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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Rugby Road, Barby


Property Description

Key features

  • Victorian Property
  • Constructed In 1870
  • Many Original Features
  • 5.35 Acres Or Thereabouts
  • Several Farm Buildings
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Spacious & Versatile
  • Energy Rating - Tbc

Full description

We are delighted to be able to offer Westfield House to the market. It is a fabulous Victorian property, constructed in 1870 and retains a plethora of original features to include numerous fireplaces, sash windows with operational shutters, original quarry tiled flooring, exposed floor timbers, high ceilings with original coved cornices.
Spacious and versatile family living accommodation can be found over two floors. Outside; there is a private walled front garden. Adjacent to the rear of the property is a courtyard garden, beyond which is the farmyard. Adjoining the farmyard are the kitchen gardens and orchards adjoined to which are the paddocks in all approaching 5.35 acres or thereabouts. There are several farm buildings including; brick loose boxes, a stable and two storey barn which could be converted to a separate annexe (subject to the necessary consents).
Barby is an attractive village which sits on a hill overlooking the Rainsbrook and River Leam Valleys, close to the Oxford Canal and nearby major road networks on the Warwickshire/Northamptonshire borders. The village is situated between Daventry and Rugby with a frequent Virgin Rail service to London Euston which takes just under 50 minutes. The village has many amenities including a Post Office and general store, pub, garden centre, village hall, children's play area and cricket club.

Storm Porch - Arched storm porch giving access to the front entrance door. Access through to:

Entrance Hall - Original tiled flooring with stairs rising to the first floor landing. Doors leading through to:

Lounge - 5.48m x 4.64m - Windows to both front and side elevation with both having operational original shutters. The centrepiece of the room is a magnificent marble open fireplace with gilded over mantel, coving to ceiling, exposed pine floor timbers, brass picture rail.

Dining Room - 5.48m x 4.22m - Window to front elevation with operational original shutters. An attractive open marble fireplace with tiled hearth. Exposed pine panel flooring, coving to ceiling.

Rear Hall - Original quarry tiled flooring and door giving access to outside rear and the secondary staircase. The hall also gives access to a large pantry and two useful cellar rooms.

Pantry - 3.66m x 3.58m max - Original quarry tiled flooring with a comprehensive range of base level units and beech worktop surfaces over with a comprehensive range of shelving above.

Sitting Room - 5.30m x 4.80m - Windows to side and rear elevations with operational original window shutters. A turn of the century Edwardian open fireplace with pine cupboards to chimney recess. Original quarry tiled flooring.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 5.45m x 4.60m - Windows to both front and rear elevations. Set into an original chimney is a four oven oil fired Aga providing domestic hot water and cooking facilities. One and a half bowl sink unit with mixer taps over and a bespoke range of oak base level units under. There are a further range of matching oak base level units with a comprehensive range of slate worktop surfaces and a further sink unit with drainer to side. Brick flooring, original ceiling beam with original meat hooks. Timber doors give access to the front garden, as well as the rear courtyard.

First Floor Landing - The first floor landing provides access to the two bathrooms and the secondary servants staircase leading down to the rear hall (please refer to plan). From the landing are an additional two sets of stairs giving access to upper landings providing access to the bedrooms and W.C.

Bedroom One - 4.86m x 4.66m - Windows to side and rear elevations. An attractive marble fireplace with slate hearth and cast iron insert. To either side of the fireplace is a comprehensive range of built-in wardrobes to the chimney providing ample clothes hanging and storage space. Exposed pine floor timbers, useful wash hand basin.

Bedroom Two - 5.47m x 4.66m - Windows to both front and side elevation. An attractive marble fireplace with slate hearth and cast iron insert. Exposed floor timbers.

Bedroom Three - 5.45m x 4.25m - Window to front elevation. An attractive marble fireplace with slate hearth and cast iron insert. Exposed floor timbers.

Bedroom Four - 4.43m x 3.60m max - Window to rear elevation.

Bedroom Five/Nursery - 2.88m x 2.12m - Window to front elevation. Exposed floor timbers - this room could be used as a small single bedroom, study or even as an ensuite to bedroom two or three. (please refer to plan).

W.C - Window to rear elevation. Low flush W.C, wash hand basin.

Main Family Bathroom - 4.41m x 2.67m - Window to rear elevation. A generous size bathroom having a white sunken bath, mixer taps and shower head attachment. Wall mounted wash hand basin, low flush W.C.

Shower Room - Window to front elevation. A fully tiled shower area, bidet, wash hand basin and a range of fitted cupboards housing two large hot water cylinders.

