An attractive listed village Manor House with 18th century exterior and later Victorian editions situated in 1.5 acres of formal gardens less than two miles from Rugby railway station.
Introduction - Clifton Manor has been rightly listed as a building of historical significance, once home to the Earl of March who owned the property between 1956 and 1969. The house has six bedrooms to the first floor and four second floor bedrooms with an area housing a shower room and kitchenette considered ideal for an au pair or independent relative. The current owners have created an impressive large open plan breakfast kitchen which complements the large reception rooms on the ground floor which include a drawing room, dining room, snug and play room. There is also a utility room, cellar and wine store. The property has been well-maintained by the current owners who have recently recarpeted the first and second floors and have redecorated extensively. The property is ideally situated for Rugby railway station which provides a regular train service to London Euston in under 50 minutes.
Accommodation Summary -
Lower Ground Floor -
Playroom - 5.58 x 5.10 (18`3" x 16`8") -
Utility Room - 6.09 x 3.31 (19`11" x 10`10") -
Log Store - 4.12 x 2.18 (13`6" x 7`1") -
Wine Cellar - 4.89 x 2.73 (16`0" x 8`11") -
Room - 5.16 x 3.58 (16`11" x 11`8") -
Room - 4.42 x 2.45 (14`6" x 8`0") -
Room - 4.66 x 4.46 (15`3" x 14`7") -
Ground Floor - The property has a grand entrance hall and a variety of attractive period windows providing natural light. There is an oak staircase leading to the first floor whilst original floorboards are a feature throughout. Doors then lead to a drawing room which has delightful views of the sunken rose garden via a period bay window plus timber doors that lead to the rear terrace. The formal dining room also leads to the south facing garden and has an attractive period fireplace with sash windows to the rear, original flooring and can quite easily cater for large dinner parties or family gatherings. The snug is also situated at the rear with sash windows overlooking the garden, attractive ceiling detail and an open fireplace. The kitchen has been refitted to a high standard with hand built bespoke units and houses the original servants calling bells, whilst an attractive sash window looks down the formal gardens to the play area and a delightful captains window with seat overlooks the side gardens. Stairs from the kitchen lead down to the utility room/secondary kitchen which houses an open fireplace and also various units and gas hob and cooker. Adjacent to this is the large old servants kitchen with an original range and sash windows to the rear. This is currently used by the present owners as a play room. Further down there is a large cellar with several chambers, offering a perfect wine store
Reception Hall - 6.91 x 3.85 (22`8" x 12`7") -
Drawing Room - 6.92 x 6.40 (22`8" x 20`11") -
Dining Room - 7.58 x 4.57 (24`10" x 14`11") -
Sitting Room - 5.81 x 4.61 (19`0" x 15`1") -
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 7.79 x 6.68 (25`6" x 21`10") -
First Floor - The first floor offers six bedrooms together with four well-appointed bathrooms, a linen store, exercise room/office and study. All of the rooms offer attractive views of the gardens on all sides and an abundance of period detail.
Bedroom 1 - 5.31 x 4.29 (17`5" x 14`0") -
Bedroom 2 - 6.83 x 3.92 (22`4" x 12`10") -
Bedroom 3 - 5.16 x 3.96 (16`11" x 12`11") -
Bedroom 4 - 3.20 x 2.52 (10`5" x 8`3") -
Bedroom 5 - 3.64 x 1.83 (11`11" x 6`0") -
Bedroom 6 - 5.14 x 3.68 (16`10" x 12`0") -
Shower Room -
Linen Cupboard -
Study - 4.54 x 4.30 (14`10" x 14`1") -
Store - 4.17 x 3.09 (13`8" x 10`1") -
Second Floor - This floor offers a further four double bedrooms, a shower room and kitchenette, which houses a breakfast bar with a built in fridge and additional cupboard space. All the rooms offer excellent views of the gardens and the countryside surrounding the village.
Bedroom 7 - 5.29 x 3.78 (17`4" x 12`4") -
Bedroom 8 - 5.91 x 3.30 (19`4" x 10`9") -
Bedroom 9 - 5.18 x 3.65 (16`11" x 11`11") -
Bedroom 10 -
Shower Room -
Kitchenette - 3.61 x 2.60 (11`10" x 8`6") -
Outside - The property sits adjacent to Lilbourne Road, a few yards walk to the village centre of Clifton-upon-Dunsmore which has a local church, village shop and public house. There is also a primary school with an outstanding Ofsted rating. The gardens are a spectacular feature of Clifton Manor and a shingle, gated driveway dissects the sunken rose gardens to the right and well-tended lawns to the left. There are a variety of meandering pathways which lead the viewer through various horticultural delights. The lawns to the left are surrounded by well stocked flower borders and hidden behind the foliage is an ice house with conical roof and Victorian ha-ha. The elevation to the south has a Georgian facade with a variety of sash windows and double doors leading from the main house onto a lawned garden with attractive water feature and pond. A gate from here leads to further pathways via a number of mature deciduous and coniferous trees and has a variety of wild flowers lining the shingle pathways to the rear garden. The rear garden itself has a number of trees offering further seclusion and privacy surrounding a childrens play area. The main gated driveway from Lilbourne Road leads through the Eastern gardens and past.
Location - Clifton-upon-Dunsmore has a thriving community with a parish church, public house, village shop and primary school ranked number 1 in Warwickshire. There is a high speed rail service to London Euston (from 48 mins) and to Birmingham (from 20 mins), and the East Midlands and Birmingham International Airports are readily accessible. Shopping and recreational facilities can be found in Rugby, Royal Leamington Spa, Solihull, Leicester, Northampton and Milton Keynes. Nearby motorway access includes the M1 and M6. There are state, grammar and private schools in the area to suit most requirements including Lawrence Sheriff Grammar School, Rugby High School, Bilton Grange Prep School, Rugby School and The Crescent Prep School in Rugby and Princethorpe public school. In Warwick, Warwick Prep and Public School and King Henry VIII in Coventry. Oakham, Oundle, Stowe and Radley Public Schools are all accessible.
Services - Mains gas, mains water, electricity and broadband are connected.
Local Authority - Rugby Borough Council.
Telephone (01788) 533533.
Council tax band H.
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