Modern luxury and elegant history
Whatcote is a small village situated in rolling Warwickshire
countryside on the northern edge of the Cotswolds. With a thriving community, the village has an attractive Norman church and The Royal Oak public house which is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment. The market town of Shipston-on-Stour is convenient for every-day requirements such as supermarket, delicatessen, doctors, dentist surgeries, hospital and banks.
Further shopping and leisure activities are available in the nearby towns at Stratford-upon-Avon, Leamington Spa, Moreton-in-Marsh and Banbury.
Excellent selection of educational establishments, both in state and private sectors include: - local village primary schools at Tysoe and Shipston; Preparatory schools include The Croft (Stratford) and Kitebrook (co-ed, Moreton-in-Marsh). Local senior schools include:- Stratford Girls Grammar and King Edwards VI Grammar (boys) also in Stratford; Shipston and Chipping Campden Schools. Independent senior schools:- Kings High (girls) and Kingsley (girls) both Warwick, Bloxham (co-ed), Cheltenham (co-ed), Cheltenham Ladies, Kingham Hill (co-ed), Warwick School (boys), Rugby School and King Edward
Well located for both London and Birmingham with intercity
rail from Banbury to London Marylebone about 56 minutes or
Warwick Parkway for Birmingham and the North. M40 (J12)
at Gaydon (about 7 miles) or J11 Banbury (about 13 miles).
Birmingham, East Midlands and London Heathrow Airports.
Sporting and leisure activities in the area include golf at Brailes,
Tadmarton and Chipping Norton, racing at Stratford-upon-Avon,
Warwick and Cheltenham and theatre at Chipping Norton,
Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford as well as wonderful walks and
Grade II listed, Upper Farm was built in the 18th Century
with later additions, and enjoys a peaceful, private location,
overlooking open countryside.
The handsome property is constructed of Hornton stone under
a new slate roof, and has recently been completely renovated and refurbished to offer high specification modern living, with lovingly restored period features typical of its era, including open fireplaces, exposed timbers, original shutters and window seats.
Offering about 4800 sq ft of spacious living accommodation, the
property internally is very light with large Georgian Bar windows
overlooking unspoilt countryside. The property is ideal for family
living and entertaining with beautifully proportioned reception
rooms and ample bedrooms.
Reception rooms include an impressive sitting room with inglenook fireplace and wood burner, original Elm window seat and Georgian Bar door leading out to the south facing terrace.
Clearly the central hub of this home is the stylish, bespoke, 1909 kitchen centred around the traditional brand new four-oven Aga, with shaker style units and Quartz worktops incorporating a butler sink, built-in Bosch ovens, induction hob & plate warmer, integrated dishwasher, fridge and wine cooler.
With practical and beautiful under-floor heated original flagstones leading through the boot room, kitchen and garden room, Upper Farm is a relaxing environment where muddy boots and dogs are an asset not a burden. The oak-framed garden room with bi-fold doors create a flowing space, linking the tastefully landscaped gardens and dining terrace with the warm and welcoming interior.
Spacious entrance hall with original flagstone floor and exposed rounded stone feature wall containing an original bread oven, along with a large oak door combine to provide an impressive welcome for guests.
First floor accommodation with principal suite enjoys extensive south facing views with walk-in dressing room and large en suite bathroom and statement roll top bath. There are 2 further bedrooms and a Villeroy & Boch family bathroom and additional WC. With separate access the third bedroom could easily be a self-contained annexe for an au-pair, or teenager.
The second floor is perfect for guests or children, with two double bedrooms both with en suite shower rooms, and linking the two, a playroom/ bedroom 6/ study.
High specification technology throughout, including integrated audio system, network controlled zoned heating and structured cabling providing superfast broadband (existing superfast fibre-optic broadband connection).
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Landscaped garden with south facing terrace, a variety of raised beds and a mature orchard with apple, pear and cherry trees.
Detached stone studio offi ce with glazed oak doors opening onto the terrace with countryside views.
Detached two bay garage and workshop with power-floated polished concrete floor.
Separate entrance to hallway and shower room with stairs to open plan living space with scope to provide ancillary accommodation or cinema room/ office/ gym.
Neighbouring bungalow may be available by separate negotiation.
Shipston-on-Stour 5 miles
M40 J12 (Gaydon) 8 miles
Stratford-upon-Avon 10 miles
Moreton-in-Marsh 12 miles
Banbury 13 miles (Banbury to London Marylebone about 56 minutes)
(Distances and times are approximate)
From M40 (J11), take the A422 towards Stratford upon Avon, pass through the village of Wroxton and continue past Upton House on the left. On reaching the Oxhill/Kineton crossroads, take the left turn to Oxhill and Whatcote. As you enter the village of Whatcote take the second left which is immediately after the Royal Oak pub and the house is set back from the road down a gravel drive.
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36 South Bar
+44 (0) 1295 228 000
36 South Bar
+44 (0) 1295 228 000