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4 bedroom detached house for sale
Coventry Road, Brinklow
- Grade II Listed
- Spacious Barn Conversion
- 3-4 Reception Rooms
- Kitchen With Aga
- Bespoke Conservatory
- 4-5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
- Garage, Private Courtyard
- Mature Walled Gardens
A spacious former barn & stable conversion with 3-4 reception rooms, conservatory, 3 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms double garage & courtyard, established private gardens, 3/4 of an acre total plot, an ideal family home.
Having lived in this incredible house now for 14 years it is hard to think that we almost didn't come to look at it! exclaims Joy Originally built in 1800 as barns and a grain store they were converted into a superb modern home about 23 years ago. It's a tremendous conversion - so different from what one would expect and so utterly unique. The house is set back from the road and the gardens stretch out from the patios to the orchard and the countryside beyond, adds Nick It's a wonderfully peaceful and tranquil place to come home to, and something we have all appreciated so very much. Coventry and Rugby are just 7 miles away, so easy to access and yet when I reach the entrance of the house, the pressure and demands of the business world feel a million miles away. The transport links around us were indeed one of the great advantages of this location; the M6, M69 and M1 are all so easily reached. The mainline rail station at Rugby has a regular service to London and I can be in the city centre in about 1 hour, which has also been of huge benefit for business purposes.
The Beeches has been such a wonderful place to live and has exceeded all of our expectations, continues Joy it is an easy house to live in as there is so much space and absolutely perfect for family celebrations and any kind of entertaining, be it inside or out in the grounds. There is space enough for everyone to be together and there is certainly enough space to find a quiet place to be on your own to drift with own thoughts. The courtyard is such a delightful and unusual aspect of the house and is another wonderfully private and sheltered outside area - absolutely perfect for breakfast or a morning cup of coffee. The amount of space this house offers is incredibly deceiving, says Nick and our guests are always astonished at the way rooms, living areas and grounds just seem so open up before them. The Beeches has been a house full of family life and a home in the truest sense, supporting all the demands a modern family requires and expects with absolute ease. I know we shall miss this extremely special place, it has been the most wonderful place to come home to and it is going to be a most difficult place to leave, and to think we almost nearly didn't come to see it - I am so very glad that we did!
Ground Floor Summary
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From the courtyard a stained glass door leads into the L-shaped entrance hall, which has a cloakroom and window overlooking the courtyard. The sitting room has an inglenook style fireplace with an attractive brick chimneybreast, stone hearth and an inset wood burning stove. This impressive vaulted room has exposed purlins and A frames with windows to the courtyard and French doors overlooking the gardens. Double doors lead into the dining room, which has wall light points, picture rail and a central beam. This unusual and romantic room has further doors giving access to the bespoke conservatory. This quality rear addition has a fully tiled floor with electric heaters and windows on three sides. It has a toughened glass pitched roof with opening fan light, double doors onto the terrace. The study has built in floor to ceiling book shelving and access to an insulated and boarded loft space. There are two small windows, this room could be used for an occasional 5th bedroom if required.
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The kitchen/breakfast room has been updated and has a comprehensive range of laminate base units including two drawer sets and a built in dresser unit with integrated Teka dishwasher, fridge and freezer units. There are matching eye-level cabinets and a wine rack. Teka electric fan- assisted oven, four-ring hob and extractor canopy above. Gas-fired dark green Aga with 5 ovens and 2 hot plates. There are ample work surfaces with a double sink unit and quality ceramics. It has a vaulted ceiling with exposed brickwork and purlins with three windows and fully shelved pantry. The utility room has plumbing for a washing machine with a further eye-level unit and drawer set with work surface. This houses one of the gas-fired combination boilers and the heating control panel. Tiled floor, fuse controls and door to the garden. Off the kitchen there is a versatile sitting room with two windows to the courtyard. This has a marble surround fireplace with electric bar heater and over mantle, a fire door gives direct access to the garage. This could obviously be used as a media room or family room.
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From the sitting room a door and corridor with two windows looking into the courtyard leads down to the bedrooms. Off the rear hall, stairs rise to the first floor with understairs storage cupboard housing the second combination boiler (with air vent) with airing cupboard, radiator and alarm control panel. The fourth bedroom has a range of fitted wardrobes, shelving and overhead storage, rear window. A wide loft access leads to a useful music or playroom with electric heating and a Velux window. The main bathroom has a white four-piece suite including a panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low-level flush WC and bidet. There is also a fully tiled shower enclosure with Mira shower unit, tiled floor, opaque window. The third bedroom has a dressing area and walk-in wardrobes with mirror-fronted doors, fitted shelving and a rear window. The second guest bedroom has two windows to the courtyard one being a full height arched window. This is an ideal guest bedroom having fitted wardrobes and a full en-suite bathroom with a three-piece white suite.
