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3 bedroom detached house for sale

West Park Road, Smethwick

Sold STC £325,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Unique, Exceptionally Maintained Arts & Craft Detached Family Home
  • Substantial & Well Maintained Landscaped Gardens
  • Gas Central Heating & Double Glazing (Where Specified)
  • Reception Hall & Store Cupboard
  • Dining Room & Lounge
  • Kitchen, Pantry & Sitting Room
  • Three Bedrooms & Bathroom
  • Former Office With Reception Hall, Lobby, Office, Kitchen, Toilet & Private Garden
  • Yard With Storage Sheds, Court Yard & Off Road Parking

Full description

The opportunity to acquire a unique exceptionally maintained and decorated Arts & Crafts Detached family home, formally Park Keeper's home situated at the entrance of West Smethwick Park having substantial and well-maintained landscaped gardens to the rear.

Gas central heating and double glazing to reception hall, store cupboard, dining room, lounge, kitchen, sitting room, three bedrooms, bathroom. Yard with storage sheds, courtyard, large established gardens. Off road parking. Side former office with own rear garden.

Tom Giles & Co., are pleased to offer this unique Arts & Crafts Period home, known as Park Lodge, situated at the north east entrance of West Smethwick Park. The property has been Listed by Sandwell Council as a period home of historic importance, although the property has not been designated a Grade I or II Listing.

The detached family home has been exceptionally well maintained by the current owners and has also been complimented by the acquisition of the single storey former office adjoining the property, together with rear garden.  The unique and deceptively spacious residence is situated on a third of an acre piece of land and has an exceptionally well-maintained and very large rear garden at the side and also fronting onto West Park Road. 

The residence is well-located having good public transport services to Birmingham City Centre by road, available on nearby Holly Lane, Rood End Road, St.Pauls Road and on Birmingham Road.  Situated half a mile from the property is Galton Bridge Railway Station on the West Coast main line offering commuting into Birmingham by  train and also access to the National Rail Network with trains directly to London, Wolverhampton and other parts of the West Coast.  Local shopping facilities are available nearby with additional facilities at the traffic light junction of Rood End Road and Smethwick High Street, both located within one mile of the property. 

West Smethwick Park is the subject of a Heritage Fund Grant Application containing proposals to conserve existing historical features, the construction of a community pavilion, improvement to entrances, paths and boundary treatments, and general landscaped improvements.

The Arts & Crafts Detached residence is constructed in brick with part tiled rendering to first floor level throughout, surmounted by a well pitched tiled roof and benefits from a concrete driveway extending from West Park Road for parking for two vehicles.   Pedestrian access to the property is via the driveway with pathway extending to front entrance or alternatively from the Park main gates. There is a unique turret with tiled cone top and windows forming part of the staircase.

The property has been subject to three Planning Applications since the current owners purchased the property for the construction of detached dwellings within the garden land.  Each application has been declined by Sandwell Council, two of which were taken to Planning Appeal and appeals were lost.  The most recent unsuccessful application was in late 2015 and the Planning Appeal Decision was provided in June 2016.  

The property is set-back from the main park pathways behind a Park's maintained foregarden with excellent planning and planting of Acer's and various shrubs.  The pathway extends to the confines of the property to an excellently maintained foregarden.  A patterned tiled canopy wraps around the front corner of the property with quarry tiled flooring, which extends to hardwood front entrance:

The internal accommodation which has the benefit of gas central heating and double glazing (where specified) comprises:-

Reception Hall
Central heating radiator, store cupboard with gas meter, ceramic tiled floor and from which radiate:-

Dining Room - 15'3 into bay window x 11'8 (4.65m into bay window x 3.56m)
Coving to ceiling, wall mounted gas fire, central heating radiator and double glazed bay window to front.

Lounge - 12'0 x 11'8 plus bay window (3.66m x 3.56m plus bay window)
Original wooden fireplace surround with tiled hearth and inset and electric fire, central heating radiator, laminate floor covering, coving to ceiling and double glazed bay window to side.

Kitchen - 11'8 x 11'9 (3.56m x 3.58m)
Base units and wall cupboards in a light beech finish with contrasting melamine working surfaces providing worktop with space for a cooker beneath, two single and one double base units, and eye level double wall cupboard.  On the opposite wall is a further worktop, appliance space for a washing machine, inset 1.5 bowl enamel sink with mixer tap, double and single base units.  Further working surface, double base unit and eye level double wall cupboard.  Half height tiling, artex patterned ceiling, wall mounted "Worcester" condensing boiler, store cupboard and window to side.  Archway to

Pantry - 5'11 x 2'11 (1.8m x 0.89m)
Ceramic tiled floor, larder cupboard and glazed window to rear.

