A fascinating and substantial period family home situated in magnificent landscaped garden grounds of approximately 0.48 acres and being close to the centre of Glenfield village. Read more
A fascinating and substantial period family home situated in magnificent landscaped garden grounds of approximately 0.48 acres and being close to the centre of Glenfield village. Offering a total of seven bedrooms including a two bedroom separate cottage/annex ideal for dependent relative, the property also features five reception rooms including a magnificent octagonal garden room and a wealth of original features including heavily beamed ceilings, open fronted fireplaces, shutters and restored doors. Blending the history of a period family home with modern fittings, the property also offers a bespoke fitted kitchen with a Lacanche range and integrated appliances. A block paved driveway provides ample hardstanding and access off to a triple garage with a remote control door. The gardens are completely landscaped, walled and private and the whole extends to approximately 0.48 acres. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the size and flexibility of the accommodation, the garden grounds and the quality of the interior.
The Property The White House is a fascinating period family home which has been lovingly restored and considerably remodelled and extended by the current owners blending a wealth of original features with the latest in modern fittings including a bespoke fitted oak kitchen with a Lacanche range and a family bathroom with a whirlpool bath. The property is immaculately presented with new carpets in several rooms and the three generous original reception rooms offering heavily beamed ceilings and open fronted fireplaces. The addition of a magnificent (23'10" x 23'7") octagonal garden room provides a superb summer living room or entertaining room with views onto the gardens. The linked detached cottage annex is connected to the house via the rear hall and is ideal to let out or for dependent relatives or home business use and has its own heating system, two bedrooms, shower room, sitting room and dining kitchen. A particular feature of the property is its stunning garden grounds and settings, the 0.48 acre plot being completely walled and west facing with a wonderful variety of landscaped garden areas designed for all year round entertaining, a number of specimen shrubs, plants and trees including subtropical plants and attractive areas of shaped lawn ideal for a large family. In all, a stunning home complete with a Swithland slate roof in an extremely well serviced village suburb convenient for fast access to local schooling, County Hall and Glenfield Hospital. The nearby A46 provides fast access to the M1.
Accommodation The property is entered via an original front door with stained glass leaded light into:
Reception Hall With an attractive staircase to the first floor, stone flooring, radiator and part glazed door to rear garden. The reception hall leads through to:
Large Rear Hall With a second staircase leading to the first floor, attractive ceramic tiled flooring, radiator, sealed double glazed window to rear and off:
Shower Room Fitted with a white three piece suite comprising a fully tiled corner shower with electric shower, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Full height tiling and vertical radiator.
Study12'2" x 12' (3.7m x 3.66m). With two sealed double glazed windows, double radiator and stripped pine door.
Sitting Room17' x 15' (5.18m x 4.57m). Deep bay window to the front with shutters. Attractive open fronted fireplace with antique pine surround and mantel. Heavily beamed ceiling, shelving, provision for wall mounted TV and radiator.
Dining Room17' (5.18m) into bay x 12'4" (3.76m). Feature wood burning stove on a marble hearth set within a hardwood surround and mantel. Display alcoves, a heavily beamed ceiling, deep bay window to front with shutters, telephone point and off:
Inner Hall/Library Area15'7" x 6'7" (4.75m x 2m). With shelving, sealed double glazed window overlooking rear garden, beamed ceiling, radiator and door to reception hall.
Off this library area is:
Superb Feature Garden Lounge23'10" x 23'7" (7.26m x 7.19m). A magnificent octagonal extension with a feature cathedral ceiling, sealed double glazed French doors and four sets of windows overlooking the magnificent gardens. Gas fired stove set on a flagstone hearth. Range of built-in oak cupboards with display units for hi-fi etc. and one base unit incorporating a fridge. Attractive wood stripped flooring.
Family Room14'9" x 11'11" (4.5m x 3.63m). With a heavily beamed ceiling, provision for wall mounted TV, telephone & TV points. Feature wood burning stove set within a most attractive recessed brick fireplace with exposed mantle and tiled hearth. Restored oak windows to front with shutters, double radiator and leaded light to hall. Antique corner display cupboard.
Bespoke Oak Fitted Kitchen24'7" max x 10'9" (7.5m max x 3.28m). Fitted with an extensive range of solid oak fronted units comprising base cupboards and drawers and matching eye level units with brass fittings. Work surfacing with inset sink and drainer. Lacanche professional range cooker with twin ovens, grill and five ring gas hob with stainless steel splashback and stylish extractor hood over. Integrated appliances include a Siemens fridge/freezer in stainless steel, fridge and dishwasher with matching fronts. Tiled splashbacks, double radiator, spotlights to the ceiling, ceramic tiled flooring, sealed double glazed windows to front and rear, large walk-in pantry with electricity consumer unit and full height shelving. Access off the kitchen to:
Rear Lobby With quarry tiled flooring, Worcester gas fired central heating boiler, stable style door to rear garden and off is a cloakroom. Off via a utility area and side hall to the cottage annex (see later).
Utility Area Space and plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, shelving and quarry tiled flooring. Steps up to a hall leading up to the cottage annex.
WC Fitted with a low level WC and quarry tiled flooring.
