Papillon comes from the French for butterfly and that hints at the shape of the stunning Papillon Hall in Ullenhall, Warwickshire.

There is a central atrium and hall and the rooms extend off to either side, like the wings of a butterfly.

It follows the original butterfly footprint designed by the celebrated architect and man behind many English country houses, Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944).

This modern mansion was created by architects Marsden Rathbone Taylor of Stratford-upon-Avon and developer Steve Dodd.

Put together with great attention to detail, it is now a beautiful family home with wonderful leisure areas and outstanding grounds.

There is a central atrium with marble floor and glass galleried landing open to the roof line. It has doors to storage and guest cloakroom with basin and toilet.

Flaring off this reception area are the living spaces and kitchen.

At the end of the hall a double door and marble steps lead to a drawing room with parquet floor, stone walls in stone, fire place and a large square bay window that has uninterrupted country views. Sliding doors open onto the rear terrace.

To the right of the hallway is a short hall to a sitting room with bay window and wood floor.

The shape of this room is matched by the dining room which is down a short hall on the left and also has a wooden floor. Handily for dinner parties, a door opens to the temperature controlled wine room.

More steps lead from the hallway to the kitchen/breakfast where the units have been hand crafted and arranged to make the most of the space and the views. A square bay window overlooks the garden and there are French doors opening up to the back. The kitchen also has access to a larder.

Papillon Hall, Ullenhall, Warwickshire
Papillon Hall, Ullenhall, Warwickshire
 

The fifth of the ground floor rooms is a study created with etched glass panels and fitted furniture with leather panels imbedded with crystal lighting.

A curved walnut staircase rises to the first floor and the bedrooms.

The master bedroom suite makes the most of its surroundings with a large square bay window to the back and sliding doors opening out onto the balcony. The views from here stretch across to the Malverns and the Cotswold escarpment through a patchwork of fields.

Wooden flooring continues through the dressing room to the porcelain tiled bathroom with roll top bath, twin basins, toilet, double shower unit and glazing to three sides.

The first floor has a further three double bedrooms with en suites, all of them accessed via the galleried and vaulted landing. Bedrooms two and four both have double doors out to balconies.

More stairs rise to the second floor and open directly into the music room which has a fully glazed wall to the rear providing stunning views.

Off this room is a suite with bedroom, sitting room and bathroom.

To the other side are two more bedrooms served by a shower room.

The leisure complex is a key feature of this property. On the ground level there is a gym, a state of the art indoor/outdoor swimming pool which has a glass partition that raises up into the roof making it possible to swim from the indoor pool to the outdoor pool.

The outside pool has an infinity section with the countryside as backdrop. The pool is protected by a submersible safety cover which disappears into the floor.

Inside the pool house is a Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. A curved stretched ceiling has multi functional lighting. There are also changing rooms with toilet and showers.

Stairs lead up to an entertainment area containing a games room and cinema room, all fully wired for sound and vision with multicoloured lighting system.

Papillon Hall, Ullenhall, Warwickshire
Papillon Hall, Ullenhall, Warwickshire
 

Papillon Hall is set back behind extensive lawns. Approached via automated gates, the drive is flanked by silver birch trees as it leads to the central island to the front of the house.

At the back of the house are formal terraces and lawns. Beyond are views over undulating countryside.

To the south of the house is a single pasture field divided from the formal lawns by a Ha-Ha. This can be reached via a gate to the back of the stables.

A garage block has two large spaces. A third has been converted into a studio store with utility space.

Above the garage is an apartment with living room and kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom.

Positioned to the west of the house is a stable block and courtyard. There is a tack room, four loose boxes and staff room with toilet.

The hall and its land occupy 18.8 acres just outside the village of Ullenhall, a popular location due to the fact it is amid greenbelt countryside, yet well placed for easy access to the M42, M40 and M5. Birmingham International station and Warwick Parkway both have direct routes to London, Birmingham Airport and the NEC. The property also offers easy access to Solihull, Bromsgrove and Warwick schools.

Ullenhall village settlement is one of the old clearings made in the Forest of Arden.

The old and historic market town of Henley-in-Arden is about two miles and offers a wide range of shopping facilities, together with regular bus and train services, private junior and infant schooling, banks, inns and restaurants.

Guide price: £6 million. Agent: Sothebys on 01789 200 900 or www.sothebysrealty.co.uk