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6 bedroom house for sale

Church Lane, Lapworth

Guide Price* £1,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning Location with 5.2 Acres
  • Six Double Bedrooms
  • Four Delightful Reception Rooms
  • Two Private Lakes and Woodland
  • Outstanding Separate Bungalow
  • Extended and Refurbished Throughout
  • Magnificent Sweeping Driveway behind Private Wall and Gates
  • Exceptionally High Standard Throughout

Full description

As locations go, Lapworth Croft in the beautiful English village of Lapworth takes some beating. Set within 5.2 acres of the most stunning Warwickshire countryside and including two private lakes and woodland within the grounds, the property offers substantial family accommodation in the most idyllic of settings.

Description - Lapworth Croft briefly comprises five double bedrooms, four bathrooms, large family kitchen, four delightful reception rooms and a superb reception hall. This striking family residence has been fully refurbished and presented to a very high standard throughout. In addition to the main house there is an exceptional one bedroomed separate bungalow, which also offers a high specification and spacious accommodation.

Main Entrance - Lapworth Croft is entered through magnificent gates and the long sweeping driveway offers an exceptionally grand approach to this superb family residence. There is ample parking and the beautiful gardens wrap around three sides of the house which has an elevated position overlooking its sweeping lawns, lakes and woodland beyond.

The main front entrance to the property has handsome stone steps leading up to the superb double doors with a beautiful leaded light window above. From the vestibule, a second, and most grand leaded glass panelled oak door take you into the main residence. The Entrance Hall is as spacious as it is welcoming, with a beautiful seating area by the front bay window, a welcoming fireplace and exquisite décor. Solid oak doors and original archways lead of to the principle rooms:

Reception Rooms - There are three stunning Reception Rooms leading from the hall, each with sumptuous décor and a wealth of beautiful original features such as deep skirting boards, superb ceiling and coving plaster detail and magnificent oak framed doors.

The Drawing Room is substantial, offering the perfect space for entertaining, relaxing and enjoying the surrounding views. Stunningly decorated with sumptuous drapes, beautiful wall coverings, and a wealth of original features such as the outstanding ceiling plasterwork, deep skirting boards and beautiful fireplace. Benefiting from two sets of French doors offering access to the terrace to one side and sweeping lawns and lake to the other, the stunning grounds surround this delightful room.

This dual aspect Sitting Room creates a wonderful relaxed space to enjoy the outstanding views from both the French doors that overlook the front of the grounds and the huge picture window overlooking the lake and superb gardens beyond. With very high ceilings, a beautiful original fireplace and the sumptuous décor blending contemporary plum colours with cool creams, it’s easy to see why this is a favourite with the family.

The impressive Dining Room has a beautiful bay window overlooking the sweeping driveway, summer house and grounds beyond. The focal point of this room has to be the fabulous pewter fireplace with a real flame gas fire and attractive limestone surround. Picture windows to either side of the fireplace and the original butlers serving hatch, further adds to the blend of charming period features combined with classic contemporary décor.

Breakfast Kitchen - The breakfast kitchen has been very well designed and installed by Siematic. It is well-proportioned and offers a modern contemporary style that blends well with the period of the property. Maple colour doors contrast well with the natural slate tiled flooring and dark granite work tops where a useful breakfast bar has been created to offer an alternative casual dining area. There is an excellent array of fitted appliances including a Neff double oven and grill, Siemens four gas hob, AEG dishwasher and Siemens Integrated Fridge and Freezer. A large picture window overlooks the courtyard and annex beyond and a door leads from here to the inner lobby.

The Breakfast Room is the fourth of the reception rooms. This delightful space leads from the kitchen and offers the perfect casual dining area for all the family. Still retaining part of the original servants' stairs as a very quaint feature and having a real flame gas fire with original surround, this room offers lots of warmth and character. The large picture window overlooks the courtyard.

Blue brick stairs lead down from here to the white walls and high ceilings of the cellar. With a further door leading out this space offers perfect dry storage and ideal wine cellarage. There is also a door leading up to the courtyard from the cellar.

Leading from the Reception Hall is the boot room, cloakroom and wc, all with beautiful herringbone terracotta tiled flooring, ample storage and smart décor. There is also a door leading from the boot room directly to the outside courtyard.

The original Butlers Pantry is a most charming and very useful space having all its original china cabinets and shelving in place, herringbone terracotta tiled flooring and a most rare original copper plated lead sink.

Upstairs - The Master Suite is both spacious and luxurious with huge dressing room, ample fitted wardrobes and double French doors leading to charming balcony and a wonderful built in seating area to the bay window. Moving through into the master bedroom is a second set of French doors lead to a further more spacious balcony offering exceptional unspoilt views. This opulent spacious room also has further window creating outstanding views of the sweeping lawns and lake beyond. The equally impressive master en-suite is light and airy with luxury fitted sanitary wear including a beautiful fitted bath and spacious walk in shower, all finished with equally high end décor.

There are two further excellent double bedrooms on this floor with a range furniture and immaculately presented. Each of the bedrooms has access to two further generous bathrooms, with one leading through to a separate sauna.

