Guide Price £1,500,000
A beautiful unlisted Victorian rectory situated in a conservation area close to Bilton village in 1.24 acres of beautifully maintained gardens.
Introduction - The Old Rectory was originally constructed in the 1850s and is nestled beneath St Marks Church in a leafy suburb of Bilton village, one of the areas most sought after streets. The property is situated in a secluded position and offers in excess of 6,000 ft2 of accommodation, which comprises five generous double bedrooms, three bathrooms, together with some generous reception rooms including a drawing room, formal dining room, library, study, laundry room and kitchen/breakfast room. This signature home also benefits from a three chambered cellar and versatile accommodation in addition to the main house, which includes a connected two-bedroom apartment with lounge and bathroom which is convenient for an independent relative or au pair. Complimenting the main house and apartment is a detached coach house, with kitchen, bathroom and bedroom/living space. Our present owners have resided in The Old Rectory for nearly 30 years and the property offers a wealth of period features including restored sash windows with original shutters, ceiling cornicing, deep sectional skirting boards, curved mahogany staircase, servants bells and original doors. A true feature of the house is the delightful secluded and sheltered gardens which have a variety of deciduous and coniferous trees dotted around the well-maintained lawns.
Accommodation Summary -
Ground Floor - The entrance hall has an arched leaded porch with large entrance door and a hallway with ceiling cornice, ceiling rose and doors leading off to the study, inner lobby, library and drawing room and there are stairs rising to the first floor. The study is situated to the front of the property with two sash windows to the front aspect, the library is situated on the northern side of the building and has two large sash windows with original shutters to the side aspect and there is also a series of architectural drawings that are covenanted to the house that were produced when the property was built in the 1850s. Neighbouring this lovely room is the drawing room which affords beautiful views of the private rear gardens via two large sash windows with original shutters. There is an open fireplace with original marble surround and raised hearth, delightful ceiling cornicing and a door that leads to the formal dining room which shares the views of the garden via sash windows where there is a living flame effect fire and marble surround, original ceiling cornice and picture rail. A door from here leads to the inner lobby which has access to the garden to the rear, the cloakroom which has a low-level WC and wash basin and a door that leads down to the cellar. The cellar itself is split into three chambers offering perfect conditions to lay the wine collection. The lobby continues down the hall where there is a cloak cupboard and access to the kitchen/breakfast room and laundry room, the lobby also has the original servants bells just beneath the coving on the ceiling. The kitchen/breakfast room faces the front with two sash windows to both front and side and a two plate Aga forming the centre piece within the chimney breast with a dual gas ring each side. There are a variety of built in appliances to include two fridges and a dishwasher. There is a twin stainless-steel sink, granite work surfaces, a double oven with a variety of matching base and wall mounted units. A door from here provides access to the self-contained apartment which has its own entrance and a further door that leads off to the garage. The laundry room provides access to the rear courtyard and has a variety of base and wall mounted units, plumbing for a washing machine and a stainless-steel twin sink and drainer. There is a matching ceramic tiled floor that continues from the kitchen and hallway and an airing cupboard that houses one of the central heating boilers and the linen shelves.
Entrance Hall - 5.19 x 3.07 (17'0" x 10'0") -
Library - 5.47 x 4.43 (17'11" x 14'6") -
Drawing Room - 7.98 x 4.91 (26'2" x 16'1") -
Study - 5.11 x 3.04 (maximum) (16'9" x 9'11" (maximum)) -
Dining Room - 6.73 x 4.91 (22'0" x 16'1") -
Inner Lobby -
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 5.67 x 4.75 (18'7" x 15'7") -
Laundry Room - 4.37 x 3.63 (maximum) (14'4" x 11'10" (maximum)) -
First Floor - The beautifully ornate curved mahogany staircase rises to the landing to a sash window facing the rear aspect and has access to the five bedrooms and a separate door that provides access to the apartment. The master bedroom has delightful views of the rear gardens, there is an original fireplace with marble surround, cornicing to the ceiling, a range of built in wardrobes and a door that leads to the ensuite bathroom which in turn provides access to the landing. This has views to the rear and is fitted with a six-piece bathroom suite to include his and hers wash basins with marble surround and cabinets beneath. There is a shower cubicle with thermostatically controlled shower, a bath with mixer tap and telephone style shower attachment, low level WC, bidet, original fireplace and a range of further wardrobes which are ideal for linen storage. Bedroom two also has views of the garden, original fireplace, further original wardrobes and sits adjacent to its bathroom which again has views to the rear with shower, his and hers wash basins, panelled bath and low-level WC. Bedroom three also has an ensuite which is accessible from the landing as faces the front with sash window, there is an original built in cupboard, panelled bath, low level WC and wash basin whilst bedroom four has views to the side of the house with built in triple wardrobe and built in single wardrobe either side of an attractive original fireplace with marble surround. Bedroom five faces the front with original fireplace, sash window and three built in double wardrobes.
