SUMMARY OF FEATURES
4 bed Farmhouse (2,275 sq ft) plus1 bed cottage (501 sq ft)
Comprehensive quality yard with +20 stables
2 x Charles Britton arenas; 60m x 32m and 40m x 20m
5 pitch caravan sites
25 acres of pasture, a further 6 acres available
Great access, ample parking and super outdoor facilities
Superb outriding on Castlemorton Common to the Malvern Hills
Fabulous scope for private yard, equestrian business or fine home
In all about 28 acres of land, a further 6 acres are available.
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This 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 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.
A private gravel drive leads to the front of the house. Originating from the mid 1800's, the house was substantially remodelled and modernised in the 1980's. It was further updated in 2009 to include a new kitchen, bathrooms and under floor heating to the same.
Accommodation comprises a comfortable 4 bedroom home with 2 bath/shower rooms and a smart farmhouse style Aga kitchen.
The kitchen forms the heart of this home with tiled underfloor heating through to the adjoining utility room and rear door.
The full glazed west elevation with French doors opens to a covered patio and lawned garden beyond, with fantastic views over the farmland and full length of the Malvern Hills.
A oak wooden floored central hall has stairs to the first floor landing where there are 2 main double rooms, one with en suite WC and basin, the other with dressing room which has scope for an en suite facility. There is a third double room and a single bedroom, currently used as an office.
A smart family bathroom is complemented by a separate shower room.
To the side of the main house is an ancillary 1 bedroom cottage, sharing the same entrance drive. This cosy and compact cottage is perfect extra accommodation for guests, staff or as a holiday/rental income.
The comprehensive equestrian yard is right next to the main house but subtly screened by building layout. A second entrance gate from the drive leads to a fenced, gravelled parking yard to service the stables.
There are some 22 stables available for use, some currently let for livery.
A single storey period outbuilding faces the house and separates residential use from the equestrian yard. A run of 5 large stables back onto this outbuilding.
2 large agricultural, good quality barns (c. 3,675 sq ft) provide internal stabling, feed rooms and tack storage. These buildings offer 2 adjoining but separate American barn stabling units with 5 and 6 stables respectively.
Behind the stables is an open yard with a large mono pitch pole barn (1,745 sq ft) used for hay and straw storage.
There is ample building and storage space with a WC facility for the yard, plus a shower and WC facility for the campsites.
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3 isolation boxes sit next to a general storage pole barn, adjacent to the large arena.
There are 2 quality Charles Britton all weather arena's, Equi-sand and rubber surfaces. Both are well maintained with post and rail safety fences and angled kick boards.
The 40 x 20m arena (installed 2007) sits next to the stable yard for easy access and has night lights.
The generous 60 x 32m arena (installed 2012) is positioned north of the main property with a hard surface spur road leading to a lorry park. A smart judge's box provides excellent supervision facilities for competitions and private use. Irrigation facilities are provided.
The ring fenced block of permanent pastures lies mainly to the west and north of the house and amounts to about 25 acres of pastureland.
A further 6 adjoining acres may be available by separate negotiation.
The paddocks are well served by electric fencing, mains water and good walkways. A hard surface track links both arena's and the stable yard.
Ample concrete aprons around the stable yard and good gravelled surfaces for parking and roadways help to make this a smart and well maintained facility.
This property probably has some of the best and most spectacular outriding available in this region. The farm provides its own varied terrain, previously used for a X country course - banks, woodland and water.
Castlemorton Common is directly accessible from the farm and offers 900 acres of publicly open land, a SSSI and an AONB. This varied landscape leads seamlessly on to over 100 miles of bridle paths and open riding on the Malvern Hills.
Whilst currently run on a lighter scale, this property has been operated as a successful and busy livery yard. The arena's are regularly hired by groups and private individuals.
Although this sale is not offering a "business as a going concern" and no accounting records will be available, income generation has historically exceeded £80,000 pa.
There is a regulated 5 berth caravan site (Local Authority licensed & The Motor Caravanners' Club). Income of c.£17,000 pa can easily be achieved. This site is run with online booking/payment and has a low management requirement.
The facilities, location and setting of this property offer a great opportunity for a new owner to generate a viable business income.
Standard landline broadband is connected, c. 20 MB d/l speed.
Both dwellings drain to septic tanks within the property, the soakaway is not near any watercourses.
House band "G" (£3,091 2019/20) & Cottage band "A" (£1,108 2019/20).
The equestrian centre has a rateable value of £4,800 pa but is subject to Small Business Rate Relief giving a zero charge.
Central heating is oil fired in the main house with electric underfloor heating in the kitchen, utility and bathrooms. The cottage has independent LPG heating.
Metered mains supply to houses, buildings and fields.
Mainly single glazed wooden windows, double glazed to kitchen and utility in the main house.
There is a public footpath crossing part of the land, the route is identified on the sale plan.
Malvern Hills District Council: 01684 862413.
This property is not Listed.
House rated "E" & Cottage rated "F".
Primary: Castlemorton, Welland and Malvern.
Secondary: Hanley Castle and Malvern. Further information is available at: www.worcestershire.gov.uk
Independent: Colwall, Malvern, Cheltenham, Gloucester & Worcester all have some outstanding independent schools. Further information is available at: www.isc.co.uk
Castlemorton 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.
The 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.
This 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.
Fabulous outriding and countryside access.
From 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.
By prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341. Out of office hours, contact Tom Grant on 07765 230789.
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