This beautiful attached 4 BED BARN CONVERSION occupies a most attractive position is this desirable rural location, with STUNNING GARDENS & GROUNDS, offering a square footage of approximately 1948sq.ft. Viewing is absolutely essential. EP Rating: D
Reception/Dining Hall, Sitting Room, Breakfast Kitchen, Utility Room, Ground Floor Shower Room, Galleried Landing, Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom, Bedroom Three with En Suite Shower Room, Two Further Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Double Garage, Extensive Gardens & Grounds.
From Junction 2 on the M42 motorway head northwards on the A441 towards Birmingham. Proceed straight ahead on the A441 over the roundabout and shortly afterwards turn right into Ash Lane adjacent to the petrol station. Follow the lane for about a third of a mile and turn left into Stonehouse Lane. Swallows Fold can be found on the right hand side.
Swallows Fold is one of a small number of dwellings situated in Stonehouse Lane which lies on the edge of the village of Hopwood in a quite beautiful rural location with open countryside to both front and rear. From this stunning setting it is difficult to believe how convenient the position is. Barnt Green and Alvechurch villages are both about two miles away with their excellent shopping centres and other amenities including post office, doctors and dental surgeries, train services and schools. The property lies about a mile from junction 2 of the M42 motorway bringing many parts of the country within easy reach, particularly Solihull, the NEC, Birmingham International Railway Station and Birmingham Airport.
Hopwood lies about eleven miles to the south of Birmingham City Centre amidst greenbelt countryside. Stonehouse Lane is a haven for wildlife and perfect for walkers with footpaths close by leading to wild flower meadows. There are a wide range of sporting amenities in the area including golf, tennis, badminton, squash, cricket and rugby.
Local centres include Birmingham - 11 miles; Bromsgrove - 8 miles; Stratford upon Avon - 20 miles; Worcester - 21 miles; Birmingham International Airport/NEC/Railway Station - 15 miles and M40 - 9 miles.
This delightful barn conversion is full of character with its exposed beams and brickwork and is set in stunning gardens and grounds.
The property is entered by a solid wood door having two full height double glazed panels to either side and opens into the beautiful RECEPTION/DINING HALL which has a fabulous stone floor and a useful built-in store cupboard. Opposite the entrance door is a range of full height double glazed windows with door opening onto the gravelled courtyard and views of the neighbouring countryside. A natural wood open tread half turn staircase rises to the first floor accommodation.
Continuing to the right we find the SITTING/DINING ROOM being a most attractive light and airy room with two double glazed windows to either side and double glazed patio doors opening onto the terrace and giving views of the garden and fields beyond. This lovely room has exposed beams and brickwork, and a superb feature brick built fireplace with wooden beam mantle together with a cast iron wood burning fire .
Going back through the Reception/Dining Hall is the BREAKFAST KITCHEN. The Kitchen is fitted with an excellent range of base cupboards and drawers with open display shelving, wicker basket drawers and matching wall cupboards with plate racks, open display shelving and china display cabinets. There is space for a Rangemaster style oven, plumbing for dishwasher, recess for fridge freezer, inset one and a half bowl sink unit with tiling to splash backs, two double glazed windows looking out over the rear courtyard and to the views beyond and a further double glazed window looks over the front courtyard. There is space for a breakfast table and a door leading into the Utility Room
The UTILITY ROOM is fitted with cupboards and shelving matching those in the Kitchen and inset into the work surfacing is a stainless steel single bowl sink unit. There is plumbing for a washing machine and space for further appliances and a floor mounted central heating boiler. On one side the hardwood double glazed door opens onto the REAR COURTYARD and to the other side we find the GROUND FLOOR SHOWER ROOM.
The SHOWER ROOM is fitted with a suite comprising of WC, wash hand basin set into Vanity Unit and walk-in shower cubicle. There is tiling to half height on all walls and an obscure double glazed window.
The FIRST FLOOR GALLERIED LANDING is a lovely light and generous space and the character of the barn is shown by the exposed beams, open ceilings and exposed brickwork. Either side of the Landing are a range of double glazed windows and there is ample space to use this as another room, perhaps a study as demonstrated by the current owners.
The MASTER BEDROOM SUITE can be found at the far end of the barn conversion and enjoys superb views over the neighbouring fields and open countryside. This is again a lovely light room with double glazed windows to the front and side and Velux roof windows to the rear and front. There is a range of fitted wardrobes, dressing table and cupboards and there is also an EN SUITE BATHROOM fitted with white suite comprising WC, pedestal wash hand basin and bath with shower fitment. The walls are fully tiled and both the bedroom and the en suite feature exposed beams and sloping ceilings.
BEDROOM THREE also enjoys the benefit of an EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM which is fitted with a WC, wall mounted wash hand basin and shower cubicle.
On the opposite side of the Galleried Landing there is an airing cupboard housing the hot water tank, a Family Bathroom and two further Bedrooms.
The FAMILY BATHROOM has a suite comprising low flush WC, bath with telephone style shower attachment and pedestal wash hand basin. Three of the walls are fully tiled with the fourth being tiled to half height then allowing the exposed beams and sloping ceilings to be a feature of this bathroom. There is a Velux roof light.
BEDROOM TWO and BEDROOM FOUR again have Velux windows, exposed beams and sloping ceilings, and Bedroom Two has a further window overlooking the front courtyard.
Opposite the Barn, across the gravel courtyard is a DOUBLE GARAGE which has two doors for vehicular access and a pedestrian door to the side.
The GARDENS AND GROUNDS are a superb feature of this character property. The more formal garden area can be found directly behind and to the side of the Barn conversion and comprises gravel pathways with brick edging, paved terrace and gravel courtyard with brick built raised beds adjoining a wall. The lawned area is interspersed with an array of trees, shrubbery and a pond. To the side of the garage is a vegetable plot. The property also enjoys the added benefit of an adjoining PADDOCK and all in all the gardens and grounds amount to approximately an acre of land.
Viewing is absolutely essential to appreciate the space and character of this superb barn conversion and the location in which it is set.
SCHEDULE OF ACCOMMODATION
RECEPTION/DINING HALL 14'10 x 14'11 (4.52m x 4.55m) (plus Lobby)
GENEROUS SITTING/DINING ROOM 29'7 x 13'5 (9.02m x 4.09m)
BREAKFAST KITCHEN 16'8 (5.08m) (max) (12'0 (3.66m ) min) x 13'7 (4.14m) (max) (7'5 (2.26m ) min)
UTILITY ROOM 9'0 x 6'9 (2.74m x 2.06m)
GROUND FLOOR SHOWER ROOM
MASTER BEDROOM 14'2 (4.32m) (+ recess) x 13'4 (4.06m)
En suite BATHROOM
BEDROOM THREE 9'5 x 8'6 (2.87m x 2.59m)
En suite SHOWER ROOM
BEDROOM TWO 13'9 x 8'6 (4.19m x 2.59m)
BEDROOM FOUR 8'8 x 9'1 (2.64m x 2.77m)
DOUBLE GARAGE 18'6 x 20'3 (5.64m x 6.17m)
Central heating is provided by an oil fired boiler located in the utility room. Drainage is via a septic tank. The driveway, whilst owned by Swallows Fold, is shared with the adjoining barn conversion who have right of access.
The agents understand the property is Freehold.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Only those items mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale. All other items are excluded. Some carpets and curtains may be available by separate negotiation with the vendors, if required.
THE PROPERTY MISDESCRIPTIONS ACT 1991
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