Farm Cottage, Bickenhill. For sale with Mr and Mrs Clarke estate agent.

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Farm Cottage, Bickenhill


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  • 3Living Spaces
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms

Ben thinks:
It's incredible the way that cutting edge modernity has been seamlessly woven into hundreds of years of character.

A spectacular blend of history and modern luxury in this extended Elizabethan four bedroom detached house, set in substantial grounds and including a separate three bedroom log cabin and other outbuildings.

Ben loves:
The endless options for use of the extra buildings and land. Any combination of family dynamic or holiday letting potential can be realised here, whilst the owners simply enjoy the good life in the magnificent main house.

Nestled within the picturesque Solihull countryside, this enchanting four bedroom, fully modernised and refurbished character property provides abundant space, style and flexibility amidst its sprawling grounds. Settled in the hamlet of Bickenhill, it perfectly blends that most coveted mixture of period features and modernity. This is a considerably extended home, packed with touches of class.

Upon arrival through the custom-made oak gates, you are struck by the privacy and comfort with which the property sits within its plot, surrounded by greenery and space. You are also greeted by the charming fusion of brick, render and timber architecture, exuding timeless elegance. Parts of this property date back to the mid 1500s, whilst the grand glass-walled extension is distinctly 2024. The two have been married together thoughtfully and sympathetically, with a clear eye for design and detail.

A truly cavernous living and dining kitchen with underfloor heating boasts ample space for both relaxation and entertainment, whilst the property features two further reception rooms plus a utility-come-boot room. Choose between the log burner in the dining room or the open fire in the living room for your cosier nights, or throw open the large sliding doors from the kitchen and welcome in summer on the expansive patio and garden.

Downstairs also provides a large double bedroom with bi-folding doors and an ensuite bathroom featuring twin volcanic rock sinks and large walk-in shower. A handy cloak cupboard off a spacious hallway and the rare feature of access out to the grounds from all four sides of the property completes the ground floor layout.

Upstairs boasts three further double bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which is ensuite to a main bedroom large enough to include generous built in wardrobe space. With touches such as twin sinks, a freestanding bath and a capacious loft space also on offer, it would be easy to be very happy with just this amount and style of living accommodation.

But this property goes much, much further. Step outside into the mature, landscaped garden and you will find no fewer than four separate ancillary buildings. The Log Cabin is the standout of the four, providing three bedrooms, a bathroom and an open plan kitchen and living space. Choices for the cabin abound; it could be home to an independent child or even two, or extended family members perhaps. It could work incredibly well as a holiday letting opportunity, perfectly located in such close proximity to Birmingham Airport, Resorts World and The NEC. Or it may simply be somewhere to escape to for work or some quiet evening relaxation.

It doesn't stop there. A large and substantially built shed could double as a workshop, home gym or studio, whilst a stable block adjacent to the paddock could easily be reinvigorated as a carport or garaging, or used once again for equestrian purposes. This paddock itself brings the total grounds to a generous 1.4 acres and is included within this sale. Imagine waking up to the sight of grazing horses or indulging in leisurely rides through the countryside. But the paddock could work equally well as a further holiday letting opportunity - we're thinking some kind of glamping in stylish shepherd's huts...

And finally, affectionately known by the current owner as The Hobbit House, a small brick-built cottage dating back some 250 years is ripe for conversion back into a living and breathing one or two bedroom residence. Being accessed from the driveway rather than the grounds themselves, this could lend itself to a longer term tenant, or perhaps the luckiest of those more-grown up kids!

There is much to take in and fall in love with here, and we've not even mentioned the historic well, the fully wraparound garden and grounds, nor the plentiful parking area where the driveway meets the house. Visit for a full list of the specifications of this incredible property, it truly will capture your heart, without neglecting your practical side.

Conveniently located in the small hamlet of Bickenhill, this unique home offers excellent transport links to major motorways, rail connections, and the nearby airport. Resorts World is within walking distance thanks, in large part, to a recently installed footbridge nearby, at the suggestion of Farm Cottage's owner. He really has thought of everything.

Ask Ben for more details about the local village plan, as well as the opportunity to invest in community-owned land nearby with future development potential, giving scope for even further value added to both your life and your bank balance by this stunning home.

  • Three words :  Spectacular. Potential. Goldmine.
Farm Cottage, Bickenhill. For sale with Mr and Mrs Clarke estate agent. Farm Cottage, Bickenhill. For sale with Mr and Mrs Clarke estate agent. Farm Cottage, Bickenhill. For sale with Mr and Mrs Clarke estate agent.

Our favourite part
The kitchen extension is a masterstroke


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.