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Sandhills Green, Barnt Green, Birmingham, B48

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Added on 07/05/2021
Andrew Grant Worcestershire, Spetchley

Key features

  • Energy efficient home
  • EPC - A
  • 200 solar panels - FIT income
  • Stunning views
  • Rural location
  • Separate safe access to Barnt Green
  • Conservatory
  • Detached garage
  • Workshop with 3 phase electricity
  • Ample parking

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Sitting in over 6 acres of land with breath-taking views is Sandhills Farm, a beautiful and secluded detached bungalow in a semi-rural location in much sought after Barnt Green on the Alvechurch border.

This wonderful 4-bedroom family home is ideal for those looking for a countryside property, yet close enough to great travel connections and shopping facilities provided by larger towns. It is extremely energy efficient, achieving an A EPC rating and is powered by 200 solar panels.

This house provides an exciting opportunity for the right family and needs to be seen to appreciate the space and lifestyle on offer.

The nearby village of Barnt Green boasts an extensive range of shops, medical and dental practices as well as a highly regarded primary school, sports and recreation ground, two churches, together with popular public houses and restaurants.

The larger towns of Redditch (13 minute drive) and Solihull (20 minute drive) offer a wider range of shopping facilities and high street brands.

Excellent walks and outdoor pursuits can be enjoyed on the close by Lickey Hills, comprising of a visitors’ centre within 525 acres which is a haven to an extensive array of wildlife species.

Barnt Green provides an excellent rail link into Worcester and Birmingham and is ideally situated for ready access to the M42 and the wider national motorway network.

Sandhills Farm is approached from Sandhills Green, where the approach leads to a private gated driveway in addition to which there is separate safe access to Barnt Green from the property. There is also a workshop located before the large in and out gated driveway, providing ample parking for several vehicles, and access to a detached double garage.

A glazed front door leads into a sizeable porch and then into the welcoming hallway which has doors off to the accommodation. Immediately to your left is a home office/study and a large storage cupboard. Straight ahead is the formal dining room with beautiful views to the rear, it is fitted with wooden strip flooring, a feature open fireplace and a large glazed door leading to the conservatory.

From the hallway to the left, you enter the light and bright sitting room, also fitted with wooden strip flooring. This lovely space has a brick built inset fireplace with a log burner and a large glazed door leading through the conservatory.

The generous conservatory has floor to ceiling windows and provides the perfect place from which to relax and enjoy the vista beyond. Fitted with wooden strip flooring it has ample space for seating as well as an additional dining table and chairs and has two sets of double doors leading out to the garden and patio areas.

From the sitting room you access another study/reception room that in turn provides through access to a fantastic space which not only provides a further kitchen that could be used as a utility area, but also an area for seating/sofa bed. It has a single tread staircase with access to the conversion above providing a huge bedroom, meaning this part of the house could be utilised for family members requiring their own space and privacy with its own contemporary bathroom fitted with floor to ceiling modern grey tiling, wash basin with vanity unit, WC and a jacuzzi-bathtub. There is also a walkway to a guest WC which continues into the main house kitchen.

The house kitchen is dual aspect and has a fabulous outlook to the rear, fitted with a terracotta tile floor and a range of white wall and base shaker-style units providing plenty of storage. Integrated appliances include an electric induction hob with feature-built extractor over, a tall double oven and a dishwasher. There is a peninsula low level 4-seater breakfast bar and every cook’s dream, a walk-in pantry. There is also space for a washing machine and a tumble dryer. A door opens out to the patio area, perfect for outdoor dining and entertaining.

To the right of the main entrance hall are the bedrooms. Bedroom one is a generous double that looks out to the rear of the property and is fitted with 5 double wardrobes in total providing a large amount of storage space. Bedrooms two and three are both good sized double rooms and all share access to the large family bathroom. This bathroom is fitted with neutral coloured stone tiles, a large corner bath, WC, basin with vanity unit and a corner shower cubicle.

The property sits in gardens and grounds of over 6 acres and has the most amazing views of the Worcestershire countryside. The patio area from the conservatory is the ideal space for alfresco dining while the larger gardens provide space for families and enjoyment generally. At the boundary there is a stream running through the garden and plenty of space to fence off part to provide a paddock for livestock.

There is a detached double garage and a workshop, with electricity connection, which could become the location of your business from home.

For the current owners, the house is fully heated with direct electric currently paid for by the 200 solar panels incorporating feed-in tariff/generating a large income.

Solar panel income: The remaining grant money owed to the solar panels is £19,209 pa until 2037 (*untaxed in certain circumstances). The taxable income is £2,032 pa for selling unused electricity. *Where the generation tariff is received by an individual, other than in a business capacity, and it is not chargeable as miscellaneous income, no income tax liability will arise. This will usually be the case where an individual generates electricity mainly for use in their own home. Please speak to the agent for full details.

When the panels generate electricity, additional heat is automatically added into the radiator system and stored for use with a buffer tank.

The hot water tank is also heated electrically in the day when the panels are generating electricity.
The lounge fire has a back boiler which is also connected to the radiator system. This includes a gravity fed safety system to operate the fire safely in the case of an electricity outage.

There used to be a gas boiler installed, hence there is a gas connection at the house, and a new gas boiler could be installed with ease onto the existing radiator system if preferred.

The telephone line, gas line, and water line all run through the manhole by the workshop doors. Therefore, should any of these services be required in the workshop. There would be no ground works required, as the manhole has a duct that connects it to the workshop.

There is 3 phase electricity supply to the workshop. The internet was recently upgraded in the area to fibre broadband and is also run successfully to the workshop using power lines.

There is an underground duct from the workshop to the first entry gate (by the road), this enables easy future installation of cameras and electronically operated gates, with minimal additional groundwork. Additionally, there is an underground duct from the house to the workshop for any additional cabling or service requirements.

The house has an ADT alarm system.


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Sandhills Green, Barnt Green, Birmingham, B48


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Barnt Green Station0.5 miles
  • Alvechurch Station1.1 miles
  • Longbridge Station2.6 miles
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