Magnificent views and stunning gardens that take the breath away … Ambleside, at Binton in Warwickshire, has a unique appeal.
It was built 58 years ago by Jesse and Rose Rimell who still live there … and word is already getting around about the special opportunity it presents.
Tom Dennes, head of Bigwood Country Homes, said: “It sits in a great position on top of a hill and boasts fantastic views.
“It is a three-bedroom house set in fabulous gardens of about three acres and with a one acre paddock. No planning permission is in place, but there is plenty of scope to enlarge or replace the property – the site certainly warrants it.
“Our clients now wish to downsize. The garden has been their absolute passion. We’re already getting good interest and will be inviting offers by August 4 unless sold prior.”
The guide price is £650,000 to £700,000.
Mr and Mrs Rimell raised their three sons at the property and are reluctant sellers.
“We have had such wonderfully happy times here,” said Mrs Rimell.
“We don’t really want to go but the time has come. We love this place but we can’t cope any more.”
They are looking for “somewhere manageable”, ideally still in Binton or nearby.
“We know everyone in the village and everyone knows us,” she noted.
They have on occasion opened the property to the public, raising money for charity.
It comprises three bedrooms, bathroom, entrance hall, kitchen breakfast room (with Aga) and a utility room. A particular feature is the large sitting room with double aspect and a fireplace fitted with a woodburning stove. There are fabulous views from the front rooms down the valley.
Ambleside is set in open countryside, with many birds and animals being seen frequently in the garden, including owls, woodpeckers, bluetits and muntjac deer.
The very special feature is the setting. The house is surrounded on all sides by well planted and immaculately tended lawns and flower borders, interspersed with many mature trees. The main garden at the rear slopes gently up the hill with a pond, rose and flower borders all leading up to a summer house protected by a thick hedge to protect from the wind. Beyond the hedge is an orchard and vegetable plot.
The tree lined drive is bordered by lawns on either side culminating in a turning area in front of the garage. A five bar gate gives access to the paddock at the far end of the garden.
At the top of the lower garden is a large productive vegetable patch with soft fruit cage, the light and gravelly soil being ideal for the purpose.
Ambleside is located on the northern edge of the village of Binton, a small community with a church, village hall and social club, about six miles from Stratford-upon-Avon.
For more information contact Tom Dennes, of Bigwood Country Homes in Stratford upon Avon – 01789 294444.Back to top