Grey Roofs is a highly individual detached property built of Swithland stone elevations under a graduated Swithland slate roof. The property has been considerably improved and extended over the years. Read more
Grey Roofs is a highly individual detached property built of Swithland stone elevations under a graduated Swithland slate roof. The property has been considerably improved and extended over the years. Grey Roofs offers extremely versatile split level family accommodation with bedrooms on two floors. With a wealth of character, the accommodation has been designed to take full advantage of the views over the spectacular gardens and grounds to front, side and rear. Due to the size of the plot and position of the property, there is ample potential for further extension into the roof space or conversion of the integral garage subject of course to any necessary consents/approvals. The gardens are extensively stocked and feature extensive Rhododendrons and a professional hard tennis court. With nearby Bluebell woods and elevated views towards Bradgate Park, Grey Roofs is a rarity on the open market and demands internal inspection to appreciate the position, quality and size of the property which is not immediately apparent from the roadside.
Accommodation The property is entered via solid panel oak front door into entrance porch with ceramic tiled floor, leaded light to front and glazed inner door to:
Reception Hall With stairs off to first floor, radiator with shelf over, sealed double glazed window to front.
Drawing Room21' x 16'9" (6.4m x 5.1m). With triple aspect picture windows to front, side and rear enjoying a panoramic aspect over front, side and rear gardens, two double radiators behind specially made brass grills, coved cornicing and ceiling frieze, brass picture light, brass light switches mounted on Mahogany, open fronted fireplace with Baxi grate inset within granite chimney breast with slate hearth and brass canopy, TV aerial point and brass sockets mounted on Mahogany.
Separate Dining Room19'9" (6.02m) x 13' (3.96m) plus Bay. With oak herringbone block flooring, double radiator behind matching oak grill, leaded sealed double glazed window onto patio and rear garden and double aspect matching windows to front overlooking front terrace and gardens. Matching leaded double glazed door to front, exposed beam ceiling and fireplace recess with slate hearth and stone mantle with display alcove over. With brass light switches mounted on Oak back plates and door to hall.
Fitted Kitchen15'3" (4.65m) x 11'8" (3.56m) into Bay. Fitted with a handmade Bespoke range of hand painted solid oak units by Shortland and comprising a one and half bowl Franke single drainer sink unit with mixer tap inset within ranges of attractive granite work surfacing with a full range of base cupboards and drawers under, eye level units over, integrated appliances including a Neff fan assisted electric oven, four ring Atag gas hob with extractor hood over, attractive tiled splashbacks, ceramic tiled flooring, plumbing for dishwasher with matching fronts. Deep leaded sealed double glazed bay window overlooking patio and rear gardens, ceiling spotlights, radiator, integrated Neff fridge and freezer both with matching fronts and telephone point.
Utility/Store Room14' x 16'2" (4.27m x 4.93m). With leaded sealed double glazed windows to front, side and rear, single stainless steel drainer sink unit with cupboards under, ample space for fridge/freezers, plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, radiator. Eye level cupboards, extractor fan and raised plinth providing a soak for potted plants. Adjacent is a store.
Rear Lobby Off the kitchen with a quarry tiled floor, door and windows overlooking patio and rear garden.
The bedroom accommodation is divided between two wings of the property ideal for providing separate guest facilities for children's bedrooms away from the main bedroom accommodation. The rear wing provides bedroom accommodation as follows.
Rear Hall With full height double glazed picture windows and door overlooking the rear sun terrace, radiator and off which is:
Bedroom One15'3" (4.65m) x 13'11" (4.24m) plus robes. With a range of handmade fitted wardrobes with top boxes together with dressing table with two cupboards and eleven drawers with glass top and matching alcove with headboard providing space for king size bed with matching bedside chest of drawers, glass shelving, bedside light switches, radiators behind brass grills and sealed double glazed windows overlooking side and rear gardens. Telephone point and coved cornicing.
Luxury Bathroom15'7" x 10'6" (4.75m x 3.2m). With a six piece suite by Ideal Standard with matching gold plated fittings comprising a fully tiled shower cubicle with Aqualisa Power Shower with two side jets, corner bath, bidet, low level WC, His 'n' Hers wash hand basins set within worktop with base cupboards and drawers under. Part matching tiling to all walls, Halogen ceiling spotlights, shaver point, leaded sealed double glazed window to side, two radiators and extractor fan.
