Mr Clarke thinks :
I can tinker with my cars in the supersized garage all weekend.
Now and again, a house comes onto the market that makes your heart skip a beat. Tilehouse Green Lane has such an effect. Steeped in 400 years of history but with the added bonus of not being listed. Painstakingly restored from top to bottom, it has been transformed into a super modern family home and has everything you could wish for and more.
As soon as you pull into the sweeping drive, you’re drawn to the beauty of the house and its setting and cannot wait to see inside. From the moment you walk through the solid oak front door with its stud ironwork and commanding presence, you realise the inside is as breathtakingly beautiful as the outside. It the grand entrance we all aspire to. A solid oak floor, a grand fireplace, a sweeping staircase with galleried landing, a classic modern stair runner equipped with stair rods, walls full of character with oak beams and a cut glass chandelier to set it all off. This sets the tone for what lies ahead. The house flows gracefully from this elegant hallway to every room throughout. Let start with the lounge with its oak beamed ceiling, solid parquet flooring and Inglenook fireplace where you can feel the warmth of the open fire and hear the crackle of the logs burning whilst you curl up on one of the sofas and enjoy a good book or a favourite film. On a summers day you can open up the French doors onto the garden and feel the summer breeze gently flow through the room that has windows to three sides allowing the light to flood in. The heart of this fabulous home is difficult to choose.
Mr Clarke thinks it his music room with the dark paneled walls and original stone fireplace whilst Mrs Clarke says it undoubtedly the kitchen diner with its exposed brick wall made from the original chimney, a super contrast to the sleek modern kitchen with the Corian work surfaces, glass splash back and bifold doors overlooking the fabulous garden.There a cleverly planned family games room just off the kitchen, semi open plan, perfect for keeping your eyes on the little ones whilst cooking up lunch for friends and family.
Mrs Clarke loves :
It's a treat to have such a modern and functional home with all the character and charm of a 400 year old beautiful building.
To the side of the kitchen, there's the study overlooking the garden to the side.super handy when you need a fresh pot of coffee to keep you going. There is a long and spacious utility to the other side of the kitchen which has plenty of room for all those utilitarian goods.Head back to the hallway and you'll find a super smart WC with separate enclosed storage cupboard for all those hats and coats.
Finally, head upstairs where you'll be thrilled to find 5 beautiful, generous sized bedrooms and three bathrooms. The master has a super-sized en suite with a roll top bath, walk-in rainfall shower and Jim Lawrence lighting and feels like a 5 star luxury hotel suite that you don't want to leave.Head along the landing to find bedroom 2 with an en suite equally as smart to the Master Bedroom with clever Jack and Jill access off the landing for bedrooms four and five. Bedroom 3 has its very own en suite.
- Style : A modern masterpiece steeped in history.
- Three words : Seventeeth. Century. Heaven.
Our favourite part
A home that’s all done and a stroll away from the Golf Club. What’s not to love about it?
A modern town with charm
Knowle is a charming town steeped in history and full of busy modern life. There are a whole host of uber cool bars, cafes, restaurants and shops and just about all the amenities you could wish for. Not to mention the tip top and seriously sort after schools, both private and state options.
There is plenty to keep kids entertained from scouts and guides, drama and tennis clubs, cricket, golf and football teams and every activity in between. The yummy mummies love coffee (or maybe the gin) at Oktagon and the friendly vibe and stunning goods at The Bread Collection. The chaps now have The Ale Rooms, a new craft beer hangout for the discerning drinker. Knowle is no longer just a High Street...
There are some lovely canal-side walks to help you blow out the cobwebs after work or if you just fancy a long Sunday ramble. Mrs Clarke loves the fact that she can brunch with friends in one of the lovely cafes before they set off for a brisk walk to burn off the calories.
Car, Bus and Rail Transport connections are excellent. Knowle is just minutes away from the
Midlands Motorway Network with the M42 having links to the M1, M5, M6 and the M40, 1.5 miles from Dorridge Train Station and 6 miles from Birmingham Airport. Solihull is a mere 10 minute drive for retail therapy heaven.
A bustling High Street, a cracking Artisan Boulangerie, a super cool Gin Bar and National Trust walks on your doorstep. What more could you ask for?
- Closest village/town: Dorridge and Lapworth
- Post Office: 1
- Stores: The Bread Collection for Artisan bread, fine pastries and fabulous filter coffee
- Supermarket: Tesco Metro and just 3.5 miles from Waitrose, Solihull darling
- Pubs: Oktogon, Ale Rooms and The Vault
- Walks: National Houses: Baddesley Clinton or Packwood House are both a great stroll from Knowle or if you fancy a canalside walk, there’s Knowle Locks just an 11 minute walk from the High Street.
