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Peacock House, The Green, Cleeve Prior WR11 8LE

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Property Composition

  • Detached House
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 4 Reception Rooms

Property Features

  • Property Ref : JL0210. Virtual Tour!
  • Historic Former C16th Farmhouse
  • Magnificent Period Property
  • Three Bedroom Suites plus Guest Cottage
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Independent Cottage with Income Potential
  • Stunning Walled Gardens
  • Garden Workshop
  • Idyllic Rural Village
  • Double Garage with Loft Over

Property Description

Property Ref : JL0210

A Magnificent Grade II Listed Residence with Glorious Walled Gardens, and an Independent One Bedroom Guest Cottage.    * Entrance Hall with Inglenook * Sitting Room * Dining Room * Study * Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Aga * Boot Room *Utility *Three Beautiful Double Bedroom Suites * Guest Cottage * Exquisite Landscaped Walled Gardens * Orchard * Garden Workshop* Double Garage. Immaculately presented and surrounded by open countryside.   A rural idyll, Cotswolds, Vale of Evesham and Stratford-upon-Avon on the doorstep!  

This Magnificent Grade II Listed Residence, built using the local blue Lias stone and dating to mid-16th Century, has been painstakingly renovated with great care and attention, with no detail overlooked, respecting the character and period of the property, maintaining original features whilst bringing in modern day comforts. 

Sitting behind The Green at Cleeve Prior, this is thought to be the oldest house in the village. The property has the most wonderful warmth and character that emanates from every corner, wrapping you up in its homely charm, with exposed beams and stone flagged floor and period details throughout. A more welcoming house would be hard to find, as soon as you step in the magnificent reception hall you are greeted with a roaring fire in the Inglenook fireplace. 

IN BRIEF - The house is versatile in its breadth of accommodation and in brief offers: On the First floor  - Substantial Reception Hall with log burner, Sitting Room with log burner, Dining Room with electric log effect fire, Snug/Office with log burner. Kitchen/Breakfast Room with electric Aga, Utility and Boot Room, Cloakroom/W.C. To the First Floor: Large Reception Landing, Three Gorgeous Double Bedrooms, all with en-suite bath/shower rooms.  There is a separate  Cottage, The Old Diary adjacent to the main house, which enjoys independent access and offers: Kitchen, Living Room, Double Bedroom, Luxury Bathroom, Guest W.C. and a separate Garden with a Summer House, currently used as a holiday cottage.

A house as magnificent as this, deserves an equally impressive garden and it certainly has that. The walled gardens stretch to over 1/3 acre, with winding stone pathways, vegetable garden, greenhouse, orchard and a substantial garden workshop. Do watch the video to appreciate the full beauty of the gardens that back onto open countryside.

Outside you have a driveway in blue granite chippings for off-road parking and there is a separate double garage with power and a loft over.

Read more... Peacock House is a former farmhouse dating back to mid C16th and is built using the local blue lias stone. The owners have upgraded the house taking great care to work around the period features, introducing modern comforts, notably the electric Aga in the kitchen (with intelligence control), new log burners in the sitting room and reception hall, all new bathrooms. English Heritage approved secondary glazing with K-glass added to the single glazed windows. A large proportion of pipework and plumbing has been replaced as well as new gas-fired boilers in the main house and the cottage.

Features to highlight include, the wonderful inglenook fireplace in the reception hall with character alcoves, and open lias stone brickwork, further fireplaces in the sitting room, dining room and snug, original cupboard doors and entrance doors across the house, wall and ceiling timbers, floors of oak, elm and flagstone, window seats, stone staircase to the first floor bedrooms where you also have a magnificent landing that communicates to all rooms.

The Old Diary - A  One Bedroom Cottage adjacent to the main house with enclosed garden.

Sitting adjacent to Peacock House across a stone courtyard, is The Old Dairy, a separate one bedroom cottage in blue lias stone, immaculately renovated to create a superb and characterful one bedroom annex to the main house. There is a separate entrance via a gate to the side of Peacock House making this ideal as a holiday let, as used by the current owners, or perhaps for visiting family and friends. The Old Dairy is accessed via original tallest steps, taking you to a charming first floor living space with log burner. A stable door with external staircase to a private enclosed garden, offering beautiful views when open. There is a well-equipped kitchen, fabulous bedroom featuring an early cheese press, door off to a useful storage area and door out to the garden. The bathroom has a full width shower and bath. All in immaculate condition with incredible character and charm.  Underfloor heating in the bathroom and hallway. Stone flagged flooring.

