Keller Williams UK
4 bed Detached House Under Offer

Mildmay House, 6 Roman Way, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire

£600,000 Guide Price

Property Description

  • Quote Reference: SRK when inquiring
  • Individual Detached Family House
  • Walking distance to Countryside, Shop & Pub
  • Views to Horse Paddock & Fields
  • • 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
  • Open Plan Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Utility Room & Cloakroom
  • Lounge with multi fuel stove
  • Garden/Dining Room
  • Carport & Off Road Parking

Introduction

Mildmay is located in a small close of seven individual detached homes dating to the late 1960’s having amazing views to the front across horse paddocks and fields to the River Stour that can be best appreciated from the properties glass banister Balcony where you can enjoy that breath taking vista and evening sunsets whilst sipping your favourite tipple.

Situated on just under approximately a quarter of an acre in total with mature gardens the Spring and Summer months are when the rear garden really comes into its own and is awash with colour.

For those electric car owners amongst you an EV Point has recently been installed to the front of the house easily accessible to the driveway.

This substantial family house has presented the current owner with many opportunities to entertain family and friends over the years and we are sure this is a benefit the next owners will also want to maximise. So, if you are looking for an ideal Family House that has a flow and space suitable for entertaining, you may need to look no further.

Mildmay has a large Kitchen/Breakfast Room with adjoining Utility Room with plumbing for a dishwasher suitable for hiding away the pots, pans and dishes at dinner parties and the two generous reception rooms are ideal for relaxing or socialising in after dinner. Conveniently, in the Entrance Hall there is a Cloakroom.

Upstairs are located four double bedrooms, master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom, and a family bathroom. There is also an en suite cloakroom to bedroom 4, together with a large walk in wardrobe, that if you wanted to you could swap around to serve what is currently bedroom 3, subject to any consents.

Mildmay enjoys low electricity bills, benefitting from a state of the art 'Givenergy' solar PV system with two storage batteries. In conjunction with a suitable tariff (currently Octopus Intelligent) you can choose to economically charge the batteries and car overnight at a fraction of daytime cost, and use the stored energy the following day/evening, or use the solar panels to charge up the batteries (at zero cost) for later usage. Your hot water can be boosted too via this system.

Halford is an attractive small village with many period houses and cottages. Once the location of Halford Castle all that remains of the castle by the River Stour now are the earthworks and buried remains, this is believed to be the predecessor of The Old Manor House. Within the village you will find The Halford Bridge Inn (hotel, bar and restaurant), petrol station and shop, village hall (film club, yoga, table tennis, and coffee mornings), and St Mary’s Church.

Halford is some 4 miles from Shipston on Stour, the nearest small town, where a wide range of amenities can be found including supermarkets (Two Co-Op’s and Tesco Express), a range of independent shops, cafe restaurants and pubs, hospital, doctors’ surgery and dentist.

At Moreton in Marsh (9 miles approximately) there is Aldi, Co-Op and Tesco Express.

Or you can go onto Shakespeare’s birth town, Stratford upon Avon, (approximately 8 miles) where you will find more supermarkets (Waitrose, Tesco Superstore, and Morrisons) and more comprehensive amenities and of course the Royal Shakespeare Theatre or enjoy a punt on the River.

At Wellesbourne (approximately 8 miles) there is a Sainsbury’s and a large Co-Op.

For commuters, you can pick up the M40 motorway at either Warwick J15, Gaydon J12 or Banbury J11. Stratford upon Avon Parkway has rail links to Birmingham Snow Hill (47 minutes), Coventry (52 minutes) London Marylebone (2 h 11 mins) London Euston (2h 21m). Or you can go to Moreton in Marsh (6 miles) London Paddington (1h 27m). Or Banbury (16 miles) for connections to London (Marylebone) (1 hour) or London Paddington (1h 21mins).

Property Summary

• Quote Reference: SRK when inquiring
• Individual Detached Family House
• Walking distance to Countryside, Shop & Pub
• Views to Horse Paddock & Fields
• 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
• Open Plan Kitchen/Breakfast Room
• Utility Room & Cloakroom
• Lounge with multi fuel stove
• Garden/Dining Room
• Carport & Off Road Parking
• Front & Rear Garden
• Discrete Solar PV system with 13.5kWh battery storage


Sellers Perspective
So, what particularly attracted you to the property when you bought it?
Mildmay’s very spacious rooms. The views from the front of the house are spectacular, trees, fields, the River Stour.

How long have owned the property?
10 years.

