A substantial five double bedroom detached family home overlooking Watermead Country Park and Nature Reserve situated in 2.65 acres of gardens and paddocks with extensive greenhouses, stable block and other buildings ideal for a home business, market gardening or equestrian use. Read more
A substantial five double bedroom detached family home overlooking Watermead Country Park and Nature Reserve situated in 2.65 acres of gardens and paddocks with extensive greenhouses, stable block and other buildings ideal for a home business, market gardening or equestrian use. With extensive parking, the property was designed and built in the 1980s for the previous owner with a completely separate self-contained two bedroom ground floor annexe, the main house having two large reception rooms, a farmhouse kitchen, utility room, three double bedrooms and family shower room with two gas fired central heating systems and uPVC replacement double glazing throughout, the property is ideal for extended families, the annexe ideally suiting dependant relatives, teenagers, staff or those seeking a rental income. The property is subject to an agricultural occupancy restriction - Further details provided.
The Property This individual detached family home offers extensive accommodation over two floors and includes a completely separate ground floor annexe ideal for dependant relatives but also with the flexibility to incorporate as further accommodation to the main house. The property offers two separate central heating systems and uPVC double glazing throughout and a particular feature is the superb location on the very edge of Wanlip village with views to the rear over the Watermead Country Park and Nature Reserve. The property offers a large driveway with barn and a separate access to a rear yard with commercial sized greenhouses and other outbuildings and stables. The asking price reflects the existence of an Agricultural Occupancy Restriction which is a planning condition when the property was built in the 1980s which states that the occupancy of the property should be limited to those mainly employed in agriculture in the locality whether working or retired or dependants of such persons. The full planning condition is stated below.
Accommodation The property is entered under a pillared canopy porch through oak double doors with leaded lights into:
Spacious Reception Hall With double radiator, coved cornicing, oak flooring, return staircase to first floor with large walk-in store cupboard under.
Lounge18'4" x 13' (5.59m x 3.96m). With a uPVC sealed double French doors and picture windows onto patio, rear gardens and views, further matching double glazed window to side, attractive oak wood strip flooring, double radiator and double sided wood burning stove with oak mantel, TV aerial point and coved cornicing.
Family Room12'10" x 11'6" (3.91m x 3.5m). With oak flooring, double radiator, uPVC picture window overlooking rear garden. This room currently is accessed from the annexe and therefore could be retained as part of the annexe or the house according to preference.
Conservatory12' x 10'2" (3.66m x 3.1m). With ceramic tiled flooring, glazed roof and two sets of doors. (This room is only accessible from the garden).
Farmhouse Style Dining Kitchen14'5" x 12'10" (4.4m x 3.91m). With an attractive range of cream solid wood fronted units comprising double bowl Belfast sink in range of butchers block work surfacing with a full range of base cupboards and drawers, integrated appliances including a classic fan assisted electric oven and grill by Rangemaster, matching ceramic hob with extractor hood over, ceramic tiled flooring, double fronted wood burner with oak mantel through to lounge, uPVC double glazed picture window to the front, tiled splashbacks, double radiator and off:
Large Utility Room16'3" x 14'6" (4.95m x 4.42m). L-shaped with matching ceramic tiled flooring, further range of built-in cream/wood fronted units comprising a one and a half bowl sink, work surfacing, plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, fridge and dishwasher, tiled splashbacks, uPVC double glazed window to rear, double radiator, stable type door to outside and off:
Office7'3" x 6'4" (2.2m x 1.93m). With radiator and uPVC double glazed window to front.
Downstairs Cloakroom With low level WC, wash hand basin with tiled splashbacks, quarry tiled flooring and uPVC double glazed window.
On the First Floor Approached via a return staircase from the reception hall:
First Floor Landing With radiator, uPVC double glazed window, access to roof space, built-in airing cupboard with insulated hot water cylinder with full height shelving.
Bedroom One15'6" x 12'6" (4.72m x 3.8m). With double radiator, laminate wood strip flooring, uPVC sealed double glazed windows to side and rear overlooking paddocks and open views beyond over Watermead Country Park, two double hanging wardrobes with top boxes.
