In spite of its very English sounding name, there is something almost tropical going on in the gardens of The Rookery in Wombourne.
Two thatched pavilions between palm trees look like they might have come from a beach in Hawaii .
But instead of looking out over surf, they enjoy a view across fields and farmland.
The house is in an exclusive area in Stourbridge Road, close to the nearby village of Wombourne which has a traditional centre set around a cricket green.
A lot of work has gone into creating an impressive family home in The Rookery, including an extension which has vastly enhanced the space inside.
The flexible layout and size of the house means it would be perfect for several generations to live in, with the extension being used to create a self-contained two-storey home.
The house stands well back from the road with a long, gated drive providing a sweeping approach.
There is a rather grand, opulent feel to the decor, starting with the enclosed porch which has a heavy, ledged, braced and studded front door opening into an oak-panelled reception hall.
Just off this is a large ground floor shower room with twin sinks and underfloor heating. An elegant drawing room has an ornate fireplace providing the focal point. French doors and windows open into the orangery/games room which has windows to three sides and doors out to the garden.
In the sitting room there is a bay window and a fine limestone fireplace.
For a relaxed evening in front of the television, the family room has wooden flooring and recessed television housing unit.
Glazed doors open from this room into a statement kitchen/dining room which has an array of units with granite work surfaces and coordinating centre island. Beyond this there is ample space for dining.
The entire room has stone flooring and integrated ceiling lighting with doors and windows to the front and back.
An oak staircase leads from the hall to a galleried landing with an oriel window at the back.
There are four double bedrooms, three of which have fitted furniture, and a study with wooden flooring and shelving.
The highlight of the bathroom has to be the over-sized Jacuzzi bath with steps up to it. It also has a separate full body shower and stone tiling to the floor and walls. There is also a separate cloakroom with toilet and basin. A door from the kitchen/dining room of the main house opens to the annexe. This has a large part-vaulted reception room with wooden flooring and glazed doors to a large side garden room with courtyard feel.
There is a fitted kitchenette/laundry and a stylish shower room.
A peninsular staircase with ornate wrought iron ballustrading rises to the first floor where there is a large sitting room or bedroom which is part galleried above the reception room. Glazed double doors lead to another generously sized bedroom.
Outside the house, remote control gates open onto a sweeping carriage driveway with well stocked front gardens .
At the back the large garden has sweeping lawns, well stocked and mature beds and borders. The two thatched pavilions are perfect for entertaining alfresco. There are also patios and terraces and open views across fields and farmland.
A detached brick garage block has a two-bay garage with remote controlled doors, an adjoining single garage has been divided up inside to provide storage at the front, lobby to the back and stairs up to useful storage space above which runs along the full width of the block. There is also a dog run to the side.
The centre of Wolverhampton is just a few minutes drive and The Rookery is conveniently situated for easy access to the rest of the West Midlands and Birmingham.
AGENT: Berriman Eaton
TEL: 01902 326366
GUIDE PRICE: £1,185,000