A well-presented detached family home offering well laid out and well-appointed living space, set over two floors and extending in all to just under 3,000 sq. Ft. (273 sq. M.). Entrance vestibule, reception hall, cloakroom, living room, sitting room, magnificent fitted kitchen/dining room, family room, and a rear hall/utility/laundry room. On the first floor is a master bedroom with superb walk-in wardrobe and wetroom, 4 further double bedrooms, a family bathroom and shower room. Double garage. Generous off road parking on the front in and out drive. Large seating terrace and delightful rear gardens, all set in a plot of approximately 0.29 acre in total.
Croftdown Road is a popular residential address, and the house is well situated for the convenience and facilities of both Harborne and also Bearwood High Streets, which are both located only around three quarters of a mile away.
A wide range of schools for children of all ages is available in the vicinity both in the private and state sectors. These include the Blue Coat School, Edgbaston High School for Girls, Hallfield Preparatory School, West House, St George's School, The Priory School, and The King Edward Foundation Schools. Local state funded schooling includes Harborne Infant and Junior School at Station Road, and Harborne Academy. Meanwhile Lordswood Girls and Boys Schools, and Lordswood Sixth Form Centre, which are within close proximity to the house.
The recently redeveloped Queen Elizabeth Hospital is approximately only about two and a half miles away and provides state of the art medical facilities for the region. The bmi Edgbaston and Priory Hospitals are within three miles distant, and The Birmingham Children's Hospital and City Hospital are within 5 and 3 miles respectively.
Harborne High Street offers excellent convenience shopping with a Marks and Spencer Food Hall, a Waitrose as well as chemists, greengrocers, butchers and newsagents, and also benefits from a range of convenience shops and brasseries, restaurants and coffee shops.
In addition the City Centre offers some of the best shopping in the country. The famous Bullring Shopping Centre contains over 140 shops including one of the only Selfridges department stores outside of London and the exclusive Mailbox development, which is host to a range of designer outlets including Armani and Harvey Nichols. The recently opened £150m Grand Central Shopping Centre sits directly above the new £600 million redevelopment of the now world class New Street station, including a flagship 250,000 sq. Ft. John Lewis store, in addition to over 60 premium retailers and quality restaurants and cafes. The redevelopment enforces Birmingham's retail landscape bringing a mix of unrivalled premium fashion and quality high street brands to the heart of the city.
There are good links to the national motorway network, with excellent access to Birmingham International Airport and The National Exhibition Centre. The property is around 3.5 miles from Junction 3 of the M5, and around 5 miles from Junction 6 of the M6.
Public transport by road and rail is also most convenient. Major bus routes into and out of the City Centre can be picked up on nearby Harborne High Street. The rail network can be joined at Five Ways Railway station which is about 2.75 miles away and is one stop from the superb newly developed Birmingham New Street Station which is only around 3.5 miles away.
Edgbaston Priory Club, Edgbaston and Harborne Golf Clubs, The Archery Tennis Club and the Warwickshire County Cricket Ground are all within three and a half miles of the house.
During the past few years, the area around Broad Street, linking Five Ways to the City Centre has been developed and improved to provide excellent business and recreational facilities. Within a mile stretch can be found the International Convention Centre, with its superb conference facilities and the world-renowned Symphony Hall. The National Indoor Arena, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Hyatt and Marriott Hotels and numerous brasseries, restaurants and coffee shops are all to be found there.
9 Croftdown Road is a superbly well-presented detached family home, set in just under a third of an acre plot, whilst situated on a popular residential road within Harborne, well placed for access to all local amenities. High ceilings are reminiscent of the period of this property. The property has original features dating from 1926, and offers well laid out and well-appointed living space, set over two floors and extending in all to just under 3,000 sq. Ft. (273 sq. M.). The accommodation briefly comprises: Entrance vestibule, reception hall, cloakroom, living room, sitting room, magnificent fitted kitchen/dining room, family room, and a rear hall/utility/laundry room. On the first floor is a master bedroom with superb walk-in wardrobe and wetroom, 4 further double bedrooms, a family bathroom and shower room. Double garage. Generous off road parking on the front in and out drive. Large seating terrace and delightful rear gardens, all set in a plot of approximately 0.29 acre in total.
The house offers attractive cream painted rendered elevations, principally set beneath a pitched tiled roof, with relief offered by square lattice style fenestration, double storey bay windows and portico porch to the front façade, as well as single storey projecting bay windows to the rear elevation.
