4 bedroom detached house for sale

Dorchester Drive, Harborne

Guide Price £550,000

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Tenure: Freehold

2 Dorchester Drive is a delightful detached family home with generous family accommodation in a much sought after location. The property has a sitting room, dining room, kitchen with breakfast room, studio/playroom, cloakroom and utility room on the ground floor with three double bedrooms, one with separate study area and a single bedroom on the first floor and spacious family bathroom. The property has been well-maintained and stands on a lovely garden plot with formal terracing, blocked driveway and attractive flower borders and steps down to the road. 

SITUATION Dorchester Drive is a popular residential address that is situated only a short distance from Harborne Village. It is deemed to be part of "Old Harborne" as it is close to St Peter's Parish Church and the related village school along with The Bell with its Bowling Green and the Municipal Golf Course which is just down the road. 

SCHOOLS A wide range of schools for children of all ages is available in the vicinity both in the private and state sectors. Local state funded schooling, all within easy reach of the property, includes Harborne Infant and Junior School, Harborne Academy, Lordswood Girls and Boys Schools, and Lordswood Sixth Form Centre. Excellent private schools within a 3 mile radius include Blue Coat School, Edgbaston High School for Girls, Hallfield Preparatory School, West House School, St George's School, The Priory School, and The King Edward Foundation Schools. 

MEDICAL FACILITIES The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is approximately two miles away and provides state of the art medical facilities for the region. The BMI Edgbaston and Priory Hospitals are within one and two miles respectively, and The Birmingham Children's Hospital and City Hospital are within three and four miles respectively. 

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 is host to a range of designer outlets including Armani and Harvey Nichols. The recently completed Grand Central development above New Street Station includes further excellent retail outlets and a superb John Lewis department store. 

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. The bus route into and out of the City Centre can be picked up conveniently on nearby Harborne High Street. The rail network can be joined at Fiveways station which is less than three miles away and is one stop from Birmingham New Street Station. 

SPORTS AND RECREATION Edgbaston Priory Club, Edgbaston and Harborne Golf Clubs, The Archery Tennis Club and the Warwickshire County Cricket Ground are all within three miles of the house.

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. 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. 

DESCRIPTION  

2 Dorchester Drive is an attractive detached family home in a slightly elevated position at the entrance of the cul de sac. It is a property which has been well maintained and has a very attractive garden.

The driveway at the front has parking space for at least three cars and there is a secure carport to the left of the building. The UPVC front doors open into a small porch with a tiled floor and downlighters to the ceiling.

The inner door has a small window to either side with stained glass panels and opens into the reception hall which is spacious and houses the staircase that leads up to the first floor.

The sitting room is at the rear of the property and has doors onto the terrace which provide a delightful outlook onto the paved garden. There is also a modern fireplace with a marble hearth beneath it and coving to the ceiling.

The dining room is a spacious room which has a large bay window and coving to the ceiling. This leads through to the kitchen and the breakfast room which enjoys lovely garden views.

The kitchen itself is fully fitted with a range of both base and wall-mounted units in a pale silver grey colour with co-ordinating continuous work surfaces. There is also a one and a half drainer sink with mixer tap and waste outlet, a four ring hob with Neff extractor hood above, Neff double oven, space for a fridge and a freezer along with plumbing for a dishwasher.

The utility room leads off the kitchen and has useful storage space along with plumbing for a washing machine and a door onto part of the rear garden and car port.

The former garage has been converted to a work-shop and art studio that has a fitted sink unit, with a work bench beneath the window which overlooks the front drive. It is very flexible space and would make a great playroom, it has tiled flooring and downlighters to the ceiling. 

On the first floor Bedroom 1, the master bedroom is a lovely room with large picture window overlooking the rear garden. It is gloriously light and enjoys a great feeling of space. 

Bedroom 2 This is a double room at the front and is above the dining room with large bay at the front, coving to the ceiling and ceiling light point. 

Bedroom 3 This is also a double sized room with glorious garden views, a linen cupboard, and arch through to the

Study with fitted study furniture, shelving and window onto the garden, coving and ceiling light track. 

Bedroom 4 This pretty single room is at the front and has coving, downlighters and ceiling light point.

At the top of the stairs is the bathroom which has a white modern suite with a bath beneath the window, corner shower cubicle, bidet, low level W.C and a hand washbasin set into a vanity unit with drawers and cupboards, a fitted mirror unit above with downlighters and ladder radiator, There is a second window onto the back and an extractor fan to the ceiling. 

Outside The impressive garden at the front has a profusion of specimen shrubs and trees and block paved drive with excellent off road parking. The delightful rear garden seems to wrap itself around the back and side of the house, it is a paved garden with flower beds and specimen shrubs and trees and is very private. There is a very useful garden room to the side of the house at the rear which is perfect for storing garden tools and plants, it is secure and sturdy.

Beyond the garden is a field belonging to the Church which is a haven for local wild-life. 

GENERAL INFORMATION Tenure: The property is understood to be 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 0121 454 6930. Regulated by RICS. 

Published August 2016  

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Nearest stations

  • University (1.1 mi)
  • Selly Oak (1.4 mi)
  • Five Ways (2.3 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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