Breakfast Room - 9'11 x 8'8 (3.02m x 2.64m)
Wall mounted gas fire, half height panelling, storage cupboards to alcove, ceramic tiled floor, coving to ceiling and windows to front and rear.

A staircase leads from the reception hall to a half space landing with obscure glazed window to side, continuing round with six original leaded part coloured windows, small storage cupboard, landing and from which radiate:-

Bedroom 1 (front) 12'0 x 11'8 (3.66m x 3.56m)
Central heating radiator, hatch to loft space (isolated from rest of roof space) and double glazed window.

Bedroom 2 (side) 11'8 x 12'0 (3.56m x 3.66m)
Central heating radiator, hatch to loft space (isolated from rest of roof space) and double glazed window.

Interconnecting Bathroom - 9'2 x 5'11 (2.79m x 1.8m)
White suite in three quarter height tiling providing pedestal wash hand basin, low flush WC and bath with shower mixer off pillar taps.  Central heating radiator, airing cupboard, vinyl floor covering and double glazed window to side.

Bedroom 3 (side) 10'11 x 11'8 (3.33m x 3.56m)
Built-in double wardrobe with hanging rails and storage cupboards above, hatch to loft space (isolated from rest of roof space), central heating radiator and double glazed window.

Former Office

Hardwood door to

Reception Hall


Office/Study - 9'10 x 13'8 (3m x 4.17m)
Windows to front and rear and store cupboard.

Kitchen/Lobby - 6'11 x 4'11 (2.11m x 1.5m)
Wall mounted wash hand, tiled floor, window to side and door to front.

Toilet - 2'11 x 4'10 (0.89m x 1.47m)
High level WC.

Lawned garden enclosed by mature conifers and panelled fencing.  
The garden is separate to the main residence but could easily be incorporated as one garden by removal of panelled fencing.

The side former office can be accessed via the Sitting room as there was previously a doorway which has been blocked but could easily be removed and incorporated in the main residence.

Externally - Main Residence
To the front of the property which is accessed through the main gates of West Smethwick Park is a beautiful well established landscaped garden extending across the front of the property including the side former office including lawn, central footpath with wrought iron gate entrance, borders containing mature shrubs trees and herbaceous plants.

The Landscaped Garden to the front of the property and former office does not belong to the property.  The current owners do maintain the Garden, however, it belongs to Sandwell MBC.

To the side of the main residence is a lawned garden enclosed by private hedgerow to West Park Road, borders containing ferns, ivy and other mature shrubs/plants.  Footpath and steps down to parking area with wrought iron gates opening onto West Park Road.  Rockery and access to rear garden.

To the rear of the property is a courtyard with two storage sheds, further shed with door to

Outside Toilet
Low flush WC.

The courtyard is enclosed by a brick wall with access to further courtyard with paved patio, raised rockery containing ivy and gate opening onto footpath with further gate opening on parking space at the side.

Footpath, side border/rockery with bark, further rockery and stepped footpath leading down  to further footpath leading to main garden.  The rockery's/borders containing an abundance of mature trees and shrubs including miniature conifers, berberis, clematis, mahonia, rodadendrums, azaleas and mock orange trees.

Large lawned area, borders containing flowering plants and a lily pond.  Circular feature and block paved footpath leading to

Vegetable Garden
Poly tunnel, raised beds and enclosed by fencing and gate.

The whole of the garden contains an abundance of trees including Holly Trees, Laurel, Beech and Choisya and is enclosed by mature conifers and panelled fencing.

There is a Tree Preservation Order on certain trees contained within the garden. Further information is available upon request.

The agents are advised that the property is Freehold although they have not seen the legal documents to verify this.  Confirmation should be obtained by reference to the title deeds.

Services & Apparatus
The agents have not tested any appliances, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and so cannot verify they are in working order or fit for purpose.  The buyer should obtain confirmation from their solicitor or surveyor.

Vacant possession on completion.

By arrangement with the Selling Agents.

Fixtures & Fittings
Excluded from the sale unless referred to herein.

Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.
The Agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for the purpose. A Buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or Surveyor. References to the Tenure of a Property are based on information supplied by the Seller. The Agent has not had sight of the title documents. A Buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor. Items shown in photographs are NOT included unless specifically mentioned within the sales particulars. They may however be available by separate negotiation. Buyers must check the availability of any property and make an appointment to view before embarking on any journey to see a property.

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Listing History

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12 September 2016


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