Mr Clarke thinks :
Electric gates will make you feel like a pop star (if you actually aren't one)
This spectacular home will thrill house hunters who appreciate modern design and crave space and privacy. Chestnut House not only boasts a discerning address, it ticks every box for even the most particular of families. There is the grand entrance and contemporary facade that will set your heart racing before you have even opened the front door.
There are 1.5 acres of gardens - not too much but more than enough. Inside the main house there are expansive open-plan spaces for sociable family life, mixed with quiet intimate rooms for privacy. Guests will always be welcome to stay, although they won't want to leave their secluded guest house "The Dairy". There is a large detached garage block for precious cars and then there is The Barn with planning permission to link to the main house - so there is even potential to put your own stamp on the property. This is a wonderful home in a stunning location.
The downstairs is perfect for the modern family. The first thing you notice is the sense of space and the connection to the garden and countryside beyond. The vast entrance hall has been used as a dining hall and a sitting room because of its grand sense of style created by the vaulted ceiling. We love the wide trifold doors that can be flung open to create the indoor/outdoor lifestyle that we all crave. Off the hall there is a huge kitchen/dining/sitting room. The whole family can be in here at the same time doing their own thing - dad cooking up a culinary masterpiece, mum catching up on emails, the kids finishing off their homework and the dogs running in and out of the kitchen to the garden. This room is the central hub of Chestnut House. There are two further reception rooms on the other side of the ground floor. The living room at the front of the house is ideal as a cinema room where you can curl up with the latest Netflix series. The sitting room at the rear of the house has a formal vibe with the open fire and doors leading into the garden. This room is currently one large space but was two rooms when the property was built and can be easily reverted.
Mrs Clarke loves :
Marble worktops, electric Aga and exposed brick walls.
If you want more space then you are able to create it - planning permission has been granted to link the main house to The Barn. The design for the link is for an oak framed walkway with glass, looking out to the garden, leading to The Barn. The extension could be for more living space, bedrooms or a gym and swimming pool and office (see plans and elevations). Planning Permission has also been granted for the addition of an Orangery off the Dining Area (see plans) and The Dairy has permission to be extended (see plans)The options are endless and can be bespoke to the new owners of Chestnut House.
There is a beautiful oak staircase, which takes you to the first floor where you find four double bedrooms, three with en-suite shower rooms, two with balconies and wonderful vaulted ceilings. The Master Bedroom is simply stunning and has a walk-in wardrobe and views across the countryside. The family bathrooms is luxurious and has a bath with shower above.
The gardens, which wrap around Chestnut House are perfect for entertaining and playing. The lawn at the back of the house is framed beautifully by gently undulating Warwickshire countryside. Its the gardens effortless connection with the house that we think is so great - you can easily bring out supper on a warm summer evening or a cup of tea on a crisp Sunday morning. There is a large decked area, vegetable garden, outside kitchen and a discrete covered washing/drying area.One of the many highlights of the house is The Dairy - a self contained annexe with bedroom, kitchen and living room. It would be ideal for Granny or a Nanny, it could be a teenagers retreat, a home office or an Airbnb. We can't wait to show you around.
- Three words : Beautiful. Renovated. Decorated.
Our favourite part
We love the large living room. When both fires are roaring and all of our family and friends are over, it is a magical place for a party. In the summer we have the doors open and the children and dog run in and out all day long.
The boutiques and great pubs prove Warwick is more than historic.
Historic Warwick is not just about the Castle and olde world charm. Warwick has a buzzing town centre, great cafes, pubs, restaurants and shops. There is countryside on your doorstep as well as Leamington down the road and amazing transport links.
When you snap up your new home your first port of call should be the utterly fabulous Hatton & Harding where the even more utterly fabulous team will style and kit out your pad. This beautiful homewares shop is so luxurious that you just want to lay on the floor and soak up every last drop of the style that is dripping from each shelf.
On the way home, loaded with scented candles, rugs and pretty little things you will be in need of a drink and a bite to eat. Dough & Brew is where we would stop. This trendy pizza place was conceived from the street food scene and now has a space without wheels in the heart of the town. We love the stripped back interior, cool staff and friendly vibe. Mr C is partial to a pint of local Church Farm IPA and the pizza with Mac n Cheese on! You heard right - Mac n Cheese pizza. mmmm.
There are so many other little stylish treats around town that you will enjoy discovering. Mrs Clarke loves the guys at Nash & White hairdressers, she can often be found drinking prosecco at The Rose & Crown, meeting the girls for coffee at Thirteen Bakers or practicing her yoga Bikram Warwickshire.
So Warwick has history, boutique shops, trendy restaurants and a posh hairdresser but what about the nitty gritty? Schools, transport and work? "Boring!" I hear you cry, but we must provide some serious stuff on these pages.
Schools - blinkin' brilliant. Warwick Prep is the friendliest school we have ever been too. The Headmistress is an old school, no nonsense lady with a charm that kids and parents can't get enough of. It also churns out cracking students with a mind full of knowledge and a thirst for life. Kings High, Warwick, Myton and lots of great primary schools.
You are probably better connected than anywhere in the UK. Birmingham International Airport is 30 mins away, Warwick station can whizz you into London or Birmingham and the M40 is close by.
Employment is buzzing with JLR, Warwick University, the games industry in Leamington and lots of start-ups and big corporations.
"Shopping, cafes, bars, restaurants and a lovely vibe. Oh, and a very big castle."
- Closest village/town: Walk along the Grand Union Canal to Hatton or you are a short drive into the Cotswolds
- Post Office: 1
- Stores: Hatton & Harding is our favourite interiors shop ever
- Supermarket: Sainsburys, Aldi and Lidl
- Pubs: The Rose & Crown is a peachy pub
- Walks: Dogs love the Racecourse
- Refurbished in 2014. All certification for planning permissions and building regulations is available
- Internal area 4329 sq ft/ 402.1 sq m
- 50ft south facing garden with single story oak framed summer house 26'2ft/8m x 32'81ft/10m
- 36ft/11.13m x 15ft/4.70m living room with two original 1open fireplaces
- Kitchen/ Breakfast room 31'6ft/9.60m x 15'5ft/4.70m plus utility room
- Brand New Electric Aga, Miele fridge freezer, Miele washing machine and dryer
- Master bedroom 14'17ft/4.32m x 19'68ft/6m with ensuite bathroom
- 5 further bedrooms (1 currently used as an office, 1 used as a cinema room)
- 1 shower room & 1 bathroom both C.P.Hart designed
- Double garage with electric doors. Electricity, shelving and door to rear garden.
- Newly installed Worcester Bosch combi boiler with safety certificates
- Fully rewired. Electrical safety certificate supplied
- EPC rating C