West Midlands village just outside Birmingham named among poshest places to live in the UK by The Telegraph

The average house prices in this West Midlands village are £615,549
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A village in Solihull has been named one of the poshes places to live in the UK for the second year in a row.

Using research provided by estate agents Savills, The Telegraph has revealed the 48 most desirable villages in the country, based on the combination of highest house prices, best lifestyle amenities, connectivity and aesthetic appeal.

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Barston, a village in Solihull, was named the poshest area of the West Midlands region. The newspaper said of the village: "Bordered by the River Blythe, Barston feels rural yet it has quick access to transport networks. It’s a five-minute drive to the M42, and the train to Birmingham runs from the neighbouring village of Knowle. An HS2 interchange station is being built to the north of Barston to provide Solihull, Birmingham Airport and the NEC with a fast service to London."

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Barston, Solihull

This is the second year in a row that Barston has been named the poshest village in the region by the newspaper.

The village is an affluent area with many historic buildings, some of which are timber-framed. The Church of St. Swithin is a Church of England church which dates from 1721, and is built on the site of an earlier church. The village also possesses two pubs, The Bulls Head Archived and The Malt Shovel in Eastcote.

The Malt Shovel was even crowned the regional and national gastropub of the year at the UK awards ceremony back in October. Located in the idylic Solihull countryside, the pub, which has two AA Rosette awards, is also the best rated Solihull pub with a beer garden on Google.

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