Trusted local estate agents for Edgbaston and Birmingham City Centre since 2008

Category: B15

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Keep calm and go to the park

23.06.16

Amongst all the chaos and the hustle and bustle of city life, it sure is nice to know that there’s a nearby place of total contrast to escape to. No huge buildings dominating the skyline, no car horns blaring, and no herds of people walking at snail’s pace side by side along the high street. A place to immerse yourself in the glorious sounds of birdsong and the wind in the trees. A place where you can really get in touch with nature and all that’s beautiful about it.

In Birmingham, we’re a lucky lot. While we are very privileged to be able to call this amazing city home, we also have a number of stunning, picturesque parks and nature reserves dotted around the outskirts of the city centre. Let’s start by telling you about The Birmingham Botanical Gardens: Fifteen acres of beautiful landscaped gardens with 7000 plants, shrubs and trees, four glasshouses showcasing a vast range of exotic plants, art gallery, tea room, and a gift shop. The Botanical Gardens is available to hire, and is ideal for wedding venues and parties. There is an open-air theatre during the summer for live music, and they are also available to local schools for educational visits.

A little further south of the city, there’s the famous Cannon Hill Park, complete with boating lake! This wonderful park, made up of 80 acres of formal parkland and 120 acres of conservation and woodland plantation, was donated to the citizens of Birmingham by Miss Louisa Ryland expressing her wish that the Park would prove a source of healthful recreation to the people of Birmingham.

Venturing further out, there’s Moseley Bog & Nature Reserve, which was actually a popular playground for Lord of the Rings author J R R Tolkien. He has said that it was the inspiration for the “old forest” in the books, and people from all over have visited the bog to experience his inspiration for themselves. There are also some remains of Victorian Gardens in the reserve, as well as evidence of human activity dating back 3000 years throughout, including clay pits and two Bronze Age burnt mounds.

Our wonderful  city features some amazing sights (especially if you’ve ever dined at the top of The Cube or the brand new Park Regis Hotel, or lived in Beetham Tower), but if you’re looking for a break from all that concrete for sights more bright, beautiful, great and small, we thoroughly recommend exploring one of these wonderful places.

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Our new home

21.03.16

You may remember us mentioning our big move not so long ago, from our home of 4 years on Calthorpe Road, to Frederick Road. Well, you’ll be happy to know we made it here in one piece, and the office looks fab! There’s finally enough room for our growing team, and even space for a couple more. We also have a lovely seating area for visiting clients, right in front of the big arch window, and a luxurious meeting room on the second floor.

We are continuing to offer our outstanding lettings, sales and property management services, in addition to our investments department offering a wide variety of exciting opportunities for investors all over.

As you can see, our new location is every bit as pretty and picturesque as the majority of the premium Edgbaston addresses that we typically operate in. Our heart is and will always be in this beautiful district of Birmingham and its ever-buoyant property market.

If you’re in the area, feel free to pop in and say hi 🙂

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We’re moving home

07.03.16

Here at Davidson Estates, we’ve decided to up sticks and relocate, pack our bags and start afresh in a brand new location………2 minutes down the road. That’s right: on Wednesday 9th March, we will be leaving our Calthorpe Road office to move to our new home in Frederick Road.

Whilst staying within the beautiful B15 area of Edgbaston, we will have our very own office, which has been fully renovated and decorated throughout and looks just lovely. It’s the perfect bright and cheery environment for our bright and cheery staff. The office is also situated right next door to our favourite solicitors, Seymour Luke, which we’re super pleased about.

Situated in an executive period building within the Calthorpe Estate, our heart remains in the B15 Edgbaston property market; and our lovely new location is even more telling of the type of area we operate in.

Our new address will be: The Coach House, 14a Frederick Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 1JD. Why not pop in and see us some time?

Now – does anyone fancy giving us a hand with the move?….

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The new Edgbaston Village

19.02.16

Plans for the new Edgbaston Village are well underway, as planning permission has been granted to Calthorpe Estates to create six brand new retail units, premier student apartments and Grade A offices on Greenfield Crescent. As well as this, just around the corner, on Harborne Road, works will soon commence on properties opposite Morrisons supermarket to convert them into luxury one and two bedroom rental apartments, and the Birmingham Medical Institute Conference centre will be being transformed into an attractive new restaurant and wine bar called The Physician.

