Guide Price £1,800,000
Alveston Lane, Alveston, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
An immaculately presented village house constructed to a high specification in 2006. The property is fitted with a state of the art remote control system that operates an impressive array of features throughout including lighting, audio, TV, video distribution, heating and blinds.
Energy Efficiency Rating C
Seller Insight - Having purchased the land in 2002 the owner demolished the 1950s bungalow on the site in order to craft and build this very unique home, designed and styled to create the perfect living environment.
Surrounded by glorious views of the Welcombe Hills and open countryside, the house is breathtaking in both its quality and location. The magnificent hand-crafted oak staircase, with its swept handrail leading to the galleried landing overlooking the dining-hall below is the centrepiece around which the house has been designed. The oak theme is continued throughout, with the oak panelled study being a further stunning feature, perfect for quiet reading, working, or contemplation.
Throughout the house touch screens direct lighting, music, television, radio and electric curtains/blinds, and allow the owner to control the mood of the entire property from anywhere within the house. This is particularly useful when entertaining, an area in which this property truly excels. The grounds provide two levels which can be used to entertain guests and family. The upper terrace provides the perfect space for hosting al fresco dinner parties and includes a built in barbeque. On the lower level you also have access to the indoor swimming pool and spa with the pool hall being enclosed by a stunning copper roof.
The inside of the property is extremely versatile, with a spacious yet comfortable and inviting interior allowing the home to be enjoyed either alone or with the family. One of the bedrooms had been originally planned as a home office, and so the property is perfectly adaptable for working from home if required. This is further supported by the excellent transport links from Alveston, which is within 10 minutes of the M40 and the centre of the motorway network, allowing quick and easy access to the rest of the country, and in particular the nearby cities of Coventry and Birmingham. Warwick Parkway Station, (Marylebone 1hour 30 minutes), is only 15 minutes away.
The house also benefits from being close to the cultural centre of Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of world-renowned playwright William Shakespeare. Stratford-upon-Avon provides an impressive variety of high street and independent boutique shops, theatres and restaurants. On a summers day there is nothing more quintessentially British than taking a stroll along the banks of the river Avon as the canal boats cruise gently by.
* These comments are the personal views of the current owners and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.
Technical Specification - An immaculately presented village house that combines the classical style of a family home with technically advanced features.
The property is constructed to an extremely high specification with hand made facing bricks, concrete floors throughout and Portland blue stone floor to the reception hall and dining room. The woodwork is solid oak including the staircase, doors, skirting and architrave.
The property is fitted with a state of the art remote control system that operates an impressive array of features throughout the property including lighting, audio, TV, video distribution systems, under floor heating, electric curtains/blinds and gates, swimming pool cover and pool hall air handling. Put simply; imagine pressing a single button to switch off every light in the property.
The audio and video distribution system allows CDs, DVDs and MP3s to be played in individual or multiple rooms throughout the house. There is an integral speaker system with units in most rooms of the property.
Ground Floor - The house focuses around a dramatic full height galleried reception hallway with magnificent quarter turning staircase rising to the first floor landing. With doors leading off to the principal reception rooms including drawing room, family room and kitchen each leading to the terraced area in the garden. Study and W.C.
The split level kitchen breakfast room and family room areas provide another focal point to the house with further access to the terrace and gardens. There is a practical utility room and staircase leading to the indoor swimming pool and spa.
First Floor - The first floor landing serves all of the bedrooms of the property; all are generous and practical double bedrooms with en-suite facilities. The master bedroom offers a dressing room and a four piece en-suite. The en-suites are fitted to an incredible standard with well thought through features including concealed cabinets, heated towel rails and hair dryers.
The fifth bedroom has an open plan staircase to the ground floor and French doors that lead onto a balcony overlooking the rear garden. It is of substantial size and would be ideal to accommodate an au pair. Alternatively, it could comfortably be converted into two extra bedrooms with a provision for en-suites.
Entertainment And Fitness Complex - Encompassing an entertainment area with a compendium of rooms including gymnasium, changing rooms with shower facilities, steam room and sauna (not fitted). Impressive billiard room, cinema, playroom/workshop, equipment room/server storage, wine cellar and plant rooms with multiple storage options.