On the top floor are a further two double bedrooms, the first, with its vaulted ceiling, exquisite décor and excellent range of fitted wardrobes, lends itself perfectly as a fabulous guest suite. Following the modern theme the en-suite is equally as superb in design and décor. The second double bedroom is also presented to a good standard.

Seperate Bungalow - Linking the main residence to the separate Bungalow is a double garage and store room, there is also a covered walkway through from the courtyard to the rear gardens.

As an exceptional addition to Lapworth Croft the present owners created a superb separate bungalow. The living accommodation is first class, offering very spacious accommodation and a high standard of décor incorporating quality fixtures, fittings and furnishings.

Reception Hall – The property is entered through a beautiful oak front door into the spacious light and airy reception hall. There is ample storage throughout including four large built in fitted wardrobes in the inner hallway.

Living Room – generous in size and flooded with natural light with windows to three sides and French doors that lead to a patio area and stunning views of the grounds beyond. There is also an inset gas fireplace and mantle creating a lovely focal point in this room.

Bathroom – contemporary and very spacious, this beautifully tiled bathroom has floor to ceiling luxury tiling, a large walk in shower, a vanity unit with an inset porcelain sink, low level wc and a modern chrome heated towel rail. There is also a large linen storage cupboard.

The double bedroom is delightful, with high ceilings, fitted wardrobes, excellent décor and French doors leading directly to the fore grounds of Lapworth Croft with a small terrace on which to sit and enjoy the unspoilt views.

Kitchen – As with the rest of this Bungalow, the kitchen does not disappoint in both size and quality. A large picture window over looks its own private, very pretty garden with rose beds, a lawned area, arbour and mature trees and shrubbery. There is a superb range of fitted units in a cream matt shaker style with solid doors and contrasting wooden work tops. Integrated appliances include: AEG double oven, induction inset hob, AEG dishwasher, Hotpoint Fridge and Freezer and a 1.5 stainless steel sink and drainer with a mixer tap. In addition to the wealth of storage there is also ample room for a separate table and chairs.

Utility Room – leading from the kitchen, this area offers further space and storage and has the plumbing in place for the washer and dryer, together with a single bowl stainless steel sink and mixer tap. A cupboard to the end of the utility houses the Worcester Bosh boiler and offers further storage.

Grounds - Lapworth Croft sits beautifully within its grounds of 5.2 acres. From the moment you approach the large private gated entrance, you are immediately taken with the grandeur of the entrance to this exceptional residence. The long sweeping driveway with lawn to either side draws you up the elevated position of the property. Large lawns sweep away from the house down to the magnificent grounds with a stunning collection of mature trees, beautiful borders and a charming summer house. The main driveway has substantial parking for many cars and a courtyard area offering alternative entrances in to the property. Stone steps lead down from the property to the lawns below and the garden wraps around this family home creating wonderful views to all sides. One of the most striking features of the grounds is the outstanding natural lake teeming with wildlife and water plants and having a large decked terrace and charming boat house. There is also a second lake and substantial further grounds and woodland areas, offering potential for a paddock and complete privacy to Lapworth Croft.

Seller Insight - "This imposing country home, which was originally built at the turn of the century, enjoys a picturesque location on the edge of the charming village of Lapworth. “We were living in Solihull before moving here
in 1995,” says the owner, “but our children were quite young at the time and we were keen to find a family home with lots of space both inside and out. My husband heard that the Croft was coming up for auction, but it was in a sorry state then and the first time we came to view it there was snow coming through the roof and we had to work around with torches, but we could see that it had bags of potential.”

“The renovation process took about six months to complete, and during that time everything from the roof to the plumbing was updated, and the whole house was redecorated throughout. Initially we tried to keep the look and feel of the interior quite traditional, in keeping with the architectural style of the building, but over the years we’ve made changes here and there and I suppose our taste has become
more stripped back and has become more contemporary. It’s been a most stunning family home and I‘m glad we got the opportunity to rescue it.”

“The grounds extend to around five acres and it’s been wonderful to have so much open space, particularly for the children,” continues Meg. “We have formal gardens around the house itself, but the rest of the land has deliberately been left natural, so it’s an absolute haven for wildlife. We have two lakes and a lot of fond
memories of the long hot summers with the children messing about on the water. It really is such an idyllic place.”

“The room that we call ‘the sitting room’ is probably my favourite part of the house,” says Meg. “It’s a very tranquil space and it has lovely views in both directions across the garden and down to one of the lakes.”

"The outlook is fantastic in every direction says Meg. Lapworth is a lovely village and we are spoilt for choice in terms of gastro pubs and when we need to travel further afield the transport links are excellent.
I suppose the biggest change to the house has been the addition of the bungalow says Meg. It is very spacious with its own garden and although we built it for elderly parents it would be equally perfect for grown up children or guests."

"We have discovered over the years that the house has a great history and I’ll miss the character of the house and its outlook says Meg. It’s been a fabulous family home and I think we will all be sad to leave."


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  • Lapworth (1.8 mi)
  • Danzey (2.4 mi)
  • Dorridge (2.6 mi)
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