2 bedroom apartment for sale

St James Church, Edgbaston

Sold STC £324,950

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

A beautifully presented two bedroom apartment split over four floors in this award winning conversion in leafy Edgbaston. Located on the Calthorpe Estate and within easy access to Five Ways and the City Centre, the properties within the St James Church development have an abundance of original features and this particular property has a wealth of charm. The beautifully presented accommodation comprises entrance hall, kitchen/diner, W.C., living room, bathroom, shower room and two bedrooms. Well maintained communal areas and grounds and allocated parking behind security gates. 

SITUATION
From Five Ways roundabout on the Hagley Road A456 take the exit onto Calthorpe Road B4217 and then first left onto St James Road. Continue straight over the junction with Wheeleys Road onto Charlotte Road and then second right turn onto Pakenham Road. The first gated entrance on the right hand side leads into the parking area of St James Church.

SCHOOLS
A wide range of schools for children of all ages are available in the vicinity, both in the private and state sectors. They include Hallfield Preparatory School, West House, Blue Coat School, Edgbaston High School for Girls, St George's School, The Priory School and The King Edward Foundation Schools. Harborne Infant and Junior School at Station Road and Chad Vale Primary and Junior School are also very convenient.

MEDICAL FACILITIES
There are superb medical facilities in the area which include the University Hospital NHS Trust, the Combined Military Hospital at Selly Oak Hospital, Edgbaston Priory and Nuffield Hospitals, and the Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre. The new £550m Birmingham Super Hospital, of which the Queen Elizabeth Complex forms part, is approximately 2 miles from the house.

SPORTS AND RECREATION
Edgbaston Priory Club, Edgbaston and Harborne Golf Clubs, The Archery Tennis Club and the Warwickshire County Cricket Ground are all within two miles of the house. The Birmingham Botanical Gardens are within a mile.

During the past few years, the area around Broad Street, linking Five Ways to the City Centre 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 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.

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. 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 which was completed in 2002 is host to a range of designer outlets including Armani and Harvey Nichols. There are large Tesco and Morrisons supermarkets at Five Ways, which is approximately a mile away.

TRANSPORT
There are good links to the national motorway network, with excellent access to Birmingham International Airport and The National Exhibition Centre. The property is less than 5 miles from Junction 3 of the M5 and 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 via the nearby A38 Bristol Road, and the rail network can be joined at Fiveways Railway station which is half a mile away and is one stop from Birmingham New Street Station.

DESCRIPTION

Apartment 6 is a unique two bedroom apartment set out over four floors of accommodation located within the former St James Church, a Gothic church that has now been converted into twelve stunning apartments. The parking area is accessed off Elvetham Road through a secure gate entry system. There is a further parking area off Pakenham Road, where steps rise from the car parking area to the entrance into the converted Church. Inside, the accommodation comprises;

Entrance Hall
Having storage cupboard, cloak store, radiator, telecom handset, spotlights to the ceiling and access to the W.C., which has a low level W.C., wash basin, mosaic tiling to the walls and spotlights to the ceiling.

Kitchen / Diner - 4.54m x 5.60m (14'10 x 18'04) maximum.
A fully fitted kitchen in a U-shape, with contemporary base units in cream and granite work surfaces above, integrated washing machine, slimline dishwasher, AEG oven, electric 4 ring hob with extractor hood above, integrated fridge freezer, spotlights to the ceiling and tiled flooring. The space also showcases some of the original charm that the church has to offer, including pillar and decorative stone features. The dining area has solid oak wood plank flooring, two windows, two radiators and spotlights to the ceiling.

First Floor

Living Room - 5.50m x 4.08m (18'00 x 13'04) max.
This is a welcoming and cosy space, having window with an attractive arch surround overlooking some of the grounds, storage cupboard with water tank, two radiators and spotlights to the ceiling. Original features include beams and a stunning and well-kept arch to one of the walls.

Shower Room
Finished with mosaic tiling to the walls and having shower cubicle, low level W.C., wash basin, radiator, shaving socket and spotlights to the ceiling.

Second Floor

Bedroom 1 - 3.47m x 4.52m (11'04 x 14'10) max.
A charming double bedroom with original and decorate beams, large window with arch surround and a decorative stain glass window in a diamond shape. Useful fitted wardrobes along one side and spotlights to the ceiling.

Bathroom
Having panelled bath, low level W.C., wash basin, heated towel rail, shaver socket, spotlights to the ceiling and mosaic tiling to the walls.

Third Floor

Bedroom 2 - 3.25m x 2.67m (10'07 x 8'09) max.
A second double bedroom positioned at the top of the church with unique views of the church spire. Having radiator, original beams, spotlights to the ceiling and two windows.


OUTSIDE

St James Church is surrounded by well-maintained lawns, some flower bedding and communal outdoor dining space. The grounds are surrounded by security gating and there is good parking availability in designated areas. Apartment 6 has one allocated car parking space in the parking area.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Tenure:
The property is Leasehold. It has 114 years remaining on the lease and the service charge is approximately £800 per quarter (including ground rent).

The Agent has not checked the legal documents to verify the Leasehold 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 August 2015 


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  • Five Ways (0.2 mi)
  • Birmingham New Street (0.9 mi)
  • Birmingham Moor Street (1.1 mi)
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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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