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With a large garden and heated outdoor swimming pool, Milford House is bound to cause quite a stir. Characterful with a capital ‘C’, Milford House dates back to the early 1700s and has been lovingly restored. Set back from the lane, it has serious kerb appeal. Built in a Queen Anne and early Georgian style, the architecture is just gorgeous. Naturally, there’s parking aplenty, as you’d expect for such a substantial home.
Inside, there’s a welcoming entrance hall and four floors, centred around an ornate Queen Anne oak staircase; just one of the original features in this historic home. Along with exposed timber beams and regency alcoves, Milford House radiates charm on every level.
There’s a lovely warmth in the kitchen, both metaphorically and physically, thanks to the traditional Esse range cooker. There’s a separate double oven and large hob, along with stylish Belfast sink, and plenty of cupboard space for storage. Artisan worktops are solid oak, and underfoot you’ll find a quarry-tiled floor. A spacious utility room takes care of additional household goods, complete with pantry for provisions, and there’s a handy cloakroom and boot room as well.
An inglenook fireplace takes centre stage in the dining room. Hang stockings here in anticipation of Santa’s arrival, and host the most jovial of Christmas celebrations. But, festive season aside, it makes a perfect setting for entertaining on any scale throughout the year.
And, when the nights do draw in, there’s no greater comfort than the crackle and glow of the log burner in the lounge. This space exudes a real sense of hygge.
Snuggle up and get cosy in here, your retreat from the world outside, doing whatever it is that you love. If that love extends to an occasional glass or two of wine, the refurbished wine cellar is perfect for storing a wide selection (1,000 bottles, in fact!) of fine vintages in perfect conditions in the basement.
On the first floor, with stunning oak floorboards running throughout, you’ll find the master bedroom with its dual aspect windows. The en-suite features a stunning roll-top, freestanding bath and separate shower. There’s another double bedroom with additional shower, and a third bedroom which would make an ideal home office or nursery. Meanwhile, a capacious, walk-in shower features in the main bathroom.
Guests and children alike will love the second floor bedrooms. A handcrafted built-in wardrobe and shelving features in one, whilst the other showcases exposed timber rafters and purlins and would also make a fantastic play area, zen zone, or studio.
Outside, you’ll find an adjoining coach house with a garage and generous workshop, complete with wood burner, that would make even Dick Strawbridge proud! There’s also a garden store in here, along with a large garden room, just ready to be converted into a pool house.
If you fancy a dip, you don’t have to venture far. Did someone say pool party? What better excuse to get friends and family together. An air-source heat pump sustainably warms the water, whilst the thermal pool cover keeps the chill at bay.
The south-facing garden is a suntrap during the summer months and a picture postcard in cooler climes. Being wrap-around, you can always find the ideal sunlit or shady spot. The patio is perfect for al fresco entertaining, no matter what the season, where you can enjoy everything from iced frappuccinos and gelato, to warming mulled wine and mince pies. And, above all, these beautiful grounds, extending to nearly 0.8 acres, are a place where you can kick back and relax, surrounded by a fragrant herb garden, shrubs, and mature trees. The vista couldn’t be more tranquil, with endless Warwickshire countryside as far as the eye can see.
- Three words : Idyllic. Handsome. Character.
- Grade II Listed
- Backing on to open countryside
- Great village location
- Lovingly restored
- No upward chain
- Period features and exposed beams
Around Milford House
The quiet life...well, if you want it that way.
Located roughly halfway between Leamington and Rugby, Birdingbury is right in the middle of the undulating Warwickshire countryside. If peace and quiet are what you desire, you’re in luck, because both are available in abundance. Despite the secluded location, this small village has a bustling social community, and offers plenty of gatherings throughout the year.
The hub of this entertainment lies with Birdingbury’s Village Club, a members club serving up beverages to all who pass by. The club also plays host to street food vans on a regular basis, offering a wide variety of culinary delights from a fish and chip van to the ‘Spice Truck’ and its superb curries. Regular sporting events are also shown on the television in order for locals to gather and support their favourite teams.
Some of the other events which take place include The Flipping Fantastic Pancake Race, Strictly Birdingbury (dance night), Birdingbury Bake-Off, regular quiz nights among many others. Plenty of subsidiary clubs give Birdingbury residents the opportunity keep themselves busy, such as the allotment association, angling club, Birdingbury history group and Birdingbury Wheelers (Birdingbury’s own summer cycling club to name a few.) Located roughly halfway between Royal Leamington Spa and Rugby, Birdingbury is right in the middle of the undulating Warwickshire countryside. If peace and quiet are what you desire, you’re in luck, because both are available in abundance. Despite the secluded location, this small village has a bustling social community, and offers plenty of gatherings throughout the year.
Only a couple of miles down the road you will find Birdingbury’s only pub, ‘The Boat Inn’ winner of ‘Best Pubs’ Best Roast Dinner award 2017. Located within a 10 mile radius of Leamington Spa, Rugby and Coventry the culinary opportunities are vast.
The school bus whisks the children away to some exceptional educational establishments nearby, the infant school in Leamington Hastings (only 2 miles away), the junior school in Dunchurch or Warwickshire College in Leamington Spa. Only a short drive away you also have the great private school of Rugby, where (according to local legend) the game of Rugby was invented, and both Princethorpe College and Bilton Grange Prep are just a short drive away.
Bustling social community
- Closest village/town: Leamington Spa, Rugby and Coventry all just 10 miles away
- Supermarket: Everything you need in nearby Leamington Spa
- Pubs: The Boat Inn - winner of ‘Best Pubs’ Best Roast Dinner award 2017
- Walks: Endless rambling opportunities right on the doorstep