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3 bedroom house for sale

Forde Hall Park, Forde Hall Lane, Tanworth In Arden, West Midlands, B94

Guide Price £1,700,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Redevelopment Opportunity
  • Planning Permission
  • Seven Bedrooms
  • Six Bathrooms
  • Gardens & Pasture Land
  • 18 Acres
  • 5,800 Sq.Ft.

Full description

Valuable planning permission has been granted for demolition of the existing dwelling and erection of an outstanding new 7 bedroom, 6 bathroom detached country house extending to approx. 5,800 sq.ft. and occupying a most idyllic and secluded tranquil setting amidst 18 acres of established gardens and pasture land, surrounded by magnificent undulating countryside and wonderful views.

Proposed 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

Plan Showing Pdr

Tanworth in Arden is a delightful and sought after village well situated for quick access to Henley in Arden (4 miles), Redditch (6 miles), Stratford upon Avon (9 miles), Solihull (8 miles) and Hockley Heath (four miles). The village contains a good range of amenities including local inn and picturesque parish church. In addition, Tanworth in Arden boasts a junior and infant school as well as the renowned Ladbrook Park Golf Club and is well placed for access on to the M40 and M42 motorways which, in turn, provide links to the M1, M6 and M5 thus enabling fast travel to the larger centres of commerce including Birmingham, Coventry and London. The N.E.C., Birmingham International Airport and Railway Station are all within an approximately twenty minute drive.

Driveway Approach

Forde Hall Park occupies what must surely be one of the most outstanding rural locations in Tanworth in Arden, set amidst some 18 acres of established gardens and pasture land, thus providing an idyllic and tranquil secluded location.

Valuable planning permission was granted in 2011 ref: 11/00612/FUL for a replacement of the existing house with a new dwelling.
The existing house has the benefit of Rights under the General Permitted Development Order of October 2009. A technical guide was published in August 2010 form the Community and Local Government called Permitted Development for Householders.
Under Class E ancillary buildings can be constructed subject to a Planning Certificate, without Planning Permission if they satisfy certain criteria.

Class E
This provides Permitted Development Rights within the area surrounding a house (the curtilage) for any building (say a garage or enclosed swimming pool or other pool building) required for a purpose incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling house.
This allows for a swimming pool ancillary building and a garage and any other acceptable building to be erected as a separate building to the existing Little Forde Hall provided it is not lavish in scale to the house it serves and is behind or to the side of the principle elevation (the front). The buildings are required to be single storey with a dual pitched roof and not greater than 4 metres in height from existing highest contours.
This is a proposal following the issue of a Certificate of Lawful Use to erect a swimming pool and garage building in the grounds of the existing Little Forde Hall under Permitted Development, for which we recommend a Certificate of Lawful Development be sought. Once completed, the existing house is demolished and the replacement dwelling constructed which conveniently attached creates a larger dwelling in the Green Belt (subject to Planning).

Rarely can a site such as this be found, one which combines peace, tranquillity and stunning views, whilst being only 1.5 miles from Tanworth in Arden Village and furthermore is easily accessible to the surrounding larger towns of Henley in Arden, Stratford-upon-Avon and Solihull.
The proposed new house - Gross External Floor Areas
Basement - 144.08 m.sq. (1,551 sq.ft.)
Ground Floor - 161.48 m.sq. (1,738 sq.ft.)
First Floor - 145.97 m.sq. (1,571 sq.ft.)
Second Floor 86.97 m.sq. (936 sq.ft.)
TOTAL - 538.50 m.sq. (5,796 sq.ft.)


Games Room

5.70m(18'8'') x 4.84m(15'11'')

Bar Area

5.50m(18'1'') x 4.00m(13'1'')


3.40m(11'2'') x 4.00m(13'1'')

Home Cinema Room

6.87m(22'6'') x 7.88m(25'10'')

Laundry Room

2.35m(7'9'') x 4.62m(15'2'')

On The Ground Floor

Entrance Porch

Reception Hall/Dining

9.10m(29'10'') x 4.00m(13'1'')

Drawing Room

5.70m(18'8'') x 5.99m(19'8'')

Kitchen/Family Room

8.90m(29'2'') x 9.43m(30'11'')


3.50m(11'6'') x 3.26m(10'8'')

Utility Room

2.69m(8'10'') x 1.90m(6'3'')


1.99m(6'6'') x 1.20m(3'11'')

On The First Floor


Principal Bedroom

6.66m(21'10'') x 7.37m(24'2'')

En Suite Bathroom

Bedroom Two

3.80m(12'6'') x 4.00m(13'1'')

En Suite Shower Room

Bedroom Three

4.10m(13'5'') x 4.00m(13'1'')

