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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Umberslade Road, Hockley Heath

Sold STC £600,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade I I Listed
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Conservatory
  • 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
  • Triple Car Garage
  • Workshop
  • Extensive Gardens

Full description

* Delightful Grade II listed 17th century property * Countryside setting yet convenient for amenities in Hockley Heath and Tanworth in Arden *
* Four receptions rooms * Kitchen * Conservatory * Guest cloakroom * Study/store * Three bedrooms * En-suite and family bathroom *
* Triple car garage and workshop * Extensive gardens to both the front and rear * EPC Rating F

Floor Layout Plan

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.

Hockley Heath has an excellent range of local shops, regular bus services, conveniently situated for Solihull and Stratford upon Avon, excellent junior and infant school and delightful open countryside nearby. Dorridge village is some 1 miles distant which enjoys excellent shops and commuter train services to Birmingham, Warwick and Leamington Spa. Hockley Heath is also within four miles of Solihull town centre, twelve miles from Redditch, twelve miles from Stratford upon Avon, eight miles from Warwick and also gives easy access to the M42, M40 and M6 motorways, the N.E.C., Birmingham International Airport and Railway Station and delightful open Warwickshire countryside.

* Charming 17th Century property
* Grade II listed
* Wealth of character and period charm
* Splendid countryside setting
* Convenient for Hockley Heath and Tanworth in Arden
* Well presented accommodation
* Entrance lobby
* Four reception rooms
* Kitchen
* Conservatory
* Guest cloakroom
* Study/store
* Three bedrooms
* En suite
* Family bathroom
* Triple car garage and workshop
* Driveway with ample parking
* Extensive gardens to the front and rear

Old Grove Farm is set behind a generous, mostly lawned foregarden and hedging with five bar gate leading to a pebbled driveway with parking for a number of vehicles and access to the front of the property and to the triple car garage.
There is outside lighting and a pathway leading to the front door which also has a useful outside log store and there is a double glazed front door which leads into the reception lobby.

On The Ground Floor

Reception Lobby

Having feature flagstone flooring, ceiling light points, central heating radiator, double glazed door and windows leading to an outside small courtyard area plus internal doors that lead off to the further accommodation.

Drawing Room

4.40m(14'5'') x 3.60m(11'10'')

Having two double glazed windows, exposed beams, feature fireplace with log burning stove, flagstone tiled floor, central heating radiator and door through to the study / store.

Study / Store

5.00m(16'5'') x 1.50m(4'11'')

(Reduced head height)
A versatile room currently used as a work store with potential use as a home office, having exposed ceiling timbers, flagstone flooring and obscured window, light point and power points.

Inner Hallway

Having doors leading off to the further accommodation, exposed timbers, flagstone floor, useful built-in cloaks cupboard and ceiling light point.

Living Room

4.70m(15'5'') max. x 3.60m(11'10'') max.

A dual aspect room with two triple glazed windows, double central heating radiator, wall light points, exposed ceiling timbers and timbers to the wall, feature brick fireplace with tiled base and timber over, stairs that rise to the first floor and door that leads to the further ground floor accommodation.

Further Lounge Photo

Snug / Ground Floor Bedroom

2.40m(7'10'') x 2.60m(8'6'')

A particularly versatile room with triple glazed window to the front elevation, double central heating radiator, exposed timbers, ceiling light point, door to a cloakroom WC plus a separate store cupboard.

Cloakroom Wc

Having a white flush WC, wash basin with tiling to splashbacks and a wall light point.

Dining Room

4.90m(16'1'') max. x 4.30m(14'1'') max.

Having a triple glazed window to the side plus glazed internal window, flagstone flooring, Inglenook with light point over, wall light points and exposed timbers, double central heating radiator and door through to the kitchen.


4.60m(15'1'') x 2.50m(8'2'')

Having a double glazed window to the side, inset Franke sink set into a granite worksurface over base units and drawer units with space for a free standing oven, extractor fan over and tiling to splashbacks, complementary wall mounted units, integrated dishwasher, downlighting plus a complementary bespoke fitted base unit with granite worksurface and space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer below. Door through to a useful pantry cupboard with space for two fridge freezers plus there is a floor standing boiler, ceiling light point and power points. Off the kitchen there is an open aspect through to the conservatory.


