Forde Hall Lane, Tanworth-In-Arden, Solihull, B94 5AX

House - Detached
Ref: 30672594
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A rare opportunity to acquire this stylish country residence which was built towards the end of the Arts and Craft era, in 1912, by a progressive local Architect and retains many of its original features. The property sits on a slightly elevated ground and features a South-facing sun terrace to the rear with extensive lawns, an ornamental pond and far reaching countryside views.


  • Detached Property
  • Built In 1912
  • In The Arts And Craft Style
  • With Original Period Features Throughout
  • Seven Bedrooms
  • Three Bathrooms
  • Five Reception Rooms
  • Rural and Charming Location
  • With 7 Acres Of Land
  • Views Over The Glorious Warwickshire Countryside
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A rare opportunity to acquire this stylish country residence which was built towards the end of the Arts and Craft era, in 1912, by a progressive local Architect and retains many of its original features. The property sits on a slightly elevated ground and features a South-facing sun terrace to the rear with extensive lawns, an ornamental pond and far reaching countryside views.

The property is approached via wrought iron gates down a short tree lined driveway up to the tarmac turning circle in front of a canopy porch entrance.

The front door opens into:-
With quarry tiled floor, part leaded light glazed panelled door into:-
Reception Hall
5.48 x 1.29 (17'11" x 4'2")
With wood block flooring and panelled walls up to delft plate shelf height. Easy going staircase to first floor, door through to:-
Rear Hallway (Former Servants Quarters)
Leads to back door and door off to:-
2.42 x 2.26 (7'11" x 7'4" )
Two wall light points, part glazed doors to cloaks hanging cupboard and dressing table unit to side. Door to under stairs storage cupboard and doorway through to:-
With low flush suite and cantilever hand wash basin
Drawing Room
9.08 x 4.26 (29'9" x 13'11")
With deep bay window giving a lovely aspect over the lawned gardens and fields to the East. Leaded light casement door onto the paved sun terrace and down to the croquet lawn beyond. Feature Adam style fireplace, two wall light points, two central ceiling light points.
Dining Room
7.29 x 4.61 excluding deep bay window (23'11" x 15
With central leaded light glazed door onto the sun terrace and down to the croquet lawn beyond. Four wall light points and central ceiling light. Feature fireplace with high mantle shelf and Herringbone brickette lining to the back.
Rear Hall
6.64 x 1.22 (21'9" x 4'0" )
Butler's Panty
3.2 x 2.11 (10'5" x 6'11")
Fitted with L shaped roll edged laminate worktop to two walls, inset stainless steel sink with swing mixer tap over, four ring Teknik electric hob and Teknik oven under, wall and base cupboards. Original china cupboard with glazed doors and shelving.
Sitting Room
3.21 x 3.2 (10'6" x 10'5")
Corner brick fireplace with mantle over. Tiled flooring.
4.55 x 3.66 (14'11" x 12'0")
Ceramic tiled flooring, an extensive run of laminate worktop in a horseshoe shape with inset twin stainless steel units and swing mixer tap. Gas-fired Aga with four oven and copper canopy over. Matching wall and base cupboards. Four ceiling light points. Wide opening through to the:-
Day Room
6.4 x 4.9 (20'11" x 16'0")
With a small area of tiled flooring to match the kitchen, the remaining flooring in wood block herringbone pattern. Three wall light points. Secondary glazing to the leaded light glazed windows and secondary glazing in sliding form to the two wide sliding casement fully glazed doors opening onto the terrace and down to the croquet lawn beyond.
Utility/Laundry Room
3.9 x 4.4 (12'9" x 14'5")
With modern tiled floor, wood panelling to all walls. Two bold style ceiling lights. A pair of fold back doors to the housemaids cupboard where there is an Eco 'water softener'. Opening into:-
Back Hallway
2.47 x 1.2 (8'1" x 3'11")
Matching flooring as utility room. Arched top. Back doorway to side path and gardens. Door into:-
Boiler Room
1.8 x 2.28 (5'10" x 7'5")
With tiled floor housing the Grant oil fired and central heating hot water boiler with Potterton time clock and programmer, three phase power terminus with meter over and control switches to opposite wall. Hot water cylinder fitted with immersion heater.
Gardener's Cloakroom
2.24 x 0.91 (7'4" x 2'11" )
Low level WC and modern hand wash basin. Matching tiled floor as to utility and walls tiled to half height. Ceiling light.
Hardwood Stairway
Open tread, leading to:-
Large Half Landing
Overlooking the front driveway turning circle and grounds beyond. Four risers up to:-
First Floor Landing
15.7 x 1.21 (51'6" x 3'11")
Secondary glazed window with view over the gardens and grounds to the East. Back stairway leading down to Day Room.
Bedroom One
7.28 x 4.7 excluding the large deep bay window (23
Deep feature bay window overlooking the fine view over the gardens, grounds and open countryside to the South. Adam style fireplace surround with marble slips and matching hearth. Four wall light points and two centre ceiling lights. Swing doors into:-
En-Suite Bathroom
3.5 x 3.75 (11'5" x 12'3")
With dark blue suite comprising, circular bath, twin wash hand basins set in vanity unit, bidet and low level WC, shower rose set into the smoked mirror walls around the bath. Gold fitments. Central ceiling light.
Bedroom Two
4.4 x 4.7 (14'5" x 15'5")
With secondary glazing to the leaded light window giving a view to the South. Built in wardrobes and matching bed head with chest of drawer units to either side and wash basin set in L shaped vanity unit.
Linen Room
4.25 x 2.14 (13'11" x 7'0")
To one wall an extensive run of built in wardrobes with sliding doors to storage space. Further separate shelves to full height wardrobe. Ceiling light.
Bedroom Three (Rear)
4.4 x 3.32 (14'5" x 10'10")
