A castle in the country where the moulded ceiling cornices and stone fireplaces of the past mix seamlessly with a modern sonos sound system is for sale for £1m.
Callingwood Hall near Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, was built in the 18th century but has been painstakingly restored by its current owners.
Kim and Niall Turnbull fell in love with the grade II listed property’s sweeping driveway and grade approach when they first saw the hall.
Combining old and new the couple set about dramatically renovating each room to restore the building to its former glory.
Callingwood Hall’s current owners Kim and Niall Turnbull fell in love with the ‘magnificent hall frontage’ and expect to sell the renovated property at £1m
A Sonos sound system that was was integrated into each room means music can play throughout the hall and a phone acts as the control.
And even the television can be hooked up to an Artcoustic 3D TV sound system.
The couple also completely re-wired and re-plastered the property, upgraded the heating system and installed a new kitchen, bathrooms and fitted storage
Tartan carpets cover the landing and stairs after the current owners completely renovated the hall
A large bathroom boasts a marble floor, walk-in shower, pink bath and his and her sinks
The hall has 5,967 sq ft of accommodation with a large entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast room, two sitting rooms, dining room, extensive cellars, library, a master bedroom suite with an enormous bathroom, another three bedrooms and another bathroom.
There is also a garage block, with part converted as a gym/studio, and a hot tub nestled in the grounds with views over the surrounding countryside.
The house was originally part of the Rangemore Estate owned by Lord Burton, brewer, philanthropist and Liberal politician Michael Bass, in the 1880s.
The Grade II listed castellated property, near Burton-on-Trent, Staffs, has been thoroughly refurbished by its current owners to perfectly combine old and new, retaining period features but adding contemporary innovations.
It is now on the market with agents Fine & Country.
The history of the site dates back to Norman times but the house itself is believed to date back to the early part of the 18th century, and was then added to in the 19th century.
A Norman soldier who is believed to have fought at the Battle of Hastings, Henry de Ferrers, and his descendants are thought to have owned the estate where the current house stands.
A four poster bed fit for royalty stands on a luxurious think red carpet in the master bedroom. An open archway leads to a bright and spacious closet space
In the dining room there is enough space for a feast for 12. A large window lets in plenty of light
It has tiled flooring, moulded ceiling cornices and oak, stone and marble fireplaces, but the current owners have also given it a modern makeover.
Callingwood was bought by Bass in the 1880s and incorporated into his Rangemore Estate, which by 1900 was a thriving estate with 12 farms and small-holdings, over 50 houses and cottages, a church, school, working man’s club, playing field, two public houses.
Rangemore Hall was Bass’ principal home so Callingwood was often rented out.. It was later split into two ‘wings’, with this property the bigger of the two.
The couple installed a new kitchen with the help of an interior designer and have enough space to enjoy a glass of wine with guests while cooking
A fountain sits in front of the hall’s entrance welcoming guests to the four-bedroom 18th century home
A tall gated entrance shields the hall from the view of prying neighbours as a sweeping drive leads up to the hall
The adjoining smaller wing of the property, which is not included in the sale, has a separate driveway to the rear of the main house.
Mrs Turnbull said: ‘When we first drove through the open gates of the property, we were captivated by the stunning views and fell in love with the magnificent hall frontage.
‘We completely refurbished the house. Improvements included completely re-wiring and re-plastering the property and upgrading the heating system.
Behind the house sits a well-manicured lawn that sweeps out from a patio at the back of the house that looks over the rolling Staffordshire countryside
‘We installed a new kitchen, new bathrooms and fitted storage, supported by a local interior designer and all finished to a high standard throughout.
‘The East wing is the larger part of the hall with all the original main reception rooms, most of which are substantially proportioned with high ceilings and character features.
‘The spacious dining room has been host for many joyful evenings with family and friends, while the kitchen is a sociable space where we can have a glass of wine while cooking.
The £1m hall boasts a glorious view of rolling hills. There is also a garage block, with part converted as a gym/studio, and a hot tub nestled in the grounds with views over the surrounding countryside
‘With its welcoming feel and integrated sonos music system, this is a property ideal for both a family home and entertaining friends.
‘We had our wedding reception in the garden and are well known locally for our New Year’s Eve parties.
‘The west-facing York stone patio is perfectly placed for taking full advantage of the views across the garden and rolling countryside beyond, and providing an ideal outdoor entertaining space in the warmer months.’
From the roof of the house miles of Staffordshire countryside can be seen