Set in eight acres of magnificent, parkland gardens in an affluent suburb of Edgbaston, but only one mile from Birmingham City Centre, lies this expansive and beautifully maintained, four bedroom, mansion apartment. The property can be located within the block affectionately known as "Millionaires' Row, " which is the block furthest from the Bristol Road (A38), one of Birmingham's main arterial routes. Access to the estate is from the Bristol Road and the property enjoys a tranquil, rural outlook while enjoying easy access to all of the local amenities.
Excellent schools are located nearby as is the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Birmingham University. For the sporting buyer, one can enjoy racquet sports, swimming or the gymnasium at The Edgbaston Priory Club or golf at The Edgbaston Golf Club, both being just a short walk from the property. Also on the doorstep is Cannon Hill Park, the Midlands Art Centre and Edgbaston Stadium, home to the Warwickshire Cricket Club. Within approximately one mile from the property one will find the vast array of amenities on offer in England's second city including the world famous Mailbox with its plethora of designer stores and quality bars and restaurants overlooking the regenerated canal system to the rear, the rep and Alexandra Theatres, Broad Street and Brindley Place with its historic canal system, the uci multi screen cinema, the Sea Life Centre, the National Indoor Arena, the International Convention Centre, the new Birmingham library and Symphony Hall, the home of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The Bull Ring Shopping Centre, the other shopping areas and the Commercial sector are also proximate. The apartment offers easy access to the M6, and the impressive Grand Central Station from which regular trains operate to London, the nec and Birmingham International Airport.
The apartment boasts over 150 square metres of floor space comprising four excellently proportioned bedrooms, two expansive reception rooms, a large bathroom, a shower room, a guest toilet, a beautiful, ergonomically designed kitchen and a balcony overlooking the gardens. The buyer will also be acquiring a share of the development operated by Viceroy Close Limited and consequently will have a say in the management of the estate which is maintained to an extremely high standard. The property also comes with a garage let independently from the apartment under a separate lease agreement. There is no onward chain.
Viceroy Close was built in 1937 and was jointly designed by the renowned, inter-war architects, Mitchell and Bridgewater of Berkeley Square, London and Gollins and Smeeton of Bennett's Hill, Birmingham. The compex is one of the finest period developments in Birmingham and number 5 has retained many of the original features making this one of the most attractive and, certainly, one of the largest apartments in the area. The carved heads above the entrance doorways to each block and the allegorical scene over the "Lodge" doorway were the work of Oliver o'Connor Barrett who went on to make a name for himself in the usa! During World War Two the empty apartments were commandeered by the military and the War Damage Commission. Each block has a lift and the estate is managed by a resident caretaker who resides in the Lodge (which also houses the Estate Office) and who ensures the smooth running of the site.
The service charge covers the maintenance of the grounds, the lifts, the cleaning and maintaining of the exterior and all common parts, building insurance and, importantly, heating and the water supply are both included within the charge. The purest water supply is pumped from an Artesian well within Viceroy Close, it is then filtered and piped to each apartment with no additives. The hot water comes from a communal heating system. Security arrangements, including door entry systems, lighting, CCTV (recently updated to 4K uhd cameras) and gates have all successfully contributed to the comfort of this friendly community.
Hallway The theme for the apartment is set by the elegant and impressive entrance hallway which has a front door at second floor level with a letter box, a security chain, a Yale lock and two deadlocks. There is a fawn carpet, coving, a dado rail, a radiator behind an ornate screen, shelving, an alarm sensor, a door bell and two ceiling lights. In addition one will find electric wall sockets, a smoke alarm and a cupboard off which houses the alarm console, the fuse box and has a shelf and a hanging rail.
Living room 18' 11" x 12' 10" (5.79m x 3.93m) This is another imposing and stately room with a cream carpet, painted walls, coving and double entry doors with glass inserts. The room is enhanced by a beautiful fireplace with a brass fire and a wooden mantlepiece and surround, two radiators with fitted shelves above, a panoramic bay window with secondary glazing and a door off to the balcony. Finally the room has a ceiling light, three wall lights, electric sockets and telephone and television points.
Dining room 14' 4" x 13' 5" (4.37m x 4.10m) The excellently proportioned and stylish dining room also has has a carpet, painted walls and coving. There are two radiators, two wall lights, a ceiling light, an alarm sensor, electric sockets and a door off gives access to the balcony with two banks of windows either side and white sills below.
