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9 bedroom detached house for sale

Ladbroke, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47

Guide Price £1,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 reception rooms
  • Kitchen/ Breakfast room
  • Master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom
  • 8 further bedrooms
  • 3 further bathrooms
  • Cellars
  • Outbuildings and stables
  • Gardens, grounds, tennis court and grazing
  • About 4.15 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Rarely found - Elegant Queen Anne Rectory in a perfect setting beside the village church


Ladbroke is an attractive village in rural Warwickshire approximately 2 miles from Southam and surrounded by farmland. The village has an active community, with a parish church, Village Hall and a popular gastro pub, The Bell Inn.
The nearby market town of Southam (2 miles) provides a good range of shops and services for everyday purposes. Banbury (12 miles) and Leamington Spa (7 miles) offer cinemas, theatres, restaurants and more specialised shops.

Sporting and leisure activities include golf at Stratford-upon-Avon and Tadmarton Heath; motor racing at Silverstone; Horse racing at Towcester, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon; Polo at Southam; Banbury sailing club at Boddington Reservoir and theatres at Stratford - upon- Avon, Coventry and Oxford.

Access onto the national motorway system is at Junction 12 for the M40 and Junction 16 (Daventry) for the M1. Good train services to London/Marylebone from Banbury (from 56
minutes) and to Birmingham from Leamington Spa (from 26 minutes).

Independent schools include prep schools; Winchester House (Brackley), Carrdus (Banbury), Bilton Grange (Dunchurch), Arnold Lodge (Leamington), Quainton House (Northampton) and senior; Princethorpe (nr Leamington), Warwick (boys) and Kings High (girls) (Warwick), Rugby, Bloxham and Stowe Schools as well as Lawrence Sherriff Grammar School (Rugby).


The Old Rectory enjoys a peaceful, private location next to the church, on the edge of the village surrounded by open countryside. The handsome double fronted property is constructed of local brick, part rendered with painted stone quoins below lead and slate roof. The property is a classic Grade II Listed Queen Anne rectory with Victorian additions and retains many period features such as high ceilings, deep skirting boards, wooden shutters and large sash windows flooding the house with natural light.

Offering about 6240 sq ft of living accommodation, the property is ideal for family living and entertaining with spacious reception rooms and ample bedrooms. Typical of the period the more formal rooms are in the original part of the house, with the kitchen and service rooms to the rear.

Reception rooms include the impressive drawing room overlooking the garden with a working fire place; the family sitting room is also south facing, and the dining room is conveniently located across the secondary hall to the kitchen. The spacious kitchen leads into the morning room/breakfast area with a door out to the garden, and a large utility room next to the kitchen can also be accessed via a side door from the courtyard.

First floor accommodation with principal suite enjoys a southerly aspect with walk-in dressing room and large en suite bathroom. There are 7 further bedrooms and 2 bath/shower rooms spread across the first and second floors.

Also on the first floor is a self contained guest suite with bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette, accessed via a rear staircase, which would be ideal for a nanny or live in staff.

The mature gardens surround the house and are well stocked
with a good variety of trees, shrubs and plants. A line of pleached Limes screens the lawns from the tennis court. There is a large paved terrace to the west of the house which
provides an ideal space for entertaining. There are two fenced grass paddocks adjacent to the property comprising approximately 2.5 acres.

Further 28 acres of adjacent land available, if required.


Built of stone under a tiled roof the Coach House is a pretty building which is currently used as a garage and stores. Planning permission was granted in 1979 to convert this into a games

The brick built stable block provides 5 stables with hay store above, and 3 additional stables to the rear. Planning permission was granted in 1979 to convert this into a four bedroom house.

On the southern end of the stable block is a cedar greenhouse with brick base.

Attractive stone dovecote with tiled roof adjacent to tennis court providing storage for gardening equipment.

Beside the terrace to the west of the house is a 3 bay brick log store and outside WC.

Square Footage: 6,240 sq ft


From Banbury take the A423 North towards Southam. After about 10 miles turn left to Ladbroke and continue into the village, passing the Bell Inn on your left hand side. Opposite the
thatched cottage turn left, The Old Rectory will be found after about half a mile on the right hand side immediately after the church.

Approximate distances:
Leamington Spa 8 miles
Banbury 12 miles (London Marylebone from 56 minutes)Birmingham 30 miles
Oxford 40 miles
London 90 miles
M40 (J12) 4 miles
Rugby 12 miles
Coventry 17 miles

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Added on Rightmove:
21 November 2016

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