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4 bedroom house for sale
Old Farm, Mousley End, Rowington, Warwickshire, CV35
- Period Country Residence
- Grade I I Listed
- Six Reception Rooms
- Kitchen/ Breakfast Room
- 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom
- Extensive Outbuildings
- Garaging & Stables
- 7.19 Acres
Unique country house with 7.19 acres in glorious setting
Grade II listed *6 reception rooms *Kitchen/breakfast room with Aga *4 bedrooms *2 bathrooms *Extensive outbuildings offering garaging and stables *Two storey barn with potential for conversion *Dutch barn *Planning granted for a linked two storey extension linking refurbished outbuildings to the existing dwelling (including part demolition) to create additional ground and first floor accommodation * EPC Rating F
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The popular village of Rowington provides excellent facilities for day to day requirements with the large surrounding centres providing first class shopping, public transport, recreational and cultural activities as well as an excellent selection of state, private and public schools for children of all ages. Passenger rail services also operate from the nearby stations of Lapworth, Claverdon, Dorridge, Solihull, Leamington Spa and Henley in Arden. One of the attractions of this particular area of Warwickshire is its central location which affords easy access to all parts of the country.
Old Farm lies within the Parish of Rowington and comprises a superb example of a half timbered period residence with origins from the 15th Century. Records show that in 1548 the property was owned by one William Cowper who according to his social group, was cast as Substantial to Middling. Part of the carpenters bill for Rowington Church was met by William Cowper out of his own pocket and at that time Old Farm was known as Whitley End Farm. In 1560 William Cowper died and the value of his estate was then in the Wealth Category for the area. The estate was passed on to his son, Henry, who died in 1630 and the farm was then divided into five parcels. The next occupant was one Matthew Walford, who lived there until 1665 and then a Thomas Tibbotts took occupation.
It is thought that in 1560 the upper floors were inserted and in approximately 1600 both the parlour was added (now the sitting room) and also the impressive Jettied Porch.
Indeed within the property one can see the original Fleur de Lys wall painting dated 1618 and the inglenook fireplace to the lounge has a barrel top with the original old ham cupboard to the side, which was used for smoking hams. It is believed that part of the staircase is Jacobean and within the property can be found fine examples of timber framing.
The property has the benefit of a superb range of outbuildings, part of which are grouped around the central courtyard area to the front and offer stabling, garaging, large implement stores and two storey barn. In addition, there is also further stabling and large open fronted portal barn.
The present owners have carried out a superb conversion of the old dairy to provide a stunning garden/dining room with high cathedral ceiling and oak framed windows and doors to the garden, delightful library and light and airy drawing room, again with doors opening on to the lovely profusely stocked gardens which contain an abundance of 'Old English' perennial plants. In addition there are four further character reception rooms with many fine period features and a well-fitted kitchen/breakfast room with sitting area and Aga. On the first floor are four character bedrooms and two bathrooms whilst to the front of the property and grouped around a courtyard are an extensive range of outbuildings which incorporate garaging, stables, stores plus a two storey barn with potential for conversion (subject to planning). In addition, and to the side of the courtyard are a further range of outbuildings, which include a large Dutch barn and stable block, with the benefit of electronically operated double timber gates to the lane.
The gardens are an absolute delight and are profusely stocked with varying areas of interest and colour to provide a lovely backdrop to this interesting period house. For the equestrian enthusiast, Old Farm comes complete with an excellent paddock enclosure and range of stables with the benefit of direct access from the lane.
The property is approached through a pair of timber remote controlled gates, which lead into the courtyard at the front of the property. A paved step, flanked by lawns to either side with dry stone walling and inset flower borders, then leads up to the impressive entrance with Elizabethan façade and heavily timbered with brick infill panels. A wide old Oak front door leads into -
On The Ground Floor
Half Timbered Porch
with side windows, slate tiled floor, lantern light point and old Oak door with heavy beamed surround leading to:
with slate tiled floor, coat pegs, exposed wall and ceiling beams and beamed opening through to:
Superb Character Lounge
5.37m(17'7'') x 4.82m(15'10'')
to rear of inglenook plus entrance walk way. A feature of this room is the original Fleur de Lys wall painting from 1618. There is a also a unique barrelled top inglenook fireplace with raised hearth, stone surround, cast iron fire back, fitted side shelves, old salt cupboard, tinder box and access to what was the original old ham cupboard for smoking hams and now utilised as storage. The ham cupboard contains the original old meat hooks and also contains fitted shelves and electric light with door to the lounge. Fine mellow exposed wall and ceiling beams, two radiators (one being of old cast iron). Oak framed sealed unit double glazed windows to both front and rear. Two wall light points and beamed opening into:
2.45m(8'0'') x 2.49m(8'2'')
having hand painted fitted book shelf unit with double cupboards and double door shelved storage cupboards to either side. Further fitted shelves, radiator and side window.
