An imposing and versatile Grade 2 Listed period family home, set in delightful gardens of just around 0.4 of an acre. The well laid out and spacious living accommodation is predominantly set over two floors, extending in all to some 6,531 sq. Ft. (607 sq. M) in total, with added versatility provided by the adjoining coach house. Potential for further development (subject to any necessary consents). Reception hall, cloakroom, drawing room, dining room, kitchen, separate breakfast room, separate utility/laundry room. Master bedroom with en suite shower room and walk in wardrobe, 7 potential further bedrooms, and a 4 bath/shower rooms and two WCs. Adjoining 3 storey coach house/annexe, with separate access, which could provide generous self-contained accommodation with its own private courtyard garden. In and out front drive provides ample off road parking, access to the double garage and secure side parking area. Generous part walled rear gardens with level central lawn, and large terrace. In all In all around 0.42 acre (0.17 ha).
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 it, making this a most desirable and enjoyable place to live.
Chad Road is a sought after residential area of Edgbaston. The property is ideally located for access to Birmingham City Centre which lies only around 2 miles to the north east. Fiveways Railway Station is approximately only 1.5 miles distant, and provides direct access to Birmingham's New Street Station which is one stop (4 minutes) down the line. It should be noted that the house would be within a 5 minute walk of the proposed Hagley Road tram stop, which would then provide easy access to Birmingham City Centre and the national rail networks.
6 Chad Road is also well placed for the amenities of nearby Harborne which is about 1.2 miles away. 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 Chad Square, where there is a convenience store, restaurant, dry-cleaners, and a hairdressers. There is an excellent Morrisons supermarket at Five Ways, which is also less than a mile away.
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.
Broad Street and Brindley Place are also within close proximity 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, and Edgbaston Golf Club are approximately only some 1.5 miles away, whilst the 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 there is good access to both The Birmingham Children's Hospital and City Hospital too.
A wide range of schools for children of all ages is available in the vicinity both in the private and state sectors, and include West House School, 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.
6 Chad Road is an elegant and imposing period residence, listed Grade 2 for its architectural and historical importance. It is understood original parts date from circa 1840, with later additions, and there are an abundance of charming character features.
Principally set over two floors, the versatile and well-proportioned living space extends in all to some 6,531 sq. Ft. (607 sq. M.) in total, and is ideally suited for both family living and entertaining purposes.
Further flexibility is provided by the large adjoining 3 storey coach house/annexe, which could easily provide a spacious self-contained living area, or which can also be easily integrated as additional accommodation for the main house. There is also the potential for further development of the property, subject to any required consents being obtained.
The well laid out accommodation briefly comprises:
Double doors open into the entrance vestibule, with a part leaded glazed door continuing into the Reception Hall. This wonderful central hall has feature wood block flooring, part ¾ height oak paneling, and an open fireplace with a stone hearth. There is also access to an inner lobby, which leads off to a cloakroom, and also gives access to the cellar.
The principal reception room comprises a lovely rear sitting room (22'9" x 16'8") with exposed timber boarded flooring, large feature inglenook fireplace with copper plate inset, tiled hearth and inserts, as well as a timber paneled surround and side seats. There is also a large bay window enjoying a fine westerly aspect and access out onto the rear gardens.
The dining room, has large sash windows to the front aspect, allowing for ample natural light, an exposed timber boarded floor, and a feature open fireplace with marble hearth and inserts, and a timber surround. There is also a side door accessing the side hall of the adjoining coach house/annexe.
The excellent kitchen has French doors opening out onto the rear terrace and gardens, and is fitted with a central island unit with a granite worktop with a double drainer and 1.5 bowl sink unit, space for a range cooker, granite work top with cupboards below, and a glass fronted display cabinet. Connecting doors open into the front breakfast room, with large sash windows with shutters, and a corner feature fireplace with marble hearth and inserts (presently covered).
Off the kitchen lies the separate utility/laundry room, with plumbing for a washing machine and dryer, and space for a full height fridge/freezer, as well as an access door into the garage. A plant/boiler cupboard houses the two Vaillant gas fired boilers, and Megaflo pressurised hot water cylinder.
A splendid wide staircase from the reception hall leads up to the first floor galleried minstrel landing, with access off to the principal bedroom accommodation. The Master Bedroom has exposed timber boarded flooring, large walk in built in wardrobe, feature roll top claw foot bath and is served by an en suite shower room, with a large walk in glazed shower cubicle.
There are a further 3 double bedrooms (one with en suite), and a family bathroom on this floor.
The adjoining Coach House is ideally suited as either additional living space to the main house, or alternatively as a separate annexe/guest accommodation. It enjoys its own front door from the front driveway into a reception hall, and a flexible layout potentially suitable for a variety of uses (subject to any necessary consents). Presently there is hall, kitchenette/utility room, a number of bedrooms, shower room and generous size living/games room, with access out onto a private walled courtyard garden to the rear as well.
Stairs lead up to bedrooms 5 to 7, with a shower room, WC and additional bedroom 8 with en suite on the second floor.
To the front of the property a driveway provides useful parking for a good number of cars, as well as providing access directly into the garage, and a further secure parking area to the side.
The attractive part walled rear gardens enjoy a westerly aspect so as to get the evening sun, and comprises a central level lawn, mature trees and shrubs, and an extensive seating terrace enjoying a delightful private aspect.
The house and gardens in all extend to around 0.42 acre (0.17 hectare) in total.
Tenure: The property is being offered on a freehold basis. The property is currently held under a 125 year lease commencing from September 2004. However, the present owners and the freeholder have agreed enfranchisement.
The Agent has not checked the legal documents to verify the Leasehold/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 as well as all fitted carpets, 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.
Published March 2019