Dickens Heath

Dickens Heath

A village with the lot

The clever band of developers that designed Dickens Heath were having a good day when they sat down and drew up their plans, there was some seriously good blue sky thinking going on in that meeting. Pretty houses, stylish apartments, lots of amenities, plenty of green space, waterways to wander along on a Sunday afternoon, close to Solihull and near transport links. This is possibly the perfect place to live…
Let’s start in the middle of the village. Main Street provides your everyday necessities and more – a posh pub/ wine bar (a necessity in our book!) that serves up lovely pizzas, is child friendly during the day but also somewhere to let your hair down on a Friday night. A wonderful cafe for the daily latte and a GP surgery, dentist, pharmacist, library and supermarket are all a short stroll away. There is even a village hall with everything from Zumba to baby ballet.
It is the vibe of Dickens Heath that we love so much. Everyone is so friendly. Walking along the manicured streets people won’t pass you without a nod, a smile or a “top of the morning to you!” kind of greeting. It’s as though you have become a local by just being there.

Friendly community

You are minutes from the fabulous town of Solihull where you can shop at Waitrose darling, have a coffee at Joe & The Juice and get some serious retail therapy at John Lewis, Zara and every other High Street favourite fashion house you could dream of. If you’re feeling more adventurous then head to Umberslade wooded adventures…check it out.
Well connected? Whitlock’s End is your nearest station where you can be whizzing off to Birmingham Moor Street. From Solihull or Dorridge you can jump on a train and be in London Marylebone in an hour and 40 mins to two hours. If driving is more your style you can be in Birmingham in thirty minutes or zooming down the M40, M5 or M1 within five minutes.
Schools Primaries: The Dickens Heath Primary School was rated “good” by Ofsted.

  • Closest village/town: Earlswood, Lapworth and Dorridge are on your doorstep.
  • Post Office: 1
  • Stores: Everything you need, including a hairdressers, beauty salon, gym, dance studio and wine shop
  • Supermarket: Tesco Express will have all of those essentials you forget during the weekly big shop.
  • Pubs: Our favourite is Mortons, a trendy dog-friendly pub in the centre of Dickens Heath
  • Walks: Head to the pretty canal, the neighbouring nature reserve or Earlswood Lakes for a leisurely stroll
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