Bournville branch

235 Mary Vale Road Bournville B30 2DL


  • Robert Oulsnam and Company are Bournville’s leading award winning Estate Agent and Letting Agent covering this highly sought after and much coveted area.

  • Friendly and helpful staff using their extensive knowledge of Bournville to provide the very best customer service

  • Bespoke customer experience with a dedicated Sales Negotiator allocated to each customer to help them through their move.

  • Ensuring we have the best technology means all of our customers get the latest information they need instantly whether they are buying or selling

  • A reputation for exceptional service, we sell more houses in Bournville than any other agent. (Source Rightmove)

  • Our ethos is to put our customer interests first, we are proud to have helped generations of local families with buying and selling their homes.


Our Bournville Office occupies a prominent position at the junction of Linden Road, the main route through Bournville, and Mary Vale Road.

The Branch Manager, Rachel Andrews, lives in Bounville and has extensive knowledge of the area.  The whole team at Bournville Office bring a wealth of experience to ensure a professional and friendly service.

The office offers a superb property showroom with extensive windows to two sides fitted with the latest LED displays, providing high profile display for all of our properties.  

Bournville is considered to be one of the most sought after locations in Birmingham and is well renowned as the ‘Garden Village’ created by George Cadbury for his workers.  He wanted to build a place full of green spaces, where industrial workers could thrive away from city pollution…’No man ought to be condemned to live in a place where a rose cannot grow’…. George Cadbury.

The village offers a wide selection of property ranging from period terraced houses, small and larger semi-detached and detached houses of immense charm and character, as well as many more modern houses.  The estate is well managed by Bournville Village Trust with an array of parks and green open spaces.

Our Bournville Office is proud to offer for sale properties in one of the most coveted areas in Birmingham, as well as in the surrounding areas of Cotteridge, Kings Norton, Selly Oak and Selly Park.

Call in and see us to meet our friendly and professional team.


Service was excellent, especially during a period of extreme stress!  Out original lender down valued the property, this required communication between us and the seller, this was facilitated quickly and effectively. - Mr S & Ms W

Thank you so much for all your hard work and efforts in selling my property, and particularly over the last few days of tremendous worry and stress, for which I would like to thank Rachel for her reassurance, kindness and sensitivity when I was very distressed. - Mrs H

Excellent levels of communication from all staff who kept me informed, answered questions and gave support at all times.  My sale did get delayed by a buyer and he was difficult to communicate with causing frustration but Oulsnam staff were fantastic in chasing and resulting in a positive outcome. Ms F

In recent negotiations with Bournville, it was a pleasure to meet such a dedicated professional team.

From the outset, it was apparent that the client was a valued customer; that they mattered.  Their attention to excellent follow through and feedback was most notable as was a high standard of courtesy.  I would not hesitate to use them in the future and highly recommend this company when one needs an estate agent with confidence. - Ms M

I cannot praise the service I received from Rachel Andrews and her friendly staff enough.  Rachel's kindness, support, professionalism and understanding went beyond all my expectations and previous experience of estate agents.  Nothing was too much trouble for her and she often continued out of hours if the situation became too stressful.  She also negotiated a fantastic price for my house and managed to get the completion date I wanted against all odds.   Thank you. - Mrs W

Many thanks, again, for all your help with buying our new home, it is great to have the keys.

We will certainly be recommending you if anyone we know needs an excellent estate agent.

No doubt we will see you around, once we have moved in to the area. - Mr & Mrs F


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Bournville area guide

Bournville is one of the most attractive suburbs of Birmingham and amongst the most desirable places to live within the UK. Packed with green spaces and attractive housing, Bournville is indelibly linked with the Cadbury family and their chocolate factory. The Cadburys built Bournville as a model village for their workers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Arts and Crafts style houses and Mock-Tudor terraces that form much of Bournville are maintained by the Bournville Village Trust and the area still maintains its village feel with a green with war memorial. Within Bournville there are excellent primary and secondary schools, a station with links into the city centre, and a major sports club.

The name Bournville is synonymous with chocolate including a dark chocolate bar that was branded "Bournville". The origins of the name however are not in chocolate itself. The Cadbury family moved their business making chocolate, to an area on the south side of Birmingham in the late 1800s, as it was cleaner and healthier and provided for their long-term expansion plans. Although rural it was close to the railway station and the canal giving it first-class transport links. A river called the Bourn Brook ran through the area and Cadburys bought a large amount of land to create, at their own expense, a model village and named the area Bournville. By 1900 the village included 313 cottages.

The "Bournville Village Trust" was set up in 1900 to manage the estate, independent of the Cadbury family and The Trust focused on providing additional services including schools, hospitals, museums etc. Over the next hundred years, the area grew substantially with the trust owning the freehold of all the land around and organising the development with a great many new houses as well as services. They insisted on controlling the style of all the properties there and indeed of any extensions to ensure the character of the area was maintained.

It is now a conservation area and is widely regarded as one of the most favourable areas to live in Birmingham where the value of property is much higher than the surrounding areas. Apart from the excellent schools, shops other facilities, one overriding feature of the area dating from the Quaker Cadbury family is that there are no pubs or licensed premises in Bournville. There are good public transport links with buses and the Bournville station lies on the cross city line between Lichfield and Redditch. The A38 road linking Birmingham city centre to Bristol also runs through the area and it is only a few miles from Junction 2 on the M42 motorway. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Birmingham University are also only a few miles away.

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Rachel Andrews

Branch Manager

Rachel lives in Bournville and has considerable knowledge of the local area, adding significant strength to our Bournville Sales Team.

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Karen Crayton

Senior Sales Negotiator

Karen has been with the Bournville office since 2007 and has been involved in estate agency for 23 years giving her a wealth of experience and a vast knowledge of the properties in the local area. ...

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Samantha Looker

Sales Negotiator

Samantha rejoined the Company in 2008 after a short break. She now works full time at our Bournville office and living locally is a bonus as this aids in the knowledge of the local area. Samantha b...

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Becky Price

Sales Negotiator

Becky joined the company in 2019 and prides herself on delivering high quality customer service at all times.

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Andreen Roberts

Viewing Representative

Andreen joined the Bournville Team in 2019 and has the challenging task of conducting viewings for us on busy Saturdays.

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Rebecca Belson


Rebecca joined the Bournville Office in August 2016 as an Administrator. She has come from a Public Sector background having worked for Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (B...

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