Forest Drive, Cradley Heath, B64 (ref: 29417127)Shortlist
Location - Cradley Heath lies to the North of Halesowen and falls within the boundaries of Sandwell Borough Council. As the name suggests it was originally Heathland between Cradley, Netherton and Old Hill. During the early 19th century a number of cottages were built encroaching onto the heath along the banks of the River Stour, mainly occupied by home industries such as nail making. During the industrial revolution Cradley Heath developed and became famous not only for nails but was once known as the world centre of chain making. It was the birthplace for the Black Country Bugle and is thought to be the historic home of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. In fact you would be hard pushed to find anywhere more Black Country than Cradley Heath. Cradley Heath is great place for first time buyers on a limited budget. Predominated by Victorian terraced housing it offers some fantastic opportunity for starter homes. It also retains some of the finest examples of grander Victorian Homes in street such as Sydney Road, which has been used by the BBC for filming Peaky Blinders. Cradley Heath retains a very traditional High Street with not one but two market halls with a large Tesco in the centre. It has its own Train Station which provides links to Birmingham and to Worcester, alongside a bus interchange just outside to station. It is only a few minutes’ drive (or even a reasonable walk) from the large Merry Hill shopping centre. Close by is Haden Hill Park, a historical Victorian landscape with a Victorian Mansion and Tudor Hall. The landscape offers stunning views of the surrounding area. The park is a popular venue for historical local events and environmental activities. It has children’s play areas, bowling greens, ornamental lakes and formal garden areas. It is also said that the hall is haunted. Ormiston Forge Academy (formerly Heathfield High School) became an Academy in 2012 and was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2016.
Approach - Via tarmacadam driveway to front offering parking for two to three cars leading to integral garage with lawned foregarden and block paved pathway leading to main entrance door into reception hall.
Reception hall - Main entrance door to front, obscured double glazed window to side, central heating radiator, doors leading to ground floor w.c. and lounge.
Ground floor w.c. - Obscured double glazed window to front, central heating radiator, low level close coupled w.c., vanity unit incorporating wash hand basin with storage below.
Lounge - Double glazed window to front, two central heating radiators, stairs rising to first floor accommodation, feature decorative fire surround and hearth, door to rear to kitchen diner.
Kitchen diner - Two double glazed windows to rear, central heating radiator, range of white wall mounted and base units with roll edge work surface over incorporating stainless steel sink, drainer and mixer tap over, integral electric oven and four burner gas hob with tiled splashback and extractor hood over, space and plumbing for washing machine, under counter fridge, built in under stairs store cupboard/pantry, further tiling to splashback areas, tiled flooring and double glazed door to rear giving access to garden.
First floor landing - Obscured double glazed window to side, access to loft space via hatch, built in over stairs airing cupboard housing wall mounted boiler, doors leading off to bedrooms and bathroom.
Bedroom one - Double glazed window to front, central heating radiator, door to rear to en-suite shower room.
En-suite - Double glazed window to side, central heating radiator, shower enclosure with thermostatically controlled shower over, vanity unit incorporating wash hand basin with mixer tap over and tiled splashback, low level close coupled dual flush w.c., tiling to splashback areas and tiled flooring.
Bedroom two - Double glazed window to rear, central heating radiator.
Bedroom three - Double glazed window to front, central heating radiator.
House bathroom - Obscured double glazed window to rear, central heating radiator, white suite comprising of panelled bath with mixer tap over, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap over, low level close coupled dual flush w.c., floor to ceiling tiling and tiled flooring.
Integral garage - Having metal up and over door to front, door to side giving access to rear garden, storage space to rafters and electric lighting.
Low maintenance rear garden - Having paved patio area and lawned area with timber fencing to enclose.
Tenure - References to the tenure of a property are based on information supplied by the seller. We are advised that the property is freehold. A buyer is advised to obtain verification from their solicitor.
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Stamp Duty Due
Based on a sale price of £200,000 the total amount of stamp duty payable will be:
* This value is based on the standard rate and not applicable to first-time buyers or buy-to-let / second home buyers.
- Type: Detached
- Status: Sold
- Reference: 29417127