Pull up on the neatly paved and spacious driveway; room for four or five cars here. An amply sized double garage, currently styled as a workshop, is also available.
Step inside the glazed entrance porch and cast aside your coat and shoes, before we begin the grand tour.
Immediately on your left, sneak a peek at a spacious shower-room. A clever extension of space, this area was once part of the garage. In its place now stands a large, tiled room of refreshment with a marblesque sink and toilet and enormous walk-in glass-fronted shower; convenient for family and guests.
OWNER QUOTE: “It’s been a wonderful place, we’ve loved it here.”
To the right, a spacious entrance hall is the central point in a smoothly flowing circuit of rooms. Slip beneath an enchanting exposed stone archway to discover an expansive open-plan living area.
Cosy yet so roomy, an elevated alcove to the right is surmounted by a wooden beam and would easily house a sideboard or cabinet. A wide window invites the light in, assisted by patio doors which open out onto the terrace beyond; perfect for balmy summer days. Lighting sconces around the walls amplify the illumination when evening falls.
Wooden doors to the left lead through into a bright and welcoming dining room. In-built glass-fronted display cabinets line one wall, whilst natural light pours in through the French doors, which lead out to the decking area; perfect for al-fresco breakfasts and dinners.
An archway takes you through to the neutrally decorated kitchen. White units line the walls, providing ample storage space, with a tall glass display cabinet on hand for your finest cut glass champagne flutes to the right. Fitted with an oven, hob and microwave, there is also space for your fridge freezer.
Open the back door and take a stroll about the courtyard, from where you can also access the garage (perfect for storage) via a secure side entrance.
Returning to the kitchen, the flow of this open space carries you back through another archway into the grand entrance hall, from where you can ascend the stairs to the first floor.
From the top of the stairs, the landing opens up to either side, creating a light and inviting atmosphere.
Take the landing on your right and continue along to the end, where you will discover your warm and welcoming master suite.
Carpeted and cosy, this large master bedroom comes ready fitted with an array of furniture including a dressing table, wardrobes and bedside units, which fit snugly around the king-sized bed.
From your broad window, enjoy views out over your manicured green garden, its red-brick edged borders blooming in an array of colour during the spring and summer.
Slip through to your handy en-suite with its corner shower and in-built vanity storage unit beneath the sink.
Next door to the master suite is the most diminutive of your four bedrooms. Light and bright, this bedroom also looks out over the garden and comes with a fitted, mirrored wardrobe.
Discover two more double bedrooms to the front of the landing.
The first bedroom contains a double, mirrored, fitted wardrobe and looks out over the quiet street of Rockingham Gardens to the front.
Sneak a peek next door, where an abundantly-sized double bedroom awaits. A similar size to the master bedroom; you could easily fit a king-sized bed in here.
Serving the three bedrooms is a pristine family bathroom. A bath complete with shower attachment lies to the right within its louvered panelling. To the left, your sink and toilet are surrounded by in-built storage, consisting of drawer and shelving units, finished with gleaming chunky square handles for a contemporary edge.
There is also a storage closet, ideal for towels and linen, next door.
Spend your summer basking in the English sunshine in your peaceful garden where an established tree-line ensures your privacy.
An ornate patio area sits beside raised decking, surrounded by wooden railings and surmounted by a pretty pergola, ideal for trailing wisteria or clematis. Enjoy the best of the sunshine sitting on the swing on top of the decking, serenaded by the tinkling sounds of the water feature opposite and the clink of ice in your glass. Recently renovated, the water feature sits in the centre of the lawn upon a pebble bed and is operated by light sensors, coming on at night to help create that perfect ambiance.
OWNER QUOTE: “It’s a wonderful deck, we face the south, the sun is in your face and it’s fantastic.”
At the end of the garden, beyond the foliage and an ornate wall, discover a big surprise: your very own secret cottage.
OWNER QUOTE: “The cottage is such a special place.”
Painted a dreamy green, this self-contained cottage is ideal for dependent relatives young and old. Fledglings returning from university or ageing parents still seeking independence with the security of family close at hand.
Come inside and discover more…
Emerging into the entrance hall, everything you need is at your fingertips: cupboards, utility space for a washing machine and fridge-freezer, with a mirror and hanging rail above for your coats.
Wooden floors underfoot continue throughout the entirety of the cottage, with the exception of the bathroom, which is tiled.
Continue through into your open-plan kitchen-dining room. So much cupboard space for a one-bed cottage; no need to go hungry here. An array of soft cream units coats the walls, with a sink overlooking the terrace to the front.
Eat, drink and be merry at the spacious built-in dining island at the end of the kitchen. A convivial space in which to enjoy all your meals; there is a separate dining table for more formal feasting, so spacious is this kitchen-diner. Light too; in addition to the front kitchen window, a Velux filters light down from above.
To the left, a light-filled lounge awaits. Large windows to both sides are ably assisted by another Velux and inset spotlighting above, whilst fitted blinds allow you to control the daylight.
Contemporary touches can be seen in the modern vertical radiator to the back, balanced beautifully by the ceiling fan overhead.
Set off from the lounge is a workshop complete with built-in units and access to the rear garden. Perfect for those of a crafty disposition and yet versatile too. Working from home? Remove the workshop element to create a good-sized study. Or why not add six-feet to your lounge by removing the stud wall entirely. The choice is yours.
Located on the other side of your kitchen is an impressive bedroom. Light floods in through the high Velux windows, set in the apex of the tall vaulted ceiling.
With your king-sized bed located on ground floor level, mezzanine-style storage can be found up a staircase ahead. Such a wow-factor room.
Attached, your en-suite bathroom is replete with storage by way of built-in units and cupboards. Designed in modern whites and greys, enjoy leisurely soaks in the bath, which comes fitted with an overhead shower should you prefer to spritz away the cares of the day.
Outside the cottage, enjoy secluded times in the small covered courtyard and garden area. Perfect for barbecues, picnics and night-caps in convivial company.
Out and about
Rockingham Gardens is ideally placed for convenience and ease.
Commuters are within a ten-minute walk of Sutton Coldfield station and its easy links into Birmingham; the trains run every ten minutes whilst the airport is only 30 minutes away by car.
Stroll into the vibrant town of Sutton, a mere ten-minutes’ walk away and explore the shops, restaurants and cinemas it has on offer.
You’re at the centre of the wheel at Rockingham Gardens, with all the amenities within easy reach.
Amble up to Anchorage Road and take a right to find your local shop where you can buy bread, milk and newspapers. Or for more selection, make your way into Sutton where a Marks and Spencer, WH Smiths and a selection of restaurants awaits.
Take a break from the cooking and treat yourself to dinner out at Bodegas Caribbean restaurant.
Families can find a host of schools nearby, including Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School, whilst Tamworth is only 15 minutes away.
Enjoy family walks and bike rides in nearby Sutton Park where you can enjoy boat trips on the two lakes and afternoon tea and ice cream breaks in one of the many restaurants, cafes and snack bars.
With such versatile living arrangements, glorious gardens and perfect positioning on the cusp of all that Sutton Coldfield has to offer; when will you begin making your family memories at Rockingham Gardens?