Houses For Rent & Sale In Balsall Common A Useful Guide
Houses for sale and rent in Balsall Common.
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Balsall Common is a large village in the Metropolitan Brough of Solihull. It has close links to Kenilworth, Solihull, and Coventry. Birmingham city centre is only 11 miles away. Balsall serves as a commuter village to those that live there. It is considered a small town in terms of its population, which stands at just 6,300. It is currently undergoing gradual suburbanization. The name “Balsall” comes from the Anglo-Saxon word “Baelle,” meaning a corner (or angle) of land.
BC is close to Meriden village, which is only 4 miles away. More recently, Meriden was long-believed to be the geographic centre of England. Balsall Common is located close to Temple Balsall and is perceived to be one of the furthest places from the UK coastline. In fact, Balsall Common’s secondary school named the Heart of England.
Balsall Common is serviced by Berkswell train station. The NEC and Birmingham Airport are only 15 minutes away and provide easy links to the rest of the country.
Other nearby towns and villages include Berkswell, Fen end, Temple Balsall, Haseley Knob, Dorridge, Barston, Hampton-in-Arden, Catherine-de-Barnes, Honiley, Kenilworth, Wroxal, Solihull, Meriden, and Coventry.
Properties Houses for Sale & Rent In Balsall Common
If you are thinking of buying or renting a BC property, you are in the right place. There is a great mix of properties to choose from. You can find architect-designed homes, Barn conversations, Flats, Park homes, retirement homes, Bungalows for sale, and new homes in Balsall Common.
Elysian Gardens New Homes
The newest and most popular development of ‘Elysian Gardens’ can be located on its southern edge. Crest Homes built it in 2017. Elysian Gardens is within easy reach of local, highly-respected schools with superb road and rail connections.
Balsall Common is considered a safe place to live. It has excellent schools with outstanding Ofsted reports and good transport links. Several restaurants and service-based shops serving the local area, and all are within walking distance. BC is located close to Berkswell railway station. Green space is abundant around Balsall with lots of countrysides, making it an ideal location for anyone.
What are the House prices like in Balsall Common?
Prices vary depending on whether you are looking for a property benefiting an open plan kitchen diner or something with a guest cloakroom. The average price for property in Balsall Common stood at £433,606 in November 2020. This has risen by 2.43% in the last three months (since August 2020). Overall there has been a rise of 6.31% in the last 12 months. There are many different types of property to be found. Flats in BC sold for an average of £168,688, and terraced houses went for £241,026. This is according to the current Zoopla estimates.
Rightmove states that the average cost of Properties for sale in Balsall Common had an overall average price of £426,594 over the last year.
The majority of house sales in Balsall Common during the last year were detached properties, selling for an average price of £543,712. Flats sold for an average of £256,233, with semi-detached properties fetching £359,125.
Overall, sold house prices in Balsall Common over the last year were 1% up on the previous year and 3% up on the 2017 peak of £414,558.
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Schools in Balsall Common.
The allure of the schools in Balsall Common attracts many families to purchase property in Balsall Common. Balsall Common Primary School is located on Gipsy Lane. Children usually start in the school nursery called Pathways and then progress into senior school. The senior school is called the Heart of England. Melanie Brown, the Headteacher, describes both schools as being exciting and stimulating. With a cohesive curriculum that supports learners’ engagement using Mantle of the Expert and Building Learning strategies. Few schools can boast the level of provision to be found here at Balsall Common Primary School. The Herat of England School also has a state-of-the-art ICT suite and even has its own indoor swimming pool. Balsall Common sets the pace, constantly looking for new and imaginative ways to improve further. The Heart of England School received an outstanding Ofsted report in November 2020.
Shops In Balsall Common.
For such a small village, there is a surprising variety of shops found in Balsall Common. You may choose from many supermarkets, including Tesco Express, Sainsbury’s Local, and the Cooperative. There is a surprising number of Hairdressers and Barbers for such a small village—the newest edition is Barkley Barbers, opening its doors just a few months ago.
You may be on the lookout for a bespoke kitchen for your property. Well, you are in the right place. There are 2 Kitchen design and fitting shops located in the village. You will also find Barnardo’s Charity shop, off-license, Carpet fitters, Antique Barn shop, and a 5 star rated Tattoo Studio.
Cafe’s in Balsall Common
There are several cafes in Balsall Common. I have spent many a weekend morning frequenting them. There a few in the village, including the recently remodeled La Delicia and Costa Coffe. You can always visit Lavender Hall Fisheries, which has a cafe on site. My personal favorite is Oakes Farm shop. There Cafe serves amazing food. You can sit and look out at the countryside. They have a friendly atmosphere and their own butchers. Definitely well worth a look.
Restaurants and Pubs in Balsall Common
Well, where do I start? There are several Pubs and Restaurants in Balsall Common. All have their own unique charm and atmosphere—the majority severe as both eateries and public houses. Yes, I have sampled them all, and you really can’t go wrong with any of them. Below is a list in no particular order,
The Brickmakers Arms, The White Horse, Ye Olde Sarason’s Head, George in the Tree, Cafe Tamarinds, The Masala Club, The Bengal Brassie, Tuscanny Pizza, Oriental Express, Balsall Fish Bar, and the Railway Inn.