- Hallway -- Traditional Oak front door and ironmongery, original door bell, solid oak parquet floor, brick fireplace with oak beam mantle, double height ceiling, galleried landing, turned staircase with stair runner carpet and rods, 2 leaded light windows, original oak beams, cut glass chandelier light, salvaged cast iron radiator, telephone point, solid oak latch doors leading to WC/Cloakroom, lounge and kitchen. Open plan entrance into music room.
- WC / Cloakroom -- WC, sink, leaded light window, solid oak parquet floor, salvaged cast iron radiator. Separate deep storage cupboard.
- Lounge (22'8" x 17’5”) -- Solid pine parquet floor, original Inglenook open fireplace with stone hearth, leaded light windows to 3 aspects. 3 salvaged cast iron radiators, TV point.
- Music Room (15'4" x 11’8”) -- Solid oak parquet floor, original stone fireplace, salvaged cast iron radiator, leaded light windows and French doors leading to garden patio, panelled feature wall, open plan into hallway.
- Kitchen Diner (30’0” x 15’3”) -- Aluminium powder coated bifold doors onto South West facing patio, larder cupboard, low and eye level kitchen units with Corian worktop and glass splash back, sink with extendable hose tap, extractor hood, integrated Smeg Dishwasher, integrated eye level Bosch microwave, space for range oven and large fridge freezer. Large island with Corian worktop and under cupboard storage, feature reclaimed brick wall to dining area, Porcelanosa floor tiles with under floor heating. TV point.
- Games Room (12’1” x 13’3”) -- Semi open plan to kitchen, leaded light window, TV point, under floor heating, carpet.
- Study (12’6” x 11’8”) -- Dual aspect leaded light windows, solid oak ledge door to kitchen, salvaged cast iron radiator, telephone point, carpet.
- Utility -- Room for washing machine, tumble dryer, additional fridge or fridgefreezer. Lots of storage space for utilitarian goods. Porcelanosa tiled flooring. Doors leading to WC (referred to as the garden toilet), garden, garage and solid oak ledge door leading to kitchen..
- Master Bedroom (15’7" x 15’1”) and Ensuite -- Dual aspect leaded light windows, fitted wardrobes, solid oak ledge doors to landing and ensuite, salvaged cast iron radiators, TV point, Telephone point, carpet. Master Bedroom Ensuite – Roll top bath with hand shower and cradle, walk-in rainfall shower, pedestal sink, Jim Lawrence lighting either side for over sink mirror, WC, leaded light window and plantation shutters, Porcelanosa wall and floor tiles, vertical heated towel rail, under floor heating.
- Bedroom Two (12’4" x 15’8”) -- Leaded light window, fitted wardrobes, solid oak ledge doors to landing and Jack and Jill ensuite, salvaged cast iron radiators, TV point, carpet.
- Jack and Jill Family Bathroom -- This bathroom provides both a family bathroom and an ensuite facility to bedroom two. Bath with hand shower and cradle, walk-in rainfall shower, vanity unit housing sink, WC, Porcelanosa wall and floor tiles, vertical heated towel rail, fixed mirror above sink, leaded light window with plantation shutters, solid oak ledge doors to bedroom two and landing, under floor heating.
- Bedroom Three and Ensuite (11’10" x 10’4”) -- Leaded light window, solid oak ledge doors to landing and ensuite, salvaged cast iron radiators, TV point, carpet. Ensuite -- Walk-in shower unit, sink, WC, heated towel rail, Porcelanosa wall and floor tiles, under floor heating.
- Bedroom Four (12’6" x 11’9”) -- Dual aspect leaded light windows, fitted wardrobes, solid oak ledge door to landing, salvaged cast iron radiator, carpet. Bedroom Five – (15’4" x 11’8”) -- Leaded light window, fitted wardrobe, solid oak ledge door to landing, salvaged cast iron radiator, carpet.
- Garden Drive and Garage – South West facing garden, with large lawn and landscaped borders and 2 large York stone patio areas. Large lawned front garden and Cotswold stone drive that sweeps round to the front of house with parking for several cars and space to turn. Large double garage for 4 vehicles and lots of storage.
- Tenure -- Freehold. Services -- Mains Sewerage, Water, Electricity and Gas. Broadband -- Super fast broadband available (available speed up to approximately 76Mbps). Local authority Solihull Council. Council Tax Band G. Postcode B93 9ER