Mr Clarke says :
It’s a large detached house with big drive, lots of reception rooms and four bedrooms. You can also walk to The Boot. Where do I sign.
Set in the heart of the pretty village of Lapworth, 6 Lapworth Oaks is a large, stylish home providing the discerning house hunter with four bedrooms, three reception rooms and a great garden.
The current owners have created a modern home from top to bottom that is worthy of the front cover of an interiors magazine. Everything has been thoughtfully considered and there is space for family and friends and the comings and goings of hectic life - all in the middle of our favourite Warwickshire village.
At the front of the house a hard stone driveway with block paving edging has been installed to provide four car parking spaces. Head into the house and into the spacious entrance hall and you can’t help but appreciate the immaculate decoration and “no-expense spared” approach to the finishes. Farrow and Ball hues adorn the walls, new windows installed, Hive technology to control the hot water and heating and luxury fittings at every turn.
Wander through to the kitchen where you find a vast room, flooded with light. There are lots of worktops, storage and space to cook or stand and watch the chef at work with a glass of wine in hand. Off the kitchen is a conservatory, which is used as a dining room, that looks out to the garden. To the other side of the kitchen is door leading to a very useful utility room where muddy boots can be dumped, coats hung and washing done.
The downstairs has a wonderful mix of sociable and intimate spaces, all centered around the fabulous yet purposeful kitchen.
Everyone needs a bit of peace and quiet at times and the snug at the front of the house provides just that - there is underfloor heating and space for sofas and a big TV or maybe a desk, bookshelves and a little drinks cabinet.
At other times we want to be sociable and entertain. The big living room has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. There is a log burner and plenty of space to get the family over and watch the latest Netflix series. The dining room screams entertaining and it has hosted many a family lunch. As there are currently two dining rooms so this room could easily be reimagined as a playroom or family room.
Mrs Clarke says :
I can just move in and show my new home off to my friends
Upstairs you find four bedrooms and a bathroom. Three of the bedrooms currently have king size beds in and there is still plenty of space for storage and living. There are fitted wardrobes in three of the four bedrooms so storage of lots of clothes and shoes is not a problem! The master bedroom is at the front of the house and has soft morning sunshine coming through the windows and views across Lapworth. The ensuite off the master bedroom is a great size and there is a powerful shower and is beautifully decorated (as you will now have come to expect).
The main bathroom has solid oak cupboards and a granite work top. There is a bath and separate rain shower. Modern design and quality fittings.
The garden is a cracker. It is easy to maintain and peaceful. A long shed runs down the side of the house and there is an additional shed at the bottom of the garden so all garden furniture can be put away safely over winter months. The sun sweeps around during the afternoon and evening making it the perfect garden for summer bbq’s or Sunday morning cups of tea and papers.
- Style : A modern home with an interior designers touch
- Location : The heart of Lapworth
- Downstairs : Three reception rooms, open-plan kitchen, utility room and cloakroom.
Our favourite part
The kitchen is just wow!
Lapworth has everything a village should have.
Lapworth is a great village tucked away in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside. But it's certainly not remote. In fact we think it is better connected than most places in England. You could be jetting off to warmer climes from Birmingham airport, which is only 20 minutes away, zipping along to London from Lapworth Station or zooming down the M40 quicker than Mrs Clarke can say "supper's ready". If it is Birmingham you are wanting to get to then Lapworth station runs regular services to all Birmingham stations.
The school is very sought after and mums are queuing up to get the little ones enrolled. After drop off they head to The Virgin Active for some pilates. "There is a great network of people in the village. Lapworth has a really friendly community."
That's the boring stuff done! Did I mention there are three pubs? Mr and Mrs Clarke's favourite is The Boot. "The beer is delicious and the food is wonderful. George, the very handsome Manager recommends the annual bonfire "It's a must see. The teepee in the back garden is great for a fancy party."
Lapworth is surrounded by stunning countryside and some lovely National Trust properties. The cycling around the area is fantastic and with Dynamic Rides, a great cycle shop in Hockley Heath, there is always someone to jump on the saddle with.
"We love Lapworth because it's so friendly. Everyone says hello when you are walking the dogs along the canal and it's just a really pretty and safe place to live" said a well heeled and well dressed gentleman when we last popped into the village for a bottle of wine the pop shop.
You are close to lots of little hubs like Hockley Heath, which has a McLaren garage if you fancy a new car, a great fish and chip shop, a superb Indian restaurant, and a dry cleaners. Henley-in-Arden for great ice cream, Warwick, Solihull, Leamington and Kenilworth. It's a well connected place to live.
Lapworth is located between Warwick and Solihull. It boasts not one but three pubs, a cricket club and a train to London & Birmingham. That must be why Mr Clarke loves it.
- Closest village/town: Lapworth
- Post Office: 1
- Stores: Lapworth Stores run by one of the nicest shop keepers you will every meet, DJ.
- Supermarket: Waitrose in Kenilworth is only fifteen minutes away or Tesco is in Shirey. Hockley Heath has Steve Mills butchers and a few shops for the necessities.
- Pubs: Lots of them. The Boot is superb, The Tom O' The Wood is wonderful & The Navigation does some very good ales and then there is the glam Punch Bowl.
- Walks: Endless walking along the canal or in the countryside.
- Upstairs -- Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, family bathroom and three further bedrooms.
- Three words -- Stylish. Large. Home.
- EPC Rating -- C
- Tenure -- Freehold
- General Information -- Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. Heating and hot water are provided via the gas boiler.
- Council Tax -- Solihull District Council - Band G