4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

52 Harborne Road

Sold STC £895,000

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Tenure: Freehold

A most handsome Grade II Listed white Stucco semi-detached house of considerable charm and character. Offering approximately 3060 sq ft of well-presented living space including entrance porch, reception hall, living room with conservatory off, dining room, study, breakfast room, modern fitted kitchen, master bedroom with en suite, three further double bedrooms and a house bathroom. Driveway, large garage, delightful south-facing rear garden. 

SITUATION The property is located in the prime section of Harborne Road which lies between its junctions with Vicarage Road and Highfield Road. Harborne Road is ideally located for access to Birmingham City Centre which lies just over a mile to the east. 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, making this a most desirable and enjoyable place to live. 

EDUCATION A wide range of schools for children of all ages is available in the vicinity, both in the state and private sectors. They include Hallfield, West House and Blue Coat Preparatory Schools, Edgbaston High School for Girls, St George's College, The Priory School, Norfolk House School and the King Edward Foundation Schools.

Birmingham University's main campus is less than two miles away and the Westbourne Road campus of Birmingham City University is within a few hundred meters. 

MEDICAL FACILITIES The famous Queen Elizabeth II Hospital is less than two miles away and provides state of the art medical facilities for the region. The BMI Edgbaston and Priory Hospitals are nearby, and The Birmingham Children's Hospital and City Hospital are both within 3 miles. 

SPORTS AND RECREATION There are superb sporting facilities in the area which include The Edgbaston Priory and Squash Club, Edgbaston and Harborne Golf Clubs, Harborne Cricket and Hockey Club and the prestigious Warwickshire County Cricket Club. The Birmingham Archery Lawn Tennis Club is also nearby as are the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

In recent years the area around Brindley Place has been developed and improved to provide excellent business and recreational facilities. Within a mile stretch can be found the International Convention Centre with its superb conference facilities, and Symphony Hall, home to the celebrated City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The National Indoor Arena has hosted many concerts and the Repertory Theatre in Centenary Square is enjoying a great resurgence. 

SHOPPING Harborne High Street offers excellent convenience shopping with a Marks and Spencer Food Hall and Waitrose as well as chemists, greengrocers, butchers and newsagents. An excellent Morrisons Supermarket is a few hundred meters away at Five Ways and there is a small shopping precinct at nearby Chad Square where there is a newsagent, off licence and dry-cleaners.

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 is host to a range of designer outlets including Armani and Harvey Nichols. The recently completed Grand Central development above New Street Station includes further excellent retail outlets and a superb John Lewis department store. 

DINING As well as an excellent choice of restaurants in the city centre and Brindleyplace, Edgbaston and nearby Harborne offer a fantastic choice of dining to cater for all tastes and budgets. Most local to 52 Harborne Road is The Highfield (a popular bistro pub) and Simpsons, a superb Michelin Star restaurant. The Epicurean Restaurant at Chad Square offers Mediterranean and French cuisine; also at Chad Square is the Pinocchio Italian restaurant, and the White Swan pub and bistro is on Harborne Road. Harborne also has an abundance of pubs and restaurants to choose from including Turners which also has a Michelin Star. 

TRANSPORT Public transport by road and rail is most convenient with bus routes into the City Centre available on Harborne Road whilst the rail network can be joined at Fiveways station which is less than a mile away and is just one stop from Birmingham's superbly redeveloped New Street Station. Birmingham International Airport and The National Exhibition Centre are also easily accessed from here. There are excellent arterial links to the national motorway networks with Junction 3 of the M5 being situated some 4 miles to the west via the nearby A456 Hagley Road.  

DESCRIPTION 52 Harborne Road is a most attractive double fronted semi-detached house with spacious accommodation set out over two storeys. It is believed that the house dates to the late 1830's and is one of a pair of white stucco Grade II Listed townhouses. The house displays many features typical of the late Georgian/early Victorian era including large sash windows, generous room proportions, and high ceilings. With some 3060 of accommodation in total (including cellars and garaging) this is a substantial property whilst not being so large as to prevent it from feeling warm and welcoming. 

