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5 bedroom house for sale

Lapworth Paddocks, Rising Lane, Lapworth, West Midlands, B94

Guide Price £2,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 Bedroom Edwardian
  • 6.5 Acres
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Fabulous Conservatory
  • Prime Lapworth Location
  • Stabling
  • Staff Cottage
  • 6 Car Garage

Full description

Exceptional Edwardian country home in about 6.5acres
*Highly regarded locality *Stunning grounds *Indoor swimming pool with galleried sitting area *3 reception rooms *Kitchen/breakfast room *Outstanding conservatory providing dining, sitting and recreational use *2nd Kitchen *Master bedroom with sitting room, dressing area and en suite *4 further bedrooms *Family bathroom *Garaging for 6 cars *Adjacent storage rooms *Detached staff cottage *Gardener's lodge *Paddock *Stabling

Floor Layout Plan

Floor Plan Cottage & Garage

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

Lapworth is a most delightful unspoilt village in which to reside, enjoying a rural environment, yet being only a few minutes drive from the larger villages of Knowle and Dorridge, whilst Solihull town centre is some five miles distant. Lapworth village contains local shops, excellent local inns, rail commuter service from Lapworth Station, village hall, St Mary the Virgin Parish Church, plus a junior and infant school in Station Lane. Surrounding Lapworth is lovely greenbelt countryside with many rural, canalside walks and bridle paths. There are two National Trust properties close to Lapworth, the historic houses of Baddesley Clinton and Packwood House. Stratford-upon Avon is some 14 miles away and Warwick approximately 9 miles. Furthermore, the N.E.C., Birmingham Airport and Railway Station the M.42 and M.40 motorway links are all within very easy reach

Lapworth Paddocks occupies a prominent and prime location along Rising Lane in one of the most highly regarded areas of Lapworth. The property enjoys a wide frontage to Rising Lane and is set back behind magnificent formal gardens, interspersed with superb evergreens and specimen trees and approached via an in and out cobbled driveway with double security entrance gates to either end.

Lapworth Paddocks comprises a substantial Edwardian detached residence of distinction offering excellent accommodation with a magnificent indoor swimming pool complex which leads directly on to the outstanding 'wrap around' conservatory to provide a delightful sitting and recreational area, complete with a second breakfast kitchen which serves the swimming pool and conservatory. The ground floor reception rooms contain many attractive features with an oak panelled reception hall with guest cloakroom leading off, drawing room with music/sitting area, separate dining room, study and good sized dining kitchen with extensive range of appliances and fittings. On the first floor is the superb principal suite with bedroom, sitting room, dressing area and sumptuous en suite. In addition there are four further bedrooms, plus a family bathroom.

Grouped around a secure courtyard to the side of the property is the six car garage block, with adjoining storage and ancillary rooms. In addition there is a detached staff/relative cottage, plus gardener's lodge.
The established and mature parkland gardens are profusely stocked and carefully designed to provide all year round colour with pergola walkways, ornamental pools, large pool with waterfall and footbridge to the island. In addition there is a paddock enclosure, timber stable block and timber storage building.
To the rear of the property are a range of 20 stables and paddock area.

The quality accommodation to this fine country house offers the following:-

On The Ground Floor

Oak panelled door leading into:

Reception Hall

with oak flooring, oak panelled walls to three quarter height with dentil frieze and mantel over and central brick fireplace with herringbone patterned brick hearth. Double and single radiators, leaded light windows, two wall light points and oak panelled door leading into:

Fitted Cloakroom

having marble topped vanity unit with splashback and dressing mirror above, twin oval wash hand basins and cosmetic cupboards below. Two wall light points, radiator, leaded light window to the front, oak strip floor and door to:

Separate W.C.

having a low level suite.

Walk In Storage Cupboard

Dining Room

6.28m(20'7'') x 4.74m(15'7'')

having wide recessed fireplace with white marble hearth, illuminated glass fronted display cabinets to either side and concealed down lighting over. Decorative ceiling cornices and ceiling panel, double radiator and radiator in ornamental casing with marble topped display shelf above. Two wall light points and leaded light window to front.

