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Formal styling in an idyllic setting; This home has been remodelled to create a stunning living space, writes Alison Jones.

Byline: Alison Jones

replace Old Hills in Beoley/Ullenhall, Warwickshire, is the cream of the crop when it comes to pre-First World War houses.

It was built 100 years ago in around 1912. Its centenary was marked by signi?cant remodelling which took place in 2011/2012.

The house is now one of spacious rooms, boasting seven bedrooms - ?ve of them en suite with two being served by a six bathroom - and a 40ft long drawing room.

It has handsome elevations with Georgian-styled double glazed sash windows and pillared portico.

Inside there are high ceilings, sash windows and decorative mouldings, cornices and ceiling roses.

The gallery-style entrance hall has oak ?ooring and turned spindle staircase to the ?rst ?oor.

There are four reception rooms.

Taking up one wing of the house is the 40 ft x 21 ft drawing room with windows to the west and north, and two pairs of French doors to the south facing terrace. At its centre is a ?ne ?replace with carved timber surround.

Next to this is a family room with attractive bay window and a feature ?replace.

At the other end of the house is a formal dining room with views to three sides - though the size of the drawing room means that part of it could easily be used for dining and this be turned into a music room or well-proportioned of?ce.

The kitchen is ?tted with a bespoke kitchen with granite tops, integrated appliances and Range cooker, polished Porcelanosa tiled ?oor and dining unit with a breakfast bar and carefully planned lighting.

A matching tiled ?oor extends out to the breakfast room with ?uted pilasters to the wide archway and south-facing French doors to the terrace.

Work and storage space is boosted by a well ?tted utility/back kitchen.

On the ?rst ?oor are seven large bedrooms off the galleried landing, ?ve have en suite shower rooms with high quality walk-in showers, basins and toilets, attractive tiling and ?ttings.

The bedrooms are large. The master bedroom is 23'9" x 20'10" with space for sofas and chairs in addition to the bedroom furniture.

Windows to three sides offer enticing views.

A family bathroom with corner bath serves the other two bedrooms.

Outside the entrance to the house is suitably impressive with electric operated wrought-iron gates sweeping open to reveal an ample gravelled parking space.

A detached brick outbuilding provides useful storage and has scope for conversion for other uses such as ancillary accommodation (subject to planning permission).

Planning consent has been granted for construction of a detached triple garage.

The gardens have a south-facing terrace behind the house with steps down to extensive lawns, hedgerows and a copse to one side and leading to a large lower lawn.

There is a paved barbecue area and an ornamental ?shpond with lilies and reeds, gravelled pathway and banked shrub borders. Beyond the garden is woodland with a variety of ?ne deciduous and evergreen trees including beech and pine and a tranquil woodland path.

Old Hills is situated in a rural position between Beoley and the sought-after village of Ullenhall which includes a parish church and popular pub.

The market town of Henley in Arden, is close by and has a range of shops and recreational facilities including pubs, restaurants, schools, doctor's surgery, veterinary surgery and churches. Tanworth in Arden is near to Beoley and bene?ts from a doctor's surgery and the renowned Bell Pub/restaurant The A435 gives ready access to Birmingham, Solihull, the motorway network and Birmingham International Airport and train service to London.

The property is also handy for the motorway network with the M40, M42 and M4 in close proximity.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Feb 14, 2013
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