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3 bedroom cottage for sale

Kilsby, Rugby, Warwickshire

Sold STC £390,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Period Cottage
  • Grade II Listed
  • Lounge With Inglenook & Stove
  • Spacious Sitting & Dining Room
  • Galley Kitchen & Utility/Cloakroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Family Bathroom
  • Large Garage & Secure Parking
  • 90ft x 75ft Private Garden
  • Character Features, No Chain
  • Popular Well Served Village

Full description

A detached 3 bedroom listed cottage with 3 reception rooms and a large private rear garden tucked away within this popular and well served Northamptonshire village.

Vendors Comments - This charming three-bedroom Grade II Listed 17th-century detached cottage, which has a later extension including a large garage, is set in enclosed gardens in the village of Kilsby. 35 years ago, we were looking for somewhere close to the M1/M6 interchange to provide me with an easy commute to my Coventry office, the rest of the UK and to Birmingham, East Midlands and Luton airports, recalls Peter. We also wanted access to good schools and had our eye on Grammar schools in Rugby. As soon as we stepped inside Malt Mill Cottage with its thick cob walls, its masses of exposed timbers, its sitting room with an inglenook and window seats, and its dining room with the Victorian range, we were hooked; the cottage met all of the location criteria except that it was then just one mile outside the Rugby catchment. So we chose a Coventry school instead, although Rugby is an option now, along with Daventry.

The old cottage includes the sitting room and the dining room, where weve had large gatherings at Christmas and seated 14 around the dining table, continues Gwen. Theres also an extension that was added about half a century ago, which incorporates a large lounge with French doors opening to the patio. Weve made a few improvements over the years such as refurbishing the galley kitchen, adding a shower to the bathroom, and modifying the first floor so that the three bedrooms are entirely separate. The cottage was given its Grade II Listing about eight years after we came.

Immediately in front of the cottage, a driveway provides parking for three cars and leads to the large double garage, which can be accessed from inside the cottage, explains Peter. The well-screened garden is south and west facing and has a two-tier patio running the length of the cottage, which adjoins a large lawn where weve had marquees for the wedding receptions of both our daughters. Theres also a courtyard cottage garden with a fish pond, and a brick-built shed.

Kilsby has a Post Office and general store, a couple of pubs, a church and a chapel, adds Gwen. It also has an excellent primary school, where a pre-school group operates in the grounds. Theres a tennis club and other sports groups, while the village hall hosts all kinds of societies historical, gardening and the WI for instance; its a very lively community. Theres a doctors surgery in Crick, just two miles away, which has its own dispensary and will deliver medication. Rugby station connects to London Euston, Coventry and Birmingham. Nearby Rugby and Daventry are well served with supermarkets and shops and both have twice weekly street markets. Kilsby is very well placed for amenities. We will miss this gorgeous cottage, which has such a long history to it, conclude Peter and Gwen. Well also miss all our friends and this lovely community but its time to relocate to be near our family on the south coast.

Introduction - A detached 3 bedroom listed cottage with 3 reception rooms and a large private rear garden tucked away within this popular and well served Northamptonshire village.

Accommodation Summary - A charming detached period house situated within the well served and popular village of Kilsby, on the Northamptonshire/Warwickshire borders. The property is believed to date from the early to mid 17th century and is rightly listed Grade II. It is of traditional cob construction and has exposed beams throughout with other character features including an authentic Victorian range in the dining room. The ground floor has 3 versatile reception rooms, with a galley kitchen and cloakroom. The first floor has a family bathroom along with 2 double bedrooms and a third single bedroom. Benefits include economy 7 electric metering, a large double garage, ample parking and a private 90ft x 75ft rear garden.

Ground Floor - The cottage is entered through a solid timber door leading to the open plan dining area. This has a quarry tiled floor and stairs rising to the first floor. There is an exposed beamed ceiling and wall light points and an electric storage heater. It features a cast-iron Victorian cooking range with a brick surround. There is an original storage cupboard as well as front and rear windows. A further door leads to the galley kitchen which has a range of cream fronted base and eye-level units. Stainless steel sink, work surfaces, electric cooker point and a fitted extractor fan. There are small front and rear windows and a half glazed rear door to the garden. The central living room is an attractive L shaped room with windows to three aspects. The original inglenook fireplace has an over mantle, tiled hearth and an inset multi-fuel stove with fitted shelving on both sides. This cosy room has a recessed cupboard, wall light points and exposed ceiling beams and three window seats, with the rear window offering fine views of the garden.

