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Upper Norchard Farm, Dunley, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, DY13

4 bedroom detached house for sale

A wonderful country home with excellent facilities in a stunning setting of approximately 7.83 acres. Enjoying far reaching views across Worcestershire this impressive home has an abundance of charm, both inside and outside.

Extended Period Property with Magnificent Views
Master Suite with Dressing Area & Ensuite
Three Further Bedrooms, One Ensuite
Family Bathroom
Detached Two Room Annex with Bathroom
Stable Yard with Stables, Tack, Feed, Storage & Garaging

Upper Norchard Farm is an extremely impressive Grade II Listed country house located in a quiet rural area enjoying magnificent and far reaching views over North Worcestershire.

The property is situated off a private lane, accessed from Netherton Lane, between the villages of Dunley and Abberley. This impressive home sits in around 7.83 acres of beautiful gardens and paddocks. Detached from the main house is an attractively designed two bedroom annex with fitted bathroom above a large garage which also accommodates the log store and a generator room. There is a separate stable block with 3-4 stables, a tack and feed room, office space and a large garage.

Upper Norchard Farm sits approximately 2 miles from the much sought after village of Abberley which has a primary school, village shop and post office as well as the highly regarded Abberley Hall School and The Manor Arms, offering dining and accommodation. In nearby Great Witley there is a Doctor's surgery, school, post office and village shop.

The village of Dunley is 1.7 miles from the property where further services are to be found including a Public House and Fields Service Station with convenience store. The large riverside towns of Bewdley (6.1 miles) and Stourport-on-Severn (4 miles) are easily accessible with more comprehensive facilities and amenities. The Cathedral City of Worcester is approximately 15 miles and Birmingham is a comfortable commute in around an hour.

The House
It is understood that the original property dates back to the 16th Century, however it was significantly extended and enhanced in 2010 by the current owners. The property's timber frame design was replicated throughout with green oak to turn this farm house into a superb family home. Approached from a private (no through) lane via the electronic gates, the house stands proudly within its own grounds. Block paved parking areas provide ample space for a number of cars.

The entrance hall is a fine reception room in its own right, with exposed beams, leaded light windows to three elevations. This room also provides access to the cellar. A further doorway leads to the sitting room. This elegant room is some 30.9 feet in length with an imposing Inglenook fireplace housing a Clearview log burning stove with Welsh granite hearth. At the one end is a timber glazed bay recess with window seats and French doors opening out onto the garden.

The dining room is simply stunning, one wall is almost entirely glazed with over-sized double doors providing access to an al fresco dining terrace which makes the most of the magnificent panoramic views over the garden, the grounds and the countryside beyond. Double bi-fold oak doors open up to the kitchen, this feature allows the dining room to be separated from the kitchen or to be opened to provide one incredible entertaining space.

The kitchen is a most impressive family room, carefully designed to ensure a stylish and efficient core of the home, with light flooding in from large windows. The three-oven gas fired AGA, with an attached AGA module providing two further electric ovens and a gas hob, sits proudly at one end. Solid granite work surfaces flow throughout and the exceptionally large granite peninsular is a very useful addition, dividing the room into two halves, one of which offers ample dining space and a comfortable seating area. The fitted kitchen units include a glazed dresser, deep pan and crockery drawers and an integrated dishwasher, along with extensive wine racks fitted to the oak beams which are a particularly fine feature. A large full height bay window with window seats has double doors which open out onto the elevated terrace and gardens.

Beyond the kitchen, a rear hall leads to a good sized utility room which is complemented by a walk-in pantry. A small boot room leads through to a fitted cloakroom with WC and hand wash basin. There is also a door to the garden.

From the reception hall, a returning staircase leads to a galleried landing providing a quiet reading/study area. Further accommodation is accessed by weaving through the timber frame of the property which adds a real sense of historic charm. A double guest bedroom, with windows to the front of the property and intricate detailing wiithin the timber structure, has far reaching views. The guest bedroom suite comprises of a large double bedroom, dressing area with fitted wardrobe and an impressive fully tiled en-suite with bath, separate shower, WC and wash hand basin set in oak vanity units. A further guest bedroom benefits from an abundance of fitted wardrobes with bespoke oak doors providing an attractive feature.

The family bathroom is well appointed with oak flooring, fitted units, a free standing roll top bath, WC and wash basin.

