It is worth casting your mind back while relaxing in the idyllic grounds of Park Corner House in Chadwick Lane, Knowle.
For it was here that the Knights Templar used to hunt deer in days gone by. The legacy of their deer park remains in the name, Park Corner.
The property doesn’t date back quite that far as it was built in the 1800s. It was modified in the 1920s and has been significantly extended and renovated over the last 12 years by the present owners.
Its £1.85 million price tag now buys a five-bedroom home in 15.6 acres of land.
The setting is tranquil. The natural formal gardens include two spring-fed and well stocked wildlife pools while the rest of the land encompasses paddocks and pasture.
Park Corner House has a long driveway and turning circle leading to it while the detached garage not only provides parking for three cars, it also has a home office above.
There is a warm welcome in the reception hall as it has a wood burning stove in the middle , making it a comfortable area for sitting or for study.
Principal reception rooms include a drawing room with Minster stone fireplace and another wood burning stove, plus an excellent separate dining room with open fire.
The country-style kitchen is the hub of the home. At its centre is the cream four-oven Aga while on the other side of the recess for it is a light filled garden/family room with French doors to the terrace.
There is also ample space for a large kitchen table for informal dinners.
On the first floor there are five bedrooms, two en suites and a family bathroom. All of them are tastefully presented and with wonderful garden and country views. In addition, the landing area contains two heated linen cupboards.
Outside, the extensive terrace is just perfect for long and lazy summer lunches.
It overlooks natural lawns, fruit trees, shrubs and the wildlife pools.
An access driveway leads round to a large workshop which was built in 2006 and could be turned into ancillary accommodation, subject to permission.
For keen equestrians, Park Corner has a timber stable block, tack room and feed store.
Though its many acres assure its privacy and rural feel, the house is only two miles from Knowle and three from Dorridge with its commuter rail service to London.
AGENT: John Shepherd
TEL: 01564 783866
GUIDE PRICE: £1,850,000