5.49m(18'0'') x 4.22m(13'10'')
having fine timber framed walls, beamed ceiling, three wall light points, two cast iron radiators and Oak framed sealed unit double glazed windows on two sides. Oak panelled door to:
5.07m(16'8'') x 4.34m(14'3'')
with brick open fireplace with stone hearth, beamed ceiling, two radiators, three wall light points, Oak framed sealed unit double glazed window to the front.
L Shaped Dining/Kitchen
4.95m(16'3'') x 4.24m(13'11'')
having attractive range of base units with hand painted effect finish with granite work tops and including white Belfast sink with mixer tap, extensive range of fitted base cupboard and drawer units, integrated dishwasher. Matching central island unit with fitted base cupboards and also including Blomberg halogen hob and Zanussi built in oven below. Also wide tiled recess with beam above and fitted white four oven Aga with twin hobs and side warming plate. Window to rear. Recess for large fridge/freezer, windows to front and side, exposed wall and ceiling beams.
Dining And Sitting Area
5.49m(18'0'') x 4.22m(13'10'')
with exposed ceiling beams, sealed unit double glazed window overlooking the garden and terracota tiled floor to the whole area.
Outstanding Garden Room
6.11m(20'1'') x 4.98m(16'4'')
A superb room with high cathedral ceiling, exposed roof trusses, full height oak framed double glazed windows with central french doors to the garden, cream stone tiled floor and openings through into:-
6.41m(21'0'') x 2.21m(7'3'')
with door to the front, double radiator, recessed ceiling halogen lighting, matching cream tiled floor and doors to:-
2.76m(9'1'') x 2.38m(7'10'')
having a tiled floor, inset sink with timber worktops and base cupboards below, plumbing for a washing machine, Worcester central heating boiler, window and two roof lights.
having a contemporary white suite with low level w.c., circular wash hand basin set on tiled cosmetic stand with fitted cupboards below, cream painted wood panelled walls to dado height, matching cream tiled floor, radiator and recessed ceiling halogen lighting.
5.17m(17'0'') x 2.13m(7'0'')
with a cream tiled floor, radiator, recessed ceiling halogen lighting, side door and oak door through into:-
4.28m(14'1'') x 2.94m(9'8'')
plus excellent range of high fitted bookshelves on all sides with sealed unit double glazed window to the front with fitted oak window seat below, fitted oak desk top with radiator below in ornamental casing and sealed unit double glazed window overlooking the garden. Central oak panelled double door book case with storage cupboard below and halogen downlighting over. High cathedral ceiling. Oak panelled double doors then open through into:-
8.74m(28'8'') x 4.28m(14'1'')
A delightful light and airy room having high cathedral ceiling with painted exposed roof trusses, central oak framed double glazed french doors with side windows leading directly on to the delightful gardens, two radiators in ornamental casings, additional double glazed windows to the front and two sets of french doors to one end leading to the garden.
with cream coloured stone tiled floor, double radiator, recessed ceiling halogen lighting, stable door and window to the courtyard out buildings.
with matching tiled floor, painted wood panelling to dado height, white contemporary suite comprising low level w.c. and circular wash hand basin on tiled stand, radiator, recessed ceiling halogen lighting and double glazed front window.
There are two staircases which access to the first floor accommodation as follows.
A door from the lounge gives access via a curving staircase to the most unusual:
over the porch and having windows on three sides, fine exposed wall timbers and beamed opening and step leading down to the:
with radiator, exposed ceiling beam, hatch to roof space. A low door and beamed opening gives access to:
Double Bedroom No. 2
5.08m(16'8'') x 4.40m(14'5'')
with exposed wall and ceiling beams, radiator, four double door wardrobes and Oak framed windows to the side. One set of wardrobes containing the Oso indirect and vented water heater.
having a white suite comprising of panelled bath with mixer tap and telephone shower attachment, marble vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and range of cupboards and drawers below. Low level w.c., fitted double door storage cupboards with fitted drawers and marble top. Also fully tiled, good sized, shower cubicle with shower unit and folding shower screen door. Attractive ceramic wall tiling to the rear of the sanitary ware, double radiator and leaded light window overlooking the rear garden.
Bedroom No. 3
5.19m(17'0'') x 3.05m(10'0'')
having brick fireplace with small cast iron grate, exposed wall and ceiling beams, double door wardrobe, sealed unit double glazed window to front and low beamed opening and door giving access to:
Small Anti Room
3.30m(10'10'') x 2.56m(8'5'')
with radiator, electric light and roof light.
