FORMER HOME OF
TRIUMPH CYCLES FOUNDER SIEGFRIED BETTMANN UP FOR GRABS AS NEW HOMES
A luxurious Victorian
villa which was the former home of Triumph Cycles founder, Siegfried Bettmann
has been converted into fourteen unique lavish apartments, bungalows and mews houses.
Situated in the sought-after Stoke Park area, the former home was
purchased by property developers three years ago from Coventry City Council and
restored to its former glory after falling into disrepair.
Born in 1863 in Nuremberg, Germany Siegfried Bettman moved to Britain in
the late 19th Century and settled in Coventry. Soon after he founded
Triumph Cycle Company which became one of the most famous motorcycle
marques in the world and established Coventry as the home of the British cycle
lived at Elm Bank from 1905 until he died in 1951. Within those years Ramsey
McDonald, Britain’s Prime Minister 1921-21 visited him at the property twice in
1952 the building was donated to the Coventry Education Committees and was used
as a teacher’s clubs and resources centre until it moved in 1974. In 2015 a
blue plaque was erected by the Coventry Society that marks the property as the
home of Bettmann.
Since then, the
Victorian villa has been expertly restored into a charming selection of 14
luxurious one and two-bedroom apartments and garden bungalows hidden within the
leafy conservation area of Stoke Park.
Elm Bank is located
just 1.2 miles from Coventry’s city centre within close proximity to Coventry’s
railways station and just a stone’s throw from major motorway networks.
Each property has been
individually designed with an emphasis on lifestyle and space. All properties have luxury fully fitted
SieMatic kitchens, large living areas, good size bedrooms and fully equipped
Apartment sizes range
from 840 sq ft to 947 sq ft, the bungalows from 430 sq ft to 915 sq ft and the
mews range from 431 sq ft to 721 sq ft. All properties come with either one or
two parking spaces.
Prices range from
£180,000 to £360,000 and the Help to Buy Scheme is available for first time
buyers. All properties will be owned on
a shared freehold basis.
Laura Wilson, New Homes
Manager at Loveitts Estate Agents commented: “Witnessing this stunning Victorian
villa – notably known as Siegfried
Bettmann’s former residence – being restored to its former glory first-hand has
been something of a marvel.
“Elm Bank’s clear
historical significance coupled with its beauty as a property makes it a hugely
sought after location for any home hunter. The combination of the Victorian
feel with modern furnishings truly epitomises luxury living – and all are up
for grabs for a reasonable price.
“The development exudes
the elegance of the Victorian era. All the properties on the site have held
their unique character, retaining their original sash windows, brickwork and
high vaulted ceilings.
“The jewel in the
crown of the property is the bungalow which emulates the feel and style of a
stately home with many of the original features retained including eight murals
painted on canvas in the pre-Raphaelite style by artist Oscar Mancine*, the
original fireplace and parquet flooring still as it was nearly 100 years ago –
just without the eye-watering price tag.
“The Elm Bank development will be available on Right Move on Boxing Day.”