About this property
Luddington Manor is an attractive Grade II listed property occupying a prime position within the village. The property is Grade II listed being of Special Architectural Historic interest, and sits within a Conservation Area. Dating in parts from the 16th or early 17th century, the property demonstrates the changing architectural styles over time from the intimacy of the original timber framed structure to the large rooms and high ceilings of the mid-eighteenth century Georgian addition with Victorian alterations. The property benefits from an extensive programme of renovation and refurbishment undertaken by the current owners in 2017/2018.
Luddington Manor has a very interesting history. Once part of the Marquis of Hertford’s Ragley Hall Estate, the property was occupied at one time between 1706 to 1775 by relatives of Anne Hathaway, wife of William Shakespeare. The house has well balanced, beautifully presented family accommodation including fine fireplaces, tiled, flagstone and timber floors and original staircases. The current owners have decorated the property in a rich palette of colours to create a unique home.
The drawing room is particularly dramatic with a part vaulted ceiling and impressive fireplace. The sitting room and dining room enjoy south facing bay windows. The family room located off the kitchen gives access to the lovely vaulted indoor swimming pool, with French doors leading to a delightful terrace at the rear. The kitchen/breakfast room has integrated appliances, painted units with granite tops, an island unit, and four oven electric AGA with a picture window behind enjoying views over the grounds. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a well-appointed study with bespoke fitted shelving.
The bedrooms are all of a generous size. The principal bedroom faces south and has a large en suite bathroom with a copper and nickel bath and separate shower and a beautifully appointed dressing room. Bedroom two has a balcony over the drawing room and bedroom three has an en suite shower room. There is a family bathroom and separate WC. The accommodation on the second floor comprises of bedroom four with en suite shower room, dressing room and sitting room.
The cottage, also beautifully presented, provides stylish accommodation with a generous sitting room and principal bedroom suite, second double bedroom, bathroom and a fully fitted kitchen. The cottage provides separate accommodation which offers a variety of options from guest accommodation to separate living accommodation for a relative. The front garden has mature borders stocked with roses, shrubs and spring bulbs beneath the lias stone garden wall. Roses, magnolia and wisteria adorn the front of the house. To the side of the house is a paved parking area and Coach House providing garaging, side lawn with rose shrub borders, walnut, fig and clematis. Behind the house is an extensive, well maintained lawn, fine flagstone and gravel terrace with roses, magnolia and crab apple.
The paddock to the rear is south facing and terraced, possibly for Medieval or Roman vineyards. Aerated wildlife pond. Large wooden garden store, mature fruit trees, south facing terraced grassland paddock beyond, with separate vehicle access from the lane. Across the village lane is a further grass paddock with a footpath across the corner, adjoining the churchyard.
A willow and hawthorn bank slope down to the River Avon, to which the property has frontage of about 70 yards with riparian rights. The property is approached through a pair of electric gates set in Cotswold stone walls with piers.
- Luddington is a pretty village on the banks of the River Avon, three miles west of Stratford-upon-Avon. Facilities include a 19th-century church, a marina with a 17th-century lock, a village green and a village hall.
- Stratford-upon-Avon is internationally renowned for its Shakespearean heritage and also provides excellent shopping and recreational facilities including a superb array of restaurants, shops, bars and dining pubs. The River Avon and the canal offer boating opportunities and a footpath connects Luddington directly with Stratford-upon-Avon along the banks ofthe river.
- The area has a wide selection of state, private and grammar schools including The Croft Prep School, King Edward’s Grammar School for Boys and Stratford-upon-Avon Grammar School for Girls. Further afield, both Warwick and Leamington Spa provide additional schooling.
- Golf is available at Stratford-upon-Avon, The Welcombe, The Warwickshire at Leek Wootton and at Welford-on-Avon. Horse racing can be enjoyed at Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Cheltenham.
- Stratford-upon-Avon 2.7 miles, M40 (J15) 9.5 miles, Warwick 11 miles, Warwick Parkway Station 13 miles, Birmingham International Airport 25 miles (all distances are approximate).
- A public footpath crosses the front field.
- A covenant is in place to prevent the development of the front field.
- Two fields are let periodically to a local shepherd under a Grazing Licence.
- The property is situated well above the flood plain.
- The property is to be sold subject to the provision of an overage clause. Please refer to the agent for details.
- Mains electricity, water and drainage. LPG fired central heating. Telephone line subject to BT transfer regulations. EV charger.
- Stratford-on-Avon District Council. Telephone 01789 267575. Council Tax Band H.
- Directions: From the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon proceed West on the B439 Evesham Road. Just before Bordon Hill turn left signposted Luddington and Stratford Race course. Proceed along this road for approximately one-and-a-half miles and on reaching the centre of the village of Luddington the entrance to Luddington Manor will be found on the right hand side, just past the village green.
- EPC Exempt
- Tenure: Freehold
- Council Tax Band: H