is a popular South Warwickshire village situated in a very attractive area of rolling countryside just west of the historic Fosse Way. The village enjoys an excellent general store, the renowned Chequers Inn, and well regarded junior school, whilst Stratford upon Avon, offering a comprehensive range of cultural, shopping, social and recreational amenities, is approximately 5 miles distant. Also readily accessible to the village are the towns of Shipston on Stour (5 miles), Warwick (11 miles), Leamington Spa (13 miles) and Banbury (14 miles). The M40 at both Warwick and Gaydon can be reached in 20 minutes.
Enjoys a most attractive position in Manor Court – a small private development leading from Manor Lane, and within easy walking distance of the village centre. The property, which lies next to the Grade II Manor House, is a lovely, late Georgian detached family house of traditional brick and slate construction which was substantially and sympathetically extended by the present owners in the early 2000’s to include two excellent artist studios. These rooms could be easily converted to provide additional living rooms, a further bedroom suite, or a self-contained annexe, subject to the usual consents. In recent times, the property has been a successful holiday let, managed through Sykes Holiday Cottages, and provides very well presented, tastefully modernised, character accommodation with oil fired central heating, part double glazing, whilst retaining a wealth of interesting period features.
A Canopy Porch and part glazed front door opens to the Entrance Hall, leading from which is a Fitted Cloakroom/Shower Room with a tiled corner shower cubicle, washbasin and WC. The Charming Reception Hall enjoys a polished oak boarded floor, exposed ceiling beams, an inglenook recess with an old bread oven and a built-in store cupboard. There is an Attractive Sitting Room overlooking the rear gardens with a part glazed door to the terrace, an oak boarded floor and a feature inglenook brick fireplace incorporating a substantial log burning stove, and built-in storage cupboards with display shelving. The Superb Fitted Kitchen/Dining Room enjoys a pair of double glazed doors to the garden, a part open vaulted ceiling with exposed truss, tiled flooring and includes a range of stained wood wall and floor cabinets incorporating a Belfast sink, an Indesit electric double oven and New World ceramic hob, a two oven oil fired Aga, plumbing for a dishwasher and an ornamental brick fireplace recess. Leading off is a Large Utility Room having a part glazed door to the rear garden, tiled floor, a range of painted wall and floor cabinets having hardwood worktops, a Belfast sink, plumbing for a washing machine and housing the Worcester oil fired central heating boiler. Located off the utility room is an Excellent Studio Room having a door to the front, boarded floor, a Belfast sink and opening to a Second Studio/Games Room with boarded floor. These rooms enjoy great potential for conversion to a ground floor bedroom suite, further living rooms or a self-contained annexe, if required.
A cottage staircase rises from the reception hall to a Small Landing, opening from which are Three Charming Double Bedrooms, two having built-in wardrobes/cupboards, and one with a period cast iron fireplace. The Family Bathroom features painted panelled walls to a dado and contains a bath, washbasin, WC and airing cupboard.
The property is set back from the private road behind a wide, partly lawned Front Garden having a sweeping gravelled driveway/parking area with space for several cars, and flanked by flower beds with shrubs and trees, and timber store by the front door.
A side gate and pathway leads to the attractive, mainly lawned, Side and Rear Gardens which include a paved sun terrace, a variety of shrubs and trees, together with a range of timber garden sheds and stores, etc.
Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected to the property. No tests have been undertaken to the service installations. Interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries and investigations before finalising their offer to purchase. Oil fired central heating is installed.
The property is for sale Freehold with vacant possession available from January 2018.
All items mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale price, all others are expressly excluded. Any appliances mentioned have not been tested and a purchaser should rely on their own inspection.
We understand that the property is currently assessed for non-domestic rates as a self-catering holiday unit & premises, and has a rateable value of £6,000. Business rates are payable to Stratford on Avon District Council. (Small business rates relief may apply).
Energy efficiency rating: Band E (Current), Band C (Potential). A copy of the full EPC report is available upon request.
