4 bedroom bungalow for sale
Acorns,448, Norton Lane, Solihull, West Midlands, B94
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- Hugely Deceptive Home
- Indoor Swimming Pool
- Stable Block
- Fabulous Kitchen
- 4 Bedrooms
- Dining Conservatory
- Leisure Complex
- Commercial Potential
*Highly deceptive bungalow
*Sitting room *Television room
*Small bone kitchen *Dining conservatory
*Master bedroom with contemporary raised bathroom and spiral staircase to gallery study
*3 further bedrooms* *Indoor swimming pool & detached recreation building
*4-car garage *Landscaped gardens and extensive parking * EPC Rating E
Floor Plan Layout
THIS PLAN IS FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES ONLY
It is not to scale and is intended to show the approximate relationship of one room to another, with an indication of the main fixtures and fittings.
Earlswood village provides the normal type of village stores and other facilities and is situated within easy daily travel of the major Midland centres of commerce and industry, within a few minutes drive of the national motorway network (M42) and aquatic sports which include sailing and fishing on nearby Earlswood Lakes. Comprehensive facilities for shopping, education, cultural and drecreational activities are provided in the surrounding centres with Solihull and Redditch some 6 miles distant, Knowle 7 miles, Birmingham City Centre 11 miles, Coventry 18 miles and the old market town of Henley in Arden just 7 miles away. It is approximately 15 miles from Stratford upon Avon and Warwick, 17 miles from Leamington Spa and lies within easy access of Alcester, Bromsgrove, Evesham and the Cotswold Uplands. In addition to amenities, Hockley Heath is only 3 miles distant which offers good general shopping and passenger rail services operate from stations at Earlswood just mile away, Tanworth in Arden (Wood End), Earlswood Lakes Halt, Solihull, Dorridge and Redditch.
The N.E.C., located adjacent to Birmingham International Airport and the International Railway Station are all within about 15 minutes drive and regular InterCity services operate from Birmingham International to the north of the country and south to London (Euston). The M40 close to Hockley Heath further enhances and benefits the first class communications of the district in which this property is situated.
A most unique opportunity to acquire a detached bungalow which has been the subject of extensive improvement and renovation by the present owners with little consideration given to cost. Offering exceptionally deceptive accommodation which is appointed to a high standard and comprising of a three bedroom detached family bungalow, a separate detached swimming pool complex which has two versatile rooms and fitted kitchen, shower room. A side driveway which gives access to three excellent stables, plus large storage building/garage with extensive parking area to the front.
Furthermore the owners have the benefit of a detached recreation building which offers three reception rooms and could be utilised for a variety of purposes and would be ideal for anybody wishing to work from home. There is a first class entertainment suite. An internal inspection of this property is vital not only to appreciate the size of the accommodation but also the quality and standard of appointment throughout.
On The Approach
The property is set back from the lane behind an attractive lawned fore garden with clipped Conifer hedge to the front boundary and approached via a five bar gated entrance which gives access to a patterned block paviour driveway with shrub and flower borders. The accommodation, in detail, comprises as follows:-
On The Ground Floor
Enclosed Entrance Porch
having leaded light double glazed double doors with matching windows and stained glass and leaded light top panels. Radiator in ornamental casing, patterned tiled floor and studded hardwood front door leading into:-
with decorative ceiling cornices having hand painted finish, recessed ceiling lighting, brass dimmer switch and opening through to:-
Magnificent Reception Hall
9.49m(31'2'') x 2.96m(9'9'') max.
having matching decorative hand painted cornicing, two picture light points, central Gothic style arch set on twin pillars, radiator in ornamental hand painted casing, built in storage cupboard off with electric light and also built in linen cupboard with hanging rail, shelving and automatic light.
Superb Proportioned Lounge
7.56m(24'10'') x 3.93m(12'11'')
having a carved stone Minster fireplace with raised slate hearth and fitted real flame living gas fire set on cast iron dog grate. Decorative dado rail and ornate ceiling cornices, with two centre ceiling roses. Two radiators, both in ornamental casings, and to one end of the room are an extensive range of fitted Mahogany bookshelves. Two picture light points, TV aerial point, leaded light double glazed bay window to the front and connecting door to the television room.
