Waresley, Kidderminster, Worcestershire


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  • Bedrooms: 6
A stunning Grade II listed detached manor house with a wealth of period features, including an annexe, and set in landscaped gardens and grounds extending to approximately 2.14 acres


Waresley Manor is conveniently situated on Manor Lane which is located off the A449 Kidderminster to Worcester Road and only a mile from the village of Hartlebury which has a post office and general store, farm shop, petrol station and a primary school together with a train station with connections to Kidderminster, Worcester, Birmingham and London. The nearby towns of Droitwich Spa, Bromsgrove and Worcester provide extensive amenity and sporting facilities and the M5 motorway network is highly accessible at Junction 5. There are a selection of private schools in the county including Winterfold, Bromsgrove School, Kings School and RGS in Worcester , Abberley Hall and the Malvern Colleges.


The property is a handsome Grade II listed family home, believed to date back to the early 17th Century, and is timber framed with wattle and daub infill and painted brickwork with sympathetic late 17th, 18th and 19th Century additions. Once known as The Manor Farmhouse it is reputed to have provided shelter along with Harvington Hall for the perpetrators of the gunpowder plot in 1605 as well as providing shelter for priests during the time of the Reformation. The accommodation has a wealth of period features with high ceilings, exposed beams, traditional windows and doors together with interesting floor levels and a main feature being the staircase which runs up behind the magnificent chimney breast.

The accommodation provides an exceptional yet flexible and versatile layout and is approached through a solid front entrance door with a fanlight above opening into the entrance hall from which the main staircase leads up to the first floor. There is a fabulous large dining room with a quarry tiled floor, central ceiling beam and original meat hooks, five arched display recesses and a wonderful inglenook fireplace with a log burning stove which is set on a raised hearth. A door lead through to the utility room which has recesses for the usual appliances and a further door to the breakfast kitchen which has a range of fitted units with granite worktops and integrated appliances to include a dishwasher, wine fridge, fridge/freezer and a Rangemaster electric oven and hob. Off the kitchen is a pantry which has a beamed and vaulted ceiling.

The remainder of the ground floor accommodation has been made into a self-contained annexe by the current owners, with its own separate entrance, but could very easily be incorporated back into the main living accommodation. It currently offers a sitting room with a feature fireplace, a breakfast kitchen with fitted units and a working fireplace together with a bay window with a window seat. The double bedroom is dual aspect with a door to an ensuite shower room which can also be accessed from the back hall.

On the first floor there is a spacious drawing room (which could be used as Bedroom 6) with an open fireplace and adjacent home office/study. There are two further bedrooms on this floor with a family shower room and on the second floor there is the master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. There are two further double bedrooms both with vaulted ceilings and fitted wardrobes and a family bathroom.

The property has fabulous and extensive cellarage. The main cellar houses the oil-fired central heating boiler and provides excellent storage. There is a separate wine cellar and additional cellarage accessed from the annexe as well as double doors to the driveway.

Gardens and grounds

The property is approached through double gates which open onto a paved drive with extensive parking to the front and rear of the property. There is a detached garage and a generous hardstanding providing further parking.

The landscaped gardens and grounds extend to approximately 2.14 acres in total. The rear lawned gardens benefit form sunshine all day long and the mature borders are planted with a range of evergreens and perennials which provide year-round colour. There are numerous mature trees to include productive fruit trees and the main feature is a superb wildlife pool with fountain and an adjacent seating area.

The raised patio at the rear of the house overlooks the lawned gardens and provides a perfect spot for alfresco dining. To the side there is an archway through to a small walled courtyard which provides storage and houses two oil tanks.

There is also a paddock, which has been opened up to form part of the gardens by the current owners, which could easily be fenced off to make it separate from the garden again and there is an adjoining stable and tack room.

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