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5 bedroom country house for sale

Kites Hardwick, Rugby, Warwickshire

Sold STC £725,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Handsome Grade II Listed Georgian House
  • Sympathetically Modernised Annexe
  • 4 Bedrooms & 2 Reception Rooms
  • Quality Fitted Kitchen & Useful Cellar Rooms
  • 2 Bathrooms (1 En-Suite)
  • Period Features Throughout
  • Large Outbuilding & Parking
  • Extensive Formal Gardens of 0.79

Full description

A classical four bedroom Georgian period house with ancillary cottage set in 0.79 acres of carefully designed formal gardens.

Introduction - This well recognised Georgian house dating from the very early 19th century has over the course of the last five years been fully modernised and thoughtfully extended in recent years. This has included: full re-wiring, new oil-fried central heating, re-fitted kitchen and bathrooms as well as substantially upgrading the insulation and new or refurbished sash windows. There is also a new single storey extension to the North of the house which attaches to the guest cottage. Whilst the house is semi-detached, you are blissfully unaware of immediate neighbours. There is a large outbuilding and formal gardens of 0.79 of an acre with rose and parterre gardens.

Kites Hardwick is a beautiful English Hamlet with a long and rich history, stretching as far back as the Domesday Book. It takes is name from the local Herdewyk family, and the Red Kites that once populated the medieval landscape. The original Manor House was first mentioned in the 13th century and now stands as a superb Georgian Manor House with all the Palladian splendours one would expect from this classical era of country houses.

Accommodation Summary -

Ground Floor - A wide timber door gives direct access to the dining room, which has an operational open fireplace with stone hearth and an attractive timber surround. This light and welcoming room has a combination of newly installed period coving with timber wall panels with original arched drinks cabinet. There is a tall side window with fitted shutters and window seat beneath with fan light over the entrance door. There is an alarm sensor, stairs to the first floor, smoke alarm and down lighters. From the dining room a door and steep staircase descends to the tanked cellarage. This comprises of a utility area with space for a tumble dryer and plumbing for a washing machine. An open doorway leads to a useful storage area under the cloakroom. The larger area (below the kitchen) houses the RCD consumer unit, a Grant oil-fired central heating boiler. There is a pressurised water cylinder, and two immersion heaters, smoke alarm, power and ample lighting. The kitchen was skilfully designed and fitted by Moben kitchens with a range of hand painted base units with soft closing hinges and granite work surface. There is a central island with three drawer set, wooden work surfaces and a drinks chiller. There is a Belfast enamel sink with a Tecnik integrated dishwasher below a wooden work surface with drainer. There is a Samsung tall fridge/freezer unit with matching eye-level cupboards and a full height cupboard with fitted spice racks.

There is a built in Smeg electric fan-assisted double oven with a five-ring hob and concealed extractor canopy above. There are travertine floor tiles, attractive Fired Earth jade ceramic tiles, two radiators with built in window seats. There are two tall sash windows with fitted shutters making this both a light and private room. Two steps lead down to the very impressive living space which has a gas fuelled burner, high ceiling with down lighters, quality flooring and an open storage cupboard. There is a built in radiator with decorative cover. This room does adjoin the guest cottage (so could be directly linked if desirable). There are contemporary, folding doors which overlook the parterre garden. The cloakroom has a high-level cistern with travertine floor tiles. There is a Twyford enamel sink built into a base unit with work surfaces. Alarm control panel, down lighters, front and side sash windows.

Dining Room - 4.47 x 4.36 (14'7" x 14'3") -

Sitting Room - 6.49 x 3.75 (21'3" x 12'3") -

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 4.05 x 3.58 (13'3" x 11'8") -

Basement -

Room 1 - 3.88 x 3.02 (12'8" x 9'10") -

Utility -

Room 2 - 2.09 x 1.95 (6'10" x 6'4") -

First Floor - The first floor landing has exposed boards with the staircase continuing up to the second floor. There is a smoke alarm with a window providing views over the frontage. The master bedroom has two sash windows providing views over the rose gardens with a large radiator beneath with decorative cover. Across one wall there are spacious built in wardrobes with overhead storage, built in drawers. Coved ceiling, wall panelling, down lighters and reading light points. The en-suite has a white cast-iron bath with a fitted mixer tap and showerhead attachment with a Bristan shower unit over. There is a low-level flush WC with fitted washstand which has a travertine surface with twin basins, heated towel rail, shaver point and ceramics. Under floor heating has been installed beneath the newly tiled floor, there is a plate glass mirror with lighting, front and side sash windows providing attractive views. Bedroom 4 also a good amount of built in storage and shelving with decorative panelling. There are two radiators with covers beneath two large front sash windows. This attractive room has a tiled hearth with a working fireplace and could be used as a first floor sitting room (as it currently is).