6.21m(20'5'') x 4.25m(13'11'')
having a range of Smallbone fitted kitchen units with hand painted pale lemon finish and polished Granite worktops. The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of units and appliances, which offer Armitage Shanks Belfast sink with chrome mixer tap and Granite worktop with drainer to one side. Space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, both with courtesy doors. Ceramic tiled splashbacks and range of wall cupboards above with central plate rack. Walk in pantry store/broom cupboard fitted to the corner and adjacent American refrigerator with matching panel doors and wine rack above. Full height fitted dresser with storage cupboards, display shelves, spice drawers and storage cupboards and pot stand below. Newhome cooker range with four gas hobs, griddle and halogen hob, two ovens and built in grill. Granite worktops to either side with storage cupboards below, tiled splashback to rear and purpose built cooker hood above with built in extractor and storage cupboards to either side. Radiator in ornamental casing with Granite worktop and splashback, fitted storage cupboards to either side and double door glass fronted display cabinet above. Large central island unit with polished Granite worktop providing a breakfast bar to one end, fitted chopping block, inset circular stainless steel sink with chrome and brass mixer tap, integrated Zanussi dishwasher, further fitted storage cupboards and drop down Granite worktop with pull out wicker storage baskets below.
Fire and Earth dark grey slate tiled floor, decorative ceiling coving and ceiling halogen lighting. Also, uplighting over the wall units and leaded light window and half glazed door to the garden. From the Kitchen, a wide opening with decorative carved scrolls to either side leads through in to the:-
7.74m(25'5'') max. x 4.40m(14'5'') max.
having a fire and earth grey slate tiled floor, double glazed windows and roof with UV filter, two ceiling fans and french double doors opening on to the rear garden.
3.92m(12'10'') x 3.28m(10'9'')
with Fire and Earth grey slate tiled floor, decorative ceiling cornices, chrome halogen ceiling light, burnished stainless steel socket outlets and dimmer switches. Radiator in ornamental casing, facility and wiring for plasma TV screen. Gothic style opening to the kitchen/breakfast room and wide opening with matching carved scrolls to the dining conservatory.
Innovative Bedroom Suite
7.39m(24'3'') x 4.59m(15'1'')
a stylish contemporary room with a raised tiled open plan bathroom to one end and stainless steel spiral staircase leading to Gallery Office above. Comprising:-
recently completely re-fitted and having a range of Neville Johnson fitted bedroom furniture comprising of two double and two single door fitted wardrobes with central opaque glazed fronted shelved double chest with pull out drawers below. Recessed ceiling halogen lighting, unusual state of the art radiator, leaded light double glazed window to front with deep timber sill and sound system wiring. There is also automatic control for a drop down television screen system and the TV and lights are all controlled from a hand held remote control. In addition, there is a shaped polished granite dressing table top fitment.
Raised Bathroom Area
having porcelain heated floor and wall tiles and a white suite comprising a Whirlpool Jacuzzi bath with chrome fitments, monobloc tap and lift up hand held shower unit. Corner shower with Huppe curved shower screen having chrome edging and fitted chrome shower with additional side shower jets. Fitted cosmetic shelf and towel rail to one side. Contemporary shaped wash hand basin with monobloc tap and low level WC with concealed cistern. Mirror fronted wall mounted cosmetic cabinet with lighting over. Chrome shaped semi-circular ladder radiator and arched mirror back recess with glass display shelves and double door storage cupboard below. Leaded light double glazed window to the front. Recessed ceiling halogen lighting.
A burnished stainless steel spiral staircase leads to:
First Floor Gallery Office
3.97m(13'0'') x 3.18m(10'5'')
having extensive range of matching Neville Johnson storage cupboards, which offer four double door wardrobes/storage cupboards, two with automatic light, and adjacent walk-in shoe store with extensive range of fitted shoe and handbag holders, further fitted shelves and fitted five drawer chest of drawers. Adjoining the shoe room is a further low level storage cupboard. To one corner is an excellent fitted desk unit with Walnut fronted cupboard doors fitted in an L shape and providing the facility for computer, filing drawer, fitted shelves, etc. Fitted ceiling halogen lighting, two Velux double glazed roof lights and leaded light porthole window to the front.
Bedroom No. 2
4.42m(14'6'') x 3.95m(13'0'')
having an excellent range of hand painted bedroom furniture comprising of glass fronted double door wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf with double door storage cupboards to either side. Long dressing table fitment with kneehole, corner display shelving, fitted drawers and double door store cupboard. Radiator in ornamental casing, dado rail, ceiling cornices, leaded light double glazed window to the front.
