Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common
- An exciting opportunity to acquire a large 5 bedroom detached property
- Highly sought-after location in popular village
- Large living room, separate dining room plus two further reception rooms
- Large kitchen/ breakfast space with log burner
- Master bedroom with large ensuite
- Second bedroom with recently re-fitted ensuite
- Large conservatory with patio doors
- Beautiful front and rear gardens with long driveway and tiered patios
- Double garage, outbuildings and summerhouses
- No upward chain
A rare opportunity to acquire a beautifully presented 5 bedroom detached property set within a large plot (0.66 acre approx.) on this premier address in Balsall Common. Benefiting from kitchen/breakfast, four reception rooms, 4 bathrooms, conservatory and stunning gardens. Long driveway leading to double garage and outbuildings.
BALSALL COMMON Balsall Common offers a superb village community surrounded by beautiful countryside and offering a wealth of excellent local amenities. It is a desirable village located 7 miles from Solihull centre. There is a regular bus and train service, which affords easy access to Coventry, Solihull, Leamington Spa, Birmingham and London.
Balsall Common offers outstanding schooling for all age groups, with local schools having academy status and fantastic Ofsted standings. The village is located within easy reach of motorway networks, Birmingham International Airport, International train station and the National Exhibition Centre.
Balsall Common has a well-established community, with a huge choice of community groups and sports activities for all interests and age groups. If walking is your favourite pastime, there is an abundance of public footpaths. Love cycling? There are stacks of routes you can take. The village offers a good selection of shops including restaurants, coffee shops, convenience stores, hair dressers, vets & health services.
ELM CROFT IN BRIEF This is a wonderful home located in a most desirable location. Not only does this property offer an abundance of accommodation, the current owners have considered the external layout too, offering larger than usual double garage, outbuildings and a number of timber construction storage spaces, all located to the far corner and screened out of view of the main residence.
The ground floor delivers fantastic accommodation as expected from a property of this calibre. The layout of this home has been thoughtfully and simplistically designed, making perfect sense with it's practical and spacious layout and high coved ceilings throughout. The large hallway allows easy access around the property of which delivers a large kitchen/breakfast room with a beautiful dual-fuel log burner in the breakfast space, large conservatory, study, utility room, large dining room with patio doors, spacious living room with large patio doors, family room, handy workshop/craft room space to side and stylishly presented downstairs cloakroom.
The first floor offers Master bedroom with large en-suite, second bedroom also having en-suite shower room and further three double bedrooms and family bathroom.
One of the key features of this property is the abundance of natural light delivered via the large windows throughout the home. This is a spacious, bright and practical family home with outdoor lifestyle at it's heart. The tiered patio areas stretch across the rear of the property and there are large gardens, summer houses and pond. This home works really well.
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SELLER'S THOUGHTS Our family have grown up here in the 27 years we have owned this property and now it's time to move on. We've loved the light and airy feel to every room and the way that the sun fills the house, particularly later in the day. Glasses of wine on the patio often led to all night barbeques. It's been great!
APPROACH This imposing property is set back and secluded from the road side. When you travel through the farmhouse style gates you are welcomed by a beautifully landscaped fore-garden and large staggered driveway offering a number of parking spaces. The driveway then continues along the side of the grounds leading down to the double garage, outbuildings and carport, also affording more parking space.
PORCH 7' 4" x 3' 8" (2.25m x 1.14m) A brick and timber constructed storm porch with pitch tiled roof, providing a warm welcome to this impressive home.
HALLWAY 21' 10" x 11' 4" (6.66m x 3.46m) max dimensions As you step inside this home through the front door which boasts a pair of leaded, stained glass windows, you are welcomed by a beautifully styled entrance hallway. Freshly presented with a warm olive shade decor separated by a bright gloss dado rail and neutral carpet.
This is a lovely, light space having solid cherry wood internal doors with half glazed panels allowing plenty of natural light to spread around the home. The solid oak winding staircase has a useful storage cupboard underneath.
This home offers a straight-forward and practical layout where the hallway affords easy access to the key rooms.
CLOAKROOM 6' 7" x 4' 4" (2.03m x 1.34m) Recently refitted pearl style 'Ideal standard' white suite, affording washbasin with chrome furniture, W.C and matching chrome towel rail. Stylishly complimented with patterned tiling and contrasting border. Single radiator and ceiling spot lights keeping this space warm and bright.
FAMILY ROOM 9' 4" x 12' 0" (2.86m x 3.66m) This is a great space, perfect for a relaxed family room/snug or could be used as a great space for the younger members of the family to enjoy. Having a wonderful view out across the front garden through the large leaded window that stretches almost the full width of the room. A neutrally-presented room, having the benefit of a tall ceiling delivering that important sense of space, tall skirting boards and dado rail. A spacious, useful and classic room.
LIVING ROOM 19' 5" x 14' 0" (5.94m x 4.27m) A large living room set to the rear of the home with a number of features. This is a wonderful space, perfect for formal entertaining or relaxing with the family, talking through your day.
