A unique opportunity to acquire a fascinating, versatile and incredibly spacious, unlisted Victorian schoolhouse conversion, in this popular Warwickshire village.
Introduction - The Old School House was constructed in early Victorian times and has been sympathetically converted and extended over recent years, it ceased to be the village school in 1976 and the present owners moved in in 1982 and set about creating a flexible family home which has five bedrooms, two shower rooms and a large ensuite bathroom. On the ground floor there are a number of reception rooms to include a sitting room, garden room, formal dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and a study. There is an attractive garden and ample parking with a double garage, whilst the property has the benefit of gas central heating, double glazed windows and rather conveniently is offered for sale with no onward chain.
Accommodation Summary -
Ground Floor - There is an arched timber glazed door that leads to an entrance hall with attractive polished floor, a latched door leads off to the sitting room which forms part of the original building and has a double glazed window to the front aspect, stripped floor and an attractive open fireplace with exposed brick surround and raised hearth. There are exposed ceiling timbers and a further door that leads off to the study, which has a double glazed window to the front aspect and there is also access to the L-shaped kitchen/breakfast room. This has a double glazed window overlooking the rear terrace, a range of matching base and wall mounted units, a stainless steel one and a half bowl sink and drainer with mixer tap and a variety of built in appliances including a Hotpoint double oven, four ring gas hob with extractor hood above, a breakfast bar, exposed ceiling timbers, Velux roof window and a latched door that leads to the utility room. This has a stainless steel sink and washing machine and tumble dryer point. From the kitchen/breakfast room there is a door that leads off to an inner lobby, which has two staircases leading to the first floor areas and access to the remaining reception rooms and ground floor bedrooms. To the front of the property, a latched door leads to a formal dining room but does offer further flexibility to be a ground floor bedroom if desired, there is a double glazed window to the front aspect, a real living flame effect gas fire and a door that leads off to the boiler room which houses the wall mounted Worcester combination boiler, there is also the electrical consumer unit, a Velux roof window and a door to the side access. At the far end of the lobby there is a delightful garden room which has a double glazed window overlooking the parking area, double glazed French doors leading to the rear terrace and rear garden; this is a light, pleasant room which has active use in the summer months.
On the ground floor there are also two shower rooms, one being fitted with a white suite comprising of a corner shower cubicle, enclosed WC, pedestal wash hand basin with vanity unit, heated towel rail, ceramic-tiled floor and wall, LED downlighters, extractor fan, shaver point and an obscured double glazed window to the side aspect. The second shower room is down the corridor serving two ground floor bedrooms and again has a shower cubicle with thermostatically controlled Mira shower, wash basin, low level WC and ceramic wall and floor tiles, an obscured double glazed to the side aspect and a built in corner cabinet. There are two ground floor bedrooms; one is a large double room that overlooks the rear garden whilst the other is a small fifth bedroom that at present is used as a study. There are two staircases in the house, one leading to two bedrooms that are in the original part of the building and the other to an impressive master bedroom suite.
Entrance Porch -
Sitting Room - 4.82 x 4.72 (15'9" x 15'5") -
Office - 2.89 x 2.82 (9'5" x 9'3") -
Kitchen/Breakfast Area - 5.81 x 4.99 (maximum) (19'0" x 16'4" (maximum)) -
Utility Room -
Dining Room - 4.83 x 3.78 (15'10" x 12'4") -
Inner Lobby -
Office/Bedroom 5 - 3.21 x 1.67 (10'6" x 5'5") -
Shower Room -
Bedroom 4 - 4.09 x 3.57 (maximum) (13'5" x 11'8" (maximum)) -
Shower Room -
Garden Room - 5.13 x 4.08 (16'9" x 13'4") -
First Floor - The first landing has latched doors that lead off to bedrooms two and three, bedroom two has an exposed ceiling timber, a dormer double glazed window to the side aspect and a Velux roof window whilst bedroom three forms part of the original building and has a degree of restricted head space but there are two Velux roof windows providing ample natural light, a dormer window to the rear and a double glazed window to the side aspect and there is access to the remaining loft space via a latched door.
