12 BED Detached house For sale

Warwick Road, Stratford-Upon-Avon

Offers over £2,100,000

12 10

Enquire about this property
01789 387887

Property details

Five expansive apartments in need of refurbishment, surrounded by mature landscaped grounds, sold as a single freehold lot. Development opportunity (subject to planning).

The Hill Mansion is an impressive Victorian red brick mansion house, in a Gothic style, dating from about 1855. Set in beautiful and extensive mature grounds, this attractive property is accessed via a long, tree-lined driveway from Warwick Road only a mile from Stratford-upon-Avon.
The Hill Mansion was built by Edward Fordham Flower of the locally and nationally renowned Flowers Brewery. He built The Hill Mansion from wealth he had accumulated through the brewery and would often throw open its doors to visitors from across the world.
Edward and his son Charles were also instrumental in the creation of what is now the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

The property is understood to have been converted into five separate and expansive apartments in the mid 1980s, and since then, has been under the ownership and management of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. These apartments have historically been let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies to various tenants, however they are now vacant in readiness for new ownership.
The total existing living area is circa 6,405 sq ft not including the separate block of garages, the large cellar with five large chambers and additional unused loft space (Please note residential areas have been taken from EPC records).
Importantly, while The Hill Mansion exudes character and charm throughout, the property is not listed, allowing for greater flexibility when it comes to its refurbishment.

The Hill Lodge, an attractive Victorian Lodge situated at the Warwick Road access of The Hill Mansion, is also owned, and managed by Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and is available for purchase under separate negotiations.
For more information on The Hill Lodge, please feel free to enquire.

The Grounds

The private landscaped grounds begin at the entrance from Warwick Road, boasting a long, advancing tree-lined driveway to The Hill Mansion.
Surrounding the driveway and property is approximately 4.5 acres of landscaped lawn, and some mature trees beautifully frame the Mansion.
The grounds, which were originally created in the Imperial period, retain evidence of 19th century layout and planting and at one time included a
pleasure ground, kitchen garden, walks and a maze.
Also available by separate negotiation, is mature woodland and a spinney, primarily to the north easterly elevation which provide effective screening to
the Mansion and help preserve its privacy.
Amongst the grounds, and close to the Mansion, is a block of five garages with a further spinney to the rear. We see this area as a good development
opportunity subject to planning.

The Location - Stratford Upon Avon

Stratford is an historic market town in the heart of Warwickshire. Standing proudly on the banks of the River Avon, Stratford is perhaps best known as being the home of the country’s greatest poet and playwright, William Shakespeare. The town has embraced its famous son with statues, the preservation of his house at New Place, his tomb in Holy Trinity Church and of course the iconic Royal Shakespeare Theatre, home to the Royal
Shakespeare Company and which receives more than 2.5million visitors a year.
As well as the theatre and its other cultural connections, Stratford has a thriving town centre and boasts a wide range of shops, restaurants, cafes and businesses. There is also a cinema, nightclubs and bars, The Butterfly Farm, the Big Wheel and the MAD Museum on Henley Street.
The town and surrounding villages are popular with all age groups when it comes to living in the area with a range of property types, styles and prices.
For families, Stratford has an excellent selection of schools, both state and private and for sporty types there is a racecourse, a well-renowned golf course next to The Hill Mansion as well as thriving rugby, football and cricket clubs.
With the River Avon and the beautiful countryside right on Stratford’s doorstep, it is also extremely well connected with roads leading out to the Cotswolds, the M5 and M40 giving access to all corners of the country. There are also two train stations with regular, direct services to Birmingham and London.

Apartment 1 - 1,442sq.ft

A stunning ground floor, three-bedroom apartment with a private front door to a large welcoming entrance hall. The living room boasts a large bay window and a further dual aspect window showcasing the mature grounds that surround it. Further accommodation includes a kitchen, inner hallway, cloakroom/WC with airing cupboard, three bedrooms and a bathroom with Jack and Jill bathroom to the master bedroom. EPC rating D.

Apartment 2 - 1,335sq.ft

A two-bedroom, first floor apartment with ground floor common entrance hall with a door to a staircase leading to a shared landing. From the entrance door is an inner hallway, leading to a breath-taking split level reception hall, lit up by a magnificent glass lantern and a gothic bay window with principal views of the grounds. There is a generously-sized living room with further views over the mature grounds via its large bay window, kitchen, bedroom with en-suite shower, further bedroom and bathroom. EPC rating E.

Apartment 3 - 1,389sq.ft

A three-bedroom, first floor apartment with a ground floor common entrance hall with a door to a staircase leading to a shared first floor landing. From the doorway to the inner hall there is a cloakroom, a sizable living/dining room with stunning views over the woodland stretching across the Warwickshire countryside, a spacious kitchen, bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two further bedrooms and a shower room. EPC rating E.

Apartment 4 - 1,378 sq.ft

A ground floor two-bedroom apartment with entrance hall, kitchen, an opulent living/dining room that we assume was the principle drawing room of the Mansion, sizable bedroom with large bay window and en-suite bathroom, bedroom two and a shower room. EPC rating D.

Apartment 5 - 861 sq.ft

A previous garage conversion, now comprising a ground floor two-bedroom apartment with entrance porch, entrance hall, living room, conservatory, kitchen, two bedrooms and a shower room. We acknowledge this apartment trails behind the standards of the other four, and therefore see this apartment as a good re-development opportunity subject to planning. EPC rating E.

Additional Elements

Additional elements of The Hill Mansions include a vast cellar comprising five separate chambers, previously used as storage for each apartment and which contain the meters for each.
Further floor space is found in the unused and unconverted loft area. Access to the loft is found on the first-floor shared landing for Apartments 3 and 4 with separate stairs leading to the additional space.

Covenants and Restrictions

The spinney and woodland will be covenanted so it remains an effective screen and should be used for woodland amenity use only. The Hill Mansion and the grounds will be covenanted to residential use only.
In planning terms, we assume there are issues in reverting the building to a single mansion house, primarily in relation to the loss of residential property units which has been generally resisted by local planning authorities.

Calculate Your Stamp Duty
Stamp Duty To Pay:
Effective Rate:
Tax Band % Taxable Sum Tax

Property location

Property Floorplan

Floorplan Floorplan Floorplan Floorplan Floorplan Floorplan Floorplan

Property EPC

Property Video