For Sale

Pennyford Lane, Henley-In-Arden

£750000

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  • 2Living Spaces
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms

Mr Clarke thinks:
The original beams and rustic charm effortlessly mixed with modern style is stunning. It's the best of both worlds.

In the beautiful village of Wootton Wawen, this charming country cottage greets you with its welcoming porch and pretty sage green walls.

Mrs Clarke loves:
The garden is incredible. I can picture summer barbecues here with friends and family before a stroll down the canal.

Surrounded by rolling lawn and stunning canal views, the immaculate Callow Hill Cottage opens into a welcoming hall with space to kick off shoes and hang up bags before heading through to the large yet cosy sitting room. Extending out from the heart of this home are the contemporary kitchen, with its own entrance, the characterful dining room and boutique downstairs shower room. The multi-tiered garden hosts a variety of mature trees and rose bushes, with space for keen gardeners to cultivate. At the end of the sunny garden, there is direct access to the Stratford-upon-Avon canal and an infinite number of outdoor adventures.

Revel in the exposed beams and stunning corner fireplace with the feature log burner, the crackling fire a visual juxtaposition against the cool stone floor. Throw open the French doors on a sunny day and enjoy the light breeze floating in from outside. In the kitchen, the neutral colour palette is bright and modern, and the ceiling spotlights help lend a contemporary feel to the space, all tied together by the grey stone floor. Ample storage and cabinets neatly tuck away the kitchenware, and the addition of a separate larder is a modern chef’s dream. This handy space also doubles up as a utility space, where the current owners have housed an additional fridge and washing machine.

At the top of the softly carpeted stairs, through the traditional oak tongue and groove door, the main bedroom is beautifully sunlit through the dual aspect, double-glazing windows. The exposed beams add to the room’s warmth, while the flying mullion windows open fully to let in a cool breeze during the summer months. There is built in storage and plenty of room for an additional wardrobe and separate dressing area, making this space feel like its very own boutique suite. Just across the hall is the spacious second bedroom which features a high vaulted ceiling that helps the space feel airy and bright as well as handy built in storage along one wall. At the end of the hall, a boutique bathroom bathes in natural sunlight. Relax in the stylish roll-top bath and throw open the windows to enjoy a view across the pretty rear garden. There is also a walk-in shower and heated towel rail, with plenty of space to pamper on a weekend. The bright third bedroom benefits from views over the expansive garden, generous fitted wardrobes and a sink unit with under cupboard storage.

Through the two main entryways and French doors downstairs are the south-facing grounds of Callow Hill Cottage, a gardener’s paradise. With well established trees, several rose bushes, and a separate patio area, this stunning garden is waiting for memories to be made. Children and dogs can run free on the pretty lawn while the adults enjoy a glass of wine and al-fresco supper around the outdoor table. Families that love hosting will especially revel in the outdoor space during the summer months. Hang up your fairy lights, swing open the French doors, and bring out the tray of highball glasses filled with fruity Pimms. At the bottom of the garden, the much-desired access to the canal towpath is a perfect place to stretch your legs, skip stones across the water, or even pilot your own narrowboat and discover the beautiful countryside around you.

  • Three words :  Old. Meets. New.
Pennyford Lane, Henley-In-Arden. For sale with Mr and Mrs Clarke estate agent. Pennyford Lane, Henley-In-Arden. For sale with Mr and Mrs Clarke estate agent. Pennyford Lane, Henley-In-Arden. For sale with Mr and Mrs Clarke estate agent.

Our favourite part
The canal towpath at the bottom of the garden is a real hidden gem.

Wootton Wawen

Henley-in-Arden is just down the road and Stratford-upon-Avon is just up the road

Wootton Wawen

The picturesque village of Wootton Wawen is set in the lush countryside of Warwickshire, near historic market town Henley-in-Arden and the birthplace of Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon. Here you can find the oldest church in Warwickshire, St. Peter’s Church, the cornerstone of the village. 5 minutes away from these pastoral surroundings is the market town Henley-in-Arden with its mile-long high street, and theatre enthusiasts will be happy to know that Stratford-upon-Avon and the renowned Royal Shakespeare Company are a mere 7 miles away.

Active folks and families have a huge variety of activities on their doorstep. Quiet country roads lead cyclists from beautiful village to village (and their pubs). At the end of the garden, there are endless trails for long, dog-friendly walks along the canal, and The Monarch’s Way passes through the village, leading you to The Farm Stratford. In the spring, the 5-kilometre loop trail through local Austy Woods is bejewelled with bluebells. At Wootton Park, there are three custom-designed lakes for wakeboarding, stand up paddle boarding, and open water swimming. A short drive away, you can rent a pedalo and cruise beside the majestic Warwick Castle.

Wootton Wawen is well-connected to the surrounding towns and villages with a variety of bus and train links. The train station is a five-minute cycle away, where you can hop on a direct train to Birmingham for work. For a different high-street experience, the nearby towns of Leamington Spa, Alcester, Warwick have a great mix of independent shops, household staples, and food halls.

Wootton Wawen is a wonderful setting for dynamic village life, with gorgeous Warwickshire canals extending in every direction. With the canal towpath at the end of the garden, Willow Bank Cottage is a fantastic home base for walkers and cyclists eager to explore new trails.

For those with little ones, Wootton Wawen Primary School is one minute down the road, and nearby secondary schools are short drives away. On the way back from the school run or walking the dog, pop into the Cowshed, where the barista will have your flat white ready by the time you’ve finished saying hello to all the familiar faces. While you’re at Yew Tree Shopping Village, head into the farm shop to choose local ingredients for your home cooked feast that evening.

When friends come to visit, they can stay in the snug, which doubles as a guest room, or adventurous visitors would love the quirky glamping pods at Wootton Park. As a halfway point on a long walk, guests will enjoy stopping at the Crabmill in Preston Bagot for a well-deserved pint.

One of the best features of Willow Bank Cottage is the ample space for outdoor hosting. Little ones can help pick fresh fruit and vegetables from the garden for lunch with their melted popsicles in hand, as the older ones run after their friends in a game of tig. Barbecues, summer parties, play dates – the more the merrier here.

A great village shop, cracking pub, canals, countryside, river and a farm shop. What more could you ask for?

  • Post Office: 1
  • Stores: The General Store & Yew Tree Farm
  • Supermarket: Coop in Henley and Waitrose in Alcester
  • Pubs: The Bulls Head and soon you can enjoy The Navigation Inn
  • Walks: Endless walking in the countryside or along the meandering canal