An Elegant Grade II Listed Country House with Cottage and an Array of Outbuildings set within 52 Acres of Grounds in the Westward Lee of the Malvern Hills Main House: Six Reception Rooms, Kitchen, Pantry, Cloakroom, Seven Double Bedrooms, Five of which are En-Suite, Cloakroom, Laundry Room. Cellars. Walkway and Loggia to Integral Oast House offering Swimming Pool, Reception Hall, Shower Room, Two Further Double Bedrooms (currently Gym/Sauna and Display Room). Cottage: Kitchen-Breakfast Room, Reception Room, Shower Room, Single Bedroom, Store, First Floor Reception Room, Two Double Bedrooms, En-Suite Bathroom, Work Room. Courtyard Outbuildings: Billiard Room, Kitchen, Meeting-Room, Storage/Workshop, Toilets, Snug, Workshop and Converted Stables Further Outbuildings: Workshop, Extensive Garaging, Barn, Parking, Cabin and Tool Shed, Greenhouses
Moorend Court is situated close to the pretty hamlet of Mathon, within its own grounds of approximately sixty acres, surrounded by peaceful countryside in the lee of the Malvern Hills. Much of Mathon sits within the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Moorend Court sits at the very edge of this land, surveying great swathes of the beautiful, tranquil countryside that inspired Elgar at the turn of the last century.
Towns and Cities: Ledbury 6 miles ,Malvern 5 miles, Hereford 18 miles, Worcester 12 miles, Cheltenham 29 miles, Gloucester 23 miles, Birmingham 42 miles, Cardiff 65 miles, Oxford 70 miles, Bristol 57 miles.
Motorway network, via Ledbury 11 miles; via Worcester 14 miles, Gloucestershire Airport 26 miles, Birmingham Airport 50 miles, Bristol Airport 65 miles, Heathrow Airport 122 miles.
The main property offers generously-proportioned accommodation over three floors and is still linked to the older, timber-frame cottage.
Within the main house are five magnificent reception rooms, with some wonderful fire-places, stone-mullioned windows, and views from most, towards the crest of the Malvern Hills. On this ground floor, there is also the kitchen, with Aga and fitted oak units, large pantry, cloakroom and walkway to the loggia and across into the swimming pool and oast houses.
To the first floor is an impressive master suite with en-suite bathroom to the main bedroom and a further en-suite shower-room to the dressing room, which could be reinstated as a double bedroom; three further double bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom; cloakroom, walk-in linen store and laundry room.
To the second floor is a wonderful reception room, with exposed beams and timbers and magnificent fire-place this leads through to two further double bedrooms, currently presented as study and work-room.
There are cellar rooms for further storage.
The Oast Houses and Swimming Pool provide a glorious, relaxed retreat from the world. Adjacent to the heated pool is the large reception room with superb corner fire-place at one end and a bar at the other end and shower-room off. Stairs lead up to the galleried landing over the reception room and into the gym and sauna and a further, cosy reception room both of which have potential to be used as bedrooms.
The Cottage offers versatile accommodation over two floors: currently kitchen-breakfast room, reception room, single bedroom, stores and shower-room on the ground floor; delightful and spacious first floor reception room, double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and further double bedroom with adjacent work-room.
The Courtyard Outbuildings offer a superb billiard room, informal kitchen and meeting-room, storage/workshop, toilets, a snug, further workshop and converted stables now offering a wonderfully quirky bar, with adjacent snug and dining room, all within the original stable fittings.
Moorend Court is approached from the lane via a driveway that sweeps through the grounds, around the outbuildings to a parking area just outside the courtyard.
The property sits within its own grounds which extend to around 52 Acres.
There are approximately twenty acres of sweeping gardens and parkland, incorporating two natural pools, several landscaped areas, greenhouse and potting-shed, a parterre with gazebo, an informal dining area adjacent to the timber cabin and large courtyard adjacent to the main house. In addition, there are two further parcels of approximately twenty acres of fields that blend seamlessly with the surrounding countryside.
There is a fine array of outbuildings beyond the courtyard, currently offering workshop areas, magnificent garaging for several vehicles and a large barn to house agricultural machinery, further storage, covered parking and a timber cabin.
Council Tax Band H: Herefordshire Council
Mains water to the house; private water supply to the outbuildings; mains electricity; private drainage; oil-fired central heating
The property is Grade II Listed
Education: Excellent independent schools are available within the area: The Downs and The Elms within the village of Colwall; Malvern College and Malvern St James girls school; Cheltenham College and Cheltenham Ladies College, Monmouth Haberdashers Schools.
Broadband speed 1.83 MB 08/04/2013
From London, take the M4, exit A419/A417 Swindon. Follow signs to M5 heading towards the Midlands and exit Junction 7, Worcester South. Follow the ring-road south of Worcester, following signs for Hereford on the A4103. Once on the A4103, follow the road for just under eight miles and turn left onto the B4220 into the village of Cradley. Proceed along the B4220 for approximately 1.3 miles, then turn left, signposted towards Mathon. Just over a third of a mile along the lane, turn right into the driveway for Moorend Court.
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