Charm meets modern in Knowle five bed family home on market with DM & Co. Homes

A five bedroom home in Knowle provides chocolate box charm in a Grade II listed home that dates back to the 16th century yet is only a short walk from the ever-popular Knowle High Street.

Golden End Cottage, on sale with Solihull’s leading agents DM & Co. Homes, marries period character and modern conveniences with luxury twists, to give you the best of both worlds.

And this charming, detached family home in Kenilworth Road comes with a heated swimming pool in the immaculate gardens and a patio area for outdoor summer dining.

Kathy Griffiths, Head of Premium at DM & Co. Homes, said: “Golden End Cottage provides a perfect balance of history and convenience and is just a stone’s throw from Knowle High Street.

“There is a common misconception about Grade II listed properties that they can be hard to adapt and update.

“Most councils, in this case Solihull Council, are more than willing to advise and come out and chat through potential changes.  It’s not about making things difficult, it’s about preserving the history for future generations.  You almost need to see yourself as custodians of history, so investment and sympathetic updating benefits all.

“While the regulations for completing works to listed buildings are greater than for usual planning applications, they are there to ensure  that all works are sympathetic to the building and the land that surrounds them.”

And she pointed out: “Knowle is a wonderful location set on the edge of open countryside, yet it has great rail links to Birmingham and London Marylebone, with the nearby M42 and M40 enabling fast access to Birmingham, Coventry and the national motorway network.”

The village is also known for its wide range of independent shops and restaurants and is home to leading state school Arden Academy with access to a range of private education including Solihull School.

Entering Golden End Cottage via the hallway into the key reception rooms, the standout feature is the welcoming country kitchen and breakfast room – a real family hub.

Next to the kitchen is the drawing rooms with exposed beams and cosy fireplace, alongside a study.

A light-filled dining room for more formal meals overlooks the foregarden and there is also a family room with garden access and an upstairs spiral staircase. The ground floor is completed by a playroom, utility room and convenient shower room.

Access to the first floor is via either the traditional staircase or the spiral staircase originating in the family room.

On the first floor is the main bedroom suite with private ensuite shower room and four additional bedrooms, all with their own unique charm.

The second bedroom comes with an ensuite bathroom room while the third bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe cupboard, with a family bathroom servicing the remaining bathrooms.

Outside, Golden End Cottage has a generous driveway leading to a double garage with plenty of parking space.

The delightful outdoor area features a beautifully landscaped fore garden with herbaceous borders, shrub beds and specimen trees.

The private rear garden, laid mainly to lawn, has a variety of specimen trees, a neat patio area and the heated swimming pool.

Kathy added: “With 3,552 sq ft of space, this five bedroom home provides the perfect blend of old and new and will suit those seeking a real statement property that is handy for all a family’s needs.”

It is on the market for £1.15 million and you can see further details here or make an appointment to view by calling 01564 777314 or email

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For further information, please contact:

Kathy Griffiths, Head of Premium, DM & Co. Homes

T: 01564 777 314 E:

Unit 2, Forest Court Shopping Centre, Dorridge, Solihull, B93 8FG

Editors’ notes:

DM & Co. Homes is a local, independent estate agent covering Solihull, Dorridge, Lapworth, Tanworth-in-Arden and the surrounding areas.

The company has traditional high street offices at The Forest Shopping Centre, Station Road in Dorridge and at The Pavilions, Cranmore Drive in Solihull, along with a recently launched Land and New Homes division that is quickly growing.

It has made a major investment in its head office, based on Cranmore Drive, where its land & new homes, lettings, financial advisors, sales progressors and administration teams are based.

DM & Co. Home’s media team also operates from the Cranmore Drive offices, providing photography, video and content planning that attracts more than 100,000 views a month via YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

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