Caldecote Hall, Caldecote Hall Drive, Nuneaton, CV10 0UL

£465,000 2 bedrooms 1 bathrooms

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  • Spectacular two bedroom apartment
  • Two en-suite bath/shower rooms
  • Contemporary elegance meets period grandeur
  • Finished to the highest standard
  • Stunning grounds of 35 acres
  • Two private car parking spaces with further guest parking
  • Dedicated lockable cellar storage perfect for safekeeping of luggage and golf clubs
  • Far reaching views over the Warwickshire and Leicestershire
  • Easy access to road and rail networks
  • Additional information
  • Reception Rooms 1
  • En-suite 2
  • Style First Floor

Full description

Cartwright Hands are privileged to present this rare opportunity to acquire one of the most prestigious and highly desirable apartments within the region. This remarkable self-contained apartment needs to be viewed to be fully appreciated.

Room details

Tree lined approach
A true sense of occasion is experienced by those entering Caldecote Hall. As you approach the entrance driveway there are carved stone entrance pillars with electric wrought iron gates that give way to a grand carriage driveway. The Hall is reached via a long private tree lined road with the convenience of residents parking directly in front of the main hall.

Unrivalled Interior
A stone pillared canopy to the front of the building provides cover to the main entrance door. Once inside, the inner hall with its decorative wood panelled walls, imposing stone carved open fireplace, ornate cornicing and stunning tiled floor opens into the incredibly impressive communal Grand Reception Hall featuring a galleried landing and a stunning architectural roof lantern allowing light to flood the room via the double storey ceiling above. This welcoming space has sofa's, tables and chairs and affords an additional area in which to greet and relax with guests.

Entrance door
The apartment entrance door opens into

Entrance hall 13' 0" x 6' 10"
Having underfloor heated marble tiled floor.

Cloakroom
A cloakroom is conveniently accessed from the entrance hall.

Lounge/Drawing Room 21' 0" x 24' 0"
A visually impressive and sizable open-plan room, perfectly arranged and apportioned that includes a modern feature log effect fire with marble fireplace and mantel over. The 'wow factor' comes from the spectacular bay window offering the most amazing views of the spectacular landscaped grounds and the Warwickshire and Leicestershire countryside beyond.

Kitchen 16' 0" x 11' 07"
Having been completely refitted just over two years ago, the kitchen is bespoke, beautifully fitted, hand painted with granite worktops, mirrored splash backs and underfloor heated floor tiles.

Principal Bedroom-suite 20' 0" x 11' 07"
The principal suite affords a level of luxury rarely found with its own luxurious en-suite setting the tone. Magnificent feature fitted wardrobes and dressing table provides a suitable focal point to the room. The suite has the same views of the lounge and can be enjoyed via the twin sash windows in this room. Completing the suite is a luxurious en-suite with underfloor heated marble tiled floor and large walk-in shower enclosure.

Second Bedroom 19' 05" x 13' 0"
Accessed via the entrance hall the large second bedroom with bespoke feature fitted wardrobes and luxurious en-suite bathroom. Twin sash windows give different but equally stunning views of the grounds looking out over the eastern boundary grounds with the winding River Anker and parkland beyond.

The Grounds
Caldecote Hall occupies superbly manicured and landscaped grounds and parkland of approximately 35 acres. Comprising of formal lawns interspersed with a range of mature specimen trees and a tranquil lake. The meandering River Anker forms the eastern boundary of the estate with all maintained for your enjoyment.

Location
Caldecote Hall is conveniently and centrally located close to Birmingham, Coventry and Leicester. In close proximity are the M1 and M69 motorway networks meaning the property can be easily reached by motorway from the North, South and West. Whilst having the sensation that you are in the middle of nowhere surrounded by the countryside, offering peace and tranquillity, Caldecote Hall has the added benefit of accessibility, being well served by all main travel routes. Nuneaton Train Station is just under an hour by train from London's Euston Station and it is less than 30 minutes from both Birmingham and East Midlands Airports. Central Birmingham offers a variety of shopping, eating and nightlife - with NEC/Resorts World with its dual business and entertainment centres just 30 minutes away. Stratford-upon-Avon is just 45 minutes to the North West, the medieval market town on the banks of the River Avon famous for Shakespeare with its theatres, attractive river frontage and atmospheric shopping and market areas.

Services
Mains water, electricity, gas central heating and telephone line are all understood to be connected to the property.

Outgoings
Local Authority Council Tax band: C. The property is for sale as Leasehold with a ground rent of £150.00 per annum and a service charge of £3,515.16 per annum.

Note
The curtains, blinds and light fittings are available by separate negotiation.

