The Courtyard in Temple Road, Dorridge, has certainly “raised the bar” in terms of amenities designed for socialising – it has two of them.

There is a breakfast bar in the kitchen which is ideal for light dining, grabbing breakfast or chatting over coffee.

On the lower ground there is a drinks bar set up for those who might want something a little stronger while enjoying a leisurely game of snooker or maybe taking in a movie.

A spacious family home, The Courtyard was built four years ago to the present owner’s design.

It sits in one of the premier residential roads in Dorridge , which is renowned for its village feel, proximity to good schooling, convenience for Solihull and, via rail and motorway, to Birmingham and London.

The house is impressive throughout, beginning with a bright and welcoming reception hall with oak staircase, full height atrium window and guest cloakroom with toilet and basin.

On the ground floor there is a restful lounge with bi-folding doors to the garden. A snug makes a good spot to sit and watch TV while a fully fitted office has everything needed to work from home.

The heart of the home is the open plan kitchen/diner/family area. This has a soft seating/television area and space for large dining table. The kitchen area has fitted units, integrated appliances that include a dishwasher, Rangemaster cooker and double height fridge and freezer.

A central island has a granite work surface and incorporates the breakfast bar. Next to it there is a separate utility with more storage and appliance space.

On the first floor there are five bedrooms and four bathrooms.

The master has a fitted dressing room and a smart en suite with bath, double width shower, toilet and basin.

Bedroom two makes an excellent guest suite with fitted wardrobes and well-appointed en suite with shower, toilet and basin.

Bedroom three also has its own en suite with shower, toilet and basin.

The other two bedrooms are served by a family bathroom which has a bath, double width shower, basin, toilet and bidet.

There is underfloor heating throughout the house and an integrated music system in the master bedroom, family bathroom and master en suite.

On the lower ground floor the space is devoted to leisure and entertainment with a fabulous games room, a pool room and a snooker room that is large enough to accommodate both a full size table, a lounge area for watching films and the drinks bar.

There is also a second cloakroom.

The Courtyard is complemented by a well screened landscaped garden with easy to maintain gravel beds, a lawn, water feature, pergola for summer shade and extensive patio dining area which can be reached from the siting room or through the bi-folding doors from the kitchen.

An integrated garage with storeroom off completes the property.

VIEWING INFORMATION

AGENT: John Shepherd

TEL: 01564 783866

WEB: www.johnshepherd.com

GUIDE PRICE: £1,650,000