Binley has always been a sought-after neighbourhood due to its close proximity to Coventry city centre but extra value lies in Binley's setting close to the beautiful Warwickshire countryside.
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Located to the east of Coventry, Binley used to be a small mining village but it has since developed into a residential hub following the development of the Ernesford Grange estate in the 1960s, where many of the new roads were named after miners from the local community. Binley Woods is mainly thought of as an extension to the village but it can be classed as an area in its own right.
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Living in Binley
Binley and neighbouring Binley Woods are set in the CV3 Coventry postcode. Flanked by Willenhall, Stoke Aldermoor and Copsewood, the areas are sought by families and professionals looking for a quick commute to Coventry city centre. Binley is well served by local parades of shops, especially along Binley Road, but residents tend to make the short journey to the Orchard retail park and the Warwickshire shopping park for serious retail therapy. The area is also home to a large Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Asda, B&Q, T.G.I Friday's and The Cocked Hat - a traditional Grade II listed hotel and restaurant.
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Top Attractions in Binley
Coombe Country Park - Explore over 500 acres of beautiful gardens, woodlands and lakeside walks, with bird watching opportunities along the way thanks to a designated hide and a rich variety of trees and plants. There's a discovery centre, a history room, formal gardens, a deer park, a gift shop and the Herons Café, where you can refuel after a busy tour of this natural treasure.
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Brandon Marsh SSSI Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre - this gem, is set in the same CV3 postcode as Binley, offers adults and children the chance to get closer to nature. Attractions and activities include an orchard, a mouse maze, mini-beast homes, bird watching hides, a recycled garden, a sensory garden, an under-cover picnic area and the Onyx nature trail. Refreshments are served in the Badger tea room.
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Sowe River Walks - Grab your walking stick or just a pair of wellies and explore the Warwickshire countryside that lines the banks of the River Sowe. Binley is a great place to access the public footpaths - especially via the unusual 'kissing gate' on Binley Road. Expect to see horse-filled meadows, ancient woodlands, views of Stone Flash Lake and the 18th century St Bartholomew's Church along the way.
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Binley is well connected to Coventry city and the Warwickshire countryside by road. Drivers can take the A46 and A4600 to link up with the M6 and M69. The nearest train station is located in Coventry's city centre and residents can take a number of buses to access the station.
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Parents have a good choice of primary schools within a mile radius of Binley, including Clifford Bridge, Ernesford Grange, St Bartholomew's CofE, St Gregory's Catholic and Sowe Valley. Secondary education can be found at Ernesford Grange Community Academy and Caludon Castle.
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Binley Property Profile
After the wave of house building in the 1960s, Binley grew further in the 1990s with a large housing estate constructed to the east, extending to Brinklow Road. Many of these newer style 'executive' homes provide the property backbone in Binley. As Coventry estate agents, we are often asked for property for sale in Craven Avenue, Rugby Road, Middlefield Drive, Florence Road and Hulme Close, where family houses of three and four-bedrooms are much coveted. House building hasn't stopped in Binley, with new homes and apartments at Vista on Kynner Way, at David Wilson's Copsewood site and at Persimmon Homes' Binley Place development.
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Buying and selling property in Binley
The majority of properties for sale in Binley and Binley Woods are houses, and the Binley Woods area is the more desirable of the two. The average asking price for a property for sale in Binley is £181,600, according to Zoopla, who also chart a 7.39% rising in Binley house prices over the last 12 months. In Binley Woods, the average asking price according to Zoopla is £334,125, with a similar rise in property prices over the last year. As for renting, average per calendar rents in Binley are £989 and almost half as much in Binley Woods, at £501 per calendar month.
If you are interested in buying property or selling your house in Binley or Binley Woods, please get in touch or visit our Coventry estate agents office on New Union Street to find out how we can help.