Bedroom No. 3
5.31m(17'5'') x 3.32m(10'11'') inc wardrobes
this good sized double bedroom provides four double and two single full height built in wardrobes with matching dressing table, display shelving and bedside cabinets with space for double bed and free standing bedroom furniture. TV point, coving to ceiling, inset downlighters, two double glazed leaded light windows enjoying views over the rear garden, one of if which has an encase radiator set below and shutter doors into
En-Suite Shower Room
which provides a white three piece suite comprising low level flush wc with concealed cistern, adjacent Heritage wash hand basin set within a cosmetic cupboard surround and self contained shower cubicle with Grohe shower fitment over. Tiling throughout, heated towel rail, obscure double glazed window to rear and inset downlighters.
2.94m(9'8'') x 2.66m(8'9'')
having being designed to a Gothic effect with stone effect walling and pale terracotta tiled floor. aving roll top bath with ball and claw feet and brass mixer tap with telephone shower attachment set into a Gothic arch set on twin pillars with stone carved wall light fittings. Heavy decorative ceiling cornices, brass ladder radiator and leaded light double glazed rear window. Heritage white wash hand basin with brass taps, low level WC with concealed cistern and polished granite cosmetic shelf with twin Gothic mirrors above. Shaver point, recessed ceiling halogen lighting and radiator in ornamental casing.
Swimming Pool Complex
9.76m(32'0'') x 6.77m(22'3'')
a detached complex which is entered via a hard wood panelled door with obscure glazed leaded light window opening into an
Swimming Pool Layout
(All the accommodation to the swimming pool complex benefits from under floor heating).
illuminated via large double glazed and sliding Schuco patio doors which overlook the rear garden, two inset downlighters, an open walk through which currently provides a bedroom area and an archway into
Fitted Breakfast Kitchen
4.13m(13'7'') max x 2.35m(7'9'') max
affording an array of modern fronted base and drawer units set under a granite work top surface with an inset stainless steel sink and drainer unit with mixer tap set below a double glazed leaded light window to front. Integrated Bosch dishwasher, fridge and freezer and Baumatic microwave. Complementary wall mounted units, recess, power and plumbing for washing machine and separate dryer, breakfast bar table to side, tiling to all splashbacks, access to roof void and numerous inset downlighters.
5.17m(17'0'') to robes x 3.80m(12'6'') approx.
this versatile area currently provides further bedroom accommodation with four built in wardrobes which conceal an wealth of shelving and rail, space for double bed and free standing bedroom furniture. A wealth of natural light via the second part of the Schuco sliding patio doors, tiled floor, numerous inset downlighters, further archway onto a garden room and a curved entrance which walks into
En-Suite Shower Room
which provides luxuriously appointed three piece suite comprising hand wash basin with contemporary cosmetic surround, adjacent low level flush wc and self contained shower cubicle with Porcelanosa shower fitment over. An obscure double glazed window to side, tiling throughout and inset downlighters.
6.55m(21'6'') x 5.09m(16'8'') ex. storage
again, a highly versatile area which is naturally illuminated via the large Schuco sliding patio doors which lead out to the rear garden, ample space for seating and free standing furniture. Three part sliding door storage cupboard conceals a wealth of space, tiled floor, numerous inset downlighters and further sliding Schuco patio door which leads into
Swimming Pool Area
12.41m(40'9'') max x 8.77m(28'9'') max
this luxuriously appointed complex has large heated swimming pool with tiled surround, ample space for free standing furniture, built in television unit, UPVC double glazed windows to side and two double French doors leading out to the garden. Further Schuco sliding patio door leading out the rear courtyard, multitude of inset downlighters and doors which lead on to
which provides a two piece suite comprising low level flush wc, adjacent hand wash basin with contemporary cosmetic surround, contemporary radiator, tiling throughout and two inset downlighters.
which provides a fully tiled surround, wall mounted Triton shower fitment, small changing area and boiler room which houses the pumps for the heated swimming pool and inset downlighters.
To the right hand side of the property, which is approached via double wrought iron gates and a further block paved area of which there is an excellent purpose built dog breeding house with enclosed dog run, separate sleeping room, an adjacent feed room and further boot room and gardeners wc.
The driveway then leads down to a stable building at the rear which is approached via a double five bar gated entrance into a large driveway/yard with parking for several vehicles and timber stable and garaging building comprising of three stables, adjoining garage/store.
