Rarely does a home come to the open market offering lavishly appointed accommodation with no expense spared, seamlessly blending character features with contemporary family living. Read more
Rarely does a home come to the open market offering lavishly appointed accommodation with no expense spared, seamlessly blending character features with contemporary family living. This magnificent property is one-of-a-kind and offers flexible accommodation for impressive parties and social gatherings or snug areas for relaxation and cosy evenings. Grade II Listed Glebe Farm offers 8,428 sq.ft. of breathtaking accommodation in an elevated position on the very edge of this highly desirable village. Fitted with the very highest quality of fixtures and fittings including a superb Moir & Wade kitchen and six lavishly appointed luxury bathrooms, the property features eight magnificently appointed bedrooms and eight reception rooms including a sun lounge and conservatory. The whole of the thatched barn section is given over to the stunning master bedroom suite with his & hers dressing rooms and en-suites with a nursery. The property demands internal inspection to appreciate the spacious scale, quality and setting of the property which we consider second to none in the current market place and have the privilege of offering to discerning purchasers. Hoby is regarded as the most prestigious of the Wreake Valley Villages and provides fast access to Nottingham, Loughborough, Leicester and Melton Mowbray with schooling options at Ratcliffe, Loughborough Endowed schools, Oakham and Uppingham.
The Property Bentons are privileged to handle some of the counties finest individual homes and Glebe Farm certainly ranks the best of our portfolio in recent years. Glebe Farm is the result of a highly ambitious project by the present owners comprising the redevelopment of a former farmhouse and conversion of a large complex of adjacent barns to provide a spectacular rectangular shaped family property of immense size and quality and offering over 8,000 sq. ft. of accommodation. The original architecture of the property is blended perfectly with the latest in fixtures and fittings. Ideal for those seeking accommodation for extended families, the eight superb bedrooms and six bathrooms are fitted to the very highest quality of fittings by Alessi, Villeroy & Boch and Pharo and the gym, library, family games room and sun lounge provide luxurious family accommodation, all within a magnificent period property on the very edge of Hoby village. The scale of the property cannot be appreciated from the roadside nor the lavishly appointed interior and quality with breath taking attention of detail with no expense spared. In all, an extremely impressive property in a wonderful hillside setting.
Accommodation The property is entered via oak double glazed doors with adjacent side screens into the reception hall
Magnificent Spilt Level Reception Hall Being part laid to French lime stone flooring and partly carpeted. The rear section of the hall having oak double glazed picture windows and French doors opening onto the inner courtyard.
Office/Study15'7" (4.74m) + cupboards x 10'8" (3.24m). Fitted with a bespoke range of pippy oak fronted base cupboards with work surfacing, full height cupboards providing shelving together with matching pippy oak door and side screens to reception hall. Air conditioning unit, LED spotlighting to ceiling, exposed beam and air conditioning.
Sun Lounge13'6" x 12'2" (4.11m x 3.7m). Oak roof trusses, double glazed roof lights with electric sky light, picture windows with colonial style shutters, picture window opening onto courtyard and door to front. Contemporary tubular chrome radiators and oak wood stripped flooring.
Superb Dining Kitchen24'10" x 17'1" (7.57m x 5.2m).
Kitchen Area A superb bespoke fitted kitchen by Moir & Wade comprising a range of base and eye level units in solid walnut, matching dresser unit, two curved corner units and shelving units. Extensive silestone flecked with pearl and shell. Complementary kidney bean central-island in pastel green with corner cupboards and glass shelf. A full range of integrated appliances include a four oven gas fired Aga, Miele combination oven and grill in stainless steel, integrated dishwasher, bins and sub-zero full height wine cooler together with an American fridge/freezer. Attractive tiled splashbacks, French limestone flooring with underfloor heating, windows with colonial style shutters and contemporary box radiators.
Dining Area Featuring a cast iron open fronted fireplace with highly decorative specially commissioned carved surround and mantel.
Sitting Area With oak picture windows with deep reveals and fitted blinds opening onto the courtyard gardens and steps leading to the inner hall.
Large Split Level Inner Hall With feature stylish fireplace, picture windows, door to courtyard and box radiator.
Family Room14'8" x 14'2" (4.47m x 4.32m). Being three quarter height oak panelled with heavily beamed ceiling, radiator behind decorative cover and a magnificent cast iron open fronted fireplace with ornate cast iron surround and oak mantel.
Open Plan Playroom19'1" x 11'8" (5.82m x 3.56m). An excellent children's play area with built-in ranges of cupboards and worktop. Beamed ceiling, oak double glazed windows to courtyard, contemporary boxed radiator and oak flooring.
