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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Church Lane, Meriden

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Property Description

Key features

  • Period Georgian Former Vicarage
  • Outstanding Accommodation
  • Self Contained Cottage
  • Approx. 1.86 Acres
  • Planning Permission for Open Carport

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

INTRODUCTION Meriden is reputed to be one of the most central parts of England and the village green has a stone obelisk marking the point.

Whether this is geographically accurate or not, there is little doubt it is a very convenient place to live. The current owners enjoy the benefit of a direct commute to London (1 hour 10 minutes) and is also well placed for access to most parts of the country by motorway, train or plane.

On the outskirt of Meriden's centre, sitting opposite the church along a most attractive country lane, sits The Old Vicarage.

Picture a Georgian house with shuttered sash windows, walled gardens and pretty courtyards, and you will be spot on with regard to this stunning property's exterior.

This fine English country house is beautifully presented and appointed to an exceptional standard, affording any prospective buyer the opportunity to acquire a simply spectacular home.

Planning permission has been granted by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (Application Number PL/2016/02429/MINFHO) dated 7th November 2016 for the construction of an open carport. 

FLOOR AREA 7,192.3 sq.ft. (668.2 sq.m.) 

GROUND FLOOR * Hallway leading to Inner Hallway with Cloakroom off
* Drawing Room 7.18m (23'7") x 5.09m (16'8")
* Dining room 5.78m (19'0") x 4.04m (13'3")
* Kitchen/Dining Area 8.32m (27'4") x 8.11m (26'7")
* Orangery 7.25m (23'10") x 5.16m (16'11")
* Study 3.35m (11'0") x 4.22m (13'10")
* Utility 2.62m (8'7") x 5.79m (19'0")
* Garage 6.29m (20'7") x 4.18m (13'9")
* Rear Hall with Cloakroom and Small Kitchen Off
* Snug 4.73m (15'6") max. x 4.24m (13'11")
* Games Room 10.08m (33'1") x 4.41m (14'6") with access through to The Cottage 

BASEMENT * Vaulted Cellars 

FIRST FLOOR * Bedroom One 4.51m (14'10") x 5.03m (16'6") with Balcony
Dressing Room 5.62m (18'5") x 4.24m (13'11") & En Suite
* Bedroom Two 4.55m (14'11") x 4.02m (13'2") with En Suite Bathroom
* Bedroom Three 4.84m (15'11") x 3.33m (10'11")
* Family Bathroom

Approached from the Ground Floor Snug
* Bedroom Four 4.81m (15'9") x 2.82m (9'3")
* Bedroom Five 3.13m (10'3") x 3.44m (11'3")
* Bathroom
* Gym 4.55m (14'11") x 4.42m (14'6") 

SECOND FLOOR * Bedroom Six 4.59m (15'1") x 5.03m (16'6")
* Bedroom Seven 4.50m (14'9") x 4.04m (13'3") 

SELF CONTAINED GUEST COTTAGE * Hall
* Reception room 2.64m (8'8") x 4.38m (14'4")
*Kitchen/Living Room 3.52m (11'7") max. x 7.57m (24'10")
*Bedroom 5.31m (17'5") x 4.65m (15'3") with Shower Room Off 

FEATURES OF NOTE Bang & Olufsen music system with ceiling speakers in the Kitchen, Orangery, Master Suite
Under floor heating in the Kitchen, Orangery, Games Room, Master ensuite, Family Bathroom and self contained Guest Cottage
CCTV security system
Sub Zero fridge/freezer, wine chiller and Wolf Range Cooker
Fixtures such as curtains, blinds, fitted lights, carpets and integrated appliances , soft furnishings, free-standing furniture, garden furniture are available by separate negotiation. 

THE PROPERTY Discreetly positioned behind automated gates, The Old Vicarage has an ideal blend of bygone elegance, current technology and relaxed glamour.

From the stone flagged hallway a pair of glazed doors lead through to an outstanding kitchen which has been expertly designed to include a host of painted cupboards, drawers and appliances, all situated beneath beech work surfaces. Included are a Sub Zero fridge / freezer and wine chiller; and a Wolf range cooker.

This is such an impressive kitchen, and perfectly fits today's modern lifestyle, with an excellent breakfast / coffee bar wrapped around the central part of the room, and a separate dining area for family suppers or casual entertaining.

Directly off the kitchen, a stylish Orangery provides the perfect place to retire. With an integral Bang & Olufsen music system including ceiling speakers, this bright and spacious room overlooking the garden is made even lighter by a large roof lantern. Underfloor heating, a feature carried over from the kitchen, means this space can be comfortably used all year round.

Leading off the Orangery is the study, with a double height vaulted ceiling with views of the formal gardens.

Double doors lead from the Orangery out to an outside dining area, shielded from the breeze by a planted trellis creating an idyllic area for summer entertaining.

The sitting room has a slightly more formal air, and has been elegantly furnished. A restful room with some attractive features such as deep skirting, window shutters and an open fire surrounded by an ornate mantel.

From the sitting room, across the hallway, the dining room is painted in soft grey tones with warm oak flooring.

Below stairs, stone steps direct you to a wine cellar with two barrel ceilinged chambers.

Approached through a cosy snug complete with open fire, the games room is very much in the style of a private club.

The Games room is a great entertaining space with drinks bar, pool table, Blackjack table, table football and a retro arcade machine.

Doors open out from here to a decked courtyard area giving the room a completely different feel on summer days and evenings.

There is also a sizeable home gym on the first floor which is to be sold as currently equipped with running machine, weights and exercise bike.

Upstairs, the seven bedrooms and five bathrooms are arranged over two floors.

The impressive master suite has French doors opening on to a decked balcony with ample space for table and chairs.

The Smallbone master en suite bathroom, with underfloor heating, is luxuriously appointed with twin wash basins, bath and large, open ended shower. The gorgeous Smallbone dressing room has an abundance of wardrobes, a large glass topped central drawer unit and a make up table. 

THE COTTAGE Attached to the main property, but within a separate wing, can be found an entirely self-contained guest cottage. This charming one-bedroom annex would be perfect for either overnight visitors, an older child returning from University, or for anyone wishing to have extended family living with them.

Configured to include an open-plan living room with kitchen and breakfast bar, there is a spacious double bedroom, flooded with natural light from large windows; and a shower room with double width shower. The annex has its own access so occupants can come and go without having to use the main house if preferred â€" offering privacy as well as a feeling of independence. The bedroom also has French doors out to a courtyard garden. 

THE GROUNDS At The Old Vicarage the impeccable attention to detail continues from the house in to the garden and grounds, which have been beautifully landscaped.

Herbaceous borders are cleverly designed to create an almost seamless link to the surrounding countryside. Shady and secluded courtyard areas are sheltered by stone walls or mature trees.

Box hedges have been professionally designed to create a very attractive modern knot garden - and gravel pathways lead you through to a stunning water feature with a Japanese feel.

There is a tennis court complete with pavilion. 

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 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 deemed to be included in the sale price. Others, if any, are excluded. However, we would always advise that this is confirmed by the purchaser at the point of offer.

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 septic tank and central heating is way of an oil fired system with underfloor heating to the kitchen and laundry. A comprehensive security system is installed.

Local Authority: Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.

Postal Address: The correct postal address of the property is understood to be The Old Vicarage, Church Lane, Meriden CV7 7HX.

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 traffic roundabout in the centre of Meriden take the Main Road B4104 in the direction of Coventry and drive past the Bulls Head Public House on your left and continue on past the duck pond on your right. At the sign post for St Laurence Church turn right into Church Lane. The Old Vicarage will be found on your right hand side opposite the church itself. 


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