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A Country Home good enough to hide a King!

Little Wolford Manor - a stunning country home

This glorious country home was on the market with Jackson Stops for £5,000,000 and is located in Little Worfold, Warwickshire, UK  

Little Wolford Manor, a delightful Country Home
Little Wolford Manor

A perfect package of an historic Grade II* Listed country home, dating from the 15th century with outstanding views, set in about 34 acres of gardens and pasture together with a gate lodge and separate cottage, says the brochure from the agent Jackson Stops.



Gate Lodge

Little Wolford Manor is a country home exudes period character. Standing well in its land it has a quiet and peaceful air and provides an almost perfect balance of house, land and ancillary accommodation. Built of Cotswold Stone with a stone slate roof the house is approached through a pair of ornate wrought iron gates via a sweeping drive to the ancient oak linenfold panelled front door.

The entrance hall retains the original 15th century oak screen and at the far end another ancient tracery door opens to the 17th century porch and courtyard garden. An arched doorway leads into the great hall with its vaulted roof and hammer beams, minstrels gallery and a huge fireplace with an overmantel carved with the Ingram arms.

period features befitting a country home

At the east end a door leads to the panelled study with an ornamented frieze and fluted pilasters. The stone fireplace has an ornate plaster overmantel. To the North of the great hall the small music room, known in the family as the pine room, has 18th century pine panelling and a marble fireplace.

period features befitting a country home

To the South of the hall an inner hall with linenfold panelling and a wine cellar leads to the dining room. Originally the kitchen, it has oak panelling and a massive inglenook fireplace with an impressive bressumer beam.

the heart of the country home
Dining Room

Beyond is the drawing room, added in the 1935 restoration, it has a 16th century fireplace with adjacent salt cupboard, three windows, one a bay with a window seat and fabulous views over the valley to Great Wolford and the Cotswold hills beyond.

every country home desrves a fabulous fireplace
Drawing Room

The gun room has a cloakroom leading off and leads to the domestic offices of various kitchens, larder, back hall and stores. The staff sitting room, originally a separate bakehouse, boasts an inglenook fireplace with a huge bread oven. Local legend has it that this became a hiding place for King Charles ll after the Battle of Worcester.

fabulous entrance hall to this country home
Screen Hall

The upper floor falls into two parts. The first is approached by a stone spiral staircase, said still to retain blood stains dating from the Civil War Battle of Edgehill! It leads to the original Solar or owners accommodation now a panelled guest bedroom with a separate bathroom and WC.

every country home needs a panelled bedroom!
Panelled Bedroom



The second, dogleg staircase with pine dado panelling leads from the inner hall to the main bedroom accommodation. The master bedroom has limed oak panelling with a stone fireplace flanked by cupboards with a carved overmantel. The views over the garden and grounds are stunning. A door leads to the dressing room and thence the en-suite bathroom. There are a further six bedrooms on this floor, two with panelling, and two more bathrooms. A staircase rises to an attic bedroom.  

country home reading room

Adjacent to the front gateway there is a Tudor style Lodge with hall, sitting room, kitchen and back hall on the ground floor and two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first.

the gatehouse to the country home
Gate Lodge



The back drive leads to the self contained Manor Cottage with hall, sitting room, small kitchen and WC at ground floor level and 2/3 bedrooms and a bathroom above. There is a double garage.

Manor cottage to the country home
Manor Cottage

A timber building provides a further garage and workshop and there is a stone log store, former pigsty, coal store and a greenhouse. 

fabulous views from this country home

The gardens surround the house and are well kept. They extend to about 5.40 acres and are laid out with sweeping lawns interspersed with mature trees and flower borders leading down to a ha-ha and a grand view over the paddocks to Great Wolford.

country home rose garden
Rose Garden

There is a tennis court needing resurfacing and a small spinney with spring bulbs. To the South of the great hall there is a charming courtyard garden and an adjacent formal rose garden. At a higher level there is a partly walled vegetable garden and an orchard. To the left of the back drive an open, grassed area has a few more fruit trees and there is ample space for a swimming pool and stable yard if required. There is plenty of parking in front of the house with a generous carriage sweep and a further parking area close to the back door.

gates to the country home
Gates
drive up to the country home
Driveway

The land lies to the north and west of the house and slopes down to a stream on the western boundary. It provides a further 28.55 acres split into three fields of permanent pasture with some woodland.

View of the grounds for the country home

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