High Street

Lower Brailes

Guide Price £229,500

An attractively situated and very well refurbished, character, period two bedroom semi detached village cottage with parking space and patio garden

Key Features

1.   Entrance Hall with Fitted Cloakroom
2.   Charming Sitting Room
3.   Well Appointed Kitchen
4.   Two Character Bedrooms
5.   Attractive Bathroom
6.   Low Maintenance Patio Garden with Parking Space
7.   No Upward Chain

An attractively situated and very well refurbished, character, period two bedroom semi detached village cottage with parking space and patio garden

LOWER BRAILES  together with the adjoining Upper Brailes, is situated in the southern tip of Warwickshire although as stated above 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, 2 public houses, 1 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 M40 which links Oxford with Birmingham has junctions at Banbury and Gaydon (14 miles) There is a mainline rail service to London and the Midlands from Banbury.

1 TCHEUR COTTAGES  is attractively situated off High Street in this sought-after village, adjoining a variety of period houses and cottages, and within a short walk of the good local amenities. Probably originally dating from the mid 19th century, the property is a charming and easily managed, semi detached period village cottage of mainly rendered brick construction with ornamental half timbering under a slate roof. In recent times the cottage has been sympathetically modernised and refurbished to a high standard and now benefits from mahogany effect uPVC replacement double glazing, oil fired central heating, a well appointed kitchen and bathroom, together with a useful ground floor cloakroom, a delightful sitting room, two character bedrooms, and an attractive, small patio garden to front and rear with a valuable, private car parking space. The cottage would ideally suit a purchaser seeking a well modernised character home with low overheads, a “lock up and leave” ability, and set in a much sought-after village.

On the ground floor  A Canopy Porch and part glazed front door opens to the Entrance Hall – leading from which is a Well Fitted Cloakroom containing a bespoke circular washbasin and WC. The Attractive Sitting Room features exposed ceiling timbers, a recessed brick fireplace with stone hearth incorporating a Villager log burning stove, oak boarded flooring, fitted book/display shelving and a further built-in storage cupboard, and a pair of uPVC French doors opening to the rear patio. The well Fitted Kitchen also has a uPVC glazed door to the rear, tiled flooring and contains a good range of antique pine wall and floor cabinets having Corian worktops incorporating a deep glazed Belfast sink, Zanussi twin induction hob with filter hood over, Zanussi electric oven, recess/plumbing for a washing machine/dishwasher, and a Worcester oil fired central heating boiler.

On the first floor  Approached by a stained wood staircase from the kitchen is a Central Landing, leading off which is a character Double Bedroom with laminate wood flooring, built-in wardrobes and a built-in airing cupboard housing the unvented hot water cylinder. There is a further Single Bedroom with laminate wood floor and built-in storage cupboards. The Partly Tiled Bathroom contains a modern white suite of bath, circular washbasin on stand and WC.

Outside  The cottage is approached from High Street over a shared, gravelled driveway leading to the gravelled Car Parking Space at the front of the property. A wicket gate and fence separates the parking area from a charming, small, paved and gravelled patio garden with old well and mature fig tree. A paved side pathway and gate leads to a small, rear, crazy paved Patio Garden with flower border, timber log store and Garden Shed.

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 is installed.

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

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 C 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 4 miles, passing through Upper Brailes into Lower Brailes. Continue for about a half mile through the village where the property will be found on the left, a short distance before Rectory Lane, and identified by the For Sale sign. Post Code: OX15 5HX