Savills | The Green, Aldridge, Walsall, WS9 8NH | Property for sale
4,947 sq ft(459.59 sq m)
Guide price £2,250,000

The GreenAldridge, Walsall, WS9 8NH


    Key features

    • Attractive residence with an interesting history.
    • Central village location and well placed for commuting.
    • Outbuildings offering the potential to be converted to a wonderful home office.
    • Superfast wi-fi.
    • Private gated access.

    A HANDSOME GEORGIAN HOUSE SITUATED IN THE HEART OF THE QUINTESSENTIALLY ENGLISH VILLAGE OF ALDRIDGE.

    About this property

    • Approached through tall, wrought iron, electric gates, The Moot House is a handsome, Grade II listed private residence occupying mature, tree-lined grounds with garaging, extensive outbuildings and attractive gardens to both the front and rear. The house has a classic Georgian façade with an impressive Portico entrance. The well-proportioned reception rooms retain exquisite period details and architectural features including open fireplaces, sash windows with shutters and attractive, decorative cornicing.
      The farmhouse style, living kitchen is well equipped with a range of oak fronted cupboards and units, a Gas fired AGA, integrated Bosch dishwasher, original inglenook with circular bread oven and tiled flooring. Adjoining this is the utility room with further cupboards and units, a range cooker, a pantry off and outdoor access.
      The sitting room has an open fireplace and steps rising to the Garden room with built-in shelving, a timber ceiling and French doors to the terrace. There is an office with a storage room off and a door opening to the Hydrangea garden.
      The first floor comprises four double bedrooms including the principal bedroom suite with decorative cornicing and ceiling rose, panelled walls, fine views over The Croft, en suite bathroom and separate dressing room with a hardwood floor and built in wardrobes.
      The staircase rises to the second floor to three further double bedrooms; one with an ensuite bathroom and sauna, and one currently used as a games room with a wood burning stove and built in desks and cupboards. The two substantial ‘secret rooms' which are boarded and insulated are currently concealed in the loft however these could be knocked through to create more living space.
      The Moot House has cellarage with multiple rooms and priest holes.

      OUTSIDE
      The Moot House enjoys a lovely walled front garden with landscaped lawns and well stocked, shrub borders. There is extensive parking to the front of the property and two garages.
      There is a tree house for children, a strawberry patch and masses of snowdrops and bluebells in spring.
      The outhouse, currently a two room workshop with two further rooms on the first floor, lends itself well to be converted to a home office or an annexe. On the ground floor there is a gardener's loo. There is a further brick built building used as a garden store, and potting shed.
      The main garden is to the rear of the property and offers complete privacy. Mostly laid to lawn with mature trees including a wonderful silver birch, the garden benefits from a chicken run, treehouse, picnic area and bluebell wood.
      There is a spacious terrace which is ideal for alfresco dining during the summer months.

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    What strikes me the most about this property is that it has all the wonderful attributes of an English country house, while being only 13 miles from the centre of Birmingham.

    Tony Morris-EytonProperty agent

    Local information

    • The Moot House stands in an imposing position in the centre of Aldridge, preserved within a conservation area next to St Mary's The Virgin Church with fine views overlooking The Croft.
    • The village offers a range of amenities and shopping facilities including supermarkets, banks, a library, post office, bakeries, coffee shops and restaurants.
    • The larger centres of Walsall, Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham offer a plethora of bars and restaurants as well as a wider selection of shopping options and leisure facilities including Waitrose, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and number of theatres and museums.
    • The local area has a variety of sporting clubs for different tastes including a cricket club, hockey club, rugby club, sailing club and various football clubs.
    • Druids Health golf club offers a high ranking course with stunning scenery and there are other golfing opportunities to be had at nearby Sutton Coldfield, Calderfields, Great Barr, Aston Wood and Little Aston.
    • For outdoor recreation, The Croft is a spacious, well-kept green in front of the house. Sutton Park, a 2,400 acre National Nature Reserve and one of Europe's largest urban parks and is less than 4 miles' distance with opportunities for walking, sailing and a range of other outdoor activities. Aldridge Sailing Club is 1.3 miles from the house.
    • There are a number of renowned schools in the locality including the Ofsted ‘Outstanding' St Mary's the Mount Primary School, Cooper and Jordan Primary, Bishops Vesey Grammar, Sutton Coldfield Grammar for Girls, Queen Mary Grammar School and Highclare School to name a few.
    • The house is within easy reach of the M6 which links to Birmingham, the M5 and the rest of the West Midlands conurbation.
    • Birmingham New Street train station (11 miles distant) provides a direct rail service to London Euston in 1 hour 13 minutes.
    • The region's international airports include Birmingham International (19 miles distant) and East Midlands (36 miles distant).

    Additional information

    • HISTORY
    • The Moot House is an important residence which is believed to date from the early 1600's with later additions in around 1751. The house was known as Moss House until 1900 and appears as such on early maps.
    • In 1841, the house became a school until 1861.
    • The name “Moot” translates “to meet”, and the property was used by St Mary's the Virgin for church meetings in around 1900.
    • There are priest holes in the two cellars with the remains of an underground tunnel which lead across the Croft to where there used to be a chapel. There is another priest hole in the roof, accessed via a ‘secret door' on the second floor.
    • In August 1951, Moot House was awarded Grade II listed building status.
    • Situated in the heart of the thriving village of Aldridge, the house is now a wonderful family home.
    • Directions: From Sutton Coldfield town centre, go to Lichfield Road A5127. Continue straight to Four Oaks Road A454 and straight to Walsall Road A454. Then you come to a double roundabout. At 1st roundabout take 1st exit, at 2nd roundabout take 2nd exit to Aldridge and carry on to Little Aston Road A454. After about a mile you pass The Maltings and turn right to The Green. The Moot House will be the first house on your right hand side with black wrought iron gates.
    • EPC Exempt