Property buyers looking a project should put in their bids for this handsome farmhouse when it comes to auction next week.
Collyers Oak Farmhouse is a substantial Grade II listed building set in a country location between Coleshill and Fillongley.
It has undergone various changes in its long history, resulting in a jigsaw of different architectural designs.
The front of the main house is brick built and rendered, with other parts of the building displaying the original timber framework, and there are several substantial sandstone elements including original fireplaces.
But as historically interesting as the home is, it comes with the caveat of needing some sensitive restoration and renovation.
The reception hall displays many original wall and ceiling timbers and an oak staircase to the first floor . An exposed sandstone wall to one side forms part of the substantial chimney to this side of the property and there is a delightful fireplace set into the stairwell.
A living room at the front has original timbers.
The kitchen is also at the front of the house and “provides scope for imaginative rearrangement”.
A generously proportioned dining room has lots of light and has a splendid inglenook fireplace built from sandstone and brick with visible beams and wall timbers.
Upstairs, a low doorway and short flight of steps leads up to the vaulted and beamed master bedroom which has a sandstone fireplace.
There is another double bedroom and a good sized single bedroom, both overlooking fields across the quiet road to the front of the property.
Next to the bathroom there is a useful dressing room.
A barn is attached to the farmhouse. It’s largely brick built but incorporates sandstone blocks which may have been imported from other older local buildings. One is engraved with the date 1611 while another bears the stonemason’s initials.
Internally the building comprises two stables and a larger adjoining room, all with brick and slab flooring and exposed roof timbers and a hayloft above.
It provides a utility and storage space as well as a small cloakroom and toilet. But with work, and the necessary planning permission, it could be turned into spacious additional accommodation.
The house is set in mature, well stocked gardens fringed with hedging and includes a magnificent copper beech tree on the lawn to the rear.
There is also a paddock and land of just over an acre with a far-reaching outlook over adjoining farmland and the Warwickshire landscape beyond.
There is a collection of timber, asbestos-roofed buildings set some distance from the farmhouse with the potential for horse stabling and grazing (subject to the appropriate planning consents).
The auction will take place at 6.30pm on Thursday, November 12 at Ingon Manor Hotel, Golf and Country Club, Snitterfield, Stratford-upon-Avon.
It is being sold by Sheldon Bosley on 01789 292310 with a guide price of £675,000.