As the property is let on a weekly basis, viewing is strictly by appointment with the selling agents – Sheldon Bosley Knight
From Shipston-on-Stour town centre, proceed north on Stratford Road (A3400) for about 3 miles passing through Tredington and at the traffic island turn right onto the Fosse Way (A429) Continue for a further 3 miles, passing through Halford, before turning right at the next island on to Banbury Road (A422). Continue into Ettington village before taking the third right into Ivy Lane and follow the road around to the left into Manor Lane and Manor Court. The property will be found immediately ahead. Post Code: CV37 7TW
Extremely professional engagement. Very communicative and helpful in all aspects of the sale.
We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your help and support for the last 7 years we were renting through Sheldon Bosley.
I contacted SBK on the recommendation of a friend after having a valuation from another company. Andrew arrived punctually and was extremely professional and helpful. I received an offer within one week of marketing with them. I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone who wants to sell. I am very happy with the service I have received.
Thoroughly professional, yet friendly… contributing substantially to the smooth running of the twelve residential apartments
Gilly, We wanted to thank you personally for the kind and sensitive way in which you communicated with us throughout the whole process.
SBK sold our property in Leek Wootton in 2013 and have now sold my parents' house in Kenilworth. In both cases the open house principle has worked brilliantly, making it a model of business practice for both owners (us) and estate agents (SBK). I have no idea why other estate agents don't follow this model - it's easy for all parties.
Marco, Norma and the team at Leamington made marketing and selling of the property very straightforward, kept in touch throughout the process and maintained a high standard of professionalism throughout. The marketing materials were well-presented and impactful. The strategy of inviting multiple potential purchasers to attend in booked appointments same day seemed effective.
SBK stood out for us because it seems to have high visibility on the high street and to obtain consistently good results in terms of marketing and selling properties. We liked the fact that there is an office nearby us. We also thought the SBK branding with its bold clear design formats and colours stands out from the crowd of other estate agents.
Thank you for your excellent service…we have really enjoyed our time at The Lodge.
The whole team have been nothing but helpful, efficient and friendly throughout the sale of our property. The service has been incredibly professional, thorough and honest. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
The service we received from the Leamington Spa branch of SBK was faultless. We mainly dealt with Andrew and Norma. Norma was particularly tenacious when it came to chivvying up the other side and she was very calm even when we were getting stressed in the middle of the whole process. We were trying to sell our house in England while living in Turkey, but with the help of SBK it all went very smoothly.
Both Andrew James and Tamara Bridgman were excellent throughout the sale process, as were the whole team at SBK. Proactive, attentive and kept me fully informed at all times.
I would not hesitate to recommend Sheldon Bosley Knight to anyone. I write to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for the work done on my behalf by members of the Leamington office in relation to the recent sale of my home.
I would particularly like to say a huge thank you to Andrew James. From the moment that I enquired about putting my house on the market, he has been nothing short of exceptional.
We had already found a house that we wanted to buy, and so it was important that my property went onto the market without delay and sold quickly. Andrew was fantastic in that respect; the house was on Rightmove within a couple of days of my instruction and he then arranged somewhere in the region of 20 viewings a week later. He priced the property brilliantly, leading to my receiving six offers, all in excess of the asking price.
He was calm, conscientious and diligent throughout the whole process. Communication with me was always excellent and timely.
I should also say that the other members of staff from the Leamington office were also always helpful and supportive.
From the initial valuation meeting through to securing the exchange on our property, the level of service received from the team has been exceptional.
The team are experienced, professional, courteous and committed to deliver results.
Although all the Leamington team were very good, it was the hard work of Norma which stands out. She drove the process forward from SSTC to exchange and managed to keep the chain together despite competing timescales and other issues. She also kept us fully updated along the way. Normas involvement in the sale certainly highlighted why it is often a false economy to sell with these online only agents!
Thank you for your professional and prompt service.
