Benburys are pleased to present a unique opportunity to own a piece of history! This complex was once the home of Triumph Cycles founder, Siegfried Bettmann.
Elm Bank, located in the Avenues in the sort after Stoke Park area, has been meticulously restored from its days as Bettmann's residence. This charming bungalow offers a luxurious lifestyle, featuring fully fitted SieMatic kitchen, a spacious living area, well-appointed bedrooms, and a fully equipped Porcelanosa bathroom and en-suite.
Don't miss the chance to call this bungalow in historic grounds your new home. It's just 1.2 miles from Coventry's city centre, close to the railway station, and major motorway networks.
SPECIFICATIONS Underfloor heating
Heatmiser's heating control system with smartphone integration
Vaillant EcoTec Pure Gas fired boiler
Solid oak internal doors
Dimmable LED lighting
SieMatic Pure SLC kitchens with integrated oven, hob, extractor fan, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Fully tiled porcelain floors with under floor heating to the bathrooms
Porcelanosa cabinets mirrors with shaving points
USB sockets to kitchen, living area and bedrooms
Automated gated entrance.
Paxton access video entry
Boarded loft with ladder, power and lights
HISTORY 9 North Avenue was built in the 1880's shortly after Stoke Park was created. It is a beautiful example of Victorian suburban architecture.
In 1884 Elm Bank was inhabited by Edward Ralphs, a ribbon manufacturer and in 1889 H. Williamson of Stoke School board lived here.
In 1905 the property was owned and lived in by Siegfried Bettmann (1863 - 1951), who was the co-founder of Triumph Cycle Company in Coventry.
German born Bettmann first came to England in the early 1880's working in London for several years. Here he met fellow German Mauritz Schulte and they subsequently became interested in the cycle industry.
In 1889 they both established the Triumph Cycle Company in Coventry - the home of the British cycle trade. Here they soon began marketing their own high quality 'Triumph' safety cycles. As the business began to grow, new extensive works were built at Priory Street in 1894, and the following year, Bettmann married Annie Meyrick. Together they made a home in Stoke Park.
It was also around this time that Bettmann became a British Citizen. In 1902, Bettmann and Schulte decided to begin the manufacture of motorcycles to add to their already successful line in cycles.
Bettmann became evermore involved in local politics and in 1913; he became Mayor of Coventry, the first non-British subject ever to do so. The outbreak of War the following year meant Bettmann was ostracised, and forced to step down as mayor, and was stripped of directorships and honours.
Siegfried Bettmann lived at 9 North Avenue from 1905 until he died in 1951 (except for a brief period during World War II). Ramsey McDonald, Prime Minister 1921-31 visited Siegfried twice at Elm Bank in 1925. In 1952 the building was donated to Coventry Education Committee and used as a teachers club and resources centre until that facility moved in 1974 to the former Cheylesmore Council School in Mile Lane, which is now also called Elm Bank. A blue plaque was erected by the Coventry Society that marks this property as the home of Siegfried Bettmann. Elm Bank was purchased by P & K Estates Limited in 2017 and the restoration works were completed in Decemeber 2020
AGENTS NOTES 1. MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS - Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale. Anti money laundering checks now have to be completed on both the buyer and the vendor.
2: These particulars do not constitute part or all of an offer or contract.
3: The measurements indicated are supplied for guidance only and as such must be considered incorrect.
4: Potential buyers are advised to recheck the measurements before committing to any expense.
5: Benburys has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and it is the buyers interests to check the working condition of any appliances.
6: Benburys has not sought to verify the legal title of the property and the buyers must obtain verification from their solicitor.
VIEWINGS We would be delighted to show you around this property.
If you would like more information or to arrange a viewing please contact our friendly and helpful team on 02476 661553