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Forge Cottage Bakers Lane, Knowle, Solihull, Solihull, B93 0DZ

Guide Price £1,350,000Freehold


Key Information

Council tax band:E

Key Features

Beautifully Presented Three Bedroom Detached Cottage
No Upward Chain
Impressive Dining Hall
Living Room
Dual Aspect Breakfast Kitchen
Principal Bedroom With En-suite Bathroom
Family Bathroom
Three Acres Of Green Belt Land
Outstanding Landscaped South Easterly Rear Garden
Double Garage


This beautifully presented three double bedroom detached cottage, originally built in the 1850’s but substantially remodelled and extended, is situated in an outstanding and highly sought after location with uninterrupted views to the Grand Union Canal and countryside. In addition, the property.....


This beautifully presented three double bedroom detached cottage, originally built in the 1850’s but substantially remodelled and extended, is situated in an outstanding and highly sought after location with uninterrupted views to the Grand Union Canal and countryside. In addition, the property includes three acres of green belt land which is located immediately to the left hand boundary of the property and is offered to the market with NO UPWARD CHAIN.

Approaching the property, you are immediately struck by its immense amounts of natural charm and the beautifully landscaped gardens that surround it. The property boasts a stunning character, blending traditional features with a contemporary twist to create a truly unique and inviting home.

Upon entering the property, you are greeted by a beautiful dining hall that sets the scene for the rest of the home. The living room provides a cosy and comfortable space, perfect for relaxing or entertaining guests. The dual aspect breakfast kitchen is flooded with natural light and offers a stylish and functional space for culinary enthusiasts. The ground floor accommodation is completed with a utility, office space, and WC, providing additional convenience and practicality.

Moving upstairs, the principal bedroom impresses with its generous proportions and ensuite bathroom, offering a tranquil space to unwind after a long day. The two additional double bedrooms are equally spacious and benefit from from being serviced via the family bathroom.

Externally, this property truly excels. The double garage is set behind a driveway providing parking for three vehicles, and includes a mezzanine floor providing ample storage. The outstanding landscaped and south easterly rear garden is a true oasis, perfect for relaxation and entertaining.

Furthermore, the property benefits from an extensive three acres of green belt land included within the sale, offering endless possibilities for outdoor enthusiasts, those seeking a paddock or those simply seeking a sense of privacy and tranquility. Importantly the present owners have recently secured planning permission for erection of a barn on the land which also has its own separate access.

In summary, this stunning character property offers a unique opportunity to acquire a beautifully presented home in an exceptional location. With its beautifully landscaped gardens, generous accommodation, and uninterrupted views, this property is sure to appeal to those seeking a peaceful and idyllic country lifestyle.


Knowle is a conveniently located and delightful village set on the edge of open countryside, with its period charm, half-timbered buildings and is the home to a historic Parish Church.  Knowle contains a wide range of interesting shops, restaurants, plus it is home to an excellent junior and infant school and secondary school, Arden Academy (regarded as a leading state school in the UK).  Sporting facilities located nearby consist of the Copt Heath Golf Club and the Old Silhillians Rugby Club as well as numerous private gyms. Knowle borders onto the village of Dorridge, which has its own station with links to Birmingham and London.  A few minutes’ drive away is the nearby town of Solihull, which offers its own excellent state and private schools, Touchwood shopping centre, which houses many shops, restaurants, bars, cinema and John Lewis department store. Knowle village is well placed to access the M42 and M40 motorways, which then provides links to the M1, M6 and M5, enabling travel to Birmingham, Coventry and London.  Resorts World and Arena, Birmingham International Airport and Birmingham International Train Station are also within easy access from Knowle village.

DINING HALL 16' 9" x 15' 7" (5.10m x 4.75m)

LIVING ROOM 13' 5" x 11' 10" (4.10m x 3.60m)

BREAKFAST KITCHEN 19' 4" x 13' 0" (5.90m x 3.95m)

UTILITY 9' 0" x 6' 11" (2.75m x 2.10m)


WC 4' 11" x 3' 3" (1.50m x 1.00m)


PRINCIPAL BEDROOM 13' 11" x 13' 0" (4.25m x 3.95m)

EN-SUITE 13' 0" x 5' 3" (3.95m x 1.60m)

BEDROOM TWO 13' 5" x 11' 6" (4.10m x 3.50m)

BEDROOM THREE 16' 3" x 8' 4" (4.95m x 2.55m)

BATHROOM 12' 4" x 9' 8" (3.75m x 2.95m)

Total floor area: 211.2 sq.m. = 2273 sq.ft. approx.


GARAGE 19' 4" x 9' 10" (5.90m x 3.00m)

WORKSHOP 19' 4" x 9' 10" (5.90m x 3.00m)

VERANDAH 19' 6" x 8' 6" (5.95m x 2.60m)

GARAGE LOFT 19' 6" x 12' 10" (5.95m x 3.90m)



Integrated oven, integrated hob, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, all carpets, all blinds, fitted wardrobes in bedrooms one and two, a garden shed and a greenhouse.

Services - LPG, electricity and septic tank. Broadband - BT.

Prior to a sale being agreed, prospective purchasers will be required to produce identification documents. Your co-operation with this, in order to comply with Money Laundering regulations, will be appreciated and assist with the smooth progression of the sale.

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Springfield House Community Special School
(1.46 miles)
Number of pupils: 87
Age Range: 4 - 11
Lady Katherine Leveson Church of England Primary School
(1.53 miles)
Number of pupils: 136
Age Range: 2 - 11
Dorridge Primary School
(1.58 miles)
Number of pupils: 687
Age Range: 3 - 11
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Number of pupils: 1813
Age Range: 11 - 18
St George and St Teresa Catholic Primary School
(1.7 miles)
Number of pupils: 210
Age Range: 3 - 11
Lapworth CofE Primary School
(1.75 miles)
Number of pupils: 179
Age Range: 4 - 11
Knowle Church of England Primary Academy
(1.82 miles)
Number of pupils: 501
Age Range: 3 - 11
Bentley Heath Church of England Primary School
(2.23 miles)
Requires Improvement
Number of pupils: 420
Age Range: 3 - 11
Hockley Heath Academy
(2.71 miles)
Number of pupils: 224
Age Range: 3 - 11
Balsall Common Primary School
(3.22 miles)
Number of pupils: 709
Age Range: 3 - 11

Property Calculators


Estimated Monthly Mortgage Payment:
£7,103 /mo.25 Years, 5% Interest
Total Repay

Stamp Duty

You’ll have to pay the stamp duty of:
0% up to £250,000
5% between £250,000 and £925,000
10% between £925,000 and £1,500,000
Your effective stamp duty rate is 5.65%
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