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Maidenhead Road, Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 6XU

Offers In Excess Of £1,150,000
  • Beautiful period home believed to date back to 1910
  • Superb location in a prime road
  • Easy access to town and out towards the motorway network
  • 3/4 bedrooms plus ensuite
  • Spacious full height basement
  • Lovely period features
  • Open plan kitchen/breakfast garden room
  • Glorious west facing mature gardens

For Woodlands this will only be the first time it’s been on the market for 45 years. So, why does this house make people want to call it home for such a long time? A key reason is that well-known property saying ‘location, location, location’. There are only a handful of roads in Stratford that are classed as ‘Prime’ roads and Maidenhead Road is most certainly one of them, but why is that? Situated just a few minute’s walk from town yet unbelievably quiet, you have to go a long way to find another road that offers such a superb blend of convenience and tranquillity. Another reason is the street scene, Maidenhead Road is made up of individually designed character homes, all that have been built in different eras using different architectural styles. The road has a real personality about it.

So, what about the property itself? What first strikes you about the property is the attractive symmetry with the double full height bay windows and Portland stone steps leading to the front door. On closer inspection, the height of the front door gives a small clue to the intriguing layout secret which can only be appreciated from within. Not normally associated with properties in Stratford ‘Woodlands’ has a full-height basement which gives access out onto the garden. Another element that can only be appreciated with a closer inspection is the wide plot which, due, to its angled boundary tapers outwards making the garden larger as you head towards the bottom. This side section currently makes up part of the lovely garden. Given its size, it would be possible to extend into this space to create a garage or further accommodation (subject to the relevant consents) if required. Historically the property had a garage located at the rear of the garden, the dropped kerb off Fordham Avenue indicated where this was placed.

The ground floor is made up of; large open reception hall, originally the front room was separated from the hall. The layout was changed over the years to incorporate a larger hall. This is a light, bright space thanks to the dual aspect windows, the multi-fuel fire gives a charming focal point to the space which gives a wonderful impression for visitors. First on the left is the sitting room, this is a lovely size room, square-ish in proportions the room is blessed with period features, including a large walk-in bay window which helps flood the room with natural light, high ceilings, and an imposing fireplace. As you proceed to the back of the property you discover the formal dining room, again another well-proportioned room, which also benefits from the same period features as the sitting room. The high ceilings give great volume to the room, the large walk-in bay window offers lovely views over the garden, this really is the perfect room to enjoy a formal dining party with friends and family.

The charming kitchen/breakfast room is located at the back of the property and offers views over the beautiful garden, the kitchen opens into a glazed sunroom, the kitchen is finished with handmade units in Shaker style. The Aga gives the space a cozy feel, there is enough room to hold a four-seater table. This is a beautifully light room thanks to the wall of glass flooding it with natural light. This is the perfect spot to sit back and relax watching the local wildlife whilst you drink your morning coffee. The remaining accommodation on this level is made up of a downstairs cloakroom and useful side porch, a convenient way to enter the property when holding garden parties or doing a spot of gardening. You access the basement from the kitchen area, stairs lead you down into this great space. This level is split into two rooms, on the right is a highly versatile room, the room could be used from anything from a study, playroom or even another bedroom. The room has been tanked and benefits lots of light thanks to the bay window and additional side window. On the opposite side is an open large utility/storage room, this space again offers great flexibility where the only real limitation will be your imagination. It’s from this room where there is a door that leads out to the garden.

Moving onto the upstairs, the property was originally built as a four-bedroom home, the layout has since been altered by combining the 4th bedroom and the bathroom together. This has now created a beautiful large bathroom with a useful run of built wardrobes. The original doorway for the 4th bedroom is still in situ, so, if preferred it would be incredibly easy to convert the layout back to how it was originally. The main bedroom is located to the front and is an impressive room, having high ceilings, a walk-in bay window, and an en-suite shower room. The guest bedroom is located at the rear, this is another lovely room with high ceilings, built-in wardrobes, and a walk-in bay window giving charming views over the gardens. The third bedroom is also a good-sized double room which again overs the same lovely features as the other two.

Gardens and Grounds

Last but by no means least is the wonderful west-facing garden, deceptive in size and very private given its central location. It’s a little oasis that has been created using mature plants, trees, and hedging. In some parts, the borders are around 10 feet deep so if a larger lawn area is preferred it would be very simple to adapt. On a practical level, there is a built-in garden store at the basement level. In addition, there is a very useful covered storage room which has a door giving access to the front of the property.

The nearer you get to town the more difficult it is to find properties with ample parking. Not in the case of Woodlands which has an extensive block paved drive which can hold enough cars for even the largest of families.

Woodlands truly is a unique property that offers tremendous potential and is perfectly placed not just for the town but also for access to the M40. Coming back onto the market for the first time in over 45 years, I believe that whoever has the privilege of being the next owner will keep this fine home for decades to come. This really could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Come and take a look and judge for yourself.
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