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Apple Meadows
Apple Meadows, Baughton Lane, Earls Croome, Worcester, WR8 9DT
Impressive equestrian property with great facilities and views to Bredon Hill. 8.50 Acres Guide price £1,325,000
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Key Features
  • Spacious and contemporary 4-bed home (2,574 sq ft)
  • Garaging, large garden, hard tennis court
  • Significant equestrian facilities and timber lodge/studio
  • 7 fenced paddocks, visible from house and yard

Summary of Features


Spacious and contemporary home (2,574 sq ft)
4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Large Aga kitchen/diner, 3 receptions, office, snug/study
Garaging, large garden, hard tennis court
Significant equestrian facilities
5 brick & timber built stables
Sand & fibre arena (20m x 40m)
Wooden lodge/studio/office (375 sq ft)
2 substantial modern barns (5,800 sq ft)
7 fenced paddocks, visible from house and yard

Acreage

In all 8.54 Acres.

Location


Mileages: Upton-upon-Severn 3 miles, Pershore 5 miles, Tewkesbury 8 miles, Worcester, Evesham & Malvern within 12 miles, Ledbury, Droitwich & Cheltenham within 20 miles, Stratford-upon-Avon 25 miles, Birmingham 421/2 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 1) 4 miles, M5 (Jct 8) 6 miles
Railway: Pershore, Ashchurch, Worcester, Evesham, Cheltenham
Airport: Birmingham (431/2 miles), Bristol 661/2 miles

Situation

Earls Croome is a village and parish falling within the Malvern Hills District, south of the City of Worcester and east of Malvern, mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086 as "Crumba". Surrounded by attractive Worcestershire countryside, farmland and areas of woodland, the property is situated in an accessible rural location with good road and rail links to the larger towns and cities, and a direct line from Pershore to London Paddington in 2 hours.

Apple Meadows


This comfortable detached country home originates from a period property but was remodelled in the 1990's to create a spacious contemporary home, making the most of the large garden and fine views.
4 double bedrooms are accessed from an airy landing with a smart family bathroom to the front of the house.
The main, triple aspect bedroom overlooks the garden and land and has fine views to Bredon Hill. There is a generous en-suite, built in wardrobes and a dressing area.
The entrance hall opens to 2 reception rooms, an office, a snug/study, a WC and rear utility room.
An impressive fitted kitchen forms the heart of this home with the 4-oven Aga taking centre stage. A large central island, fitted cupboards and built in dining area make for an easy living environment.
The kitchen opens east to a large conservatory which in turn opens onto the lawned garden and ornamental pond. This room helps make the kitchen a light and enjoyable living space.

The Outside


The main domestic entrance is gated to enhance privacy and a double garage is located opposite the house, backing on to the brick built stable block.
The large garden stretches east of the house, down to a fenced, hard surface tennis court. Beside this is a wooded wildlife area with timber play castle and children's adventure area.
Farmland surrounds this property with Breden Hill providing a focal vista.
This property is well placed with good access to arterial routes, the M5 nearby and principal towns and cities.

Equestrian Facilities


This property is all about the outside and is most suited to equestrian enthusiasts. There are impressive equestrian facilities to hand, a large, gravelled yard with separate vehicular access and several substantial portal framed modern barns providing good scope for many uses.
The stable yard is adjacent to and visible from the house, with a small turnout pen and 2 wooden stables in front of the brick built stable block, which provides 3 generous stables and a secure tack room.
Beyond the stables is a very useful wooden lodge (375 sq ft), currently a personal office but offering great flexible use with power 4G internet connection.
A standard sized arena (20m x 40m) with sand and fibre surface sits immediately beyond the stable yard and in front of the paddocks. There are lights fitted (with planning consent). A large stone surfaced yard behind provides excellent and spacious access for large vehicles, machinery and lorries.

Equestrian Facilities (Continued)


The pasture is divided into 7 paddocks which are post and rail fenced, with several having access to field shelters (included at guide price).
At the far end of the yard are two substantial portal frame, modern agricultural barns, providing some 5,800 sq ft of covered space. The first barn has full height roller shutter doors providing a secure storage area and workshop space for half of the building. The remainder is part enclosed with in/out access and a concrete/stoned floor. The second barn also has in/out access with sheeted/part concrete walls and a concrete floor. There is ample hard surface yard space in front of these barns.

Material Information

Services

Mains electricity & water. Private drainage (septic tank). Oil fired central heating.

Broadband

4G broadband is available (26 Mbps d/l with EE).

Mobile Phone Signal

Good cover with Vodafone/EE/O2 available.

Local Authority

Malvern Hills District Council: 01684 862413.

Council Tax

Band "G" (£3,589 for 2024/25).

Tenure

Freehold.

Construction

Paint washed brick under a clay tile roof.

Listing

This property is not Listed.

Planning Permission

There are no current consents applicable. Consent for arena lighting granted (18/01735/FUL).

EPC

Rated "E", potential for "C".

Flood Risk

No risk.

Access

Directly off a public road.

Rights of Way/Footpaths

None applicable to this property.

Covenants

None that the owner is aware of.

Conservation Area/AONB

Not applicable.

Solar Farm

Strensham Solar Farm is adjacent to this property.

General Information

Schools

Primary

Defford-cum-Besford C of E, Upton-upon-Severn C of E, Eckington C of E

Secondary

Hanley Castle High School, Pershore High School. Further information available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk, www.malvernhills.gov.uk

Independent

Worcester, Malvern, and Cheltenham. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk

Local

The nearby market town of Upton-upon-Severn provides a variety of amenities to suit most-day-to-day requirements, including a doctor's surgery, dentist, a variety of shops, cafés and pubs. The historic Georgian town of Pershore also provides a good range of amenities including a leisure centre and cinema, and a range of independent shops and a supermarket. More extensive retail, leisure and cultural facilities are available in Tewkesbury, Evesham, Worcester, Cheltenham, and Birmingham.

Recreational

The village hall at Defford hosts a variety of clubs and societies, as well as social gatherings. Many fine walks in and around the area including the National Trust-owned and historic Croome Court, the house is open to the public. There are sports clubs in Upton and Pershore and the nearby town of Evesham has an active rowing club, hosting an annual River Festival. For keen boating enthusiasts, marinas can be found nearby at Defford and Upton-upon-Severn. The nearby Three Counties Showground hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year.

Postcode

WR8 9DT.

Directions

From M50 Jct 1: Head north on the A38 for 3 miles. At the roundabout, turn right onto the A4104 towards Pershore, continue 1.9 miles, passing through Baughton and over the M5. As you drop downhill the road bends left but continue ahead (right turning) into Baughton Lane. Continue 1/3rd of a mile, around right bend and the property will be found on your left after a short distance (the post code is spot on).

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Viewings

By prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.

Agents Notes

Grant & 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.