6 bedroom detached house for saleLadywood Road, Four Oaks Estate, Sutton Coldfield
An exceptional three storey six bedroomed Arts and Crafts residence; one of Sutton Coldfield's finest homes. Ashbrook House is a remarkable six bedroom mansion commissioned in 1909 by Charles Henry Brampton. Brampton was heir to the famous Brampton bicycle manufacturing dynasty and its believed that Ashbrook house was constructed as a celebration of his towering achievements in commerce, politics and charity. Accommodation includes reception hall, drawing room, dining room with wine cellar below, sun room, study with bespoke fitted furniture, cloakroom, re-fitted kitchen/breakfast room, orangery and utility. Leisure complex includes swim/spa pool
shower/steam room and boot room. First floor east wing includes master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en suite bathroom, dressing room with fitted wardrobes, guest bedroom with en suite shower room, two further bedrooms and family bath/shower room. West wing includes guest suite with fitted wardrobes, shower room, gymnasium and store rooms. Second Floor includes study with extensive fitted furniture, bedroom six with fitted wardrobe, en suite bath and store rooms. Outside the property is a double garage, electric gated driveway, extensive landscaped gardens with York stone paved terrace. In all approximately 1 acre (0.40 hectare). Approximate gross internal floor area including garage 649.1 square metres (6,987.1 square feet). EPC rating D.
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Ashbrook House - Over a century later the house still retains many of its exquisite original features and has been sympathetically extended by the current owners to accommodate a more contemporary lifestyle.
The property, which has been meticulously renovated by the current owners, is offered in first class condition both internally and externally, with bespoke finishes of a quality rarely seen. Perhaps the most impressive elements of the house are the magnificent kitchen, orangery and leisure suite, which allows greater enjoyment of the landscaped garden. The extensive accommodation is arranged over three floors and includes a suite within the more recent extension, which could be utilised for staff or accommodation for dependent relatives or teenagers.
The rear gardens to the property include an impressive York stone terrace which extends from the rear of the house down to perfectly manicured lawns, surrounded and interspersed with beautifully stocked and tended shrub and flower beds, uniform lines of Yew Trees and a tranquil water feature. The front elevation of the property offers driveway parking for up to a dozen cars with access to security gates leading out onto Ladywood Road.
Description - In more detail the historical home consists of a welcoming reception hall with oak floor, beautiful drawing room with gas fire, dining room recently re-invented with contemporary theme to complement the original wood panelling. There is an original loggia, now used as a morning/reading room and a fully fitted cloakroom. The large kitchen includes a superb, recently re-fitted Edwin Loxley kitchen, adjacent to a stunning orangery with underfloor heating throughout with Turkish marble flooring areas. The delightful leisure complex includes a mezzanine gymnasium overlooking the Hydropool/Aquatrainer pool, off which is a fully tiled shower room incorporating steam room with mood lighting.
First Floor - To the first floor there are five stunning bedrooms, two of which have recently been re-designed by local interiors firm Cream & Browne. Three principal bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. The en suites, together with the family bathroom and shower room in the west wing are designed by Charlotte Conway and incorporate Villeroy and Boch suites. There is also a separate dressing room with extensive Edwin Loxley fitted furniture.
Second Floor - On the second floor there is a large study and lounge area with bespoke Neville Johnson fitted furniture, which leads on to the sixth bedroom, which is complemented by a luxurious en-suite bathroom.
Specification - WiFi access throughout the house
Two independent telephone lines
Underfloor heating in kitchen, orangery, leisure suite, utility, boot room and en suite bathrooms and family bathroom
Turkish marble flooring in kitchen, orangery and leisure suite
Edwin Loxley of Nottingham kitchen with quality bespoke warm walnut butler's pantry, deep dish drawers, display cabinets, Miele appliances including microwave combi oven, steam oven, double width oven, plate warmers, induction wok and hob, Sub-Zero fridge with freezer drawers and ice maker
Orangery by Vale Garden Houses with electric ventilation sky lights and home entertainment area
Edwin Loxley solid wood, warm walnut fitted study with gas fire
Original early 20th century oak floor and staircase in hall
Gas fireplaces in drawing room and dining room
Utility with two washing machines, two tumble dryers and extensive storage cupboards
Swim/spa pool area with air conditioning system and Hydropool swimming pool
Shower/changing room with steam room and tiled seating area
Large two car garage with storage racking
Edwin Loxley of Nottingham fitted wardrobes in guest suite and principal dressing room
Neville Johnson bespoke furniture fitted to second floor study with gas fire
Solid metal (wood effect) entrance gate, two-way audio communications on gate
Landscaping and garden design by Peter Stevens Garden Design
Situation - Ashbrook House is located in the heart of Sutton Coldfield, within the exclusive Four Oaks Estate. Covenants have ensured the Four Oaks Estate has been preserved as a most attractive and highly desirable place to live, with tree-lined private roads; their names derived from its historical past.
The property is situated ideally for pedestrian shopping in Sutton Coldfield Town Centre, with access to a wealth of shops, restaurants and recreational facilities including Wyndley Leisure Centre and local cinema. There are splendid walks through Sutton Park, a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest, which is the seventh largest urban park in Europe with seven lakes and two golf courses.
Four Oaks Station is within walking distance providing access to Lichfield Trent Valley, which has a direct train to London Euston in just 1 hour 15 minutes, and to Grand Central in Birmingham. The M6 motorway (junctions 6 and 7) is within easy reach, making both the Midlands and national motorway network readily accessible. One of the many advantages of the area is its location for fast communications to the M42, M6, M6 Toll and Birmingham International/NEC train station and airport.
The town of Sutton Coldfield provides excellent schooling including Bishop Vesey's Grammar School, Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls and Highclare School.
Distances - Sutton Coldfield town centre 1.5 miles
Four Oaks Railway station 1/2 mile
Lichfield Trent Valley 8 miles (Direct to London Euston in 75 minutes)
M6 motorway (junction 7) 7 miles
M42 (J9) 7 miles
M6 Toll (T5) 5.5 miles
Birmingham City Centre 8.5 miles
NEC - 15 miles
Central London 127 miles
(all mileages approximate)
Services - We understand that mains gas, water, drainage and electricity are connected.
Fixtures And Fittings - Only those items mentioned in the sales particulars are to be included in the sale price. All others are specifically excluded but may be available by separate arrangement.
Directions (B74 2Qn) - From Sutton Coldfield town centre, take the A5127 Lichfield Road towards Four Oaks. At the first roundabout take the second left onto the A454 Four Oaks Road. Turn left at the third road into Ladywood Road. Continue along Ladywood Road for approximately 350 yards and Ashbrook House will be found on the left hand side.
Terms - Tenure: We are verbally advised that the property is freehold
Tax band: H
Local authority: Birmingham City Council, 0121 303 1111
Photographs taken May 2014 and January 2016
Particulars prepared June 2014 and February 2016
Viewings - All viewings of Ashbrook House are strictly by prior appointment through Aston Knowles, Sutton Coldfield 0121 362 7878
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