With extensive views of the Warwickshire countryside, Roundhill Cottage sits in an enviable position, tucked into the undulating hillside in the hamlet of Little Alne.
The original cottage, located between Wootton Wawen and Great Alne, was built about 200 years ago and has since been extended considerably, combining the traditional features with a more modern look.
While the word “cottage” might conjure up images of small, dark and poky homes, nothing could be further from the truth at Roundhill: it’s light and airy, with lots of windows and patio doors, while the dramatic front entrance has double height windows above the double doors that allow light to flood into the house.
With five bedrooms and three reception rooms over 2,285 sq ft of living accommodation, it’s large enough for a family – especially those who are horse lovers, because there are two stables in the generous four acres of grounds.
The main entrance is via the double doors, which open on to a generously proportioned hallway with pine wood flooring. There is a guest cloakroom and staircase to the first floor galleried landing.
Off the hallway is the impressive, triple-aspect sitting room, which drinks in the garden views and opens on to a patio via glass double doors. The room has ceiling beams and a brick feature fireplace with LPG wood burning-style stove.
Opposite the sitting room is the traditional breakfast kitchen/dining area, complete with ceiling beams. The kitchen is fitted with traditional style solid wood wall, floor and display units, and has black granite work surfaces, plus a large range cooker, and Belfast sink. The cosy dining area has French doors that open on to the front patio.
For more formal dining occasions, there is a separate dining room with snug . This room has a second staircase that leads to the first floor.
The ground floor also accommodates a study, plus a utility and boot room/pantry.
All five bedrooms are located on the first floor. The master bedroom has an integral en-suite bathroom and French doors that lead to a Juliette balcony, which overlooks the rear gardens and the wooded area.
Two bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bathroom with stand-alone bath, and there is a vaulted family bathroom with bath.
The agents say the four acres of landscaped gardens and grounds are a particular feature of Roundhill Cottage. A large terraced path and patio area are ideal for dining and entertaining while keen gardeners will appreciate the large lawned area with shrubs, trees, bedding plants, and small, raised ornamental pond and water feature. One area of the garden houses two stables and a tack room, and there is a field gate that provides separate access for a horse box and trailer.
The agents describe Roundhill Cottage, which is a short drive from both Henley-in-Arden and Stratford-upon-Avon, as “an exciting character home with lots of flexible accommodation”.
Agent – Victoria Jeffs
Telephone – 01564 330966
Guide price - £825,000