Balsall Street East, Balsall Common, Coventry
- A beautifully presented, much-loved 2 bedroom 1930's semi-detached
- Set back from roadside in this highly-desirable location
- Boasting an abundance of period features
- Welcoming hallway with glazed slate floor tiles
- Open-plan, extended Kitchen/diner with country, shaker-style kitchen and central island
- Open staircase with exposed brick and iron-spindled feature balustrade
- Master bedroom with dual aspect views and fitted wardrobes
- Second bedroom with fitted furniture
- Gorgeous secluded rear garden and large patio area
- Gated drive with parking for several cars
An amazing opportunity to acquire this beautifully presented, cottage-style 2 bedroom 1930's semi-detached home. Set back from Balsall Street East enjoying parking for several cars. This property is super-cosy, boasting a number of period features such as stained glass leaded windows, Living flame Victorian open fire. Open-plan extended Kitchen/Dining area with featured beams and the most gorgeous, private garden | Separate Living room with featured living flame fire | Master bedroom with fitted wardrobes | Bathroom with bath and shower | Highly-desirable village location | Short walk to local schools and village centre.
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Willow Cottage, a rare opportunity to acquire this beautifully presented, period-styled home. The owners purchased this property some 18 year's ago in a very different state. Since then, they have injected so much love, hard work and style to create this cosy, character property boasting a number of amazing period features; Slate floor tiles running from the front door through to the kitchen, exposed brick staircase with beautifully crafted iron spindles, stained-glass, leaded windows, solid oak floors and Victorian period open fire in living room..the list goes on.
Balsall Street East is one of the villages premier addresses. The property is set back from the road side ensuring a peaceful setting as well as plenty of off-road parking. Within easy walking distance of local schools, open countryside, local Bistro pub, local farm shop and easy reach of village centre.
Once inside, you are greeted by a gorgeous view down the hallway into the Kitchen/dining area. Immediately showing the depth of the property and an appreciation of the style and homeliness on offer. The slate tiled floor adds an earthy feel and continues down the hallway to the back of the property. The living room boasts solid oak floors, Victorian feature open fire and surround all beautiful topped off with a bay window boasting stained-glass leaded windows. The kitchen/Dining space is the heart of this property, spacious dining area with featured ceiling beams, all opening into the extended kitchen. Offering stunning view of the gorgeous rear gardens.
Heading upstairs. The exposed brick feature staircase leads up from the dining area boasting stylishly crafted iron spindles. The landing enjoys plenty of light via the stained glass window to side elevation, Master bedroom which enjoys beautiful views of the rear garden and offering fitted wardrobes. Bedroom two is a double sized bedroom also enjoying fitted furniture. The bathroom covers all angles offering corner bath and separate shower.
You will simply adore the rear garden. Immaculately presented and so private. All about relaxation with a large patio area leading you to the lawn area with feature pond, surrounded by a well-tendered selection of plants and shrubs and tall hedges. The front offers gated driveway with parking for several cars.
This is a unique and stunning home delivering style and comfort. Quite simply a much-loved, practical and cosy home.
SELLERS COMMENTS We will be very sad to leave this lovely home, having spent 18 years here. The cottage has provided us accessibility to the many amenities Balsall Common has to offer i.e. shops, restaurants, pubs, easy rail access to Birmingham city center, Birmingham International Airport and the motorways for commuting. It has been a wonderful cozy home and great for entertaining.
HALLWAY Welcome inside this gorgeous period property. As soon as you step through the stained-glass feature front door into the hallway your senses are set buzzing to the character of this home and the space on offer. You are going to love your tour of this gorgeous home. Greeted by slate-tiled flooring which walks you through to the dining room and kitchen. adding an earthy and period feel to the property. The hallway has plenty of space for a console table to the side and benefits from an under-stairs storage, dado rail and a further stained-glass window ensuring plenty of natural light into this home.
LIVING ROOM Step from the hallway through the stained-glazed door into this relaxing living room. You will love this spacious, yet cosy character living area offering an abundance of character features. Where do we start, primarily the cast iron Victorian-style open fire having gorgeous crafted edging tiles with solid pine surround. Enjoying a red-tiled hearth affording plenty of space for your coal bucket, logs and pokers. The living space enjoys solid oak floors, dado rail wrapping around the space as well as boasting tall ceilings, ceiling rose plus ceiling and wall lighting. The bay windows delivers a triple aspect view, leaded-glazed windows delivering a picturesque view. Cable TV provision, telephone and internet socket.
DINING/ LIVING AREA Follow the hallway down to this superb open-plan space. Definitely the main everyday living area of the property enjoying superb floor area, perfect for a family sized dining table and additional furniture. Whether you treat this space as your daily living area, formal dining space or a work from home area it is perfectly adaptable and we feel the central living area to this property. This space opens into the kitchen area making this a real social-able space. The kitchen island links the two areas nicely together and an ideal leaner to chat over the day with a glass of red. The dining area boasts a period cast-iron radiator, half wall height pine cladding, feature ceiling beams and red brick tiles leading you to the staircase. The dining area benefits from two ceiling lights plus a handy low level storage cupboard.
