A handsome and beautifully appointed Grade 2 Listed period family home, set within delightful south west facing gardens of just under a third of an acre, and located in a popular and convenient residential area of Edgbaston. The well-proportioned living space is set over three floors, together with a converted basement, and extends in all to around 3,608 sq. Ft. (335 sq. M).
Ground Floor: Reception hall, drawing room, dining room, study/office, cloakroom, bathroom, breakfast kitchen and a superb sitting room. Converted basement providing a games room/potential bedroom with en suite bathroom off.
First Floor: Master bedroom with en suite dressing room/bedroom 5, luxury en suite bathroom, bedroom 2 with en suite kitchen/potential bathroom.
Second Floor: Bedroom 3 with en suite shower room, bedroom 4 with large walk in wardrobe and en suite shower room.
Front driveway parking. Private south west facing rear gardens.
About 0.30 acre.
situation Edgbaston is an exclusive suburb of Birmingham, rich in history and being part of one of England's largest urban conservation areas. Much of Edgbaston comes under the control of the renowned Calthorpe Estate which is committed to preserving the quality and original character of the area and the properties within, making this a most desirable and enjoyable place to live.
Ideally located for access to Birmingham City Centre which lies approximately 1.5 miles to the north, Charlotte Road is also well placed for access to the local shops within the nearby Templefields Square. Harborne High Street, which lies just over 2 miles distant, has a Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, and also benefits from a range of convenience shops and brasseries, restaurants and coffee shops including its own Michelin starred restaurant. Easy access to the Midlands motorway network can be found at junction 3 of the M5, which is around 6 miles distant, or junction 6 of the M6, which is less than 5 miles away.
Birmingham boasts some of the best shopping in Europe with the superb Bullring Shopping Centre containing over 140 shops including Selfridges department store. The exclusive Mailbox development is host to a range of designer stores including Armani and Harvey Nichols. Broad Street and Brindleyplace are also within easy travelling distance and have been developed and improved to provide excellent business and recreational facilities. The more 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.
Superb medical facilities in the area include the more recently redeveloped Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre which provides state of the art medical facilities for the region. The Edgbaston and Priory Hospitals are nearby, and The Birmingham Children's Hospital and City Hospital are also within easy travelling distance.
A wide range of schools for children of all ages is available in the vicinity both in the private and state sectors. They include Hallfield Preparatory School, West House School, Blue Coat School, Edgbaston High School for Girls, St George's School, The Priory School and The King Edward's Foundation Schools. Chad Vale Primary and Junior School is also very convenient.
Both the Edgbaston Priory Tennis and Squash Club, and Edgbaston Golf Club are within easy walking distance of the property. Edgbaston Cricket Ground, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Winterbourne Botanic Gardens and the Martineau Gardens are also situated close by.
Description 16 Charlotte Road is a most attractive period home, set within delightful south facing gardens of just under a third of an acre, in a sought after residential area on Charlotte Road. The property is listed Grade 2 for its historical and architectural importance, with original parts which are understood to originally date from circa 1840.
The house offers a 2 storey stucco facade, with brick faced elevations to the rear, and relief offered by sash fenestration, and brick chimney stacks, all set principally beneath a pitched slate roof. The house has over recent years been much improved and sympathetically refurbished and modernised by the present owners, so as to now provide a wonderful period family home enjoying excellent levels of natural light throughout. The property also still retains many period character features, to include sash windows, with window shutters to the front drawing and dining rooms, high skirtings, moulded ceiling covings and ceiling roses to a number of rooms, and a fine wood block floor within the ground floor inner hall.
The house is ideally suited for family living and entertaining purposes with generous size reception rooms on the ground floor, and a fitted breakfast kitchen. Of particular note is the extended rear sitting room with French doors leading out onto the south west facing terrace, and which enjoys a delightful aspect over the rear gardens, as well as the magnificent master suite which is currently laid out as a bedroom, inner hall and dressing room (which could potentially easily be converted back into a 5th bedroom if required), and is also served by a luxury en suite bathroom. Central heating is gas fired.
Accommodation Extending to some 3,608 sq.ft. (335 sq. M.) in total, the well laid out and well-proportioned accommodation is set over three floors and comprises:
On the Ground Floor A panelled timber front door, with a fanlight window over, leads though into the central reception hall. The hall has a tiled floor, moulded ceiling covings and ceiling roses, and a part double glazed door leading out onto the rear terrace.
The main front drawing room, has a sash window to the front elevation, with window shutters, picture rail and moulded ceiling covings, ceiling rose and high skirting boards. An inner hall with wood block flooring, provides a side access door, and also leads off to the dining room with sash window to the front elevation flanked by window shutters, moulded celling coving, ceiling rose and high skirting boards, as well as a fitted base corner cupboard.
The excellent extended dual aspect sitting room provides a wonderful main reception room, with low voltage ceiling lights, fitted cupboard housing the gas fired central heating boiler, and French doors opening out onto the delightful south west facing rear gardens.
The breakfast kitchen enjoys a fine aspect over the rear gardens, and has a timber laminate floor, whilst fitted with a range of base and wall mounted cupboards, built in pantry cupboard, single bowl single drainer sink unit, work surface areas with tiled splashbacks, and a number of appliances to include a Zanussi ceramic 4 ring hob with extractor fan over, electric oven and grill, and space/plumbing for a slim line dishwasher.
Off the inner hall access is gained to a front study/office, cloakroom and a separate bathroom.
Lower Ground Floor Access is also gained from the reception hall to the basement, which has been converted so as to be suited either as an additional guest bedroom/games/play room, with useful fitted storage cupboards also having space and plumbing for a washer/dryer, and this room is also has an en suite bathroom off.
On the First Floor From the reception hall a staircase leads up to a three quarter height landing with access off to a cloakroom. The principal first floor landing leads off to the main bedroom accommodation.
The master bedroom suite currently comprises an inner hall, bedroom 1, fitted dressing room/potential bedroom 5 and a luxury en suite bathroom with large walk in glazed shower cubicle, twin circular sinks in vanity unit, free standing roll top bath, and a WC.
Double bedroom 2 has an attractive outlook to the south west facing rear aspect, and is currently served by an en suite fitted kitchen area, but which could easily be converted into an en suite bath/shower room if required. There is at present a tiled floor, a range of fitted base and wall mounted units, Belfast sink unit, Lacanche range cooker and space for an American style fridge freezer.
On the Second Floor Landing area leads off to bedroom 3, with fitted wardrobes and is served by an en suite shower room. Bedroom 4 has a large walk in wardrobe and is also served by an en suite shower room.
Outside The property is approached from Charlotte Road onto a front driveway, which provides off road parking area for a number of cars.
The delightful rear gardens are situated predominantly to the south west facing rear aspect, and enjoy a good deal of privacy. There is a brick paved rear seating terrace directly to the back of the house, with an additional terrace which can also be accessed from the house, via the French doors from the large sitting room.
Beyond the terrace is an extensive level lawn, fenced to three sides, and which leads down to a mature yew tree, and also a useful timber garden shed.
The house and gardens in all extend to around 0.30 acre.
General information Tenure: The property is 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. Telephone No: Regulated by RICS.