Bedroom Two14'2" (4.33m) maximum x 12'11" (3.93m). With laminate wood strip flooring, display shelving, display radiator, uPVC double glazed picture window overlooking the rear garden and Watermead Country Park.
Bedroom Three12'11" x 11'7" (3.94m x 3.53m). With laminate flooring, double radiator and uPVC double glazed window to front.
Spacious Family Shower Room11'6" x 8'1" (3.5m x 2.46m). With large double sized walk-in shower with Triton electric shower fitting, low level WC, limestone sink unit in matching worktop with shelving, ceramic tiled flooring, full height matching tiling to all walls, chrome towel rail/radiator, uPVC double glazed window, shaver point and light.
The Annexe The property benefits a completely separate self-contained two bedroom annexe which is both independent but also connects via an interconnecting door to the reception hall of the main house. This provides complete flexibility as to whether the annexe is incorporated as living accommodation or remains separate.
The annexe is entered via a uPVC front door into:
Entrance Hall With laminate flooring and off:
Spacious Dining Kitchen16'5" x 11'11" (5m x 3.63m). With one and a half bowl sink drainer sink, ranges of work surfacing, full range of base cupboards, drawers, eye level units, Hotpoint cooker and LG fridge/freezer, further appliances spaces, Vaillant gas fired central heating boiler, tiled splashbacks, radiator, laminate flooring, uPVC double glazed window to front and off:
Living Room17'11" x 11'6" (5.46m x 3.5m). With laminate flooring, telephone and TV points, double radiator, uPVC double glazed French doors and picture windows opening onto private patio and garden, coved cornicing, access off this room currently through to the aforementioned family room.
Bedroom One Annexe14'8" x 8'11" (4.47m x 2.72m). With laminate flooring, radiator, uPVC double glazed window overlooking the rear gardens.
Bedroom Two Annexe14'3" x 8'11" (4.34m x 2.72m). With laminate flooring, radiator, uPVC double glazed window overlooking the rear gardens, two built-in double hanging wardrobes and top boxes.
Bathroom Having a white four piece suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, fully tiled separate shower cubicle with Triton electric shower, curtain and rail, low level WC, part tiling, uPVC double glazed window, ceramic tiled flooring and radiator.
Outside A particular feature of this property is its stunning location on the very edge of the village with outstanding views and a sizeable landholding. A gravel driveway providing hardstanding for a large number of vehicles leads into the front of the property and provides access in turn to:
Former Stone Barn26'3" x 18'10" (8m x 5.74m). This former barn is currently sub-divided to create a garage and also a workshop/store room with fitted light and power.
A second access leads into around to the rear of the barn to a large gravelled parking area for horse boxes or commercial vehicles etc which leads in turn to a concrete sectional former double garage used for storage, beyond which are two commercial sized greenhouses, both measures 27m x 5.6m and previously used for growing produce on a commercial scale.
The Gardens The rear gardens are laid to lawn and sub-divided to provide independent gardens for both the annexe and the house featuring a variety of attractive shrubs, plants and trees and beyond which are adjacent paddocks which in total extend to 2.65 acres, the whole affording spectacular views, protected open views to the rear over Watermead Country Park which is a protected nature reserve. The property offers an ideal opportunity for those with horticultural or market garden interests and in addition offers a stable block with two stables and feed store with turning out area which would also suit those with equestrian interests.
Agents Note The property is subject to an agricultural occupancy restriction which is a planning condition when the property was built in the mid 1980s which states that 'The occupancy of the property shall be limited to person or persons solely or mainly employed or last employed, in the locality in agriculture as defined in Section 290(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1971, or in forestry (including any dependants of such as person residing with them), or a widow or widower of such a person'. Purchasers should be aware that this planning condition does have an impact on the suitability of the property for mortgage lending for some lenders.
Services Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are connected to the property. Gas fired central heating for the main house being provided by a Potterton boiler. The annexe by a separate gas fired boiler situated in the annexe kitchen.