Arnold Villas, Church Walk, RugbyArnold Villas, Church Walk, Rugby, Warwickshire

£700,000Guide Price

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Property Features

  • Ref: 9983152
  • Type: Semi-Detached House
  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Tenure: Freehold
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"Just look about you in the place you find yourself in" wrote Thomas Hughes in "Tom Brown's School Days", penned in memory of his time at Rugby School. Arnold Villas, named after the famous head of Rugby School "Thomas Arnold", (who is said to have invented the modern public school system of prefects), is a semi-detached, Victorian "Gothic Revival" Villa which forms one of six houses set within a private mews/walkway between Hillmorton Road and Elsee Rd, accessed via Church Walk. Lovingly restored from the outside in, with the heritage and history of the period firmly in mind, this handsome, five bedroomed property has been a labour of love for the current owners and is one of three privately owned properties in the mews, the others being owned by Rugby School. With period features galore, modern conveniences like luxury bathrooms and en-suites, this Grade 2 listed property is available as something of a rarity. This is an almost one off chance to own a piece of Rugby history. With off road parking via a private driveway to the rear.

The Opportunity
"Just look about you in the place you find yourself in" wrote Thomas Hughes in "Tom Brown's School Days", penned in memory of his time at Rugby School. 4 Arnold Villas, named after the famous head of Rugby School "Thomas Arnold", (who is said to have invented the modern public school system of prefects), is a semi-detached, Victorian "Gothic Revival" Villa which forms one of six houses set within a private mews/walkway between Hillmorton Road and Elsee Rd, accessed via Church Walk.

Lovingly restored from the outside in, with the heritage and history of the period firmly in mind, this handsome, five bedroomed property has been a labour of love for the current owners and is one of three privately owned properties in the mews, the others being owned by Rugby School.

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With period features galore, modern conveniences like luxury bathrooms and en-suites, this Grade 2 listed property is available as something of a rarity. This is an almost one off chance to own a piece of Rugby history. With off road parking via a private driveway to the rear.

To The Front
The property is set within a gated mews, accessed via Church Walk and positioned between Elsee Road and the Hillmorton Road. Vehicular access is via Church Walk where there is a private driveway for circa 2-3 cars.

Entrance
Accessed via an original Victorian door with brass furniture, that sits under a Gothic arch with monarch grotesque, the property still retains an original " bell pull" and there is a personnel gate to the rear garden.

Hallway
With wood panelling to walls, original coving and stripped pitch pine " floor-boards, Gothic plaster archway and stairs to the first floor, additional natural light is provided via a skylight to the half landing. "School style" column radiators. Wall mounted "Valiant" thermostat. Doors to the cellar and cloakroom, lobby dining room and;

Lounge
Entered via an original door with brass door furniture said to have been repurposed from the Houses of Parliament and gothic finger plate.Original bay window fitted with vertical shutters and pine panelling, overlooking the mews Original "pitch pine " floor-boards, dado rail and cornicing . The lounge is an inviting formal room with a second box bay window which was a later Victorian addition. Beautiful slate fireplace with ornate gothic cast iron grate. Traditional celling rose and deep skirting boards. "School style" column radiators.

Dining Room
Entered via an original door with brass door furniture said to have been repurposed from the Houses of Parliament and gothic finger plate. Original cornicing, stripped "pitch pine " floor-boards and original deep skirting boards. Casement window to front with pine panelling. "School style" column radiators. The focal point is a stone fireplace with cast iron grate and resters.

Cloakroom
With storage for coats and cloaks, and stairs to the cellar.

Cellar
A twin compartment cellar with cold storage and wine/storage niches. Comprehensive distribution board following a full re-wire, meters for services and "Yorkshire" sliding sash window to front. The ceiling height is in excess of 6ft therefore making conversion easy (stnc).

Lobby
An ornate period door with stained glass features leads to a lobby with pamment floor tiles, period panelling to walls and housing for the water stop-cock. Vertical "designer" radiator and door that leads to the garden and original doors lead to;

Snug/Garden Room
With pamment tiled floor, feature "Adam style"marble fireplace with cast iron grate and tile inserts. Alcoves with fitted shelves and gothic style radiator covers. A cozy, south facing room that has "French doors" to the garden with windows to each side, benefitting from "Plantation shutters".

Kitchen
Fitted with an extensive range of high gloss "champagne" coloured units to eye and base level with integral fridgefreezer, washing machine and slim-line dishwasher. "Coco Bolo" work-surfaces with inset "Astra Cast" sink and drainer. "Range Master" "Toledo" stove with four gas burners and wok burner, gas and electric ovens and grill. Stainless steel circulation fan over and black glass splash-back. Traditional patterned tiled floor, vertical "designer" radiator, window to rear and opening to;

Utility Room
With pamment tiled floor extending to the WC, slim-line base level units and work-surfaces to match the kitchen with inset sink, door to garden and door to;

WC
With WC and hand basin. Wall mounted extractor and door to garden.

