Traditional looking farm with a 'hole' lot of bottle; Special underground features offer a focal point and an unusual place for storage in this country home, writes Alison Jones STOKE PRIOR - PS1,350,000.
There are some very special views in Yew Tree Farm in Stoke Prior, Worcestershire, and they are all straight down.
The recently completed home in Copyholt Lane features a circular well from the original building in the family room/snug and a spectacular round winestore which holds 700 bottles.
Although it is a new build, the exterior style is traditional, with a wealth of weathered oak timber framing with render to the first floor and red brickwork wall with a stonework plinth.
Running costs have been a major consideration and the technology installed includes a ground source heat pump providing zone controlled underfloor heating as well as water harvesting and recycling.
In addition to the main house there are block outbuildings, garaging and stabling providing scope for a variety of agricultural or workshop activities. In addition paddocks and a sizeable manege are ideal for equestrian pursuits.
The house is entered via a highly glazed oak framed entrance hall with access to the circular glass covered wine cellar. There is also a guest cloakroom.
At the front is a formal sitting room with deep inglenook fireplace surrounding an Aga wood-burning stove. A dining room with polished oak flooring is ideal for formal occasions.
The oak framed sash windows in the reception and bedrooms are finished with hinged adjustable shutters.
At the hub of the property is the delightful breakfast kitchen with bespoke cream Shaker style units, a light granite work surface and flag stone flooring. The many integrated appliance include a premium Aga, electric oven and four ring gas hob, double Belfast sink, Neff dishwasher, wine cooler, microwave oven and coffee machine.
A central island features an instant boiling and chilled water supply unit.
Off the kitchen is a cosy aspect snug/ family room with the original old well in the floor.
A walk-in fitted pantry includes an integrated Aga refrigerator and a variety of storage cupboards.
The kitchen opens into a timber framed conservatory/garden room.
To the side of the property is a useful boot room with built-in storage and cupboard housing electrical plant and equipment for the comprehensive TV and satellite reception as well as a double Belfast sink.
First floor accommodation continues with a wealth of light oak timber features including an attractive staircase, galleried landing, solid oak doors and three main bedrooms.
A laundry/utility room has cupboards, plumbing for two washing machines, Belfast sink and space for a tumble dryer. The master bedroom suite has unspoilt garden and countryside views, a dressing room, Neville Johnson bespoke fitted wardrobe and vanity units.
An en suite boasts his and hers Villeroy & Boch sink units over a vanity cabinet, freestanding oval bath and a double shower area with remote control, wall mounted Aquavision mirror TV and natural polished Italian stone flooring. Bedroom two also has an en suite shower room while the third bedroom has polished oak flooring, fitted wardrobes and access to the family bathroom which can also be reached from the hall.
On the second floor there are two good size attic rooms, both with en suite shower rooms and significant eaves storage space.
Outside the outbuildings are accessed via a separate gateway to the road.
A garage/workshop has doors to the front and back. A large universal barn features separate dog kennelling areas and there is a further separate block constructed barn.
Linked stabling to the back has a lockable tack room and internal stable divisions (available by separate negotiation).
The property also features sizeable bounded fields/paddocks with a manege.
Copyholt Lane is a quiet rural lane to the east of the village of Stoke Pound surrounded by lovely Worcestershire countryside. It is about three miles south east of the market town of Bromsgrove and within commuting distance to the motorway networks via the M42 and M5.
It offers leisure facilities together with a good selection of schools including the highly respected school. There is also a