Fancy living the stately life but without the worry of the upkeep and having to hire staff?

Maybe you are looking for a property that you can happily leave while you are enjoying the sun in a second home abroad .

Or possibly you are looking to downsize without compromising on the feeling of grandeur you had at your larger house or over having a beautiful garden at your disposal.

This apartment in Grafton Court at Temple Grafton, Warwickshire, could tick all those boxes.

Grafton Court was a Victorian manor house built in 1879 on the edge of the village.

The semi-rural situation means that it has great views over open countryside.

It has now been converted into stylish individual homes.

The apartment for sale has the benefit of its own private garden as well as the use of the communal parkland.

Many of the original character features have been kept inside including wooden sash windows, double height skirting boards, cornicing and architraves, large windows and high ceilings.

A welcome modern touch is the underfloor heating in the living room, dining area, inner hallway and both bathrooms.

A grand entrance leads into the welcoming entrance hall with wooden flooring and a separate cloakroom.

The dining area adjoins the bespoke, hand-painted kitchen with fitted units and a granite worktop, integrated Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawers, Bosch hob and oven.

A central breakfast bar has seating.

There is a generous master bedroom with views across the gardens and a dressing area with fitted wardrobes .

It is served by an en suite with tiled flooring, Harold Moore bath, his and her basin with illuminating mirrors and a separate Aqualisa shower.

Bedroom two also has fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room.

A door leads from this latter room into a conservatory with views to three sides and doors onto the patio. Along with the private garden, this is a superb space for entertaining or eating outside.

There is a garage in a parking block. There are also communal parking spaces for visitors.

The village of Temple Grafton takes its name from the crusader Knights Templar that it has long been associated with.

It was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway were married in Temple Grafton Church.

The village has a variety of brick and stone houses and thatched cottages.

There is a primary school, parish church, a pub, village hall and bus services. Other facilities are available in nearby Bidford on Avon and Alcester, both within four miles.

VIEWING INFORMATION

AGENT: Knight Frank

TEL: 01789 297735

WEB: www.knightfrank.co.uk

GUIDE PRICE: £475,000