Mr Clarke thinks :
Period features with a cottagey feel but high ceilings and bags of natural light, plus an easy commute on top of a rural setting.
A charming 4-bedroom cottage weaving character with contemporary style and rural views.
Set in a small terrace of four houses, from the well sized gravel driveway with single garage you’re led up to the front door via a wooden gate and small lawned front garden. Once inside, the lounge on the right of the hallway oozes character with its high ceilings, beams, shutters, wooden floors, wood burning stove with wooden mantle and brick surround. Sitting in the lounge, you can enjoy the fantastic views of the fields beyond through the double French doors which lead straight out to the patio and garden. The lounge has that all important cosy cottage feel to it for those long winter months yet masses of light and the ability to bring the outside in on those sunny summer days.
The kitchen mixes the feel of a traditional cottage (with its slate flooring, beams, exposed brickwork, Belfast sink and bespoke natural wood Shaker style cupboards) seamlessly with a more contemporary style to the dining area with the window to the front garden.There are granite worktops, a Rangemaster double range, a large American style Rangesmaster fridge/ freezer plus separate wine fridge in the kitchen as well as integral Bosch dishwasher, integral Hotpoint washer dryer and separate utility/ cloaks cupboard by the back door.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The tranquillity with incredible views and sunrise over the fields whilst still being so close to both Warwick and Leamington.
Our favourite bits are the views out to the garden and the intimate, contemporary dining area – perfect for having friends over for a casual meal or just cocktails!
Both rooms downstairs have direct access straight out to the fantastic garden – perfect for enjoying the sunrise in the morning with a cup of coffee or making the most of the views with a G&T at the end of the day.Upstairs on the first floor are three bright and airy double bedrooms and a great sized family bathroom with free-standing roll top bath and separate shower, whilst in the eaves on the second floor is a fantastic master bedroom with built-in wardrobes and another generous (en-suite) bathroom with separate bath and shower. Ideally located a stones throw from both Warwick and Leamington Spa. If you love period cottage features but want high ceilings, a rural setting yet accessibility then we could have just what youre looking for. March Cottage has wonderful rural views over rolling fields providing a real sense of tranquillity, and yet is located merely 1.5 miles from the heart of historic Warwick on the Banbury Rd and only 3 miles away from Leamington town centre. Along with all the amenities both towns have to offer, the transport links are excellent with easy access to junction 15 of the M40 motorway 2 miles away and to the rail network from either Warwick or Leamington Spa railway stations. There are great local schools to choose from being in the Bishops Tachbrook catchment area and just on the edge of Barford St Peters catchment area, as well as several well-known public schools right on the doorstep. Outside to the front the property is set back from the Banbury Rd and benefits from a generous gravelled driveway with enough parking for several cars and a single garage (currently used as a gym and for storage). The large garden to the rear has a patio, sundeck dining area, lovers seat and a brick-built boiler room and a separate storage shed.
- Style : Cottage vibes!
- Three words : Character. Contemporary. Views.
Our favourite part
The Asps, Banbury Rd, Warwick - just a stone’s throw from both Warwick town centre and Leamington Spa.
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
- Highlights -- The period features and views over the fields of Asps Farm
- Downstairs -- Entrance porch and hallway, lounge with wood burner and kitchen with dining area, both rooms with doors out to the garden
- Upstairs -- 4 double bedrooms including spacious master with ensuite to top floor and large family bathroom with roll-top bath and separate shower
- Outside -- gravel driveway with parking for several cars, single garage, paved patio, garden and sundeck
- EPC Rating -- D
- Council Tax -- D
- Postcode -- CV34 6SS