Fisherwick Road, Lichfield
- 4 bedrooms
- 4 receptions
- 3 bathrooms
A truly exceptional barn conversion home, reportedly the tallest barn of its kind in Staffordshire, dating back to 1360 and then forming part of the original farm attached to Tamhorn House. Once a hunting lodge for Sir Robert Peel. The idyllic canal side location is surrounded by rolling Staffordshire countryside on all sides, yet still only a short drive or picturesque canal side walk from the popular village of Whittington. One of only a handful of homes in the area to offer such vast and sumptuous family accommodation perfectly blending practical family living space with the opulent twists of grandeur that a building of this importance should possess. The property's elegance and resplendent history is evident at every turn and extends to over 4,000 square feet of accommodation arranged over three floors with a faultless blend of modern open plan design contrasting elegantly with the inherent charm and history of the building.
The height of the building is immediately evident on entering the property and the layout takes full advantage of this with a triple height ceiling in the drawing room looking up to the attractive galleried first floor and study beyond. The vast inglenook fireplace is almost dwarfed by the dimensions of this space and the double height window provides the classic characteristic a barn should have. The ground floor also boasts the principal bedroom suite, two further bedrooms, bathroom, utility and large home gym. The galleried first floor showcases open plan living at its finiest with kitchen, dining and seating areas a plenty. All presented in the most stylish of fashions. A spiral staircase leads to the study area which offers dizzying views down to the drawing room and there is a second bedroom suite with en suite shower room. Externally there are fore and rear gardens, private gated driveway and double garage.
Downes & Daughters is proud to be associated with the marketing of this thoroughly impressive family home.
The grandeur of this home is immediately evident on entering this property and it gives some clue to the calibre of the home you are about to view. Some of the original barn sadly burned down and was rebuilt in 1540. The 1990 conversion then created a ground floor that offers the perfect balance of an extensive formal reception room stylishly contrasting with some more relaxed contemporary bedrooms. Perfectly served by the 'supporting cast members' such as the family bathroom, utility and home gym.
Open Plan Drawing Room With Study Areas • Large Inglenook Fireplace With Log Burner • Flag Stone Floor • Exposed Brickwork • Exposed Timbers With Tudor Rose Detail • Principal Bedroom Suite With Clive Christian Bespoke Furniture • En Suite Shower Room • Two Further Bedrooms • Utility Room • Family Bathroom • Large Home Gym
An even more impressive space taking full advantage of the intricate web of exposed beams and vaulted ceilings. Open plan living at its finest with living spaces only determined by what you put in them.
• Gallery Landing On Three Sides (accessed via two separate staircases) • Kitchen • Informal Dining Area • A Number Of Comfortable Seating Areas • Formal Dining Space • Second Bedroom Suite • En Suite Shower Room • Spiral Staircase To... • Study & Music Room
WHY WE LOVE THIS HOUSE...
The Granary has given us the privilege of living with almost 500 years of history. We never tire of imagining the people from previous centuries who have been here before us, or discovering new markings, bolts or engravings on the beams. We have felt like caretakers with a responsibility to nurture the bones of the place and feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to do so, but sadly, it is time to downsize. The Granary has a peaceful atmosphere and unique personality which has made it the perfect family home. We know the next owners will cherish this building as we have.
GROUNDS & GARDENS
If the house wasn't impressive enough, the real treat actually lies in its idyllic location. Surrounded by Staffordshire countryside with the Coventry Canal and Hopwas Woods on your doorstep.
Formal Low Maintenance Gardens • Patio Seating & Barbecue Areas • Manicured Lawn • Private Gated Driveway • Further Parking Area For Numerous Vehicles • Double Garage With Storage • Rear Garden & Courtyard