Formal Living/Dining Room29'6" x 14'8" (9m x 4.47m). Two magnificent roof trusses and exposed beams and full height double glazed picture windows and door opening onto courtyard garden. Oak wood stripped flooring, contemporary style box radiators, cathedral ceiling, exposed brick walling and a full height central chimneybreast with wood burning stove separating this formal living area from the:-
Sitting Area13'9" x 11'10" (4.2m x 3.6m). Further oak flooring, cathedral ceiling and sealed double glazed window onto courtyard.
Library13'1" x 11'10" (4m x 3.6m). Bespoke high quality oak b`1ook shelving, contemporary radiator, secondary staircase to the guest bedroom suites with cupboard under and French doors and full height side windows opening onto the courtyard garden. Off is:-
Gym13'5" x 13'1" (4.1m x 4m). Exposed beams, halogen spotlighting, contemporary radiator, mirrors to one wall, wall mounted Toshiba TV, oak flooring and wide oak door to:-
Social & Entertainment Room34'5" x 17'3" (10.5m x 5.26m). Cathedral ceiling, oak roof trusses, three sets of double glazed French doors with full height side windows and blinds opening onto the central courtyard, provision for wall mounted TV and surround sound system. A professionally fitted bar of Corian with shelving, twin blizzard drinks fridges, circular sink within further work surfacing with base cupboards under and eye level shelving over. Double doors leads to:-
Oak Framed Garden Room26'8" x 12'4" (8.13m x 3.76m). With spectacular south and west facing views over adjacent parkland and the Wreake Valley beyond. Oak double glazed roof with electronically operated roof lights and featuring a full length range of bi-folding oak double glazed doors opening onto a raised sun terrace and further door onto the inner courtyard. Attractive porcelain tiled flooring and off:-
Cloakroom Fitted with a stylish two piece suite comprising syphonic WC and matching circular wash basin. Part tiling to walls.
Walk-in Cupboard Being full height and ideal for drinks fridge.
BEDROOM ACCOMMODATION The bedroom accommodation is highly versatile as it consists of three separate areas of the property. The superb master bedroom suite occupies the whole first floor of the thatched barn with further bedroom accommodation below, the remaining family bedroom accommodation is situated within the converted farmhouse with a further separate self-contained suite of rooms, ideal for guests or relatives within a former separate barn.
Nursery/Childs Bedroom10'10" x 10'2" (3.3m x 3.1m). Situated off the lower ground floor and being beautifully painted with a hand drawn fantasy mural and matching ceiling. Two windows to rear with blinds and glass door and screens providing soundproofing. This suite has been particularly designed for a young daughter.
Master Bedroom Suite The master bedroom suite starts on the ground floor with an enclosed entrance hall with steps up to a half landing with access to full height cupboards and drawers, storage space, chrome contemporary radiator, windows to front. Steps then lead up to this magnificent suite of rooms is sub-divided into three separate areas and consists of the following:-
Bedroom16'10" x 14'6" (5.13m x 4.42m). Bespoke built-in drawer and shelving, matching bed side units, oak wood stripped flooring, chrome contemporary radiator, sophisticated mood lighting system, cathedral ceiling, magnificent oak roof truss, air conditioning and double glazed windows to side overlooking open countryside. Steps lead up to:-
Gentlemen's Dressing Area Built-in wardrobes in pippy oak and matching base cupboards, sink unit, instant hot water unit for tea and coffee making facilities, sealed double glazed window overlooking open views, exposed roof truss and air conditioning. Off is:-
En-suite Shower Room Fitted with a sophisticated three piece suite by Alessi comprising a syphonic WC, ceramic sink unit and separate shower with huge shower head and lighting. Full height tiling to all walls with built-in mirrors, spotlighting, air conditioning and shelving.
Ladies Dressing Area17'5" x 11'10" (5.3m x 3.6m). With a further extensive range of fitted hanging wardrobes in pippy oak, full height double glazed picture windows overlooking open views to the west and matching double doors opening onto a balcony providing an attractive view over the inner courtyard. Matching bespoke dressing table, curved drawers, cupboards, mirror complete with fitted power points and air conditioning.
Main En-suite Bathroom15'7" x 11'2" (4.75m x 3.4m). This sumptuous bathroom features a freestanding elliptical bath by Villeroy & Boch with chrome tap and shower fitting, multi-jet central steam shower, syphonic WC, bidet and wash hand basin, all built within bespoke cupboards and drawers. The flooring and wall is of stunning iridescent tiling, wall and ceiling lighting, air conditioning, built-in glass toiletry shelving and stylish heated glass towel rail.
Rear Hall Ceramic tiled flooring and rear door and staircase leading to family bedroom accommodation. Off is:-
Superb Utility/Boiler Room12'4" x 10'10" (3.76m x 3.3m). Fitted with an excellent range of base cupboards in high gloss black acrylic, single drainer sink, three quarter height unit, further range of useful built-in cupboards housing the Worcester gas fired central heating boiler and consumer units, plumbing for twin washing machines and tumble dryer and feature heavily beamed ceiling.
