The owners of Hialeah, a detached bungalow in Tanworth in Arden, seem to have taken their decorating cues from north of the border.

Their choice of tartan carpeting and a light fixture made of antlers wouldn’t seem out of place in a Scottish lodge.

The size of Hialeah – it covers more than 7,599 square feet including a four car garage – certainly offers plenty of space for adding furnishings that have a real impact.

Even before these finishing flourishes are added, the contemporary bungalow has a real wow factor with its open plan living area, wide expanses of glass that fill it with light and its indoor swimming pool.

It sits behind a deep frontage off Broad Lane, accessed via in and out gates, screened by Portuguese laurel and conifers.

The current owners have modernised and refurbished it throughout.

A glazed porch with vaulted ceiling sets the bar for what lies within.

Inside a reception hall is the hub that links the reception rooms with the bedroom wing.

Two sets of double doors lead to the dining and lounge areas of the open plan living space. This large room has a magnificent fireplace and two sets of double doors to the garden.

The dining area has a door to the stylish kitchen/breakfast which is equipped with an Aga with companion oven, solid maple hand painted units, Corian worktops and various integrated appliances. These are set around a large table suitable for informal dining.

Doors lead from the kitchen and from the inner lobby next to it to the heated indoor swimming pool. This has full height windows and glazed French doors overlooking the rear terrace and garden.

Also on this side of the bungalow there is a toilet, utility and a shower room.

Back in the reception hall one door leads off to a study and another to a guest cloakroom with toilet and basin.

The other half of the bungalow is given over to the five bedrooms.

 

The L-shaped master suite has a dressing room, wood burning stove, cosy seating area and a stunning en suite bathroom with twin sinks, bath, separate shower, toilet and bidet.

Bedrooms two also has a dressing area and fitted wardrobes. It is served by a well appointed private bathroom with another five piece suite that includes a separate shower and unusual raised bath.

Bedroom three has fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom while bedrooms four and five are served by the family bathroom which has a bath, twin sinks and a toilet.

On the first floor there is a long sixth bedroom which could be used as a recreation room. It has a shower room and a separate toilet.

It is positioned above the four car garage and there is private access to the stairs leading up to it.

There is a further three car garage to the left side of the property.

The gardens approach an acre in size. They are mostly laid to lawn with patio areas close to the house. A wealth of mature trees to the borders allow total privacy.

Tanworth in Arden is a sought after village within four miles of Henley in Arden and eight of Solihull.

Its amenities include a local inn and picturesque parish church, a junior and infant school and the Ladbrook Park Golf Club.

It is well placed for access on to the M40 and M42 motorways which provide links to the M1, M6 and M5.

Wood End Station is less than half a mile away with services to Birmingham and Stratford.

VIEWING INFORMATION

AGENT: John Shepherd

TEL: 01564 783866

WEB: www.johnshepherd.com

GUIDE PRICE: £1,300,000