Mr Clarke says :
There is potential to extend and a great garden. Oh, I almost forgot that there are three pubs in the village.
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.
Mrs Clarke says :
The perfect home in Lapworth doesn’t come onto the market very often. The kids can be enrolled into the school for September.
Up the stairs you come to the light landing with white painted floorboards. The Master bedroom has a large built in wardrobe and a big bay window looking out to the front. The other two bedrooms are both doubles and look out across the garden. The rooms have been painted in subtle Farrow & Ball shades, which make the rooms feel light and more spacious. There is lots of space for storage. The second bedroom has a large loft hatch which opens to reveal a fully boarded loft. There are spotlights, cupboards and a Velux window. A clever architect and relevant building regulations could turn this into a bedroom with a set of stairs and a wall, making 118 Station Lane an official four bedroom home. Add the back extension and you have the potential to make this already perfect home, even more perfect.
The bathroom has a bath with electric shower over. There is a smart WC and sink plus the very important airing cupboard.
This is one of the loveliest homes in the village. You can move in and hang your hat or you could put on your hard hat and extend. It is a wonderful home and we are looking forward to showing you around.
- Style : A large and beautifully decorated 1930's home with 3/4 bedrooms.
- Location : Lovely Lapworth.
- Three words : A Lovely Home.
Our favourite part
“Mrs Clarke loves the kitchen. Mr Clarke thinks the garden is worthy of a Chelsea Gold Medal.”
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.
- Beautifully presented and in immaculate condition.
- No chain
- South Facing garden
- Sitting Room
- Study/guest bedroom
- Downstairs WC
- Under stairs storage
- Three bedrooms
- Loft space
- Family bathroom
- Fully rewired 2011
- Oil fired central heating. Fully serviced boiler
- Alarm system. Gated and gravel driveway