Birdingbury is a popular village set in the attractive North Warwickshire countryside.
The nearby market towns of Leamington Spa (8.2 miles) and Rugby (8.6 miles) are close by and provide a wide range of recreational, cultural and shopping facilities.
There is a primary school at Hill nearby. Private education can be found at Rugby (Rugby School), Leamington Spa (Arnold Lodge Preparatory and Kingsley School for Girls), Dunchurch (Bilton Grange Prep), Princethorpe and Warwick (Warwick School) and Kings High for Girls. Further afield are Oundle, Uppingham, Stowe, Bloxham and Tudor Hall.
Communications are excellent with the M45 approximately 2 miles away providing access to Birmingham and the North via the M1, M42, M5 and M6 and to the South to Oxford and London and beyond. There are main line train services from both Leamington Spa and Rugby into London Euston within a journey time from approximately 49 minutes.
Sporting and recreational facilities in the area are excellent and include golf at Whitefields, Thurlaston, Staverton and Hellidon Lakes; racing at Warwick and Stratford; fishing and sailing are available at Draycote reservoir.
Please note all travel times and distances are approximate.
Handsome Grade II listed former rectory believed to date from 1764 with a beautiful Georgian façade.
Painted brick and render elevations under a grey slate and clay tile roof.
Wealth of period features include open fireplaces, shuttered sash windows, window seats, six panel internal doors with elegant door furniture, exposed timbers, cornicing, door mouldings, deep moulded skirtings, picture rails, exposed floor boards, chequer board stone flooring, elegant principal staircase, detailed stained glass windows.
The current owners have undertaken a sympathetic refurbishment programme including the installation of a bespoke handmade kitchen/breakfast room, the hub of the house with four oven gas fired Aga, island, marble work surfaces, glazed roof lantern, bi-fold doors to stone sunken terrace; cast iron radiators and extensive redecoration.
There is a lovely modern orangery accessed from the drawing room which allows for year round entertaining and a vantage point to take in the view. There is also a beautiful dining room with original English Oak flooring.
All this attention to detail allows for modern living amongst the grandeur and finesse of this important architectural era.
Double electric gates lead to a drive and attractive courtyard providing ample parking and to the garage block beyond comprising substantial garaging with automatic electric up and over doors, workshop/garden store, gardener's WC. Accessed separately is a useful first floor studio ideal for working from home, gym or games room.
Outside includes landscaped, partly walled, gardens with many handsome trees, rose and shrub borders, a sunken York stone terrace with flower bank for summer entertaining, vegetable garden and Pergola with seating area.
The garden extends to the front of the house (east elevation) flanked by estate fencing. Here there are far reaching views across the valley. Beyond there is Rectory Meadow, a lovely parkland field flanked by estate fencing with separate access from the public road. There is a delightful spinney, frontage to the River Leam and a jetty ideal for a boat or a spot of fishing. The property enjoys Riparian Rights.
Occupying an enviable slightly elevated edge of village position, the property commands views across its land and countryside beyond and offers plenty of space and privacy.
In all about 11.24 acres.