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7.48 acres, Cleeve Road, Bidford-on-Avon, Alcester, B50, Warwickshire
Sold (STC) - Guide Price £1,450,000

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 4 reception rooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 7.48 acres
  • Outbuildings
  • Period
  • Detached
  • Equestrian
  • Garden
  • Restored

Believed to date from around 1930 and extensively renovated in 2001 to provide a large family house of around 4,400 sq ft, the house stands in an attractive garden with pond and island, with a range of buildings including an oak framed three-car open fronted garage with stylish clock tower and weather vane, three-car carport, a range of stables with barn, tack room and store and four grass paddocks. A further barn has previously had planning consent for conversion to 2 bedroom ancillary accommodation.

The property has attractive architectural features including double glazed Georgian style hardwood windows and hardwood ornate panelled doors and architraves, tiled bathrooms and shower rooms.

The detached brick and tiled property is approached through electric double wrought iron gated to a parking area, with steps up to the front door with stained glass panel. Dining/reception hall with oak floor, wide hardwood staircase rising, cloakroom off and study with fitted workspace and shelving, double doors to a drawing room with open fireplace, with windows to either side, and annexe office area with large Velux windows. The drawing room opens with wide double doors into a large hardwood and glazed south and west facing conservatory with a flagstone floor, two pairs of French doors to the garden and patio, rattan roof blinds and fan and double doors to the large kitchen/breakfast room which has a range of painted kitchen units, double glazed sink, four-oven gas Aga with a gas four-ring hob, integrated dishwasher and wine cooler, American fridge/freezer, granite worktops and island unit incorporating a breakfast bar. Utility room with glazed sink units and plumbing for washing machine and dryer.

A staircase from the office area descends to the lower ground floor, formerly garaging, with understairs storage, and a lovely snooker room, partly oak panelled to dado height and with some exposed brick walling, display area and double doors to the parking area. And with a brick vaulted wine cellar with brick and stone wine bins along one wall and flagstone floor.

Also off the office area is access to the principal bedroom suite, with the main bedroom, with fitted hardwood fronted wardrobes and storage, and with double doors to a balcony with glazed balustrade, overlooking the garden. Dressing area with dressing table, walk in clothes closet and en suite bathroom with large spa bath, separate shower, wc and twin marble basins with a cupboard under.

The main staircase rises to a large bright landing with oak floor with an oak and glazed lantern over the stairwell. Double bedroom 2 has fitted wardrobe and an en suite shower room with twin basins. Double bedroom 3 has a walk in closet and en suite bathroom with free standing claw foot bath. There are 2 further double bedrooms and a family shower room.

Behind the house is a large lawned garden, with shrub beds, birch tree and pond with pump for water circulation, an island and summer house with a tall roadside hedge. A large flagged patio area has steps leading up to a wisteria-clad pergola, with cascade water feature.
The land is divided into four paddocks and laid to grass with hedge or post and rail fencing and water troughs. The courtyard entrance to the property is accessed off Bickmarsh Lane, a quite road for riding and hacking.

Accessed by a separate entrance with electric double wooden gates is the range of buildings with a concrete and gravelled yard.. Against the house is a large open sided store with a tiled roof and a modern oak-framed open-fronted triple garage . A further timber building provides covered storage for 3 further vehicles. Timber range of stables, fodder store, barn and tackroom with eaves overhang to the front. A further enclosed barn/workshop has access to a mezzanine over part. This building has previously had planning consent from Wychavon District Council for conversion to provide ancillary residential accommodation.

Located on the edge of the hamlet of Marlcliff between Barton and Cleeve Prior, in an elevated position with extensive views. The nearby village of Barton has a village pub and Bidford-on- Avon has a supermarket, chemist, post office, bakery, butchers, dentist, health centre and popular riverside restaurant. Welford-on-Avon, about 5 miles away, provides a good village shop, two fine dining gastro pubs and a village school. More extensive shopping and leisure facilities can be found in Stratford-upon- Avon, Evesham, Leamington Spa and Cheltenham.

The area has a range of excellent state, private and grammar schools to suit most requirements including Stratford upon Avon Grammar Schools, Alcester Grammar School, The Croft Prep School in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick Prep and Public School and Kings High School for girls.

For the commuter there is easy access to Birmingham to the north and London to the south with a choice of the M40, M5 or trains from both Evesham, Stratford-upon-Avon an


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