Detached house for saleLarkstoke, Ilmington, Warwickshire, CV36
Sold STC £1,250,000
- Partially converted Cotswold barn
- Planning consent for 5 bedroom suites
- GIA about 5,000 sq.ft.
- Far reaching rural views
- About 5 acres
Partially converted substantial Cotswold stone barn with detailed planning consent offering an exciting opportunity to create a luxurious country house. Potential accommodation extending to about 5,000 sq.ft.
Standing to the north of Ilmington Downs with a commanding position on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment, Stoke Hill Barn has far reaching panoramic views to the north and east over South Warwickshire. The property lies about one mile south of Ilmington on the northern edge of the Cotswold ridge.
The popular village of Ilmington is situated on the northern edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to the borders of South Warwickshire and the North Cotswolds.
Ilmington boasts a village shop, post office, primary school, a fine Norman church, a large recreational ground, tennis courts and two village inns including The Howard Arms noted for its cuisine. The village lies midway between the historical market towns of Chipping Campden and Shipston-on-Stour, both of which featured in a recent Sunday Times' list of Top Towns to Live In and offer a wide range of everyday shops and amenities.
The larger centres of Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham and Oxford are all within an hour's drive and offer a more extensive choice of shopping and cultural facilities and an excellent choice of state, private and grammar schools.
There are regular train services to Marylebone from Banbury. The motorway network is easily accessible via the M40 J15 (16 miles).
The surrounding countryside offers a variety of walking and riding opportunities. There are renowned gardens which are open to the public nearby including the world famous Hidcote Manor Gardens. There are theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham and Oxford. In particular Stratford-upon-Avon offers the world renowned Royal Shakespeare Company. Golf courses at Brailes, Tadmarton an d Stratford-upon-Avon together with National Hunt Racing at Warwick, Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon, Hunting with the Warwickshire and North Cotswold Hunts.
Current planning permission provides for: entrance hall family room dining room kitchen utility/boot room cloakroom games room and shower room four bedroom suites and guest apartment/bedroom 5 double garage landscaped gardens with loggia paddock and fine rural views adjoining rolling countryside.
Stoke Hill Barn is situated in a magical countryside location just outside the village of Ilmington adjoining rolling countryside, at a height of approximately 760 feet above sea level.
The property is thought to date back to the eighteenth century and was once part of the neighbouring Foxcote Estate.
The property is approached through traditional timber gates along a descending and sweeping gravel drive leading to a courtyard providing parking to the south front of the property.
The property is constructed of mellow Cotswold stone under a principally clay tiled roof.
In recent times the property has been structurally refurbished. Beautiful detailing includes a expertly carved stone staircase, door linings and window reveals.
Substantial exposed ceiling timbers and roof trusses and double height ceilings create light and airy living accommodation. The former barn doors have been replaced by glazed doors which allow light to flood in.
A subterranean wing has been partially constructed with block and beam under a green roof.
The sale of the property offers a rare opportunity to complete the transformation of the property to create a versatile, exciting and unique twenty first century home.
Outside the property sits almost in the centre of its five acre plot contained by mature native hedgerows to the boundaries. The orientation of the property with its elevation set securely into the hillside ensures that the sloping nature of the plot affords the best possible aspect. Planning consent exists to create a garden with loggia to the rear of the property.
To one corner of the plot is a small copse of trees and an ancient beech tree. Enormous scope exists to create fine formal gardens and a separate paddock for grazing. The barn is surrounded by what is currently an undeveloped paddock.
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