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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Church Lane, Fenny Drayton

Guide Price £1,200,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Amazing Georgian original - 5500 square feet
  • 0.6 of an acre screened grounds
  • Formerly the rectory of St Michael and All Angels church
  • Gracious unspoilt interior - magnificent stairway
  • Lots of room for large family
  • Requires kitchen fit out and some décor
  • Four receptions, six bedrooms and five baths
  • All mains and GFCH
  • Interesting potential to the family buyer

Full description

Amazing Georgian original - 5500 square feet ** 0.6 of an acre screened grounds ** Formerly the rectory of St Michael and All Angels church ** Gracious unspoilt interior - magnificent stairway ** Lots of room for large family ** Requires kitchen fit out and some décor ** Four receptions, six bedrooms and five baths ** All mains and GFCH ** Interesting potential to the family buyer



General Description - The Firs represents an all too rare period property of it’s type represented in a ‘landmark’ listed building formerly a rectory dating from around 1815. Set in screened grounds of about .6 of an acre this fine example of Georgian housing stands majestically in it’s plot approached by a gravel drive through original stone gate pillars and wrought iron gate leading onto an expansive parking area. The impressive front façade remains as built; an inviting entry passes through double opening doors beneath a canopy supported by pillars; the entrance vestibule leads into a stunning inner hallway which sets off the fine original cantilever stairway leading to up the galleried landing lit through an atrium. The four receptions room radiate from the hallway. There is access to extensive basement space where the original kitchen was sited along with storage areas and wines cellars. For those with a wine collection the bins remain; the temperature is perfect for the keeping of great wines! Above are six bedrooms, a gracious landing and five bath/shower rooms. The final surprise is a lovely attic ‘teenager suite’ on the second floor. There is bags of space in this gracious and impressive home.

The house has been significantly repaired and improved since acquisition with restoration of the roof and atrium, the re lining of valleys and chimney stacks, the restoration of gutters and some windows and the facades have been repaired and decorated; the rainwater goods have been restored. The drive and surrounds have been gravelled. The interior requires a little tender loving care along with the siting of a new kitchen to your choice. Members of the Georgian Society would of course restore the original basement kitchen! Otherwise the house is perfectly liveable without much expense apart from some minor repairs and personal decoration choices.

The gardens have been cleared of overgrowth and self seeded trees, this work opening up a lovely peaceful private environment. For those inclined the side area will support a tennis or croquet lawn. There is bags of parking and the garage will take two large cars easily and there is a division creating a laundry area.

The Firs is a gorgeous house of some real distinction and should be a great interest to those who really appreciate the wonders of the Georgian age and the history surrounding a home originally occupied by the incumbent parson living off the surrounding glebe. The charming church of St Michael and All Angels sits opposite.

The settlement of Fenny Drayton site just off the A444 very close to the towns of Nuneaton, Atherstone and Hinckley. The road network leads into the M69 and M42 so travel is easy. Trains from Nuneaton are just over the hour to London.

Accommodation -

Front Hallway - 6.50m x 1.96m (21'4 x 6'5) -

Reception Room - 6.50m x 4.80m (21'4 x 15'9) - With window overlooking the front drive and side garden with original sashes and shutters. Screen and door to a side hallway.

Reception Room - 6.88m x 3.78m (22'7 x 12'5 ) - a lovely stylish room best used as a library or study perhaps; a view over the front garden. We believe this room was originally two and probably a study and receiving room.

Main Hallway - 7.62m x 3.56m (25'0 x 11'8 ) - This a magnificent piece of Georgian architecture with the original stairway rising to a galleried landing with atrium above producing natural light.

Lobby - Rear lobby with garden door off.

Cloakroom - With WC and basin.

Reception Room - 8.59m x 4.80m (28'2 x 15'9) - A gracious commodious room overlooking both the side and rear garden areas. There is an original fireplace and decorative ceiling and border.

Reception Room - 7.24m x 5.23m (23'9 x 17'2) - A lovely airy room with recess and fireplace. This would be a very sensible conversion to a living kitchen. There is access to the main hall and the side hall. Originally we believe this served as the dining room and is above the original kitchen.

Side Lobby - 3.18m x 2.13m (10'5 x 7'0) - Recessed cupboard and stairway down to the basement area.

Galley Kitchen Area - 9.14m x 2.03m max (30'0 x 6'8 max) - With a range of units.

Room One - 5.18m x 3.05m (17'0 x 10'0) -

Cellar One - 3.66m x 3.20m (12'0 x 10'6) -

Cellar Two - 3.66m x 1.60m (12'0 x 5'3) -

Former Kitchen - 6.83m x 3.68m (22'5 x 12'1 ) - With original fireplace.

Wine Cellar - 5.03m x 4.72m (16'6 x 15'6) -

Wine Store - 4.62m x 3.73m (15'2 x 12'3) -

First Floor -

Galleried Landing - 7.62m x 3.51m (25'0 x 11'6) - With atrium above.

Bedroom - 6.25m x 4.88m (20'6 x 16'0) -

En Suite Bathroom - 4.88m x 1.75m (16'0 x 5'9) - With shower, basin and WC.

Bedroom - 4.88m x 3.56m (16'0 x 11'8 ) - With fireplace and views over the front and side gardens.

Adjacent Bathroom - 3.40m x 1.42m (11'2 x 4'8 ) - With bath, basin and WC.

Bedroom - 7.47m x 5.03m (24'6 x 16'6) -

En Suite Shower Room - With shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom - 3.78m x 3.58m (12'5 x 11'9) -

En Suite Bathroom - With shower, bath, basin and WC.

Staff Bedroom - 2.82m x 3.05m (9'3 x 10'0) -

En Suite - With shower, basin and WC.

Inner Landing - There is a linen storage and stairway to second floor.

Second Floor -

Second Floor Suite - With an anti-room 16’0 x 8’9 plus a study area 12'5 x 8'9 and a sleeping area at mezzanine 12’5 x 12’7. There is some restricted headroom due to the sloping ceilings.

Outside - The property is approached through original stone gate pillars and an attractive wrought iron gate along a gravel surfaced drive leading to an expansive parking area with space for many cars. There is access to the open Garage 20’0 x 18’0 maximum this including a Laundry Room to one side 9'7 x 8'8. The 06 of an acre grounds surround the house. There are gravel pathways to the side and rear and a paved yard area between the house and garage. There are lawns and mature trees. The areas have been cleared levelled and seeded.

Tenure - Freehold.

Local Authority - Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, Leics LE10 0FR (Tel: 01455 238141). Council Tax Band: H.

Measurements - Every care has been taken to reflect the true dimensions of this property but they should be treated as approximate and for general guidance only.


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28 September 2018

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  • Hinckley (5.3 mi)
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