Allesley is a Coventry suburb lying approximately three miles from the city centre. It's a small civil parish with around 4,000 residents in the CV5 postcode district, close to Tile Hill and Coundon. The parish of Allesley covers a much larger area than the village itself, which is based around Washbrook Lane, Browns Lane and Hawkesmill Lane.
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Allesley is divided into three main areas: Allesley Village, Allesley Park and Allesley Green. Allesley Park lies to the south and west, and is an area developed in the 1950s and 1960s. Allesley Green, also to the south and west, was a later addition, built in the 1980s. The village itself is to the east of Birmingham Road, with a large swathe of Conservation Area land between the River Sherbourne and the Pickford Brook.
Living in Allesley
Allesley Village is nothing short of picture postcard and its blend of listed buildings and cottages attracts a wide variety of residents. There is an older demographic in the village, however, compared to Allesley Green and Allesley Park. The village has found a new focal point since The Good Honest Food Company opened a café in the centre, with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients and freshly made food. Allesley as a bigger neighbourhood is well served by local shops, including newsagents, food outlets and specialist stores. Residents are loyal patrons of The Rainbow Inn in the village and The Elms - a Harvester pub/restaurant.
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Top Attractions in Allesley
Allesley Park Walled Garden - this beautiful garden was opened in 1997 to re-create a kitchen garden as it might have looked 200 years ago. The Walled Garden is an exquisite example of 18th century Georgian planting at its best, with vegetable beds, fruiting trees and flower borders.
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Allesley Park - This historic park is a favourite among families and dog walkers. Young children can use the play equipment, explore the natural play area and picnic in the meadow. There's also a climbing net for older children, a refreshments pavilion and regular concerts during the summer.
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Allesley Golf Course and Crazy Golf - these facilities are an extension of Allesley Park and provide something for all golfers, no matter their ability. The course is a par three and an excellent way of taking in the spectacular natural surroundings. The crazy golf course is perfect for families looking for a novel local activity.
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Although Allesley doesn't have its own train station, rail commuters can drive less than two miles to Canley station or less than three miles to Coventry itself. Allesley does, however, enjoy exceptionally strong road links, with the A45 and the A4114 passing through the suburb.
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Many home movers choose Allesley because of the exceptional schooling, and the suburb is also in the Coundon Court school catchment. Primary school education is provided by Allesley Primary School, Park Hill Primary School, Allesley Hall Primary School, Mount Nod Primary School and St John's CofE Primary School. The closest secondary schools include Woodlands Academy, Sherbourne Fields and Coundon Court.
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Allesley Property Profile
The property stock in Allesley is one of its main attractions. The creation of Allesley Green and Allesley Park has left a legacy of modern 'executive' style homes that are the main attraction for families. The village has an unusual collection of period dwellings - some listed - that make for wonderful character residences. Some of Allesley's premier roads include Clay Lane, Pickford Green Lane, Harvest Hill Lane and Wall Hill Road, where sold prices have been in the region of £400,000-£500,000.
Buying and selling property in Allesley
Allesley has not been immune to the recent property price rises and buyers are now paying 6.7% more (an extra £15,339) for a home than they did one year ago. These figures from property search portal Zoopla also show the average asking price in Allesley is £224,245. The average asking rent is £695 per calendar month. Carl Allsopp, of Coventry estate agents Allsopp & Allsopp, says properties for sale in Allesley are among the finest in Coventry: "The village itself features some unique dwellings that date back hundreds of years and we always have an audience of buyers looking for a period property. Outside of the village, the properties we sell tend to be more modern with conveniences such as integrated garages, off street parking, conservatories, utility rooms and en-suite bathrooms, which very much appeal to the busy family."
if you are interested in buying, selling, renting or investing in Allesley, CV5, please contact Allsopp & Allsopp estate agents today; we are happy to help with local property market advice.