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Catherton Farmhouse

Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, England, DY14 0LJ

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Impressive equestrian property in a glorious setting located within the Shropshire/Worcestershire borders; superb range of barns (with development potential) & 8.3 acres (further 6.7 acres by sep.neg.).

Summary

  • Large entrance hall, Sitting room/study, Drawing room, Dining/garden room, Kitchen/breakfast room.

  • Utility/boot room/back hall, Cloakroom, Larder, Dairy, Cellar.

  • Master bedroom suite & dressing room, four further bedrooms, Family bathroom.

  • Enclosed well maintained mature garden.Indoor swimming pool with changing room, shower and mezzanine seating area.

  • L-shaped range of Stone Barns (scope for alt use – Hol. lets, B & B, res. conversion – sub to PP)

  • 7 Stables, 3 pony boxes, feed room, tack room, large tie-up & wash barn.

  • Potential for first floor flat/grooms’ accommodation. Dutch Barn, Office, Potting Shed.
  • 8.3 acres. A further 6.7 acres available by sep.negotiation
  • 8.30 Acres
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bath/Shower rooms
  • Manege
  • Stabling
  • Paddock / Land
  • Tack Room
  • Barn
  • Outbuildings
  • Horsebox Parking
  • Ancillary Accommodation

Location Map

Plans

Description

Cleobury Mortimer 2 miles, Tenbury Wells 11 miles, Ludlow 11.5 miles, Kidderminster 15 miles, Worcester 25 miles.

Large entrance hall | Sitting room/study | Drawing room | Dining/garden room | Kitchen/breakfast room
Utility/boot room/back hall | Cloakroom | Larder | Dairy | Cellar | Master bedroom suite | Four further bedrooms
Family bathroom

Indoor swimming pool with changing room, shower and mezzanine seating area.

Enclosed well maintained mature garden.

L-Shaped range of stone built barns incorporating: 7 Stables, 3 pony boxes, feed room, tack room, large tie-up & wash barn, potential for first floor flat/grooms’ accommodation, potting shed | Manège | Office | Enclosed 4 bay Dutch barn.

Scope for a range of alternative uses within the outbuildings such as holiday let / B & B business or residential conversion (subject to relevant planning permissions). NB – The barns have had a now lapsed planning consent for residential conversion.

About 8.3 acres of paddocks with lake & about 6.7 acres of further land are available by separate negotiation.

Location
Catherton Farmhouse enjoys a wonderfully peaceful situation, benefiting from far reaching views over its own land and beyond. Nearby is the market town of Cleobury Mortimer with a wealth of everyday facilities and amenities including independent shops, supermarkets and doctors’ surgery. Locally there is a good choice of independent and state schools. A little further afield is the historic town of Ludlow which is renowned for its architecture, fine dining and vibrant festivals.

Communications in the area are excellent with the A4117 providing access to Kidderminster with train links to Birmingham and beyond. The surrounding countryside offers many recreational opportunities. For the equestrian
user there is access to miles of superb outriding via the local country lanes and bridleway network. Hunting is with the Ludlow Hunt. There is regular racing at both Ludlow and Hereford as well as golf courses at Ludlow and
Cleobury Mortimer.

Directions
From Ludlow head towards Kidderminster on the A4117. On arrival at Cleobury Mortimer, turn left off the main road at the traffic lights into Catherton Road. Continue for approximately 2.1 miles and where the road bears sharp left Catherton Farmhouse is located on the right denoted by the name plaque.

The Property
Catherton Farmhouse is Grade II listed and is believed to date from 18th Century with later extensions and boasts a host of period features including exposed wall and ceiling timbers, fireplaces and feature stone walls. The current owners have greatly enhanced the house over nearly 25 years to create a truly delightful home offering extremely flexible accommodation arranged over two floors.

The reception rooms are located off the large entrance hall which boasts a quarry tiled floor and feature fireplace housing a woodburning stove. The sitting room/study currently overlooks the front garden and neighbouring countryside, whilst the drawing room has dual aspect windows flooding the room with natural light. The delightful country kitchen/breakfast room is triple aspect, with a good variety of fitted storage units, a four oven Aga along with a back-up gas cooker. There is an adjacent utility, boot room and a cloakroom.

The well-proportioned dining/garden room has a vaulted ceiling, a Clearview woodburning stove and French doors opening to the enclosed rear garden with paved patio, terrace and access to the indoor swimming pool.

On the first floor, the master bedroom suite includes a dressing room with fitted wardrobes and storage, together with an ensuite bathroom with a separate shower. There are four further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Catherton Farmhouse is an attractive family home which has been tastefully and neutrally decorated throughout. There is planning permission for an extension to the house should additional space be required.

Outside
The house is approached off a quiet country road through an entrance off a sweeping driveway enclosed by a stone wall and bordered with a variety of flowering and herbaceous beds. To the rear of the property is an enclosed garden with lawn, paved patio and separate paved terrace in front of the pool house. There is also
a tranquil raised deck area under a climber covered pergola; the seating area is perfectly placed to enjoy far-reaching countryside views.

Outbuildings & Equestrian Facilities
Located to the side and behind Catherton Farmhouse, with access through a separate gated entrance, are the stables and yard. There are seven stables (with an access at the rear to the manège) and a feed room together
with three pony stables, located in a separate single storey stone barn, with a potting shed/store.

A large stone barn with full height doors provides a covered tie-up and wash down area for horses, a secure tack room and potential for a flat/grooms’ accommodation at first floor level. Located to the side of the manège is an
enclosed 4-bay Dutch barn along with side lean-tos, the barn houses 2 further stables and offers scope for more.
The manège is floodlit and measures approx. 36m x 20m with a silica sand and fibre granule surface.

There is a separate log cabin office alongside the manège.

The Land
The land lies to the north of the house and benefits from its own vehicular access. It amounts to about 8.3 acres comprising wellfenced paddocks and a well-stocked coarse fishing lake.

The vendors have erected a range of equestrian cross-country jumps around the paddocks.

NB – there is an additional 6.7 acre paddock of south facing grassland located opposite the house that is available to be purchased by separate negotiation.

General
Services: Mains water and electricity; private drainage to septic tank; oil fired central heating; Bottled gas for 2nd cooker. Fibre optic broadband is available to the office (not connected). Solar panels.

Local authority: Shropshire Council: 01345 678 9000. Council tax: Band F.
Fixtures and fittings: Only those items known as fixtures and fittings will be included in the sale. Certain items such as garden ornaments, carpets and curtains may be available by separate negotiation.

Wayleaves, rights of way and easements: The property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements and rights of way, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

Agents’ note: 1) Planning permission to extend the house was granted in 1999 Reference: SS/1/99/10611/LD.
2) A neighbour enjoys a right of access over part of the track to Lot 2.

Viewing strictly by the agents

Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Jackson Equestrian 01743 491979.

JACKSON PROPERTY for themselves and the vendors of the property, whose agents they are, give notice that these particulars, although believed to be correct, do not constitute any part of an offer of contract, that all statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility and are not to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact and that they do not make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property. An intending purchaser must satisfy himself by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained in these particulars. The agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixture, fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order, or fit for their purpose, neither has the agent checked legal documents to verify the freehold/leasehold status of the property. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from their solicitor or surveyor.