LEADING housebuilder Banner Homes welcomed more than visitors through its doors at the opening weekend of its latest exclusive development, White Friars at Lawnswood, Staffordshire.

White Friars is a stunning development of just four, five bedroom detached homes in a gated setting in the desirable area of Lawnswood, on the outskirts of Stourbridge.

Kelly Sharman, senior sales manager for Banner Homes Midlands, said: “We were overwhelmed by the number of visitors who came to the opening weekend and already have a number of interested parties who we are talking to.

“Lawnswood is a very desirable area for families to move to, with the countryside on your doorstep but all the amenities close by, as well as two highly regarded schools within the local vicinity.

“The homes have also been designed with luxury in mind, and feature spacious living areas as well as a beautiful conservatory which allows ample light into the home.”

Plot 1 is available at £1,000,000. It features a large kitchen and breakfast room with conservatory. The professionally designed open plan kitchen has fully integrated appliances and composite work surfaces, two single ovens, two integrated fridge/freezers, one with ice maker, integrated dishwasher, microwave oven and coffee machine.

There is ample living space for the family with a separate sitting room, TV room, dining room, study, utility room and larder.

On the first floor is a spacious master bedroom with separate dressing room and en-suite bathroom, four further bedrooms, with en-suites to bedroom two and three and a family bathroom. The garden provides a great place for entertaining or quiet time with the family. The home also benefits from a triple garage. White Friars lies on the perimeter of Lawnswood, virtually enclosed by mature trees and with gently undulating fields stretching to the horizon.

Day-to-day essentials are easily taken care of with a small shop, newsagent and Post Office nearby and the aptly named Lawnswood pub offers a good excuse for a traditional meal or a drink with family, friends or neighbours.

Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Worcester are all within a 30-minute drive and will provide all shopping and entertainment needs, but with two Tesco Express stores within two miles and a Waitrose in nearby Stourbridge, a grocery shop can be covered close to home.

For serious shoppers the renowned Merry Hill, one of the largest shopping malls, is less than five miles away. Stourbridge offers many of the regular high street stores and the ‘Old Quarter’ to the south west of the centre is largely composed of fine Victorian and Edwardian architecture.

There are two highly regarded schools within two miles; the Belle Vue Primary for younger pupils also offers a nursery and the Summerhill Secondary School has a specialism in languages.

Both schools are active within the local community and both have good ratings in recent Ofsted reports.

Transport links from White Friars are exceptional, particularly by road. Central Birmingham lies 17 miles to the east and Wolverhampton less than 10 miles or a 15-minute drive to the north. There is good access to the M6, M42, M5 and M54 Motorways and Birmingham Airport is just a 45 minute journey.

Wolverhampton Halfpenny Business Airport is also conveniently located just five miles away.

Stourbridge is the obvious choice for journeys by rail with two stations within an eight-minute drive. From here there are services to Birmingham, the Midlands and the south including London’s Marylebone and Euston.

Prices range from £895,000 to £1,000,000. The show home is open Thursday to Mondays from 10am to 5pm.