3 bedroom Detached House for sale: Hollies Drive, Halesowen

  • reception rooms 3
  • bedrooms 3
  • bathrooms 1
Reference: MTO2802


A unique opportunity to acquire an individually built detached property situated on a private driveway next to Leasowes park surrounded by gardens having stunning views from rear of the property across the garden to focal point pool


Porch entrance to hallway, two reception rooms, office/study, kitchen, lnner hallway, W.C. utility, lobby garage. Staircase to three bedrooms, His & Her's dressing rooms of master bedroom, bathroom. Central heating, underfloor heating to ground floor, second garage/workshop. gardens to all sides of the property


An opportunity to acquire a detached property situated upon a delightful parcel of land having a garden pond as a focal point within the garden, situated off a private driveway within one of Halesowen most sought after locations on Hollies Drive.  The Spinney situated on the left-hand side of the driveway forms the whole of the left-handed side of the private driveway and was constructed in 1961 by Dan Bastable, specifically for his family's occupation

The detached house is original in many parts and requires significant modernisation and improvement to bring the property up to current modern day standards, but the unique location and setting it sits within sets it apart from other properties.  The property benefits from mains drainage and electricity with an LPG gas supply. The property has some sealed metal framed double glazed windows and also has underfloor heating to the ground floor together with storage heating and a modern gas fired central heating system supplying hot water on demand together with water for radiators..

The land on which the property sits contains a covenant restricting construction of property on the land to a single a dwelling and some of the trees on the land are subject to a Preservation Order by Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council.   

The property and gardens sit close to Leasowes and is a historical landscape listed as Grade I on The English Heritage list of Parks & Gardens of historical interest in England.  The park was designed by the local poet William Shenstone between 1743 and 1763 and as such is one of the most important influential landscapes of the 18th Century and is considered to be one of the first natural landscaped in England.  The park has recently received a European Grant of up to £5m to refurbish and reinstate the gardens and The Spinney is situated on the edge of the park land. 

The detached house is well located off Mucklows Hill and provides excellent public transport services to Halesowen, Stourbridge and Birmingham City Centre with local shopping facilities available within a quarter mile opposite The Stag & Three Horseshoes.  Access to the Midland motorway network is available within 2 miles at Junction 3 of the M5 motorway with commuter trains available at Rowley Regis Station with free parking situated within a short car/bus ride away.

The detached two-storey house is situated side-on to the entrance, access from the driveway leads onto a shaped tarmacadam driveway with two parking areas providing off-road parking for numerous vehicles. The driveway is surrounded by mature Rhododendron bushes and shrubs together with mature high trees. A detached garage is situated to the side with lobby entrances, 

Access to the main residence is via a front door in the side gable wall.

The glazed entrance door provides access into internal porchway with obscure glazed door opening onto

Reception Hall - 14'11 x 9'0 max (4.55m x 2.74m max)
Coving to ceiling,electric storage heater, full-length glass window to right hand-sideoverlooking lounge and garden.  Off which leads

Office/Study - 10'0 x 8'11 (3.05m x 2.72m)
Fitted desks on two walls with three chair spaces including built-inunder-drawers and additional book shelf and shelving, two double glazedwindows 
on two elevations, central heating radiator with shelf over and coving to ceiling. 

Lounge - 18'3 x 14'6 (5.56m x 4.42m)
Full length single glazed window with fitted shelving overlooking hallway, three-quarter height full-width double glazed windows overlooking substantial rear garden proceeding to garden pool focal point sloping away from the property at the rear of the garden. Feature fireplace with tiled insert and electric fire, display niches within fireplace containing fitted shelving and cupboards extending to hall wall with raised hearth, additional double glazed window to side, three wall light points, two ceiling light points, opening onto

Dining Area - 11'1 x 11'8 (3.38m x 3.56m)
Single glazed window and door overlooking rear garden, double glazed window to side, central heating radiator, two wall light points and one single light point, glazed side serving hatch and door to

Kitchen - 10'0 x 9'0 (3.05m x 2.74m)
Consisting of a range of original kitchen cupboards complimented by Formica upstands to wall, inset double sink unit hot and cold mixer taps, Formica worktops, fitted cupboard to high level with shelf, obscure glazed serving hatch to dining area and single glazed window overlooking side garden. Connecting doors to hall wall and dining room.

Inner Hallway
Coat hook rail, central heating radiator with shelf over, single glazed windows at high level to side, wall mounted wash-hand basin with Triton electric hand-wash heater with ceramic tiled splash, connecting doorway to 

Downstairs W.C.
Close coupled W.C. and toilet cistern, window at high level, extractor fan, central heating radiator with shelf over. 

