Main Street, Stretton Under FosseMain Street, Stretton Under Fosse, Warwickshire
- Ref: 11062091
- Type: Detached House
- Availability: Sold STC
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 4
- Reception Rooms: 5
- Tenure: Freehold
A charming and spacious G2 listed cottage. Originally two properties, the older part of the cottage dates back to circa 1550 and would have been a single living room (now the snug) with mezzanine sleeping quarters above, sharing the living space with cattle and chickens.
With period features, fireplaces, woodwork, and beams; one which was reclaimed from the "Admiral Lord Rodney" pub in Coventry after it was demolished. The thatched cottage has been used by the Revel Estate to house its carpenter, as a wages office and even as a public house at different times. Today it suits a growing family, with all three double bedrooms oozing character and all boasting en-suites.
The large living room boasts a charming inglenook fireplace with log burning stove, a stained glass window and views over the vast plot, totalling approximately 3/4 of an acre. A study area affords views over the garden and the living room opens into a Victorian style conservatory which leads to a large seating area. The kitchen/breakfast room, which is finished in a modern, stylish cottage style with Belfast sink and "Rangemaster" stove, has a cottage door opening into the dining room with utility room and WC leading off.
The sitting room/snug, with an inglenook fireplace houses an attractive log burning stove. Outside, a detached annex (the stables) provides a vaulted ceiling living/dining room which is open plan to a country style kitchen and also provides a modern shower room and double bedroom. The annex also has it's own driveway and access.
To the front
The property sits side on to the road which provides privacy. A paved driveway leads to a gated private parking area with access to a large timber "barn style" garage and work-shop. There are two entrances as the property used to be two dwellings. The main entrance is entered via a timber door into;
With flag stone floor, latched and braced doors leading to kitchen and;
A large room full of character but perfect for entertaining with ceiling beams, recessed ceiling spotlights, reproduction ornate light switches, a stained-glass window and beautiful ingle-nook fireplace with ornate log burning stove. Spiral stairs lead to the master bedroom. There is a recess with study area and French doors opening into a "Victorian style" conservatory
A true country kitchen with flag stone flooring, handmade "Shaker style" units to base level with timber work surfaces over housing a "Belfast" sink and space for a "Rangemaster" (AGA style) stove which will be included in the sale. Beams to the walls and ceilings give character as does the stable door leading to the saviour patio area and rear garden. Window overlooking the garden, window to front, door to;
What Christmas dinners were made for. A truly lovely room with beams to walls and ceiling, one being reclaimed from the C18th public house "The Admiral Lord Rodney" in Coventry. Steeped in history and character the dining room has a "Cotswold stone' dressed chimney with open fire and brass furniture, door to patio area, window overlooking the garden and doors to;
With work surfaces and space under for washing machine and tumble dryer, this room could be used as a "wet bar" larder or pantry. Window to front.
With low level flush WC, hand basin and wall mounted (new) Worcester digital combi boiler.
This is the room for taking post dinner liquors in, beautiful beams and a large inglenook fireplace with log burner provide a cosy setting to relax in front of a fire. With windows to front and rear (overlooking the kitchen garden), there is also a door leading to the driveway. This is the oldest part of the house and was formerly a cow shed. An original 16th Century door leads to a staircase which accesses bedrooms 2 and 3.
Accessed via the spiral stairs from the living room, this large bedroom exudes character with beams to the ceiling whilst being practical for a modern master suite. Loft access is afforded, there's plenty of space for dressing tables, drawers and wardrobes, windows to front and rear and doors to the dressing room/study and en-suite.
Recently refurbished with "L" shaped bath with tempered glass screen and thermostatic bar shower over, sink sent into vanity unit and WC. Window too rear, original floorboards and ceiling beams.
With window to front and a range of built-in dressing furniture and wardrobes, this versatile room could be a dressing room, cot room or second study area which it's currently used as. Bursting with character with beams and timber doors this room links the master to the second bedroom but could be turned into a corridor to restore the property to four separate rooms upstairs.
A large and charming double bedroom with walk in storeroom (formerly the lobby to take you to the dressing room when they were independent rooms) dormer window overlooking the garden/patio area, original plank door to staircase, and original plank door to;
Finished in a modern style the en-suite offers a large walk-in shower with concealed cistern WC and sink set into a large vanity unit. Window to rear and chrome heated towel rail/radiator.
Leading from the sitting room/snug the stairway splits and offers access to the second bedroom as well as the third. This means the property can be enjoyed as a family home or partitioned to suit inter-generational living, or guests with their own access to upstairs. Ornate beams and character balustrades ooze history and charm, a pocket dormer window to front floods the stairway with natural light. Original C16th door to;
A large double bedroom with built in dressing furniture and wardrobes, original 10' floorboards dating back to the 1500's. An en-suite shower room is provided and beams to the ceilings and walls make this a spacious yet characterful third double bedroom.
The old stables provide a detached one storey annex with private patio area leading to a stable door which opens into a lounge/diner with oak beams to the ceilings, log burner and French doors opening onto a private garden. Benefitting from an open plan country kitchen.
The annex would make a great space for a tenant, relative or "Air B&B" style let. With a comfortable double bedroom and modern shower room, the annex offers versatile accommodation with its own 2-3 car driveway accessible from Main Street and independent of the house.
To the Rear
We rarely get to say that a garden is truly private and offers views over unspoilt countryside and fields, but this one does. The patio area bridges the house and annex, with a 400-year-old Yew Tree and brick-built outbuilding separating the kitchen garden/"veg patch" from the formal beds and borders which afford a luxury of mature plants and trees. The large lawned area is a delight with mature trees interspersed and views over open countryside beyond. A large timber "barn style" garage provides secure and secret storage solutions and an adjoined workshop would easily house a "ride on" mower or classic car, There is a green house, two sheds and an abundance of wildlife to enjoy.
About the Area
Stretton under Fosse is an attractive small Warwickshire village situated between Rugby and Coventry. Day-to-day shopping can be found at the highly regarded "Malt Kiln" farm shop and cafe in the village and at Brinklow, which is less than 2 miles away where there are several shops, takeaways and pubs.
There is a wide range of shopping facilities in both Coventry and Rugby, which has the Clock Towers shopping precinct and three large, newly developed retail parks. There is junior state schooling available in the nearby villages of Monks Kirby and Brinklow.
There is an excellent choice of private schooling in Coventry, Warwick, Rugby and Leamington Spa. Easy access to excellent road networks with the A5 accessible at nearby Pailton, connecting to the A5, A14, A361, M6 and M69. There is also a high-speed rail service at Rugby to Euston, London in under 50 minutes. There are also doctors and dentists services available in Brinklow and Stretton respectively.
About the Agent
Viewing is strictly by appointment via the sole agents, Cadman Homes. We are a local, family owned and run firm of estate and letting agents covering the Rugby, Lutterworth, Coventry and Leamington areas.
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