Dunchurch

Dunchurch

Known locally as Funchurch!

A picturesque rural village steeped in history with a wonderful community spirit.
Some parts of Dunchurch date back to the 15th century with timber framed and thatched roofs giving the village its quintessential English charm.
Located on the border of Rugby town, the home of Rugby school, where according to legend the game of Rugby was invented by “William Webb Ellis” in 1823.
Dunchurch is a well connected village, historically being a staging post for resting horses en route to London. Over the years, this has given the village a selection of popular pubs and restaurants, shops, hairdressers, and a friendly local post office.

Picture postcard village

In the centre of the village there is a statue of “Lord John Douglas Montagu Scott”, a 19th century landlord and MP for Roxburghshire. For more than thirty years there has been a Christmas annual tradition of dressing up the statue in the garb of a current television character – 2017 saw Lord John dressed as Paddington Bear.
A short walk away is Draycote water; this gives the residents of Dunchurch plenty of opportunities to go on countryside walks, do a spot of fishing, enjoy some sailing, or enjoy the local wildlife. Nearby is Toft Alpaca farm, and for the golf enthusiasts there is “Whitefields’ golf club.

  • Closest village/town: Dunchurch
  • Post Office: 1
  • Stores: Great selection of village shops
  • Supermarket: A short drive to Sainsburys
  • Pubs: The Dun Cow has a good vibe
  • Walks: Great countryside walks especially in and around Draycote.
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