Two features that make this room special, firstly, the central feature is the beautifully hand-crafted period fireplace with open fire tastefully complimented by the slate hearth. Imagine you and your loved ones snuggled up on the sofa enjoying the crackle and pops of a real fire at winter time. Perfect.
The second feature of this room will be most enjoyed during the summertime. The patio doors stretch across the rear of this space affording a beautiful view of the large rear gardens and giving easy access to step out onto the patio area. The sunny days at Elm Croft will be a fantastic experience. This room has been freshly decorated with a neutral style decor. Wall lights and opulent ceiling rose compliment the classic style to this room.
The dining room, living room and side workshop/craft room have internal doors linking each space.
DINING ROOM 11' 5" x 14' 0" (3.50m x 4.27m) Large dining space, perfect for formal dining or large family gathering. Offering that wonderful view out into the rear garden with the key feature being the sliding patio door leading onto the main patio area. The tall ceiling with coving, dado rail, ceiling rose and natural decor delivers a sense of class and space to this dining room. The two, partially glazed internal doors afford access to the hallway and living room.
CRAFT ROOM 13' 5" x 5' 11" (4.09m x 1.81m) Located to the side of the property off the living room and having side window, additional window to front elevation and rear external solid wood door leading out to garden. This space currently supports the owners hobbies and works really well as a crafts room or could be easily adapted to a snug. At present, there is an abundance of base units and worktop, loft space and practical vinyl flooring.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 21' 2" x 15' 5" (6.47m x 4.72m) widest dimensions The perfect family kitchen/breakfast room. What makes this breakfast area super-special is the recessed dual-fuel log burner. This is a wonderful feature; you can sit around the breakfast table or, as the current owners have done, place an armchair to one side of the fireplace and admire the view out to the garden, enjoying a good book and homely mug of tea. What a fantastic feature-we love it.
The kitchen area is suitably equipped with a range of Shaker style cream wall and base units with contrasting work surface. Additionally, there is a central island with built-in under-worktop storage. A perfect place to sit around with a glass of wine or carrying out some work on your laptop. The kitchen offers provision for single-width free-standing cooker and dishwasher.
The washing-up area looks out through the kitchen window where you can enjoy the most peaceful view out to the garden. The rear door gives access to the conservatory which, in turn, has patio doors leading outside. This is the most relaxing and practical space, beautifully lit by natural light and a real country home feel.
CONSERVATORY 11' 0" x 11' 11" (3.36m x 3.64m) A most delightful space to relax and enjoy this view of the extensive garden. Having the benefit of double patio doors leading outside, useful storage cupboard, continuation of the terracotta style floor tiling, roof blinds to deliver shade, when needed, with central ceiling fan and light to keep you cool. The conservatory has two radiators, making this a useful space all year round.
STUDY 13' 2" x 9' 1" (4.03m x 2.77m) Work from home or need some study space, Well, Elm Croft has your work/study life taken care of. Located off the kitchen/breakfast room is the perfect location to keep you from temptation of watching the TV in the living room, but handy to the kitchen. Having built in storage and workspace with a view over the fore-garden, enabling a relaxing and well organised space to work.
UTILITY ROOM 8' 5" x 6' 10" (2.57m x 2.09m) This utility delivers good working space, plenty of storage, clothes drying rack on pulley system and provision for your washing machine and fridge freezer. There is a sink with mixer tap and the utility is home to the Glow-worm boiler. Having a lovely view which makes doing the chores as enjoyable as can be. The internal door is panelled frosted glass allowing natural light into the kitchen space too.
LANDING 34' 3" x 9' 8" (10.45m x 2.95m) narrows to 1.07m As you work your way up the winding staircase you are greeted by this spacious and welcoming area. The landing stretches along the property, and like the ground floor, the upstairs affords a simple layout delivering a number of large rooms and a sense of space and light.
You will find a useful linen cupboard with double doors, being well organised for all your towels and bedsheets. Another superb feature of this space is the seating area affording a wonderful view through the large landing window. We feel it is an ideal space to simply take time out, sit back and read a book admiring the view outside. Most relaxing. The second loft can be accessed from this space.
MASTER BEDROOM 13' 5" x 14' 0" (4.11m x 4.29m) A wonderful space boasting a fantastic view over the rear gardens. The window stretches most the way across, delivering a shower of natural light. Being south-westerly facing, you can enjoy watching the sun set. This large Master bedroom offers plenty of space for your furniture and large bed. It has the benefit of built-in double wardrobes with additional cupboard space above. The décor is eloquent and warm, stylishly divided by dado rail and topped with coving with a comfortable light shade carpet. This is a lovely space and benefits from a large en-suite. There is access to the loft space from here too.