Oak wardrobes with matching unit for single bed position headboard and matching dressing table/desk unit with drawers to right hand side. Cupboards under the wash hand basin with mixer tap. Three wall light points. Secondary glazed leaded light windows giving views to the front.
Bedroom Four
3.43 x 3.35 min (11'3" x 10'11" min)
With secondary glazed windows giving aspect to the front. Three doors to built in wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving and built in bed unit for single bed with headboard and covers and shelving to either side.
Family Bathroom
3.32 x 3.17 (10'10" x 10'4")
With white tiling to all walls to half height and fitted with bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, ornate cantilever wash basin and mixer tap. Matching low level WC and bidet. Corner shower with slide around glazed doors. Three wall light points.
Bedroom Five
6.48 x 6.48 measured at 0.85 mtrs above floor leve
Eight recessed ceiling down lights, access doors to eaves storage cupboards. The ensuite has tiling to all walls to full height, modern style cantilever hand wash basin with matching low level WC and corner shower unit with slide round glazed access doors with rose on adjustable slide.
Dressing Room
4.27 x 2.15 (14'0" x 7'0" )
With a long range of wardrobes to one wall
Stairway to Second Floor via Large half landing
Has window overlooking the grounds and driveway to the front. Stairway rises up to small landing and part glazed door into the:-
Former Billiard Room
7.14 x 5.5 measured at 1.25 above floor level (23'
Lined walls. Herringbone pattern blocked paved flooring, fireplace to one end with oak mantle and shelving over.
Bedroom Six (Sitting Room)
4.4 x 4.54 (14'5" x 14'10")
With leaded light window giving an aspect to the East over to grounds. Mantle around former fireplace. Door into lined eaves storage cupboard with electric light.
Bedroom Seven
3.77 x 4.3 (12'4" x 14'1")
With leaded light window giving aspect to the West and door into eaves cupboard housing the three water head tanks with filter and purifier.
Gardens and Grounds
The gardens and grounds extend to 7.25 Acres and are chiefly to lawn and grass. There is a Yorkstone paved terrace across the whole of the rear of the property. Steps down to the former croquet lawn and further steps down to the lower lawn with ornamental pond. On the West side of the property there is a pathway that leads through to the substantial brick and tiled Outbuilding that accommodates two garages and comprises:-
Garage One
5.9 x 4.74 (19'4" x 15'6")
This garage has its independant vehicular access, back and driveway up to the Public Highway.
Garage Two
4.77 x 4.3 (15'7" x 14'1" )
This garage has its independant vehicular access, back and driveway up to the Public Highway.
With personal door into:-
8.3 x 5.8 (27'2" x 19'0")
With concrete floor and open tread stairway upto mezzanine floor area. This building has been re-roofed in relatively recent times and there is felt under the tiles
Garage Three
4.87 x 2.7 (15'11" x 8'10" )
With concrete floor and twin pitched asbestos roof
Entrance Store
3.6 x 2.3 (11'9" x 7'6")
Former Stables
4.7 x 3.6 (15'5" x 11'9" )
With concrete floor, windows to two elevations overlooking the neighbours and doorway to:-
Rear Store
2.7 x 2.3 (8'10" x 7'6")
Separate Timber Garage
5 x 2.6 (16'4" x 8'6" )
On a concrete base
Other Information Services
Mains and electricity are connected to the property. Water is from the well supply lying to the West of the property which pumps water into the tanks in the attic. Drainage is to a septic tank located within the neighbouring property. There are substantial oil storage tanks for the boiler and a large propane gas tank for the Aga.
Fixtures & Fittings
All those items mentioned in these particulars will be included in the sale, others, if any, are specifically excluded.
The property is freehold. Vacant possession will be given upon completion of the sale.
Council Tax
Stratford on Avon District Council - Band H.
Route to the Property
From the centre of Tanworth-in-Arden, proceed in a Westerly direction. After passing the Ivy Stores turn immediately left into Bates Lane, proceed for approximately half a mile and at the crossroads turn left into Forde Hall Lane and after 300 yards turn right and this Lane will take you up to the main entrance gate to 'The Grange.'
Strictly by prior appointment with Earles (01564 794 343).

Earles is a Trading Style of 'John Earle & Son LLP' Registered in England. Company No: OC326726 for professional work and 'Earles Residential Ltd' Company No: 13260015 Agency & Lettings. Registered Office: Carleton House, 266 - 268 Stratford Road, Shirley, West Midlands, B90 3AD.





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    Please note that all the above information has been provided by the vendor in good faith, but will need verification by the purchaser’s solicitor. Any areas, measurements or distances referred to are given as a guide only and are not precise. Floor plans are not drawn to scale and are provided as an indicative guide to help illustrate the general layout of the property only. The mention of any appliances and/or services in this description does not imply that they are in full and efficient working order and prospective purchasers should make their own investigations before finalising any agreement to purchase. It should not be assumed that any contents, furnishings or other items shown in photographs (which may have been taken with a wide angle lens) are included in the sale. Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property is not a statement that the necessary planning, building regulations, listed buildings or other consents have been obtained. We endeavour to make our details accurate and reliable, but they should not be relied on as statements or representations of fact and they do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. The seller does not give any warranty in relation to the property and we have no authority to do so on their behalf.