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Thatched is back: New show home launching in Ettington

Thatched is back: New show home launching in Ettington

Thatched cottages are one of the most distinctive and appealing property types, dotted throughout the great British countryside. However, such properties are hard to come by. Rather than lose this historic and charming architectural style, award-winning developer, Spitfire Bespoke Homes is offering purchasers the rare opportunity to own a new-build thatched home, combining rustic appeal with contemporary interiors. At Upper Acres in the picturesque Warwickshire village of Ettington, the new thatched cottage show home is opening on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September.

Located off Banbury Road, Upper Acres is an exclusive collection of 21 two, three and four-bedroom homes, boasting a tranquil countryside backdrop. Designed to reflect the region’s characterful traditional architecture, the development features a variety of bespoke house styles, with an entrance marked by brick piers and fronted by a thatched cottage, Upper Acres features a range of traditional exterior facades. The charming four-bedroom cottage features a thatched roof, with impressive detailing, including a decorative fox perched at the top.

Matt Vincent, Regional Sales Director at Spitfire Bespoke Homes comments: “Upper Acres is the perfect place to call home for buyers seeking a quintessential village setting. Ettington is a unique well-connected destination, with beautiful views across open countryside. Each property takes inspiration from the existing homes in the area, marrying traditionally-styled exteriors with bright and spacious interiors. Anyone interested is invited to visit the stunning new show home this weekend, to see first-hand the exceptional specification on offer.”

Ferrers Cottage, the show home, is a traditional four-bedroom detached thatched cottage, complete with a double garage. Unlike period thatched properties, the house benefits from a contemporary open-plan layout. The kitchen/dining/family room extends the length of the house and features a vaulted ceiling, as well as bi-fold doors to the garden, flooding the room with natural light. Kitchens have been individually designed and feature a range of Neff integrated appliances. There is also a large formal living room with glazed doors leading onto the garden, as well as a downstairs study and utility room. Underfloor heating to the ground floor adds to the luxurious specification.

Upstairs, the generously-sized master bedroom boasts fitted wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom, a parent’s perfect retreat. Bedroom 2 also benefits from fitted wardrobes and an en-suite, whilst the remaining bedrooms share the family bathroom. Bathrooms feature contemporary white sanitary ware by Villeroy and Boch, complement by Hansgrohe polished chrome fittings and finished with ceramic tiling throughout.

Residents of Upper Acres will benefit from the best of village life in Ettington and enjoy proximity to a number of high-profile destinations. Stratford-upon-Avon is just over six miles away, whilst Warwick is approximately 11 miles, both locations offer a wealth of history, culture and entertainment. For commuters, Stratford-upon-Avon train station offers direct services to Birmingham in as little as 35 minutes. By car, the A429 is located less than a mile away providing direct access to the M40.

Available properties range from two to four bedrooms. The show home is opening Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September, from 11am to 4pm. For more information please visit www.spitfirepg.co.uk or call the selling agents Peter Clarke on 01926 870145.

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