Grade II listed Pensax Court could be a timely buy

It was a case of better together for the East Wing of Pensax Court in the Worcestershire village of Pensax.

Despite its Tudor-esque appearance to one side, Pensax Court was built by the Clutton-Brock coal mining dynasty in the early 19th Century.

It was split into three properties in the 1980s but in the 1990s, two of these were united once more to create the East Wing.

This now forms the larger part of the Grade II listed Pensax Court and has some of its most interesting features.

Apart from that half-timbered and vaulted kitchen/breakfast room, there is also a clock tower at the centre of the property.

The current owners have done a lot of work to improve the East Wing, bringing it up to date while still retaining its unique character.

Inside, the house has high ceilings, deep moulded cornicing, central ceiling roses and deep set windows.

Double doors open into the panelled reception hall which has a restored herringbone oak parquet floor. The eye-catching staircase has ornate cast iron spindles beneath a polished hand rail.

Principal reception rooms include a classic drawing room with walk-in bay window and a restored ornate moulded cornice set over a carved and polished marble fireplace.

The high ceilinged kitchen/breakfast/family room has a handmade kitchen and includes an energy saving electric Aga.

Other rooms on this floor include a sitting room, boot room, utility, guest cloakroom and storage.

There was an older property that stood on the site before Pensax Court and the extensive cellars are a legacy of that. They are thought to date back to the 15th century. With three accesses, they have great potential for a variety of uses apart from storage.

On the first floor there are more high ceilings and deep set windows.

There are two generous bedroom suites, a guest bedroom with cloakroom and a fourth bedroom that is currently used as an office.

On the second floor there are four double bedrooms and a shower room.

This level also offers access to the octagonal clock tower. Two storeys high, this has a spiral wooden staircase , the original working turret clock and iron bell. On this floor there is also a vast walk-in loft space which has the potential for conversion (subject to planning permission).

Outside, the gardens and grounds extend to just under one acre. There are some splendid trees, including a magnificent larch which is the subject of a Tree Preservation Order.

The rest of the garden is mainly laid to lawn with estate fencing and mature hedges to the boundaries.

Timber outbuildings are used for garaging, machinery storage and storing logs.

Front and rear driveways lead to a gravelled area at the south east of the house which provides ample parking.


AGENT: Knight Frank

TEL: 01905 723438


GUIDE PRICE: £795,000

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