Amenities in Balsall Common
Balsall Common has everything you need in terms of amenities. If you need an eye test, you can visit the opticians on the way to the library. There are 2 Pharmacies, including 1 linked to the state-of-the-art Doctors & Dentist Surgery. Since owning our Dog Betsy, we have had to visit the village Vets on more than one occasion. There is a Post Office located in the local One-Stop. You can even purchase a vehicle from Martyn @ TSC cars, use Edwin Autos for your MOT’s and have it valeted at the car wash, all within about 50 yards of each other.
Sports and Leisure
Balsall Common has several Sports clubs and leisure activities in the village. I have shared the main ones below, but I am sure there are many more.
Berkswell and Balsall Common Tennis Club are located on Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common, near the village centre. The club is part of the Berkswell & Balsall Common Sports & Community Association. The club boasts 4 astroturf and 2 clay-rite all-weather courts, all of which are floodlit. Many people use the club within the local and surrounding areas. Organised adult club sessions are held on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons, with regular competitions held at weekends. They also have a very active junior membership, with structured coaching at individual and group levels available. The club has several teams in the Coventry & District League, with both men and ladies’ teams playing at various levels. The club holds an annual closed championship, with both men’s and ladies competing for singles and doubles titles, with an open competition and by age groups. I have also attended Charity Comedy nights held at the venue over the years.
A social badminton club based at the Heart of England School Sports Hall in Gypsy Lane, Balsall Common, Coventry. The club has been established for over 40 years and exclusively plays with feather shuttles, and has 4 courts available with approximately 30 members spanning across Warwickshire. Most members play mixed, men and ladies doubles in various leagues reaching across Coventry, Lemington, and Solihull. Solihull. Club match nights are run on Wednesdays and Fridays from 7-10 pm.
Many other sports going on in the village, including Taekwondo, Fitness sessions in Lavender Park. Berkswell Cricket Club, which runs on Gypsy Lane. The Hornets Football Club has a Saturday morning club and runs teams from under 8’s all the way through to adults.
Located in Balsall Common, this fishery has 5 lakes in total. Onsite toilet facilities, a Cafe, and a tackle shop. The Specimen Lake holds carp to 31lbs, and the four other lakes have a wide variety of typical coarse fish that are all suited to pleasure/match fishing. Lavender Hall Fisheries also offers night fishing.
There is plenty of car parking spaces available. Lavender fisheries carters for disabled facilities and has a range of tackle and bait for sale. Truly a gem, with really friendly staff who have helped me out with tips on more than 1 occasion.
A clear favorite of mine. West Midlands Golf Club is just fantastic from my experience.
Located in Barston, Solihull, five minutes from Meriden. The course was opened in 2003, and the greens and tees have been built to USGA specifications. This means they have a sand base with an undersoil drainage system, which allows them to be played all year round.
The course is set in a parkland setting with mature trees and contoured landscapes, extending over 234 acres, including the 21 acre Barston Lake, which is the setting for the final hole, the 18th, a par 3 of around 120 to 140 yards, the green of which is set on an island, reminiscent of the 17th at the Stadium Course at Sawgrass, one of the most famous golf holes! More recently, we have seen the addition of a Par 6 on the back 9. The U.K.’s first, all 666 yards (off the yellow tees).
The club hosts many social events with singers, bands, and comedy acts. You can get a lovely roast on Sundays as well. Not only will you find Golf but also a beautiful fishing lake.
Barston Lakes is a trendy all-around Fishing venue. With a 125 peg, 21-acre Barston Lake, which holds Carp to 37lb and is available for Carp (inc Night) Fishing and booking for matches from 10 to 100 people. Half of the lake has car parking behind the peg or close by, and some pegs are suitable for wheelchair users. The right-hand side of the lake has a public footpath/bridle path. They also boast other pools for beginners to specimen fishing. I have spent many a summer evening walking around the lakes with my children and, of course, finishing with a pint overlooking the 18th, watching many golfers miss the green and end up in the lake.
Walks around Balsall Common
There are many walks around Balsall and the surrounding areas. It is truly amazing what you can find on your doorstep. My family and I often walk across the fields to the Ye Olde Sarisions Head for a Sunday Roast. Sometimes we go in the opposite direction and walk to Berkswell, stopping for a picnic overlooking the lake and Berkswell Hall.
Again, there are many accommodations to be found in Balsall, from Hotels to B&B’s and guest houses. I am only going to talk about 1.
Barncroft Guest House is amazing. I have stayed here on many occasions, just up the road from the NEC and Birmingham Airport. They have many 5-star trip adviser reviews and awards. Vicky, the owner, is just lovely. Nothing is too much trouble. It’s honestly like staying in a 5-star hotel. Don’t just take my word for it. See what Laura from the Best of Solihull had to say about it!
I hope you have enjoyed my very rough guide to Balsall Common. I want to stress that I have undoubtedly missed things and places from this guide. All views expressed are purely my own opinion and thoughts.
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