This stunning period home built circa 1830 with large gardens enjoys a prime position within Western Park. (contd...) Read more
This stunning period home built circa 1830 with large gardens enjoys a prime position within Western Park. (contd...)
This stunning period home built circa 1830 with large gardens enjoys a prime position within Western Park.This attached property is presented to an exceptional standard offering a wealth of regency period features including multi paned windows, tall ceilings, panelled doors and antique French marble fireplaces.The grand entrance hall provides access to two large reception rooms, a lavishly appointed breakfast kitchen with oak cabinets and granite work surfacing, bar area, utility and shower room.On the first floor is a large galleried landing, four good sized bedrooms and a refitted luxury bathroom.The property benefits gas fired central heating, hardstanding for numerous vehicles, double car port and summerhouse.The large plot is fully enclosed with ornate railings with panoramic views out over Western Park.
AccommodationThe property is entered via double timber doors with top light opening into the entrance porch.
Entrance PorchWith oak parquet flooring, oak panelling to dado rail, ceiling cornice and glazed double doors opening into the entrance hall.
The PavilionSituated within this magnificent 73 acre park dating back to 1899 and once being part of Leicester forest, a stunning period home built in 1830 with large gardens and enjoying a prime elevated position.Attached to one adjacent property, the property has been luxuriously refurbished to an exception standard and offers a wealth of Regency period features including multi-paned windows, high ceilings, panelled doors, antique marble fireplaces, all complemented by the very latest in kitchen fittings, a brand new luxury bathroom and luxury bespoke wardrobes in the master bedroom etc.With four good sized bedrooms, the property offers gas fired central heating, parking for numerous vehicles, double carport, summerhouse, large mature gardens with ornate railings and panoramic views on all sides over Western Park.Western Park is one of Leicester's largest parks offering 73 acres.The main drive features a wide avenue of trees which were laid out for the inaugural opening in 1899 and within easy access is the children's play area, bowling greens, tennis courts and woodland walk.The park was once part of Leicester Forest (mentions in the Doomsday book in 1089) and was an important games reserve where the Earl's of Leicester and their descents hunted.An oak tree still remains from this period and is affectionately known as "Old Major".The forest was an essential source of wood for the inhabitants of Leicester and the timber was used to build houses and business premises as well as being an important fuel supply.By the beginning of the 16th century most of the forest was depleted of trees and the land was enclosed.At the end of the 19th century, Leicester city purchased the land to raise a park for the people of the West End.The land was purchased from the Trustees of Sir John Mellor one of the most important land owners in New Parks and Westcotes.A Roman road from Manchester is thought to cross the park and in 1849 a railway line which cut through Brick Kiln Meadow was opened, this linked the Midland Main line and the Leicester Swannington Line.The graceful contours of the park are a blend of meadows, mature woods and hedgerows interspersed with established shrub and wooded areas.Overall this creates a mosaic of habitats where wildlife abounds.
Feature Entrance Hall23'7" x 7'3" (7.19m x 2.2m).Feature staircase rising to first floor with hardwood handrail and metal balustrade, wooden parquet flooring, two panel radiators behind decorative panels, wood panelling to dado rail, ceiling cornice and rose, and understairs storage cupboard.
Drawing Room18'1" x 16'1" (5.51m x 4.9m).French marble fire surround with marble hearth and open grate.Multi-paned sash window with shutters to front elevation.Wood parquet flooring, ceiling cornice and rose and panel radiator.
Dining Room16'1" (4.9m) x 16'1" (4.9m) into recess.French marble fire surround with marble hearth and open grate.Multi-paned window with shutters to front elevation and further multi-paned sash window to side elevation.Wood parquet flooring, deep skirting boards, ceiling cornice and rose and panel radiator.
Split Level Bar Area16'9" x 7'7" (5.1m x 2.31m).Stylishly fitted with a bar, glass shelving and drinks counter to rear with mirror over. Multi-paned window, access to loft, recessed spotlighting and wood parquet flooring.
