Balsall Street, Balsall Common

Offers In Excess Of - £400,000

Semi-Detached House


A fantastic opportunity to purchase a four bedroom semi-detached character property on the edge of Balsall Common. In need of modernisation throughout, however, the property offers a fantastic opportunity to make this home your own. Providing spacious living accommodation downstairs with open-plan kitchen/diner/sitting room, and four good sized bedrooms upstairs plus a large family bathroom. The property also has a driveway, garage and a generous rear garden with outside toilet.


Ginger are delighted to offer this four bedroom semi-detached property for sale in this popular village. Located on Balsall Street on the edge of the village and facing open fields with the south-facing aspect. The property is within easy walking distance to Oakes farm shop, the Saracens Head pub, and a short stroll to the village centre and a short walk to the village schools. The location is convenient to reach Knowle and Solihull, as well as Kenilworth and Coventry. Also having Berkswell train station linking London, Coventry and Birmingham.

The property does require modernisation, however, provides a fantastic opportunity to make this property your own. Offering generous living accommodation on the ground floor, to include a comfortable lounge, open-plan kitchen/sitting/dining room with feature original stove, a utility/vestibule and separate garage on the ground floor.

Upstairs are four spacious bedrooms and a generous family bathroom providing a bath and separate shower.

The property enjoys off-street parking to the front, where the property is set further back from the road side along a service road, with access along the side of the property to reach the generous rear garden and garage.

The vendor may break the chain subject to the right offer.


The property is set back from the main roadside along a separate service road. Having a block paved driveway to the front and delightful fore-garden, as well as enjoying a view over the fields opposite with a south-facing aspect. There’s a pathway to the entrance door and also access along the side to reach the garden.


As mentioned earlier, this property really does deliver excellent downstairs living accommodation and will make for a wonderful family home.

First of all, as you enter the property, you are greeted by a UPVC partially frosted glazed door which brings you in to the inner hallway, having a large double glazed window to the front elevation and stepping through into the large hallway which has a feature dado rail, panelling and a delightful tiled floor, adding a period-style feature. There is a little cupboard which is home to the alarm system and provides space for shoes and coats, with an electric storage heater and ceiling lighting.

To the rear of the hallway is a handy under-stairs storage cupboard with doors leading into the living room and through to the open plan kitchen.

This property is full of opportunities, and the layout currently works well, but may provide an opportunity for a further extension subject to the usual permissions.

As you enter into the kitchen/dining/sitting area, the right-hand side provides a delightful sitting area, which is full of charm, we particularly love the original cast-iron stove, which is a feature we are sure you wish to retain. The sitting area is a lovely space, particularly with the fire going and sitting enjoying a warm cup of coffee or a hot chocolate in the winter. There is also a supply of wall and base units and some extra work-surface space to give a little bit more food preparation area.

The kitchen is set to the rear of this space, providing a number of wall and base units with contrasting work-surfaces, and having undercounter space for your dishwasher, washing machine and space for an electric free-standing cooker with extractor hood over. The kitchen has a double glazed window to the rear elevation and side, both providing natural light and a peaceful view into the garden. Here you will also find the kitchen sink. There are numerous power points around the work-surfaces for small appliances.

The dining area is lovely and spacious, and works well for the family. The space is big enough to not only accommodate a dining table, but would easily fit a nice comfy sofa, especially for the kids to sit while parents are preparing meals. The dining room has a feature fireplace with a free-standing electric coal-effect fire, and a large double glazed window to the rear elevation providing the garden view. There is wood laminate flooring, neutral decor as well as wall lighting and the further door leading into the vestibule/utility.

The utility gives a UPVC glazed door and window leading out to the garden, an inner door into the garage, and a further door which gives access outside along to the front driveway.

The living room is a lovely size, especially enjoying the view from the front elevation into the fields opposite whilst benefiting from that sunny south-facing aspect via a large double glazed window. There is a feature fireplace which currently has a free-standing coal-effect electric fire, and space on the wall for a wall-mounted television, whilst providing plenty of room around for your sofas and chairs. The door then takes you upstairs to the bedrooms and family bathroom.


Welcome upstairs. The landing gives access to all the bedrooms and family bathroom, as well as having an electric storage heater, ceiling light, wall lighting and access into the loft space.

Bedroom number one is set along the landing area, a delightful room, lovely and bright, having the benefit of triple aspect views looking into the rear garden, front into the farmers’ fields, and side elevation. This is a spacious bedroom and does provide a good supply of fitted wardrobes, electric storage heater, wall lighting, as well as the space on the wall for your TV with power close by. In addition, there is the airing cupboard to tuck away your towels and linen. A lovely spacious, bright bedroom.

Bedroom number two is located at the front of the house, a spacious bedroom having fitted wardrobes, with an additional storage cupboard over the stairs. This bright room offers a large double glazed window to the front elevation, again, looking into farmers’ fields, and giving plenty of natural light. The bedroom is neutrally presented with wood laminate floor to contrast, as well as having an electric wall-mounted heater and ceiling lighting.

Bedroom number three is positioned at the rear of the house, enjoying an elevated garden view via the double glazed window. The owner currently uses this room as his office and study, where you will find handy storage either side of the chimney breast, leaving plenty of space for a desk. Although, as a bedroom, this also will easily accommodate a double sized bed and leaving plenty of room to move around.

The fourth bedroom is set to the front of the house, again having a large double glazed window, which fills most of the front elevation to ensure plenty of natural light. This bedroom currently has some built-in furniture, but once removed would easily accommodate a double bed, or working really well as a very generous single bedroom with plenty of space for wardrobes and desk for the youngsters.

The family bathroom is a great size and benefits from a long and deep bath, as well as having a separate double shower cubicle with an electric shower unit within. There’s a selection of vanity storage units, which is great for your toiletries and towels, with a WC having dual flush, and a sink with individual hot and cold taps. The bathroom has twin windows to the rear, again providing the garden view and giving plenty of light, and has the benefit of tiled walls for maintenance, and a wall-mounted electric towel radiator.


The rear garden is peaceful and offers a generous size. There is a patio area as you step out from the vestibule with a pergola, being the perfect place for an outdoor dining table, and with a pathway stretching down to the rear of the garden, with a further patio seating area to catch the late afternoon sun. Around the garden there are numerous flowerbeds and trees, also having the benefit of an outside toilet with sink, and a tap outside to water the garden in those warmer months.


The garage has access from the internal vestibule having power and lighting, good storage, and up and over vehicle access access door to the driveway.


We are advised this property is Freehold, please seek confirmation from your legal representative.

There is no central heating.

We are advised the council tax band E is payable to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.

Ginger have not checked appliances nor have we seen sight of any building regulations or planning permissions. You should take guidance from your legal representative before purchasing any property.

Room sizes and property layout are presented in good faith as a guide only. Although we have taken every step to ensure the plans are as accurate as possible, you must rely on your own measurements or those of your surveyor. Not every room is accounted for when giving the total floor space. Dimensions are generally taken at the widest points.

All information we provide is in good faith and as a general guide to the property. Subjective comments in these descriptions imply the opinion of the selling agent at the time these details were prepared. However, the opinions of a purchaser may differ. Details have been verified by the sellers.