Character features include decorative ceiling covings to a number of rooms, as well as splendid fireplaces and bay windows to the two main reception rooms. Modern features include double glazing to windows, and gas fired central heating, whilst of particular note is the superb open plan kitchen/dining room fitted with a quality Clive Christian kitchen measuring some 23'8 x 18'5", and which has an excellent family room off, providing an additional everyday sitting area, and also additional access out onto the rear terrace and gardens via French doors.
The present owners have undertaken several works to modernise the property. Real Oak and American Walnut wooden floors have been laid to several rooms. In addition, brand new copper piping has been installed to gas appliances including the Aga; a new Worcester Bosch gas central heating boiler was installed in 2018, electrics have been updated to modern standards; a high specification security camera system has been installed. The property also benefits from a good security alarm.
The excellent living space extends in all to around 2,943 sq.Ft. (273 sq. M.), and offers well-presented accommodation set over two floors, and which comprises as follows:
On the Ground Floor
Set back behind splendid mature trees and foliage, the property is approached over a wide in and out front drive, with a portico porch to the front of the house, set beneath a pitched tiled roof. A timber door leads into the entrance vestibule, which in turn continues through a part obscure glazed door into the main reception hall with real American Walnut wood flooring. There is a cloakroom off, and doors leading to the two principal reception rooms.
The sitting room features exposed and treated original wood floor boards and has a bay window to the south facing front aspect, and a fireplace with an Adams style surround, marble hearth and slips, and a gas fire set within.
The splendid living room has a large double glazed bay window enjoying a delightful aspect over the rear gardens, with French doors leading out onto the extensive terrace, real American Walnut wood flooring, and an attractive central feature of a fireplace with a carved timber surround, marble hearth and slips, and a coal effect gas fire set within.
The superb kitchen/dining room has real Oak flooring and is fitted with a quality Clive Christian kitchen, with a central island unit/breakfast bar having a granite worktop, single bowl single drainer sink unit, and a Siemens microwave oven, storage cupboards and drawers beneath. There is a gas fired twin plate Aga, with a further integrated hot plate, set within a tiled recess, a concealed fridge and separate freezer, with a further Belfast sink set within a granite worktop, with drawers and cupboards beneath. The breakfast/dining area of the kitchen has a matching fitted dresser unit, corner wine racks, in addition to a corner display cabinet, and a part glazed door giving access to the covered passageway, with a secure door leading onto the front drive.
There is also a connecting sliding glazed door from the breakfast area of the kitchen, continuing through to the family room, which has real Oak flooring and enjoys an aspect over the gardens, and double glazed French doors leading out onto the rear terrace. From the kitchen a door continues into the to the rear hall/utility/laundry room, having a tiled floor, plumbing and space for a washing machine and dryer, sink unit, whilst also housing a new Worcester Bosch gas central heating boiler fitted in 2018. There is a door giving access through to the garage from here, as well as a part glazed door to the rear, leading out onto the rear gardens.
On the First Floor
From the reception hall, a staircase leads up to the first floor landing area, with an access hatch to the loft space, and doors off to the bedroom accommodation.
The master bedroom features dark stained oak floor and a fabulous wardrobe with flush sliding doors. This room leads to a further luxurious walk-in wardrobe with underfloor heating. Both the bedroom wardrobe and walk-in wardrobe were imported from Italy and installed by Campbell Watson. This master suite also features a new wetroom which was installed in 2018. There are a further 4 bedrooms (three of which with fitted bedroom furniture), a family bathroom and a separate shower room.
The house is set back from Croftdown Road, and is approached over a deep block paved in and out front drive, which provides parking for a good number of cars. This also gives access to the double garage, measuring some 22'6" x 21'11''max and with two separate doors to the front, whilst also benefitting from lighting and power.
The delightful gardens enjoy a private aspect, and are situated predominantly to the rear of the property, with a good size paved seating terrace, providing a fine outside entertaining area. There is a central level lawn beyond, with deep borders, and two feature fish ponds with waterfalls. To the far end of the gardens, a pathway leads down to a useful large timber garden/machinery store. The attractive gardens are fenced to three sides, and in all extend to around 0.29 of an acre in total.
Tenure: The property is understood to be Freehold. The Agent has not checked the legal documents to verify the freehold status of the property. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or Surveyor.
Services: All mains services are understood to be available and connected.
Fixtures and Fittings: All fixtures and fittings mentioned in these particulars of sale are included in the asking price. All others are specifically excluded, but some items may be available by separate negotiation.
Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with the Selling Agents: Robert Powell, 7 Church Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3SH. Regulated by RICS.
Published March 2019