Fairview is a large three bedroom, semi-detached house sitting prettily in the village of Meriden. The quiet semi-rural location is a wonderful setting from where you can pop into the village, walk little ones to school or the playground, or let the dog off the lead in the beautiful countryside that surrounds the property. Transport links are excellent, schools are highly regarded, there are golf courses, health clubs and equestrian facilities as well as a friendly community. The downstairs has a spacious layout with an easy flow between the lounge, large dining room and sitting room and kitchen. The lounge has an open fire to curl up next to when the weather turns and the stripped pine doors give the decor a country feel. Our favourite spot is by the log burner in the sitting room. The kitchen has a large Rangemaster finished in stainless steel with two ovens, grill and gas hob. Built in dishwasher and large freestanding fridge freezer and the large breakfast bar with cupboards and wine store racks is where everyone seems to congregate. There is also a downstairs bathroom with shower, which is useful for a busy house. In addition you find a utility/ cloakroom on the left as you enter the house. There is a separate building with large store, as well as another separate buildingin the rear of the garden with a great office/ gym and substantial store.Upstairs has three double bedrooms with original cast iron fireplaces and lots of space for storage. The Master-bedroom has a dressing room. The big bathroom is well appointed with free standing, roll top bath with claw feet and an airing cupboard bath. At the front of the property there is a large driveway and a pretty front garden with evergreen trees and shrubs. The house is slightly set back making it a private home. At the back of the property is a garden worthy of a Chelsea Flower Show Medal. The current owners have landscaped and lovingly cared for the garden, which makes it perfect to enjoy for new owners. There are two patio areas created to catch the sun at different times of the day. Advert 4: The quiet space next to the log burner in the sitting room.
Our favourite part
The quiet space next to the log burner in the sitting room.
Cows & Bluebells
They provide milk for our tea, meat for our Sunday roast and epitomise the English countryside. Meriden seems to be almost cow themed - the Bulls Head is even the name of the village pub
Apart from cattle, Meriden is a wonderful village. The pub is fabulous and you will always be greeted with a warm welcome, a roaring fire and fine food and drink. Meriden, claims to be the official centre of England, which means you are within reach of everywhere, particularly Birmingham, Solihull, Knowle & Balsall Common. You are also only 10 km from Birmingham Airport where you can be whizzed off to warmer climes.
The village has everything you want from a village; sports clubs, country walks, a friendly pub, fish and chip shop and a thriving and friendly community. Berryfields Farm Shop is a personal favourite place.
Millisons Wood is a beautiful nature reserve, perfect for family walks or a weekend run. During late April/early May the whole of the area is carpeted with a sea of bluebells. The sight and smell is spectacular. Millisons Wood is a managed area of ancient woodland, with a multitude of plants and abundant birdlife, with plenty of excellent information boards beside the paths to keep you informed. There are areas of deep shade, open glades and coppiced areas, each one supporting varying flora and fauna.
There are some cracking primary and secondary schools in the area. You are connected via plane, train and automobile and can be travelling across the country and the world from your doorstep.
This area offers cows, bluebells and much, much more.
"We love a cow here at Mr and Mrs Clarke. Cattle are our favourite of all the farm yard animals."
- Closest village/town: Meriden, Balsall Common, Berkswell & Maxstoke
- Post Office: 1
- Stores: The Co-op has everything from milk to the daily paper
- Supermarket: Waitrose is close as well as local options
- Pubs: The Bulls Head is a village cracker
- Walks: The Heart of England Way & Centenary Way go through Meriden
- Downstairs -- A well appointed and very stylish kitchen, Dining/ Sitting Room, Lounge, Downstairs Bathroom
- Separate buildings with store rooms and office/ gym
- Upstairs -- Three bedrooms and a large bathroom
- Outside - Large drive, pretty front garden and a large landscaped back garden