A charming Grade II listed thatched cottage in Shottery village, close to Stratford-upon-Avon town centre.
Situated in the centre of Shottery village, close to Stratford-upon-Avon town centre, 2 Tavern Lane is a quintessentially English Grade II listed thatched cottage in leafy green surroundings. The property dates back to the early 17th century and has abundant character. The owner had the property re-thatched in 2018. The reception rooms are generous in size and include a welcoming entrance dining hallway with a multi-fuel stove, space for a large dining table and a staircase rising to the first floor. The exposed beams are also evidenced in the large lounge with windows on three sides and an inglenook fireplace. Upstairs, the principal bedroom mirrors the drawing room below; it is a lovely size and has a set of built-in cupboards. There are two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. A pretty south-west facing garden wraps around the property and is incredibly private. It's beautifully stocked with a number of mature trees, and the rest is laid to lawn. To the side of the property is an attractive landscaped formal garden area, and a gravelled path continues around to the front of the property, with two pedestrian gates; one opening to the lane and the other to the driveway. The gated gravelled driveway provides parking for three/four cars, and there is a garage at the top of the driveway with a separate studio/home office.
Shottery village lies approximately one mile west of Stratford-upon-Avon town centre. Although it is now part of the town, it still retains a distinctive feel with Anne Hathaway's Cottage (William Shakespeare's wife's house), village hall, The Bell public house, primary school and Shottery Girls Grammar School. Stratford-upon-Avon has a great range of state, grammar and private schools, including the Boys' Grammar School, Stratford Prep School and The Croft Prep School. There are excellent shopping and leisure facilities in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Leamington Spa. The M40 (J15) is readily accessible for the commuter, providing routes to Birmingham to the north and London to the south. Shottery also lies just to the north of the Cotswolds. Stratford-upon-Avon 1 mile, M40 (J15) 7 miles, Warwick and Warwick Parkway train station 9 miles, Henley-in-Arden 9 miles, Birmingham International Airport 23 miles (times and distances approximate)