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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Packwood Mill, Windmill Lane, Packwood, West Midlands, B94

Guide Price £1,195,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Unique Period Residence
  • Superb Location
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Four Double Bedrooms
  • Four Bathrooms
  • 3 Car Garage
  • Beautiful Gardens
  • About An Acre

Full description

A secluded period property dating from the mid 1700's set in stunning English country gardens extending to approximately 1 acre
*Large hall *3/4 reception rooms *Kitchen *Dining room *4 double bedrooms *4 bathrooms (3 en suite) *3 car garage *Extensive open farmland to the rear of the property *Mature orchard * EPC Rating E

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

Dorridge has always been considered one of the more sought after villages in which to reside being situated on the edge of open countryside and is only a few minutes drive from Solihull with its unrivalled amenities. Dorridge contains an excellent selection of local shops, highly thought of Junior and Infant School, a most useful Station with commuter services not only to Birmingham, but also to London (Marylebone) and bus services to Knowle and Solihull. In addition, Dorridge's natural park is close by and the local village of Knowle is only 1 miles distant. The N.E.C., Birmingham International Airport and Railway Station are an approximate 15 minute drive. The M42 provides fast links to the M1, M5, M6 and M40 (Birmingham to London) motorway (mileages approximate).
The Packwood House National Trust Estate is within walking distance from Packwood Mill.

Situated on the edge of Dorridge village amidst Warwickshire countryside, Windmill Lane is an idyllic location in which to reside and contains high quality homes in secluded and private settings.

Packwood Mill occupies an enviable location along a driveway leading off Windmill Lane and set in approximately one acre of the most glorious and well tended English country gardens, complete with separate Orchard enclosure. With origins dating to 1755, the original circular windmill tower is the centre piece of this interesting period property which was sympathetically converted and extended by the present owners some 20 years ago.
The property offers accommodation of immense character wtih the circular mill tower spanning four storeys with ground floor reception room, dining room, double bedroom and bathroom.
Leading off on either side of the tower is the remainder of the accommodation which was extended and converted from the original coach house and stables to provide a most fascinating period home.

The accommodation is extremely versatile with bedrooms at ground, first and second floor levels. Reception rooms and bedoroms are all adaptable to suit personal requirements.
The gardens to this country home comprise extensive south and west facing manicured English gardens with lawns, low box hedging, high yew hedges and colourful heraceous borders, together with a separate orchard enclosure.

Oak gates give access to a brick paved front courtyard and the accommodation is arranged as follows:

On The Ground Floor

Reception Hall

having high apex ceiling with exposed timbers, York stone flooring and two high level windows, leading through into:

Inner Hallway

with matching York stone flooring, leaded light and stained glass side window and door to:

Cloakroom/Family Bathroom

having tiled floor, white Sanitan suite comprising shaped pedestal wash hand basin, cast iron radiator, two etched glass gothic style windows to the side, heated towel rail, decorative ceiling cornices and folding doors giving access to cleverly concealed panelled bath with mixer tap, hand held shower fitment and ceramic wall tiled surround.

Sitting Room

5.65m(18'6'') x 4.97m(16'4'')

A most attractive room with leaded light double glazed windows on two sides, working marble fireplace with raised antique cast iron grate and fitted coal effect gas fire.

Circular Reception Room

(Diameter 5.74m) Containing fine heavy oak supports being the original supports for The Mill having York stone flooring, leaded light window, antique cast iron grate. From the circular room tiled steps give access to:


with radiator and double glazed leaded light windows to the courtyard and off which leads:

Fitted Kitchen

4.28m(14'1'') x 2.41m(7'11'')

having a range of pine units with roll top work surfaces and including inset single drainer sink, further fitted base cupboard and drawer units with integrated refrigerator. Creda cooker with halogen hob, grill and double oven. Ceramic tiled splashbacks and range of pine wall cupboards. Leaded light double glazed window overlooking the garden.

Breakfast/Morning Room

4.28m(14'1'') x 4.24m(13'11'')

having attractive working cast iron and tiled fireplace with pine surround, leaded light double glazed window to the front. Matching leaded light double glazed french doors with side screens opening on to the stunning gardens. The fireplace is also piped for gas.

Laundry Room

with ceramic tiled floor, double door full height pine storage cupboard, roll top work surface with inset single drainer sink with space and plumbing for washing machine. Leaded light double glazed window to the garden.