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Vaulted Sitting Room
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3.84m x 3.58m (12'7 x 11'9 )
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3.96m x 3.51m (13'0 x 11'6 )
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First Floor Summary
The main bedroom has three ceiling beams with fitted shelving and three windows to the courtyard. Access to a boarded and insulated loft area, quality fitted wardrobes, wall light points, alarm sensor. The spacious en-suite has a white freestanding enamel claw and foot bath, 'his & hers' pedestal wash hand basins and a low-level flush WC. Fully tiled shower enclosure with an electric shower unit, fitted cupboards on both sides. There is newly fitted flooring with a Velux window allowing natural light to flood in.
8.51m x 3.28m max (27'11 x 10'9 max)
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The property is entered via two brick piers with double wrought iron gates leading to a Cotswold stone driveway, providing parking and turning area. Along one side there are slate borders with a fine selection of rose bushes. The frontage is protected by privet hedgerow and some wooden fencing and has a well-stocked flower border incorporating a cherry tree, red robin, rhododendrons and two birch trees. There is pedestrian access on the left hand side and two further gates lead to a useful carport which doubles as a wood store.
Courtyard, Garage & Parking
To the front of the barn there is an enclosed brick-tiled courtyard with security lighting, original bell ring. The courtyard does provide secure additional parking for 4 vehicles and is a very private and attractive area. Feature steps lead to what used to be the two-storey grain-store on one side, with 5 plant boxes on the other three sides, creating a colourful and private suntrap. There are two wide timber doors leading to the brick built garage, which has both light and power connected.
As the site plan shows the garden is L-shaped and has two sections of garden extending to 190ft x 85ft and 75ft x 85ft approximately, totalling 0.72 of an acre. Directly behind the property there is a semi-circular terrace with outside lighting, screened by the conservatory. This is the perfect location for a late breakfast of an early coffee catching the rising sun in the east. Beyond here there is a large garden shed (housing the garden electrics) with trellis fencing screening a cobbled seating area with cherry tree. Just beyond, there is a large fishpond with bridge and waterfall protected by an impressive twisted willow tree. From the pond a Cotswold stone path meanders down to the bandstand covered by honeysuckle, jasmine, clematis and a climbing rose.
0.72 Acre Total Plot
There are colourful well-stocked flower borders within the garden, which is enclosed by panelled fencing and some ancient brick walling. As the photographs show the main section of garden is laid completely to lawn interspersed with birch, cherry and a fine array of fruit trees, to include apple, pear and plum trees. In the far section of garden there is a greenhouse, potting shed and a soft fruit area with raspberries and gooseberries and a raised vegetable garden. There is a second terrace with a low brick retaining wall to take a well-earned rest. There is also an hexagonal summerhouse and a beautiful magnolia tree.
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The property is situated within one of the county's larger and sought-after villages of Brinklow. The village offers a playgroup, a private nursery school and a primary school. There is a choice of three public houses, plus the British Legion club. There is a busy village post office and newsagents providing some day-to-day groceries, plus a popular Delicatessen. There is an attractive 13th century C of E Church, a Methodist Chapel and a church hall, along with a Chinese takeaway, a Doctors surgery with dispensary and even a fish and chip shop! Brinklow is well situated for Rugby (7 miles), Coventry (7 miles), and Royal Leamington Spa (10 miles) where there is a further extensive range of shopping available. There are railway links to London and Birmingham from Leamington, Coventry and Rugby, with a Virgin service arriving in Euston in well under an hour from Rugby.
Rugby Borough Council.
Telephone (01788) 533533.
Council tax band 'F'.
Mains Gas, water, electricity, drainage and BT (Broadband).
Strictly via the vendors sole agents Fine & Country on (01788) 820062.
For more information visit the property's unique website address www.fineandcountry.com/50017175
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Saturday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm
Leave Rugby on the main A428 Lawford road and continue for approximately six miles, directly into Bretford village. From here follow the signposts for Brinklow. As you enter the village the property can be easily found on your right hand side identified by our Fine & Country 'for sale' board soon after The Bulls Head public house.
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