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The Rhydd, Hanley Castle, Worcester, WR8


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6

This imposing country residency must be viewed to appreciate. There is amazing outside space and outbuildings as well as grand reception rooms.


Dripshill House is thought to date back to the 18th Century and is a beautiful country home in a rural setting accessed via a long driveway. It has a light and airy reception hall, 6 bedrooms, the master bedroom having a dressing room and en-suite, 3 reception rooms, a study, kitchen/breakfast room and a snug and utility area. It also benefits from a cellar, garage, stables, outbuildings and ample parking.


Great Malvern is just a few minutes' drive away where a broad range of shops, cafes, restaurants, banks and other services can be found, including the Malvern Splash leisure centre and swimming pool, Great Malvern railway station, the highly respected Malvern Theatre and Waitrose supermarket.

The property is also well placed for some of the finest independent and state schools, with Malvern having an excellent reputation for the schooling it has to offer. These include Malvern College, Malvern St James and The Downs in the private sector, and The Wyche Primary and The Chase High School in the state sector.


Comprises of an imposing entrance hall with a stone fireplace parquet flooring and stairs leading to the first floor, access to dining room and breakfast kitchen, wine cellar and pump, drawing room and inner hall, sitting room, study, a third reception hall, two downstairs WCs, a utility and a snug. There is a cellar with light and power, On the first floor there is the master bedroom with dressing room which has a fitted wardrobe and en-suite with his and hers sinks set into marble, WC and bath also into marble, five further bedrooms and two bathrooms. To the outside of the property are extensive outbuildings with a barn, triple garage. The stable block dates back to the fourteenth century with planning consent to convert into a three bed dwelling, presently the ground floor consists of a coach room, tack room, feed store, grooms room and garage and a porch with stairs to the first floor. There are also four horse boxes, an outside toilet with a high level flush cistern. A detached studio having three rooms with a three vehicle garage. The gardens have a rose garden and there are formal gardens that lead to an area with a swimming pool ( it does require some renovation), the land stretches to the land to the left as you drive up the long, sweeping drive.

Property Details

The property is approached by the long, tree lined driveway which sweeps in front of the house. The private drive is approximately 1350 metres and is shared with the adjoining owner of the land and property to the North West. The lawned area leads to the glazed door and into the reception hall which has parquet flooring, dual aspect to front and side, stairs rising to first floor, door to cellar, stone fireplace, door to breakfast/kitchen.

Breakfast Kitchen 24' 7" x 16' 10" ( 7.49m x 5.13m )

Dual aspect, a wooden kitchen with wooden work surfaces, a four oven AGA, a double electric stainless steel oven, cooker hood and hob. Integral fridge, a range of eye and base level units, quarry tiled floor, door to inner hall.

Inner Hall

Rear facing window, door to enclosed courtyard and door to utility.

Utility and Pantry 12' 5" x 12' 4" ( 3.78m x 3.76m )

Side facing window, a range of storage cupboards and door to pantry which also has a side facing window.

Snug 12' 5" x 8' ( 3.78m x 2.44m )

From the kitchen there is also a door to the snug. Dual aspect windows and dado rail.

Dining Room 17' 10" x 14' 10" ( 5.44m x 4.52m )

Two side facing windows, imposing fireplace.

Drawing Room 22' 3" x 21' 9" ( 6.78m x 6.63m )

Two side facing windows, french doors opening out onto a sun terrace. imposing fireplace and door to sitting room.

Sitting Room 13' 9" x 12' 1" ( 4.19m x 3.68m )

Two side facing windows, fireplace and door to inner hall.

Inner Hall

Stairs rising to first floor, door to rear and door to downstairs WC.


Rear facing window, WC and hand wash basin.

Study 15' 4" x 15' 2" ( 4.67m x 4.62m )

Side facing window, fireplace, door to inner hall.

Inner Hall

Side facing window, storage and door to courtyard.

First Floor

The main staircase leads to a good sized landing, rear facing window, doors to bedrooms one, two, three and four, archway leading to second landing which in turn leads to the two bathrooms, bedrooms five and six and stairs leading to back hallway.

Master Bedroom 25' 7" x 16' 10" ( 7.80m x 5.13m )

Two front facing windows and one rear facing window, door to dressing room.

Dressing Room 13' 2" x 10' 8" ( 4.01m x 3.25m )

Has a front facing window, five double wardrobes and one single wardrobe, door to en-suite.

En-Suite 13' 2" x 10' 2" ( 4.01m x 3.10m )

Rear facing window, his and hers sinks set into marble, WC, and bath set into marble surround with a hand held shower fitting.

Bedroom Two 15' 7" x 11' 8" ( 4.75m x 3.56m )

Front facing window, three fitted double wardrobes, wash hand basin.

Bedroom Three 17' 2" x 10' 2" ( 5.23m x 3.10m )

Dual aspect with front facing window and side facing window, double fitted wardrobe.

Bedroom Four 15' 1" x 14' 3" ( 4.60m x 4.34m )

Two side facing windows, wash hand basin, three fitted double wardrobes.

First Family Bathroom

Side facing window, WC, wash hand basin, free standing claw foot bath.

Bathroom Two

Side facing window, WC, wash hand basin and paneled bath.

Bedroom Five 14' 2" x 12' 1" ( 4.32m x 3.68m )

Two side facing windows, wash hand basin, double wardrobe.

Bedroom Six 15' 4" x 12' 4" ( 4.67m x 3.76m )

Two side facing windows, three double wardrobes.


To the outside of the property is an enclosed courtyard garden and parking area, a vegetable patch, a tack room, another store, three garages with loft space over, WC and four stable boxes. There are well established gardens surrounding the imposing home, including a rose garden and ponds, walking round to the land, there are formal gardens which lead to the acres of pasture land.


From Malvern follow the Guarlford Road towards Upton upon Severn. Continue through the village of Guarlford and after sometime at the T Junction turn left and the property is found on the left hand side with a white wooden gate and cattle grid.

1. MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS - Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale.

2. These particulars do not constitute part or all of an offer or contract.

3. The measurements indicated are supplied for guidance only and as such must be considered incorrect.

4. Potential buyers are advised to recheck the measurements before committing to any expense.

5. Connells has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and it is the buyers interests to check the working condition of any appliances.

6. Connells has not sought to verify the legal title of the property and the buyers must obtain verification from their solicitor.

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