A partly Jacobean staircase rises from the Dining Room to the:
First Floor Landing
with exposed beams, hatch to roof space and off which leads:
Double Bedroom No. 1
5.07m(16'8'') x 4.71m(15'5'')
having open beam work on old brick raised plinth, fine exposed beams, telephone point, two double radiators and sealed unit double glazed Oak framed window to front with extensive views. Recessed ceiling halogen lighting.
having The Oxford Victorian style suite in white with blue floral design and comprising shaped pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back, low level w.c., panelled bath with brass mixer tap, telephone shower attachment with ceramic tiled side bath panels and ceramic tiled splashback. Exposed wall and ceiling beams, double radiator and double glazed window to the gable end.
Bedroom No. 4
5.01m(16'5'') x 2.97m(9'9'')
having cast iron radiator, fine exposed beams, additional double radiator and double glazed windows on two sides.
To the front of the property and grouped around the central courtyard are an extensive range outbuildings.
which comprise as follows:
Three Brick/ Felted Stables
11.43m(37'6'') x 3.23m(10'7'') overall
with Oak doors.
9.30m(30'6'') approx. x 8.76m(28'9'')
with power and lighting supply, concrete floor and wide timbered double doors opening to the Courtyard.
8.80m(28'10'') x 6.70m(22'0'')
sufficient for four vehicles. Concrete floor. Recess off.
To the side of the garage is a:
Further Brick Stable
3.79m(12'5'') x 2.80m(9'2'')
3.86m(12'8'') x 3.26m(10'8'')
Adjoining the Car Port is:
2 Storey Brick & Tile Barn
being 'L' shaped adjoining timber framed store room of brick and tile construction with paved fore court at the front and Elm door to the side giving access through to the remainder of the outbuildings and yard.
Large Concreted Yard
with THREE BRICK AND TIMBER STABLES having electricity, power and lights. Separate gated access to the lane with timber double remote controlled entrance gates.
Portal Frame Dutchbarn
18.14m(59'6'') x 16.56m(54'4'')
having electricity, power and lights.
Brick & Slate Tiled Garage
6.43m(21'1'') x 4.80m(15'9'')
Proposed Layout Plan
Established Rear Garden
Immediately to the rear of the property is a paved terrace with blue brick edging stones and central steps leading up to the lovely mature and profusely stocked rear garden. Within the garden is an extensive shaped lawn with outstanding herbaceous and perennial beds containing a wide array of established old English plants, including Irises, Foxgloves, Syringa, Poppies, Lupins, Delphiniums, Roses, Aliums, Heuchra and Red Hot Pokers. In addition, there are a variety of specimen and ornamental trees plus a small orchard area to the rear with copse beyond. In addition, there is a circular block paved sitting area with thatched 'Breeze House' with timber decked dining area.
To the side of the formal garden is a large rhubarb bed, pear and apple trees and an arbour leads through to an enclosed garden area having formal rose garden with a wonderful variety of colourful old fashioned David Austin roses.
To the right hand side of the entrance driveway is a further:
Open Brick & Slate Barn
8.08m(26'6'') x 5.84m(19'2'')
There is a large field to the right hand side of the property with double metal gates to the lane and having stock proof fencing.
THIS PLAN IS FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES ONLY
Planning permission has been granted by Warwick District Council, under Application Number W10/1566 LB dated 8th April 2011 for a linked two storey extension linking refurbished outbuildings to the existing dwelling (including part demolition) to create additional ground and first floor accommodation including three bedrooms and en suites.
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Agents Note: We have not tested any of the electrical, central heating or sanitaryware appliances. Purchasers should make their own investigations as to the workings of the relevant items. All room measurements and mileages quoted in these sales particulars are approximate.
Fixtures and Fittings: All those items mentioned in these particulars by way of fixtures and fittings are included in the sale price. Others, if any, are excluded. Carpets and curtains may be available by separate negotiation.
Tenure: The property is Freehold with vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.
Services: Mains electricity and water are connected to the property. We understand that drainage is to a private system. Central heating is by way of an oil fired system. We understand that a sophisticated security system has been installed.
Local Authority: Warwick District Council.
Driveway: We are advised that the entrance driveway to Old Farm is in the ownership of the property with a Right of Way over same to the medieval track leading around to the rear.
Land: It is suggested that prior to exchange of contracts, prospective purchasers walk the land and boundaries in order to satisfy themselves as to the exact area of land they are purchasing and also to check all fixtures and fittings either included or excluded in the sale. There is a Public Footpath in the paddock running alongside the hedge.
Directions: From the Agents office in Hockley Heath, proceed south along the A3400 Stratford Road and turn immediately left into the Old Warwick Road, signposted Warwick and Lapworth. Proceed through the village of Lapworth, approximately 3 miles, then on towards Rowington and at the cross roads with Finwood Road, turn left into Rowington Green towards Mousley End. At the end of Rowington Green take a right hand turn towards Mousley End and continue along this lane, continually bearing right for approximately 1 miles where the property will be found on the right hand side.
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