Mathon Lodge Farm, Harcourt Road, Mathon, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 4DW, UK
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An Extremely Striking Detached Former Farmhouse Enjoying A Lovely Setting In Approximately An Acre Of Landscaped Grounds With Views Over Adjacent Countryside Offering Generous Family Accommodation With Gas Fired Central Heating, Double Glazing, Hall, Drawing Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Dining Room, Cloakroom With WC, Utility Room, Study, Four Bedrooms, En-Suite Shower Room, Bathroom, Separate WC, Cellar, Double Garage, Large Barn And Stabling And An Option To Purchase An Additional Twenty Acres By Separate Negotiation. Energy Rating "D"
The property enjoys a wonderful setting on the western slopes of the Malvern Hills in the highly regarded village of Mathon and only a few minutes walk from West Malvern. The large cultural spa town of Great Malvern is less than three miles away. Here there is a comprehensive range of amenities including shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex and the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium. The popular village of Colwall is a similar distance away.
Transport communications are excellent. There are mainline railway stations at both Colwall and Malvern. Junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester and Junction 2 of the M50 just south of Ledbury are both within easy commuting distance.
The area has a deserved reputation for the quality of its schools and education at both primary and secondary levels and in both the state and private systems, including Malvern College and Malvern St James Girls School as well as The Downs and Elms Preparatory Schools in nearby Colwall.
The house is surrounded by unspoilt open countryside with immediate access to numerous paths and bridleways. It is the perfect spot for walkers and horse riding.
Mathon Lodge Farm has a long interesting history, dating back to the 1830's when it was originally built as part of the Mathon Lodge Estate as a working farm. The house has only very rarely changed ownership and has been in the hands of the current owners for almost fifty years. Constructed of an attractive mix of Cradley stone, with brick quoins under a pitched tiled roof, the property has a particularly elegant and distinctive appearance which is matched by an equally striking stone and brick barn with stabling and a more recently built garage. The accommodation is generous, extending to approximately sq ft. Though it does require some general updating and refurbishment it has been well maintained and has the added bonus of gas fired central heating and double glazed windows. On the ground floor an entrance hall leads to a cloakroom with WC, a utility room, a large kitchen/breakfast room (with gas fired Aga), a study/office, a large open plan dining room and an equally generous drawing room. On the first floor a long landing leads to four good size bedrooms, one of which has its own en-suite shower room. There is also a further family bathroom and separate WC. Most of the principal rooms enjoy views over the garden towards open countryside or the hills in the distance.
Undoubtedly one of the great strengths of Mathon Lodge Farm is its setting in a mature, attractively landscaped, mainly lawned garden that extends to approximately one acre and the focal points of which are two spring-fed water features/ponds which are visited regularly by the local wildlife including a family of ducks and muntjacs. The garden enjoys an attractive approach across a long gravel driveway that provides parking for several vehicles and leads to the garage and to the large barn of stone and brick construction which is divided into stabling, a tack room and garaging. The present owners have had some research carried out on the history of Mathon Lodge Farm which also includes references to neighbouring properties, its driveway and access and even its original historic gates which were manufactured in Victorian times. This can be made available upon request.
Immediately adjacent to the property are a further twenty acres of open pasture and woodland that belongs to Mathon Lodge Farm. Though not included as part of this sale the purchaser of the house will be offered an opportunity to acquire this ground by separate negotiation.
Part glazed door to
Radiator and coathooks.
Double drainer sink unit with cupboards below, radiator, plumbing for washing machine,
space for fridge freezer etc. Double glazed window to front aspect. Door to
Close coupled WC and double glazed window
Extensive range of floor and eye level cupboards with worksurfaces incorporating a one and a half bowl single drainer sink with mixer tap. Space and plumbing for dishwasher, gas fired aga, two radiators, two double glazed windows to side aspect, doors leading to hall and dining room. Step and door also leading down to
Radiator and double glazed window to rear aspect.
Former fireplace (not now in working order) with timber mantle, brick surround and slate hearth. Three double glazed windows to front and side aspects (two of these are bow windows), three radiators, part glazed door leading outside, four wall light points, stairs leading to first floor. Door also leading to understairs storage cupboard with lift down to the cellar (described later). Three steps and a door down to
This is a lovely dual aspect room with a double glazed bow window to side aspect and further double glazed window and double glazed doors leading to and overlooking the main garden with views beyond to countryside. Fireplace (not in use) with timber surround and mantle, marble inset and hearth, five wall lights points, three radiators.
