4-bedroom detached house sold subject to contract
Widney Lane, Solihull, B91 3LD - Asking Price £850,000
- ENTRANCE VESTIBULE - RECEPTION HALL
- GUEST BATHROOM - GUEST CLOAKROOM
- SITTING ROOM
- SUBSTANTIAL FAMILY LIVING ROOM/FULLY INTEGRATED KITCHEN WITH A CONTEMPORARY LOG BURNER, VAULTED CEILING AND BIFOLD DOORS
- FITTED PANTRY KITCHEN
- LAUNDRY ROOM - UTILITY ROOM
- 4 BEDROOMS (1 WITH MEZZANINE) - 3 EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOMS
- DRESSING ROOM
- SECOND FLOOR BATHROOM WITH EN-SUITE BEDROOM
- GAS CENTRAL HEATING - UNDERFLOOR HEATING TO GROUND AND 1ST FLOOR
- DOUBLE GLAZING
- PRIVATE REAR GARDEN WITH RAISED DECKED PATIO
- DRIVEWAY PARKING FOR MULTIPLE VEHICLES
- 3 STOREY - FREEHOLD
- IN EXCESS OF 2,500 SQ FT
147 Widney Road is a most handsome, traditional, 3 storey, 4 bedroom, 3 en-suite, detached, family residence, having been thoughtfully, substantially and expensively extended and refurbished by the present owners and presented in a totally unique, homage boutique style to the very highest standards throughout.
Being set back on an imposing plot and enjoying a most convenient situation in this highly desirable residential area, this impressive family residence, which extends to over 2,500 square feet, demands an early internal viewing to fully appreciate the spacious, highly specified, accommodation on offer.
Solihull’s name is commonly thought to have derived from the position of its parish church, St Alphege, on a ‘soily’ hill. It is the most affluent town of the West Midlands, and one of the most affluent areas in the UK outside London.
The town is noted for its historic architecture, which includes surviving examples of timber framed Tudor style houses and shops. The historic Solihull School dates from 1560 (although not on its present site) and the aforementioned Grade 1 listed, red sandstone, parish church of St. Alphege, dates from a similar period and is a large and handsome example of English Gothic church architecture, with a traditional spire 168 feet high, making it visible from a great distance.
Lying at the heart of the West Midlands motorway network, Solihull is one of the best connected towns in the country. Bordered by the M6 and the M40 and split by the M42, which divides the urban centre of the borough from the rural south and east and being linked to European and global markets by Birmingham International Airport. It therefore has significant geographic and infrastructural advantages, being situated 7.5 miles southeast of Birmingham, 18 miles northwest of Warwick and 110 miles northwest of London.
The town centre boasts a bustling high street and the enviable shopping and entertainment complex, Touchwood, containing multiple well known retail outlets, a huge variety restaurants and bars and a multi-screen cinema showing the very latest releases. It also enjoys over 1,500 acres of green space including Elmdon, Malvern and Brueton parks, which offer plenty of family recreational facilities and ornamental gardens to walk in, to the wilder Babs Mill Local Nature Reserve with its lake, river and fishing areas.
Additionally the borough benefits from a number of outstanding state schools, including Tudor Grange and Arden academies, as well as a variety of well-regarded independent schools, with the historic, ISI ‘excellent’ rated, Solihull School being one of the most highly respected within the country.
Since being built in 1959 this home has only had two owners - and when you get a sense of the house and location you’ll understand why. Looking out the front of the house we have a lovely view of a small coppice, owned and maintained by Solihull School. Just beyond the coppice is Hillfield park and a 10minute walk around the corner is Tudor Grange Park - so there are plenty of green spaces for children and pets alike. Fine dining and smashing pubs are also within walking distance. The locally famous ‘The Farm Inn’ for its fabulous food and ‘The Fieldhouse’ with its roaring fires and hospitality are both an easy stroll away. You can walk to Solihull, Shirley and the local business park in less than half an hour. Additionally, there are a great many sporting centres, tennis clubs, football clubs and for the keen golfer, the house in right in the middle of five golf clubs, including the highly regarded Robin Hood and Copt Heath Golf Clubs. Superb shopping is available with the local Touchwood centre and further afield the Birmingham Bullring. The road and rail networks are second to none, train stations can be reached on foot and the motorway network is on the doorstep. Outstanding schooling is minutes away with exceptional Public and Private schools and eight Grammar schools to choose from. The location of this home really is perfect. From the moment we viewed this house it felt like a wonderful, warm family home with beautiful bones, although dated, we all saw ourselves living here. Over our time here we have completely transformed the space and hopefully kept that same special feeling when you walk through the door. We have significantly extended and upgraded this home, with careful consideration to modern family living. All six washrooms have either Kohler or Utopia sanitaryware, there are stunning glass basins and rain-head showers, every detail meticulously considered. Wirelessly controlled underfloor heating on the ground and first floors makes temperature control easy from room to room. CAT5 cable is installed to both the main living rooms and all bedrooms, enabling hardwired internet direct to your smart TV. Another lovely feature is the bluetooth speaker system, giving options for ambient, relaxing music or change the playlist for entertaining and parties. The living/dining space is made cosy with a stunning double sided Stovax inset log burner. Serving both the lounge side and the formal dining area. The kitchen has top appliances, built in separate fridge and freezer, 2 slide and hide Neff ovens, five ring hob, and even the Bosch dishwasher can be controlled from your phone. Personally I like my ornaments on display but not my countertop appliances - so the pantry kitchen is perfect to hide them away. It’s a much used space, for tea and toast, smoothies and soups, casseroles and bread alike with space for a second large fridge. The other two rooms we find incredibly useful are the boot room and the laundry room. With teenagers in the house they are invaluable for washing rugby boots in the purpose built boot/welly/pet shower and keeping the mountains of laundry out of the rest of the house. The smaller of the two downstairs powder rooms perfectly serves the back garden, which has a modern bohemian style. There’s a large wrap around deck with a BBQ entertaining area to the side of the house, this could easily house a hot tub if you so desired. The rest of the garden has many little seating areas for morning coffee or relaxed drinks by the fire pit, there’s even an outdoor cinema and swing bed. A true entertaining garden. Open up the bi-fold doors and the house and garden combine to become the most incredible space. We use the front room as an office come game room, but it could easily be a downstairs fifth bedroom if your family is larger. The exquisite bathroom across the hall, with its large walk in shower, makes it an ideal area to be a grandparents zone or even a guest suite. My favourite room in the house is the loft room - or as we call it “the hideaway”. It’s used as the master suite and is very quirky but elegantly glamorous. The space is so flexible and could be used as a private place for an older child still at home, or it could even be completely closed off from the main house and turned into an Airbnb with its own rear access. The whole house has been styled and designed using Farrow and Ball colours and high end materials used throughout. There are many surprises as you walk around and there are lots of special and unique touches that need to be seen in person to be appreciated.
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