Elsee Road, RugbyElsee Road, Rugby, Warwickshire
- Ref: 9391262
- Type: Terraced House
- Availability: Sold STC
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 3
- Reception Rooms: 4
- Tenure: Freehold
Set on one of Rugby's most sought after streets, on the fringe of the town centre. This spacious, double fronted late Victorian "Arts and Crafts" villa boasts four reception rooms, including a rear reception room with French doors opening onto a sizeable and private, south facing rear garden. A study, and formal sitting room both boast original fireplaces and the "farmhouse style" kitchen/diner which features a (gas) wood burning stove leads to a snug which also has access to the garden. A WC and stairs to the cellar complete the ground floor accommodation. Upstairs there are four double bedrooms and a large bathroom. The garden is sizeable and relatively private, and boasts a large lawn. This historic house was built for the Cleaver family and was described by Rugby legend and antique expert the late David Barby as "The nice Arts and Crafts house on Elsee Road". Distinctive inside and out, this spacious property must be viewed to be appreciated.
To the Front
The property sits in Elsee Road which is a no through road close to the town centre, lined with large period houses. A block paved driveway offers off road parking for circa two cars set behind wrought iron folding gates.
Pigeon grey double doors, with a stained glass fan light over, open into an enclosed porch with original stripped pine door with stained glass, opening into;
A grand hall with stairs to first floor, original coving and cornicing, picture rails and dado rails. A very well preserved period tiled floor extends throughout. Door to garden, doors to;
Office/Snug (12' 2'' x 10' 2'' (3.71m x 3.10m))
With original windows to front, coving and picture rails, stripped floor boards and an "Adamesque" cast iron fireplace with tiled insert and timber mantle over housing a gas flame fire.
Sitting Room (19' 11'' x 14' 2'' (6.07m x 4.31m))
A large rounded bay window with original glazing makes this a light and bright room. The focal point is a grand timber fire surround with fan detail to match the front door, and boasts a cast iron "Adamesque" fireplace with tiled insert and gas flame fire. Stripped floor boards, coving to ceiling and picture rails.
Lounge (14' 2'' x 14' 1'' (4.31m x 4.29m))
With coving to ceiling and picture rails, a tiled fireplace houses an electric "digital" fire. Stripped pine French doors lead to the rear garden patio area. Stripped floor boards.
With white "Victorian style" WC and hand basin with original windows to side, full height tiling to walls with period style borders.
Kitchen/Diner (27' 3'' x 13' 9'' (8.30m x 4.19m))
An extended room that offers a fantastic entertaining space! Styled in a farm house theme with free standing units and an island with "butcher's block" work surfaces housing a Belfast sink and drainer. The dining area has an exposed brick chimney breast with (gas) wood burning stove. A Rayburn stove provides cooking facilities and windows to the side offer lots of natural light. The ceiling is vaulted with timber beams and velux windows and a glazed door leads to;
Snug (11' 6'' x 10' 2'' (3.50m x 3.10m))
With "rustic" Amtico flooring extending from the kitchen, this light and bright room offers views over the garden afforded by windows to side and French doors. The vaulted ceiling has beams to match the kitchen.
First Floor Landing
With carved "Dog leg" stair-case and a stunning stained glass window, the landing feels spacious and light. With picture rails, dado rails and coving to ceiling. Doors to;
Bedroom 1 (14' 2'' x 14' 1'' (4.31m x 4.29m))
With coving to ceiling and original windows over looking the garden.
Bedroom 2 (14' 2'' x 14' 1'' (4.31m x 4.29m))
With cast iron fire place with tiled insert, coving to ceiling and original window to front.
Bedroom 3 (16' 8'' x 8' 10'' (5.08m x 2.69m))
With cast iron fire place with tiled insert, coving to ceiling and original window to front. A cupboard offers storage and conceals an original porthole window!
Bedroom 4/Guest Bedroom (14' 1'' x 10' 2'' (4.29m x 3.10m))
With window to rear and door to;
With WC, hand wash basin and shower cubicle. Fully tiled walls, extractor fan and window to rear.
A generously proportioned room with WC, hand wash basin bidet and bath with shower over. Period style tiling to walls with border pattern. Original window to side. Extractor fan, stripped floor boards.
To the Rear
The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn, south facing and private. There is a patio seating area accessible from the lounge and further seating area leading from the snug. An entertaining area at the rear of the garden offers further seating and a traditional wall mounted "King Lion" water feature.
About the Area
Rugby's economy is mainly industrial. 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 Laura Ashley and a 9 screen cinema and several restaurants and fast food outlets. “Technology Drive” is mainly home stores and DIY based. Elliot’s Field has just announced a second phase more big names to compliment Debenhams, Nike and NEXT which are some of the stores on the existing park.
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.
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 train, and the town is excellently positioned for the M1, M6 and A5 as well as the A45, A46 and DIRFT.
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.