Lord Austin Drive, Marlbrook, B60 1RB

£ 775,000

4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Receptions


  • Extraordinary Three Storey Manor House Apartment
  • Incredible Dining Room (Originally Lord Austin's Billiards Room)
  • Grand Drawing Room with Spiral Staircase to the First Floor
  • Sumptuous Master Bedroom with Luxury En Suite and Balcony
  • Two Further Bedrooms and Shower Room
  • Lower Ground Floor Breakfast Kitchen, Sun Room and Utility
  • Lower Ground Floor Double Bedroom and Shower Room
  • Large Cellarage, Currently Utilised as a Gym and Workshop
  • Double Garage and Private Garden, Patio and Drive
  • Set in Stunning 26 Acre Communal Grounds

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Floor Plans

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Summary: Own a piece of history: An extraordinary and rare four bedroom, three storey Manor House apartment featuring Lord Austin's own original library and billiards room where the famous 'Austin 7' was designed. This awe-inspiring apartment is located in the area's most premier addresses amongst 26 acre communal grounds of the prestigious Grange Park Estate boasting gated access, use of the tennis courts, three hole (six tee) golf course, children's adventure playground and exercise track. Not only does the residence offer luxury accommodation on a monumental scale (3,400 sq. ft) but also features it's own private outdoor space, external access from all three levels and double garage.

Description: The ground floor accommodation features an incredible dining room (originally Lord Austin's Billiards Room) with impressive ceiling heights, access to the private patio and a glass partitioned office overlooking the grounds. The grand drawing room presents a bay window, gas stove and spiral staircase leading to the first floor sleeping accommodation.

The first floor collection of rooms (also accessed from the communal lift or staircase) offers a sumptuous master bedroom suite with fitted wardrobes and delightful en suite bathroom (complete with south facing private balcony overlooking the grounds), two further bedrooms (both opening onto a North balcony) and shower room.

The lower ground floor comprises: Modern country style kitchen with breakfast island, sun room overlooking the grounds, utility room with plenty of cupboard space and substantial cellar which is currently utilised as a gym, workshop and store. The lower ground floor also provides a fourth bedroom and shower room opposite.

Outside: The stunning communal grounds (amounting to approx. 26 Acres) are predominantly laid to lawn with specimen trees including Yew, Oak and Pine, meandering gravelled walks, two all weather tennis courts, fenced children's adventure park, three hole golf course and fantastic far reaching views. The estate and grounds are impeccably maintained by resident estate staff. The Grange itself is situated behind electronically operated gates complete with intercom and CCTV.

The Austin Suite boasts it's own private parking facilities with driveway for multiple vehicles as well as an integral double garage.

Service Charges:

The Grange House: £6,174.98 per annum

The Grange Estate: £1,322.18 per annum

Ground Rent: £50 per annum

Years Remaining on the Lease: 970

Location: Marlbrook is a semi-rural village set within the picturesque Lickey Hills. This property is located within the catchment area of Lickey Primary School, within 2 miles of Barnt Green village, 3 miles to the market town of Bromsgrove (with both providing a train station) and offers excellent travel links to Birmingham and Worcester with easy access to the M5 (Junction 4) and M42 (Junction 1).

Herbert Austin founded the Austin Motor Company at Longbridge in 1905 and moved his family to Lickey Grange in 1910. The Austin 7 was designed at Lickey Grange between 1921 and 1922 in the billiards room! Lickey Grange has since been converted into luxury apartments, and the remainder of the estate was developed in more recent times.

Room Dimensions:

Drawing Room: 28' 4" (into bay) x 17' 8" (8.65m x 5.40m)

Dining Room: 18' 1" (max) x 25' 3" (5.53m x 7.71m)

Office: 8' 11" x 11' 6" (2.72m x 3.51m)

Stairs To First Floor Landing

Master Bedroom: 14' 4" (into bay) x 16' 4" (4.38m x 4.99m)

En Suite: 13' 5" (max) x 12' 2" (4.11m x 3.72m)

Bedroom Two: 11' 6" x 9' 0" (3.53m x 2.76m)

Bedroom Three: 13' 7" (max) x 7' 3" (max) (4.16m x 2.23m)

Bathroom: 6' 7" x 6' 6" (2.03m x 2.00m)

Stairs To Lower Ground Floor

Kitchen: 13' 4" x 10' 0" (4.07m x 3.07m)

Conservatory: 12' 2" x 11' 10" (3.71m x 3.63m)

Utility Room: 10' 6" x 11' 9" (max) (3.21m x 3.59m)

Bedroom Four: 13' 0" (into bay) x 17' 0" (3.98m x 5.19m)

Shower Room: 6' 3" (max) x 11' 9" (max) (1.92m x 3.59m)

Gym: 8' 1" x 18' 1" (2.48m x 5.52m)

Cellar: 9' 5" x 18' 1" (2.88m x 5.52m)

Workshop: 3' 9" x 16' 10" (1.15m x 5.14m)

Double Garage: 17' 7" x 19' 8" (5.38m x 6.00m)

Important Remarks

Please note that all the above information has been provided by the vendor in good faith, but will need verification by the purchaser's solicitor. Any areas, measurements or distances referred to are given as a guide only and are not precise. Floor plans are not drawn to scale and are provided as an indicative guide to help illustrate the general layout of the property only. The mention of any appliances and/or services in this description does not imply that they are in full and efficient working order and prospective purchasers should make their own investigations before finalising any agreement to purchase. It should not be assumed that any contents, furnishings or other items shown in photographs (which may have been taken with a wide angle lens) are included in the sale. Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property is not a statement that the necessary planning, building regulations, listed buildings or other consents have been obtained. We endeavour to make our details accurate and reliable, but they should not be relied on as statements or representations of fact and they do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. The seller does not give any warranty in relation to the property and we have no authority to do so on their behalf.