A fine family home, filled with charm and character, stunning gardens and grounds and indoor swimming pool.
ACCOMMODATION: Ground Floor: reception hall, drawing room, dining room, kitchen, breakfast room, games/billiard room, larder, utility room, two cloakrooms, indoor swimming pool with kitchenette, shower room and WC.
First Floor: master bedroom with dressing room and en suite shower room, four further bedrooms, three with en suite, family bathroom. Outside: attractive gardens and grounds, workshop and outbuildings.
In all about 0.4 hectares (0.87 acres)
Situation - Stonebank is situated in the highly sought after area of Botts Green in Over Whitacre. The property is well placed for Birmingham International and the NEC along with good access to the motorway network with the M6 (J4) just 6 miles away. The M42 (J6) is 9.5 miles away with links to the M1, M5, M6 Toll and M40.
For the commuter, a regular fast train service runs to London Euston from Birmingham International. Trains from Coleshill Parkway reach Birmingham New Street within approximately 18 minutes. Schools in the area include Solihull School, Edgbaston High School for Girls (Birmingham), King Edwards School for Boys (Birmingham), Milverton House Prep School (Nuneaton) and Rugby School.
Description Of Property - Originally thought to have been two cottages dating back to the 1700s, Stonebank now provides substantial accommodation of 6,919 square feet. Standing in lovely grounds, the property is of brick construction under a tiled roof. The house is full of character with beamed ceilings and oak ledged and braced doors. The front door opens into the reception hall with a cloakroom off and main staircase leading to the first floor. Leading from the reception hall is the drawing room, which has beamed ceiling and impressive inglenook fireplace with log burner, as well as the dining room, with dual aspect and again, lovely beamed ceiling.
Leading off from the dining room is the stunning kitchen, beautifully fitted by Osbornes of Ilkeston, with bespoke wood base and wall cupboards and matching island unit, all with lovely black marble work surfaces. Appliances include an oil fired four oven Aga with two oven Aga companion, Miele fridge, Miele dishwasher, instant hot/cold water tap, large sink unit, with Belfast sink, and smaller vegetable sink. There is also a built in TV.
Beyond the kitchen is the breakfast room, off which is a walk in pantry. An inner hall gives access to the utility room, second staircase, cloakroom and a useful room currently used for freezer storage. This leads to the games room with wooden flooring, air conditioning and French doors out on to the courtyard. On the first floor, the master bedroom has been well laid out with fitted wardrobes in the bedroom and a walk in wardrobe off the dressing area. There is air conditioning to the master bedroom and an en suite shower room. There are four further bedrooms, three of which have en suite facilities. Bedroom five has the added bonus of a study with eaves storage. Adjoining the west side of the house, beyond two workshops, is the indoor swimming pool, which has a kitchenette, shower room, WC and plant room.
Gardens And Grounds - The property is accessed from the lane, through electronically operated gates over a block paved driveway, which passes between areas of lawn to a parking and turning area and leads into a gated, paved courtyard. The mature gardens, which have been planted with a mixture of shrubs and trees, are delightful and lie to the front and rear of the house.
Within the rear west facing garden is a most attractive pond and recently installed decking area, which leads to a hot tub and a fabulous breeze house that offers wonderful space in which to entertain and enjoy gardens. The breeze house further benefits from having electricity connected along with heating and SKY television.
At the lower end of the garden there is a secure fenced area which contains a brick built barn and timber workshop, both of which benefit from having electricity and lighting connected. This area has been designed for and used by the present owners to keep chickens and ducks but would also lend itself to other uses.
Services - Mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage system. CCTV and security alarm.
Fixtures And Fittings - Only those items mentioned in the sales particulars are to be included in the sale price. All others are specifically excluded but may be available by separate arrangement.
Directions - From the M6 (J4) take the A446 north signposted towards Lichfield. At the second roundabout take the B4114 signposted to Coleshill town centre. At the crossroads in the centre of Coleshill, go straight on and follow the B4114 to Furnace End. At the crossroads turn left onto the B4098 signposted Tamworth. After a short distance turn right into Pound Lane and then left into Botts Green Lane. Stonebank will be found after a short distance on the left hand side.
Distances - Coleshill 5 miles
Sutton Coldfield 13 miles
Central Birmingham 15 miles
Solihull 15 miles
M6 (J4) 6 miles
M42 (J6) 9.5 miles
Birmingham International/NEC 10 miles
Terms - Tenure: We are verbally advised that the property is Freehold
Local authority: Warwickshire County Council
Tax band: H
Viewings - All viewings of Stonebank are strictly by prior appointment with agents Aston Knowles [use Contact Agent Button].
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