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Summary of Features
AcreageIn all about 28 acres of land, a further 6 acres are available.
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SituationThis property is situated in a magical location in the heart of Castlemorton Common, with fabulous views to the Malvern Hills; a very peaceful spot with direct access to the Common and easy access to the Hills. This is a beautiful, sought after and very accessible part of the countryside, complemented by good local towns, schools and facilities, and with excellent access to the commercial centres of Worcester, Cheltenham, Gloucester and Birmingham, all with good rail links to London.
Marlbrook FarmMarlbrook Farm is probably one of the most stunningly located and finest equestrian facilities in this region. A perfect combination with a private residence set within 28 acres of level pastureland, and the spectacular backdrop of the Malvern Hills. Excellent equestrian facilities, combined with brilliant outriding and a very accessible location in the West Midlands make this a dream equestrian property. There is also scope to develop a significant principal residence, with all the benefits that this magnificent location offers.
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BroadbandStandard landline broadband is connected, c. 20 MB d/l speed.
DrainageBoth dwellings drain to septic tanks within the property.
Council TaxHouse band "G" (c. £3,100) & Cottage band "A" (c.£1,150).
Business RatingThe equestrian centre has a rateable value of £4,800 pa but is subject to Small Business Rate Relief giving a zero charge.
Basic Payment SchemeThe BPS Entitlements for the Single Farm Payment will be included within the sale and the 14 entitlements will be transferred at the next qualifying opportunity. The payment value in 2021 is estimated to be circa £3,000.
HeatingCentral heating is oil fired in the main house with electric underfloor heating in the kitchen, utility and bathrooms. The cottage has independent LPG central heating.
WaterMetered mains supply to houses, buildings and fields.
WindowsMainly single glazed wooden windows, double glazed to kitchen and utility in the main house.
FootpathThere is a public footpath crossing part of the land, the route is fenced off and identified on the sale plan.
Local AuthorityMalvern Hills District Council: 01684 862413.
ListingThis property is not Listed.
EPCHouse rated "E" & Cottage rated "F".
LocalCastlemorton offers an excellent primary school, village hall with a wide variety of activities and a well-known pub. Nearby, Welland provides further facilities including a primary school, village store/post office, village hall and good dining pub. The Spa town of Malvern offers an excellent and broad range of services, including an array of independent shops, galleries, restaurants and quality supermarkets as well as a respected theatre/cinema and two railway stations. The popular market town of Ledbury is only a short drive away. More extensive retail and cultural therapy can be found in Worcester, Cheltenham and Birmingham.
RecreationalThe spectacular Malvern Hills provide a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities. Castlemorton Common itself offers excellent public space, with parts of the Common having been designated as a SSSI for the diversity and wealth of wildlife. The Three Counties Showground near Malvern hosts a wide variety of year-round events, from national gardens shows, concerts, specialist fairs to agricultural and equestrian events. Malvern has a Leisure & Spa complex, tennis club and a golf club (Worcestershire Golf Club). Upton upon Severn hosts a range of well known seasonal festivals.
EquestrianThis region is synonymous with the equestrian world and the renowned Hartpury College is only 11½ miles away. Allens Hill and Moores Farm Equestrian Centre are also easily accessible and both are host to a series of affiliated and unaffiliated shows and events throughout the year. Annual horse trials take place locally at Homme House and the Three Counties Showground at Malvern is nearby.
Additional InformationFabulous outriding and countryside access.
DirectionsFrom Welland: Head south on the B4208 (Gloucester Road). On exiting the 30 MPH speed limit, continue 500 metres and take the first right turn into Hancocks Lane. Continue a short distance (325 metres), over a small bridge and at the next sharp left bend, fork right on to the gravel track across the common. Continue on this straight for 325 metres and where the track turns sharp right, the property entrance is immediately on your left side.
ViewingsBy prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341. Out of office hours, contact Tom Grant on 07765 230789.
Agents NotesGrant & Co and their clients give notice that:1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. 2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. The Agents have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Fixtures & Fittings Unless mentioned specifically all fixtures & fittings are excluded from the sale.