A beautiful farmhouse which is only a short drive away from Bromsgrove has gone on the market for £2.25 million. 

The family home of the late Royal Academician artist, James Butler MBE, is a stunning property thought to date back to the 17th century. 

It is located in Radway, Warwickshire and has just gone up for sale through leading Cotswold agent Butler Sherborn. 

The estate, which has been in the family for 40 years, has a rich history and includes the farmhouse, a charming cottage, studios, stables and outbuildings all set in 20 acres of beautiful countryside. 

As well as being the family home, Valley Farm was once the studio for James Butler, where he created some of his most famous pieces including the Fleet Air Arm Memorial on London Embankment and Earl Alexander of Tunis, Birdcage Walk, London. 

James and his wife, Angie, bought the farmhouse in the 1980s following a move from Bedfordshire. 

Angie Butler said: "We fell in love with it the moment we saw it. It was a working farm then so we converted hay barns into studios for James to create all his sculptures, the dove house into a cottage for our friends and family to stay in, planted a wood of indigenous trees, and created our beautiful gardens. 

"It's been the perfect family home for us, our children and grandchildren over the years surrounded by wonderful countryside and close to the village." 

Approached from a tree-lined driveway, Valley Farm has been described as an "enchanting" and "unspoiled" property. 

It is situated in a private setting, it has character and original features throughout the farmhouse. 

The main house has three floors with eight bedrooms, four reception rooms, three bathrooms and an indoor swimming pool. 

The house and adjourning buildings are centred around a courtyard with the mature gardens being divided into formal and informal areas. 

Extending over 20 acres in all, the property has two principal fields, an area of planted woodland and a large pond. 

Ben Way, Associate Partner at Butler Sherborn, said: "This is a stunning example of country and family living at its finest. It represents a very unique opportunity to acquire a family home that has enormous potential. 

"Valley Farm is a real gem with an extraordinary past."

The farmhouse is priced at £2.25 million and has good rail and motorway links. 

For more information contact agents Butler Sherborn on 01451 830731.