Enjoying a double width plot of approximately 0.7 acres within this most favoured of residential locations - this substantial and immaculately presented family home, set within outstanding Plantsman's gardens. Read more
Enjoying a double width plot of approximately 0.7 acres within this most favoured of residential locations - this substantial and immaculately presented family home, set within outstanding Plantsman's gardens. Offering three reception rooms plus a garden room and featuring a large galleried reception hall, the property offers considerable potential for extension given the width of plot. With gas fired central heating, replacement sealed unit double glazing across the rear of the property, the en-suite shower room, family bathroom and downstairs cloakroom has been refitted during 2019 and set well back from the road, the property offers extensive hardstanding, in-and-out driveway, attached double garage and is situated on one of the largest plots on Swithland Lane.
Accommodation The property is entered via a wood panelled door into the entrance porch way which in turn gives access via a glazed door with glazed side panels into the entrance hall.
Entrance Hall15'10" x 10'9" (4.83m x 3.28m). Spacious entrance hall having staircase off to first floor galleried landing, coving to ceiling, panelled radiator and door understairs cloaks and storage space.
Refitted Cloakroom5'7" x 4'11" (1.7m x 1.5m). With a low level WC with soft closing seat, corner wash hand basin, chrome fittings, half height matching tiling and flooring, radiator, window to front, coved cornicing.
Study10'11" x 7'10" (3.33m x 2.39m). Multi-paned secondary double glazed window to front elevation. Panel radiator and built-in desk unit with fitted cupboards under.
Lounge26'4" x 15'11" (8.03m x 4.85m). Large dual aspect room with multi-paned bay window with deep sill to front elevation, full height uPVC double glazed double picture windows with matching door opening onto the patio enjoying views over the rear garden. Minster fire surround in sandstone with coal effect gas fire. Coving to ceiling, two panel radiators set within decorative radiators covers, four wall light points and TV and Satellite aerial point.
Dining Room11'11" 11'11" (3.63m 3.63m). Double glazed bi-folding doors to rear opening into garden room. Coving to ceiling, TV aerial point and panel radiator.
Garden Room13'2" max x 12'6" (4.01m max x 3.8m). Double glazed hardwood windows to side and rear elevations together with French doors opening onto paved sun terrace, all enjoying delightful views over the rear garden. Dimplex electric heater, ceiling light/fan, two automatic roof vents and tiled flooring.
Dining Kitchen15'4" x 11'9" (4.67m x 3.58m). Fitted with a range of French oak base and wall mounted cabinets with finel hinge doors together with Franke twin sink with chrome mixer tap set within an extensive range of Silestone quartz work surfacing. Integrated Neff appliances to include four ring gas hob with extractor hood over, twin fan assisted oven and grill and dishwasher. Liebherr refrigerator and Panasonic microwave oven. Attractive complimentary tiled splashbacks, panel radiator, concealed spotlighting to ceiling, tiled flooring and uPVC double glazed window to rear elevation enjoying delightful views over rear garden. Door off into lobby area.
Lobby Area Having part glazed doors to front and rear elevations providing side access through to rear garden, tiled flooring, internal door through to garage and door off into utility room.
Utility Room9' x 7'11" (2.74m x 2.41m). Fitted base units together with stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap set with roll top work surfacing with space and plumbing under for washing machine and tumble dryer. Wall mounted Worcester condensing gas central heating boiler, space for fridge/freezer, complementary tiled splashback, panel radiator, tiled flooring and double glazed windows to side and rear elevations.
Galleried Landing Approached via a staircase from the entrance hall is the first floor galleried landing with multi-paned secondary double glazed windows to front elevation, coving to ceiling, three wall light points, two panel radiators and access to boarded loft space with pull down loft ladder.
Master Bedroom15'11" x 11' (4.85m x 3.35m). uPVC double glazed window to rear elevations enjoying elevated views over the rear garden. Built-in bedroom furniture to include twin wardrobes, and shelving with mirrored and wood faced doors providing hanging rails and storage shelving. Coving to ceiling, two wall light points, panel radiator and door through to en-suite shower room.