Separate Cloakroom With low level WC, wash hand basin with tiled splashback, access to roof space, extractor fan, radiator, ceiling spotlights and large walk-in double airing cupboard off with full height slatted shelving and hanging rails.
Bedroom Two13'11" x 12' (4.24m x 3.66m). With leaded sealed double glazed windows overlooking rear sun terrace, built-in double and single hanging wardrobes with dressing table with six drawers, radiator, coved cornicing.
The side wing is on two floors and provides the following.
Sitting Room13'11" x 9'11" (4.24m x 3.02m). With double radiator, leaded sealed double glazed windows to front and side, matching door to front, open fronted fireplace with stone mantle and slate hearth, double radiator, TV aerial point.
Bedroom Three9'11" x 9'11" (3.02m x 3.02m). With leaded sealed double glazed windows to front and double radiator.
Family Bathroom With a four piece white suite by Ideal Standard with chrome contemporary style fittings comprising a panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, fully tiled separate shower cubicle with Aqualisa power shower, half height matching tiling to all walls, radiator, shaver point, leaded sealed double glazed window to rear, extractor fan, Halogen ceiling spotlights.
A staircase leads from the reception hall to first floor landing with access to storage in the roof eaves, double glazed roof light and off which:
Bedroom Four20'10" x 12'2" (6.35m x 3.7m). Unusually offering leaded sealed double glazed windows to four elevations and enjoying particularly attractive views over the front and rear gardens and tennis court. Built-in double and single hanging wardrobe with top boxes, two radiators, TV aerial point.
Bedroom Five13'1" x 12'6" (3.99m x 3.8m). With sloping ceilings, built-in base cupboards and drawers, leaded sealed double glazed angled windows to front and further matching window to side, radiator and built-in hanging wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving.
Outside The setting and gardens to this property are absolutely stunning. Specialising in the sale of country properties and have dealt with a large number of beautiful homes, the setting of this particular property is one that we would consider hard to beat. The gardens are extensive and could be described as "Plantsmans gardens" having been carefully planted and developed to provide a magnificent display of colour and variety throughout the whole year. A tarmacadam driveway lined with granite sets leads into the front of the property via wrought iron electrically operated double gates on Swithland Stone balling and pillars. The avenue is lined with mature fir trees and substantial Rhododendron and is flanked by lawned gardens enclosed by dry stone walling and featuring a Magnolia and other mature trees including Lime and Ash. A deep bank of spectacular Rhododendron bushes leads along the entire eastern boundary from the front of the gardens through to the rear and is providing a magnificent display of flowers during the Spring. Along the western boundary of the drive are a further large variety of specimen Rhododendron of varying colours. The driveway opens out to the front of the property around a circular flower bed and an adjacent lytch gate type feature of granite with Swithland slate roofing. The driveway in turn leads into both sides of the property providing extensive hard standing for a number of vehicles leading in turn to:
Integral Double Garage With sliding doors, windows, fitted light and power.
Immediately to the front of the property are extensively planted raised flower beds behind circular dry stone dwarf walling with slate steps leading up to a raised terrace with planted borders of tulips, other spring flowers and roses and daffodils. An excellent vantage point to enjoy the spectacular Rhododendrons and front gardens which in total extend to approximately half an acre.
Sides Gardens The side gardens are also laid to shaped lawn flanked by further Rhododendron and rose beds and in particular feature a large semi-circular heather bed providing a spectacular display of various heathers with spring flowers and enclosed by dwarf stone walling.
Rear Gardens Immediately to the rear of the property is a flagstone style paved sun terrace with circular features and flower beds of tulips, pansies and other spring flowers. There is an ancient Wisteria which wraps around much of the rear elevation of the property. The sun terrace is floodlit. A bank of raised heather beds behind stone walling and steps lead up to the extensive rear gardens being predominately laid to shaped lawn with deep flowering borders and featuring a large variety of shrubs and plants, further Rhododendrons and specimen trees & mature Cherry trees. In addition is a larger stone former garage providing an excellent garden store with small vegetable garden behind, further flagstone style paved sun terrace, a copse of Beech trees and at the end of the gardens is a hard tennis court. In addition the gardens are mostly enclosed by further dry stone walling and a backdrop of mature trees, the whole enjoys an elevated view to the rear towards Bradgate Park. In total, the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 2 acres.
Hard Tennis Court With attractive catch fencing mounted on decorative wrought iron posts with two gates and adjacent viewing area flanked by a deep bank of shrubs and plants including a large number of Aubrietia behind further dwarf stone walling.