10 bedroom detached house for sale

Farquhar Road, Edgbaston

Guide Price £2,350,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

An outstanding early Arts and Crafts family home, set well back within delightful mature gardens of well over a half of an acre. Accommodation set over 4 levels and and extends to some 7861 sq. ft. (730 sq. m) in all. Ground Floor - reception hall, cloakroom, front sitting room, dining room, drawing room, breakfast room, fitted kitchen, family/garden room, second cloakroom and utility room. First Floor - Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 4 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 2 shower rooms (all en suite). Potential annexe/guest suite with bedroom 6, office/living room and cloakroom. Second Floor - Bedrooms 7 - 10, 2 kitchenettes and 2 shower rooms. Lower Ground Floor - Indoor swimming pool, hot tub, bar/sitting area, conservatory, gym, sauna, shower room and boiler/plant room. Double garage. In and out drive with electric gates, providing parking for numerous cars. Private and mature rear gardens with upper and lower level terraces. Around 0.58 acre (0.24 ha) in total. 

Ground Floor - Portico entrance porch, entrance vestibule, central reception hall, cloakroom, front sitting room, dining room, drawing room, breakfast room, fitted kitchen, family/garden room, second cloakroom and utility room.

First Floor - Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 4 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 2 shower rooms (all en suite).
Potential annexe/guest suite with bedroom 6, office/living room and cloakroom.

Second Floor - Bedrooms 7 -10, 2 kitchenettes and 2 shower rooms.

Lower Ground Floor - Indoor swimming pool, hot tub, bar/sitting area, conservatory, gym, sauna, shower room and boiler/plant room.

Double garage. In and out drive with electric gates, providing parking for numerous cars. Private and mature rear gardens with upper and lower level terraces.  

Around 0.58 acre (0.24 ha) in total.  

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 2 miles to the north, Farquhar Road is a prime residential road within Edgbaston, and is also well placed for access to the local shops within the nearby Chad Square. Harborne High Street which lies only around half a mile away, and has a Waitrose, a 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 (4 miles approx.) or junction 6 of the M6 (5 miles approx).

Birmingham boasts some of the best shopping in Europe with the superb Bullring Shopping Centre containing over 140 shops including Selfridge's department store as well as the newly opened John Lewis store next to the extensively redeveloped New Street train station. 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 50 Farquhar Road is a most distinctive and well-appointed detached family residence, set back amidst delightful gardens of around 0.58 of an acre, and approached over a wide in and out drive through electronically operated entrance gates from Farquhar Road. The property offers beautifully laid out and spacious living accommodation, all set over four levels, and of particular note is the impressive leisure complex extending to some 1733 sq. ft. (161 sq.m.) occupying the lower ground floor. This area incorporates a superb heated indoor swimming pool with French doors allowing for ample natural light to flood in, as well as giving immediate access out onto the lower level terrace and gardens.

This quality example of an early Arts & Crafts property dates from circa 1898, and the present vendors are believed to be only the third owners since the house was built. There are attractive part rendered and part brick faced elevations, principally set beneath a pitched tiled roof, with relief offered by large brick chimney stacks , as well as single storey bay windows and dormer windows to the front facade.

There are many character features throughout the property, to include splendid fireplaces and bay windows to the principal reception rooms, oak flooring to a number of ground floor rooms, attractive ceiling covings and a fine part obscure glazed door with stained glass inserts, and a fanlight window over, leading through to the reception hall from the entrance vestibule.

The excellent home is ideally suited for family occupation and entertaining purposes, with a large central reception hall leading off to the three generously proportioned reception rooms, whilst the delightful family/garden room to the rear of the house continues out onto the upper seating terrace, and also enjoys a most fabulous outlook over the mature gardens. 

ACCOMMODATION Extending to some 7,861 sq.ft. (730 sq.m.) in total, the well laid out and most well-proportioned living accommodation comprises: 

On the Ground Floor A portico porch with herringbone quarry tiled floor and a panelled front door leads through into the entrance vestibule. A part obscure glazed door with stained glass inserts, and glazed side panels continues directly into the central reception hall. The hall has a cloakroom and useful built in under stairs store room leading off, and gives access also to the fine rear drawing room, the front sitting and dining rooms, as well as through to the breakfast room.

