The Old Farmhouse, Whitehouse Farm, Idlicote, Warwickshire, CV36 5DN - £1.35million
The Fossett family have been training and racing their camels for almost 20 years from their Warwickshire farm at Idlicote, together with a number of racing pigs! The property has been a happy home to the family and its other animals, and has just come on to the market, without the furry friends!
The Old Farmhouse is an imposing 18th Century Cotswold stone farmhouse that’s known locally as ‘where the camels live’, admittedly within a well fenced paddock! (See note below).
New on the market through Butler Sherborn, The Cotswolds Property Specialist, the house has an imposing aspect to the front with well-proportioned rooms inside, impressive ceiling heights and a wealth of period features such as flagstone floors, exposed beams and original fireplaces.
Spread over three floors, it offers a well laid out family home with potential for modernisation, as well as an adjoining self-contained annexe that could be ideal for older children, a relative or even for letting.
On the ground floor are an entrance hall with flagstone floors, a dining room with an open fireplace, drawing room with Inglenook fireplace, large windows with window seats, a study, family room, kitchen/breakfast room with quarry tile floor, a utility room and cellar.
Upstairs is the master bedroom suite with dressing room and adjoining bathroom, four further double bedrooms - two with en-suite shower rooms, and the family bathroom, and on the second floor is a studio/sitting room, a bedroom suite with adjoining bathroom and dressing room.
The self-contained annexe comprises a kitchen/living room and a double bedroom with en-suite shower room, and outside is an attractive enclosed garden and a yard area to the rear with a Dutch barn converted to create five stables, tack room/workshop, a storage building and WC.
The property runs to 3.4 acres, of which approximately 3 acres are the paddock of well-established grassland.
Commented Ben Way of Butler Sherborn’s Stow-on-the-Wold office, “The Old Farmhouse is situated close to the unspoilt hamlet of Idlicote and within some of Warwickshire’s prettiest countryside. It is well located to all main communication links including the M40 motorway just 9 miles for good access to Oxford, the Midlands and London, Birmingham International Airport and railway network.”
Local amenities are available at nearby Halford, Whatcote and Shipston-on-Stour, while Stratford-upon-Avon and Moreton-in-Marsh are also within a few miles, as is Soho Farmhouse. South Warwickshire is renowned for its excellent state, private and grammar schools including The Croft Prep School, Bloxham and Kitebrook as well as very good schools in Warwick, Leamington Spa and Oxford.
Guide price: £1.35million
Butler Sherborn, Stow-on-the-Wold - 01451 830731
Seccombes, Shipston-on-Stour - 01608 663788