Wall light point and smoke alarm.
Two radiators, three wall light points, double glazed windows to front and rear aspects.
Access to roof space. Smoke alarm, built in airing cupboard with slatted shelving.
An impressive master bedroom with two large dual aspect double glazed windows to side and rear aspects enjoying views over the garden to countryside beyond. Two radiators and door to
En-suite Shower Room
A large room with shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin, bidet, close coupled WC, heated
towel rail and radiator, two wall lights points, fitted shelving, second radiator and double
Radiator, double glazed window to rear aspect with fine view over garden to countryside
Radiator and double glazed window to side aspect.
Large corner bath (with shower tap), pedestal wash basin, fluorescent shaving light, radiator, heated towel rail, large airing cupboard/wardrobe with hanging rails, slatted shelving and hot water cylinder. Double glazed window to front aspect.
Close coupled suite, radiator and double glazed window.
Two radiators, dual aspect double glazed windows to front and side aspects.
A very useful space with power and lighting connected and accessed by a slow lift from the dining room.
One of the great strengths of Mathon Lodge Farm is its range of outbuildings. The principal one is a striking original stone and brick
Attractive triple pitched tiled roof. This has provided stabling in the past and now comprises the following
Double Garage With up and over door and stable side door.
Separately located off the driveway is a more contemporary Detached Garage Of stone and brick construction under a tiled roof with double timber entrance doors, light and power connected and stable style side door. Boiler House Of brick construction with Worcester gas fired central heating boiler, window and light.
The Garden Mathon Lodge Farm enjoys a lovely approach across a long driveway which
also provides access for neighbouring properties and is entered through an original cast iron Victorian gate. This in turn leads to the main driveway serving the property itself via a set of double timber gates which opens onto a gravel walled parking area that provides access to the stabling and double garages. The driveway is flanked by lawns with well stocked stone edged shrub borders, low stone walls, trees and shrubs. To one side is a raised flagstone terrace, the focal point of which is the original cider press with all its working elements that was once located in the main barn in the days when Mathon Lodge was a working farm. Immediately in front of the house, steps and the driveway lead down to a brick seating area enclosed by low brick and stone walls and shrubs. A further six bar steel gate leads from the driveway into the large lawned gardens. Here there is a raised flagstone terrace/seating area from which one can look out over the grounds to open countryside. The main focal point of the garden are two water features including two spring-fed ornamental ponds, the largest of which is frequented by a family of ducks on a regular basis. This main pond contains water
lilies and irises and to one side there is a flagstone terrace/seating area and lean-to shelter. Scattered throughout the garden are a number of well established and mature shrubs, ornamental and fruit trees. Beyond the boundary is open countryside.
We have been advised that mains electricity, water and gas are believed to be connected to the property. There is an external tap alongside the stables. Additional taps are located outside the boiler house and on the top east lawn. Drainage is to a recently installed (in 2019) private sewage treatment plant which is serviced annually. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant local authority. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending occupiers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.
From Great Malvern proceed south along the A449 Wells Road towards Ledbury. After a very short distance take the first fork to the right, signed Colwall and The Wyche Cutting onto the B4218. Proceed uphill for almost a mile passing through The Wyche Cutting into Herefordshire. Take the first turn to the right into West Malvern Road following this route for approximately one mile before turning very sharp left downhill into Harcourt Road. Follow this route for about a quarter of a mile where you will see the gated entrance to Mathon Lodge Farm on the right hand side. The driveway to the property itself is the second on the left.
council tax band "G"
This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.
The current owners of Mathon Lodge Farm also retain an additional twenty acres (or thereabouts) of pasture land adjacent to the property. This is not included with the sale of the property but can be purchased by separate negotiation.
Energy Perfomance Certificate
The EPC rating for this property is D (57).
By appointment to be made through the Agent's Malvern Office, Tel: General
Intending purchasers will be required to produce identification documentation and proof of funding in order to comply with The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017. More information can be made available upon request.
John Goodwin frics has made every effort to ensure that measurements and particulars are accurate however prospective purchasers/tenants must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the accuracy of the information provided. No information with regard to planning use, structural integrity, tenure, availability/operation, business rates, services or appliances has been formerly verified and therefore prospective purchasers/tenants are requested to seek validation of all such matters prior to submitting a formal or informal intention to purchase/lease the property or enter into any contract.
We are advised (subject to legal confirmation) that the property is freehold.