Landing -

Master Bedroom - 4.51 x 3.72 (14'9" x 12'2") -

Ensuite Bathroom -

Bedroom 4 - 4.20 x 3.43 (13'9" x 11'3") -

Second Floor - On the landing there is a smoke alarm, radiator with an eye-level front window. The second bedroom has part panelled walls with inset power points, TV and telephone points. There is an original painted beam, radiator with cover and a side window with operational shutters. The third bedroom also has part panelled walls with a dado rail, radiator and fitted cover. This room also has an ornamental cast-iron fireplace with tiled hearth and a ceiling beam. There are two front windows with operational shutters and access to the loft space which in turn provides access to the leaded roof for maintenance purposes. The family bathroom has a white cast-iron bath with fitted mixer tap and showerhead attachment. Double sink vanity unit, low-level flush WC. Fired Earth limited edition ceramics, heated towel rail, radiator. Ceiling beam, sash front and side windows providing fabulous views.

Landing -

Bedroom 2 - 4.58 x 3.34 (15'0" x 10'11") -

Bedroom 3 - 4.16 x 3.49 (13'7" x 11'5") -

Family Bathroom -

Ancillary Accommodation - To the left of the house there is a single storey cottage that could be ideal for a family member, a nanny or a source of rental income, as is currently the case. It has been refurbished by the present owner to a high standard. A double glazed door leads to the bedroom area which has a storage heater, airing cupboard housing the insulated hot water tank. There is a TV socket and a sash front window. The bathroom has a large modern double shower cubicle, wash-hand basin, low-level flush WC, extractor fan and opaque window. Off the bedroom area, double doors lead into the galley kitchen which has a range of high quality fitted units with work surfaces and an enamel inset sink unit, set beneath the double glazed sash window, with view of the parterre garden. There is a built in fridge/freezer, electric single oven and 4 ring induction hob, beneath a stainless steel extractor hood. Within this combined room, there is ample power points, TV and telephone points, together with a Chinese slate floor. There glazed French doors that lead out to the south facing private terrace and gravelled pathway to the parking area and around the side elevation to the door to the bedroom.

Outside -

Formal Gardens - To the left of the driveway there is a triangular lawn with a classical parterre garden. Along with box privet and lavender it is also complimented by many planted bulbs that create colour throughout the seasons. This section of garden is enclosed by a well planted border including recently planted topiary and Yew trees and an established sycamore tree. Across the driveway there is a similar lawn area interspersed with some young eating apple, pear trees along with mature eating apple and plum trees. This section is also lined by recently planted Yew trees and a summer house making it a lovely area for a children’s games. The third section of garden to the side of the house is currently laid out as a formal rose garden with further Yew trees and some raised vegetable beds toward the far end. There is a concrete base with a 2,111 litre capacity Harlequin oil tank.

Workshop, Garaging & Parking Facilities - Set within the initial part of garden there is a substantial steel framed workshop/garage block providing excellent storage facilities. It has four independent electric roller doors with ample light, power and an alarm sensor within the building. There are five halogen lights fixed to the frontage illuminating the driveway with PIR security lighting. To the front there is a circular turning area providing good parking facilities leading onto the main driveway. To the south of the house there is adequate parking for around 6 vehicles.

Garage - 14.05 x 7.30 (46'1" x 23'11") -

Location - Kites Hardwick is a small hamlet situated around 2 miles south of Dunchurch. There is Leam Valley Driving Range for the aspiring golfer a short walk away and Draycote Water offers a wide range of boating, walking and cycling options. Dunchurch is a large and very well-served Warwickshire village with The Dun Cow pub/restaurant providing good food, beer and overnight accommodation. There is also The Green Man, Omar’s Indian restaurant, The Thatched Cottage and The Huntsman carvery. The village has a busy village post office/store, two hairdressers, newsagents, a beauty salon, Chinese and Pizza takeaways, a fish & chip shop and a bespoke fireplace shop. There is a village library, chemist, a doctor’s surgery and a highly regarded village junior school, with private schooling available in either Rugby or Bilton Grange. Sainsbury’s is just over a mile away, and there is a wide range of shopping available in nearby Rugby, situated approximately three miles away, with a regular bus service. Within Rugby there is a Virgin Train service giving access to Euston, London in well under an hour. Due to the excellent road network surrounding Rugby, there is also good access to Southam, Daventry, Leamington, Northampton, Warwick, Coventry and slightly further a field in Milton Keynes.

Services - Mains water, electricity, BT, oil heating, Sky TV, shared private drainage system.

Local Authority - Rugby Borough Council.
Telephone (01788) 533533.
Council tax band ‘F’ for the house and ‘A’ for the guest cottage.

Viewing Arrangements - Strictly via the vendors sole agents Fine & Country on (01788) 820062.

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

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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