The main drawing room is a most impressive reception room, being over 22 '8'' in length, with decorative ceiling covings and an oak floor, together with a fine open fireplace with marble hearth and slips, a carved timber surround and mantle. A large bay window has a door leading out onto an attractive railed balcony, and enjoys a delightful aspect over the rear gardens. The formal dining room has a bay window to the west facing front façade, and a splendid central fireplace with a timber surround, marble slips and tiled inserts, and is also flanked by feature display alcoves.

The breakfast room has a lovely aspect over the rear gardens, an oak floor, as well as an excellent fitted dresser unit to the one wall, with display cabinets and drawers beneath, in addition to further useful storage cupboards. The kitchen leads directly off the breakfast room, and has a tiled floor, a range of fitted base and wall mounted cupboards, work surface areas, two sinks, an integrated Smeg dishwasher, space for an upright fridge/freezer and a Leisure Rangemaster cooker.

Stone steps lead down to the extensive family/garden room, which has a tiled floor and enjoys a fine dual aspect to the east and south, with ample natural light flooding in, and French doors leading out onto the upper seating terrace. There is a useful utility/laundry room off, a cloakroom, and access through to the double garage. 

On the First Floor A staircase leads up to the three quarter height landing, with a cloakroom off, as well as to an area of the house suitable for use as a separate annexe/guest suite, or as a home office. An inner landing continues to bedroom 6, as well as a spacious potential living room/kitchen, which is currently used as a large office space, and which has excellent levels of natural light provided by a large picture window overlooking the gardens, in conjunction with Velux windows.

The principal first floor landing gives access off to 5 excellent further double bedrooms. Both the master bedroom and bedroom 2 have an en suite bathroom, and also enjoy delightful aspects over the rear gardens. Bedrooms 3 and 4 are served by en suite shower rooms, with bedroom 5 currently used as a dressing room. 

On the Second Floor A central landing leads off to bedrooms 7 -10, with 2 kitchenettes and 2 shower rooms. 

On the Lower Ground Floor A substantial leisure complex is located on the entire lower ground floor, which extends to some 1733 sq.ft. (161 sq.m.) with a staircase leading down from the reception hall. The main part comprises a superb indoor heating swimming pool, with natural light provided by French doors which also continue out onto the lower, garden level terrace. There is an area for a hot tub, good size seating /dining/bar area, with an excellent fitted kitchen, and a conservatory to the southerly aspect, providing another area in which to sit and relax.

A gymnasium has a walk in in wine cellar and separate store room off, with an inner lobby leading to a sauna, shower room, and the plant/boiler room. 

OUTSIDE The property is approached from Farquhar Road onto a deep in and out front driveway, giving a good wide roadside frontage (of approx. 27m or 88 ft.), and which also provides a generous parking area for a good number of cars. Access is also gained to the double garage, with a tiled floor and two remote controlled up and over doors.

The beautiful and mature gardens are situated predominantly to the rear of the property, and enjoy a good deal of privacy and seclusion. There is an upper level flagstone seating terrace directly to the back of the house, which can also be accessed from the family/garden room. Wide stone steps, flanked by Italianate style stone balustrading, continue down onto the extensive lower level terrace, which can also be reached via French doors from the lower ground floor swimming pool. To the south of the property is a side access leading directly up to the front driveway.

A large level central lawn is flanked by well stocked borders, a magnificent copper beech tree, and leads down to the wild meadow area with a variety of fruit trees to include apple, pear, green gage and plums. There is a delightful fish pool to the far end, with a feature waterfall and gravel walkways. Beyond this lies a timber garden shed.

The house and gardens in all extend to about 0.58 acre (0.24 hectare). 

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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Nearest stations

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  • Selly Oak (1.3 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • University (0.6 mi)
  • Five Ways (1.0 mi)
  • Selly Oak (1.3 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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