Property Feature: Living on the edge

PUBLISHED: 10:02 30 November 2011 | UPDATED: 20:22 20 February 2013

Property Feature: Living on the edge

Property Feature: Living on the edge

Home in a hamlet on the fringes of Henley

Living on the edge

Home in a hamlet on the fringes of Henley

If there could be anything better than living in the top little Warwickshire town of Henley, it might be a home just outside. The old settlement with its two churches, historic High Street, upmarket shopping and buoyant community spirit offers just about everything an incomer could want.

But nobody could argue that it isnt a bit quieter when you turn off the busy, through Stratford Road and up one of the local lanes beyond the bustle. Buckley Green is under a mile from the commercial heart of Henley-in-Arden, easily within walking distance, either by footpath over a field or along the pavement.

Here, town concerns like parking, traffic and tourists seem a world away. Yet the few households in this little-known hamlet can dip in and out of the urban scene as they wish.

The location is a privileged dead end with all its security plus points and tranquillity thrown in. Other advantages of the location include the easy access to the M40, three minutes up the road. Solihull is six miles and Birmingham city centre just 15.

The Laurels was once just a small cottage, set privately 500 yards up the no through road. Some of its neighbours can claim seniority for their sheer age and farming roots. But the most has been made of this wonderful residential plot, now set up as a smart five bedroom family house with large gardens.

The propertys evolution has brought distinct advantages, notably two staircases and some excellent, extended living space.

There is a large living room with fireplace, a separate formal dining room, big open plan breakfast kitchen with dining and seating areas and a further study.

Selling point details include the smart four oven black AGA and upstairs, plenty of plumbing with two bedroom suites and a third bathroom.

The signs of continual and recent improvement are there to help attract viewers. A large oak framed garage is a newer addition, well designed in traditional style.

There is also a sweeping gravelled driveway approach and long, level expanses of tidy lawned gardens with mature tree screening.

The Laurels is being marketed by John Earle with a 799,950 guide price. This puts it into a well watched price band in the marketplace for above-average family houses. Details from 01564 794343.

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