Laundry Room Built-in cupboards, boot shelving units and off is:-
Cloakroom Fitted with a two piece suite comprising syphonic WC and circular wash hand basin. Attractive tiling and double glazed window.
Spacious Landing Windows overlooking courtyard, built-in range of cupboards and off is:-
Bedroom Three14'5" x 14'5" (4.4m x 4.4m). Halogen spotlighting, access to roof space, contemporary radiator and off:-
En-suite Shower Room Fitted with a three piece stylish suite comprising syphonic WC, fully tiled shower with Pharo fittings and vanity unit with shelving under. Display alcoves and metallic tiled flooring.
Bedroom Four19'10" x 11'10" (6.05m x 3.6m). Window overlooking courtyard, contemporary radiator, TV aerial point and off:-
En-suite Shower Room Fitted with a three piece suite comprising fully tiled shower cubicle with Pharo multi-jet shower fitting, syphonic WC and chrome circular sink unit. Attractive tiling, oak panelling and chrome heated towel rail/radiator.
Bedroom Five14'3" x 10'10" (4.34m x 3.3m). Contemporary radiators, provision for wall mounted TV and cupboard. Off is:-
'Jack & Jill' Bathroom12'2" x 10'10" (3.7m x 3.3m). A luxury bathroom serving bedrooms five and six and comprising a panelled bath by Hoesch with shower attachment and letter box spout, syphonic WC, fully tiled shower with Pharo multi-jet shower and twin vanity units inset within ranges of work surfacing with base cupboards and drawers in pippy oak. Attractive lime stone flooring and full height tiling to walls.
Bedroom Six18'1" x 11'10" (5.5m x 3.6m). Contemporary radiator, halogen spotlighting, access to roof space, provision for wall mounted TV, access to main landing and full height picture window with blinds opening onto the courtyard garden and view beyond.
Guest suite A third staircase provides access from the library to the rear of the property and leading to an ideal guest suite comprising:-
Landing With tea making facilities including a fridge etc. Off is:-
Bedroom Seven13'11" max x 12'2" (4.24m max x 3.7m). Double glazed windows with shutters overlooking courtyard, built-in wardrobe with hanging rail and storage and contemporary radiator.
Bedroom Eight14'10" (4.51m) x 10'4" (3.15m) into recess. Double glazed window overlooking courtyard, contemporary radiator and access to roof space.
Shower Room Fitted with a stylish three piece suite comprising fully tiled shower cubicle with Pharo multi-jet shower fitting, syphonic WC and vanity unit with cupboards under. Shelving, mirror, attractive full height marble tiling to three walls, part matching flooring and chrome contemporary heated towel rail/radiator.
Outside The property enjoys a spectacular hilltop setting on the edge of Hoby village with westerly views over adjacent park land and open countryside. A driveway leads in via electrically operated wrought iron gates on brick pillars to a large gravelled drive providing secure hardstanding for a large number of vehicles and leading in turn to a large double garage.
The rectangular design of the property means that a large central landscaped courtyard has been enclosed and is accessible from a large number of the reception rooms and hall. The central courtyard offers total privacy and is an ideal relaxation area providing a totally private sun trap. The whole courtyard has been hard landscaped with large areas of split level flagstone terraces enclosed by dwarf brick walling and box hedging and planted behind with shrubs and plants. In addition is an abundance of outside lighting, power points together with water features, thus providing a magnificent entertaining area.
In addition are lawned gardens which extend to the west, ornamental brick pathway, a large variety of attractive shrubs, plants and trees with steps leading down to a lower walled former kitchen garden area laid more informally to lawn and children's play areas, circular terrace, summerhouse and attractive planted borders. The whole enjoys spectacular uninterrupted open views to the west over the Wreake Valley and the adjacent parkland and lake. The property is quite simply one of the most spectacular and lavishly appointed properties that Bentons have had the privilege of marketing and viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the scale/quality of the interior and the location.
Large Double Garage With remote control up and over doors, fitted light and power.
Fixtures & Fittings All top quality carpets and curtains are included.
Services Mains water, electricity, oil and drainage are connected to the property. Central heating is provided by a sophisticated oil fired central heating system with high quality radiators and underfloor heating throughout. The alarm system and wiring system includes an abundance of outside ornamental lighting and internal fittings such as skirting board lighting on staircases and extensive LED spotlighting throughout. The sanitary ware is of the very highest quality including suites by Alessi and fittings by both Hansgrohe and Pharo. The Moir & Wade kitchen has features in the firms own advertising campaigns. The property is roofed in both thatch and Swithland slate and all fenestration and internal finishing is in oak or pippy oak.