An impressive Victorian farmhouse constructed circa 1878 and sitting equidistant between Hoby and Thrussington. Read more
An impressive Victorian farmhouse constructed circa 1878 and sitting equidistant between Hoby and Thrussington. This substantial detached home offers an abundance of original character features and is an ideal equestrian property sitting in circa 7 acres of formal gardens, paddock land, manege and a magnificent brick built detached stable block constructed circa 2000 to an exacting design and specification, with five loose boxes, tack room, feed room, wash box and hay store. There are numerous outbuildings including gardeners room and wash house in addition to a farm office, triple car port and workshop. The farmhouse offers stunning recently fitted kitchen four reception rooms, a magnificent entrance porch and hallway, laundry room, walk-in pantry and WC. The first floor gives access to a drying room, six bedrooms and five bath/shower rooms. The property sits in an imposing position behind estate gates and fencing with delightful formal gardens and extensive off road parking particularly within the equestrian courtyard. The villages of Thrussington and Hoby are particularly well serviced with public houses, cafe, schools, shops and excellent access to the nearby A606/A607 and the A46 onto the M1. The property is also well situated as a family home for ease of access to nearby Ratcliffe College and Loughborough Schools Foundation group of schools within Loughborough. The property has undergone recent extensive improvement works in most areas with a small of number of rooms left to finish decoratively for a purchasers own taste.
Storm Porch5'6" x 7'7" (1.68m x 2.3m). A bespoke carved timber original canopy storm porch with tall gable roof and fully glazed making this the perfect space to sit and admire the front gardens. There are carved timber seats and original Minton tiled flooring leading to the original front door with a chain pull doorbell and carriage lantern light.
Entrance Hallway32'5" (9.88m) x 6' (1.83m) expanding to 7'6" (2.29m). A most impressive entrance hallway with double height ceilings and original ceiling coving. An impressive bespoke carved timber staircase rises to the first floor landing and the original Minton tiled flooring is in excellent condition and spans the entrance hallway. There is a window at the rear of the hallway overlooking the front garden. There is also original timber panelling and access to ground floor reception rooms and a door giving way to the inner lobby.
Reception One19' x 16' (5.8m x 4.88m). A magnificent formal dining room believed to have been the original sitting room for the farmhouse and having lavish ceiling rose with original ceiling coving and a large bay window to the front elevation overlooking the open countryside. There are two additional windows to the side elevation and a feature open fireplace in an 'Art Nouveau' style with tiled hearth and marble surround.
Sitting Room/Reception Two19'1" x 16' (5.82m x 4.88m). An impressive yet comfortable family sitting room with windows to the side and bay window to the front elevation. Feature reclaimed open fireplace and high level ceilings with decorative ceiling rose and coved ceilings.
Inner Lobby16' x 3'7" (4.88m x 1.1m). A spacious inner lobby with decorative glazed door to the front elevation providing ease of access and doorway giving immediate access to a large cellar.
Reception Three/Original Breakfast Room18'1" x 16'3" (5.5m x 4.95m). A substantial formal reception room enjoying character features such as original alcove fitted cupboards, feature fireplace and windows to the side elevation. This room is ready for upgrading and modernisation.
Kitchen Hallway This hallway gives immediate access to the kitchen and also to:
Walk-in Pantry8' x 5'9" (2.44m x 1.75m). Beautifully fitted with a fabulous range of bespoke storage by local Leicester based company Moir Wade. This wonderful walk-in pantry/boot room in turn gives way to a ground floor guest WC.
WC6'6" x 6' (1.98m x 1.83m). Lavishly fitted with bespoke cabinetry incorporating low level push button flush WC, vanity wash hand basin with Villeroy and Boch sink unit and mixer tap, Art Deco style contemporary tiled splashbacks, heated towel rail and window to the side.
Cloak Cupboard With power points and ample storage for shoes and coats.
Kitchen15'2" x 14'3" (4.62m x 4.34m). A beautifully appointed kitchen lavishly fitted with a wonderful range of contemporary wall and base mounted utility units featuring a large island unit with Quartz worktops incorporating Franke double bowl sink unit and drainer with mixer tap above. There are integrated appliances including double Miele ovens, American style fridge/freezer with water supply, dishwasher and Neff electric induction hob with Elica recessed ceiling extractor fan. There are recessed ceiling spotlights as well as pendant light points, a stone fireplace surround incorporating a large 7.5kw log burner. There is a window to the front overlooking the front garden and countryside beyond. A door gives access to the servants staircase at the rear and there is tiled flooring running through to:
Breakfast Room12' x 15'4" (3.66m x 4.67m). With window to the rear and side elevations, underfloor heating, matching range of units, wall light points, tiled flooring and recessed ceiling spotlights. The room was the former dairy as well as the laundry room.
Rear Entrance Lobby14' x 3'6" (4.27m x 1.07m). Having a decorative glazed entrance door, double height ceiling and doorway giving access to the kitchen and laundry room.
Laundry Room11'5" x 14'5" (3.48m x 4.4m). A superbly appointed laundry room with an ample range of wall and base mounted utility units, space and plumbing for double washing machine and tumble dryer, window to the rear elevation and tiled flooring with electric underfloor heating. There is a wall mounted towel rail and recessed ceiling spotlights.
First Floor Landing26'4" x 6' (8.03m x 1.83m). An impressive first floor landing with double height ceilings extending to over 10ft and having a decorative spindle and banister stairwell rising from the entrance hallway with a decorative stained glass full length picture window. There is also a cupboard housing the twin hot water cylinders and access to all bedrooms.
