Offers in region of £885,000
Discover ‘wow-factor’ living, exquisite décor and unsurpassed views in tranquil Churchill. Dating from the mid-19th century and originally the third village post office, this beguiling family home has experienced many revivals; none more show-stopping than its current one
Discover 'wow-factor' living, exquisite décor and unsurpassed views in tranquil Churchill.
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Meander along Churchill Lane until you see a sign for a public footpath, take this turning and in 100 yards the handsome cream and sage-green gables of House By The Pool rise up to greet you.
To the front, parking space for eight cars. Take a seat on the bench by the front door and enjoy a moment's reflection in the soothing quiet, looking out over the peaceful pool which gives this home its name.
Dating from the mid-19th century and originally the third village post office, this beguiling family home has experienced many revivals; none more show-stopping than its current one.
Step through the front door and into an entrance hall bathed in light for your first taste of this unique home's captivating charm.
High quality Amtico flooring lies underfoot whilst above, an elegant crystal chandelier cascades from a classic ceiling rose, spilling light throughout this opulent space. Original plaster coving ribbons the edges of the room
Roller blinds give you control over the flow of natural light through the dropped windows flanking the front door.
The walls, a combination of gold-flecked soft truffle to the right and pastel yellow and cream with gold patterning add a bright, sunny feel to this welcoming entrance hall.
OWNER QUOTE: "Despite the grandeur it is very homely, and people often comment on the fact that it manages to do both."
Cosy and yet spacious; the glass feature table in the centre of the hall provides a focal point with plenty of room for statues or vases.
Ahead, a recently-fitted Neville Johnson solid oak staircase with light diffusing glass balustrade leads up to the first floor.
Beyond the staircase, an oak, crystal-handled door leads to your handy cloakroom, with a further fitted overspill wardrobe along the hallway. Next door, a guest WC, tastefully decorated in black and gold is as pretty as it is practical.
Note the finer details: the brass light switches and sockets, the oak doors. These high-quality fittings are a feature throughout House By The Pool.
To the left and right of the entrance hall, glass-panelled double doors lead to both living sections of the home, allowing a seamless flow throughout the reception rooms for an inclusive vibe…ideal for entertaining.
Slip through the doorway to the right to discover your cosy living room. Perfect for quiet relaxation in the evenings, tucked away from the main hub of the home. Underfoot, a creamy grey carpet is brought to life by the eclectic feature wallpaper behind the gas fireplace.
Windows and French doors to each wall provide a constant flow of light, with access to both the front and rear gardens. Space for seven on the corner sofa, and more on the bench by the window. Enjoy entertaining evenings amongst friends and loved ones here.
Returning to the entrance hall, take the double doors to the left into your inviting sitting room. Bright and airy, sunlight streams in where the window has been dropped to create four paned doors, allowing access to the seating area on the terrace to the front. Perfect for a spot of coffee when the sun splashes over the flags.
Dressed in clotted cream to the wall by the archway and soft violet, a floral feature wall stands behind the period wooden fireplace, on its marble plinth, creating a cheerful setting. Overhead, intricate plaster coving traces the edges of the room.
Ahead, a door leads to a bright guest bedroom. Decorated in neutral tones, with fitted bedside units, this is an ideal bedroom for visitors or older family members who prefer ground floor accommodation. Or will this become your new snug, ideal for older children when their friends come to visit providing privacy and peace for all?
Another door leads to a perfectly amiable study. Tastefully decorated with a red feature wall, this room could be a handy work-from-home office or crafting room, with light filtering in through the window.
Pass through the archway and into the decadent dining room. Above you, a pendant waterfall-light cascades over the ten-seater dining table from the ornate ceiling rose, inset into a dramatic tray ceiling. Creamy white contrasts with soft violet and florals in this enchanting social space.
OWNER QUOTE: "At Christmas you can dress it up in dark purples and golds with candles. It looks equally fabulous with golds and creams for an Easter lunch."
In the summer, throw open the French doors and enjoy your feast alfresco in the marquee on the marble terrace, soothed by the sounds of the tinkling fountain.
Accessed from both the dining room and the outer hallway, your sparkling kitchen awaits. Designed in classic black and white, this culinary heart of the home is warm and welcoming as well as practical. Granite, flecked with gold, orange, brown and black, coats the solid oak units whilst Italian suspended lighting gives a bistro feel to the breakfast bar area and separate table.
Fully fitted with a Smeg five-burner hob, backed in silver and white splashback tiles, this kitchen is both stylish and convenient. Bedecked in top-quality Travertine flooring, your array of fixtures includes a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, chef's tap, built-in wine racks, vegetable baskets and a plentiful supply of cupboard space.
Next door, a convenient utility room is brimming with storage space as well as plumbing for your washer-dryer.
Enjoy relaxed Saturdays in this kitchen, eating lunch with the children and looking out over the colourful garden beyond.
Ready for some relaxation? Time to explore the upper level of House By The Pool.
Ascend the oak staircase, emerging onto a light-filled landing courtesy of the newly installed Velux window. Nestled beneath the apex of the roof, is a cosy spot for your comfy chair and telephone table.
Take the door to the left into the elegant, third bedroom.