In brief, the property comprises: Entrance Porch accessed via a solid wood front door with decorative fanlight over, and having a glazed inner door leading to the:

Reception Hall with natural stone tiled floor and a glazed door provides a pleasant outlook through to the rear garden as well as allowing natural light to stream into the house. An attractive staircase rises to the first floor accommodation and doors off the hall radiate to the four reception rooms and the modern fitted cloakroom.

The Sitting Room is a well-proportioned room with an attractive marble tiled fireplace with painted wood surround. Glazed double doors open into the double glazed Conservatory which provides a delightful place to sit and enjoy panoramic views of the garden as well as giving access to the garden via double doors leading onto the terrace.

The Dining Room has a sash window to the front and a most attractive decorative cast iron fireplace with grey marble surround. There are fitted bookshelves to either side of the chimney breast and smart plantation style shutters to the window. (These shutters have been fitted to a large proportion of the windows throughout the house)

The Study would also serve as an ideal playroom and has a sash window to the front and an attractive arch feature to one wall.

The Family Room/Breakfast Room provides through access to the kitchen and enjoys a delightful outlook to the garden via glazed double doors which open to the terrace. An opening to one side of the room leads to the:

Kitchen which has been refitted in recent years to a high specification including Italian base and wall units in cream gloss finish, thick Quartz work-surfaces including a central island with breakfast bar, double sink with mixer tap, good quality appliances including Miele integrated dishwasher, De Dietrich twin electric ovens, Miele five ring gas hob with De Dietrich contemporary extractor hood over, De Dietrich integrated microwave and De Dietrich integrated steam oven. There is space for an American style fridge freezer. Situated off the kitchen is the Utility Room which is fitted with matching units and work-surfaces and has space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.

The first floor accommodation is accessed via a large central landing with a sash window to the rear providing a pleasant outlook as well as taking advantage of the sunny southerly aspect.

The Master Bedroom is accessed through a dressing area with large fitted wardrobes along one wall providing ample clothes storage space. The bedroom itself enjoys a dual aspect with sash windows to the front and rear. The En Suite is an excellent size and has wood flooring, bath with shower over, wash basin and WC.

Bedroom 2 is a very generously proportioned double bedroom with sash window to the rear and two sets of built-in wardrobes to one wall. There is also a charming original cast iron decorative fireplace with grate and painted wood surround.

Bedroom 3 is another large double bedroom with sash window to the front, built in wardrobe and decorative cast iron fireplace with painted wood surround.

Bedroom 4 is large enough to accommodate a double bed and has a fitted wardrobe to one corner and sash window to the front.

The House Bathroom is set around a striking Teuco Italian designer double ended bath which sits beneath the sash window to the side elevation. There is a separate shower enclosure, wash basin and airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. There is a Separate WC having a sash window to the front. 

OUTSIDE The front driveway is accessed from Harborne Road through two white painted brick gateposts and is set around a semi-circular front lawn which is shared with number 54. As well as there being driveway parking, there is also a double garage with timber double doors and a covered side passageway providing internal access to the house via the kitchen as well as access through to the rear garden.

The rear garden itself is a good size and offers excellent privacy as well as a pleasant south-facing aspect. The garden is laid mainly to lawn but with mature hedgerows and planted shrubberies providing screening and greenery to the boundaries. There is a small pond to the far end of the garden and a slabbed terrace across the back of the house. 

GENERAL INFORMATION Tenure: The property is understood to be Freehold however as it forms part of the Calthorpe Estate it is subject to the Calthorpe Estate Scheme of Management. A copy of the Scheme of Management is available on request. 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 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 Tel: 0121 454 6930. Regulated by RICS. 

Published May 2016  

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Nearest stations

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  • Birmingham New Street (1.3 mi)
  • University (1.4 mi)
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7 Church Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3SH

0121 396 0518 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Five Ways (0.6 mi)
  • Birmingham New Street (1.3 mi)
  • University (1.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Robert Powell, Birmingham

7 Church Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3SH

0121 396 0518 Local call rate

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