It is not uncommon for a fine country house to come complete with an all-weather tennis court.
A games room with snooker or pool table is often part of the amenities package.
Trimpley House in Trimpley, Worcestershire, comes with a rather unusual leisure facility in the form of a squash court.
The cedar clad court was reclaimed from Franche Hall, the Victorian home of a Kidderminster carpet manufacturer which was torn down and stripped for materials in the mid 1920s. The court was reconstructed with a competition standard interior.
Elsewhere in the grounds the former Cider House has been recently converted into a gymnasium and a first floor relaxation room complete with pine sauna and shower room.
Pig sties have been reconstructed to provide garden storage while a detached traditional outbuilding is now a home office with Victorian style fireplace and shower room. Sitting in nine acres of land, the main Grade II listed residence is Georgian – built in the early 19th century with 20th century additions that echo the grandeur of the original house.
A classic pillared portico makes a fine entrance. The reception hall has elegant arched openings and doors to the formal reception rooms which include a music room, dining room, drawing room and sitting room.
All boast tall ceilings, deep moulded dentilled cornicing, open fireplaces fitted with carved Beauty Stone surrounds and hearth together with significant reclaimed cast iron radiators.
A recently constructed hardwood Georgian style glazed Orangery complete with French doors to the south facing terrace is perfectly positioned to appreciate far reaching views.
The kitchen was designed and made by Stourbridge Kitchens and includes a dresser unit, double Shaws china box sinks, a four-oven oil fired cream Aga and Italian terracotta tiled floor. The utility is equally well equipped.
The newly constructed triple aspect snooker room has a brick inglenook fireplace and a vaulted timbered ceiling.
On the first floor there is a galleried landing which mirrors the style of the reception hall with tall ceilings, moulded cornicing and panelled doors with deep architraves.
The master suite is light and spacious with a lavishly laid out en suite that has a central claw foot bath, steam/shower enclosure, twin console style old English style basins and matching toilet, all set over an Italian marble floor.
The are four more first floor bedrooms, presently providing dressing and guest room accommodation, and a well equipped family bathroom.
On the second floor there are three further bedrooms and two exceptional bathrooms.
The property is approached through electrically operated ornate gates set between pillars and walling.
A gravelled drive sweeps between mature rhododendrons beneath a canopy of specimen trees including horse chestnut and beech.
The drive opens out around an island enhanced by a trio of cascading water features set beneath specimen firs.
To the south lies a beautifully maintained lawn, while to the north is a blue brick courtyard featuring an ornamental carp pool.
A flagstone path proceeds around the house leading to an enclosed garden complete with terrace, lawns and shrubberies.
Lying beyond the home office/outbuilding is a lawned and walled garden complete with serpentine borders and a timber framed Wendy House.
Beyond the southern elevation is a flagstone terrace and symmetrically laid out parterre of dwarf box hedging, specialist roses and shaped lawns.
A former ha-ha has been transformed into a water feature which trickles through well stocked rockeries and shrubberies.
Towards the northern boundary is a large partly walled garden complete with a seating terrace and a Hydro Spa.
Rose beds and gravelled paths are lined with dwarf box hedging all set within a former walled garden supporting mature figs and vines together with a wide variety of prolific shrubs.
The principal gently sloping lawn is interspersed with mature specimen trees including walnut and a magnificent Wellingtonia.
An all-weather tennis court is complete with a timber framed and clad pavilion with decked surround.
Similar wrought iron gates give access to a stoned drive which is flanked by park railings and a gently sloping paddock leading to traditional brick outbuildings providing gardener’s day accommodation together with extensive dry storage.
Available by separate negotiation is The Beeches, former stables now converted into an energy efficient home.
It has a sitting room with carved stone fireplace together with a half vaulted ceiling exposing character cross beams. There is a dining room with double doors to the terrace.
The kitchen is fitted with bespoke oak units with polished granite work surfaces and black Aga. There is also a utility.
On the ground floor there are two bedrooms, one en suite.
On the first floor there are two further bedrooms, a bathroom and extensive storage.
The property is approached through electric gates to a driveway with gravelled parking area surrounded by park railings, clipped hedging and a walled water feature.
It has a detached two-car garage with loft space.
A rear walled courtyard garden is centred around a pebbled water feature with flagstone paths and gravelled beds interspersed with shrubs.
Trimpley is a conservation area with excellent walking and riding opportunities, especially within Wassell Wood and Eymore Wood, together with walks around Trimpley reservoir, along the River Severn and the Worcestershire Way.
Local facilities include a parish church and village hall.
There is quick and easy access to Kidderminster together with the Georgian riverside town of Bewdley.
AGENT: Andrew Grant
TEL: 01905 734735
GUIDE PRICE: £1,495,000