Very impressed with the presentation of the survey report...very comprehensive...thanks again
Thanks once again for your support for our sale; I suspect that if you had not persevered as you did we might well have lost it
Excellent positive and pro-active service which achieved results very quickly after taking my property on from an estate agent who had been very ineffective.
Initially Andrew was my first point of contact giving me sound and enthusiastic advice.
Sophie and Norma create an excellent professional and friendly office to visit.
Andrew James the Manager was excellent. I'd like to give my thanks to Norma Woodward. She is the best & very efficient in her job
Remarkable service from a personable and professional team. Sound advice from day one; excellent presentation of our property during marketing. All followed by proactive feedback on each viewing and subsequent progression of offers and sale process.
I hesitate to mention any individual as the whole team works in a cohesive way to achieve the best result for the client.
I would like to thank you all for responding to my constant telephone calls with patience and courtesy….All your emails and telephone calls to the vendors and their solicitor were so vital to the successful outcome.
SBK were always professional and proactive. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again or recommend their services to others.
Thank you for a hugely accessible survey report on this property; I feel I can now purchase it with confidence following your advice on where work and upgrades are needed.
It’s great to speak to a Stratford agent who actually seems to have some enthusiasm for selling!
I was impressed by the whole team working together in order to obtain a number of quality viewings and a successful sale.
Communication and feedback were of an excellent standard.
Andrew James at Leamington office was my first point of contact giving me sound and enthusiastic advice. Sophie and Norma create an excellent professional and friendly office to visit.
We wanted to write to thank you Gilly for your invaluable help in the sale of our house.
You were tireless, as was the rest of your team, in making sure that everything went as smoothly as possible. Your liaison with the purchasers meant that we were kept informed of all developments despite the fact that we were out of the country for much of the time. I must also compliment Sheldon Bosley for the excellent marketing of the house and your advice in setting a realistic guide price which enabled us to realise a most satisfactory sale price.
We will not hesitate to recommend you to to others.
Thankyou for the outstanding work you have produced and your input & hard work to the service charge accounts.
Thank you again for all your help…..you have been fantastic through the whole process. Your customer service is outstanding and your personal style is an asset to the company. Thank you so much again.
Thank you for such a full and comprehensive survey.
It has been a pleasure dealing with you all in Lettings
The professionalism and efficiency of my sale in general was conducted in an exemplary manner.
A very big thank you for looking after the property and finding tenants for it over the years.
I would like to thank you personally and the rest of your team for all your hard work over the last three months or so. A good result, I think, only made positive by your very high professional standards. You have done a very good job and I am grateful.
The responsiveness, skill and efficiency of the commercial department at Sheldon Bosley have been exemplary.
Compared to our previous Management Company, there is no comparison……Matthew has got more done in one month than the other Company did in their entire six years
Very pleased with the articulate and professional manner in which the survey was conducted. Our neighbours also wish to thank you for resolving a difficult problem to their satisfaction.
I have used the various services provided for over forty years. As a farmer I have gradually found it increasingly onerous and time–consuming to deal with the plethora of paperwork produced by the agricultural directorate in Brussels and its UK implementing agent, DEFRA. I have therefore contracted this work out to you for the last eight years or so.
My point of contact for the last five years has been Laura Gaydon; I cannot speak highly enough of the service she has given me. She has been meticulously accurate in completing my Single Payment Scheme (now the Basic Payment Scheme) forms, always in good time and in good order, which is a great relief for me; in spite of the maddening complexity of the paperwork we have never had forms returned or rejected. Laura has also been responsible for ensuring that my Higher Level Stewardship commitments are properly met and reminding me of, and helping me with, the other form-filling obligations the our masters in Brussels impose on us.
Beyond all this Laura and her colleagues were responsible for drawing up the plans and application forms for a new grain store which was completed in the summer of 2014.
On a personal note it is a pleasure to work with Laura; she is efficient without being remotely bossy and has the invaluable gift of correcting my errors without a hint of reproach. I have no hesitation in warmly recommending Laura and by the same token Sheldon Bosley; throughout our long association I have always found them courteous and efficient and I look forward to maintaining this happy relationship in the future.
