Cranhill House is a lavishly appointed fine period property in 12 acres situated amongst some of Leicestershire's finest rolling countryside. Read more
Cranhill House is a lavishly appointed fine period property in 12 acres situated amongst some of Leicestershire's finest rolling countryside. Blending considerable original integrity and character with the latest in kitchen and bathroom fittings, the property offers 8,500 sqft of remodelled and extended accommodation with five reception rooms, six bedrooms and four bathrooms/en-suite shower rooms. With approximately 11 acres of paddocks, leisure facilities including a media centre/cinema, gym and hard tennis court, in addition are magnificent landscaped garden grounds, triple garage block and self-contained apartment. The property is ideally located amongst open countryside, ideal for fast access to Leicester and Market Harborough with an intercity line to London St Pancras in under one hour. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the quality, size and character of the property.
The Property Cranhill House stands in a prominent elevated rural location surrounded by spectacular open countryside. Built of brick under a slate roof with ornate gables, it displays a date stone of 1893 with the Spencer Churchill family crest. The Spencer Churchill family were the owners of the entire Rolleston Estate and farm at the end of the 19th century. The house has been significantly enhanced and enlarged in recent years by the previous and present owners and now offers extensive accommodation with superb leisure facilities. The adjacent garage block, cinema/media room and annex have a lapsed planning consent for conversion to a further dwelling.
Cranhill House Extending to approximately 8,500 sq. ft., this substantial and superbly presented property has been considerably remodelled and extended by the current and previous owner. In particular, the property offers an outstanding drawing room which was created from a former indoor swimming pool, an equally impressive living/dining kitchen with Cathedral ceiling and gallery above and also offers a superb master bedroom with two dressing rooms, en-suite shower room and sitting area off and a separate self-contained annex. Ideal for a large family or entertaining, the leisure facilities include a superb cinema, gym and tennis court and the property also offers a self-contained annex ideal as home offices if required. The five reception rooms are all generous in size and in addition is a Clive Christian fitted boot room/second kitchen and cellar. The extensions have blended considerable period integrity and character with a modern contemporary feel, particularly to the kitchen.
Accommodation The property is entered under a canopy porch and through a double glazed front door with side screens into:
Entrance Hall Attractive stone flooring, radiator and magnificent Minster style limestone fireplace with matching hearth and mantel. Off is:
Reception Hall With an impressive original staircase leading to the first floor with turned spindles and banister. Radiators behind decorative covers and access of to:
Cellar/Utility Room17'5" x 14'1" max (5.3m x 4.3m max). Range of cupboards to two walls, shelving, built-in double Belfast sink, granite work surfacing, central-island, tiled floor, drainage channels, built-in refrigerator/freezer, built-in washing machine and dryer, built-in dishwasher, radiator, spotlighting and wine storage area.
Refitted Cloakroom Refitted with a low level WC and vanity unit with marble work top and base cupboard under. Porcelain tiled flooring, window with shutters, LED spotlighting and cupboard off.
Superb New Drawing Room40'1" + bay x 23'4" (12.22m + bay x 7.11m). This room was formally the indoor leisure complex and still has the original swimming pool beneath and therefore could be returned to an indoor swimming pool if required. The room again features a Minster style limestone fireplace with matching mantel and marble hearth. Attractive solid oak flooring, three cast iron radiators, LED spotlighting and deep bay window with window seat and radiators under overlooking the rear garden. This magnificent room is ideal as a principal drawing room or for entertaining. A pair of bespoke doors within a stone surround leads through to:
Living/Dining Kitchen36'10" (11.23m) x 27' (8.23m) overall. This superb room has a full height Cathedral ceiling over the kitchen with a minstrel's gallery/sitting room above and is essentially divided into two sections, the kitchen dining area and the living area.
Dining Kitchen Area28'3" x 21'5" (8.6m x 6.53m). The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of hand painted wooden fronted units with chrome fittings comprising a full range of base cupboards and drawers under and eye level units over. Superb central-island with two semi-circular corner units. Double Belfast sink unit set within extensive ranges of granite work surfacing. A full range of integrated appliances include a Lacanche range cooker with five ring ceramic hob and stainless steel extractor over, fridge, freezer, second fridge, all with matching fronts and Siemens additional oven. Attractive marble flooring with underfloor heating and featuring a full height double glazed window and Velux double glazed roof lights. Off is:
Large Walk-in Pantry With base cupboards and shelving and electric consumer unit.
Family Living Area21'10" (6.66m) x 21'8" (6.6m) into bay. With a Sony wall mounted TV, matching marble flooring with underfloor heating, deep semi-circular bay window with window seat and double doors opening onto patio and garden. A reclaimed brick chimneybreast housing a wood burning stove.
Sitting Room33'2" x 14'1" (10.1m x 4.3m). Fireplace with marble surround, hearth and mantle with open fire. Wall light points, chandelier point, picture rail, cornicing, concealed radiator and eight sets of secondary double glazed windows to front and side overlooking gardens.
Study16'9" x 14'1" (5.1m x 4.3m). Original fireplace with matching mantel and housing a wood burning stove. Ranges of built-in adjacent cupboards, full height book shelving, radiator behind decorative cover, telephone points and four sets of secondary double glazed windows to both front and side.
Separate Dining Room17'9" (5.42m) into bay x 14'1" (4.3m). With replacement Minster style limestone fireplace with matching hearth and mantel. Built-in full height cupboard and book shelving to either side of chimneybreast, mahogany flooring, radiator behind decorative grill, moulded cornicing and bay window to side with window shutters.
Boot Room14'1" x 12'2" (4.3m x 3.7m). Formerly the original kitchen to the property, this superb boot room has an extensive range of base cupboards and drawers and eye level units by Clive Christian. Belfast sink unit with double drainer, butler's pantry unit, terracotta tiled flooring, serving hatch to dining room, double radiator, Siemens additional dishwasher and access off to entrance hall.
