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Fast sale requires rental offer from CPBigwood

Lucy’s Mill apartments

Property agents CPBigwood have doubled up on their service offer with a one-stop-shop package for Warwickshire home owners.

The firm recently sold their Grade II listed Great Alne home … and then fixed them up with an apartment rental in Stratford-upon-Avon while they look around for something permanent.

Tom Dennes, CPBigwood’s Head of Residential Agency, explained: “The vendors put the lovely Keeper’s Cottage on the market towards the end of April with a guide of £695,000.

“Given competing offers, a sale was agreed on May 10 at £736,000, six per cent above the guide, with the exchange of contracts going through on June 15.

“And, with our all-round connections across the property sector and our expanding rental arm, the vendors agreed to rent an apartment from us in picturesque Lucy’s Mill while they look for an up market apartment of their own to buy, all part of the one-stop-shop service which only a firm of our size and experience can easily provide.”

Lucy’s Mill apartments are particularly attractive because the Avon still runs under the buildings.

And, noted Mr Dennes, it was not surprising there was so much interest in Keeper’s Cottage given its private location in grounds of 0.79 acres.

It features dining room, study, kitchen, utility room, four bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en-suite), two attic rooms, detached double garage, and mature gardens and grounds.

Lying on the edge of the Alne Hills, one mile north of Great Alne, it is a partly timbered cottage dating from the 1650s.

Extended when bought out of the Crown Estate in the 1970s, it has been further modernised and boasts a very attractive mix of traditional and modern. It enjoys exposed beams, exposed blue lias stone walls and attractive lead light windows. The timber frame of the original cottage is visible inside and out.

Mr Dennes noted: “The setting is fabulous, surrounded by its own mature garden and bordering onto Alne woods which have a beautiful carpet of bluebells in the spring.

“It just shows how special houses are still very much in demand and able to attract premium prices.

“We try to make house moves as easy as possible, taking the pressure off what can be a stressful experience.”

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