An exciting opportunity to purchase this enchanting grade II listed farmhouse, tucked away in the Leicestershire countryside. Briefly comprising seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, and five receptions rooms. With excellent links to London via Rugby and numerous other commuter routes.
Summary Concealed in quiet spot just off Bell Street, stands The Old Dairy Farmhouse. A charming grade II listed dwelling boasting three storey accommodation, with seven bedrooms, and five reception rooms. It's location grants privacy, despite being moments away from the centre of the village of Claybrooke Magna.
Ideal for those looking to commute to London, with Rugby train station just 15 minutes away with the 'fast' train getting you to London Euston in just 55 minutes. For those commuting by car, Coventry, Leicester and East Midlands Airport are around 35 minutes away.
Your first sight when arriving at The Old Dairy Farmhouse is the gated access to the long gravelled driveway, which runs the length of the grounds and leads you to the original entrance, and archway which leads through to the large gravelled courtyard. Once through the archway, you're greeted with an area that can support parking for multiple vehicles, and you first see the true grandeur of this property with parts dating back to the 1500's.
Steps lead to an elevated and seating area, and a pathway which leads to the main wrap-around garden area which is virtually split in to three sections; a large lawned area, a sizeable raised patio area and a further lawned area with beds for home grown fruit and vegetables.
There is a large 'open' style summer house, with light and power and there has previously been power and drainage for a hot tub.
The Farmhouse underwent significant refurbishment and extension in the 1980's adding three garages, and several additional internal rooms. The accommodation is such that it could lend itself to multiple commercial and semi-commercial uses (subject to the relevant permissions), including conversion to individual dwellings.
Boasting several traditional features throughout the property including hand-carved woodwork, exposed timber framed walls, and numerous oak beams to the ceilings throughout the majority of the property. With three staircases leading to the first floor, and two staircases leading to the second floor. Currently configured with seven bedrooms, six bathrooms/en-suites and two additional toilets to the ground floor. There is a large traditional farmhouse kitchen, and a secondary kitchen/utility to the lower level of the ground floor.
'Must be seen' is an overused phrase in estate agency, but no amount of words or photographs can truly describe the property in question. The property benefits from mains gas central heating, mains water/drainage and a three-phase electricity supply.
Entrance foyer Entering through the traditional style front door, you find yourself in this charming lobby with period tiled floor, hand carved exposed timber frames and hand rails with matching balustrades. Stairs lead to the first floor, and there is also access to the main living area, cellar and kitchen.
Cellar 7' 0" x 9' 4" (2.15m x 2.87m) With concrete floor and having exposed timber frames to the walls.
Main living room 15' 5" x 15' 7" (4.72m x 4.76m) Entering through a period timber door, a cosy room with bare brick walls with exposed timber frames and large inglenook style fireplace, along with a series of traditional single glazed windows, all of which benefit from internal secondary double glazing. With real wooden flooring, and sympathetically constructed shelving and storage.
Sitting room 16' 6" max x 18' 9" (5.03m max x 5.73m) With real wooden flooring continuing through from the living room, and enjoying immediate access to one of the patio areas through wooden double glazed doors. Hidden in a nook in the corner of the room is a Belfast style sink with brass taps. Exposed timbers to the roof, and access to under-stairs storage. Stairs lead to the first floor. Period wooden shelving to the wall adjacent to the dining room.
Dining room 11' 3" x 16' 5" (3.45m x 5.01m) Entering from the sitting room through wooden glazed doors, and having carpeted flooring. There are timber framed windows providing light to floor in from the garden, and a further set of timber framed stained-glass windows which share light with the rear entrance hall.
Rear entrance hall With beautiful riven slate tiled flooring, and access to the garden area through a solid timber door. There are a row of single glazed timber framed windows, which benefit from internal secondary glazing. Access can be found to the kitchen.
Kitchen 16' 10" x 16' 8" (5.14m x 5.10m) With traditional styled tile flooring, and a 'farmhouse' style kitchen with a range of wood wall and floor units seated beneath a granite work surface. There are two single glazed windows, which both benefit from internal secondary glazing. A Belfast style sink is seated beneath one of the two windows and has a brass effect mixer tap. There is a gas range cooker seated within an attractive brick built alcove which still boasts some of the original oven doors. Exposed timbers to the ceiling with a brick-built 'feature wall' with exposed timber frame.
Side hallway With period style tiled flooring, three traditional style single glazed windows with internal secondary glazing, and access to the exterior, kitchenette/utility, WC, and stairs to first floor.
