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5 bed detached house for sale Harborne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15

5 beds
3 baths
4 receptions
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Property location

Nearby amenities

  • Mander Portman Woodward Independent College0.2 miles
  • St George's Church of England Primary School0.2 miles
  • Five Ways0.5 miles
  • Birmingham New Street1.3 miles

These distances are calculated in a straight line. The actual route and distance may vary.

Features and description


'Giles House' is a most attractive Italianate detached family home, listed Grade 2* for its architectural and historical importance, with original parts believed to date from circa 1855. A blue plaque also highlights its local historical interest having been the birthplace of Sir Austin Chamberlain on 16th October 1863. The property has handsome red brick faced elevations, principally set beneath a slate roof, with relief offered by stucco quoins, arched ground floor windows with stuccoed keystones, and a splendid ornate corrugated iron entrance porch with 4 bay passage and similar openwork iron arches to side.

Internally, the property also offers many fine character features, to include ornate ceiling cornices and roses, splendid fireplaces within the principal reception rooms, high ceilings and an elegant staircase with curved mahogany handrail and decorative balustrading. In addition, it is understood that planning permission has been granted for a ground floor orangery to the rear of the house (application number 2020/00913/pa), and conversion of the loft space into additional bedrooms, to potentially provide around a further 1,500 sq. Ft (139 sq.m.) of living space.

The Accommodation

The well laid out and well-proportioned accommodation is set over two floors and extends in all to around 4,691 sq. Ft. (436 sq. M.). An impressive feature iron arch porch provides a walkway to the panelled front door, with fanlight window over, and opens into the central reception hall. The generous size 'T' shaped hall has a tiled floor, a separate cloakroom, and gives access off to the three main reception rooms. There is a superb front drawing room and dining room, both with exposed wood floors and tall feature arched windows enjoying a southerly aspect allowing ample natural light to flood in, in addition to a fine living room to the rear, which provides a third excellent reception room.

The generous size fitted kitchen/breakfast room has a ceramic tiled floor, range of base and wall mounted cupboards, work surface areas, double bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, and integrated appliances to include a Neff double oven/grill and microwave oven above, concealed fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and a two oven Aga, set within a tiled recess. An inner hallway provides access to the cellars, which provide around 600 sq. Ft. (55.6 sq.m.) of useful storage space, comprised of 2 main compartments. In addition, there is a separate utility/laundry room and a snug/garden room, with French doors opening out onto the rear terrace and gardens.

An elegant staircase with mahogany handrail leads up to the first floor landing, off which there is an excellent master bedroom, served by an en suite bathroom with bath and separate shower, 4 further double bedrooms, a family bathroom serving bedrooms 4 and 5, and also a Jack and Jill bathroom, serving bedrooms 2 and 3.


Electric gates open onto the cobbled front drive offers secure parking for a good number of cars. The delightful well maintained part walled gardens, comprise a good size paved seating terrace directly to the rear, and central lawns flanked by well planted borders, with the whole extending to about 0.26 acre (0.10 ha) in total.

General Information

Tenure: The property is understood to be freehold. The agent has not checked the legal documents to verify the Freehold status of the property. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from their solicitor or surveyor.

Published Sept 2021

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