Mr Clarke thinks :
It may be a country cottage but the ceilings are high, there is storage space, it is light and there is potential to extend. Lovely home and great investment
Nestled on a quiet lane in the heart of a pretty village this is a quintessential English cottage. It is a spacious house that has been beautifully decorated and is filled with natural light, making it a wonderful place to call home. There are two double bedrooms, sitting room with log burner, large country kitchen, handy utility room and a gorgeous cottage garden with rural views. The current owners have obtained detailed planning permission to add a third bedroom. We look forward to showing you around.
The front of the cottage is like a cover shot of Country Living, it takes your breath away. Standing at the gate you see the white climbing roses draping over the porch, the butterflies hovering around the buddleia and the winding gravel drive leading to the front door. Once inside you are greeted with a warm sense of home. The porch is ideal for wiping down a muddy dog and pulling off the wellies after a long walk. Head into the sitting room where the log burner will be roaring and you can’t help but smile, this cottage is immaculate and has been loved and cared creating a lovely setting for home life. There is space for sofas and arm chairs to curl up and watch The Great British Bake Off or entertain family and friends. Through the door at the far end and into a small hall you come into the kitchen. This beautiful country kitchen is the heart of the home. Flooded with light from the French doors and windows, the high ceilings, wood cabinetry and pretty touches make this room full of life and character. There is room for a big kitchen table, lots of storage and space to cook on weekday evenings and read the paper on weekend mornings. Our favourite part is the view out of the doors and into the large cottage garden. There are apple, pear and damson trees, lawn, a kitchen garden, pretty borders and unspoilt, rural views beyond.
The big downstairs bathroom has a large bath tub with shower, storage, WC and a sink. There is a great utility room off the bathroom with space for a washing machine and dryer and lots of storage for linen, dry goods and bits and bobs.
The Cottage is nestled in the pretty village of Snitterfield, handily near Stratford and Warwick and surrounded by beautiful countryside. As far as villages go, Snitterfield is near perfect. There is a friendly pub serving good ale and food. The cricket club, General Store, community cinema, Primary School, golf club, farm shop and friendly community, all amongst lovely properties and country walks, make The Cottage an ideal home in a desirable village.
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Mrs Clarke says :
From the climbing roses to the big kitchen, this home is wonderful
Upstairs you find two double bedrooms, a WC and a dressing room. There is lots of storage space and plenty of charming features. Planning permission has been granted to add a third bedroom, which makes this a good investment as well as a lovely home. There is also permission to keep the property as a two bedroom home but increase the size of the master bedroom and move the bathroom upstairs and have a larger utility downstairs. We have all the plans and options available.
At the front of The Cottage is a large gravel drive, big enough for three cars. It is bordered by evergreens, flower beds and trees. Neighbouring properties are as pretty as The Cottage and the neighbours are all friendly. There is a side passage for the bins and access to the back garden. The garden is a cottage garden wonderland, packed with fruit trees and flowering borders. A winding gravel path leads to a greenhouse and a garden shed, which is great storage or could be developed into a garden room with views across farmland. The garden has hosted parties, BBQs and family gatherings. If you are green fingered you could add more beds, a potager or more patio space. Or it could be left in it’s lovely state as a low maintenance cottage garden.
We are truly in love with the cottage and we can’t wait to show it’s new owners around.
- Property : Quintessential Country Cottage
- Style : Roaring fire, exposed beams, natural light
- Setting : Snitterfield. A friendly English village
Our favourite part
The cottage garden is a delight. Fruit trees, lavender and the perfect setting for a party.
Imagine the perfect English village... Welcome to Snitterfield
The English Village idyll conjures up images of pubs spilling out onto the village green, the sound of leather on willow from the cricket club and the fragrance of lovingly tended gardens. In summer there will be a fete and a street party with bunting adorned lanes with locals laughing. In autumn the field will be full of tractors and scarecrows. The fire will be roaring in the local pub where the land lady is always welcoming and the ale is always good. Spring will herald lambs in the fields you walk through with the dogs. All the eccentricity of pastoral life goes on throughout the year. If The English Village is where you want to call home, then Snitterfield ticks each box.
Snitterfield isn’t a village miles from civilisation, you are actually conveniently placed between Stratford Upon-Avon and Warwick. In minutes you can be zipping along the M40 or boarding a train to London and Birmingham. The village is surrounded by beautiful countryside and farmland with miles of beautiful walks.
The Snitterfield Arms is the local pub and it is a cracker. You will find a mix of friendly locals at the bar chatting about everything from politics to the guest ale. The grub is tip top and the Sunday roast is up to Mr Clarke’s demands. A short stroll from the pub, past the highly regarded primary school and some very pretty gardens you come to the General Store. It is like a mini Waitrose serving all the basics as well as a deli counter with the finest samosas this side of Mumbai.
The village has a thriving social calendar from the weekly community cinema, the tennis club, cricket club and Snitt-Fest. There are two great golf clubs within a few miles and lots of equestrian facilities.
There is some serious history to delve into. William Shakespeare's father was born in the village! St James the Great is the parish church of Snitterfield, and being a grade one listed building, over 900 years old, is a significant landmark in the village. The church itself, having connections with Shakespeare's family as Shakespeare's grandfather lived in the village. Shakespeare's grandfather, Richard, lived in a farmhouse in the village, and while the farmhouse has changed substantially still retains some Tudor features. It was Richard's son John, who was William's father, and it's quite probable that William would have been a visitor to this farmhouse.
Snitterfield is a village full of charm, lovely people and a great pub.
Pubs spill onto the green and you can hear the sound of leather on willow. Ah, village life.
- Closest village/town: Minutes from Stratford upon-Avon and surrounded by pretty villages
- Post Office: 1
- Stores: The Village Shop is like a mini Waitrose
- Supermarket: A proper Waitrose is in nearby Stratford
- Pubs: The Snitterfield Arms is a cracking boozer
- Walks: Miles and miles of country walks
- Detailed Planning Permission granted to extend the cottage to make into a three bedroom property or to increase the size of the bedrooms and move the bathroom upstairs. Plans available by request.
- Approach -- Black wooden gate opening onto a private, gravel driveway bordered by hedging
- Sitting Room w/ Log burner, wooden flooring, windows to front
- Kitchen w/ French doors leading to garden, windows to rear and side. Wooden cabinetry, sink, stone flooring
- Bathroom w/ Bath with shower above. WC, sink and window
- Utility Room w/ Shelving and space for utilities
- Bedroom One
- Bedroom Two
- Dressing Room w/ WC and storage
- East facing garden enjoys sun all day
- Services -- Mains gas, electricity & sewerage
- EPC -- E
- Council Tax -- D
- Fibre Broadband