7 bedroom detached house for sale

Woodview Drive, Edgbaston

Sold STC £565,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

An imposing detached Victorian residence, offering spacious family accommodation of some 4,000 sq. ft. (374 sq. m.) whilst situated in a convenient residential area of Edgbaston on the renowned Calthorpe Estate.

The property provides well-proportioned living space in need of some modernisation and refurbishment, all set over 3 floors and with a central reception hall, three reception rooms, a cloakroom, and a large open-plan kitchen/breakfast room (not fitted). Extensive cellars providing potential additional accommodation with separate external access. On the first floor are 4 bedrooms, a family bathroom and en suite shower room. On the second floor are 2/3 further bedrooms, store room and a family bathroom. Off road parking and open fronted garage. Gardens to three aspects. All set within approximately 0.13 acre. 

SITUATION Woodview Drive is both a popular and convenient residential location in the heart of Edgbaston, well placed for access all local amenities, as well as for the Five Ways Business District and Birmingham City Centre, which lies only approximately a mile and a half away.

Birmingham boasts some of the best shopping in Europe with the superb Bullring Shopping Centre containing over 140 shops including a Selfridge's department store. The exclusive Mailbox development 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 nearby and have 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 the world-renowned Symphony Hall, home to one of the leading orchestras in Europe. The National Indoor Arena, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Hyatt and Marriott Hotels and numerous brasseries, restaurants and coffee shops are all to be found there.

Edgbaston itself is undergoing something of a renaissance. Nearby Five Ways is the target of huge investment, providing a new supermarket, shops, bars, restaurants and coffee shops.

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 Foundation Schools. Chad Vale Primary and Junior School is also convenient, as is Harborne Junior School.

There are good links to the national motorway network, with excellent access to Birmingham International Airport and The National Exhibition Centre. The property is around 5 miles from Junction 3 of the M5 and around 4 miles from Junction 6 of the M6.

Public transport by road and rail is also most convenient. Major bus routes into and out of the City Centre can be picked up on nearby Bristol Road. The rail network can be joined at Five Ways Railway station which is one stop from the superb newly developed Birmingham New Street Station, which itself is also only about 1 mile distant. 

DESCRIPTION  

3 Woodview Drive is a distinctive detached Victorian residence, situated on a superb corner plot, fronting both Charlotte Road and Woodview Drive, and with original parts believed to date from around the 1880's. The property offers attractive and imposing brick faced elevations, all predominantly set beneath a pitched slate roof, and with relief offered by sash fenestration, as well as projecting single bay ground floor windows to the north, east and westerly aspects.

The well-proportioned and well laid out accommodation is set over three floors, extending in all to some 4028 sq. ft. (374 sq. m), and is ideally suited for family occupation and entertaining purposes. The house enjoys excellent levels of natural light with many large sash windows, (with the majority of first and second floor having more recently installed double glazed units) and retains numerous character features to include a splendid open Minster style stone fireplace, and three quarter height timber wall panelling to the main front sitting room, exposed timber flooring and ornate ceiling cornicing and roses to the two principal reception rooms, as well as a fine Minton tiled floor within the central reception hall.

Whilst the current owners have made a number of improvements to the house, the property is still requiring some further modernisation and refurbishment, but offers superb potential for any incoming purchaser to create a spacious family home of quality. 

THE ACCOMMODATION  

On the Ground Floor An entrance vestibule is entered via a double front doors (presently not operational) with a fanlight window over, and leading directly through into the central reception hall. There is a cloakroom off, as well as a utility room and a family room. A staircase rises to the first floor, whilst access is gained to the two principal reception rooms.

The main sitting room has bay windows to two aspects, exposed timber boarded floor, three quarter height wall panelling, and decorative cornices and ceiling roses, together with a feature central Minster style open fireplace. The dining room has bay windows giving a superb dual aspect, an exposed timber boarded floor, wall panelling to dado rail, a picture rail, as well as decorative cornicing and ceiling rose.

From the family room, an inner lobby/hall, has a door to the outside, and continues directly into an area designated as a kitchen/breakfast room. This room is presently unfinished, but offers wonderful everyday living space whilst extending to over 26 feet in length. 

On the First Floor A staircase rises from the reception hall up to the first floor landing, which in turn leads off to the 4 bedrooms. Bedroom 1 is served by an en suite shower room, whilst there are 3 additional bedrooms served by the main family bathroom.  

On the Second Floor A landing gives access to useful eaves storage, in addition to bedrooms 5 and 6, a family bathroom, and a store room leading through to a possible bedroom 7/office. 

OUTSIDE The property is accessed from Woodview Drive onto the front driveway, providing off road parking for a couple of cars, as well as access to the currently open fronted, garage/store.

There is a part low walled area of lawn to the north easterly aspect, with a wide block paved pathway leading up to the side door of the house. There are a further two areas of lawn situated to the south west facing aspect to the front of the property, and also to the North West aspect to the side.

The house and gardens in all extend to around 0.13 acre in total. 

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 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. 

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13 April 2016

Nearest stations

  • Five Ways (0.4 mi)
  • Birmingham New Street (0.9 mi)
  • Birmingham Moor Street (1.1 mi)
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0121 396 0518 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Five Ways (0.4 mi)
  • Birmingham New Street (0.9 mi)
  • Birmingham Moor Street (1.1 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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