Willow Cottage is located on the edge of the small village of Barton, just south of Stratford upon Avon. This charming property dates back to 1902 and has many of its original character features, it has been sympathetically extended twice to make a large family home.
The property which is set in a quarter on an acre plot is approached over a gravelled driveway. The accommodation briefly comprises an entrance hall, snug and Kitchen/Breakfast room forming the oldest part of the house and having exposed ceiling beams and timbers, family Lounge/Diner, large sun lounge, boot room, cloakroom and WC to the ground floor. Master bedroom with ensuite shower room, guest bedroom ensuite, three further first floor bedrooms and a family bathroom. Outside there is a rear garden and terrace, summer house and decked area. One and half garages with ample parking on the driveway for four to five vehicles. The property benefits from lpg gas heating and double glazing.
Barton is a small hamlet situated between Welford on Avon and Bidford on Avon with many attractive period properties. It is an ancient settlement first recorded in the 13th century. The Heart of England footpath passes through the village in the beautiful Dorothys Wood located behind the property. There is real community feel within the village with The Cottage of Content Inn at its heart. Barton is also one of very few Warwickshire villages with a marina.
Day to day facilities can be found in the neighbouring village of Welford on Avon where there is an excellent primary school, three popular inns, village stores as well as a butcher, bowls and golf club and Bidford on Avon provides more extensive facilities
Bidford on Avon is an attractive riverside village, situated midway between Stratford-upon-Avon and Evesham, having the ever popular Cotswold region South of the river and Birmingham with its suburbs further North. Access to the country's motorway system can be attained via the M40 and M42 at Warwick or the M5 connection at either Worcester or Bromsgrove which will then take you towards the M6. Good railway connections can also be found at Honeybourne which has a direct link to London Paddington.
Bidford has its own "good" ofsted recommended Church of England primary school, library, card shop, bakery, hairdressers, beauticians centrally situated post office, dentist and Lloyds bank. There is also a highly regarded Health Centre on the fringe of the village with local transport available. There are also local solicitors, an established Chartered Surveyor/Estate Agent, selection of Churches to include the historically important 800 year old Parish Church of St Laurence, Public Houses and further retail outlets to include an independent Optician. The village also has its own independent local butcher, hardware store, florist and hot food takeaways to include an Indian, Chinese and also traditional Fish & Chips.
Excellent recreational facilities can also be found on the meadows, adjacent to the River Avon and the village also has a recently refurbished "Budgens" supermarket on the corner of Victoria Road and the main B439.
There is also a Petrol Station, general garage/used car sales showroom and a busy industrial estate on the fringe of the village. There is an established tennis club together with cricket teams, football club and a popular nursery/school and toddler group. There is also a bowling club (as well as a similar club in Welford on Avon) together with garden society, established private members club (originally British Legion) and Womens Institute. The village is proud to be twinned with Ebsdorfergrund in Germany.
Situated on the banks of the River Avon adjacent to the historic river bridge is the excellent restaurant/eatery known as "The Bridge" where superb freshly cooked food can be enjoyed either at lunch times or evenings with superb views of both the river itself or meadows beyond from its elevated decking area.
Entrance hall Obscure double glazed front door, single panel radiator, wooden Oak flooring and stairs leading to first floor. Leads to Snug and Kitchen/Breakfast Room.
Snug 10' 0" x 9' 0" (3.05m x 2.74m) Double glazed window to front aspect, wooden Oak flooring, "log burner" and double panel radiator.
Large country style kitchen/breakfast 14' 0" x 12' 0" (4.27m x 3.66m) Two double glazed windows to rear aspect, double panel radiator, range of wall and base units with Granite work surfaces over, one and a half bowl sink unit with drainer and mixer taps, tiled splash back, extractor fan, spot lights, tiled flooring, built-in dishwasher, built-in washing machine, built-in microwave, space for "American" style fridge/freezer and space for a "Range Master" cooker. Leads to Boot Room.
Boot room 8' 0" x 6' 0" (2.44m x 1.83m) Obscure double glazed door to rear aspect, obscure double glazed window to rear aspect, single panel radiator and spot lights. Leads to Sitting Room.
Family lounge/diner 21' 0" x 15' 0 max 8' min" (6.4m x 4.57m) Double glazed window to front aspect, double glazed "French" doors to rear aspect, TV point, telephone point, fitted carpet, two double panel radiators, Inglenook fireplace with log burner and six wall lights. Leads to Sun Lounge.
