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5 bedroom house for sale

The Spinney, Rising Lane, Lapworth, West Midlands, B94

Offers Over £1,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Prestigious Location
  • 5 Acre Plot
  • Superb Opportunity
  • Ripe For Redevelopment
  • Permission To Replace
  • Edwardian House
  • Great Potential
  • Prime Site

Full description

* Superb opportunity for either remodelling or replacing
* Edwardian house including 4 car garage with ancillary accommodation
* Detailed permission for replacement dwelling extending to approximately 10,500 sq.ft.
* Further permission granted for stable block and storage building of approximately 950 sq.ft.
* Approx. 5 acres * 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.

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

The Spinney

The Spinney was built in 1906 and is constructed of brickwork with rough cast elevations beneath a well pitched and gabled roof with later extensions and additions. The property is approached from Rising Lane along a sweeping tarmacadam driveway with well tended gardens leading to a parking area with natural pond with waterfall. The property also has the advantage of a detached garage block for 4 cars with two bedroom accommodation above.
The property has the superb benefit of an additional pillared and potentially gated access off Packwood Lane, in close proximity to Packwood House which is a delightful tree lined access leading to the stable block and rear of the property.
The property benefits from two accesses one off Rising Lane with a further potential gated access off Packwood Lane leading to the rear of the property all set within 5 acres of superb land.

Planning Permission

The property benefits from a planning permission granted in June 2011 reference W/11/0302 for the replacement of the existing dwelling house with the new property being set behind the existing buildings and whilst the new property is being constructed it is possible to remain in the original house but this would have to be demolished once the new development is completed.
The property also benefits from a further planning permission granted in December 2011, reference W/11/0938 for proposed replacement stables of brick and tile construction located approximately half way along the extensive plot.

The existing accommodation comprises:

On The Ground Floor

Recessed Porch

with brick pillars and quarry tiled floor leading to wide Japanese Oak entrance door with bullseye glass, additional side screens leading to:

Spacious Reception Hall

having two central heating radiators, fitted corner wood burning stove on raised tiled floor, partila oak strip polished floor with matwell, useful enclosed bar under stairs having space for fridge and built in oak with tiled surround. Spot lighting and Japanese Oak panelled and glazed doors. Door to:

Good Sized Cloaks Cupboard

with coat hanging space, double panel central heating radiator, wide and deep leaded light window with secondary glazing and hardwood window shelf. Door off to:

Fully Fitted Cloakroom

with low level w.c., wash hand basin, small side window and ceiling light.

Drawing Room

7.33m(24'1'') x 4.90m(16'1'')

having most attractive natural brick fireplace with Baxi grate, quarry tiled floor, raised brick plinths with quarry tiled top and flanked to side with shelf over. Two double and one single panel central heating radiators. Attractive large bay window with hardwood leaded light french doors to rear patio and overlooking the magnificent rear garden. Side leaded light windows, additional side bay window with leaded light window, hardwood window sill, attractive panelled ceiling with ornate cornicing and four wall lights.

Traditional Dining Room

having feature panelling to all walls, attractive open fireplace with raised stone hearth, oak surround and flanked either side with storage cupboards and shelf over. Deep and wide leaded light bay window to front with hardwood window seating, additional secondary glazed leaded light window to side, two panel central heating radiators and oak strip flooring.


3.90m(12'10'') x 3.63m(11'11'')

having feature natural wood fireplace with tiled hearth and surround. Deep secondary glazed window to rear with french door and window. Coved cornices, double panel central heating radiator with shelf over. Three wall lights.

T.V. Room/Snug

3.88m(12'9'') x 3.71m(12'2'')

with natural wood surround recessed fireplace with quarry tiled hearth. Double panel central heating radiator, deep leaded light window to side, recess with storage cupboard over and three wall lights.

Breakfast Kitchen

having an extensive range of oak units with work top surfaces. Recessed ceramic sink unit, triple solid fuel Aga, tiled surround above. Bosch fitted oven with four ring hob over, further Bosch fitted microwave, range of wall cupboards, extractor fan. Ceramic floor tiling. Breakfast table area with upvc double glazed french door to rear patio and garden. Additional upvc leaded light window to rear, additional roof light with hardwood surround and a stable door leads to:

Utility Room

having double panel central heating radiator, hardwood strip floor, fridge space, quadruple full height storage cupboard, window to rear, half glazed door to side entrance.

Leading from the kitchen a door leads to:

Laundry/Covered Side Area

with deep white glazed sink with hot and cold water supply, space for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. Shelving, extractor fan, lean to glass roof, leaded light window to front, further door to:

Boiler Room/Log Store

housing the oil fired central heating boiler, shelving and blue brick floor.