First Floor Landing
With dado rail and Gothic arch. Stripped pine stairs with runner turn at 180 degrees with half landing benefitting from a renewed skylight offering natural light. Original balustrades and stripped pine newels. Stairs to second floor which have stripped pine treads, with a cupboard under. Stripped pine period doors to;

Bedroom 1
With stripped "pitch pine " floor-boards and cast-iron fire-place. Original window to front.

Bedroom 2 (Guest Room)
With "pitch pine floor-boards, Gothic arch leading into the bedroom via a recessed wardrobe and original window to front and side. Cast iron fire-place and Gothic arch leading to;

En-suite
Styled with "travertine" tiling to floor and walls, corner shower enclosure with thermostatic shower, concealed cistern WC and hand basin. Two windows to side one with "Plantation shutters" and Gothic arched window with opaque blue glass and plantation shutter

Bedroom 3
A beautiful room currently used as an office with an attractive "Repton" cast-iron fire-place. With "pitch pine " floor-boards, built in wardrobes and storage housing a modern "Valiant" "Eco Tech" combi-boiler. Original window to rear with plantation shutters

Bathroom
Fitted with modern comfort in mind, this large bathroom boasts a freestanding "double ended end" bath, shower enclosure with thermostatic shower and complimentary tiling, sink set into vanity storage. With "Plum slate" tiled floor, original window to rear with "Plantation shutters", extractor and shaver socket. The mirror above sink has a vanity light built in and there is a chrome "Ladder" heated towel rail and a cast iron fireplace.

WC
With WC and hand wash basin. Window to rear with "Plantation shutter".

Second Floor
A landing benefits from a "Velux" "Conservation" skylight which doubles up as roof/emergency egress or ingress. There is a recessed area for storage and doors to;

Bedroom 4
With vaulted ceilings and an original sash window to rear this bedroom would please any teenager or visitor. "pitch pine " floor-boards, built-in wardrobes and storage, and doorway to;

Wet Room/En-suite
With modern tiling in "Travertine" and "Plum Slate", the wet room offers a WC, hand basin and walk in shower with " Hansgrohe thermostatic programable shower. Recessed niches offer storage and there is access to an undereaves storage area. Electric chrome "ladder" heated towel rail/radiator. Under floor heating and Velux skylight.

Bedroom 5
A large double bedroom currently enjoyed as a music room and guest room. "pitch pine " floor-boards, electric wall mounted remote controlled "fire", sash window to front and door to;

Study/Cot Room
What a great place to hide! With "replacement pine " floor-boards, "Velux" skylight, and sockets with USB charging points. Full length under eaves concealed storage.

To The Rear
The rear garden enjoys a southerly aspect and privacy due to its position away from roads and pavements. The fully enclosed walled garden boasts a well, water features and many varied species of flora including specimen trees, shrubs and bed planting. Gated access is available to the front and rear, and there are 5 IP65 rated outdoor sockets, one with a USB charging point on the patio.. Outside water tap. The rear gate leads to a driveway for 2-3 cars, shed and bin storage and access to the Hillmorton Road via "Church Walk"

About The Agent
Viewing is strictly by appointment via the sole agents, Cadman Homes. We are a local, family owned and run firm of estate and letting agents covering the Rugby, Lutterworth, Coventry and Leamington areas.

If you are unsure of the value of your home, or simply haven’t chosen an agent to sell or let it, we’d love to show you what we can do for you. For valuations, mortgages, conveyancers and more contact the local office.

We specialise in character/listed properties and bespoke new build sites.

About The Area
Rugby's economy is mainly industrial and distribution. It is an engineering centre and has a long history of producing gas and steam turbines at the GEC and at the AEI. The AEI was earlier British Thomson-Houston or BTH. They used to dominate employment in the town. They are now amalgamated to form Alstom. Engineering in Rugby is still the most important sector.

There are three new retail parks, “Elliot’s Field” which is leisure and fashion centric, “Junction One” which has a 9 screen cinema and several shops and fast food outlets. “Technology Drive” is mainly home stores and DIY based. Elliot’s Field has launched a second phase with more big names to compliment the existing retailers.

There are many excellent schools In Rugby including grammar school (Lawrence Sherrif), Girls School, Ashlawn School (OFSTED Top Rated) and of course the world famous Rugby School where the modern game of Rugby was born.

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Rugby is credited as the town that gave the inspiration for the modern Olympic Games, the invention of the laser, hologram and jet engine and enjoys a growing tourism economy as the council and other partners increase the promotion and marketing of the town which is the fastest growing in the West Midlands.

London is only 54 minutes away by (non-stop) train, and the town is excellently positioned for the M1, M6 and A5 as well as the A45, A46 and DIRFT.

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