Guide Price £1,150,000

Ash Tree House, Ilmington Road, Blackwell, Shipston On Stour, Warwickshire

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Ash Tree House has been the subject of an extensive programme of complete transformation by the present owners, altering a modest single storey property into a well proportioned family house mainly over two floor levels creating a superbly appointed detached village house with sophisticated décor throughout. The property occupies an attractive and slightly elevated position towards the centre of the village overlooking the village green whilst adjoining open farmland to the rear being approached along a substantial gravel drive which continues past the house through a pair of oak gates terminating to the side of the garage. The front garden is dominated by a mature Ash tree, hence the properties name.
Floor plans show the aspect and layout of the accommodation with approximate measurements.
The property has an off white textured render board exterior with aluminium powder coated windows mounted onto cut stone cills and aluminium rainwater goods beneath a mainly slate roof. Both the front and rear doors are traditionally made from timber. The east wing comprises a low built sitting room attractively clad with vertical oak boards beneath an insulated sheet roof with an overhanging canopy. A date stone on the front elevation is inscribed 2021 and marks the date of the refurbishment.
• Attractive oak framed porch traditionally built using age old jointing techniques mounted on two brick plinths beneath a slate roof giving a timeless design
• Entrance lobby leads through to a double aspect dining room of sizable proportions ideal for formal entertaining
• Cosy snug provides a separate room for TV but could serve as a playroom or study
• The main sitting room is accessed from a large opening off the kitchen/family room and is a substantial and impressive space with two pairs of doors opening onto the terrace overlooking the garden, swimming pool and paddock towards the views beyond. There is a log burning stove and a fitted bookcase with cupboards beneath
• The triple aspect kitchen/family room at the heart of the house is open plan with distinct areas for cooking/dining and relaxing. The kitchen itself is a hand crafted bespoke kitchen by James Adcock, a local cabinet maker with a good reputation. The units themselves are hand painted and incorporate cutlery drawers, deep pan drawers, ample cupboards, wine rack, a dedicated pantry unit, canopy surround, integrated dishwasher and a Rangemaster electric cooker with induction hob. The central island unit incorporates a breakfast bar for informal suppers. There is a double bowl ceramic sink and a handmade tiled recess over the cooker. Extensive Quartz work surfaces and space for American style fridge/freezer
• The sitting area within the kitchen has a pair of doors leading out to the garden and a log burning stove with ample space for furniture.
• There is a well fitted utility incorporating a cupboard housing the mechanical and electrical installations and a separate W.C
• Limestone tiled flooring extends throughout the entire ground floor
• A staircase between the kitchen/family room and snug rises to the first floor bedroom accommodation accessed off a spacious landing with storage cupboard. Ceiling heights across the first floor are excellent giving a real sense of space with deep windows allowing light to flood in
• The substantial principal bedroom is vaulted with a horizontal pine clad ceiling for effect and has a large mullioned window with an attractive elevated outlook. The dressing room is fitted with clothes hanging space, drawers and shelving which leads through to the ensuite shower room
• There are three further double bedrooms all of excellent proportions together with a spacious family bathroom with separate shower and bath having part panelled walls
The gardens themselves are simple in layout being mostly laid to lawn with a wide terrace wrapping around the rear of the property, an ideal place for sheltered summer dining beneath an overhanging canopy.
There is a newly constructed natural swimming pool formed in two parts with the outer pool or filtration bed measuring approximately (52ft x 29ft/16m x 9m) and the inner pool measuring approximately (32ft x 9ft/10m x 3m) with a projecting jetty and oak sleepers, situated close to the sitting room and terrace planted with a host of native water loving plants with special consideration to the local biodiversity being a haven for wildlife. The pool has an inset body of water that functions without the use of chemicals and has a self-cleaning ecosystem within the pool.
The level paddock is entered via a field gate from the drive and has a small stream on the northern boundary with an automatic water supply laid on and is divided from the garden by traditional Chestnut fencing.
There is a detached double garage incorporating a stable built partly of red brick and concreate block beneath an asbestos sheet roof with a general purpose barn attached to the rear all providing useful storage. Planning permission has been applied for to demolish the existing structures and to rebuild a barn style building with tandem garaging, stabling and domestic stores. Planning decision awaited.
The property extends to 1.1 acres in all.

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Key Features

  • Quiet village location close to the Warwickshire/Gloucestershire boarders
  • Stylish, deceptively spacious family house the subject of a full refurbishment and programmes of extension
  • Fabulous natural swimming pool
  • Level pony paddock adjoining countryside
  • Easy access to the Fosseway and excellent local schooling in all sectors
  • Range of outbuilding with planning permission applied for (decision awaited)
  • Land: 1.17 acres

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