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Property details

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 2 reception rooms
  • Floor area 2,526 sq. ft

Features

  • Barn Conversion
  • Luxury Development
  • Breath taking views
  • Open Plan Living
  • Four Ensuite Bedrooms
  • High Speed Internet
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Direct access to countryside
  • Close to transport links
  • Period Features

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Description

The Fold Yard is substantially built of mellow Warwickshire hand made bricks, once the former stables which now provides a stunning, spacious family home complete with an integral double garage and private walled garden. On entering this striking architecturally designed property, you immediately establish that it is converted to an extremely high standard and know that it will not disappoint.

The Fold Yard

Oversley Castle offers a truly unique collection of contemporary homes in an unquestionably luxurious setting on top of the tallest hill in Warwickshire. With meticulous attention to detail, historic farm buildings have been reinvented to meet the exacting standards of twenty first century life. The entrance to this exclusive private estate gated providing access to the long winding driveway that climbs up the hill, providing you with a glimpse of what it is to come.

The Fold Yard is substantially built of mellow Warwickshire hand made bricks, once the former stables which now provides a stunning, spacious family home complete with an integral double garage and private walled garden. On entering this striking architecturally designed property, you immediately establish that it is converted to an extremely high standard and know that it will not disappoint.

Ground Floor
Entrance is through an over sized bespoke solid oak front door. The hallway has a feature contemporary oak walled entrance hall with full height glazing framing landscape beyond, the hallway leads to the integral garage with electric doors and at the opposite end access into the very heart of this home the open plan vaulted kitchen, dining room and living room, this space is perfect for modern family life and entertaining. The contemporary details are juxtaposed against wonderful original features and exposed timber beams, a theme that is reflected throughout the property, as soon as you enter the room your eye is immediately drawn to the large glass sliding doors, designed to frame the breath taking undulating views, which stretch as far as the eye can see.
The kitchen has a vast range of bespoke oak and stone coloured soft closing units, with white quartz work surfaces, with appliances from Siemens. The large central island houses the induction hob with a down draft Falmec extractor, wine cooler and extended oak breakfast bar, an area to gather with friends. There is a conventional ovens, a combination microwave/ electric oven and a warming draw, an American fridge/ freezer, a useful Quooker boiling tap and integral dishwasher. In the living area an attractive contemporary log burner with exposed flue provides a second focal point.. Leading off the large inner hallway is the master bedroom with ensuite, hand made oak wardrobes and oversized draws, a set of French doors open onto a terraced patio providing breathtaking views and a place to enjoy your morning coffee or evening wine. Across the hallway is a second double ensuite bedroom. On this floor there is also a generous utility room with side access to the courtyard and a cloakroom. The Limestone floors span throughout the ground floor with exception of the two bedrooms which are carpeted, the ground floor has underfloor heating
A handcrafted oak staircase rises to a generous landing, the property has ultra fast broadband so this is the an ideal space to enable you to work from home.

On the first floor you will find the two further double bedrooms. Bedroom two has French doors and glazed Juliet balcony, providing access to the views. On this floor there is a bathroom and a wet room, both finished in natural stone.

The outdoor space provides a walled garden with a terrace and an infinity manicured lawn garden that provides a foreground to the views.

Private, secure and self-contained. The Fold Yard is Grade II listed and dates from the 18th century. Original features such as exposed beams have been restored and now sit beautifully alongside modern features.

Wired for entertainment system and speakers fitted to principal rooms.

The History Timeline

11th century - In the Domesday Book of 1086, the manor of Oversley is recorded as a posession of the Count of Meulan.

12th century - Oversley is recorded as a castle in 1139. The medieval Oversley estate, which included a deer park, was under the control of the Boteler family.

13th century - The original medieval castle had ceased to exist by 1283, but the surrounding site continued to be occupied by an unfortified manorial property known as Oversley Court.

14th century - William Boteler died on August 14 1369, and the ownership of Oversley changed several times after this as a result of marriage or sale.

15th century - From the late 15th century, Oversley was no longer regularly occupied by the lords of the manor.

