Alder Lane, Balsall Common, Coventry
- A stunning 5 bedroom detached Edwardian property
- Planning permission granted for a significant two storey extension
- Highly sought-after location
- Stunning period features throughout
- Fully renovated in 2013
- 2 reception room and further dining room
- Large kitchen/breakfast with French doors
- Master bedroom suite
- Large south-facing garden
- Detached coach house
The property was fully renovated in 2013 creating a truly comfortable, spacious and beautifully styled family home, fully respecting the property's heritage and period features. The spacious porch is perfect for escaping the rain and kicking off your shoes, boasting a bright, stained glass door leading into the spacious hallway. Moving inside, the hallway leads you around the ground floor accommodation. The family living room enjoys a feature fireplace and boxed bay window with dual aspect views. Set to the rear, a spacious and adaptable reception room with bi-folding doors that open out to the large patio and south-facing garden. The cloakroom is beautifully styled and a handy space in any family home. The kitchen breakfast is just what you would expect, spacious, bright and we love the large French doors that invite you into the garden and work perfectly when entertaining or simply making the most of the summer setting. The kitchen links the dining room via gorgeous solid bi-fold doors, perfect for formal dining parties or large family occasions, enjoying a feature period fireplace and bay window. The separate utility offers a comprehensive range of units, under-floor heating and access to garden.
Moving upstairs, the landing is bright and spacious, perfect for the morning family rush hour. The Master bedroom enjoys a stunning garden view via the period window, a comprehensive wardrobe area and a beautifully styled en-suite. Bedrooms two and three are both generous doubles, perfect for the younger family members to have their own space and study areas. Bedrooms three and four both offering excellent floor space as well as making for the perfect home office with a tranquil garden view. The bathroom has been refitted to offer a stand-alone bath plus a separate shower.
The property sits in the middle of a large plot, generous driveway for several cars, large patio and a popular long south-facing garden with fish pond, summerhouse and shed. In addition, the coach house makes for an adaptable space. There is also a large, robust greenhouse for additional storage or garden pleasures.
This is an amazing property, presenting a rare opportunity and simply a wonderful family home. You will love it.
PORCH 6' 4" x 4' 7" (1.95m x 1.40m) Setting the scene. French doors welcome you from the driveway into this generous porch. There are useful storage shelves for your shoes and plenty of wall space to hang your coats should you need. The porch boasts a feature vaulted ceiling, triple aspect views and a bright neutral presentation with contrasting floor tiles. A further composite period door with gorgeous stained glass windows invites you into the main property.
HALLWAY 3' 10" x 20' 0" (1.17m x 6.10m) The moment you step inside the hallway you will appreciate the space that is on offer, the period features and the quality of the finish. The hallway is beautifully presented enjoying a feature solid oak flooring that invites you deeper into the house. We love the period features, particularly the tall skirting boards and sculptured cornice. The L-shaped hallway leads around the corner towards the sitting room, utility room, cloakroom and the stairs case which offers excellent storage underneath. The hallway has the benefit of a central heating radiator and ceiling lighting.
LOUNGE 13' 1" x 13' 2" (4.00m x 4.02m) The lounge is positioned at the front of the property enjoying many period attributes, the prominent features including a period wood fireplace with marble hearth, deep bay window which stretches out towards the driveway and dual aspect views to ensure plenty of natural light. The lounge is spacious enjoying a modern decor beautifully polished with Karndean flooring. The lounge delivers a warm and comfortable atmosphere and provides plenty of floor space for your sofas, media centre and additional living room furniture. There is a telephone point, TV aerial socket and central heating.
