A substantial listed house situated in a south Warwickshire market town with excellent accommodation, parking and garden within walking distance of good local facilities.
The property is situated close to the centre of Shipston on Stour, a delightful market town surrounded by some of the prettiest countryside in the North Cotswolds. Sheep Street is a mainly residential street just off the main shopping area and contains a number of delightful period houses, many dating from the 18th Century. The town has an excellent selection of shops and pubs, schooling and other facilities and was recently included in a survey in the Sunday Times as one of the top 10 market towns in which to live and Sheep Street was mentioned as the most desirable street in the town.
The town has excellent communications with good access to many of the local centres including Stratford upon Avon, Warwick and Leamington Spa, Banbury and Oxford. Train services to London are available from either Moreton in Marsh (7 miles) or Banbury (14 miles) and the M40 motorway can be accessed at either Banbury or Warwick.
Lansdowne House is Listed Grade II dating from the late 18th Century and is situated at the western end of Sheep Street. The house has grown over the years with the stone cottage in the centre, and the barn being added to the original Lansdowne House to create the current house. The sitting room and main bedroom above have also been added. The main part of the house is built of brick with a slate roof and the former cottage and barn of stone and a slate and tile roof. The house can be approached either off Sheep Street through the front door or by a short path from the off street parking at the rear.
The accommodation, which would benefit from some updating, is laid out over 3 floors. The hall gives access to the study, dining room, cloakroom and sitting room, before leading through to the kitchen and breakfast room. Off this is the magnificent drawing room, formed out of the former barn, which also has French windows out to the terrace. On the first floor there is a spacious master bedroom suite of bedroom overlooking the garden, bathroom and dressing room, 2 further bedrooms and 2nd bathroom. Stairs then lead to the second floor with another two bedrooms and bathroom.
A feature of the property is the large and private garden, which also has access either from Sheep Street or the parking area. It comprises a main area of lawn with well stocked flower beds and lovely trees, including two fine cedars and a weeping ash. Immediately behind the house is a paved terrace, from which a short path leads to the off street parking off the Darlingscott Road.