An exceptionally handsome country house sitting within beautiful gardens and grounds
Church Farm is an extremely handsome and immaculately presented property which has been extensively updated and remodelled. The house is beautifully designed to allow in plenty of natural light and offers a lovely spacious feeling. The doors, windows, window sills are all solid oak. The whole house has underfloor heating throughout and has been generously insulated. From each room you can admire views either towards Bishops Wood Church and the beautiful gardens and grounds, or from the first floor towards Cannock Chase, Rodbaston and Brewood.
Predominantly timber framed and dating back to 1694, Church Farm offers a wealth of character with the addition of a modern Georgian wing, created from the original stables which once stood on the site. The house is previously very well known as not only once being part of the Chillington Estate but also as an equestrian establishment which attracted Olympic showjumpers. For the last 16 years the house has been a family home and welcomes the closer community biannually to a picnic within the grounds.
Ground floor accommodation flows particularly well with a beautiful light and spacious reception hall that allows access to the wonderful drawing room which is double aspect and has an inglenook fireplace with a stone hearth with a multifuel stove. There is a beautiful piece of masonry work with three oak leaves designed specifically for the current owners. The sitting room also has a multifuel stove and double doors leading out onto the terrace and gardens.
A door leads through to the extremely light and welcoming kitchen breakfast room with views over the kitchen garden. There is tiled flooring, Pippy Oak units, a Belfast sink, granite worktops, integrated dishwasher and fridge, a three oven AGA and built-in crockery cupboards. A stable door leads outside onto the gardens and terrace.
The dining room is situated in the Georgian wing with an open fireplace and beautiful views towards the formal walled garden and carp pool. There is a separate utility room with a stable door outside to the kitchen garden and a separate rear hallway and boot room with a gardeners' WC. Off the main hallway is a study, a sitting room/bedroom and a bathroom. This could serve as a separate annexe as it has its own entrance leading outside.
A wide and elegant staircase glides to the first floor landing which is full height with exposed beams, and stained glass windows. You are immediately met with the views from the principal bedroom which has an en suite bathroom fitted with Vileroy Bosch fittings and a Matki Shower. There is a dressing room with built-in wardrobes.
Bedroom two is within the Georgian wing of the house along with a family bathroom. The landing area of the house offers fabulous sunset views. There are a further three double bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room and vanity sink unit.
Church Farm is accessed via private gates down a tarmac driveway, fenced with post and rail and has paddocks either side, and onto a gravelled parking area where there is a quadruple garage. The gardens at the front and the side of the house are predominantly laid to lawn with a wonderful terrace and seating area, overlooking the paddock land and the church. A charming wooden gate with a rose arch provides access into the kitchen garden which has parterre box hedging with gravel and paved walkways. Estate railings separate the formal gardens from the paddock land.
A walled garden flanked with colourful beds comprise of roses, allium, irises, peonies and some 25 different variety of wonderful hostas, offers a wonderful space with a rose and clematis covered pergola leading towards the back of the house. There is also a pretty rose arch with a bench seat to admire the beauty of the gardens.
Steps lead down to a outbuilding which houses the workings for the carp pool. This pool is separated and fenced off from the rest of the garden but could potentially be converted into a swimming pool. The garage block and tractor store may be accessed via a separate entrance to the rear with a wildlife paddock to the side which is fenced off.
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What a handsome property with absolutely beautiful gardensTony Morris-EytonProperty agent