Black Birds Nest is a highly individual home with a superb land holding of 41 acres and in an exceptional location. Rarely do properties of this nature present themselves to the open market. Read more
Black Birds Nest is a highly individual home with a superb land holding of 41 acres and in an exceptional location. Rarely do properties of this nature present themselves to the open market. Approached via a tree lined driveway, there is a four bedroomed detached family home surrounded by an extensive range of outbuildings to include two stable blocks providing eight stables, a high sided barn, workshop, feed room and garaging as well as a large covered riding school, outdoor covered swimming pool and complementing this extensive range of buildings are 41 acres divided into seven large paddocks and an established bracken. The property offers immense scope and future potential (subject to necessary permissions) with flexibility to mould into a forever home on the doorstep of Beacon Hill and The Outwoods with rolling countryside views. The property is offered to the market with no upward chain and early interest is essential to avoid missing out on this rare offering.
Entrance Hall With access via multi-paned glazed door and window to the front elevation into a welcoming entrance hall with staircase rising to the first floor landing, two central heating radiators. There is a built in understairs storage cupboard and separate built-in cloaks cupboard. Doors lead off to:
Lounge20'9" x 18'11" (6.32m x 5.77m). A commanding principal reception room with far reaching elevated views across Leicestershire countryside, there are fully glazed patio doors to the side elevation and two multi-paned glazed windows to the front elevation with secondary glazing. A central open fireplace with freestanding fire is situated to the front and three central heating radiators.
Cloaks/WC5'11" x 3' (1.8m x 0.91m). Fitted with a low level WC with pedestal wash hand basin and obscure glazed window to the front elevation.
Dining Room16'7" x 14'4" (5.05m x 4.37m). A large second reception room benefiting from a dual aspect with multi-paned glazed windows to the front and side elevations with secondary glazing, skirting board central heating and coving.
Breakfast Kitchen15'8" x 12'3" (4.78m x 3.73m). Fitted with a range of wall and base units with laminate work surfaces, inset twin bowl sink and drainer unit. Built-in is an eye level oven and Neff grill, dishwasher, fridge freezer and ceramic hob with concealed extractor fan, tiling to the walls, glazed window which overlooks the rear garden and there is space for a large breakfast table and chairs in the centre of the room. Door through to:
Home Office12'6" x 8'7" (3.8m x 2.62m). A versatile reception room ideal as a home office or family room with glazed window to side elevation and secondary glazed units and central heating radiator.
Utility Room22'2" x 5'1" (6.76m x 1.55m). With a rear access door into the garden, there is a stainless steel sink, fitted unit, plumbing and appliance space for washing machine and tumble dryer, central heating radiator and glazed window to the side elevation.
First Floor Landing A galleried landing with glazed window to the side elevation, loft access, radiator and doors off to:
Bedroom One21'4" x 13'3" (6.5m x 4.04m). An attractive main bedroom with picture arched glazed windows to the side elevation with elevated views out across the Charnwood Forest. Large glazed door with side windows onto a first floor balcony with views across the land to the front and three central heating radiators. There is an extension range of fitted wardrobes and bedroom furniture, concealed walk-in wardrobe with clothes hanging rails and shelving. The walk-in wardrobe has an obscure glazed window to the front elevation.
En-suite8'7" x 12'2" (2.62m x 3.7m). Fitted with a five piece suite consisting of a very large walk-in shower with rainwater style shower head and separate hand held attachment. In addition there is also the former shower cubicle with Mira shower, 'His & Hers' was hand basin and WC, tiling to the walls, central heating radiator and partly obscure glazed window to the rear elevation, built-in vanity unit with storage cupboards.
Bedroom Two14'5" x 14'7" (4.4m x 4.45m). A second large bedroom benefiting from a dual aspect with multi-paned glazed windows to the front and side elevation with secondary glazing. There is skirting board central heating and fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom Three14'6" x 9' (4.42m x 2.74m). A third double bedroom overlooking the rear garden with a multi-paned glazed window and secondary glazing, fitted wardrobes with central dressing table and central heating radiator.
Bedroom Four12'10" x 8'11" (3.91m x 2.72m). A fourth double room which has elevated views across the front garden and paddock land, central heating radiator, vanity unit and sink and built-in double wardrobe.
Bathroom8'11" x 6'6" (2.72m x 1.98m). Fitted with a three piece suite consisting of a bath with shower over, wash hand basin, toilet, coloured tiling to the walls and obscure glazed window with secondary glazing to the side elevation and central heating radiator.
Boiler Access11'1" x 4'2" (3.38m x 1.27m). Accessed externally next to the utility room and housing the oil boiler and storage space.
Outdoor WC6'7" x 3'2" (2m x 0.97m). Housing a WC with quarry tiled flooring and obscure glazed window to the side elevation.
Outside The property is approached via an impressive tree lined driveway with post and rail fencing with paddocks on either side. There is electric gated access and a driveway runs directly up to the front of the house and wraps around the rear of the property where there is vast off street parking. The driveway continues around the rear of the property to the garaging and outbuildings. The landholding is approximately 41 acres consisting of established paddock land divided into individual paddocks with post and rail fencing, all of which have established trees throughout. There are formal gardens predominantly to the front and right side of the property and an extensive range of outbuildings.
Formal Gardens There is a large two tiered lawned garden situated directly into the front of the property with a block paved patio where views can be enjoyed across the paddock land to the front. The established garen wraps around the right elevation of the property with impressive far reaching countryside views. On the lower lawn there are numerous and large flowering beds with a variety of plants, shrubs and trees. The side lawn leads down to an external swimming pool with glass dome cover (please note the swimming pool is not currently in working order). A pathway wraps around the side of the house leading to the rear entrance where external steps provide access to a rear lawned garden, driveway and outbuildings.
High Sided Barn28'3" x 14'6" (8.6m x 4.42m). A high sided barn approximately two storeys in height accessed via double doors to the side elevation, connected with power and lighting.
Double Garage21'2" x 21'11" (6.45m x 6.68m). Constructed in the early 1970s and accessed via an electric double up and over door to the front elevation, staircase rising to a first games room with windows to the rear and side elevation.
Detached Barn A majority granite stone single storey barn, half of which is divided into an enclosed workshop, the remaining part of the workshop is open sided.
Workshop10'9" x 7'11" (3.28m x 2.41m). Accessed via a door to the front elevation.
Stable Block & Inner Courtyard The stable block is set within a 'U' shape within a central gated inner courtyard with hard standing, outside tap and outside power point. There are four large loose boxes with stable doors, doorway connecting the courtyard into the high sided barn and door leading to the rear elevation where there is access to a rear gravelled courtyard where there is a further run of four Harlow timber stables, all having a stable door and window to front elevation connected with external lighting and an opening through to the paddock and bracken to the rear.
Covered Riding School78'9" x 58'5" (24m x 17.8m). With a high gable corrugated metal roof and upper sides, the lower portion of the school has timber boarding to provide shelter the school which has gated access and is connected with flood lights.
Feed Room14'11" x 14'1" (4.55m x 4.3m). Connected with power and lighting and accessed through a door to the rear elevation.
Paddock Land The paddock land forms the majority of the 41 acres and is divided into 7 paddocks of varying sizes with well established boundaries and water connection. It is farmed by a local farmer with an informal cattle grazing agreement, it is our understanding that the farmer would be happy to continue with the same arrangement or the land could be made available with vacant possession upon completion. In addition to the paddock is a large established bracken, stock variety of mature trees of varying species set on a gentle incline running to the far rear boundary.