3 bedroom detached bungalow for saleLeamington Hastings, Warwickshire
Guide Price £525,000
- Detached Bungalow Occupying an Enviable Position
- Plot of 0.37 Acre
- 3 Bedrooms
- African Iroko Hardwood Double Glazing
- Gas Central Heating
- Double Garage & Off Road Parking
- Mature Gardens with Specimen Trees
- Popular Village Location
Full descriptionA delightful detached bungalow set in just over a third of an acre of formal gardens in the centre of this popular Warwickshire village.
Introduction - Casa Mia was believed to have been constructed in the 1960s and occupies an impressive corner plot in formal gardens of 0.37 acre in the centre of Leamington Hastings; opposite the village green. The present owner has resided in the house for close to forty years and has enjoyed its peaceful environment whilst also being at the hub of the village and its social activities. The bungalow has three bedrooms, a bathroom, an L shape lounge/dining room and kitchen. There is an attractive Mediterranean style veranda to the front, African Iroko hardwood double glazing and gas central heating. The property also benefits from off road parking for several vehicles and a detached double garage.
Accommodation Summary -
Vendors Comments - Beautifully framed by a verdant patchwork of rolling farmland is Leamington Hastings, a delightful village that lies in close proximity to Rugby, Coventry and Royal Leamington Spa. Casa Mia is an attractive bungalow that enjoys a superb location right in the heart of the village. Before we purchased the bungalow almost forty years ago, we had been searching and searching for the ideal property, says Betty, but we were having absolutely no luck. However, when we finally happened upon Casa Mia it just seemed to tick all the boxes. It enjoys a lovely position within what is a very pretty and friendly village, it was close to my husbands work in Cawston, Dunchurch, and most importantly it had all the space we wanted, both inside and out.
The bungalow was lovely when we bought it, but over the years weve done various bits and pieces to enhance it further. We updated the kitchen, replaced most of the windows and we also replaced the huge stone fireplace which I always hated with a really attractive wood burner and modern surround. Its not only now a really lovely focal point, but with a fire roaring away, it creates a really cosy atmosphere. And as well as cosmetic changes, weve also made improvements to the layout of the house to both maximise the space and make it more conducive to everyday family life.
A number of the rooms open onto both the front veranda and the back garden, so theres a lovely connection between inside and out, continues Betty. The veranda at the front has almost a Mediterranean feel, while the back is more of a traditional English country garden with a pretty patio area, a small orchard and a vegetable plot. Its a beautiful space and its filled with a variety of trees, so theres always a good stock of wood for the fire in the living room.
Favourite Room: Id say that my favourite part of the house is probably the living room, says Betty, especially during the winter when the log burner is roaring away. It also has three 8ft-wide windows that not only make it wonderfully light and bright, but they also bring in the beautiful views across the garden.
Favourite aspect of the grounds or surrounding area: Ive lived here a long time so I have lots of friends in the village; theres a really good sense of community here, which is what I love most about it, says Betty. For day-to-day necessities theres a good selection of towns and villages close by, and Draycote Water, which is a lovely place to visit, is only a matter of minutes away.
Memorable event (if not another favourite room or unique feature): The entrance hall is really quite unusual in the fact that the ceiling is much higher than those in the rest of the house, says Betty. The people who had the house built had a beautiful old grandfather clock, and that was the space designed to accommodate it. The clock has obviously now gone, but the high ceiling creates a rather impressive entrance.
What theyll miss most / why they are leaving: Its the community within the village that I think Ill miss most when I leave, says Betty, that and the gorgeous position of the house; my husband always used to say it was the best plot in the village. I can look out of the window and see nothing but green, and when the leaves have fallen from the trees I can even see the boats on Draycote Water. Its been a lovely home.
Ground Floor - There are three steps leading up to an impressive veranda with wrought iron railings and timber supports that in turn provide excellent views of the private foregarden. There are patterned terracotta floor tiles across the veranda and a glazed double door that leads to the entrance hall; this has doors that lead to the rear lobby, sitting room and cloakroom whilst a further hallway leads to the bedroom accommodation and bathroom. The cloakroom has a low level WC with wash basin, tiled splashback and louvre doors that house a variety of linen shelves and the electrical consumer unit. The sitting room is bathed in natural light with double glazed windows to the front and side aspects. This room also has an impressive fireplace with log burner and tiled hearth together with radiator heating, uplighters and TV points. In turn, the room then leads to a dining room which has hardwood doors that lead to the rear patio and bi-fold doors that provide access to the kitchen. The kitchen has a double glazed window overlooking the rear garden, a range of matching base and wall mounted units, wall mounted Valiant combination boiler and space and plumbing for a washing machine. There is a four ring halogen hob and Hotpoint double oven and space for a dishwasher. There is also space for an upright fridge freezer and a stainless steel one and a half bowl wink and drainer set beneath the window with views across the garden. There is access from here to the rear lobby where there is a part glazed door and a double glazed door and window that leads to the rear.
