Oldwich Lane East, Fen End, Kenilworth

Offers In Region Of - £675,000

Detached House

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A rare opportunity to acquire this unique, semi-rural detached 3 / 4 bedroom home. Formally the village post office. Offering generous accommodation, stunning countryside views, tranquil living and a flexible downstairs Annexe with wet room. Large garden, balcony, generous parking and easy reach of local villages and towns.

PROPERTY IN BRIEF

Ginger are pleased to present this stunning character home. A rare opportunity to purchase a really comfortable and unique home. Approx. 117 years of age. Located in a semi-rural position, however, is only a short distance from Chadwick End, Balsall Common and surrounding towns. There are numerous local pubs and restaurants around and you are also within easy reach of major roads, motorways and air links.

The double fronted property is full of charm as you view from the roadside, and being the old Post Office still retaining the 'post box red' front door. The ground floor accommodation is generous, a welcoming sitting room as you enter the home, a middle and adaptable living space, separate dining room with garden views, a more formal living room and a kitchen/utility area. Furthermore, there is a downstairs flexible space whether as an office or as a fourth ground floor bedroom/annexe providing the benefit of a wet room.

Upstairs, the property enjoys three good sized bedrooms and a large family bathroom featuring period Victorian style fitments. The main bedroom is set at the rear of the house and boasts a large balcony which is perfect for sitting out with your morning coffee and croissant, or with a good glass of something to watch the sun go down.

Outside, the property offers generous parking to the front, a delightful fore-garden with block paved pathway, and to the rear, a simply delightful landscaped rear garden, being completely private and having field views and onwards looking into the countryside.

SELLER'S COMMENTS

"I like that the house has character and history and lots of different spaces, which works particularaly well when I am entertaining. I will miss the house and garden, they have always felt calm and safe. Most of all, I will miss the view over the garden and fields when I draw back my curtains in the morning, and the most wonderful sunsets that can be seen from the rear of the house. I will miss the experience of the complete silence that the countryside brings".

APPROACH

This property is simply stunning. Highview was the original village Post Office and still retains the postbox red front door. The moment you pull up outside the property you can see the character and charm that this home offers and presenting a double fronted period property having a delightful landscaped fore-garden with block paved pathway to the front door and a pebble area for parking to the side, future-ready with a helpful EV car charging point. The property is also screened by a picket fence which adds further charm to the home and having a gate to side for access to the rear garden. This is a really exciting property.

LIVING SPACES

Welcome inside this stunning home. The moment you step through the postbox red front door you find yourself in the super comfortable sitting room. We know that the moment you cross the threshold you will appreciate the charm and the immediate period features of the home. The room is stylishly presented with a light and in-period decor, boasting tall ceilings, coving and a dado rail running around the room. Your eyes are drawn immediately to the period fireplace being beautifully carved and providing a real-log burning fire opportunity. The one side of the room has a feature bay window with useful storage underneath and the perfect spot for your photos or flowers. The room is beautifully finished with solid oak flooring which continues through the rear of the home. This room is a really comfortable space having dual aspect windows to ensure plenty of natural light while providing a comfortable space to sit with friends to socialise, or just a simple comfortable room to relax.

Let’s take you deeper into the property. The door then leads in to this adaptable sitting room which offers many uses, maybe as a quiet reading room, a relaxing breakfast room or just simply a quiet space to sit and relax with a couple of soft lounging chairs. The room is beautifully styled also having dado rail around with a double glazed window to the side elevation, a central heating radiator sat under as well as there being a useful store cupboard. A door leads through to the kitchen and dining area.

The rear dining room is a real treat boasting sliding patio doors to enjoy the delightful view of the landscaped rear garden and patio as soon as you enter. This room is perfect for a family sized dining table, being cleverly placed between the kitchen and the formal living room. The wooden floors continue through from the middle room adding that sense of character as well as there being feature beams, twin ceiling lights and central heating radiator.

The formal living room is set off the dining area and provides generous accommodation. Brightly and neutrally presented enjoying a feature real fireplace with surround. There is plenty of floor area for your multiple chairs or sofas. To the rear of the room are sliding patio doors which open out into the garden. Perfect for opening out in the warmer months and with the patio doors in the dining room really opens out the rear of this property on those sunny days when entertaining friends and family. This is a lovely room, one that you may find you use more for formal occasions, but is adaptable whether you have children who may want this room as their own living room also having two central heating radiators and ceiling lighting.

The kitchen is full of character and charm and in keeping with the property. The kitchen has been separated into three areas, the main cooking/ cleaning side of the kitchen which is at the front of the property providing a good compliment of cream shaker-style wall and base units with contrasting granite surfaces, a period ceramic sink and drainer with chrome mixer tap and flexi-hose as well as a NEFF built-in dishwasher to the side. There’s also low-level heating and space for your free-standing cooker with extractor hood over. The breakfast bar perfect for your morning toast and coffee with additional cupboards, bookshelves and wine rack.

As you leave towards the rear of the kitchen there are further kitchen cupboards for storage, work-surface space and a window to the rear elevation with sliding patio doors to the side. Again, as we discussed, the dining room, living room and the kitchen all open out at the rear. The kitchen area has a good supply of power points for smaller appliances as well as an opening into the utility. This space is perfect for your cake baking.

