Offers Over £900,000
Nuthurst Lane, Astley, Nuneaton
This magnificent country property was designed and built by the current owners back in the1970s and was originally part of the Arbury Estate. This five-bedroom property benefits from being set back from the road and is positioned within a 2-acre plot, in total this property ranges an impressive 6058 sq.ft. It is unique in design and benefits from timber features and flooring, stone mullion window frames and reclaimed beams.
Accommodation - The main residence, in brief, comprises of a huge open hallway, sitting room, drawing room, cloakroom and a kitchen/breakfast room. The main sitting room benefits from exposed timbers, dual aspect views to the front and to the rear boasting views of the rolling countryside. The rooms main focal point is a magnificent feature fireplace with a log burning stove and stone halve. Rising to the first floor, there are four triple sized bedrooms, a smaller fifth bedroom and two bathrooms. On the second floor there is a further room that could be utilised as a further bedroom, playroom or just used as an additional living area.
There is a wide choice of highly rated educational establishments and state, all within easy reach; including Coventry Prep, Bablake School and Kind Henry V111 which age ranges from 3-18 years.
Outside - Outside, approaching the property off Nuthurst Lane, through wooden gates is a large parking area to the front of the property that gives access to the triple garages and stable/ tack room. Distancing the property from the road is a large lawned area with mature trees, plants/shrubbery, boarded with hedgerows giving the property a high degree of privacy from the roadside. The land wraps around both sides of the main residence where there is a large man-made pond/lake, beyond to the rear of the pond there is a very spacious brick-built workshop and brick built stable block/ barn which is split over two levels. The stable/barn spans an impressive 2275sq.ft. and could easily be converted into more living space, a gymnasium or even man cave! In all, this property needs to be viewed to really be appreciated for what it has to offer.
Seller Insight - This imposing country house, which boasts around two acres of stunning gardens and grounds, occupies an idyllic location in the glorious Warwickshire countryside. My parents had the house built in 1973 and I have such fond memories of my time growing up here, says Louise. It had always been their dream to build their own home from scratch and so when they happened upon a rather rickety old farmhouse on this amazing piece of land in this spectacular rural setting, everything just fell into place.
My parents had always had a love of period homes, so they didnt want to replace that old farmhouse with a characterless modern box, instead they wanted something with real character and charm and so they had this property beautifully designed to look as if it had been here for a hundred or so years. It has lovely stone mullion windows and leaded lights, and inside they used reclaimed beams, a lot of the flooring is solid wood and they added features such as the most amazing inglenook in the main living room and some gorgeous panelling in the main bathroom. The attention to detail has been minute and its all been done to an incredibly high standard so when people come for the very first time they are usually very shocked to discover that the house was built in the 1970s.
The layout is also very traditional separate kitchen, separate dining room, separate living room but all of the rooms are oversized so theres a tremendous feeling of space, continues Louise. Its also a very bright and airy house, and because it sits so beautifully within the grounds, every room benefits from having a tremendous view of the garden, which is without doubt a standout feature of the property. Theres a paddock to the front, so the house is set well back from the road and accessed via a very impressive sweeping driveway, and then the rest of the space is mainly laid to lawn with a couple of pretty ponds and some wonderfully mature trees dotted here and there. Its a stunning space and incredibly peaceful and private, and as a child I remember it being a very magical place to explore.
The kitchen has always been the real heart of this home, says Louise. Its a large, traditional farmhouse-style kitchen, big enough for a dining table and chairs so it was always a very sociable space and one that wed all congregate in as a family.
Id say that the location offers the best of both worlds, says Louise. The house and grounds are completely surrounded by rolling farmland, so its incredibly peaceful, private and exceptionally picturesque, but its not at all isolated. There are lots of well-served villages in the local area and the road links are very good so its easy to get to places such as Coventry, Solihull and Birmingham.
Up in the attic is a huge space that we always used as a playroom, says Louise, but Id say that it could have the potential to be transformed into a gorgeous master suite.
This is very much a family home and for me its always had such a warm and welcoming atmosphere, so its a place Ive loved coming back to, says Louise. Ill be sad to let it go, but its time for a new family to fill it and enjoy all it has to offer.
Location - Situated to the South West of Coventry City Centre, Astley is a village and parish within the North Warwickshire district of Warwickshire, England. Church Farm is close to the Warwick University, it also provides excellent access to the A45 and the A46. The A45 connects to Birmingham, passing Birmingham International Airport and the A46 connects to the Warwick/Leamington area.
Nuneaton 5 miles
Coventry 9.5 miles
Birmingham 22 miles
Birmingham International Airport 11 miles
M42 / M6 11 miles
Local Authority -
Services To The Property - Services - Mains electricity and water. The property has oil fired central heating, and there is an oil Aga in the kitchen. Sewerage is via a septic tank.
Viewing Arrangments - Strictly via the vendors sole agents Fine & Country
Website - For more information visit www.fineandcountry.com/coventry
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 and 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.
- 5 Extra Large Double Bedrooms
- Built in the 1970s
- Set within a 2-acre Plot
- In total 6058 sq.ft.
- Village Location
- Character features
- Private Gardens
- Detached Country property
- Off Road Parking
- Out Building