Mr Clarke thinks :
This Cottage is so spacious and is in a great location.
There is something special about a cottage and Olivia Cottage has all of the character, convenience and room you would hope for, mixed with a modern style, which makes this the perfect blend for a stylish house hunter who doesn't want to live in a boring space. It's being sold chain free too - perfect. Downstairs boasts two beautiful spaces - a vast Living Room and an open-plan Kitchen/Dining Room. Upstairs you find two stunning double bedrooms with lots of built in storage and space. The bathroom has been lovingly and recently decorated to create a calm vibe for a long soak after a hard day.
The pretty courtyard garden is a low maintenance space to grown potted plans and sit with a cup of tea.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The gorgeous character.
Fresh from nipping to the locally-renowned bakery or well-stocked local store 400 yards away, the porch is a useful place to drop the shopping bags, strip off the wet coat and dump the muddy shoes. A porch is an underestimated addition but vital for a proud homeowner who likes to keep things spick and span. Parking for four, yes FOUR, cars at the front is just unheard of outside such a character property.
The Living Room is ideal for curling up on comfy sofas and watching the latest Sunday night BBC thriller. Whilst the Dining Room is the room for a family feast. We love the connection to the west-facing courtyard garden through the French Doors where you can enjoy a cuppa on a Saturday morning and enjoy some peace and quiet. The Main Bedroom has lots of built-in storage and plenty of room for more freestanding furniture and a big bed. Bedroom Two is ideal as a guest double bedroom, a child's room or even a spare room / office. We love the design of the bathroom and we can imagine calming baths and refreshing morning showers.
Olivia Cottage is so much more than a simple pretty little thing - it is a cleverly designed semi-detached home with big rooms, roaring fires and a gorgeous feel. "Deceptively spacious" is an over-used cliche, but here it really is true; come and see it to believe it.
- Three words : Location. Space. Style.
Our favourite part
The open-plan kitchen is wonderful.
The best butcher around and a steak restaurant. Meat lovers paradise.
Hockley Heath provides everything you could possibly want. If you run out of milk you can pop into the Co-Op. If you fancy coffee and cake you could nip into Dynamic Rides. Need to post a parcel, there is a Post Office. Fancy a super car? Drive into the McLaren dealership then celebrate at Tagore, the finest curry house in the area. Nelsons fish & chips, The Kam Shun Chinese take away, S H Mills the Butcher and a nail bar. Hockley Heath is a village with the lot.
Please don’t get the impression that Hockley Heath is a super sized High Street. Quite the opposite. It is a village with a useful selection of shops and restaurants with a thriving community on the edge of beautiful countryside. Head towards Lapworth and you will discover Packwood House National Trust property, miles of country walks and country pubs like to much loved Boot Inn. If a village has the rights to the term Semi-Rural, then Hockley Heath would get the trademark.
The fine people of Hockley Heath love the easy access to the motorway network, Solihull, Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon and Dorridge, where you can be whizzing off to London by train.
Mrs Clarke has long loved Hockley Heath and the lifestyle it creates. The local primary school is good and you are in the catchment for Arden. I can be at my pilates class at Virgin Active, Shirley in under five minutes and then meet the girls at The Boot for lunch. We love going to Packwood House at the weekends or for retail therapy in Solihull.
It may all be well and good to live in Hockley Heath for the ladies but what about the chaps? Mr Clarke thinks it is a pretty great place to call home. Steve Mills is the best butcher around, he knows what’s what, who’s who and always has the trendy cut of meat I see on Saturday Kitchen. Then there is a Miller & Carter steak restaurant. lucky I love meat! The local pubs are great, the curry house is super, Miller & Carter does a mean sirloin and the fish and chips is wonderful. After all that drinking and eating Mr Clarke heads off to Dynamic Rides, the local bike dealer and cafe to join their Saturday rides to burn off the calories. Hockley Heath is handy for work. I can be on the M42 in minutes heading north or south, I can get the train to Birmingham and London from Dorridge or get to Birmingham International in twenty minutes.
Shops one way and countryside the other. It's what they call semi-rural.
- Closest village/town: Lapworth, Dorridge & Henley-in-Arden
- Post Office: 1
- Stores: The Co-Op has all the basics.
- Pubs: The Wharf Tavern or The Boot. A boozer for every occasion.
- Walks: Along the canal or through the countryside.
- Downstairs -- Sitting room and open plan Kitchen/dinner
- Upstairs -- Two double bedrooms and bathroom
- Outside -- Large front garden & pretty rear courtyard
- Parking -- Drive at the front to park 4 cars
- Tenure -- The property is Freehold
- Services -- All mains services are connected to the property
- Local Authority -- Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
- Fixtures and Fittings --All those items mentioned in these particulars by way of fixtures and fittings are deemed to be included in the sale price. Others, if any, are excluded. However, we would always advise that this is confirmed by the purchaser at the point of offer