Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield. For sale with Mr and Mrs Clarke estate agent.

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Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield

Guide Price £1,100,000

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  • 3Living Spaces
  • 6Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms

Charlie & Paul thinks:
The open plan living which flows throughout the ground floor.

Introducing the enchanting Bridge Cottage, where riverside serenity meets modern comfort nestled in the heart of Lea Marston.

Charlie & Paul loves:
The fantastic riverside location, nestled in beautiful surroundings.

Welcome to the enchanting Bridge Cottage, where riverside serenity meets modern comfort nestled in the heart of Lea Marston. This delightful abode boasts a quintessential charm that seamlessly blends with contemporary amenities, offering a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

As you step through the door, a sense of warmth envelops you, inviting you to explore each room brimming with character and elegance. The open-plan design creates a perfect space for both intimate gatherings and lively entertainment, with every window framing picturesque views of the surrounding natural beauty.

The heart of Bridge Cottage undoubtedly lies in its spacious kitchen, where family and friends can gather around a large farmhouse-style table, sharing stories and laughter against the backdrop of a pastoral view over the River Tame. Oak cabinets, a Belfast double sink, and brass taps add a touch of rustic charm, while modern conveniences ensure effortless culinary experiences.

Nestled within the cottage is a snug retreat, adorned with a log burner set under a wooden beam, beckoning you to cozy up with a good book or indulge in quiet contemplation. Bi-folding doors seamlessly connect indoor and outdoor spaces, leading to a tranquil conservatory bathed in natural light, where the dining table awaits, offering idyllic views of the garden and patio.

Venture upstairs to discover five charming bedrooms, each boasting its own unique character and views. Whether it's the magical vistas of the woods or the soothing sight of the river, every room offers a haven of comfort and tranquility.

Outside, the expansive garden beckons with its sun-drenched terrace, ornamental pond, and century-old holly hedges. A secluded Arctic Sami Hut provides the perfect setting for memorable evenings under the stars, while fire pits and wildlife sightings add to the enchantment of this riverside oasis.

The annexe offers additional living space or the opportunity for a small business venture, while the nearby amenities of Lea Marston ensure convenience without sacrificing the charm of rural living. With excellent transport links and a warm community spirit, Bridge Cottage offers the perfect balance of modern convenience and timeless allure.

Come and experience the enchantment of Bridge Cottage, where every moment is infused with the magic of riverside living.

As you enter Bridge Cottage you’ll see that English oak flooring is a feature of the hallway, reception room and dining area. The spacious oak kitchen includes an island, an Aga and a pastoral view over the River Tame.

The kitchen is no doubt the hub of this home. It is spacious enough to accommodate a large
farmhouse style table for family and friends to gather around. The cabinets and fittings are oak, with a Belfast double sink and brass taps. There’s a large pantry-style cupboard to store all those kitchen essentials.

The worktops are made from white Corian and a mixed colour marble counter, with two high stools. There is plenty of working space for those home chefs. The floor is fired earth slate, a warm colour of mid browns and light pinks. There are two integral under the counter freezers and a large freestanding fridge and an integral dishwasher. There is an amazing view looking over the river and beyond to the grey stone bridges when you need relief from the washing up!

Leading from the kitchen is the snug. Its main feature is the log burner (dual doors) set under a wooden beam and with a slate hearth. The snug is one of the original rooms of Bridge Cottage dating back to 1890. A TV and a large sofa complete the cosy room. The front room has an open fireplace with the same log burner as the snug. It overlooks the front cottage garden and has one of the original beams. It's great for entertaining or sitting quietly reading.

Both the snug and lounge have bi-folding doors that open out on to the conservatory. The
conservatory is a large extension that was built to connect all the rooms together. The dining table is here, enjoying lovely views of the garden and patio. The roof is triple glazed, keeping the warmth in the winter and heat out in the summer.

There are also two radiators and a large wood burner which opens out in a traditional fireplace. There are bi-folding doors that lead out into the garden and lawn. The front door leads into a large open square entrance hall with a bay window and seat that overlooks the trees and river. A study, which is clad in light oak, leads off the entrance hall. The view overlooks the river, making all that work disappear!

The two reception rooms are connected by a log burner with two doors opening into each room. There is a log burner in the conservatory which opens out into a traditional fireplace which is great over Christmas and for entertaining. There is a gas fired Aga which adds ambience to the kitchen, warms you up on a winters day and dries all the clothes in the winter. The dogs love it! The decking overlooking the River Tame is magical with fire pits at night, owls hooting. During the day there is a constant stream of birds and wildlife to observe at leisure.

Bedroom one has two windows which give the room a bright airy feel. Fitted wardrobes cover one of the walls. Bedroom two opens out into a light and airy fabulous sized room which currently has a king sized bed in with plenty of space either side. It has three windows and faces the woods opposite, with quite magical views. Bedroom three is a double room with shelves and a fitted wardrobe. The window overlooks the garden. Bedroom four faces the pond and courtyard. This is a light airy room with fitted wardrobes, two large windows and plenty of room for a double bed. Bedroom five faces the river and has some of the best views. This has its own sink and fitted wardrobes cover two of the walls. Beams and loft style windows give it character.

Bathroom one has a Jacuzzi bath and a shower over the bath. It's fully tiled in a warm sandy tile and part of it has under floor heating. Bathroom two has a large powerful double shower unit and overlooks the private garden. The floor is tiled and has underfloor heating.

