A most impressive and instantly appealing character cottage, dating back to the 1700s with gas fired central heating, double glazing and a stylish extended living dining kitchen. Read more
A most impressive and instantly appealing character cottage, dating back to the 1700s with gas fired central heating, double glazing and a stylish extended living dining kitchen. This 'picture postcard' property sits in the heart of the old part of the village facing onto a public park and with mature shrubbery and greenery surrounding, as well as impressive vernacular character homes. The property offers a hugely versatile arrangement of living accommodation over three floors suitable for professional single/couples or young families. Set on the edge of Charnwood forest, the property is situated 100m to a footpath into woodland, a haven for mountain bikers and dog walkers and also within walking distance of excellent local primary school, shops and leisure centre, also ideally situated for easy access to Loughborough Leicester and M1 motorway. An internal inspection is highly recommended to fully appreciate this impressive home.
The Property This fascinating character property offers accommodation on three floors, and with two reception rooms would ideally suit professional purchasers or young families. A property of considerable history, the property has long been linked to the adjacent candle makers factory which in itself is now adjacent cottages. In all, a fascinating period property within an attractive leafy setting.
Accommodation The property is entered via an attractive solid panelled front door with stained glass leaded light into:
Entrance Hall With attractive original tiled floor, radiator, telephone point and part glazed stripped pine door to:
Sitting Room16'3" x 14'11" (4.95m x 4.55m). With heavily beamed ceiling, uPVC double glazed window to front, return staircase to first floor, double radiator, further uPVC double glazed window to rear, telephone point, attractive multi-fuel stove inset within magnificent Inglenook fireplace with exposed lintel and brick hearth, television point.
Dining Room14'2" (4.32m) into inglenook c 15'1" (4.6m). Again with magnificent heavily beamed ceiling with original Inglenook with reclaimed brick fireplace with multi-fuel stove, double radiator, uPVC double glazed window to front, stripped pine door to kitchen and hall, original oak door with steps leading down to an excellent cellar with barrel vaulted ceiling and light. Staircase leading to first floor landing.
Fitted Kitchen21'5" (6.53m) x 14'6" (4.42m) narrowing to 9' (2.74m). The kitchen has been extended by the current owner to provide a wonderful open-plan living dining kitchen space, complimented by a slim high-level window overlooking a perfect street scene of character homes, there is also a window to the rear and three panel black framed bifold doors out onto a newly laid patio. There is tiled flooring, two skylight windows to the rear and a great deal of flexible living space. Fitted with an attractive range of solid oak fronted units with chrome fittings comprising a Belfast sink unit within star granite galaxy work tops with matching eye level, base cupboards and drawers and integrated appliances including a fan assisted electric oven, four ring gas hob with stainless steel extract hood, integrated dishwasher with matching oak front, space for fridge/freezer.
Utility Room With plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, laminate work surfacing, oak double glazed window, double eye level cupboard, ceramic tiled flooring, and off:
Downstairs Cloakroom With low level WC, corner wash hand basin with tiled splashback, oak double cupboard.
First Floor Accommodation Approached via two staircases, one from the living room and one from the dining room.
First Floor Landing Wall beams, stairs to second floor with understairs cupboard, radiator, halogen spotlights, off which is:
''Jack and Jill'' Family Bathroom16'1" x 6'11" (4.9m x 2.1m). With three piece white coloured suite with panelled bath with shower over and shower screen, low level WC, wash hand basin, uPVC double glazed window to front, radiator, halogen spotlights and beams.
Interconnecting Dressing Room/Nursery With uPVC double glazed window to front, radiator and exposed beam. Off:
Bedroom One15'10" x 10'8" (4.83m x 3.25m). With exposed beam, uPVC double glazed window to front, double radiator, built-in pine wardrobe with further built-in cupboard and access off to a further first floor landing with deep walk-in pine double cupboard with full height shelving and stairs leading down to the sitting room.
Second Floor Approached via a staircase from the first floor landing.
Bedroom Two17'9" x 10'6" (5.4m x 3.2m). With heavily beamed ceiling and magnificent roof trusses, double glazed Velux roof light, sealed double glazed window to the side, wall mounted Worcester gas fired central heating boiler, double radiator. This room is also used as a study and has fibre optic internet and telephone points, and off:
Bedroom Three18'6" x 13'5" maximum (5.64m x 4.1m maximum). With magnificent roof trusses and beams, sealed double glazed Velux roof light, sealed double glazed window to the side elevation, double radiator.
Outside to the Front To the front of the property is an attractive lawned front garden with large Ceanothus planted borders with a variety of shrubs and plants, the front garden being enclosed by ancient stone and brick walling and pillars with a path leading to the front door.
An adopted private lane leads in to the side of the property off City of Three Waters and provides a right of access in turn to a:
Single Garage With white up and over door.
Outside to the Rear The rear garden is a particular feature of the property being laid to a cottage style with large paved patio with lawns beyond with once again deep flowering borders and shrubs. The whole being enclosed by timber panelled fencing, hedge and stone walling. The gardens are South-West facing thus enjoy sun throughout the day. In addition is a vegetable and fruit garden, aluminium framed greenhouse, garden shed, brick store and an access gate to the side. In addition there is an outside tap.