An exceptionally appealing half timbered Grade II listed XVII century period country residence, offering delightful five bedroom accommodation steeped in character and set in large established gardens and grounds which extend to 1.65 acres and include an all weather Tennis Court. Option to purchase further 8.1 acres * EPC Rating F
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
Hampton in Arden is a most delightful village setting and is served by first class local amenities including Hampton in Arden Railway Station which connects to London and is therefore most useful to local commuters. The M40/M42 motorway links, Birmingham International Airport and Railway Station plus the N.E.C. Are all close by. Excellent schooling facilities are available, whilst Solihull town centre with its unrivalled amenities is some 3½ miles distant (mileages and distances approximate).
Walsal End is a small rural hamlet, dominated by several Grade II listed timber framed buildings, which enjoy immense character and a pleasant rural atmosphere. So pleasant is the area that in 1991, Walsal End was designated and approved to be an area of conservation status.
Walsal End House comprises a very attractive and exceptionally appealing detached double fronted house offering most spacious five bedroom accommodation, which dates back some 400 years, and in fact the original main farmhouse in the vicinity.
The property contains some fine timber framing and many superb character features which include two magnificent Inglenook fireplaces to the dining room and sitting room. The property is set in lovely gardens and grounds which include an all weather tennis court. The property adjoins open farmland and is therefore in an excellent rural hamlet, whilst being easily accessible to the centres of Knowle, Hampton-in-Arden and Solihull.
The accommodation offers five excellent reception rooms which include character lounge, formal dining room, sitting room, good sized study, family room plus fitted kitchen, breakfast room, cloakroom and good sized laundry. On the first floor are four bedrooms, en suite bathroom and family bathroom, whilst to the second floor a fifth bedroom and a hobbies room/occasional bedroom six. The property has a delightful warm character ambience, which is further enhanced by the extensive surrounding gardens and grounds which include a side driveway with a detached double garage, thus making this a truly delightful family home.
The property is set back from the lane behind a lawned foregarden with flower borders, mellow brick wall with sandstone capping and pedestrian gate giving access to the front garden with herringbone pattern blue brick pathway, lawns to either side flanked by blue brick edging stones, inset flower borders and gravel pathways. The accommodation in detail is arranged as follows:-
Having black and terracotta patterned quarry tiled floor, two fitted side seats, half timbered walls and panelled Oak front door leading into:-
Having double radiator, exposed wall beams, understairs storage cupboard, wall light point and ledged and braced door leading into:-
delightful character lounge 5.26m(17'3'') x 4.73m(15'6'')
with superb half timbered walls, beamed ceiling, brick fireplace with fitted Godin Colonial wood burning stove set on a brick hearth, display shelf above and double door shelved storage cupboard to one side of the chimney breast. Three wall light points, double radiator and leaded light window to the front.
Excellent study 4.69m(15'5'') x 3.94m(12'11'')
with two double radiators, exposed wall and ceiling beams, internal feature leaded light window to the lounge, hardwood framed leaded light double glazed windows on three sides and double french doors with secondary glazing giving access to the gardens. Two wall light points, four spot light points and door leading into family room.
Dining room 5.22m(17'2'') x 4.62m(15'2'')
A magnificent room of immense character having heavily beamed ceiling and exposed wall timbers, fine inglenook fireplace with raised quarry tile hearth, curved brick chimney breast, fitted Jotul cast iron wood burning stove, fitted side seats, two built-in store cupboards, concealed lighting, beam above and display shelf over. Two wall light points, four spot light points, double and single radiators, hardwood framed leaded light window to the front and hardwood framed double glazed leaded light side window and built-in shelved china cupboard with old timber door.
Sitting room 5.30m(17'5'') x 5.01m(16'5'') into inglenook
having a superb wide Inglenook fireplace with raised quarry tiled hearth, old bread oven and arched recess, fitted wood burning stove, heavy beam over and concealed lighting. Three wall light points, four spot light points, two picture light points, double radiator, T.V. Aerial point, obscure glazed leaded light window to one side, beamed opening through into the breakfast room and Oak framed leaded light windows with oak framed matching door leading into:-
family room 4.81m(15'9'') x 4.11m(13'6'')
having high part beamed ceiling with three Velux double glazed roof lights, single radiator and two double radiators, four wall light points, two ceiling light points and leaded light double glazed french doors with matching side windows opening on to the terrace and gardens.
With a beamed opening dividing the breakfast area from the kitchen and comprising:-
kitchen 3.85m(12'8'') x 3.58m(11'9'')
having terracotta tiled floor, range of pine units with timber worktops and including inset stainless steel double drainer sink unit with cupboards below, corner pine housing unit with Bosch double oven, inset stainless steel Indesit four plate electric hob with heat resistant plate to one side and a circular stainless steel sink to the other. Space and plumbing for a dishwasher, space for a refrigerator, three quarter height shelved china/glass cupboard, ceramic tiled splashbacks to the rear of the work areas, secondary glazed leaded light windows with lovely views over the garden. Double radiator, exposed wall beams, recessed ceiling spotlights.
Breakfast area 3.73m(12'3'') x 2.49m(8'2'')
with matching terracotta tiled floor, exposed part timbered brickwork to one wall, exposed ceiling beams, recessed ceiling spotlights, double radiator and Oak framed leaded light windows overlooking the garden.
