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62 RADFORD ROAD This very attractive family home enjoys a sought after location on a popular residential street close to the heart of Royal Leamington Spa. “For us I’d say that it was the sheer potential of the house that was the main attraction,” says Simon. “We bought it back in 2005 and at that time it was really quite rundown, but it was a great size, the layout flowed beautifully and each of the rooms was well proportioned and so we knew that with a bit of work it could be transformed into something really quite lovely, and that’s exactly what we’ve done.”

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This stunning traditional bay fronted Victorian semi-detached property is full of original features and character. It has been thoughtfully refurbished, retaining many of the period features and is well presented throughout. The property is located at the edge of the town centre within easy walking distance of the town centre and train station. Accommodation summary Ground Floor The Victorian style porch heads to the stained glassed front door. On entering the hallway you are immediately welcomed by the property’s traditional features. There is sense of space with its high ceilings and wide hallway Off the hall is the fabulous, bright drawing room with pine flooring, large bay window and open fireplace with Victorian tiled surround, decorative mantle and hearth. Further along the hall is the sitting room, with pine flooring throughout, views out to the rear garden and a cast iron open fireplace, this really is a lovely place to sit back and relax. To the rear of the property is the dining room and kitchen. The dining room has views to the garden and opens in to the kitchen providing a perfect family space.

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Seller Insight We’ve kept the layout just as it was – although I know that some of our neighbours have gone more open plan – so we have two really good-size reception rooms, one for ‘best’ and the other, less formal space that we use on a daily basis; we have a lovely kitchen that we refitted shortly after moving here, and that flows straight into the adjacent dining room; the bedrooms are all well-proportioned and we’ve transformed the basement into a fabulous leisure space. We have a library down there, a snooker table and there’s also room for my desk. I’d go so far as to say that the basement is now a standout feature of the house.” “We’ve definitely brought the house right up to modern standards, but we’ve by no means stripped it of its original character and charm. Most of the rooms have the lovely high ceilings and quite ornate coving, we still have a lot of the old dado rails and both reception rooms have lovely fireplaces. It’s definitely a home for modern living, but in terms of the interior design, I’d say that we’ve struck the perfect balance between old and new.” “The garden is another great feature of the property and is actually deceptively large,” continues Simon. “It was in a bit of a sorry state when we moved here, so over time we’ve done a lot of work to create a really attractive and usable space. We decided to have the entire area hard landscape for both ease of maintenance and to give us a lovely big space in which to entertain, but we’ve added borders to create both colour and interest. It’s a very peaceful and private-feeling space, and during the summer it’s a real suntrap.” “For me it would have to be the basement,” says Simon. “It’s a room that I love to spend time in and it was a fabulous space for my son right from when he was young to when he left for university. He used it as a playroom, a place to hang out with his friends and play computer games, we even had his piano down there, and then when he left home I converted part of it into a home gym. It’s a really flexible space that could be used for just about anything.” “The location of the house has been absolutely ideal,” says Simon. “It only takes around ten minutes to walk to the centre of town, which has a fantastic array of shops, bars and restaurants; there are some good schools in the local area, lots of wide open green spaces and the transport links are excellent, so it’s relatively easy to get just about anywhere.” “Parking can be at a premium when living in a town, but here it’s really very good,” says Simon. “We only have on-street spaces, but I never fail to get the one that’s right outside the house.” “The house has lived up to all expectations and we’ve been so happy here for the past thirteen years,” says Simon, “but in terms of what I’ll miss most it will be the simple things such as the general feel of the place and being able to settle down in front of a real fire on a cold evening. I’ll also miss having the basement, which has been a fantastic space for us all.”* * 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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The kitchen has a fully tiled floor and has views out to the rear garden. It is thoughtfully laid out, with a central Rangemaster, a range of wall and base units and together with the separate utility provides ample storage. The Utility has a fully tiled floor, space and plumbing for a washing machine, dishwasher and a large sink.

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Lower Ground Floor Down the stairs to the spacious lower ground floor where there are further reception rooms, currently being used as an office, a further sitting room and a games room but the large main room could easily lend itself to being a further bedroom.

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First Floor The staircase leads up to the split level landing and provides access to the three double bedrooms and fourth single bedroom which could lend itself to be a dressing room for the master bedroom. The bedrooms are well presented and all boast character features. The large family bathroom consists of a large central bath, fully tiled floor, separate walk in shower, wash hand basin and wc.

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Outside To the rear of the property, there is a deceptively large garden which is fully paved with natural stone. The borders are full with shrubs and herbaceous plants and the garden benefits from a newly built shed. The unusually private garden is a real sun trap and has a built in BBQ, it offers a perfect place for entertaining and al fresco dining.

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LOCATION Situated within walking distance of Royal Leamington Spa town centre, 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. Communication links are excellent with the station link to London Marylebone about a 20 minute walk and the M40 motorway just ten minutes away, with access to the M42, M1 & M6. Birmingham International airport is only 30 minutes away.

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Services The property is understood to have mains water, mains gas, electricity and mains drainage. 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/LeamingtonSpa Opening Hours: Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday

9.00 am - 5.30 pm 9.00 am - 4.30 pm By appointment only

Directions From the Fine & Country Leamington Office, head south down the parade on to Bath Street until you reach the railway arches. Turn left on to the high street and follow this on to Radford road. The property is situated on the right hand side highlighted by a Fine & Country board.

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 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 08.11.2018

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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.

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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)1926 455950 leamington@fineandcountry.com 158 Parade, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 4AE

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