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6 bedroom house for sale

Grey Gables, Chessetts Wood Road, Lapworth, West Midlands, B94

Sold STC £2,850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Superb Country House
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • Stunning Family Kitchen
  • Six Bedrooms
  • 2 Bedroom Annex
  • 3-Bay Parking Barn
  • Garage
  • 1.5 Acres

Full description

Exceptional country home in glorious 1.5 acre setting
*Beautifully refurbished throughout *Drawing Room *Study *Library *Orangery *Family breakfast kitchen *Master bedroom with dressing room and en suite *4 further bedroom suites *Office/bedroom 6 *Adjoining annex with living room, kitchen, cloakroom, 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms *Garage *3-bay car parking barn *Outstanding landscaped grounds *Open views to rear

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 Wood Road is arguably the premier road in Lapworth in which to reside, containing a variety of quality individual detached properties. Grey Gables is certainly no exception, comprising a traditional detached residence, originally built in the 1920's which has been the subject of a total transformation, refurbishment and extension programme to provide an outstanding family home of the utmost calibre and style and extending to some 5,700 sq.ft.
Grey Gables boasts a high standard of fittings and appointment which includes oak framed leaded light double glazing, sophisticated Sonos sound system, burnished chrome light switches and socket outlets, under-floor heating to the orangery and kitchen, bespoke cast iron or contemporary radiators in keeping with the style of the rooms and quality Porcelanosa and Villeroy and Boche sanitary ware.

The tastefully presented accommodation includes -
*In and out driveway with remote controlled gates *Reception Hall *Guest Cloakroom *Dual aspect drawing room *Walnut fitted Study *Library/family room *Outstanding Orangery providing dining and sitting areas *Charles Yorke fitted kitchen/breakfast/living room *Utility *Laundry Room *Principal bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom *Four further bedrooms, all with en suite facilities *Office/bedroom 6.
*Adjoining self-contained guest annexe with open plan living room and dining kitchen, cloakroom, two double bedrooms, en suite and separate bathroom.
*Garage *Three bay open fronted Warwickshire car parking barn *Superbly landscaped 1.5 acres gardens with wide raised sitting terraces, lawns, lavender garden, Elizabethan knot garden and open country views.

The property occupies a well screened position with in and out driveway with remote controlled timber gates and lawned foregarden with mature shrubs and trees.
The accommodation is arranged as follows:

On The Ground Floor

Porch Loggia Entrance

with oak panelled door leading into:

Wide Reception Hall

2.44m(8'0'') x 8.07m(26'6'')

having a tiled floor, moulded ceiling cornices, recessed ceiling lighting and bespoke oak panelled and glazed doors which give access to:

Superb Drawing Room

7.60m(24'11'') x 5.09m(16'8'')

A feature of this room being the oak framed leaded light double glazed windows on three sides with french doors to the terraced areas, which provide superb garden and country views. Stone dressed fireplace with Art Nouveau style cast iron and steel open fire, concealed drop down projector screen and overhead projector for home cinema system, two wall light points, fitted ceiling speakers and recessed ceiling lighting.


4.24m(13'11'') x 3.32m(10'11'')

A superbly equipped study having recently been fitted with a range of Walnut furniture which includes projecting desk with inlay, fitted filing drawers, range of fitted storage cupboards and drawers with LED lighting and central two way mirror with concealed electronic television screen. Further units and provision for conceaA superbly equipped study having recently been fitted with a range of Walnut furniture which includes projecting desk with inlay, fitted filing drawers, range of fitted storage cupboards and drawers with LED lighting and central two way mirror with concealed electronic television screen. Further units and provision for concealed radiator and paneling to one wall with magnificent stone and leaded light feature original church window. Recessed ceiling lighting and moulded ceiling cornices.

Library/Family Room

4.24m(13'11'') x 5.27m(17'3'')

with superb dressed stone and cast iron fireplace with steel Fleur de Lys inset fire back and side panels, range of fitted book shelves with cupboards below and central mirror backed and illuminated wine and drinks cabinet. Radiator, oak panelling to ceiling, wide open panelled glazed double doors to the hall and deep oak central display unit opening through into:

Magnificent Orangery

4.26m(14'0'') x 8.69m(28'6'')

providing a beautiful dining and sitting area with polished lime stone flooring with inset uplighting, double glazed windows with fitted blinds, moulded ceiling cornices, fitted ceiling speakers, air conditioning units and four sets of french doors opening on to the stunning raised sun terrace with formal gardens and countryside beyond.



