Rarely does a property of such an individual nature and character present itself on the open market. Read more
Rarely does a property of such an individual nature and character present itself on the open market. Canterbury Lodge is an attractive Grade II listed former gate house to Coleorton Hall which was constructed in the mid 1800s and is listed on its architectural merit due to its highly attractive external facade. The property has been thoughtfully extended over the years to provide family living accommodation and the current owner has lovingly replicated a number of the internal and external features throughout the property in keeping with the original design such as the highly intricate Sabine Brothers Limited stained glass windows, internal arched doorways and the addition of open fireplaces. The property has been further enhanced with high quality fittings including the bespoke Charnwood fitted kitchen, Amdega garden room with underfloor heating and high quality oak furnishings throughout. Offering four well-proportioned bedrooms, a family bathroom and five ground floor reception rooms in addition to the breakfast kitchen, the property has excellent living accommodation. Complementing the property are established and highly private grounds consisting of large gravelled driveway, formal gardens and paddock. There are also two external brick outbuildings. The property is offered to the market with no upward chain and early viewing is essential.
Accommodation An attractive and historic entrance vestibule with slate steps and archway leading into:
Porch An impressive entrance with chequered flagstone flooring, outdoor lighting and pull chain bell. There is a an ornate and decorative stone archway over the original carved wooden door which provides access into:
Sitting Room16'9" x 13'2" (5.1m x 4.01m). A highly attractive reception room benefiting from a dual aspect with a walk-in square bay window to the front elevation with decorative original glazing with stained glass panelling with further matching window to the side elevation, there is solid oak flooring throughout the room, an impressive marble fireplace and hearth with a central fire (currently capped but has potential to be opened and used as an open fire). This room benefits from high ceilings and a picture rail, television point, radiator encased within a decorative cover and staircase which leads to the first floor accommodation. Further doors provide access to:
Breakfast Kitchen17'8" x 10'11" (5.38m x 3.33m). A bespoke fitted kitchen by Charnwood Kitchens comprising a range of painted units with granite work tops and matching upstands. Set within the kitchen is a twin Belfast ceramic sink with mixer tap over, dishwasher with two pull out drawers, freezer, tall standing fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer as well as a double Rangemaster cooker which provides two ovens and electric hob over, there is under cupboard lighting, a concealed extractor fan and a central island which has a useful Kohler preparation ceramic sink and in built waste bin and wine rack. Fitted alongside the central island is an oak breakfast table, there is natural stone tiled flooring throughout with underfloor heating. Part of the kitchen has an impressive vaulted ceiling and there are replica highly detailed stained glazed windows to the rear and side elevation and fully glazed double French doors leading out into the garden.
Dining Room13'3" x 12' (4.04m x 3.66m). A sizeable reception room benefiting from the original stained glazed windows to the front elevation, beneath is a central heating radiator encased within a decorative cover. This room has exposed painted ceiling beams. Double arched doors lead through to the living room and further doors lead to the study and downstairs WC.
Living Room22'2" x 15'5" (6.76m x 4.7m). A commanding principle reception room of generous proportions, this is a later addition to the property benefiting from glazing to the front, side and rear elevations making this a naturally light room. There is solid oak flooring throughout, two central heating radiator and a television point. The focal point within the room is the large open fireplace with original stone chimney and Derbyshire sandstone hearth with freestanding cast iron grate. Fully glazed French doors leads through to:
Amdega Garden Room A beautiful garden room with full glazing to each elevation and pitched glazed roof. This makes a versatile reception room, ideal as a sitting or dining room with fully tiled floor and underfloor heating, fully glazed double doors lead out to the garden and a patio terrace.
Study7'7" x 8'5" (2.31m x 2.57m). A useful reception room ideal as a home study with wood laminate flooring and a replica decorative stained glazed window overlooking the rear garden. There is a central heating radiator, two telephone points with two separate lines and spotlights set within the ceiling.
Cloaks/WC4'5" x 4'1" (1.35m x 1.24m). Fitted with a high quality traditional white suite including a Savoy wash hand basin with towel rail, WC with high level cistern and pull chain and chequered tiled flooring. There is a decorative window to the rear elevation and a wall mounted chrome towel heater.
First Floor Landing With spotlights to the ceiling, central heating radiator encased in a decorative cover and doors that lead off to:
Bedroom One13'5" x 14'2" maximum (4.1m x 4.32m maximum). This master double bedroom has an original glazed window to the front elevation with far reaching countryside views. There is a central heating radiator encased within a cover beneath and this room has bespoke crafted oak furniture including wardrobes, chest of drawers and matching bedside tables. There are spotlights set within the ceiling and the original external stone chimney breast is exposed and on display within the bedroom.
Bedroom Two11'9" x 10'2" (3.58m x 3.1m). A second double bedroom which also benefits from far reaching views to the front elevation with radiator beneath, there are spotlights to the ceiling, exposed ceiling beams and access through to a very generous walk-in storage cupboard.
Bedroom Three15'6" x 7'7" (4.72m x 2.31m). A highly individual bedroom with an unusual layout, this bedroom accommodates a double bed within an alcove, central spotlights to the ceiling and original multi-paned glazed window to the rear elevation with views into the garden and central heating radiator.
Bedroom Four8'3" x 8'7" (2.51m x 2.62m). A well-proportioned fourth bedroom with exposed stone mullions and original stained glazed window to the rear elevation, central heating radiator, spotlights to the ceiling and access through to the loft space.
Bathroom9'5" x 5'5" (2.87m x 1.65m). Fitted with a white traditional three piece suite which comprises a freestanding roll top claw foot bath with twin head shower over, a Savoy wash hand basin and WC with high level cistern and pull chain flush. There is partial tiling to the walls and full tiling to the floor. A sealed glazed window overlooks the rear garden and wall mounted chrome towel heater.
Outside The property sits on a delightful plot with large grounds surrounding the property on all four sides, there are hand crafted wrought iron railings to front elevation with double gates providing access onto an extensive gravelled driveway providing off street parking for multiple vehicles, a large timber storage shed and original tall standing lamp. Block paving leads to the front entrance vestibule and wraps around the right hand side to the kitchen side door and garden. Formal gardens wrap around each side of the property and to the rear and the paddock is situated to the left of the property and totals approximately 1.5 acres. This is a fabulous space for family living and outdoor activities being fully grassed with a number of beautiful established trees dotted throughout the land and tall established hedgerows to each boundary. There is a former chicken and goat coup making this plot ideal for a small holding. The garden itself is beautifully established and highly private surrounded by a bank of medium and large trees with post and rail fencing creating an attractive backdrop to the gardens and the plot itself. Set within the garden is an original brick outhouse with decorative slate roof and central chimney, likely to have been an original wash house now providing generous storage. Behind is a timber shed with power and lighting. Within the garden is a large central patio terrace accessed via French doors from the garden room and the kitchen. This is an ideal seating and entertaining area and various outdoor lights which surround the property, outdoor power points and tap. Access to a second external brick store with slate tiled roof which houses the Worcester Bosch oil fired central heating boiler with power and lighting making an ideal external pantry. The property is surrounded by countryside and has a semi-rural position yet the property is within easy reach of local facilities including schooling, local village shops and public houses.
Agents Note The property benefits from mains water and electricity and due to its semi-rural position it has its own private drainage in the form of a septic tank. The property has oil fired central heating with a Worcester Bosch oil fired central heating boiler. The property is Grade II listed and it is understood that one of the oak trees set within the paddock has a Tree Preservation Order.