Briefly, can you tell me some of the things you love about living here?
a. The Village has a really friendly and welcoming community.
b. Many wonderful walks (suitable for dogs). Many Road and Off road cycling routes.
c. The layout of the house is great for entertaining or parties, or having family staying
d. It is lovely here sitting on the balcony with a drink, enjoying the evening sunsets.
e. The Village Hall hosts many events : Cinema, Table Tennis, Coffee mornings, Music Festival, Yoga etc

Why are you moving?
To downsize and to be near family.

What will you miss the most?
The many friends made over the last 10 years.


Description

Ground Floor

You enter the property via gate posts which formally had electric gates on but the current owner has removed so it doesn’t interfere with the view from the kitchen sink across the horse paddock to fields but obviously gates could be reinstated by any purchaser.

A part glazed door leads to

Entrance Hall being L-shaped and currently providing ample space for hanging coats etc and offers the opportunity to square of the Kitchen should you ever desire to enlarge the Kitchen further, subject to all necessary consents.

Entrance hall leads to:

Ground Floor Cloakroom fitted with a two-piece suite comprising high level W.C. and wash hand basin with a door to a understairs storage cupboard where the batteries for the solar panels are located.

Door to:

Open Plan Kitchen/Breakfast Room is a generous sized room and is ideal for families and for those that like to throw dinner parties. There is a fitted kitchen comprising granite worksurfaces with inset double stainless steel sinks with inset drainer with a window over to take advantage of those wonderful countryside views as you stand at the sink. An extensive range of maple fronted base and wall units, glass display cabinets, pan drawers and tall cupboards provide ample storage space. Brushed stainless steel five ring gas hob (via gas cylinder) with matching canopy hood with glass canopy over. Integrated appliances including double oven, dishwasher, space for an American style fridge/freezer (plumbed for cooled water and ice). Fitted pine dresser. Electric consumer board and solar panel meters. Obscure glazed door to side access to front and rear gardens. Space for a six-to-eight-seater dining table.

Door to:

Utility Room having laminate worksurfaces with inset single drainer stainless steel sink with window overlooking the rear garden and part glazed door with cat flap giving access to rear garden, range of base units. Space and plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine with space on top for a clothes dryer.

Double doors from the entrance hall open into:

Lounge is a large versatile reception room that can be laid out into several configurations to allow for multiple seating areas around and away from the television. The room focuses on a central feature fireplace with double sided cast iron multi fuel stove so flames can be viewed flickering from both ends of the room and is ideal for parties when you have people around as there is an abundance of seating areas. There is even space for an upright piano if you are musical and fancy tinkling the ivories. Windows to the front and onto the Garden/Dining Room mean you get the benefit of natural light from both aspects and this makes another great spillover room for parties.

French doors to:

Garden Room/Dining Room is a generously proportioned room with two sets of bi-fold doors onto the rear garden with space for seating and dining table and the current owner also has a study area set up in here for working from home. Further natural light is added to this room by a large contemporary roof lantern.


First Floor

From the entrance hall stairs rise to the first floor to a large Landing where doors give access to an airing cupboard, bathroom and to four double bedrooms, (two bedrooms and the master bedroom en suite benefit from those wonderful views to the front as does the balcony).

Balcony being timber decked with a glass balustrade so you can take advantage of those incredible views over the horse paddocks, to fields and across to the River Stour, here the current owner has enjoyed some wonderful evening burning sunsets sat around the table with a G&T where a wall heater takes the chill of the evening.

Bedroom 1 is a large double bedroom with space for a super king-sized bed with built-in wardrobes and space for bedroom furniture with a window to the rear.

Ensuite Bathroom having a four-piece white suite comprising spa bath, double shower cubicle, vanity unit with wash basin and W.C. and window to front with views.

Bedroom 2 is a double bedroom with space for wardrobes and bedroom furniture with a window with views.

Bedroom 3 is a double bedroom with space for wardrobes and bedroom furniture with a window with views.

Bedroom 4 is a smaller double bedroom but having the benefit of an en suite cloakroom, walk in wardrobe and a window to the rear.

Family Bathroom having a P shaped double shower cubicle, sink and W.C. and window to the rear.

Loft is insulated.

Outside

Mildmay House is situated on a plot totalling approximately 0.24 Acre, in an exclusive private road of seven individually built homes benefiting from countryside views to the front.

Front Garden gate posts (formerly with electric gates, electric still in situ) give access to a driveway and hardstanding area providing off road parking for several vehicles with a Carport to the side of the house. Raised flower beds. Previous owners had obtained consent for a timber Garage 06/01207/FULL on the hardstanding area although this has now lapsed so you would need to have this reinstated. Gated access to rear garden.

