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23 PRIORY TERRACE “It was the combination of the architecture and the location that attracted us to this house,” says the owner. “We were new to Leamington Spa, and it’s a really interesting town with so much to offer. This is a great family house in a central location that seems to be no more than ten minutes’ from absolutely everything we needed. The road network, railway station, the shops and restaurants in the centre of town, the leisure centre and cinema are all easy to access from here, and there’s the river, the canal, parks and open fields nearby where we can walk the dog. It’s a combination that’s hard to beat.”

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One of six beautiful Victorian townhouses constructed in 1886 by J, Anthony Locke following the vision of the architect Mr Foster. Fabulous views over the River Leam and Jephson Gardens. Six bedrooms, three en-suites, two reception rooms, breakfast kitchen, cellar and store. Off road parking and convenient town centre location with the train station less than 500 meters away. This traditional home has many original features such as high skirting boards, cornices, ceiling roses, dado rails, stained glass windows and fireplaces. The current owners have made changes including replacing the flooring throughout the ground floor with new solid Oak floor and 400mm thick insulation underneath. Spacious rooms, superb views to the rear and a great location making it a fantastic family home.

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Ground Floor A lovely covered porch with tiled floor leads to the front door. From the spacious and unusual dog leg hallway doors open to all the principal reception rooms and a staircase rising to the first-floor landing. The sitting room has solid Oak floors and a bay window with stained glass overlooking the front elevation. There is a feature fireplace. The living room enjoys views of the garden and river beyond and a French door opens on to the terrace The fireplace has an open fire with a black marble surround. The downstairs cloakroom has recently been refitted with a two piece suite including a wash basin and w/c. There is space and plumbing for laundry appliances.

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The breakfast kitchen room is to the rear of the home and from the large patio doors, one can enjoy the fabulous garden and river views. The kitchen was refitted by the current owners and offers a mixture of base mounted units with work surfaces over and freestanding commercial style racking and shelving with a large range oven. The floor throughout is tiled. Along with the patio doors, there is a further French door with two other windows allowing natural light to illuminate the space. Lower Ground Floor Good sized cellar room with two windows, lights and power and a further two storage rooms.

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Seller Insight The house is one of six handsome Victorian properties described in 1886 – shortly after completion – as “…a picturesque row of semi-detached villas in the Queen Anne style.” So quite different from Leamington’s typical Regency architecture.They all have the same, slightly unusual floor plan with two, off-set reception rooms opening off an L-shaped hall. The rooms have good proportions, high ceilings, big windows and lots of light. The house was in pretty good condition when we moved in and over time we’ve done work to simplify and update the interior – including opening up a modern kitchen-dining room and laying solid oak boards through the ground floor. “The other main feature that drew us to the house was the fact that the garden backs directly on to the river. The garden is well stocked and landscaped to be easy to maintain and arranged over two levels so from the back of the house you get elevated views across the water to the park and trees beyond. It also means you are not really overlooked and can sit outside peacefully while the town centre is close by. There are herons, swans, ducks and moorhens as regular neighbours and an otter was spotted recently. The open-plan kitchen-dining room is probably my favourite part of the house and where we spend a lot of time. It’s a very social space, close to the garden and a decked terrace where we can cook, eat and socialise. I think what we love most about the house – and will miss - is its space and position; its ability to absorb people, be great for entertaining, close to everything Leamington has to offer, at the same time as providing peace, privacy and a connection to nature – it has given us the best of both worlds.”*

* 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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First Floor There are three bedrooms on this floor including the master suite, which has a bay window to the front and a Victorian fireplace. A door opens into an en-suite with a dressing area. Both the other bedrooms have windows to the rear and so enjoy the great views and the middle room has a Victorian fireplace. The family bathroom is a modern three piece suite that is tiled, with a bath, shower above, wash basin and w/c. Second Floor With three further bedrooms, two of which have three piece en-suites and fireplaces.

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Outside The front garden is walled and there is parking on the drive for one car. The rear garden has fabulous views over the river and Jephson Gardens. It is landscaped with decking, patio areas and beds. To the side is gated access to the front of the property.

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LOCATION Situated in Royal Leamington Spa, a fashionable and elegant Regency town in the heart of Warwickshire. Renowned for its Victorian painted stucco villas and beautiful Regency houses, much of the charm of nineteenth-century planning can still be found in and around the town. Today there is a great choice of high street and boutique shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, offering a unique shopping, dining and cultural experience. The river Leam runs through the town, and with its stunning architecture, tree-lined avenues, squares, parks and gardens, it is officially the happiest place in the UK. Excellent schooling both state and private can be found in Leamington Spa, Warwick and nearby Southam. Communication links are excellent with the station link from Leamington Spa to London Marylebone. The M40 motorway just ten minutes away, with access to the M42, M1 & M6. Birmingham International airport is only 40 minutes away.

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Services All mains services are connected including mains gas, electricity, water and waste. Local Authority Warwick District Council. Viewing Arrangements Strictly via the vendors sole agents Fine & Country on 01926 455950. Website For more information visit www.fineandcountry.com/uk/Leamington-Spa Opening Hours: Monday to Friday - 9.00 am - 5.30 pm Saturday - 9.00 am - 4.30 pm Sunday - By appointment only Directions From the Fine & Country office on The Parade head south past the Pump Rooms on your right and Jephson Gardens main entrance on your left. Cross the bridge that spans the River Leam. Turn left onto Priory Terrace where the property can be found on the left hand side of the road.

Registered in England and Wales. Company Reg. No.08775854 Registered Office: F&C Stratford upon Avon Ltd, 5 Regent Street, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2PE copyright Š 2019 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 15.07.2019

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JONATHAN HANDFORD MANAGING DIRECTOR Fine & Country Leamington Spa 01926-455950 | 07813 787474 email: jonathan.h@fineandcountry.com Jonathan is a well-established figure within the Fine & Country team and a great role model for the brand. He is a passionate property expert with a wealth of success stories for helping people move and secure the best price for their home. He lives in Leamington Spa with his wife Laura and their son Elliot. Laura also works within the Fine & Country business and works closely with Jonathan and his clients. In January 2019 his Leamington Spa team won two awards at the prestigious annual Fine & Country International Awards Ceremony at the QEII in Westminster London. The awards for Best Property Presentation and the highly coveted Best Overall Operator were presented by former England rugby player, Matt Dawson MBE.

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FINE & COUNTRY 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. 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.

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Fine & Country Tel: +44 (0)1926 455950 leamington@fineandcountry.com 158 Parade, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 4AE

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