Stokes House
3,230 sq ft(300.08 sq m)
Guide price £1,250,000

Sheep StreetShipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 4AE


    Key features

    • Deceptively spacious period property
    • Best street in Shipston-on-Stour
    • Rear garden is a private sun trap
    • Interesting history
    • Good size bedrooms
    • Beautiful period features

    Handsome period townhouse.

    About this property

    • Stokes House is a handsome and deceptively spacious terraced town house conveniently situated near the centre of Shipston-on-Stour on Sheep Street. The property is Grade II Listed and has a moulded square date stone inscribed W/NK/1715. Built as a private dwelling, Stokes House became The Bell Inn prior to 1742 and remained as such until about 1846 when the property became a bank and also home to a succession of tenants. In 1913 the property was left to the Parish Council for the good of the town. The property has been extended over the years and today retains some fine period features resulting in arguably the finest house on Sheep Street.

      The accompanying floor plans illustrate the layout but the main points of interest are shown below.
      Gracious reception hall with handsome flagstone floor. An 18th century dog-leg staircase with flat balusters leads to the first floor.
      Well-proportioned drawing room with magnificent inglenook fireplace with chamfered timber bressumer beam.
      Formal dining room with stone fireplace, fitted cupboards and 19th century canted bay window overlooking Sheep Street.
      Sitting room leading to boot room, laundry providing additional storage and guest cloakroom.
      Generous kitchen/breakfast room with an Aga, an excellent range of contemporary wall and base units and an island unit. Large windows allow light to flood in and double doors lead out to the south-east facing garden terrace.
      Master bedroom suite with en suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and superbly fitted dressing room.
      Three further excellent bedroom suites and bedroom five.
      The garden lies to the rear and provides a large elevated terrace, an area of lawn and a vegetable garden.
      Detached timber outbuilding currently used as a home office.
      There are two outbuildings providing very useful garden storage.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    A tardis of a property on the finest street in the town.

    David HendersonProperty agent

    Local information

    • Shipston-on-Stour is a vibrant former market town situated in South Warwickshire and surrounded by undulating farmland. It has a predominantly Georgian High Street and Market place which benefits from being away from the through traffic. Sheep Street is a mainly residential street just off the main shopping area and contains a number of delightful period houses, many dating from the 18th Century.
    • The town is a thriving local centre with a doctors surgery and small NHS community hospital, excellent local shops including two butchers and a fishmonger, as well as a number of pubs and restaurants and recreational facilities, serving its own population and a number of surrounding villages.
    • Shipston-on-Stour was recently included in a survey in the Sunday Times as one of the top 10 market towns in which to live and Sheep Street was mentioned as the most desirable street in the town.
    • Further shopping and leisure activities are available in the surrounding market towns of Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Norton, Stratford-upon-Avon and Banbury.
    • Primary and secondary schools in Shipston-on-Stour and Chipping Campden (8 miles), grammar schools for boys and girls in Stratford-upon-Avon, independent schools include Tudor Hall, Bloxham, Kitebrook, Kingham Hill and The Croft whilst further afield are Cheltenham , Rugby, Warwick and Beaudesert Park.
    • Connections are good with a direct train service from Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington (from 87 minutes) and Banbury to London Marylebone (from 58 Minutes). M40 (J11) at Banbury (about 15 miles) for London and the South or M40 (J12) Gaydon (about 16 miles) for Birmingham and the North.
    • Sporting and leisure activities in the area include a popular Rugby Club and Sports Club in Shipston; gold at Brailes, Tadmarton and Chipping Norton, racing at Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Cheltenham, as well as easy access to world class theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon with an additional fringe at Chipping Norton.

    Additional information

    • Moreton in Marsh 7 miles (London/Paddington via rail from 87 minutes) Stratford upon Avon 11 miles, Chipping Norton 11 miles, Banbury 15 miles (London/Marylebone via rail from 58 minutes) Oxford 29 miles, Cheltenham 29 miles (Distances and times are approximate)
    • Directions: From Stow-on-the-Wold take the A429 (Fosse Way) north for just over 9 miles. Turn right onto the B4035 towards Shipston-on-Stour. After 1.6 miles, turn left onto Darlingscote Road and then right onto Sheep Street. From Stratford-upon-Avon take the A3400 Shipston Road. After 7 miles take the A429 (Fosse Way) heading south. After about 1.8 miles turn left signposted `Shipston-on- Stour'. On reaching Shipston turn left into Darlingscote Road and proceed for just over a mile before turning left into Sheep Street. Stokes House will be found on the left hand side.
    • EPC Exempt