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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Berkswell Road, Meriden

Withdrawn from Market £1,795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Imposing Period Property
  • 5 Bedrooms & 4 bathrooms
  • Stunning fitted Kitchen
  • Substantial guest cottage
  • Gardens approx. 2 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Meriden is located at the heart of England and comprises a small village enjoying a semi-rural atmosphere with local shops, hotels, restaurants and country pubs. Meriden is surrounded by open countryside, yet is well placed for access to Solihull, Coventry and Birmingham with fast routes to the National Exhibition Centre, motorway system, Birmingham International Airport and Railway Station. 

DESCRIPTION Occupying a truly delightful and secluded parkland setting stands this substantial 1920's property, offering versatile and spacious accommodation, which has been lovingly and thoughtfully extended and upgraded by the present owners. Even with the remodelling there are still plenty of character features such as detailed coving and decorative plaster mouldings which have been complemented by modern conveniences such as integrated music speakers in the dining room, drawing room and master bedroom.

The property is set back from the road behind a mature screened frontage and approached through a set of electronically controlled gates to a sweeping on/off driveway flanked by lawns and well-stocked borders to either side, opening out into a large turning circle with an inset lawn and ornamental pond to provide generous parking and supplemented by a substantial garage.

Central stone steps lead up to a most fitting entrance with handsome stone pillars either side and a glass paned door opens into the hallway with a welcoming appeal. From here, double doors lead into the dual aspect dining room with a central fireplace and a wealth of natural light emanates from the bay window and bi-folding patio doors leading out to the rear garden. A concealed drinks cabinet with display alcoves and a fitted wine refrigerator creates a fantastic area to entertain and seamlessly flows into the delightfully proportioned drawing room with a contemporary fireplace with further bi-folding doors to the rear terrace. Off the hallway, an inner corridor leads to a downstairs cloakroom with an English Heritage suite and a fitted cloakroom wardrobe, a useful storage room and a spacious study.

The breakfast kitchen offers a high specification finish with limestone flooring and has an extensive range of hand-painted cream units beneath polished granite work tops and includes a central island unit with NEFF integrated appliances. A lovely bay window provides ample space for a dining table with views of the garden and steps lead down to a larder and through to a separate utility. Below stairs, stone steps lead to a two chambered cellar. The family room is perfectly positioned just off the kitchen, warmed with oak flooring and two sets of bi folding doors invite the garden in on warmer days.

On the first floor, an open landing radiates to five bedrooms; the master bedroom suite has been created to provide a peaceful haven and boasts far reaching countryside views from the full width bi-folding doors, which lead to a large balcony. There is a fully equipped dressing area with surplus wardrobes just off the landing and a luxuriously appointed ensuite has a walk in double width shower, 'his and hers' vanity units and a Villeroy & Boch freestanding bath with stylish marble tiling and benefits from underfloor heating. There are four further generous sized bedrooms with deep sash windows and three well-appointed bathrooms. The family bathroom has twin vanity basins, a fitted Jacuzzi bath and an enclosed corner shower.

Ancillary to the main house is the substantial guest cottage adjoining an additional double garage and is set away from the main house and is suited for a number of purposes and even has the capacity of creating a useful income if required and comprises a fitted kitchenette; two large double bedrooms with feature vaulted ceilings and ensuite bathrooms.

Externally, Highbury is complemented by elegant formal gardens extending to 2 acres, which predominately lie to the front of the property and sections of the garden have been divided by neatly clipped Yew hedgerow. Immediately to the rear of the property is a flagstone terrace and steps lead up to a raised lawned area with ornamental shrub beds which have been planted to provide all year round colour. To the side a hard standing area houses a good sized garden store and a stone walled garden with a gravel pathway divides a beautifully tended lower lawn, which is bounded by hedgerow to one side and creates privacy from the detached guest cottage.

The middle section of the garden offers an extensive lawned area with a pretty wild flower bed and a rockery leading down to a pond which is bounded by well stocked borders and beds and complete an enjoyable setting for this desirable family home.


MAIN HOUSE Main House - 5,572.1 sq.ft. (517.7 sq.m.)


* Reception Hall with Cloakroom & Store
* Dining Room 8.30m (27'3") x 5.57m (18'3")
* Drawing Room 7.43m (24'5") x 11.62m (38'1") max.
* Study 4.72m (15'6") x 4.10m (13'5")
* Sitting Room 3.96m (13'0") x 4.77m (15'8")
* Playroom 2.51m (8'3") x 3.57m (11'9")
* Kitchen/Breakfast Room 5.66m (18'7") x 7.14m (23'5") with Pantry
* Utility Room 2.71m (8'11") x 2.65m (8'8")
* Garage 5.38m (17'8") x 5.21m (17'1")

BASEMENT * Cellars 3.78m (12'5") x 3.91m (12'10") and 3.78m (12'5") x 1.41m (4'8")


* Master Bedroom 7.54m (24'9") x 5.23m (17'2") with Balcony, Dressing Room & en Suite
* Bedroom Two 4.03m (13'3") x 5.62m (18'5")
* Bedroom Three 3.98m (13'1") x 4.76m (15'7") with En Suite Bathroom
* Bedroom Four 3.58m (11'9") x 3.24m (10'8")
* Bedroom Five 2.42m (7'11") x 2.96m (9'9")
* Two Further Bathrooms

ANNEX Annex - 1,699.8 sq.ft. (157.9 sq.m.) 

GROUND FLOOR * Living Room 6.09m (20'0") x 7.66m (25'2") with Kitchen Area
* Garage 6.15m (20'2") x 4.28m (14'1")

* Bedroom One 6.04m (19'10") x 7.66m (25'2") with En Suite
* Bedroom Two 6.04m (19'10") x 4.27m (14'0") with En Suite

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, water and drainage 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 Highbury, Berkswell Road, Meriden CV7 7LB.

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, continue the road taking the right hand turn before the duck pond onto Berkswell Road. Follow the road for nearly half a mile and the property will be found on the left hand side approached through a set of remote controlled gates.  

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21 May 2016

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