Kelsey Lane, Balsall Common, Coventry
Guide Price - £350,000
A unique 1915 double fronted property, steeped in village history, formally a village store. A character family home, and opens doors for developers possibly to convert into two houses STPP. A corner plot, with countryside views, on the edge of the village. Four reception rooms, 4 spacious bedrooms, traditional kitchen and modern shower room, large south-facing garden, off-road parking detached garage and sold with no upward chain.
- 4 bedroom detached period property
- Four reception rooms and spacious living accommodation
- Fantastic location with excellent school catchment
- Large former-shop feature windows
- Close to village centre
- Generous garden
- Off road parking with garage
- In need of modernisation
This property is an iconic feature of Balsall Common built in approx. 1915 and located on the corner of Kelsey Lane and Windmill Lane. This double-fronted period property provides an excellent opportunity for some general cosmetic improvements, whilst providing a fabulous opportunity to make this home your own. Sold with the added advantage of no upward chain.
The property is on the edge of Balsall Common but still within easy reach of the village centre, Berkswell train station and within easy reach of Coventry, Solihull, Kenilworth and major road links and motorways.
On the ground floor, there are many adaptable spaces, In short, four reception rooms all offering many period features, spacious kitchen/breakfast room with country style modern fitments and garden views, as well as a lean-to/utility.
Upstairs, there are four spacious bedrooms, each with their own period and individual features, bedrooms one, two and three providing excellent sized double bedrooms, and the fourth bedroom is a spacious single, or could be used as a home office.
The family shower room has also been recently re-fitted, to offer a modern suite comprising of a step in double sized shower, sink with vanity unit and WC.
Outside, the property enjoys generous parking along the front and side elevation leading to the detached single sized garage, and a key point to this property is the generous south-facing rear garden which delivers a secluded setting and outside WC
The property is sold with no upward chain.APPROACH
This property is set on a generous corner plot of Kelsey Lane and Windmill Lane. Having provisions for parking along the front elevation and more so, along the side leading down to the garage. There is a pathway leading to the back garden gate.LIVING ACCOMMODATION
The property was originally a former shop, hence the large windows to the front and side elevations.
The main entrance brings you into the hallway, where a beautiful and period balustrade staircase leads up to the bedrooms and bathroom.
The sitting room Is located to the front of the property, and boasts a period real fire, with stunning surround and tiled features. Having dual aspect views with a window to the side and a feature bay window at the front elevation. There are many period features within this room with the ceiling coving, picture rails, and tall skirting boards, all key features which are well worth keeping. In addition, there is a central heating radiator and plenty of additional storage.
To the rear of the hallway is the dining room, which is an adaptable space, depending how to live, whilst enjoying twin windows to the rear elevation looking into the garden, and a tall double glazed unit to the side elevation. There is plenty space here for your family dining table and additional furniture around, as well as being home to the Worcester Greenstar boiler with accompanying central heating radiator. Again this room enjoys period features with tall skirting boards, tall ceilings and coving.
On the other side of this double fronted property is the front sitting room, which boasts tall windows on the corner aspects, originally being the shop, and maybe a great room to run a business. Again a space that gives you scope to adapt to your style of living, offers spacious accommodation, and useful storage. There is a wood front door with glazed feature leading in from the roadside. Storage heater and ceiling lighting. Door leads to rear sitting room.
Moving towards the rear, the comfortable living room sits in the middle of the property having a large double glazed window to the side elevation bringing in plenty of natural light. You will simply adore the period wooden feature fireplace and surround, with a tiled hearth backplate, providing a real fire. This room is perfect for your sofas, arm chairs to sit in the back watching the television or simply snuggle up in front of the fire.
Further to the rear of the property, is the generous sized kitchen/breakfast room, which offers a country style compliment of wall and base units with useful wicker basket pull-out drawers, units for your glassware, plate shelves, and having space for your cooker and dishwasher. There is a sink looking out of the side window, and a larger double glazed window providing the garden view. There's also space here for a family sized breakfast table as well as there being a central heating radiator and twin ceiling lights. Door leading into utility/Lean to.
The lean to/utility area has plumbing for washing machine as well as providing space for additional fridge/freezers and would also make a good retreat for the family dog following a long muddy walk. Windows to the side and rear elevation and wooden door leading out to the south-facing garden.
After finding your way up the period balustrade staircase, the landing gives access to all four bedrooms and the modern family shower room.
The main bedroom is situated at the front of the house enjoying a view of open fields, through the double glazed window as well as having a large central heating radiator with thermostat control. This is a spacious bedroom perfect for your large furniture, still leaving space for free-standing wardrobes and having that useful over stairs storage cupboard. Again with tall ceilings and skirting boards giving that period taste and sense of space.
The second bedroom is set to the rear of the property having a large double glazed window, bringing in plenty of east-facing natural light into the bedroom space perfect for the morning alarm clock. The bedroom provides excellent floor space for all your large bedroom furniture, as well as the ideal spot for your free-standing wardrobes. Again with tall ceilings, feature ceiling light, all adds to the character and charm of this bedroom space.
The third bedroom is set to the front of the property having the dual aspect views, again with front elevation views of open fields. Another spacious bedroom for all your general bedroom furniture, having a double glazed window to the front and side, and a large central heating radiator with thermostat control.
The fourth bedroom is still a good size, with views over the side elevation from the double glazed window making for a perfect single size bedroom or should you work from home an excellent home office. The airing cupboard is situated within his bedroom having the header tank and hot water cylinder and heating controls. There is a central heating radiator, loft access and ceiling light.
The family shower room has not long been replaced, and delivers a stunning modern suite comprising of a large double sized shower with electric Mira shower unit, and glass screen as well as a WC with dual flush and a white hi-gloss vanity unit with wash basin and period tap. There is a patterned frosted window to the rear elevation, tall towel radiator and modern splash back-tiling around the sink area and shower. Ceiling lights, extractor fan and electric heater.
A key feature of the property is the generous south-facing rear garden which is beautifully landscaped having numerous flowerbeds with plants and trees, as well as a pathway leading around to the detached single garage and driveway. Furthermore, there is access to the outside WC.
We are advised this property is Freehold, please seek confirmation from your legal representative.
We are advised the council tax is band D and payable to Solihull Borough Council
Nearest Train Station Berkswell Train Station
Local road routes- Coventry, kenilworth, Solihull and Birmingham
Motorways M42, M6, M1, M40
Birmingham International Airport and Train station easy drive away or train route.
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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.
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