Beyond the stable buildings is a:-
Floor Plan Layout
having double five bar gated entrance from the side driveway, which leads into a large gravel parking area and then two sets of double wrought iron gates give access into a courtyard with block paviour flooring, green side walling with outside lighting and the bungalow accommodation, which is utilised for recreational purposes at present, but which could be adapted for relative use, is comprised as follows:-
Large Games Room
9.25m(30'4'') x 6.04m(19'10'')
having a wood block floor, wood panelled walls to dado height, ceiling cornices, fitted corner seating, three radiators in ornamental casing and fitted bar with a range of fitted shelves and optics, small stainless steel circular sink, telephone point, space for refrigerator etc. Further bar fitment with fitted storage cupboard ideal for housing stereo sound system, etc. Four wall light points, recessed ceiling spotlights and leaded light double glazed windows to the front and side with additional panel glazed window to the courtyard.
having a white suite comprising of low level WC., vanity unit with inset wash hand basin, cupboards below, ceramic wall tiling to dado height, ceramic tiled floor, radiator, wall light point, ceiling coving and leaded light double glazed side window. Door to:-
5.77m(18'11'') x 3.35m(11'0'')
having Mahogany wall panelling to dado height with radiator in ornamental casing. To one end is a range of Mahogany three quarter height fitted book shelves with storage cupboards below, wood strip floor to part, three picture light points, telephone point, leaded light double glazed side window and door to:-
Cloakroom No. 2
having a white suite comprising of wash hand basin, low level WC., ceramic wall tiling to dado height, radiator, ceramic tiled floor, ceiling cornices, double glazed leaded light side window.
3.83m(12'7'') x 4.44m(14'7'')
with ceramic tiled floor, double radiator, leaded light double glazed window to rear and double door cupboard housing the gas central heating boiler. Access to loft space. Double doors then open through to:-
Four Car Garage
10.56m(34'8'') x 7.47m(24'6'')
which provides the current owners a space for gym facilities with ceramic tiled floor, two remote control up and over doors to the front, ceiling strip lighting and two leaded light double glazed windows to rear. Also, telephone point and TV aerial point.
Gardens And Grounds
The gardens to the principal residence comprise as follows:-
leading out from the property is a paved patio area, ideal for seating summer furniture which overlooks a landscaped rear garden which includes feature water fountain, small pond and extensively well stocked floral and herbaceous beds to the surround which provide a wealth of privacy screening on all sides. Beyond which there is a spacious child's play area.
Subjective comments in these details imply the opinion of the selling Agent at the time these details were prepared. Naturally, the opinions of purchasers may differ.
Agents Note: We have not tested any of the electrical, central heating or sanitaryware appliances. Purchasers should make their own investigations as to the workings of the relevant items. All room measurements and mileages quoted in these sales particulars are approximate.
Fixtures and Fittings: All those items mentioned in these particulars by way of fixtures and fittings are included in the sale price. Others, if any, are excluded. The quality carpets, curtains and light fittings may be available by separate negotiation.
Tenure: The property is Freehold with vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.
Services: All mains services are connected to the property. The bungalow, heated swimming pool complex and detached recreation bungalow all have separate gas fired central heating systems.
Local Authority: Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.
Planning Permission: Building Regulations Approval Notice under Application No. BC/2003/675 was approved by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council on the 2nd June 2003 for new ancillary building and proposed extension to the swimming pool enclosure. We are also advised by the owners that a planning permission is currently lodged with Solihull Council to convert the recreation building and garaging at the rear to a separate residential dwelling.
Postal Address: The correct postal address of the property is understood to be 448 Norton Lane, Earlswood, Solihull, West Midlands B94 5LR
Land: It is suggested that prior to exchange of contracts, prospective purchasers walk the land and boundaries in order to satisfy themselves as to the exact area of land they are purchasing and also to check all fixtures and fittings either included or excluded in the sale.
Directions: From the agents office in Hockley Heath, continue down School Road until the T junction by Wedges Bakery, whereupon turn left into Dyers Lane. Continue to the end of Dyers Lane to the T junction, turn right and then proceed to the next junction and turn right into Umberslade Road to the crossroads with the Reservoir Pub immediately opposite. Proceed straight across the staggered junction into Valley Lane and continue to the top of Valley Lane, which then continues into Norton Lane. The property will be found on the right hand side immediately before the garden nurseries.
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