2 bedroom cottage for saleAmpton Road, Edgbaston
Sold by Us £365,000
Set a good way back from the road, this most private and characterful Grade II Listed former barn is positioned in the heart of Edgbaston. The large driveway provides a great deal of parking along with enviable seclusion on this sought after road. Gabriel Cottage has a multitude of period features which are coupled with useful living space to make this a delightful home in which to live. The accommodation briefly comprises: sitting room, dining room, kitchen, utility, W.C and store with two bedrooms and the bathroom upstairs.
SITUATION Ideally located for access to Birmingham City Centre which lies approximately 1 mile to the north 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.
SCHOOLS 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.
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 less than a mile away at Five Ways and, more locally, Templefield Square is within 250 meters and has an excellent Co-Op convenience store.
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.
TRANSPORT Public transport by road and rail is most convenient with major bus routes into and out of the City Centre available on nearby Arthur Road. 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.
5 Ampton Road was originally a 17th century barn which was then altered in the 1800's to create the cottage that to this day is still a most desirable home. This property, complete with original iron lattice windows has an astonishing amount of charm and a most private location.
Once inside, the dual aspect sitting room has an electric fireplace complete with wooden mantelpiece. It spans the depth of the house allowing it two period windows facing the front and the rear of the property respectively.
Down a small step, to the right of the hallway is the dining room which is amply sized and contains a fitted cupboard under the stairs, lit by its own window. This room also spans the depth of the house, again with a window to front and rear aspects.
The kitchen, accessed through the dining room, has fitted base and wall mounted units, tiled splashbacks, and an iron lattice window that overlooks the rear garden.
Off the kitchen, is a rear lobby with downstairs W.C. and an external door leading to the side passage, as well as a door leading to the utility room with fitted units and space and plumbing for a washing machine. There is a wall hung gas central heating boiler and a door that leads into the garage/store.
Upstairs, the window in bedroom one is front facing and looks out onto the mature conifer trees in the front garden. This bedroom is a good size and has a fitted cupboard that provides convenient storage.
A short walk across the landing, which has two windows, brings you to bedroom two which has fitted wardrobes, a front facing window and is big enough to accommodate a double bed.
The bathroom is at the end of the corridor and accommodates a bath with a shower above, wash basin, WC and airing cupboard. There is also a frosted glass window which faces the side of the house.
OUTSIDE The part-walled rear garden is an excellent size and is laid mostly to lawn with a patio area, garden shed and gated passageway to the front of the property. To the front is a sizeable foregarden with lawn, low-level hedging and long tarmacadam driveway with parking area to the front 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 0121 454 6930. Regulated by RICS.
Published January 2016
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