6.77m(22'3'') max x 7.25m(23'9'')

having range of units with granite work tops with raised oak curved breakfast bar and circular chopping block with curved cupboards below. The kitchen incorporates everything you would expect of a house of this calibre including Villeroy and Boch sink, fitted Aga range cooker with five burners and four ovens with tiled recess having shaped pelmet and mantel above with fitted plate racks and cupboards to either side and pop out spice rack at either end. Integrated double pedal bins, Gaggenau steam oven and electric oven. Double door American refrigerator with freezer below and Miele coffee maker. Double door larder unit with internal racking storage baskets and drawers, built in wine cooler, Miele dishwasher and zip tap providing boiling water and chilled water.

Sitting Area

The sitting area contains two matching low level storage cabinets and chimney breast with raised recessed wood burning stove and provision for wide flat screen television above. The kitchen area has concealed lighting, moulded ceiling cornices, french doors and windows opening on to the terrace and gardens.

Utility Room

2.88m(9'5'') x 3.06m(10'0'')

having range of modern units with roll top work surfaces including stainless steel sink, fitted base cupboards, matching wall cupboards, leaded light double glazed windows to the front and opening through into:

Separate Laundry Area

2.88m(9'5'') x 1.95m(6'5'')

with fitted work top, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer and two double door cloaks/storage cupboards.

Guest Cloakroom

having oak floor and a white suite comprising shaped wash hand basin with towel rail below, low level w.c., recessed halogen lighting.

On The First Floor


approached via a two way staircase with oak panelling to half height and leaded light oak framed double glazed window to the half landing. Two oak double door shelved storage cupboards and panelled doors giving access to:

Prinicpal Bedroom Suite One

incorporating bedroom, dressing room and en suite -


5.32m(17'5'') x 4.52m(14'10'')

with polished carved cast iron fireplace, provision for flat screen television above, fitted ceiling speakers, double glazed windows on two sides. Door to:

En Suite Bathroom

2.22m(7'3'') x 5.60m(18'4'')

A superbly equipped en suite having white panelled bath set into tiled surround, two wash hand basins with cosmetic cupboards below and mirror fronted illuminated cosmetic cupboards above. Wide tiled shower cubicle with drench shower rose and hand held shower fitment, fitted storage cupboard to one side. Low level w.c., ceramic floor tiling and wall tiling to half height. Fitted ceiling speaker and double glazed dormer window to the front.

Excellent Dressing Room

4.44m(14'7'') x 3.32m(10'11'')

having range of full height oak fronted wardrobes and storage cupboards on two sides, fitted range of shoe shelves, recessed ceiling halogen lighting and double glazed window with superb garden and country views.

Guest Bedroom Suite Two

4.44m(14'7'') x 4.25m(13'11'')

having range of fitted bedroom furniture with fitted wardrobes, two with mirror fronted doors and central storage unit with provision for television. Corner dressing table/desk unit. Double glazed window to rear. Opaque glazed sliding doors give access to

En Suite Facility

with Jacuzzi bath with tiled surround and overhead lighting and SEPARATE W.C. with low level suite and wash hand basin with cosmetic cupboard below, recessed ceiling lighting and ladder radiator.

Bedroom Three

5.62m(18'5'') x 4.45m(14'7'')

having range of part mirror fronted sliding door fitted wardrobes to one side, high ceiling with recessed ceiling halogen lighting, double glazed window, recessed fitted storage shelves, radiator and door to:

En Suite Shower Room

having a white suite comprising low level w.c. with concealed cistern, wash hand basin with cosmetic cupboard below, fitted dressing mirror to rear and tiled shower cubicle with pebble effect flooring and large drench shower rose.

Bedroom Suite Four

5.71m(18'9'') x 3.30m(10'10'')

having double glazed dormer window overlooking the garden, recessed ceiling halogen lighting, two wall light points and door to:

En Suite Shower Room

having corner tiled shower cubicle with curved shower screen doors, wash hand basin, low level w.c., mosaic wall tiling to part, fitted illuminated dressing mirror, chrome ladder radiator.

