Mr Clarke thinks :
This is the good life. Country air, breathtaking views and all the space I could wish for.
This beautiful four-bedroom farmhouse is located on the outskirts of Balsall Common, approximately fifteen miles from Birmingham and within easy access of Solihull, Warwick & Coventry. The internal living space of 3,011 sq ft has been completely and sensitively renovated, coupling modern details with the original architectural features. A beautifully landscaped garden faces south and includes a patio with stunning water feature, kitchen garden, chicken coop, greenhouse and orchard. The property sits within grounds of around 4 acres, all looking out to beautiful countryside views. (A further 16 acres is available via separate negotiation.)
Fernhill Farm was a run-down working farm until 2004. The current owners have transformed the property into a stylish, spacious, modern family home. The internal layout has been cleverly conceived to provide large open-plan living and entertaining spaces, as well as intimate rooms. The addition of a David Sailsbury garden room is the final touch to this exquisite home.
The luxury country kitchen is centred by a vast island, which is surrounded by oak cabinets with granite worktops. The mix of materials used creates a wonderfully atmospheric room - the exposed brick juxtaposes with the the windows that frame the bucolic views. A utility, pantry and boot room are practical spaces.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The amazing entertaining space...and even bigger garden. I love everything inside and out.
The expansive garden room is a warm and welcoming space, cool in summer months and cosy in the winter, with slate flooring and under floor heating. There are three other reception rooms - the main living room with wood burning stove and south facing views, formal dining room, and a music room. There is also a study.
A bespoke staircases leads up to the first floor and the four beautifully proportioned bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom. There is also a luxury family bathroom.
Externally, expanses of lawn are edged by mature trees and shrubs, providing excellent privacy. Chickens are happy with life and vegetables grow well in the kitchen garden. Fruit is plentiful from the orchard and horses wander the surrounding fields. This is a magical garden in every season.
A detached double garage provides excellent storage.
- Three words : Location. Views. Style.
Our favourite part
Words are not enough to describe this home - you need to see it and feel it to believe it.
Nestled in the heart of the Warwickshire
Whilst feeling like you are in the middle of the countryside far from the madding crowd, you are actually so well connected that you could be in London in just over an hour, Birmingham in thirty minutes or Geneva in three hours thirty minutes. Whatever your mode of transport the choice is there.
Never mind the boring stuff… what’s happening around Fen End? Mr Clarke can often be found in the fabulous The Orange Tree pub. Mrs Clarke quite likes it too although she usually heads to the Michelin starred restaurant The Cross in Kenilworth. Shopping and cultural hubs are in every direction: Birmingham, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Solihull and Stratford-upon-Avon are all close enough to go shopping, grab a meal or head to the cinema.
The beauty of living in the countryside is the countryside and Fen End has some stunning countryside. There is Frogmore Wood, Squirrel Coppice and endless footpaths and bridleways for walking, horse riding, cycling or running. The air is fresh and the life is good in Fen End.
The education available around Fen End is of the highest order. Solihull, Warwick School, Kings High, Kingsley or Saint Martin’s. Heart of England offers a superb state school option.
The good life
- Closest village/town: Knowle and Kenilworth are close by. Solihull and Leamington Spa are not far.
- Supermarket: Waitrose in Kenilworth.
- Pubs: The Orange Tree in Chadwick End is great.
- Walks: Endless walking in the countryside.
- Potential: 4 acres of land with an option to buy up to 16 more.
- Downstairs: Mark Wilkinson designer kitchen. Utility & Boot Room off of kitchen. Living Room & Music Room to rear of house with access to garden. David Salisbury Garden room extension (2015). Dining Room & Study to front of house. Cellar in basement.
- Upstairs: 4 bedrooms, main with brand new Ripples designed ensuite shower room & family bathroom.
- Garden: Extensive landscaped patio with water feature. Rose hedge to the front of the property, regularly has passing walkers stopping for a photo.
- Garage: Double electric door.
- New Alterations: 2004/2005 extensive structural changes throughout property, photos and plans available. A David Salisbury garden room was added to the property in 2015.