SITTING ROOM 18' 3" x 12' 9" (5.57m x 3.90m) This is a wonderful adaptable space, boasting amazing views of the south-facing rear garden through the stunning bi-folding doors. This room has many uses, whether you choose as a relaxing dining room, a cosy sitting room, a gym or a child's playroom. This makes for an excellent entertaining space, simply open the bi-fold doors out onto the large patio during the summer months and invite your friends over for a barbecue. Modern decor, feature cornice and wood flooring add character along with the period skirting boards. Two central heating radiator.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 12' 1" x 18' 4" (3.70m x 5.60m) The family kitchen breakfast room is positioned at the rear of the property enjoying a stunning view of the South facing garden through the large French patio doors. The kitchen is lovely and bright enjoying the benefit of additional windows to the side elevation. We love that the kitchen and dining room roll into one another, yet they can also be separated by beautiful solid wood bi-fold doors. The kitchen is the ideal sociable space, perfect for entertaining when you open out the French doors to the garden patio, or more formal dining experiences.
The kitchen offers a comprehensive and traditional range of wall and base units, enjoying a number of integrated appliances to include a Lamona 5-ring gas hob, a Lamona double oven with grill, Lamona microwave, built-in fridge and freezer. The dishwasher and the one and a half sink are both located in the feature central breakfast island.
DINING ROOM 12' 1" x 12' 11" (3.70m x 3.96m) The generous dining room is located at the front of the property and perfect for a large family dining table and formal entertaining, there is plenty of floor space for additional furniture too. Enjoying a focal period fireplace and a feature bay window incorporating traditional framed double glazed units. We love the solid wood floors that continue through from the hallway and those gorgeous bi-fold doors which link into the kitchen are a fantastic option. In addition, the dining room has a large central heating radiator and further internal door leading back to the hallway.
UTILITY ROOM 6' 10" x 8' 7" (2.10m x 2.63m) The utility offers a good range of storage units, work space and a 1 and a 1/2 sink, drainer and splash back tiling. The utility has the benefit of underfloor heating. Provision for your washing machine and dryer as well as a partially glazed door leading out to the rear garden, perfect for hanging out your washing.
CLOAKROOM 4' 0" x 5' 9" (1.24m x 1.76m) The cloakroom is tucked around the corner at the end of the hallway. Offering a beautiful and modern suite comprising of a WC with dual flush and a pedestal hand wash basin with chrome mixer tap. This neutrally presented space enjoys feature tiled wall behind the toilet and sink, a small window to the side elevation and a wall-mounted electric towel radiator.
LANDING 17' 7" x 9' 2" (5.38m x 2.81m) Welcome upstairs , you will love the generous accommodation. The landing is spacious, enjoys a fresh modern decor with light carpets and gives access to all five bedrooms and the family bathroom. For additional natural light, there is a tubular skylight shedding light down into the stairwell. In addition, a central heating radiator with thermostat control, wall and ceiling lighting plus access into the loft where we are advised offers lighting, part boarded and loft access ladders.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE 12' 2" x 11' 10" (3.72m x 3.62m) The moment you walk into the Master bedroom you will indulge in the sense of space and light. The key feature to the bedroom has to be the stunning view of the rear south-facing garden via the wood-framed double glazed windows that hold true to the era. The tall ceilings and tall skirting boards compliment the character, all beautifully complimented by the bright, modern decor. There is plenty of floor space for your large bed, side tables and additional freestanding furniture. The master suite benefits from a separate dressing area with excellent storage, and an en-suite shower room. the bedroom also has a TV aerial socket and a telephone point.
EN-SUITE 6' 0" x 5' 10" (1.84m x 1.80m) The Master bedroom enjoys the benefit of a en-suite shower room. This space is neutrally tiled floor to ceiling, offering a large walk-in shower with mains-fed controls incorporating a drench and a hand-held attachment. A corner positioned WC with dual flush and a pedestal hand wash basin with a waterfall chrome and mixer tap. In addition, a wall-mounted electric chrome radiator for your towels, shavers point, a frosted window to the side elevation with fitted blinds, LED ceiling spotlights and an extractor fan. The en-suite has the benefit of under-floor heating.
BEDROOM TWO 16' 7" x 12' 11" (5.06m x 3.95m) The second bedroom is located at front of the house offering the benefit of twin double glazed windows to deliver plenty of natural light. This spacious bedroom presents a comprehensive range of fitted wardrobes and delivers plenty of additional floor space for all your bedroom furniture. There is a great spot for a desk, making this bedroom ideal for the younger member of the family to get their head down at homework time. The neutral style, gorgeous tall ceilings and high skirting boards maintain the period character. A central heating radiator with thermostat control and numerous power points around the room.
