Mr Clarke thinks :
The location is perfect for access to London, Birmingham and the pub.
The Farmhouse at Mousley End Farm is a traditional farmhouse nestled in an idyllic country setting. Surrounded by gorgeous countryside and sitting in a few acres of gardens and land this is a rare opportunity for a discerning buyer to own a sublime country residence and develop into a modern home.
The house dates back to the 18th Century and once formed part of a 75 acre farm. The Farmhouse sits neatly in a circa 2.5 acre plot made up of a paddock, a walled garden, lawns, an orchard and patio areas. The vast property has been a wonderful family home for three decades but there is now a chance for a buyer to create new stories. A clever architect will relish the opportunity to re-design the space and, because it is not listed, there is no hindrance to ones imagination.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The chance to develop the property into a family home.
Downstairs there is a mix of open plan spaces and intimate rooms all brimming with character and period features. The Farmhouse kitchen is warm and inviting, and the epic fireplace in the living room entices you to pour yourself a drink and curl up with a movie. There are endless rooms with views across the gardens, there are nooks and crannies that tell stories about the past and spaces that need uncovering in the future.
On the first floor you find six bedrooms and three bathrooms. There are three vast lofts that could be extended into. There is also a large cellar. A paddock with stabling sits at the side of the property where horses are currently kept.
The Farmhouse is set back from Case Lane and there is an opportunity, with planning consent, to build a private driveway through the paddock and convert the stables into garaging.
- Three words : A. Magical. Home.
Our favourite part
The opportunities are endless.
I've had an idea for a film for a while - a rom com based in an idyllic little English village. The setting would be the star of the film, it would epitomise the English countryside. There would be rolling fields, lambs being born, horses trotting along the lanes, a handsome farmer doffing his cap as he drives past on his tractor. The cast would be a mix of wealthy ex-Londoners who have fled the smog for fresh air and families who have been in the village for generations. The romance would revolve around a quaint pub, where phones are banned and everyone is super duper charming. The love story would be about a couple who move into the village and create a beautiful home for themselves and their family and fall in love all over again because the village is just so blinkin' perfect.
The setting... Mousley End.
The old romantics... auditions being held.
Mousley End is a tiny little hamlet in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside. You are minutes from Leamington and Warwick in one direction and Solihull and Birmingham in the other. There are train stations that can whizz you into London in under 90mins and there is Birmingham International that can fly you across the World within a twenty quid taxi.
Waitrose is the closest supermarket. The pub is called The Case is Altered and is possibly the best pub in the history of all drinking establishments. There is a cricket club, tennis club, rugby club and, thank goodness, no night club.
- Closest village/town: Lapworth, Rowington, Dorridge
- Stores: Lapworth & Shrewley Stores are close by.
- Supermarket: Waitrose in Kenilworth darling (Ocado is much easier though!)
- Pubs: The Case... seriously you need to go, just make sure you turn your phone off.
- Walks: Endless countryside walks are on your doorstep
- History -- 18th Century non-listed property
- District Council -- Warwick District Council
- Tenure -- Freehold
- Broadband -- Fibre
- Services -- Mains water and electricity. A new power source for heating and hot water will be required. A new drainage solution will be required.
- All references to "opportunities", "development potential" and similar are subject to planning consent.