Quintessential England With A Modern Vibe
Originally converted and refurbished in 2000, Pool Yard is a beautiful, detached, four-bedroom Grade II Listed barn conversion in an idyllic and private setting nestled in the heart of Ettington village.
The approach to the house is quintessential England. With the first glimpse through wrought iron railings, behind a large enchanting pond, the private gravel driveway and mature trees, Pool Yard has a wonderful, magical feel to it. The whole setting draws you in, inviting you to want to know just what’s inside…
The property was the original barn to the manor house and, from the moment you step inside, is bursting with original features. The entrance hall and dining room is a light filled and airy space with quarry tiled floor, beams and a door straight out to the patio and garden beyond. The staircase up to the first floor with its minstrel galleried landing add to the sense of space and character. Double glass doors lead into the fabulous lounge where the beam over the fireplace dates back to 1787. It’s the perfect place for relaxing in front of the log burner with a cup of tea, or glass of wine, and the Sunday papers. The farmhouse kitchen also off the dining/ entrance hall is just what you’d expect in a country house with bespoke painted wooden units, a Belfast sink, Stanley cooker and quarry tiled floor. There’s also an integrated slimline dishwasher and separate utility room with fabulous pantry cupboard and granite cooling top. The French doors lead straight out to the kitchen courtyard which is a real sun-trap and the ideal place for early morning breakfasts, relaxing lunches or an ideal place to unwind at dinner with the soothing water feature in the background.
Elsewhere downstairs is a cloakroom as well as a great second sitting room, currently used as a playroom, with dual aspect, its own access to the front and a second staircase up to the separate double guest bedroom and ensuite shower room. This end of the house would be ideal for older teenage kids, an au pair or grandparents who want the ability to come and go without disturbing the rest of the family. The house is fitted throughout with an integrated stereo system, with volume controls in each room.