A fabulous, part Georgian farmhouse with latter additions creating a five bedroom country house with an additional two bedroom detached annexe all set in a mixture of delightful formal gardens with adjoining paddock land set in around 3 acres. Having been tastefully refurbished by the current owners, this offers an exceptional, versatile opportunity for anyone with an equine interest or for potential further development of the paddock land, subject to planning and necessary consents.



Cottage Farm is a wonderful property set on the outskirts of the extremely well regarded village of Willoughby. With exceptional access to major road networks including the M1, M6, M42, A14, A5 and A45, close proximity to Rugby railway station with access to London Euston within 48 minutes and Birmingham within 30 minutes and being surrounded by outstanding schools including Bilton Grange Preparatory School, Princethorpe College and the world renowned Rugby School together with exceptional state schools. There is a wide range of excellent shopping facilities close by with Dunchurch village a stones throw away and the market towns of Daventry and Rugby being within 6 miles. Slightly further afield is the highly regarded spa town of Leamington and Bicester Shopping Village, with it's wide range of designer, international brands is within 45 minutes. Willoughby also boasts a local pub, The Rose Inn, a village hall and a well supported cricket club.


Cottage Farm is an outstanding residence set in a wonderful, rural location with far reaching country views. With the original part of the building believed to date back to the Georgian era, latter additions have now created a five bedroom property together with the addition of a two bedroom annexe, perfect for additional family members who still enjoy independent living. Nestled in C. 3 acres of land with a mixture of well stocked, vibrant formal gardens together with 2 paddocks and an abundant, varied orchard. There are also a range of equestrian buildings, garaging and workshops and brick built, detached storage facilities. Cottage Farm is accessed via electric, wrought iron gates giving way to a pink and grey granite chipped sweeping driveway. This in turn provides parking for several vehicles and then gives access to the range of outbuildings and storage areas.

Accommodation Comprises

Entry via hardwood entrance door leading into:

Ground Floor

Entrance Reception/Dining Area

25' 5" x 13' (7.75m x 3.97m) Dog leg staircase leading up to a galleried landing. Flagstone flooring. Sliding patio doors opening to rear with views over open farmland. Exposed joists and rafters. Radiator. Upvc bay window to front.

Inner Hallway

Doors off to WC, kitchen and study with flagstone flooring.

Ground Floor W.C.

7' 11" x 6' (2.42m x 1.83m) Low level w.c. Ornate vanity unit with ceramic wash hand basin and mixer tap. Upvc opaque glazed window to rear. Wall mounted heated towel rail. Half height tiling with dado rail. Exposed beams. Wall mounted boiler.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room

23' 4" x 11' 6" (7.11m x 3.50m) Half height wooden panelling with dado rail to walls. Flagstone floor. Three upvc double glazed windows to rear elevation. Fitted with a range of base and eye level units with porcelain work tops. Inset travertine one and a half bowl sink with mixer taps and waste disposal. Space for a fridge/freezer. Two radiators. Brick built space for a range cooker with tiling behind. Exposed rafters. Space for a microwave. Set of arched double doors leading through to lounge. Door to utility.

Utility Room

15' 4" x 5' 8" (4.68m x 1.72m) Half height wood panelling with dado rail to walls. Window to front elevation. Radiator. Space for white goods/appliances. Hardwood glazed door leading out to lean-to and patio area.


29' 5" x 14' 6" (8.96m x 4.43m) Two upvc windows to front. Two radiators. Exposed rafters. Feature fireplace with multi fuel burner, tiled hearth and oversized mantle piece. Wood store.


8' 6" x 7' 7" (2.59m x 2.31m) Upvc window to rear. Radiator. Flagstone floor. Door to further accommodation.

First Floor

Galleried Landing

13' 1" x 8' 10" (3.99m x 2.70m) Storage into eaves. Radiator. Two upvc windows to rear. Archway through to:

Inner Landing

Doors off to all bedrooms and bathroom. Access to loft space. Radiator.

Bedroom One

17' 4" x 10' 8" (5.29m x 3.24m) Upvc window to front. Radiator.

Bedroom Two

17' 4" x 11' 11" (5.29m x 3.64m) Porthole window to side. Upvc window to rear. Radiator. Two storage cupboards.

Bedroom Three

11' 8" x 10' 9" (3.56m x 3.27m) Upvc window to front. Radiator. Recessed spotlights.


13' 10" x 8' 3" (4.21m x 2.52m) Upvc opaque glazed window to rear. Low level w.c. Pedestal wash hand basin. Freestanding bath with mixer tap over. Radiator. Recessed spotlights. Fully tiled corner shower unit with electric shower.

