Equestrian Facility

Sawbridge, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 8BB

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Marketed by

Howkins & Harrison, Rugby
7-11 Albert Street,
CV21 2RX
  • An equestrian property with a total plot of 13.63 acres which include a stable block with tack room and haybarn.
  • Four bedrooms in main residence, two downstairs and two upstairs
  • Two bedrooms with en-suites
  • Bespoke fitted kitchen
  • Exposed A-frame beams and ceiling timbers
  • Ground source heat pump provides underfloor heating to the ground floor, with radiators to the first floor
  • Annexe/holiday let – income potential
  • Total plot 13.63 acres
  • Stable block with three 12 x 12 stables, tack room, Large foaling stable and haybarn
  • Parking for several vehicles

A fantastic opportunity to acquire an equestrian property with a total plot of 13.63 acres which includes a stable block with tack room and haybarn. Converted in 2008 to a high standard, this four bedroom barn conversion is set in an idyllic location with far reaching countryside views and further benefits from a separate one/two bedroom annexe, currently being used as a holiday let.

Glazed double doors provide access to an impressive spacious entrance hall, which is particularly light owing to floor to ceiling windows above and to the side of the main entrance. Fitted with travertine flooring which extends through to a recess where there is a useful boot room. Bespoke fitted solid wooden doors have been fitted to the rear of the entrance hall which provides access to a courtyard beyond which, is the holiday let/ancillary accommodation. The open plan entrance hall/dining area has stunning features combining old with new and features exposed timbers, exposed brick work, an inglenook fireplace with electric stove within and beam over, a bespoke wine rack fitted within the oak and glass staircase, which rises to the first floor. A contemporary door leads to an inner hall which also features travertine flooring and has further doors leading to two bedrooms, a utility room and a family bathroom. Bedroom four is currently being used as a study/home office, whilst bedroom three has a feature wall with attractive exposed brickwork with a glass panel over. Both rooms enjoy views over one of the paddocks. A sliding door leads through to the utility room which has deco style floor tiles and has been fitted with wall and base shaker style kitchen cabinets with work surface over, mosaic tiling to the splashback areas and provides plumbing for appliances. The bathroom has been fitted to a high standard with fitted shutters to the main window, attractive grey composite panelling to two walls and a complementing floor to ceiling cabinet, perfect for storage. Bathroom fixtures include a ball and claw foot bath with Victoriana shower over and separate handheld shower, WC, wash hand basin inset into a cream vanity unit and Victorian style heated towel radiator/ladder. Off the dining room is the kitchen which has dual aspect windows overlooking both the front of the property and the rear courtyard, and has been fitted with bespoke cream shaker style cabinets offering numerous storage options with wood effect work surfaces over. There is a central island unit with granite work top which provides a breakfast bar seating area and has useful shelving, pull out spice rack along with cutlery and pan drawers inset. Attractive inset lighting above the skirting boards provides mood lighting and integral appliances include a Cannon range cooker with double electric oven and six gas burners, dishwasher and wine chiller. A step leads down to an inner hall, with exposed timbers and automatic lighting, from which the cloakroom is accessed with WC and wash hand basin. There is a continuation of the travertine flooring which extends throughout the kitchen, inner hall and cloakroom. The sitting room is accessed from the inner hall and has a vaulted ceiling with a frame beam and exposed timbers, along with double doors which lead to the rear courtyard.

A spacious landing with minstrel’s gallery and large window provides wonderful views over the stables, paddocks and open countryside beyond. There are exposed ceiling timbers and brickwork. Bedroom two is full of attractive features including a vaulted ceiling, a- frame beam, exposed timbers and brickwork along with wood effect oak flooring, and is fitted with contemporary panelled wardrobes. There is also an attached en-suite which has vinyl floor tiling, further ceiling timbers, a Velux window, along with a chrome and glass shower enclosure fitted with shower and separate handheld shower attachment, high gloss vanity unit with contemporary wash hand basin, WC and heated towel ladder. The principal suite is particularly impressive, providing a spacious sleeping area with a further vaulted ceiling, exposed timbers and brickwork and overlooks the fields, with far reaching countryside views. Steps lead down to a dressing area, with contemporary sliding wardrobes to both sides. A central door from the dressing area leads to a fabulous en-suite bathroom, which is particularly spacious and has been fitted with a large contemporary oval bath, with freestanding tap and shower attachment over. There are further exposed beams to the ceiling and walls, along with a wash hand basin inset into a large vanity unit with drawers beneath and pretty mosaic tiling to the splash back area, which complements a feature mosaic wall, in between exposed timbers, behind the bath. Further fittings include a chrome and glass shower enclosure, which is fully tiled with rainforest shower head and separate shower attachment, WC and chrome heated towel ladder. A double cupboard houses the hot water cylinder and provides useful storage options.