Entrance Hall - 3.40 x 3.13 (11'1" x 10'3") -
Sitting Room - 5.89 x 3.61 (19'3" x 11'10") -
Dining Room - 2.87 x2.12 (9'4" x6'11") -
Kitchen - 3.63 x 2.51 (11'10" x 8'2") -
Bedroom Accommodation - There are three bedrooms at Casa Mia with a hallway that has access to the roof void. Bedroom one is situated at the front of the property with a double glazed window to the side aspect and glazed doors leading to the front terrace. There is a built in double wardrobe and a built in single wardrobe and three wall light points. Bedroom two has a side and rear aspect with radiator heating whilst bedroom three is also situated at the front with radiator and glazed doors that lead to the front terrace/veranda. The family bathroom has been refitted and comprises a panelled three quarter length bath with a thermostatically controlled shower over. There are two double glazed windows to the rear and a wash basin with vanity unit, enclosed WC, fully tiled walls, LED downlighters and a heated chrome towel rail.
Bedroom 1 - 4.57 x 3.19 (14'11" x 10'5") -
Bedroom 2 - 3.48 x 2.48 (11'5" x 8'1") -
Bedroom 3 - 3.19 x 2.20 (10'5" x 7'2") -
Family Bathroom -
Double Garage & Parking - 5.19 x 4.62 (17'0" x 15'1") - The property has a tarmac driveway with hard standing for at least five vehicles and then access to the detached double garage which has two cedar double doors. This has power and lighting plus an external LED security light and a window to the rear aspect.
Front Garden - There is a pathway leading from the parking area past an attractive ornamental pond with water feature. The pathway continues past the garage to the front veranda. The foregarden is beautifully shielded from the road and Casa Mia sits, as previously stated on an elevated plot, in gardens of 0.37 acre. The fore garden is laid mainly to lawn and has a variety of well stocked shrubs and borders surrounding the frontage. The pathway continues past a timber shed (which has a security light) down the side elevation and leads to a rear terrace, which runs the length of the rear elevation to create an attractive seating area, shielded by trellis work. The path continues past a variety of trees, including a Comice Pear but mostly Espaliered Apples, and past the kitchen garden until you reach a greenhouse; which has two cold frames and large Yew Tree. There are steps from here that lead down to a large shed and into an orchard area, which is home to 5 apple trees and an ornamental rose garden, surrounded by lawns. The boundary is shielded by mature trees until you reach the fore garden once more.
Location - Leamington Hastings is a quiet rural village with a 13th Century Church, the Parish Church of All Saints, Parish Hall; which has a tennis court and bowling green, nursery, infant School and a hard tennis court just along the road in Hill. It is situated between Rugby, Southam and Royal Leamington Spa. The village and surrounding area provides for a range of social and sporting activities including a youth club, allotment association, cricket, rugby, tennis, shooting, riding, angling, bowling and a book club. There is an extensive range of state and private schooling available, all within easy travelling distance. There is easy access to the excellent road network surrounding Warwickshire, and a Virgin high-speed train services leaves from Rugby station, arriving at London, Euston in less than one hour. A wider range of shopping can be found in Rugby, Daventry and Leamington Spa.
Services - Mains gas, mains water, electricity and broadband are connected
Local Authority - Rugby Borough Council.
Telephone (01788) 533533.
Council tax band G.
Viewing Arrangements - Strictly by the vendors sole agents on (01788) 820062.
Opening Hours - Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm
Directions - Leave Rugby on the A426 Dunchurch Road going directly through the village of Dunchurch and heading towards Southam. Soon after passing directly through Kites Hardwick, you will see the right turning for Birdingbury and Leamington Hastings. Continue directly through Hill and after three quarters of a mile as the road bears sharply to the right, go past the attractive church and Casa Mia is situated just opposite the village green, before the road bends left toward Birdingbury.
Agents Notes - All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure.
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