Detached cottage with two separate outbuildings (self-contained annexe and gymnasium) to be offered for sale by public auction (subject to prior sale, reserve and conditions), at 6:30pm on Tuesday 23rd November 2021, at The View, Hill Farm Marina, Stratford Road, Wootton Wawen, Nr. Henley-in-Arden, B95 6DE.
Within the plot, which totals approximately 3/4 of an acre, there are three separate buildings which offer versatile living accommodation, making it a very desirable family home. The main cottage comprises; entrance hall, lounge, conservatory, kitchen/dining room, utility room, snug, four bedrooms, a dressing room and three bathrooms. The self-contained annexe has a sizeable kitchen/dining room, utility room, three bedrooms, bathroom and attic room. This has been used as a separate dwelling, by the current owners, for a considerable number of years. Originally built as a gymnasium, the third building could instead be used as a games room, home office, workshop or for storage.
The property sits well back from the road and is bounded by pastureland on two sides giving open views over the glorious countryside beyond.
It is only a modest walk to the village of Earlswood which has a shop, pub and garage. Tanworth-in-Arden is approximately 1.5 miles to the South and offers an excellent primary school, doctors’ surgery and Village Hall. Via Broad Lane, the A435 is some 5 minutes away which provides good access to the M42 (J3) and thus, the whole of the Midlands motorway network. This property is also well placed for those needing quick access to Shirley and Solihull (10 and 15-minute drives respectively).
The property is approached from the road through wrought iron gates, via a substantial block paved driveway. There is a turning area which is positioned in front of the detached annexe. A paved pathway leads to a canopy porch and front door which opens into:
2.00m x 1.79m (6'6" x 5'10")
Exposed timber beams, doors to the lounge and snug, and ceramic tiled flooring.
8.17m x 4.44m (26'9" x 14'6")
Exposed timber beams, bay window to the front, five additional windows to the front, side and rear, feature open fireplace with stone surround and hearth, and ceramic tiled flooring. A pair of casement doors into:
4.60m x 4.00m (15'1" x 13'1")
Pitched box profile polycarbonate roof, windows to five elevations which sit on cavity brick walls, a pair of casement doors which lead out to the front and ceramic tiled flooring.
4.45m x 3.42m (14'7" x 11'2")
Exposed timber beams, two windows to the front and side, Inglenook-style fireplace with open grate, staircase which rises into 'bedroom two' and has a panelled unit with built-in cupboards underneath, and ceramic tiled flooring. Door to:
15.05 (max) x 3.05m (49'4" (max) x 10'0")
Exposed timber beams, four windows to the front, side and rear, oak fitted kitchen with range of wall, drawer and base units with granite work surface over, inset 'Belfast' sink unit with chrome mixer tap over, a range cooker with extractor hood over, built-in log burner to recess fireplace, space for a dining table and chairs, tiling to splashbacks, pair of casement doors leading onto a paved patio area, and ceramic tiled flooring to three quarters of the area and parquet pine flooring to the other quarter (dining area). Door to:
2.43m x 2.46m (7'11" x 8'0")
Exposed timber beams, windows to the side and rear, a range of wall and base units with work surface over, staircase rising to the 'storage room' and 'bedroom one' on the first floor, door leading to paved patio area and tiled flooring. Door to:
Window to the side, 3-piece suite comprising; shower cubicle with "Triton" electric shower over, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap over, tiling to splashbacks and tiled flooring. Steep stairway to:
5.65m x 2.66m (18'6" x 8'8")
Exposed timber beams and three windows to the front, side and rear.
4.64m x 4.63m (15'2" x 15'2")
Exposed timber beams, two windows to the front and side, and staircase down to the 'snug'. Door to:
3.34m x 3.00m (10'11" x 9'10")
Window to the rear, 3-piece suite comprising; Jacuzzi-style panelled bath with chrome mixer tap and shower attachment over, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap over, three pairs of doors giving access to eaves storage cupboards; one of which houses the insulated copper hot water cylinder, extractor fan, tiling to splashbacks and ceramic tiled flooring.
First Floor Landing
4.10m x 1.80m (13'5" x 5'10")
Accessed via the kitchen/dining room and with doors to the dressing room, bedrooms 'three' and 'four', and family shower room.
3.40m (max) x 3.04m (11'1" (max) x 9'11")
Exposed timber beams, bay window to the front, and doors to 'bedroom two' and 'Jack and Jill'-style shower room.
