Pudleston, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0QY | Property for sale | Savills
48 Ac(19.42 Ha)
Excess of £5,000,000(€5,959,315)

PudlestonLeominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0QY

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Tudor Gothic Mansion
  • Private cinema complex
  • Leisure complex with swimming pool
  • Cottages & lodges providing substantial Airbnb income
  • Ornamental lake, cascading ponds, parkland and woodland extending to about 49 acres
  • Available as a whole or in two lots

An immaculate castellated mansion offering complete privacy with three cottages, set in 48 acres. Four further cottage available by separate negotiation.

About this property

  • Pudleston Court, Listed Grade II, was built in 1846 in Tudor gothic style and is constructed of the pink sandstone typical of this area. The castellated turrets, stone entrance portico and leaded mullioned windows are striking features of this grand but magical house.

    The pair of lodges at the head of the drive frame the iron gates leading to Pudleston Court. The half mile long sweeping driveway leads through mown parkland past the ornamental lakes with fountain to a gravelled parking area to the front of the house. A large oak door under a stone portico leads to:
    The Entrance Hall with large fireplace, oak panelling, shelves and cupboards. This leads through to the full height, galleried Reception Hall which is the centre axis for the house and an impressive room for entertaining. The Reception Hall opens into The Staircase Hall with a grand oak staircase sweeping to the first floor. In addition a door leads to the rear hall with Guest Cloakroom and a glazed door leading to the rear courtyard.

    Off the Reception Hall is the Drawing Room with a large bay window providing views over the gardens, grounds and parkland beyond. The Library is panelled with fitted shelves and cupboards and a large fireplace to one end. The North Hall leads to the ornamental garden, the Sitting Room with large windows framing the views, Dining Room with a superb angel frieze to the ceiling and full length glazed display cabinets which are also viewed from the Hall. A door leads through to the Kitchen/Domestic Quarters comprising a Lift to the first floor, Butlers Pantry, large Office with ceiling lantern providing abundant natural light and a door to the rear courtyard.

    The Kitchen is extensively appointed with a large central cooking island with extractor hood, Gaggenau and electric hobs. In addition there are a number of inset sinks and taps located around the kitchen. There are fitted Gaggenau fridges as well as an integrated Gaggenau double oven. The worktops throughout the kitchen are Dekton There is an additional drinks area with fitted cupboards, sink and glass washer. Within the Kitchen is a Breakfast Room with wood burning stove, fitted cupboards and door to the terrace and ornamental gardens.

    A door leads to the Utility Room with space for four large catering freezers, plumbing for a dishwasher, a sink, fitted cupboards and a door to a sheltered Courtyard with fitted bespoke rotary barbecue, hot tub area and outbuildings used as a summer kitchen, in addition to domestic stores.
    Beyond the Utility Room there are further Domestic Offices with stores and door into the integrated double garage and a further door to the west courtyard accessed via iron gates from the main entrance drive.

    From the Reception/Staircase Hall stairs lead up to the large galleried Landing with an area currently used as an additional dining/meeting room opening out to the landing and leading to:
    Master Bedroom Suite with wonderful far reaching views comprising bedroom and two dressing rooms with fitted cupboards and extensive rails with lowering mechanism. The en suite bathroom has a large walk-in shower, double wash hand basins on a marble top and wc. In addition there is a further bedroom and en suite bathroom (Bedroom Suite 2) which could be incorporated into the master suite.Bedroom Suite 3 is located next to the master bedroom and comprises a large bedroom and en-suite bathroom having a bath with shower over, inset wash hand basin, wc and bidet. Adjacent stairs lead up to Bedroom Suite 4 with en suite shower room. Stairs continue up to the tower and roof access affording panoramic views over the property and the farmland beyond. Bedroom Suite 5 comprises a large bedroom with sitting area and en suite bathroom comprising bath with shower over, double wash hand basins, wc and bidet. Off the landing, the Hall leads to the Housekeepers Cupboard and service area, lift, Shower Room, Laundry Room and Bedroom Suite 6 comprising sitting room with study area within the turret, bedroom and bathroom with roll top bath with shower over, double wash hand basin on marble top and wc.

    The East Wing comprises a rear staircase leading to ground and second floors, including Bedroom Suite 7 with bedroom and en-suite bathroom having a bath with shower over, double wash hand basins and wc. Beyond is Bedroom Suite 8 with the bedroom having fitted desk and wardrobes in addition to an en suite bathroom comprising bath with shower over, double wash hand basins, wc and bidet. Bedroom 9 has a Bathroom opposite with shower, wc and wash hand basin. The rear staircase leads up to the second floor Staff Flat comprising bedroom with dressing area, en suite bathroom, kitchen/dining room and sitting room. From the staircase, stairs continue up to two useful Storage Rooms in the eaves. There are extensive Cellars including a temperature-controlled Wine Cellar.