MASTER EN-SUITE 7' 10" x 11' 8" (2.40m x 3.57m) A large and very well equipped en-suite, having the benefit of wood panelled bath, separate modern corner shower with contemporary glass shower screen and chrome fitments, W.C and bidet all with Victorian style taps and handles. The feature of this en-suite is the sizable vanity unit with large wash basin surrounded by plenty of shelving, storage, shaver point and large mirror. This room also benefits from large heated towel rail and separate radiator. The view is also undisturbed with clear glass to give views over the rear secluded garden, a real delight to start your day.
FAMILY BATHROOM 11' 9" x 6' 11" (3.59m x 2.11m) As to be expected, a large family bathroom having both bath, w.c and separate shower. Stylish presented with contrasting wall tiles, tiled border and beautiful solid wood varnished flooring. A white, fresh suite with chrome fitments. A handy vanity unit perfect for hiding your toiletries away. There is a heated towel rail and separate radiator.
BEDROOM TWO 15' 1" x 12' 5" (4.61m x 3.81m) narrowing to 2.45m A large bedroom having the advantage of second en-suite. This is a lovely bright room thanks to the large window offering that wonderful view over the rear garden. There is a built-in, double size wardrobe with sliding doors. Stylishly decorated with dado rail and coving, adding those stylish final touches.
SECOND EN-SUITE 8' 7" x 5' 6" (2.62m x 1.69m) Being recently refitted and boasting a modern and stylish design with a fresh white suite comprising W.C, wash basin and corner shower with glass shower screen. Beautifully finished with marble effect wall tiles, laminate flooring, shaver point and heated towel rail.
BEDROOM THREE 9' 4" x 12' 0" (2.87m x 3.66m) Located at the front of the property this spacious double bedroom offers the advantage of built-in wardrobe with sliding doors. A neutrally presented space with feature wall colouring, dado rail, coving and that stunning view over the front gardens. Being set to the front you will enjoy the sun rise, what a perfect way to awake.
BEDROOM FOUR 12' 11" x 9' 10" (3.95m x 3.01m) Another double bedroom enjoying that wonderful view of the gardens. Light décor with contrasting carpet. Radiator and ceiling light.
BEDROOM FIVE 9' 1" x 13' 3" (2.77m x 4.05m) This bedroom delivers great space. Perfect floor space for bed, wardrobe and units. A lovely view over the front garden and enabling you to start your day with a beautiful sunrise in this stunning address.
GARDENS AND OUTBUILDINGS This is an impressive property on a premier address within Balsall Common. With such a property you would rightly expect stunning landscaped gardens and resting areas. You will not be disappointed here. The property's front and rear elevations benefit from the sun rise and sun set respectively with the sun crossing over the property, settling over the rear patio.
The property is tucked away behind a tall hedge making this home private. The front gardens stretch the full width of the property and offers plenty of parking spaces. There is a large lawn area too with a number of flower bed, trees and shrubbery.
The driveway continues along the side of the property to the rear where you will find further parking space, larger than usual double garage, carport and brick built outbuildings. There is also an extended shed which is currently being used as a craft room. For sure there is an abundance of parking, storage and work space.
The driveway is kept segregated from the main residence with an elegantly designed curved wall which wraps itself back around into a pond and raised patio area, breaking the rear space up beautifully. The rear garden offers a large lawn area, tiered patio areas, all easily accessed via the conservatory, dining room, living room and craft room. This property really opens up during those warm sunny days and delivers a large, varied outside space.
Further in the garden you will discover raised brick built bedding areas with blue brick toppings and the footpath leads you to one of the summer houses. Towards the bottom of the garden you have the pergola leading through to the garage and outbuilding area.
To the front side of the property is a shed construction with provision for washing machine and extra storage. (Approx 3.04m x 2.3m)
This outdoor space is very secluded, private and perfect for the large family within a safe setting for the younger members of the family to enjoy. Should you need good garaging and workspace then this property delivers that too.
DOUBLE GARAGE 19' 0" x 19' 0" (5.8m x 5.8m) Extra large double garage with roller shutters and window to side.
TECHNICAL DETAILS We are advised this property is freehold, please seek confirmation from your legal representative. The majority of the property is double glazed and is fully gas centrally heated.
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- Berkswell Train station affording acces to Birningham ( 22mins), Coventry ( approx 15 mins)
- Birmingham International station is on London line
- Tile Hill Station
- Easy access to M6, M42, M40, M1- easy reach to Gaydon, Wellsbourne for JLR
- Kenilworth, Knowle & Solihull Town within easy reach
- Birmingham International Airport & train station only 8 mins by train
- Kenilworth, Royal Leamington Spa and Warwick Town
- Berkswell / Meriden & Hampton in Arden close by
- National Exhibition Centre
- Close to JLR Fen End
- Variety of Village shops, Coffee shops and mini-supermarkets
- Medical Centre Doctors, Dentist & opticians
- Centre Stage Drama Group
- Large number of community groups and classes
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Our family have grown up here in the 27 years we have owned this property and now it’s time to move on. We’ve loved the light and airy feel to every room and the way that the sun fills the house, particularly later in the day. Glasses of wine on the patio often led to all night barbeques. It’s been great!
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