Peterhouse Mews is a large and stylish four bedroom home perfectly placed to enjoy all the trappings of the fabulous Moseley Village like the leafy surroundings, creative cafe culture, the local restaurant dishing out Michelin stars for lunch and within catchment of the Outstanding Moseley Church of England Primary School, this is a very desirable address. The three storey house is light and spacious with wonderful sociable rooms as well as tranquil sleeping spaces. There is a gorgeous west facing garden that traps the afternoon and evening sun, a modern kitchen, a huge open plan living/dining room, four bedrooms each with an ensuite bathroom, a quiet study on the first floor, a utility room, downstairs cloakroom and three car parking spaces. The home would be perfect for a family looking for space and safety within reach of great schools, or it would be ideal for a couple wanting luxury living a few miles away from Birmingham. We think Peterhouse Mews is a beautiful home in the best place to live in the UK. The house is set within the luxury The Academy gated development making Peterhouse Mews a secure and private place to live. A short stroll from Moseley Village you come to a large set of security gates. Tap in the code or ring through to the video entrance system and the gates swing open. Once inside you feel a world away from the stresses of daily life. The manicured communal gardens and friendly neighbours provide a warm welcome. Peterhouse Mews has three parking spaces; two outside the house and an underground space. Head inside the home and drop your coat and bags in the spacious entrance hall. The first thing you notice is how light the home is, which is created by the corner plot allowing for windows on three sides. The current owners updated the interior recently including the addition of wood floors downstairs. To the left is the chic kitchen with lots of storage, plenty of work surface space and room for a breakfast table. There is a utility room further along the hall, which is a must for modern living. The door off the utility room leads you outside and down the side of the house so you can hang washing out or wash the dog before coming inside. The rest of the ground floor is dedicated to the huge open plan living room with French doors leading out to the garden. It is so large there is currently a grand piano, sofas, a dining table and space to spare. If you aren’t a pianist the room offers flexibility to be laid out how a new owner wants to live.Head upstairs and onto the large landing leading to a study and the two largest bedroom suites. The study is a great space for working from home or just hiding away with a book. The front bedroom is filled with light but isn’t overlooked. There are built in wardrobes, space for as big a bed as you desire and an ensuite bathroom with shower, bath and WC that is more like a boutique spa than a normal wash-room. The other bedroom is at the rear of the house and is equally as lovely as the other bedroom and even larger. It boasts more storage and a larger ensuite bathroom making your decision about which room will be your bedroom a very difficult one. There is an airing cupboard on the large landing and plenty space for the morning rush hour. On the second floor there are two more bedrooms and a bathroom. The decoration is immaculate and every room has been lovingly cared for, meaning new owners can move straight in, hassle free. The upstairs bedrooms are great guest rooms or they are ideal for children bedrooms because they are so quiet. To read more about Peterhouse Mews and why Moseley is a great place to live then head to our website mrandmrsclarke.com Alternatively come and see for yourself by booking a viewing. Built in 2005, Peterhouse Mews is a home designed for modern living. Internally there is lots of space and room to live. Outside there is a lovely garden . The garden has been landscaped to provide a patio area for alfresco dining as well as a small lawned area surrounded by established specialist planting, including several Japenese Maples. The garden soaks up the afternoon and evening sun and enjoys light throughout large parts of the day due to its west facing aspect. The backdrop to the garden is beautiful; mature trees, which provide screening and a tranquil vista. The small touches like video entry system, three parking spaces and side access to the garden make this house convenient and easy to live in as well as lovely. Advert 4: The living room is a wonderfully sociable space. The whole family can be in here together. In the summer you can walk into the garden and in the winter you can curl up in front of the fire. Its a proper living room.
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//The living room is a wonderfully sociable space. The whole family can be in here together. In the summer you can walk into the garden and in the winter you can curl up in front of the fire. It’s a proper living room.//
A Michelin starred restaurant on a parade of shops! That kind of sums up Moseley for us. It’s unpretentious yet achingly cool, it’s down to earth but very smart, there is a new Marks & Spencer Food Hall opening but you can shop independent, it’s a village but part of the second city. Moseley is a true enigma and that is what makes it a very special place.
I’m sure you have all read that Moseley is the best place to live in the UK (as voted for by The Sunday Times since 2014) but what does that actually mean? In true Mr and Mrs Clarke style let us show you why it is a truly great place to live starting with Mrs Clarke’s’ view…
I am spoilt for choice on so many important aspects of life. The choice of schooling is as incredible as my choice of where to meet the girls for coffee. Education-wise the primary and secondary schools are very highly rated and the private options are exceptional. Talking coffee I like Cafephilia and the cheese and ham toastie for breakfast is a thing of beauty. After dropping the kids off at school and having a coffee my morning is taken up by walking the dog and shopping, two things I can do without having to get in the car. We run around Moseley Bog, our local 30 acre Nature reserve, or maybe saunter through Birmingham's only private park, Moseley Park and Pool, then after a shower and a stroll through the village it’s time to pick the kids up and make tea for Mr C.
Mr Clarke has two things on his mind… Work and Beer. I can be on Colmore Row within fifteen minutes, either riding my bike or driving. I don’t bother going into town for a Saturday night with the chaps, they come to meet me at The Prince of Wales. This pub feels like a Carlsberg advert and I promise you that you will not fail to be amazed by the shenanigans and sights that you will be treated to at one of the best boozers in the World (I’m not exaggerating!).
Schools, pub, transport and shopping done. The final point about Moseley to make is that it has a restaurant with a Michelin Star. I know! That is pretty serious. However, Carters is not a pretentious, foodie mecca where everyone has to stand to attention, it is one of the loveliest local restaurants we have ever been to and it is run by one of the nicest restaurateurs in Holly and the coolest chef/TV star Brad (Mr Clarke has serious beard envy). The Mr and Mrs Clarke Christmas party was held at Carters last year and if we could eat at one restaurant for the rest of our lives we would choose this one.
In summary, we understand why it is the best place to live in the UK, what we don’t understand is why it hasn’t been voted as the best place to live in the World.
Great schools, buzzing culture and cheese toasties
- Closest village/town: It is a village
- Post Office: 1
- Stores: Lots of independent shops
- Supermarket: Sainsburys is in the village, Waitrose is 3 miles away and M&S is coming...
- Pubs: The Price of Wales is our favourite
- Walks: Head to Moseley Bog
- Built in 2005, The Academy development is a sought after address nestled on Wake Green Road, minutes away from Moseley Village.
- Peterhouse Mews is a four bedroom, three storey house. The corner plot means that there is extra light in the house, as well as providing side access to the garden.
- West facing garden with lawn, patio and packed flower beds.
- Electric gates with video entry system. Three car parking spaces (one is underground).
- Beautifully maintained communal gardens.
- Kitchen with oak floor, modern units, windows to the side and front.
- Open Plan Living/Dining Room with French doors leading to the garden. Recently laid carpet, gas fire with stylish surround.
- Utility Room with modern units and space for utilities
- Entrance hall with oak flooring. Cloakroom with sink
- Master Bedroom Suite Fitted out with a range of wardrobes. En-Suite Bathroom - bath, shower, sink and WC
- Second Bedroom Suite Fitted out with a range of wardrobes. En-Suite Bathroom - bath, shower, sink and WC
- Two second floor bedrooms with a shared en-suite bathroom
- Garden - Approached via side passage. West facing with professionally laid, highest spec artificial lawn, herbaceous borders and patio area
- Services - All mains services connected to the property including gas. Tenure - Freehold (service charge of circa £450 covering gates, communal areas etc) Broadband - Superfast