Enjoying a spectacular hillside location in Charnwood Forest's most desirable of residential locations, a substantial detached family home constructed of reclaimed Tudor bricks and Swithland slate roof situated within 6 acres of magnificent gardens with Rhododendron and extensive Read more
Enjoying a spectacular hillside location in Charnwood Forest's most desirable of residential locations, a substantial detached family home constructed of reclaimed Tudor bricks and Swithland slate roof situated within 6 acres of magnificent gardens with Rhododendron and extensive woodland and elevated views on all sides. Featuring four large reception rooms, of which two are upstairs, four bedrooms and two refitted bathrooms, the property also offers a refitted living/dining kitchen with modern units with granite worktops. An extensive range of outbuildings include two integral double garages and workshop (capable of conversion), a range of former stables (now a playroom) and a further detached range of outbuildings with Swithland slate roof including three large garages and full sized Billiards room. Set well back from Priory Lane with an in-out driveway, the property offers further potential to create undoubtedly one of the Forest's finest multi-million pound homes (subject to any necessary consents/approvals). The location, setting and superb natural gardens demand inspection for full appreciation.
The Property Heatherfields is believed to date back to around 1935 and has links with Benscliffe House, a period property further along Priory Lane. Set well back from the road in a magnificent elevated location with in-out driveway, the property is believed to have been constructed of Tudor bricks reclaimed from the demolition of Beaudesert Hall, a magnificent Tudor mansion in Cannock Chase, Staffordshire which was demolished in 1935 and previously owned by the famous Paget family, also of Nanpantan Hall. The materials from the demolition were purchased and used to build Heatherfields. The property features a superb Swithland slate roof and the matching detached triple garage block and Billiards room having been also carefully roofed with the same roofing material.
A particular feature of the property are the two superb first living rooms designed to take advantage of the views to the front and rear. The open-plan living/dining kitchen has been refitted along with the family bathroom and en-suite bathroom. Immaculately maintained the property is situated within wonderful naturel and well managed grounds featuring a number of oak and beech trees. The property is offered to the market for the third time in 76 years and has been occupied by the current owners for 44 years. The current family having lovingly maintained and improved the property whilst maintaining the architectural features and natural setting with a particular love of wildlife and local flora and fauna.
Accommodation The property is entered via oak double doors into an entrance vestibule with steps up via a glazed inner door to:
Inner Reception Hall With oak wood strip flooring, radiator and staircase return to a galleried first floor landing.
Cloakroom With tiled flooring, radiator, leaded uPVC double glazed window, shelving, vanity unit and off:
Separate WC With low level suite, leaded uPVC double glazed window and tiled flooring.
Drawing Room24'2" (7.37m) into bay x 15'2" (4.62m). With large wood burner on tiled hearth with hand thrown brick surround and oak mantel, beamed ceiling, oak wood strip flooring, built-in cupboard with in laid door, three radiators and leaded uPVC double glazed door within bay window overlooking rear gardens, further leaded uPVC double glazed window to side, built-in book shelving and telephone point.
Separate Dining Room17'2" x 12'2" (5.23m x 3.7m). With leaded uPVC picture window overlooking the rear gardens, radiator, Moreso wood burning stove inset within hand thrown brick surround, oak beam and tiled hearth, beamed ceiling and door to kitchen.
Refitted Living/Dining Kitchen17'5" x 24'1" maximum (5.3m x 7.34m maximum). With an attractive range of cream fronted units with chrome handles within Star Galaxy granite work surfacing and comprising a full range of base cupboards, matching central island with base cupboards and drawers under and integrated appliances including Neff fan assisted electric double ovens in stainless steel, four ring ceramic hob with extractor hood over and Smeg deep fat fryer, integrated fridge and dishwasher, both with matching fronts, halogen spotlights, two uPVC double glazed picture windows affording spectacular views over the front gardens and views beyond over Charnwood Forest, attractive oak wood strip flooring, original servants call. The living area has a large wood burner on corner hearth, uPVC double glazed door and window overlooking the rear garden and woods, TV aerial point and off:
Side Lobby With door to front, access to garaging and pantry/wine store off.
Large Utility Room19'4" x 6'7" (5.9m x 2m). With quarry tiled flooring, plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, Belfast sink unit, space for fridge/freezers and double cupboard. Off which:
Lean-to Boiler Room11'11" x 5'10" (3.63m x 1.78m). With uPVC double glazed windows and door onto gardens, quarry tiled flooring and Worcester oil fired central heating boiler (installed in 2013),
Split Level Hall Accessed off the utility room with doors to front and rear and access off to the second garage.
On the First Floor Approached via a return staircase from the reception hall:
Galleried First Floor Landing With uPVC double glazed pitched windows taking advantage of views over the front gardens and Charnwood Forest beyond, two radiators and off:
Feature First Floor Lounge & Family Room
Family Room23'9" x 14'11" (7.24m x 4.55m). With oak wood strip flooring, Cathedral ceilings with hardwood panelling, uPVC double glazed full height picture window taking advantage of spectacular views over the front gardens and elevated views over Charnwood Forest towards The Beacon, two further windows overlooking the rear gardens, two double radiators and off:
Superb Lounge27'3" x 16'10" maximum (8.3m x 5.13m maximum). With further oak wood strip flooring, two uPVC double glazed picture windows overlooking front gardens and elevated views, two radiators, further uPVC double glazed window and double glazed patio doors with full height side windows opening onto a raised sun deck with access directly onto the rear gardens and taking advantage of the superb views over the woodland at the rear. The patio has a Chimnea and outside lighting.
