Situated on the edge of Ratby village within 8.9 acres of grounds, gardens and paddocks, an immaculately presented period detached family home with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, four reception rooms, together with a superb converted barn of professional offices (approximately 1,200 sq. (contd...) Read more
Situated on the edge of Ratby village within 8.9 acres of grounds, gardens and paddocks, an immaculately presented period detached family home with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, four reception rooms, together with a superb converted barn of professional offices (approximately 1,200 sq. ft.), a superb 4,000 sq. ft. modern barn for storage, antique car collection or possible equestrian use and a further two bedroom detached converted barn ideal for dependent relatives or to let.This mixed residential and commercial property provides an ideal opportunity for those wishing to live and work from home with the potential for a substantial yard with storage and converted barns to provide an excellent base for a medium sized business.The property is ideally located for fast access to the M1 and Leicester Ring Road and is situated on the edge of Ratby village which offers an excellent range of local facilities and amenities.Ideal also for extended families or those with equestrian interests, the buildings and offices would also lend themselves to conversion to further accommodation as the buildings are attached to the main house, which makes them also suitable for extended families.Viewing is essential to appreciate the quality and scale of the accommodation.
EntranceThe property is entered via double glazed hardwood door into:-
Entrance HallWith ceramic tiled flooring, oak glazed door to:-
Inner Reception HallWith attractive ceramic tiled flooring, stairs to first floor and off:-
CloakroomWith low level WC with Geberit fittings and wash hand basin. Half height tiling and ceramic tiled flooring.
Through Lounge23'11" x 11'8" (7.3m x 3.56m).With part beamed ceilings, deep bay window overlooking delightful rear garden, built-in contemporary book shelving, cupboards and desk, cupboards and drawers.
Sitting Room16'1" (4.9m) x 14'7" (4.45m) into bay.With double glazed deep bay window with door opening onto patio and gardens, attractive open fronted fireplace with stone surround and matching hearth and mantel, built-in side cupboards, moulded cornicing and display alcoves.
Fully Fitted Kitchen15'7" x 13'5" (4.75m x 4.1m).With extensive range of white wood fronted units with brushed chrome fittings within extensive ranges of granite work surfacing and with a range of appliances including a gas Aga, Neff fan assisted electric oven in stainless steel, dishwasher with matching front, Neff ceramic hob with extractor hood, three quarter height larder units, LED spotlights, ceramic tiled flooring and off:-
Utility Room13'5" x 4'8" (4.1m x 1.42m).With one and a half bowl sink within work surfacing, base cupboards under, wall mounted Vaillant gas fired central heating boiler, ceramic tiled flooring, plumbing for automatic washing machine and space for tumble dryer.
Breakfast/Music Room12' x 8' (3.66m x 2.44m).With further ceramic tiled flooring, white washed original beamed ceiling and off:-
Superb Brick/Double Glazed Garden Room20'8" x 10'6" (6.3m x 3.2m).With five double glazed Velux roof lights and double glazed picture windows and matching double doors onto patio and rear gardens, ceramic tiled flooring with underfloor heating.
First Floor LandingApproached via a staircase from the reception hall is the first floor landing.Off is:
Bedroom One16'1" x 12'2" (4.9m x 3.7m).Overlooking delightful rear gardens with a range of built-in bedroom furniture comprising dressing table, wardrobes and chest of five drawers, two further walk-in wardrobes off, double glazed window overlooking rear garden and off:-
Luxury En-suite Bathroom11'10" x 8'2" (3.6m x 2.5m).With a five piece white suite with contemporary chrome fittings comprising a large fully tiled shower, low level WC, twin vanity units in worktop with cupboards under and double ended bath.Part tiling, wall mounted mirror, shaver point, extractor fan, LED spotlights and ceramic tiled flooring.
Bedroom Two12' x 10'11" (3.66m x 3.33m).Overlooking delightful rear gardens.
Bedroom Three14'7" x 13'5" (4.45m x 4.1m).With en-suite bathroom off.
En-Suite BathroomWith three piece white suite comprising panelled bath with Mira shower over and screen, low level WC and wash hand basin. Part tiling to the walls, shaver point, extractor fan, walk-in airing cupboard.
Bedroom Four11'11" x 6'2" (3.63m x 1.88m).Currently used as a study.
Family Shower RoomWith three piece white suite comprising large fully tiled shower cubicle, wash hand basin, low level WC.Full height tiling to all walls.
OutsideA block paved driveway leads into the front and side of the property providing hardstanding, access to the offices and in turn to a front area of paddock extending to 8.9 acres which also includes a turning out area of fibre sand.Beyond the paddock is a further area of amenity land.This driveway in turn also leading to:-
Double GarageWith remote controlled up and over door, fitted light and power, side access and door.
Rear GardenThe rear garden is a delightful feature of the property being laid to a large shaped lawn surrounded by deep and well stocked borders with an impressive variety of shrubs and plants and trees giving all year round colour.In addition is a large paved sun terrace/patio.Beyond the formal gardens is an area of informal garden with fruit and vegetable beds, further planted borders, the whole being enclosed by mature trees, timber panelled fencing with access beyond to the adjacent paddock land and in addition to which is an excellent octagonal summerhouse complete with light, power, ceramic tiled flooring and double doors and windows opening onto the gardens.
