It is not often that a four-bedroom semi comes complete with a “garden” by Capability Brown.
But Coventry House is not your typical house.
To start with it is at the heart of the Croome Estate near Pershore, Worcestershire.
To reach it one drives through the gates of the Grade I listed London Arch. The driveway then sweeps through magnificent parkland.
It leads to Croome Court, a Grade I listed property with magnificent 18th century parkland which has been restored by the National Trust.
Croome Court and its parkland were Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown’s first landscape and major architectural project.
Apart from the court, the land includes a man-made lake and river, statues and temples.
As part of the estate, there is a mellow red brick property that dates back to around the mid-1700s that has now been converted into two homes, one of which is Coventry House.
A home since 2001, it is contemporary yet elegant.
The accommodation flows from the reception hall through double doors into the open plan dining room and living room with a stone mullion fireplace.
Double doors lead into the large conservatory which overlooks the walled private gardens with doors out onto the paved terrace and steps up to the lawn.
In the modern kitchen there are crisp white units with contrasting worktops. It also has a breakfast area.
An adjoining utility and boot room lead outside.
There is a turning staircase up to the four bedrooms, all with their own en suite bathrooms and shower rooms.
The master bedroom has a dressing room and so does bedroom three.
At the top there are two more bedrooms, both with vaulted ceilings and exposed timbers and beams.
Outside there are private gardens with mature borders, a silver birch and red holm oak tree. Along the wall are outbuildings which have been used as an aviary.
A shared courtyard with next door provides parking and access to the double garage.
There are beautiful walks through the historic Croome Court parkland and the nearby lanes connect with footpaths and bridleways across the south Worcestershire countryside.
The house and gardens are open to the public and Coventry House has complementary access plus six additional guest passes.
Pershore meets every day shopping needs and is only four miles away.
Worcester offers county cricket in the setting of the cathedral, horse racing on the banks of the River Severn and rugby at Sixways.
Access to the M5 is via nearby Junction 7 and there are rail services from Pershore and Worcester.
AGENT: Knight Frank
TEL: 01905 723438
GUIDE PRICE: £495,000