6 bedroom house for sale

Church Street, Churchover, Rugby

Offers in Excess of £1,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed six bedroom detached
  • Generous plot approaching 1.25 acres
  • A wealth of charm and character
  • Extended an improved over the years
  • Original reclaimed materials used throughout
  • Pretty village location overlooking the church
  • Separate office with planning for conversion
  • Village surrounded by attractive countryside
  • Easy daily commute to London or Birmingham
  • Further development opportunity

Full description

The White House is an exceptional Grade II listed family property within mature grounds of 1.25 acres. The historic renovated property has further development potential. It is located within daily commute to London or Birmingham and is in a quiet part of this popular conservation village, overlooking the church which is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. It offers spacious six bedroom family living accommodation over two floors and is steeped in character and charm. The property also comes with an adjacent oak framed building, currently office space, which has planning permission for conversion into a three bedroom dwelling.

Location - Churchover is a pretty village situated three miles north of Rugby and four miles south west of Lutterworth. It is a small welcoming village with some 100 dwellings, including outlying settlements, and has an enjoyable community spirit. A well-equipped village hall hosts large community events each year and regular activities for all ages. It also has a licensed bar.

The village is on the edge of an escarpment overlooking the meandering Upper Swift River Valley, a renowned beauty spot along one of only two trout rivers in Warwickshire. The spire of the church can be seen from 360 degrees ‘over the fields’ giving the village a central focus among the undulating fields and though it is so close to major transport links, it sits in an isolated and beautiful, open environment.

Excellent grammar, academy, free, and public schools are available in Rugby, including world renowned Rugby School and Bilton Grange, a highly regarded co-ed Prep School.

Churchover is ideally located for the commuter and is close to the Midlands network of major roads including the M6/M1 and the A5/A14. It is only a 35 minute commute along the M6 to the centre of Birmingham, 45 minutes on the M1 to Nottingham, and 70 minutes on the A14 to Cambridge. Rugby station is nearby and provides an excellent high speed rail link to London Euston in 48 minutes. Birmingham International Airport is 30 minutes away.

Ground Floor - A charming entrance hall with quarry tiled floor gives access to a ground floor shower room with large shower enclosure, wash hand basin and WC. Off the hall is a formal dining room with an attractive stone fireplace and an exposed ceiling cross beam. The splendid drawing room is also off the hallway and has reclaimed teak parquet flooring, exposed beams, and a stunning inglenook open fireplace. Windows overlook the church and double oak doors lead through to a spacious solid oak framed conservatory with reclaimed quarry tiles. The conservatory has a partially enclosed ceiling and is protective double glazed throughout with external lead flashing and offers views over the delightful gardens.

Doors from the conservatory lead out onto a terraced area and a further door leads through to a study with a continuation of the quarry tiled flooring. The kitchen/breakfast room is full of period charm with exposed ceiling beams, herringbone ceramic flooring, and an original brick-built dairy thrall bench. An AGA provides the cooking facilities as well as serving the domestic hot water. A door leads through to a utility room/pantry. This leads on to what were two former stables but which now provide excellent storage space and workshop, and houses the boiler for the domestic central heating. A door gives access to a staircase which leads to the large studio above (please refer to floorplan).

First Floor - There are four generous double bedrooms and one single bedroom to the first floor. The master bedroom benefits from an en-suite bathroom with his ‘n’ hers wash hand basins, and a dressing area with a run of wardrobes with sliding doors. An architect designed oriel window provides a lovely feature to the room with a deep window sill and views to the village green. Accessed off bedroom 4 is a superb studio with excellent natural light provided by large windows facing north and east. This could have many uses to include an additional large bedroom, granny annexe, or studio suite suitable for bed and breakfast or Air B&B. There is water already connected to facilitate these options and a staircase to the storage space below could provide separate access.

Outside - A driveway is accessed off Church Street and splays to the side of The White House and the front of the detached offices, providing ample off-road parking and access to the garaging.

The property occupies a fabulous plot which, in all, is 1.25 acres or thereabouts. Much thought has gone into the garden design and, as a result, the gardens are beautiful with a wide range of mature specimen trees, including lime, blue cedar, tulip, catalpa, red and white chestnut, Portuguese pine, red beech, black forest Christmas, horizontal silver birch, contorted hazel, and willows. There are fruiting quince, apple, pear, damson, plum, and walnut trees and a number of beautiful Old English roses throughout the garden. There is also a kitchen garden with raspberries, blackberries, and blackcurrants. To the far end of the garden is a tennis court with all weather surface. It’s positioning means that it is well screened from the house. There is also a natural pond with butyl lining and a vehicular right of way over the neighbour’s drive to access a barn/garage down the garden.

Adjacent to The White House is The Courtyard which was constructed in 2000 with a Heritage oak frame with modern insulation and Italian marble floor tiles with underfloor Economy 7 electric heating. It has a reception hall, two offices, a kitchenette, a WC, and an attached double garage. The Courtyard has recently been granted planning permission to be converted into a three bedroom residence with its own separate driveway, accessed off Church Street.

Viewing - Strictly by prior appointment via the selling agents. Contact 01788 564666.

Fixtures And Fittings - Only those items in the nature of fixtures and fittings mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale. Other items are specifically excluded. None of the appliances have been tested by the agents and they are not certified or warranted in any way.

Services - The vendor advises that the property has mains drainage, water and electricity services connected. The property was completely re-wired recently with 3-phase supply. Morespeed ultra-fast broadband is available with speeds up to 100 Megabytes per second. The central heating is oil-fired as is the AGA cooker with domestic hot water jacket.

The agents would like to point out that none of the services have been tested and purchasers should note that it is their specific responsibility to make their own enquiries of the appropriate authorities as to the location, adequacy and availability of mains water, electricity, oil tanks, and drainage services.

Local Authority - Rugby Borough Council. Tel: 01788 533533. Council Tax Band - G.

Agent's Note - The White House has right of way over the neighbour’s drive to access the barn/garage down the garden.


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Nearest station

  • Rugby (3.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Howkins & Harrison LLP, Rugby

7-11 Albert Street, Rugby, CV21 2RX

01788 436024 Local call rate

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