Enjoying a spectacular riverside location with a 210 metre frontage with the River Soar and adjacent paddock, a highly individual five bedroom, three bathroom detached family home which includes a self-contained annex and having Riparian rights for fishing and mooring. (contd...) Read more
Enjoying a spectacular riverside location with a 210 metre frontage with the River Soar and adjacent paddock, a highly individual five bedroom, three bathroom detached family home which includes a self-contained annex and having Riparian rights for fishing and mooring. The accommodation comprises a guest lodge, two reception rooms, feature open plan living/dining kitchen, the whole taking advantage of outstanding views over the river and woodland beyond. The property is privately situated on an unnavigable section of the River Soar and the property has considerable further potential. Benefitting from gas fired central heating and sealed unit double glazing. Viewing is essential to appreciate the stunning setting of the property.
The Property Originally constructed in 1902, The White House was a modest sized lodge with its distinctive observation/bird watching lantern on the roof. The property has been subsequently over the years substantially extended and now provides a delightful family home with bedroom accommodation split over two levels which offers flexible family accommodation or the potential for single storey living with guest accommodation on the first floor. The property also offers a self-contained annex ideal for a dependent relative or an additional income as well as a further lodge used for occasional accommodation. The riverside setting is spectacular and although the river is unnavigable to pleasure craft due to it being situated below the weir before the Soar navigation enters the Grand Union Canal at Pillings Lock, the river is wide and available for small craft to navigate a large section of the river to Cotes Mill at Loughborough. This therefore affords the property complete privacy from passing boats yet all the benefits of fishing and boating on the river on effectively what is a private stretch. Given the rural setting, the property is a natural haven for all sorts of wildlife and is therefore ideal for nature lovers. The property is particularly well placed for the excellent facilities at nearby Barrow upon Soar and for commuting to Nottingham, Loughborough, Leicester and Melton Mowbray.
Accommodation The property is entered via a solid panelled front door with leaded light into:
Outside A long driveway leads off Cotes Road and continues down to the river and bearing right proceed through a delightful tree lined approach through a five bar gate into the property.
Entrance Hall With double radiator. Off is:
Cloakroom Fitted with a two piece suite comprising a low level WC and wash hand basin.
Feature Living/Dining Kitchen Extension21'4" x 21' (6.5m x 6.4m). With wood stripped flooring throughout.
Kitchen Section Fitted with a range of cream coloured units with attractive fittings comprising a range of base cupboards and drawers and matching eye level units. Matching central-island with drawers and cupboards under. One and half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer inset into ranges work surfacing. Integrated appliance include a Rangemaster range style cooker in stainless steel with twin ovens, grill and five ring induction/ceramic hob with stainless steel extractor hood over, dishwasher, fridge and freezer, all having matching front. Space for washing machine, tiled splashbacks, TV aerial point and two radiators. Two uPVC double glazed widows overlooking open countryside and uPVC double glazed patio doors with full height side windows opening onto a raised sun terrace with views over the river and gardens and door and window to side to a raised veranda.
Living Room19'5" x 12'6" (5.92m x 3.8m). uPVC double glazed French doors leading onto a sun deck and further double glazed windows overlooking open countryside. Wrought iron staircase leading to first floor, wood stripped flooring, double radiator and TV aerial point. Off is:
Inner Hall With radiator and storeroom off with double glazed window.
Snug19'8" x 11'8" (6m x 3.56m). With two double glazed windows to side and full height picture windows and double glazed door onto rear covered sun deck enjoying views over the river and gardens. Feature wood burning stove on a stone hearth and two double radiators.
Bedroom One15'6" x 12'6" (4.72m x 3.8m). With two sealed double glazed windows overlooking the front garden, two radiators, TV aerial point, coved cornicing and recess off with space for wardrobe. Off:
En-suite Bathroom Fitted with a white three piece suite comprising a panelled bath with electric shower over and folding screen, low level WC and wash hand basin. Radiator, half height tiling to two walls and extractor fan.
Landing On the first floor approached via a staircase from the spiral staircase from the living room is the first floor landing with ladder access to the glazed turret with windows taking advantage of views on all sides and access to the roof. Off is an inner landing with cupboards.
Bedroom Two9'10" x 8'10" (3m x 2.7m). Measurements are average including sloping ceiling. Sealed double glazed window overlooking the front driveway and views beyond and radiator.
Bedroom Three9'10" x 9'4" max (3m x 2.84m max). With sealed double glazed window overlooking open countryside and double radiator.
Bedroom Four9'4" x 8'9" (2.84m x 2.67m). Measurement including sloping ceilings. Sealed double glazed window enjoying magnificent west facing views over the River Soar, double radiator and built-in cupboards in the roof eaves.
The Annex The annex comprises:
Kitchenette With base and wall cupboards, work surfacing with inset sink and drainer, microwave, fridge, TV aerial point, laminate wood flooring, window and door to outside, access to loft space and radiator.
Bedroom14'8" (4.47m) max into recess x 13'9" (4.2m). With laminate flooring, sealed double glazed windows and door into garden and enjoying views over the river, double radiator and off:
En-suite Bathroom Fitted with a white three piece suite comprising a panelled bath with shower over, curtain and rail, low level WC and wash hand basin.
The Gardens & Grounds The lawned gardens surround the property on all sides and enjoy a magnificent riverside view and onto a private unnavigable section of the River Soar which bypasses the property and leads down the valley to Cotes. The river is wide and therefore ideal for fishing and boating, the bank of the river featuring a number of large weeping willow trees. The gardens are formally laid to lawn with mature trees, pathways and two bridges over a brook to an adjacent area of paddock/spinney with mature trees and being enclosed by post and rail fencing and having a log store. An adjacent copse is rented from the Coal Board and maybe available by negotiation. In addition are fruit cages, raised vegetable beds, timber built garden shed and access to a pubic footpath. This setting is idyllic and the size of plot, extending to approximately 2.54 acres in total lends itself to further extension to this unusual family home which takes advantage of the spectacular views over the river and adjacent open countryside.
Driveway With parking for a number of vehicles, off are several useful buildings including:
Log Cabin The log cabin has a veranda and double glazed windows and is currently used as an occasional summer living room with double glazed French doors opening onto a raised sun deck enjoying spectacular views over the river.
Timber Framed Workshop/Cabin18'1" x 16' (5.51m x 4.88m). With store room off and access off to a further sun deck with views over the river.
Fixtures & Fitting All fitted carpets, curtains and light fittings are included.