    The formal gardens to the front of the house are terraced and include box hedging and topiary, gravelled walkways, a formal rose garden and a summerhouse. The terrace adjacent to the house enjoys wonderful views towards the wooded valley and rolling farmland beyond. The architecture of the principal house is replicated in the castellated turrets within the garden walls, with arched yews over stone urns running along the perimeter. Exceptional Wellingtonia dominate the gardens and grounds and forms part of the mature backdrop to the estate.

    The immediate house and grounds are protected by an iron security and deer fence with the informal gardens located beyond. To the west of the house are the orchards and kitchen garden. The high box and yew hedge topiary divides the garden into sections demarked by gravelled walkways. In addition to the ornate knot garden, a rose arbour walkway leads through the garden which is abundant with a wide variety of mature plants and cutting flowers including a mulberry tree, ceanothus, acers, Solomon's seal, cosmos, lupins, ornamental thistles, day lilies and gladioli.

    There is a fountain and a terrace with wonderful views across the gardens and farmland beyond. Adjacent to the Event Room is the Leisure Spa comprising changing and showering area, wc, kitchen, dining room and sitting area. The sitting area overlooks the pool but is separated by three pairs of automated sliding doors of glass which keep the pool area at a constant temperature.

    There is a separate Sauna and Steam room decorated with mosaic tiles. Beyond the Leisure Spa, a gate leads to the orchard and fruit gardens providing the house with apples, peaches, figs, raspberries, gooseberries and blackcurrants. In addition there are raised beds used for growing vegetables, a herb garden and a potting shed with a Parterre vine trained against the rear wall. The grounds surrounding the immediate gardens to the house provide absolute privacy and protection. The land is predominantly parkland and pasture, with a mixture of native deciduous and evergreen woods through the valley and around the perimeter also providing important shelter in the winter.

    From the gravelled parking area to the front of the house the drive continues around to the cottages and outbuildings which are also accessed from the gated service drive to the north. The cottages can also be accessed from the rear drive. The Courtyard is gravelled with a central dovecote and range of stores, equipment sheds and Garaging for 5 cars.

    Included in the sale is The Gaggles a spacious two storey brickbuilt four bedroom cottage comprising large kitchen/dining room, sitting room, ground floor master bedroom with dressing area and en-suite bathroom, downstairs shower The Gaggles room, twin bedroom, with a further two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. The cottage also has a large self-contained garden and covered hot tub area.

    Further secondary accommodation is available by separate negotiation details can be found in the brochure.

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A simply exquisite country estate nestled amongst stunning countryside.

Peter DabornProperty agent

Local information

  • Pudleston Court sits nestled in beautiful unspoilt wooded countryside offering complete privacy and seclusion.
  • Over the last few years Pudleston Court has been restored to an excellent standard. Every attention to detail has been given to its complete refurbishment with the highest quality of craftsmanship used.
  • Pudleston Court has all the attributes and gravitas to appeal to an international buyer looking for the ultimate country house offering complete privacy yet set in some of England's most beautiful and unspoilt countryside.
  • In addition are 7 cottages and 3 indoor swimming pools, all recently refurbished to a high standard. These are currently let on an Airbnb basis providing a very substantial income. This offers the purchaser the flexibility of a substantial independent income if so required. The cottages are accessed via a separate private back drive.
  • Local shops and amenities can be found in Leominster and Ludlow, with its fine restaurants, is only 14 miles away. Worcester is 23 miles.
  • Pudleston Court is situated within 21 miles of Malvern where there are numerous highly regarded private schools. These include The Elms, Malvern College Prep School, Malvern College St James, and the Abbey College. Moor Park School is situated 11 miles away, Abberley Prep School is situated within 18.5 miles and is highly regarded. Further private schools are available in Hereford and Shrewsbury, with Cheltenham only 43 miles away.

Additional information

  • Worcestershire County Council: Band H
  • Directions: From the M5 exit at junction 7 and join the A4440 onto Cookbarrow Way, joining the A44 towards Leominster. Continue along the A44 to Bredenbury then after 2.5 miles just after the Kings Head pub on the right hand side take the first turning on the right hand side (signed unsuitable for heavy goods vehicles) and continue for 0.6 miles to the T-junction. Turn right signposted to Pudleston, Bockleton and Hatfield.(do NOT take the Hatfield turning) After 500 yards the entrance lodges and wrought iron gates to Pudleston Court are found on the left hand side.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: H