Family home in central UK

Family home in central UK

Margaret

 

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Our large comfortable detached house is surrounded by a mature gardens in which to relax and watch the plentiful bird life and it is located in a market town with good rail and road links to major places of interest like Stratford on Avon with its famous theatres and places of interest like Shakespeare's birthplace and Anne Hathaway's cottage. London is readily accessible by train or road within an hour. The UK's second city, Birmingham, with concert halls and canalways and its Jewelry district and good shopping opportunities is only 25 minutes by train. The Lake district and Peak district, which offer good walking and sightseeing, are also only an hour or two's drive away. ( we can arrange a car swap if needed).
Rugby is surrounded by different canal waterways for those with an interest in Canals and these also offer interesting walks. Warwick and Kenilworth Castles are within easy reach and a large number of stately homes, like Princess Diana's family home Althorp House, are accessible from Rugby. There are also numerous National Trust Houses and their wonderful gardens to visit.
The house is situated on a quiet road in an established residential area but within walking distance of the town centre and close to local shops and cafes. A well known large public school where the game of Rugby started gives the town its character with interesting buildings, among them the home of the war poet Rupert Brooke whose father was a housemaster at the school.
Other towns of interest like Coventry, the City of Culture in 2021, and Leamington Spa with it's gracious Recency buildings are only a few miles away.

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More about us

  1. We are an active retired couple who enjoy leisure cycling, the theatre and music.

  2. Dick was a family doctor with an interest in mental health until he retired. Margaret was a social worker, now retired but is currently a beekeeper which keeps her busy during the summer months

  3. We live in a comfortable family home located in a quiet part of a rapidly expanding market town in the 'Heart of England'. We enjoy travelling to other parts of the world.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Rugby is situated in the 'Heart of England' on major travel links. Within an hour by car or train you can access, London, or the Uk's second city, Birmingham, to experience a range of cultural events.
In the surrounding countryside there are also a number of historic National Trust stately homes and gardens to visit, as well as Warwick and Kenilworth Castles. Stratford on Avon, Shakespeare's famous birthplace and the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company theatre is 45 minutes away. and offer several places of historic interest as well as good opportunities for shopping.
The Oxford and Grand Union canal systems intersect at Rugby and provide anyone interested in these historic routes with plenty of opportunity to explore. The canal museum at Stoke Bruerne is also very accessible.
Rugby is the home of the game Rugby and the public school buildings give a graceful charm to the town. The Rugby museum provides rugby fans with some insight into the history of the game.
In the immediate vicinity, within walking distance are local cafes and an Indian restaurant and opportunities to savour the great British delacy 'fish and chips'.
For those who enjoy walking, it is possible to get access to the countryside from the house or within a few minutes car journey.

Buzzy restaurants
White Swan, Shawell -Wines and local ales, plus upscale bar food and creative European menu, in a smart rustic-chic pub.
Cool bars
Cafe Vin Cenc, Chic Parisian-style bistro serving classic French dishes and a plush chateau-styled cocktail bar.
Cozy cafés
Olivia's Coffee shop
Retail therapy
Elliot's Field Retail, Leicester road. Leamington Spa
Bit of culture
RSC Stratford on Avon, Warwick Arts Centre
Walks in the park
Caldecot, AEG
Spot of exercise
Queen's Diamond Jubilee Sports Centre
Day tripping
Warwick Castle, Kenilworth Castle, Charlecotte Manor, Althorp Manor (home of PrincessDiane

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