Further Internal Accomodation


Accessed from the Reception Hallway/Dining Room with doors to open plan kitchen/lounge area, bedroom and shower room. Tiled floor.

Bedroom Five

12' 6" x 8' 9" (3.80m x 2.66m) Upvc window to front. Radiator.

Shower Room

Low level w.c. Pedestal wash hand basin. Corner shower cubicle with electric shower. Upvc window to rear. Tiling to walls. Tiled floor.

Open Plan Kitchen / Lounge

18' 6" x 13' 4" (5.64m x 4.07m)

Kitchen Area

Fitted with a range of base and eye level units with work tops surface space incorporating a circular stainless steel sink and drainer unit with mixer taps. Space for a cooker. Space for a fridge/freezer. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Breakfast bar. Radiator. Upvc window to rear. Hardwood glazed door to rear.

Lounge Area

Upvc window to front. Feature multi-fuel burner. Tiled hearth. Dog leg stairs rising to first floor.

Galleried Lounge Area

14' 11" x 9' 11" (4.54m x 3.02m) Upvc window to side. Storage into eaves. Further door to:

Bedroom Four

12' 2" x 12' 8" (3.71m x 3.87m) Velux window. Storage into eaves. Radiator.

Private Garden

Mainly laid to lawn with paved patio area. Range of mature borders and trees. Brick built retaining wall to one side. Panel fence to other side.

Detached Annexe


Accommodation Comprises

Hardwood door leading into:

Reception Hallway

Dog leg stairs rising to first floor. Radiator. Upvc window to front. Doors off to kitchen/breakfast room, lounge and bathroom.

Annexe Kitchen / Breakfast Room

14' 7" x 11' 3" (4.44m x 3.44m) Fitted with a range of base and eye level units with work surface space. Space for a range cooker. Wine chiller. Radiator. Recessed spotlights. Upvc patio doors opening to private garden. Archway through to:

Annexe Utility Area

9' 7" x 7' 7" (2.91m x 2.32m) Base units. Tall double unit. Work surface space incorporating a circular stainless steel sink and drainer unit with mixer taps. Tiled splash back. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Space for a tumble dryer. Space for an additional fridge. Upvc widow to side.

Annexe Bathroom

14' 1" x 9' 2" (4.29m x 2.79m) Low level w.c. Corner shower unit with mains fed shower. Vanity unit with wash hand basin and mixer tap. Tiling to splash areas. Coving to ceiling. Upvc opaque glazed window to rear. Radiator. Freestanding bath with mixer tap over. Heated towel rail. Tiled floor.

Annexe Lounge

15' 3" x 14' 10" (4.64m x 4.51m) Upvc windows to front. Upvc patio doors to side. Television aerial point. Multi fuel burner. Tiled hearth. Radiator. Door to large storage cupboard. Door to:

Office / Study

9' 5" x 6' 4" (2.88m x 1.94m) Upvc window to rear. Radiator.

Annexe First Floor

Annexe Landing/Dressing Area

Recessed spotlights. Radiator. Velux window. Doors off to bedrooms.

Annexe Bedroom One

15' 1" x 8' 2" (4.60m x 2.49m) Recessed spotlights. Radiator. Velux window.

Annexe Bedroom Two

10' 2" x 9' 11" (3.09m x 3.02m) Recessed spotlights. Radiator. Velux window.



Surrounded by wonderful, far reaching views, Cottage Farm is flanked by mature gardens and two well maintained paddocks. Of particular interest is the distinct possibility of potential residential development subject to obtaining necessary planning permissions on one or both of the paddock land. Of course, without development these remain outstanding parcels of land to keep a range of animals with the most recent inhabitants being Alpacas. The external buildings include three loose boxes with separate tack room, a large wooden build garage/workshop and further detached outbuildings currently housing a sauna and additional storage areas, all with power and light connected. There is ample turning space and storage space for a range of supporting vehicles including horse trailers and garden machinery. Further still, there is a triple, wooden built carriage house. The stables, garage/workshop and triple carriage house all have been constructed by the well regarded company, Chart Stables. In contrast to the paddock land, there are beautiful, well stocked gardens including private gardens for the detached annexe and an established orchard containing apple, plum, damson and cherry trees all bordered by a post and rail fence.


Mains water, electricity, drainage, BT, Calor gas central heating.

Viewing Arrangements

Strictly by the vendors sole appointed selling agents on (01788) 550044.

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Part Georgian Farmhouse
Set in C. 3 acres
2 Paddocks
Stables and Outbuildings
Additional Two Bedroom Annexe
Centrally Located
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