The horses are almost as spoilt as their owners when it comes to the high standard of accommodation at Dordale Green Farm.
This immaculately-presented residence sits in its own gated setting with land covering 18 acres in all.
The house has panoramic views of its own lake and gardens, while the grounds make a lovely rural backdrop.
A handsome white-rendered building with adjoining garaging, original barn and stable block, it was completely refurbished and extended in 2006. The result is contemporary but with a rustic elegance with oak flooring complemented by heavy oak doors.
An entrance porch opens to the dining hall, a formal entertaining space with full-height feature fireplace inset with wood burner and bay window to front, and an attractive oak staircase to the first floor,
Double doors open to the light and airy drawing room complemented by a stone fireplace fitted with wood burner and bay windows to the front and side.
The study is located at the back of the house and has a glazed door to a side open porch and the gardens.
There is a comfortable sitting room, again with feature full-height fireplace fitted with wood burner, bay window to front and a glazed door to the side
Also off the dining hall is a useful cloakroom, which in turn gives access to the cellar.
Making a superb family living area is the open-plan conservatory, breakfast area and kitchen, which is fitted in a traditional style with cream units with complementary granite work surfaces and central island unit, electric Aga set into a cream tiled recess, built-in Miele electric oven and hob with cooker hood over, microwave, dishwasher and two fridges.
Tiled flooring continues through to the breakfast area, which has an attractive corner multi-fuel burner, and the conservatory, which has underfloor heating and views over the gardens and lake.
To the side of the kitchen is the well-appointed and good-sized utility fitted with oak units and sink, stable door to front porch and door to a second cloakroom and useful tiled boot/indoor dog room.
On the first floor part is a galleried landing and five double bedrooms.
Bedroom two is a guest suite with bedroom area, ornamental fireplace, dressing room with full-width wardrobes and drawers and a fully-tiled bathroom with free-standing bath and large separate shower room.
Four further bedrooms are all beautifully presented with en-suite bathrooms or wet rooms.
A notable addition has been the creation of a magnificent second-floor master suite, including a study area, sitting room and double bedroom with multiple Velux windows and large arched windows providing plenty of light and extensive rural views. It also has a fitted dressing room and fully-tiled bathroom with underfloor heating, spa bath with remote control and glass side panel and a separate shower cubicle.
This floor could easily be used as a separate apartment.
Dordale Green Farm is approached from Dordale Road through decorative electrically-operated wrought iron gates set into brick pillars with lantern top.
There is a low wall to the front topped by wrought iron railings.
A driveway provides parking for several vehicles and gives access to the double and single garages.
Timber gates lead from the main drive through to the stable yard and the tack room, a traditional barn dating from 1769, which is not Listed and is used as stabling and a hay store.
It could possibly be converted for accommodation or a home office, subject to planning permission.
A brick-built stable block is split into six stables with additional concrete yard to the rear with separate access.
The paddocks are divided into six enclosures with electric fencing, automatic water drinkers and field shelters.
There is a Monarch horse walker for five horses, a sand and rubber manege and sheltered dog pen to the back of the barn and tack room.
In the gardens, lawns sweep down to the large lake, which in turn connects to a smaller pool with attractive bridge over and natural planting providing a private oasis within the main garden.
A terrace extends across the front side and rear of the house.
The farm is just outside the pretty village of Belbroughton in North Worcestershire, popular for its attractive rural surroundings, good local facilities and ease of communications by road and rail.
Beautiful countryside lies nearby, with woodland that edges up to the National Trust’s Clent Hills, making the area a favourite for walkers and riders alike.
Village amenities include a shop, post office and recreational centre with tennis courts along with some popular pubs.
A greater range of shops and amenities are available in Bromsgrove, including a railway station with regular services to Worcester and Birmingham New Street with links to London.
There are a number of highly-regarded schools easily accessible, including Bromsgrove School, Winterfold in Chaddesley Corbett, King Edwards, The Blue Coat School and Edgbaston School for Girls in Birmingham, and in Worcester RGSand Kings School. The property is also currently in the catchment area for Haybridge School, Hagley.
For the commuter there is good access to central Birmingham, various other regional centres and the motorway network with both the M5 and M42 within four miles. Birmingham International Airport is just 24 miles from Dordale Green Farm.
Agent: Fisher German John
Tel: 01527 575525
Guide Price: £1,375,000