Why is this house Chosen.......
This stunning seven bedroom house located in the highly sought-after Four Oaks Estate offers extensive accommodation and a host of luxurious features. The property boasts a separate annexe, perfect for guests or for use as a home office, a beautifully designed swimming pool, stone patios, and even a charming tree house. The house sits within beautifully maintained grounds and gardens to the front and rear, and offers plenty of parking along with a large double garage which is heated and currently used as a gym. The property provides extensive and flexible living and entertaining space as well as beautiful gardens providing a stunning setting for this property. With views from the rear towards Sutton Park, residents can enjoy the tranquility of the park and its numerous recreational facilities just a stone's throw away. The Four Oaks Tennis Club is conveniently located just a short walk away, offering opportunities for residents to stay active and social.
A quick tour
Highlights of this incredible family home include:
* Prestigious Four Oaks Estate
* Plethora of character and charm
* Seven reception rooms
* Seven bedrooms and five bathrooms
* Beautiful gardens and grounds
* Heated Swimming Pool with sunny aspect
* Did we mention the Annexe?
Welcome to 18 Hartopp Road
The property and garage are approached via a large 'in & out' driveway with beautifully maintained fore-garden. On entering the home, you are welcomed by a period styled entrance hall with oak herringbone parquet flooring and oak panelled walls, a door opens to the guest wc with toilet and wash hand basin. There is also a cloaks cupboard fitted withing the panelling. In turn, the entrance hall opens into the impressive reception hall with a plethora of stunning original features including original oak herringbone parquet flooring, beautiful open fireplace with stone surround and oak wall panelling. From here, the impressive main staircase rises to the first floor while doors lead to the formal dining room and drawing room. The formal dining room is ideal for entertaining and dinner parties and once again offers several original features including oak panelling to the walls, oak herringbone parquet floor, ornate fire place and a beautiful plaster panelled ceiling. A large bay window offers stunning views over the rear garden. The drawing room offers plenty of stunning features itself, including oak flooring, mahogany wall panelling, log burner, ornate ceiling and a large window to the rear enjoying views over the gardens.
Also accessed from the entrance hall is the study to the front with views over the fore-garden and having a feature fire surround with gas insert, and a bay window with window seat (having storage underneath). Accessed via the study is the pool room/changing room which in turn, leads to the side of the property and opens out onto the swimming pool and gives access to the separate annexe. A separate hallway is located just off the initial entrance hall with access to the spacious cellar and through to the snug. The kitchen can be accessed from the snug or via a hidden door in the panelling of the drawing room. The kitchen looks out over the front of the property and features an extensive range of Canadian maple burr wall units with Corian marble effect worktops. An island unit topped with black granite provides a focal point whilst offering additional extensive worksurface as well as additional storage cupboards and a breakfast bar to one side. The kitchen features a range of high quality built-in appliances, including two full-size ovens, warming draw, a microwave, dishwasher and a five-ring gas hob with extractor hood above.
Leading on from the kitchen is the dining/sitting area. This generously proportioned space is ideal for more informal dinners and entertaining and features a gas ‘log burner’ and a large skylight to flood the space with natural light. Leading on from here is the large utility room with space for a washing machine, tumble dryer, and space for an additional fridge/freezer, as well as a separate drying room with shelving and separate WC.
Completing the ground floor accommodation is the impressive garden room/cinema room. Offering bi-fold doors on two sides leading to the rear garden, the room features automated curtains and lighting to transform the space into a fabulous cinema room. A mezzanine area in the vaulted ceiling above is offers several uses and is also access via a ‘secret door’ from bedroom five.
The master bedroom with views over the front and rear gardens features a sizable dressing room with built-in 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh' style Neville Johnson wardrobes in both the bedroom and the dressing room and also benefits from a delightful an en-suite shower room with twin wash basins. There are five further bedrooms, four of which have built-in wardrobes. The fifth bedroom has its own sitting room/dressing room and has a hidden entrance to the mezzanine over the garden room/cinema room. The impressive sixth bedroom features an en-suite shower room and its own mezzanine area, ideal for a teenager. Completing the first floor accommodation is a spacious family bathroom with separate shower and bath and an additional bathroom with shower and bath.
The annexe offers a superb space for visiting friends and relatives and comprises of a ground-floor kitchen/family/dining area with integrated oven and induction hob, integrated fridge and integrated dishwasher. On the ground floor there is also a shower room and WC. Bi-fold doors open out to the swimming pool and rear gardens beyond. To the first floor, a spacious sitting room benefits from views of the gardens and leads to a double bedroom with fitted wardrobe, drawers and dressing table. The annexe benefits from having separate meters for gas and electricity.
To the front, an in & out driveway sits comfortably with a generous lawned fore-garden with planted borders and provides access to the detached double garage (heated and currently used as a gym). The stunning and extensive rear gardens have been beautifully maintained and offer a haven of tranquillity in which to enjoy the warmer weather. A beautiful feature pond with fountain creates a delightful focal point. There is a brick built summer house and gardener’s store (most recently used as a playhouse) located to the rear of the garden, as well as a built-in trampoline and fabulous treehouse. A large stone patio area is ideal around the swimming pool and to the rear of the house offers a space to relax, entertain, dine or just enjoying the views.
Situated on the highly sought-after and exclusive ‘Four Oaks Estate’, the property is just a short walk from the stunning 2,400 acre Sutton Park, which offers something for everyone with walking, cycling, golf and a variety of other outdoor pursuits. Four Oaks tennis club is also just a short walk away. Nearby Mere Green offers an array of independent and chain shops, restaurants and bars including an M&S Foodhall, Sainsburys, Costa and Boots. The town of Sutton Coldfield provides further shops, restaurants, and excellent schooling including the renowned Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School, Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls and Highclare School. There are also several bus services to Solihull School and Edgbaston High School for Girls and the full range of King Edward’s schools. The area also benefits from easy access to the M42, M6 and M6 Toll as well as regular train services to Birmingham, Lichfield and further afield from Four Oaks station and Sutton Coldfield station, both within easy reach.
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