3 bedroom country house for saleEasenhall, Rugby, Warwickshire
- Extended Victorian Lodge
- 3 Bedrooms
- Shower Room & Refitted Bathroom
- Attractive Period Features & Architectural Detail
- 2 Reception Rooms
- Outdoor Pool & Raised Decking
- Plot of 0.32 Acre
- Views Over Neighbouring Fields
- Gas Central Heating
- Garage & Off Road Parking
A renovated and extended three bedroom Victorian lodge, situated between the villages of Easenhall and Brinklow. Designed by Sir Alfred Waterhouse, this property sits in a generous plot and overlooks countryside to all aspects, whilst benefitting from excellent transport links.
Introduction - The Lodge was constructed in the 1860’s and designed by renowned architect Alfred Waterhouse; who is more notable for his architectural feats in the construction of the Natural History Museum in London. The property is quite rightly listed as a property of historical importance and has been carefully and sympathetically extended by the present owners to create extra accommodation, which at present has three well-proportioned bedrooms, a formal dining room, sitting room, a shower room and a refitted family bathroom. Alongside the attractive kitchen, there is also a utility room and cloakroom whilst outside there is a garage and ample off road parking. The gardens, with a south facing outdoor pool and decking area, are part of a plot that extends to 0.32 of an acre with delightful views of the Town Thorns estate and neighbouring countryside.
Accommodation Summary -
Ground Floor - There are two timber double arched doors that lead to an entrance hall, which has access to the rear garden via a glazed timber door and then further doors that provide access to the kitchen, sitting room, utility room and shower room. The good size sitting room is situated at the rear of the property and delightful views of both the gardens and the neighbouring farmland. There is a fireplace with stone and marble surround and raised hearth and either side is two double doors providing access to the rear garden. There are two radiators to compliment the fireplace. From the hall there is a door leading to the utility room which has an arched sash window to the front, a Belfast sink with timber drainers either side, space and plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. There is also space for an extra fridge/freezer if required, ceramic tiled floor and adjacent to this is the shower room. This has a fitted corner shower cubicle with glazed opening doors, wash basin with tiled splashback, low level WC and heated towel rail. The kitchen forms part of the original building with two arched sash windows overlooking the front garden, there is a ceramic tiled floor and fitted kitchen with matching wall and base mounted units including an island unit with breakfast bar. There is a one and a half bowl sink and drainer with mixer tap, space for an American style fridge/freezer, space for a dishwasher and a fitted four ring gas range with ovens, plate warmer and extractor hood above. There are tiled splashbacks, access to the loft void, radiator heating and a convenient light tube for added natural light. At the far end of the room is a large fireplace with raised hearth and decorative mantle. The kitchen leads to the inner lobby, which provides access to the three bedrooms, the family bathroom and the dining room. The formal dining room is a lovely room with original features including a Victorian style fire surround with tiled cheeks, raised hearth, two arched sash windows to the front and the more formal entrance door that leads to the southern entry to the building. Bedroom three is just off the dining room and has far reaching south facing views across the Brinklow Road to the neighbouring farmland and also an arched sash window to the side. It has a picture rail and dado rail and two wall light points whilst the master bedroom has views of the garden via two arched sash windows and another to the side aspect. Bedroom two also has a south facing views via two arched sash windows and is a good size double room, perfect for guests or older children. The beautifully refitted bathroom has an arched sash window to the side and is fitted with high quality fittings including a panelled bath which sits on a raised plinth, an enclosed low level WC, wash basin with mixer tap and built in cupboard space. There is a corner shower cubicle with a rainforest style shower over, Ambiance vinyl luxury floor tiles and a variety of contemporary tiling
together with a picture rail and a heated towel rail.
Entrance Hall - 2.89 x 2.39 (9'5" x 7'10") -
Sitting Room - 6.78 x 3.75 (22'2" x 12'3") -
Dining Room - 4.07 x 3.27 (13'4" x 10'8") -
Kitchen - 4.64 x 3.32 (15'2" x 10'10") -
Utility Room - 2.55 x 2.35 (8'4" x 7'8") -
Shower Room -
Master Bedroom - 4.62 x 4.56 (15'1" x 14'11") -
Bedroom 2 - 3.33 x 3.01 (10'11" x 9'10") -
Bedroom 3 - 3.27 x 2.86 (10'8" x 9'4") -
Family Bathroom -
Front - The Lodge shares its access with the Town Thorns estate, which is surrounded by 26 acres of land, which the current owners enjoy for long walks with the dog! The Lodge forms a part of the attractive entrance to the estate and has a traditional front entry with intricate stonework forming an arched canopy above the entrance door. There is a pedestrian gate that leads to the road with steps leading to it and a paved patio area surrounded by a raised flower border. The pathway continues passed the bay window of the dining room and the window to the kitchen and leads to the more popular entrance door to The Lodge. There is a large shingle parking area with off road parking for at least four vehicles and a shaped lawn and flower border, which creates an attractive foregarden. There is access to a large single garage which has two timber doors, two windows to the side, power and lighting and it also houses the gas central heating boiler. There is another pathway down the side that leads to the gated access to the rear garden.
Rear Garden - The plot is 0.32 of an acre and has delightful views to both sides with the countryside surrounding it. At the far end of the garden you can look back and appreciate the attractive architecture of The Lodge and beyond it of Town Thorns itself. There is a variety of post and rail fencing and a large holly hedge that runs the southern boundary whilst at the far end of the garden is a storage shed, a variety of trees to the northern boundary and then at the back of the house there is a large paved patio area with an additional raised decking area that houses the outdoor heated swimming pool; the perfect place to unwind with its south facing aspect. The garden itself is laid mainly to lawn, whilst at the end of the garden there is a French drain that alleviates the neighbouring farmer’s field in the wetter months, which runs out toward a ditch on the Brinklow Road. There is also private drainage via a septic tank which is situated at the end of the garden, near one of the mature trees.
Garage - 6.60 x 4.20 (21'7" x 13'9") -
Location - Easenhall is a particularly attractive and sought-after conservation village, situated just over 4 miles to the north west of Rugby. The village has a community hall, chapel, a cricket pitch with pavilion and the Golden Lion Hotel & Restaurant. Day-to-day shopping facilities can be found approximately 2 miles away in Brinklow and at Elliott Fields on the Leicester Road where there is an extensive range of shopping available. There is a far wider range of facilities in either Coventry or Rugby, which has The Clock Towers shopping centre. Easenhall’s central position provides good access to the A5 at nearby Pailton, which further connects to the excellent road network surrounding Warwickshire, including M1, M6, M69 and A14. There is a Virgin Train service from Rugby arriving in Euston London in well under 50 minutes.
Services - Mains gas, mains electricity and broadband are connected. There is a private drainage to a septic tank.
Local Authority - Rugby Borough Council
Council Tax Band E.
Viewing Arrangements - Strictly via the vendors sole agents Fine & Country on (01788) 820062.
Opening Hours - Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm
Directions - From the centre of Rugby head northbound passing the Rugby Borough Council on your right hand side. Continue under the bridge following the signs for the M1 and the M6. When you arrive at the first roundabout bear left onto the B4112 going through the village of Newbold On Avon. After a further 2 miles you will approach Harborough Magna where you will see a left turning towards Easenhall. Take this left turning and after a further mile you will arrive in the village, continue through the village for approximately half a mile until you reach the southern entry to Town Thorns. The Lodge is on the left as you enter, identified by the Fine & Country for sale sign.
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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