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5 bedroom house for sale

Chessetts House &, Chessetts Paddocks, Lapworth, West Midlands, B94

Offers Over £3,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Edwardian Country Home
  • Plus 5 Bed Coach House
  • 2 Individual Houses
  • Beautifully Appointed
  • Prestigious Address
  • Grounds Of About 4 Acres
  • Viewing Recommended
  • Further Land Available

Full description

Handsome Edwardian COUNTRY HOUSE within one of Lapworth's most highly sought locations. * 5 Bedrooms * 4 contemporary style Bathrooms * 3 Reception Rooms * Breakfast Kitchen * Superb Home Office * Double Garage. Also offered with DETACHED HOUSE comprising * 4 Bedrooms * 4 Bathrooms * 2 Reception Rooms * Stunning Open Plan Family Dining Kitchen * Study * Garage. Total gardens and grounds of around 4 acres with a further paddock available by separate negotiation. (N.B. These properties hold separate titles so may be purchased individually if preferred).

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

Chessetts House

Chessetts Wood Road is arguably one of the premier roads in Lapworth, containing a variety of substantial and individual quality properties. Chessetts House is no exception comprising a detached Edwardian property that has been the subject of extensive improvement and refurbishment by the present owners and now affords a substantial period home with all the attributes of modern day living.
Well proportioned accommodation with many original features such as deep skirting boards, attractive fireplaces and moulded cornices make this a most attractive and comfortable home. The generous reception hall is light and airy and leads to the principle reception rooms which comprise a Morning Room, Dining Room and Drawing Room, Kitchen/Breakfast room and utility. On the first floor a good sized landing with sitting area leads to the principal bedroom with contemporary en suite and dressing room. There are two further bedrooms, an en suite and a family bathroom on this floor with stairs leading to the second floor which has a further two double bedrooms and en suite shower room.

Of special interest is the excellent self contained home office on the first floor, which could be adapted if required to provide further living accommodation.

The accommodation to Chessetts House is arranged as follows:

On The Ground Floor

Reception Hall

6.76m(22'2'') x 4.61m(15'2'')

with high level display rack, feature fitted wall mirrors and door to:

Rear Lobby

with tiled floor and door to outside. Door to:

Fitted Cloakroom

with tiled floor, white pedestal basin and door to:

Separate W.C.

with low level suite.

Morning Room

4.23m(13'11'') x 4.53m(14'10'')

having a brick open fireplace and corner bay window overlooking the front gardens.

Drawing Room

5.47m(17'11'') x 6.34m(20'10'')

An attractive room with wide fireplace and ornate marble hearth. Wide bay window with french doors leading to the garden.

Excellent Dining Room

4.57m(15'0'') x 5.95m(19'6'')

with minster stone fireplace, bay window overlooking the front garden.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

6.65m(21'10'') x 4.76m(15'7'')

having a range of pine units with ceramic tiled work tops including four oven Aga with twin hobs, side warming plate, and canopy above. Further range of fitted base cupboard and drawer units which include inset single drainer sink, integrated Neff dishwasher, integrated refrigerator with freezer below, central island unit with slate tiled top, inset Neff hob, built in microwave and fitted storage drawers. French doors to the gardens, windows to the side.

Walk in china store and adjoining walk in pantry.

Utility Room

2.87m(9'5'') x 5.25m(17'3'')

with space and plumbing for appliances. Excellent fitted full height storage cupboards with shelving.

A wide staircase rises from the reception hall to:

On The First Floor

Superb Landing/Sitting Area

6.74m(22'1'') x 7.10m(23'4'')

providing a delightful reading or music room with Art Nouveau style feature fireplace, fitted book shelves to one side of the chimney breast and bay window with lovely views over the gardens to the front.

Bedroom One

4.56m(15'0'') x 6.37m(20'11'') max.

with bay window to the side overlooking the formal side gardens and door into:

Superb Dressing Room

3.65m(12'0'') x 4.53m(14'10'')

with corner bay window providing delightful garden views. Extensive range of fitted wardrobes.

En Suite Bathroom

with ceramic floor tiling and matching wall tiling having a white suite comprising wide shower cubicle with contemporary drench shower rose, rectangular wash hand basin with mono bloc tap, low level w.c. and steps down to bath area with panelled bath.

Bedroom Two

4.38m(14'4'') x 5.23m(17'2'')

having walk through entrance with fitted wardrobes and door to: BEDROOM with triple windows overlooking the gardens. Door to:

En Suite Bathroom

having matching floor and wall tiling and contemporary white suite comprising walk in shower cubicle with chrome overhead shower and fitted body jets with hand held shower fitment. Rectangular wash hand basin, panelled bath, mixer tap and pop up shower fitment.

