Upper BrailesGuide Price £695,000
Key Features1. Loggia Porch & Reception Hall with Fitted Cloakroom
2. Attractive Sitting Room
3. Study & Separate Snug
4. Superb Living/Dining/Kitchen & Utility Room
5. Four Good Bedrooms
6. En-Suite Shower Room & Family Bathroom
7. Detached Garage & Ample Parking
8. Delightful Gardens
9. First Class Stabling, Manege & 4 Acre Field Available to Rent Opposite
10. Part Exchange Considered
An outstanding and well appointed, stone built detached family house, delightfully situated at the foot of Brailes Hill, and with superb equestrian facilities available to rent
UPPER BRAILES together with the adjoining Lower Brailes, is situated in the southern tip of Warwickshire although it has an Oxfordshire postal address. This lovely area of countryside along the Oxfordshire border, forms the northern fringe of the Cotswold Hills and is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village contains several shops, a noted church, two local inns, garage and a junior school. The nearest town is Shipston on Stour which is 4 miles away, while Banbury is 10 miles, Stratford upon Avon 15 miles, Warwick 21 miles and Oxford 25 miles. The renowned Feldon Valley Golf Club, with excellent restaurant and Lodges, is only two minutes’ drive away. The M40, which links Oxford with Birmingham, has junctions at Banbury and Gaydon (14 miles) There is also a mainline rail service to London and the Midlands from Banbury station.
LOWER BROOK HOUSE Enjoys an attractive location in Henbrook Lane, at the foot of Brailes Hill, with the good local village amenities located within easy walking distance, and benefitting from delightful countryside views to both front and rear. Originally built in re-constituted stone in 1995, and further improved in recent times, the property comprises a superb, individual, detached family residence set in well landscaped gardens and featuring full oil fired central heating, double glazing, ceramic tiled or oak flooring to much of the ground floor, an outstanding Bower Willis refitted living/dining/kitchen, charming sitting room with a feature open fireplace, four good bedrooms and a well fitted en-suite and bathroom. This is an outstanding family home in a lovely village location, with equestrian facilities available to rent if required, and an early inspection is highly recommended.
On the ground floor A Loggia Porch and hardwood front entrance door opens to the welcoming Reception Hall with a useful under-stairs storage cupboard and Fitted Cloakroom, containing a washbasin and WC. The Attractive Sitting Room features a wide bay window to the front, exposed ceiling beams and a handsome open brick fireplace with stone hearth and a heavy beam over. A pair of glazed doors open to the adjoining Snug which enjoys French doors opening to the rear garden. There is also a Useful Study.
The Superb Living/Dining/Kitchen, fitted in recent times by Bower Willis designs of Shipston on Stour, is a particular feature of the property and includes tiled flooring, access to the rear garden, a good range of kitchen cabinets having light granite worktops with concealed lighting and incorporating a sink, integrated Bosch dishwasher, fridge and freezer, Rangemaster electric range style oven in brick recess with extractor fan and large island unit with granite worktop incorporating a wine chiller.
The adjoining Utility Room has a stable door to the garden, tiled flooring and contains further wall and floor cupboard units incorporating a stainless steel sink, plumbing for a washing machine and a Trianco oil fired central heating boiler.
On the first floor A staircase rises from the reception hall to a Central Landing with a ceiling hatch to the spacious loft space and a built-in heated airing cupboard. The Principal Bedroom Suite includes an Attractive Double Bedroom with a pair of glazed doors opening to a feature Sun Balcony enjoying a delightful north-westerly outlook over the adjoining farmland, fitted wardrobes with dressing table, and an En-Suite Shower Room containing a tiled corner shower cubicle, washbasin and WC. There are Three Further Double Bedrooms, each enjoying an attractive outlook. The Family Bathroom provides a bath with thermostatic shower over, washbasin and WC.
Outside Located to the side of the property is a Detached Garage with an up-and-over door, personal door to side and power connected.
The Attractive and Private Gardens extend on three sides of the property which is set back from the lane behind a Front Garden having a mature screening hedge and conifer tree, gravelled driveway/parking area and flower borders. A gate gives access to the Charming Rear Garden which includes extensive paved terracing, adjoining which is a Rear Loggia, gravelled areas with a further paved patio and raised flower borders, etc. There are further mainly lawned gardens to the side of the property, bordered by mature hedging to the front, and by a small brook along the rear boundary.
SPECIAL NOTE: Located on the opposite side of Henbrook Lane are the First Class Equestrian Facilities which include a Four Acre Field with parking area, a high quality timber Stable Building providing Three Loose Boxes, Tack Room and Fodder Store, and an Excellent 40m x 20m Manege/Training Ring. Mains water and electricity are connected via Lower Brook House. These facilities are available to rent on a short/medium term lease from the vendors, if required, and further information can be obtained from the selling agents.
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 is installed.
Tenure The property is for sale Freehold.
Fixtures and 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 placed in Band G with Stratford on Avon District Council.
Energy Performance Certificate Energy efficiency rating: Band D (Current), Band B (Potential). A copy of the full EPC report is available upon request.
Location From Shipston on Stour, proceed over the river bridge in Mill Street and continue east on the B4035 for about 3 miles to Upper Brailes. Drive through the village for about half a mile before turning right into Henbrook Lane. The property will be found a short way along on the right identified by the For Sale sign. Post Code: OX15 5BA