Outside - Approached via a pair of solid oak electric gates opening onto a granite block driveway that leads to a garage with electric up and over door. There is also a solid oak side gate that provides pedestrian access. Both gates are activated from within the house via an electronic camera intercom security system.
The front garden is laid to lawn and is enclosed by a wall, yew hedge and fence offering security and privacy. Its landscaped design offers raised flower beds, dwarf hedge borders, pergola and a feature pond.
The main garden is to the rear of the house and incorporates a sound system, mood lighting, herbaceous borders, mature trees, shrubs, pond, greenhouse and shed. The split level landscaped design creates an elevated sun terrace position at the rear of the property with a spectacular view out on to the rear garden
Watering of both the front and the rear gardens are controlled by a fully automatic irrigation system. Underground water storage tanks are located within the rear garden, which are fed by the rain water run-off from the house and water pumped automatically from the well, also located in the rear garden.
Location - Alveston, Stratford-upon-Avon
The picturesque village of Alveston lies in a conservation area due east of the famous market town Stratford-upon-Avon.
Stratford-upon-Avon is a world famous tourist and cultural centre being the birthplace of the world renowned playwright and poet William Shakespeare with 5 million visitors a year from the world over. The Royal Shakespeare Company resides in Stratfords Royal Shakespeare Theatre, one of the most important cultural venues in Britain.
The town itself has many historic buildings of the Elizabethan period which would still be familiar to Shakespeare today. It also offers a thriving community offering a wide variety of leisure, dining and shopping experiences.
The town is also known for its excellent schooling facilities. Within easy reach are state, grammar and private schools to suit most requirements including Warwick Preparatory, Kings High School for Girls, Arnold Lodge School and Kingsley School for Girls in Leamington, The Croft Preparatory School is just 1.7 miles from the property.
The central position of Stratford-upon-Avon makes it an ideal location for commuting and travelling to the entire country with easy access to the Fosse Way, M40, M42, M1 and M6 motorways.
Warwick Parkway, Leamington Spa, Honeybourne, Banbury, Moreton-in-Marsh and Coventry offer direct rail services to London and Birmingham. Leamington Spa is only 12 miles away and Banbury 20 miles. Birmingham International airport is just 26 miles away. Wellesbourne private airfield is 4 miles away.
The county of Warwickshire has no cities as both Coventry and Birmingham were incorporated into the West Midlands County in 1974 and are now metropolitan authorities in their own right. Warwickshire hosts several key towns including Warwick, Leamington Spa, Kenilworth, Henley-in-Arden and Rugby. The northern tip of the county is only 3 miles from the Derbyshire border. An average-sized English county, Warwickshire covers an area of almost 2,000 km2 and runs some 60 miles north to south. It extends as far north as Shrewsbury in Shropshire and as far south as Banbury in north Oxfordshire.
Services - Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are connected. Underfloor heating throughout, comfort cooling, several telephone lines, category 5 network cables, high speed broadband connection. Heating via mains gas.
Local Authority - Stratford on Avon District Council. Council Tax Band H.
Viewing Arrangements - Strictly via the vendors sole agents Fine & Country
Opening Hours - Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.30 pm Saturday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm Sunday 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Directions - From the M40 exit at junction 15 and take the A429 signposted to Stow. After approximately 3 miles turn right onto the B4088, signposted Charlecote Park. Continue through and out of the village of Charlecote until reaching the crossroads with the B4086 (1.7 miles). Turn right, signposted to Stratford, and continue along this road until reaching the next crossroads (2.2 miles), with the Baraset Restaurant on your left and signposted to Alveston on your right. Take the next right into Alveston Lane. The property is approximately 400 yards along Alveston Lane on the left hand side behind a pair of oak electric gates set back from the road.
Agents Notes - All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given and that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure.
- Galleried reception hallway
- Five bedrooms
- Six reception rooms
- Five bathrooms/en-suites
- Indoor swimming pool and spa
- Gymnasium and changing
- Steam room and sauna room (not fitted)
- Landscaped gardens