Family Room/Playroom14'4" x 14'1" (4.37m x 4.3m). A cupboard set upon the original fireplace hearth, built-in full height book shelving with base cupboards, laminate flooring, radiator, coved cornicing, picture rail, three sealed double glazed windows overlooking the garden and double door to rear hall.
Rear Lobby This lobby is off the main drawing room with oak flooring and double radiator. Off is:
Gym26'7" x 20'8" max (8.1m x 6.3m max). With a mirrored wall, moulded cornicing, spotlighting, double radiator and four double glazed windows. Access from the gym leads to a secondary staircase which leads in turn to the cinema room and self-contained apartment (see later).
Boiler Room11'2" x 7'7" (3.4m x 2.31m). With a Boulter oil fired central heating boiler and pressurised hot water system.
First Floor On the first floor approached via a magnificent staircase from the reception hall is the split level first floor landing with double glazed window with shutter, two radiators, mezzanine storage area with access to loft space and off:
Superb Master Bedroom Suite Comprising the following:-
Master Bedroom30'3" x 14'6" (9.22m x 4.42m). With B & W ceiling speakers, spotlighting, radiator, ornate cast iron open fronted fireplace, double glazed doors and adjacent side windows with a Juliet balcony affording views over the rear garden. Off via a further pair of glazed doors is:
Mezzanine Sitting Area16'1" x 10'3" (4.9m x 3.12m). A ideal reading area with a toughened glass banister affording a view down into the kitchen and full height picture windows over the Rolleston Estate to the rear and Velux double glazed roof lights and useful storage off in the roof eaves.
His & Hers Dressing Rooms With built-in wardrobes with sophisticated shelving units, spotlighting and speakers. A further interconnecting dressing area leads to:
En-suite Shower Room Fitted with a three piece suite comprising a full width shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Full height tiling to all walls, B & W ceiling speakers, ceramic tiled flooring, chrome towel rail and window with shutters.
Bedroom Two15' x 13'1" (4.57m x 3.99m). With a range of wardrobes with hanging rails and storage, desk unit with chest of drawers, bedside unit, radiator, moulted cornicing and secondary double glazed windows overlooking rear garden.
Bedroom Three14'1" x 14'1" (4.3m x 4.3m). With secondary double glazed windows to front, high ceiling, radiator and telephone point.
Guest Bedroom Four15'1" x 13'11" (4.6m x 4.24m). With secondary double glazed windows to front and side enjoying open views, high ceiling, picture rail and a range of built-in wardrobes with hanging rails and storage over. Off is
Remodelled En-suite Shower Room Fitted with a white Heritage suite comprising a fully tiled corner shower, high level WC by Silverdale and wash hand basin. Chrome towel rail/radiator, window to front with shutters, ceramic tiled flooring with underfloor heating and spotlighting.
Separate WC Fitted with a low WC and wash hand basin.
Bedroom Five14'11" x 14'1" (4.55m x 4.3m). With double wardrobe with hanging rails and storage over, TV aerial point, telephone point and secondary double glaze windows to side enjoying elevated views.
Refitted Family Bathroom Refitted with a white four piece suite by Sanatan comprising a large fully tiled shower cubicle, claw foot roll edge bath, high level WC and wash hand basin. Part tiling to the walls, attractive ceramic tiled flooring with underfloor heating, towel rail/radiator and windows to side with shutters.
Self-contained Apartment The apartment is accessed via a secondary staircase from its own entrance hall. The suite of rooms would therefore be ideal for home office/business use and currently comprise the following:-
Cinema/Media Room26'3" x 19' (8m x 5.8m). Cinema screen with remote controlled retractable projector, two built-in televisions to either side, sophisticated integrated surround Hi-fi system, concealed refrigerator and door off to control room housing the sound and media systems.
Living Room23'11" x 19'8" (7.3m x 6m). With a traditional pine fireplace with gas coal effect fire, exposed roof trusses and six radiators.
Kitchen9'6" x 9'2" (2.9m x 2.8m). Fitted with a range of floor and wall units, inset double ceramic Belfast sink, four ring hob, fitted refrigerator and dishwasher, ceramic tiled flooring and spotlighting.
Shower Room Fitted with a three piece suite comprising a tiled shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC. Tiled flooring, radiator and part tiling to walls.
Outside The property enjoys a spectacular approach with electric wrought iron gates giving access into the front of the property to extensive hardstanding for a large number of vehicles and in turn a block paved drive leading to an extensive range of garaging with three separate up and over electric doors, power and light and a further central heating boiler.
Well stocked garden grounds extend to the south and west with deep borders, a sunken lawn enclosed by ornamental brick walling and steps leading up to a raised lawn and further paved patio areas accessed from the property. The gardens have a large variety of large ornamental shrubs, plants and trees together with a rockery. Beyond is an excellent hard tennis court which is floodlit and well fenced.
Gardens & Grounds The property is set well back from the road an impressive approach with beech hedge and Victorian lamp standards with passing places. This drive provides access to the tennis court area and secondly into the main entrance. The paddocks are to the right hand side and the main residence to the left. The property is surrounded by magnificent landscaped garden grounds laid to rolling lawn and deep and well stocked borders and the backdrop of mature trees. The approximately 11 acres of adjacent paddocks also feature a woodland walk through lightly wooed spinneys to two sides and the whole enjoys a spectacular rural setting and outstanding views over the Rolleston Hall Estate to the rear.
The Paddock The paddock is laid to grass and completely stock proof. There is an excellent parking area for horse boxes etc. Bordering the paddock on two sides is a most attractive planted spinney providing an attractive woodland walk.