Mr Clarke thinks :
The private acre and paddock is perfect for the kids and dogs to run wild.
Filled to the brim with discerning features, Silverwood sits pretty within a gated community of four properties. As well as having the biggest footprint of them all (plus an acre of private paddock to step out into), Silverwood also comes with its own self contained, fully functioning contemporary flat for guests or lucky teenagers. It could also be used as a working from home spot or you could even put up a projector, make some popcorn and have it as a posh den. Flexibility and functionality of the the spaces are a real highlight of this home, so is being in such a secure community.
The main home is characterful and welcoming. It has wonderful unique features you won’t find anywhere else, like the brickwork archways and beams that are so beautifully intact.
Step inside and head through the gorgeous brick arch and find a space where you can jump onto the sofa, curl up in front of the multi fuel burner, and catch up on your programs. The triple aspect windows make a wonderful backdrop for a dinner party, and there’s room for a large farmhouse style table here. The two sets of French doors look across the garden and field so you can spill out under the pergola-covered patio to star gaze. In the daytime, you have private patios and courtyards, a budding orchard in the field and a well stocked garden to enjoy. The sun comes all around the property during the day, providing sunlight and shade in abundance.
Pick some herbs from your very own kitchen garden and head through to the stone floored kitchen. This is a sweet country kitchen where we can imagine cooking up soup on the Aga City from scratch in the winter, as well as doing homework all together as a family. You can even make hundreds of jars of jam with the amount of cupboard space you have. The beauty of this home is that everyone can have their own space if they wish, but it also accommodates for when the family want to be social.
Climb the wide staircase and find the stunning main bedroom with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. It feels like a sanctuary up here with views to the west over uninterrupted countryside, so you can watch the comings and goings of wildlife and seasons from up here. The separate dressing room makes this feel like a glamorous hotel suite. What’s not to love?
The second double bedroom across the landing has a through-room which can become a study, further dressing space, or even a reading/library area. The family bathroom with a large walk in shower is usefully placed between the two sleeping spaces.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The character features, cosy charm and family spaces.
The triple garage block has space for multiple cars (there’s ample secure additional parking for guests), or lawnmowers, tools, or dozens of bikes, as well as having the flat above it. One of the garages is a utility room with all the appliances and storage space you’ll need. Inside the second home, you have 2 double bedrooms, each offering great views over the mature gardens - one has the added bonus of vaulted ceilings, the other fitted wardrobes. There’s a new kitchenette all decked out and a bathroom which has a large walk in shower, so you don’t even need to go to the main house!
This really is the life: secluded gardens and paddock, a courtyard with two buildings either side, an acre of land, copious amounts of space to relax. Whilst wandering in the paddock, be sure to explore the natural wildlife pond. Located close to Knowle, Warwick, Lapworth - and in area for Lapworth Surgery - as well as many country walks and National Trust properties, this is truly a dream of a property.
- Three words : Character. Countryside. Charm.
Our favourite part
All of the original features are still beautifully intact; beams, brickwork, archways.
A rich history
Baddesley Clinton is a stunning hamlet on the edge of Knowle. In 1850 the Poor Clares arrived from Bruges in Belgium to establish the first Convent of Poor Clares in Baddesley Clinton where they lived and worked until very recently. The Convent has been converted to homes but the pretty church still remains. Baddesley Clinton itself is a pretty little hamlet with a super pub called The Orange Tree - it is not your average village pub, it is all trendy pizzas, prosecco and craft beer (very Mrs Clarke). There is a teepee in the garden, friendly staff and glamorous locals.
There is a National Trust property, which is great for Sunday breakfast as well as a hit of culture. The surrounding villages of Lapworth, Rowington, Dorridge and Knowle are all lovely and have everything from artisan bakeries to Tesco.
Baddesley Clinton is possible the best connected place in the UK - seriously! You have Birmingham International Airport within twenty minutes to whizz you to your second home in Spain or to go skiing from Geneva. Dorridge Station will get you into Brum or London. Birmingham International station will get you to Euston in an hour and a bit. Then there is the M42, M5, M40 and M1 all super close.
Leamington, Warwick and Stratford are within twenty minutes or head the other way and you are in Solihull for some retail therapy in fifteen mins. I told you that you were well connected. However when you are sat in the garden you feel far from the maddening crowds and your are surrounded by nature and lovely local folk.
Once home to The Poor Clares now home to wealthy residents!
- Closest village/town: Lapworth, Dorridge and Rowington
- Stores: There is a little newsagent is within five minutes
- Supermarket: Waitrose in Kenilworth darling (Ocado is much easier though!)
- Pubs: The Orange Tree is a Lovely Pub
- Walks: Endless countryside walks around Haywood and Baddesley Clinton
- Tenure: Freehold.
- Services: Oil fired central heating, Klargester waste disposal, main electricity.
- Council tax band: F.
- Local authority: Warwick.