With outstanding open countryside views, a wealth of character and charm and beautifully presented throughout, this stunning three double bedroom barn conversion offers idyllic rural living in the heart of the picturesque Warwickshire landscape. Located within easy reach of Alvechurch village and excellent commuter links, the well proportioned accommodation also offers a beautiful breakfast kitchen, utility, two delightful reception rooms, two bathrooms, an outdoor separate office, an acre paddock complete with a duck pond, delightful rear garden, separate garage and a private gated entrance into the communal courtyard.
Local Area - Surrounding the property are some wonderful walks and cycle routes, as well as many equestrian facilities. Within a mile walk each way from the property are two fabulous public houses, with many more, in and around the area. A short distance away is the village of Alvechurch. The village centre is a designated conservation area and host to a number of listed buildings originating from the 15th century. The parish church of St Laurence is listed grade II. The parish is host to good transport links of all types including (by road) the north/south A441 and the east/west M42, (by rail) the Redditch/Lichfield cross-city service, and (by canal) the Worcester Worcestershire canal. The river Arrow flows from its source in the nearby Lickey Hills through the parish and out towards Alcester. The village is comprehensively served with a wide range of numerous amenities and highly regarded schooling. These include village stores, Post Office, pubs, takeaway restaurants and a number of professional services. Residents can choose to be involved in a variety of community activities and sports within a lively atmospheric village personified by an active Parish Council and thriving football club.
The regional centres of Leamington Spa, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Stratford-upon-Avon, Solihull and Central Birmingham are easily accessible, as is Junction 2 of the M42. The M5 is just a few miles to the west whilst it is only about 9 miles to the top of the M40, the principal route to London from the West Midlands. Birmingham International Airport, the nec and Birmingham International Railway Station are located off Junction 6 of the M42, approximately 18 miles distant.
Seller Insight - Barn 7 is a charming barn conversion, within a courtyard of eight dwellings. It enjoys a tranquil setting, with views to die for, across the softly rolling Worcestershire countryside. It was exactly what the present owners had been searching for and had the added benefit of being a mere eleven miles to Birmingham, thus making it the ideal commuter home.
The barn is part of a former dairy farm that was meticulously converted in 2006. The only major internal change the owners made was to convert the kitchen into one large farmhouse kitchen, complete with Aga. This is the sociable hub of the home and where it is a pleasure to spend time cooking, eating and just chatting round the table, with the window acting as a frame to views across the garden.
Everyone loves the warm feel of the barn as you enter the hallway the original oak beams and split oak staircases give a warm welcome.
The stunning beams found throughout the house and in the living room, combine with an original brick fireplace, log burner and patio doors to make an ultra comfortable and chic room for relaxation or entertaining. It is a warm winter refuge and a summer room where you can invite the outside in.
The owners explain that, the house is at its best when full of people, but the rear garden and paddock, with fabulous views are what make this a special place. The private, fenced garden runs down to the paddock and fields beyond. There is a small holding vibe here - once the home of ducks and chickens, and now with dogs, pet sheep and a vegetable garden, it is a rural idyll. You can simply just sit by the pond, enjoy alfresco dining on the patio or in colder weather, by the warmth of the fire pit. To work in the outside heated office is not a hardship with such views to savour.
Lea End House is a few minutes from community-minded Barnt Green and Alvechurch villages, both with shops for everyday provisions. The wider area has many attractions; there are beautiful walks, and Leamington Spa, Solihull and Stratford-upon-Avon all easily accessible via the A441and M42.
The owners have loved this property and will miss the superb lifestyle they have experienced - peaceful evenings with stunning sunsets and many happy memories.
Services - The property is Freehold
Mains Electric and Water
Oil fired Central Heating
Private Sewerage via a Biodigester
£30 per month Management Fee for communal grounds, gates and private sewerage
Local Council: Bromsgrove District Council
EPC rating: E
Viewings strictly by appointment only
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|End terrace house||5.3%||£345,000||2||1|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||£155,000 (1)||£306,000 (5)||£445,817 (6)||£396,667 (6)||-|
|All||£155,000 (1)||£306,000 (5)||£424,979 (7)||£396,667 (6)||-|