16th century - In 1537 the manor of Oversley was bought by Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex and chief minister to King Henry Vlll. He was beheaded after his neighbour Sir George Throckmorton gave evidence against him at his treason trial, and then bought Oversley in 1540 for £774 9s 2d.

17th century - A park keeper’s lodge or tower on the estate is developed into the property that became known as Oversley Castle. A timber framed barn – now the Grade ll listed Tudor Barn – was at the centre of the estate farm.

18th century - The earliest known surviving lease indenture for Upper Lodge Farm, otherwise known as Oversley Upper Lodge or Oversley Castle, is between Edward Morgan and the Throckmorton Estate. Maps from this period indicate the oldest surviving phase of the castle is the square tower.

19th century - A castellated façade was created at Oversley Castle, apparently because in 1818 the Prince Regent, later King George lV, remarked to the 2nd Marquess of Hertford, who lived at nearby Ragley Hall: “My dear Lord Hertford, your view would be improved by a castle.” A large crenellated octagonal tower in poor repair was demolished to the level of the main roof in the late 19th century.

20th century - Sir William Throckmorton sold the Oversley Estate on June 17 1919, to David Greig, who owned the chain of David Greig grocery stores in the south of England. He extended the property and modernised it in an Art Deco and Arts and Crafts style. In 1970, Oversley was bought for £130,000 by the Dillon family, owners of the national chain of newsagents. The estate was sold in 1973 to the Wills tobacco family for £750,000, and in 1986 it was purchased by the Price family.

21st century - Oversley Castle was purchased in 2012 by developers, the lsat eight spent has been spent designing, planning work, and since 2015 transforming Oversley Castle and the properties in its grounds into unique luxury homes.

Location

Location

The Oversley Castle estate is located 350ft above the Warwickshire countryside, and has spectacular panoramic vistas across the neighbouring counties of Oxfordshire, Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester, the West Midlands, Leicestershire, and Northamptonshire. The views encompass the Cotswold Escarpment, the Bredon and Malvern Hills.

Located in idyllic countryside in Shakespeare’s Country, yet within convenient reach of the bustle and bright lights of Birmingham, and with easy access to motorway and rail networks.

The castle is on top of a hill on the outskirts of the hamlet of Wixford, which has a church and a pub, and is two miles from Alcester, eight miles from Stratford-upon-Avon, the renowned birthplace of William Shakespeare, and 22 miles from Birmingham and just a short distance to the Cotswolds and all that it has to offer.

The nearby villages of Alcester has a good range of facilities, including grammar school, excellent ousted rated schools, Waitrose as well as a variety of boutique shops, medical centre, dentist, veterinary practice, pharmacy, a bank, a church, restaurants, take aways and a garage. More extensive shopping, dining, leisure and cultural facilities can be found in the nearby towns of Stratford-upon-Avon, which is home to the famous Shakespeare Theatre.

The surrounding area provides a wide range of recreational opportunities, notably pleasant local walks and also the nearby Cotswold Way; fishing and boating on the River Avon and on the Stratford-upon-Avon canal; equestrian and country pursuits; and horse racing at Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Cheltenham.

Oversley Castle is within convenient proximity of excellent transport links. The A46 and A422 are easily accessible, providing connections to the nearby M5, M42, M40 and M6. Rail services are available at Stratford-upon-Avon, Worcester, Evesham and Warwick, providing frequent services to Birmingham and London.

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Local Amenities

  • Wilmcote 4.9 miles
  • Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway 5.6 miles
  • St Benedict's Catholic High School 1.5 miles
  • Alcester Grammar School 1.6 miles

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Local Amenities

  • Wilmcote 4.9 miles
  • Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway 5.6 miles
  • St Benedict's Catholic High School 1.5 miles
  • Alcester Grammar School 1.6 miles

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Sold prices provided by Land Registry
22nd May 2020 £1,300,000 Price reduced by £75,000
1st May 2020 £1,375,000 First listed
23rd Sep 2016 £1,200,000 Last sold

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