Nothing has ever been too much trouble...problems have been dealt with in a professional & diplomatic manner…a font of knowledge in all aspects of Property Management…I would recommend Sheldon Bosley to any person looking for a reliable, friendly and 'always there' Managing Agent.
It has been a pleasure dealing with Sheldon Bosley. I will certainly recommend your service to all I know who are looking for a rental property.
A fantastic result on our sale and purchase of our latest properties, as always received from Andrew and the team @ SBK!
Thank you to you and your colleagues for an excellent & efficient job. We are most grateful for all you do.
Thankyou very much for all your hardwork guiding me through the sale....I really am very grateful for all your efforts - above and beyond the call of duty!
May I say how very much I appreciate all your help and the way in which you, and the other folks at Sheldon Bosley, take care of things. Years ago, when I bought the house (we are talking 1983), I felt that having someone manage the property, especially when renters might be involved, would be a good idea, and so it has proved to be.
I am writing to put on record, our appreciation for the fantastic service you have given us in my son’s purchase of his first property which completed recently, painlessly with the minimum of fuss.
The initial negotiations were carried out efficiently and quickly and special mention must go to Katie and Zoe, who I saw regularly to monitor and push forward the sale, who were just wonderful and a great advertisement for your firm. It’s always nice to walk in to a big smile and warm welcome.
Thank you to everyone for enabling him to buy his first property so easily and without stress.
Everything seems to be running very smoothly, which is entirely due to you and your colleagues - so thank you.
My client has asked me to pass on her thanks for the excellent manner in which this matter has been dealt
Although this has been a difficult process the support received from Sheldon Bosley Knight has been excellent. The office have kept me updated on a regular basis and continually chased the solicitors involved to get this transaction over the line.
All the staff at Kenilworth Branch were very polite and efficient. It was a complex transaction but your staff were understanding and sensitive to the issue.
Thank you for your excellent survey report and prompt service.
Pro active advice to try and achieve the best possible disposal requirements. The marketing brochure that was produced was outstanding and received extremely positive comments from all who saw it and helped to re-enforce the quality and opportunity of the property.
It always makes everything easier and less stressful when you have friendly, approachable contacts dealing with the sale of your property. They were always available and easily contactable to answer any queries that arose and to be kept fully updated on the progress of the sale.
If we decide to move again I will contact you, as I feel confident that you do try to actively sell properties, unlike most of your competitors.
Thanks for being so great to work with, as an agent and whole agency. I will be happy to recommend you to anyone.
An excellent service which was maintained through the protracted period. I found all of the staff to be very helpful.
Thank you for processing our planning application regards the Wind Turbine. Thanks for all your effort and professional expertise.
Just a little note to say 'thank you' for all your help getting us moved. We are getting settled, however we still have lots of boxes!
I would personally like to thank you for the way that you have managed the affairs of Vinery Court …. and hope that our good business relationship continues for the foreseeable future.
I would like to thank you all for responding to my constant telephone calls with patience and courtesy! All your emails and telephone calls to the vendors and their solicitor were so vital to the successful outcome. I am most grateful to you all.
You are an excellent, professional team and it has been our pleasure to deal with you over the years.
We have, at all times, been kept well informed about any prospective purchasers, and have always felt our business was valued. Gilly even tried to help re-home our little dog! We all felt that we have received the best service and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sheldon Bosley to anyone wishing to sell their property.
Thank you so much for your work on the survey. Your survey has saved me a fortune and countless months of unnecessary disruption, so I'm very glad that I had it done.
SBK, and Andrew James in particular, were very clear in the process that needed to be followed to market and sell the house, and followed the plan through. All of the team in the Leamington office were extremely professional and are setting the high standards that I believe positions them as market leaders.
We were continually kept in touch with the progress of viewings and ultimately the sale of the property.
All the staff were friendly and helpful and we will definitely recommend your company in the future.