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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Lovelace Avenue, Solihull

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Property Description

Key features

  • Handsome Period Property
  • Delightful Setting in Approx. 7 Acres
  • 7 Bedrooms & 3 Bathrooms
  • Four Car Garage with Bedroom & Bathroom above

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Great Hytall is situated at the end of a quiet cul de sac, within 1 mile of Solihull Town Centre with its excellent range of amenities and is within 5 minutes drive of the M42 motorway. The property is within a few minutes walk to Widney Manor Rail Station offering commuter train services to Birmingham City Centre and London Marylebone. There is schooling to suit all age groups including Public and Private schools for both boys and girls and Solihull also enjoys a first class shopping centre, Tudor Grange Swimming Pool/Leisure Centre and Athletics track. In addition, the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham International Airport and Railway Station are all within an approximate 10/15 minute drive. 

DESCRIPTION This handsome and imposing residence built in 1928 by Leonard Harper, a well-known Birmingham architect designed in the Elizabethan style using distinctive mellow hand-made brick and timber framed upper floors is arranged over three storeys and occupies a truly outstanding position, nestled within stunning formal gardens and parkland grounds extending to some 7 acres. The property has been a much loved family home having been in the same ownership for over forty years and the fourth owner since construction.

The unique nature of the location cannot be stressed strongly enough and it is rare to find a property in a such a secluded setting ensuring complete privacy, whilst being so close to the amenities of Solihull Town Centre situated on one of the premier roads in Solihull.

The property offers superbly proportioned rooms and is filled with period features such as American oak studded doors, original oak strip flooring, exposed English oak beams, open fireplaces and large brick mullioned windows with pretty stained glass to ensure lots of light floods into the house to provide a light and airy ambience.

Great Hytall is approached by a tree lined sweeping driveway flanked by lawns either side interspersed by various species of trees and passes a superb ornamental lake. The driveway leads to a large fore court and access to a substantial four car garage with a remote controlled door.

A most fitting entrance to this grand property is via the open front loggia passing beautifully tended fore gardens and a lily pond, leading to a heavy wooden period front door with stained glass windows which gives access to a most inviting hallway.

The reception hall gives way to an excellent array of reception rooms, which include a bright drawing room with a projecting bay window and windows on two additional sides overlooking the fore and side gardens and a central fireplace with a stone carved surround; a formal dining room with original oak strip flooring and stunning oak panelling and the hallway incorporates a cosy snug/study area. The breakfast kitchen is situated to the rear of the property and has been enlarged by the present owners to create a bright family space with an array of oak units and a fitted oven and Aga and a walk in cool larder offers plenty of space for storing groceries.

A wide shallow staircase with exposed oak timbers with a half turn leads to the landing with a galleried area and superb views over the rear garden. The gracious proportions of the rooms continue on the first floor with a beautiful principal suite, featuring a triple aspect with charming stained glass windows and fitted wardrobes along one side and a fully equipped ensuite. A further four double bedrooms have wonderful views of the grounds; the second principal room has a generously sized ensuite and there is a family bathroom, linen room and a large cupboard currently used as a wine store.

A flight of stairs rises to the second floor offering two large rooms with access either side of the property into attic space, which could be converted into possible future ensuite bathrooms and dressing rooms if required.

A truly outstanding feature to this period property are the gardens and grounds approaching 7 acres with an extensive sun terrace which gently leads onto the lawns. The garden has been carefully designed and planted over the years and is interspersed by superb mature deciduous and evergreen trees and numerous bedded areas including Azaleas and Rhododendrons which provide an abundance of colour throughout the year.

To the rear of the terrace is a productive vegetable garden, a heated greenhouse, cold frames and a range of brick storage bins and brick built potting shed. There is an additional brick built building used as a log and implement store, which could be converted into stables for equestrian purposes, a disused tennis court and a dedicated path leads around the ornamental lake - all combining to offer a quintessential English estate garden.

A large garage building features a four car garage and access is provided to a self-contained flat above with a bedroom and bathroom ideal for guest or staff accommodation.

Here then lies a delightfully situated period residence, offering large living spaces to suit a contemporary lifestyle whilst reflecting the grandeur of its era to form a spacious and welcoming home in a private and peaceful setting.

FLOOR AREAS Main House - 6,112 sq.ft. (568 sq.m.)
Outbuildings - 335 sq.ft. (31 sq.m.)


GROUND FLOOR * Veranda leading to
* Porch
* Reception Hall with Cloaks Cupboard & Guest Cloakroom
* Snug 4.89m (16'1") x 3.93m (12'11")
* Lounge 8.03m (26'4") x 6.99m (22'11")
* Dining Room 5.16m (16'11") x 5.46m (17'11")
* Further Hallway leading to
* Breakfast Room 3.19m (10'6") x 4.15m (13'7") and Kitchen Area 4.37m (14'4") x 3.60m (11'10)
* Pantry

* Master Bedroom 5.84m (19'2") x 7.0m (23'0") with En Suite Bathroom
* Bedroom Two 5.17m (17'0") x 5.49m (18'0") with En Suite Bathroom
* Bedroom Three 4.25m (13'11") x 4.22m (13'10")
* Bedroom Four 4.25m (13'11") x 4.22m (13'10)
* Bedroom Five 3.71m (12'2") x 3.65m (12'0")
* Family Bathroom & Separate W.C.

SECOND FLOOR * Sitting Room/Bedroom Seven 4.45m (14'7") x 4.43m (14'6") with access to Roof Storage Space
* Bedroom Six 4.04m (13'3") x 4.46m (14'8") with access to Roof Storage Space

OUTSIDE * Various Store Rooms
* Gardener's W.C.
* Garage 10.50m (34'5") x 5.50m (18'1")
* Bedroom/Store (above Garage) 3.34m (10'11") max. x 3.96m (13'1") with Bathroom & Storage
* Store Area 2.64m (8'8") x 4.80 (15'9")
* Two Further Stores

Directions: From the centre of Solihull proceed out of Solihull along Church Hill Road which continues into Widney Manor Road. Continue for approximately one mile and turn left into Lovelace Avenue. Great Hytall can be found at the end of the private road on the left hand side.

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.

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. Floor plans are for identification purposes only and not to scale. 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: All mains services are connected to the property.

Local Authority: Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.


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28 September 2016

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