Mr Clarke thinks :
This gorgeously laid out home is somewhere where everyone can thrive.
Journey's End is a stunning modern home, set in a green oasis, moments from the centre of Solihull. Sitting in the large garden you are captured by an overwhelming sense of calm. This is a home of our time - spacious, stylish and safe.
Drive through the secure gated entrance, off Widney Manor Road, and pull up to the elegant property. You instantly appreciate the quality of the craftsmanship and bucolic setting. The house was built on land acquired from Malvern Park Farm and the garden looks out onto the green spaces of Malvern and Brueton Park.
Internally this home has all the mod cons, stylish decor and space required by the discerning family. There is a great mix of vast open-plan areas to socialise and entertain in, as well as private rooms for work and solitude. The connection between inside and outside is a wonderful feature of the design as it allows the gorgeous garden to be used as an extension of the home.
Downstairs you find an impressive reception hall with cloakroom and storage off it. The large drawing room, with fireplace and window recess is perfect for entertaining. The dining room is ideal for formal gatherings but it could be transformed into a playroom or living room. There is also a study and a snug so mum can work from home and the kids can watch Netflix without interruption.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The bucolic life I can live here.
The kitchen is the hard-working, beating heart of this home. It blends style and substance perfectly to both look incredible and withstand the rigours of modern living. The Siematic S2-L fully fitted kitchen has gorgeous corian worktops, Quooker hot tap, under-floor heating, Porcelanosa floor tiles and the must have wine cooler.
The garden is worthy of a Chelsea medal - the clever landscaping has created various seating areas, eating areas, lawns, colourful borders, a stumpery and water features. This is a wonderful space to entertain and relax in.
Upstairs you find six bedrooms - the Master boasts a spa like en-suite with a bath, shower and dressing area. Bedrooms 2 and 4 have en-suites. Bedroom 3 is another generous double, whilst 5 & 6 are flexible spaces which could be set up as dressing rooms, studies, nurseries or store rooms.
- Three words : Safe. Space. Style.
Our favourite part
The architectural features, sculptural additions and quality craftmanship.
Solihull is officially the best place to live in the UK.
Is there anything more lovely than strolling through Tudor Grange Park or playing with the dog in Brueton Park, safe in the knowledge that in five minutes you’ll be having a hot chocolate and cakes in one of the country’s leading branches of John Lewis followed by – who knows? – a movie or a wander around the high end boutiques of Mell Square? Of course there isn’t. That’s why Solihull has been declared the best place to live in the UK.
Solihull’s motto is urbs in rure (town in the country). It thus marries verdancy and shopping, which is just what we all really want - Isn't it?
The state and independent schools are great. Ruckleigh School was voted Best Independent Prep School in 2014.
Transport links are superb with the M42 connecting you to London by road, the train zipping you into Birmingham and even an airport.
There are sports clubs, green spaces, countryside day trips and lots more on your doorstep.
If you want to enjoy higher incomes, better employment rates and longer life expectancies, then you better move to Solihull!
- Closest village/town: So many villages, towns and cities within reach.
- Post Office: 1
- Stores: Oh we love a bit of John Lewis.
- Supermarket: Take your pick.
- Pubs: Our favourite local is The Farm.
- Walks: Brueton Park is lovely.
- Living Spaces: All on the ground floor with great flowing spaces as well as intimate rooms (like the Study) for when you need more private/quiet times.
- Kitchen Details: Siematic S2-L fully fitted kitchen has gorgeous Corian worktops, Quooker hot tap, under-floor heating, Porcelanosa floor tiles.
- Garden: Patio, lawn and planting borders. Great for a trampoline, hot tub and shed.
- Sleeping: 4 double bedrooms, 2 single bedrooms with the potential for a dressing room or home studio.
- Tenure: Freehold.
- Parking: Driveway and double garage.
- Local Authority: Solihull.