Master Bedroom - 4.91 x 4.89 (16'1" x 16'0") -
Ensuite Bathroom -
Bedroom - 4.92 x 4.55 (16'1" x 14'11") -
Bedroom - 4.46 x 4.09 (14'7" x 13'5") -
Bedroom - 4.07 x 3.59 (13'4" x 11'9") -
Bedroom 5 - 4.16 x 3.01 (13'7" x 9'10") -
Family Bathroom -
Apartment - The apartment has its own entrance adjacent to the kitchen in the main house and has a small entrance hall and then stairs that rise to the first floor via a door. There are two double bedrooms in the main apartment, both with views to the side and in between there is a kitchen with a range of matching base and wall mounted units, electric cooker point, extractor hood, wall mounted central heating boiler and a window to the side aspect. The bathroom is fitted with a shower cubicle, panelled bath, wash basin, low level WC and linen store. There is a sizeable lounge with views to the front via the sash window and an original fireplace. The apartment could provide alternative accommodation for an independent relative or au pair. On the landing there is another door that provides access to the loft which has a staircase rising to this floor and there is a roof window and a further door that leads off to the remaining space.
Sitting Room - 5.68 x 4.77 (maximum) (18'7" x 15'7" (maximum)) -
Kitchen - 2.51 x 2.50 (8'2" x 8'2") -
Bedroom - 4.40 x 2.75 (14'5" x 9'0") -
Bedroom - 3.29 x 3.12 (10'9" x 10'2") -
The Coach House - The coach house compliments the accommodation built in the 1850s and again could provide a more independent quarters for a relative or au pair. There is a door that leads into the ground floor kitchen which has been fitted with a variety of white base and wall mounted units with adjoining beech effect work surfaces. There is a stainless-steel sink and drainer, double oven, space for a fridge, four ring hob and double-glazed window to the side aspect. There is an understairs storage cupboard which houses the central heating boiler and a dog legged staircase that leads off to the first-floor landing. This has a double-glazed window to the side overlooking the foregardens of The Old Rectory and the church, an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and linen shelves and door that leads to the bathroom which is fitted with a four-piece bathroom suite to include a shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and bath. This overlooks the courtyard and there are also steps from the landing up towards the bedroom/living area which has double glazed doors with a Juliette style balcony that provides views of the courtyard and rear gardens. There is a double-glazed window to the front overlooking the cobbled courtyard below and a variety of built in wardrobes and a clever pull-down double bed so that the area can be relieved if you have more guests.
Ground Floor -
Entrance Porch -
Kitchen - 3.97 x 2.37 (13'0" x 7'9") -
First Floor -
Bedroom/Living Space -
Outside - The Old Rectory is naturally situated adjacent to St Marks church and there is a six-bar gate providing access to the house, just passed the church hall. There is a pea gravel in and out driveway and a range of coniferous trees on the left-hand boundary neighbouring the church. The foregardens have a range of rhododendrons and hydrangeas and is awash with colour in spring and summer. There is a gate providing access to the gardens on both sides and a further gate that leads to the cobbled courtyard which in turn provides access to the double garage which could be convenient for a car enthusiast! There is an additional single garage within the main house which leads to the courtyard and which could easily provide vehicle parking for the separate apartment.
Double Garage - 5.37 x 5.15 (17'7" x 16'10") -
Single Garage - 5.74 x 4.43 (maximum) (18'9" x 14'6" (maximum)) -
Rear Gardens & Further Outbuildings - There is a double gate that leads from the driveway to a pleasant private courtyard, also accessed from the laundry room and garage, which is situated within an attractive south facing environment. There is a range of further outbuildings including potting sheds, tool sheds, garden store and wood store and a further gate and brick wall that shields the attractive pond and water feature. The gardens are a delightful addition to this wonderful Victorian home where the rear elevations of the house can be truly appreciated. The house is draped in Wisteria and there is a beautiful view of St Marks church. The lawns are terraced with steps leading down from the rear elevation towards a pea gravel pathway and in turn it slopes down to another area of the garden which is blessed with abundance of coniferous and deciduous trees providing privacy and seclusion. There is a variety of well stocked beds and also within the grounds is a 450-year-old mulberry tree and a further range of trees to the northern boundary beneath the church spire. All in all, the manageable plot is 1.24 acres.
Location - Situated within one of the most desirable roads in Rugby the property is within walking distance of the centre of Bilton and the pretty church. Bilton is a popular residential area with many amenities, schools and shops and nearby Rugby offers an extensive range of shopping facilities. Rugby also has a main line train station where high speed trains provide access to Euston in well under 50 minutes. From Rugby there is easy access to the extensive motorway networks surrounding Warwickshire including the A5, A14, M1 and the M6. There is also an impressive range of state and public schooling available in Rugby and the surrounding area including Bilton Grange, Lawrence Sheriff, Rugby High School, Princethorpe College, Bloxham School, King Henrys in Coventry and the world-renowned Rugby School.
Services - Mains gas, mains water, electricity and broadband are connected.
Local Authority - Rugby Borough Council
Council Tax Band H.
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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