There is an intriguing proposition for buyers hunting for housing in Henley-in-Arden who think they might need a little extra space for relatives or renters.
White Lodge is a charming Grade II listed Georgian townhouse in the town’s pretty High Street.
The three-bedroom home is being offered by itself for £825,000.
But there is also an option to buy the neighbouring two-bedroom property, Farrier House, together with White Lodge for a combined price of £1,150,000.
Farrier House is not currently available separately.
One can certainly see the appeal of spending that extra £325,000, as both houses are beautifully presented.
Farrier House could make a wonderful home for a mature couple who would like to downsize and also live close to family, or it could suit a young couple who are looking to set up home together with a little help from mum and dad next door.
It could also be a potential source of income as, given the many attractions that Henley has to offer, it would not be too hard to find people eager to rent the space.
With their matching facades and colour scheme, the two houses have real visual impact.
Inside, sympathetic refurbishment and immaculate decor has left them looking like show homes.
The front door to White Lodge leads directly into the drawing room, which, like the inner hallway and dining room, has lovely Indian slate flooring. There are also bespoke fireplaces in the two reception rooms. The real wow factor can be found in the open-plan bespoke conservatory style kitchen/breakfast/family room at the back of the house.
Integrated appliances, an Aga, fitted units with granite work surfaces in a bold colour scheme, and a central island/breakfast bar, all create a kitchen that is pleasure to cook and relax in.
Underfloor heating beneath travertine tiling help to keep things snug while vaulted glazed ceilings fill it with natural light. Double doors to the end open out into the garden. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms with family bathroom – also with underfloor heating – and a study/extra bedroom.
The top floor is taken up by a master suite with an impressive personal shower room and a walk-in wardrobe.
Outside the back garden has been landscaped to create plenty of patio space. It has well stocked shrub borders and a fish pond.
At the back of the garden is a detached double garage with home office/guest accommodation/teen’s studio, complete with en suite shower room.
Farrier House, which is also Grade II listed, has equally high standards of presentation.
Period rooms are decorated in contemporary style, resulting in a country cottage look with a modern edge.
A large sitting room has a wood burning stove and original flagstone floor.
The hub of the home is the open plan kitchen/breakfast/living room .
This also has a central island, granite work surfaces, and built-in appliances that include a Rangemaster cooker.
In the lounge area there is stone flooring and a log effect gas burner in an open fireplace. At the back, double doors open to the courtyard garden.
On the first floor there are two double bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room and the other with an en suite bathroom.
Henley-in-Arden is a much sought-after place to live that boasts an excellent range of shops, restaurants, pubs, schools and other amenities. A medieval market town, its High Street is still lined with period properties, adding to its rich character.
It has good access to the Midlands road/motorway and rail networks with a commuter train service running to Birmingham from Henley-in-Arden station.
And for those needing to travel further afield, Birmingham airport is just 15 miles away .
There are also plenty of opportunities to relax nearby, with racecourses at Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick, and golf courses at Henley in Arden, Stratford-upon-Avon and Solihull.
AGENT: Knight Frank
TEL: 01789 297735
GUIDE PRICE: £825,000 / £1,150,000