All you have dreamed about in a luxurious home, with everything in place for the family, plus the opportunity to create extra income from a delightful additional cottage, can now become reality with The Thatched Cottage in Bulkington Lane.
The substantial, distinctive and iconic “chocolate box” cottage has retained all its original character, but boasts many modern features, making it a property that must be seen to appreciate its numerous advantages.
Located on the approach to the bustling Warwickshire town of Nuneaton, it was the cosy atmosphere and wealth of original features that first attracted thatch lovers Ron and Hazel when they bought this lovely home 30 years ago.
“The size of the property is deceiving from the roadway,” said Ron. ‘‘It is in an acre of grounds and has an independent, fully fitted two-bedroom bungalow beyond and out of sight of the main dwelling. There is plenty of space and scope for a growing family, small business or entertaining guests.’’
The Thatched Cottage, a truly wonderful property that oozes real English tradition and heritage, is a home that is definitely one of a kind.
This enchanting property has open fireplaces, York stone flooring, traditional oak beams and even a minstrel gallery off the master suite overlooking the room that the owners refer to as “The Grand Hall”.
On entering the property the first thing that strikes you is the woodwork and attention to detail.
There is a downstairs WC accessed from the entrance hall. To the right is the room described as “The Grand Hall” which has a stunning open fireplace, vaulted ceilings and a mezzanine to the master suite.
To the right there is another reception room with an open gas real flame fireplace. This room naturally flows through the dining room that looks out to the patio area of the garden. Through the dining room there is a snug, again with a real flame fireplace and then the kitchen which has a door to access the rear garden.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms, one that could be split for a further bedroom. The master suite is amazing and has a dressing area, en-suite and a main bedroom area which has double doors to a mezzanine overlooking “The Grand Hall”. There is also a main family bathroom.
The bungalow, besides two bedrooms, has a living room, kitchen, a main bathroom and a porch. This property has been rented out and provides an excellent income and investment proposition.
Built in 1925 as a farmhouse, the unique appearance of the property is a talking point among the community.
The current owners have lovingly restored it with reclaimed materials and have added a spectacular extension with York stone flooring, in keeping with the traditional style.
Thatched properties are known for their insulating qualities, holding in the heat over the winter months and allowing the building to cool during the summer.
On a midwinter’s evening, or a frosty morning, the crackle of a real log fire burning in the “grand fireplace” of the home provides a snug and pleasant environment for relaxing with the family.
Step out into the spacious gardens and you are in another world.
The well-established orchard provides a lush crop of eating and cooking apples, plums and pears. In the summer there is nothing more relaxing than sitting by the large pond enjoying the peace and sanctuary of the conifer-lined gardens, with just the trickling sounds of the water feature and a songbird’s lullaby.
Climbing roses add to the magic of this nostalgic, picturesque atmosphere.
The Thatched Cottage provides excellent access to Lutterworth Road which, in turn, connects with the M69 and then the A5 and the M6. The George Elliott Hospital is also only a short drive away.
* The guide price is £750,000 and viewing arrangements can be made through the selling agent agent Fine & Country which can be contacted on 024 7506 0113.