Tuesday, May 24, 2022

A Georgian Gem

Grade I listed Georgian mansion in Worcestershire for sale for the first time since the 1720s

 

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Few houses remain in the ownership of the same family for three hundred years, but an example of such, Ombersley Court at Ombersley in Worcestershire, has just been placed on the market for £3.5 million ($4.5 million, €4.1 million or درهم16.7 million).

 

Designed and built for the 1st Lord Sandys by the master builder Francis Smith of Warwick between 1723 and 1730, Ombersley Court was substantially alerted by the landscape architect John Webb in 1809. Grade I listed and featuring impressive entertaining spaces, the 27,449 square foot house comes with a 13,188 square foot Grade II* listed stable complex and 39 acres of land. A further 11 acres and a three bedroom cottage are available as separate lots.

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A Georgian Gem – Ombersley Court, Ombersley, Worcestershire, WR9 0HH, United Kingdom – For sale for first time through Savills for £3.5 million ($4.5 million, €4.1 million or درهم16.7 million)
Richard Michael Oliver Hill, 7th Baron Sandys of Ombersley (1942 – 2013) accompanying the Queen on her inspection of the Yeoman of the Guard
A Georgian Gem – Ombersley Court, Ombersley, Worcestershire, WR9 0HH, United Kingdom – For sale for first time through Savills for £3.5 million ($4.5 million, €4.1 million or درهم16.7 million)
An image of Ombersley Court before the service extension that provided kitchen and staff accommodation (right) was demolished in 1964
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Of Ombersley Court, Matthew Beckett of The Country Seat blog remarks:

 

“With the death of Lord Sandys in 2013 the house passed to Lady Sandys but following her recent death, concerns were raised and rebutted via letters in Country Life that this wonderful house would be forced (for complicated reasons) to become a care home; a fate which would have despoiled this jewel of a house. Instead, for the first time since it was built in 1724, it has been placed on the market. This is a house created by one of the finest craftsmen of the early-Georgian period, with connections to a wider, distinct Midlands architectural tradition which epitomises all that one would hope to see in a country seat”.

 

“As an important house which deserves respect, one hopes that the new owner will appreciate this remarkable situation and that perhaps the best approach would simply be to buy the house and contents and perhaps another couple hundred acres to truly secure an Arcadian ideal, one which would be hard to better anywhere in the country”.

 

The selling agents are Savills.

 

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17 COMMENTS

  1. The most beautiful house ever featured on these pages. Such a great shame that it doesn’t have more land.

  2. What a dump!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Knock it down and build something modern in glass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is a liability —- Imagine the gas bills!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Knock it down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One for my now famed wrecking ball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. The house looks in rather good condition considering its only been owned by one family. They plainly took good care of it.

  4. Am totally with Robert Kay, Alan and Xander Thompson…. beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Presumably not enough money to go with it to hand it over to the National Trust.

      • I agree with you Matthew, the house is gorgeous and I love the idea that was always owned by the same family …no heirs to the estate ??? Would love to call this my home !!! Hope the buyer will take good care of her and will not alter it’s beauty !!!

  5. The Ombersley Estate is far larger than shown on the sale plan and is obviously not for sale. We have had the chance to work in the estate with archaeological investigations and the CBA Young Archaeologists. Lord Sandys and his wife were wonderful people and it is the end of an era. Sad to see it go.

  6. A year too late to comment, I suppose… I am just wondering if this beautiful property has sold. I had the great fortune of knowing the late Lord and Lady Sandys. On a trip to England in the mid 90’s my husband and I were honored to have lunch and then tea at Ombersley with them. I am a very distant relative of Lord Sandys, as we both shared Archbishop Sandys (1550’s) as an ancestor.
    I hope this magnificent property will be cared for.

    • We were just there yesterday, just wandering around and went up the lane to look. It has indeed been sold to a businessman, the caretaker told us, and he is doing some renovations before moving his family in; it looked like they were working only outside the house. Nice to know it will again be a family home.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous house and property. Very clear that the family took excellent care of if it. I am also a distant relative of the late Lord Sandys, as we shared Archbishop Sandys as an ancestor. I’m curious to know what’s become of this place almost a year on, as the internet doesn’t seem to have a definitive answer. Whomever ends up with it, I hope they take excellent care in preserving it.

  8. I am intrigued to see so many people descended from Archbishop Edwyn Sandys because I am too. As a child I used to stay at Ombersley as i was a boarding school in Malvern . Richard and Patricia were a wonderful couple and very kind to me as a little girl. It is a fantastic house and i am glad it has not become a hotel.

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