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2 bedroom apartment for sale

St James Church, Edgbaston

Sold by Us £315,000

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Tenure: Leasehold

A unique and well-presented duplex apartment forming part of a converted Gothic Church. Located in leafy Edgbaston and a short distance away from Birmingham City Centre, this property is spacious and versatile, offering an attractive open plan living and dining area, superb kitchen, cloakroom, master bedroom with accompanying shower room, second bedroom and a bathroom. The common parts, which include lifts, are immaculately maintained as are the grounds, which have allocated parking behind security gates.

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

The property is situated on the corner of St James Road and Elvetham Road, ideally located for access to Birmingham City Centre which lies just over a mile to the north via the nearby A38 Bristol Road. Fiveways Railway Station is approximately 250m distant and provides direct access to Birmingham's New Street Station which is one stop (4 minutes) down the line.

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, 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.

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.

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.

Harborne High Street offers excellent convenience shopping with a Marks and Spencer Food Hall and Waitrose as well as chemists, greengrocers, butchers, newsagents, and a range of convenience shops and brasseries, restaurants and coffee shops including its own Michelin starred restaurant. More locally, an excellent Morrisons supermarket on Harborne Road is within half a mile of the property, and there are also some local shops including a recently opened Co-op convenience store within the nearby Templefield Square.

Birmingham boasts some of the best shopping in Europe with the superb Bullring Shopping Centre containing over 140 shops including a 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 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.

A unique two bedroom apartment set out over two floors of accommodation located within an award winning development of the former St James Church. The property is approached via secure gates to grounds with pathway to rear communal entrance doors with hallway, stairs and lift. No. 9 is situated on the second floor and entered through handsome wooden front door -
Reception Lobby with door through to:-

Reception Hallway having impressive exposed beams, security video telephone, cloaks/storage cupboard, downlighting, oak flooring, cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.

Large Open-Plan Living/Dining Kitchen having substantial wall and ceiling beams, original arched Gothic window, oak wooden flooring throughout, central heating radiators and under stairs study recess.

Kitchen Area expensively fitted in a range of off white base and wall units with continuous granite work surface over incorporating inset one and half stainless steel sink with mixer tap, AEG four ring ceramic hob with electric oven beneath and extractor over. Integrated washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge and freezer, complementary ceramic tiling to the walls, extractor fan. Specialist Karndean flooring.

Cloakroom having modern suite in white comprising wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap, low level w.c., complementary mosaic style tiling to splash prone areas. Karndean flooring and central heating radiator.

Attractive oak open staircase leads to -

Landing with wooden flooring and doors off to -

Master Bedroom having feature windows overlooking grounds, superb exposed beams, built in wardrobe, central heating radiators, mezzanine storage areas, intercommunicating door to bedroom two, fire door and door off to -

En Suite Shower Room having downlighting, separate tiled shower cubicle, power shower, close coupled w.c., wash hand basin with mixer tap, mosaic style tiling to walls, Karndean tiled flooring, extractor fan and central heating radiator.

Bedroom Two having feature Gothic style window substantial beams, central heating radiator.

Main Bathroom with mosaic style tiling and having white suite comprising wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap, close coupled w.c., panelled bath with shower fitment and mixer tap, shaver point, Karndean flooring and vertical combined central heating radiator/towel rail, bathroom accessories.

St James Church is surrounded by well-maintained lawn areas with some flower bedding. The grounds are surrounded by security gating and there is good parking availability in designated areas. Apartment 9 has an allocated car parking space in the gated parking area off Elvetham Road.

The property is Leasehold for a term of 125 years from 2004 but with each owner having a one twelfth share of the freehold. There is a ground rent and service charge payable which is currently £874.42 per quarter.

The Agent has not checked the legal documents to verify the Leasehold status of the property or the service charge amounts. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or Surveyor.

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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