A handsome Grade 2 Listed detached Georgian family home, set in delightful gardens of just over a quarter of an acre, and occupying a convenient location within Edgbaston only some 2 miles Birmingham City Centre. Set over three floors, the spacious accommodation extends to some 4,451 sq.ft. (413 sq. M.), and briefly comprises: Reception hall, drawing room, utility room with cloakroom off, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room with larder and scullery. Large cellars. On the first floor is a master bedroom with en suite shower, 4 further bedrooms, a family bathroom and an en suite shower. On the second floor is a potential separate flat/guest suite comprising a landing/kitchenette, bedrooms 6/sitting room, bedroom 7 and an en suite shower room.
Garage. Attractive part walled gardens with extensive seating terrace.
About 0.27 acre in total.
situation Noel Road is situated in a most convenient location, with easy access to Birmingham City Centre which lies only approximately 2 miles to the east. The Hagley Road (A456) links directly to Junction 3 of the M5, only some 5 miles to the west, and Junction 6 of the M6, which is within 4 miles.
There are numerous well renowned schools in the locality for children of all ages, in both the private and state sectors, and the University of Birmingham is also within close proximity, with Aston University being located within the City Centre. The property is also very well located for hospitals, with the Nuffield Hospital on Somerset road, The bmi Edgbaston and Priory Hospitals, The Birmingham Children's Hospital and City Hospital, as well as the extensively revamped Queen Elizabeth Hospital which provides state of the art medical facilities for the region.
Leisure and recreational facilities include the nearby Edgbaston Reservoir, Edgbaston Priory Tennis Club, Edgbaston and Harborne Golf Clubs, The Archery & Lawn Tennis Society, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Canon Hill Park, and the Warwickshire County Cricket Ground.
Harborne High Street is located less than 2 miles away, and offers a range of shops with a Marks and Spencer Food Hall, Waitrose, as well as chemists, greengrocers, butchers and newsagents, in addition to brasseries, restaurants and coffee shops. There is also a Morrison's supermarket on Harborne Road. 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, and the world renowned Birmingham Symphony Hall, The National Indoor Arena, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, The Hyatt and Marriott Hotels, and numerous brasseries, restaurants and coffee shops along the canal side.
Birmingham City Centre is extremely well served for shopping, with the exclusive Mailbox development offering an array of designer stores and the Bullring Shopping Centre containing over 140 shops, including Selfridges's department store. 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.
Description This most handsome detached Georgian house is believed to originally date from around 1760, and offers attractive painted brick faced elevations, set predominantly beneath a pitched slate roof, with relief offered by sash fenestration, imposing brick chimney stacks and a portico entrance porch to the front facade. The well laid out accommodation is set over three floors, and the current owners have made a number of excellent improvements to the property over the years, so as to now provide a generously well-proportioned home of quality. The spacious living space is ideally suited for family occupation and entertaining, with large windows allowing for excellent levels of natural light, and in all extends to around 4,451sq. Ft. (413 sq. M).
There are numerous character features of note, to include a fine stone floor within the reception hall, high ceilings and ceiling covings to many rooms, an elegant staircase, as well as splendid open fireplaces to the three principal reception rooms.
Ground floor From beneath the portico entrance porch, a panelled front door with fanlight window over leads through into the central reception hall. There is a fine stone floor, a part glazed door leading out onto the rear terrace and gardens and also doors giving access to all three principal reception rooms.
The front sitting room has an attractive south facing large bay window, flanked by window shutters, to the front elevation, high skirtings and a feature central open fireplace, with a timber surround, tiled hearth and a cast iron grate set within. The excellent main drawing room measures a generous 26'5'' x 14'11'', and has a delightful dual aspect to the north and south, with a bay window overlooking the rear gardens, and part double glazed door leading out onto the extensive seating terrace, as well as a fine feature of an open fireplace with a carved timber surround and a cast iron grate set within. Off this room is a lobby/utility area with a cloakroom, and also a connecting door through to the garage.
The rear dining room has high skirting boards, a central fireplace with marble hearth and slips with a coal effect gas fire set within, whilst this room enjoys a fine aspect over the gardens with part double glazed door leading out onto the extensive rear terrace.
The excellent breakfast/dining kitchen, has feature exposed ceiling timbers, a quarry tiled floor and is fitted with a comprehensive range of base and wall mounted cupboards, having ample work surface areas, a recess with a twin plate Aga set within, a double oven and grill, and also space for an upright fridge/freezer. There is a useful pantry off, and a side hall/store room with blue brick flooring and separate door to the front, as well as housing the Worcester gas fired central heating boiler.
From the reception hall a staircase leads down to the good size cellars, currently comprising two main compartments and central lobby/wine store, whilst also offering excellent potential for possible conversion into additional living space if so required.
First floor From the reception hall a staircase with curved mahogany handrail rises to the first floor landing, with a good size built in linen room/walk in wardrobe, and further doors leading off to the principal bedroom accommodation.
The master bedroom enjoys a fine southerly aspect to the front and is served by an en suite shower room, as well as having fitted wardrobes/storage to the one wall. Bedroom 2 to the rear of the house, enjoys an attractive aspect over the rear gardens, and is also served by an en suite shower.
There are an additional 3 double bedrooms on this floor, and a family bathroom, fitted with a modern suite of bath, separate large walk in shower with glazed screen, WC and a wash hand basin.
Second floor This floor could easily be used as a separate flat/guest suite if required, and currently comprises:
A landing/kitchenette, leading off to bedrooms 6/sitting room, and bedroom 7 served by an en suite shower room.
Outside From Noel Road, access is gained directly into the secure garage (16'1'' x 13')
The delightful and generous size part walled gardens are situated primarily to the rear of the house, with an extensive paved seating terrace which can also be accessed from the dining room, reception hall and drawing room. There is a blue brick paved courtyard to the one side, with a gardeners WC and open fronted store, and this area can also be accessed form the breakfast kitchen.
The remaining gardens comprise well maintained level lawns, with raised well stocked central beds, and are planted with a variety of mature trees and shrubs.
The house and gardens in all extend to around 0.27 acre.
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. Gas fired central heating.
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.