Mr Clarke thinks :
It's such a sociable home where we can all do what we want to do with plenty of space spare!
This charming house is a four-storey Victorian terraced property, dating back to 1875. Originally a cottage for the railway workers, it now sits pretty as a picture; full of character and perfectly positioned for village life.
Inside, it is light and bright. This spacious home is ready for its new owner. There is a cosy sitting room with a bay window and a gorgeous original open fireplace. It a great spot for curling up with a good book or watching TV. The sitting room leads to the spacious dining room which is open plan to the lovely big kitchen and views over the pretty garden. The original chimney has been opened up, ready for cosy evenings, eating by the log burner. This adds even more charm to this fabulous space. The whole space is flooded with light from the windows and clever roof light above the kitchen. It a great family space where everyone can be together. All integrated appliances will be yours to keep.
In the Springtime collect strawberries, blackberries, apples and rhubarb from your garden to make jams, and pick herbs to go with your summer salad. You can even have fresh scrambled eggs everyday if you utilise the chicken coop. You can eat all of this on your patio, whilst admiring the purple haze of wisteria.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The kitchen diner room. It's flooded with light and has a perfect view of the long and pretty cottage garden.
Head back inside through the the dining room and find a door that leads down to the spacious basement, currently used for storage but could be a fabulous games room or study. Whatever its use, it’s great to have the additional space.
Head up the stairs to the first floor where you'll find two spacious bedrooms and a modern bathroom. The main bedroom is light with plenty of space for a king-size bed, bedside tables, a wardrobe and drawers. It’s truly a sanctuary up here (not that you need it mind you, with the quaint lifestyle everyone leads here). The bathroom has been finished with large grey tiles and grey walls which give the room a modern and sultry feel. There is a sparkling modern shower and plenty of room for a bath to be installed if needed. Add in the bonus of street parking if required and you have a truly modern, period cottage.
- Layout : Pockets of intimate rooms with more open, social spaces.
- Three words : Spacious. Cottage. Vibe.
Our favourite part
The original features like the fire place and Victorian pump.
The semi rural dream
Bentley Heath is perfectly situated between Knowle and Dorridge. There are lots of lovely homes, a friendly community, great park and all the conveniences you could dream of between the three closely connected villages. Walking the children to school is like a fashion runway. Glamorous mums and dads always say hello. There's lots of hidden gems, such as yoga studios in people's back gardens (check out Fuel & Flow).
There is heaps to do in and around Bentley Health whatever the weather. There’s the Four Ashes Golf Centre where the whole family can enjoy crazy golf, stately home Baddesley Clinton for a nice stroll to help blow away the cobwebs, swimming and lots of other sports activities available at the Tudor Grange Sports Centre or Touchwood if you fancy a bit of good old retail therapy.
Mr Clarke loves the fact that he’s a few minutes stroll from Dorridge Station where he can grab his favourite flat white right on the platform before boarding the 06:56 to London.
Car, Bus and Rail Transport connections are excellent. Bentley Heath is just minutes away from the Midlands Motorway Network with the M42 having links to the M1, M5, M6 and the M40. Birmingham Airport just 16 minutes by car and Solihull is a mere 5 minute drive where you’ll find an endless choice of bars, restaurants, shops and cafes.
Buzzy Bentley Heath
- Closest village/town: Knowle, Dorridge, Lapworth
- Post Office: 1
- Stores: Hudson Home in Knowle is a Mrs Clarke favourite
- Supermarket: Sainsbury’s Dorridge with its super easy parking and you’re just 2.9 miles from Waitrose in Solihull darling
- Pubs: The Drum and Monkey, Skogen and the bar at The Forest.
- Walks: Bentley Heath Park, Dorridge Wood Nature Reserve or if you fancy stretching a little further Packwood House or Blythe Valley Nature Reserve.
- Living Room: Original fireplace and bay window.
- Kitchen/Diner: Integrated appliances, social space, and a door leading out to the garden.
- Sleeping Spaces: 3 double bedrooms with great views.
- Garden: With an array of fruit and veg growing, you also have a coop ready for chickens at the end of the lush lawn. There is a patio dining area which joins the house with the lawn.
- Parking: On street parking.
- Smart Technology: Hive.
- Tenure: Freehold.