A staircases from the hall with open spindle balustrading to:

On The First Floor

Split Level Central Landing

with open balustrading, central heating radiator with shelf over and off which leads:

Bedroom One

5.69m(18'8'') x 4.22m(13'10'')

having two double panel central heating radiators with shelves over, attractive leaded light deep secondary glazed. Balcony with wrought iron balustrading having a magnificent view over the rear garden. Leaded light side window, range of full height fitted wardrobes with hanging rail and shelving. Fitted matching dressing table unit with knee hole space and drawers to the side. Four wall light points.

En Suite Bathroom

having panelled bath with shower attachment over, steps up to large fully tiled shower cubicle having power shower, bidet, low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, additional half wall tiling, leaded light secondary glazed window to rear, double panel central heating radiator. Wall light point, shaver point and X pelair fan. Airing cupboard with folding door and full height shelving.

Bedroom Two

1.63m(5'4'') x 4.93m(16'2'')

having double panel central heating radiator, leaded light deep window to side, further leaded light window to front, double full height wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving. Further built in double wardrobe with hanging rail. Three wall lights.

Bedroom Three

3.99m(13'1'') x 4.93m(16'2'')

having leaded light deep window to side, further leaded light window to front. Double panel central heating radiator, triple full height wardrobe with hanging rail and cupboard over. Further built in cupboard with shelving.

Bedroom Four

3.63m(11'11'') x 3.70m(12'2'')

with steps down with secondary glazed leaded light window to front, central heating radiator, triple corner full height wardrobe with hanging rail and cupboards over. Additional matching and fitted dressing table to side with knee hole space and shelving over. Central heating radiator.

Modern Family Bathroom

having a pink suite comprising corner bath with shower attachment over, low level w.c., bidet, vanity unit with inset basin, separate shower cubicle with power shower. Full height tiling, additional half wall tiling, leaded light side window, double panelled central heating radiator, heated towel rail and full height louvred door storage cupboard. Shaver point.

On The Second Floor

A staircase rises from the first floor landing with wooden balustrading leading to:


with leaded light window to rear, central heating radiator and off which leads:

Bedroom Five

with leaded light windows to side and rear. Double panel central heating radiator, double wardrobe.

Storage Tank Room

housing the twin fully insulated tanks with electric immersion heaters, cold water tank, access to roof space and leaded light side window.


Detached Garage/Annexe

Four/Five Car Garage

9.67m(31'9'') x 7.61m(25'0'')

with folding glazed doors to front, concrete floor, side windows, useful storage space, strip lighting and further side window. Fitted single drainer sink unit. Further door off with staircase leading to:

First Floor Annexe Flat


Central Landing

with double panel central heating radiator, half glazed door to:


3.73m(12'3'') max. x 6.02m(19'9'')

with two central heating radiators, two leaded light windows to front, storage cupboards.

Bedroom One

3.47m(11'5'') x 3.25m(10'8'')

having central heating radiator and wide picture window.

Bedroom Two

3.04m(10'0'') x 2.42m(7'11'')

having central heating radiator, window to rear overlooking the garden. Two built in storage cupboards.

Modern Fitted Kitchen

2.86m(9'5'') x 2.15m(7'1'')

having range of base units, double drainer enamel sink unit, fitted electric oven with four ring hob and extractor fan. Range of wall cupboards, tiled splashback, breakfast bar with storage cupboards above. Access to storage area.

Half Tiled Bathroom

having a white suite comprising shower cubicle with full height tiling, fitted shower, low level w.c., bidet, pedestal wash hand basin, double panel central heating radiator, dormer window.


To the rear of the garage block is

Brick Built Boiler House

housing the oil fired central heating boiler for the annexe.

Single Wooden Garage

having a separate recently fitted oil fired central heating boiler dedicated to heat the outdoor swimming pool with filtration equipment.

Large Outdoor Swimming Pool

with crazy paving surround enjoying a high degree of seclusion and privacy.


having extensive crazy paved and concrete courtyard hardstanding area. Greenhouse. Extensive wood stable blocks and car port area. The remainder of the garden is superbly screened with mature shrubs and trees having a magnificent wooded outlook. Extensive and well tended lawn areas and separate driveway with pillared entrance gates leading to Packwood Lane.
The whole site extends to approximately 5 acres.

Artists Impression

Proposed Floor Layout Plan

Proposed Floor Layout Plan

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.

Services: Mains water and drainage are connected to the property. Drainage is to a private system and central heating is by way of an oil fired system.
Local Authority: Warwick District Council.
Postal Address: The correct postal address of the property is understood to be The Spinney, 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 and The Spinney will be found on the left hand side.

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 Select Lettings on 01564 786608 or visit

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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28 March 2012


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