When you have more than eight acres of land to enjoy, views of the Clee Hills, Bredon Hill and the Malverns, and adjoining land is owned by the National Trust, there’s every chance you may never want to head to a city again.
Walton Hill Farm, a former detached farmhouse with stables, boasts far-reaching views and is ideally located for equestrian lovers, with easy access to bridleways and quiet roads.
It’s also close to Romsley village, so access to those all-important provisions is a mere 1.5 mile stroll away.
People have been enjoying the views from the property for more than three centuries.
Over the years, the home has been extended and now comprises about 2,992 sq ft of comfortable living space, with five bedrooms, three reception rooms and two kitchens, plus a feature conservatory.
The layout is also flexible, so that part of the property could be transformed into secondary accommodation for an older relative or guest.
It combines the traditional with the contemporary – with wall and ceiling beams nestling alongside 21st century styling and comforts.
The spacious, triple aspect sitting room is designed for relaxation.
It has a log burner set in a brick inglenook with a slate hearth and oak mantel over, and a slate tile floor that continues into the recently added conservatory.
It is in the conservatory where the garden and house blend, for the folding doors to three sides make sure that the panoramic countryside views are maximised to full effect.
The current owners believe there is a deep well under the conservatory, too, which could be made into a feature with a glass viewing floor.
The drawing room also ensures that those views are framed, thanks to the large bay window with window seat.
This second reception room has an oak floor, exposed joists and ceiling beams and a feature fireplace with wood burning stove that transforms the space into a cosy hideaway come the winter months.
The main kitchen/breakfast room is another great selling feature of this historic home. It is fitted with a range of custom-made grey wall and floor units and granite worktops, and features a handmade Mexican tiled floor.
It includes a one-and-a-half electric Britannia range oven with LPG fired hob, extractor, integrated dishwasher, central island with breakfast bar and ceramic butler’s sink.
A large pantry just off the kitchen has space for a fridge/freezer.
From here, you can access a small courtyard via a lobby, which leads to a utility/boot room with space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble drier, a ground-floor shower room, cloakroom and boiler room/store, plus a cellar.
A second kitchen, located at the rear of the property, is fitted with an electric cooker and gas hob and has space for a fridge.
The agents say that with a little work, this could be converted into an additional living space for a relative when combined with the sitting room, conservatory and rear hall, plus the third bedroom and bathroom on the first floor.
All five bedrooms are located on the first floor.
The triple aspect master bedroom has an oak floor and French doors overlooking the rear gardens, a beamed ceiling and storage in the eaves.
Because of the flexible layout, the agents say it is possible to create a magnificent master suite by changing the family bathroom to an en-suite facility and using the fifth bedroom as a dressing room.
A second bathroom, adjacent to the third bedroom, has a roll-top bath, corner shower cubicle, bidet, basin and WC.
Walton Hill Farm’s outside space is a delight.
It nestles within eight acres of land and includes fields to the front and rear, which are suitable for a paddock, and an equestrian courtyard with seven stables – including two pony stables, stores, tack room and hay store.
The house is accessed initially via a public bridleway, which is designated for pedestrian access only, and there is a pedestrian right of way along the drive.
However, only the house’s residents, their visitors, and the National Trust, are allowed to drive vehicles along the drive.
It’s also worth pointing out that a public footpath, part of the North Worcestershire Path, runs along the property’s boundary and along the edge of the front field.
Walton Hill Farm is approached via a gravel driveway, which has plenty of room for a number of vehicles, and from there covered car ports provide shelter for another five vehicles, including a horsebox.
The gardens are mainly lawn and there is also a large stone-paved terrace and gazebo.
Agent – Andrew Grant
Telephone – 01905 734735
Guide price - £1,195,000