A delicious thatched cottage, with huge period charm, offers the new owners the chance to add their own personal stamp.

Whilst having traditional English country home character, Grade II listed Olive Cottage has a distinct Italian flavour and there are many unique features in the beautiful two-bedroom property which stands in large established gardens. Additionally, it enjoys a prime location on Stratford Road at Hockley Heath, a particularly pleasant part of Solihull and close to major road, rail and air links.

Hardwood panelled doors and an inner leaded light door to the entrance give an immediate hint of the rich interior that awaits. The lounge has oak floors, exposed wall beams, two cast iron radiators and an understairs storage cupboard housing the central heating boiler.

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Grade II listed Olive Cottage on Stratford Road, Hockley Heath.
Grade II listed Olive Cottage on Stratford Road, Hockley Heath.

A beamed opening leads to the equally impressive dining room, a main feature of which is the wide inglenook fireplace with a black and white surround and a fitted art nouveau brass and cast iron fireplace and bread oven to one side. There are fitted window seats, oak floor boards, cast iron radiators and a ceiling beam.

Besides being functional the kitchen also has enormous aesthetic merit, with a solid timber work top, a twin copper sink and wall and ceiling beams.

An inner hallway, with oak flooring, a cast iron radiator, white porcelain sink and an enclosed shower cubicle, has adjacent to it a cloakroom with a high-level suite, handbasin and bidet.

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Grade II listed Olive Cottage on Stratford Road, Hockley Heath.
Grade II listed Olive Cottage on Stratford Road, Hockley Heath.

One of the bedrooms is located on the ground floor. Once again oak floor boarding is promient as are the marble fireplace with its coal-effect gas fire set on a cast iron log basket and two cast iron radiators.

An oak staircase rises to the first floor, where there are a sitting area and another bedroom and a superb bathroom where the free-standing copper bath, tiled shower cubicle and three cast iron radiators typify the unique nature of this outstanding property.

VIEWING INFORMATION

AGENT: Andrew Grant

TEL: 0121 709 4422

WEB: www.andrew-grant.co.uk

GUIDE PRICE: £699,950