Rear Lobby

with matching tiled floor, double glazed window to the courtyard and door to outside.

Principal Bedroom

3.16m(10'4'') x 5.60m(18'4'')

with range of fitted wardrobes having central gentleman's wardrobe with internal fitments and two full height double door wardrobes to either side. Leaded light double glazed bay window with lovelyl views over the formal gardens.

En Suite Bathroom

having a white suite and ceramic floor tiling with wall tiling to half height and comprising panelled bath with hand held shower fitment, pedestal wash hand basin, bidet, double glazed leaded light window. Return door to the ground floor lobby. From the dining room a staircase gives access to:

On The First Floor

approached via an oak two way staircase from the reception hall or via a staircase which leads down to the lobby and kitchen area.

Circular Dining Room

(Diameter 5.74m) Forming part of the original circular Mill, this room has four leaded light windows and marble feature fireplace with antique cast iron grate.

From the inner reception hall a stained glass and panelled door gives access to:

Ground Floor Lobby

with staircase leading to:

Bedroom Three

a light and spacious double room with leaded dormer winodw overlooking the side of the property, eaves storage cupboard and door through to:

En Suite Bathroom

having white Sanitan suite with roll top Victoria and Albert bath on ball and claw feet, shaped pedestal wash hand basin, ceramic wall tiling to half height, chrome towel rail and leaded dormer window to side of property.

Also from ground floor lobby, an old dark pine curving staircase with leaded light double glazed window to the side leads up to:

First Floor Gallery Landing

with stained pine flooring, oak gallery overlooking the reception hall and door to:

Bedroom Four

3.68m(12'1'') x 4.94m(16'2'')

with vanity unit having wash hand basin, access to under eaves storage space and leaded light double glazed window.

On The Second Floor

Circular Guest Bedroom

(Diameter 5.74m) being within the original old circular mill building and having three leaded light windows and door to:

Fitted Cloakroom

having low level w.c., wash hand basin, radiator and leaded light double glazed window.

A staircase leads up from the bedroom to:

En Suite Bathroom

having ceramic tiled floor, white roll top bath on ball and claw feet, shaped pedestal wash hand basin, ceramic wall tiling to half height and door giving access to:

Walk In Box Room

being fully boarded with electric light and conical circular roof with exposed roof trusses.


Triple Car Garage

7.06m(23'2'') x 5.22m(17'2'')

approached via a five bar gate from the entrance access driveway with sliding doors, deep white glazed sink, fitted storage cupboards and also housing the two wall mounted mains gas fired Potterton central heating boilers, each sized to carry the total load of the property.

Built In Tool Store

situated to the rear of the property.

Gardens And Grounds

Stunning quintessential English country gardens. The formal gardens to Packwood Mill are a sheer delight and encompass all those qualities which fully complement this fascinating period home. Immediately to the rear of Packwood Mill is a semi circular gravel sitting area with low brick walling, colourful pink Hydrangea border beyond which are two neat lawns, both surrounded by low shaped clipped box hedging with central circular gravelled area with inset lavender bed with blue brick surround.

Leading the full length of the gardens to one side is a well stocked herbaceous border with Yew hedge boundary and containing a huge variety of English perennial colourful plants and shrubs. The gravel pathway continues round the whole perimeter of the garden with further sitting area to the far end with blue brick pathways and inset flower beds.

The remaining side of the garden is laid to lawn with Hawthorn and Laurel hedge, inset Weeping Cherry and Magnolia.

In addition there is a timber potting shed.

Excellent Orchard

which is a separate enclosure accessed by two five bar gates and having a variety of fruit trees, bounded by mature hedgerow and adjoining open fields.

The garden enjoys a most enviable south and westerly aspect and extends in all to approximately one acre.

General Information

The EPC has been carried out in accordance with the procedures laid down, but does not fully reflect the thermal properties associated with the structure of The Mill.

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, gas and water are connected to the property. Drainage is to a private system.
Local Authority: Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.

Postal Address: The correct postal address of the property is understood to be Packwood Mill, Windmill Lane, Packwood, Solihull B94 6PT.
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 north along the A3400 Stratford Road and turn right by The Nags Head Public House into Aylesbury Road. Continue along Aylesbury Road and at the sharp left hand bend take the right hand turn into Vicarage Road. Continue along for approximately 1/2 mile and turn left into Windmill Lane where the access drive to Packwood Mill 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 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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Added on Rightmove:
16 February 2012


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