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Gilchrist Drive, Edgbaston

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Tenure: Freehold

A beautifully appointed home, much improved and modernised by the present owners, set in delightful gardens and located within a popular cul de sac off Augustus Road, on the renowned Calthorpe Estate. 

3 Gilchrist provides around 1245 sq. ft. (116 sq.m.) of well-presented and well laid out living space, all set over two floors. The accommodation briefly comprises of an entrance vestibule, living room, dining room, an excellent fitted kitchen, separate utility/laundry room and a cloakroom.

On the first floor are 3 bedrooms and a modern family bathroom. Rear terrace and attractive garden. Front driveway provides off road parking for 2 plus cars, and access to the garage. 

SITUATION Gilchrist Drive is a popular cul-de-sac situated in the heart of Edgbaston, and conveniently located just off Augustus Road, on the Calthorpe Estate. The property is exceedingly well placed for all local amenities, and is also within easy reach of Birmingham City Centre, which lies only approximately one and a half miles away.

Birmingham boasts some of the best shopping in Europe with the superb Bullring Shopping Centre containing over 140 shops including a Selfridge's department store. The exclusive Mailbox development is host to a range of designer outlets including Armani and Harvey Nichols. The recently opened £150m Grand Central Shopping Centre sits directly above the new £600 million redevelopment of the now world class New Street Station, including a flagship 250,000 sq. ft. John Lewis store, in addition to over 60 premium retailers and quality restaurants and cafes. The redevelopment enforces Birmingham's retail landscape bringing a mix of unrivalled premium fashion and quality high street brands to the heart of the city.

Broad Street and Brindleyplace are also nearby and have 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.

Edgbaston itself is undergoing something of a renaissance. Five Ways is the target of huge investment, providing a new supermarket, shops, bars, restaurants and coffee shops all within easy reach.

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, and Edgbaston High School for Girls, St George's School, The Priory School and The King Edward Foundation Schools. Chad Vale Primary and Junior School is also very convenient, as is Harborne Junior School.

Five Ways railway station is only about a mile away and provides a regular service to and from Birmingham's main New Street Station. 


3 Gilchrist Drive is a fine link detached family home, offering brick faced elevations, predominantly set beneath a pitched tiled roof, with relief offered by part tiled cladding to the front facade.

The well laid out and well-presented accommodation is set over two floors, and over the past 4 years or so, the current owners have comprehensively refurbished and tastefully modernised the property to a high standard and level of specification throughout.

A central hallway leads off to the generous sized 'L' shaped living/dining room, with large double glazed sliding patio doors continuing out onto the rear terrace, and which enjoys an attractive outlook over the rear gardens.

The current owners have made a number of excellent improvements to the property, to include double glazed windows, new wiring and plumbing, gas fired central heating, a quality fitted kitchen having a range of appliances and Corian worktops, as well as a modern family bathroom suite on the first floor. 

THE ACCOMMODATION A front door flanked by obscure glazed panels, leads into the entrance hall, with a built in cloaks cupboard to the one side, and then through a further door into the main sitting room. This good size room has a large double glazed window to the front aspect, providing excellent levels of natural light, a contemporary style radiator, low voltage ceiling down lighters and integrated ceiling music speakers.

The sitting room continues directly into the rear dining room, with a timber laminate floor, low voltage ceiling down lighters and double glazed French doors leading out onto the decked seating terrace and gardens.

The superb kitchen is fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units, Corian work surface areas, one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit with a waste disposal unit and instant hot water kettle tap, space for an American style upright fridge/freezer, and a range of Neff appliances to include a microwave, double oven and grill, and a gas five ring hob, with an extractor fan over. There is a separate utility/laundry room, having plumbing for a washing machine and dryer, with a part obscure glazed door to the rear terrace, a further door through to the garage, and a cloakroom off.

The bedroom accommodation is laid out on the first floor, with a staircase leading up from the reception hall to the main landing. There is an airing cupboard and access hatch to the roof space, providing useful storage. Bedrooms 1 and 2 benefit from useful fitted wardrobes, and bedroom 3 has a westerly aspect to the front aspect.

The modern family bathroom has a tiled floor and walls, wash hand basin in a vanity unit, heated towel rail, WC and a panelled bath, with a shower over and a glazed side shower screen. 

OUTSIDE The property is accessed from Gilchrist Drive onto a generous block paved front drive, providing off road parking for a number of cars. This also gives access into the garage, which has a remote controlled roller shutter door to the front.

Directly to the rear of the house is a timber decked seating terrace, which can also be accessed from the French doors of the dining room and the door from the utility room. The delightful gardens to the rear of the property are fenced to three sides, and there is a central level lawn, raised border to the one side, and a mature Eucalyptus tree and garden shed to the far end. 

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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