The back garden faces south-west. It is a beautiful sunny garden, with plenty of space for growing vegetables. The garden is not overlooked by neighbours. Century-old holly hedges surround the back garden. There is a natural small pond, home to goldfish and frogs, and a peaceful waterfall feature. There is an Arctic Sami Hut, that accommodates eight people for fun nights of hospitality over an open fire. The hut is fully wired for music and ambient lighting. There is a patio area for sunbathing and entertaining.

The annexe is separate to the main house and can be used for separate living or as Airbnb
accommodation. Set over two floors, it has an oak staircase leading to an open-plan living quarter. The ensuite leads off this room and has a large overhead shower and toilet and sink. The main room has a large window that overlooks the riverside and countryside beyond. The rear of the room looks over the sun terrace and ornamental pond. Downstairs there is another separate shower and toilet. The bi-folding doors lead onto the terrace and pond area.

There is also a living and working space above the double garage. This could be used as a music room, gym, studio for yoga and pilates, or as an office. There is a separate decking area at the front of the garden by the river.

In Lea Marston there is a warm community spirit. The local park has recently been re-fitted with modern state of the art sporting apparatus for children and adults. There is a bridle path opposite the house, ideal for dog walking, hiking and in half an hour you can be in Kingsbury Water Park where there is 600 acres for outdoor pursuits. There is a Forest School in the Woods near the quaint Lea Marston Church. The semi-rural community consists of families and working residents.

Several good primary schools can be found nearby. One can chose from Shustoke, Curdworth and Coleshill. Secondary schools are in Coleshill and Kingsbury or the two grammar schools in Sutton Coldfield. Lea Marston is well positioned for the excellent private schools in Solihull, Birmingham and Coventry.

There are several traditional pubs within walking distance from the property. The Swan in Nether Whitacre serves excellent food. The Griffin and the Plough in Shustoke serve exceptional craft beer and real ale. The property is five minutes’ drive from the internationally renowned Belfry Hotel and golf course. Closer to home is the Lea Marston Hotel which offers golfing and leisure facilities.

Despite its semi-rural setting, Lea Marston is at the hub of the national motorway network. The property is a five minutes’ drive to the M42, M6 (leading to the M1) and the M6 toll road. Coleshill Parkway Railway Station is five minutes’ drive away and the rail journey to Birmingham New Street takes just 11 minutes. Birmingham International is 15 minutes’ drive and the fast train to London takes one and half hours to Euston. Birmingham International Airport is 15 minutes away. There are also bus services to Tamworth, Solihull and Sutton Coldfield.

  • Three words :  Welcoming.Beautiful.Spacious
Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield. For sale with Mr and Mrs Clarke estate agent. Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield. For sale with Mr and Mrs Clarke estate agent. Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield. For sale with Mr and Mrs Clarke estate agent.

Our favourite part
The Hut

Sutton Coldfield

Local Life

Sutton Coldfield

An outsider maybe forgiven for thinking Sutton Coldfield is part of Birmingham due to its 8 miles proximity to the city. But Suttonians are proud of their Royal Borough status and don’t see themselves as part of Brum at all and rightly so. It’s a town made up of several suburbs all with their own identity, making it truly unique.
Each of these distinct suburbs surrounds the heart of Sutton, its magnificent 2400-acre park, providing a wealth of activity for its neighbours living nearby. Once the old hunting estate of Henry VIII, it’s now home to lakes, a tennis club, restaurants, a boating club, Exmoor ponies and the odd roaming cow or two! It’s special here.
Amongst the woodlands it’s hard to believe you are a few miles from the country’s 2nd city. Being the largest urban park in Europe you can see how it’s a big part of local life. It’s a great place to walk your dog and even when it gets crowded you can quickly bypass the beautiful lakes and find a secluded spot of tranquillity. And the best part is that if you get around your route quickly enough you can grab yourself a flat white at Blackroot Bistro. It’s incredible that all this is just a short stroll from the vibrant town centre full of shops, restaurants and bars.
But this isn’t the only gem on offer in the area. Just a few minutes away from the park gates are the many private roads of the jaw dropping houses that make up the Four Oaks Park Estate. I doubt there’s anywhere else quite like it in the rest of the country.

Sutton Coldfield is an old town which is reflected in the number of traditional period homes it has to offer. It’s an entrepreneurial type of place here, and always has been, with many independent business flourishing over the years. Having a thriving social scene is very much a part of a Suttonians lifestyle – they like to socialise! And with the many bars and restaurants it has to offer it doesn’t disappoint.
It’s clear to see why The Times newspaper in 2015 listed Sutton Coldfield in its top 20 family friendly towns to live in England: 2 grammar schools, 20 minutes to Town by rail (that’s Birmingham for the unenlightened) and within easy reach of the country’s motorway network – what’s not to like!
It’s not a small place Sutton Coldfield, but it really has its own unique identity and a true sense of community, everybody really does know everyone – it’s all that socialising they do!

The perfect place to live

  • Closest village/town: Boldmere
  • Post Office: 1
  • Stores: Everything you could wish for right on your doorstep
  • Supermarket: A Sainsbury's and Tesco Express in Boldmere with everything you could need
  • Pubs: Enough for one at lunch and two at supper every night of the week
  • Walks: The only place to be seen is Sutton Park