Meriden 1m | Coventry 6m | Solihull 8m | Warwick 12m | Birmingham 17m | Stratford 21m | Birmingham International Airport 7m | London 110m
Shirley Farm is situated a delightful location within the Warwickshire countryside just outside the village of Meriden, between Solihull and Coventry and within easy reach of Birmingham. The property enjoys glorious rural views & a tranquil setting yet is exceptionally well located for accessibility to road, rail and airport communications.
The M42 is approximately 6miles away and the M6 and M40 are also within close proximity, there are fast access routes to the National Exhibition Centre; Birmingham International Airport (7m) & Railway Station (6m) are easily accessible.
Meriden comprises a small village enjoying a semi-rural atmosphere with local shops, hotels, restaurants and country pubs.
For the equestrian enthusiast there are regular events / centres available at Solihull Riding Centre (10m), Western Lawns (12.5m), Stoneleigh National Horse Championships (7m); Horse Racing at Warwick, Stratford & Cheltenham Racecourses; Hunting with the Warwickshire Hunt.
Shirley Farm comprises a 4/5 Bed detached Farmhouse, with 3 reception rooms, an indoor swimming pool complex, extensive gardens & a well-stocked fishing pond; there are 4 fully self-contained, furnished & operational Holiday Lets providing an excellent low maintenance income stream; furthermore the vendors have recently constructed some superb equestrian facilities, all within a ring fenced approximate 7.5 acres.
The farm has broad ranging appeal & the extensive accommodation has scope to be flexible to suit differing requirements. The vendors have recently established a thriving holiday let business from which they will be able to provide trading figures from the first year’s accounts, on request from seriously interested parties. They do not intend selling as a “Going Concern” but will continue to take forward bookings in anticipation of the continuation.
*There are numerous leasehold arrangements across the property; specific viewing times will need to be set up and adhered to.*
The accommodation in full comprises:
The house is entered through a front entrance Porch into the reception Hallway, with a Cloakroom off. Doorways lead through to a Dining Room with dual windows; there is a spacious Lounge with a multi-fuel burning stove, exposed ceiling timbers, triple aspect windows & doors through to the Conservatory from where the glorious rural outlook beyond the gardens, pond & equestrian facilities can be viewed.
To the other side of the house is the Kitchen with base and wall mounted units, tiled flooring, “Rangemaster” twin oven electric cooker and gas hob, an opening through to the Breakfast or Morning Room area & a useful Utility & Pantry off.
A side Lobby area then accesses a ground floor Guest Bedroom with en-suite Bathroom & the Pool House. The Pool House houses an 10m x 4m heated indoor swimming pool, shower / changing & plant room. French doors lead out to a private garden space with patio ideal for outside entertaining in the summer months.
At First floor level, the landing with eaves storage leads to the Master Bedroom with fitted wardrobes, glorious views of open countryside, en-suite shower room; 2 double Bedrooms, a single Bedroom and a “Jack and Jill” style family Bathroom.
The vendors report there remains scope under GPDR’s to extend the house if so required.
*Holiday Cottages* – (Shirley Farm Cottage 1, 2, 3 & 4)
All the cottages are set up with 2 Bedrooms, a Kitchen, Bath or Shower Room & a Living Room. Cottages 1 & 2 have a double & single bedroom, Cottages 3 & 4 have double and twin bedrooms. All are fully self-contained, furnished, sub-metered for electricity and gas, have Wi-Fi & key safes for ease of access.
The vendors currently run the lets through Sykes Cottages, rates are seasonally variable but trading figures can be made available on request to seriously interested parties.
The property is approached via a gated and private entrance driveway off Shirley Lane into a parking sweep / courtyard to the front of the house and holiday lets.
Spacious Gardens lie to the rear and side of the property, largely laid to lawn, with some fruit trees, shrubs borders, a large stocked pond with an ornamental bridge to a central island area, a general storage timber shed & Greenhouse. The vendors have created a separate communal garden for the use of the holiday lets.
The driveway extends down from the house to the Equestrian facilities and Stable Yard, where there is ample space and hardstanding for horse box parking and turning to the front of the Stable block.
Brand new timber built American Barn (built by Warwick Stables) housing:
• 6 Stables (4 x 12’by 12’ & 2 x 14’by 12’), with auto water drinkers.
• Wash / Shower area with electric hot shower.
• Tack Room with Belfast Sink with hot and cold water.
• WC (with own septic tank).
• Feed / Rug Room
• Energiser point for paddock electric fencing.
• Dual front and rear sliding access doors.
• Concrete floor.
Manege – 45m x 25m, post and rail perimeter fenced, recently constructed with herringbone drainage & a “Combi-ride” surface. Electricity and posts are in place to allow for temporary floodlighting.
The equestrian facilities are currently let up to May 2018.
In all about 7.5 acres; there are approximately 6 acres of gently sloping grass paddocks, subdivided into to numerous permanent electrically fenced paddocks, all with automatic water drinkers.
The property is Freehold with vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.
Mains electricity, water and gas are connected to each of the properties.
Private drainage via sewage treatment plant for House and Cottages.
Separate Gas boiler to the Pool House & to each Cottage.
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.
Shirley Farmhouse: Council Tax Band G
Holiday Cottages: Rates Payable £2,904 (currently fully exempt through Small Business Rate Relief)
*Directions* (Postcode - CV7 7LE)
Leaving the M42 at Junction 6, proceed onto A45 for Coventry, then leaving this on to the A452 Leamington Spa road. After approx. 1.8m at roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Cornets End Lane. After 1.1m proceed straight across onto the crossroads on to Back Lane; Continue for approx. 1m where Shirley Lane will be found on the left hand side. Continue along the driveway and Shirley Farm will be found at the end of the lane.
Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agents Jackson Equestrian on 01743709249
JACKSON PROPERTY for themselves and the vendors of the property, whose agents they are, give notice that these particulars, although believed to be correct, do not constitute any part of an offer of contract, that all statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility and are not to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact and that they do not make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property. An intending purchaser must satisfy himself by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained in these particulars. The agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixture, fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order, or fit for their purpose, neither has the agent checked legal documents to verify the freehold/leasehold status of the property. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from their solicitor or surveyor.