A charming home in the heart of Stratford
The welcoming, comfortable spaces created in this stylish Stratford-upon-Avon home are the result not only of stylistic sensitivity and well sourced materials but a deep intellectual engagement to modern living. The Victorian property has been carefully extended and renovated to provide a mix of large sociable spaces, intimate rooms and a beautiful private garden.
Great William Street is a charming part of Stratford with a mix of houses and lots of friendly neighbours. You are moments from buzz of the town centre in one direction - you can be inside M&S or having a pint at The One Elm within two minutes - and seconds from peace and tranquility along the canal in the other.
"We fell in love with the house and the garden the moment we walked in", explains the current owner. The garden is a wonderful surprise - you don't expect there to be such a large area at the back of the house with such a bucolic atmosphere. The cottage garden has been landscaped to include a patio area off the kitchen, which leads into a garden packed full of interest. The topiary, rosemary and evergreens give structure throughout the year and allow the seasonal flowers to sing in their own time. The little path meanders through the garden to another seating area and to a shed. We think that the garden could easily accommodate a studio or garden room.
Back through the French doors you enter the large kitchen where you can imagine suppers with friends and long weekend breakfasts with family. There is lots of space for everyone to be together and helping with cooking. The clever use of space, the subtle Farrow & Ball hues on the wall and the stylish flooring all add to the warm, calm vibe. This is the heart of the home and we think it is a very special space.