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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Half Acre,19, Lady Byron Lane, Knowle, West Midlands, B93


Property Description

Key features

  • Five Reception Rooms
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Four Bathrooms
  • Decked Sun Roof Terrace
  • Carport & Garage
  • South Facing Rear Garden
  • Golf Course To Rear
  • No Upward Chain

Full description

* Extended detached family residence * Southerly facing rear garden backing on to Copt Heath Golf course *Reception hall *Cloakrooms *Modern kitchen dining living room *Four further reception rooms *Four bedrooms *Four bathrooms *Annexe sitting room *Decked sun roof terrace *Garage *Private southerly facing rear garden *Driveway and carport *No upward chain

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.

Knowle is a delightful village in which to reside retaining much of its High Street charm with old dwellings, yet conveniently placed for access to Solihull (two miles), Birmingham (ten miles) and Stratford upon Avon (fifteen miles). Knowle village contains an excellent selection of local shops, good schooling facilities at both junior and secondary level (Arden School) and bus services are available locally. Dorridge Station (1 miles) provides commuter train services to Birmingham. In addition, the N.E.C., Birmingham International Airport and Railway Station are within an approximate 15 minute drive, whilst the M42 provides fast links to the M1, M5, M6 and M40 motorways (mileages approximate).

* A most prestigious and sought after road in Knowle
* Substantial and versatile character detached family residence
* Comprehensively and thoughtfully extended superbly presented accommodation
* Period character and charm coupled with modern functionality and styling
* Welcoming entrance hall
* Versatile formal dining room
* Impressive open plan kitchen /dining /sitting room
* Utility room
* Impressive family room/ cinema room
* Useful garden room
* Large games room/ office
* Rear utility/ second kitchen
* Two guest cloakrooms
* Ground floor bathroom and ground floor shower room
* Large ground floor bedroom
* Three further first floor bedrooms
* Two en suites
* Large dressing room to the master bedroom
* Carport for at least two vehicles
* Private well screened driveway and foregarden
* Good sized garage
* Decked roof sun terrace
* Covered outside decked dining area plus further decked patio area
* Well presented south facing gardens backing onto and overlooking the Ninth Hole at Copt Heath Golf Course

The property is approached via a private well screened tarmac driveway which provides parking for a number of vehicles and gives access to the covered carport and the front of the property. There is also access to the side of the property via a timber gate. The foregarden is well screened and established and offering superb privacy. There is an established shaped lawn, coupled with ornamental borders and bedding and outside lighting.
The property is approached through the covered carport which has a rustic pitched tiled roof, lighting and feature downlights and provides covered parking for at least two vehicles with the property being accessed via a period style heavy wood panelled front door leading into:-

On The Ground Floor

Welcoming Reception Hall

With double glazed leaded light bay window to the front elevation, exposed ceiling timbers and panelled ceiling, three central heating radiators, ceiling light points, a useful understairs storage cupboard, a feature brick fire surround and hearth with display shelf over plus doors leading off to the further ground floor accommodation.

Guest Cloakroom

With half height panelling and white suite with W.C, hand basin plus a feature stained glass window and ceiling light point.

Formal Dining Room

5.82m(19'1'') x 4.54m(14'11'') into inglenook

A versatile room, currently used as a formal dining room and illuminated via a double glazed leaded light window to the front elevation, having rustic exposed beams, matching double glazed leaded light french doors and windows which overlook the garden and lead out to the decked patio. A particular feature of this room is the stunning Inglenook fireplace with exposed beam and period oak panelling, attractive brick arch fire surround with open flue, lighting and stained glass windows to either side. There are two central heating radiators and ceiling light points with dimmer switch.

Bedroom/ Reception Room

4.54m(14'11'') x 4.73m(15'6'') into bay

Previously used as a living room and currently used as a bedroom, being quite versatile and illuminated via a leaded light double glazed bay window which overlooks the garden with a matching door leading out to the decked patio. Delightful feature Inglenook with exposed beam, raised quarry tiled hearth and wood burning stove with canopy hood above, decorative ceiling cornice with ceiling rose and light point.

Ground Floor Bathroom

Featuring a white suite with full height tiling, corner panelled bath with ornate mixer tap, shower attachment and seat plus a hand basin and built-in cupboards, double central heating radiator, ceiling light point, extractor fan and an obscured leaded light double glazed window to the front elevation.

Kitchen Dining Living Area

Dining Area

3.51m(11'6'') x 5.23m(17'2'')

Having space for a free-standing dining table, by-folding doors leading out to the covered outside decked dining area which is great for alfresco dining and entertaining, downlights, two central heating radiators, oak flooring, uPVC double glazed window and an open aspect through to the kitchen and living room.


3.50m(11'6'') into bay x 5.56m(18'3'') max.

Having a comprehensive range of built-in kitchen units finished with attractive maple gloss effect front with stainless steel effect handles comprising storage cupboards, base units and drawer units all complemented with granite worksurfaces, sink bowl and drainer unit with chrome swan kneck mixer tap, Bosch induction four ring hob with tiling to splashbacks and extractor fan above, Creda stainless steel fronted double oven, corner carousel, built-in dishwasher, integrated fridge and freezer, double glazed leaded light bay window to the front elevation, downlights and door through to the utility room.

Living Area

5.00m(16'5'') x 3.63m(11'11'')

Having views over the south facing rear garden via two leaded light double glazed windows, proud chimney breast with raised slate hearth and period style wood burning stove with oak flooring and an open aspect through to the dining area and kitchen.