3.40m(11'2'') x 3.00m(9'10'')

Double glazed with a pitched polycarbonate roof, power points, double central heating radiator, ceiling light point and fan, laminate flooring and door that leads out to the garden.

On The First Floor


Illuminated via an elevated window and having ceiling light points, exposed timbers, doors that lead off to the further first floor accommodation plus a loft hatch.

Bedroom 1

3.30m(10'10'') x 4.10m(13'5'')

(First measurement to wardrobe fronts)
Having a triple glazed window, double central heating radiator, feature vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers, ceiling light point, fitted wardrobes with an internal power point plus a further built-in wardrobe.

Bedroom 2

4.40m(14'5'') x 2.70m(8'10'')

Having a triple glazed window, double central heating radiator, double built-in wardrobe with lighting, exposed timbers and a ceiling light point. Door to:-

En Suite

Having an obscured double glazed window, low flush WC, wash basin, shower cubicle with shower fitment over, exposed timbers and exposed wooden floor, double central heating radiator, tiling to splash prone areas, shaver point and ceiling light point.

Bedroom 3

2.50m(8'2'') x 3.40m(11'2'')

Being triple glazed with exposed timbers and having a double central heating radiator, ceiling light point, built-in cupboard housing the water tank and shower pump.

Family Bathroom

Having a window, feature roll top bath, low flush WC, pedestal wash basin, exposed wooden floor and exposed timbers, central heating radiator, shaver point and ceiling light point.


Triple Car Garage Block


Part 1

5.50m(18'1'') x 5.30m(17'5'')

Having power, lighting and window plus two up and over metal doors.

Part 2

2.90m(9'6'') x 5.10m(16'9'')

Having power, lighting and window.


A particular feature of the property are the delightful and mostly lawned gardens which overlook neighbouring fields to the rear. There is an outside cold water tap and gated access from the front to the back, established hedging and shaped beds plus a natural pond, pebble and paved patio area and a useful outbuilding consisting of store with separate WC.

Further Garden Photo

Further Garden Photo


3.50m(11'6'') x 2.10m(6'11'')

Currently used for storage with lighting and power and glazed window with a door through to the WC, which has a Belfast sink, two glazed windows, WC and lighting.

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 National Criminal Intelligence Service.
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.

Services: Sewerage by septic tank, not connect to mains water or gas supply.
Local Authority: Stratford upon Avon Council.
Postal Address: The correct postal address of the property is understood to be Old Grove Farm, Umberslade Road, Hockley Heath, Solihull, West Midlands, B94 5DQ.
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 Knowle Office proceed along Knowle High Street heading in the direction of Warwick, take your first right into Station Road. Continue along Station Road towards Dorridge going over the island and passing Knowle and Dorridge Cricket Club on your left. Continue through Dorridge Village onto Grange Road, which in turn follows onto Aylesbury Road heading towards Hockley Heath. As you reach a T junction turn left onto the Stratford Road, passing the John Shepherd Hockley Heath Office on the right hand side. Pass the row of shops on the right and turn right into Spring Lane. Continue the road until the first opportunity to turn right into Cut Throat Lane, continuing straight over the motorway bridge. Turn left into Tithe Barn Lane following the sign post to Tanworth. After proceeding for approximately 400 yards Umberslade Road is located on the left, where our For Sale Board can be seen. Follow the road again for approximately 400 yards where the property can be identified on the left hand side indicated by the For Sale sign.

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.
John Shepherd Financial Services: Independent Mortgage Advisers. Telephone: 01564 786611 email
John Shepherd Conveyancing: Very competitive fixed price rates agreed with our panel of local, experienced and well respected solicitors. Please contact this office for further details or email

Residential Letting and Management: If you are interested in letting out your property or considering renting a property from us, please contact our Lettings Department on (01564) 771776.
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) 777737.

John Shepherd for themselves and for the Vendors of the property whose Agents they are given notice that these particulars do not constitute any part of a contract or offer are produced in good faith and set out as a general guide only. The Vendor does not make or give,and neither John Shepherd or 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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Added on Rightmove:
17 March 2012


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