3.70m x 2.98m (12'1" x 9'9")
Exposed timber beams, window to the rear and built-in storage cupboard.
4.28m x 3.67m (14'0" x 12'0")
Exposed timber beams and two windows to the front and side.
Family Shower Room
2.72m x 1.46m (8'11" x 4'9")
3-piece suite comprising; shower cubicle with "Triton" electric shower over, low level WC and corner-fitted wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap over.
Detached Self-Contained Annexe
A canopy porch and front door which opens into:
7.34m (max) x 3.70m (24'0" (max) x 12'1")
Exposed timber beams, three windows to the front and rear, doors opening out to the block paved area to the front, fitted kitchen with range of wall, drawer and base units with roll-edged laminate work surfaces over, inset stainless steel sink unit with chrome swing mixer tap over, a range cooker with extractor fan over, space for a dining table and chairs, staircase giving access to the attic room, tiling to splashbacks and tiled flooring.
5.77m x 2.15m (measured at purlin height) (18'11"
With built-in wardrobe.
4.57m x 1.56m (14'11" x 5'1")
A range of wall and base units with roll-edged laminate work surface over.
5.74m x 4.60m (18'9" x 15'1")
Exposed timber beams and two windows to the front.
5.38m x 3.43m (17'7" x 11'3")
Exposed timber beams and three windows to the front and side.
5.34m x 3.80m (17'6" x 12'5")
Exposed timber beams and window to the side.
2.42m x 1.47m (7'11" x 4'9")
Fully tiled, window to the rear, 3-piece suite comprising; panelled bath with glazed screen, chrome mixer tap and shower attachment, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap over and extractor fan.
13.00m x 7.30m (42'7" x 23'11")
Vaulted ceiling bearing onto substantial rafters, three Velux windows, three pendant lights hanging from the ridge piece, four sets of folding glazed casement doors, and concrete flooring. A hot tub sits on a tiled, raised platform and a pine cabin houses a sauna. There is also a large shower cubicle and pedestal wash hand basin.
Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries with the appropriate utility companies for the verification as to the availability, or otherwise, of services. That being said, it is understood that mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property.
Tenure and Possession
The property is Freehold and vacant possession will be given upon completion, scheduled for 28 days after the auction, i.e. 21st December 2021 (or earlier by mutual agreement). On the fall of the hammer, the successful purchaser will be required to sign the auction contract and pay a 10% deposit (minimum £5,000) to the vendor’s solicitors, together with an administration fee of £500 (plus VAT) to the auctioneers, in the room, on the night.
Plans shown are for identification purposes only.
Accompanied and strictly by prior appointment with the auctioneers, Earles (Tel: 01564 794 343).
A full auction pack is available from the vendor’s solicitors:
1 St James's Square
Acting: Mick Hewitt
Telephone: 0161 833 6998
From the centre of Earlswood, proceed in a Southerly direction to Earlswood Common and after approximately 1 mile, you will see the property on the right as indicated by the 'Earles' auction board.
Conditions of Sale
The property will, unless previously withdrawn, be sold subject to the Special and General Conditions of Sale, which have been settled by the vendor’s solicitor. These conditions may be inspected during the usual office hours at the offices of the vendor’s solicitor mentioned in these sales particulars during the five days, exclusive of Saturday and Sunday, immediately before and exclusive of the day of the sale. The conditions may also be inspected in the Sale Room at the time of the sale, but they will not then be read. The purchaser shall be deemed to bid on those terms whether he shall have inspected the Conditions or not.
Money laundering regulations have been introduced by the government, affecting auctioneers, under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002/Money Laundering Regulations 2007. To comply with this Act, we require all purchasers to pay the deposit by any of the following methods: Bank/Building Society Draft, Personal/Company Cheque. All purchasers will be required to provide proof of both their identity and current address and all parties intending to purchase any property must bring with them the following items: Full UK Passport or Photo Driving Licence (for identification), a recent Utility Bill, Council Tax Bill or Bank Statement (as proof of residential address). These should be presented to the vendor’s solicitor when signing the contract.
The guide price offers an indication of the price below which the vendor is not willing to sell. It is not necessarily the exact final sale price and is subject to change prior to and up until the day of the auction. Any change in the guide price will reflect a change in the reserve (a figure below which the auctioneer will not be able to sell). The reserve can be expected to be set within the guide range or not more than 10% above a single figure guide. (RICS Common Auction Conditions 7th Edition).
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.