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3 bedroom cottage for sale

Vicarage Lane, Dunchurch

Sold STC £450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Delightful Period Cottage In Sought After Location
  • 3 Bedrooms & Attic Room
  • Listed Grade II
  • Refitted Bathroom
  • Refitted Kitchen & Utility Room
  • Refitted Wet Room
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • 0.31 Acre Plot
  • Attractive Rear Gardens
  • Off Road Parking & Detached Garage

Full description

A delightful Grade II Listed cottage, in a highly desirable location, on a plot close to a third of an acre.

Introduction - Stone Cottage is a beautiful period home constructed in 1906 and believed to be the gardeners cottage to Dunchurch Lodge. The property has been greatly improved by the present owners, with the kitchen, utility room, bathroom and wet room refitted in recent years. The house offers 3 bedrooms, plus an attic room, family bathroom, formal dining room, sitting room, study, kitchen and utility room. The property has the benefit of off road parking for several vehicles and a recently constructed detached garage. The plot is a generous 0.31 of an acre with a secluded lawned garden and a private wooded copse with a meandering path.

Accommodation Summary -

Ground Floor - The traditional entrance hall is approached at the rear of the property and with a glazed door from the rear terrace. The hall has an original quarry tiled floor, with stripped doors providing access to the dining room, sitting room and under stairs storage cupboard. The sitting room has 2 small paned, secondary glazed windows that overlook the rear garden and a gas fired log burner style stove providing an attractive focal point, whilst the formal dining room shares a similar aspect via the attractive original windows. It has a stripped floor and gas fired log burner set into an exposed brick chimney breast with raised hearth. The dining room leads into a rear lobby which in turn provides access to both the kitchen and utility room. The kitchen has been refitted with a number of high quality cream units, with soft closing doors, and adjoining granite work surface which is complimented by a number of concealed built in appliances, which include a dish washer, tall fridge and a 5 ring Rangemaster with ovens and grill. There are 2 glazed windows that overlook the frontage and a door that leads to the gated pathway in the front garden. The quality Karndene floor leads into the utility room has been refitted with matching units and a granite work surface, together with a sink and drainer there is provision for a built in washing machine and tumble dryer and windows that overlook the side aspect. The refitted wet room has Travertine tiles throughout and a wash basin, low level WC and rainforest style shower head, whilst the study occupies a pleasant position at the front of the house with a large window providing plenty of natural light.

Entrance Hall -

Living Room - 4.41 x 3.73 (14'5" x 12'2") -

Kitchen - 5.33 x 2.43 (17'5" x 7'11") -

Dining Room - 4.41 x 3.71 (14'5" x 12'2") -

Study - 4.28 x 1.57 (14'0" x 5'1") -

Cloakroom -

First Floor - The landing has small pane windows overlooking the rear gardens and doors that lead to the 3 bedrooms and family bathroom. In turn there is a staircase that leads to the useful attic room, which has a delightful dormer window that looks down on the gardens and wooded area. The room has radiator heating and could provide additional storage or a useful games area for a teenager. Bedroom one is a double room with views to the rear, whilst bedroom two has similar proportions and aspect, with a range of fitted double wardrobes. Bedroom 3 is a single room with a recessed cupboard space with shelving and a window to the front. The family bathroom has been refitted with a high quality suite that comprises a freestanding bath, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, fully tiled walls and floor, together with a chrome heated towel rail and obscured window to the front.

Landing -

Bedroom 1 - 4.38 x 3.36 (14'4" x 11'0") -

Bedroom 2 - 4.38 x 3.69 (14'4" x 12'1") -

Bedroom 3 - 2.48 x 2.43 (8'1" x 7'11") -

Family Bathroom -

Second Floor -

Attic Room - 4.05 x 3.63 (13'3" x 11'10") -

Outside -

Front - Stone Cottage sits at the end of Vicarage Lane, a quiet back water in the popular village of Dunchurch. The front of the property has a gated pedestrian access with newly laid pathway leading to the front entrance, past a small lawned area. The path way continues around the right hand elevation, through a gate to the rear garden.

Rear - There is ample parking for several vehicles via the gated driveway which leads to the recently built detached garage, which has timber double doors, a personal door to the side, power and lighting plus excellent storage space in the roof void. The rear gardens have a recently laid patio area that stretches across the rear elevation. The rear lawns are surrounded by a number of mature trees and shrubs creating a secluded environment, whilst a real surprise to any viewer is the wooded copse that meanders off in a southerly direction creating the perfect adventure playground for any child or grandchild to enjoy. Bordering the southern boundary and copse is a convenient foot path that leads to St Peters Church.

Location - The property is located in the picturesque village of Dunchurch just 3 miles south of Rugby. It was once a popular coaching post on the road from London to Holyhead for people going to Ireland - over 40 coaches a day used to pass through here. Due to its popularity as a coaching village many famous people are known to have passed through - including Princess Victoria (later to be Queen) and the highwayman Dick Turpin.

The village is also known as 'the gunpowder plot' village - as it was here that on the 5th of November 1605 the Gunpowder plot conspirators met at the Old Red Lion Inn to await the news of Guy Fawkes attempt to blow up parliament.

Today is has essential shops for everyday needs including a pharmacy, post office and hairdresser. There is also a doctors surgery, dentist, library and plenty of pubs and eateries including The Nook on the Square recently featured on the BBC.

The village has a primary school and local Montessori Nursery in the grounds of Bilton Grange. Bilton Grange - one of the UK's top boarding and day prep schools for children aged 4 to 13 can be accessed in a 5 minute walk from Miles End down a leafy back lane. Within a 3 mile radius there is also a selection of state schools, two grammar schools and Rugby Public School.

The property is 26 miles away from Solihull (about 40 minutes by car). Rugby train station (just 4 miles away) can get you into London in under 50 minutes. The M45, M1, M6 and M40 are all readily accessible with Birmingham, Stratford-On- Avon, Coventry, Northampton, Leicester and Warwick all within commuting distance. Just a 30-minute drive away and you are also in the Cotswolds. Birmingham International is the nearest airport about 22 miles away.

There is no shortage of local attractions. In the next village, Thurlaston, there is an 18-hole golf course. Also on the doorstep is Draycote Water and country park - a 650 acre reservoir used for sailing, windsurfing, fly fishing and bird watching. It is popular with walkers and cyclists. Toft Alpacas is based on the banks of the reservoir and the animals can be seen from the road surrounding Draycote.

Services - Mains gas, electricity, mains water and broadband

Local Authority - Rugby Borough Council.
Telephone (01788) 533533.
Council tax band E.

Viewing Arrangements - Strictly by the vendors sole agents on 01788 820062

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

Directions - From the Rugby central gyratory system, leave town on the Dunchurch Road for just over two miles. Continue straight on at the Sainsburys roundabout bearing right at the next roundabout towards Dunchurch. Continue for approximately 1 mile and, just before the traffic lights in the centre of the village, turn left into Vicarage Lane where you will find the property on your right hand side, at the far end of the lane, identified by our Fine & Country for sale board.

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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