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Fine & Country Tel: +44 (0)1788 820 062 rugby@fineandcountry.com 5 Regent Street, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 2PE

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FINE & COUNTRY THE HOMESTEAD A Grade II listed three storey farmhouse constructed in local ironstone situated on a plot of just under a third of an acre with glorious views over open countryside.

Fine & Country is a global network of estate agencies specialising in the marketing, sale and rental of luxury residential property. With offices in the UK, Australia, Egypt, France, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Namibia, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, The Channel Islands, UAE, USA and West Africa we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with the local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals. Fine & Country appreciates the most exclusive properties require a more compelling, sophisticated and intelligent presentation - leading to a common, yet uniquely exercised and successful strategy emphasising the lifestyle qualities of the property.

THE FINE & COUNTRY FOUNDATION

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This unique approach to luxury homes marketing delivers high quality, intelligent and creative concepts for property promotion combined with the latest technology and marketing techniques. We understand moving home is one of the most important decisions you make; your home is both a financial and emotional investment. With Fine & Country you benefit from the local knowledge, experience, expertise and contacts of a well trained, educated and courteous team of professionals, working to make the sale or purchase of your property as stress free as possible.

The production of these particulars has generated a ÂŁ10 donation to the Fine & Country Foundation, charity no. 1160989, striving to relieve homelessness. Visit fineandcountry.com/uk/foundation

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The Homestead occupies a pleasant position within Barby village and offers a wealth of charm and character across three storeys of accommodation with a variety of exposed beams, original windows, doors, window seats and further features denoting its history, it is believed to have been constructed circa 1769, the marriage stone above the door, provides an insight into its age . The accommodation comprises six bedrooms across the two upper floors, a study area and 2 bathrooms, whilst on the ground floor there is an entrance hall, large sitting room with inglenook fireplace, kitchen/family room, cloakroom, formal dining room and wet room. The delightful gardens to the rear at the property contribute to the 0.29 of an acre plot and adjoin open farmland. There is off road parking, a detached double garage and the house is offered for sale with no onward chain.

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Accommodation Summary Ground Floor The entrance door leads to the hall, which has a parquet floor, there are three doors that lead to the formal dining room, sitting room and cloakroom. The cloakroom has a low level WC, wash basin with tiled splashback, parquet floor and obscured glass window to the front. The large sitting room has two original windows with folding shutters to the front aspect, there is a glazed door that leads to the rear garden and an additional original rear window with original shutters. The room has exposed ceiling beams and an attractive inglenook fireplace with raised hearth. There is a staircase that leads to the first floor, one of two in the home, and across the hall there is a door that leads to the formal dining room which has a window to front aspect, window to the rear, radiator, fireplace with built in cupboard spaces and a door that leads to the kitchen/breakfast room. A further door leads off to the inner lobby which has access to the ground floor wet room and also the second staircase that leads to the first floor. The ground floor wet room was formerly used as a utility room before the conversion but could easily be converted back with the relevant plumbing available. There is an electric shower, wash basin, low level WC, heated chrome towel rail and a window to the front aspect. The kitchen/living space forms part of a modern extension with the kitchen area providing a variety of matching base and wall mounted units. There is space for an upright fridge/freezer, built in halogen four ring hob and double electric oven. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine plus a stainless steel sink and drainer, two letterbox style windows to the side and further windows and doors that overlook the garden. Through to the living space there is a window to the rear and double glazed doors that lead to the rear patio areas. There is a fireplace with timber mantle and a built in cupboard space that houses the Worcester central heating boiler.

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The house has a large open plan kitchen/lounge which is great for social living, the bedrooms are all generous in size with plenty of storage space, and the quiet top floor is ideal for studying or working.�

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It’s hard to pick a favourite room as each one has unique features and character, but my cosy bedroom would have to be top of the list for its views of the garden and fields and the way the house’s central chimney breast warms the room when the fire is lit.”

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There have been many memorable events as The Homestead as it’s such a fantastic venue to host a party.

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First Floor Access to the first floor landing can be reached via the staircase from the inner lobby or indeed the main one from the sitting room. On this floor there is a walk in airing cupboard with an insulated hot water cylinder and linen shelves, there are doors that lead to four bedrooms, bathroom and separate WC. Bedroom one sits at the far end of the landing and there is a window to the front aspect with window seat, window overlooking the gardens and a central exposed ceiling beam. Bedroom two is adjacent to this with two windows to the rear and two exposed ceiling beams. There is a built in cupboard space with hanging rail and shelving. Bedroom three is another double room with views of the rear garden whilst bedroom four is a single bedroom, again facing the rear with a built in cabin bed with built in cupboard space beneath. Across the landing there is a separate WC and bathroom, the WC has a low level WC, wash basin, window to the front and adjacent to this is the bathroom which has a panelled bath with mixer shower and shower screen, low level WC, variety of tiling and LED down lighters. From the landing there is a staircase that leads to the second floor. Second Floor There is a variety of exposed timbers including an A frame where there is a large study area which has got two Velux roof windows to the rear, access to the eaves storage space and then latched doors lead to bedrooms five and six. The fifth bedroom is significant in size with two Velux roof windows to the rear, exposed ceiling beams and adjacent to this is the second bathroom in the property which has a panelled bath, pedestal wash basin and a low level WC. There is a Velux roof window, access to the remaining loft void and also an electric shower wand shower screen over the bath. Bedroom six is again a double room which has a window to the rear aspect and a Velux roof window providing views of the garden and beyond.