A spacious double, gentle lavender and gold alliums pattern the wall, whilst light suffuses the room from two sides through multiple window panes
Hammonds fitted wardrobes and dressing table unit provide an abundance of storage with chic clean lines and curves. From the window, enjoy views of the pool and listen for evening birdsong.
Peek through the next door to discover the pale blue tones of bedroom two. Peaceful and tranquil patterned trees decorate the feature wall, whilst beaded Hammonds wardrobes and dresser units again coat the walls, making great use of the space. Overhead, traditional coving marries with modern inset lighting.
In the warmer months, step out onto the balcony and enjoy morning coffee amidst the quiet calm of nature. In the evening, toast the sunset over the pool with a glass of wine.
For the ultimate in refreshment and relaxation, explore your sparkling family bathroom next door.
A mosaic of tiling and glistening glass coats the floor and walls within. To the right, twin tempered-glass counter-top basins sit above a jet-flecked storage unit.
Indulge your aches in the freestanding lion-claw-footed bath, fitted with an elegant swan neck tap and handheld shower, for your convenience.
A spacious walk-in shower with drench shower head and additional hand held shower offers an alternative cleansing option.
Warm and toasty, a vintage cast-iron radiator is the perfect place to heat your fluffy bath towel.
Continue past the linen closet, compete with hot water tank, and on to the master suite on the right.
Airy and bright, long windows reveal a Juliet balcony, allowing a constant flow of light through.
Enjoy relaxing in bed with wonderful views of the birds in garden and the sky above.
OWNER QUOTE: "I love being able to open the balcony door so you feel like you're bringing the outdoors inside."
Hammonds built-in furniture provides plenty of storage, with neatly curving corners and sloping edges. Overhead, inset lights provide ample illumination. So light and warm and inviting.
Refined décor accents the room; dusky greens, with soft cerise and gold tones. Underfoot, a cream carpet paves the way through to the dressing area.
Wall to wall wardrobes include a crystal-handled shoe and bag storage unit. Natural light filters in through the window in this cosy and private dressing area.
Beyond lies your en-suite.
Private and not overlooked, leave the French doors to the Juliet balcony open and let the balmy summer breeze through as you soak in the four-poster centrally-filling Jacuzzi bath.
A chrome heated towel rail is countered by a very-vintage radiator in this tiled, crimson and gold haven.
OWNER QUOTE: "The idea was to make it into a room not a bathroom."
Arrive now at the final bedroom, at the end of the hall.
Decorated in a peaceful pale lilac, gold and silver, this spacious double opens out onto the front balcony, where idyllic views out to the pool and countryside await.
An interesting feature, the intricate coving descends into an inverted pyramid by a seating area.
Enjoy the serene views and spacious living at House By The Pool.
A Slice of Paradise
Outside, the dining room step out into your quarter-of-an-acre of garden.
Enjoy evenings spent in good company on the terrace by the fountain. Take a turn past the raised bed outside the kitchen, filled with hundreds of bulbs harbouring snowdrops, tulips, daffodils, crocuses and more.
Step up to the octagonal lawn, surrounded by walled flowerbeds filled with colourful shrubs and plants.
A path leads to end of garden, lined by beds teeming with blossoms and blooms season by season. Discover the beautiful summer house, painted pale green and decorated in clematis vines.
OWNER QUOTE: "The garden is just jam-packed with camellias, magnolias, azaleas, rhododendrons and spring bulbs."
After a day's gardening, a glass of wine in the summer house is just the ticket. Or, if it's a bright sunny day but a trifle too cold to sit outside, simply open the doors and sit in comfort.
For mindfulness and reflection, follow the mown path through the wild area, brimming with wildflowers, bulbs and shrubs up to the top right-hand corner, where you can sit beneath the arbour looking back over this picturesque garden and, of course, your House By The Pool.
Out and about
Step out the front door and explore the abundance of nature on your doorstep.
The eponymous pool is watched over by National Heritage, and is home to the oldest working forge in the UK…a mere 300 yards from House By The Pool.
Pull on your walking shoes and head to the right, down the bridle path and over the fields or turn left at the bottom of your front garden and stroll over to the other side of the pool. Keep your eyes peeled for herons, swans, kingfisher and carp, all of which call the pool home.
Also within walking distance are Blakedown and Belbroughton. Or why not stroll through the countryside to Iverley and reward yourself with a thirst-quencher at The Crown? They also serve food, should you wish to indulge. Refreshed, enjoy the views from the pretty seated area outside.
Tucked away in rural Churchill you are surrounded by fields, but for a change of scene only a mile down the road is Blakedown station with direct rail links to Birmingham. Ideal for a night in the city.
For nearby amenities, Blakedown offers public houses, a hairdresser, a bridal shop and a village shop, which offers a newspaper delivery service. For the 'big shop', Tesco and Sainsbury's can be found in Kidderminster only five miles away. Of course, delivery is always available.
Only seven miles away, enjoy a day out browsing the aisles at the Merry Hill Centre.
Laden with your new purchases, head home happy in the knowledge that you have ample storage space awaiting you.
For a wonderful family home in the heart of tranquil rurality, with unsurpassed views and easy access to Birmingham, visit us soon at House By The Pool.
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