This home sits on Rising Lane, a quiet lane nearby the canal in Lapworth. Step through the door and you find yourself in a gorgeous home with space and charm. 2 Priory Cottages has been extended and decorated to the highest standards. If you want to turn the key and open the door to a perfect countryside life then look no further.
2 Priory Cottages is one of four pretty terraced houses. From the front there is a gravel driveway with neat flower beds and steps to the front door. Take your wellies off in the porch and enter into a gorgeous sitting room with fireplace, large window and wood floor. The walls are a mix of chic greys and white exposed brickwork. There are floating shelves for your book collection and space for two sofas to curl up on in front of the fire and read them.
Through the hallway you find another reception room, which has a log burning stove and lots of space. There is room for a sofa or comfy armchair, a dining table and even a desk. The fireplace is beautiful and is nicely framed by the oak mantel. The ceilings are high and there is a light and airy feel to the home.
The kitchen is at the back of the house and it is a real treat. The French doors look out to the cutest garden and to rolling fields behind. The kitchen units are on-trend grey and the tiles add a luxurious touch. There is a big Belling range cooker and hob, perfect for cooking up a family Sunday roast. The Belfast sink is big enough for all the washing up!
The back garden is beautiful. There is a patio, lawn and a seating area overlooking fields. There is an apple tree that was planted over 100 years ago, apparently it was a gift from the farmer.
It’s then up the stairs to the first floor. The first room you come across is the huge bathroom with stand-in shower, bath tub, porcelain tiles and a large window with the perfect view. Mrs Clarke would never leave this room if she lived here.
The master bedroom is at the end of the hall. This bedroom has a boutique hotel feel. There are two large built in wardrobes, a fireplace and lots of space. The window looks out to the front of the home across green trees and the sound of birds will be a pleasant tune to wake up to.
There is another double bedroom on the first floor that is light and large.
Up the next flight of stairs is the piece de resistance… the third bedroom. It is huge and because it has two windows it is light and airy. Because it is on the top floor, it is nice and quiet. We love it.
- Property Type : Pretty Terraced House
- Property style : Picturesque Country Home
- Bedrooms : Three Doubles
- Receptions : Living room with fireplace and oak floors. Second reception room with log burner
- Location : Lapworth
Our favourite part
The Garden. It may be small but it is perfectly formed. When the sun is shining you would sit out here having a cup of tea and feed the horses that come up to say hello. It’s a firm favourite.
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.
- Extended at the rear to create a larger kitchen
- Extended into the roof to add a third bedroom
- Two reception rooms with wood floors
- Bathroom with shower and bath
- Oil central heating and hot water
- Quiet rural position
- Double glazing
- Three large upstairs bedrooms
- Roofing & chimney improvements recently made
- Recent electrical work carried out
- Canal and countryside on the doorstep
- Train station to London and Birmingham two minute walk away
- Highly regarded primary school
- Lots of fantastic pubs and a great local cricket club