According to the latest NHBC annual home statistics review, only two per cent of new houses registered in 2017 were bungalows. This represented just one in 63 new homes built, a negligible number compared to detached homes which made up 30 per cent of new builds over the same period. Despite the lack of new build bungalows, demand remains high for this sought-after property type. In Hockley Heath, Solihull, Spitfire Bespoke Homes is offering a rare opportunity to purchase a contemporary dormer bungalow at its development, Ashwood, located in the West Midlands countryside.
The dormer bungalow provides an ideal opportunity for downsizers, who have the flexibility to live on two floors, but also the comfort of living on one more manageable level, if necessary in later life. The final home, no. 11, at Ashwood has been transformed into a brand-new show home to highlight the many benefits of bungalow living.
Matt Vincent, Regional Sales Director for Spitfire Bespoke Homes comments: “Beautifully presented within a stunning rural location, Ashwood is an exclusive collection of homes in Hockley Heath, ideally positioned to benefit from all that this peaceful village has to offer. With new build bungalows in high demand, this is a rare chance to enjoy a home which has been carefully designed with flexible living in mind. Just one elegant dormer bungalow remains, ideal for downsizers or retirees, so we would like urge house-hunters to visit as soon as possible to avoid missing out.”
This unique dormer bungalow offers spacious living accommodation on the ground floor. A spacious hallway and bespoke feature staircase provides an impressive welcome for residents and guests. The open plan kitchen, dining and family room provides the hub of the home, featuring bi-fold doors to the rear garden, whilst the separate living room offers a traditional wood-burning fireplace. Two good-sized bedrooms are located on the ground floor, one with an impressive vaulted ceiling and access to the ground floor bathroom. A separate study and utility room complete the ground floor. A spacious and bright master bedroom suite is located on the second floor, complete with a dressing area and en-suite bathroom.
No. 11 features a luxurious specification, for which Spitfire is renowned. The individually designed kitchen features quartz worktops, stylish glass splash back and a range of Siemens integrated appliances, along with a dishwasher and fridge-freezer. Bathrooms are fitted with white contemporary sanitary ware by Villeroy&Boch, and polished chrome fittings by Hansgrohe. This home also provides underfloor hearing and a spacious rear garden.
Nestled within the West Midlands countryside, the tranquil village of Hockley Heath is home to a range of independent shops, traditional pubs, and restaurants which are ripe for exploration. Solihull is located just five miles away, which features a wide variety of supermarkets, shops, and cafes. There is also an excellent selection of health clubs, and more than 1,500 acres of parks and open spaces to explore. Meanwhile, Birmingham is only 15 miles from the village, offering a wealth of culture, entertainment and nightlife.
Ideal for commuters, Ashwood benefits 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 train services from Dorridge Railways Station reach Birmingham city center in just over 30 minutes, whilst a direct train reaches London Marylebone in one hour and 45 minutes.