Mr Clarke thinks :
Close to a great school and close to the station so I can whizz into London. Perfect.
This perfectly proportioned and stylishly presented home has everything required by the modern family. There are four bedrooms, a large living room, spacious kitchen, two bathrooms and a south-facing garden. All of this is situated on the popular Hillfield estate, which is conveniently close to Solihull and within the Tudor Grange catchment area.
The house is nestled on a quiet street opposite green open space. Internally the layout has been cleverly conceived to provide living space and room to work from home. The recent extensions have added lots of light and an open feeling. Upstairs you find four great bedrooms and two bathrooms - a family bathroom and an en-suite shower room off the main bedroom.
Everything about this family home is lovely and versatile. There is space downstairs for children and entertaining, good size bedrooms, all with fitted wardrobes for storage. The garage has plumbing and drains fitted for a washing machine. A south facing garden to capture the sun in a quiet cul-de-sac with friendly neighbours and a sense of community.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The large bedrooms and spacious downstairs layout.
The kitchen is fit for the hardest working home cook. The generous kitchen has cream shaker style units, lots of storage including two floor to ceiling cupboards with pull out shelves and a large corner unit. 2 pan drawers under the 5 burner gas hob with a new double oven. Space for an American style double fridge/freezer including plumbing for ice/water. Integrated dishwasher and wine rack.
A large open plan living room, is decorated in Farrow and Ball hues with engineered wooden floor. An electric feature fire adds warmth and double aspect windows add light. The dining area fits a large 6 seater table and flows through from living room to kitchen.
The main bedroom fits a super king size bed with a small dressing area and has fitted wardrobes and a chest of drawers with a generous size en-suite and additional storage. Bedroom 2 fits a king size bed at the front of the house with fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 3 fits a double bed at the back of the house with fitted wardrobes and bedroom 4 with fitted drawers and wardrobe can fit a single bed and is currently used as a home office.
There is also a lovely family bathroom with bath and electric shower finished with modern grey tiling and towel radiator.
The south facing garden has patio seating area, small lawn and fully planted borders including fresh herbs. A separate area is paved to hold a BBQ. The side passage is fully paved and the garden is quiet and not overlooked.
- Three words : Modern. Family. Home.
Our favourite part
The large living room is great for entertaining.
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!
- 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.
- DOWNSTAIRS ENTRANCE HALL GUEST WC SPACIOUS LIVING ROOM 14' 10" x 23' 9" (max) (4.53m x 7.25m) L SHAPED KITCHEN/DINER 17' 1" x 13' 8" (max) (5.21m x 4.18m)
- FIRST FLOOR BEDROOM ONE (REAR) 20' 2" x 8' 10" (6.16m x 2.71m) ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 7' 3" x 6' 8" (2.23m x 2.05m) BEDROOM TWO (FRONT) 11' 9" x 8' 3" (3.60m x 2.52m) BEDROOM THREE (REAR) 8' 8" x 8' 3" (2.65m x 2.52m) BEDROOM FOUR (FRONT) 8' 11" x 6' 5" (2.72m x 1.97m) BATHROOM 6' 4" x 6' 2" (1.94m x 1.90m)
- OUTSIDE THE PROPERTY GARAGE 16' 11" x 7' 6" (5.16m x 2.29m) SOUTH EASTERLY FACING GARDEN
- GARDEN South facing
- LOFT SPACE Partially boarded with ladder and lighting
- BROADBAND Virgin Media
- SERVICES Mains gas, electricity and water
- TENURE Freehold
- COUNCIL TAX Band E