Mr Clarke says :
The quality of the house is exceptional; all the work has been done making it perfect to just move into.
Sitting proudly on St Chads Road, this stunning Edwardian detached, 4 bedroomed home, is one of the loveliest homes on the property market in Lichfield. This charming home is bright, spacious and has been beautifully renovated and modernised while keeping all its character.
The current owners have lovingly updated the home, everything has been thoughtfully considered to create space for family and friends and the comings and goings of the modern family- all in a stone’s throw of the town centre. You can park your car on the driveway and head into the side entrance of the house where are you greeted straight away with a cosy warmth which fills this entire home. Decorated beautifully with Farrow and Ball hues throughout you can appreciate that this home has been well looked after and has an abundance of interior design touches.
Heading into the spacious entrance hall you are led into the lovely open plan, country style kitchen with a delightful family room, with pretty French patio doors leading out onto the south facing garden. This really is the hub of family life with lots of space for cooking and eating. Off the kitchen is a well sized utility room perfect for muddy boots and all those essential household appliances and there’s still room for a dog if you have one. Open the back door and you find yourself in a stunning professionally landscaped garden. All divided cleverly into sections, a substantial patio for family entertaining, a landscaped area, then through an archway to a further lawn and play area for the children, all surrounded by well-established planting and trees. There’s even an original pig sty ready to turn into a den. And let’s not forget there’s a couple of sheds too.
Back into the house and following on from the family room is a dining room with a real fire and one of the two gorgeous bay windows that face the front of the house- its’s a great space for entertaining. From here you come to the front door entrance with original tiled flooring and a further door leading to the cosy sitting room. Again, a real fire awaits you and the second of those huge bay windows which look out onto the immaculate and beautifully designed front garden with a pretty iron gate. The sitting room has a warm and welcoming atmosphere, making it perfect for the family to gather together and relax or simply watch the tv. Wander out of this room and you are back into the side entrance hall with a perfectly situated cloak room.
Upstairs you discover three double bedrooms two en suite, one single bedroom and a family bathroom. Another flight of stairs takes to a generous attic room which would be ideal as a study – it’s a real gem of extra space.
The home may sound perfect but what about the location? Well, Lichfield is your quintessential English City and St Chads Road is in an ideal location to pop into town and soak up the friendly community feel of the place as well as the array of cafes, pubs and restaurants. You’re also a few minutes away from that magnificent medieval cathedral. Stowe Pool is on your doorstep for a brisk walk as is Beacon Park if you fancy being a little more active. There’s great rail access to Birmingham and London and the M6 Toll is right on your doorstep too.
For the details about the rest of the house and why this is a very special home visit mrandmrsclarke.com or call us to arrange a viewing.
Mrs Clarke says :
There is so much space for family life and it’s lovely to be so close to town.
Climb the staircase to discover the surprising space upstairs. The master-bedroom is vast with lots of room for furniture and has a gorgeous outlook over the back garden - it has a real tranquil atmosphere, and the en suite makes it perfect. The second bedroom is a good double with a delightful original fitted cupboard but the surprise in this room is the en suite.
The third double bedroom has an original cast iron fireplace and an excellent walk in cupboard, the large sash window makes it a light and spacious room at the front of the house. Another bedroom situated at the back of the house is currently being used as a study to take advantage of the view over the gardens but there’s easily enough room for a single bed, wardrobe and an occasional chair.
And there’s even more space – up a further flight of stairs takes you to the attic room. With its skylight window and lots of built in storage making it suitable for a study or playroom for the tots.
As you would expect from a home full of designer touches, the main family bathroom is a real feature. It’s so beautifully designed, its worthy of any boutique hotel.
This is a real wow of a period property but if you want to improve on what we already think is perfection, the owners have recently been granted planning permission for an extension to add additional space to the already spacious kitchen and family room.
- Style : Modern family living with all the charm you’d expect from an Edwardian property.
- Lifestyle : It’s a home with the lot, space, location and a big garden.
- Three words : Stylish, large, warm
Our favourite part
Location, Location, Location. 10 minutes stroll into town yet the road itself is peaceful and tranquil – the best of both worlds. It’s a 1930’s home yet shiny and new inside.
Lichfield is a stunning little city with a magnificent cathedral, loads of history, jam packed with pubs, a great park and a festival almost on every month, and then there’s the Morris Dancers – it’s that English and we simply love it, it’s got everything here you could possibly need.
