Walton Cottage offers the character and charm of a period cottage with the space and design of a modern contemporary family home. Beautifully presented throughout, the property has been superbly upgraded, extended and modernised over the years and with its lovely wooded backdrop, impressive wide frontage and generous mature gardens this property enjoys a private yet very convenient location.
Accomodation - The property is entered through a solid oak panelled door painted in a lovely elephant grey which contrasts beautifully against the pale lilac render. Once you enter the property there is a practical quarry tiled floor area before stepping onto the inner hallway which is carpeted and leads to the stairs and also all ground floor spaces. The stairs have two useful storage cupboards beneath and the cloakroom is fully tiled with white suite comprising of wc and hand basin.
The living room offers a spacious, but cosy room for the family to relax and enjoy. It benefits from dual aspect windows and French doors leading to an outdoor dining terrace and garden beyond. The focal point of the room is a charming feature wood burning stove with timber mantle and tiled inset.
Moving along the inner hall there is a utility/store room and the very impressive open plan breakfast/dining/sitting area.
With beautiful Travertine flooring throughout this spacious area has been well designed to encompass much sought after open plan family living. The main kitchen features a range of contemporary high gloss light cappuccino wall and floor mounted units which complement the granite work tops. There is also an excellent range of built in appliances including: An inset Baumatic oven and a combination oven microwave and warming drawer, together with an integrated dishwasher. There is a large centre island that incorporates a four ring Baumatic hob with a De Dietrich down draft extractor. There is also an inset sink and drainer engraved into the granite. The kitchen offers an excellent amount of storage, a wine rack and space for an upright fridge freezer. Bi folding doors open up to the extensive gardens and private woodland beyond, offering a very lovely outlook from the hub of this home. The seating area has a wood burning fireplace with a feature beam above and there is also a good sized dining area with a window to the private frontage.
Moving from the kitchen through a stable door is the superb and very spacious conservatory. This outstanding garden room was added to the property in 2014 and has been a wonderful addition to the downstairs space. Having underfloor heating and rain sensor automatic skylights this room is used all year round by the family and with bi-folding doors opening up to the large terrace, bbq and outdoor entertainment space this offers the perfect flow from inside to out.
Leading from the entrance hall is the oak staircase which takes you to the landing area with a window to the side and access to the part boarded loft with lighting and a ladder attached. The property offers three double bedrooms, the first of which is the very well presented master bedroom suite with a smart fitted modern wardrobes and dual aspect windows offering plenty of natural light and lovely woodland views. The en-suite is equally as smart with a contemporary suite incorporating a shower cubicle, wc and vanity unit with hand basin built in.
There are two further double bedrooms, both well presented, one with an excellent range of stylish fitted wardrobes and the other with a walk in warbrobe/storage area.
The stunning family bathroom has been laid with Travertine stone tiling to the floor and walls and has a superb contemporary suite with a free standing modern bath with a side mounted waterfall tap, a corner shower cubicle with a thermostatic shower and a vanity unit with a waterfall mixer tap, a cosmetic mirror above and hand basin and a chrome heated towel rail and wc.
Outside - The property benefits from an exceptionally wide frontage, set back behind tall private electric gates, fencing and a high screen of mature Thuja hedging. The substantial block paved driveway has parking for many cars and a further area of natural woodland on each side also belongs to the property. Walton Cottage has a very pretty cottage feel to the front, all beautifully rendered with a subtle shade of pale lilac. A lovely mature Wisteria adorns the rendered wall connecting the property to the garage. Behind the Thuja screening is a large lawned area which leads to a five bar gate and side gate taking you through to the rear garden. Mainly laid to lawn, the rear garden is delightful, with a terrace across the length of the property and a large private patio to one side, which is also accessed from the conservatory, and offers the perfect place for al fresco dining and bbq parties. There is also a three brick arched covered area suitable for wood storage, garden furniture or garden tools. The separate double garage has a door into it from the garden side, and once inside it is spacious and well equipped with an automatically operated garage door, lighting, power and a cold water tap. The garden has lovely mature trees bordering it and a post and rail fence around the boundary with natural woodland beyond, providing a wonderful backdrop.
Services To The Property - The property in connected to mains gas, electric and water
The drainage system is via a septic tank
Location - Birmingham Snow Hill with London Marylebone. Dorridge provides excellent local schools with Knowle the neighbouring Village providing further local amenities and Solihull Town Centre within four miles offering extensive and more comprehensive leisure and recreational facilities. Hockley Heath Village further along the Stratford Road and within 1.5 miles provides local stores, post office, inns and primary school.
The property stands between Shirley, Dorridge and Hockley Heath and well placed for junction 4 of the M42 which leads to the Midlands motorway network, Birmingham nec, International Airport and railway station. Blythe Valley and the Virgin Gym are just across the road as is Notcutts Garden Centre and Tesco store. Dorridge Village is within 1.5 miles and provides a small village square, a Sainsburys Store and a railway station which is on the Chiltern Line linking
Opening Hours - opening hours
Monday to Friday9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm
Sunday 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Local Autority - Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
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|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||-||£290,780 (5)||£460,992 (12)||£623,681 (8)||£1,058,250 (6)|
|All||-||£291,483 (6)||£460,992 (12)||£623,681 (8)||£1,120,643 (7)|