Utility Room

4.54m(14'11'') x 1.59m(5'3'')

Having useful built-in cupboards, space for a free-standing American style fridge freezer, door through to the garage and oak flooring.

Family Room/ Cinema Room

6.43m(21'1'') x 5.60m(18'4'')

With feature high vaulted ceiling, automatically operated Velux skylights and blinds, downlights, full height windows to the south facing rear gable end, folding french doors to the covered decked patio area, atmospheric floor uplighting, wiring for surround sound speakers and projector, two contemporary period style radiators and oak panelled doors that lead through to the shower room and garden room.

Shower Room

Having a tiled floor, full height tiling to the curved corner shower cubicle with glazed folding shower door, wall mounted Grohe shower, wash hand basin, W.C., contemporary radiator, chrome heated towel rail, ceiling light point and two obscured uPVC double glazed windows.

Garden Room

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

Illuminated via a double glazed leaded light windows which overlook the south facing rear garden and covered decked area, ceiling coving, ceiling light point, central heating radiator and door which leads through to the office/snooker room.

Office/ Games Room

7.82m(25'8'') x 3.63m(11'11'')

A particularly versatile room with split level floor; the lower level having Parquet flooring and illuminated via double glazed leaded light windows that overlook the rear garden. There is a central heating radiator, ceiling light point, ceiling coving, french doors out to the patio and a door that leads to the utility/second kitchen.

Utility/ Second Kitchen

2.66m(8'9'') x 2.75m(9'0'')

Having wall mounted gas combination central heating boiler, storage cupboards, base units, sink and drainer unit, mixer tap, space and plumbing for an automatic washing machine and tumble dryer, a further double built-in cupboard, ceiling light point and door to a second cloakroom.


Which has a white suite, W.C., wash hand basin with splashbacks and an obscured uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation plus ceiling light point.

Rear Lobby/ Boot Room

2.68m(8'10'') x 2.82m(9'3'')

Having a double glazed window to the side elevation, ceiling light point, central heating radiator, door to the rear garden and stairs to the first floor annexe.

Annexe Sitting Area

3.46m(11'4'') max. x 6.20m(20'4'') max.

(with reduced head height)
A particularly versatile area with feature glass gable overlooking the south facing rear garden, uPVC double glazed dormer window to the side, modern feature hand rail with chrome balustrading, central heating radiator, downlights and door that leads to the annexe bedroom.

Annexe Bedroom

6.89m(22'7'') x 3.20m(10'6'') max.

Having a gloss bamboo floor, downlights, uPVC double glazed dormer windows to the side elevation, sliding mirrored doors to built-in wardrobe units with shelving, hanging rail and storage internally. Two central heating radiators, a feature uPVC window and door leading out to the decked sun roof terrace which has wrought iron balustrading and spiral staircase to the ground floor patio. From the bedroom there is also a door that leads through to the en suite bathroom.

En Suite Bathroom

Having a contemporary suite with complementary Travertine tiling, Jacuzzi spa bath with chrome mixer tap and shower attachment, modern bowl wash hand basin with mixer tap, contemporary W.C., towel rail, extractor fan and downlights.

First Floor & Landing

Accessed from the stairs that lead off from the reception hall of the main house.

Bedroom One

4.55m(14'11'') x 3.20m(10'6'')

A large main double bedroom with dormer window enjoying delightful views over the garden, double bed recess with built-in bedside cabinets and wardrobes, loft access plus a further dormer window to the rear elevation and a door and step down to the dressing room.

Walk-In Dressing Room

With dormer window to the front, comprehensive range of built-in wardrobes, cupboards and drawers.

Shower Room

Having a modern white suite with tiled flooring, full height tiling, curved corner shower cubicle with glazed shower door and wall mounted Triton Ivory shower, corner W.C. and wall hung hand basin with glass bowl, chrome mixer tap, lighting and glazed window.

Bedroom Two

3.39m(11'1'') x 2.39m(7'10'')

Featuring built-in wardrobe units and three windows to the front elevation.



3.54m(11'7'') x 6.36m(20'10'')

Having automatically operated shutter door, external feature downlighting, power and internal lighting and folding ladder to the roof space which is boarded and provides very useful storage area and could easily be converted subject to the appropriate planning permissions and building consents.

Rear Garden

The property enjoys a particularly pleasant rear garden which has the benefit of a southerly facing aspect and a full width decked patio area with spiral staircase leading to a raised decked roof sun terrace which has access from the annexe bedroom. To the right of the property is a wood store and to the rear left a paved patio area. Directly to the rear of the property is a lawned garden with a picket fence opening to a crazy paved pathway which leads to a further lawn wth shrubbed beds, established hedgerows and a walkway through to a further rear lawn with a garden store to the rear left and a gate opening to the ninth tee of Copt Heath Golf Club Course.


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: All mains services are connected to the property.
Local Authority: Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.
Postal Address: The correct postal address of the property is understood to be Half Acre, 19 Lady Byron Lane, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands, B93 9AT.
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 Knowle High Street proceed out along the Warwick Road towards Solihull passing over the island for Wychwood Avenue, continue towards Copt Heath Golf Club and after passing the golf club on your left take a left into Lady Byron Lane where the property can be found about a third of the way along on the left hand side, identified by our for sale board.

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 Select Lettings on 01564 786608 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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11 January 2012


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