Savills | Abbey Manor, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 4TB | Property for sale
7,470 sq ft(693.99 sq m)
Guide price £1,350,000

Abbey ManorEvesham, Worcestershire, WR11 4TB

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Historic listed building
  • Private garden (about 0.68 acres)
  • Double garage and parking
  • About 35 acres of communal parkland and woodland
  • Rural views

An impressive wing of a manor house with a fascinating history and stunning country views.

About this property

  • Abbey Manor was built in the early 19th century as an impressive country mansion house. The property forms a major wing of the Grade II Listed manor house and retains original features which include gothic style battlements, stonework and arches, the original oak staircase, generous reception hall, entertaining rooms and spacious bedrooms. During the sympathetic refurbishment the original period features were retained including parquet flooring, stained glass windows, stone archways, oak doors, window shutters, deep architraves and skirtings. There are high ceilings throughout and elaborate cornicing.

    The impressive reception hall features a handsome oak staircase which rises to the first floor with galleried landing and ceiling lantern above. Doors radiate off to the various reception rooms and there is a further door to the cellar. The generous dual aspect drawing room has tall windows framing superb views across the surrounding gardens and countryside beyond and an impressive open fireplace. An ornate set of doors with stained glass inlays open to the conservatory beyond, which has two arched windows overlooking the gardens, vaulted timber ceiling and tiled flooring. This room contains medieval stone gargoyles salvaged from the original Evesham Abbey. An elegantly proportioned dining room with a tall picture window enjoys views over the gardens and the Bredon Hill in the distance. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with an excellent range of bespoke units with integrated appliances and gas fired Aga with electric companion. There is also a central island providing further work space, breakfast bar and storage below. A breakfast area to one side with a bay window offers parkland views and a secret door leading out to the garden. A well-appointed study, utility room and cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation.

    A handsome staircase with oak finials leads up to the first floor galleried landing and onto the principal bedroom suite comprising a generous bedroom with two windows to the front and double doors opening into the adjoining en suite/dressing room. There is a large bay window overlooking the gardens and a useful linen cupboard. Bedroom two is also en suite and has views over the River Avon and Bredon Hills beyond. Bedroom three is currently used as a billiard room. On the second floor there are two further double bedrooms, one with a large walk-in loft space which could be converted into an en suite subject to the relevant planning consent. There is a family bathroom on the second floor which is shared by bedrooms four and five.

    There is a three chamber cellar below the hallway which includes a superb wine cellar.

    Gardens and Grounds
    The property is approached across a sweeping driveway which leads to two private parking areas, one to the front and one to the side of the property and two garages (and workshop) belonging to the West Wing. The attractive gardens are mainly laid to lawn and lead down to a ha-ha. The side garden to the property is well stocked with floral and herbaceous beds and there are seating areas laid out to enjoy the views. The West Wing enjoys the benefit of the afternoon sun and spectacular sun sets over the surrounding undulating countryside.

    Beyond the garden there is 35 acres of communal parkland and woodland including meadows, a lily pond and tennis court. In the grounds there is a stone obelisk erected by the Rudge family to mark the losses in the 13th century Battle of Evesham and The Leicester Tower was built where Simon de Montfort the Earl of Leicester was killed in the battle in 1265.

    Right of Way
    The neighbouring property accesses their courtyard across the drive belonging to The West Wing.

    Service Charge
    Abbey Manor Park Ltd (AMP) is the management company which owns all the common areas. AMP is owned equally by the home owners of Abbey Manor Park. There is an annual service charge of £2,000 which is paid in two equal payments of £1,000 every six months.

    All mains services are connected to the property. Gas fired central heating.

    Tenure: Freehold

    Local Authority: Wychavon District Council. Telephone: 01386 565000. Council Tax Band: G

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A truly unique property in a historic setting with beautiful gardens. The West Wing ticks all the boxes.

David HendersonProperty agent

Local information

  • The property is situated a mile outside the town of Evesham in an elevated position with far reaching views across to both the Bredon and Malvern Hills in the distance and the River Avon.
  • Historic Evesham is centred around the River Avon with a delightful riverside park and picturesque Abbey. There is a wide range of shops catering for a range of day to day requirements including an M&S food outlet and a Tesco store. The larger centres of Worcester, Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon provide a wider range of shopping, cultural and shopping facilities. A farmers' market is held on the fourth Friday of every month. Evesham is home to many annual events including a fishing contest, a hot-air balloon festival, a regatta and a river festival. The Regal Cinema is a restored art deco building which hosts main stream and arthouse films as well as a broad range of events including lectures and live performances. Founded in 1863, Evesham Rowing Club welcomes social members as well as sports members.
  • For the sporting enthusiast there is National Hunt racing at Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Worcester, County Cricket at Worcester, Premiership Rugby at Worcester and Gloucester and golf at Fladbury, Bishampton and Broadway. There is a canoe club in nearby Fladbury. Locally there are many public footpaths and bridleways for walking and riding enthusiasts. Theatres in Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon, including the renowned Royal Shakespeare Company. There is excellent schooling in the general area, with high achieving state and private schools at Worcester, Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham and Malvern. Prince Henry's High School in Evesham has academy status and is rated as ‘Outstanding' by Ofsted.
  • The M40, M42 and M5 motorway network provides swift access to London, the Midlands and the South West. Railway stations are at Pershore and Evesham with direct trains into London Paddington.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Stratford upon Avon take the A46 signposted to Evesham. Turning right onto the A44. After 100 yards at the next traffic island, turn left on the A4184. After 1/4 of a mile turn right into The Squires, marked "no through road". Take the first driveway on the left into Abbey Manor and continue straight onto the West Wing.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure = Freehold