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This is one of our Country Houses
Maisemore Park was believed to have been constructed originally for ’Captain Richard Harward RN’ around 1810 and is Grade II listed due to its historical importance and architectural style. Much of the Estate’s excellent reputation stems from one of its early inhabitants, Mr J. J. Cridlan in circa 1897. Mr Cridlan became world renowned for his excellent judgement and knowledge of breeding cattle in particular the Aberdeen Angus and where he started his world famous ‘Maisemore herd’. He featured in many magazines and publications in the very early 20th Century.
Maisemore Park was originally constructed on this site due to its exceptional escarpment position by the first occupant a retired sea captain. It enjoys some of the most spectacular views you will see in Gloucestershire and has a commanding position over the low lying land through the Gloucestershire countryside incorporating the Malvern Hills to the North, the Vale to the East and the City of Gloucester, including its beautiful Cathedral, to the South. This well positioned house is discretely located and enjoys views over nearly all of its 100 acres.
The gated entrance meanders through the sweeping gravel driveway and up to the main house. The drive is surrounded by an ornamental garden with an abundance of mature trees including a magnificent London Plane tree, Oaks, Copper Beech, Willow and numerous fruit trees. There is also an ornamental duck pond and lighting throughout. The house sits centrally in its formal grounds and the principle rooms enjoy a south westerly orientation.
The Ionic columned portico, complete with beautiful stained glass roof light leads you to the grand reception hall. As with all houses of this stature, the entrance hall was the first chance for guests to appreciate the magnitude of the property. It is triple height, opening to both the first floor and roof, with light flooding in from the glass lantern above. The hallway also boasts a historic strong room which is a practical feature even today and double cloakroom. The principle drawing room has large floor to ceiling sash windows offering breath-taking views towards Gloucester with its Cathedral taking centre stage. Double doors open into the billiard room creating a wonderful party space that is of equal proportion to the main drawing room. The stunning wooden floors, believed to be original, run through the billiard room into an adjacent sitting room offering less formal family space and doubles as a breakfast room. This then flows beautifully through to the kitchen/dining room and, in turn, the entrance hall creating a wonderful circular flow throughout.
The kitchen / breakfast room can also be accessed via a rear door which provides useful facilities such as utility room, boot room and access to the cellars. This also provides ground floor access to the attached annexe. The first floor accommodation provides ample well proportioned bedrooms for the family including large double aspect, master suite, with further beautiful views, en suite bathroom, dressing room and Jacuzzi room. There is a guest suite, four further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The attached annexe would be perfect for independent relatives or could be used for staff accommodation as it is completely self contained. It is currently arranged as dining room, sitting room, bedroom and kitchenette with boot room.
Maisemore Park is situated on the cusp of the small village of Maisemore, which his located about 2.5 miles north of the Cathedral City of Gloucester with a range of facilities and the popular school ‘Kings of Gloucester. The village itself has a pub, church and village hall.
Approximately 9 miles east of Maisemore Park is the Regency town of Cheltenham renowned for its fine architecture, national hunt racing, quality shopping and excellent schools. There are good sporting and leisure facilities including several gyms and leisure centres, swimming pools, tennis, squash, hockey and golf clubs. Access to the motorway network is via Junctions 10, 11 & 11A on the M5. There are train services to London (Paddington) and other major cities from Cheltenham Spa.
Maisemore Park has long been associated with the breeding and running of both cattle and horses and the stabling has been well planned to be both discrete and secure. Accessed via the main drive or an independent second drive, the stable yard is constructed of predominantly red brick buildings centred round a hard standing courtyard with lighting and water. It has vehicular access to the eleven stables, tack room and feed room but also ride out access to the adjacent manège and on to the various interlinked paddocks. There is also a garage complex complete with triple garage, hay store and further garden store as well as a dog kennel and run.
The house itself is surrounded by lawned gardens which are predominantly enclosed by post and rail fencing and there is a large flagstone terrace interspersed with rose beds. This has been positioned to make the most of the southerly views towards Gloucester Cathedral. There is a small wooded area to the front and side with some notable trees.
Maisemore Park is set amongst approximately 100 acres of grassland separated by a number of well maintained post and rail fences. There are, as one would expect, a number of mature trees to provide both shelter and interest. The current owner previously had a national hunt trainer’s licence and has trained horses at the property. The equestrian facilities could easily be re-instated and there is provision for all weather gallops and area suitable for a horse walker. A low lying paddock hosts the Ledbury Hunt Point to Point once a year which generates a small income for the owner. This land does form part of the floodplain but due to its high sand content it is incredibly free draining.
Maisemore Park also owns about 0.8 miles of single riverbank fishing rights along the River Severn and is currently let on licence for Elver Fishing. There is a footpath running along the outside of the fields that follow the riverbank.
Maisemore Park is known for both its architectural charm as well as its longstanding links to Point-to-Point racing. It hosts the Ledbury Point-to-Point (now known as The Gloucester Races and Country Fair) and is highly regarded by the many thousands who attend year on year. The flat course is an oval lap of the fields and is extremely popular with both owners and trainers and uniquely features pre-parade paddock and winner’s enclosure. The Point-to-Point is run and managed by the Ledbury Hunt who pay a small annual fee for use of the land.
Main House: Porticoed entrance
grand reception hall
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