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BEECHWOOD COTTAGE

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I love the whole house, but if I had to pick a favourite room it would probably be the dining hall, purely because it’s the part of the house that has undergone the most dramatic transformation,” says the owner. “It’s heavily beamed, features our gorgeous bespoke staircase and when you walk into the house it makes for a really impressive entrance.”

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Entering the property through the storm canopy porch into the hallway, the hall has beautiful stain glass windows on either side. Off the hallway is the dining room which benefits from solid oak flooring and a feature wall with exposed original beams. The dining room gives access to the lounge, which also benefits from character features such as exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace with recessed brick surrounds. The lounge also has french doors, giving access to the garden, which is great in the summer months allowing you to open up the house to the garden. Great for large gatherings or simply entertaining! The ground floor also comprises of a breakfast kitchen, study, and cloakroom. The breakfast kitchen has an array of base and drawer units set under a Corian worktop surface. A dual fuel Range master cooker with extractor hood set above, integrated Neff microwave, integrated fridge, integrated Miele dishwasher. A door leading out to the rear garden area which also leads to the Annexe.

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Seller Insight Beechwood Cottage is an extremely attractive period home that is simply bursting with character and charm. It boasts over five acres of rolling grounds, excellent equestrian facilities, a self-contained cottage and occupies an idyllic countryside location just six miles from Coventry city centre. “This house took us two long years to find as our wish list was really quite specific,” says the owner. “We wanted land so that our daughter could keep her horses close by, a lovely big family home in a rural yet convenient location and we also wanted separate accommodation for my parents and Beechwood Cottage ticked every single box.” “We believe the house was built around two hundred years ago and it’s incredibly pretty to look at, but there was quite a bit of work that needed to be done to make it both to our taste and conducive to modern family life, and so over time we’ve made quite a few improvements, but all very much in keeping with the wonderful sense of history of this lovely old building. There was a lot of dark oak panelling, which made the house feel enclosed, so we took that off and generally lightened the décor throughout; we extended the kitchen, transformed the dining hall and we had a beautiful bespoke staircase built. The whole house is now wonderfully light and bright, the layout flows beautifully and there are lots of features such as exposed beams and timbers and an inglenook fireplace that give it real character and charm. It’s been a fabulous family home and I love absolutely everything about it.” “The garden and grounds are another feature of the property,” continues the owner. “We have a huge lawn that’s edged with borders full of mature shrubs and flowers, there’s a pretty pond, a rockery and we have a lovely big patio where we can sit out and just admire our lovely surroundings. A little walkway leads to the orchard beyond which we have four fields, a large stable block and a manege. It’s such a beautiful environment to live in, so private and peaceful, and the views are lovely.” “The house enjoys this wonderfully tucked away location on a very quiet lane and the views are of virtually nothing but open countryside,” says the owner. “However, Kenilworth is only ten minutes away by car and I can be in either Coventry, Leamington or Solihull in around twenty minutes, so everything we might want or need is within easy reach.” “The Annexe began life as stables, then became garaging and we then converted it for my parents,” says the owner. “It has one bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen, a dining room and a lounge so it’s very spacious. We actually have planning permission in place to build a large kitchen extension which includes a glass atrium that would join it to the main house.” “We’re moving to be closer to our children, but there’s no doubt it’s going to be a tremendous wrench to leave this house,” says the owner. “In terms of what I’ll miss most when we leave, I’d have to say everything. It’s a very special place and we’ve had fourteen very happy years here.”* * These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.

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Rising to the first floor via a beautiful bespoke oak staircase, there are three double bedrooms with the master bedroom boasting an ensuite comprising of: shower cubicle, low-level WC, hand wash basin and heated towel rail and mirror. The further two bedrooms benefit from fitted wardrobes and exposed beams. There is also a recently refitted family bathroom.

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The Annexe, spanning an impressive 769sqft and split over two levels with the ground floor comprising of a breakfast kitchen and two reception rooms, one of which is currently used as a home office and the other as a gymnasium. Rising to the first floor there is a very spacious bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a bathroom comprising of a panelled bath having shower fitment over, low-level WC and hand wash basin.

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Outside, rear garden being landscaped, stunning grounds with an abundance of floral and herbaceous beds throughout, two paved patio areas, ideal for seating furniture during the summer. Waterfall feature, brick-built workshop/store with double doors. Greenhouse to one side with Shed to the other and at the front of the property there is parking for up to six vehicles. The garden gives access to the paddocks and stabling of which there are three paddock areas with water and post and rail fencing including four separate coppices, one of which has an adjoining pond adjacent to the stables. The timber-framed stable block has five stables, tack room, electric supply, alarm system along with adjoining hay barn and additional loose box. The 40m x 20m menege has an equisand and rubber fibre surface. There is also separate access to the stables via a stoned drive from Hodgetts Lane.

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LOCATION Beechwood Cottage is situated in the village of Berkswell close to the neighbouring village of Balsall Common. This location provides quick and easy access to the Midland Motorway Network including the M42, M40 and the M69. The Berkwell train station is also only 1.4 miles away or 4 minutes’ drive (Google Maps)

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Planning permission has recently been granted for extension of the kitchen to the main residence by four meters including a glazed atrium to link to the Annexe. Planning reference PL/2017/02100/MINF SERVICES TO THE PROPERTY All Mains Connected LOCAL AUTHORITY Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS Strictly via the vendor’s sole agents Fine & Country WEBSITE For more information visit www.fineandcountry. com/coventry OPENING HOURS Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday

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Agents notes: All measurements are approximate 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. Printed 11.01.2019

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FINE & COUNTRY Fine & Country is a global network of estate agencies specialising in the marketing, sale and rental of luxury residential property. With offices in the UK, Australia, Egypt, France, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Namibia, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, The Channel Islands, UAE, USA and West Africa we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with the local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals. Fine & Country appreciates the most exclusive properties require a more compelling, sophisticated and intelligent presentation - leading to a common, yet uniquely exercised and successful strategy emphasising the lifestyle qualities of the property.

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This unique approach to luxury homes marketing delivers high quality, intelligent and creative concepts for property promotion combined with the latest technology and marketing techniques. We understand moving home is one of the most important decisions you make; your home is both a financial and emotional investment. With Fine & Country you benefit from the local knowledge, experience, expertise and contacts of a well trained, educated and courteous team of professionals, working to make the sale or purchase of your property as stress free as possible.

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