*** BEST OFFERS IN WRITING TO BE PLACED WITH BENTONS NO LATER THAN TUESDAY 20TH APRIL 12. Read more
*** BEST OFFERS IN WRITING TO BE PLACED WITH BENTONS NO LATER THAN TUESDAY 20TH APRIL 12.00 NOON ***** Enjoying a superb rural location in the Vale of Belvoir just outside the desirable village of Eaton, a substantial five/six bedroom detached family home with an excellent range of outbuildings situated within approximately 9 acres of gardens, woodland and paddocks. Featuring a stunning 52' x 30' living/dining kitchen with sitting area off, the property has been substantially extended and re-modelled to incorporate a converted barn and now offers the blend and character of an original farmhouse with the high tech modern finish and fittings of the extensions. Designed for entertaining, the property features two en-suite shower rooms and two large bathrooms with the bedroom accommodation divided between two wings, the whole centred around the spectacular living/dining/kitchen as the focal point of the house. Other features include a barn, Dutch barn, 8 large traditional brick stables, delightful gardens, woodland walks and 5.5 acres of paddocks which surround the property. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the scale and quality of the interior.
The Property Punchards was formerly a farm cottage/farmhouse which has been transformed, re-modelled and extended by the current owner to provide a stylish and substantial family home. The centrepiece of the property is a superb open plan living/dining/kitchen with two storey wings off providing a total of five/six bedrooms and four bathrooms. In addition to the large living/kitchen are two further reception rooms and the whole is equipped with sealed unit double glazing, the very latest in oil fired underfloor heating systems and finished with brushed chrome switches and lights throughout and extensive and natural limestone flooring with underfloor heating throughout most of the ground floor. Opening on to a central courtyard and most rooms also enjoying aspects over the surrounding gardens and paddocks, the property is ideal for those with equestrian interests, hobbies or those simply requiring a large and stylish family home surrounded by private grounds in a semi-rural location.
Accommodation The property is entered via a porch through glazed front door into:-
Entrance Hall3.37 x 6'3" (3.37 x 1.9m). With attractive flagstone floor, halogen spotlights and radiator.
Snug11'6" x 11'7" (3.5m x 3.53m). Feature open fronted fireplace with flagstone hearth. Halogen spotlights to ceiling, window, radiator and provision for wall mounted TV.
Study11'7" x 10'2" (3.53m x 3.1m). With window and radiator.
Superb Open Plan Living/Dining Kitchen51'11" (15.82m) x 30'4" (9.25m) overall. This superb open plan living space has been specifically designed as the centre of the house which provides both a living room, dining room, sitting room and kitchen. Limestone tiled flooring throughout with underfloor heating.
Living Section16'10" x 12'2" (5.13m x 3.7m). Open fronted fireplace with flagstone hearth. Provision for wall mounted TV, double glazed French doors to side and halogen spotlights to ceiling.
Kitchen Section29'6" x 16'2" (9m x 4.93m). The kitchen is fully fitted with an extensive range of contemporary high gloss acrylic fronted units with silestone work surfacing over. A central work station with stainless steel sink with swan neck mixer tap over. Miele ceramic induction hob with extractor hood over, two wine coolers and a range of base cupboards. A further floor to ceiling bank of units incorporates two Miele fan assisted electric ovens, microwave, dishwasher, a Samsung American style fridge/freezer in stainless steel and a second fridge. This is a high ceiling area with Velux roof lights. The kitchen area opens has a breakfast bar area to a living area. Bi-folding sealed double glazed doors to two elevations opens onto the rear courtyard. The living section also has four further roof lights. Off this area is an inner hall with access to the first floor and door and double glazed window to courtyard, stairs to first floor and off:-
Cloakroom One Fitted with a two piece suite comprising a low level WC and contemporary sink with vanity unit. Store cupboard housing the electricity consumer units etc.
Dining Section22'8" x 13'11" (6.9m x 4.24m). Sealed double glazed bi-folding doors to both the rear inner courtyard and also opening on to the walled gardens, four double glazed Velux roof lights and access off to a second hall.
Second Rear Hall With limestone flooring with underfloor heating, double glazed window and door onto courtyard and staircase to the remaining first floor accommodation with cupboard under and halogen spotlighting.
Cloakroom Two Fitted with a two piece suite comprising a low level WC and contemporary wash hand basin within vanity unit under. Double glazed window, extractor fan and halogen spotlights to the ceiling.
Utility Room7'8" x 7'1" (2.34m x 2.16m). With a single drainer sink, work surfacing with contemporary white high gloss acrylic base cupboards and drawers under and eye level units over. Three quarter height larder unit, sealed double glazed window, integrated washing machine with matching front, further integrated dishwasher and freezer, also having matching fronts.
