Stokes House is a beautiful and deceptively spacious Grade II Listed townhouse situated in the heart of the popular market town of Shipston on Stour. Dating back to 1715 with later additions, the property is mainly built of local lias stone under a stone and tiled roof with brick ridge and end stacks. Originally a private dwelling the property subsequently became a public house, The Bell Inn, and later a bank before returning to its original status as a private home.
The current owners, who have owned the property since 1985, have meticulously maintained and renovated the property to an extremely high standard providing contemporary refinements whilst maintaining a wealth of period charm including exposed timbers/beams and flagstone flooring, which offers the opportunity to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle in a character property within walking distance of the bustling town square.
The accommodation itself briefly comprises: five bedrooms, three reception rooms, four bath/shower rooms, kitchen/breakfast room with Aga oven, a cellar, an enclosed south-east facing walled garden, separate garden store and home office. Internal inspection of this unique and historic character townhouse is highly recommended.
Agent’s note: Parking permits for Sheep Street residents are available from the local council at a cost of £25 pa.
Planning permission (Ref: 19/01450/FUL dated 12/09/2019) exists to raise the roof of the existing south wing and install a new dormer window to house a dressing room and bathroom. Further details can be obtained from the selling agent.
The South Warwickshire market town of Shipston on Stour is an ideal location for those wanting an array of amenities right on their doorstep. Known in bygone times as ‘Sheep-wash-Town’ (thanks to its history as an important sheep market town), Shipston on Stour has continued to flourish as a thriving working town and enjoys a multitude of facilities including various shops, pubs, restaurants and community-led services. There is both primary and secondary schooling in the town and the nearby town of Moreton in Marsh offers a mainline hourly train service between Worcester and London Paddington, via Oxford.
From the offices of Harrison James & Hardie in Moreton in Marsh, head north on the A429 Fosseway for approximately 5 miles. Upon reaching the Portobello crossroads, turn right signposted Shipston on Stour and follow the road towards the town centre. After approximately one mile turn left onto the Darlingscote Road then immediately right onto Sheep Street. Stokes House can be found further down on the right hand side.
We understand the property to be Freehold. Potential purchasers should
obtain confirmation of this from their solicitor prior to exchange of contracts.
Viewing by prior arrangement with Harrison James & Hardie on 01451 822977, or 01608 651000.