A handsome and beautifully appointed Grade II Listed period family home, set within delightful south west facing gardens of just over a third of an acre. Well-proportioned living space set over three floors extending to around 3,480 sq. ft. (323 sq. m). Ground Floor: Entrance vestibule, reception hall, drawing room, sitting/music room, fitted breakfast kitchen with useful snug/television area off, inner hall and utility/laundry room, and a superb rear orangery/dining room. Cloaks/store. Cellar. First Floor: Master bedroom with en suite shower, 2 further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Second Floor: Double bedrooms 4 and 5, and a large family bathroom. Front driveway parking. Garage /store. Well maintained south west facing rear gardens.
SITUATION Edgbaston is an exclusive suburb of Birmingham, rich in history and being part of one of England's largest urban conservation areas. Much of Edgbaston comes under the control of the renowned Calthorpe Estate which is committed to preserving the quality and original character of the area and the properties within, making this a most desirable and enjoyable place to live.
Ideally located for access to Birmingham City Centre which lies approximately 1.5 miles to the north, Charlotte Road is also well placed for access to the local shops within the nearby Templefield Square. Harborne High Street, which lies just over 2 miles distant, has a Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, and also benefits from a range of convenience shops and brasseries, restaurants and coffee shops including its own Michelin starred restaurant. Easy access to the Midlands motorway network can be found at junction 3 of the M5, which is around 6 miles distant, or junction 6 of the M6, which is less than 5 miles away.
Birmingham boasts some of the best shopping in Europe with the superb Bullring Shopping Centre containing over 140 shops including Selfridges department store. The exclusive Mailbox development is host to a range of designer stores including Armani and Harvey Nichols. Broad Street and Brindleyplace are also within easy travelling distance and have been developed and improved to provide excellent business and recreational facilities. The more 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.
Superb medical facilities in the area include the more recently redeveloped Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre which provides state of the art medical facilities for the region. The Edgbaston and Priory Hospitals are nearby, and The Birmingham Children's Hospital and City Hospital are also within easy travelling distance.
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, Edgbaston High School for Girls, St George's School, The Priory School and The King Edward's Foundation Schools. Chad Vale Primary and Junior School is also very convenient.
Both the Edgbaston Priory Tennis and Squash Club, and Edgbaston Golf Club are within easy walking distance of the property. Edgbaston Cricket Ground, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Winterbourne Botanic Gardens and the Martineau Gardens are also situated close by.
6 Charlotte Road is a most attractive period home, set within delightful south west facing gardens of just over a third of an acre, in a sought after residential area. The property is listed Grade II for its historical and architectural importance, with original parts which are understood to date from circa 1845, and more recent additions.
The house offers a handsome 3 storey stucco façade, ornately dressed with fancy Grecian details, having brick faced elevations to the rear, and relief offered by sash fenestration, brick chimney stacks, all set principally beneath a pitched slate roof. The house has over the years been much improved and tastefully updated by the present owners, so as to now provide a wonderful period family home, enjoying excellent levels of natural light throughout. The property also still retains many period character features, to include sash windows, with window shutters to the front drawing and dining rooms, moulded ceiling covings to a number of rooms, splendid marble fireplaces to the two principal reception rooms, and a fine Minton tiled floor within the reception hall.
The house is ideally suited for family living with generous size reception rooms on the ground floor, and a superb 'L' shaped fitted breakfast kitchen( with under floor heating) and a cosy snug/television area off, whilst interconnecting doors also make this space ideally suited for entertaining purposes. Of particular note is the wonderful rear orangery/family room (also with under floor heating) with French doors leading out onto the south west facing terrace, flooded with ample natural light, and which enjoys a delightful aspect over the rear gardens.
ACCOMMODATION Extending to some 3,480 sq.ft. (323 sq. m.) in total, the well laid out and well-proportioned accommodation is set over three floors and comprises:
On the Ground Floor Wide stone steps lead up to a panelled timber front door, with a delightful architrave surround and fanlight window over, and continues through into the entrance vestibule. A part glazed door opens into the central reception hall. The hall has a Minton tiled floor, moulded ceiling covings, and doors leading off to the main reception rooms, orangery/dining room and the breakfast kitchen.
The main front drawing room, has a sash window to the front elevation, with window shutters, moulded ceiling covings, and a central feature of a marble fireplace with a coal effect gas fire set within. The music/sitting room has a sash window to the front elevation with half height window shutters, moulded celling covings and picture rail, and a central fireplace with a marble surround flanked to either side by built in display cabinets.
The excellent breakfast kitchen enjoys a fine aspect over the rear gardens, and has a tiled floor (with under floor heating), whilst fitted with a range of base and wall mounted cupboards, original built in storage cupboards, one and a half bowl sink unit with mixer tap, granite work surface areas with tiled splashbacks, island unit ,and a number of appliances to include a Siemens ceramic hob with extractor fan over, Neff electric double oven and grill, and a Miele integrated fridge with separate freezer compartment below and a pantry cupboard to the one side. Additional natural light is provided by a number of roof lights within the working kitchen area.
To the one end of the kitchen is a useful television/snug area, providing a cosy seating area and with a concealed recess for a television. Also from the kitchen, a door leads through to an inner lobby, with connecting door into the garage, and which also gives access off to the utility/laundry room.
Arched French doors lead off the breakfast kitchen into the orangery/dining room, with a tiled floor (under floor heating), double glazed French doors leading out onto the rear terrace, and enjoying a fine south westerly aspect over the rear gardens. Connecting doors also link this room with the main drawing room and reception hall, so as to make it excellent for entertaining purposes.
From the reception hall, is a useful under stairs cloaks cupboard/store, with a door off leading down to the cellar, providing one good size storage compartment.
On the First Floor From the reception hall a staircase leads up to a three quarter height landing with access off to a cloakroom. The principal first floor landing leads off to the main bedroom accommodation.
The master bedroom, is a delightful dual aspect room and is served by an en suite shower room.
Bedroom 2 has an easterly aspect to the front, feature fireplace surround, and a fitted wardrobe and shelving. Bedroom 3 has an attractive aspect overlooking the rear gardens, and a fitted wardrobe, with drawers beneath, display cupboard/shelving, and a feature fireplace surround.
There is also a family bathroom on this floor, with a panelled bath with folding glazed shower screen and shower attachment over, wall mounted wash hand basin and WC.
On the Second Floor Landing area leads off to two double bedrooms, comprising of bedroom 4, being a large dual aspect room, fitted with a range of wardrobes, cupboards and shelving to the one wall, and bedroom 5, looking to the front aspect, and also with a fitted wardrobe and shelving.
There is a large family bathroom serving these two bedrooms, with airing/linen cupboard, a roll top central bath, walk in curved glazed shower cubicle with drying area, a circular wash hand basin and WC.
OUTSIDE The property is approached from Charlotte Road through rendered brick piers onto a graveled front driveway, which provides off road parking area for a number of cars. Access is also gained to the garage/store, with double timber doors to the front, housing the gas fired central heating boiler, and with space and plumbing for a dryer, and space for an upright fridge/freezer.
The well maintained gardens are situated predominantly to the south west facing rear aspect, and are a delightful feature of the property. There is a paved rear seating terrace directly to the back of the house, which can also be accessed from via the French doors from the orangery/family room, and also from the breakfast kitchen.
Beyond the terrace a pathway continues onto level areas of lawn, well planted deep beds and borders, and a timber garden shed. There is also a kitchen garden to the very far end with asparagus beds, fruit cage and fruit trees and a brick and glazed greenhouse.
The house and gardens in all extend to around 0.33 acre.
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.
Published Jan 2019