The garden designer Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall – whose surname is familiar through her celebrity chef son Hugh – had a skilful hand in the lovely gardens at The Pound in Old Colwall, Great Malvern.
The beautiful 16th century Grade II listed farmhouse is enhanced by the beautifully laid out grounds covering about 1.9 acres.
There is plenty of interest within the house as well which includes a cider mill.
Dating from around the middle of the 15th century , it has a cruck framed timber structure. Many original features remain, such as the doors.
For the past 30 years the owners have combined the preservation of character with updates necessary for modern living.
It has been extensively renovated using high quality materials with the work done by Herefordshire craftsmen.
The drawing room and master suite were added on about 30 years ago and the conservatory and third bedroom above the kitchen about 14 years ago.
A part-timbered entrance hall leads to the centre of the house.
At the eastern end is the elegant and well proportioned drawing room with fine cornice and large fireplace with timber mantle surround.
The oak beamed dining room overlooks the main garden and leads on to the snug with a New England wood burning stove.
A wonderful light and airy Amdega cedar wood conservatory with Fired Earth floor and opens out to the main garden.
There is a hand built kitchen with Aga, Miele electric cooker and utility room leads off.
On the first floor is an elegant and beautifully proportioned panelled master bedroom with a private balcony shrouded with white wisteria overlooking the garden and the British Camp – the principal peak of the Malvern Hills.
An en suite bathroom leads off with bath, toilet and basin.
All the plumbing throughout the house has been supplied by CP Hart of London.
There is a dressing room with large full length cupboards.
The second bedroom is a pretty twin with its own en suite and a deep cupboard.
The third is the principal guest bedroom and has been designed with a French theme complete with Gothic chapel style doors.
It also has a beautifully presented en suite bathroom with bath and shower, toilet and basin.
There are two large attic rooms which are fully boarded.
A large timber framed barn has garaging, extensive storage and stabling.
On the first floor is a studio which could be used as a private office or be developed into further accommodation, subject to planning consent.
The gardens and grounds were created with the help of Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall, a Chelsea gold medallist, to provide colour, intrigue and interest throughout the seasons.
There are many notable plant varieties within the garden, such as tree peonies, white wisteria, old English roses, magnolia, weeping ash, acers, rhododendron, amongst others.
A central feature of the garden is a large ornamental pond strategically planted with plants and shrubs to provide ongoing cover.
There is also a lily water garden with a pavilion beyond that is ideally suited for summer outdoor dining.
Various individual compartments of the garden lead the eye through it to the British Camp and the Malvern Hills beyond to the east.
The Pound is situated in a lovely position nestling in the lee of the Malvern Hills, an area designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The spa town of Great Malvern is just over five miles away with excellent schools, shops and leisure amenities.
The Pound was formerly a small independent farm and is bounded by orchards and unspoilt Herefordshire/Worcestershire countryside, offering opportunities for walking and riding out.
AGENT: Savills / Andrew Grant
TEL: 01952 239500 / 01905 734735
WEB: www.savills.com / andrew-grant.com
GUIDE PRICE: £925,000