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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Watling Street, Claybrooke Parva, Leicestershire

Sold STC £675,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Period Detached Home Built in 1704
  • 5 Bedrooms (3 En Suites) & Family Bathroom
  • Sitting Room & Drawing Room
  • Office & Dining Conservatory
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Formal Gardens of 3.63 Acres (Fenced Paddocks 2.17 acres)
  • Oil Fired Central Heating
  • Ample Off Road Parking & Garage
  • 2 Stables & Games Room
  • Tennis Court

Full description

A period detached home within a few minutes drive of Rugby, with a variety of useful outbuildings, including stables, which will appeal to the equestrian buyer and approximately 3.63 acres of formal gardens, paddocks and tennis court. The house is served by excellent high speed broadband which providing a perfect 'work from home' environment.

Introduction - Watling House is situated in south Leicestershire bordering the A5 and neighbouring village of Wibtoft and was constructed in 1704 and has a host of pre Georgian features. The accommodation is spread over three storeys and has five bedrooms; three of which are en-suite, a family bathroom, sitting room, drawing room, large conservatory, office, utility room, cloakroom and a recently remodeled kitchen/breakfast room. The exterior of the property provides some attractive features for equestrian enthusiasts, with a variety of stables, garaging and an outbuilding that has been converted to a games room together with 3.63 acres of gardens, paddocks and tennis court.

Accommodation Summary -

Ground Floor - The house has a canopied and glazed entrance porch with an original timber door and further glazed doors leading to the entrance hall which has an original oak floor with oak staircase rising to the first floor. There is a door providing access to the cellar whilst further doors provide access to the inner lobby which has doors to the office and cloakroom. The cloakroom has a Travertine floor, enclosed WC and pedestal wash hand basin. The hallway has doors leading to the two principal reception rooms, the sitting room and drawing room. The sitting room has a double glazed UPVC bay window and a double glazed window to the side aspect. There is a large exposed ceiling beam and an attractive rebuilt open inglenook fireplace with exposed brick built surround, timber lintel and a raised hearth. An archway and a door lead to the office. The drawing room has a double glazed bay window, attractive ceiling cornicing and an open fire with exposed brick built surround and raised hearth. There is a door leading to the kitchen and double glazed doors that lead to an impressive, large conservatory which provides attractive views of the rear terrace, gardens and neighbouring paddocks and countryside. The conservatory is used prominently as a dining room and can seat at least ten people for any formal dinner parties. There are double glazed French doors leading to the rear. The office has double glazed windows to both sides to the rear aspect and a large inglenook fireplace with rebuilt exposed, brick surround and a cast iron log burner. The door from here leads to the sitting room and a rear servants staircase that leads to the upper floors. The impressive refitted kitchen/breakfast room has delightful views of the rear gardens and terrace and was recently created in 2010 as part of a modernisation programme to increase the ground floor accommodation. It has underfloor heating and Travertine tiles throughout and a variety of attractive exposed ceiling beams. The kitchen has built in base and wall mounted units, a built in Bosch double oven and dishwasher as well as space for an American style fridge freezer. There is also a large island unit with induction hob and Italian designed hanging extractor. From here a door leads to the courtyard and parking area and double glazed doors and windows overlook the rear terrace. A further glazed door leads to the utility room which houses the hot water cylinder, oil fired central heating boiler, plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer and a stainless steel sink and drainer unit with cupboard under.

Entrance Hall -

Sitting Room - 4.30 x 4.28 (14'1" x 14'0") -

Drawing Room - 4.88 x 4.42 (16'0" x 14'6") -

Conservatory - 5.10 x 5.10 (16'8" x 16'8") -

Office - 5.52 x 4.88 (18'1" x 16'0") -

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 6.15 x 6.15 (20'2" x 20'2") -

Utility Room - 3.29 x 2.15 (10'9" x 7'0") -

Cellar -

First Floor - The oak staircase parts into two directions from the ground floor; one feeding the two double rooms on the Eastern wing of the house whilst the second staircase rises to the large guest suite which has double glazed windows to both rear and side aspects. A door provides access to the rear servants staircase and further door that leads to the en suite shower room, which has an electric Triton shower and shower enclosure, wash basin and low level WC. The other landing provides access to bedroom two which has double glazed windows to side and front aspects and another door that leads to the en suite shower room which houses a wash hand basin, low level WC and enclosed shower cubicle and electric shower. The master bedroom is across from here and has far reaching views to the rear and a double glazed window to the side, an exposed central ceiling beam and door and step leading to the en suite bathroom. This has a panelled bath with telephone style shower attachment, electric Triton shower and shower screen, bidet, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Obscure double glazed window to the rear aspect. The oak staircase continues to the upper floor where you arrive at the family bathroom which has a fitted four piece bathroom suite with corner shower cubicle with rainforest style shower and further attachment, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath.

