along Dark Lane, turn left towards Pinley and continue for 2 miles, through Pinley Green. The driveway entrance will be found on the left hand side.

Square Footage: 7962 sq ft
Acreage: 99.42 Acres

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