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Wonderful fusion of ancient and modern; An ancient monument is just one of the features of this home, writes Alison Jones.

Byline: Alison Jones

Manor Farm has quite the water feature in the garden. The 13 acre estate in Morton Hall Lane, Holberrow Green, near Inkberrow in Worcestershire, has a medieval moated pond and island designated an ancient monument by English Heritage. The character house is thought to date back to the 16th century.

Original features are evident throughout the home including magni?cent timber work and beams, stone work and inglenook ?replaces. There are latch and ancient doors and cottage windows capturing the beautiful views. The contemporary marries perfectly with the old. The superb kitchen and house bathrooms are particularly handsome rooms with a period ?ourish.

The interior is light and inviting. There is a drawing room, sitting room, dining room, study, country breakfast-kitchen, breakfast room, toilet, utility, freezer room, rear hall, wood store, boot room, four bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Sitting to the side of Manor Farm is Stable Cottage, a superb second home offering further high quality accommodation that is perfect for the family or staff, or to be used for generating extra income through letting.

It has a porch, drawing room, conservatory, breakfast-kitchen, utility, shower room, two bedrooms and a bathroom.

Manor Farm is approached over a long hedge and tree-lined drive with turn-circle. It also bisects off for the main house, the cottage or the outbuildings.

Pretty gardens surround the house with ?agstone paths, lawns with mature green and ?owering shrub borders and notable specimen trees including birch, hawthorn, cedar, walnut and weeping cherry. There is a spinney with ash, hazel and conifers and an orchard of pear, apple and plum plus an organic vegetable garden with greenhouse, wooden garden store and henhouse.

Outbuildings include a brick and tiled coach house with three open fronted bays, workshop and garden storage, a suite of ?ve block built stables, ?ve bay hay barn with foaling box, block work farmyard manure bay and open fronted livestock building.

Two small railed paddocks lie at the frontage while the majority of the land is situated to the rear of the estate in two level hedge and post and rail enclosed interconnecting ?elds.

Manor Farm and its grounds sit amid unspoilt countryside. Holberrow Green is a charming hamlet close to the village of Inkberrow which offers a primary school, doctor's surgery and general stores. Worcester and Stratford provide a more comprehensive selections of prestige schools, business, commercial and leisure facilities.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:May 9, 2013
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