A rare opportunity to acquire a discreetly located detached bungalow, situated to the end of a quiet cul- de- sac in a popular residential area of Edgbaston, and located on the renowned Calthorpe Estate. The property is set well back within a generous size corner plot within mature gardens of just over a quarter of an acre, and enjoys a private south facing aspect to the rear. Glazed entrance porch, dining hall, cloaks/shower room, 'L' shaped living room, fitted kitchen, and a south facing conservatory. Bedroom 1 with en suite bathroom and bedroom 2. Double garage and ample parking. Delightful gardens.
Around 1,535sq ft (143 sq m)
About 0.26 acre
situation 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.
Austen Place is an exclusive cul de sac situated to the end of George Road is ideally located for access to Birmingham City Centre which lies just over a mile to the north via nearby Broad Street or the A38 Bristol Road. Fiveways Railway Station is approximately 150m distant and provides direct access to Birmingham's New Street Station which is one stop (4 minutes) down the line.
Austen Place is also well placed for the amenities of nearby Harborne which is approximately one and a half miles to the west. 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 nearby Wheeleys Road approximately half a mile distant, where there is a convenience store, dry-cleaners, florist, and hairdressers.
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 Brindleyplace are also within walking distance 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 is approximately half a mile away, as is Edgbaston Golf Club. 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 The Birmingham Children's Hospital and City Hospital are within three miles
A wide range of schools for children of all ages is available in the vicinity both in the private and state sectors. West House School is within close proximity of the property but also nearby are: 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.
Description This fine home is a detached bungalow set well back in a mature plot of around a quarter of an acre. The property, also offers an incoming purchaser an excellent opportunity to potentially enlarge or even maybe redevelop the existing home, subject to obtaining any required planning consents or necessary approvals. The property sits centrally within well maintained mature gardens, enjoying an attractive and private setting approached over a deep set drive from Austen Place, in a generous corner plot, extending in all to about 0.26 acre (0.10 hectare).
The current living accommodation incorporates a practical layout with the interconnecting dining hall and main living room making for an area ideally suited for entertaining purposes. Set over the one level the well laid out living space extends in all to around 1,535 sq. Ft ( 143 sq.M), with a delightful southerly aspect to the rear.
Ground floor A glazed entrance vestibule, with a quarry tiled floor leads through an obscure glazed front door into the central dining hall, with a useful cloaks cupboard, airing cupboard and with a cloakroom/shower room located directly off. A further door continues through to the spacious 'L' shaped living room (23'9''x 18'10'' max), with a fireplace with log effect fire set within, fitted dresser/display unit and having double glazed sliding patio doors to both the front as well as out onto the rear terrace and gardens, thereby providing plenty of natural light within this room.
The kitchen/breakfast room has an attractive southerly aspect over the front garden, tiled floor, a range of base and wall mounted cupboards, granite worktops and corner breakfast bar, large corner sink unit and appliances to include Miele double oven and grill, gas four ring hob with extractor fan over, and a door giving access through into the garage. A glazed door leads off to the south facing rear conservatory, with a tiled floor and French doors continuing out onto the rear terrace and gardens.
From the dining hall doors continue off the bedroom 1, with an attractive southerly aspect to the rear and fitted bedroom furniture, whilst being served by an en suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 has built in wardrobes and an aspect over the front drive and gardens.
Outside The property is approached from Austen Place onto an impressive deep set drive, which provides parking for a good number of cars, and also sweeps down to the double garage, with a remote controlled electric door to front. There is a large central front lawn, planted with two mature trees, which provides a wonderful setting for the property, and paved steps lead down to a lower level wide pathway, which in turn continues up to the front door of the property.
There is a terrace directly to the west of the house and a more extensive and private seating area to the south aspect, ideally suited for al fresco entertaining. Expanses of lawn lie beyond, planted with a variety of mature trees, shrubs and plants in addition to a good size garden store.
The house and gardens in all extend to about 0.26 acre (0.10 hectare).
General information Tenure: The property is 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.
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.
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|End terrace house||0.9%||£474,975||3.5||1.5|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||£184,950 (2)||£507,843 (7)||£408,790 (5)||£666,205 (19)||£971,800 (11)|
|Flats||£200,661 (47)||£267,255 (112)||£322,950 (16)||-||-|
|All||£200,019 (49)||£281,407 (119)||£343,388 (21)||£666,205 (19)||£971,800 (11)|