A fine country residence set back along a sweeping driveway, nestling in a sheltered position with country views. Originally the site of an old cottage, the property was built from new in 2007, to an individual architect design with the main house offering in excess of 5,800 sq ft with a high specification build utilising natural materials and completed to exacting standards.
The substantial green oak frame was hand crafted and assembled on site using traditional pegged, mortise and tenon joints. Throughout the property there is a wealth of exposed timbers within the ceilings, walls and flooring exposing traditional craftsmanship throughout the extensive build. The fenestration is all detailed with leaded lights. Central to the house is the impressive double height galleried reception hall, from which a sweeping central staircase runs up to the galleried landing with cast Victorian panels, oak spindles and banister. The ground floor reception rooms include a formal drawing room with a large open fireplace and French doors opening onto a rear terrace. Impressive sitting room with flagstone flooring and stone fireplace with inset wood burning stove. Study room with half height oak panelling. Inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove. Octagonal dining room with vaulted ceiling and half glazed to the walls providing views and French windows to provide access to the gardens. Kitchen with an extensive range of light maple units made by Johnson and Johnson with Emerald Pearl granite work surfaces and a large central island unit. Built in appliances to include; a dishwasher, Smeg stainless steel range cooker with six burner hob and double oven. Utility room with units and work surfaces matching the kitchen with pantry off. Cloakroom and rear entrance hall. A Chinese style slate floor runs throughout the kitchen and utility area.
Galleried landing with cast Victorian panels, oak spindles and banister rail. Master bedroom suite offering a vaulted ceiling, en-suite shower room finished with Roca fitments having twin vanity wash hand basins and walk in shower. Stairs from the bedroom lead up to the dressing room with a range of solid oak fitted cupboards and drawers. Guest bedroom again with a vaulted ceiling and en-suite bathroom. Four Further double bedrooms two of which are on the second floor. Family Bathroom with corner bath and separate shower.
Although the property has been built using traditional methods that date back to Tudor origins, the modern comforts have not been ignored, the inclusion of high tech insulation and modern gas fired boilers help to provide an energy efficient modern home.
The old market town of Alcester provides good local shopping and services for day to day needs, while a more comprehensive range of facilities are located in nearby Stratford-upon-Avon, Evesham, Cheltenham, Worcester and Birmingham.
The property is well placed for communications with the M40, M5 and M42 providing access to London and the national motorway network. There is a regular main line service from Warwick Parkway Station to London Marylebone which takes from 91 minutes. There are numerous sporting opportunities in the area including; National Hunt racing at Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon and Worcester and golf courses around Stratford-upon-Avon, Bidford-on-Avon and Broadway.
There is an excellent range of state, private and grammar schools in the area, including; Coughton C of E Infant School, Alcester Grammar School and in Stratford-upon-Avon, King Edward VI Boys Grammar School and Shottery Grammar School for Girls. Nearby Warwick offers, Warwick School and The Squirrels Preparatory School together with Kings High School for Girls and Kingsley Girls School in Leamington Spa is also within easy reach.
The house is approached along a sweeping driveway which leads to a gravelled turning circle and parking area. The gardens have been landscaped with a rural country feel, which has included formation of deeper wooded borders as well as more formal planted beds, shrubs, terracing and terraced walk, specimen trees, lawns and paddock.
Workshop/Studio is a substantial building situated within the grounds and is currently utilised as a workshop. This building could lend itself to a number of different uses subject to obtaining the necessary planning consent.
Adjacent to the house is a detached triple garage with the added benefit of a self-contained apartment above with entrance hall, landing area, kitchen/living room, shower room and double bedroom.
Mains gas, electricity and water are connected. Gas fired central heating provided by two Worcester Bosch condensing boilers in the main house. Separate gas fired central heating boiler to the apartment and workshop. Private drainage system.
Stratford on Avon District Council. Telephone (01789) 267575.
Council Tax Band H
Fixtures and Fittings
All fixtures and fittings whether mentioned or not in these sales particulars are excluded from the sale but some may be available by separate negotiation.
master bedroom suite with dressing room