The current owner has carried out extensive improvements to the property over the past 10 years including the addition of a new roof, the walls and ceilings have been re-plastered, the casement windows have been re-paned and roped, the house has been re-wired and re-plumbed. The property now entirely refurbished retains its period elegance and charm with all the benefits and ease offered by a new home.
The original front door opens to an impeccably decorated entrance hall with a stunning Minton tiled floor. Doors radiate to the principal reception rooms and a turning gallery staircase rises to the first floor.
The dual aspect drawing room with two sets of French doors providing ample natural light and lovely views, is delightful. There are two superb focal points, the large fireplace with inset log burning stove and the quirky, cylindrical, drinks room. This special space was formed from the staircase turret formerly on the north flank of the house, now adjoined to the garage.
The dining room sits at the front of the property with French doors overlooking the front aspect. This room is perfect for dinner parties and more formal dining.
Flowing directly to the rear of the entrance hall (and originally the inner hall of the main house) is a cosy sitting room. A window overlooking the rear gardens provides light and lovely views and a small, contemporary log burner with exposed flu is a super focal point.
From here the accommodation flows through to the exceptionally well-fitted kitchen/breakfast room. There is a superb range of handmade wall and floor mounted cupboards with solid wood worksurfaces over and a comprehensive range of integrated appliances. During the kitchen extension works the original well for the house was found and the current owner cleverly incorporated this into the design of the kitchen. The well is 99 feet deep and is dry, downlights added to the sides and the opening fitted with toughened glass recessed into the work surface provides a unique feature. There is a climbing hook fitted above and climbing equipment can be used to decent and assent the well if required. A black Aga really sets off the space and French doors, in keeping with the style of the house open to the patio, perfect for alfresco dining and enjoying the summertime sunshine.
A small extension was also added onto the kitchen to provide a useful utility room and a guest cloak room/WC.
Stairs down from the entrance hall lead to the large, dry cellar which could be used for a multiple of functions. Central heating, lighting and electrics are already in place and this superb space would make an excellent cinema room and wine store or a home gym.
Stairs rise from the entrance hall to the first-floor landing area where all four bedrooms are located.
The sumptuous principal bedroom suite sits at the front of the house. There is a large walk in wardrobe providing ample storage space and a beautifully fitted en suite bathroom. The oval bath with window is perfect for evening star gazing whilst enjoying a relaxing soak in the tub. There is also a fully tiled, separate walk in shower.
The loft space spans the entire house and is currently boarded out for storage. Currently accessed via a drop down ladder this space would be easily converted to make a large fifth bedroom and en suite bathroom.
The private west facing garden is well stocked with mature boarders providing year around colour and interest. A decked sun terrace is the perfect spot for relaxing in the summertime sunshine and ideal for entertaining. There is also a well screened Anderson Shelter at the bottom of the garden to the left-hand side.
Further access from the front driveway is through the garage to the rear garden and there is a useful brick built potting shed, perfect for springtime gardening or garden storage.
The up and over garage door is electrically operated and there is electric installed for both the garage and the potting shed.
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Central Birmingham 1.7 miles, M5 (J3) 5.5 miles, Birmingham Airport/nec 11 miles (all distances are approximate)
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.
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. Harborne Primary and Junior School is also very convenient.
Recreational amenities of particular note include Lordswood Gym, Edgbaston & Harborne Golf Clubs, Edgbaston Priory Lawn Tennis & Squash Club, a Sailing Club at Edgbaston Reservoir, the Warwickshire County Cricket Ground, Edgbaston Botanical Gardens and Archery Club.