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Seller Insight The Homestead is a three-storey, Grade II listed farmhouse, with a huge amount of character and undeniable curb-appeal. Current owner Helen has lived in the property for 26 years and has many fond memories, especially of hosting parties for family and friends; “whatever the occasion, from summer barbeques to formal dinners, there is plenty of space”, says Helen. The house, which has wonderful Georgian proportions throughout, has provided all the space needed for family life, as Helen explains; “the rooms are spacious and allow flexible, open plan living as well as quiet space”. Barby is a thriving Northamptonshire village with great amenities, incorporating Barby Nurseries, with the Willow Cafe; The Arnold Arms, popular with locals; Barby Village Stores, with a sub Post Office, delicatessen, off license and bakery; and Barby Moorings, a marina on the Oxford Canal. Barby has its own pre-school and primary school and is in the catchment area for good secondary schools. The village takes turns to host its French twinning counterpart, and throughout the year there are social and fundraising events. “The village offers something for everyone across a mixed demographic, from families with young children to retired folk” says Helen. “The village has great transport links, facilitating an easy commute to a number of towns and large cities, all of which have fantastic shopping, restaurants and historical attractions” explains Helen. The area is popular with commuters thanks to the proximity of the M6 and M1; and Rugby station, just a ten-minute drive away, has regular trains to London taking under an hour. Birmingham and East Midlands airports are also easily accessible. “The garden is fantastic, especially in the full bloom of spring when you can hear new born lambs in the adjoining field and the occasional passing duck visits the pond. The garden has a traditional vegetable patch, greenhouse and plenty of space for garden games”.*

* These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.

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Outside Front The proportions of The Homestead can be appreciated from its significant ironstone frontage; there is a blue brick pathway that leads to the entrance door which sits beneath the marriage stone which denotes the approximate age of the building, circa 1769. The pathway dissects the front lawn, where there is a well tended low privet hedge forming the boundary and a large coniferous tree situated to the right of the property where there is a raised flower border and a driveway that provides off road parking for at least three vehicles and access to the detached double garage. There is also a pedestrian gate that leads to the attractive rear garden. Rear Garden This can be accessed from the kitchen/family room and main sitting room; there is a large outbuilding with workshop attached to the rear of the house with outside tap and a fenced area that guards the large pond that was previously believed to be farmhouse sheep dip. The main bulk of the garden is laid mainly to lawn with a variety of well stocked shrubs and borders; there is an attractive Cedar tree at the far end of the garden and a further variety of trees across the eastern boundary which borders open fields. There are delightful views of the rear of the house where the substantial accommodation can be appreciated.

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LOCATION The village of Barby has a pre and primary school, “The Arnold Arms” public house, a garden centre and separate plant nursery, village store and post office and a village hall and church. There is a wide range of shopping available in nearby Rugby, situated approximately five miles away, with a regular bus service. Within Rugby there is a Virgin Train service giving access to Euston, London in under an hour. Due to the excellent road network surrounding Rugby, there is also good access to Southam, Daventry, Leamington, Northampton, Warwick, Coventry and further afield in Milton Keynes Rugby is a market town in Warwickshire, on the River Avon. The town is the second largest town in the county; 13 miles (21 km) east of Coventry, on the eastern edge of Warwickshire, near the borders with Northamptonshire and Leicestershire. The town is credited with being the birthplace of rugby football. Rugby is most famous for the invention of rugby football, which is played throughout the world. The invention of the game is credited to William Webb Ellis whilst breaking the existing rules of a football match played in 1823 at Rugby School. Rugby School is one of England’s oldest and most prestigious public schools, and was the setting of Thomas Hughes’s semiautobiographical masterpiece Tom Brown’s Schooldays.

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Services Mains water, mains drainage, electricity and broadband are connected. Gas central heating Local Authority Daventry District Council Council Tax Band G. Viewing Arrangements Strictly via the vendors sole agents Fine & Country on (01788) 820062. Opening Hours Monday to Friday Saturday

9.00 am - 5.30 pm 9.00 am - 4.30 pm

Registered in England and Wales. Company Reg. No. 09929046 VAT No: 232999961 Head Office Address 1 Regent Street Rugby CV21 2PE copyright Š 2018 Fine & Country Ltd.

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Agents notes: All measurements are approximate and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. Printed 16.04.2018

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FINE & COUNTRY THE HOMESTEAD A Grade II listed three storey farmhouse constructed in local ironstone situated on a plot of just under a third of an acre with glorious views over open countryside.

Fine & Country is a global network of estate agencies specialising in the marketing, sale and rental of luxury residential property. With offices in the UK, Australia, Egypt, France, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Namibia, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, The Channel Islands, UAE, USA and West Africa we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with the local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals. Fine & Country appreciates the most exclusive properties require a more compelling, sophisticated and intelligent presentation - leading to a common, yet uniquely exercised and successful strategy emphasising the lifestyle qualities of the property.

THE FINE & COUNTRY FOUNDATION

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This unique approach to luxury homes marketing delivers high quality, intelligent and creative concepts for property promotion combined with the latest technology and marketing techniques. We understand moving home is one of the most important decisions you make; your home is both a financial and emotional investment. With Fine & Country you benefit from the local knowledge, experience, expertise and contacts of a well trained, educated and courteous team of professionals, working to make the sale or purchase of your property as stress free as possible.

The production of these particulars has generated a ÂŁ10 donation to the Fine & Country Foundation, charity no. 1160989, striving to relieve homelessness. Visit fineandcountry.com/uk/foundation

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Fine & Country Tel: +44 (0)1788 820 062 rugby@fineandcountry.com 5 Regent Street, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 2PE

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The Homestead, Kilsby Road, Northants  
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