MAIDENHEAD ROAD Stratford-upon-Avon | Warwickshire | CV37 6XY
A good sized entrance hall with wooden flooring leads through to an elegant lounge with two large bay windows and a wood burning stove. The second lounge, dining room and office all lead off the hallway. All rooms are well portioned with ample light and period features.
Lifestyle A spacious family residence, home to Gavin and Katharine, their son, daughter, two cairn terriers and Buster the cat, this distinguished property lays on the outskirts of historic Stratford-upon-Avon. “We have lived in the property for seven years,” explains Gavin, “we had lived in London for nearly 20 years previously and fancied a change of scenery. This house on the outskirts of Stratford seemed to offer the peace and quiet of the countryside whilst being near enough to stroll into town without using the car. Katharine grew up in Stratford and her family had always lived either on Maidenhead Road or Avenue Road, so when we moved back we knew exactly what part of the town we wanted to live in. This was the only property we ever viewed and we just thought its position was unbeatable. It’s an unusual house. We both liked that it is quite distinctive and tall. Most people know of the tall white house at the end of Maidenhead Road - it's particularly useful when giving instructions to a taxi driver!” “The airy hallway was an instant hit when we first viewed the house,” recalls Katharine. “After years of living in London we found the tranquility of the house amazing. It's such a peaceful part of the world yet only a few minutes into the bustle of Stratford. In winter, the lounge has a woodburning stove, which makes it the ideal place to curl up and keep warm. On a Sunday in winter we will have a long walk and then all watch a film whilst the fire roars - the dogs particularly like it.” There are rural views over the fields to the side of the property. “We think the property has a perfect position. At the end of the road is Shakespeare's Birthplace and all the amenities of Stratford-upon-Avon, but next door is the Welcombe Hills, a stunning wildlife reserve, ideal for long dog walks with our dogs,” continues Gavin. The property ideally accommodates a large family, with space for both work and play. “Gavin often works from home as he finds he's much more productive there than in the office. However, we are both in London at least once a week and the new faster trains mean you can get to the capital in about an hour – and you always get a seat!” describes Katharine. “We have recently relocated our business and with the children having moved schools, a house move seems sensible since neither of us are keen on commuting by car after spending two decades in London,” concludes Gavin. The couple will be sad to leave the property and the town but family and business commitments draw them to a new chapter. “It’s been a fantastic home for us as a family and we will be sad to leave.” * These comments are the personal views of the current owners 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.
The modern kitchen with fitted units and integrated appliances is open plan leading into the conservatory which has French doors into the garden. This area is perfect for family living and entertaining.
On the first floor is the master bedroom. This good sized double room with a fabulous modern en-suite has a large shower, built in wardrobes, basin and W.C.The second double bedroom which is also a good size with ample light has an en-suite shower and W.C. There is further storage space in the landing.
There are two further double bedrooms, one with the original bedroom fireplace the other with built in wardrobes. The family bathroom is modern, spacious and light with a shower over the bath a W.C. and basin.
To the front of the property the drive is paved and provides ample parking. There is a lawn, flower beds and mature shrubs. The garage is to the right of the house. To the rear of the property there is a private garden laid mainly to lawn with mature shrubs, flower beds, green house and large patio area providing good entertaining space.
Warwickshire Oxfordshire is a county in South East England bordering on Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire,Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. The county has major education and tourist industries and is noted for the concentration of performance motorsport companies and facilities.The University of Oxford is a world famous educational institution and one of the top two Universities in the United Kingdom. The main centre of population is the city of Oxford. Other significant settlements are Banbury, Bicester, Kidlington and Chipping Norton to the north of Oxford; Carterton and Witney to the west;Thame and Chinnor to the east; and Abingdon,Wantage, Didcot, Wallingford and Henley-on-Thames to the south. Places of Interest include the Ashmolean Museum, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Blenhiem Palace, Dorchester Abbey and Hook Norton Brewery. Bicester is famed for its luxurious Outlet Shopping Village and Henley on Thames for the prestigious Oxford/Cambridge Boat Race, while Chipping Norton is one of the largest of the picturesque Cotswold towns.
Stratford-upon-Avon The enchanting town of Stratford-upon-Avon is a popular tourist destination owing to its status as birthplace of the playwright and poet William Shakespeare with visitors from all over the world. The Royal Shakespeare Company resides in Stratfordâ€™s Royal Shakespeare Theatre, one of Britainâ€™s most important cultural venues. The town itself has many buildings that have survived over the years and would have been familiar to Shakespeare. It also offers a thriving community offering a wide variety of leisure, dining and shopping experiences. The town is also known for its excellent schooling facilities. Within easy reach are state, grammar and private schools to suit most requirements including Warwick Prep and Public Schools and Kings High School for Girls. Arnold Lodge School and Kingsley School for Girls in Leamington, The Croft Prep School and grammar schools are in Stratfordupon-Avon. Stratford-upon-Avon and Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway train stations offer direct services to London, Birmingham, Warwick, Warwick Parkway and Leamington Spa. There is also a coach station. Warwick Parkway, Leamington Spa, Honeybourne and Banbury also offer direct rail services to London and Birmingham. The central position of Stratford-upon -Avon makes it an ideal location for commuting to the entire country with easy access to the Fosse Way, M40, M42, M1 and M6. Leamington Spa is just twelve miles away and Banbury only twenty miles away. Birmingham International Airport is just twenty six miles away.
Leamington Spa In 2015 the historic town of Leamington Spa was voted as the third best place to live in the UK by the Times national newspaper. Many people are drawn to the area by the excellent schooling facilities available, shops, parks and surrounding countryside. After a visit to the town it was granted a Royal prefix in 1838 by Queen Victoria and was renamed Royal Leamington Spa from Leamington Priors. The town is split by the river Leam which runs east to west through the town. It was on these banks that the Pump Rooms were built for people to bathe in salty spa water to heal their ailments. As a previous Britain in bloom winner the town has several key parks including Jephson Gardens, Victoria Park, Royal Pump Room Gardens, Mill Gardens, The Dell and Newbold Comyn. The town is also known for its excellent schooling facilities. Within easy reach are state, grammar and private schools to suit most requirements including Warwick Prep and Public Schools and Kings High School for Girls. Arnold Lodge School and Kingsley School for Girls in Leamington, The Croft Prep School and grammar schools are in Stratford-uponiAvon. Leamington Spa is also just seven miles from the world famous Warwick University. Warwick Parkway, Leamington Spa and Coventry offer direct rail services to London in just over an hour and Birmingham in twenty six minutes.
Location The M40 Junction 15 is seven miles away and provides access to Birmingham to the north, London to the south and the national motorway network. Warwick and Leamington Spa are less than a ten minute drive and Birmingham International airport is under 30 minutes. There is a direct line train service to London from both Leamington and Warwick Parkway.The Cotswolds are within striking distance of the town. Services To The Property This property is connected to all mains services Local Authority Stratford-On-Avon District Council Viewing Arangements Strictly via the vendors sole agents Fine & Country on 01926 455950. Website For more information visit www.fineandcountry.com/uk/Leamington-Spa Opening Hours Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday
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Directions The postcode to the property is CV37 6XY
6.27m x 2.69m 20'6" x 8'9"
Approximate Gross Internal Area Main House: 203.00 sq m / 2185 sq ft Garage: 16.11 sq m / 173 sq ft Total: 219.11 sq m / 2358 sq ft Illustration For Identification Purposes Only, Measurements Are Approximate Only,
Agent 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 and 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.