The Stone House in Kenilworth, Warwickshire , can truly be described as ship shape. It was originally created for an admiral and has an unusual boat-like design.
The front part of the property narrows at either end, creating a bow and a stern.
It was built around 1750 and is now Grade II listed. Viewed from the side, one can truly appreciate the amount of space it offers with four principal reception areas/rooms, if one includes the large central hall, and six bedrooms.
The main house could benefit from updating and there is also an opportunity to create ancillary accommodation in the coach house and to convert the outbuildings into more living space or a home office (all changes subject to planning permission).
Access to the house in High Street is through a pillared entrance leading to a courtyard.
From here a door leads into the reception hall which is split into two areas. The first has a stone fireplace and the second an oak staircase to the first floor. The room has wooden flooring and exposed beams.
There is a door from the hall to the dining room which has sash windows to the front and to the courtyard.
In the large drawing room there are French doors to the grounds and a fireplace with gas fire. An ornate recess with display shelves has been created in what used to be the front vestibule. Beyond it the original front door still remains, set beneath a decorative archway.
Just behind the main staircase there is a study which has a lift to the first floor (although this could removed if it was not needed).
There is a guest cloakroom with toilet and basin.
A kitchen/breakfast room has a bay window to the courtyard and windows to the back overlooking the garden. It is fitted with a range of units with integrated Neff appliances.
There is a utility room with door to the courtyard, useful store room and another cloakroom with toilet and basin.
A sitting room/playroom that is more than 23ft long has stairs up to the games room/bedroom six above. There is also a cellar below the drawing room
On the first floor the landing has a tall window overlooking the garden.
The master bedroom is in the “boat” part of the house and overlooks the high street and the court yard. At the other end of the boat is bedroom two with the fifth bedroom between them. All three have built-in storage.
There are three more bedrooms.
Bedroom three has an en suite with both bath and shower and there is a bathroom next to bedroom one.
Above the study is a separate dressing room and the first floor lift entrance/exit.
A staircase leads to the second floor where there are four attic rooms, two of which could potentially be used as bedrooms (stpp).
In the grounds there is the detached coach house which currently comprises a stable, tack room, store room and two loft rooms above.
This has previously had planning consent for conversion into ancillary accommodation, which has since lapsed
On the far side of the courtyard there are a further range of outbuildings. These include a barn, garaging, a number of garages, a machinery store and large loft space above.
There are three further stables, a feed store, garden store and a wood store.
Given its prime position in the High Street, The Stone House occupies a surprisingly large plot, being set within a walled garden of more than 1.25 acres.
Within the walls here is an outdoor heated swimming pool with sun terrace and pool house/changing room.
There is also a tennis court and a large expanse of lawn with a path to the perimeter which leads through the well stocked herbaceous beds.
The Stone House is situated in the heart of Kenilworth, within a short walk of Kenilworth Castle and opposite Abbey Fields.
Historic Kenilworth has a wide range of shops, restaurants, sports facilities and general amenities. The area is well served by a range of state, grammar and private schools.
The town is also convenient for access to the motorways and the larger towns of Leamington and Warwick.
AGENT: Knight Frank
TEL: 01789 297 735
GUIDE PRICE: £2,100,000