Play Room/Bedroom Six11'4" x 10'4" (3.45m x 3.15m). With limestone flooring with underfloor heating, French doors, double glazed window looking out onto the paddocks and courtyard.
Boot Room14'1" x 9'5" (4.3m x 2.87m). With a range of built-in storage cupboards, seat with shoe storage under, limestone flooring with underfloor heating, double glazed window and door to outside and halogen spotlights.
First Floor The first floor accommodation is divided by two separate wings.
Rear Wing The rear wing comprises a first floor landing with radiator, double glazed window and roof light and off which is:-
Bedroom One16'9" x 14'1" (5.1m x 4.3m). With cathedral ceiling, two Velux roof lights, double glazed window overlooking rear paddock and French doors with a contemporary glazed and brushed chrome Juliet balcony opening on to the side garden and double radiator. Off is:
En-Suite Shower Room Fitted with a four piece suite comprising a large fully tiled double walk-in shower with duel shower fitting, vanity unit with drawers under, bidet and low level WC. Chrome towel rail/radiator, Karndean flooring, double glazed window, extractor fan and spotlighting to the ceiling.
Bedroom Two10'7" x 10'6" (3.23m x 3.2m). Currently used as a dressing room with a contemporary glazed and brushed chrome Juliet balcony on to the courtyard, double radiator and spotlighting to the ceiling. Off is:
En-Suite Bathroom Fitted with a four piece suite comprising a fully tiled double walk-in shower, vanity unit, low level WC and double ended freestanding bath with contemporary chrome fittings. Double glazed window, Karndean flooring, chrome towel rail/radiator and extractor fan.
Front Wing Approached from the first inner hall is:
Split Level First Floor Landing With radiator, access to roof space and off is an airing cupboard with pressurised hot water cylinder.
Bedroom Three17'5" x 10'6" average (5.3m x 3.2m average). With double glazed window to side and further window to rear, two Velux roof lights, TV aerial point, networking points and double radiator. Off:-
En-Suite Shower Room With large fully tiled walk-in shower, low level WC and circular ceramic sink on vanity unit. Tiled splashback, chrome towel rail/radiator, Karndean flooring and double glazed Velux roof light.
Bedroom Four12'1" x 10'4" (3.68m x 3.15m). With original open fronted fire place, triple radiator, windows to front and side and halogen spotlighting to the ceiling.
Bedroom Five11'9" x 10'2" (3.58m x 3.1m). With triple radiator, double glazed window to front and original open fronted fireplace.
Family Bathroom Fitted with a white three piece contemporary suite with chrome fittings comprising a large fully tiled walk-in shower, double ended bath with shower attachment, low level WC and a feature marble circular freestanding pedestal sink with tiled splashback. Vertical towel rail/radiator, Karndean flooring, attractive tiling, window to front, extractor fan and spotlighting to the ceiling.
Outside A particular feature of this stunning property is its rural location just outside the village, ring fenced within approximately 9.0 acres of surrounding gardens and paddocks, an attractive sweeping driveway leads in to the front of the property providing hardstanding for a number of vehicles and in turn to a large double sized car port.
The Gardens The gardens are completely private and enclosed on all sides by mature trees, post and rail fencing and are sectioned to provide a large section of lawn, off which is an orchard with a number of mature fruit trees beyond which are deep flowering borders and a walled garden area, again laid to lawn and bounded by mature trees. Beyond the gardens are the paddocks which extend to all sides of the property. The paddocks are level and laid to grass and are completely stock proofed and enclosed by a mature hedge, post and rail fencing and also offer excellent sheltered grazing with a deep buffer of mature trees from the lane and a further row of mature trees around the south west and north boundaries.
The Courtyard The property wraps around a gravelled courtyard with access from the two inner halls and open plan kitchen which provide a sun trap.
Stabling, Outbuildings & Land The courtyard is bordered by an excellent range of traditional brick stables which provide excellent storage or a conversion if required (subject to planning) or for equestrian use to serve the surrounding paddocks. In addition, is a useful timber framed barn, a Dutch barn and a lean-to range of further timber framed buildings. There is considerable potential for other equestrian facilities if required, including ménage, riding school and stables, subject of course to any necessary consents/approvals. The paddocks extend to 5.5 acres and the whole approximately 9 acres. In all, a no expense spared conversion of an extension of a former farmhouse and buildings to provide a substantial family home of character blended with the very latest in kitchen, bathroom and modern fixtures and fittings to provide an exceptional family home surrounded by land and buildings in one of the area's most popular locations. Ideal for fast access to Grantham, Melton Mowbray and Nottingham.
Fixtures and Fittings All fitted carpets and curtains are included.