A price reduction should put this property in Stratford-upon-Avon in the bracket of anyone with £3.2 million to spend.

The six-bedroom Welcombe Manor is up a private lane that runs within the parkland grounds of the Welcombe Hotel and Golf Club.

It was refurbished in 2007 by the current owners who had it rewired and replumbed and had an integrated sound system and high definition capabilities installed. The decor was also tweaked with details such as new cornicing added.

Inside it is both classic and contemporary, the modern style of the kitchen and bathrooms a pleasing contrast to the more traditional feel to some of the reception rooms. A staircase in the hallway makes a lovely first impression with its graceful curve and ornamental iron balusters. The downstairs is divided up into a number of rooms including drawing, dining, sitting, family and play rooms. There is also a study, a kitchen/breakfast room, utility and cloakrooms.

The largest of all of these is the drawing room which has a fine fireplace and French doors that open onto the terrace.

An open doorway leads from here into the dining room which in turn has doors into the sitting room that then has an opening into the kitchen/breakfast room.

The latter is fitted with bespoke units, gas fired five door Aga and walk-in pantry.

Already a good size, there are plans to extend the kitchen outwards by adding a 300 sq ft conservatory.

Also on the ground floor are two guest bedroom suites, both with their own bedrooms. This area of the house contains the family room and has its own entrance so could be made into a self-contained guest wing or even used as offices.

An inner hall leads to a double garage.

On the first floor there are four bedrooms, all facing south east and with views over the garden and the surrounding countryside. The bedrooms include a master suite with fitted wardrobes and large en suite with free standing bath and shower. There are three more doubles, a bathroom and separate toilet.

Welcombe Manor is surrounded by 10 acres of land and woodland which has been beautifully landscaped. It is mainly laid to lawn interspersed with a wealth of mature trees including purple maple, copper beech and oak – many of which were there before the house was.

A magnificent Wellingtonia tree is positioned to the left of the entrance gate to the property. To the north east of the house the gardens run down to what the current owners have established as a children’s recreational woodland with young and mature trees, pathways, bridges and a stream.

Also part of the grounds are a floodlit tennis court, greenhouse, garden shed and vegetable garden. To the south west of the house are three tiered lawns, one with water feature and the other a parterre garden that used to be the swimming pool.

A wide paved terrace above the main lawn is ideal for summer entertaining or just gazing out over the Cotswolds.

The Manor is within walking distance of Stratford while still sitting in the embrace of the countryside.

VIEWING INFORMATION

AGENT: Knight Frank

TEL: 01789 297 735

WEB: www.knightfrank.co.uk

GUIDE PRICE: £3,200,000