Rear Garden landscaped with a patio immediately to the rear of the house and accessed from the Garden/Dining Room and Utility Room leading to a lawned area and brick workshop with up and over door having light and power, and greenhouse. From the patio a path extends to the oil boiler and steps to Pergola to raised lawned area with borders and small fruit trees, swing seat and oil tank, log store and timber shed. Two additional timber sheds to the side of the house. Gated access to front.


Location

Halford is an attractive small village with many period houses and cottages. Once the location of Halford Castle all that remains of the castle by the River Stour now are the earthworks and buried remains, this is believed to be the predecessor of The Old Manor House. Within the village you will find The Halford Bridge Inn (hotel, bar and restaurant), petrol station and shop, village hall (film club, yoga, table tennis, and coffee mornings), and St Mary’s Church.

Halford is some 4 miles from Shipston on Stour, the nearest small town, where a wide range of amenities can be found including: supermarkets (Two Co-op’s and Tesco Express), independent shops, café, restaurants, pubs, hospital, doctors surgery and dentist. At Moreton in Marsh (9 miles approximately) there is Aldi, Co-op and Tesco Express. Stratford upon Avon, (approximately 8 miles) you will find Waitrose, Tesco Superstore, and Morrisons together with more comprehensive amenities and of course the Royal Shakespeare Theatre where you can also enjoy a punt on the River. At Wellesbourne (approximately 8 miles) there is a Sainsbury’s.

For commuters, you can pick up the M40 motorway at either Warwick J15, Gaydon J12 or Banbury J11. Stratford upon Avon Parkway has rail links to Birmingham Snow Hill (47 minutes), Coventry (52 minutes) London Marylebone (2 h 11 mins) London Euston (2h 21m). Or you can go to Moreton in Marsh (6 miles) London Paddington (1h 27m). Or Banbury (16 miles) for connections to London (Marylebone) (1 hour) or London Paddington (1h 21mins).


Useful information

Heating: Oil fired radiator heating and solar panels (system is owned not leased) with two storage batteries that ensure low electricity bills.

Windows: uPVC double glazed windows

Services: Mains: Water. Electric. Drainage: Mains

Broadband: Current supplier: Download: 77.72 Mb/s Upload: 16.05 Mb/s

Council Tax Band: G

Village Amenities: Hotel, restaurant and bar, Petrol station and shop, Public House, Church, Village Hall.

Nearby Towns: Further amenities are close by at Shipston on Stour (4 miles)), Moreton in Marsh (6 miles), Stratford Upon Avon (8 miles), Wellesbourne (8 miles), (Banbury (16 Miles) (all distances approximate)

Village population: 341 people (2011 Census).

Primary School: Range of nearby Primary Schools at Newbold and Tredington CofE Primary School Ofsted (Good), Shipston on Stour Primary School Ofsted (Good), Ilmington CofE Primary School Ofsted (Outstanding) and Ettington CofE Primary School Ofsted (Good).

Secondary School: Shipston High School Ofsted: Good

Independent Schools: Kitebrook Preparatory School Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden School (Ofsted: Outstanding) and King Edward VI Ofsted (Outstanding) and Stratford Girls Grammar Schools in Stratford-upon-Avon Ofsted (Outstanding).

Rail Links: Stratford upon Avon Parkway has rail links to Birmingham Snow Hill (47 minutes), Coventry (52 minutes) London Marylebone (2 h 11 mins) London Euston (2h 21m). Or you can go to Moreton in Marsh (6 miles) London Paddington (1h 27m). Or Banbury (16 miles) for connections to London (Marylebone) (1 hour) or London Paddington (1h 21mins).


Motorway Links: Convenient road access to and M40 (J15 & 12) motorways.

EPC Rating: C

Title: Freehold

Local Authority: Stratford on Avon


Viewing Arrangements

Strictly via the vendors sole agents, please contact Saul Roux Scrivener MRICS on 07867 664345.


Website

For more information visit www.kwuk.com

Directions

From Shipston on Stour exit the town on the A3400 through New Street, continue through Tredington and on reaching the roundabout take the third exit (A429) continuing into Halford, turn left into Queen Street then left into Mill Lane and left into Roman Way continuing to the end of the cul-de-sac where Mildmay is on your left at the foot of the road.


OPENING HOURS

Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 7.00 pm

Saturday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Sunday By appointment.


AGENTS NOTES

All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given and that they are in working order. Photographs are reproduced for general information, and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure.

All boundaries indicated on plans are approximate and should be verified with your Solicitor.
All school catchments should be verified and not relied on.

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Council tax band: G

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