5 bedroom detached house for sale

68 Arthur Road

Sold STC £1,550,000

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Tenure: Freehold

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.

Ideally located for access to Birmingham City Centre which lies approximately 1 mile to the north, Arthur Road is also well placed for easy access to the local shops within the nearby Templefield Square. Harborne which is only some 1.5 miles to the west, 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. Easy access to the Midlands motorway network can be found at junction 3 of the M5 (5 miles approx.) or junction 6 of the M6 (4 miles approx).

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. Broad Street and Brindleyplace are also nearby and have been developed and improved to provide excellent business and 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. Chad Vale Primary and Junior School is also very convenient.

DESCRIPTION
68 Arthur Road is an exceptionally well appointed detached family home, which is understood to originally date from the 1920's, and with the more recent addition of the superb leisure complex (more recently modernised to a high standard), to the east elevation. The property offers well laid out and generously proportioned living space set over two floors, and enjoys many quality features, as well as ample levels of natural light throughout.

The house offers attractive brick faced elevations set principally beneath a pitched tiled roof, and with relief offered by brick chimney stacks, double glazed quarter light windows and a two storey projecting bay window to the rear. The house has retained many character features, including a fine exposed polished timber floor to the reception hall and drawing room, splendid fireplaces to the three principal reception rooms, as well as ceiling covings and roses to ground and first floor rooms. Modern features include double glazing, gas central heating and linked music system to a number of the reception rooms and leisure complex.

Of particular note is the outstanding indoor heated swimming pool, linked to the house directly via sliding patio style doors from the sitting room. This area offers exceptional all year round usable leisure space extending to some 1022 sq. ft. (95.5 sq. m), whilst enjoying delightful south and easterly views over the rear gardens.

This area has also recently been modernised and improved to an exacting standard, featuring a central heated swimming pool with an internal jet swim system, flanked by generous seating and dining areas, hot tub/spa bath, as well as being served by a steam shower cubicle and a separate shower/changing room. Many large windows/doors flood this room with natural light and provide access out onto the extensive rear terrace.
ACCOMMODATION

Extending to some 5583 sq.ft. (519 sq.m), in total the well laid out accommodation, which is ideal for family occupation comprises:

On the Ground Floor

Double timber front doors with glazed upper inserts, fanlight window over, and set within an attractive arched brick architrave, lead into the entrance vestibule. An inner obscure glazed door continues through to the central reception hall. This generous size hall has a superb exposed timber floor, wall panels and built in feature bar area, and leads off to a cloakroom, the three principal reception rooms and kitchen/breakfast/family room.

The study/office room has a large double glazed window to the north westerly front aspect, fitted bookcases/display cabinet (with a cleverly concealed entrance door giving access down to the wine cellar), and a central feature fireplace with an Adams style surround.

The main drawing room is an impressive reception room, being almost 23ft in length, having a large double glazed bay window enjoying a delightful outlook over the rear gardens, a fine exposed timber floor and the impressive feature of a panelled inglenook fireplace.

The dining room has a fine central fireplace, and double doors off to the reception hall, drawing room and conservatory, with these interlinking reception rooms making the property ideally suited for entertaining purposes. The conservatory enjoys a most attractive outlook over the gardens with double glazed sliding patio door leading out onto the rear terrace, with connecting sliding glazed doors through to the breakfast area off the kitchen.

The excellent open plan breakfast kitchen/family room extends in length to over 35 ft in total and provides a most practical everyday living space. To the front of the house is a family room with a central kitchen area leading off, fitted with a range of base and wall mounted Miele cupboards, granite worktops, fitted breakfast bar, and Miele appliances, whilst also leading directly into the breakfast area to the rear, with a delightful outlook and access onto the rear gardens.

There is a further sitting room leading off the breakfast area of the kitchen, which has natural light through a number of roof lights and which also connects seamlessly through sliding glazed doors into the indoor pool complex. In addition, there is a side lobby giving access to a utility/laundry room with Miele cupboards and appliances, as well as to the garage and an independent access to the front.

On the First Floor

From the reception hall a staircase leads up to the first floor landing and bedroom accommodation.
The first floor landing leads off to the main bedroom accommodation, with the master bedroom having a large bay window overlooking the rear gardens, and connecting door through to the generous en suite dressing room/potential bedroom 5. This room has a range of furniture to include fitted wardrobes and dressing tables and with a concealed entrance through to the luxury master en suite bathroom. There are a further 3 double bedrooms on this floor (all with fitted wardrobes/cupboards), with a study/dressing room serving bedroom 3, and a separate family bathroom.

Indoor Swimming Pool - A superb leisure area of around 1022 sq.ft. (95.5 sq.m) and enjoying a dual south and easterly outlook. The heated central swimming pool is fitted with a jet swim system, hot tub/spa bath to the one side, and is flanked by a dining and seating areas, with access out onto the terrace and gardens via sliding double glazed doors. There is a steam/shower pod with side body jets, separate changing room with a shower (also with side body jets), and plant room to the far north easterly corner.

OUTSIDE
The property is approached onto a well screened deep in and out front drive, providing a most generous parking area for numerous cars, and also access to the double garage. A side gate gives access to the rear.

The exceedingly well maintained landscaped gardens are situated to the south east facing rear aspect, and are a stunning feature of the property. There is an extensive split level seating terrace directly to the back of the house, enjoying a high degree of privacy, whilst bordered by a delightful rockery and fish pool with waterfall to the one side.

Beyond the terrace stone paved steps continue up onto the extensive level central lawn, flanked by well planted beds and borders, featuring a wide variety of mature trees and shrubs. There is also a useful summer house just beyond the terrace. The gardens have been immaculately maintained and enjoy a wonderfully private aspect. The house and gardens in all extend to around 0.42 acre (0.17 ha) 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.

Published May 2015 

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Nearest stations

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  • University (1.1 mi)
  • Birmingham New Street (1.4 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Five Ways (0.6 mi)
  • University (1.1 mi)
  • Birmingham New Street (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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