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Property Description

This iconic and unique seven bedroom detached property for sale in Clifton upon Dunsmore is the epitome of mid-century design.
Built in 1961 and predominantly single storey with split levels throughout, this home sits on what we believe is approx. 1.2 acres and is discreetly nestled behind the trees away from prying eyes, giving no indication as to the extent of what lies behind the façade.
‘Meranti Lodge’, named after the Malaysian red hard wood, which festoons the majority of the rooms in this home, was a bespoke design of the previous generation of the family that live here today.
This must have been so cutting edge for its time – with no expense spared, but the property is now in need of restoration and will need some substantial investment to bring it back to its former glory. As a consequence of which, although the property is mortgageable, being a cash buyer would be an advantage.
The workmanship and the attention to detail must have been off the scale at the time this was built, and the outside pool would have just added to the shear decadence of this project.
As a girl, with a keen interest in property growing up in this village, ‘Meranti Lodge’ has always been the most intriguing of properties to me – one I have always longed to see inside.
I was thrilled to be invited to help them with their journey, but I really was not prepared for just how big this place is!
Sure, it’s in need of updating but this really could be the ‘Grand design’ project that you’ve always longed for.
Meranti Lodge is perfect as a multi-generational family home, just as it is used now.
The two-bedroom apartment sits above what was designed as a triple garage block that is currently used as office space. It serves as an excellent retreat for the teenagers of the family.
The house is vast, but what the family love most about it, is they can all be away in their respective areas without getting under each other’s feet, but they all enjoy coming together in the kitchen and family room area. With its cosy Aga, it really is the hub of the house where they get to spend family time.
In addition, there are three fantastic sized outbuildings of various constructions which could pretty much serve the needs for many of our business or personal needs.
The original ‘lady of the house’ was a big fan of cruise ship holidays, and so the story goes, the lounge, with its very iconic corner bar and atrium ceiling – which to be honest, just makes you want to sit down and have a cocktail, was based on the ‘saloon’ of the ships that she’d stayed on.
There really is nothing I can say here that will prepare you for what you will see when you come to see this fabulous home – can you tell I’m a bit of a fan!
The pool was decommissioned some years ago. A building was initially constructed to enclose it, then a couple of addition rooms were added leading from the lounge to link it to the main house.
The ‘pool room’ with its own kitchen and shower, has become a great recreational space, but guess what – the pool is still there, just covered over until someone wants to recommission it.
This house excites me. Sure, it would probably be more cost effective to flatten it and start from scratch, however that would be a tragedy!
You can feel the passion that went into designing it, and I for one would love to see it restored, updated, and brought back to its former glory.
Clifton is roughly 2 miles Northeast of Rugby near the Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, and Warwickshire border. It offers excellent road and motorway access having the M6, M1, A5 & A14 nearby and the local railway station allows the commuter to get to Euston in less than 58 minutes.
Clifton has a safe and friendly community feel to it. A perfect place to raise a family; Being close enough to Rugby for all manner of amenities yet with all the feel of the countryside around you, where you can find some lovely local walks nearby across the fields and along the canal and disused railway line.
The village itself has an excellent village store, a pub, café, church, hairdressers, and beauticians as well as a sports physio and brownie shop. Clifton is also very popular for its ‘Outstanding’ village primary school with on site nursery for the little ones. In addition there is also a recreational ground with play area and tennis courts accessible from South Road.
This isn’t a property for the faint hearted but if you could imagine yourselves being the next custodians of this fabulous home, then please get in touch with the Campbell’s team who will be happy to make you an appointment to view.
I look forward to seeing you there.
MEASUREMENTS
LOUNGE
24’8 x 15’1 (7.5m x 4.59m)
DINING ROOM
14’5 x 9’9 (4.39m x 2.98m)
KITCHEN
21’5 x 16’4 (6.53m x 4.97m)
FAMILY AREA
12’1 x 8’8 (3.69m x 2.63m)
STUDY
11’3 x 8’3 (3.44m x 2.51m)
BEDROOM 1
14’1 x 12’4 (4.28m x 3.75m)
ENSUITE
12’9 x 12’4 (3.88m x 3.75m)
BEDROOM 2
12’4 x 10’9 (3.77m x 3.29m)
ENSUITE
11’10 x 10’1 (3.6m x 3.08m)
BEDROOM 3
12’9 x 12’4 (3.9m x 3.75m)
BEDROOM 4
12 x 11’10 (3.66m x 3.6m)
BEDROOM 5
8’9 x 8’9 (2.67m x 2.66m)
LINK ROOM 1
14’8 x 13 (4.47m x 3.97m)
LINK ROOM 2
23’2 max x 11’2 (7.06m x 3.4m)
POOL ROOM
41’2 x 20 (12.55m x 6.10m)
FIRST FLOOR APARTMENT OVER GARAGE/OFFICE
KITCHEN/ LIVING ROOM
20’10 max x 15’2 max (6.36m max x 4.63m max)
BEDROOM 1
9’10 x 9’5 (3m x 2.87m)
BEDROOM 2
9’2 x 7’6 (2.8m x 2.3m)
BATHROOM
9’2 max x 8.7 max (2.81m max x 2.64m max)
TRIPLE GARAGE/USED AS OFFICE
28’3 X 21’2 (8.6m x 6.46m)
OUTBUILDINGS
MEDICAL ROOM
36’11 x 13’4 (11.26m x 4.06m)
PIG SHED
18’9 x 18’4 (5.7m x 5.6m)
CRICKET SHED
50’3 X 20’3 (15.3 m x 6.18m)
TENURE: FREEHOLD
COUNCIL TAX: H
EPC: E
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Property Features

  • Severn Bedroom Detached Property offering Iconic Mid Century Design
  • Five Bedrooms to Main House
  • Five Bathrooms inc Two Enormous En-suite Bathrooms
  • Two Bedroom Apartment Attached
  • Triple Garage Currently used as Large Office Facility
  • Set Within Approx 1.2 Acres of Private Grounds
  • Several Large Outbuildings
  • Your Very Own Grand Design Project
  • Ideal for Multi-generational Living
  • Fabulous Setting withing Popular Village Location

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