Balcony 11' 10" x 5' 7" (3.62m x 1.71m) From here one can enjoy the peaceful tranquility of the leafy estate and the spectacular views over the immaculately maintained lawns, mature trees and shrubs. The balcony has a tiled base and a brick surround topped with metal railings.
Guest toilet 5' 8" x 4' 4" (1.73m x 1.34m) Here one will find one of three toilets in the apartment. There is wood effect laminate flooring, painted walls, a pedestal washbasin with a tiled spashback and a mirror above, coat hooks, a towel ring, a ceiling light and a window with translucent glass and a tiled sill below overlooking the fire escape.
Kitchen/breakfast room 16' 4" x 8' 10" (5.00m x 2.71m) The upgraded kitchen has a contemporary, ergonomic design, a stylish finish and top quality appliances. There is a tiled floor, part tiled walls to the wet and working areas, coving and classy, granite, kitchen work surfaces which incorporate a stainless steel sink and drainer and a chrome mixer tap. There are ample base and wall units with an integral fridge and freezer, a dishwasher, a washing machine, a DeDietrich oven and grill and a DeDietrich four ring hob with a stainless steel chimney extractor above. Finally, this room has a heated towel rail, a window overlooking the gardens with a matching, slate effect sill, a ceiling light, electric wall sockets and a door which leads to a fire escape.
Bathroom 10' 6" x 8' 10" (3.22m x 2.70m) This is another spacious room as the dimensions suggest. The bathroom has a mustard coloured carpet, part tiled walls (fully tiled to the wet areas), coving and a bath with a wall mounted shower, a glass shower screen and silver taps with an additional hand-held shower attachment. There is also a pedestal washbasin with a mirror and vanity light above, two towel rings, a bidet, a toilet and toilet roll holder, a heated towel rail, two ceiling lights and a window with translucent glass and a tiled sill below.
Shower room 10' 7" x 6' 4" (3.24m x 1.94m) The shower room has a grey carpet, painted walls, a cupboard unit with a stone effect surface and an integral washbasin, a tiled splashback, a toilet, a fully tiled shower cubicle with a wall mounted shower, a heated towel rail, a ceiling light, a window with a tiled shelf below and a door to a fitted cupboard with shelving.
Main bedroom 14' 4" x 12' 7" (4.38mm x 3.85m) This is another excellently sized room with the same period feel as the rest of the apartment. There is carpeted flooring, painted walls and coving. Windows with secondary glazing overlook the gardens with white sills below. The room also benefits from a radiator with a wooden shelf above, electric wall sockets, a ceiling light and a plethora of fitted wardrobes with shelving, drawers and hanging rails. One of the wardrobe doors has a fitted mirror.
Bedroom two 11' 5" x 9' 10" (3.48m x 3,01m) The second bedroom is located to the rear of the property and, like the main bedroom, has a carpet, painted walls and coving. Windows overlook the rear of the estate and there is a radiator, electric wall sockets and a ceiling light.
Bedroom three 10' 8" x 8' 11" (3.26m x 2.74m) The third bedroom has a carpet, painted walls, fitted wardrobes, electric wall sockets, a ceiling light, a window with a white sill below, a radiator with a wooden shelf above and a door off to a cupboard.
Bedroom four 10' 8" x 9' 1" (3.27m x 2.78m) Even the fourth bedroom could accommodate a double bed but it is currently used as a study room. It has a carpet, painted walls, a radiator with a wooden shelf above, a window with a white sill below, electric wall sockets, a ceiling light and fitted shelving.
Arkade Property has been verbally advised that the property is held under a lease with 91 years remaining however the buyer will also be acquiring a share in the freehold.
Arkade Property has been verbally advised that the apartment falls within council tax band F.
Arkade Property has been verbally advised that the ground rent is £150 per annum and the service charge is approximately £7,500 per annum. Arkade Property cannot confirm these figures. The above information must be verified by the buyer's solicitors.
Mains electricity, drainage and water are connected to the property. These have not been tested so no guarantee can be given that they are in working order.
Fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested so no guarantee can be made that these are in working order. Only those items mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale. All others are specifically excluded.
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Arkade Property has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and do not warrant that they are in good working order. The prospective purchaser's solicitor must ensure that these are owned by the seller and not subject to hire purchase or other conditional sale agreement.
Arkade Property has not checked legal documentation and the solicitor should verify the tenure of the property and all restrictive and other covenants. Measurements and distances are approximate and for guidance only. Please note that where rooms are irregular, only the maximum dimensions are given.
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