Mr Clarke thinks :
Pop the wellies on, grab the dogs lead and head to the canal.
Walk up the pretty path, open the front door and immediately feel a sense of calm. This is a wonderful home full of character and space. The home has been thoughtfully laid out so that there’s a great balance of sociable spaces and more intimate, quiet rooms. This is the place where you’ll enjoy both entertaining and relaxing.
Shades of Farrow and Ball paint adorn the walls of the downstairs rooms and there is a subtle individuality to each area. The space on offer is rare for this type of quaint property. The flow is also a nice surprise. From the bright hallway, you enter the fabulous living room where you find the open fireplace glowing on a chilly evening.
Next door is the large kitchen where you can be working from home one minute and prepping supper the next, to be eaten in the dining room. The counter tops and appliances are well laid out, and the breakfast bar is a great place to sit with a morning coffee. We especially enjoy the views out onto the lush lawn, so you can be watching the dogs play in the garden whilst thinking about what's for lunch. The lovely tranquil garden (which links directly to your private garage), has a nice patio area for barbecues or sun beds which can be positioned to soak up the sun. It has been lovingly planned to capture sunshine in the best spots for plants and people.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The gorgeously laid out floor plan.
Upstairs, there are three double bedrooms each offering a peaceful setting you can make your own. The main bedroom has an en-suite with walk in shower, and there’s lots of storage elsewhere upstairs.
There are quirky corners and unique features throughout which is one reason why you’ll love calling Maroban home. One of our favourite reading spots is the armchair under the staircase. You can waste hours here getting into a juicy novel. Another notable plus is that the home is not the only thing that’s well connected - Old Warwick Road is perfect for walks, pubs, village life and commuting.
- Three words : Space. Charm. Lifestyle.
Our favourite part
Personality in a place is important, and this home has lots of it.
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 ever 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.
- Local Authority: Warwick.
- Council Tax Band: D.
- Technology: Broadband.
- Services: Main electricity and water, gas central heating on tanks.
- Tenure: Freehold.