An exceptional detached period home available with no upward chain<br/><br/>Formerly a gamekeepers lodge and extended over the years to provide a three bedroom detached property set in almost an acre of landscaped gardens
This secluded and elevated home enjoys the additional benefit of adjoining Trust Land belonging to the Bournville Estate.
Clare Hill has been extended over the years but retains much of its original character whilst providing modern comforts with a modern kitchen / breakfast room, two reception rooms together with two double bedrooms (both with en-suites) and an additional single bedroom.
<br/><br/>Forhill is a small hamlet situated on the old Roman road of Icknield Street within the parish of Alvechurch. Occupying an idyllic countryside location south of Birmingham, Clare Hill is within easy reach of the popular villages of Alvechurch and Barnt Green and the local amenities on offer there whilst Forhill has a popular village inn, The Peacock. There is good access to the transport network with the M42 some two miles south and rail links at Alvechurch and Wythall stations.<br/><br/>Set behind electronic gates Clare Hill is an individual, imposing property believed to date back to circa 1760, originally the gamekeepers cottage to the Bournville Estate. This secluded and elevated home enjoys the additional benefit of adjoining Trust Land belonging to the Bournville Estate.
Clare Hill has been extended over the years but retains much of its original character whilst providing modern comforts.
Beneath a recessed canopy porch the leaded light double glazed front door opens into the entrance vestibule, with quarry tiled floor and door to the hallway which has exposed ceiling timbers, stairs to first floor and doors either side to the dining room and lounge. The dining room boasts a feature brick inglenook fireplace with heavy oak beam and mantel, raised flagstone hearth and log burner. With exposed beams and timbers, an open arch and steps lead down to the snug area with French doors leading out to the garden, with views across the garden and countryside beyond.
Bi-fold doors from the hallway open into the lounge where a window overlooks the rear garden and French doors open onto the sun terrace. With exposed beams and timbers, there is a feature chimney breast with recessed flagstone hearth and wood burning stove with brick arch above and timber mantel. The kitchen / breakfast room has been refurbished by the current owner and offers a modern range of wall, drawer and base units with work surface over. There is an inset sink with pull out rinser, inset hob, built-in eye level oven and a range of integrated appliances. The breakfast area has a window to the side elevation and door to the front. There is a useful utility room with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer with additional storage space. An inner lobby then leads to the guest cloakroom with a floral motif cream suite.
Stairs rise from the Hallway to the landing / study area with a window overlooking the rear garden and built-in storage cupboard. The principal bedroom is approached through a cottage latched door, small inner landing and benefits from hand crafted built-in wardrobes, exposed ceiling beams and timbers and has French doors opening onto a spacious balcony with wrought iron balustrade and panoramic views over the garden and Worcestershire countryside. There is an en suite bathroom with a suite by Vernon Tutbury in white comprising; bath, fully tiled walk-in shower cubicle, wash hand basin set in vanity unit, bidet and low flush wc. Bedroom two is dual aspect with windows to the front and side elevations, built-in airing cupboard and en suite shower. While bedroom three has a built-in wardrobe and window to the front.
There is a boiler room housing the oil fired central heating boiler, garden shed and summerhouse in addition to the double garage with electric up and over door, power, lighting and loft storage.
Adjacent to the main property is a detached brick and tile building with two windows and a stable door which would be suitable for conversion to a home office with some improvements.
As well as parking in front of the garage, a parking bay is accessed via the main driveway which veers to the left and allows parking for several vehicles.
Set in circa 0.9 acre the landscaped garden is a particular feature of Clare Hill. To the boundary there are established trees, hedging and evergreens providing privacy from the road. To the centre of the lawn is a circular garden bed and central steps lead to the tarmac area. A hedge and two rose arches open onto the middle and upper lawns with well-stocked borders. Central steps and a brick retaining wall support the split-level terrace which extends across the width of the property.
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|End terrace house||12.3%||£164,250||2.5||0.9|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||£106,250 (4)||£143,125 (8)||£214,115 (26)||£430,990 (5)||£642,500 (4)|
|Flats||£60,490 (5)||£107,250 (8)||£104,167 (3)||-||-|
|All||£80,828 (9)||£125,187 (16)||£202,741 (29)||£430,990 (5)||£642,500 (4)|