A beautiful, detached Grade II Listed property with a 1-bedroom annex (superhosts on airbnb & providing a second income) situated in the well served village of Kilsby which has a community shop, two pubs, primary and pre-school, with easy access to London where trains from nearby Rugby convey commuters into London Euston in less than an hour. The main property has four double bedrooms, three reception rooms, open plan kitchen/dining and private mature garden approximately 0.32 acres and off-road parking behind electric gates. No Onward Chain.
Freehold | EPC Exempt | Council Tax F
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The Haven dates from the 1600s and as you would expect from a property of this era is full of character. Having been updated and beautifully maintained it now offers all the needs for modern living with 2 ensuites, an open plan kitchen/dining, sitting room, separate snug and the all-important home office.
Outside there is an enclosed spacious mature garden with a separate self-contained 1-bedroom Annex which has been used as a successful Airbnb providing an additional income. There is also off-road parking set behind electric gates.
The sitting room has an impressive inglenook fireplace with a stylish log burner and exposed brickwork. Two picture windows with attractive window seats, the front and rear provide lovely views into the garden and onto the lane. The charming snug/family room has a paned window to the side aspect with shutters and window seat and a beautiful original Georgian corner cabinet having inset lighting. From the sitting room a small step leads down to the third reception room that is currently being used as a home office. There are two windows both with views into the garden, original exposed timber framework and ceiling beams.
The attractive kitchen/dining room is set on two levels. The kitchen area has a large four oven Aga, granite work surfaces and a variety of hand-built and hand painted units. There is an integrated Neff dishwasher and quality Karndean flooring. A paned window with large windowsill for the indoor plants looks onto the lane. The dining area has a picture window that overlooks the rear garden, a variety of exposed beams, LED ceiling lights with space for a large dining table. There is a door that leads to the courtyard, parking, gardens and utility/boot room.
On the first floor are bedrooms 3 and 4, both double bedrooms with window seats looking into the side garden with bedroom 3 having a double set of wardrobes. There is a family bathroom with a fitted five-piece suite including a claw foot bath and shower. The main bedroom comprises of a dressing area with a variety of built in Hammonds wardrobes and dressing table and the bedroom area which has attractive exposed ceiling beams, dual aspect windows, further range of built-in wardrobes by Hammonds. Up some stairs in the ensuite with fully tiled shower enclosure, built in vanity unit and an attractive deep-set window with views into the garden.
The landing leads to a mezzanine which forms the archway between the kitchen and laundry/utility room. The room is full of character with a vaulted ceiling, a variety of exposed beams including a spectacular A-frame and paned window to the side aspect. It features a large timber-built butcher’s wheel. A staircase leads down to the ground floor utility/boot room which has a further exposed beams, windows to the front, side and rear and a variety of built-in storage units with adjoining work surfaces together with a double-sized sink and built in under counter fridge and freezer and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. From here a door leads to the archway providing a covered area and access to the parking area. Annexe and gardens.
Steep stairs lead to a large double bedroom running the full width of the property. It has a variety of exposed A-frames and amazing curved cut timbers, giving an indication of the craftsmanship involved in building techniques of the period with paned windows to both the front and rear. The ensuite has an enclosed shower cubicle, pedestal hand basin, low level WC and a central-heated chrome towel radiator.
The annex has a glazed door leading into a small reception/lobby with ceramic tiled floor and doors leading to the bedroom, living space and shower. The well-designed living space has two glazed windows, one looking over the rear garden and the one that overlooks the side aspect, together with its own satellite TV point. Double doors open up into a small kitchenette with stainless steel sink and drainer and a built-in double cupboard beneath, as well as a further eye level unit above. An additional work surface with base and eye level units has been fitted with space for a fridge and microwave. The annexe has its own electric central-heating throughout, as well as its own alarm system. The double bedroom which has another satellite TV point has a window to the front aspect and a door to the shower room which has an electric shower with sliding door, a pedestal wash hand basin with splash back, low level WC and a central-heated chrome towel radiator. The current owners have successfully used this as an Airbnb providing an additional income.
Parking & Gardens
The Haven fronts onto Essen Lane and has electrically operated timber built double gates that lead through the archway into a parking area and courtyard. The garden is one of the many lovely features of this property and measures approx. 0.32 of an acre and has a variety of intricate pathways that meander past the rear elevations. The lawn continues past the Annex to the most expansive area of the garden where the current owners have created a wildlife pond and an additional area to sit and enjoy the views across the garden. There is a variety of mature trees, a garden shed with additional storage and ample space for outdoor activities.
Kilsby is a medium-sized village situated approximately five miles from Rugby and Daventry just on the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire borders. The village itself has The Red Lion pub, a village preschool and primary school, community shop, recreational field and many social activities. There are also grammar schools nearby in Rugby namely Lawrence Sheriff and Rugby High with Private & Independent schools nearby also in Rugby and surrounding areas. Day-to-day shopping needs can be found in both Rugby and Daventry where there is a far wider range of shopping or nearby in Crick where there is a handy co-op. Milton Keynes, Coventry, Birmingham and Leicester are all less than an hour away by car. The excellent road networks surrounding Kilsby give immediate access to the A5, A14, A361 as well as the extensive motorway network. There are train services from Long Buckby and Rugby where Trains provide a high-speed service into Euston in under an hour.