The master bedroom suite is truly impressive, having large South facing windows on three aspects making the most of the delightful outlooks. A private hallway leads to a large bedroom with an equally generous dressing area with fitted oak wardrobes. The large en-suite benefits from a free standing roll top bath, separate oversized shower, fitted oak vanity units with double wash basins and WC. An integrated television is also a feature of the bathroom.

The Annex and Detached Garage
In 2010 a substantial and attractively designed annex and garage were built within the grounds of the property. The garage space can comfortably accommodate two vehicles and there is an open log store to the front. A diesel fuelled generator (13 KVA) is housed in a separate room at the rear which provides emergency power to the whole property. This room also accommodates the boiler for the annex. A private entrance leads to an enclosed stairway to the first floor which has two bedrooms and a fully furnished bathroom. The Annex would be ideal for a dependent relative, as a teenager's bedroom suite, office space, home gym or possibly Airbnb lettings (subject to relevant consent). The annex is privately situated within its own garden area to the rear.

Outside
The property sits within approximately 7.83 acres of gardens and paddocks. The house is surrounded by immaculate lawns and terraces, one of which provides a spectacular setting for entertaining with views reaching as far as Bredon Hill, some 35 miles distant. A former manege (140x70) is now laid to grass and sits proudly above the paddock, this could be easily reinstated if desired.

To the centre of the paddock is an attractive dell, a haven for wildlife. Throughout the grounds are a variety of species of mature trees including Silver Birch, British Oak, Cork Willow, Beech, Fir, Magnolia, Eucalyptus, Holly, Hornbeam and Pine. Bordering the entertaining terrace is a small orchard with a variety of fruit trees including Worcestershire Black Pear. Further fruit trees are located throughout the grounds. The paddock is gently sloped in parts and provides excellent pasture.

The Stables
The stable yard is surrounded on three sides by the timber framed stable block. There are currently three stables available with a fourth utilised for equipment and treatment centre for the bore hole which provides water to the whole property. A further stable has been converted into an office, however this could easily be reverted or would be ideal as a tack room. A simple tack room and feed room complete the equestrian facilities. Attached to the stables is a large garage which can accommodate up to four cars but is currently used to store agricultural and horticultural equipment. Importantly, the stable yard can be accessed independently from both the front and rear drives of the property.

GENERAL REMARKS AND STIPULATIONS
All items not specifically mentioned within the confines of these sales details are excluded from the sale. The property will be sold subject to, and with the benefit of, all easements, rights of way and wayleaves.

The vendors are related to a staff member of Nock Deighton 1831 (Ltd).

Viewings
Strictly by appointment through the sole selling agent: Nock Deighton 01562 745082.

Direction:
From Stourport-on-Severn, proceed out of town over the river bridge on Bridge Street A451 and continue onto Dunley Road. After approximately 2 miles (before Fields Service Station) turn right into Heightington Lane. After 0.5 mile turn left into Netherton Lane/Road, signed Abberley. After 0.6 mile turn right by large barn onto private tarmacadam lane where Upper Norcharrd Farm will be found on the left at the top of the hill.

From Worcester, go North-East on the A443 Tenbury Road through Hallow, Holt Heath to Great Witley from here turn right signed Stourport. After 300 yards, at the T junction, turn right. At Dunley turn left signposted Heightington. Go for 0.5 of a mile and turn left into Netherton Lane/Road, signed Abberley. After 0.6 mile turn right by large barn onto a private tarmacadam lane where Upper Norchard Farm will be found on the left at the top of the hill.

From Stourport-on-Severn, proceed out of town over the river bridge on Bridge Street A451 and continue onto Dunley Road. After approximately 2 miles (before Fields Service Station) turn right into Heightington Lane. After 0.5 mile turn left into Netherton Lane/Road, signed Abberley. After 0.6 mile turn right by large barn onto private tarmacadam lane where Upper Norcharrd Farm will be found on the left at the top of the hill.

From Worcester, go North-East on the A443 Tenbury Road through Hallow, Holt Heath to Great Witley from here turn right signed Stourport. After 300 yards, at the T junction, turn right. At Dunley turn left signposted Heightington. Go for 0.5 of a mile and turn left into Netherton Lane/Road, signed Abberley. After 0.6 mile turn right by large barn onto a private tarmacadam lane where Upper Norchard Farm will be found on the left at the top of the hill.

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