Offers Over £2,500,000
Castlehill Road, Upper Stonnall, Staffordshire, WS9 9DB
Occasionally, something incredibly special comes along, and The Castlefort is certainly an exceptional home. This outstanding Tudor style property stands on the crown of an Iron age fort and has breath-taking views over three counties. From the moment you enter via the unassuming wooden gates you cannot fail to be impressed by the meandering driveway, flanked by trees and carpets of bluebells in the springtime. The setting is truly magical and has everything you could wish for including a heated outdoor pool and pool house, a lake and twelve acres of private grounds.
The timber framed house has an intriguing history. Moved in 1936 by the Architect Major Kenneth Hutchinson Smith, the houses Oak beams, stone hearths, floors, window frames and ceilings having all known a grander life as part of Lymore Castle, once owned by the Earl of Powys. The clever use of traditional building materials and construction methods has resulted in this wonderful property that looks like it has been here forever. Sympathetically extended, with the addition of a stunning oak framed two-storey extension some ten years ago, the current owners have created the perfect family home with impressive sized rooms for entertaining friends and family.
The welcoming hallway has polished wooden floorboards and feature oak panelling. To the right is the snug which has stunning views to front of the house, and an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and seating.
To the left is the main sitting room, which is a very spacious yet cosy area, having an exceptionally large feature inglenook fireplace with an open fire, and feature beams to the ceiling. This room opens into the newer part of the house which has a magnificent garden room with large stone fireplace and wood burning stove. This room has full height windows to all sides with French doors leading to the patio area and the outdoor heated swimming pool. Off this room is a full height vaulted and beamed dining area, with superb views over the gardens and grounds.
Leading off the dining area is the modern country style painted kitchen. With a range of bespoke fitted cabinets with display units and a fitted dresser unit, this very attractive kitchen has complementary Silestone worktops and fitted appliances, such as dishwasher, wine cooler, range cooker, microwave, and fridge freezer. There is space for a large table and sofas, making this a perfect space for family gatherings and informal dining. On this floor there is also a utility room, study, a wine cellar/pantry and two WCs. There is a large double garage with a basement snooker/games room. There is also a central vacuum system housed in the garage.
Spread across the first floor are 5-bedroom suites. The principal suite being part of the new addition to the property and features a full height vaulted and beamed ceiling with dual aspect windows having spectacular views to both the front and rear gardens and beyond. The En-suite bathroom has both a bath and a large walk-in shower and a bespoke double vanity unit. There are fitted wardrobes to this room as well as a concealed walk-in wardrobe and loft area. A further double suite with oak panelled concealed wardrobes and fireplace with gas effect fire can be found at the front of the house and leads out onto a minstrels gallery looking over the dining room with magnificent views of the gardens beyond. A further three double suites are located on this floor one with a large balcony overlooking the gardens and pool, and a further room which features a mezzanine level. With space for a desk or an extra seating/sleeping area
There are several outbuildings in the grounds of the house, all with incredible potential to convert into living spaces (subject to planning) The largest of the barns known as the party barn, has underfloor heating and a large wood burning stove, as well as an equipped kitchen. It is as the name suggests a fantastic entertaining space. There is also a toilet and a covered area for machinery and cars.
The second barn is a cruck shank barn and is located near the entrance of the property and could potentially have its own driveway.
The third outbuilding is currently used as a workshop/store.
The grounds of the house are simply stunning and offer formal manicured lawns, flower beds and mature shrubs and trees alongside more natural wooded areas, with masses of bluebells and flowers and of course the lake. This home really does have the wow factor and needs to be viewed to fully appreciate what is on offer.
The location of this property makes it ideally placed for convenience and lifestyle. Around twelve miles from Birmingham city centre and two miles from Little Aston. You are perfectly placed for shopping, with the Bullring centre, Selfridges, and Harvey Nichols all within half hours drive away. There is a plethora of Restaurants and bars including six Michelin starred restaurants as well as several excellent golf clubs nearby including the prestigious Little Aston Golf Club, The Belfry, and Moor Hall. Lichfield cathedral city is around Five miles away and has a broad selection of both high street and independent shops and restaurants as well as the Lichfield Trent Valley station, with regular trains to central London.
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- Three barns with potential to convert
- Magical 12 acre woodland plot
- Outdoor Heated swimming pool
- Long sweeping driveway
- Bluebell woods
- Hidden Gem with stunning interiors
- Unique tudor style property with historic links
- Set on the crown of a Castlefort
- Tenure- Freehold