Mr Clarke thinks :
This picturesque garden is in its peak during the spring summer period, when the flowers are in bloom and the rose arch can be seen in all its glory.
Shambles Cottage is a charming and elegant two bedroom thatched cottage located in Dunchurch; a picture postcard village in Rural Warwickshire. Built circa 16th Century, the cottage has been lovingly restored whilst keeping the character and exposed beams you would expect in a Grade II listed cottage. With central heating, a gas burner, bespoke handcrafted kitchen and luxurious bathroom makes this old cottage a cosy and comfortable environment to live in.
Sitting on Southam Road, Shambles Cottage is a traditionally English example of a terraced cottage. Through the thatched porch you open the door directly into a light and airy lounge, with an inglenook fireplace housing a cast iron gas burner.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The character and unique features like the thatched roof.
Moving into the open plan dining kitchen, separated only by the exposed beams the floor changes from carpet to Flagstone. This open plan layout is an ideal space for preparing food and entertaining guests in a bespoke environment even Mary Berry would be jealous of. Also on the ground floor there is a separate utility room and traditional Burlington bathroom, with half panelled walls and flagstone floor. Venturing up the exposed staircase with cast iron handrail from the landing you will find a spacious double bedroom, windows to both aspects with fitted wardrobe and dressing area, and a further single bedroom with a large fitted wardrobe and front facing window. There is also an upstairs toilet for convenience. Within a private garden there is an elegantly designed Summer house which provides an additional living space. The garden continues to extend to a perfectly concealed double garage with rear vehicular access. For all of your gardening equipment there is also a brick built storage shed.
Shambles cottage has so much going for it; idyllic location, period charm and already for its new owners to make it home. We think its perfect for someone looking to downsize or a professional couple wanting that country lifestyle with convenience on their doorstep.
- Three words : Character. Charm. Comfort.
Our favourite part
This is a beautiful place to call home, inside and out. We can't just choose one thing!
Known locally as Funchurch!
A picturesque rural village steeped in history with a wonderful community spirit.
Some parts of Dunchurch date back to the 15th century with timber framed and thatched roofs giving the village its quintessential English charm.
Located on the border of Rugby town, the home of Rugby school, where according to legend the game of Rugby was invented by “William Webb Ellis” in 1823.
Dunchurch is a well connected village, historically being a staging post for resting horses en route to London. Over the years, this has given the village a selection of popular pubs and restaurants, shops, hairdressers, and a friendly local post office.
In the centre of the village there is a statue of “Lord John Douglas Montagu Scott”, a 19th century landlord and MP for Roxburghshire. For more than thirty years there has been a Christmas annual tradition of dressing up the statue in the garb of a current television character - 2017 saw Lord John dressed as Paddington Bear.
A short walk away is Draycote water; this gives the residents of Dunchurch plenty of opportunities to go on countryside walks, do a spot of fishing, enjoy some sailing, or enjoy the local wildlife. Nearby is Toft Alpaca farm, and for the golf enthusiasts there is “Whitefields’ golf club.
Picture postcard village
- Closest village/town: Dunchurch
- Post Office: 1
- Stores: Great selection of village shops
- Supermarket: A short drive to Sainsburys
- Pubs: The Dun Cow has a good vibe
- Walks: Great countryside walks especially in and around Draycote.