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Property Details

Guide Price £950,000 - SSTC | 6 Bedroom Detached | Longdon Heath, Upton upon Severn WR8 0QZ

Property Summary

An Impressive Detached Country House Originally Dating Back To The Fifteenth Century Offering Beautifully Restored And Presented Accommodation In A Quiet Setting With Approximately One And A Quarter Acres Of Well Managed And Elegant Landscaped Grounds.

Upton Upon Severn 2 Miles, Tewkesbury 7 Miles, Malvern 8 Miles, Ledbury 11 Miles, Worcester 12 Miles, Cheltenham 20 Miles, Birmingham 25 Miles, London 120 Miles, M50 (Junction 1) 6 Miles, M5 (Junction 8) 10 Miles.
(All Mileages Are Approximate)

Reception Hall - Drawing Room - Dining Room - Sitting Room - Parlour - Kitchen - Utility Room - Cloakroom - Seven Bedrooms - 4 Bath/Shower Rooms - Vaulted Cellarage - 4,876 Square Feet (435 Square Meters) Approx - Double Open Bay Garage - Workshop/Garden Store - 1.25 Acres (Approx) Of Landscaped Gardens And Sweeping Driveway - Views Across Adjacent Countryside

Location & Description

Ham Court enjoys a quiet private setting less than five minutes drive from the centre of the well served and popular riverside town of Upton upon Severn. Despite its privacy it is not an isolated property approached as it is off Queenhill Lane where there are a variety of attractive individual period homes. It stands in almost one and a quarter acres of beautifully manicured lawned gardens from which there are views across the South Worcestershire countryside towards Bredon Hill and the Cotswolds. It has access to numerous footpaths including a delightful walk along the old coach track leading from Ham Court itself into Upton. Other nearby landmarks include the Malvern Hills and the towns of Cheltenham, Worcester, Malvern, Tewkesbury and Ledbury all of which are close at hand. These provide excellent shopping facilities, theatres and restaurants and there are a number of golf courses, equestrian amenities and some of the best private schools in the country, notably in Great Malvern, Worcester and Cheltenham.
The house itself has a distinctive and elegant facade in mellow brick and is believed to date in part back to the 15th century when it was the domestic quarters of a much larger and imposing Tudor building. Despite its generous floor area (4,876 square feet)its beautifully presented and versatile accommodation is easy to manage making it the ideal contemporary family home. The house retains a number of period features including open fireplaces, exposed wall and ceiling beams, period leaded light windows and elm boarded and flagstone floors.
Approached across an elevated stone terrace under a timber framed porch through an Oak door is the main entrance to the house which opens into the west wing of the original Elizabethan mansion. This area consists of the principle reception hall and dining room, both of which are on a mezzanine level with inglenook fireplace and bread oven. The flagstone floor continues into the dining area through an open elm screen. Adjoining this is a triple aspect sitting room with leaded light windows and another large open fireplace. Steps from the hall also lead down to the large Victorian parlour with its open plan comprehensively fitted and contemporary kitchen, which has Neff appliances and an Aga. Off the parlour there is a second external entrance to the house from the rear garden. This leads to the Tudor East Wing, which can effectively be self contained. The ground floor of this wing is approached through a small lobby and hall off which there is a cloakroom with WC, a utility room (with the oil fired central heating boiler) and the main Drawing Room with its fine inglenook fireplace and dual aspect windows overlooking both the front and rear gardens with double doors leading to the rear garden itself. A staircase leads from the ground floor of this wing to a suite of rooms that include Bedroom 5, a Study (doubling as Bedroom 6), Bedroom 7 (which can double as a kitchen) and a contemporary Bathroom with shower and WC. This East Wing can easily adapt to provide a granny flat, offices or accommodation for teenagers. The Master Bedroom with its contemporary en suite Bathroom is approached via a separate main staircase from the Reception Hall below. This also leads to a landing and three further Bedrooms (one of which effectively doubles as a Dressing Room) the main feature of which are a number of fine exposed original timbers. Also at this level there is a further Bath Room and Shower Room. From the Hall there is easy access to vaulted cellars, one of which can be externally accessed and is used for the storage of logs and fuel.
Ham Court enjoys a lovely approach over a stone and gravelled right of way through two separate gated entrances that lead onto sweeping gravelled driveways terminating at the rear of the house with a large double open bay Garage. The house is surrounded by large level lawns interspersed with a variety of fruit and ornamental trees, raised borders and terraced seating areas. The grounds are enclosed by impressive brick boundary walls thought to originate from the 1780s. These and the main facade of the house support a number of climbing shrubs and roses. In one corner of the garden there is a brick built garden store/workshop. Along the eastern boundary are three particularly impressive Wellingtonia which frame the view across open countryside towards the Severn Valley, Bredon and the Cotswolds.


We have been advised that electricity and water are connected to the property. Central heating is provided by way of an oil fired boiler serving radiators. Drainage is provided by way of a septic tank serving Ham Court itself and the neighbouring property known as The Pavilion. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant authorities. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.

We are advised (subject to legal verification) that the property is freehold.

This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.

Strictly by appointment through the Agent's Upton office. 01684 593125.

'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'

From Upton upon Severn proceed along Old Street in the direction of Gloucester and Welland. Leave the town limits continuing for approximately quarter of a mile before turning left onto the B4211 signed Gloucester. Continue for 0.7 of a mile past the Drum & Monkey Inn, taking the second turn to the left (signed Queenhill). Follow this road for 0.4 of a mile. You will notice a high brick wall on the left hand side just in front of which you should turn left down a stone track for approximately 0.3 of a mile bearing right and taking the second driveway on the left into the main gated entrance of Ham Court.

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