Fox Farm is set in a rural location within the pretty hamlet of Sawbridge, situated in the Leam valley, and is surrounded by open countryside and close to the delightful villages of Grandborough and Willoughby, yet just under 5 miles from Rugby and its wide range of schooling and shopping facilities. Day-to-day shopping can be found in the villages of Dunchurch or Braunston, both being a short drive away by car, and a wider range of shopping can also be found in Rugby, Daventry and Leamington Spa. The grand Union Canal and the River Leam run close by and there is a wonderful offering of public footpaths and bridleways. Fox Farm is situated on the edge of Sawbridge, benefitting from stunning views and with direct access to the countryside walks and bridleways. Nearby Flecknoe is a popular and friendly quiet hilltop village which enjoys a thriving community spirit, with plenty of local events centred around the church, the village hall and the popular public house, ‘The Old Olive Bush’. The village of Willoughby is also within easy reach which benefits from the Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex, which boasts an array of facilities which includes an equine vets, farm shop, café, saddlery shop and is home to Rugby Polo Club. There are numerous events held throughout the year, including dressage and show jumping clinics. Sawbridge is ideally placed to access major road networks which includes A45, A5, M1, M40 and M6. As well as the excellent road network surrounding the village, there is a frequent train service to London Euston from Rugby which takes just under an hour. Sawbridge also provides access to a wide range of state and private schooling available in Rugby and the surrounding area, including Bilton Grange Prep School, Princethorpe College, the world-renowned Rugby School and two grammar schools including Lawrence Sheriff and Rugby High School. There are both junior and middle schools in Dunchurch, and primary schooling in both Leamington Hastings and Napton on the Hill.

The property is approached via a gated single track which leads to double electric gates beyond which, is a gravel drive and parking for numerous vehicles. The garden is mainly to the front of the property and laid to lawn, with flower borders and a paved area which leads to the front door. A covered archway, which provides space for parking a horse trailer, with double gates are centrally located between the stable block and lead to hard standing, three 12’ x 12’ stables, a tack room, large foaling stable, stone-built mountain block, haybarn with sliding door and the paddocks beyond, which are enclosed by stock proof fencing and extends to 13.62 acres. The paddocks are separated by a single track, which is owned by the property, one of which is approximately 5 acres and the other just over 8 acres. There is mains water and power to the stables and water to the land.

A development overage clause will be included in the sale contract on the property that will reserve 30% of any increase in value, due to any residential development of the building, paddocks and stables for a period of 30 years from the point of sale. This will be triggered on implementation of a planning consent or a sale following the grant of planning.

Separate from the main house, ‘The Hovel’ has been converted to offer adaptable accommodation over one floor and can be used as a one/two-bedroom property. The front door opens into an open plan kitchen/dining/living space with exposed ceiling timbers and attractive, original stone and exposed brick work. The kitchen is fitted with a range of beech kitchen cabinets with work tops over and fitted appliances, including an electric hob and single electric oven. This area opens out to a dining or sitting space, dependent on preference. A door leads through to an additional room, with vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers, which is currently being used as a sitting room but has formerly been used as a further bedroom. Accessed from a small hall, the bathroom also has exposed timbers and is fitted with a wash hand basin, chrome towel ladder, shower enclosure, wc and ceramic floor tiles. The main bedroom is particularly impressive with exposed ceiling timbers, stonework and brick work and is currently partitioned to create a separate storage area. Further information regarding holiday let arrangements and income is available on request.

Outside the annex is a spacious enclosed gravelled courtyard providing a paved patio area which is an ideal sun trap and has ample space for seating and outdoor dining, along with a brick built shed. A side gate provides access to the side of the house and access into the courtyard. A further gate provides access to the paddocks and double gates lead on to the main single track, which in turn leads on to the main property. The property benefits from having CCTV.

The property is sold subject to all rights of way, wayleaves and easements whether or not they are defined in this brochure.

Strictly by prior appointment via the selling agents. Contact 01788 564666.

None of the services have been tested and purchasers should note that it is their specific responsibility to make their own enquiries of the appropriate authorities as to the location, adequacy and availability of mains water, electricity, gas and drainage services.

Only those items in the nature of fixtures and fittings mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale. Other items are specifically excluded. None of the appliances have been tested by the agents and they are not certified or warranted in any way.

Rugby Borough Council - Tel: 01788 533533. Council Tax Band - G

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