A Cromwellian staircase and a hot tub make unusual bedfellows in the fixtures and fittings of a house, but The Homestead in Balsall Common, Warwickshire, has both.
The Grade II listed farmhouse is believed to date back to the 17th century and many of its original features , like the staircase, still survive.
However, modern comforts have been added over the years, including a gym and the outdoor hot tub.
The vendors, who moved in 14 years ago, say they will be sorry to go as it has been the perfect home to raise a family in.
“Our sons in law call our home ‘the Christmas house’. The style and character of it lends itself to that time of year. We like to have a roaring open fire lighting up the hearth in the sitting room and the wood burner glowing in the family room, creating an atmosphere that is truly magical.
“When they were younger, our children really enjoyed the grounds with their fantastic variety of play areas and hiding places.
“Now, as young adults, they enjoy entertaining their friends in the sitting room and adjacent garden room with the fully stocked bar above the cellar which separates the two rooms, followed by late night visits to the hot tub in the covered deck area.”
The Homestead, which is in Station Road, is reached via a long driveway leading to a gravelled forecourt .
There is an informal entrance through the utility/boot room and the more formal original entrance into the hallway.
Inside the rooms have original beams, wooden floors and leaded windows.
There is an elegant sitting room with open fire and garden room with access to the gardens and a usable cellar.
The hallway leads to a study/snug and the formal dining room, then onto a further study area and a beautifully appointed kitchen with vaulted ceiling.
A spacious utility room has storage space above, a guest cloakroom and gym which opens to a triple garage with loft.
The Cromwellian staircase leads up to the first floor where there are four double bedrooms, two of which have en suite shower rooms. A generously proportioned family bathroom features a bath with shower over, toilet and twin sinks.
Outside the gardens are landscaped and include secluded seating areas, the covered deck with hot tub, manicured lawns, mature trees and well-stocked borders.
Balsall Common is a bustling village with an array of shops , cafes and restaurants. Highly regarded state and public schools can be found locally and in nearby towns.
The nearby railway station provides links to Birmingham, Coventry and London.
AGENT: Fine & Country
TEL: 0121 746 6400
GUIDE PRICE: £1,200,000