Leafy, quiet, and located on an exclusive estate, Whateley House is just the home to relax in after a hard day’s work.
A six-bedroom property at the end of a small driveway in the prestigious Four Oaks Park, it was originally built in the 1980s and has been considerably upgraded by the current owners.
It’s adjacent to Sutton Park Nature Reserve and although you could easily imagine yourself in the middle of the countryside at Whateley House, the A5127 is close by, with a direct route into Sutton Coldfield and all its amenities, and Birmingham is under 10 miles away.
But with one acre of gardens and a tranquil woodland setting, you might not even feel the need to explore that far.
The current owners bought Whateley House 10 years ago and have more than doubled the living accommodation to about 5,333 sq ft, providing a very light and spacious home.
And, they say, it is a family home that ticks a lot of boxes.
The house has five reception rooms, many of which overlook the lovely gardens, and if your growing family has a few cars, these will be easily accommodated, thanks to the 10 car parking spaces, plus a detached four-car garage.
The drawing room, off the large entrance hall, has two sets of large patio windows that open on to the gardens, enabling you to bring the outside in when the weather permits. But it is the formal dining room that really provides the wow factor, say the vendors, thanks to folding doors that open up between the two rooms, making it ideal for entertaining larger numbers of guests.
The large, L-shaped kitchen/breakfast room is the real hub of the home. Light and airy, in muted grey, there are a large number of base and wall cupboards, polished granite worktops and a Belfast sink. Integrated Siemens appliances include two fan ovens, two dishwashers and two microwaves, and there is space for a huge American-style fridge-freezer. A central island with contrasting dark grey units and an integrated wine rack provides further space in which to prepare meals.
The kitchen also leads to a spacious family room, which has views of the rear garden.
The ground floor extension accommodates a separate utility room, a large sitting room, generous games room and downstairs cloakroom. Because it has its own door and hallway, it’s possible to use this as a self-contained bungalow.
Four double bedrooms, three of which have en-suite facilities, are on the first floor. The master bedroom is large and has a stylish, contemporary bathroom with large shower, bath, double sink and WC, and muted grey tiles.
And if you’d prefer to soak up an elevated view of the gardens, the first floor has patio doors that open onto a balcony.
Two further double bedrooms are on the second floor, each with immaculate bathrooms.
The garden is peaceful and secluded, with two patio areas, so you can follow the sun throughout the day, while the rest is mainly laid to lawn and has many mature shrubs and trees.
* Agent - Fine & Country
* Telephone - 0121 746 6400
* Guide price - offers over £1,725,000