Drying Room9'1" x 3'8" (2.77m x 1.12m). With window to the side elevation, heated towel rail and fitted shelving.
Bedroom Four12'2" x 13'4" (3.7m x 4.06m). With double height ceilings, window to the rear elevation, contemporary radiator, feature cast iron fireplace with open grate, granite hearth with decorative timber mantelpiece surround and bespoke fitted wardrobe with drawer units and top box. Door through to:
En-suite Shower Room8'8" x 7'2" (2.64m x 2.18m). With low level flush WC, vanity wash hand basin with mixer taps and glass fronted cabinet beneath, wall illuminated mirror, walk in/out shower cubicle with wall mounted Matki mixer mains powered shower, window to the side elevation, heated towel rail, contemporary tiled splashbacks, storage cupboard and recessed ceiling spotlights.
Bedroom Three13'6" x 13'10" (4.11m x 4.22m). A substantial bedroom with window to the front elevation, high level ceilings and feature fireplace with cast iron open grate, granite hearth and decorative timber mantelpiece surround.
En-suite Bathroom11' x 11'5" (3.35m x 3.48m). A spacious luxury fitted bathroom with four piece white suite comprising push button flush WC, wash hand basin with mixer tap, walk in/out shower cubicle with wall mounted Matki mixer shower and a freestanding claw and ball roll top bath with floor mounted mixer tap, recessed ceiling spotlights, heated towel rail and extractor fan.
Bedroom Five11'6" x 12' (3.5m x 3.66m). A spacious double bedroom with feature cast iron fireplace with granite hearth and timber mantelpiece. There is a window to the rear elevation, bespoke fitted timber wardrobe with storage drawers beneath and ample space for a double bed.
En-suite Shower Room3'10" x 8'9" (1.17m x 2.67m). With a contemporary fitted three piece white suite comprising low level push button WC, wall mounted wash hand basin unit, corner shower cubicle with wall mounted mixer shower, heated towel rail, tiled splashbacks, recessed ceiling spotlights, extractor fan and window to the front.
Family Bathroom12' x 10'5" (3.66m x 3.18m). A substantial bathroom space ready for modernisation and currently having a three piece white suite comprising low level flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath and window to the front elevation.
Bedroom Six9'3" x 15'6" (2.82m x 4.72m). With window to the side elevation enjoying a fabulous view over the paddocks at the side, feature fireplace and double height ceilings. This room is currently used as a home office/study.
Bedroom One18'7" x 15'10" (5.66m x 4.83m). A most magnificent master bedroom suite with the bedroom itself having three windows to the front and side elevations allowing an abundance of natural daylight into this room, decorative ceiling coving and cornice, feature natural stone surround fireplace with inset open grate fireplace. An archway gives access through to:
Dressing Room14'2" (4.32m) x 6'1" (1.85m) at widest points. Divided into two separate areas having windows to the side elevation and a range of bespoke fitted hinged wardrobes and drawer units. There are glazed double doors giving direct access to:
Luxury En-suite Shower Room8'6" x 9'10" (2.6m x 3m). Having a five piece fitted suite comprising low level push button flush WC, bidet, walk-in double shower cubicle with wall mounted mixer shower, 'His & Hers' sinks with mixer taps above, heated towel rail, extractor fan, fully tiled walls and recessed ceiling spotlights.
Bedroom Two19'1" x 15'8" (5.82m x 4.78m). A magnificent large double bedroom with windows to the side and front elevations enjoying fabulous views over open countryside, feature open grate fireplace with decorative surround, ample space for double bed and bedroom furniture. This room is ready for upgrading/modernisation.
Formal Gardens The property sits in a fabulous position with well-appointed formal gardens to the front, perfectly screened by well-maintained privet hedge and with the attractive facade incorporating a graduated slate roof, tall gables, decorative timber work and brick detailing. The front of the property has a magnificent bespoke carved timber storm porch and with much of the garden being covered by lawn and pea gravel with planted borders including a Mediterranean style entertainment area immediately to the front of the kitchen. There are wrought iron estate gates and railings with planted Yew hedge and driveway from the main road providing ample off road parking for a number of vehicles which in turn leads to a timber estate gate opening into a pebbled equestrian courtyard setting. The property is on a private septic tank system.
Gardeners Room10' x 14' (3.05m x 4.27m). With a low level flush WC, wash hand basin and window to the front and is a perfect room for everyday storage and utility purposes.
Wash House10' x 10' (3.05m x 3.05m). With original sink, storage and access to the boiler room where there are twin oil fired central heating boilers.
Farm Office8'9" x 14' (2.67m x 4.27m). An original farm estate office with bay window at the side, currently used as storage and with great potential to upgrade into a home office.
Equestrian Courtyard Comprising:
Triple Carport26'10" x 20'5" (8.18m x 6.22m). An open car port with parking for two/three vehicles.
Workshop11'5" x 20'5" (3.48m x 6.22m). With timber double doors to the front and power and lighting.
Stable Block This magnificent purpose built stable block was constructed to an exacting design and specification circa 2000 and has tiled pitched roof, brick built on a concrete base with five loose boxes, tack room, feed room and:
Wash Box12' x 13' (3.66m x 3.96m). With heat lamps, hot and cold water and lighting.
Hay Store21'3" x 13' (6.48m x 3.96m). With power and lighting.
Paddocks There are 6.99 acres of paddocks which is currently perfectly enclosed by timber post and rail fencing with access gates at numerous points. There is a walkway and gated access from the gravelled courtyard into:
Floodlight Manege114'10" x 180'5" (35m x 55m). Having fitted mirrors.