Bedroom Five

2.85m(9'4'') x 4.95m(16'3'')

having part mirror fronted sliding door full height wardrobes, two double glazed windows to the front, moulded ceiling cornices and door to:

En Suite Shower Room

being fully tiled with walk in shower cubicle with pebble flooring and chrome drench shower rose over, wash hand basin, low level w.c., recessed ceiling halogen lighting.

Office/Bedroom Six

4.09m(13'5'') x 3.27m(10'9'')

with double glazed dormer window to front, recessed ceiling lighting, provision for flat screen television.


Linked Dwelling House

Linked and attached to Grey Gables is a first class two bedroom dwelling, ideal for relative guest annexe, or indeed could be incorporated into the main dwelling if required. With its own separate entrance it provides excellent self contained dwelling which offers the following:

On The Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

Fitted Cloakroom

having a white suite comprising wash hand basin, low level w.c., wood strip floor, coved ceiling cornices and two wall light points.

Kitchen Area

with polished tiled floor, range of modern units with fitted work tops and including inset stainless steel sink, inset halogen hob with double oven below, integrated refrigerator and freezer. Range of wall units including built in extractor.


7.94m(26'1'') x 6.01m(19'9'') max.


Open Plan Sitting Area

leaded light double glazed french doors and windows to the terrace, moulded ceiling cornices and recessed ceiling lighting to the whole area.

A two way staircase leads to:

On The First Floor


off which leads:

Bedroom One

4.87m(16'0'') x 3.66m(12'0'')

with double glazed window overlooking the garden and countryside beyond. Two built in double door wardrobes with automatic light.

En Suite Shower Room

having mosaic floor and wall tiling, tiled corner shower cubicle with curved shower screen doors, wash hand basin with cosmetic cupboards below, low level w.c., double glazed side window, down lighting.

Bedroom Two

4.95m(16'3'') x 4.89m(16'1'')

with range of fitted wardrobes to one wall with central chest of drawers, dressing table fitment, double glazed window to the front.

Separate Bathroom

having panelled bath set into mosaic tiled surround, low level w.c. with concealed cistern, contoured wash hand basin with range of cosmetic cupboards below, tiled splashback, fitted dressing mirror above with overhead lighting and cosmetic cupboards to either side. Double glazed side window.



having remote controlled up and over door to the front, internal lighting and side door.

Car Port

Three bay Warwickshire car parking barn with pitched tiled roof, outside lighting, concrete floor.

Gardens & Grounds

The gardens to Grey Gables have been beautifully laid out and landscaped and take advantage of the views over the adjoining countryside. Immediately to the rear and running the full width of the property is a deep sun terrace with blue slate flooring and brick retaining walls. Central steps lead down to a formal lawned garden with ha ha and central gravelled walk way with blue brick edging stones and inset rectangular flower bed. Further steps then give access to the lower lawn having superb lavender garden to one side with inset ornamental shrubs, lavender borders and central pathway giving access to a paved sitting terraced area with stone balustrading.


To the other side of the lawn is a rose garden and further pathway leading to the timber and thatched breeze house. The remainder of the gardens are laid to lawn and contain a variety of shrubs and trees. In addition there are two timber garden stores screened by mature Rhododendrons and additional implement storage building to the rear screened by mature laurel and yew.

Situated to the side of the property is a most attractive Elizabethan Knot garden with inset low box hedgerow and well stocked perennial borders with yew hedge screening. From this area a wrought iron gate then give access to a crazy paved formal garden with inset circular water feature and white, grey and blue herbaceous plants.

Garden Views

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 electricity and water are connected to the property. Drainage is to a private septic tank 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 Grey Gables, Chessetts Wood Road, Lapworth, Solihull B94 6EP.
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 along the A3400 Stratford Road and turn immediately left into the Old Warwick Road signposted Lapworth and Warwick. Continue along this road passing the wood yard on the right and then take the next left hand turn into Packwood Lane, which continues into Rising Lane. Continue round the right hand bend and at the crossroads with the Punch Bowl Inn turn left into Chessetts Wood Road. The property will be found on the right 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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04 January 2012


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