Bedroom 1 - 5.13 x 4.38 (16'9" x 14'4") -

En Suite -

Bedroom 2 - 4.69 x 4.06 (15'4" x 13'3") -

En Suite Shower Room -

Bedroom 3 - 4.49 x 4.43 (14'8" x 14'6") -

En Suite Shower Room -

Second Floor - The landing has exposed ceiling beams and doors leading to bedroom four which has double glazed windows providing far reaching views of the Leicestershire countryside and built in wardrobes. A further door leads to the study which has exposed ceiling beams and a Velux roof window whilst the door continues to a secondary landing which has access to the rear stairs, that lead down to the guest bedroom and office and another door that leads to bedroom five. A good sized double room with exposed ceiling beam, double glazed window overlooking the courtyard.

Bedroom 4 - 5.04 x 4.40 (16'6" x 14'5") -

Bedroom 5 - 5.14 x 3.40 (16'10" x 11'1") -

Study - 4.61 x 4.49 (15'1" x 14'8") -

Bathroom -

Outside -

Tennis Court, Paddocks, Outbuildings And Gardens - There is a large shingle parking area from the immediate entrance from Watling Street which provides ample parking for a number of vehicles. The first immediate gate to the left is a five bar gate leading into the small paddock and a further gate that leads to the gardens behind the stables. Shielding the tennis court from the road is a variety of high conifers that also surround the tennis court. There are two fruit trees and a further variety of trees surrounding the lawned area.

Paddocks - There are two clearly defined paddocks; one measuring approximately 0.54 of an acre and the other measuring 1.65 acres which follows the road behind the tennis court providing a significant portion of land with the main house.

Rear Garden - Behind the house there is a large rear garden laid mainly to lawn and a variety of trees dotted around the boundary and lawn. The centre piece of the rear garden is a circular conifer hedge surrounding a stone water feature. A shingle pathway from here, leads back to the rear of the house with steps leading up to the conservatory, a gate leading to the front and further steps leading up to the rear terrace and raised brick built retaining wall.

Frontage, Parking And Outbuildings - As previously described the property has a large shingle driveway bordering Watling Street, the area provides a significant hard standing area for several vehicles. It continues past the games room, two stables and garaging until the drive reaches the front of Watling House. There are some trees shielding you from the road and a variety of well stocked shrubs and borders and further parking.

Carport - 5.15 x 4.14 (16'10" x 13'6") -

Garage - There is an open double garage with stairs rising to the first floor loft area whilst adjacent to this single garage with timber double doors. There are two large stables accessed via two stable doors both with windows overlooking the parking area; one of them has double doors that lead to the garden. We understand that the current owners have previously investigated the options of converting this area into a potential granny flat or annexe and they have injected a chemical damp proof course and the stable block has been re-roofed. Adjacent to the stables are two further stores whilst just across from this is the games room with attractive clock tower, which again is treated with a damp proof course and has a UPVC double glazed window overlooking the gardens and paddock, exposed ceiling A frame and electric storage heating

Games Room - 7.19 x 3.44 (23'7" x 11'3") -

Location - Strictly the postcode dictates a position within the parish of Claybrook Parva, but Watling House is situated opposite Wibtoft, which is a small village and civil parish in the Rugby borough of Warwickshire. The village was originally within the civil parish of Claybrooke Magna in Leicestershire and according to the 2001 census had a population of just 50. The village is next to the A5 road (Watling Street), which denotes the border between Warwickshire and Leicestershire. Wibtoft is about 10 miles north of Rugby. The house is set some distance from the A5 which gives excellent road links to Lutterworth, Magna Park and Milton Keynes to the south and Hinckley and Nuneaton to the north. The historic market town of Rugby lies to the south with the main line rail link to London Euston in less than 50 minutes. Leicester city centre lies to the north with its excellent range of shopping facilities and main line rail link to London St. Pancras. The M1 motorway at Junction 20 is just a short drive away as is the M6 motorway. Public schools such as Rugby, Oundle, Uppingham and Oakham are within easy reach as are Rugby Grammar School and Lutterworth Community College. Due to its small size Wibtoft has no shops but it does have a small attractive chapel and a unique micro brewery/pub within a 1.5 mile walk. However the adjacent market towns of Lutterworth, Hinckley and Market Harborough provide ready access to supermarkets, banks and a diverse range of amenities.

Services - Oil fired central heating, mains drainage, mains electricity and broadband are connected (it must be noted that the present owners have a private arrangement with the neighbours to receive fibre optic broadband from their provider which we understand will be continued).

Local Authority - Harborough District Council
Telephone 01858 828282
Council Tax Band G

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

Web Address - For more information visit our website address

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

Directions - From our Rugby office leave town on the B4514 going directly toward the village of Clifton upon Dunsmore. Turn right just before the church and continue until you reach a T-junction. Turn left onto the A5 toward Hinckley & Nuneaton going directly over the next three roundabouts for just over 8 miles. The A5 goes directly through Wibtoft and Watling House is just opposite the turning for the village.

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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22 April 2016


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