7 bedroom guest house for saleBack Street, Ilmington
Guide Price 3,833 sq. ft. | £950,000
- 3,833 sq ft (356 sq m)
- Porch & Reception Hall
- Guests' Dining Room & Private Sitting Room
- Fitted Kitchen, Conservatory & Utility
- Two Good Private Bedrooms & Bathroom
- Three Attractive Bedroom Suites
- Two Excellent Self-Catering Studio Apartments
- Large Double Garage
- Delightful Gardens with Ample Parking
Full descriptionAn outstanding Cotswold stone detached village residence set in most attractive gardens and presently operated as a luxury Bed & Breakfast with self-catering studio apartments
Ilmington - is a beautiful village mainly built of Cotswold stone in an area of outstanding natural beauty nestling at the foot of the Campden Hills close to the Warwickshire/Gloucestershire border. The village lies approximately 5 miles from Chipping Campden, 7 miles from Stratford upon Avon and 4 miles from the market town of Shipston on Stour with its excellent shopping facilities. It is a totally unspoilt village with historic church, two excellent inns and a thriving primary school. It also has its own community shop/cafe, tennis club with all-weather courts, cricket, football and bowls clubs, together with an active community. A short distance from Ilmington are two, well known, historic gardens - Hidcote (National Trust) and Kiftsgate. There is a main line train service to London (Paddington) from Moreton-in-Marsh (9 miles).
Folly Farm Cottage - Occupies an attractive position in Back Street on the western edge of Ilmington but within easy walking distance of the excellent amenities. Originally the stabling to the adjoining period village farm, the property in more recent times has been substantially remodelled, extended and improved to create a fine, stone built, detached village residence set in lovely gardens and which over many years has been operated as a very successful, luxury bed & breakfast village house with self-catering studio apartments, graded 4* self-catering by Visit England (see separate website: www.follyfarm.co.uk). This is a rare opportunity to purchase a valuable and easily managed Bed & Breakfast business in a superb location but which would also make a spacious family home for anyone seeking a larger property in this much sought-after location.
On The Ground Floor - A Canopy Porch and stained wood front door opens to the Entrance Hall with staircase to the first floor and store cupboard beneath. The attractive residents Dining Room enjoys French doors to the rear garden, access to the Rear Entrance Vestibule and a feature ornate stained wood fireplace surround. Leading from a Side Hall is the excellent owners accommodation which includes: a spacious Sitting Room with a stone fireplace having a log burning stove and glazed doors opening to a double glazed Conservatory, two Double Bedrooms and Bathroom containing a bath, tiled shower cubicle, washbasin and WC. There is also a well fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room containing a range of oak fronted wall and floor cupboards with laminated worktops incorporating a one-and-a-half bowl sink, Rangemaster LPG oven with extractor hood over, integral fridge and freezer. The adjoining Utility Room contains further cupboard units with a one-and-a-half bowl sink, washing machine, dishwasher and tumble dryer.
On The First Floor - Leading from a spacious Landing, with a built-in airing cupboard, are three excellent Bedroom Suites - Honeysuckle, Lavender & Rose. Each comprises an attractive double Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom containing a corner bath with shower over, washbasin and WC.
Approached by a separate staircase from the rear vestibule, is a delightful self-catering Studio Apartment Peony. This provides an attractive bed/sitting room with Juliette balcony over the gardens, and an En-Suite Bathroom with a corner spa bath, washbasin and WC.
Outside - Located to the rear of the main residence is a substantial detached Double Garage located over which is a further, excellent self-catering Studio/Apartment Orchard. This includes a ground floor Entrance Lobby with stairs up to a large Bed/Sitting Room having a Juliette balcony, Kitchenette, and En-Suite Bathroom containing a corner spa bath with shower over, washbasin and WC.
The well landscaped gardens are a particular feature of the property and provide a lovely setting. Set back from the lane behind a deep grass verge with gravelled parking space, a long driveway leads down to the garage and car parking area at the rear. There is a large sun terrace with BBQ area, lawns bordered by well stocked flower beds, pergola feature, private patio gardens serving the Peony and Orchard Suites, small Summer House & two Greenhouses, etc.
General Information: -
Services - Mains electricity, water and drainage are understood to be connected to the property. No tests have been undertaken to the service installations. Interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries and investigations before finalising their offer to purchase. Electric heating.
Tenure - The property is for sale Freehold
Fixtures And Fittings - All items mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale price, all others are expressly excluded. Additional guest bedroom furnishings and effects will be available, if required, and a full inventory is available on request.
Council Tax & Business Rates - We understand that the property has a Rateable Value of £6,300 and has a Council Tax Band of A with charges payable to Stratford on Avon District Council.
Energy Performance Certificate - Energy efficiency rating: Band F (Current), Band D (Potential). A copy of the full EPC report is available upon request.
Location - From Shipston on Stour, proceed north on Darlingscote Road to the Fosse Way. Continue ahead through Darlingscote for about 2 1/2 miles before turning left in Armscote Road towards Ilmington. At the next junction turn right into Front Street and after a short distance turn left into Mickleton Road and then left into Back Street. The property will be found about 100 yds along on the left. Post Code: CV36 4LJ
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