3 bedroom detached house for saleWeddington Lane, Caldecote, Nuneaton
- Three Bedrooms
- Original Victorian Features
- Great Transport Links
- Landscaped Gardens
- Immaculate Presentation
- Ample Parking
- Gated House Property
Rookwood, built in the early 1800’s, provides a unique opportunity to acquire a truly distinctive Residence. This three bedroom detached family home is a former Victorian Gate House to Caldecote Hall. The property boasts many original features, which includes, high ceilings and original fireplaces. The property has been well maintained by the present owners keeping it’s wealth of charm and character. From the rear garden access can be gained to the to ancient woodland of the Warwickshire country side. Ideally located in nuneaton with great transport links to Birmingham and Leicester, whilst London is an hour away by train. Birmingham and East Midlands airports are approximately 30 minutes away and is well placed for the main motorway networks.
Accomodation - Entering through the front door into the hallway, with its high ceiling, it immediately gives you a sense of space. Off the hall on the left hand side is the main living room with its real wooden flooring, heigh ceiling and feature fireplace creating a warm feeling for family living that opens up through french doors to the conservatory. Off the hall to the right is the dining room that boasts real wooden flooring and a working open fire place. Off the dining room is the family kitchen with all the modern amenities you would expect.
Approaching the first floor via the stairs there are three bedrooms with the master bedroom having an ensuite. There is also a good sized family bathroom.
Outside - The property has a secluded driveway providing ample parking . The enclosed rear garden is fully landscaped with some mature trees and shrubbery. There is also a patio area, providing ample space for out door dining. Access can be gained to the to ancient woodland of the Warwickshire country side.
Sellers Insight - “We were initially attracted to the character of the property, it’s a unique proposition as it’s only one of a handful of existing gate houses in North Warwickshire,” says Ruth.
“We’re ideally located for a number of reasons, Birmingham and Leicester are equidistant and good for a night out, whilst London is an hour away by train. Birmingham and East Midlands airports are around 30 minutes away and we’re well placed for the main motorway networks. This has been crucial to us as working parents, I need to be able to get out easily in the morning but we can also wander down our private drive and into 100’s of acres of North Warwickshire countryside, it doesn’t get better than that.”
“We can access the Warwickshire countryside from the back of our house and we enjoy walking our dogs around Caldecott Manor. Market Bosworth and Bosworth fields are 10 minutes by car and are full of fabulous, ancient woodland and steeped in the history of King Richard. We like to walk along the canals, and, backing on to ancient woodland means you don’t need to join a gym as it keeps you active with lots of walks, runs and dog walking opportunities.”
“We like to pop over the road to the Royal Red Gate Bistro which serves lovely food and has a beer garden, and there are some nice restaurants a little further afield in Sutton Cheney and Market Bosworth. Market Bosworth has some bijou little shops and an amazing farmer’s market on a Sunday, whilst Nuneaton is just on our doorstep with all the main retailers and amenities.”
“My husband built a treehouse for the children with a swing underneath and space for a camp fire, which they have always enjoyed. In fact, they were there only last weekend toasting huge marshmallows! Being a woodland garden, it’s easy to maintain with two ancient lime trees and a damson tree which comes into fruit in August, ideal for chutney making.”
“I spend most of the time pottering around in the kitchen or I can be found in the dining room which is smaller and more intimate than the lounge. We’ve tried to give a fair nod to the era of the property by retaining the original features and maintaining the timber windows and original casements.”
Favourite aspect of the grounds or surrounding area
“We love the Victorian period and the main body of the house has big, thick walls that keep the house cool in summer and warm in the winter. It’s also chock full of original features, including the high ceilings and two open fires. The lounge is an elegant room, complimentary of a Victorian property but with modern convenience at the same time. It has a beautiful oak wooden floor which is fabulous for kids and dogs, extremely hardy! It’s a nice, big room with an open fire and it’s extremely toasty in the winter.”
Memorable event (if not another favourite room or unique feature)
“Christmas is great here and we all have our birthdays around the same time, so we have a very active winter time! The house lends itself to the cosy, fireside, festive environment and we’ve often been found toasting chestnuts around the open fires, even though it’s not the most efficient way of doing it!”
What they’ll miss most / why they are leaving
“I’ll miss the size and the character, there’s something quirky and comforting about Rookwood. The kids are older and we don’t need as much space now. I don’t think you ever really ‘own’ these properties, we are a keeper for a period of time and we’ve written our story. It’s time to start another chapter elsewhere. We need to hand this legacy on to someone else to continue with, you don’t get many opportunities to live in a property like this and we’ve had our turn. I’ll miss the memories, there’s a real emotional attachment to this property.”
Location - Located just off the A5 to the north of Coventry and to the east of Birmingham City Centre also providing quick and easy access to the M69, M6, M1 and M42. Birmingham International Airport is a short distance up the M42
Local Authority - Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council
Services To The Property - All Mains Connected
Viewing Arrangements - Strictly via the vendor’s joint agents Fine & Country
Website - For more information visit www.fineandcountry.com
Opening Hours - Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm
Sunday 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
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