This substantial country home near Stratford-upon-Avon has only had one careful set of owners since it was built back in 1968.
That was the year that Manchester United won the European Cup Final, Martin Luther King was assassinated, Richard Nixon won the race for the White House, actor Daniel Craig, aka James Bond, and singer Kylie Minogue were born.
Richardson House is in Preston Fields – which certainly lives up to the name as the detached property is surrounded by open countryside and enjoys fabulous views.
It also has 1.34 acres of its own land, including attractive gardens, two small paddocks and an orchard.
“This is a magnificent home,” said Andrew Reed of CPBigwood, the agents who are selling the home. “It offers versatile accommodation, occupies a stunning rural location, and is set amid beautiful surroundings.”
Although it already has plenty of living space, with its three principal reception rooms and four bedrooms, it has the potential to be extended or re-constructed, subject to planning permission.
The house begins with an entrance lobby, reception hall, cloakroom and a family room.
Bedroom one is on the ground floor and features built-in double wardrobe cupboards and an en-suite bathroom.
The sitting room has windows to two sides with rural views, patio windows to the garden, recessed stone fireplace, stone hearth and fitted seats with storage under.
A garden room features an impressive high ceiling with exposed beams, tiled floor and exposed brick wall.
The dining room has patio windows out to the back garden and door to the kitchen which is fitted with a range of units and work surfaces, a dresser unit, integrated Bosch dishwasher and refrigerator, and Rangemaster Professional range cooker.
A charming breakfast room has lovely rural and garden views to enjoy over cereal and coffee. Doors to the garden can be opened during the summer months while a log burner keeps it warm during winter.
There is a rear hall leading to a cloakroom, utility room and integral garage.
On the first floor there are three bedrooms, one with en-suite, plus built-in double wardrobe cupboards, and a family bathroom.
Outside Richardson House, there are pavioured areas to the front and side with gates leading to the back gardens and to the side, where there are two greenhouses, a large timber storage shed, garden shed and a kitchen garden beyond.
A sheltered, paved terrace with gazebo is ideal for al fresco entertaining.
The extensive back gardens are mainly laid to lawn. There are planted beds and mature trees. A paved terrace at the back of the house has an outlook onto open fields. The property is set back from a country lane behind a beech hedge and lawned front garden. An in-and-out gravelled drive provides ample parking.
Preston Fields is a small hamlet located approximately four miles south-west of Stratford, well placed for motorway links and train connections to Birmingham and London.
TEL: 0121 233 0500
GUIDE PRICE: £850,000