Situated just moments from the bustling city centre of Coventry is Exhall Hall, an utterly unique and very beautiful Grade II listed, 7 bedroom detached family home, which spans over 6000 square foot. The oldest part of the building dates as far back as 1610. Over the years, Exhall Hall has been occupied as a single residence, in 1920 it was converted into 3 separate 3 bedroom houses. In 1984 it was turned back into one single family home by the present owner. The current owners of this unique property have exposed many of the original features, restoring them to their former glory, whilst also modernising aspects of the home to accommodate our modern
way of living. Areas of the building require some restoration and further modernisation. The garden boasts a well established garden and features a large open lawn that leads down to the moat.
Accomodation - From the road the property is approached via a bridge off School Lane. A graveled drive leads to the of the front of the property. Entering through the front door, you are greeted by a very impressive hallway with part stone flooring and a feature wraparound staircase. The ground floor comprises of Main Kitchen, Dining room, Drawing room, Morning Room, Utility, Secondary Kitchen and Study. The large spacious kitchen has a quarry tiled floor, inglenook fireplace with storage, Rayburn cooker (solid fuel), space for Range Cooker, with extractor fan. The Breakfast Room has a quarry tiled floor, fire place with wooden mantle and an exposed original beamed ceiling. The Study has a marble fireplace with Victorian tiled cast iron fire. The Morning Room has a fireplace with timber mantle and a bay window to front. The Drawing Room also has a decorative fireplace with mantle above with electric fire, bay window with part leaded windows. The Dining Room has an Inglenook fire place with wooden mantle above, with a fitted wood burner, timber paneled walls. The secondary kitchen comprises of wall units, sink with drainer and mixer tap. Approaching to first floor from the main staircase there are two bedrooms, dressing room and a family bathroom. Rising to the second floor there are three further attic rooms. Approaching the first floor from the secondary staircase there are five bedrooms, dressing room and a family bathroom. Rising to the second floor there are another two attic rooms. Many of the bed rooms have original feature including original cast iron fire places and exposed beams.
This property has had extensive work carried out to it in the last 3 months as follows:
- New Roof
- Chimneys Pointed
- Exterior Walls painted
- Fascias painted
- New dormer windows installed on top floor
- Drive re-surfaced
Outside - To the side of the Hall is a courtyard of traditionally built outhouses which comprise of three single garages, five outhouses and a timber shed. To the front and side of the Hall are exclusive lawn areas which extend to the edge of the moat. There are wooded areas located the other side of the moat. To the rear of the property is a gravelled area, which lends itself to outside entertaining.
Vendor Interview - Before moving here thirty-five years ago we were looking to downsize, says the owner, but we struggled to find anything we really loved, and then we happened upon this house. It was obviously a lot bigger than what we had been searching for, but it was so unlike anything we had seen before that we just had to have it. The house is absolutely steeped in history, continues the owner. We are certain that it dates pre-1610, but over the centuries its been enlarge and modernised, and then in 1923 it was split into three separate dwellings. We knew it would take a lot of time and effort to convert it back into one magnificent home, but there was no way we could pass up the opportunity to own it. Fortunately, over the years many of the beautiful original features had been covered up rather than removed, so we were able to retain and return a good number to their former glory, while also modernising to make the house more conductive to our way of living. We have most definitely done our bit to breath new life into the house, but it still has a wealth of potential for improvement and to bring it right up to date with modern living standards. The house sits in an extensive plot of beautiful gardens and because of the moat its essentially on an island, which is accessed by either one of the two bridges, continues the owner. The garden is now well established and features a big open lawn leading to the moat, and is surrounded by trees on all sides as well as a spinney, which shields us from noise and view. Its a real oasis of calm, and although our children were older when we moved here we always said it would be a real haven for children.
Location - The property is ideally located for access to the M6, which in turn provides access to Birmingham, including Birmingham International Airport and railway station where intercity trains run to London. Coventry 5 miles, Warwick 13 miles, Leamington Spa 14 miles, Solihull 18 miles, Stratford upon Avon 24 miles and Leicester 26 miles.
Local Authority - Coventry City Council
Viewing Arrangements - Strictly via the vendors agents Fine & Country
Website - For more information visit
Opening Hours - Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm
Sunday 11.00 am - 3.00 pm