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4 bedroom cottage for sale

Wellesbourne Road, Wasperton, CV35

Sold STC £575,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed Cottage
  • Gardens Extending to Circa 1.25 Acres
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Breakfast Kitchen
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Garage & Former Forge
  • Lovely Far Reaching Views
  • Abundant Character

Full description

Offering wonderful country views from the rear over the River Avon to fields and countryside beyond, The Forge Cottage is a Grade II Listed home of abundant character occupying grounds and gardens extending to something in the region of 1.25 acres. Internally the oil centrally heated accommodation possesses a range of interesting features including exposed timbers in the older parts of the building with the majority of rooms being generously proportioned. Character features include flag stone flooring to the dining hall together with brick fireplace and wood burner, there also being an apex ceiling to the breakfast kitchen with exposed purlins and roof truss off which there is a useful demi-cellar. The cottage is set back behind a service drive and accessed via a private gated entrance.

Location - The Forge Cottage lies close to the village of Wasperton and a short distance from the larger village of Barford. Despite its rural surroundings the property is exceptionally well located for access to a range of local centres including Warwick, Leamington Spa and Stratford upon Avon along with the M40 motorway. There are also excellent commuter rail links available to London and Birmingham from Warwick and Leamington Spa, whilst the Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin installations are within easy reach. Barford offers a range of day-to-day amenities including a primary school, community run village shop, public houses and a cricket club amongst other social amenities.

On The Ground Floor -

Projecting Tiled Porch Entrance - With entrance door opening into:-

Dining Hall - 15'6" max x 15'2" max (4.72m max x 4.62m max) - With flag stone floor, exposed brick fireplace with recess housing Jotul wood burner, exposed wall timbers and ceiling beam, leaded light double glazed windows, central heating radiator and staircase off ascending to the first floor.

Drawing Room - 19'10" x 14'4" (6.05m x 4.37m) - With open fire having polished granite hearth and timber surround, double doors giving access to the rear garden, dual aspect double glazed windows, two central heating radiators, television aerial connection and exposed wall and ceiling timbers.

Sitting Room - 15'8" x 15'1" (4.78m x 4.60m) - Having double glazed windows to three sides with lovely views over countryside to the rear, parquet flooring, three central heating radiators, exposed beams and useful built-in cupboard which also acts as a servery to the kitchen.

Breakfast Kitchen - 12'1" x 14'5" (3.68m x 4.39m) - A characterful room with fabulous views to countryside beyond and featuring a high apex beamed ceiling with exposed rafters, purlins and roof truss, quarry tiled floor, hand made pine units providing an excellent array of storage options and comprising base cupboards, drawers and large double height storage cupboard, corian worktop over the base cupboards with integrated 11/2 bowl sink unit and mixer tap, door giving external access together with door to the utility room and lovely old door giving access to the demi-cellar.

Utility Room - 6'11" x 5'6" (2.11m x 1.68m) - With fitted 11/2 bowl sink unit and double cupboard below, plumbing for automatic washing machine, quarry tiled floor and double glazed window affording a further view over the river and countryside beyond.

Demi-Cellar - 11'8" x 7'8" (3.56m x 2.34m) - With stone floor and natural light provided by leaded rear window and obscure glazed window to side.

Bathroom - 8'3" x 7'7" (2.51m x 2.31m) - Accessed from the elm staircase rising from the dining hall and being partly tiled with four piece white suite comprising low level WC, bidet, pedestal wash hand basin, roll top bath with chrome mixer tap and shower attachment, side window and double glazed roof light, built-in cupboard and central heating radiator.

On The First Floor -

Landing - With exposed polished elm floor, exposed wall timbers, double glazed roof light and doors to:-

Bedroom One - 19'11" max x 14'5" max (6.07m max x 4.39m max) - With exposed wall timbers to one end of the room, windows to the side and rear, again taking advantage of the rear view, two useful built-in single wardrobes together with further double wardrobe, two central heating radiators and a small access trap to the roof space.

Bedroom Two - 15'4" x 10'5" (4.67m x 3.18m) - With triple aspect double glazed windows, part angled ceiling, exposed wall timbers, small built-in wardrobe/storage cupboard and two central heating radiators.

Bedroom Three - 10'4" max x 8'11" (3.15m max x 2.72m) - With leaded double glazed window, exposed wall timbers and central heating radiator.

Bedroom Four - 9'3" x 8'8" (2.82m x 2.64m) - With a range of built-in storage cupboards including airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder to one end of the room, leaded double glazed window, exposed wall timbers and central heating radiator.

Shower Room - Being partly ceramic tiled with white fittings comprising low level WC, wash hand basin with tiled splashback, shower enclosure with folding glazed door giving access and fitted Mira electric shower unit and double glazed roof light.

Outside -

Front - The Forge Cottage is approached via sturdy double timber oak gates opening onto a gravelled parking area. Direct vehicular access is gained from the gravelled parking area to:-

Detached Brick Built Garage - 19'3" x 14'1" (5.87m x 4.29m) - With double timber doors giving access, electric light and power, side window and solar panel unit. To one side of the tiled roof are fitted solar panels.

Attached Former Forge - 25'4" x 11'3" (7.72m x 3.43m) - Being of brick and tile construction and accessible from both the front parking area and rear garden. Internally there are attractive roof timbers, Myson Velaire oil fired boiler, electric meter and consumer unit and electric light and power. This is a useful additional building which could potentially be suitable for a variety of uses.

Gardens And Grounds - The total plot extending to an area of approximately 1.25 acres or thereabouts and with the gardens extending substantially to both sides of the cottage. The grounds are flanked along the entire length of the western side by the River Avon. Harmonising well with the overall environment, the attractive gardens provide both well established formal and less formal areas. They include shaped undulating lawns together with rough mown areas, herbaceous and flower beds, shrubberies and an abundance of spring bulbs which, in season, create a lovely scene. There are also a variety of trees, west facing terraces, kitchen garden area, wooded areas, orchard with numerous fruit trees and through which there is a stream together with two bridge crossings running down to meet the River Avon. In addition there are two garden sheds, an octagonal summer house and greenhouse.

General Information -

Tenure - Freehold.

Services - Mains electric and water are connected to the property. Drainage is to a private system. Central heating and domestic hot water are provided by the Myson Velaire oil fired boiler. We have not carried out any form of testing of appliances, central heating or other services and prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to their condition and efficiency.

Solar Panels - A SolarPV Photovoltaic Electrical Generation System via PV Solar Solutions Limited has been installed, with solar panels fitted to one side of the roof to the Detached Garage, this system providing an income via the Feed-In Tariff rates.

Intruder Alarm - An intruder alarm system is installed.

Fixtures And Fittings - Specifically excluded unless mentioned in these sales particulars.

Council Tax - Band G - Warwick District Council.

Ref - CST/DMB/439/1

Directions - From Warwick proceed in a south-easterly direction along with A426 and at the large traffic island over the M40 motorway take the second exit as signed to Stowe. Proceed for just under two miles along the A429 with Wellesbourne and just beyond the second left turning to Barford, The Forge Cottage will be seen on the right hand side positioned opposite Wasperton Farm and Holloway Farm. Postcode for sat-nav CV35 8EA.

Wiglesworth & Co themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents are, give notice that (i) the particulars are set out as general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers or lessees and do not constitute part of an offer or contract: (ii) all descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permission for use and occupation and other details are given without responsibility and any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them: (iii) no person in the employment of Wiglesworth & Co has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.


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