Catherton Farm House, Catherton Road, Cleobury Mortimer, Kidderminster.
DY14 0LJ Price: £995,000
Bedroom/s Bathroom/s Lounge/s Acreage
5 3 4 15ac
bedroom/s bathroom/s reception/s grounds

Contact property agent:

Hereford Office
01432 344 779
hereford@bill-jackson.co.uk

An attractive farmhouse with outstanding facilities in a fine rural position 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 (subject to consents). About 8.3 acres of paddocks with lake.

 

Lot 2: About 6.7 acres of land About 15 acres in all available as a whole or in two lots

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 climbercovered

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 fora 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.

 

Lot Two

About 6.7 acres of south facing grassland located opposite the house.

 

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.

Floor Plan