Church Street, Whittington, Lichfield
- 7 bedrooms
- 5 receptions
- 4 bathrooms
A truly outstanding and historic family home extending to over 8,150 square feet and sitting within formal gardens of approximately 0.8 of an acre at the heart of this popular Staffordshire village. One of only a handful of homes within Whittington to offer such vast and sumptuous family accommodation perfectly blending practical family living space with the opulent twists of grandeur that a house of this importance should possess. Believed to have been built for a member of the Dyott family in the mid 19th Century, substantially extended and reconfigured in 1891 and then fully renovated by the current owners in recent years, the central location in the shadows of St Giles Church, within Whittington's highly coveted conservation area, could not be more appealing. The classic architectural styles of the period are beautifully showcased and recent additions provide some contemporary twists against the inherent charm and character of the property.
The upper floors offer seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, sauna room and enormous loft storage with a thoroughly impressive landing boasting a stunning stone mullion stained glass window flooding the grandest of central staircases with natural light.
The ground floor echoes the grandeur of the upper floors with an impressive reception hall, formal dining room, drawing room, sitting room/study. The large kitchen, utility and annex add a wonderful contemporary twist catering to the needs of a modern family. There is also a large cellar, utility and boot room.
Externally the property occupies a plot of some 0.8 of an acre with manicured lawned gardens at the heart of the village and a gravel driveway offering parking for many vehicles. A garage block and coach house extends to over 1,300 sq.ft formerly with planning permission to be converted in to ancillary accommodation.
Viewing is essential to appreciate the abundant charm and flexibility of this home, the delightful rural views and its further potential.
A room of resplendent elegance with the grandest of return staircases rising to the upper floors. With partial panelling to the walls, parquet floor, intricate plaster work and a stone mullion window to the rear aspect.
A double aspect room overlooking the gardens with a central focal point of an open fire with marble surround.
A room of impressive proportions again with a bright double aspect, partial panelling to the walls, oak floor and marble fireplace.
Study / Sitting Room
Offering a more 'cosy' alternative to the more formal reception rooms. Another double aspect and marble fireplace.
A beautifully presented kitchen finished to the most exacting of standards in a contemporary style boasting a range of integrated appliances, boot room, boiler room & utility, access to the second rear staircase and double doors opening to an enclosed courtyard giving access to the converted coach house.
Converted Outbuildings / Annex
Such an impressive contemporary space with split level living areas opening on three sides to the courtyard, gardens and patio seating areas. Kitchen area, double height ceiling and integrated sound system.
Low level flush wc and hand basin.
Elegant gallery landing with polished oak balustrades flooded with natural light from the stone mullion stained glass window. Large airing cupboard.
Principal Bedroom Suite
With window to the front aspect, walk through dressing room which could be used as a further bedroom and a luxury en suite bathroom with large walk in 'wetroom' shower, inset bath, floating wash basin and wc. Tiled walls and floor.
Bedroom & En Suite
A double aspect room with windows to both the front and side aspects and access to private en suite shower room.
Fitted wardrobes, window to side aspect and access to Jack & Jill bathroom.
Bedroom / Games Room
Large bedroom with window to rear aspect currently used as a games room. Previous uses have also included a first floor drawing room.
Jack & Jill Family Bathroom
With separate shower and bath, wash basin and wc. Window to side aspect.
Leading to the principal bedroom suite, stairs descending to the kitchen and rising to the second floor.
Window to front aspect and access to large triple section attic area.
Window to front aspect.
Shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin and wc. Door to...
Traditional hot stone sauna.
Externally the property occupies a plot of some 0.8 of an acre with manicured lawned gardens to the fore, side and rear of the property boasting a wealth of mature trees, landscaped patio seating and entertaining areas. An attractive enclosed courtyard links the kitchen and the annex and a gravel driveway provides parking for many vehicles. The garage block and coach house extends to over 1,300 sq.ft and formerly had planning permission (now expired) to be converted in to ancillary accommodation.
Whittington Court is situated in the heart of Whittington, close to the Cathedral City of Lichfield. Whittington is a sought after village with good everyday facilities including a doctor's surgery, chemist, post office, village store and public houses. There is also a primary school which falls into the catchment area for King Edward VI School in Lichfield. Other schools in the area include the Lichfield Cathedral School, Foremarke Hall, Repton School, Smallwood Manor, Denstone College and Abbots Bromley School for Girls. Whittington is well located, with central Birmingham and Birmingham International Airport both only 21 miles distance. The A38, A5, M6 Toll, M6 and M42 are all within easy reach. Regular trains run from Lichfield and Tamworth to London Euston with a journey time of under 1 hour 30 minutes.
WHY WE LOVE THIS HOUSE...
"We love this house because alongside its wealth of beautiful, original features it is an ideal, family home. Features have blended in to allow the house to provide fabulous, modern spaces for family to spend time together, much enjoyed entertaining areas and enough room for generations to have their own space, if required."