THE PROPERTY Ford House dates from approximately 1895 and is a magnificent large detached character home set within 1.13 acres of beautiful gardens. Backing onto the Abbey Fields with magnificent rear views and opposite Kenilworth Castle, it is within easy walking distance of all town's amenities and facilities. The house offers fine spacious and well maintained accommodation presented to a high standard with cellars, heated and covered swimming pool with changing facilities, three car garaging, drive approach and parking. The house has the potential to offer a separate annex or indeed could be divided into two separate homes.
APPROACH The property is approached over a driveway entrance to a block paved forecourt with steps to
HALF OCTAGONAL PORCH Coved timber supports and glazed roof with external lanterns and handsome solid front door to
STAIRCASE HALL 16' 10" x 14' 0" (5.13m x 4.27m) With magnificent sweeping central " Gone with the Wind" oak staircase with full height ceiling above with inset ceiling rose providing natural daylight to this spacious reception area with rooms leading off.
DINING HALL 18' 1" x 18' 1" (5.51m x 5.51m) Marble fireplace, moulded ceiling, feature leaded glazing.
DRAWING ROOM 23' 9" x 22' 3" (7.24m x 6.78m) Marble fireplace , bay window, door to garden, moulded ceiling with cornice.
STUDY/LIBRARY 18' 1" x 16' 4" (5.51m x 4.98m) Moulded ceiling with cornice, views over the garden and to Abbey Fields beyond, door to garden, fireplace, double panelled and leaded glazed doors to dining hall.
FAMILY ROOM 16' 10" x 13' 2" (5.13m x 4.01m) Feature full height leaded glazed windows with central door, opening to a covered loggia overlooking the garden and offering a sheltered seating position to enjoy the gardens and views over Abbeys Fields beyond.
DINING KITCHEN 27' 2" x 12' 8" (8.28m x 3.86m) In distinct kitchen and dining areas with a central peninsular unit all with ceramic tiled flooring.
KITCHEN AREA Comprehensively fitted with oak base and wall units with drawers and glazed display unit, Corian work surfaces with matching sink units, integrated appliances, with hob with illuminated cooker hood above, split level double eye level ovens and dishwasher, twin refrigerators and separate freezer, under unit lighting.
DINING AREA Patio doors opening to the gardens, ample space for dining table and chairs and door to
SNUG 13' 3" x 10' 3" (4.04m x 3.12m) Window to side.
UTILITY ROOM 9' 10" x 8' 0" (3m x 2.44m) Fitted with base and wall units, sink unit and space and plumbing for appliances, door to outside.
CLOAKROOM 6' 4" x 6' 7" (1.93m x 2.01m) Cloaks area with vanity wash area with door to separate lavatory with low level WC.
SECONDARY ACCOMODATION Accessed from the main hall is the spacious separate annexe comprising a sitting room, double bedroom (currently used as a gymnasium) fitted kitchen and cloakroom. This useful accommodation could be fully self contained with its own entrance at the side of the property and utilised for a relative, home office, consulting room or as currently incorporated as part of the main house.
SITTING ROOM 18' 4max" x 13' 1" (5.59m x 3.99m) Fireplace and door opening to
KITCHEN 14' 3" x 7' 4" (4.34m x 2.24m) Fitted with base and wall units with sink unit and space for appliances.
GYM/BEDROOM 13' 1" x 11' 7" (3.99m x 3.53m) A ground floor bedroom with garden facing aspect with views beyond currently utilised as a gymnasium.
CLOAKROOM With low level WC and wash hand basin.
BASEMENT The cellars are accessed from stairs from the inner hall off the dining hall to three large centrally heated cellars currently utilised as games room with snooker table, workshop and wine cellar/store and an additional abundance of useful storage as well as incorporating the Keston 55 gas fired boiler for central heating and hot water. The basement area offers scope to convert to additional accommodation (subject to the necessary building regulations and consents)
CELLAR 1 23' 1" x 21' 5" (7.04m x 6.53m)
CELLAR 2 13' 3" x 10' 8" (4.04m x 3.25m)
CELLAR 3 13' 4" x 13' 2" (4.06m x 4.01m)
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMODATION
LANDING Being galleried and full height over the staircase with a feature rose lantern giving natural light over the staircase being a delightful feature and giving a feeling of space. The inner landings lead to the bedrooms with two built in heated linen cupboards.
