The delightfully named Sunbeam Cottage in the South Warwickshire village of Radway dates back to the 17th century and began life as two cottages.

They have been united to create a much larger home yet one that is still packed with period charm .

This is thanks to the creativity of the vendors during their renovations, – which they did themselves or with the help of local tradesmen – when they sought out reclaimed and eclectic items to use.

Among the character features in the Grade II listed property are window seats, wooden beams, JAPKAP lavatories, a freestanding Thomas Crapper roll top bath, flagstone and wooden flooring, shutters, inglenook fireplaces and exposed stone.

Another enhancement is the David Salisbury conservatory that looks over the secluded back garden and towards the neighbouring village of Edgehill.

Built of local stone and slate beneath a thatched roof, Sunbeam Cottage comprises a dining hall, a sitting room, a conservatory, a kitchen, utility room, bathroom, a principal bedroom with shower, four further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

In the front garden there are beds of bluebells, tree peonies and roses alongside areas laid to lawn, a gravel seating area and off street parking.

To the back there are seating areas , pond, water feature and shrubbery.

Paths are edged with plants including hellebores, hydrangeas and tree peonies.

There is also a tiled store room that is currently used for alfresco dining. It could be converted to a home office, subject to relevant consents.

Iain Powis of selling agents Savills Banbury says: “Sunbeam Cottage is a unique property that is full of period charm, and is set within a prime village location in a conservation area.

“It is ideal for those who want to escape to the country and have their own cottage style garden.”

The village of Radway is located on the South Warwickshire and North Oxfordshire border, under the lee of Edge Hill, the historic site of the titular battle.

It features attractive period houses and cottages constructed mainly of local Hornton ironstone. There is a parish church and village hall.

The market town of Banbury is nine miles away while Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford offer a range of cultural activities.

The station at Banbury provides a rail service to London while Junction 12 of the M40 is just four miles away.


AGENT: Savills

TEL: 01295 228007


GUIDE PRICE: £625,000