Drawing Room

8.41m(27'7'') max. x 8.61m(28'3'') max.

having wide recessed fireplace with oak panels, built in oak fronted cupboards and brick fireplace with herringbone pattern brick hearth and decorative oak surround. Double radiator, stone mullion leaded light window to the side and raised sitting area to one end with two corner glass fronted display cabinets and two wall light points. Leading from the drawing room is a

Music/Sitting Area

with double radiator, stone mullion leaded light window to the side and oak framed leaded light sliding door giving access to the swimming pool complex.


3.30m(10'10'') x 2.87m(9'5'') max.

with radiator, two picture light points, fitted storage cabinet, leaded light windows.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

4.55m(14'11'') x 5.80m(19'0'')

having a range of oak units with polished granite work tops, extensively equipped and fitted with stainless steel double bowl sink unit, two Miele integrated dishwashers, two Siemens stainless steel four plate electric hobs, two built in Miele double ovens with integrated refrigerator below, two additional Miele double ovens with central pull out pantry racking, built in wine racks with spice drawers either side of which are two built in refrigerators and adjacent refrigerators with freezers below. Granite topped breakfast bar, painted panelled ceiling with recessed lighting and concealed lighting over the units. Walk in china with fitted shelves and electric light. Leaded light double glazed windows to the courtyard.

Breakfast/Dining Area

3.77m(12'4'') x 5.66m(18'7'')

with range of glass fronted display cabinets to one wall with storage cupboards below, double glazed french doors to the courtyard and sliding doors opening into the superb swimming pool complex.


Swimming Pool Complex

7.08m(23'3'') x 15.39m(50'6'') overall

with mosaic tiling and Roman steps to one end, ceramic tiled surround, three radiators in ornamental casing, high cathedral ceiling with exposed roof trusses with fitted spot lights, ceiling roof lights.

Changing/Shower Room

having tiled shower cubicle, pine wash stand, fitted full height shelved cosmetic and towel cupboards, ceramic tiled floor, wall mounted heater.

Separate W.C.

with low level suite.

Boiler Room

housing the oil fired central heating boiler.

To one end of the pool is a wrought iron spiral staircase which leads up to a

Raised Gallery Sitting Area

7.05m(23'2'') x 2.75m(9'0'')

overlooking the pool.

Archway through to:

Inner Hallway


Shower Room

off having recessed tiled shower cubicle, corner wash hand basin, radiator, leaded light double glazed window to the front and double door wardrobe with shelving and hanging rail.


with ceramic tiled floor, inset stainless steel sink, stainless steel two burner hob, fitted base cupboards, integrated dishwasher and refrigerator. Two Miele washing machines and two Miele tumble dryers. Radiator.

Boiler Room

housing the Vaillant wall mounted central heating boiler, fitted base units, pool filtration equipment.

From the pool six sets of leaded light double glazed french doors open into an


with terracotta tiled floor, fitted ceiling and window blinds, gym area to one end and two sets of french doors opening on to the garden.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room Two

5.48m(18'0'') x 4.22m(13'10'')

ideally serving the pool and conservatory/recreation area having a range of painted units with polished granite work tops including inset Belfast sink, Britannia stainless steel five burner hob with stainless steel extractor above, two built in Neff ovens with drawers below and storage cupboards above. Built in plate warmer. Three quarter height painted storage units with two inset refrigerators and built in microwave. Ceramic tiled floor, high cathedral ceiling with exposed roof trusses and spot lighting, leaded light windows to the side and french doors leading to the garden. Two radiators.

A wide oak shallow rising three way staircase leads from the reception floor to the first floor with leaded light window and radiator to half landing.

