The Shrubberies is situated behind wooden gates in the centre of the popular rural village of Austrey, which is in North Warwickshire but lies close to the boundaries of Staffordshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. Austrey is an active village that offers a village shop/post office, primary school, two churches, a public house and a village hall. A wider range of amenities are available in Tamworth and Ashby-de-la-Zouch. The village is situated about 3 miles from the M42 which provides links to Birmingham, Leicester, Coventry, Derby and Nottingham. Rail services are available in Tamworth and Nuneaton and the two international airports at Birmingham and East Midlands are easily accessible. There are a number of private and state schools in the area and also great opportunities for outdoor pursuits such as walking, cycling, horse riding and sailing.
The Shrubberies is a superb contemporary house set back from the road and enclosed by cedar and aluminium gates. Since they purchased the property in 2012 the vendors have carried out a full extension and re-modelling programme both internally and externally to create fabulous open-plan living space, with wonderful full height vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling windows creating light and space, all single storey with two mezzanine rooms. The Shrubberies is presented to a superb standard and has underfloor heating throughout and plantation shutters to the majority of windows. The property certainly has kerb appeal with its angular design, self-cleaning render with red American cedar cladding and full height aluminium windows.
Steps lead up to a cedarwood front door which opens through to the entrance hall having a useful cloaks cupboard. The fabulous living area is open plan with a full height vaulted ceiling creating lots of space and comprising a kitchen, living area with double doors leading out to the rear garden and windows continuing to the ceiling, and a dining area, all with fully tiled flooring, underfloor heating and an in-built speaker system. The kitchen, with shuttered windows overlooking the front of the house, has a good range of cupboards with quartz resin work surfaces and built-in appliances, including a gas range cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and wine cooler. An oak and glass staircase leads up to a spacious mezzanine, which is currently used as a separate sitting room/family room. An oak and toughened glass balustrade encloses the mezzanine, yet allows visibility over the open plan area and garden. Below the stairs is a small study area with fitted shelving and a tall shuttered window which continues up to the mezzanine.
An oak and steel sliding door separates the living area from the bedrooms, all with tiled flooring. The master suite has an attractive range of tall, recently fitted, wardrobes with fitted drawers and cupboards above, a further walk-in wardrobe and an en suite bathroom with free standing bath and shower cubicle. The guest bedroom also has fitted wardrobes and a spacious mezzanine, ideal as a sleeping area or snug. There are two further double bedrooms, one with built-in wardrobes and the other having a built-in futon bed with wooden surround. Also off this inner hallway there is a shower room with digital rain shower, and a large airing cupboard with fitted shelving. A utility room off the entrance hall, with fitted units and basin, completes the accommodation.
Eye-catching red American cedar electric double gates and a pedestrian gate front the in-out driveway. The drive is constructed of anti-slip concrete and provides plenty of space for off road parking. Off the drive area and enclosed behind conifers is a useful storage shed. A path with a lawned area to one side leads up to steps to the front door and a wide Indian stone paved area with outside lighting. Wooden gates lead through to the rear of the property; the rear garden is mainly laid to lawn, but has a wide flagstone patio area and seating/outdoor dining areas with outside lighting.
There is a charming garden house with electricity and water points, which has aluminium bi-fold doors opening on to the gardens, and a room above. This is a wonderful entertainment space but is also suitable for a number of uses such as games room, gym and home office.
Bungalow For SaleThe Shrubberies, 49, Warton Lane, Austrey, Atherstone, Warwickshire
Offers Over £595,000 Sold
A fabulous open plan contemporary house presented to an exceptional standard.
- Entrance hall
- Open plan kitchen, living room and dining area
- Mezzanine sitting room
- Master bedroom with built-in wardrobes, walk-in wardrobe and en suite
- 3 further double bedrooms, two with built-in wardrobes
- Shower room
- Wide gated driveway with ample parking space
- Lawned rear gardens
- Charming garden house with room above
- Village location