Mr Clarke thinks :
Call my architect.
Nestled in an idyllic spot in the pretty village of Lapworth sits Min-y-Don Cottage. The two bedroom house is full of character, has a beautiful garden and there is lots of potential. It will make a perfect home.
Min-y-Don translates to “by the water”, which sums up the location of the cottage perfectly. You are nicely positioned next to the Grand Union and Stratford canals. You can be at the bar at The Boot within minutes or be picking up the paper from The Village Shop before breakfast.
Downstairs has a large sitting room, which can be divided into a dining area next to the French doors, and a seating area around the log burner. Off this room is a galley kitchen with Rayburn, storage space and room for lots of cooking. We think there is an opportunity to extend on the back of the property to make a larger kitchen and dining room. You could have bifold doors to create a fabulous lifestyle home. (This is all subject to planning permission and relevant approvals.)
Upstairs are two double bedrooms and a nice bathroom. With a bit of Farrow & Ball and new furniture this will be a home worthy of Homes & Gardens. We think there is potential to add a third bedroom either at the side, back or in the loft, again subject to planning permissions and approvals.
Outside there is a driveway for two cars, a detached garage and a gorgeous garden. The garden is never ending and there is space for a vegetable patch, chickens, sheds, an office and an outside dining room. The possibilities for the garden are endless and very exciting.
All these musings about adding space and decorating are all very well, but Min-y-Don Cottage is a lovely house to move into, lay your hat and call home. It is spacious, warm and full of charm.
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Mrs Clarke says :
Min-y-Don is the prettiest two bedroom cottage in the village. It will make a lovely home.
The canal side cottage has been lovingly maintained by the current owners for a decade. The windows have been recently refurbished and the front of the property re-painted.
From the front you think that the cottage will be small but once inside there is a light filled home with plenty of space and lots of charm.
It is not often that you find a property in Lapworth that has a garden, detached garage, off-street parking, potential to extend.
- Style : Pretty cottage by the water.
- Lifestyle : Canal walks, lunch at the pub and relaxing in the garden.
- Three words : Charming. Village. Opportunity.
Our favourite part
Beautiful setting and lots of charm.
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.
- Two bedrooms, large reception room, galley kitchen, detached garage, garden
- Ground Floor | Sitting room and dining room | Kitchen
- First Floor | Master bedroom | Bedroom 2 | Bathroom
- Outbuildings | Garage
- Off street parking
- Services: Mains electricity and water. Oil fired boiler
- Tenure: Freehold
- EPC: F
- Postcode: B94 6LJ
- Local authority: Solihull | Council Tax Band D