Nestling within 28 acres of grounds that overlook The Severn Valley, Hammer Hill House located in Romsley is nothing short of luxurious. Completely renovated and extended It is lavish exquisite, luxurious and sophisticated. It is now held by Poundland founder Steve Smith – is back for sale. Although it’s going to cost significantly higher than the PS1 deals that he has earned his PS50million fortune the house, which has six bedrooms, featuring five reception rooms and 14,000 sq feet of spacious living space, has been cut even more to draw potential buyers. The house was initially advertised for a price of PS6.5million at the time of its auction in 2014. Hammer Hill House has been brought back to market with a price guide of PS5.25million. The businessman who sold his stake with Poundland back in 2002 purchased the property around eleven years ago at PS2.2million.
It was designed for Sir Bertram Clough Williams-Ellis, who was the designer of Portmeirion located in North Wales, Hammer Hill House is a country residence with a grand home-like dimensions. The house is located on a high point with large electronic wrought-iron gates, it is surrounded by stunning views of The Clee and Welsh Hills and has its own gardens and grounds which span just over 28 acres.
The design and specification is top-quality and, while it still retains the lavish design of the original extravagant ceilings, ornate ceilings, and decadent timber panelling, the house also has some contemporary high-tech additions like the BOSE surround audio system that runs throughout the home and an adapt control system that manages the doors and special lighting.
The home is accessible through a tree-lined drive and is situated behind a turn circle that has a fountain. It’s an impressive way to welcome guests and continues to impress once you cross the threshold. The hall’s entrance is an impressive space with a wood floor, huge crystal chandeliers and a grand staircase leading to the grand landing. With a size of 27 19′ by 27′ with a gallery measuring around 30′ the space is massive – the grand piano that is in the middle is dwarfed by size of the room.
The house is built to entertain. There’s a huge wine cellar located in the basement. Off the hallway is a bar that has an ornate ceiling, wooden floor, as well as the HHH logo set in contrasting wood. The room is an elegant, walnut-panelled dining roomthat has an eat-in area that is fitted and a ceiling with a beautiful ornate design with crystal chandeliers and a huge bay windows that look out towards the gardens.
Following dinner, diners are able to take a break in the impressive living room, with wooden panelled walls, a striking fireplace, and an ornate ceiling with a specialized lighting. There is also an illuminated and sprung dance floor where you can practice your Strictly moves should you want to. On the opposite part of the home, which is off the grand hall, is the music rooms and an airy and light living room.
The custom-designed kitchen is spacious and has plenty of space for a large chair and table. The gold and cream cabinetry and trims are hand-painted by Christians from Nantwich and the counter-points are granite countertops in black. The kitchen is equipped naturally with an AGA and other appliances that are integrated.
The lower floor is also home to an indoor pool housed in an orangery style room that every hotel would be delighted to have. It features a Jacuzzi and a rectangular heated pool, and changing rooms. There’s also room for tables, loungers and chairs. The pool also has a terrace that opens – ideal for hot summer days.
All bedrooms are in the upper floors just off the stunning elegant landing
The master suite is an enormous space featuring a ceiling feature as well as a dressing area equipped with built-in wardrobes and seating, tables for dressing, as well as a balcony. the bathroom has a separate wet area. Five more deluxe double-en-suite rooms Each one is individually decorated and three with their own dressing rooms. This floor houses the room currently being used as a game room. It can easily accommodate a large Snooker table.
Take a stroll around the manicured grounds. Their expansive lawns, courtyards and walled gardens, glasshouses as well as stocked borders and secret paths through wooded views, and grazing land that includes four paddocks that are sure to amaze you. Steve Smith owns llamas, that help keep the lawn trimmed. However, the new owner may want to purchase an electric mower that sits on the ground. Like you would expect from an estate of this caliber there’s also a helipad.
The accommodation options are in two historic, three-bedroom gate houses, located on either side between the gate’s electronic security as well as this former coaching house was converted into an extensive garaging facility and a an office area that is modern and contemporary. If you require more space, you can get planning permission to build an agricultural building as well as a detached garage.