Breakfast Kitchen24'7" overall x 14'5" (7.5m overall x 4.4m).Superbly fitted with a range of solid oak bespoke cabinets with granite work surfacing, twin Belfast style sink with mixer tap, gas and electric point for Range style cooker with granite splashback and extractor hood over, integrated appliances to include dishwasher, fridge and freezer, housing for microwave, matching dresser unit with glass fronted display cabinets, wine racks and large island unit with granite top with under mounted stainless steel sink with deck mounted mixer tap, breakfast bar and further space for dining table and chairs.There is Travertine marble tiled flooring with underfloor heating, radiator with decorative cover, connections for wall mounted TV, multi-paned window with shutters and recessed spotlighting.
Rear LobbyExternal timber panelled door, airing cupboard with enclosed hot water cylinder and gas fired central heating boiler.
Utility Room6'7" x 5'11" (2m x 1.8m).Matching Travertine marble flooring with underfloor heating, plumbing for washing machine, space for condenser/dryer and recessed spotlighting.
Shower Room6'11" x 6'11" (2.1m x 2.1m).Fitted with a stylish white suite comprising a double shower enclosure with fixed shower head and recessed shower valve, low level WC and wall mounted basin with mixer tap. Two multi-paned windows, contemporary vertical style radiator, extractor fan, full tiling to walls and Travertine tiled flooring with underfloor heating.
Galleried Landing26'7" (8.1m) x 7'3" (2.2m) min - 11'10" (3.6m) max.Multi-paned window to front elevation overlooking the front gardens and Western Park beyond, two panel radiators, recessed window overlooking staircase and roof light.
Master Bedroom24'11" x 14'9" (7.6m x 4.5m).Three multi-paned windows to side elevation and internal feature window to landing.Two panel radiators with decorative covers and recessed spotlighting.
Family Bathroom11'10" x 7'7" (3.6m x 2.31m).Having been refitted by the current owners with a luxury four piece suite comprising a Jacuzzi massage/aroma therapy bath with shower attachment, siphonic WC, circular sink within silestone work top with cupboards under and a large Merlin corner shower unit with a tropical rain shower fitting and further hand held shower fitting.Attractive porcelain full height tiling to all walls, matching tiled flooring with underfloor heating, vertical radiator, LED spotlighting, extractor fan, coved cornicing and two multi-paned windows overlooking the rear garden.
Bedroom Two16'1" (4.9m) x 16'1" (4.9m) into recess.Multi-paned sash windows to front and side elevations, original stone fire surround and two panel radiators.
Bedroom Three16'9" x 8'10" (5.1m x 2.7m).Multi-paned sash window to front elevation overlooking the gardens and Western Park beyond and panel radiator.
Bedroom Four12'2" (3.7m) + door recess x 9'2" (2.8m).Two multi-paned windows to side elevation, panel radiator and access to loft space.
OutsideThe Pavilion occupies a prime elevated position within Western Park situated at the end of a long tree lined approach.Remote controlled electric gates provide vehicular access to the front and rear of the property providing hardstanding for numerous vehicles, the gardens to the front of the property are formal gardens with box hedge, natural stone patio enjoying a south east aspect with views towards the bandstand.To the side of the property are further extensive lawned areas with further natural stone split level patio areas, timber summerhouse, brick built garden store and double, timber framed car port.
Park FacilitiesThe park offers a wide range of activities including a spacious play area, woodland walks, bandstand where visiting musicians during the summer months.For the more energetic there are tennis courts, bowling greens, football and cricket areas.In all, the park is a fabulous free facility which surrounds The Pavilion for the enjoyment of its owners and their family/guest.Most importantly, the owners of The Pavilion provide no financial contribution or service charge to the park which otherwise could be a significant cost associated with a parkland setting and one which affects many properties situated in converted halls and stately homes which have to contribute to the maintenance of the facilities.
TenureThe property is held leasehold on a 125 year lease which commenced on 26 May 2014.There is no ground rent payable however the owners of the property contribute £20 per annum towards the cost of electricity to the security bollard with entry key pad at the entrance to the park.
Agents Note"The Pavilion" occupies the majority of the block with two smaller freehold properties attached.
ServicesMains water, electricity, gas and drainage are connected to the property.Central heating is provided by a gas fired boiler and hot water being provided by a replacement Megaflow pressurised hot water system.The bathroom has been refitted with underfloor heating.