• Clubhouse and storage
• 2 bedroom cottage
• Large car park
• Up to 50 secluded canalside moorings
• Located on the Stratford upon Avon Canal, in a rural setting just south of the affluent town of Solihull
Earlswood is an affluent village located 5 miles South West of Solihull, 9 miles North East of Redditch and 11 miles South of Birmingham. Road links are excellent, within 3 miles of the M42 (Junction 3), linking with the M40 at Junction 3A. Local services include a village hall, pub, sports clubs (sailing, cricket and football), a small selection of shops and two train stations (The Lakes and Earlswood) which both connect directly with Birmingham (Moor Street and Snow Hill), Stratford-upon-Avon and Stourbridge.
The property also benefits from an excellent position on the canal network. It lies on the Stratford upon Avon Canal, on the Northern Stratford section, close to its junction with the Worcester & Birmingham Canal to the north and the Grand Union Canal to the south.
Road access to the site is from Lady Lane, a country spur road connecting with the B4102. The site is split across this road, with the main wharf accessed from the East and an additional area of land used for storage and car parking accessed to the West.
The property comprises a wharf on the junction of the main line of the canal and a spur leading from Earlswood Lakes, to the south. The moorings run along this feeder arm and along the secure, non-towpath side of the canal main line.
At the site entrance is a large tarmac surfaced car park measuring approximately 1,350 square metres (14,500 sq ft). An additional 500 square metres (5,420 sq ft) of unsurfaced land on the other side of Lady Lane is also available if required.
Within the car park is a concrete single garage with a flat roof and a single storey brick building containing male & female WCs and a chemical toilet disposal point for use by berth holders. A slipway provides lifting and launching facilities from the canal to the car park, via a short access road alongside the cottage.
Leading from the car park, but benefitting from canalside views, is a detached cottage, with brick elevations beneath a pitched, tiled roof and benefitting from gas central heating and double glazing throughout.
It provides an entrance hall, living room with fireplace, kitchen, office, bathroom, cloakroom and 2 bedrooms with dormer windows. Sliding doors lead into a private lawned garden overlooking an adjoining paddock.
Adjoining the cottage is a single storey, brick built clubhouse. The interior is divided into a public bar (with stage), a lounge bar and kitchen. Glazed doors from the public bar lead into an attractive canalside beer garden. The ancillary areas include male and female WCs, cellar (restricted head height of 1.25 metres) and a separate storage building.
The proposed lease will include rights to moor narrowboats on the canalside and off line along the feeder arm from Earlswood Lakes.
These are secure moorings, with the sole access via a gated footbridge from the wharf. The canalside land is included within the proposed lease and has been used by berth holders for storage, including constructing a variety of storage sheds. Although a useful resource to boat owners, we can offer no warranties over the planning status of such structures.
The moorings comprise an off line run of 333 metres and an on line run of 414 metres, providing a total mooring length of 747 metres (2,450 feet). Up to half a dozen additional moorings are available on the wharf alongside the club building. The moorings have no mains services, a water supply is provided alongside the clubhouse.