KITCHEN This spacious, practically considered kitchen enjoys a good compliment of Shaker-style country-cream wall and base units, solid work surfaces all beautifully finished with feature handles being very much in keeping with the character of this period home. In addition we love the 'Armitage Shanks' Belfast-style sink with Victorian period mixer tap and garden views. The exposed brick cooking area affords space for your range-sized cooker. Offering a dishwasher and space for your fridge/freezer. There is also a handy pantry which is plumbed for your washing machine and is home to the 'Ferroli' combination boiler plus additional storage space.
This is a delightful social space, one of the key features here has to be the gorgeous view of the rear garden. Barn, period doors leading you outside to the patio. In addition, a central island with solid work-surface and storage. Period radiator and ceiling spotlights.
Overall, a social space where the dining area and kitchen all link together opening out to the garden to make the rear of this home work perfectly as a family/entertaining space. The hub of this home.
LANDING 4' 11" x 4' 11" (1.50m x 1.51m) Welcome upstairs where you will find access to the two bedrooms and main house bathroom. A fantastic feature of the landing is the period, stained glass, leaded opaque window to the side elevation which delivers not only character but also an abundance of natural light to the upstairs. The landing area has the benefit of power socket and ceiling light.
MASTER BEDROOM 12' 5" x 10' 5" (3.79m x 3.18m) Bedroom one continues the classic theme, enjoying a delightful view out over the rear garden via the leaded glazed window. This main bedroom enjoys fitted pine wardrobes with additional storage cupboard to side and dual aspect views through the side elevation, again boasting a stained leaded window.. This bedroom is a delightful place to start and finish your day, styled in a classic, neutral decor with contrasting carpets. There is plenty of space for your large bed and all your bedroom furniture. Central heating radiator and central ceiling light. Stunning touches of period features-tall skirting boards and period solid wood door with a latch lock.
BEDROOM TWO 12' 0" x 11' 9" (3.66m x 3.60m)narrows to 2.55m Bedroom two is located to the front of the property, delivering a lovely bright space enjoying those stunning stained leaded windows looking out over the front elevation. Offering tall ceilings and tall skirting boards giving a sense of grandeur with the benefit of fitted wardrobes and chest of drawers. The bedroom is home to the airing cupboard-perfect for storing your linen and towels. The bedroom offers a central heating radiator too.
BATHROOM 8' 8" x 7' 1" (2.65m x 2.17m) This beautifully styled bathroom offers the advantage of corner bath with Victorian style taps combining shower attachment plus an additional corner shower featuring a mains-fed shower attachment and glass sliding doors. The 'Armitage Shanks' wash-basin is neatly tucked around the corner having a useful vanity storage unit. WC. The bathroom is full of style and character enjoying varnished wood floorboards, tall ceiling, central heating radiator and the majority of the walls being tiled.
FRONT EXTERIOR Benefiting from a gated driveway with ample parking for several cars.
OUTSIDE SPACE The rear garden is simply stunning-a most enjoyable, relaxing space to enjoy. Combining a large flagstone patio area affording plenty of space for your garden patio table to sit and enjoy a glass of chilled wine with friends admiring the view. There is plenty of space for your barbecue too-a fantastic area to entertain. The pathway leads you to the feature pond that is surrounded by lawn, beautifully tendered garden beds tuning along the garden edge providing a wonderful stock of plants, shrubs and flowers. Furthermore, a rear gate that leads around to the side road. The garden offers the additional benefit of garden shed which is nicely tucked away to the rear.
VIEWINGS-COVID19 Due to the current Covid-19 status, we can only offer viewings to proceed-able buyers. We are adopting a sensible and practical approach to viewings and following both Government and industry guidelines.
1. Our team will call to confirm you are feeling well the day before your viewing.
2. You must be confident the property is what you are looking for, ie checked floor plans, pictures, map, description and have visited the location. Please take a moment to watch any videos and read the description fully. We welcome any questions you may have prior to booking a viewing.
3. In a financial position to proceed immediately. We shall require proof of funding before any offer is accepted. Should you require financial advice, we can direct you to recommended partners.
4. Maximum of two buyers/decision makers are permitted to view the property and you must reside in same household. Sorry but we cannot allow children into the property.
5. When viewing, kindly respect the home by not touching surfaces, doors and appropriate cupboards will be left open for you and various windows left open where possible.
6. The agent/vendor will maintain social distancing, wear gloves and have sanitiser available. No hard-copy information can be handed over and you may be asked to wash hands before commencing your tour.
7. Our viewings are a max. of 15 mins duration.
8. We have the right to refuse/terminate a viewing should either the agent or vendor feel at risk.
We thank you for respecting our measures. We have the safety of our staff, vendors and yourselves at the fore-front of our business. If you are not comfortable with these measures or visiting the property, we can offer a Zoom based video viewing.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION The property built circa 1935.
Council Tax band D, payable to Solihull MBC. Approx. £1669.70pa.
Garden direction: North East
TV/Wi-Fi Suppliers- BT
Gas Supplier-British Gas
Electric Supplier-British Gas
Water utility-Severn Trent
Boiler-Gas Ferroli- serviced annually
We are advised this property is freehold, please seek confirmation from your legal representative. The property offers gas central heating.
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.
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