Lovers of nature will find endless entertainment at The Hunters Lodge Estate in Cookhill, Alcester, as it is set within a wildlife sanctuary.
The Warwickshire estate covers more than 56 acres. This includes 31 acres of ancient woodland, five acres of spring fed pools and 18 acres of pastureland.
It is thought that the carp-filled pools may have been originally created by an old priory that was nearby. They have casting platforms and jetties and there are summer houses dotted around for relaxing in and drinking in the views.
Hacking trails wind through the ancient woodland beneath the tree canopy and wild deer and muntjac roam freely.
Hunters Lodge has been sympathetically extended to create a spacious country home.
It has a galleried reception hall with polished parquet floor that continues into the dining room and the snug, which has an open fireplace.
The drawing room has ceramic tiling to the floor, beams to the ceiling and a log burner in a brick inglenook. The kitchen/breakfast has recently been extended. An original decorative cast iron fireplace makes a charming focal point in the dining area, which has more parquet flooring.
There are fitted units in the kitchen area and beyond this a lovely modern conservatory with south facing views and access to the sun terrace.
Completing the ground floor accommodation is a study, utility, boot room , tool room and cloakroom.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms, three with wardrobes, and a family bathroom. A fifth bedroom has been used to create a luxurious dressing room for the master suite which also has a private shower. It is surrounded by a spectacular wrap around terrace/balcony.
A self-contained cottage is the perfect space for visitors or relatives to stay in.
It has a kitchen on the ground floor and a spiral staircase leading to a sitting room, bedroom and bathroom upstairs.
There is also a separate games room on the ground floor next to the kitchen.
Attached to the cottage there are stables that are currently used for storage and a party barn with kitchen and a decked area.
The large turning and parking area at the front of the house is floodlit and flanked by beautifully maintained lawns and well stocked shrubberies. Garages offer more parking space.
A courtyard area features a five bay stable block. There is decked area and beyond are three paddocks . The wildlife pools and ponds are at a slightly lower level. They are encircled by mown embankments and areas of wild grasses and flowers, spanned by timber pedestrian bridges.
The estate is handy for the Warwickshire village of Alcester and the Worcestershire village of Inkberrow, Birmingham is just 18 miles away.
AGENT: Andrew Grant
TEL: 01905 734735
GUIDE PRICE: £1,395,000