WarwickshireGuide Price £1,250,000
In all about 13.27 Acres (5.37 Ha)
A most attractively situated small country estate including a large 18th/19th century six bedroom period farmhouse, two adjoining self-contained cottages, extensive range of courtyard stables and traditional farm buildings including shooting lodge, mature gardens, extensive woodland and land.
In all about 13.27 Acres (5.37 Ha)
Location •Walton Wood House enjoys an idyllic rural location, set in an elevated position at the end of a long farm drive, amidst most attractive rolling Warwickshire farm and woodland, within the renowned Walton Estate, and close to historic
Walton Hall. •The property is located off the Fosse Way (A429) which gives good access to the Cotswolds and the South. It is also within easy access of the large village of Wellesbourne which provides shops, pubs and restaurant, post office, two supermarkets, medical centre, dentist and primary school.
•Stratford upon Avon, Warwick/Leamington Spa and Banbury are all situated within easy access and each provides a comprehensive range of shopping, social, recreational, sporting and cultural amenities, whilst there is also a variety of good state, private and grammar schools in the area.
•Junctions 12 (Warwick) and 15 (Gaydon) of the M40 motorway enable fast travel to both London and Birmingham, and beyond. There are mainline train services from Leamington Spa and Banbury stations to London Marylebone, and Birmingham International Airport is situated within about 40 minutes drive.
•The property lies in the Warwickshire Hunt area with National Hunt racing at Stratford, Warwick and Cheltenham and Polo at Southam and Rugby. Local golf courses are located at Stratford, Brailes and Tadmarton.
Walton Wood House •The main residence is a most attractive, character, attached period farmhouse, principally dating from the late 18th and 19th centuries, but with earlier origins. It is partly constructed in White Lias stone, with earlier half timbered elevations, and a Victorian, brick built, front wing, having tiled roofs. The spacious accommodation retains many interesting period features and offers considerable potential for repair, modernisation and refurbishment to create an outstanding country home, with a delightful outlook over the gardens and grounds from many rooms.
•There is a Canopy Porch and Charming Reception Hall with parquet flooring, Cloakroom and a staircase rising to the first floor.
•The Three Principal Reception Rooms, comprising a drawing room, dining room and sitting room, all enjoy open fireplaces incorporating wood burning stoves.
•The Kitchen has a flagstone floor, exposed ceiling beams and contains a range of cream laminated wall and floor cupboards with hardwood worktops incorporating a Belfast glazed sink, an integrated electric oven and hob, an oil fired Rayburn and steps down to the Cellar.
•The adjoining Former Dairy, with a blue brick floor and glazed sink, has entrance doors to the front driveway and Walton Wood Cottage.
•Leading from the First Floor Landing (with access to the annexe) are Four Good Bedrooms, all retaining old fireplaces, and one having an adjoining Dressing Room. The bathroom contains a bath, shower cubicle and washbasin. There is also a Separate WC.
•An enclosed staircase from the central landing leads up to Two Second floor Attic Rooms and Loft Store.
Walton Wood Cottage •A self-contained and refurbished wing of the Walton Wood House which inter-connects with the principal residence on both the ground and first floors providing flexible accommodation as required. It briefly includes: Entrance Hall, Fully Fitted Cloakroom, Living/Kitchen with a flagstone floor and exposed ceiling timbers, and containing a range of laminated wall and floor cupboards incorporating a stainless steel sink, integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer, electric oven and hob with extractor hood over and plumbing for a washing machine.
•On the first floor is a Corridor Landing (with access to the main house), leading from which are Three Character Bedrooms, two having Victorian fireplaces, and a Modern Bathroom which contains a roll-edge bath, shower cubicle, washbasin and WC.
Fox Cottage •An attractively refurbished, link semi-detached, brick built period cottage which briefly includes: An Enclosed Entrance Porch, Fitted Kitchen/Diner with tiled flooring, containing a modern range of cream painted wall and floor cabinets having laminated worktops and incorporating a stainless steel sink, integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer, washing machine and a range style dual duel fuel oven, and a Fitted Cloakroom leading off. There is a also a Sitting Room having a wood burning stove and access door to the courtyard.
•On the first floor are Three Bedrooms (a double and two singles), together with a Bathroom containing a modern suite of roll-edge bath, tiled corner shower cubicle, vanity washbasin and WC.
The Farm Buildings •There is an extensive range of brick, stone built and timber boarded, traditional Farm Buildings (in varying states of repair) and set around an attractive grassed Courtyard to the rear of the main house, to include:
•Seven Stables, Game Larder and Double Garage.
•A further range of Loose Boxes with Hay Loft above.
•A stone built and timber clad Threshing Barn, part of which contains the biomass central heating boiler.
•A well refurbished, brick built Shooting Lodge which includes a Dining Room, an Integrated Fitted Kitchen, Fitted Cloakroom and Office/Studio.
Gardens and Land The property is approached from the Fosse Way over a long, shared, farm drive belonging to the Walton Estate before becoming a private gravelled farm track leading down to Walton Wood House and the farm buildings. There is a large car parking area adjoining the house whilst there are well timbered, mainly lawned gardens on three sides, flanked to the north and west sides by extensive woodland (Walton Wood) – and by an arable field to the south and east of the property. There is also a small parcel of permanent pasture on the north side of the property.
Services Mains water and electricity are understood to be connected to the properties, with drainage to a shared private system. Partial solid fuel central heating is installed to Walton Wood House and the cottages, provided by a biomass solid fuel boiler. 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.
Sporting, Timber & Mineral Rights We assume these are in hand and available for transfer to a purchaser on completion.
Woodland Grant Schemes There are not understood to be any Woodland Grant Schemes on the property.
Wayleaves & Easements It is understood that there are no known rights of way, wayleaves or easements across the property. However, prospective purchasers are advised to undertake their own enquiries.
Boundaries & Fencing Covenants The purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries, and neither the vendor nor the selling agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries of ownership thereof. A purchaser will be required to erect and thereafter maintain stockproof fencing on the unmarked boundaries of the property within 3 months of completion, and further information can be obtained from the selling agents.
Tenure & Possession The property is for sale Freehold with vacant possession available on completion – excepting Fox Cottage where possession will be available subject to 8 weeks notice.
Fixtures and Fittings All items mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale price, all others are expressly excluded.
Council Tax Bands Walton Wood House: Band E
Fox Cottage: Band B
Local Authorities Stratford on Avon District Council – 01789 267575
Warwickshire County Council – 01926 410410
Energy Performance Certificates Energy Efficiency Ratings:
Walton Wood House: Band F (Current), Band C (Potential).
Walton Wood Cottage: Band E (Current), Band B (Potential).
Fox Cottage: Band C (Current), Band A (Potential).
Copies of the full EPC reports are available upon request.
Viewing Strictly by prior appointment with the selling agents.
Location From Shipston on Stour proceed north on the A3400 to Tredington. At the traffic island, turn right onto the Fosse Way (A429) and continue north-east on this road, passing through the village of Halford, for about 5 miles. Immediately before the right turn to Combook, turn sharp left into the private farm driveway leading to Walton Wood House, as marked by the agent’s For Sale signs, and continue for a half mile to the end of the drive where the property will be found. Post Code: CV35 9HL