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2 bedroom detached house for sale

Church Lane, Newbold On Stour

Sold STC £300,000

Property Description

Key features

  • An interesting property over 200 years old
  • Not Listed
  • Very quiet and private location
  • Pretty, easily managed gardens
  • Magnificent inglenook fireplace
  • Two charming bedrooms

Full description

A two bedroom period cottage, not Listed, tucked away in a very secluded corner of this pretty village; ripe for further improvement to become a perfect retreat.

A two bedroom period cottage tucked away in a very secluded corner of this pretty village; not Listed, and ripe for further improvement and possible extension subject to the necessary planning consents.

Edmund's Cottage - Tucked away at the bottom of Church Lane, where some of the village's most historic and charming houses are located, Edmund's Cottage is set back behind its neighbour and provides an exceptionally private hideaway set in a pretty, south-facing garden. Unusually for a property of this age, the cottage is not Listed and therefore allows scope for improvement and possible extension subject to the necessary planning consents.

It is difficult to date the property precisely, but the main part of the building in its current form is at least 200 years old and has probably always been a traditional labourer's cottage, complete with its private well by the front door. The house is primarily of stone construction, with some later additions and repairs in red brick which makes for a unique and very attractive exterior.

One of the most striking features of the property is the very substantial inglenook fireplace in the living room, built in traditional limestone with a massive beam which echoes the original wood framing elsewhere in the house. The living room is a fine example of a country cottage interior, with good ceiling height and generous proportions giving it a bright, open feel. The woodburner set into the fireplace is an efficient addition to the natural insulation provided by the thick original walls.

The kitchen is neat and bright, having ample space for the range of fitted units and appliances it currently houses and a pleasant outlook to the garden. Like the rest of the house it would benefit from some updating, and with a little imagination and TLC it could be transformed into a charming focal point, already having the benefit of a feature woodburning stove.

The bathroom is located on the ground floor, and is also ripe for renovation, perhaps providing an opportunity for reconfiguring this space at the same time.

The stairwell displays some of the original timber framework, as do the two bedrooms upstairs, both of which have very pretty windows overlooking the garden.

The main bedroom is a generous size and has some charming features; the massive chimney breast provides a focal point, having recesses to either side, and the window is set into the slope of the roof, with an exposed beam above.

The second bedroom is somewhat smaller but would still accommodate a double bed and is currently also used as a study; the very quiet and efficient boiler is housed in a built-in cupboard in the corner of the room.

Outside - Both the kitchen and the living room access the porch, which allows plenty of natural light into the house and provides useful utility space. From the porch, a path leads through the lawned garden to both the garage and the pedestrian access to the driveway and Church Lane.

The garage is of modern construction, tandem style to allow for storage and workshop space as well as vehicle accommodation if required. In front of the garage, which has an up-and-over door, there is space on the driveway for two vehicles.

The garden is a secluded sun trap, capturing the best of the daylight. Mainly laid to lawn, with some trees and shrubs, it requires little maintenance but offers a 'blank canvas' to a keen or potential gardener.

General Information -

Newbold On Stour - This pretty south Warwickshire village sits a couple of miles north of Shipston on Stour which provides a good range of local amenities, and is approximately six miles south of the larger town of Stratford upon Avon; the region boasts excellent schools and recreational facilities and is on the fringe of the stunningly beautiful Cotswolds countryside.

Newbold has its own village store and a very popular public house, the White Hart. The traditional village Primary School, which is shared with neighbouring Tredington, is located beside the Village Green, with a well-designed, modern Village Hall and St. David's Church close by.

Services - Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity are 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, and the boiler has been replaced recently.

Tenure - We understand that 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. Curtains and other furnishings may be included by negotiation.

Council Tax - We understand that the property has been placed in band F with Stratford upon Avon District Council.

Energy Performance Certificate - The Energy Efficiency Rating for this property is currently Band E. A full copy of the EPC Report is available on request.

Location And Viewings - Taking the Shipston Road out of Stratford upon Avon, proceed through the village of Alderminster and on to Newbold on Stour. Continue through the village, and just opposite the churchyard, turn left into Church Lane. Edmund's Cottage is situated at the very end of the lane, having a driveway to the right of the neighbouring property and being tucked away behind other houses. Post Code CV37 8TW

Viewings strictly by appointment with the Agents.

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18 September 2015


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