There is a contrast between old and new in Yew Tree House in Shenstone, Worcestershire.

The updated 16th century house still has its old beams, exposed trusses, leaded windows, exposed brick walls and brick inglenooks.

However, when it comes to the master bedroom and bathroom, the look is very much more contemporary with bold colour schemes and a spa bath.

Out in the garden, one can enjoy the summer days relaxing on the terrace surrounding the swimming pool.

The main house offers plenty of space with its three reception rooms, four bedrooms and sizable games room/office.

But there is scope to create more as former pigsties that are being used for storage could be converted into something more habitable, subject to planning permission.

A front door with carved surround makes an ornate introduction to Yew Tree House.

In the reception hall, there are beamed ceiling and walls. Double doors open to the drawing room while stained glass windows look into the dining hall.

A fitted breakfast kitchen has farmhouse-style units matched with a double Belfast sink and dual fuel Rangemaster Elan range cooker, There is also an integrated fridge and space and plumbing for a dishwasher.

A door leads out to a barbecue and patio area for outdoor catering.

In the beamed drawing room, several windows have stained glass. A log burner is set on a tiled hearth with attractive brick inglenook fireplace with beam over. There are also doors to the garden.

A grand dining hall has a feature stove set in a small brick inglenook, a built-in fish tank on a brick plinth, exposed ceiling and wall beams and handsome staircase to the first floor.

A cosy snug has yet more beams to the ceiling, a wood burner set on a tiled hearth in a brick inglenook with oak beam over , with access to the barbecue area and patio. Stairs lead from here to bedrooms three and four.

A bright and spacious office/playroom with mezzanine storage over can be used for entertaining or working from home.

Completing the ground floor accommodation is a cloakroom and a utility room with units, and space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.

Cellars offer more space for storage.

The sumptuous master bedroom on the first floor has a wooden floor with raised seating and dressing area.

Its en suite has a large spa bath and a corner shower cubicle.

Bedroom two is another large double bedroom with a good-sized dressing room.

In bedroom three, exposed beams to the walls and trusses to the ceiling make a wonderful feature.

Even bedroom four has built-in storage and a dressing area.

The family bathroom has a freestanding bath on claw feet and a separate corner shower cubicle.

Outside, electric gates lead onto a sweeping gravelled driveway which runs between manicured lawns and trees to the front of the property and provides parking for several vehicles.

A paved terrace runs around the house and provides a generous seating and dining area to the rear.

The extensive gardens cover around 1.4 acres, though they are easy to manage for their size, being mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and attractive shrubs including horse chestnuts, several apple trees, conifers and palm trees.

A former wildlife pond to the front of the property could be restored.

At the back, the swimming pool has a generous paved sun terrace and timber-framed pool house which is open to the front.

A stone chipped enclosed courtyard is reached from an inner hall and the games room/office gives access to the old pigsties.

There is also a raised decked area.

Shenstone is a pleasant hamlet surrounded by beautiful countryside which is crisscrossed with public footpaths and bridleways. This tranquil country setting still has quick and easy access to Kidderminster and Bromsgrove .

VIEWING INFORMATION

AGENT: Andrew Grant

TEL: 01905 734735

WEB: www.andrew-grant.co.uk

GUIDE PRICE: £1,100,000