Meon Hill

Lower Quinton

Guide Price £875,000

A stunning four bedroom contemporary style barn conversion enjoying a wonderful countryside location adjoining Meon Hill and set in about 4.85 acres (1.96 Ha) of land with considerable equestrian potential

Key Features

1.   Superb Open Plan Living/Dining/Kitchen
2.   Separate Utility Room & Drying Room
3.   Two Excellent Bedroom Suites
4.   Two Further Double Bedrooms
5.   Bathroom & Fitted Cloakroom
6.   Gravelled Driveway and Parking Area with Old Timber Car Port
7.   Valuable Pasture Field
8.   Superb Equestrian Potential
9.   No Upward Chain

•SKYLARK BARN  is a superbly situated, contemporary style, detached country home which is set in a country lane amidst most attractive open countryside, at the foot of renowned Meon Hill, and close to the North Cotswold escarpment. The village of Lower Quinton is less than ¾ mile distant from the property providing every day needs.

•Standing in about 4.85 acres (1.96 ha) of land, the property has been recently and imaginatively converted by the vendors from a former, single storey, steel framed barn to create a low energy and ecologically sound family residence of almost 2,500 sq ft, and featuring a virtual “glass wall” aluminium double glazed picture windows to the principal elevation, enabling superb countryside views, timber cladding and a steel composite roof on steel trusses and steel rainwater goods.

•Internally, the property provides light and airy, contemporary style living accommodation with a 11ft floor to eaves height, open vaulted ceilings, a feature plank floor to the principal living area with large sliding barn doors to the bedroom wings, complimentary kitchen and sanitary-ware, full oil fired central heating and a comprehensive electrical specification.

•The conversion of the barn is now virtually complete and the property is ready for occupation. However, a few remaining works will be left for a purchaser to complete to their choice including fitting out of the second en-suite, minor decoration works, the installation of further, secondary, roof lights to the road elevation if required.

•The property offers everything to a purchaser seeking an individual “Grand Designs” style country home in a lovely rural setting, close to both the north Cotswolds and “Shakespeare Country”, that is just a little different from the norm. Furthermore, for those purchasers requiring the opportunity to create exceptional equestrian facilities on the doorstep of their home, this is such an opportunity (subject to planning consent).

•Arranged on one level, the accommodation includes:

•A pair of double glazed entrance doors opens to the Stunning, Open-Plan Living/Dining/Kitchen with full height picture windows overlooking the land and an open span vaulted ceiling with exposed roof trusses, reclaimed timber flooring plus a carpeted area in lounge and part oak wall panelling with brass detailing. The kitchen area includes a range of contemporary style cabinets including a deep bronze colour sink, Smeg induction hob with space for an eye line double oven and an integrated fridge and freezer.

•There is a Large Utility Room with vinyl flooring and providing a range of wall and floor cupboard units incorporating a stainless steel one-and-a-half bowl sink and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher. Leading off is a Useful Drying Room housing the Grant oil fired central heating boiler and unvented pressurised hot water cylinder.

•Feature large solid oak, sliding barn style doors on metal trackways open to the Two Principal Bedroom Suites, each enjoying full height picture windows with glazed doors to the grounds with open vaulted ceilings and En-Suite Shower Room (bathroom not fitted in Bedroom 2), containing a tiled corner shower cubicle with thermostatic shower, twin vanity washbasins and WC.

•There are Two Further “Pod Style” Double Bedrooms, each with internal sliding patio doors to a corridor hallway which in turn enjoy picture windows over the grounds. All four bedrooms have fitted carpets.

•Leading from a Rear hall is a Further Bathroom containing a bath with shower over, washbasin and Separate Fitted Cloakroom containing a contemporary style vanity washbasin, WC and fitted shelving. There is also an internal Study/Office with fitted carpet.

•Outside  •The property is approached from the lane through a metal 5 bar entrance gate, with a sweeping gravelled driveway leading to a parking area, adjoining which is an old Timber Double Car Port with potential for replacement. An attractive raised landscaped paved patio terrace with inset flower beds adjoins the front of the property. The oil tank is behind screens.
•A timber post and rail fence separates the property from the valuable field of ridge and furrow permanent pasture which provides ideal amenity land for livestock grazing or has enormous equestrian potential.

General Information:  

Services  Mains electricity and water are understood to be connected to the property with drainage to a private bio pure sewage treatment plant. 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.

Boundary Covenant  A purchaser will be required to erect, and thereafter maintain, a new stock-proof post and rail fence with appropriate sheep wire on the un-fenced boundary, within 3 months of completion.

Plans and Areas  These are based on the Promap computerised digitised mapping data and have been checked and computed by the Selling Agents, but the Purchaser will be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale.

Fixtures and Fittings  All items mentioned in these particulars, including new fitted carpets, are included in the sale price, all others are expressly excluded.

Council Tax  To be assessed (Stratford on Avon District Council).

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

•LOWER QUINTON  is a pretty South Warwickshire village set in the lee of Meon Hill, with a wide variety of period and modern homes, and surrounded by attractive open countryside. The village is well served by its own amenities including a post office & stores, historic church, good primary and pre-schools, medical centre, dental practise and popular village inn – The College Arms. Conveniently situated within 20 minutes’ drive of Stratford upon Avon (6 ½ miles) and Moreton in Marsh (11 miles) for a wide range of amenities, as well as the renowned villages of Mickleton (2 ½ miles) and Chipping Campden (4 miles), the village lies close to the North Cotswold Hills on the Warwickshire/Gloucestershire border. There is a fast train services to London from Warwick Parkway, Stratford Upon Avon, Honeybourne and Moreton-in-Marsh stations – whilst junction 15 of the M40 at Warwick is within about a half hour’s drive.

Location  From Stratford upon Avon proceed south over the river on Shipston Road (A3400) for about a mile before turning right at the second traffic island into Clifford Lane (B4632). Continue for about 4½ miles before turning left to Lower Quinton. After proceeding through the village, turn right towards Hidcote and, after 1/3 of a mile, Skylark Barn can be found on the left. Area Post Code: CV37 8QT