This prestigious and beautifully appointed six bedroom property is currently used as a guest house and doggy day spa, but it is equally suitable for private use, subject to planning. It stands in a one acre riverside plot in a private and sheltered location at the end of a long lane off Tiddington Road, a highly sought after area about a mile from Stratford upon Avon. Nearby Tiddington village has excellent amenities which include several eateries, a local shop and a thriving village pub. The house enjoys exceptional river views, fishing rights, and private moorings. The guest house business ‘Water’s Edge‘, may present an opportunity to book a stay in the house (subject to travel restrictions and opening) to uncover all its delights before you buy! The guest house is very much in the classic boutique style, and took part in the Channel 4 series ‘Four in a Bed’ in 2017.
Orchard House is approached by a long curving tarmac driveway which opens into a large gravelled area with parking for about ten cars and an integral garage. The front door opens into a reception hall, a most welcoming area with beautiful flooring and bespoke patterned solid wood doors allowing access to the ground floor living areas. A grand solid wood staircase leads up to the first floor. Off the hall there is a cloakroom with fitted ceiling height cupboards.
The kitchen breakfast room and the sitting room are both at the rear of the house, making the most of the beautiful views across the grounds. The stylish and well thought out kitchen breakfast room has been fitted to a very high standard with a central breakfast bar with ample space for four to sit. There are two sets of french doors leading out to the garden. This room offers a perfect place to relax and socialise whilst taking in the delightful outlook with your family or guests. There is a large utility room off the kitchen with a door to the rear garden. The elegant living room benefits from some of the best views of the house from its picture window, and enjoys direct access to the gardens through its patio doors. A door from the hall opens into a bright dining room at the front left of the house with windows on two sides. It is large enough to seat eight to ten dinner guests very comfortably. Doors from the hall also open into a functional study to the left and a gymnasium to the right, which lends itself to other uses if required.
The first floor wrap around landing is especially wide, light and spacious with bespoke solid wood patterned doors leading through to the first floor living spaces. Every room is presented beautifully and all the bedrooms are en-suite. The master suite is entered via its own inner hall fitted with wardrobes. It enjoys French doors to the rear opening onto a private balcony with generous views, as well as a large dressing room, and an en-suite bathroom. Finally, a concealed staircase leading up to a second floor suite in the roof space. Up here the lovely double bedroom benefits from a push out velux walk out balcony with splendid views of the countryside.
The rear garden features extensive gently sloping lawns, edged with mature trees, opening out to a terrace and a river mooring in the far right corner of the garden. The vendors have invested a significant sum of money installing unobtrusive but efficient flood defences for your peace of mind. This is an absolutely stunning property offering a dream lifestyle.
The photograph shown was provided by the previous agent selling this property (Edwards).