Sun lounge 26' 0" x 10' 1" (7.92m x 3.07m) Three double glazed windows to rear aspect, double glazed Bi Fold doors to rear aspect, wood effect flooring, log burner, spot lights, two sun tubes and stairs to first floor
downstairs washroom/cloakroom With dual flush low level w/c, pedestal wash hand basin, heated towel rail, extractor fan and spot lights. Leads to Garage.
Landing one With loft access, fitted carpet, single panel radiator and fitted storage cupboards. Leads to Guest Room.
Guest room 15' 0" x 10' 0" (4.57m x 3.05m) Double glazed window to front aspect, single panel radiator and fitted carpet.
Bedroom two 12' 0" x 10' 0" (3.66m x 3.05m) Double glazed window to rear aspect, double panel radiator and fitted carpet. Leads to En Suite.
Second bedroom en suite With "Velux" roof light, corner shower cubicle, extractor fan, dual flush low level w/c, wash hand basin with tiled splash back, spot lights, heated towel rail, tiled flooring, shaver point and light.
Bedroom three 15' 0" x 10' 0" (4.57m x 3.05m) Double glazed window to front aspect, double panel radiator, fitted carpet and spot lights.
Bedroom four 10' 0" x 8' 0" (3.05m x 2.44m) Double glazed window to rear aspect and single panel radiator.
Bathroom 9' 1" x 5' 1" (2.77m x 1.55m) With "Velux" roof light, three piece suite comprising dual flush w/c, pedestal wash hand basin with splash back, standard bath with shower over, shaver point and light and wood effect flooring.
Landing two Loft access and fitted carpet. Oak "drop latch" door leads to Master Bedroom.
Master bedroom 18' 0" x 16' 0 into bay" (5.49m x 4.88m) Double glazed window to rear aspect, two fitted double wardrobes, single panel radiator, spot lights, fitted carpet and drop latch door to En Suite.
Master en suite 9' 0" x 5' 1" (2.74m x 1.55m) With "Velux" roof light to rear aspect, Heated towel rail, wood effect flooring, dual low level w/c, wash hand basin set into vanity with storage under, spot lights, corner shower cubicle, extractor fan and shaver point.
Rear aspect Quarter of an acre two tiered enclosed garden mainly laid to lawn with beds and borders, patio area, decked area with space and power for hot tub, log store, barbecue area, side gated access, courtesy lighting, cold water tap, Greenhouse, Kitchen Garden and two brick outbuildings.
Front aspect Having beds and borders, courtesy lighting, storm porch, gravelled area and off road parking for 4/5 vehicles.
Garage 20' 0" x 16' 0" (6.1m x 4.88m) Two up and over doors, power and lighting.
Tenure & possession We understand the property is for sale ' Freehold '. Purchasers should obtain confirmation of this through their solicitors prior to exchange of contracts.
Council tax banding Currently tax band ' C ' this is subject to change during the conveyance if the property has been extended since 1st April 1991
anti money laundering We are now required by hm customs and excise to verify the identity of all purchasers and vendors as such should you wish to proceed with the purchase of this or any other property two forms of identification will be required. Further information is available from our office.
Mortgage requirements Should you require a free consultation with an Independent Financial Adviser to discuss your mortgage needs, then we would be happy to arrange this upon your behalf, at either your home or the Independent Financial Adviser's office by day or by night, at a time that suits you best.
Nb Whilst we endeavour to make our sale's details accurate, if at any point there is anything of particular importance to you, please contact us and we will be pleased to check the information. Please do so if you're travelling some distance to view the property. These particulars are not to form part of the sale contract and may be subject to errors and/or omissions. The agents did not verify the property's structural integrity, ownership, tenure, acreage, planning/building regulations, status, square footage or the availability/operation of services and/or appliances. The property is sold subject to any rights-of-way, public footpaths, wayleaves, covenants and any other issues or planning/building regulation matters which may affect the legal title. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the particulars correctness and should seek legal validation of all matters prior to expressing any formal intent to purchase. All fixtures, fittings, chattels and other items not mentioned are specifically excluded unless otherwise agreed within the sale contract. No person in this firm's employment has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty in any respect