Frog Lane


Guide Price £660,500

A delightfully situated and superbly appointed character Cotswold stone detached village cottage set in well landscaped gardens with ample parking and attractive views across Ilmington

Key Features

1.   Enclosed Entrance Vestibule and Hall
2.   Character Sitting Room
3.   Well Appointed Kitchen/Living/Diner
4.   Fitted Cloakroom & Utility Room
5.   Three Bedrooms
6.   En-Suite Shower Room & Family Bathroom
7.   Most Attractive Gardens with Ample Parking
8.   No Upward Chain

ILMINGTON  is a beautiful village mainly built of Cotswold stone in an area of outstanding natural beauty nestling at the foot of the Campden Hills close to the Warwickshire/Gloucestershire border. The village lies approximately 5 miles from Chipping Campden, 7 miles from Stratford upon Avon and 4 miles from the market town of Shipston on Stour with its excellent shopping facilities. It is a totally unspoilt village with an historic church, two excellent inns, a community shop and village café, and a thriving primary school. It also has its own tennis club with all-weather courts, cricket, football and bowls clubs together with an active community. A short distance from Ilmington are two well known gardens - Hidcote (National Trust) and Kiftsgate. There is a main line train service to London (Paddington) from Moreton-in-Marsh (9 miles).

LILAC COTTAGE  Enjoys an enviable and elevated position in Frog Lane, in the heart of Ilmington with a delightful outlook across the village. The property is a most attractive, individual, Costwold stone built, detached cottage set in delightful landscaped gardens and featuring a charming sitting room with log burner, a superb, recently refurbished living/dining/kitchen with Esse range style oven and underfloor heating, an excellent utility room and fitted cloakroom, three attractive bedrooms and well appointed bathroom and separate shower room, again with underfloor heating. The double glazed and oil fired centrally heated accommodation is beautifully presented throughout and an early inspection is highly recommended.

On the ground floor  A Canopy Porch and painted front door opens to an Enclosed Entrance Vestibule with further stable door leading to the Entrance Hall. Opening off is a Charming Sitting Room which enjoys a dual aspect with double glazed French doors to the rear garden and a feature open brick fireplace incorporating a Villager woodburning stove. There is a superb, recently refurbished Living/Dining/Kitchen, again with double glazed French doors to the rear garden, and includes limestone flooring with underfloor heating, a good range of fitted wall and floor cabinets having granite worktops incorporating a stainless steel one-and-a-half bowl sink, an integrated AEG dishwasher, Bosch microwave oven, fridge and freezer, Esse electric range style oven and cupboard housing the Worcester oil fired central heating boiler. Leading off a Side Hall is a Fitted Cloakroom with limestone floor, part glazed door to the garden and containing a corner washbasin and WC. There is also a Useful Utility Room having a part glazed door to the front garden and containing a large Belfast style glazed sink, granite worktop, plumbing/recess for a washing machine and tumble dryer.

On the first floor  A staircase, with half landing, leads up from the hall to a Central Landing, opening from which are Three Attractive Bedrooms, two having built-in wardrobes. There is a well appointed Shower Room which contains a tiled corner shower cubicle, washbasin and WC. The Family Bathroom provides a bath with shower attachment in tiled surround, washbasin and WC.

Outside  The property is approached from Frog Lane over a shared, private gravelled driveway/parking area, with five bar entrance gate leading to the Attractive Front Garden, having a drystone front boundary wall, further gravelled car parking area, flower borders, useful external dog shower and a small enclosed side garden with log store and oil tank. A side gate and pathway leads through to the Delightful, Well Landscaped Rear Garden, which enjoys a southerly aspect, and includes a wide paved sun terrace with an electric sun awning and power point, cold water tap, stone retaining wall with steps leading up to a raised lawn, well stocked herbaceous borders, mature apple tree and a recently erected Cedar wood Summer House, with power connected.

General Information  

Services  Mains electricity, water and drainage are understood to be 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.

Tenure & Possession  The property is for sale Freehold with no upward chain.

Fixtures & Fittings  All items mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale price, all others are expressly excluded.

Council Tax  We understand that the property has been currently placed in Band E with Stratford on Avon District Council.

Energy Performance Certificate  Energy efficiency rating: Band D (Current), Band C (Potential). A copy of the full EPC report is available upon request.

Location  From Shipston on Stour, proceed north on Darlingscote Road to the Fosse Way. Continue ahead through Darlingscote for about 2½ miles before turning left into Armscote Road towards Ilmington. At the next junction turn left into Front Street and continue for about 300 yds past the green before taking the third left turn into Frog Lane. Lilac Cottage will be found about 100 yds up the lane on the left. Post Code: CV36 4LQ