Believed to date from the late 16th century to the early 17th century, Camp Hill House is a stately, timber-framed property, with red-brick infill panels, set on a stone plinth, and interiors that showcase a wealth of period features. These attractive characteristics include exposed beams, flagstone flooring, distinctive fireplaces, ledged and boarded internal doors and a beautifully crafted curved staircase, with galleried landings on two floors, where newer timbers blend sympathetically with the old.
The reception hall gives access to two elegant reception rooms on the ground floor, both offering relaxed seating around splendid, brick-built chimney breasts with wood-burning stoves. An adjacent, formal dining room provides the ideal setting for entertaining guests, whilst the kitchen/breakfast includes space for everyday dining. At its heart, an oil-fired Aga stove offers welcoming warmth. A stairway leads down to a barrel-vaulted cellar.
On the first floor, there are six bedrooms (including Master with En-Suite), a family bathroom and a separate shower room, with a staircase rising to two further attic bedrooms, with dressing rooms, along with a spacious games room. This upper level and leisure space provide an ideal hideaway for younger family members to entertain themselves out of the earshot of their guardians.
Supplemental accommodation to the main house is available, with two attractive homes being situated within the grounds. These offer opportunities for an additional source of income or provide comfortable dwellings for dependent relatives or boltholes for visiting guests.
Formerly a barn, The Granary has been converted to provide a characterful home. A vaulted ceiling in the dining hall reveals a framework of beams and a statement; a wood-burning stove is a corner feature. The sitting room also has exposed beams and a brick-built chimney breast and fireplace with decorative timber surround. The kitchen is fitted with wooden cabinetry, an Aga stove at its heart and plenty of natural light courtesy of skylight windows. The first bedroom has en suite facilities and is situated on the ground floor. Next to this is a study. Two further bedrooms are on the floor above, along with a dressing room and shower room.
The Granary has a sunny, south-facing garden with open views of the countryside and parking is provided by a double garage.
A charming, detached cottage with period features, including oversized timber entrance doorway, hayloft door to first floor and interior exposed beams. On the ground floor, there is a sitting room with a fireplace and an adjoining dining room. The kitchen is fitted with modern, white units, and there is an adjacent cloakroom. On the floor above, two bright bedrooms have skylight windows, and there is also a family bathroom at this level, fitted with a bath with a shower over.
The cottage has a pretty, private garden with a paved terrace and benefits from a double garage.
Outside, the three properties and garaging are situated around an expansive paved courtyard, providing additional parking for numerous vehicles. Low walls and planted borders create defined frontages to the separate homes. The house is set at the highest point, with a vista to the undulating landscape over gardens laid to lawn, with mature shrubs and trees. As well as a small paddock and a parcel of pastureland, the grounds encompass the remnants of a historic moat in evidence in part as a natural pond, providing a magnet for wildlife. Adjoining the house, paved terraces offer outdoor dining and relaxation opportunities whilst enjoying the open outlook and countryside views.Stamp Duty Calculator Energy Performance Certificate
"Camp Hill House has been our home for over thirty years and has been an idyllic place for our children, a comfortable base for my husband to run his business, and a magical playground for the grandchildren to run, play and explore. Its size has allowed us to host many wonderful family events, including New Year's Eve parties, birthdays and weddings - the children would run up to the third floor (where there were teenage suites and a games room) to play pool and get up to mischief while the adults ate and drank downstairs. When we bought Camp Hill Farm, the house was a wreck, and our family lovingly restored it, along with the other properties. My husband was a craftsman, so he tried to keep as many traditional features as possible while making it a comfortable home. He was so excited when his work revealed the marvellous colours in the kitchen flagstones, and he took great pride in building the fireplaces and installing the central skylight, which lets light flow through the house. I love the view from the windows, which allow me to observe so much wildlife and, in the last few weeks, I have seen squirrels, rabbits, foxes and muntjac deer, along with many species of birds. Mallards visit to swim and, some years, breed on the pond; there are cheeky Robins; Kites can be seen overhead soaring on the lookout for prey; Green Woodpeckers are also frequent visitors to the lawn and are a delight to watch, along with many others. I am sad to be selling this house, but it is too big for me now. My husband died three years ago, and the children have all married and moved to their own homes. I would love the house to be bought by a family who would enjoy living here as much as we did."
Fortified enclosures, located on hills, such as the Beausale Camp Hill site, are considered of national importance, providing insight into the nature of settlement and social organisation within the Iron Age period. It is believed that the property is positioned at the original entrance on the western edge of the historic site, forming part of the defensive earthworks of the encampment in the enclaves of Kenilworth Castle.
The reign of Henry III was a tumultuous time of uprisings and, with rebel forces lead by Simon de Montfort holding the mighty fortress of Kenilworth Castle, an assault of this asset began in June 1266 and turned into the most prolonged siege in English Medieval History. With water defences preventing royal forces from undermining the castle walls, the King's men bombarded the castle with a continuous stream of missiles. Still, they were thwarted by the superior range of the weaponry inside. The siege continued for six weeks, but just as Henry ordered further forces to prepare to storm the castle, disease and starvation within the rebel community brought about what the siege had failed to achieve. Kenilworth Castle was finally restored to the King.
The outbuildings and acreage at Camp Hill offer the potential to develop an equestrian facility at the property. Subject to planning permission being granted, the existing block of garages could provide the ideal opportunity for conversion to stabling, with energy resources from the solar panelling assisting in the running efficiency of the enterprise. Much of the land is flat, offering the perfect conditions for paddock land, with separate access available from the lane.
According to Footpathmap.co.uk, there are Bridle paths within proximity.