MASTER BEDROOM 1 23' 9" x 16' 3" (7.24m x 4.95m) Comprehensively fitted with wardrobes and bedroom fittings in natural wood with wardrobes with display features, dressing table in feature bay window area and delightful views over the garden and to Abbey Fields.
ENSUITE FULL BATHROOM 8' 11" x 9' 5" (2.72m x 2.87m) White sanitary ware with panelled bath, twin vanity units with cupboard beneath and large mirror above, separate shower cubicle , low level WC and bidet.
BEDROOM SUITE 2 18' 3" x 10' 3" (5.56m x 3.12m) Spacious double bedroom with three leaded windows on two sides providing views across the gardens and towards Kenilworth Castle and door to
ENSUITE FULL BATHROOM 7' 4" x 5' 5" (2.24m x 1.65m) Panelled bath with shower over and full tiling, wash hand basin and low level WC.
BEDROOM 3 17' 9" x 12' 1" (5.41m x 3.68m) Spacious double bedroom with views of Kenilworth Castle and a door to en suite bathroom.
BEDROOM 4 17' 10" x 13' 1" (5.44m x 3.99m) Spacious double bedroom with leaded windows giving views into the garden and Abbey Fields beyond
BEDROOM 5 12' 8" x 10' 9" (3.86m x 3.28m) Doubler bedroom with a range of built in furniture and a door to en suite bathroom.
BEDROOM 6 11' 9" x 10' 4" (3.58m x 3.15m) Double bedroom and a door to en suite bathroom and range of built in bedroom furniture.
BATHROOM 3 12' 1" x 7' 4" (3.68m x 2.24m) Jack and Jill to bedrooms 3 and 6 being fitted with bath, shower cubicle, vanity wash hand basin and low level WC, ceramic tiling.
BATHROOM 4 13' 1" x 7' 2" (3.99m x 2.18m) Jack and Jill to bedrooms 4 and 5 being fitted with bath, shower cubicle, vanity wash hand basin and low level WC, ceramic tiling.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS The house is well positioned in grounds totalling 1.13 acres. The drive from the road passes three car garaging leading to the front block paved forecourt with ample parking.
THE GARDENS The mature gardens are a beautiful feature surrounding the house to two sides and laid out with a number of different garden areas to enjoy. Surrounding the house is the top terrace leading to the top lawn, with the brick terrace leading to the lower lawn with stone steps and circular pond with water feature and set amongst clipped yew hedging. Further garden areas include " The Ridge", "The Yard" with range of storage sheds and "The Spinney" with a large greenhouse.
COVERED HEATED SWIMMING POOL 48' 9" x 32.5' (14.86m x 9.75m) The gas fired heated swimming pool is discreetly nestled within the gardens and situated in a impressive contemporary pool house having been fully renovated and redesigned in 2008. The renovation included a cutting edge electrically operated bespoke retractable enclosure. The design enables the pool to be used all year being both indoor for the winter months and outdoor for the summer months. Adjoining the pool are modern, up to date "His and Hers" changing facilities with shower and wc facilities together with a pump/filter and boiler room.
SERVICES All main services connected to the property. Gas fired central heating. Telephone with internal exchange with up to 24 extensions. Broadband with Wi-Fi network. There is also a fire and burglar alarm system with central monitoring facility.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS All fixtures and fittings as mentioned in our sales particulars are included; all others are expressly excluded.
DIRECTIONS From the clock tower take the first exit at the roundabout onto Borrowell Lane proceed into Castle Road and take the sharp right hand bend, the property can be found on the right hand side.