5 bedroom detached house for sale

70 Woodbourne Road

Sold STC £1,100,000

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Tenure: Freehold

A most attractive late 1920's detached house occupying a stunning south facing plot of 0.6 acre. The property would benefit from general modernisation in parts but offers excellent scope to extend the already generous accommodation (subject to consents) to create a substantial and impressive family home. Presently extending to some 2800 sq ft over two floors including reception hall, cloakroom, three reception rooms, breakfast kitchen, utility, master bedroom with en suite, four further double bedrooms and a shower room. Large fore-garden, driveway, detached double garage and outbuildings. Beautifully maintained mature grounds.

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, making this a most desirable and enjoyable place to live.

The property is conveniently located for access to the business quarters of Birmingham City Centre which lies only approximately 2 miles to the east, and onward to the motorway networks for the M5, M42, M1 and the M6. Woodbourne Road is also well placed for access to Harborne which has a Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, and also benefits from a range of convenience shops and brasseries, restaurants and coffee shops including its own Michelin starred restaurant.

Birmingham boasts some of the best shopping in Europe with the superb Bullring Shopping Centre containing over 140 shops including Selfridges department store. The exclusive Mailbox development is host to a range of designer stores including Armani and Harvey Nichols and the recently completed Grand Central development above New Street Station includes further excellent retail outlets and a John Lewis department store. Broad Street and Brindleyplace are also nearby and have been developed and improved to provide excellent business and recreational facilities.

There are great sporting venues in the vicinity which includes the Warwickshire County Cricket Club, Edgbaston Priory Tennis and Squash Club, and Edgbaston and Harborne Golf Clubs. The Midlands Arts Centre in Cannon Hill Park, The Barber Institute of Art and the Botanical Gardens on Westbourne Road offer excellent recreational facilities.

Superb medical facilities in the area include the redeveloped Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre 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 also within easy travelling distance.

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. Local state funded schooling all within approximately mile of the property include Harborne Infant and Junior School, Chad Vale Primary School, Harborne Academy, Lordswood Girls and Boys Schools, and Lordswood Sixth Form Centre.

DESCRIPTION
70 Woodbourne Road was built in circa 1929 and is of traditional two storey brick construction with an attractive central gable with black and white timber detailing to the front elevation.

The house has served the present owners extremely well as a much loved family home for nearly 60 years. Over this time the property has been well cared for although it offers an incoming purchaser the ability to upgrade and modernise to suit their own taste and requirements. Furthermore, there is ample width to the side above the garage to extend the first floor accommodation if desired, as well as scope to add to the ground floor space by way of a rear/side extension (subject to any necessary consents). This said, with some 2800 sq ft (260 sq m) of accommodation in all comprising 5 bedrooms and 3 reception rooms, the existing space will be more than ample for most.

ACCOMMODATION
The house is entered via an open porch leading to the solid oak front door which in turn leads into the spacious Reception Hall with original oak flooring and a charming plate rack to the walls.

Off the reception hall radiate the three reception rooms including a splendid dual aspect Sitting Room with leaded light window to the front and glazed double doors providing a stunning outlook and access to the rear garden.

The Dining Room is an excellent size and also enjoys glorious views of the garden via a wide bay window. Meanwhile, the adjacent third reception room is presently used as a Study but would equally make an ideal playroom or a cosy second sitting room. This room also enjoys a pleasant rear aspect with a window and a glazed door to the garden.

The Breakfast Kitchen is well-proportioned, providing a spacious and practical cooking and preparation area with fitted units and work-surfaces. A breakfast bar partially separates the breakfast/dining area which can comfortably seat six people as well as providing additional fitted cupboards. Further storage is provided by an excellent walk-in pantry off the breakfast area.

The Utility Room is located off the kitchen and provides further fitted units as well as having a sink and space and plumbing for a washing machine. There is a modern wall mounted Worcester Bosch gas fired boiler and a door leads out to the side courtyard.

Completing the ground floor accommodation is the Cloakroom WC located off the hall and having a window to the front, wash basin and low level WC.

The first floor is approached from the reception hall via an attractive staircase with carved balustrades and newel posts. A large leaded light window on the half landing throws light into the landing and the hall below.

The Master Bedroom enjoys a prime position with a large bay window providing exceptional views out over the garden and beyond. The En Suite Bathroom is particularly spacious and has a bath, WC and wash basin as well as a window overlooking the rear garden.

Bedroom 2 is actually larger than the master bedroom and enjoys a dual aspect with a leaded light window to the front and a wide picture window to the rear with a pleasant outlook.

Bedrooms 3, 4 & 5 are all large enough to accommodate a double bed. Bedroom 5 has an adjacent Box Room which is presently accessed from the landing but which offers potential for conversion to an en suite shower room if desired.

Completing the first floor accommodation is a Shower Room with a walk-in shower, wash basin and large fitted airing cupboard to one wall. There is a separate WC adjacent to the shower room.

OUTSIDE
The property sits back from Woodbourne Road behind a screen of mature shrubs to the front boundary providing a good degree of privacy. Behind these shrubs is an area of lawn, and to the side is a tarmacadam driveway leading up to the detached Double Garage. Behind the garage are some brick outbuildings providing coal and log storage as well as general ancillary storage. Furthermore a substantial timber shed provides an excellent facility for storage of garden machinery and tools.

The house enjoys a slightly elevated position over the garden and as such takes full advantage of the stunning south-facing aspect. Immediately to the rear of the house is a crazy paved terrace with steps leading down to a further area of paving. Beyond this the large lawn is set out in two main tiers, divided by a delightful planted rockery. There is a final lower tier to the very bottom of the garden which accommodates the compost/bonfire area, vegetable patch, a further area of lawn and a garden shed. The garden is predominantly flanked by mature hedges and shrubs as well as some splendid trees with particular note given to a fine example of a rare American Oak which has attracted the attention of garden experts.

The house and gardens in all extend to around 0.62 acre (0.25 ha) in total. The rear garden stretches an impressive 230 feet (70m) from the back of the house.

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.

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. Telephone No: 0121 454 6930. Regulated by RICS.

Published April 2016

 

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Nearest stations

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  • Smethwick Galton Bridge (1.6 mi)
  • Five Ways (1.8 mi)
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0121 396 0518 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • University (1.6 mi)
  • Smethwick Galton Bridge (1.6 mi)
  • Five Ways (1.8 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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