En Suite Shower Room

Bedroom Four

4.50m(14'9'') x 4.83m(15'10'')

En Suite Bathroom

On The Second Floor

Bedroom Five

6.57m(21'7'') x 3.70m(12'2'')

En Suite Shower Room

Bedroom Six

5.07m(16'8'') x 7.00m(23'0'')

En Suite Bathroom

2.95m(9'8'') x 5.91m(19'5'')

Existing Floor Layout Plan

Existing Property

The existing property is approached over a long private driveway, flanked by lawns to either side, with countryside adjoining and lined with a variety of deciduous trees which include Maple, Red Oak and Horse Chestnut. A five bar gate gives way to a gravel driveway, and the accommodation briefly comprises as follows:

On The Ground Floor

Reception Hall

with ceramic tiled floor, radiator and pine panelled doors to:-

Walk-In Understairs Store

with coat hooks and hanging rail.

Fitted Cloakroom

with white low level w.c., wash hand basin with cosmetic cupboards below, ceramic floor tiling and wall tiling to half height.

Small Study

3.55m(11'8'') x 1.50m(4'11'')

with radiator and window to front with extensive views.


6.93m(22'9'') x 4.63m(15'2'')

having open marble and stone fireplace with pine surround, three radiators, four wall light points, panel glazed window to the side and sash windows to rear overlooking the gardens and countryside views.

Separate Dining Room

4.68m(15'4'') x 3.79m(12'5'')

having marble and stone fireplace with pine surround, double radiator, three wall light points and sash window overlooking the garden.

Kitchen/ Living Room

8.68m(28'6'') overall x 4.60m(15'1'')

being open plan and having:-

Breakfast Kitchen

comprising a range of pine panelled units with roll top worksurfaces including inset stainless steel single drainer sink unit with mixer tap. Inset Moffat four ring gas hob, pantry unit, further base cupboard and drawer units and range of wall cupboards. Ceramic tiled splashbacks. Windows to front and rear with lovely views.

Living Area

with corner brick fireplace, windows on two sides and door to the front.

On The First Floor


with hatch to roof space and doors to:-

Bedroom One

4.63m(15'2'') x 4.79m(15'9'') max. incl w/r

having built-in double door wardrobe with strorage cupboard above. Sash windows to rear with superb garden and country views.

En Suite Shower Room

having a white suite comprising corner tiled shower cubicle, low level w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Ceramic tiling to half height, ceramic tiled floor and shaver point.

Bedroom Two

3.62m(11'11'') x 3.64m(11'11'')

having double radiator, panel glazed window to front with panoramic views and built-in double door wardrobe with smaller storage cupboards above.

En Suite Shower Room

having a white suite comprising tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c. and ceramic tiled floor.

Bedroom Three

3.52m(11'7'') x 2.62m(8'7'')

with walk-in wardrobe, radiator and panel glazed window to rear with lovely views.

Family Bathroom

having a white suite comprising panelled bath with shower fitment over and side shower screen, low level w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Ceramic floor tiling and wall tiling to half height. Built-in airing cupboard with hot water cylinder.


Detached Garage & Utility

currently used as additional living space and comprising:-

Garage Area

4.58m(15'0'') x 5.31m(17'5'')

with cloaks/shower room off.

Utility Area

4.86m(15'11'') x 1.80m(5'11'')

having deep white glazed sink and space and plumbing for a washing machine. Fitted wall units and door to the garden.


Timber Loose Boxes

offering two loose boxes and store room with concrete apron to the front and post and rail surround.

Gardens And Grounds

The property is set in well established gardens which contain a wide variety of shrubs and trees with an abundance of fruit trees including apple, pear, plum and damson. Extensive excellent pasture land, in all extending to some 18 acres, surrounded by superb undulating countryside.

Garden Views


Location Plan


Location Map


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. The drainage is to a septic tank and the central heating is by way of an oil-fired system.
Local Authority: Stratford-upon-Avon District Council.
Planning Permission: Planning Permission has been granted by Stratford-upon-Avon District Council, dated 31st May 2011, reference 11/00612/FUL To demolish the existing building and erection of replacement dwelling (incorporating basement).
Postal Address: The correct postal address of the property is understood to be Forde Hall Park, Forde Hall Lane, Tanworth in Arden, Solihull B94 5AX.
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 centre of Tanworth-in-Arden Village, with the Bell Inn on the right hand side, proceed along The Green and turn immediately left into Bates Lane. Continue down Bates Lane, taking the first left hand turn into Forde Hall Lane. Take the first turning on the right (unmarked) and then the entrance to Forde Hall Park will be found on the left hand side via an unmade farm track.

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