History
Caldecote Hall represents a rare opportunity to own a little piece of English history. From family feuds, battles, lawsuits, suspicious fires and administration........ The Estate of Caldecote and Caldecote Hall has had a rich, turbulent and varied history. It was registered in the Doomsday Survey of 1086 as being in the ownership of the Bishop of Chester when it was valued at the princely sum of 60 shillings. There followed a long period of wrangling over its ownership and either through litigation or through the powers vested in some of the more tyrannical of our Monarchs, the Manor passed through the hands of a series of owners including King Henry VIII, Edward VI and Charles II. It was during the reign of Charles I that the original Hall, which was originally built as a fortified Manor, went through one of its most dramatic periods. At this time, the Estate was owned by Colonel William Purefoy, the famous Puritan leader and zealous Parliamentarian. As such, he was a wanted man and in August of 1642, the Princes Rupert and Maurice, nephews of King Charles, laid siege to Caldecote Hall in search of their enemy. Knowing of their imminent arrival William was hidden away in the Hop Garden whilst his wife, son-in-law, 3 maids and 8 servants staged a defence of the Manor. The Princes were supported by a marauding troop of 500 soldiers - but despite the odds, the brave defenders managed to hold out for a considerable time by melting down pewter goblets and cutlery to form bullets for their muskets. They killed 3 officers and 15 soldiers before the Prince's finally secured their surrender by setting fire to the Hall. Their bravery earnt them their lives as Prince Rupert spared them for their gallant defence - but the Hall was damaged and had to be rebuilt. A Victorian family home of distinction.... In its more recent history, the Hall was acquired as a family home in the late 19th Century. The new owner, Captain Henry Leigh Townshend, acquired the original Estate which covered over 1200 acres of land and proceeded to build the Hall we see today at a cost of £80,000 in 1880. He was a self-made millionaire of more humble origins who wished to live the life of - and be accepted by - the landed gentry. The Hall bears the marks of the Townshend family motto, "Patience Overcomes Evil" and was designed to reflect their desire to live in luxury. The Townshend family is well known historically and Peter Townshend, famed for his scandalous relationship with Princess Margaret in the 50's, is a descendant. The magnificent Minstrels Gallery that overlooks the main hall is a superb example of the grand style and evokes a sense of decadence and opulence that characterises the Caldecote Hall of that era. Turbulent times - break-up, institutionalisation and fire. Despite Captain Townshend's wealth and his efforts to ingratiate himself amongst those he wished to consider his peers, the family was never fully accepted amongst the gentry and he is reputed to have died an unhappy man. His descendants decided to break up and sell off the estate and in 1924 the original 1200 acres was sold at auction in 28 lots, including the 35 acres on which the Hall stands today. This main plot was purchased at that time by The Church of England Temperance Society who converted it into a Retreat for treatment of "Neurasthenia and other Nervous Ailments resulting from Mental Strain, Drugs and Alcohol Addiction." The original visitors book shows a stream of wealthy visitors who enjoyed the restorative pleasures of the house and grounds as well as the expert treatment of its resident physicians. However, on closure of the treatment centre, the discovery of 3 truckloads of empties in the attics, suggested its success might not have been thoroughly overwhelming. The Hall was purchased in 1953 by Commander Cyril Colbourne, a property developer, who elected to rent out a main portion of the building as a school, then known as St Chad's. By 1955, the school principle owed rent arrears and was being pursued by the Commander for payment. It was in this circumstance that Colbourne decided to place the Hall back on the market. On Wednesday 27th April 1955, the local headlines read that Caldecote Hall was for sale at a price of £15,250 - the following day, the same newspapers carried the story of a terrible fire sweeping through parts of the main hall, destroying its roof and severely damaging many of its rooms. The debt-laden school principal disappeared and was never heard of again. Unable to pay for restoration work, Commander Colbourne sealed off the damaged area and lived out his life in an apartment at the front of the Hall. In 2002 our firm then called Cartwrights had the honour of selling the estate off a guide price of £2 million pounds. In 2008 work commenced on the redevelopment and restoration of The West Wing, this saw the magnificent Main Hall restored to its former glory. Restoration of the Minstrel's Gallery and the installation of a stunning glass-domed ceiling form a fitting tribute to the intentions of the Hall's original developer, Captain Townshend. The apartments benefit from restored sash windows, gas central heating, allocated parking and video intercom system. Credits- Taken from caldecotehall.org.uk and Peter Bradley Developments.

Disclaimer
Cartwright Hands for themselves and the vendors of the property, whose agents they are give notice that these particulars, although believed to be correct, do not constitute any part of an offer or contract, that all statements contained in these particulars as to this property, are made without responsibility and are not to be relied upon as statements or representation of fact that they do not make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property. An intending purchaser must satisfy himself by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained in these particulars. With regard to appliances and electrical installations, none of the items detailed have been tested and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves with regard to their condition.

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