Nature’s positive impact on our wellbeing has been highlighted in a new report, which reveals people living close to green spaces are more likely to be fit and healthy. Situated in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull, which boasts over 1,500 acres of parks and open spaces, Ashwood, a new development by Spitfire Bespoke Homes, offers buyers the ideal opportunity to reap the benefits of living so close to nature. On the 8th and 9th of July from 11am to 4pm, a brand new show home will be unveiled at the development, which is tucked away in the unspoiled village of Hockley Heath.
The leafy borough of Solihull, nearly three-quarters of which is defined as Green Belt, is home to an impressive 14 Green Flag areas. To achieve a Green Flag award, which is seen as the gold standard for public spaces in the UK, a park needs to be exceptionally welcoming and well maintained. Many of Solihull’s Green Flag areas are just a short distance from Ashwood, including Dorridge Park and Nature Reserve, which is less than three miles away, and Knowle Park, another nature reserve, which is only 4 miles away.
Ashwood is an exclusive collection of just 14 homes, ranging from two to five bedrooms, including four highly desirable bungalows. Accessed via a private drive through electronic gates, which leads to a courtyard at the heart of the development, the new homes have been designed to harmonise with Hockley Heath’s architectural heritage. Behind their traditional red brick exteriors, the properties offer bright, open-plan interiors, with luxury features and contemporary design.
Julie Hyde, New Homes Director at Hunters New Homes, comments: “The new homes at Ashwood enjoy a fantastic location surrounded by greenery, in one of Solihull’s most peaceful villages. With the homes currently available to purchase off plan, the new show home will be a brilliant opportunity for prospective purchasers to see the outstanding specification on offer. Interest has been high and the homes have been selling quickly, so we strongly recommend attending the launch on the 8th and 9th of July to avoid missing out.”
The new show home is an attractive two-bedroom detached property, which perfectly complements its quintessential countryside surroundings. The open-plan kitchen/dining room features bi-fold doors leading to the garden, while the spacious living room also has glazed doors opening onto the garden, filling both rooms with natural light. There is also a utility room and downstairs cloakroom. On the first floor, the master bedroom benefits from a vaulted ceiling and en suite bathroom, and both bedrooms feature fitted large fitted wardrobes.
All of the homes at Ashwood enjoy Spitfire’s signature internal specification, with individually designed kitchens featuring quartz worktops, stylish glass splashbacks, Siemens integrated appliances, and a Smeg dishwasher and fridge-freezer. The bathrooms are fitted with white contemporary sanitary ware by Villeroy & Boch, and polished chrome fittings by Hansgrohe.
Hockley Heath is a tranquil village with a thriving local community, which is home to an assortment of independent shops, traditional pubs and restaurants. Just five miles north of Hockley Heath is the bustling town of Solihull, whose town centre has a wide variety of supermarkets, shops, cafés and restaurants, including the stylish Touchwood Shopping Centre, as well as an excellent selection of health clubs.
Ashwood is ideal for commuters, benefiting from excellent transport links. The M40, M42 and M5 are all within easy reach, with the M42 providing easy access to Birmingham International Airport. Regular services from nearby Dorridge Railway Station into Birmingham city centre take just over 30 minutes, while direct trains to London Marylebone take an hour and 45 minutes.
Prices at Ashwood currently start from £365,000 for a two-bedroom home, up to £900,000 for a five-bed. Find out more about Ashwood or visit www.spitfirepg.co.uk or contact the selling agent, Hunters New Homes on: 01564 778779