Mr Clarke thinks :
There is potential to extend and a great garden. Oh, I almost forgot that there are three pubs in the village.
Great location. Open plan kitchen. Living room with log burner and wood floors. Three bedrooms. Big garden. Tick, tick, tick, tick & tick. When you turn off Station Lane and drive through the gate and onto the gravel driveway, you notice that number 120 has something very special about it. From the outside it is clear this is not a normal three bedroom property. It's a lovely, warm and big family home. Walking through the front door you are greeted with a sense of calm. The neat hallway with slate flooring leads to a large open plan kitchen with lots of light from the large window, roof windows and the newly installed bifold doors. The kitchen can be kept tidy because of the very useful utility room and garage. The utility room is the perfect place to throw bags, coats, shoes and dogs. On a summer weekend morning it will be idyllic to have breakfast on the patio and look out on the long, landscaped garden.
The other door off the hallway takes you into a lovely living room that has lots of little touches that make it a cosy family room. The large bay window at the front, the log burner, the wood floors and the high ceilings make this a proper reception room. There are big, double doors into the kitchen, so you can have full open plan living if you are that way inclined, or you can close the world and the washing up off by closing the doors. Perfect. There is a downstairs shower room with WC and plenty of storage for all those bits and bobs.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The perfect home in Lapworth doesn’t come onto the market very often. The kids can be enrolled into the school for September.
The first floor has three bedrooms, which are all doubles. There is no box room in this house. Two of the bedrooms overlook the back garden and there is serene quietness. The new owners would have fun doing some decorating and putting their personal stamp on the upstairs rooms. The bathroom has a big tub and is a great spot for soaking away any stresses and strains after work. The current owners were planning a loft extension. There is plenty of space for another room up there, subject to building regulations and relevant planning. This could be a great opportunity and would add value to the home.
The location of number 120 is a modern family's dream. A train station to Birmingham and London is a thirty second walk away, a highly regarded primary school is on the same road and then there are all the local amenities that Lapworth offers on your doorstep. There is also the famous Boot pub within walking distanceThe back garden is almost endless. The patio decking is a new addition and the garden has been recently landscaped. Towards the bottom of the garden there are some lovely trees, behind which, there is a great space for a trampoline and children's play area. Through a secret gate there is a quiet spot, which would make a kitchen garden and potting shed or a garden room to escape to.
- 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 ever 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