Refitted En-suite Shower Room7'4" x 7'2" (2.24m x 2.18m). With a four piece white suite by Ideal Standard comprising a fully tiled corner shower cubicle with low level WC with soft closing seating, bidet and wash hand basin with drawers under, all with chrome fittings, half height matching tiling to all walls, chrome towel rail/radiator, mirror fronted double medicine cupboard, coved cornicing, uPVC double glazed window and shaver point.
Bedroom Two15'11" x 12'2" (4.85m x 3.7m). Multi-paned secondary double glazed window to front elevation. Range of built-in bedroom furniture to include fitted wardrobes with hanging rails and top boxes, two sets of drawers and desk unit with fitted book shelving. Doors into eaves storage space and panel radiator.
Bedroom Three15'3" x 11' (4.65m x 3.35m). uPVC double glazed window to rear elevation enjoying delightful views over rear garden. Range of built-in bedroom furniture comprising wardrobes with hanging rails, sets of drawers and matching bedside tables and top boxes. In addition is a wash hand basin set over vanity unit and panel radiator. Airing cupboard with insulated hot water storage tank and shelving.
Bedroom Four10'11" x 7'10" (3.33m x 2.39m). Multi-paned secondary double glazed window to front elevation and panel radiator.
Family Bathroom11' max x 7'3" (3.35m max x 2.2m). With a white refitted suite by Ideal Standard and a Carron Verona 'Carronite' white panelled bath with shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC with soft closing seat, courtesy mirror with built-in heater and light , mirror fronted medicine cupboard, full height tiling surrounding bath, half height tiling to walls, attractive flooring, chrome towel rail/radiator, wall mounted electric heater, uPVC double glazed window, coved cornicing and LED spotlights.
Outside The plot is one of the last large plots on Swithland Lane that has not been extensively developed in recent years and comprises approximately 0.7 acres (with allocated 145 and 147 numbers). There is good opportunity to add significantly to the structure within the building line, and without approaching the boundaries. The existing owners had plans prepared to extend the current building to provide 6 bedrooms with four bathrooms. The gardens are bordered by well maintained, mostly large gardens affording a very private park like rear garden, with many specimen plants and trees.
Outside - Front A double access drive way serves the property which is laid with local granite and edged with deep well stocked shrub and flowering borders and providing ample parking and access to the double garage. In addition is a half circle of lawn inset with rose bushes and established Ash tree. The front garden is enclosed by established hedging and two timber panelled gates, replaced in 2019, that provide access to both sides of the property.
Garage16'9" x 16'2" (5.1m x 4.93m). With remote control up and over door with new opener, range of built-in shelving, light and power, 7kw CCS car charger for electric vehicles, window to side and twin wood panelled doors to rear. The garage loft area has been boarded and is used for storage.
Rear Garden The private rear garden, enclosed by established hedging and mature trees, is a particular feature of the property being extensively planted with a wide variety of specimen plants and trees. Being predominantly laid to sweeping lawns edged with deep shrub and flowering borders in addition to an ornamental pond. A paved sun terrace and pathway lead to a deep well stocked herbaceous border and vegetable garden and further area of lawn. In addition is a brick built Summerhouse with water and electricity, ideal for entertaining, a "Rhino" greenhouse (with toughened glass, electricity and water), a power tool shed with electricity and a potting shed, all these buildings are in good condition.
Services The property is constructed in brick throughout and partially rendered. The property has a mix of double glazing and secondary glazing All external cavity walls have been insulated with Rock Wool, insulation in the loft area has been improved and the central area has been boarded. A 4kW pv Solar Generating system was installed at the property in September 2011, with 17 Samsung 247w panels on the rear roof, facing SSE, and a SMA inverter in the garage. The installation qualifies for the Government FIT - currently 52.75p per kWh generated and 3.72p for 50% of the generated power assumed exported to the grid. These payments are increased annually by RPI for 25 years The property is served by mains electricity, gas, and a standard telephone line, fibre broadband has been installed. Severn Trent provides the water supply and takes used water into the public sewer. Surface water is handled by on-site soak-a-ways. The property lies within the Rothley Ridgeway conservation area. A satellite dish with a quad LNB provides for Freesat or Sky digital HD TV. Terrestrial digital TV is strongly available from a loft mounted aerial and distributed via an amplifier. A security alarm is fitted which is not monitored. The house has Cat5 cabling to the principle reception rooms and two bedrooms.