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5 bedroom house for sale

Basset Mead, Windmill Lane, Dorridge, West Midlands, B93

Offers Over £1,295,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning Location
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • 2.5 Acres
  • Garaging

Full description

* Superb location
* 3 Reception Rooms
* 5 Bedrooms * 2 Bathrooms
* Outdoor Swimming Pool * Tennis Court
* Outstanding parkland gardens of some 2.5 Acres
* EPC Rating G

Floor Layout Plan

It is not to scale and is intended to show the approximate relationship of one room to another, with an indication of the main fixtures and fittings

Dorridge has always been considered one of the more sought after villages in which to reside being situated on the edge of open countryside and is only a few minutes drive from Solihull with its unrivalled amenities. Dorridge contains an excellent selection of local shops, highly thought of Junior and Infant School, a most useful Station with commuter services not only to Birmingham, but also to London (Marylebone) and bus services to Knowle and Solihull. In addition, Dorridge's natural park is close by and the local village of Knowle is only 1 miles distant. The N.E.C., Birmingham International Airport and Railway Station are an approximate 15 minute drive. The M42 provides fast links to the M1, M5, M6 and M40 (Birmingham to London) motorway (mileages approximate).

Windmill Lane has long been considered an outstanding and prime area in which to reside, in an unspoilt rural location on the outskirts of Dorridge village. Basset Mead occupies what can only be described as a truly magnificent setting having some 2.5 acres of parkland gardens with woodland, which comes complete with all weather tennis court, heated outdoor swimming pool and enjoys total privacy and seclusion.

Basset Mead comprises a traditional detached residence, built in the 1920's and as such offers excellent family accommodation with a long frontage to both Windmill Lane and Millpool Lane. The accommodation offers three excellent reception rooms, plus study and kitchen/breakfast room which open onto a garden room leading to the grounds and opening into the dining room thereby providing a first class entertaining and party area. On the first floor are four bedrooms, en suite bathroom and family bathroom with a good sized fifth bedroom on the second floor.

The private and secluded grounds are truly outstanding with sweeping lawns, terrace and swimming pool with a backdrop of rhododendrons, and mature specimen trees. The grounds include an area of woodland, plus a well screened all weather tennis court and there is also a useful gated access from Mill Pool Lane with farmland to the other side and delightful open views from the front.

The property occupies a delightful and secluded location, set back behind a red asphalt driveway flanked by lawns and mature shrubs and the accommodation is arranged as follows:

On The Ground Floor

Impressive Reception Hall

6.08m(19'11'') max x 4.93m(16'2'') max

with decorative ceiling cornices, two radiators, attractive fireplace with fitted coal effect real flame living gas fire. Feature decorative arch and decorative ceiling panels and centre rose. Additional radiator and doors leading off to:

Fitted Cloakroom

having a white suite comprising low level w.c., corner wash hand basin with tiled splashback, radiator.

Sitting Room

4.17m(13'8'') x 5.34m(17'6'')

with feature fireplace having classical surround and wall panel above. Four wall light points, decorative ceiling cornices and centre rose. Double glazed leaded light windows and upvc double glazed sliding patio doors to the garden.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

4.17m(13'8'') x 4.42m(14'6'')

having a range of oak units with polished granite work tops and including inset scratch resistant single drainer sink unit with mixer tap and cupboards below. Further range of fitted base cupboard and drawer units which include inset Cannon induction hob with extractor above and fitted drawers below. Built in double oven set into housing unit with storage cupboards above and below. Built in microwave, integrated refrigerator and integrated dishwasher. Range of matching wall cupboards, leaded light double glazed windows to the front, ceramic tiled floor, radiator, provision for wall mounted television, coved ceiling cornices and leaded light and stained glass double doors opening through into:

Garden Room

2.44m(8'0'') x 3.80m(12'6'')

with matching ceramic tiled floor, two radiators, double glazed windows and central french doors opening on to the garden.

Dining Room

4.27m(14'0'') x 4.83m(15'10'')

having hardwood framed double glazed windows and central french doors with superb views to the park land gardens. Ceiling recess with decorative ceiling cornices and centre ceiling rose. Three radiators, t.v. aerial point. Connecting leaded light and stained glass double doors to the reception hall.


2.60m(8'6'') x 3.02m(9'11'')

with radiator, arched recess ornament niche, leaded light double glazed windows overlooking the garden.

Well Proportioned Lounge

6.86m(22'6'') x 4.92m(16'2'')

with marble feature fireplace with decorative surround and mantel, double radiators, additional skirting radiator, recessed ceiling spot lights, recessed double glazed bay window with single french door to the garden and double glazed sliding patio doors leading directly on to the terrace, pool and gardens. T.V. aerial point.

Laundry Room

3.29m(10'10'') x 3.02m(9'11'')

having ceramic tiled floor, range of oak units with polished granite work tops and splashbacks, inset stainless steel single drainer sink unit, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Tall shelved storage cupboard, range of matching wall cupboards, radiator and leaded light double glazed doors to the front elevation. Recessed ceiling halogen lighting.

On The First Floor

Long Landing

having double glazed windows to the front, three radiators, double door airing cupboard with insulated hot water cylinder, adjacent single and double door built in wardrobes.

Principal Bedroom Suite



4.81m(15'9'') x 3.16m(10'4'')

having two radiators, coved ceiling cornices, range of fitted bedroom furniture including extensive range of pine wardrobes with matching storage chest and bedside cabinets. Also fitted dressing table with knee hole and matching three drawer chest of drawers. Leaded light double glazed windows with glorious views over the adjoining established gardens and adjacent pasture land.

