School Lane

Lower Brailes


A delightfully situated and well extended, modernised and refurbished character early Victorian three bedroom cottage in a lovely village setting

Key Features

1.   Entrance Hall with Fitted Cloakroom
2.   Charming Dining Room and adjoining Sitting Room
3.   Well Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room
4.   Three Character Bedrooms
5.   Well Appointed Bathroom
6.   Lovely Cottage Garden

A delightfully situated and well extended, modernised and refurbished character early Victorian three bedroom cottage in a lovely village setting

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.

THE COTTAGE  is attractively situated in School Lane – a quiet no-through road of mainly period houses and cottages located just off High Street in the heart of the village. Probably originally built in the early of 1800’s with a modern single storey extension, the property comprises a charming and deceptively spacious Victorian end of terrace cottage of part whitewashed brick and part stone construction which in recent times has been extensively modernised and sympathetically refurbished, whilst retaining many of the character period features such as a number of original sash windows, and some exposed stone walls and timbers. The property enjoys polished terracotta tiled and wood laminate floors to the ground floor, natural wood boarded flooring upstairs, part replacement double glazing, oil fired central heating and a well appointed breakfast kitchen and bathroom – all set in a lovely cottage garden with attractive outlook across the village from the first floor rooms towards Brailes Hill.

On the ground floor  A painted front door opens to the Entrance Hallway, with a built-in cloaks cupboard, and a Useful Fitted Cloakroom with washbasin and WC. Leading off the hall is a Charming Dining Room, with a pair of French doors to the rear garden, and opening to the front Sitting Room which enjoys a dual aspect together with a brick fireplace incorporating a Stovax log burner. The Excellent Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room also enjoys French doors to the garden and includes a good range of Shaker style cream wall and floor cupboard units with hardwood worktops incorporating an enamelled one and a half bowl sink, a Rangemaster electric range style oven with extractor hood over, a built-in fridge and freezer and a Hotpoint integrated dishwasher and washing machine. Opening off is Rear Entrance Hall, with a part glazed door to the garden, and housing the Worcester oil fired central heating boiler.

On the first floor  A natural wood staircase with exposed stone wall leads up to a Central Landing having a ceiling hatch to the loft space. There are Three Character Bedrooms opening off – two having lovely views towards Brailes Hill, and all benefitting from fitted wardrobes and natural boarded floors. The Partly Tiled Bathroom contains a white suite of bath with shower attachment and shower over, washbasin and WC.

Outside  A metal gate to the side of the cottage opens to a paved pathway, flanked by metal railings, and leading to the Partly Walled and Most Attractive Rear Garden, enjoying a generally southerly aspect, and which includes a large paved sun terrace, lawn with an old fruit tree, herbaceous beds and steps down to a lower lawned garden with timber Garden Shed and Wendy House.

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  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 C with Stratford on Avon District Council.

Energy Performance Certificate  Energy efficiency rating: Band E (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. Turn right from High Street into School Lane and the property will be found about 100yds along on the right. Post Code: OX15 5HP