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With its regal stature, meticulous preservation, and stunning original features, this home certainly stands out. This Victorian structure takes pride of place in the rich tapestry of Birmingham's heritage. Today, we explore this distinctive property in the city and you can join us in our video above.

Clara McDonagh, Partner Agent with Fine & Country adds: "At over 13,000 square feet in accommodation, there are eight bedrooms, five bathrooms, two kitchens, one on the ground floor, one on the top floor.

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“Each reception room is grander than the next, all of extremely large proportions, high ceilings, fabulous period details, open fires, all the period features you'd expect within a property of this calibre. It's on the market for the first time in over 50 years, offering a unique opportunity.

“Gur-Mehar, known today, formerly the Dell, is situated in Edgbaston, one of the finest areas Birmingham has to offer. It's well known for its leafy, suburban feel. It's under the management of the well-known Calthorpe estates, who have meticulously protected the area for generations. This has led to high calibre homes in a high calibre area.

“The property itself, Gur-Mehar, formerly the Dell, has historic links to royalty. Princess Anne and Princess Margaret stayed here, at one point known as the Queen's Guest House.

“It's beside the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham, with great location and fantastic access to Birmingham. These qualities attracted the royal family to want to stay at this particular property. It was first owned by the Lucas family, well-known industrialists. This is why it's a very protected home.”

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Inside the stunning property on Westbourne Road Inside the stunning property on Westbourne Road
Inside the stunning property on Westbourne Road | Fine and Country

Located on Westbourne Road in Edgbaston, this eight-bedroom home was previously owned and occupied by the Lucas family, founders of Lucas Industries. This Victorian Grade II listed family home spans over 13,000 square feet and is situated on the prestigious Calthorpe Estate.

While the property has seen improvements over the years, it still retains many of its original late Victorian era details. Hosting royalty such as Princess Anne and Princess Margaret, this property boasts a rich history with an abundance of potential.

Clara adds: "I can neither confirm nor deny that a Queen has actually stayed in Gur-Mehar, but I can say that if a Queen did stay here, it would be very well equipped to receive her."

From royal guests to its connection to the illustrious Lucas family, this £4 million home is steeped in heritage. The preservation of such grand buildings is crucial for safeguarding our history and cultural identity for future generations. If you are interested in buying, then get in touch with Clara at Fine & Country.

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