Dressing Area

2.30m(7'7'') x 2.51m(8'3'')

En Suite Bathroom

2.33m(7'8'') x 2.34m(7'8'')

having a white suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c., tiled shower cubicle with Triton shower unit, ceramic floor tiling to wall tiling to half height. Radiator, heated towel rail, fitted mirror fronted cosmetic cupboard. Leaded light double glazed side window.

Bedroom Two

4.17m(13'8'') x 4.80m(15'9'')

having range of fitted bedroom furniture comprising double bed recess with bedside cabinets and double door wardrobes to either side. Built in double door full height shelved storage cupboard, additional double door built in wardrobe, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin, tiled splashback and storage cupboard and drawers below. Fitted dressing table fitments at front and rear. Leaded light double glazed windows to front and rear with attractive garden and country views from both sides.

Bedroom Three

4.18m(13'9'') x 3.18m(10'5'')

having range of fitted pine bedroom furniture comprising long dressing table fitment and adjoining vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and range of storage cupboards and drawers. Matching fitted wardrobes and additional double door built in wardrobe. Radiator, leaded light double glazed windows to rear with garden and countryside aspect.

Bedroom Four

3.56m(11'8'') x 2.31m(7'7'')

with double bed recess having two single door wardrobes to either side with shaped pelmet over and storage cupboards above. Matching vanity unit with inset wash hand basin, storage cupboards and drawers. Radiator, leaded light double glazed windows to the side enjoying views over the parkland gardens.

Family Bathroom

4.23m(13'11'') x 1.92m(6'4'')

having a white suite comprising corner Whirlpool bath, bidet, low level w.c., corner tiled shower cubicle with Mira shower unit. Vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and range of storage cupboards and drawers below. Ceramic floor tiling with wall tiling to half height. Shaver point, radiator, heated towel rail and built in double door linen cupboard. Leaded light double glazed window with attractive rear aspect. Two wall light points and coved ceiling cornices.

Separate W.C.

having a white low level w.c.

A door and staircase from the landing gives access to:

Bedroom Five

3.68m(12'1'') x 5.59m(18'4'')

having range of fitted bedroom furniture comprising two double and one single door built in wardrobes, dressing table fitment to the dormer, low level chest of drawers and combined vanity unit and computer desk top with inset wash hand basin, pull out computer shelf and storage cupboard and drawers. Radiator, double door access to under eaves storage space and leaded light double glazed dormer window with glorious open views over farmland to the front.

Front Elevation


4.91m(16'1'') x 5.40m(17'9'')

having sliding timber doors to the front and also housing the Trianco oil fired central heating boiler serving both the pool and the house and the pool filtration equipment. Window and door to rear. Strip light, hatch to roof space. Power supply.

Gardens & Grounds

Basset Mead is set in the most glorious parkland and woodland grounds which provide absolute privacy and seclusion. The gardens enjoy a long frontage to Windmill Lane, with a return frontage to Millpool Lane, with the benefit of a gated access on Millpool Lane into the garden and woodland area.
Immediately to the rear of the property is a paved sun terrace with inset heated outdoor swimming pool.

Sweeping lawns extend beyond the terraced areas with a back drop of a wide range of superb specimen trees which include Cedar, Silverbirch, Eucalyptus and colourful variety of Rhododendron bushes. In addition there is an ornamental pool with paved surround and shrubbery to the rear with timber garden store and further useful timber garden shed.

Beyond the lawned garden areas, the garden then opens out into a delightful area of woodland, again containing a wide variety of deciduous evergreen trees and shrubs. There is a gated access on to Mill Pool Lane. Screened from the garden and house is an

All Weather Tennis Court

with mesh surround with flood lighting from the trees on either side which can easily be re-connected.

Site Plan

General Information

HIP: HIP through the John Shepherd Hockley Heath office.
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 Serious Organised 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 included in the sale price. Others, if any, are excluded.
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. Central heating is by way of an oil fired system. We understand that mains gas is available to the property.
Local Authority: Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.
Postal Address: The correct postal address of the property is understood to be Basset Mead, Windmill Lane, Dorridge, Solihull B93 8PY.
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.
The freehold land hatched green is owned by Basset Mead and extends to 2.112 acres and the vendors of the property enjoy the benefit and maintain the area of land shaded red on the attached Pro Map giving an area of approximately 2.5 acres in all.
Directions: From Dorridge village centre proceed along Station Road under the railway bridge and on to Grange Road in the direction of Hockley Heath and after passing Dorridge Park on the left and The Railway Inn, take the next turn on the left hand side into Windmill Lane. Continue down Windmill Lane, continuing past the turning to Millpool Lane and the Basset Mead is the next property on the left hand side.

To complete our quality service, John Shepherd is pleased to offer the following:-
Free Valuation: We would be pleased to carry out a free valuation and market appraisal of your property entirely without obligation. Please contact us to make the appropriate appointment.
Residential Lettings and Management: If you are interested in letting out your property or are considering renting a property, please contact Select Lettings on 01564 786608 or visit

Professional Survey Department: If this property should not meet your requirements and you decide to purchase a property not marketed by ourselves, we would be delighted to offer our professional services to you should you require an independent survey on the property you intend to purchase. We offer a full range of professional surveys including the RICS Home Buyers' Survey and Valuation Reports, and full Building Surveys. For professional survey and valuation advice therefore, please do not hesitate to contact our Survey Department on 01564 786626.
John Shepherd Financial Services: Independent Mortgage Advisors. Telephone: 01564 786611 or visit

John Shepherd, for themselves and for the vendors of the property whose agents they are, give notice that these particulars do not constitute any part of a contract or offer, and are produced in good faith and set out as a general guide only. The vendor does not make or give, and neither John Shepherd and any person in his employment, has an authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property.

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18 February 2012


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