Mr Clarke thinks :
The garden square is a wonderful place to enjoy a G&T on a summers eve.
Positioned in the heart of Dickens Heath this spacious and stylish house is laid out over three floors and boasts sociable large living areas as well as more intimate rooms. There are five great sized bedrooms and two bathrooms; ideal for a busy, modern family. Smart features, ample storage and the well-loved location makes this the perfect abode.
On the ground floor there is a large living room framed by French doors leading out to the courtyard. The windows fill the well proportioned space with natural light. In the evenings you can pop the fire on, turn the TV on and get cosy. The wall cabinets here can display all of your prized possessions. An open-plan dining area and kitchen is perfect for the whole family to be together to catch up on the day's events, and this one is beautifully decorated and on a more practical level - all appliances are integrally fitted. The neutral palette downstairs creates a calming atmosphere. The long and wide entrance hall leads to under stairs storage and a recently tiled WC and cloakroom.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The homely, cosy vibes inside. I just want to hibernate here!
There′s no doubt which bedroom is the main one. It oozes luxury, and has been lovingly redesigned so that you′re blessed with a separate dressing and make up area. The LED lights in here can be changed via an app on your phone, so you can match your mood. Two further first floor bedrooms add spaces and choices for their owners.
Two more big bedrooms are on the top floor sharing a bathroom, both have feature dormer windows giving this space character. You could use one of these as a music room, art studio, teenage den or even a work from home set up. It′s a sanctuary up here. The flexibility of the top floor allows new owners to grow into the home.
There are two outside spaces - the first is a south facing, block paved terrace, which is bathed in afternoon sun and perfect for alfresco dining amongst the potted flora or a Sunday morning cup of tea. The second area is the private, gated garden square where children can play or adults can meet for a summer drink or impromptu barbecue.
There are two private and secure car parking spaces, or if you prefer two wheels there is ample cycle storage, and a gorgeous village centre lies only a few moments away.
- Three words : Sociable. Family. Home.
Our favourite part
The space and airiness throughout, and the location. Sorry we couldn’t choose one.
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.
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
- Kitchen: Integrated washing machine, gas job, separate oven, fridge and freezer and dishwasher.
- Bedrooms: Black out blinds throughout.
- Bathrooms: Downstairs WC. First floor bathroom - bath, sink, toilet and heated chrome towel rail with a mirrored bathroom cabinet. Top floor bathroom - double shower, toilet and sink with chrome heated towel rail.
- Technology: There is LED lighting illuminating the partition wall in the master bedroom which is control by an app on your smart phone. We have broadband and smart metres fitted.