Set back behind private electric gates on the much sought after Hermitage Road in Edgbaston, is this superbly spacious and immaculately presented detached five bedroom, three bathroom family home.
Downstairs Layout - With its imposing stone steps and pillars leading into a fabulously open reception hall with galleried landing, as well as a drawing room, formal dining room, study, open plan kitchen/family room and a smart conservatory, this generously proportioned house offers the perfect space in the perfect location for those seeking an excellent family home.
The beautiful solid wood parquet flooring, the reception hall has light streaming across it from the two elegant double bevelled glass doors to the front. A smart guest cloakroom is accessed from the front of the reception hall with further doors leading to the principle ground floor reception rooms.
The fabulous living room with its high ceilings and large bay window overlooking the private frontage, offers the perfect place for the family to relax or entertain. A lovely focal point of the room is the delightful marble, wood and cast iron real flame gas fireplace. Steps lead up to double doors and through to the good sized formal dining room and French doors leading out to the garden terrace.
The breakfast kitchen is both stylish and practical with a superb range of wall and floor mounted solid wood units presented in cream, contrasting beautifully with the black granite work tops and Rangemaster Noir five burner gas cooker with 2 ovens and a pan warming drawer. There is also a double sink unit, an Insinkerator waste disposal unit, cda coffee machine, Kenwood microwave, dishwasher and space for a large fridge/freezer.
Across from the kitchen is a family seating and casual dining area which has space for a dining table and settees. Leading from the kitchen is the well-proportioned utility room with space for a washing machine and tumble dryer, Belfast sink and granite worktops with a good range of storage above and below. The conservatory is accessed from the kitchen/family room and has fully fitted blinds and French doors leading to the rear garden. Overlooking the private frontage is the well-proportioned study with an excellent range of fitted office furniture and a good sized work station.
Upstairs Layout - Leading from the very spacious reception hall are the stairs to the gallery landing and rooms leading off. This property offers five good sized rooms, two with en-suite and many with fitted wardrobes. The master bedroom overlooks the beautiful Copper Beech tree to the front and the smart frontage. It benefits from having five fitted wardrobes in the main bedroom and a further three in the dressing area which leads through to the master en-suite. The modern en-suite is smartly presented and includes a shower cubicle with an Aspirante Triton electric shower and a separate fitted bath, there is also a wc and two hand basins all built into a modern vanity unit.
Bedroom two is also a large double with fitted wardrobes and an en-suite. There are three further double bedrooms with both front and rear aspect overlooking both front and rear.
The family bathroom is well resented with a bath and shower over together with smart fitted vanity units incorporating the wc and hand basin together with ample storage and wall mounted mirrored cupboards above.
Outside - To the front of the property is a superbly spacious private block paved driveway set back behind elegant wrought iron gates and fencing with lovely mature trees and shrubs, the most impressive of these being the beautiful Copper Beech tree which offers complete privacy and screening for this family home. A series of pretty retaining walls and a lovely water feature are intermingled with Male, Laurels and Buxus and the driveway continues around to the wide side entrance with access to the double garage with a remote controlled double door.
The South West facing rear garden is delightfully presented with dee borders, smart retaining walls and ivy covered screening to the rear. An array of mature shrubs and trees creates a lovely tranquil private space for the family to relax and enjoy. Maple, Lilacs and Laurels create the backdrop with a central lawned area and an ornamental pond stocked with gold fish. The spacious patio area with feature stonework and beautifully planted borders has mature shrubs such as Roses, Honeysuckle and Lavender. This pretty garden offers lots of areas of interest and a pergola built over to one side with a raised central bed gives screening to the garage and a BBQ area. A gate leads from the garden to the very wide side access and double garage.
Seller Insight - We were looking for somewhere spacious, quiet, low maintenance but convenient for Harborne and the City Centre when we came across 19b Hermitage Road, says the current owner of this generous family home. We fell in love with the house the moment we stepped into the double height hall, with its lovely block wood floor. This is a relatively contemporary house (25 years old) so is modern and comfortable, yet designed not to look out of place beside much older Edwardian properties.
Since moving in, the owner has updated the property by replacing all three bathrooms, as well as the kitchen and matching utility. Each room in the house has its own character, making this not just a house but a home. The spacious open plan kitchen diner connects to the conservatory and in turn to the garden, says the owner, creating an easy flow through the living spaces and between the house and garden. A very sociable space, it is perfect for everyday life and entertaining alike. Meanwhile, the extensively fitted out study is a peaceful spot and looks out onto an impressive copper beech tree. Finally, the dining room, with a table to easily seat 8 people, is very handy for entertaining. Many merry Christmas celebrations have been held there.
The outdoor space has much to offer too, with a landscaped garden and plenty of parking. The sunny garden is well stocked and largely secluded, says the owner, with plenty of patio areas on which to barbeque or dine al fresco. A particularly fine feature is a fishpond with a family of around a dozen goldfish. The house also benefits from a large driveway, set behind an imposing wall with electric gates. The children loved to play there in security when they were younger, almost all year round if the weather allowed. We still have family cricket challenges, although the children are now just too good!
Hermitage Road is a very friendly street with helpful but not intrusive neighbours. We will miss the easy access (5 minutes stroll) to the Harborne Walkway, a beautiful green and scenic route thats ideal for jogging, cycling or walking the dog.
The house is conveniently located for the shops, restaurants and cafes of Harborne. The city centre, local hospitals and the many high quality local schools are also easily accessible. Edgbaston Priory and the test match ground are just a few minutes drive away.
The spacious but comfortable kitchen/diner is the centre of the household. In warmer weather, its very pleasant to open up to the garden through the conservatory and let a little of the outside in.
The garden can be accessed through the conservatory and the dining room. This makes entertaining easy on summer evenings when guests can flow comfortably in and out. In the wintertime, on the other hand, we can easily accommodate the whole family for festive dinners in the spacious dining room.
General Information - General Information
The property benefits from an alarm system and also electric shutters to both the front and rear.
Services: Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage are available
heating: Gas Central Heating
local authority: Birmingham City Council water authority: Severn Trent Water tenure: Freehold.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the Sole selling Agents.