An impressive and beautifully restored Victorian family home, set in generous landscaped gardens, whilst occupying a convenient residential location within Edgbaston on the renowned Calthorpe Estate. Standing on a plot of approx. 0.45 acre, the extensive and well-proportioned accommodation comprises entrance hall, dining room, drawing room, kitchen and breakfast room, family room, utility, office and store rooms. The first floor has a master bedroom with ensuite, second bedroom with shower room, third bedroom with balcony overlooking the rear, a further double bedroom and family bathroom. Three further double bedrooms, one ensuite, store room W.C. And sauna can be found on the second floor. The property benefits from a large garden facing south-west, ample parking to the front and a converted basement consisting of two store rooms, snug and games room.
Situation 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 it, making this a most desirable and enjoyable place to live.
Pakenham Road is ideally located for access to Birmingham City Centre which lies just over a mile to the north via the nearby A38 Bristol Road. Fiveways Railway Station is approximately 250m distant and provides direct access to Birmingham's New Street Station which is one stop (4 minutes) down the line.
The amenities of nearby Harborne are approximately one and a half miles to the west. In addition to Waitrose and Marks & Spencer, Harborne benefits from a range of convenience shops and brasseries, restaurants and coffee shops including its own Michelin starred restaurant. More locally, there is a small shopping precinct on Wheeleys Road approximately 500m distant where there is an excellent general grocers/convenience store, dry-cleaners, florist, and hairdressers.
Birmingham City Centre 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 walking distance and have been developed and improved to provide excellent business and recreational facilities. Within a mile stretch can be found the International Convention Centre, the National Indoor Arena and the world-renowned Symphony Hall, home to one of the leading orchestras in Europe and several excellent theatres. The Edgbaston Priory Tennis and Squash Club is approximately half a mile away; as is Edgbaston Golf Club; and Edgbaston Cricket Ground, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Winterbourne Botanic Gardens and the Martineau Gardens are also situated close by.
Superb medical facilities in the area include the redeveloped Queen Elizabeth Medical Complex 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 within two and three miles respectively.
A wide range of schools for children of all ages is available in the vicinity both in the private and state sectors. West House School is within 100m of the property but also nearby are: Hallfield Preparatory School, Blue Coat School, Edgbaston High School for Girls, St George's School, The Priory School and The King Edward's Foundation Schools
description This fine three storey detached period home is believed to have original parts dating from the mid nineteenth century and offers wonderfully distinctive and imposing brick faced elevations, principally set beneath pitched tiled roofs, with relief offered by brick chimney stacks, a delightful oriel window and part half timbered upper gable to the front facade, as well as some fine decorative Victorian timber barge boards .
The present vendors have, over the last ten years or so, comprehensively refurbished, and most tastefully modernised the property so as to now provide a superbly restored period family residence of great character. Many period style features of the property have either been retained or sympathetically restored such as an original Minton tiled flooring, open stone fireplace, stained glass windows and an elegant staircase within the reception hall, splendid fireplace with wood burning stove set within and exposed oak flooring to the drawing room, as well as the house enjoying generous ceiling heights and high skirtings to a number of rooms.
The most spacious and very well proportioned living accommodation enjoys excellent levels of natural light, and is set over three floors, in addition to a converted basement. This presently provides a snug/cinema room, a games room and excellent storage, with the entire property extending in all to around 5631 sq ft (523 sq m). The layout is perfectly suited for family occupation and entertaining purposes, with a central hall radiating off to the two fine principal reception rooms and an open plan kitchen/breakfast room leading directly through to a family room. There is also a large south easterly facing seating terrace directly to the rear of the house providing an excellent private entertaining area, and which can also be accessed from the drawing room, hall and family rooms from the house.
The property is approached through electronically operated entrance gates, onto a generous parking area on the front drive, providing secure parking for a good number of cars.
An entrance vestibule continues through to the spacious central reception hall, which radiates off to a cloakroom and the two main reception rooms. The front dining room is presently utilised as a study by the present owners, with oak flooring and a staircase leading down to the converted basement. The fine drawing room is a very well proportioned reception room, and enjoys a superb south easterly aspect over the delightful rear gardens, and doors opening out onto the extensive rear terrace.
The magnificent kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units, exposed oak floor, breakfast bar and has access into the enclosed side courtyard, in turn leading to the coach house. The family room continues directly off the kitchen, and provides an excellent everyday living area, with a separate utility room off, and a large glazed bay window allowing for ample natural light to flood in.
The fine staircase from the reception hall leads up to the first floor landing, where are situated a possible 4 bedrooms in total. The master bedroom currently utilises bedroom 3 as an en suite sitting room, with access out onto a delightful balcony overlooking the rear gardens and providing a good size seating area. The master bedroom is served by an en suite bathroom, whilst bedroom 2 has a further en suite shower, with an additional family bathroom serving the remaining bedrooms.
The second floor has bedrooms 5,6 and 7, with an en suite bathroom to bedroom 5 and a further cloakroom WC. A large walk in store room providing a most useful and easily accessible storage area/box room, with a sauna off.
From the ground floor, two separate staircases provide access down into the converted basement. This superb area now offers excellent additional living space, and is currently used as a snug/cinema room and games room, with two useful built in storage rooms.
The separate two storey coach house is located to the south west of the property, and can be accessed via the enclosed side courtyard. This area has secure access onto the front drive and to the rear of the house, where there are two additional garden store rooms as well. The coach house provides office space on both floors, but the ground floor could easily be put back as a garage if so required.
Outside The well maintained mature gardens are situated mainly to the rear of the property, and enjoy a south easterly aspect. There is an extensive seating terrace, ideally suited for al fresco entertaining, fish pond and expanses of level lawns beyond, together with well planted borders. The house and gardens in all extends to about 0.45 acre (0.18 hectare).
General information 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. Telephone No: Regulated by RICS.