If you check out the Edgbaston Village website, you can see an artist’s impressions of what the new retail units on Greenfield Crescent and Harborne Road will look like. The units will be available from Autumn 2016, and are anticipated to welcome even more visitors to the area, which is already home to many charming bars and eateries such as El Borracho de Oro (exquisite Spanish restaurant and tapas bar), The Edgbaston Boutique Hotel and Cocktail Lounge and The Blue Piano, which serves an enchanting mixture of Thai food and live jazz music – played on an actual blue piano by guest musicians.

At Davidson Estates, we’re already ecstatic to be able to call Edgbaston home, and we’re super excited for things to come. With so many improvements having taken place in the city recently, we can’t wait to see what more Edgbaston has to offer us.

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The Edgbaston Boutique Hotel and Cocktail Bar, Highfield Road

03.11.15

Ah, The Edgbaston. One of the area’s finest establishments, this cocktail bar is a must-do for anyone with a penchant for quality and taste. According to some, it is an impressive “first date” type of place (take note guys!). Much more than a cocktail bar, it’s a cocktail experience.

For those of you wishing to experience a truly extravagant and enchanting evening, the super-talented, nationally recognised bar staff here will not disappoint. With their passion for perfection, they provide only the best customer service together with exquisite cocktails, all served with style.

It is also a boutique hotel, with 6 beautifully decorated rooms available with no minimum stay. Each room has its own individual decor, all equipped with an abundance of cushions and throws, offering real comfort and luxury on every visit.

The bar is located just around the corner from our office, on Highfield Road, and it’s safe to say that this is our favourite watering hole – so much so that we shall be gracing it with our presence for our Christmas party this year!

For more information on The Edgbaston, go to: http://www.theedgbaston.co.uk/

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We’re expanding

29.10.15

October has seen us gain two new members of staff: David and Rhianna.

Rhianna is our Sales Coordinator, and it is her responsibility to monitor the progression of sales and to ensure a smooth transition between the point of agreeing the sale right through to completion for both the seller and the buyer.

David is our Investment Sales Manager, and he will be working closely with national property developers which will enable him to source the best investment opportunities for our clients before they reach the open market. If you are interested in taking advantage of any of the incredible investment opportunities he is currently involved with, just give him a call on 0121 455 7727 or email him at david@davidsonestates.co.uk.

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Davidson Estates shortlisted for private rented sector award

15.06.15

Birmingham based Davidson Estates has been shortlisted as a finalist for 2012/13 in the Letting Agency of the Year (Midlands) category of the prestigious Landlord & Letting Awards.

Oliver Romain, editor of Landlord & Buy-to-Let magazine and lead judge for the Awards, commented: “The Landlord & Letting Awards are the premier nationwide private rented sector awards in the UK, and it’s great to be able to recognise and reward the best in the industry.

“The Awards receive industry wide support and grow year on year, and it is encouraging to see so many companies and individuals wanting to take part; many even strive throughout the year to further increase their chances of winning. This year’s response was phenomenal, with more entries than ever received across the various categories, so Davidson Estates has done brilliantly to be shortlisted.”

The winners for each category will be announced at a gala dinner – being held at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry during the Landlord and Letting Show, on Wednesday 27th November, 2013.

Founder Ben Davidson said: “We are thrilled to be a Finalist: it really is testament to our hard work and commitment. We are now just keeping our fingers crossed that we are lucky enough to walk away with a winner’s trophy on the night.”

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2014 – best year yet!

05.04.15

2014 was a successful year for Davidson Estates achieving the best sales to date. With the new found confidence in the market, they expect 2015 to be even better.

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GEM and Davidson Estates united

05.04.15

GEM are the only advertiser in the area offering a glossy alternative to social reading and advertisement. A very interesting read throughout and delivered to over 25,000 properties in Edgbaston, Harborne, Moseley and Birmingham City Centre.

Davidson Estates have been advertising with GEM for 9 months now on the back page and will be for the foreseeable future.

Davidson Estates Executive Refurbished Offices

Posted by Ben Davidson 23.01.15

Davidson Estates have had a re-vamp and it looks fantastic!

Check out the pictures on the following link…