The Barn AnnexThis excellent barn annexe provides superb separate accommodation for dependent relatives, teenagers or is ideal as a property to let.The barn comprises the following:-
Pine Fitted Kitchen14'6" x 7'7" (4.42m x 2.31m).With a range of solid pine fronted units comprising a single drainer sink, ranges of roll edged work surfacing, base cupboards and drawers, eye level units, integrated appliances including a fan assisted Neff electric oven in stainless steel, four ring gas hob, extractor hood, Bosch automatic washer/dryer, integrated fridge, ceramic tiled flooring, space for fridge/freezer, radiator and access to useful loft store room.
Useful Loft Storeroom14'2" (4.32m) x 11'10" (3.6m) (inc. roof eaves).Fully plastered with retractable loft ladder, fitted light, power and window.This room is ideal for general purposes storage or provides potential for further accommodation if required.
Downstairs BathroomWith white coloured suite comprising large corner bath with shower over, vanity unit with cupboards under, low level WC with novelty seat, full height tiling to two walls, ceramic tiled flooring and radiator.
Feature Living/Dining Room23' x 12' (7m x 3.66m).With full height ceiling into the roof with exposed roof truss, brick work, laminated flooring, fire place, Velux double glazed roof light, windows to front and rear, TV aerial point, double radiator, stairs to first floor and off:-
Bedroom One11'11" x 11'3" (3.63m x 3.43m).With double radiator and window to front.
First FloorApproached via a staircase from the living/dining room.
Bedroom Two11'10" x 11'4" (3.6m x 3.45m).Including sloping ceilings with double glazed window and radiator.
Offices & Store BarnThe current owners have constructed a bespoke range of offices from which to run their business which are attached to the house and could therefore provide further accommodation if required but are currently separate offices and storage around a large yard.These buildings are particularly well suited to a company employing 10 or more employees and requiring general purpose storage for plant machinery or materials.
Superb Barn70'10" x 55'9" (21.6m x 17m).This excellent modern barn of steel framed construction and breeze block walls faced in stone and a domed eco roof provides excellent storage for a private car collection for business use or potential for stabling with turning out area.The building was built in 2008 and has fitted light, power and automatic fire alarm system and within a corner of the barn is a secure store room, entrance hall, mezzanine storage roof above.These rooms being ideal for storage, tack or offices but easily removed if required.
Secure Store Room17'5" x 12'3" (5.3m x 3.73m).Two adjacent smaller stores, lobby and personal access to the front.One of the smaller store rooms has plumbing for hot and cold water supply if a cloakroom or shower is required. The building is alarmed and has commercial sized roller shutter door allowing access for commercial vehicles or horse boxes, etc.
The buildings also lend themselves, particularly the barn, to equestrian use, the barn being quite capable of being converted to an indoor riding school or a large range of stables with internal turning out area.
The OfficesOnce again, completely gas centrally heated (underfloor) and double glazed, the offices comprise an entrance hall, inner reception hall with ceramic tiled flooring, Ladies and Gents WCs off and store cupboard, off which is:-
Board Room21'2" x 12'10" (6.45m x 3.91m).Ceramic tiled flooring, double glazed French doors, exposed roof trusses, networking for computer power points.
KitchenetteWith single drainer sink unit, work surfacing, pine cupboards, wall mounted Vaillant gas central heating boiler, part tiling and fridge.
Office One18'4" x 10'10" (5.59m x 3.3m).With double doors and window onto courtyard garden, networking for computers and power points and off:-
Office Two31'3" x 11'6" (9.53m x 3.5m).With further networking and wiring for computer points and power points, four windows, exposed roof trusses.
Store Room10'10" x 7'3" (3.3m x 2.2m).With fitted light and power and fire escape access.
Attractive Landscaped Courtyard GardenProviding an attractive sitting out area.
Paddock OneTotalling 0.8 acres the paddock is stock proofed.
The LandThe property has a significant land holding.A separate driveway which provides access via secure gates to the offices and barns also provides access in turn to a holding paddock with small fibre sand turning out area with two loose boxes.To the south east of the property is the remaining land comprising of a spinney and orchard with two excellent further garages/stores built of brick and breeze block providing further secure storage.The orchard is enclosed by mature trees and hedge features a variety of mature fruit trees and can be accessed from the formal gardens.Off the orchard is a small paddock enclosed by timber panelled fencing, mature hedging and trees with secure double gates leading through to a public bridleway/cycle route (N63) which runs along the line of an old disused railway and provides a particularly attractive walk to both the village and to Glenfield.Beyond this footpath is a second paddock. (Paddock 2). Beyond the orchard with access also from the foot path that runs along a disused railway is a further useful paddock. The total extends to 8.9 acres for the whole.
Paddock TwoExtending to 2.18 acres which is completely stock proofed and enclosed on all sides by hedge, post and rail fencing and mature trees.This paddock is bounded by a natural stream.
The PropertyIn all, an impressive collection of property, land and buildings ideal for those with equestrian interests, hobbies or particularly wishing to run a mid-sized business with the associated business use, storage and parking facilities.
ServicesMains water, electricity, gas and drainage are connected to both the barn and the house.Central heating is provided by independent gas fired central heating systems to both properties which are also both alarmed and have sealed unit double glazing throughout.
Agent's NoteThe main residential property, gardens and grounds are registered on a separate Title to the offices and barn which enables the purchaser to place the barn and commercial buildings into a self-administered pension fund if required.
Fixtures and FittingsMost fitted carpets and curtains are included.