Churchover is an attractive and peaceful conservation village in an elevated position, and Church Farm has wonderful views across the Swift valley, with frontage to, and fishing rights on the River Swift. The village is friendly with a thriving village hall which hosts regular community events.
There are excellent shopping facilities close by including farm shops, Tesco, Marks and Spencer, and Waitrose. There are two single sex grammar schools in Rugby, an excellent junior school and private schools including Rugby School and Bilton Grange.
Despite its' peaceful rural setting, road and rail links are
outstanding, with easy access to Birmingham via the M6, and London, Euston via rail from Rugby in well under an hour. The M1 is also easily reached.
Rugby and Lutterworth are both thriving market towns offering a comprehensive range of local shops and services.
Church Farm is a really handsome symmetrical period farmhouse standing quietly beside the Holy Trinity Church. It is of rendered brick construction under a Welsh slate roof. The house
sits in delightful gardens with lovely views across its own grassland, with stabling and some very useful outbuildings including a triple garage. The Old Coach House has potential for conversion to annexe or office accommodation, subject to the necessary consents. The accommodation is comfortable and informal yet there are some elegant rooms with high ceilings and large windows.
Church Farm is approached along a right of way over a graveled front drive from Church Street which ends in a circular parking area to the south of the house. Steps lead up to an elegant front door with fanlight above and leaded canopy over. The entrance hall has a high ceiling with coving and stone flagged floor. There is a trap door with steps down to cellar. To the left is the double aspect dining room with one particularly large west facing bay window giving wonderful views across the valley, and a carved wooden fireplace with marble slips and hearth and arched display alcoves on either side.
The sitting room is also beautifully proportioned facing south across the front gardens, and having original coving to ceiling. It has a marble fireplace with slate hearth, a wood burning stove, and a stripped wooden floor.
Off the front entrance hall is a guest bathroom/cloakroom, with WC, bath and basin. This serves the ground floor guest bedroom which sits quietly at the back of the house and also has an independent outside entrance. It is a large room with views across the valley and a separate sitting area. The study is also a spacious, quiet room with a wall of fitted bookshelves and a lobby off leading out to the rear garden.
The high ceilinged kitchen/breakfast room, which provides a cosy heart to the house is fitted with a good range of hand built solid wooden units incorporating a Belfast sink. It has a two oven oil fired Aga, quarry tiled floor and space for an electric cooker. Off is a rear lobby with walk in larder, which leads to the back hall and utility room. This has extensive wall and floor units, the Worcester oil fired central heating boiler, and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer. Off is a boot room with door to the rear drive.
From the entrance hall, a staircase with polished oak handrail leads to the first floor landing.
The double aspect master bedroom suite occupies the south eastern corner of the house and is especially light and bright. The ensuite bathroom has extensive wardrobe cupboards built in, and a Jacuzzi bath, basin and wc.
There are two further double bedrooms and a single bedroom on the first floor, with a family bathroom. The entire second floor is given over to a large studio style bedroom/living room with separate sitting and sleeping areas and ample room for a further bath or shower room.
Gardens and grounds
Church Farm is approached via a shared front entrance drive leading to a graveled parking area with central flower bed and flanked by lawns with shrub borders, some well stocked flower beds, and a paved sitting area. The whole plot is very private being screened by some mature trees and a high hedge. From the front, an archway leads through to a side garden, which is laid mainly to lawn and enjoys wonderful views across the paddocks to the river below.
To the rear of the house is a pretty courtyard area outside the kitchen with a concrete yard beyond, partly block paved. There is a brick built triple garage and a former coach house with scope for conversion to either annexe or office accommodation subject to the necessary consents. This is a two storey building with two ground floor rooms and a first floor room accessed via an external staircase. There is a lean to tool shed at one end. There is a shared rear access drive serving the stables and a neighbouring cottage.
A five bar gate provides access to the stable yard with Claydon horse walker and a three bay open fronted timber stable building. There is a further timber built machine store.
The grassland lies to the west of the stables and is divided into four paddocks sloping down to the River, with post and rail fences, and a field shelter.
Farm House For SaleChurch Farm, Church Street, Churchover, Rugby, Warwickshire
Guide price £850,000 Sale Agreed
A beautifully proportioned period farmhouse with stables, outbuildings and land in a peaceful village setting
- 3 reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Ground Floor guest suite
- 5 further bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Coach House with potential
- Delightful gardens
- Stables & paddocks
- In all about 5 acres