The second landing has a double glazed window that overlooks Hill Road, this is a large landing and there is potentially, subject to building regulations, an option to create an access into bedroom two if required. At the moment there are two doors that lead off to a master bedroom and adjoining ensuite bathroom. The master bedrooms forms part of the extension that was added in 1993 and has a double glazed window overlooking the side and a double glazed window overlooking the garden at the rear. There is a range of high quality built in wardrobes and bedroom furniture and neighbouring this is the door that leads off to the ensuite bathroom which again has been fitted with a white suite to include a panelled bath, low level WC, wash basin with vanity unit and a shower cubicle with glazed sliding door and electric Triton shower over. There is a ceramic tiled floor, obscured double glazed window to the rear, a heated chrome towel rail and access to the remaining roof void.
Master Bedroom - 5.14 x 4.11 (16'10" x 13'5") -
Dressing Area - 4.52 x 2.39 (14'9" x 7'10") -
Ensuite Bathroom -
Bedroom 2 - 7.76 x 4.86 (25'5" x 15'11") -
Eaves Storage - 4.86 x 3.79 (15'11" x 12'5") -
Bedroom 3 - 5.30 x 4.93 (maximum) (17'4" x 16'2" (maximum)) -
Outside - The property occupies a prominent position which is as to be expected for an old school house and is on the corner of Main Street and Hill Road in the village and there is a five bar gate that provides access to the majority of the garden. There is a block paved patio with parking for at least four vehicles and then direct access to a detached double garage with up and over doors, pitched roof and power and lighting. At the rear of the kitchen and in front of the garden room is a large raised terrace with low brick wall providing an opportunity to enjoy the afternoon sun. At the rear, the garden is laid mainly to lawn to the right of the garage and there is a large raised paved patio and brick-built barbecue area just off the garden room, with fully automated awning, including infra-red heaters and LED lights. There is a timber shed and outside lighting.
Location - The property enjoys a semi-rural setting in the small Warwickshire village of Grandborough. The property is well located at the edge of the village and as well as the church there is also a village hall and popular public house all within walking distance of the house. A regular school bus service runs from the village. Grandborough is a small village approximately six miles south of Rugby and day-to-day shopping can be found in the villages of Dunchurch or Braunston, both around a five-minute drive away by car. The village has a doorstep delivery service providing a wide range of milk, groceries and other products. Surrounding farms sell free-range eggs and meat products and there is a monthly Farmers Market held in the 14th Century church. A wider range of shopping can be found in Rugby, Daventry and Leamington Spa. There are walks bridleways through rural farming country with peaceful and tranquil scenery. Woodbine Stables (www.woodbine-stables.co.uk) organises a wide range of horse/pony riding activities for all ages and abilities. Draycote Water Country Park is only a couple of miles away where you can enjoy a barbecue on a summers day or perhaps pursue hobbies such as sailing, canoeing or trout fishing. Grandborough also provides good access to the A45, A5, M1, M40 and M6. As well as the excellent road network there are train stations at Rugby, Leamington Spa and Warwick Parkway with high speed trains from Rugby conveying commuters to London Euston in under 50 minutes. There is an impressive range of state and private schooling available in Rugby and the surrounding area including Bilton Grange, Lawrence Sheriff, Rugby High, Princethorpe College, Bloxham, King Henry VIII in Coventry and the world-renowned Rugby School. There are both junior and middle schools in Dunchurch, and primary schooling in both Leamington Hastings (extra care facilities) and Napton on the Hill.
Services - Main gas, mains water, electricity and broadband (FTTP) are connected
Local Authority - Rugby Borough Council.
Telephone (01788) 533533.
Council Tax Band G.
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 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.
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