2 bedroom detached house for saleLittle Wolford, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36
- 2 reception rooms
- Self contained one bedroom annexe
- Garage & double open day car port
- Secure home office
- Ample driveway parking
- Gardens including lawns, orchard, potager, ornamental pond, vegetable patches & chicken run
Unique 19th Century Gate Lodge
Situated on the northern edge of the Cotswolds on the southern tip of Warwickshire, close to the borders of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire.
Long Compton the nearest village, is made up of predominately stone houses surrounded by beautiful countryside; the village has a post office, village stores, public house/hotel, church, village hall and junior school.
Molly's Lodge is within easy reach of the larger market towns of Chipping Norton, Moreton-in-Marsh, Shipston-on-Stour. Banbury and Stratford upon Avon offer more extensive requirements with a wide of variety of shops, public houses, schools and recreational and community centres and facilities.
Mainline railway stations at Moreton-in-Marsh (London Paddington 1h 42mins direct) and Banbury (London Marylebone 1h direct). Services to Oxford, Worcester, Birmingham also available
Local sporting activities include golf at Tadmarton Heath and Milcombe, racing at Stratford upon Avon, Cheltenham and Warwick; theatre at Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon.
Molly's Lodge is an attractive Grade II Listed former gate house to the Weston Park Estate. Dating to 1834, the property was designed by Edward Blore who is most notable for his completion of John Nash's design of Buckingham Palace.
The property features squared and shaped coursed limestone, polygonal corner turrets, embattled parapet, a pyramidal slate roof with carved finial and stone mullion windows.
Approached over a gated gravel driveway, access to the property is gained over a paved pathway. A glazed oak door leads to the rear lobby from which can be accessed a bathroom fitted with white sanitary ware and a tiled floor.
A stone archway gives way to the kitchen which is fitted with a range of wall and base units as well as appliances including; Neff halogen hob, high level oven, extractor & Bosch dishwasher. Stone mullion windows overlook a cottage garden with box hedging and a gravelled seating area.
The dining room is accessed from the kitchen with stone mullion window, decorative Victorian cast iron fireplace over a stone hearth.
A generous dual aspect sitting room features a wonderful brick built inglenook fireplace fitted with a wood burning stove.
The entrance hall features the original front door and has a stone alcove fitted with shelving and a wrought iron spiral staircase that ascends to the first floor and double bedroom. This room has a vaulted ceiling with exposed roof timbers as well as a bank of fitted wardrobes.
Situated adjacent the property is Molly's Mews, a detached timber framed building incorporating a single garage, two open bay carports and a secure home office. External stairs provide access to a self contained one bedroom annexe with living space, kitchenette, double bedroom and separate bathroom.
The mature plot and gardens are laid out to distinct areas including formal lawns, an ornamental pond, as well as a cottage garden with box hedging and gravelled seating area. There are raised vegetable patches, a chicken run with shed, a green house and a potager garden planted with soft fruits, vegetables and herbs. In addition there is a hard standing area with garden shed and seating area. A small orchard has plum, pear and apple trees, whilst yew hedges, honeysuckle and herbaceous borders provide structure, scent and a variety of colour all year round.
From Banbury, take the B4035 towards Shipston-on-Stour. After approximately 4 miles turn left as signed to Tadmarton and Wiggington. Proceed for 2 miles and turn right at the crossroads towards Whichford. Follow this road round to the left signed to Great Rollright and Chipping Norton and then after a short distance turn right signed Little Rollright and Stow. Continue on this road and at the T junction turn right onto the A3400 towards Long Compton. Proceed through the village and up the hill passing the turning to Whichford and Ascott on your right. Prepare to slow down and take the next right turn; then trav el a short distance where access to the property can be found on the left hand side.
From Shipston on Stour, take the A3400 south for Long Compton and Oxford. Proceed past the left hand turns for Cherington and Stourton and after about a mile turn left immediately past the signpost for Whichford and Ascott into a private drive. Molly's Lodge is situated immediately on the left.
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