Enchanting medieval farmhouse with astonishing West Midlands war history up for sale

A converted farmhouse which dates back to 1478 in Knowle, Solihull, is up for sale as a family home

A 15th century farmhouse which once housed child evacuees during the Blitz in the Second World War is on the market.

The enchanting four bedroom property is set in around 1.5 acres of extensive grounds on a quiet country lane within easy reach of the upmarket village of Knowle, near Solihull.

Cuttle Pool Farm was built around 1478 and was formerly part of the Springfield Hall estate. Premium property specialist DM & Co. Homes is selling the property which is priced at £1.5 million.

The approach to Cuttle Pool Farm is over a large, gravelled courtyard, offering ample off-road parking and substantial garaging and storage.

In addition to luxury interiors the property boasts a swimming pool and a brick-built BBQ situated within "The Field," which is adjacent to the formal garden.  The property also includes generous garage space (originally the cow sheds), a boiler room and a pool changing room with WC, and a wood store.

The charming, canopied porch which leads to the front door sets the tone for the character of the interior. The ground floor includes a welcoming entrance hallway with cloak cupboard, with a cloakroom and utility room close by.

The dual aspect dining room has an inglenook fireplace preserving the house’s original charm and now has a multi-fuel burner.  A garden room was added in 1973 and blends seamlessly with the house, with breathtaking views of the extensive grounds and surrounding countryside. An inner hallway leads to the original front porch, featuring the historic front door, and the stairs to the first floor.

Kathy Griffiths, Head of Premium at the estate agents, said: “This is one of those properties that ranges from having original wattle and daub used by the 15th century builders and a wealth of original timbered ceilings to the luxury of an outdoor swimming pool within the grounds.

“Where there have been changes, additions and extensions, they have all been sympathetically carried out to provide a large home steeped in character and history. Every room tells its own enchanting story within this historic residence.”

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