5 bedroom farm house for saleArmscote
Sold STC £1,350,000
- Reception Hall & Fitted Cloakroom
- Two Attractive Reception Rooms & Study
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room opening to Family Room
- Utility & Out-Offices
- Five Double Bedrooms
- Bathroom & Two En-Suites
- Double Garage & Workshop/Stable
- Excellent Two Bedroom Detached Cottage
- Delightful Landscaped Gardens & Paddocks
Full descriptionAn outstanding individual stone built detached family residence with excellent two bedroom cottage and set in about 12 ½ acres (5.95 Ha) of gardens and land enjoying superb countryside views
Location - Armscote is a charming small South Warwickshire village set amidst attractive countryside, close to the North Gloucestershire Cotswolds, and within easy access of Shipston on Stour (3 1/2 miles) which provides good local amenities. The village includes an attractive mix of period and modern stone houses and cottages and enjoys a renowned local inn/hotel The Fuzzy Duck. A wide range of facilities are readily available in Stratford upon Avon (9 miles), Warwick/Leamington Spa (15 miles) and Moreton in Marsh (9 miles) which also benefits from regular train services to London Paddington. The area is well served by good public and private schools, sporting facilities include racing at Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick, the Heythrop Hunt, and golf at Stratford-upon-Avon and Broadway. Birmingham International Airport is 33 miles away. The M40 (J15) is accessible at Warwick.
Description - Delightfully situated on the edge of the village and enjoying fine southerly views across open farmland towards the Cotswold escarpment, the property comprises a spacious and well appointed, individual, stone built detached family residence, originally constructed in 1969 and more recently extended in 2012. It provides light and well planned accommodation with many of the principal rooms benefitting from the lovely views across the grounds and beyond, and includes mains gas fired central heating with some under-floor heating, double glazing and a well fitted kitchen and bathrooms. Set in very well landscaped gardens with two excellent enclosures of pasture land to interest an equestrian owner or hobby farmer. A particular feature of the property is the excellent self contained two bedroom cottage located across the courtyard with the ability to provide a valuable income if required.
New Manor Farmhouse - A recessed porch with a hardwood front entrance door opens to the welcoming reception hall with polished limestone flooring having under-floor heating and a fitted cloakroom leading off.
There is a lovely sitting room with a sliding patio door to the garden, polished oak flooring and a feature carved sandstone fireplace incorporating a gas coal effect living flame fire.
The large dining room also enjoys access to the rear gardens whilst there is also a useful study.
There is a well fitted kitchen/breakfast room benefitting from limestone flooring and which contains a good range of wall and floor cupboard units with Corian worktops and lighting, incorporating a one and a half bowl sink with mixer and filter taps, a Neff electric oven, electric induction hob and extractor hood, dishwasher and a gas fired two oven Aga with canopy over.
Opening off is an attractive family room with a feature vaulted ceiling incorporating Velux roof lights and exposed trusses, deep windows on two sides overlooking the gardens with a pair of French doors to the sun terrace, underfloor heating and a Contura contemporary style log burner on a stone hearth.
There is a rear entrance hall with access to the courtyard, a further fitted cloakroom, a useful boot room and a large utility room fitted with a range of laminated wall and floor cupboards with a stainless steel sink, plumbing for a washing machine and boiler room off housing the Worcester gas fired central heating boiler and Heatrae Sadia hot water cylinder.
On the first floor is a central landing, approached by an attractive staircase from the reception hall, with built-in storage and access to the loft space.
There are five good double bedrooms, most with built-in wardrobes. The master bedroom enjoys fine views to the rear and includes a range of built-in wardrobes and dressing table fitment together with an en-suite partly tiled bathroom having underfloor heating and containing a bath, washbasin, shower cubicle and WC.
The guest bedroom, also enjoying an attractive outlook, has an en-suite shower room with tiled shower cubicle, washbasin and WC.
The part tiled family bathroom contains a bath with shower attachment, washbasin and a tiled shower cubicle, whilst there is a separate WC.
Outside, the attached double garage has twin up and over garage doors to the parking driveway at the front and separate access doors. There is also a substantial timber workshop/stable building located to the rear.
The Cottage - Located across the block paved parking courtyard from the main residence is an excellent, character, stone built detached self-contained cottage with a Stonesfield slated roof which can form a useful annexe to the property or is currently used as a valuable letting cottage either for holiday lets or longer term.
A hardwood front door opens to an entrance hall with a tiled bathroom leading off and containing a bath with shower over, washbasin and WC.
There is a compact fitted kitchen with a range of wall and floor cupboards having laminated worktops incorporating a stainless steel one and half bowl sink, an Indesit electric oven, Zanussi gas hob with extractor, plumbing for a dishwasher and a Worcester gas central heating boiler.
The character sitting room features exposed ceiling beams and a part exposed stone wall together with a corner fireplace incorporating a Villager gas fired stove with a tiled canopy over. There is also an adjoining dining room/occasional bedroom with exposed ceiling timbers.
On the first floor is a landing, approached by a spiral staircase from the sitting room, with two double bedrooms leading off.
The Gardens & Grounds - The property is set well back from the lane behind a stone front boundary wall with a pair of five bar gates opening to the extensive block paved courtyard parking area with small lawn, access to both the front and rear of the main house, garaging, workshop and cottage. A further five bar gate opens to the lovely south facing rear gardens which include a large paved sun terrace, sweeping lawns flanked by deep well stocked flower beds containing a variety of shrubs and trees and enclosed by mature hedging, a feature tree house and further lawned gardens to side with a timber garden shed.
Beyond is the excellent amenity land, comprising two enclosures of level pasture land, enclosed by post and rail and wire fencing, with a timber field shelter.
In all, the property extends to a total site area of 12.59 acres (5.95 Ha) approximately
General Information: -
Services - All mains services 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. Gas fired central heating is installed to the main house.
Tenure & Possession - The property is for sale Freehold with vacant possession available on completion.
Fixtures And Fittings - All items mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale price, all others are expressly excluded.
Council Tax - We understand that the property has been placed in Band G with council tax payable to Stratford on Avon District Council.
Energy Performance Certificates - Energy efficiency ratings: Farmhouse: Band D (Current), Band C (Potential).
Cottage: Band E (Current), Band D (Potential).
Copies of the full EPC reports are available upon request.
Viewing - By appointment only with the selling agents.
Location - From Shipston on Stour take the A3400 north towards Stratford upon Avon. Proceed through Tredington and at the roundabout take the second exit continue towards Stratford upon Avon. Turn next left signposted Armscote and upon entering the village, follow the road around to the right before taking the second right turn into Middle Street. Turn left at the end of the lane and the entrance to the property will be found a short distance along on the right. Post Code: CV37 8DQ
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