Utility Area - 10'1 x 9'1  (3.07m x 2.77m)
Belfast wall mounted sink built into base storage cupboards to one wall including corner cupboard, plumbing installed for automatic washing machine and tumble drier vent to outside, additional storage cupboards to one wall with full height larder storage cupboard, extractor fan, central heating radiator, wall mounted L.P.G. supplied Vaillant combination central heating boiler supplying domestic hot water on demand together with heating for radiators, controlled by ACL Lifestyle 7 day digital programmer, connecting doorway to 

Access to front and side and

Garage - 32'8 x 9'0 (9.96m x 2.74m)
Remote controlled up-and-over access door to front driveway, fitted shelving, pedestrian access from lobby and additional manual up-and-over door to rear with second driveway and gated entrance off Hollies Drive.

Wooden staircase extending from Reception Hall with hand-rail to wall side to first floor landing with ranch style balustrade, sealed double glazed windows to side wall, central heating radiator with shelf over, wall light point and coving to ceiling.  Off which leads

Bedroom 1 (Rear) - 11'3 x 13'0 (3.43m x 3.96m)
Built-in bed head, coving to ceiling, double glazed windows overlooking rear garden to focal point, central heating radiator with shelf over.

His 'n' Hers Dressing Rooms having separate rooms with access is situated either side of the bedhead

His (Left-Hand Side) - 7'3 x 5'3 (2.21m x 1.6m)
Double glazed window, two built-in cupboards providing short and long hanging space, storage shelving, wall mounted thermostatic control for heaters

Hers (Right-Hand Side) - 7'3 x 6'1 (2.21m x 1.85m)
Double glazed window, two built-in cupboards providing short and long hanging space with storage cupboard over, vanity unit with mirror, seat and high-level drawer unit, wall mounted thermostatic control for heaters

Bedroom 2 - 11'1 x 11'1 min (3.38m x 3.38m min)
Double glazed windows on two sides, vanity unit with drawers and seat, three-quarter height built-in wardrobes with two mirrored doors concealing twin hanging space and shelf to one and single handing space with two shelves to the other, central heating radiator with shelf over, access to loft space. 

Bedroom 3 - 11'7 max x 6'1 (3.53m max x 1.85m)
Double glazed window, two built-in wardrobes one with double door with concealed shelving, the other with three louvred doors containing wine racks and shelving, central heating radiator with shelf over.

Bathroom - 9'0 x 7'0 (2.74m x 2.13m)
Deep glazed enamel bath with hot and cold water taps inset into frame with black ceramic tiled top and sides. Double width shower stall having sliding opening door, built-in seat, Heat Store Aquaplus electric shower, wash-hand basin inset into vanity unit with mirror and shaver light over, close coupled W.C. and toilet cistern.  Ceramic tiled splashes around bath area and shower cubicle, double glazed window to side, central heating radiator 

Substantial gardens surround the property on all sides and can be divided into three areas

Detached Garage/Workshop - 12'0 x 20'0 (3.66m x 6.1m)
Wooden construction, double opening doors and single pedestrian door to rear, accessed off Hollies Drive before the property with single car length driveway accessed via a wooden framed wire insert.

Side Garden
To the side of the property accessed from the rear lobby also includes a tarmacadam laid driveway with separate double access to the rear of the property, also off Hollies Drive providing additional parking for three family sized vehicles, borders containing mature trees and overgrown garden area.

Rear of Property
Sloping away is a substantial well planned laid out and landscaped garden with clear lawn area containing shaped beds with mature shrubs and plants, the garden is screened away from Hollies Drive via mature trees and shrubs, primarily Rhododendrons, making the garden secluded.  A lawn forms most of the garden with a circular patio and inset covered seating area by Dining Room. The lawn slopes from the rear of the house with borders around the edge of the lawn containing mature trees with Preservation Orders, Holly Bushes, Rhododendrons. One area has a concealed shed, garden slopes to natural garden pool and the overflow drains to the main sewers with part-bridge

Please Note: 
The property is subject to a Covenant placed upon the deeds in 1958 restricting construction of property on the land to a single dwelling house.  We have also spoken to Dudley Planning Office who have advised that because of the location, size of land and natural beauty, there would be no planning consent granted for construction of additional dwellings

Tree Preservation Order
The garden and grounds of The Spinney contain numerous mature trees of which some are subject to Tree Preservation Orders from Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, which means that the trees cannot be removed or pruned without prior planning permission approval from the Tree Officer at Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council Services.
The property benefits from mains drainage and electricity.  Gas is supplied via an LPG tank hidden within the shrubbery on the left-hand side of the entrance driveway.

The agents are advised that the property is Freehold, although they have not checked the legal documents to verify this.  Confirmation should be obtained by reference to the title deeds. 

Services & Apparatus
The agents have not tested any equipment, appliances, fixtures, fittings or services and so cannot verify they are in working order or fit for purpose. The buyer should obtain confirmation from their solicitor, surveyor or qualified specialist contractor. 

Vacant possession on completion

By arrangement with the Selling Agent

Fixtures & Fittings
Excluded from the sale unless referred to herein.

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Reference: MTO2802

Contact Agent

Slades Estate Agents
Tel: 01202 548855