Hanley Hall is a wonderful 16th century country house set in its own mature grounds with a large lake. The property is actually believed to date from the 1500s and is Grade II listed.

Period features of particular interest include polished timber panelling and plaster moulded ceiling in the drawing room, along with many open fireplaces, polished timber and stone floors, a particularly fine staircase and a decadent cellar off the dining room.

Accommodation is arranged over three floors and ensures a very comfortable house with many of the main reception rooms and bedrooms enjoying views out over the lake. There are four reception rooms and six bedrooms, plus three main bathrooms and attic rooms on the top floor.

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Outside the gardens and grounds provide a magnificent setting for the house. Paved terraces and well stocked borders, as well as a productive fruit and vegetable garden all add drama to the principal player, the lake. Sweeping lawns lead down to the old moat and the old ice house now incorporates a plunge pool.

Beyond this are a range of farm building, an apple orchard and a paddock. The grounds come to around 18 acres.

Hanley Hall is set just below the Malvern Hills on the borders of the three counties of Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. The house sits just outside the village of Hanley Swan and more comprehensive shopping can be found at Malvern, which is four miles.

The guide price is £1,950,000. For further information please contact Savills on 01242 548 010 or visit www.struttandparker.com.

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