A HOME TO REALLY GET IN ESTATE OVER
ONCE judged to be the showiest of all country homes in the county of Worcestershire, the grade II listed 19th-century Chateau Impney – built in the elaborate style of a French chateau – is unquestionably impressive.
It’s been a luxury hotel under various ownerships since the 1920s, and now a part of the estate in Droitwich is for sale.
Ravens Crest, a grade II listed five-bedroom Dower house, is accessed along a private road and set within its own 9.1-acre grounds.
It was built originally in a French renaissance style by local industrialist and saltworks magnate John Corbett – known as ‘the salt king’ – for his wife, Hannah Eliza O’meara who was of mixed French/irish descent and had been raised in Paris. She wanted somewhere more manageable than the chateau, so Raven’s Crest, then known as The Chalet, was built in the park.
On the ground floor there is a drawing room with stone fireplace. There is access to a garden room, a family snug with wood burning stove, kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, utility room, boot room and a games room opening out onto one of several terraces.
A spiral staircase leads to five bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, including a master suite with walk-in wardrobes.
Raven’s Crest has an indoor swimming pool with changing rooms; a stable yard and large paddocks.
■ The property is for sale through Savills, Stow on the Wold, with a guide price of £2.5million, savills.com
Raven’s Crest in the grounds of Chateau Impney