A glazed door leads to an inner storage area which has fitted shelving and is a good place to store a few spirits! Two shallow steps lead to the third reception room which is a bright and versatile room. Probably best utilised as a sitting room, it has an electric fire and a skylight. There is parquet flooring with a secondary glazed rear window with French door leading to the patio and garden. A further door leads to the spacious cloakroom which has a low-level WC, wash hand basin and plumbing for a washing machine. There is an internal window to the rear wall and a skylight. A further door leads to a versatile storage area which has fitted pine cupboards and a skylight. From here there is a door to the left and corridor leading to the garden with a useful indoor fuel store, a cold-water tap and fitted shelving. To the other side there is a lockable door leading to the garage.

Living Room - 5.40 x 4.85 (17'8" x 15'10") -

Galley Kitchen - 4.68 x 1.91 (15'4" x 6'3") -

Dining Area - 5.02 x 4.83 (16'5" x 15'10") -

Sitting Room - 6.84 x 4.27 (22'5" x 14'0") -

First Floor - The galleried landing has a wrought-iron balustrade, a fitted wardrobe, impressive vertical and horizontal beams, wall light points and a front window. A low-level door and beam gives access to the main bedroom that has an impressive cruck beam, wall light points and a secondary glazed window overlooking the village road. A similar height door leads to the second double bedroom which has a wall mounted Dimplex electric heater and fitted wardrobes across one wall. This has a secondary glazed side window overlooking the single storey extension to the house. The third bedroom is still an adequate childs bedroom but could be used as an office. It also has impressive horizontal and vertical beams, a loft hatch and wall light points. There is a secondary glazed rear window providing the best views over the garden. The bathroom has a white cast-iron bath with a fitted mixer tap and showerhead attachment. There is a low-level WC and an Armitage Shanks white pedestal wash hand basin. Linen cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with an electric immersion. Ceramic tiling, rear window.

Family Bathroom -

Bedroom 1 - 4.90 x 3.04 (16'0" x 9'11") -

Bedroom 2 - 4.13 x 2.65 (13'6" x 8'8") -

Bedroom 3 - 3.36 x 2.21 (11'0" x 7'3") -

Rear Garden - The rear garden is west facing and measures around 90ft wide by 75ft deep. There is a split level terrace behind the cottage offering a high degree of privacy. As the photographs show the garden is laid mainly to lawn and is protected by some evergreen established trees on the rear boundary along with two large yew trees. There is wooden fencing running alongside the village road and two lockable gates providing pedestrian access. In the far corner there is a fish pond with water feature along with some well-stocked flower borders. The borders include sweet peas, snap dragons and some heavily scented roses. Just behind the garage there is a useful brick potting shed ideal for garden equipment and machinery. Dotted throughout the garden there are specimen trees including a holly and a particularly fine magnolia tree. The garden is a real feature of the cottage, being both private and very secure, making it ideal for typical families and dog owners!

Garage & Parking - To the front of the garage is a wide slab and cobble driveway providing adequate parking for two or three smaller vehicles. The driveway has holly and conifer trees with climbing roses on the front of the house. There are sliding timber wooden doors that lead into the garage which has both light and power connected. It has a high pitched and tiled roof with a useful mezzanine providing good storage facilities (it even has a high basketball ring!).

Potting Shed - 2.99 x 1.85 (9'9" x 6'0") -

Location - Kilsby is a medium sized village situated approximately five miles from Rugby and Daventry just on the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire borders. The village itself has The Red Lion and The George public houses, a village primary school, recreational field and many social activities. There are also grammar schools nearby in Rugby namely Lawrence Sheriff and Rugby High. The village has a typical mix of post-war properties as well as many attractive period houses, Malt Mill Cottage being one of the older period homes. There is good access to both Rugby and Daventry where there is a wide range of shopping. Milton Keynes, Coventry, Birmingham and Leicester are all less than an hour away by car. The excellent road networks surrounding Kilsby gives immediate access to the A5, A14, A361 as well as the extensive motorway network. There are train services from Long Buckby and Rugby where Virgin Trains provide a high-speed service into Euston in well under an hour.

Services - Mains water, electricity, drainage, BT (high-speed broadband available), electric storage heating.

Local Authority - Daventry District Council.
Telephone (01327) 302293.
Council Tax Band F.

Viewing Arrangements - Strictly by the vendors sole agents Fine & Country please on (01788) 820062.

Opening Hours - Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm

Directions - Leave Rugby on the A428 Hillmorton Road following the signs towards M1 and Crick. Continue through Hillmorton and after a short distance after the green (on your left), turn right into Kilsby Lane. Continue over the canal bridge and after 2 miles you will arrive in Kilsby village. Continue on the main road where Malt Mill Cottage can easily be found on your left hand side before you reach the T-junction. There is a Fine & Country for sale board outside.

Agents Notes - All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure.

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