Lower kitchen/utility With traditional tiled flooring, timber framed windows, and a row of floor mounted kitchen units with white sink with drainer and mixer tap. There is freestanding gas oven, and space with plumbing for a washing machine.
WC With traditional tiled flooring, low level flush toilet and pedestal wash basin. Timber framed window.
Gym A multi-purpose space currently utilised as a gym. Housing the Worcester Bosch central heating boiler, and rcd units.
Store room 13' 10" x 9' 10" (4.23m x 3.00m) With light, power and Belfast style sink.
Garage 17' 9" x 33' 2" (5.43m x 10.12m) A huge space with three up and over garage doors, concrete floor, light and power.
Mid-floor WC Heading up the stairs from the main foyer, and entering through an original solid wood door. Having tiled flooring, with exposed timbers to the walls. There is a low level flush toilet, and wash basin mounted atop an oak cabinet with marble top. There is a slimline wooden framed window, with electric extractor fan.
Landing Accessed via the main foyer, with an abundance of exposed timbers and hand-carved features. There is a large single glazed window with internal secondary glazing, and stairs leading to one of the two second floor areas.
Main bedroom 14' 11" x 16' 5" (4.55m x 5.01m) A huge room, with carpeted floor and a wealth of exposed timbers and brickwork. With 'dual aspect' single glazed windows (with secondary glazing) looking out over the front and rear of the property.
Ensuite With tiled flooring, and a white suite comprising a corner bath with glass shower screen and shower, low level flush toilet and sink housed within a wall-length vanity unit. There is a timber framed window with internal secondary glazing.
Bedroom 16' 9" max x 15' 2" (5.11m max x 4.64m) With yet more exposed timbers to the ceiling, and exposed brick wall with timber frame. There are three timber framed windows with internal secondary glazing, and a large built-in wardrobe.
'jack and jill' ensuite With carpeted floor, white corner bath, 'his and hers' sinks housed within a vanity unit and a low level flush toilet. There is a timber framed window with frosted internal secondary glazing.
Bedroom 8' 7" x 16' 4" (2.63m x 5.00m) Currently utilised as an office, with an attractive timber panelled wall with 'secret' cupboard. With
an array of exposed timbers, and a timber framed window with internal secondary glazing.
Secondary landing/hallway With carpeted floor, and access to stairs leading down to the sitting room. There is also access to stairs leading to the additional second floor area/loft room.
Hallway to cinema With carpeted floor, timber framed window with internal secondary glazing and access to storage cupboard containing the main electrical rcd's for the property.
Games room/cinema Currently used as a cinema this large room has a multitude of potential uses. With carpeted floor and attractive half-height timber cladding to the walls. There are numerous timber framed windows with internal secondary glazing, and a range of attractive column style radiators. Please note that the cinema seating and other related equipment is not included in the sale of the property.
Sitting room With carpeted floor, and timber glazed doors opening out on to a balcony overlooking the courtyard. There is access to a bathroom and a further bedroom.
Bathroom With fully tiled walls, and a suite comprising low level flush toilet, wash basin seated atop a vanity unit and bath with shower.
Bedroom 11' 4" max x 27' 4" (3.46m max x 8.35m) With carpeted floor, and two single glazed windows with internal secondary glazing which look out over the courtyard.
Second floor landing (from main foyer) Now reaching the eaves of the property, with unique timber framework and stained glass. There is a Velux style roof light, and access to two bedrooms.
Bedroom Entering through a 'crooked' door, and having carpeted floor with two Velux style windows and one timber framed window with internal secondary glazing. There is a large built in wardrobe, and access to an ensuite which is accessed through a timber panelled wall with attractive stained glass to the peak of the roof space.
Ensuite An unusually shaped room but housing a corner bath, pedestal wash basin and low level flush toilet.
Bedroom 12' 8" x 11' 6" (3.87m x 3.51m) With Velux style window, and timber framed window with internal secondary glazing. There is a built-in wardrobe, access to an en-suite and 'secret passage' that leads through to the other second floor area.
Ensuite With low level flush toilet, pedestal wash basin and shower cubicle housing an electric shower.
Loft room/bedroom 11' 2" x 13' 3" (3.42m x 4.06m) Accessed via the other staircase at the opposite end of the first floor, with real wood flooring and numerous exposed timbers. There are three Velux style windows, and access to an ensuite. There is a 'secret passage' which leads to the other second floor area.