A lovely cottage garden with lawns, terrace and shrubs, a summer house and a gorgeous Cercis or Judas tree, sometimes called a tree of love!

The Garden, Peacock House. The walled gardens to Peacock House are quite something, extending to over a third of an acre. For dining al fresco there is a stone flagged terrace, looking towards the gardens, with attractive wood store, and period water feature. The breathtaking gardens have winding stone pathways that lead you through a changing landscape of planted beds, Oak, Yew and Walnut Tress, Shrubs. At the far end is a greenhouse and vegetable garden, orchard and lawns. There is a large garden workshop with power, equipped with workbenches The gardens are bounded by an attractive dry stone wall with open countryside beyond. 


There is cottage garden to the front enclosed by a holly hedge with a Magnificent Yew Peacock Topiary, a landmark in the village that can be evidenced in many historical photos of the village along with Beech and Copper Beech Trees.

There is gated pedestrian access to either side of the house, one leading to The Dairy Cottage. The Driveway with blue granite chippings provides off-road parking and there is a separate double garage situated opposite the property with power and light and a loft over with an external staircase for access. 

General Information   

Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage.

Gas fired central heating to both house and cottage. 

Council Tax: Rated band G

The Dairy Cottage holds a separate title and currently rated for business use and subject to 100% small business rates relief.  


Cleeve Prior is a rural, picturesque village on the Warwickshire/Worcestershire border and is in excellent proximity to many fabulous towns and villages including Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Evesham, Cheltenham, Worcester. There are wonderful walks and hiking routes all around as well as fishing rights for all residents on the banks of the Avon.

The name “Cleeve” comes from the Saxon word for cliff and the prior was a medieval monastery which was destroyed during the Reformation. The continued significance of the early origins of Cleeve Prior as a Saxon and Medieval farming community is clearly illustrated in the presence of numerous farm buildings from the 16th to 19th centuries.

The centre of the village forms the Cleeve Prior Conservation Area and there are many picturesque houses made from the local blue lias stone, including the Kings Arms public house and the 150-year-old school which bestows a strong character and local identity. The 12th Century church is dedicated to St. Andrew, and has 6 bells which are rung for the parish service each Sunday and on the hour, quarter and half & quarter to the hour.

The village enjoys an active community that is welcoming and friendly with many clubs and activities including -  Short Mat Bowls, Bridge, The Cleeve Trio Players Drama group,  The tea shop located in the downstairs room in the village Hall which also contains the village library.  NWR, Cleeve Prior Ramblers, Golf Society, Dance…


There is a  wonderful small and friendly village primary school. The age range is from 3-11 years old. Children describe the school as 'Small, but Awesome’. There is an excellent choice of secondary education in neighbouring towns for both private, state and grammar.


The village is superbly located being within easy reach of many wonderful towns and villages,  Broadway, Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-the-Marsh (Cotswolds), Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon, Evesham…  Bidford-on-Avon is just down the way with the fabulous Big Meadow recreational ground and riverside for kayak and paddle boarding. You are on the edge of The Cotswolds, Warwickshire, Worcester, Cheltenham and easy access North, South or to the West Coast and Bristol. 

Superb rail, road and air connections - M40 (J15)  Banbury 18 miles  (trains to London from just over an hour to Marylebone and Paddington) • Warwick and Warwick Parkway Station  (20ml)  (trains to London Marylebone from 69 mins).  Honeybourne Station (3/4 miles) direct to Paddington ( in 1hr 51 mins with around 17 trains per day). Chipping Campden/Cotswolds 10 miles • Cheltenham 22 miles •  Worcester 20 miles •   Oxford 30 mls• London 80mls •  London Heathrow 83 mls • Bristol 60 mls • Birmingham International Airport 18 miles (All distances and are time approximate).




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