There is a nice sense of symmetry to the main part of Briarwood, in Twatling Road, Barnt Green, the left hand side of the house almost a mirror image of the right, save for a couple of windows.
Built in the late 1880s, Briarwood is a Grade II listed property. It has benefited from improvement work that has been carried out by the present owners .
Many original features still remain, however, enhanced by the decorative updating. They include high ceilings with cornice and picture rails, bay windows, sash windows and open fireplaces.
The three-storey property is set back from the road behind mature trees and a sweeping gravel driveway.
Inside there is a wonderful reception hall with parquet flooring. It has access to the stairs and also to a good sized guest cloakroom with toilet, basin and a mocked up No 10 door back to the hall which makes an amusing talking point.
To the left of the hall one side of the house has the study to the front and a library/family room to the back.
Opposite the entrance is an impressive living room with open fireplace and a bay window.
Next to this is the heart of the home – a superb kitchen/dining room featuring distinctive cabinets designed by Chalon Kitchens and a central island which makes up an informal seating area. There is also a modern Aga with electric companion.
The kitchen is open plan to the spacious dining room which has wood burner. Next to the kitchen is an excellent laundry which opens into a large garden room.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms, all of them en suite.
The principal suite is actually made up of two rooms with one serving as a dressing room. The en suite in between has twin sinks, toilet and double width shower. The en suite to bedroom two has a bathroom, twin sinks, toilet and double width shower. Bedrooms three and four are served by en suite shower rooms.
All of the en suites have been re-fitted to a high standard and finished with Fired Earth tiles.
The top floor lends itself to a variety of uses with two adjoining bedrooms, dressing room and bathroom, making it suitable for self-contained living.
There is scope to create more space by enlarging two attic rooms if required.
Outside the south west facing garden has an expansive stone terrace – complete with pond – adjoining the house. Stone steps lead down to the garden which is mainly laid to level lawn and bordered by a fine canopy of mature trees providing excellent privacy. To one side is a vegetable patch and greenhouse and at the bottom of the garden is a large shed.
Barnt Green sits adjacent to open rolling countryside and the Lickey Hills, which are ideal for walking and riding. The Worcester and Birmingham canal also lies close at hand.
Barnt Green village has an extensive range of shops, medical and dental practices as well as a highly regarded primary school, sports and recreation ground, two churches, popular pubs and restaurants. There are excellent rail links into Worcester and Birmingham while the motorway network is easy to access.
* There is an open house event at Briarwood this Saturday (July 12) between 11am and 2pm. Call Andrew Grant on 01905 734735 for details.
AGENT: Andrew Grant
TEL: 01905 734735
GUIDE PRICE: £1,300,000