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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Watling Street, Kilsby, Rugby, Warwickshire

Guide Price £1,225,000

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Tenure: Freehold

Unlisted, but dating from 1868, the Old Vicarage is brick built with a slate roof. The roof has been lifted, refitted and re-felted by the current owners. The front of the house faces south and the magnificent oak front door opens into a light and airy hallway with oak flooring, the main stairs to the right. The drawing room is to the left and has a bay window with French doors, a working fireplace and an impressive ceiling height; a theme continued throughout the house. Beyond this is the family room which has French doors opening into a conservatory.

On the other side of the main staircase is the dining room which is beautifully proportioned with oak flooring, a bay window and a working fireplace. Moving to the rear of the house, and passing a pantry, locates the kitchen which has tiled flooring, bespoke units and a central island,
both of which have granite worktops, and an oil
fired Aga. Beyond the kitchen is a utility room.
Adjacent to the kitchen are the rear stairs with a
cellar underneath and cloakroom just off on a mezzanine level.

The main stairs rise from the hall and are framed by a large, full height window leading to a light and bright landing. Running from the landing is the principal bedroom which has an interconnecting door to a dressing room, three good sized double bedrooms, a family bathroom and a shower room.

On the second floor, there are a further three bedrooms, one of which is used as an office, as well as a family bathroom and a separate shower room.

Kilsby is located on the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire border and is superbly positioned to access transport. Trains from Rugby to London Euston take from 50 minutes, Junction 18 of the M1 is just 2 miles away and the M6 just 5.5 miles away. Both East Midlands and Birmingham airports are within easy reach.

The village of Kilsby has a long history and is thought to date from around 900AD. Today, it still retains much of what made it one of Northamptonshire's most beautiful villages; there are numerous fine old houses of mellow local stone, many with fascinating histories.

The village gives its name to the Kilsby Tunnel on the West Coast Main Line. The tunnel measures 2,216m in length, and was designed and constructed by Robert Stephenson, son of the famous George Stephenson who invented the early steam-engine "The Rocket".

Within the village, there are a number of local facilities which include two local pubs; The Red
Lion and The George Hotel, a games field and many social activities deriving from a strong
sense of community highlighted by the village
website A Village shop and
post office are just 1.5 miles away in Barby.
For wider shopping opportunities Milton Keynes,
Coventry, Birmingham and Leicester are all within one hour's travel time.

Educational opportunities are myriad with a village preschool and primary school within the village, and Lawrence Sheriff and Rugby High grammar schools in Rugby as well as the world renowned public school of the same name.

The approach to The old Vicarage is via a five bar gate leading to a long, tree-lined driveway leading to gravelled parking areas to the east of the house.

Separated by a short distance and small walled courtyard beyond the utility room, is an outbuilding with a workshop on the ground floor and working office above. Conjoined to this is a large single garage with hayloft above and a long double garage with storage space.

The gardens wrap around the house and, although mainly set to lawn, are framed by beautiful mature trees and include an orchard, a walled kitchen garden and a tennis court.

Lot 2, the paddocks, which are available by separate negotiation, have stock proof fencing and are to the north, east and west of the house and amount to about 11.866 acres.

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14 May 2016

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