A utility is always popular in a family home having a good supply of storage, a Belfast-style sink with contrasting granite work-surfaces and a double glazed window to the rear elevation looking into the garden. There is plumbing in the utility for your white goods as well as a central heating radiator and LED ceiling spotlights.

The property has been extended many years back to provide this additional ground floor Annexe area. Currently being used as an office by the owner, however, will easily lend itself to bedroom number four particularly as it has the benefit of an en-suite wet room should you require a bedroom on the ground floor, maybe for an elderly member of the family or somebody with disabilities, then this would make for an excellent self-contained bedroom. The room is a great size offering a large window to the front elevation with opening lights and provides plenty of space for your bedroom furniture, office furniture as you will see, or would make for an additional sitting room/games room for the kids.

The en-suite wet room has an electric shower with curtain, as well as a WC with dual flush and a corner hand wash basin with individual taps. There’s also a central heating radiator, assistance rails, extractor and ceiling light.

BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS

Welcome upstairs. The landing is neutrally presented with slightly contrasting carpets and gives access to all three bedrooms and the family bathroom. In addition, there is access into the loft space, ceiling light and staircase. We are advised the loft is fully boarded, insulated and has a ligh and laddert.

The main bedroom is a real treat and a superb surprise the moment you step through the door. Boasting French UPVC partially glazed doors leading out to the rear balcony presenting a stunning view, not only of the beautifully kept garden but also of the surrounding fields and countryside. This really is idyllic to wake up to in the morning and sit outside on the sunny day with your coffee and croissant, and whilst enjoying the west-facing aspect is also the perfect place at the end of the day to watch the sunset.

The main bedroom is a nice size, accommodating your large bed and boasting tall ceilings, in character with the age of the property and a good compliment of built-in wardrobes and dressing unit in between. The bedroom also provides good space for your bedside tables as well as having both ceiling and wall lighting. There’s also a central heating radiator with thermostatic control.

Bedroom number two is located at the front of the house, again, the moment you step inside looking through the double glazed window to the front elevation into fields opposite. It is really private. The bedroom is neutrally presented with contrasting carpets and boasting a feature fireplace adding further character to the room. The tall ceilings really give a sense of space, ceiling coving and tall skirting boards all deliver charm, where the floor area provides good space for a double bed and your free-standing furniture either side of the chimney breast. There is also a central heating radiator with thermostatic control and ceiling light.

Bedroom number three is spacious, lovely and bright, again enjoying those tall ceilings, skirting boards and boasting a large double glazed window to the front elevation enjoying that countryside view. The bedroom also has a feature fireplace just like the second bedroom. This room provides good floor area for your large bed, accompanying furniture and space either side of the chimney breast for your free-standing wardrobes and storage.

All of the bedrooms are full of character and charm, spacious and surrounded on either aspect with countryside. This really adds to the character and emphisises the idyllic setting of this home.

The bathroom is a superb size and is in keeping with the character and offers many period features. The Victorian style Bloomsbury suite provides everything you should require, including a toilet, bidet, pedestal period wash basin with Victorian taps and a gorgeous free-standing roll top bath with Victorian mixer tap and hand-held shower attachment. Furthermore, there is a corner shower cubicle with sliding doors and a mains-fed control. This bathroom is absolutely stunning and offering a considered finish with floor and wall tiling in keeping with the period. There is a frosted double glazed window to the rear elevation which opens and also benefiting from an airing cupboard providing good storage and home to the boiler, timer and alarm panel. The boiler is approximately 12 years old, is on a service plan and serviced in December 2022.

OUTSIDE SPACES

This semi-rural property is surrounded by countryside and perfect if you enjoy your walks, cycles or just like the peace and quiet that comes with living in such a location. Another delight to the property is the rear landscaped garden which provides a westerly-facing aspect and delightful views into the adjoining fields. Lifting your gaze as you look further into the delights of the farmlands and countryside. The garden is beautifully presented and landscaped, well maintained and has the advantage of a generous lawn area, greenhouse, shed, and a vegetable growing plot with soft fruit cage. Furthermore, the patio is perfect for outdoor dining furniture and barbecue, particularly as it can be accessed from both the kitchen, dining room, or the rear living room through the sliding patio doors. To the rear of the property is a delightful summer house which is perfect for that quiet moment and placed next to the fields, it’s just a stunning and relaxing space to spend your time. There is access along the side of the property leading to the front for taking out your garden rubbish.

USEFUL INFORMATION

We are advised this property is Freehold, please seek confirmation from your legal representative.

Current utilities ( MArch 2023) Annual electricity £ 1376
Annual gas April 22-Mar 23 £2073
Annual Water 23/24 £311
Council tax £2747 Band F- Solihull MBC

We are advised the council tax is band F and payable to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.

Ginger have not checked appliances nor have we seen sight of any building regulations or planning permissions. You should take guidance from your legal representative before purchasing any property.

Room sizes and property layout are presented in good faith as a guide only. Although we have taken every step to ensure the plans are as accurate as possible, you must rely on your own measurements or those of your surveyor. Not every room is accounted for when giving the total floor space. Dimensions are generally taken at the widest points.

All information we provide is in good faith and as a general guide to the property. Subjective comments in these descriptions imply the opinion of the selling agent at the time these details were prepared. However, the opinions of a purchaser may differ. the seller has approved the details.