Dunsmore House is a Grade II listed country house dating back to the 18 th century. Built in 1881 for the Birmingham industrialist Sir Philip Albert Muntz, Dunsmore House is a fine example of the Tudor Gothic revivalist genre with its Ashlar dressed stone façade, carved details and mullioned and transomed windows. The principle rooms are of generous proportions and the original internal woodwork and detail is of the highest standard. Having started its life as a country house it then passed into institutional use as a nursing home and has now completed the circle by being very carefully restored to its former glory as a private home of some importance.
The property has been painstakingly restored with great care to preserve it’s original character. The house retains the dignity and atmosphere of the past, uniting traditional style with contemporary amenities.
The house is approached through grand electronic entrance gates leading to a long sweeping tree-lined driveway. Enter through the grand portico into a stunning hallway with sweeping oak staircase. Prepare to be taken aback by the prefect combination of grandeur and comfort, from the elegant Ballroom with enormous fireplace, panelled ceiling and oak carved cornicing to the luxurious Piano room with comfortable seating and grand piano, to the Dining hall with it’s enormous dining table seating up to 30 people.
This lovely home exudes charm and elegance but is never overpowering.
Clifton upon Dunsmore is a pleasant Warwickshire village about two miles to the east of Rugby. Set in 7 acres of private gardens you will find play areas, a fishpond, a paddock and pretty terraced lawns. The house enjoys an elevated position with extensive uninterrupted views to the south over the grounds and surrounding Warwickshire countryside.
Dunsmore House It is very conveniently situated for access to the motorways M1, M6 and A14 trunk road. The fastest trains take only fifty minutes from Rugby to London Euston making this property very well placed for access to the whole country.