Buy one fine house and get another with it in this impressive package of two in Lapworth.

It is hard to choose which part of Chessetts House in Lapworth is likely to impress visitors most.

It might be the location in Chessetts Wood Road, arguably one of the best roads in Lapworth; the elegance of the Edwardian house; the truly impressive 40ft long home office which could accommodate a number of people busily working away; or the fact it comes with an additional four-bedroom home in the form of Chessetts Paddocks.

Put together, Chessetts House and Chessetts Paddocks offer more than 9,000 sq ft of accommodation.

The handsome-looking main house has been the subject of an extensive refurbishment programme.

Whatever work has been to modernise the interior, care has also been to preserve original features such as deep skirting boards, attractive fireplaces and moulded cornices.

A driveway sweeps between lawns up to the front of the house.

Inside a light and airy reception hall has panelling beneath the stairs and decorative ceiling roses. It has a door to an inner lobby and cloakroom with guest toilet.

To the left of the hall is a sitting room with substantial fireplace and the bottom of a turret in one corner with windows all round.

The large drawing room has an inset fireplace, shaped bay and glazed doors.

There is a formal dining room, however, the new owners might prefer to eat in the spacious, recently refurbished dining kitchen.

This has underfloor heating, contemporary units and central island, integrated appliances and two pantries. There is also access through to a laundry room, workshop and garaging.

On the first floor a wide landing has an Art Nouveau style fireplace and bookshelves, making it ideal for use as a charming reading or study area.

The master bedroom has a bay window to match the one in the drawing room. It has a contemporary private bathroom and a substantial dressing room with fitted wardrobes and the top of the turret

There are two further double bedrooms, one of them en suite, and a Jack and Jill style family bathroom.

Stairs lead to the upper floor which has a further two double bedrooms and en suite shower room.

Also of particular interest on the first floor is the home office. It has sloping ceilings and central French doors open to a timber decked balcony with views over the front garden and countryside beyond.

If it was not needed as an office it could be adapted if required to provide further living accommodation, a nursery/play room or sixth bedroom.

The room can be approached via a separate ground floor entrance or accessed from bedroom two.

A private staircase leads down to potential en suite facilities.

Chessetts Paddocks is located behind the main house. It is a modern home that is spread out across three floors.

On the ground floor is an open plan kitchen/dining and family area which leads to a formal dining hall then to a superb drawing room with vaulted ceiling, exposed roof trusses and folding doors to the back garden.

There is also a double bedroom with a Jack and Jill style en suite.

A curved staircase in oak and steel from the kitchen/family area to the first floor which has been given over exclusively to the master bedroom suite and bathroom. This room has French doors and Juliet balconies designed to take in the impressive views.

A glass-framed staircase leads from the kitchen family area down to the basement which is home to a study and two further bedrooms. Both are en suite and one has a dress room while the other has access to a sunken patio garden beneath a ground floor light well.

Chessetts House and Chessetts Paddocks are set within six acres of grounds.

The village of Lapworth is an unspoilt spot enjoying rural surroundings.

It is just a few minutes drive from the larger villages of Knowle and Dorridge, while Solihull town centre is only five miles away.

Lapworth village contains shops, pubs, a railway station, village hall, St Mary the Virgin Parish Church, plus a junior and infant school.

It is surrounded by greenbelt countryside and is close enough to a canal for towpath walks.

There are two National Trust properties close to Lapworth – the historic houses of Baddesley Clinton and Packwood House.


Agent: John Shepherd

Tel: 01564 783866


Guide Price: £3,250,000