Savills | Vicarage Lane, Long Compton, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 5LH | Properties for sale
306.39 sq m
Guide price £1,495,000(43.427.868.813 ₫)

Vicarage LaneLong Compton, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 5LH


    Key features

    • Handsome detached village house
    • Popular village on the northern edge of the Cotswolds
    • Well appointed living amongst the property's age and charm
    • Vaulted kitchen breakfast room
    • Gardens with paved entertaining area
    • Ample off road parking and garaging

    A handsome period village house in a popular village.

    About this property

    • Whittington House is a charming detached property constructed of Cotswold stone beneath slate and tiled roofs. The property is believed to date from the mid-fifteenth century with eighteenth century additions and retains plenty of original period features such as a flagstone floor, exposed beams and deep windows. Local legend holds that Dick Whittington started his journey to London from Whittington House, hence the name. Whittington House is not listed.

      Whittington House offers very well-presented accommodation situated over three floors. The front door leads into a spacious dual aspect dining room with staircase leading to the first floor. The dining room has handsome cornicing, a flagstone floor and a projecting bay window which allows light to flood in. A door leads to a more intimate morning room which is a perfect place to relax in front of the splendid fireplace. A second door from the dining room leads to the sitting room which has exposed stone walls, exposed timbers and an open fireplace housing a wood burning stove.

      There is a well-proportioned snug with a magnificent inglenook and deep window sills. A rear hall leads to the double height vaulted kitchen/breakfast room which is the heart of the home. With four windows and double doors at the end leading to the garden, this is a lovely light room with lots of character. There is a good range of floor mounted units and a superb central island with hob. Next to the kitchen is a utility room and cloakroom.

      Stairs rise from the drawing room to the first floor where there is a principal bedroom enjoying a walk in wardrobe and a luxurious en suite bathroom a step up into a wet room. There are three further bedrooms on the first floor and a family shower room. Bedrooms five and six are situated on the second floor.

      The pretty front garden is enclosed by a Cotswold stone wall with a pedestrian gate leading to the front door. Vehicular access is through gate piers and onto a graveled parking area which leads to a double car port. At the rear of the property are the principal landscaped gardens which are mainly laid to lawn with well-established beds stocked with mature shrubs and specimen trees. A generous paved terrace lies along the rear elevation of the property and is the perfect place to enjoy al fresco dining.

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    Local information

    • Long Compton is a popular village setting located in attractive rolling South Warwickshire countryside, on the Warwickshire/ Oxfordshire borders. The village is surrounded by delightful undulating countryside designated in the main as a Conservation Area and within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. And is conveniently situated for easy access to both Shipston-on-Stour and Chipping Norton. Daylesford Organic Farm Shop and Health Spa is just six miles away whilst Soho Farmhouse members club is 10 miles distant. The area is well served by a network of main roads providing access to the larger centres of Oxford, Banbury and Stratford upon-Avon which provide a wide range of cultural and leisure facilities. There is an excellent range of private and state schools both locally and further afield. There are golf clubs at Tadmarton Heath and Chipping Norton. The M40 (J11) at Banbury provides access north to Birmingham and the Midlands and south to Oxford and London. Mainline stations at Banbury and Moreton-in-Marsh with regular rail services to London Marylebone and Paddington respectively. Local sporting activities including golf clubs at Tadmarton Heath and Milcombe and racing at Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Cheltenham. There are first-class theatres in Chipping Norton, Stratford upon-Avon and Oxford.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From Stow-on-the-Wold, take the A436 towards Chipping Norton. Upon reaching The Greedy Goose, turn right and then immediately left towards the Rollrights. Continue along the road until you meet the A3400 and turn left towards Long Compton. Proceed in to the village past the pub and opposite the village stores, turn right into Vicarage Lane where the property will be found on the left after a short distance. The property can be identified by a Savills for sale board.
    • EPC Rating = E