On The First Floor

Gallery Landing

with oak panelled doors with matching architraves leading off to:

Principal Bedroom Suite

offering bedroom, generous sized sitting room, dressing room and well equipped en suite:


5.25m(17'3'') x 3.99m(13'1'')

with leaded light windows on two sides, double radiator, ceiling cornices.

Sitting Room

4.21m(13'10'') x 5.28m(17'4'')

with marble fireplace with marble hearth and painted decorative surround, two radiators in ornamental casing, two corner arched display fitments with storage cupboards below, two wall light points, leaded light double glazed french doors to balcony parapet. Opening through into:

Dressing Area

with extensive hanging space, fitted drawers and shelves and two large fitted dressing mirrors.

Luxury En Suite Bathroom

3.58m(11'9'') x 3.58m(11'9'')

having wide full height dressing mirror to one end with two wall light points, extensive range of cosmetic storage cupboards and glass display shelves above with down lighting over, two inset wash hand basins set into marble tops and fitted dressing mirror behind. Panelled bath with marble splashbacks and window sill, tiled shower cubicle and low level w.c. with concealed cistern.

Bedroom Two

4.62m(15'2'') x 3.33m(10'11'')

having double and single door fitted wardrobes with storage cupboards over, double radiator, leaded light double glazed window to the courtyard and matching french door to roof terrace with quarry tiled floor.

Bedroom Three

3.66m(12'0'') x 3.63m(11'11'')

having art nouveau style fireplace with decorative surround and mantel. Radiator, leaded light window to the front.

Bedroom Four

4.62m(15'2'') x 2.75m(9'0'')

having three double door fitted wardrobes with storage cupboards above, radiator in ornamental casing and adjacent three drawer chest of drawers. Leaded light rear window.

Bedroom Five

3.77m(12'4'') x 2.91m(9'7'')

with radiator, leaded light double glazed side window, double and single door fitted wardrobes with storage cupboards over.

Family Bathroom

having a white suite with mahogany panel and range of mahogany cosmetic storage fitments with triple dressing mirror, open shelved unit and marble topped vanity unit with inset wash hand basin. Two wall light points, leaded light double glazed side window with folding shutters, recessed tiled shower cubicle. Low level w.c. in separate compartment.


Approached through double security gates is an inner courtyard where there is the garage block, detached cottage and gate giving access to the garden and paddocks.


Detached Cottage

having open plan living room and breakfast kitchen comprising:

On The Ground Floor

Living Area

6.38m(20'11'') x 9.03m(29'8'')

(maximum measurements including kitchen) with leaded light windows to the front, painted panelled ceiling, stairs off to the first floor and

Cloaks/Shower Recess

with wash hand basin, recessed tiled shower cubicle, ceramic tiled floor and door to outside.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

with stainless steel sink, range of base cupboard and drawer units, built in Neff oven and grill. Integrated refrigerator, central island unit with inset Neff hob, fitted drawers below, corner display shelves, breakfast bar and extractor over.


2.59m(8'6'') x 3.26m(10'8'')

having a white suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, shower cubicle, low level w.c., bidet, ceramic floor tiling, double glazed window and door to outside.

On The First Floor


6.38m(20'11'') x 4.41m(14'6'')

with leaded light french doors to juliet balcony.


Garage Block

Garaging For Six Cars

7.21m(23'8'') x 14.88m(48'10'')

providing garaging for six cars with quarry tiled floor, strip lighting, hatch to roof space and four sets of double timber doors to the front.

Adjacent Storage Room

having ceramic tiled walls, fitted base units with Smeg four burner electric hob, further base unit with Belfast sink and cupboards and drawers below and door to:

Further Storage Room

to the rear with ceramic tiled floor and fitted shelves.

Adjoining the garage block are a further two rooms which offer:

Panelled Study/Sitting Room

3.10m(10'2'') x 2.07m(6'10'')

with wood panelled walls, leaded light windows, wall mounted heater in ornamental casing.

Separate Cloakroom

with low level w.c. and wash hand basin.