Bedroom Three

3.67m(12'0'') max. x 4.57m(15'0'')

with fitted wardrobe with storage cupboards above, window to the front with lovely garden and countryside views. Door to:

Well Equipped Bathroom

having ceramic floor and wall tiling to match and white suite comprising panelled bath with chrome tap and hand held shower fitment, low level w.c., wash hand basin, corner circular shower cubicle with overhead chrome drench shower unit and tiled cosmetic recess. Sash window to the side. Return door to the landing.

On The Second Floor

approached via a staircase from the first floor landing to

Landing Area

with window to the rear, built in store cupboard and doors to:

Bedroom Four

4.28m(14'1'') x 4.72m(15'6'') max

with window to the front and door to:

En Suite Shower Room

having ceramic floor tiling and wall tiling to full height. White suite comprising shower cubicle with chrome overhead shower rose, oval wash hand basin with mixer tap.

Bedroom Five

4.45m(14'7'') x 3.24m(10'8'')

with fitted wardrobes.

Home Office

5.14m(16'10'') x 12.40m(40'8'')

Superb self contained first class home office with french doors leading on to timber decked balcony with lovely views over the front garden and countryside beyond.

The home office can either be approached via a separate ground floor entrance or accessed from bedroom two.
Ground floor lobby with door to outside and door to:

Shower Room

with tiled floor, wash hand basin and plumbing for shower.


Double Garage

5.93m(19'5'') x 5.78m(19'0'')

having remote controlled up and over door to the front.

Store/Utility Two



It was the intention by the present owner to create a further entrance between the kitchen and garage and knock the door through into the breakfast area of the kitchen and convert the store into a utility room.


Chessetts Paddocks

Situated to the rear of Chessetts House is a delightful contemporary residence known as Chessetts Paddocks, which extends to over 3,000 sq.ft. This spacious and well-designed property would make an ideal home for family members needing to live close by or indeed as guest / holiday accommodation. The property also has permission for an independent driveway.
The house is a stunning design incorporating modern materials within and also being sympathetic to it's countryside setting.

Floor Layout Plan

On The Ground Floor

Hall/Dining Room

4.73m(15'6'') max. x 6.97m(22'10'')

a spacious open plan area.

Sitting Area

leading to:

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

5.18m(17'0'') x 11.48m(37'8'')

fitted with contemporary high gloss units and having ample space for a breakfast / dining table.


2.35m(7'9'') x 4.37m(14'4'')

with door to:


with low level suite and wash hand basin.

A door from the dining hall leads to:

Bedroom Two

7.34m(24'1'') x 2.66m(8'9'')

with door to EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM having low level w.c., wash hand basin and corner shower cubicle

Drawing Room

7.58m(24'10'') x 4.00m(13'1'')

with vaulted ceiling, exposed roof trusses and folding doors which open out to the rear garden.

Lower Ground Floor


2.83m(9'3'') x 3.97m(13'0'')

Bedroom Three

4.40m(14'5'') x 5.77m(18'11'')

with EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM having corner shower cubicle, low level w.c. and wash hand basin.

Bedroom Four

3.42m(11'3'') x 3.89m(12'9'')

with DRESSING ROOM off and EN SUITE BATHROOM with bath, low level w.c. and wash hand basin.

Sunken Patio

4.92m(16'2'') x 3.70m(12'2'')

On The First Floor

Master Bedroom

4.38m(14'4'') x 5.97m(19'7'')

leading up from a open tread curved staircase and benefits from french doors and Juliet balconies designed to take full advantage of the garden views.

En Suite Bathroom

with panelled bath, shower cubicle, low level w.c. and wash hand basin.

Gardens & Grounds

Chessetts House and Chessetts Paddocks are set in mature and established gardens having good sized lawned foregarden with established trees and shrubs to the front boundary. To the side of the property is a formal shaped terrace area with inset ornamental pool, surrounded by lawns and further shrubberies.
The gardens contain good sized lawns, mature hedgerow and established trees.

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 properties are Freehold with vacant possession upon completion of the purchase. Teh properties are held under separate Titles and therefore could be purchased separately.

Services: Mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Central heating is by way of an oil fired system. Drainage is to a shared private system.
Local Authority: Warwick District Council.
Postal Address: The correct postal address of the property is understood to be Chessetts House and Chessetts Paddocks, Chessetts Wood Road, Lapworth, Solihull B94 6ES.
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 Old Warwick Road, 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. Continue to the crossroads with The Punch Inn on the right hand side and turn left into Chessetts Wood Road and Chessetts House is the third large property along 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 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.
John Shepherd Financial Services: Independent Mortgage Advisors. Telephone: 01564 786611. E mail:

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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03 April 2012

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