Banbury Street, Kineton, Warwickshire

Sold STC £430,000.00 Cottage
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Kineton is a well-regarded village situated below the Edgehill escarpment and the site of the Civil War battle in 1642. The amenities include: Senior and Junior Schools, a Playgroup, three Churches, two Doctors’ Surgeries, two Hairdressers as well as an Optician, Vets, Butcher, Florist, Post Office, small Supermarket, Chemist with Pharmacy, Home Furnishing Shop. There are two Public Houses, Coffee Shop, Sports & Social Club and a Village Hall. There is a friendly community spirit within the village with a varied calendar of social events taking place.

Located in South Warwickshire and close to the Gaydon junction of the M40 there is easy access to all the commercial and cultural centres via the motorway. There are mainline railway stations at Leamington Spa, Banbury, Stratford upon Avon and Warwick Parkway.

A full range of state, grammar and public schools are to be found within travelling distance.

Property Description
It is rare to get a cottage that possesses such charm and character whilst also being incredibly practical and spacious throughout, as the case is here with Evenunder Cottage. It is accessed from the road frontage behind a small yet well stocked foregarden and is built from attractive Blue Lias stone.

On entry to the property you welcomed into a small hallway with a straight staircase in front and a door leading into the dining or family room.

This is a versatile room by virtue of the kitchen being large enough to incorporate a full size dining table, meaning this space can now be utilised for another use. It is nicely finished with a feature brick-built fireplace with tiled hearth, wooden floorboards, and a front facing bay window with original wooden shutters.

A door leads towards and into the well extended kitchen diner which is now an impressive all-in-one living space with ample room for a large table and sofa. The kitchen comprises a number of units which are predominantly cream with polished wood working surface over and a stylish grey tiled splashback. Included within the kitchen is an integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer together with a double Belfast sink and extractor fan. There is space for a range style cooker. One of the best parts of the kitchen is the bi-fold oak double glazed patio doors which on a sunny day can be opened in full to create a fantastic merge between the kitchen and the rear garden.

The kitchen rises up some steps to a utility or boot room which has further units, a Belfast sink, door leading to the rear garden and a door leading to the downstairs bathroom comprising: a bath with shower above, W.C and wash hand basin. This is a bonus room as there is a full family bathroom on the first floor also.

To the other side of the property is the main sitting room which is a lovely size feeling spacious yet also still very sociable and cosy, as a sitting room should be. It is also full of character features including: exposed beams and rafters to the ceiling, the eye-catching feature fireplace having exposed brickwork, an oak mantle above and an inset modern log burner. Similar to the dining or family room there is a lovely bay window with original shutters.

If the quirkiness and charm of Evenunder Cottage could be opitimised by anything it would be the hidden room which is concealed behind a faux bookcase in the sitting room. This room is currently an office space and whilst it lends itself wonderfully for that having the luxury of being able to close it off and be “out of sight, out of mind” it could also be used as an additional bedroom. The reason this would work well as either a work office space or an additional guest bedroom is the adjoined WC, and a separate entrance door out to the front of the house.

As well as all the downstairs space already mentioned there is also a cloakroom which is a useful area for coats and shoes etc., it also has space, power and plumbing for a washing machine.

A staircase from the ground floor leads you down to the cellar. This is predominantly a dry cellar with flagstone flooring making it an additional option for storage.

To the first floor there are three well-proportioned bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom has ample space for wardrobes and an en-suite shower room leading off. This comprises a shower, W.C. pedestal wash hand basin and a heated towel rail.

All bedrooms are doubles and the second bedroom has a large internal cupboard. The third bedroom also has built-in fitted wardrobes.
Gardens and Grounds

Looking at Evenunder Cottage from the front, you wouldnt imagine that it would have such a large and interesting rear garden. The rear patio can be accessed from either the dining kitchen via the bi-fold doors or the utility / boot room and has steps rising to a lawned area. This is bordered by attractive beds and plants to one side whilst opening into a sheltered patio area to the other. making an ideal place to house an outdoor table and chairs for alfresco dining.

The property continues both in length and gradient to create a lovely elevated spot at the rear of the garden to catch the last of the evening sun. There is a shed situated here as well as a number of outdoor parafinalia demonstrating how the garden can suit either children and keen gardeners alike. The garden can be accessed at the rear by a small wooden gate.

The property offers mains water, electricity and drainage connection. Central heating is by way of an oil fired boiler. (No tests to the suitability of services have been carried out and intending purchasers should commission their own tests if required).

Fixtures and fittings
Only those items mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All carpets, curtains, range cooker, light fittings, garden ornaments etc., are specifically reserved from the sale. These may be purchased by separate negotiation.

Local Authority
Stratford upon Avon district council.

By prior appointment only with the agents.

Estate Agent’s Comments
Evenunder cottage is one of those properties that you just instantly fall in love with. It has character and charm in abundance whilst having a wealth of natural daylight not normally found in a cottage of this age.

As estate agents, we hear so often that people are looking for something unique and “not a modern box”. Well you definitely won’t be able to find another property identical to Evenunder Cottage. We recommend an early viewing because if you miss it this time, it may be years before it comes back around.


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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out for guidance purposes only and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract – intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. No person in the employment of Bishops Estate Agents has the authority to make or give any representation of accuracy or warranty whatsoever by word of mouth or in writing in relation to the property. Any reference to extensions and alterations does not mean that the appropriate building and planning permission has been obtained. All areas and distances are approximate and all photographs are taken with a wide angle lens.