This is a superb opportunity for development and for those looking to own a large plot that includes a large workshop building. The property comprises of 0.98 acres of land with three buildings; a three bedroom detached house, a two storey barn and a large vehicle workshop. The land includes a large lawn that surrounds the house and a pony paddock to the rear.
Set back from the A461 Walsall Road between Shire Oak and Muckley Corner, there is a long private driveway that leads up to a wide courtyard for parking.
The main house at Ponderosa is a marvellous three bedroom property that has generous rooms throughout. The ground floor comprises of a huge lounge, dining room, home office, kitchen, utility room, ground floor shower room, two hallways and a porch. A particular highlight on the ground floor is the outstanding grand fireplace in the lounge that involves a deep recess with two windows.
Although there are two reception rooms listed, the kitchen makes a great place to entertain and hold conversation as there is space for a large table in the centre. The home office is nicely hidden away beside the dining room which offers a pleasant getaway to concentrate on work life.
The first floor has a wide landing area with doors leading off to all three bedrooms and the family bathroom. All three bedrooms are fabulous doubles, with the master bedroom at the far left of the house being particularly impressive. The views from all angles of this house show off the delightful rural location, but none more so than to the front where there are far reaching views toward Sutton Coldfield and beyond. The family bathroom includes a large bathtub positioned on a raised platform and an airing cupboard that includes a huge (and very efficient) boiler system.
Two Storey Barn
This barn is currently without any fittings except basic electricity and comprises of two store rooms with a further room above. Attached to the barn are two car ports where the roof was extended to allow the vehicles inside to be completely sheltered from the elements.
Viewers with imagination would see that this barn would make a beautiful cottage for those that require a property that allows a loved one to live alongside them whilst retaining their independence.
The Workshop Building
Viewers will be very hard pressed to find a house in the countryside, with incredible commuter links and a workshop like this! There is a driveway coming from the courtyard that leads to the front of the workshop and its two main roll shutter doors. The building is well built and has double-skin walls.
The main body of the workshop has multiple ramps for working on cars and is, of course, fully powered. There are windows to the front and the side that allow plenty of natural light and a pedestrian door beside the roll shutter. A second workshop at the far side of the building has a higher pitch to be able to work with vans and taller vehicles. There is again a large window to the side for natural light. Both workshops have a door that accesses a handy store room that also allows quick access between the two.
Naturally, this building would be ideal for a car enthusiast or those looking to run a business from home. It also offers a great spot for a warehouse or office space.
Nb - room sizes are shown at the bottom of the page.
Commuting from this home could not be more straight-forward. As mentioned above, property lies off the A461 Springhill between Shire Oak and Muckley Corner (closer to Muckley Corner hence the WS14 postcode).
On the side of the road where the property is positioned, the A461 continues in that direction of Lichfield. Muckley Corner also links with the A5 and therefore is a direct route west to Cannock and east to Wall Island. From here there are further links to the M6 Toll Road, A5148 for Burton & Derby and Weeford Island for Tamworth (M42) and the A38 (Birmingham). In the opposite direction the A461 leads towards Shire Oak and Walsall, and subsequently links to Brownhills, Aldridge and Pelsall.
The best train station for commuters is a 15 minute drive to Lichfield Trent Valley railway station which has split level platforms, as it is part of both the West Coast Mainline (London Euston & Liverpool) and the Cross City Line to Birmingham & Sutton Coldfield. There is a closer station on the Cross City Line at the nearby village of Shenstone.
There are bus services running between Walsall & Lichfield that pass by the property and stop at lay-by style bus stops on either side of the dual carriageway. Other stops on the route include Rushall, Aldridge, Stonnall & Shenstone.
Schools & amenities
According to the Staffordshire Schools website, the catchment secondary school for this home is The Friary High School, Lichfield which is highly regarded locally and has a current Ofsted rating of Good (2). The catchment primary school is St Peter's Primary School in the nearby village of Stonnall, just one mile away. Although we have researched this information, parents are advised to confirm catchment via the local authority.
For shops, the nearest to the property is the petrol station at Muckley Corner. At nearby Wall Island, there is a large well-known health club with excellent facilities aswell as a large hotel and three famous restaurants. The nearest town is Brownhills where there is a high street aswell as a large supermarket.
The City of Lichfield is around a ten minute drive away and has many shops and other attractions including the Cathedral, Beacon Park and Garrick Theatre. Those looking for a retail park will find all they need after a 20 minute drive to either Cannock's Orbital Shopping Centre, Tamworth's Ventura Park or Walsall's Crown Wharf.
Room sizes (all measurements internal)
Main Workshop: 49'5 x 29'4
Second Workshop: 23'10 x 14'11
Store Room: 14'11 x 5'1
Two Storey Barn
Ground Floor Store Room (Front): 12'10 x 11'7
Ground Floor Store Room (Rear): 13'9 x 10'7
Car Port (Left): 16'3 x 12'11 (plus recess)
Car Port (Right): 16'4 x 13'5
Lounge: 18'3 x 11'11 (plus fireplace)
Dining Room: 13'1 x 11'5
Kitchen: 13'1 x 11'10
Utility Room: 8'8 x 6'2
Home Office: 9'10 x 8'10
Ground Floor Shower Room: 8'7 x 5'3 (plus recess)
Bedroom One: 14'8 (plus window recess) x 11'10
Bedroom Two: 13'2 x 11'11
Bedroom Three: 13'2 x 11'5
Family Bathroom: 8'5 x 6'7 (plus door recess)