It’s always been a bit of a destination for a night out as there loads of top notch restaurants, many independent, be it the Wine House or a few miles out The Boat at Summerhill, you’ll always have a great selection to choose from and many a bar to go to before or afterwards. It really is fast becoming a real foodie town with 2 food festivals a year packing in the crowds. And if you like your entertainment a little more highbrow the music and literature festivals will suit you fine as well as the odd fringe festival throughout the year.
The youngsters are well catered for with a superb park right in the centre of the town, its so convenient you can grab a flat white from one of the many funky coffee shops before you exert your energies on all Beacon Park has to offer: tennis courts, pitch and putt, bowling green, a creative play area for the tots as well as beautiful gardens to admire. There’s a theatre too named after one of Lichfield’s many famous residents, David Garrick and the medieval Guildhall is a superb music venue.
Around the town there’s also a strong independent vibe of shops, our personal fav’s being Worth Brothers Wine Merchants and the Kitchen Shop full of every gadget you didn’t realise you needed. Of course, there’s a Waitrose in Lichfield and its huge – perfect! If you’re in need of the bigger named chains, the out of town shopping area in Tamworth is just a couple of miles away and it even has the holy grail of shops, John Lewis.
If you feel the need to get active there’s loads of sporting clubs and health clubs to join or simply get out in the fresh air with your pooch on one of many lovely walks right on your doorstop, be it along the canal towpaths or meandering around the beautiful streets you’ve got it all. For the more adventurous the Derbyshire Dales isn’t too far away for some serious hiking in the great outdoors.
There’s a great community spirit here, many residents never move and if they do they usually can’t wait to move back. The schools, both State and Independent are all good and this little City is incredibly well connected. Two train stations, with trains to London Euston in less than 80 minutes and Birmingham in 35 minutes – what could be better? If you’re driving the M6 Toll is close by, just over half an hour to Birmingham, with Leicester and Derby an hour.
Lichfield really is a perfect little City.
Great schools, lots of culture and lovely people
- Post Office: 1
- Stores: Loads of independent shops from Worth Brothers Wine to Bore Street Bakery
- Supermarket: lots in Lichfield but our favourite - Waitrose of course
- Pubs: The Boat at Summerhill is our favourite & The Horse and Jockey intown
- Walks: The pretty streets of Lichfield or The Derbyshire Dales
- A fully modernised and extended, detached Edwardian home with 4 bedrooms in the heart of Lichfield.
- St Chads Comprises, front entrance hall with stairs rising to the first floor, sitting room with real fire, dining room with a feature fireplace, open plan kitchen/family room, large utility, further entrance hallway, cloakroom, 4 bedrooms, 2 en suites, main bathroom and stairs leading to an attic room.
- Outside is a walled front garden with parking to the side. Access to the back of the property is via a large gateway also at the side of the house. There is an established landscaped south facing private back garden with 2 sheds. A traditional brick pig sty perfect as a children’s den. There is a single garage situated a few minutes away from the house.
- Open Plan Kitchen - 17'10" x 11' (5.44m x 3.35m) with quarry tiled flooring and oak worktops, integrated Bosch dishwasher, space for large range cooker, waste disposal.
- Family Room – 17’ x 7’3 “(5.28m x 2.21m) French patio doors opening out onto the rear garden
- Sitting Room - 16'1” max into bay (13’x 9” min) x 11’ x 10” (4.90m max into bay 4.19m min x 3.61m) open fire and large bay window and original picture rail.
- Dining Room – 16’2” max into bay (13’7” min) x 12’6” (4.93m max into bay 4.14m min x 3.18m) open fire, large bay window, picture rail and under stairs cupboard.
- Utility Room – 11’7” x 7’4” (3.53 x 2.24m) with space for a full range of appliances, tiled floor and traditional clothes dolly and a door onto the rear garden.
- First Floor – Bedroom One, Master Bedroom Suite - 19'7" x 11'10" (5.97m x 3.61m) with room for a king-sized bed, double glazed windows and large en suite shower room with a window.
- Bedroom Two - 13'9" x 11’8" (4.19m x 3.56m) - secondary glazed sash window to the front, traditional built in storage cupboard and en suite shower room.
- Bedroom Three - 13'8" x 12'6" (4.17m x 3.81m) – secondary glazed sash window to the front, traditional cast iron fireplace and large built in storage cupboard.
- Bedroom Four -10’4”x 7’5” (3.15m x2.26m) – ample room for a single bed and storage space.
- Family Bathroom - Newly installed having a bath with St James Shower fitted over and neutral ceramic tiling.
- Second Floor Attic Room – 14’5’x 10’10” (4.39 x3.30m)- ideal study or play room, skylight window, storage cupboards, restricted headroom.
- Services - All mains services are believed to be connected to the property including gas. Security alarm