Lotus Drive, Cradley Heath, B64 (ref: 28892159)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 slabbed driveway with established lawn to side leading to garage door and side access to rear and front door gaining access into:
Entrance hall - With stairs to first floor accommodation, central heating radiator, coving to ceiling, door to useful storage cupboard under stairs, further doors radiating to:
Kitchen - 4.2 x 2.0 (13'9" x 6'6") - Double glazed window to front elevation, central heating radiator, range of pine effect wall and base units with roll edge marble effect work surface over, integrated electric oven with four ring gas hob and complementary extractor hood over, inset stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap, further space and plumbing for additional white goods and breakfast bar.
Extended lounge diner - 6.2 max x 4.6 max (20'4" max x 15'1" max) - With double glazed window to rear elevation, double glazed French doors to rear patio, two central heating radiators, electric fire with complementary mantle and hearth, coving to ceiling and t.v. aerial point.
Bedroom one - 2.7 x 4.6 (8'10" x 15'1") - Double glazed window to rear elevation, central heating radiator, coving to ceiling, useful storage cupboard beneath stairs.
Bedroom two - 2.8 x 4.2 (9'2" x 13'9") - Double glazed window to front elevation, central heating radiator, coving to ceiling.
Bedroom three - 1.8 x 3.8 (5'10" x 12'5") - Double glazed window to rear elevation, central heating radiator, coving to ceiling.
Family bathroom - Obscured double glazed window to front elevation, tiled floor to ceiling, panelled bath, separate shower cubicle with electric shower head over, low level flush w.c., vanity sink with built in storage under, stainless steel towel rail.
Rear garden - Being accessed via the side or alternatively via the French doors off the rear extension and comprises of initial slabbed patio area leading to lawned area with established borders and benefiting from an abundance of privacy and having a hardstanding to the rear currently housing a shed.
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.
Money Laundering Regulations - In order to comply with Money Laundering Regulations, from June 2017, all prospective purchasers are required to provide the following - 1. Satisfactory photographic identification. 2. Proof of address/residency. 3. Verification of the source of purchase funds. In the absence of being able to provide appropriate physical copies of the above, Lex Allan reserves the right to obtain electronic verification.
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Stamp Duty Due
Based on a sale price of £175,000 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.