Mr Clarke thinks :
the location is great - next to the golf club and minutes away from Solihull
. There is a vast living room, a sitting room, a snug/office, lovely kitchen with a conservatory, utility and a cloakroom downstairs. Upstairs there are four double bedrooms - the Master has a wonderful en-suite bathroom - and a family bathroom. There is a loft that is ripe for conversion, a gorgeous garden and off-street parking at the front.
Let’s start our home tour in the kitchen. The current owners have lovingly renovated the kitchen recently and installed bespoke, handmade cabinetry. There is a Brittania range cooker with gas hob and electric oven, a integrated dishwasher and a full length wine rack (our favourite part!) The first thing we noticed about the kitchen is the space and the amount of room for cooking and socialising. Off the kitchen is a conservatory that is perfect for a dining room. The room is framed by the beautifully landscaped garden - on a night each tree is lit, creating a luxury feel.
The main reception room is the living room. There is a gorgeous inglenook fireplace with a log burner and lots of space for seating. Pull the curtains to the bay window, light the fire and curl up with a glass of wine and a movie.
A smaller sitting room is at the back of the property and it is ideal as a playroom or a TV room. There are French doors to the patio and lots of space for a gang of little ones.
At the front of the house is another reception room. It is too big to call an office but it’s not quite a sitting room - we thing snug/study sums it up best.
Oak flooring has been laid throughout the downstairs creating a stylish and homely feel.
Mrs Clarke likes :
the size and the stunning interiors
Upstairs you find three double bedrooms and the Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. When we say “double” we mean double. These bedrooms fit big beds, storage and still have space to live in. Each bedroom has fitted wardrobes and have been beautifully decorated. The Master bedroom is huge and the wet-room bathroom is well thought through and fitted with Porcelanosa tiles.
The main bathroom has also been recently re-fitted with a bath, walk-in shower and Porcelenosa tiling. Imagine a five star hotel and you will get the idea of style of this bathroom.
- Property : Large four bedroom detached house
- Style : Beautifully designed and decorated
- Location : Quiet and peaceful spot within minutes of the action of Solihull
Our favourite part
The size of this house is fabulous.
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