There are a number of impressive properties close to Chadwick End near Solihull, and that includes this pretty period home.

Marlpit Cottage, which is in Netherwood Lane, is just a minute’s drive from the National Trust property Baddesley Clinton, within an area of particular natural beauty.

Its location means it is well positioned for commuters needing to travel between Solihull , Birmingham and London.

Marlpit Cottage is tucked away at the end of a long driveway.

It has been sympathetically remodelled by the current vendors and has a cream brick exterior, hand-made roof tiles and woodwork painted in a heritage colour – all sympathetic to the long history of the cottage which dates back to the 17th century in parts.

The pitch-tiled canopy porch covers a front door that opens into the reception hall/dining room with windows to the front and back, an open briquette fireplace with quarry-tiled hearth, wood-burner and exposed wall and ceiling beams, creating a wealth of character.

Steps lead down to a delightful living room with a fireplace and second wood-burning stove. This room has views to three sides and two sets of French doors leading to the south-westerly terrace where there are pretty views over adjoining fields.

The cottage has a cosy kitchen with flagstone flooring, fitted units and a two-oven Aga with a brick surround. There is room for a breakfast/dining table. A separate utility room has access to the garden while a rear lobby leads to a downstairs toilet.

Also on this level is a study and inner hall with stairs to the first floor.

Upstairs, the spacious master bedroom has an ensuite shower room. Bedroom two has a fabulous vaulted ceiling, while bedroom three has been fitted with bespoke wardrobes, making it ideal for use as a dressing room if required.

Externally there is a detached double garage with automated doors, and a superb office with cloakroom and kitchenette.

At the back of the garage is a timber-framed store that is useful for keeping gardening tools.

The gardens and grounds are to the south and west of the property and are mainly laid to lawn. The remainder is divided into two separate paddocks with an additional gated access on to Netherwood Lane which could be useful for anyone wishing to keep a pony. There is also a naturally fed pond which attracts wildlife.

Chadwick End is a small hamlet located some two miles south of Knowle. Its amenities include a pub, village post office and village hall.

The larger village of Knowle is within easy reach and contains a variety of shops and schools. Neighbouring Dorridge provides commuter train services to Birmingham and London.

Solihull town centre is four miles away, Birmingham International Airport and Railway Station are within a 15/20 minute drive, while the M42 provides fast links to the M1, M5, M6 and M40.


AGENT: John Shepherd

TEL: 01564 783866


GUIDE PRICE: £1,000,000