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Ballards Lane, Ilmington, Shipston-on-Stour, CV36

Guide price £875,000

Under offer

5 Beds 3 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: CHC170055



  • Four double bedrooms within the house
  • Double garage with bedroom & bathroom above
  • Open plan kitchen/dining room with AGA
  • Sitting Room with Inglenook fireplace
  • Entrance hall and study
  • Walk-in Larder
  • Boot Room
  • Purpose built utility and drying room
  • Family Bathroom & ensuite shower room
  • Mature landscaped gardens


An immaculate extended period cottage with lovely gardens in the centre of a popular village. The Property Originating from the 1860's and built in brick, Inglenook Cottage has been the subject of a complete refurbishment programme and now offers spacious and flexible accommodation with all its character and charm retained. A covered porch leads to the half glazed front door opening into a large entrance hall, which runs the length of the house and views right through to the rear garden. There is a large built in double coat cupboard, the ceiling is part beamed and tumbled travertine tiles cover the majority of the ground floor of the property complete with underfloor heating. All the internal doors throughout the house have been handmade in oak. Off the entrance hall is a small study with oak desk area and window overlooking the side of the property. From the entrance hall, a door leads into the open plan kitchen and dining room. This is a wonderful space for entertaining and the two rooms are separated by a large square arch. The kitchen overlooks the beautiful front garden and is fitted with handmade Pippy oak base units and central island unit with granite work surfaces, inset sink with mixer taps, built in dishwasher, oil AGA and electric AGA module and space for a fridge/freezer. The ceiling is beamed, and an internal window overlooks the entrance hall. Through the large archway is the spacious dining area with windows overlooking the garden to the side and large French doors leading onto the garden terrace. There is a glass covered well in the floor to one corner of the room with internal lights. From the kitchen, a door leads into the sitting room with oak flooring and a lovely bay window and seat with storage below. This overlooks the front garden and a further window overlooks the rear garden. A large inglenook fireplace with wooden beam over is fitted with a wood burning stove and shelving in the alcove, beside the fireplace, provides useful storage. In the entrance hall, opposite the kitchen, is a wonderful large walk-in larder with wooden teak "duck" boarding shelves providing ample storage space. Next to this is the cloakroom fitted with pedestal hand-wash basin and wc. The rear hallway/boot room leads out onto the garden terrace and is fitted with coat hooks. Off this is the good size utility room fitted with base and walls units, ceramic double sink with mixer taps and cupboards housing the oil-fired boiler and the mega flow system. A dog-legged staircase with large arched window leads from the entrance hall to the first floor. The landing is a wide L-shaped space with built in linen cupboards and leads to all first-floor rooms. The master bedroom is a spacious room with original exposed ceiling beams, has dual aspect over both the front and rear gardens and a door leads to the well fitted en-suite shower room with pedestal wash hand basin, wc, shower and heated towel rail, tiled flooring and half tiled walls. There are 3 further light bright double bedrooms, two have fitted wardrobes and dual aspects. The family bathroom is fitted with bath with mixer taps, separate shower, pedestal basin, wc, heated towel rail and tiled flooring. Garage with Annexe The brick-built garage has 2 sets of wooden double doors. There is water and light to the garage along with a water heating system for the bathroom above the garage. To the side of the garage are wooden steps to the wooden stable door leading into the annexe, above the garage, which could be used for various purposes. The large room has two casement windows overlooking the front and a velux window overlooking the rear of the garage. There are storage areas under the eaves and electric storage heaters. The en-suite bathroom is fitted with a bath and shower over, pedestal wash hand basin. wc and heated towel rail and a velux window overlooking the rear of the garage. Outside The house is approached from the lane onto the gravel parking area for several cars in front of the garage. The garden is one of the main features of the property. A Cotswold stone wall borders the garden with a gate and a path lined by lavender leading to the front door. The front garden has been planted in the country garden style with a wealth of mature shrubs and flowers. The path also leads to the side door to the garage and around the back of the property. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with a large terrace and simple structured ornamental planting including a fig tree, magnolia tree and white wisteria. There is a Cotswold stone wall with a side gate to the lane. A pagoda at the end of the garden offers a covered area to sit. The Location Ilmington is a charming village on the borders of Warwickshire and Gloucestershire enjoying the delights of a Cotswold village with its stone cottages and houses, many of which are listed as being of Architectural or Historic Interest. Designated in the main as a Conservation Area, the village is in the midst of delightful country and the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty whilst being in comfortable motoring distance of most West Midlands centres. There is a fine Parish Church, two village inns including The Howard Arms, which is noted for its cuisine, a thriving primary school and a community shop. Chipping Campden and Shipston-on-Stour are good local shopping centres whilst Stratford-upon-Avon, to which there are bus services, is the main shopping and cultural centre for the area. • Shipston-on-Stour about 3 miles • Chipping Campden about 5 miles • Stratford-upon-Avon about 7 miles • Moreton-in-Marsh (main line station to London Paddington) about 8 miles All mileages are approximate