BEDROOM THREE 13' 1" x 13' 2" (4.00m x 4.03m) The third bedroom is an excellent sized double room and benefits from dual aspect views to the side and front elevation. This bedroom delivers excellent floor space, perfect for a large bed, side tables and an abundance of additional space for a study desk and freestanding wardrobes. This room is neutrally presented with contrasting carpets and a central heating radiator.
BEDROOM FOUR 8' 8" x 12' 9" (2.65m x 3.91m) The fourth bedroom is set at the end of the property enjoying the stunning view of the rear south-facing garden. The bedroom is perfect for the younger member of the family affording space for their single-size bed, desk area and additional floor space for freestanding wardrobes.
BEDROOM FIVE 8' 6" x 8' 10" (2.60m x 2.70m) The fifth bedroom is currently being used as an office, surely a great place to work-especially enjoying that tranquil rear garden view, ensuring excellent concentration and peace and quiet. This room works perfectly well as the fifth bedroom having the benefit of a central heating radiator with thermostat and double glazed windows. There are telephone and internist points
BATHROOM 6' 10" x 8' 8" (2.10m x 2.66m) The family bathroom is simply gorgeous. The white, modern suite comprises of a stand-alone bathtub with freestanding chrome mixer tap and shower attachment to the side, a corner shower with mains-fed controls presenting both drench and hand-held attachments, complimented by glass sliding shower doors. There is a white hi-gloss vanity unit with moulded hand wash basin and chrome mixer tap plus a WC with dual flush. In addition, a chrome electric towel radiator, shavers point and a delightful view of the rear garden through the double glazed opening windows. This bathroom is beautifully tiled from floor to ceiling and has the benefit of LED ceiling spotlights and extractor.
OUTBUILDING 9' 0" x 27' 7" (2.76m x 8.42m) The home benefits from a detached coach house. The ground floor has two rooms offering flexible uses, making for an ideal home office, gym or business. There is a hatch to place ladders leading up to first floor space.
REAR GARDEN The property boasts a generous and secluded south-facing garden, a highly desirable feature within the village. The garden is sectioned into two areas and provides a large patio area-perfect for your outdoor furniture, obligatory barbecue and the ideal entertaining space. We love that the kitchen and rear sitting room open out to the patio, making this a superb family and sociable home.
The lawn is simply perfect for the kids to run wild and the dog to charge at their hearts content. There is a large greenhouse to the side of the property, a fish pond, shed and summerhouse. A side gate gives access to the driveway and a further passage on the opposite side continues the loop. There is an outside power point and hot and cold taps, this is repeated on the front driveway.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION We are advised this property is freehold, please seek confirmation from your legal representative. The property offers double glazing and gas central heating All information we provide is in good faith and as a general guide to the property. Details have been verified by the sellers.
We are advised there is full planning permission granted. Please make your own enquiries with Solihull planning department. Plans provided in good faith. Planning reference PL/2017/02938/MINFHO
We are advised the council tax is band G and payable to Solihull MBC £2800 per annum currently.
Property built in 1909 and fully refurbished in 2013.
Boiler is approx 8 years old and has been serviced in November 2020. The re-wiring was installed during the refurbishment in 2013.
Water £750 pa
Based on family.
Garden is South facing.
Excellent local schools-Balsall Common Primary, Heart of England secondary, nursery close by, all only couple mins walk.
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PLANNING PERMISSION Solihull Planning permission granted in 2017 for a significant two storey extension. PL/2017/02938/MINFHO
To include extended living room, large gymnasium, study, utility and study on the ground floor with repositioned Master bedroom suite and further en-suite to bedroom four to the front of the property. Double garage.
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Alder Lane, Balsall Common, Coventry
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Berkswell Station0.8 miles
- Tile Hill Station2.2 miles
- Hampton-in-Arden Station3.9 miles
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