First Floor Landing The first floor can be approached via two staircases which lead to a split level landing which serves the bedrooms and bathrooms. The landing has an oak window to the front and a range of built-in cupboards with top boxes.
Bedroom One14'6" x 13'10" (4.42m x 4.22m). Oak window to front and sealed double glazed window to the side, double radiator, wall mounted TV, telephone point, built-in corner wardrobe with shelving and top box. Off is:
Small Dressing Room With hanging rails and shelving.
Bedroom Two13'10" x 11'10" (4.22m x 3.6m). Oak window to the front, radiator, ornate open fronted fireplace and built-in wardrobes with hanging rails and storage.
Bedroom Three13'7" x 6'11" (4.14m x 2.1m). Sealed double glazed window overlooking the garden, radiator, shaver point/light, vanity unit with cupboards under and a full length range of wardrobes with hanging rails and storage and crackled glazed fittings.
Bedroom Four15'1" x 11'11" (4.6m x 3.63m). Oak window to the front, radiator and off is an airing cupboard housing an insulated hot water cylinder, full height shelving and window.
Bedroom Five12' (3.67m) into robes x 12'2" (3.7m). Sealed double glazed window overlooking the rear garden, vanity unit with inset sink and tiled splashbacks, radiator and two double wardrobes with hanging rails and top boxes over.
Family Bathroom Fitted with a white two piece suite comprising a whirlpool bath and vanity unit with cupboards under. Full height tiling to all walls, extractor fan, heated towel rail/radiator and full height tiling to the walls.
Separate WC Fitted with a low level WC. Radiator and uPVC double glazed window.
The Cottage Annex The property is accessed from the rear of the property via a hall and is a separate cottage annex ideal for a dependent relative or with the possibility of letting out separately as it retains its own walled courtyard garden. The property comprises the following:
Sitting Room17'3" x 12'6" (5.26m x 3.8m). uPVC double glazed window overlooking the courtyard garden, double radiator, tiled flooring, ornate open fronted fireplace and TV aerial point.
Dining Kitchen15'1" x 13'1" average (4.6m x 3.99m average). Ranges of roll edge work surfacing with an inset one and a half bowl sink. A range of cream base cupboards. Integrated appliances to include a four ring gas hob and Lamona split level oven. Space for fridge, double radiator, door and windows overlooking and leading to the courtyard garden, wall mounted Siemens gas central heating boiler and timer switch and a staircase leading up to the first floor landing.
Landing Off which is:
Bedroom One12'10" average x 12' (3.91m average x 3.66m). With radiator, TV aerial point, telephone point, PVC double glazed window, shelving and wardrobe with hanging rails and storage off.
Bedroom Two12'8" x 9'3" (3.86m x 2.82m). With a uPVC double glazed window to side, TV aerial point, radiator and access to roof space.
Shower Room Fitted with a three piece suite comprising a separate tiled shower, low level WC and wash hand basin. Part tiling to walls, radiator, ceramic tiled flooring, double glazed window and spotlighting to the ceiling.
Outside This cottage annex enjoys an aspect and access directly onto a completely private walled courtyard garden with useful wood store, general store and in addition is:
Large Storeroom18'4" x 7'7" (5.59m x 2.31m). Currently used as a storeroom and workshop with work benches etc., fitted light and power.
Outside The property is situated off an attractive green in the centre of Glenfield village yet also enjoys a large and magnificent walled garden, the whole extending to approximately 0.48 acres. A block paved drive enclosed by attractive stone walling leads into the front providing hardstanding for numerous vehicles with attractive planted borders and copper beech tree. The drive in turn provides access to:
Attached Triple Garage27'7" x 25'3" (8.4m x 7.7m). This triple garage has a remote control up and over door, block paved floor, fitted light and power, shelving and an interconnecting door to the garden.
The Gardens The gardens are a stunning feature of the property and are completely landscaped. They are completely private and are enclosed by brick walling on all sides and are predominantly laid to large areas of shaped lawn with well stocked borders with a impressive display of all year round colour with ornamental shrubs, plants and young trees including palm trees within two central semi-circular beds enclosed by mature box hedging. Immediately to the rear of the property four archways lead through established laurel hedging to a private sun terrace laid to block paving with deep borders behind low stone walling. There is ornamental lighting, outside power, ornamental brick walling and cast iron gate leading through to a kitchen garden with fruit beds enclosed by box hedging, further ornamental shrubs and plants, composting areas, lawned area and greenhouse and a second gate within a brick archway leads back through to the main garden. The gardens offer areas of welcome summer shade and relaxation and a pathway leads around the entire perimeter of the garden from which to enjoy the borders and views into the centre of the gardens. In addition is a summerhouse/garden shed, brick wood store, two further smaller paved patios accessed from the hall and kitchen, a covered outside sitting/dining area with attractive sides and an interconnecting gate through to the walled courtyard garden of the cottage. In all, a substantial and fascinating period property with extensive accommodation and grounds available with immediate vacant possession.
Fixtures & Fittings All fitted carpets and curtains are included, including new carpets in a number of the ground floor rooms. All appliances and other items mentioned in the sales particulars are included.