EQUESTRIAN - Four Winds sits in a rural location just outside the village of Hanley Castle. Thought to originate from 1865 the property has been remodelled on a number of occasions in more recent years, latterly by the current owners who undertook various alterations including the extension of the living room adding the inglenook fireplace and chimney breast.
Entrance is via a reception hall with wood floor, with cloakroom off and access to the principal reception rooms. The living room is particularly noteworthy, very well proportioned and with an inglenook fireplace and log burner; oak French doors open to the garden and afford lovely open views across the paddocks at the rear. There is a separate dining room to the front with a study beyond which could also serve as an alternative sitting/family room or snug. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of base and eye level units with laminated work tops, centred on a range cooker and finished with a tiled floor; beyond the kitchen is a utility/boot room.
Upstairs, a landing gives access to the four bedrooms served by a family bathroom and a fully tiled en-suite shower room to the master; there are some lovely distant views from the upstairs rooms.
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Hanley Castle lies between the bustling town of Malvern with its renowned theatre and the beautiful Malvern Hills, and Upton-upon-Severn with its marina and range of music festivals running throughout the year. Local amenities include Hanley Castle secondary school, a Norman church and the excellent Swan Inn in nearby Hanley Swan, overlooking the village green and with bar and beer garden. Communications are good with mainline railway stations in Malvern and Worcester, and access to the motorway network via junctions 7 & 8 on the M5 or junction 1 of the M1 just north of Tewkesbury.
The house is approached via a gated drive which opens onto a stone chipping parking and turning area with wooded area adjoining. The gardens extend to the front side and rear with stocked beds and borders, an expanse of lawn and designated vegetable garden with greenhouse; a timber garage provides storage. A separate gated access leads to the yard off which is a building providing two pony stables plus an additional timber stable block comprising two stables, a foaling box, fodder store and tack room; on the opposite side is a three bay steel framed barn with two further American style loose boxes, and the 40m x 20m all weather ménage with fibre and rubber surface is situated nearby. Beyond the yard is a series of fenced paddocks with field shelter, a wildlife pond and a number of mature trees including oak, willow and pear. In all the total plot amounts to approximately 5.26 acres.
2 Bathrooms (Ensuite to master)