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The Green, Snitterfield

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  • 2Living Spaces
  • 2Bedrooms
  • 1Bathrooms

Kara thinks:
A quintessential country village in the heart of Shakespeare’s County of Warwickshire.

A gorgeous countryside cottage in one of Warwickshire’s most desirable villages, The Retreat in Snitterfield has 2 double bedrooms plus a study/nursery which is currently a dressing room. Garden and parking as well as a Garden studio/office.

Kara loves:
Lovingly renovated and tastefully decorated, The Retreat is exactly that – a heavenly sanctuary to escape to and call home.

Nestled along a quiet lane in the heart of the pretty village of Snitterfield, The Retreat is a charming home with two double bedrooms, plus a third room thats is a dedicated dressing room which could easily be converted back to a nursery or study, cosy lounge and contemporary kitchen, there’s even a home office in the garden with idyllic views.

Set back from the lane, you’ll discover a real sense of welcoming homeliness as soon as you park your car and meander through the front garden. Shoulders drop and there’s a palpable air of relaxation as you step into the spacious entrance hall.

Dating back to the 1800s, this characterful home boasts exposed beams and original features, whilst the tasteful décor features a muted Farrow & Ball colour palette throughout. The Retreat perfectly transcends the seasons and offers something deliciously different as the months come and go.

In cooler climes, the exposed brick fireplace and roaring log burning fire in the living room will draw you in with its promise of cosy nights ahead. There’s a natural wooden floor underfoot, and period beams overhead, complete with quirky farm-style doors.

The bright and modern kitchen with top-notch integrated appliances features solid worktops and and seamless integrated sink with filtered water on tap. Enjoy a leisurely brunch together in the dining area, a catch up with friends over coffee, and supper in the evening. It’s a versatile space that works for every occasion, night or day, and is enhanced further by stylish details in keeping with its origins, such as the stable door, which leads out onto the pretty cottage garden.

Making your way upstairs, your feet will sink into sumptuous carpets. Here you’ll find two double bedrooms, their high ceilings and calming feature walls adorned with exposed beams, and a separate, bespoke, dressing room, crafted by an acclaimed Warwick based interior designer.

Don a white, fluffy robe and set the mood in the bathroom for pure relaxation. Switch your phone to silent and wallow in the deep, freestanding tub. Need a quick start? The capacious walk-in shower takes care of early mornings with a rainfall experience that’s second to none.

On balmy days, there’s no better place to be than in the established, wonderfully private garden, where the stage is set for convivial entertaining and al fresco dining on the patio areas well into the evening.

There’s a magical outlook from the garden home office onto rolling fields, where you can spot local wildlife, including deer and their fawns. No surprise then that The Retreat is set within the natural beauty of a conservation area. Bi-fold doors lead onto the upper patio area, providing another lovely spot for a sundowner or two. Warmed by a Smeg heater and fully equipped with electrics and broadband connectivity, it would also make a wonderful gym, home bar or studio, or simply a great space to enjoy a summer of sport.

To the front is a lovely lawned front garden and parking for one car.

When you fancy exploring the great outdoors, there’s an array of countryside walks including The Monarch’s Way quite literally on your doorstep, so grab your Le Chameau boots, and possibly a pooch, and take in a gastropub or two along the way.

  • Three words :  Countryside. Chic. Cottage. 
The Green, Snitterfield. For sale with Mr and Mrs Clarke estate agent. The Green, Snitterfield. For sale with Mr and Mrs Clarke estate agent. The Green, Snitterfield. For sale with Mr and Mrs Clarke estate agent.

Our favourite part
A delightful blend of character and period charm with all the comforts of modernity. 

Snitterfield

Imagine the perfect English village... Welcome to Snitterfield

Snitterfield

The English Village idyll conjures up images of pubs spilling out onto the village green, the sound of leather on willow from the cricket club and the fragrance of lovingly tended gardens. In summer there will be a fete with bunting adorned lanes with locals laughing. In autumn the field will be full of tractors and scarecrows. The fire will be roaring in the local pub where the landlady is always welcoming and the ale is always good. Spring will herald lambs in the fields you walk through with the dogs. All the eccentricity of pastoral life goes on throughout the year. If The English Village is where you want to call home, then Snitterfield ticks each box.

Snitterfield isn’t a village miles from civilisation, you are actually conveniently placed between Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick. In minutes you can be zipping along the M40 or boarding a train to London and Birmingham, accessible in just 90 and 30 minutes respectively. The village is surrounded by beautiful countryside and farmland with miles of beautiful walks including The Monarch’s Way.

The Snitterfield Arms is the local pub and it is a cracker. You will find a mix of friendly locals at the bar chatting about everything from politics to the guest ale. The food is tip-top and the Sunday roast is up to Mr Clarke’s standards. A short stroll from the pub, past some very pretty gardens, you come to the Village Store. Well stocked with all the basics as well as local produce and a deli counter with the finest samosas this side of Mumbai. There’s a fabulous Farm Shop nearby too with a restaurant and café.

The village has a thriving social calendar from the weekly community Village Hall cinema and arts and crafts club, to the tennis and cricket clubs, and Snitt-Fest. There are two great golf clubs within a few miles and lots of equestrian facilities.

St James the Great is the parish church of Snitterfield, and being a Grade I listed building, over 900 years old, it is a significant landmark in the village. There is also some serious history to delve into.

Shakespeare’s grandfather, Richard, lived in a farmhouse in the village, and while the farmhouse has changed substantially, it still retains some Tudor features. Richard’s son John, Shakespeare’s father, was born in the village and it’s quite probable that William himself would have been a visitor to this farmhouse.  

There’s a highly regarded primary school in the village itself and plenty of quality nurseries for little ones. You’ll find a good choice of secondary schools too, including grammar schools and independent options as well.

Pubs spill onto the green and you can hear the sound of leather on willow. Ah, village life.

  • Closest village/town: Minutes from Stratford-upon-Avon and surrounded by pretty villages
  • Post Office: 1
  • Stores: A well stocked Village Store and Farm Shop
  • Supermarket: Waitrose and M&S are nearby, to name a few
  • Pubs: The Snitterfield Arms is a cracking boozer
  • Walks: Mile upon mile of country walks, including The Monarch’s Way