Bedroom One15'7" x 14'9" (4.75m x 4.5m). With oak wood strip flooring, double radiator, attractive open fronted fireplace in reclaimed brick with a hand thrown brick surround and tiled hearth and sealed double glazed patio doors with full height side screens, opening onto a balcony and from which this bedrooms enjoying spectacular views over the rear gardens and woodland. Off are three built-in hanging wardrobes with automatic lights and door into:
Refitted En-suite Bathroom With a white four piece suite comprising double ended panelled bath with shower attachment, low level WC, fully tiled corner shower with electric shower unit and vanity unit, cupboard under, full height tiling to all walls, vertical towel rail/radiator, leaded uPVC double glazed window overlooking gardens and views.
Bedroom Two12'4" (3.76m) including wardrobes x 12' (3.66m). With three double hanging wardrobes, vanity unit, cupboards under, light and mirror, radiator, uPVC double glazed window overlooking rear gardens and woodland.
Bedroom Three12'4" x 12'2" maximum (3.76m x 3.7m maximum). With vanity unit, cupboard under, open fronted fireplace with hand thrown brick surround and quarry tiled hearth, built-in range of hanging wardrobes with top boxes creating alcove for bed, radiator, uPVC double glazed window overlooking rear gardens and woodland.
Bedroom Four11'6" x 7'9" (3.5m x 2.36m). With two double hanging wardrobe and top boxes, vanity unit, cupboards under, radiator, uPVC leaded double glazed window overlooking front gardens, elevated views, built-in single bed unit with base drawers, shelving and top boxes over.
Walk-in Linen Cupboard With full length shelving, insulated hot water cylinder, uPVC double glaze window.
Outside A particular feature of the property is its spectacular setting approach and views. Set well back from Priory Lane on this most prestigious of residential addresses, an in-out tarmacadam driveway leads to the front and returns out through a lower gate to Priory Lane. The drive in turn leads to an excellent range of garaging and outbuildings comprising the following:
Double Garage One17'9" x 15'3" (5.4m x 4.65m). Integral and therefore easily converted to further accommodation (subject to necessary consents/approvals) with remote controlled up and over security door, fitted light and power and good height.
Double Garage Two17'6" x 14'7" (5.33m x 4.45m). Also integral within the property and therefore also capable of conversion to further accommodation (subject to necessary consents/approvals) with up remote control up and over security door, mezzanine storage floor and of:
Useful Workshop17'3" x 12'6" maximum (5.26m x 3.8m maximum). With work bench, cupboards and drawers under, fitted light and power, door to front and alarm control panel.
The Outbuildings Adjacent to the property is:
Former Range of Stables/Potential Skittle Alley39'4" x 11'7" (11.99m x 3.53m). Excellent as a hobbies room or playroom with kitchenette area with sink and cupboards, hot water heater and window, fitted light and power. These buildings would also be ideal for home office use.
In between this building the main house is an attached general store with Dovecote, this building also houses the oil tank for the central heating system. In addition to this there is a large wood store.
Detached Garage Block & Billiards Room A detached bespoke range of buildings complete with Swithland slate roof comprising:
Triple Garage/Implement Store28'3" x 17'6" (8.6m x 5.33m). With a high ceiling, excellent for high vehicles, three sets of remote controlled roller shutter doors, fitted light and power, base cupboard, water supply with sink and access off to:
Full Sized Billiards Room25' x 17'5" (7.62m x 5.3m). Having a full sized billiards table with light over, fitted light and power, uPVC double glazed French doors and two windows overlooking rear gardens, Expelair and telephone point. This building would be ideal, once again, as a playroom, hobbies room, office, gym, cinema or even for possible conversion to a separate annexe (subject to any necessary consents/approvals). The building has outside lighting and a further covered wood store.
The Gardens One of the most spectacular features of Heatherfields is its grounds. Situated in 6 acres of rolling gardens and spectacular woods, the gardens are a haven for natural wildlife and feature an extensive variety of mature trees, mainly oak and beech. The gardens also feature large areas of bluebells, snowdrops and daffodils, are completely enclosed by secure fencing to the sides and rear and stone walling to the front. The gardens have been beautifully managed over the years and are to the front predominantly laid to rolling lawn with a copse of silver birch trees and to the rear split level once again with lawns, former kitchen gardens with greenhouse adjacent and pond. There is also a tool store and outside WC with toilet with sink. The whole enjoys a hillside setting with superb views over Charnwood Forest forwards The Beacon and with the backdrop of some of Charnwood Forests ancient woodlands and owned by the local Trust. In all, a rare opportunity to acquire a substantial and beautifully situated property with the option to extend to create an even large family home.