Offers Over £650,000
Hodgetts Lane, Berkswell, Coventry
A spectacular 3 bedroom character property located in the idyllic village of Berkswell. This family home sits on a half-acre plot and enjoys beautifully landscaped gardens on all sides. The property also benefits from being set back and hidden from the road and enjoys a wealth of character features to include exposed beams, inglenook fireplace and a beautiful bespoke staircase. This property also benefits from a one-bedroom self-contained detached Annex. There is also planning permission in place to extend the kitchen of the main residence out by four meters with a glass atrium to connect the main house to the Annex.
Accommodation - Entering the property through the storm canopy porch into the hallway, the hall has beautiful stain glass windows on either side. Off the hallway is the dining room which benefits from solid oak flooring and a feature wall with exposed original beams. The dining room gives access to the lounge, which also benefits from character features such as exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace with recessed brick surrounds. The lounge also has french doors, giving access to the garden, which is great in the summer months allowing you to open up the house to the garden. Great for large gatherings or simply entertaining! The ground floor also comprises of a breakfast kitchen, study and cloakroom. The breakfast kitchen has an array of base and drawer units set under a Corian worktop surface. A dual fuel Range master cooker with extractor hood set above, integrated Neff microwave, fridge and Miele dishwasher. From the kitchen, access can be gained to the rear garden area which also leads to the Annex.
Rising to the first floor via a beautiful bespoke oak staircase, there are three double bedrooms with the master bedroom boasting an ensuite, comprising of shower cubicle, low-level WC, hand wash basin, heated towel rail and mirror. The further two bedrooms benefit from fitted wardrobes and exposed beams. There is also a recently refitted family bathroom.
Annex - The Annex, spanning an impressive 769sqft and split over two levels with the ground floor comprising of a breakfast kitchen and two reception rooms. Currently being used as a home office a gymnasium. Rising to the first floor there is a very spacious bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a bathroom comprising of a panelled bath having shower fitment over, low-level WC and washbasin.
Outside - Outside, the rear garden has been landscaped with an abundance of floral and herbaceous beds throughout. There are two paved patio areas, ideal for alfresco dining during the summer. The garden also benefits from a waterfall feature, brick-built workshop/store with double doors, a greenhouse to one side with a shed to the other. To the front of the property, there is parking for up to six vehicles.
Planning Permission - Planning permission has recently been granted for an extension of the kitchen to the main residence by four meters including a glazed atrium to link to the Annex. Planning reference PL/2017/02100/MINF
Seller Insight - Beechwood Cottage is an extremely attractive period home that is simply bursting with character and charm. It boasts over five acres of rolling grounds, excellent equestrian facilities, a self-contained cottage and occupies an idyllic countryside location just six miles from Coventry City centre. This house took us two long years to find as our wish list was really quite specific, says the owner. We wanted land so that our daughter could keep her horses close by, a lovely big family home in a rural yet convenient location and we also wanted separate accommodation for my parents and Beechwood Cottage ticked every single box.
We believe the house was built around two hundred years ago and its incredibly pretty to look at, but there was quite a bit of work that needed to be done to make it both to our taste and conducive to modern family life, and so over time weve made quite a few improvements, but all very much in keeping with the wonderful sense history of this lovely old building. There was a lot of dark oak panelling, which made the house feel dark, so we took that off and generally lightened the dcor throughout; we extended the kitchen, transformed the dining hall and we had a beautiful bespoke staircase built. The whole house is now wonderfully light and bright, the layout flows beautifully and there are lost of features such as exposed beams and timbers and an inglenook fireplace that give it real character and charm. Its been a fabulous family home and I love absolutely everything about it.
The garden and grounds are another feature of the property, continues the owner. We have a huge lawn thats edged with borders full of mature shrubs and flowers, theres a pretty pond, a rockery and we have a lovely big patio where we can sit out and just admire our stunning surroundings. A little walkway leads to the orchard beyond which we have four fields, a large stable block and a manege. Its such a beautiful environment to live in, so private and peaceful, and the views are lovely.
I love the whole house, but if I had to pick a favourite room it would probably be the dining hall, purely because its the part of the house that has undergone the most dramatic transformation, says the owner. Its heavily beamed, features our gorgeous bespoke staircase and when you walk into the house it makes for a really impressive entrance.
The house enjoys this wonderfully tucked away location on a very quiet lane and the views are of virtually nothing but open countryside, says the owner. However, Kenilworth is only ten minutes away by car and I can be in either Coventry, Leamington or Solihull in around twenty minutes, so everything we might want or need is within easy reach.
The cottage began life as stables, then became garaging and we then converted it for my parents, says the owner. It has one bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen, a dining room and a lounge so its very spacious. We actually have planning permission in place to build a large kitchen extension which includes a glass atrium that would join it to the main house.
Were moving to be closer to our children, but theres no doubt its going to be a tremendous wrench to leave this house, says the owner. In terms of what Ill miss most when we leave, Id have to say everything. Its a very special place and weve had fourteen very happy years here.
Location - Beechwood Cottage is situated in the village of Berkswell close to the neighbouring village of Balsall Common. This location provides quick and easy access to the Midland Motorway Network including the M42, M40 and the M69. The Berkswell train station is also only 1.4 miles away or 4 minutes drive (Google Maps)
Services To The Property - Mains connected
Local Authority - Solihull Borough Council
Viewing Arrangements - Strictly via the vendors sole agents Fine & Country
Website - For more information visit www.fineandcountry.com/coventry
Opening Hours - Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm
Sunday 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Agents Notes - All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given and that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed in the brochure.
- Attractive Character Detached cottage
- Detached self contained Annex
- Semi Rural
- Convenient for Transport Links
- Beautiful Landscaped gardens
- Set within a Large Plot