A detached house providing 5 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms and an attached barn that could be converted, subject to planning permission, in addition to, a separate annexe with 4 reception rooms, kitchen and bathrooms set over two floors with secure play areas and ample parking located in the centre of this popular and well served village. The annexe used to be run as a Childrens Day Nursery but could be easily utilised as work from home office space or indeed converted to a separate residential annexe, subject to the necessary planning applications, which could provide the perfect retreat for teenagers or elderly relatives.
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Ground Floor Main House
The property is entered via a part glazed timber door leading to the entrance hall with original flagstone floors, exposed beams which are a feature throughout the home and doors leading to; staircase, under stairs storage cupboard, office, dining room and further study. The office has side windows with flagstone flooring and built in desk whilst the spacious study, which could be an alternative sitting room, has many features including two windows one having a charming window seat and original built in corner cabinet, four wall light points, open fireplace and character Georgian panelling and cast iron radiator. The formal dining room has dual aspect windows with original shutters and window seats, radiator heating and exposed beams as well as an inglenook fireplace with raised hearth and three wall light points. From the dining room a door leads to a rear lobby and also a sitting room. This lovely well proportioned room has an open fireplace with stone surround and timber mantle, part glazed stable door leading to the courtyard and three windows with views to the front and rear. A further inglenook feature fireplace (no longer in use) and a niche window to side, under the inglenook, are additional features to this room. A second staircase leads to the first floor and second landing area. The rear lobby which has a ceramic tiled floor and part glazed timber door, leading to the rear garden, has two latch doors one providing access to the under stairs storage cupboards and further access to the third staircase. A latch door leads to the farmhouse style kitchen with ceramic tiled floor and four windows providing plenty of natural light. It has beech work surfaces with belfast style sink and a comprehensive range of base and eye level unit. There is a built in 4 ring Halogen electric hob and built in single electric oven. There is also a Rayburn range suitable for cooking and heating purposes and an original built in cabinet/larder. A further stable door and step leads to the family room. This lovely room has an original oak floor with two side windows, exposed ceiling beams and double glazed French doors leading to a rear porch which is glazed to all sides and leads to the side decking area. The room has a significant loft space, which with some imagination could provide a mezzanine or vaulted ceiling. A further door leads to the barn which provides a significant opportunity for conversion as it is currently used for storage. The Vendors have had plans drawn up for conversion to create an additional bedroom, bathroom, playroom, cloakroom and utility and full mains drainage was installed when the nursery was converted. It has its original cobbled floor with a door leading to the gardens with further roof storage and the oil fired central heating boiler and hot water cylinder.
First Floor Main House
From the sitting room, stairs rise to one of the three landings. This landing has a delightful window with window seat overlooking the forecourt and from here doors lead to the master bedroom and family bathroom. This has a white suite with panelled bath and telephone style taps with shower attachment, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back. There is a heated towel rail and deep set rear window. The master bedroom has access to a significant boarded loft space and windows to both rear and front aspect with the front window providing a window seat. The room has radiator heating and a Victorian style fireplace. A door leads to the second landing, which has a staircase leading down to the rear lobby. From here latch doors lead to Bedrooms 3 & 4 and second family bathroom. The bathroom has an enamel roll top bath with claw feet and telephone style taps and shower attachment, a deep set window to side aspect, cast iron radiator, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and an enclosed shower cubicle with Victorian style shower. Bedroom 4 has a deep window to the side overlooking the green, radiator and built in cabinet with hanging rail and shelving. Bedroom 3 has a front window and exposed beams and original panelling, original feature fireplace and radiator heating with a further door that leads to the landing. The third landing area has a staircase to the main entrance hall with a window overlooking the front, original wood panelling and access to a fully boarded loft space with significant storage and power and light connected and latch doors to Bedroom 5 and Bedroom 2. Bedroom 2 is a significant double bedroom with an original feature fireplace, front window, radiator heating and exposed ceiling beams. Bedroom 5 is a single room with large side window.
Separate from the house is the annexe, which comes under the curtilage of the Grade II listed building and was converted in 2004 to accommodate up to 32 children as a nursery. At present the business is no longer running but this area could provide significant options for a working office facility or annexe subject to planning permission.
The Annexe is entered via a glazed entrance door that then provides access to the principle ground floor rooms including a kitchen, WC, childrens toilet facilities, study/office and opens up into an extended glazed area overlooking the rear courtyard with door leading to the rear play area. Within this multi purpose room there are also glazed picture windows overlooking the office. The kitchen houses an air conditioning unit and the Vaillant central heating boiler which also serves the under floor heating system. The kitchen has a five ring halogen range as well as a variety of oak base and eye level units with a double sink and drainer and space for an American style fridge freezer. A double glazed window overlooks the rear courtyard. A further door from the entrance hall leads to the office, cleaners cupboard and toilet facilities.
A fire door leads to the first floor landing via a dog-leg staircase. There are two multi purpose rooms with a variety of low level double glazed windows overlooking the courtyard and Velux roof windows. A door leads to the separate bathroom with toilets and sinks.
With some imagination this could be a spacious annexe with 2 reception rooms, 2-3 bedrooms, kitchen and bathrooms.
Outside & Gardens.
The property occupies a prominent position on Main Road in the village of Crick and has a block paved frontage providing ample parking for several vehicles as well as a low built Northamptonshire ivy covered stone wall. There is a well stocked flower border and wisteria on the front elevation. Gated side access through security keypad with double gates leads to the courtyard, rear gardens and the Annexe. The block paved driveway continues through the gates with ample additional parking. There is a raised deck with Northamptonshire stone retaining wall and fencing providing a perfect sun trap. This area then leads to the formal gardens which are laid mainly to lawn and surrounded by a stone wall along with the privacy of some mature trees. There is also access to a fenced childrens play area with a variety of climbing frames, swings and slides. This area has bark chippings and astro turf, a raised patio, Wendy house and storage shed, both with power and light connected.
Crick is a large Northamptonshire village and is very well served and an extremely popular village for families. There is a choice of public houses, 3 restaurants, village primary school with senior schooling available at nearby Guilsborough, which is highly acclaimed. There is an excellent range of both state and private schooling available in Rugby, with Rugby School, Rugby High School for girls, Lawrence Sheriff, Princethorpe and Bilton Grange. The church is a centre for many activities. The village has excellent amenities with a late opening, convenience store, Doctors Surgery and post office and provides good access to the M1, A14, A5 and the M6. As well as the excellent road network surrounding the village there are train stations at both Long Buckby and Rugby where Virgin Trains provide a high speed service to London, Euston in well under an hour.
Mains water, electricity, drainage, oil-fired central heating, BT (Broadband connected).
Mains water, drainage and separate electricity and lpg fired under floor heating to the Annexe.
Daventry District Council
Council tax band G.
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Head out of Rugby on the A428 Hillmorton Road, following the signs for the M1 and Crick for approximately five miles. After driving under the M1 you will pass the Holiday Inn on your left hand side. Turn right at the next roundabout and follow the signs for the village of Crick. As you enter the village continue on the Main Road where the property can be found on your left hand side identified by our Fine & Country for sale board.
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