The Platinum Collection- Hillcrest is a substantial character Edwardian property built in 1909. It has been home to generations of the same family for the past 70 years. With sympathetic refurbishment the property could continue to provide an individual family or extended family home, as, with relevant planning permission, the Coach House and Stabling could be converted to form an Annex.
Situated in a 3/4 acre plot with beautiful gardens and far reaching views of the surrounding countryside the main house offers substantial family accommodation. Upstairs offers five double bedrooms, one with en suite, a facility to add an additional en suite, and a family bathroom. Ground floor offering lounge, dining room, breakfast room. kitchen, utility, cellar, and ground floor bathroom, the four main rooms and bathroom being accessed off a generous central hallway.
There is some structural work and complete refurbishment required. Quotes for structural work have been obtained and some ground floor redecoration, with some provision available under the property insurance.
Entering the property via the original Edwardian Front Door with original stained and leaded panes, you will find the matching feature, original, stained leaded double windows facing the bottom of the dog legged original Mahogany staircase, a grande feature to be revealed from beneath the modern panelling. The spacious hallway offers access to the four main rooms and ground floor bathroom, with their original feature Edwardian doors and architrave.
Breakfast Room 5.58m (into bay) x 3.96m (18'3" (into bay) x 12'11
Original 3 pane Edwardian wooden window frames with leaded lights to west elevation, single window, gas fire and original door and architrave through to hall and interconnecting door through to the kitchen.
Lounge 6.25m x 4.71m (20'6" x 15'5")
Accessed from the hallway via an original Edwardian door and offering original skirting boards this spacious room has two large south facing windows which offer panoramic views of the garden and surrounding countryside and a patio door offers access to the terrace area. The room has two radiators and a modern gas fire.
Dining Room 3.96m x 3.95m (12'11" x 12'11")
Original Edwardian Marble mantelpiece with modern cast iron solid fuel stove. The room offers access to the south facing garden terrace with stunning views over the garden and surrounding countryside via modern patio doors. The room also has the original Edwardian 5 window feature bay with original leaded lights.
Kitchen 3.96mx 3.7m (12'11"x 12'1")
Original Edwardian wooden windows to two elevations and original Edwardian doors leading to Breakfast Room, Hall, Cellar and Utility/Back Kitchen. Fitted timber units one and half bowl sink, double oven, hob and extractor. There is a solid fuel burner facilitating the central heating.
Utility/Back Kitchen 3.94m x 1.95m (12'11" x 6'4")
Wooden units with sinks unit, space for dishwasher, washing machine, gas cooker, chest freezer and refrigerator. External door to driveway, parking areas in front of the Coach House, stabling and garage.
Ground Floor Bathroom
Accessed from the hallway this room has an original Edwardian door and a window, with pink bath, sink and WC.
First Floor Landing
Accessed via the original wide Edwardian staircase with mahogany bannister and newel posts (original square mahogany spindles currently boarded in), the first floor landing gives access to five double bedrooms, the family bathroom, a large storage room (which the owner had intended to convert into an en-suite attached to the master bedroom) and Loft hatch. The loft is boarded, with skylight and offers huge potential for conversion to additional rooms.
Master Bedroom 4.56m x 3.97m (14'11" x 13'0")
Whilst in need of complete restoration this dual aspect room still retains its original 5 pane Edwardian feature window with stained leaded lights and in addition has two single south facing windows. It also retains its original fireplace and a central heating radiator. It was intended to incorporate the large storage cupboard on the landing into this room as an en-suite.
Bedroom Two 3.99m x 3.99m (13'1" x 13'1")
This dual aspect room retains its original three pane Edwardian window and an additional single window to the side, radiator and the original Edwardian door to an en-suite. The en-suite was formed from the original dressing room and has also utilised the dressing room from the Master Bedroom to offer a white wc, hand-basin, quadrant shower and extractor fan and being half tiled throughout.
Bedroom Three 3.67m x 3.09m (12'0" x 10'1")
Accessed through the archway on the Landing this room offers a radiator and double glazed South facing windows with far reaching views over the gardens and surrounding countryside.
Bedroom Four 4.76m x 3.07m (15'7" x 10'0")
Accessed through the archway and along a corridor on the Landing this room offers a double radiator and double glazed South facing windows with far reaching views over the gardens and surrounding countryside.
Bedroom Five 3.71m x 3.55m (12'2" x 11'7")
Situated next to the bathroom this room retains its original Edwardian wooden windows, has fitted cupboards, one containing the hot water tank, and a radiator.
Retaining original Edwardian Door and windows with corner bath, wc and wash hand basin and being half tiled.
The Coach House/Stables/Garages
This comprises the original Coach House with blue brick floor, recently utilised as a garage, the stabling with double timber doors and timber staircase leading to the first floor, currently one large room. This has been refurbished in recent years, with all internal timbers and roofing replaced. In addition there is a single storey garage with up and over door. With relevant planning permission this has excellent potential to convert into an annex or cottage to generate additional income.
Hillcrest sits in approximately 3/4 of an acre of beautiful gardens. Surrounded by Laurel Hedgerow, Lime Trees and a range of other trees, roses and mature bushes, the gardens sweep down past a large greenhouse to a mature orchard with a variety of fruit trees. The property is surrounded by a terrace to the south elevation, being private and offering panoramic views of the gardens and open countryside.
Frontage & Approach
Hillcrest sits on the corner of Kilsby Lane and Crick Road and is surrounded by its private garden and mature hedging and a majestic row of 27 lime trees (protected) which border the Kilsby Lane boundary. With two entrances it is easy to enter between the gate posts taking the sweeping driveway between the house and lawned areas which opens to parking for several cars in front of the Coach House. It is then ideal to exit driving past the Coach House and through the second gateway on the other boundary of the property.
The seller will reserve the right to an overage provision of 25% of the increase in value between any future development if planning is granted based on the increase of the land value from when the title is passed to the buyer- this will last 21 years. The property has some subsidence issues- we have quotes for work needed. It also has a quote for ground floor re-refurbishment (not kitchen) with a fixed provision from the sellers building insurance. The Lime Trees are protected that border the property.
Hillcrest has a double frontage, the two Entrances being located on the Crick Road and the grounds extending down Kilsby Lane. Crick Road is on the outskirts of Hillmorton, an area of the Town of Rugby, Warwickshire, comprising the Eastern half of the Town. Historically Hillmorton was a Village in its own right, holding local markets, and remnants of the original village green still remain. With the growth of the Town, Hillmorton was officially merged into Rugby in 1932.
Hillmorton is a well-served residential area approximately three miles from the centre of Rugby. Rugby offers a mainline inter-city London Euston rail service to commuters in less than 55 minutes. The property is within a 3 mile radius of the M1 and M6 Motorways and the A14, A5 and A45 road networks offering easy access to surrounding towns. There is an impressive range of state and public schooling available in the area, including Lawrence Sheriff, Rugby High and Ashlawn, selective state schools, all recently 'Outstanding' at Ofsted, and Bilton Grange, Princethorpe College and the world renowned Rugby School, public schools to mention but a few.
From the town centre head east on Church Street and continue onto Clifton Road until the first roundabout take a right turn here onto Whitehall Road and continue to the next roundabout, turn left onto Hillmorton Road (A428 to Northampton), follow this road for around 3km which becomes the Crick Road, at the junction for Kilsby Lane the property is located just after this on the right hand side on the Crick Road.
There is huge potential for re-development subject to planning permission.