This Georgian country house is one we have featured before ( See here ).
But with £400,000 now shaved off the asking price, it is one that millionaires who are in the market for their own rural retreat might like to consider revisiting.
Holbrook Grange in Long Lawford, was built in 1804 for John Caldecott, who was Lord of the Manor until his death in 1835.
It remained in the Caldecott family for more than a century, until 1937.
While it was still in the possession of the Caldecotts, they added on, ordering an extra wing to be built back in 1847.
More recent owners have put their own stamp on the property, with an extension to create a bar and snooker room constructed in 2005 .
Holbrook is Grade II listed and neo-classical in style. It is surrounded by grounds of over an acre with private walled gardens to the back.
Its porch entrance is supported by Greek columns and leads into a hall with mahogany staircase and flagstone floors.
Reception rooms include a sitting room, drawing room and study, their Georgian features including marble fireplaces, oak floors and ornate cornicing.
Large sash windows offer views of the gardens and countryside beyond.
There is a fully-fitted kitchen and breakfast room, cloakroom and laundry room.
It also has a formal dining room with bay window that looks out to the walled garden.
This is next to a wonderful Victorian conservatory which is large enough to have been divided into two rooms. These are ideal for enjoying a morning coffee in, or perhaps a summer supper.
Sitting between the drawing room and kitchen there is the extended L-shaped bar and games room – the ultimate “local”.
Of course any bar needs somewhere to keep its stock. Holbrook Grange’s cellar has four chambers and make the perfect store for wine.
For the morning after a heavy night before, all excesses can be sweated out in the gym on the first floor of the rear wing.
There are eight lavishly-decorated bedroom suites arranged across the upper two floors. The master suite even has its own reading room, as well as a dressing room, and private bathroom.
On the second floor there is a door to a private apartment with two bedrooms, a bathroom, living room, dining room and kitchen. This could be used as staff accommodation or perhaps by extended family.
Holbrook Grange is reached down a lane that passes St John’s Chapel, which was originally part of the estate.
Lawns to the front extend to a ha-ha with views across the neighbouring grazing land.
The private walled gardens to the rear have terraced lawns and a meandering pathway that leads to a tree-lined glade, the perfect place for children to explore.
The village of Long Lawford, is on the outskirts of Rugby.
Birmingham is around a 45-minute drive away while the fast train service from Rugby station can get commuters to London in just over that.
The property is on the market for £1,250,000 with Fine and Country. Ring 01788 820062 for details.
AGENT: Fine and Country
TEL: 01788 820062
GUIDE PRICE: £1,250,000