Front Garden - To the front of the property is a generous walled front garden which is partly laid to lawn with well stocked borders. It is also interspersed with a variety of well established and some protected trees to include; Copper Beech, Austrian Pines and particularly impressive Wellingtonia. There are also Silver Birches and a very productive Mulberry. On both front and side elevations of the house are well trained climbers, including a fabulous Wisteria.

Courtyard Parking & Garage - To the rear of the property is a private courtyard which provides access to the rear of the house and parking for at least two vehicles. A short passage providing access to the farm yard and buildings - off the passage is the original tack room and a third W.C with an instant hot water heater.

Potting Shed & Laundry Room - Off the courtyard a potting shed can be found and an outside laundry room which has a ceramic butler sink and plumbing facilities.

Garaging - There is a large garage with a pitch felt and slate roof. Light and power connected, housing the oil tank and oil fired boiler which provides the domestic hot water and central heating.

Two Storey Barn & Stables - Behind the courtyard are a range of brick and slate farmbuildings consisting of a two storey barn, two storey stable with mangers and hayloft over, two loose boxes and a tack room. These buildings are currently used for haystorage, chickens, machinery and a dovecot. These range of buildings have the potential to be converted to a substantial annexe linked to the main house. (Subject to the neccessary planning consents)

Farmyard & Animal Sheds - The brick outbuildings face a good size stable yard with two lockable timber gates leading to plenty of parking space and a range of animal sheds constructed around 100 years ago with the original uprights and roof thrushes, but now in the need of re-roofing. There is a separate metered water feed to the farmyard.

Kitchen Gardens - Beyond the farmyard is a large poly tunnel and a range of plum and cherry trees. Gates lead to a large section of garden where there are productive vegetable beds, soft fruit bushes and a walnut tree. Beyond here is a well-stocked apple orchard which leads down to the stream.

Paddock Land - Beyond the stream is an incline leading to the ridge and furrow paddock. The paddock is enclosed to the south by trees, hedgerow and the lane which leads to Hilltop Farm and neighbouring paddocks and fields. To the north and south is a double width laid fencing, ensuring the fencing remains stock proof. The gardens in total extend to just over five acres or thereabouts.

Agents Note - All interested parties should be aware that there is a clawback clause that will be included in the contract in relation to the gardens and land beyond the farmyard regarding any future residential development. The clawback will be for 33% of any additional value that may accrue if planning consent for residential development is obtained over a 30 year period.

Floorplans - Howkins & Harrison prepare these plans for reference only. They are not to scale.

General Information -

Services - None of the services have been tested and purchasers should note that it is their specific responsibility to make their own enquiries of the appropriate authorities as to the location, adequacy and availability of mains water, electricity, gas and drainage services.

Local Authority - Rugby Borough Council
Tel: 01788 533533
Daventry District Council
01327 871100
Harborough District Council
01858 82 82 82

Fixtures And Fittings - Only those items in the nature of fixtures and fittings mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale. Other items are specifically excluded. None of the appliances have been tested by the agents and they are not certified or warranted in any way.

Viewing - Strictly by prior appointment via the selling agents. Contact 01788 564666.

Important Notice - 1. These particulars have been prepared in all good faith to give a fair overall view of the property. If any points are particularly relevant to your interest in the property please ask for further information.
2. Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good structural condition or otherwise, nor that any services, appliances, equipment or facilities are in good working order. Purchasers should satisfy themselves on such matters prior to purchase.
3. The photograph/s depict only certain parts of the property. It should not be assumed that any contents, furnishings/furniture etc. photographed are included in the sale. It should not be assumed that the property remains as displayed in the photograph/s. No assumptions should be made with regard to parts of the property that have not been photographed. Please ask for further information if required.

4. Any areas, measurements or distances referred to are given as a GUIDE ONLY and are not precise. If such details are fundamental to a purchase, purchasers must rely on their own enquiries or those which can be performed by their appointed advisers.
5. Where reference is made to planning permissions or potential uses such information is given in good faith. Purchasers should however make their own enquiries into such matters prior to purchase.
6. Descriptions of the property are subjective and are used in good faith as an opinion and NOT as a statement of fact. Please make further specific enquiries to ensure that our descriptions are likely to match expectations you may have of the property.
7. The information in these particulars is given without responsibility on the part of the Sole Agents or their Clients. The particulars do not form any part of an offer or a contract and neither the Sole Agents not their employees has any authority to make or give any representations or warranty in relation to this property.

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07 September 2016


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