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6 bedroom house for sale

Harborough Magna, Rugby

Sold STC £850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Attractive Unlisted Manor House in 2.4 Acres
  • Extensive Accommodation Over 3 Floors
  • 6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms & Attic Room
  • Sitting Room, Study & Garden Room
  • Dining Room, Reception Hall & Breakfast Room
  • Bar, Kitchen & Laundry Room
  • Extensive Outbuildings with Planning Permission
  • 2.4 Acres of Gardens & Paddocks
  • Period Features Throughout including Secret Room
  • Delightful Views Over Fields

Full description

A unique, unlisted manor house occupying gardens and paddock approaching 2.4 acres and offering in excess of 4,000 sq ft of accommodation plus a variety of useful outbuildings, which have had planning permission granted for conversion. Additional grazing land available subject to separate negotiation, 5 acres available for purchase and a further 4 acres available to rent.

Introduction - The Old Manor House, parts of which are believed to have dated back to 1720, sits in the small hamlet of Harborough Parva just on the outskirts of the village of Harborough Magna and is within a few minutes from Rugby, where mainline trains to London Euston are available frequently and can reach the capital in under an hour. This 3-storey home has 6 bedrooms, 3 of which are ensuite, a family bathroom and a useful attic room, whilst on the ground floor there is a variety of reception rooms including a garden room, sitting room, dining room, breakfast room, study, bar, kitchen and a large reception hall. The property has a wealth of charm and character, with ceiling beams, oak panels and even a secret room accessed via a book case! There are attractive views to the west where some stunning sunsets can be appreciated whilst there are extremely useful outbuildings, which offer excellent storage space, but have had planning permission granted to create ancillary accommodation and garaging. There is a large gravel courtyard with parking for a high number of vehicles. The gardens and paddock extend to 2.4 acres, providing a delightful lifestyle for buyers who have livestock or horses. The property is offered for sale with no onward chain.

Accommodation Summary -

Ground Floor - The original timber entrance door leads to a hallway and reception hall with oak panelling and stairs rising to the first floor. The hall overlooks the garden via a double-glazed windows and door, there is a fireplace with cast iron surround, hearth and timber mantle. From here there are doors that lead off to the study and sitting room which overlooks the fore garden via a double-glazed window, there is a large stone open fireplace, central ceiling beam and double-glazed doors that lead to the garden room, which has access to the roof void and double-glazed windows that take advantage of the views across the neighbouring fields. The study also has an original fireplace with hearth and double-glazed doors that return to the garden room. The dining room has views of the front, again with oak panelling throughout, part of which hides a secret staircase to the first floor whiskey room and an attractive original fireplace. The neighbouring breakfast room is the heart of the home with a quarry tiled floor and a twin plate Aga with a variety of ovens set into the chimney breast and views to the front. From here there are doors leading down to the bar which has double glazed windows to the rear and original beams, denoting the oldest part of the building and neighbouring this is the kitchen which again has views to the rear, has a stone floor, a variety of base units and exposed ceiling timbers. There is door from here that leads to a large utility room which could, with very little imagination, provide a more extensive kitchen and breakfast room if so desired. The oil-fired central heating boiler is situated in this room and there is space and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher, original stone sink, washing copper, a window to the front and rear, Velux roof window and a door that leads out to the rear gardens and neighbouring barns.

