Mr Clarke thinks :
The garden is divine. It lures you in and encourages you to sit back and relax.
Located on the edge of Kenilworth, Primrose Cottage is the epitome of "modern country" and you can't help but relax when you are stood in the beautiful gardens listening to birdsong and breathing in the sweet air. This home is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional cottage and we love it.
The house sits within carefully landscaped gardens and is surrounded by open fields. Living space spans across two floors, which include four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large open-plan country kitchen, two reception rooms, a downstairs cloakroom, a boot room and a utility room.
The well-loved highlights of the surrounding area - Kenilworth Castle, Kenilworth town centre, Stoneleigh Abbey, Warwick and Leamington are all within easy reach, giving this home the in-demand blend of town and country.
A contemporary kitchen has been carefully constructed to straddle the practicalities of daily life, cooking, socialising and entertaining, with solid wood worktops, cream Rangemaster and built in dishwasher. The utility room is also positioned near to the kitchen and is home to the washing machine, dryer and storage. The dining area is set to maximise natural light, making this a calm and relaxing space to be with family and friends.
The lounge area is centered around the log burner and is ideal for curling up with a book after a hard day. During the day, the huge window floods this room with natural light and accentuates the traditional features. The second reception room is currently laid out as a playroom, but has been specifically designed to convert easily to a dining room or a living room.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The open-plan kitchen is. home cooks dream.
As well as being luxuriously appointed and incredibly stylish, Primrose Cottage is practical and built for the rigours of modern living. The inclusion of a Boot Room is a great addition and it it allows all the messy bits and bobs to be stored away and out of sight. There is also a downstairs cloak room with a shower.
On the first floor, there are four bedrooms, the main with an en-suite bathroom and also an additional family bathroom on this level. The ceilings have been valued across this level, which creates a spacious feel and gives the interior a modern twist.
The main bedroom has been recently constructed. This design thoughtfully included a roof light and a new window so the bucolic views could be enjoyed. There is also an en-suite and under floor heating to keep cold toes warm in winter months.
The second bedroom is a large double with beautiful exposed beams. The third and fourth bedrooms are singles and make great children's rooms, dressing rooms or a home office.
A luxuriously fitted bathroom is more akin to a spa than a normal wash room. The claw foot tub, traditional style radiator, underfloor heating, bead panelling and chandelier are giving off peak modern country vibes.
- Three words : Modern. Country. Living.
Trendy cocktail bars and Waitrose
It’s really well connected, with Birmingham airport just 20 minutes away and should you need to pop down to London and it’s just over an hour from Coventry station. You are a short walk away from the train station linking Kenilworth with Coventry, Leamington and then the wider rail network and are a stroll away from Waitrose, The Kenilworth Cocktail Lounge, The Almanack, Indian Edge and Talisman Square.
With a further hop and step… You can be eating supper at Michelin starred The Cross and you can be drinking a pint at Kenilworth’s oldest pub The Virgin & Castle.
Kenilworth High Street boasts banks galore, numerous coffee houses, bundles of restaurants, funky bars, fantastic schools for children of all ages, a Waitrose, Boots and a weekly farmers market that dishes up some delicious local produce. Mr Clarke is particularly fond of the high percentage of pubs all within wobbling distance of each other.
Kenilworth is surrounded by breath-taking countryside and some lovely walks are on hand to help you blow off the cobwebs after work or if you just fancy a long Sunday ramble. We particularly like the walk from Kenilworth Castle to the Alpaca Farm “Faerie-Tale Alpacas”. Not to mention the outstanding park, Abbey Fields.
There’s a super friendly community spirit in Kenilworth too and you’ll always find something in the calendar to enjoy. It could be the annual bonfire and fireworks display that draws in thousands of folk. Or the annual duck race on Boxing Day (no, not real ducks). All in all, it’s a place you’ll feel at home.
Psst...Join The Warwickshire Country Club (the sauna is sooo relaxing.)
A town with a rural feel
- Closest village/town: Surrounded by pretty countryside
- Post Office: 1
- Stores: There's a butchers, a bakers and probably a candle stick makers on the High Street.
- Supermarket: Waitrose. Of course.
- Pubs: So many. The Kenilworth for a cocktail. The Queen & Castle for a pint. The Almanack for a coffee or Gin.
- Walks: Around the castle on a summer evening is beautiful.
- Double glazed windows
- Character radiators
- Log burner
- Underfloor heating in the family bathroom
- Original fireplace and windows
- Separate Garage
- French Doors in the kitchen
- Superfast fibre
- Council Tax band C
- Services - electric, oil, water, septic tank