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5 bedroom farm house for sale


Sold STC £730,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Lovely period farmhouse full of charm and character
  • Wealth of exposed beams and wood floors
  • Three reception rooms with open fireplaces
  • Additional study
  • Five bedrooms and two bathrooms
  • Master bedroom with en-suite and dressing room
  • Well tended screened gardens
  • 1.89 acres of gounds/paddocks
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Available with no onward chain

Full description

Cawston Old Farmhouse is a Grade II listed half timbered period property with mature gardens and paddock extending to 1.89 acres. The property dates back to the 17th Century with later 18th Century additions and retains a wealth of character and period features throughout.

Location - The property has a unique position, nestling within the Cawston Grange estate, within the borough of Rugby. Cawston is ideally placed for commuters and popular with families owing to its ease of access to transport links, regular bus service and wide range of local amenities which are located in the heart of Cawston. There is a primary school with nursery on-site and a community centre which offers a wide variety of activities and local resident functions. Cawston has plenty of open space for walks including the Cawston Greenway which is a former disused railway which has been turned into a nature and butterfly reserve. There are several children’s parks and Bilton village is within walking distance with its wider range of facilities. Primary Schooling is available at Cawston Grange Primary School with further primary schooling at Bilton Junior School and Henry Hinde School, both of which are within walking distance. There is also an impressive range of state and private schooling available in Rugby and the surrounding area including Rugby High School for Girls, Lawrence Sheriff, Bilton Grange, Princethorpe College and world famous Rugby School. London is accessible through a regular high speed train service from Rugby to Euston which takes just under 50 minutes.

Rugby Town Centre – 3 miles
Leamington Spa – 14 miles
Coventry – 12.5 miles

Ground Floor - The entrance to the property is via the Georgian wing which was added between 1800 and 1850. The entrance hall retains the original oak staircase rising to the first floor and wide panel oak flooring. Off the main hallway is a rear hall which gives access to a secondary staircase and a further inner hall has a useful built-in cloaks cupboard. Doors lead off the main hall to a downstairs WC and a study to one side and to a stunning lounge/dining room to the other. The focal point of the lounge/dining room is undoubtedly the impressive inglenook fireplace with oak bressumer over which houses an open fire with cast iron fire basket, backplate, and canopy. In addition, this lovely living space has exposed oak beams to the ceiling and walls and the dining area has stripped oak floorboards. Off the rear hall is the snug which is a cosy room with brick-built open fireplace and exposed wall and ceiling timbers. A brace and latch door leads to the kitchen which incorporates a range of painted pine units, a herringbone tiled floor and a range cooker.

First Floor - The original oak staircase rises to the first floor and leads to the master bedroom and bedroom two. The master bedroom has exposed oak A-frames and an open timber doorway through to a stunning dressing room/bathroom with free standing roll-top bathtub and separate shower enclosure. Bedroom 2 also has a corner shower enclosure and traditional pedestal wash hand basin within the room itself, as well as a door through to a Jack ‘n’ Jill family bathroom which is also accessed off the rear landing. Bedroom 3 is situated off the rear landing and has a useful storage cupboard and brace and latch door through to bedroom 4 which is dual aspect and has a range of built-in wardrobes, drawers and cupboards. Of special note is the original hand painted stenciling to the front hall, stairs and first and second floor landings, carried out by a local canal boat artist.

Second Floor - The original oak staircase rises to the second floor where the landing gives access to eaves storage and a door leads through to bedroom 5.

Outside - A tarmacadam and beautifully screened driveway, which is owned but shared with adjacent properties, is accessed off Whitefriars Drive and leads to Cawston Old Farmhouse via a five bar gate. The driveway extends to the eastern side of property, where an ‘in and out’ circular driveway sweeps round to the front of the property. The main gardens, which extend to approximately 0.58 acres, are situated to the front and western side of the property and are mainly laid to lawn, interspersed with mature trees, shrubs, and herbaceous borders.

The paddocks adjoin the garden and are divided into two separate areas, enclosed by post and rail fencing (please refer to plan). The main paddock is ideal for a horse or pony, whilst the smaller area could be used as a vegetable garden or orchard, and provides space for a double garage and further opportunities for domestic outbuildings and stabling if required. The paddocks and gardens, together with the drive, extend to approximately 1.89 acres.

Historical Note - Part of the property is believed to date back to around 1640, with the Georgian wing being added between 1800 and 1850. The modernisations over the life of the house have retained and enhanced the half-timbering and exposed original oak beams and ceiling joists within. The Cawston Estate was part of the Warwickshire Estate of the Duke of Buccleuch which stretched from Cawston in the north to Dunchurch and Kytes Hardwick in the south. The Duke brought tenants down from his estates in Scotland but the Warwickshire Estate was broken up and sold in 1919. The former Cawston Grange Farm and Cawston Old Farm now comprise the Cawston Grange Estate.

Ownership Declaration - Please note that the vendor is related to a partner of Howkins & Harrison.

Clawback Clause - A clawback clause will be included in the contract for 30% of any additional value which may accrue if any of the paddock should receive planning consent for residential development at any time in the future.

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

Services - 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, gas and drainage services.

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.

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

Floorplan - Howkins & Harrison prepare these plans for reference only. They are not to scale.

Important Information - Every care has been taken with the preparation of these Sales Particulars, but complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. In all cases, buyers should verify matters for themselves. Where property alterations have been undertaken buyers should check that relevant permissions have been obtained. If there is any point, which is of particular importance let us know and we will verify it for you. These particulars do not constitute a contract or part of a contract. All measurements are approximate. The fixtures, fittings, services and appliances have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Photographs are provided for general information and it cannot be inferred that any item shown is included in the sale. Plans are provided for general guidance and are not to scale.

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20 June 2018


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