Sobre Kings Lane, Snitterfield, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37
A beautifully presented family home with a productive 2 acre vineyard and stunning views over rolling Warwickshire countryside
Entrance hall Kitchen/breakfast room Three reception rooms Study Conservatory Four bedrooms Two bathrooms Guest suite Outbuilding with garage and studio above Gardens and grounds Vineyard Vine Cottage was originally a pair of handsome brick built Victorian cottages which featured impressive chimney stacks and ornate ridge tiling. Now these, along with later additions, form one attractive family home which sits within a lovely plot totalling around 5.5 acres and consists of well-tended gardens, vineyards and open paddocks.
Two separate driveways from King’s Lane provide access to Vine Cottage. The main gravel driveway leads to the front of the property and to the generous parking area which lies adjacent to the triple garage and office above. The second gated access leads to a private courtyard, positioned at the rear of the property. From the rear courtyard a door provides access into the guest suite which enables it to be self-contained, if desired.
The glazed front door leads into a welcoming entrance hallway which features a terracotta tiled floor and a large floor to ceiling window which provides plenty of light and overlooks the rear courtyard. From here there is access to the guest cloakroom and the utility room which in turn opens into the substantial study.
Double doors from the hallway open into the spacious main drawing room which features a wonderful aspect overlooking the rear garden with vines and countryside beyond. A contemporary log burning stove provides an impressive focal point in the centre of the room. Doors radiate from the drawing room into the dining room, kitchen and garden room whilst an open tread oak staircase leads to the first floor.
The generously proportioned dining room features an interesting octagonal shape whilst glazed doors provide access into the garden room and the rear courtyard beyond.
The brick and timber built garden room is a fantastic addition to the property which features flagstone flooring and a perfectly positioned window seat which enjoys views across the gardens.
A door from the garden room provides internal access into the ground floor guest suite which benefits from its own kitchenette and a well-appointed shower room
The kitchen enjoys an easterly facing aspect with views over the front garden and towards the barn. There is a range of wooden fitted wall and floor units, roll top surfaces and integrated appliances which include an electric oven, gas hob and dishwasher. A door provides access into the sitting room and conservatory, which both feature wonderful views over the garden and vines.
To the first floor there are four well-proportioned double bedrooms. The master features a dual aspect, oak fitted wardrobes and a contemporary en suite shower room. Bedroom two, like the dining room, is octagonal in shape with a vaulted ceiling and a cartwheel centre post truss which provides a splendid feature to the room.
Bedrooms two, three and four utilise the large, well-appointed family bathroom which benefits from a white suite, including a substantial bath and separate double shower
The property is surrounded on three sides by attractive landscaped gardens which are predominantly laid to lawn. Toward the rear there is a kitchen garden with a greenhouse and several garden sheds. From the garden the land gently tapers down towards the established vineyard and paddock with rolling countryside views beyond.
The vineyard is professionally overseen and extremely successful having produced wine which has previously sold in Waitrose. Several grape varieties are grown here including; Pinot Noir, Bacchus, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Auxerrois and Pinot Precoce which between them produce in the region of 5,000 bottles annually. The vineyard occupies around 2 of the 5.5 acres with the remaining being grassland which could easily be used to increase the size of the existing vineyard or be fenced off to provide land for grazing.
There is a substantial timber clad barn which is laid out over two floors. Triple garaging occupies the ground floor (currently used to house the vineyard equipment) whilst to the first floor there is a terrific office space with a vaulted ceiling and exposed timberwork. This space further benefits from its own kitchen and wc as well an additional meeting room. The office is currently rented out and provides a useful income.