Reception Hall - 4.26 x 3.61 (13'11" x 11'10") -

Sitting Room - 5.02 x 3.81 (16'5" x 12'5") -

Study - 3.88 x 3.56 (12'8" x 11'8") -

Garden Room - 8.95 x 2.67 (29'4" x 8'9") -

Dining Room - 5.00 x 3.84 (16'4" x 12'7") -

Breakfast Room - 5.40 x 4.71 (17'8" x 15'5") -

Kitchen - 4.09 x 3.84 (maximum) (13'5" x 12'7" (maximum)) -

Laundry Room - 8.43 x 4.50 (27'7" x 14'9") -

First Floor - The landing has doors leading off to the master suite, two further double bedrooms, a lobby area and the family bathroom. The impressive master bedroom suite has a small lobby area with a door leading to a dressing room and a door leading to an ensuite bathroom with a corner shower cubicle, original cast iron feature fireplace, wash basin with cabinet, a bath with telephone style shower attachment and mixer tap set beneath the window overlooking the garden and a low-level WC. There is a variety of Travertine tiles and underfloor heating. A further door from the lobby leads the bedroom which has an original feature fireplace with cast iron surround and outstanding views, via the double-glazed doors that lead to the balcony, across the fields to the west. Bedroom two is also another double room with a double-glazed bay window sharing similar views and overlooking the frontage whilst across the landing is bedroom three, again another double room with original fireplace, wash basin and window to the front aspect, plus access to Bedroom 4 if required. Alternative access is provided from the lobby which has shelving and cabinet storage, there are two further staircases from here; one leading to the guest bedroom and another leading to the attic room. Bedroom four has views to the front, this is a large double bedroom with built in wardrobes and an ensuite shower room with electric shower, shower cubicle, wash basin and low-level WC. Stairs lead down to bedroom five and in turn lead off to the breakfast room. Bedroom five is another double room with exposed ceiling beams and windows overlooking the rear gardens, there is a secret doorway via the bookcase that leads to the current owner’s whiskey room, which has a fireplace and window to the rear and in turn has its own secret staircase from the ground floor with doorway leading to the dining room. The guest room has a door from the landing and a staircase leading up to a large double bedroom with views to both the front and rear, a vaulted ceiling with further exposed A frames and a door that leads to the ensuite shower room. A further less conventional staircase leads to the attic rooms which could serve a purpose as an additional guest room for times when guests can overflow the house! It does have a neighbouring WC and wash basin and the room itself has exposed ceiling beams, brickwork, Velux roof windows and heating.

Landing -

Master Bedroom - 3.93 x 3.64 (12'10" x 11'11") -

Walk-In Wardrobe -

Ensuite Bathroom -

Bedroom 2 - 4.43 x 3.26 (maximum) (14'6" x 10'8" (maximum)) -

Bedroom 3 - 3.74 x 3.29 (12'3" x 10'9") -

Bedroom 4 - 5.82 x 5.67 (maximum) (19'1" x 18'7" (maximum)) -

Ensuite Shower Room -

Bedroom 5 - 3.80 x 3.01 (12'5" x 9'10") -

Secret Room - 3.09 x 2.88 (10'1" x 9'5") -

Family Bathroom -

Second Floor -

Bedroom 6 - 5.57 x 5.54 (maximum) (18'3" x 18'2" (maximum)) -

Outside -

Parking, Planning & Outbuildings - The Old Manor House has an attractive entrance with brick-built pillars and a sweeping gravel driveway that provides access to house and the neighbouring property, The Grange. The large courtyard provides ample hardstanding and will easily cater for a good number of vehicles. Across the courtyard from the main house is a large barn which requires attention but has had planning permission granted to create garaging with a useful play room/games room above.

Attached to the main house is an old dairy that also has had planning permission granted for conversion in to a useful Annexe.

The plans can be seen on the Rugby Borough Council Planning Portal under the reference R11/2434

Paddock & Gardens - There is a five-bar gate that leads to the garden and a further five bar gate that leads to the paddock. In total, the plot measures approximately 2.4 acres The paddock takes up approximately 1.25 acres and has three mature trees and is surrounded by a variety of post and rail fencing The smaller paddock to the north also has post and rail fencing. Again, there are attractive views towards neighbouring fields.

Important Note - The paddock has an overage clause whereby any uplift in value due to planning permission being granted for a building will require payment of 50% of any uplift to the Transferors detailed in the Transfer dated 17 September 2010. The overage is in place until 2035 hence eight years have elapsed.

Front Garden - Neighbouring the parking area is a small foregarden with lawned area, pathways leading to the two main entrance doors and two staddle stones either side of the entrance porch.

Rear Garden - This has a five bar gate providing access and has a large gravelled terrace and some attractive retaining walls with outside lighting, flower borders and there are steps leading up to the lawned garden which has a variety of attractive trees and a number of fruit trees and a fence denoting the northern boundary between the paddock and garden. The picket fence allows views of the countryside to the west.

Location - The village of Harborough Magna houses the highly regarded The Old Lion public house, village church and Early Birds Nursery. Primary schooling is at The Revel in nearby Monks Kirby. There is an excellent choice of both state and private schooling in Coventry, Warwick, Princethorpe, Bilton and of course the world-famous Rugby school. Harborough Magna Parish is within priority catchment for allocating places at Lawrence Sheriff and Rugby High grammar schools. The buses for all local schools depart from the end of Main Street by the Old Lion.
Day-to-day needs can be found in nearby Newbold where there is a Co-op. The local Malt Kiln farm shop is also a fantastic source of local produce and has a bakery and butchers within. There is a wider range of local amenities in nearby Brinklow, Pailton and Easenhall and Rugby itself, or further afield in Coventry or Leamington Spa.

Services - Mains water, electricity and broadband are connected

Local Authority - Rugby Borough Council
Council Tax Band F.

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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  • Rugby (2.7 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

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01788 436032 Local call rate

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