Luxury historic Solihull country manor apartment with grand library and servant call bells up for sale
Three-bedroom apartment at Grade II listed Berkswell Hall, near Balsall Common in Solihull, was once home to a former Mayor of London
A rare opportunity has emerged to buy a large and luxurious apartment in a Grade II*-listed country manor house located in an exclusive semi-rural area of the West Midlands.
The ground floor three-bedroomed property at Berkswell Hall, next to Berkswell village in Solihull, features a large breakfast kitchen dining area, a grand library sitting room and several original features - including high ceilings, spectacular ceiling roses and tall sash windows.
DM & Co. Homes is marketing the property with a guide price of £900,000.
The historic residence has existed since the 16th century when the Manor of Berkswell was created as a gift of the Crown.
It was originally the home of the Marow family, descendants of William Marow, a former Lord Mayor of London, and the property was substantially rebuilt in its present form in 1815 by Sir John Eardley-Wilmot, one of the Eardley-Wilmot baronets.
Between 1843 and 1860 the house was occupied by a school but was restored as a residence by Thomas Walker in 1861 and sold to Joshua Hirst Wheatley in 1888. Wheatley and his son served as High Sheriffs of Warwickshire in 1896 and 1934.
In 1984 the estate was sold for development and the house was converted into apartments, although the surrounding land is still privately owned by the Berkswell Estate and the Wheatley family.
Berkswell is a pretty village just two miles from Balsall Common and just over eight miles from Solihull, with Berkswell train station a short drive away, and the future HS2 hub only eight minutes away.
Birmingham International Airport is just under six miles away, as is the M42 providing excellent access to the major road networks.
Kathy Griffiths, head of Premium at DM & Co. Homes, said: “This really is a rare chance to buy a luxury pad in what is a magnificently converted country manor house steeped in history.
“The driveway approach to this property is outstanding, with the buildings stunning architecture set within immaculately maintained grounds.
“The apartment is the largest of 16 at the property and quite simply takes your breath away because of its pristine presentation”.
“With almost 2,500 sq ft of accommodation it would be ideal either as a main residence or as a fabulous country escape, lock and leave but it has to be viewed to fully appreciate its splendour.”
You can take a tour of Berkswell Hall in our pictures below. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
To view the Berkswell Hall apartment in real life, call Kathy Griffith at DM & Co. Homes on 01564 777 314 or email [email protected]