Mr Clarke thinks :
The quality of the house is exceptional. The new garden room allows me to work at home and have some peace and quiet to watch the football.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The Retreat has been completely renovated to create a lovely and spacious home. The kitchen has lots of high spec appliances and the French doors leading to the cottage style garden are a treat.
- Style : Country cottage.
- Three words : Modern. Country. Cottage.
Our favourite part
The Retreat is idyllic. It’s all old on the outside but shiny and new inside. I adore the kitchen. My very own piece of country life.
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
- A fully refurbished two (and a half) bedroom semi-detached cottage in the heart of Snitterfield.
- The Retreat comprises; entrance hall with stairs rising to the first floor, sitting room with fireplace, open plan kitchen/dining room, two bedrooms plus a third bedroom/study and a large bathroom.
- Outside is a front garden with parking for one car. The east facing back garden is a lawned private garden measuring approximatley 80' (24.38m) with patio and a new garden room.
- Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Room - 21'1" x 9' (6.43m x 2.74m) inc. NEFF induction hob, slide and hide self-cleaning over and combi-microwave / oven, Brita filter tap, Bosch Fridge Freezer 70/30, Bosch Dishwasher and Luxury Vinyl Tiles.
- Sitting Room - 18'7" (5.66m) max x 12'9" (3.89m) reducing to 9'5" (2.87m) with wood flooring, log burner and exposed brick chimney, beams and double glazed windows.
- Master Bedroom Suite - 11'8" x 9'5" (3.56m x 2.87m) with room for double bed and storage. There are two double glazed windows to the front, loft access and lovely beams.
- Bedroom Two - 11'10" x 8'11" (3.6m x 2.72m) with double glazed, multi paned window to the rear, feature beams, loft access and radiator.
- “Bedroom” Three - 8'11" x 8'8" (2.72m x 2.64m) - this would make a great nursery, study or dressing room.
- Bathroom with freestanding tub, walk in shower. Newly installed.
- Services -- All mains services are believed to be connected to the property including gas.
- Tenure -- Freehold
- Broadband -- Superfast available in the village
- Local authority -- Stratford-upon-Avon. Council Tax Band C
- Postcode --CV37 0JG