Some houses have that special feeling that make you feel at home. This one has just that.
118 Station Lane is a picture perfect home in the heart of Lapworth Village. There are three big bedrooms and a study that doubles as a fourth guest bedroom, a large south facing garden, three reception rooms and a stylish new kitchen. The home has been beautifully decorated and renovated making this one of the prettiest homes in Lapworth. We love it and we are sure you will too.
A short stroll from the centre of the village, up Station Lane, past the very well regarded primary school and preschool, past the train station and you come to 118 Station Lane. The gates open onto a large gravel driveway and the pretty 1930's semi-detached house comes into view. You can see that the current owners have carried out work on the property and that it has been lovingly cared for. Head through the smart black front door with handy porch and you then realise that this is a special place. Gorgeous wooden floorboards, Farrow & Ball painted walls, striped carpet runner up the stairs and a light and spacious feel.
The kitchen is always the first place people head for and the kitchen here is the beating heart of the home. Stunning stainless steel worktops with molded sink, white units and black and white diamond kitchen floor tiles set the tone. There are oodles of cupboards and a great kitchen table with sofa benches with storage underneath. We know that storage is key and when we opened the door to the pantry we sighed with happiness to think that all of those jars, tins and the cake baking bits can be tucked away behind a closed door. Add fairy lights and you could be in Nigella’s kitchen. The washing machine and dryer are neatly stored in a utilities space next to the kitchen, resulting in more space in the kitchen. There is a large window and a door leading to the side passage, which makes the room bright and airy. There is also the light flooding in from the conservatory and the views down the garden. The whole family can be in this room at the same time cooking, working or chatting.
The conservatory is a large and very useful space. Beautifully decorated, this room has seating and a dining table, but the best part is the view along the garden. You feel a world away from your busy life when you look out at a mature and green view and listen to the birds. It is a tranquil space. The conservatory could potentially be replaced with a two storey extension, making this an even larger room with a bedroom above.
The garden is wonderful. It is split into four spaces. Firstly, a decked area, perfect for dining or relaxing on. There is a newly installed patio with a large raised bed to grow lots of vegetables. The lawned area is ideal for playing on. Then past a little gate you enter an orchard and meadow. In spring, the swathes of daffodils planted underneath the fruit trees bring some early sunshine to the end of the garden. In May, the apple and plum trees are in bloom. There is a white rose climbing up the old apple tree, herbaceous perennial flower beds planted by the gate and a great storage shed painted green. The blue tits come to the box every year to visit and nest. All the trees and hedges surrounding and enclosing the garden are usefully evergreen.
Back inside there are two more rooms downstairs, as well as the downstairs WC. The sitting room is a classic family space with open fire and seating for the whole family. The floorboards and beautiful decoration create an intimate and relaxing feel. The other room downstairs is a study by day and guest bedroom by night. The “Murphy” bed that is built into the wall pulls down to provide a double bed for guests but it is not intrusive so you can use the room as a study or playroom during the day making it a flexible space, ideal for modern living.