Enjoying a stunning riverside setting in approximately 1 acre of riverside gardens plus a 1. Read more
Enjoying a stunning riverside setting in approximately 1 acre of riverside gardens plus a 1.5 acre paddock in the heart of the Wreake Valley, a six bedroom detached family home offering approximately 3,175 sqft of accommodation with an impressive 30' x 17' games room and original features including heavily beamed ceilings. With gas fired central heating and uPVC double glazing, the property offers extensive parking and a wonderful setting benefitting from wildlife and Riparian rights. With still further potential, the property is ideally located for fast access to Leicester, Syston, Melton Mowbray and Loughborough. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the size of the plot, the property and the setting.
History The Mill House is constructed mainly of brick with rendered elevations under a Welsh slate roof. It is believed to date back to Tudor times and many of the brick walls and dated roof timbers still exist. During the 17th century the property, home to the miller and his family along with Ratcliffe Water Mill were the primary means of income for the villagers. The Mill House and Ratcliffe Water Mill are still in their original Saxon locations.
The Georgian and Victorian eras saw The Mill House expand in size and the area grew more affluent. During the Second World War, the miller took in convalescing combatants and then, finally, in the 1950's The Mill House was converted into a fine privately owned family home. In the 1980's the property underwent a programme of refurbishment, which included the laying on of mains water and gas, total rewiring and replumbing and a damp proof course. Original beams were exposed, the walls replastered and the roof was refelted and slated with the original Welsh slates. At the time the stables were converted into garages to match the style to the house.
Accommodation The property is entered via a front door into:
L Shaped inner Reception Hall/Snug Having an original fireplace with alcove to one side, window to dining room, radiator, beams to ceiling, door to utility room and uPVC double glazed window to front. The reception hall opens to the staircase hall with French doors opening to the rear garden and stairs off to the first floor landing.
Sitting Room22' x 12' (6.7m x 3.66m). Three uPVC double glazed windows enjoying views over the garden and river, heavily beamed ceiling, radiator and feature open fireplace.
Dining Room/Study/Gym13' x 12' (3.96m x 3.66m). Heavily beamed ceiling, uPVC double glazed window enjoying views over the garden and river to the rear, radiator and open fireplace with a brick surround.
Feature Open-plan Living Kitchen28'6" x 18'10" (8.69m x 5.74m). Comprising the following:
Fitted Breakfast Kitchen Fitted with a range of units comprising base cupboards and drawers and matching eye level units over and a large matching central-island/breakfast table with built-in cupboards under. Single drainer sink set within extensive ranges of works surfacing. Integrated dishwasher with matching front. Smeg cooker with a splashback. uPVC double glazed windows to side and rear overlooking rear garden and river. Amtico flooring, beams to ceiling and double radiator.
Living area Feature wood burning stove, heavily beamed ceiling, uPVC double glazed window to front, radiator and TV aerial point.
Games Room30'7" x 18'10" (9.32m x 5.74m). With glazed door to outside, double glazed windows overlooking rear and bi-folding doors opening to the decking area. There is a Snooker table which is available by separate negotiation.
Utility Room/Boiler Room With a new Baxi gas fired central heating boiler housed within a double cupboard, work surfacing, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, beams to ceiling, uPVC double glazed window to front and off is a cloakroom.
Cloakroom Fitted with two piece suite comprising a Heritage WC and wash hand basin. Radiator, uPVC double glazed window and beams to ceiling.
L Shaped Landing On the first floor approached via a staircase from the L shaped reception hall is the first floor L shaped landing with radiator and uPVC double glazed window to the rear.
Bedroom One13'3" x 12' (4.04m x 3.66m). uPVC double glazed window overlooking the rear garden and river, double wardrobes with hanging rails and storage, dressing table with five drawers, beam to ceiling and radiator.
En-suite Bathroom Fitted with a white Heritage three piece suite comprising a panelled bath with shower over and screen, wash hand basin and low level WC. Ceramic tiled flooring, heated towel rail/radiator, full tiling to the walls, extractor fan, mirror fronted medicine cupboard and uPVC double glazed window to the side. Door through to:
Adjacent Storeroom/Dressing Room Having a uPVC double glazed window to the front and fitted cupboards.
Bedroom Two18'9" x 14'4" (5.72m x 4.37m). Two double and two single wardrobes with hanging rails and storage, three uPVC double glazed windows enjoying views over the gardens and river, three double radiators. Fitted with a corner bath with shower attachment and tiled splashbacks. Access through to:
En-suite WC Fitted with a two piece suite comprising a low level WC and wash hand basin. Tiling to the walls, tiled flooring, double radiator and uPVC double glazed window.
Bedroom Three10' x 8' (3.05m x 2.44m). uPVC double glazed window to the front, radiator, fitted wardrobe and dressing table.
Bedroom Four13'3" x 10'4" (4.04m x 3.15m). uPVC double glazed window to front, built-in double wardrobe with hanging rail and storage, chest of five drawers, radiator and Velux double glazed roof light. Fully tiled corner shower unit and pedestal wash hand basin and part tiling.
Bedroom Five10' x 10' (3.05m x 3.05m). uPVC double glazed window enjoying views over the garden and river to the rear, radiator, fitted wardrobes and shelving.
Bedroom Six10' x 7' (3.05m x 2.13m). uPVC double glazed window to front, alcove, shelving and radiator.
Family Bathroom Fitted with a white three piece suite by Heritage comprising a panelled bath with shower attachment, wash hand basin and low level WC. Full height tiling to the walls, heated towel rail/radiator, extractor fan, Velux double glazed roof light, access to roof space and ceramic tiled flooring.
Outside A gated driveway leads down the side of the property through high wrought iron gates leading to a large gravelled drive providing hardstanding for a large number of vehicles and being bordered on two sides by the river.
The Gardens The gardens are extensive (approximately 1 acre) and laid informally to lawn and well stocked with a large variety of mature trees including a magnificent silver birch and willow. The gardens are bounded by the River Wreake affording full right riparian fishing rights. There is a gravelled patio area, planted beds and borders. There is a hot tub which is available by separate negotiation.