Oil Storage Tank Room

4.18m(13'9'') x 3.79m(12'5'')

To the left of the garage is an oil storage tank room with ceramic tiled floor housing the oil storage tank and deep white glazed sink.

To the rear of the property is a further DETACHED BUILDING which offers the following:

Gardener'S Lodge

Sitting Room

4.20m(13'9'') x 3.01m(9'11'')

with galley kitchen to one end having stainless steel inset sink, fitted base cupboards, tiled splashbacks, quarry tiled flooring, leaded light windows on two sides, electric wall mounted heater.


having low level w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin, quarry tiled floor.

Storage Room

4.22m(13'10'') x 3.29m(10'10'')

with fitted shelves. Ceramic wall tiling to full height.

Gardens & Grounds

Lapworth Paddocks is set in stunning ornamental and beautifully landscaped grounds which have been planted over the years with a variety of superb specimen trees and shrubs to provide a stunning array of all year colour and areas of interest. The formal gardens are laid to lawn with some fine evergreens and specimen trees, natural pond flanked by Rhododendrons and ornamental semi circular fish pool with stepped paved surround.

There is a wide cobbled in and out driveway with lamp standards and remote controlled gates to either end. The formal gardens offer shaped lawns with paved pathways, low stone walling, profusely stocked ornamental shrub and flower beds and climbing colourful plants and wrought iron gates giving access to natural lawned gardens to the rear with fine oak trees and large natural pool with waterfall, stone and timber footbridge.

Surrounding the pool are ornamental rockeries planted with shaped evergreens and colour Azaleas.

Beyond the gardens is an

Enclosed Paddock

bounded by post and rail fencing and in addition there is a

Timber Stable Block

providing four stables plus detached timber storage building.

Further Paddock & Stabling

To the rear there are a range of 20 stables and paddock area.
N.B. The existing access to the eastern side of the rear paddock will be extinguished and therefore the only access to the paddock and stables will be through the main house and side access driveway.

Location Plan


General Information

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.
Money Laundering: We have in place procedures and controls which are designed to forestall and prevent Money Laundering. If we suspect that a supplier, customer/client, or employee is committing a Money Laundering offence as defined by the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, we will in accordance with our legal responsibilities disclose the suspicion to the Serious Organised Crime Agency.
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.
Tenure: The property is Freehold with vacant possession upon completion of the purchase. However, the vendors reserve the right to be granted a limited period after completion to relocate the horses.

Services: We understand that all mains services are connected to the property.
Local Authority: Warwick District Council.
Postal Address: The correct postal address of the property is understood to be Lapworth Paddocks, Rising Lane, Lapworth, Solihull B94 6HW.
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 proceed south along the A3400 Stratford Road and turn immediately left into the B4439 signposted Lapworth and Warwick. Proceed down the Old Warwick Road and take the third turning on the left into Packwood Lane which then continues into Rising Lane. Proceeding along Rising Lane, Lapworth Paddocks will be found on the left hand side (before The Punch Bowl Inn).

To complete our quality service, John Shepherd is pleased to offer the following:-
Free Valuation: We would be pleased to carry out a free valuation and market appraisal of your property entirely without obligation. Please contact us to make the appropriate appointment.
Residential Lettings and Management: If you are interested in letting out your property or are considering renting a property, please contact John Shepherd Lettings Limited on 01564 771776 or email

Professional Survey Department: If this property should not meet your requirements and you decide to purchase a property not marketed by ourselves, we would be delighted to offer our professional services to you should you require an independent survey on the property you intend to purchase. We offer a full range of professional surveys including the RICS Home Buyers' Survey and Valuation Reports, and full Building Surveys. For professional survey and valuation advice therefore, please do not hesitate to contact our Survey Department on 01564 786626.
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John Shepherd, for themselves and for the vendors of the property whose agents they are, give notice that these particulars do not constitute any part of a contract or offer, and are produced in good faith and set out as a general guide only. The vendor does not make or give, and neither John Shepherd and any person in his employment, has an authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property.

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