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4 bedroom cottage for sale

Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common

Sold STC £665,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II listed cottage.
  • Sought after location.
  • Wealth of history.
  • Beautiful gardens.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A unique opportunity to purchase an historic grade II listed cottage with many original features, including a one bedroom annex and a further two storey one bedroom annex. All set in beautiful gardens with path, trees and shrubs.


A unique opportunity to purchase an historic grade II listed cottage with many original features, including a one bedroom annex and a further two storey one bedroom annex. Originally built in the 17th Century, believed to be around 1650, the house was originally used as a safe meeting place for the Quakers during Elizabeth 1st and Oliver Cromwell's rule which is how the road got its name 'Meeting House Lane'. As a result, the main cottage houses a priest hole along with the original Quaker meeting notes and pistols dredged from the pond at the back of the property.


The property is approached via. wooden front door with glass insert, wooden windows to either side into

Having tall ceiling, ceiling light point, flagstone flooring.

Breakfast Kitchen 10' 7" x 13' 6" max ( 3.23m x 4.11m max )
Having a range of base units with complementary work surface over, into which is set the single stainless steel sink with mixer tap over, four-ring gas hob with extractor ornate hood over, electric oven below, space for washing machine and dryer, space for fridge and freezer. Flagstone flooring, downlighters to the ceiling, feature beam to the ceiling, four wall light points, wooded leaded light window overlooking the rear gardens.

Family Area 10' 8" plus hall recess x 9' 4" max ( 3.25m plus hall recess x 2.84m max )
Open-plan to kitchen area. Continuation of flagstone flooring, wooden double opening French doors leading into the rear garden, wealth of beams to the wall, ceiling light point, ample space for table and chairs, radiator and three ceiling lights points.

Open Hallway 
Door to the rear porch with flagstone floor, light and stable door leading to the outside.

Shower Room 
Comprising a white suite of low level flush WC, pedestal wash basin with taps over, double shower cubicle with glass doors, dual shower head, full tiling to the walls inside, two wooden leaded light windows one to side and one to rear, continuation of flagstone flooring, wall mounted chrome towel rail, ceiling light point. Door leading into

Storage Cupboard 
Having shelving and housing the wall mounted central heating boiler.

Lounge 15' 4" max x 13' 1" plus recess ( 4.67m max x 3.99m plus recess )
Having two wooden windows one to front and one to side, two radiators, feature beams to wall and ceiling, fireplace having open fire with tiled hearth and brick surround.

Dining Room 15' 4" x 14' 10" ( 4.67m x 4.52m )
Both measurements include open staircase. Wooden window to front, three wall light points, inglenook style fireplace with tiled hearth and wood burner fitted having feature lighting and side recesses, oak beam mantle, radiator.

First Floor Landing 
Dogleg staircase leading on to the landing with a wealth of beams to the walls, one wall light point.

Master Bedroom 12' 4" x 15' 9" max ( 3.76m x 4.80m max )
Some restricted head height to this room. Wooden window to front, radiator, wealth of beams to the walls, ceiling light point.

Providing a bespoke suite of low level flush WC, pedestal wash basin with taps over, Victorian style bath with mixer tap and shower attachment over. Leaded light glazed window to the rear, fitted storage with hanging space and cupboard space above, ceiling light point and wood style flooring.

Bedroom Two 16' 4" max x 13' 6" max ( 4.98m max x 4.11m max )
Wooden window to front, vaulted ceiling with ceiling light point, wealth of beams to the walls, one double fitted storage cupboard, radiator.

Two Storey Annex 

The property is approached via wooden front door with ornate glass insert into

Having tiled floor, two double glazed windows to each side, ceiling light point, matching front door leading into

Lounge/ Dining Area 17' 11" max x 10' 11" ( 5.46m max x 3.33m )
Being open-plan to the kitchen area. Wood style flooring, two wooden double glazed windows to the side, double glazed double opening doors leading into conservatory, two radiators, four wall light points, stairs rising to first floor, door leading into under stairs storage.

Kitchen Area 9' 10" x 4' 9" ( 3.00m x 1.45m )
Having a range of wall and base units, the base units being surmounted by complementary work surface with one and a half bowl stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer tap over, four ring electric hob with electric oven beneath, extractor fitted over, complementary tiling to splashback, continuation of wood style flooring, downlighters to the ceiling, fitted wine storage, integrated fridge, tall unit for storage and also housing the wall mounted central heating boiler.

Conservatory 10' 2" x 6' 10" ( 3.10m x 2.08m )
Constructed of part-brick and part-wooden double glazed units, tall glass ceiling, blinds fitted to the windows, wall mounted electric radiator, tiled floor, two wall light points and further radiator.

Door from kitchen area leading into the bathroom, comprising a white suite of panelled bath with mixer tap over, wall mounted shower with glass shower screen fitted, low level flush WC, vanity wash basin with mixer tap and storage below, tiling to the floor, full tiling to the walls, downlighters to the ceiling, extractor fan, wooden double glazed window to front, wall light point, mirror fitted to the wall and chrome heated towel rail.

First Floor 
Stairs rising from lounge area onto first floor

Bedroom 11' 7" x 8' 10" excl. wardrobes ( 3.53m x 2.69m excl. wardrobes )
Some restricted head height in this room. Three wooden Velux-style windows fitted to the ceiling, ceiling light point, radiator, a range of fitted wardrobes with hanging space and shelving within and further storage space to the eaves.

One Storey Annex 

A wooden door with glass insert leading into

Bedroom 19' max narrowing to 12' " x 10' 4" max ( 5.79m max narrowing to 3.66m x 3.15m max )
Having open vaulted ceiling with a wealth of beams, single glazed window to rear and side, five wall light points, wood style flooring, wall mounted electric radiator, door leading into

Shower Room 
Providing a white suite of low level flush WC, pedestal wash basin with mixer tap over, extractor fan, separate shower corner cubicle with glass shower doors and shower fitted, tiling to the floor, ceiling light point.

Emscot has beautiful surrounding gardens with front garden having lawned area, trees and shrubs leading with path to front door, patio area for seating and further rear gardens with lawn and parking areas.

Shared driveway leading to private driveway through to parking areas.

From the Atkinson Stilgoe car park turn right into Station Road; cross over island; right into Meeting House Lane;the property can be found on the left hand side.

1. MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS - Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale.
2: These particulars do not constitute part or all of an offer or contract.
3: The measurements indicated are supplied for guidance only and as such must be considered incorrect.
4: Potential buyers are advised to recheck the measurements before committing to any expense.
5: Connells has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and it is the buyers interests to check the working condition of any appliances.
6: Connells has not sought to verify the legal title of the property and the buyers must obtain verification from their solicitor.

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Added on Rightmove:
17 August 2016


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