St. Kenelms Road

Romsley, Halesowen

  • 5

    bedrooms
  • 4

    bathrooms
  • 5

    receptions
  • Blend of period and contemporary features
  • Extensive versatile accommodation
  • Pool room with Jacuzzi and sauna
  • Three bedrooms with ensuites
  • Gated driveway
  • Manicured gardens and grounds

Offers in excess of

6631 sq. ft.

Email the team

01905 734720

Please quote reference number VIC220199

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About the property

An exceptional Victorian country home blending period and contemporary design offering all the accommodation a family could need, set in an acre of wraparound gardens surrounded by countryside.
  • Blend of period and contemporary features
  • Extensive versatile accommodation
  • Pool room with Jacuzzi and sauna
  • Three bedrooms with ensuites
  • Gated driveway
  • Manicured gardens and grounds
Property Snapshot

St Kenelms Hall is a charming and substantial family home set in one acre of mature wraparound gardens with versatile accommodation and a pool room with spa features.

Built in the 1880s this handsome Victorian red brick residence is exceptionally well-presented having maintained many of the characterful period features and enhancing them by seamlessly blending contemporary and traditional design.

Named after the young king of Mercia from the 8th century who, as the legend goes, was martyred as a boy by his sister. He was said to have had a prophetic dream the night before he was murdered on a hunting trip. Once his body was discovered under a thicket and moved, water sprang forth and flowed into a stream, which is believed to have healing properties.

His legacy has been celebrated for several years with villagers celebrating St Kenelms Day in July with a village fair and St Kenelm’s Church stands on the site of his martyrdom where many pilgrims have been travelling for centuries. On the principal staircase in St Kenelms Hall is a stained glass window depicting St Kenelm and his other sister Burgenhilda.

The property is approached via a sweeping driveway beyond electric gates set in around 1 acre of manicured and landscaped gardens. Nestled in its own oasis, St. Kenelms offers versatile character accommodation in a beautiful setting perfect for any family.

Entrance
The entrance to the property is accessible via an open porch with a wooden and pitched tiled roof with seating areas on either side and flagstone flooring.

A set of wooden double doors opens into the vestibule with charming Minton tiled flooring and a beautiful leaded light stained glass door with matching surrounding.

Following through into the property the space opens onto the generous and welcoming hallway with many period features including deep coving, cornices, ceiling roses, a black and white chequered tiled floor, and two staircases with traditional panelling. From here the hallway continues into the drawing room, dining room, kitchen and useful cloakroom with chequered flooring, a low-level WC and a wash basin.


Dining room
To the right of the hallway is a formal dining room; an elegant room with decorative coving, ceiling rose and plasterwork. Dual aspect sash windows incorporating shutters allow natural light to flood the room. An open fire with a wooden Adam style surround adds character to the room.


Drawing room
To the left of the hallway lies the drawing room, a generous and wonderful space for relaxing or entertaining.
Several windows, one of which is a large bay window, brighten the room and a set of stained-glass French doors lead onto the terrace.

A log-burning stove with a decorative fire surround would make the perfect place to gather around winter nights and the built-in display glass cabinets are ideal for housing drinks.


Billiard room
Double doors flow seamlessly into the billiard room with wooden flooring, bespoke built-in bookcases with storage and dual-aspect windows.


Family room
From the billiard room, a set of steps lead down to the family room, a versatile space located to the rear of the property with dual-aspect windows and a useful cloakroom set to the side.
The family room accesses both the kitchen and the Orangery.


Orangery
The east facing Orangery situated to the rear of the property is of part brick and glazed construction and is a wonderful area to sit and enjoy the grounds and views beyond, this room is flooded with light and two double patio doors access the garden.


Kitchen
At the centre of the home is the refitted dining kitchen with cream Shaker style units incorporating soft closing, a 1 1/2 bowl ceramic sink and under-cupboard lighting.
There are several integrated appliances including a double oven, an induction hob with an extractor, a microwave, a dishwasher, and a fridge freezer.

The room also benefits from underfloor heating, dual aspect windows, pull-out larder unit and spice racks, corner carousel units, an Aga and space for a table and chairs with a built-in bench seat.


Snug
Just off the kitchen is access to a sizeable cellar and a snug with built-in storage and a showstopping open fire set in a feature wooden fire surround with decorative insert tiles.


Utility
Leading from the family room there is a covered passageway in keeping with the Orangery with exposed brick and tiled floor, at the end of which is a sizable utility.
The space has matching wall, base and drawer units, worksurfaces, a sink unit with drainer and space for domestic appliances.


Pool room
The leisure facilities are accessible via the covered passageway where there are a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, separate shower room, pump room, and areas to sit, relax and entertain.
At the end of the pool room are a set of double doors granting access to an outside decking area.


First floor
From the hallway, there are two staircases which lead to the first-floor accommodation, the main one having a wonderful stained-glass window.
Both lead to the spacious landing where all five double bedrooms and the family bathroom can be accessed.


Master bedroom
The good-sized master suite has a William Morris feel with dual-aspect sash windows.

The contemporary ensuite comprises a walk-in shower, double wash basins with a vanity unit beneath, a low-level WC and complementary tiling to splashbacks and flooring.


Bedroom two
There are two further double bedrooms which are located to the rear of the property and enjoy wonderful far-reaching views. Being slightly larger in size bedroom two has built-in wardrobes and drawers.

The luxurious ensuite comprises a low-level WC, wash hand basin, shower cubicle and a roll-top bath with a telephone shower attachment.
There is a low sash window that allows you to enjoy the incredible views whilst relaxing in the bath.


Bedroom three
Bedroom three features an ornamental cast-iron fireplace and a recently refitted ensuite comprising a white suite with underfloor heating, a low-level WC, a wash basin with a vanity unit beneath, and a walk-in shower with a waterfall.


Bedrooms four and five
To the front of the property, there are two further doubles with bedroom four having built-in wardrobes, an ornamental cast-iron fire with a tiled insert and a wooden fire surround.


Family bathroom
Servicing bedrooms four and five is the family bathroom comprising of a matching suite including an enclosed WC, wash basin, and bath with shower attachment.


Grounds and gardens
Set in approximately one acre of gardens the grounds have been carefully designed and well-maintained wrapping around the property.

From the wrought iron gates the house is set back from the road and screened by a hedge row lined with mature trees. To the south side of the house is an extensive lawn with a variety of trees planted throughout and is bordered by established shrubberies.

The boiler room, two brick stores and an octagonal terrace with a barbecue area can be accessed from a path leading through a pretty lychgate.
Further areas of the gardens are well stocked with shrubs and outside of the pool room which has a decked terrace, there is another garden store.


Services
St Kenelms Hall benefits from mains water and electricity, oil central heating and a septic tank for drainage.

Council Tax Band - G


Reservation Fee - refundable on exchange

A reservation fee, refundable on exchange, will be payable by the Buyer to Andrew Grant Sales Limited prior to issuing the Memorandum of Sale and marking the property as Sold Subject to Contract. This fee will be reimbursed upon Exchange of contracts. The fee will be retained by Andrew Grant Sales Ltd to cover costs in the event the Buyer withdraws from the purchase other than as a result of:

1. Any structural issues arising from any survey
2. Serious defect in the seller’s legal title
3. The local searches reveal any matter that has a material adverse effect on the market value of the property that were previously undeclared or unknown

The reservation fee will depend on the level of your agreed offer for the property:

an agreed offer under £500,000 will be £500 inclusive of vat
an agreed offer between £500,000 and £1,000,000 will be £1,000 inclusive of vat
all agreed offers over £1,000,000 will be £1,500 inclusive of vat