With terracotta tiled floor, Oak double door built-in wardrobe with adjacent shelved storage cupboard, beamed ceiling, ceiling spotlights and door to:-
spacious cloakroom 2.54m(8'4'') x 1.52m(5'0'')
with matching terracotta tiled floor, Victorian style suite in white with blue floral motifs and comprising, pedestal wash hand basin and low level W.C. Ceramic wall tiling to part to half height, radiator, Oak double door store/meter cupboard and Oak framed leaded light window to the rear.
Excellent laundry 7.02m(23'0'') x 2.23m(7'4'')
with terracotta tiled floor, range of fitted base cupboard and drawer units, inset stainless steel double drainer sink unit, space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, excellent range of base storage fitments and tall broom cupboard. Further double door built-in shoe cupboard, radiator, hardwood framed leaded light double glazed windows on two sides, pine panelled sloping ceiling with three large Velux double glazed roof lights. Two wall light points and two spot light track points. Door to outside and door to:-
Housing the oil-fired central heating boiler, fitted shelves and electric light.
Approached via a two way staircase from the Dining Room, with double radiator, exposed wall beams and additional landing area leading off with radiator, double door cloaks cupboard with hanging rail and adjacent double door linen cupboard with insulated hot water cylinder and slatted shelves. Two ceiling light points.
Beamed opening to:-
Having exposed wall beams, two wall light points, double radiator and hardwood framed leaded light double glazed side window.
Bedroom one 4.68m(15'4'') x 5.49m(18'0'')
with superb exposed wall and ceiling beams, old cast iron fire grate set in painted brick fire surround, three wall light points, two double radiators, hardwood framed leaded light window to the front and door to:-
en suite bathroom 3.99m(13'1'') x 2.80m(9'2'')
having a white suite comprising a shaped panelled bath with Triton T80 shower unit over and curved side shower screen. Ceramic tiled splashbacks, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin, mirror splashback to rear, light over, shaver point and cosmetic cupboards below. Low level W.C. And bidet. Three double door shelved cupboards/wardrobes with adjacent low level storage cupboard. Double radiator, hardwood framed leaded light double glazed side window with extensive countryside views.
Bedroom two 5.23m(17'2'') x 3.64m(11'11'')
with exposed wall and ceiling beams, pedestal wash hand basin, shaver point, two wall light points, two ceiling spot lights, Oak framed leaded light window to rear, double radiator and two Velux double glazed roof lights.
Bedroom three 4.88m(16'0'') into recess x 3.27m(10'9'')
with exposed wall beams, Oak framed leaded light window, two Velux double glazed roof lights, three wall light points, one ceiling light point and double and single door Oak fitted wardrobe with double door built in storage cupboard above. Further double door built-in storage cupboard.
Bedroom four 3.55m(11'8'') x 2.82m(9'3'')
having double and a single door fitted wardrobes with smaller storage cupboards above, exposed wall and ceiling beams, ceiling light point and spot light track point, radiator and hardwood framed leaded light windows on two sides.
Family bathroom 2.58m(8'6'') x 2.49m(8'2'')
having a white suite comprising fully tiled shower cubicle with Triton T100 shower unit, panelled cast iron bath, low level W.C., shaped pedestal wash hand basin, ceramic wall tiling to half height with tiled cosmetic shelf, double radiator, shaver point and leaded light windows.
A door and timber staircase give access to the:-
Which offers two rooms comprising:-
bedroom five 4.89m(16'1'') x 3.46m(11'4'')
with sloping ceilings, hardwood framed double glazed leaded light window to the gable end, exposed beams, ceiling light point and radiator.
Hobbies room/bedroom six 4.81m(15'9'') x 2.56m(8'5'')
with sloping ceilings, hardwood framed double glazed leaded light window to the gable end, ceiling light point and two double radiators.
To the right hand side of the property is a gravelled access driveway leading to the:-
double garage 5.24m(17'2'') x 8.59m(28'2'')
having up-and-over door to the front with power and lighting supply and substantial roof storage area above.
The heating oil storage tank is situated behind the garage.
There are paved terraces to both sides of the property and also to the rear, beyond which extends the extensive grounds which are laid mainly to lawn, interspersed with a variety of ornamental deciduous trees, evergreens and fruit trees. The garden is bounded by mature hedgerow adjoining open farmland. In addition, there is a newly surfaced all weather tennis court with mesh chain link fencing.
The successful purchaser of Walsal End House will have the option to purchase a further 8.1 acres of land adjacent to the property which comprises of pasture land and natural pond for the sum of £65, 000.
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.
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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. Carpets, curtains and light fittings by separate negotiation. Others, if any, are excluded.
Tenure: The property is Freehold with vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.
Services: Mains water and electricity are connected to the property. The drainage is to a private system. Central heating is by way of an oil fired system.
Local Authority: Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.
Postal Address: The correct postal address of the property is understood to be Walsal End House, Walsal End Lane, Hampton-in-Arden, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 0HX.
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: Proceeding into Knowle from the direction of Solihull along the Warwick Road, turn immediately left by the Wilsons Arms Public House into Hampton Road, towards Hampton-in-Arden. Carry on along Hampton Road for approximately one mile and continue passing the Eastcote crossroads and then take the next turning on the right into Walsal End Lane (no through road). Proceed down Walsal End Lane and Walsal End House will be found on the left hand side.
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