Enjoying a spectacular setting amongst 5.7 acres of paddocks on the edge of this desirable and unspoilt village, a most attractive period farmhouse in need of general modernisation and improvement. Read more
Enjoying a spectacular setting amongst 5.7 acres of paddocks on the edge of this desirable and unspoilt village, a most attractive period farmhouse in need of general modernisation and improvement. Offering five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a further shower room, the property benefits from three reception rooms, a two storey barn, a range of outbuildings and offers a wealth of original period features including heavily beamed ceilings and open fronted fireplace and vaulted cellar. With stunning uninterrupted views on all sides over adjacent paddocks and open countryside, the property demands inspection to appreciate this stunning setting and approach and the potential that the property offers to create a magnificent family home. The property is available in two lots, Lot 1 (shaded red) includes the house and the front paddock of 1.7 acres, guided at £675,000 and Lot 2 (shaded blue) is the adjacent 4 acre paddock guided at £40,000 which is crossed by two public footpaths and is stock proof. The paddock presently forms part of a grazing agreement and vacant possession will be available on completion.
The Property The Elms is a stunning period farmhouse which has been in the current family for several generations. Well known within Scalford for its outstanding setting and approach, the property is set well back from the road with a delightful private drive leading through 1.7 acres of paddock to the front. Offering spacious accommodation with three reception rooms and five bedrooms and two bathrooms, the property also offers a farmhouse kitchen with Aga and now requires general upgrading and modernisation with the potential to create a superb family home in an outstanding location on the edge of this highly desirable and well serviced village. Whilst habitable, we expect that most purchasers would wish to budget for a considerable amount of renovation and modernisation works and thus the property would be of significant interest to those with larger budgets seeking a property to renovate and modernise to their own taste and specification. In all, an outstanding property and an exceptionally rare development opportunity.
Accommodation The property is entered via double doors into an entrance vestibule and via double glazed inner doors into:
Inner Reception Hall With stairs to first floor, telephone phone point, night storage heater and secondary double glazed window.
Barrel Vaulted Cellar With original thrawls.
Sitting Room17'9" (5.42m) into bay x 14'3" (4.34m). With heavily beamed ceiling, deep bay window overlooking the rear garden and open views beyond, built-in cupboard, open fronted fireplace on quarry tiled hearth, shelving and night storage heater.
Living Room15'11" x 12'4" (4.85m x 3.76m). With two secondary double glazed windows overlooking the front garden, further window to the side and night storage heater.
Snug12' x 12'8" (3.66m x 3.86m). With secondary double glazed window overlooking the front garden, two built-in cupboards with shelving, open fronted fireplace in tiled surround with matching hearth, hardwood mantel, slimline night storage heater, access off to reception hall and also to:
Breakfast Kitchen12'8" x 11'10" (3.86m x 3.6m). With oil fired Aga in Ivory inset within original chimney breast and back boiler. A range of units including a single drainer stainless steel sink, formica work surfacing, base cupboards and drawers, eye level units, sealed and secondary double glazed windows overlooking the rear garden and open views beyond, heavily beamed ceiling and off:
Pantry9'2" x 5'7" (2.8m x 1.7m). With full height shelving to two walls, fully tiled with quarry tiled hearth and original thrawls and window to rear.
Downstairs Shower Room11'6" x 8' (3.5m x 2.44m). With fully tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, bidet, secondary double glazed windows, night storage heater, part tiling and off:
Separate WC With a low level suite, full height tiling and two windows.
On the First Floor Approached via a staircase from the reception hall:
First Floor Landing With access to roof space. Off which:
Bedroom One12'10" x 12'6" (3.91m x 3.8m). With original fireplace recess, built-in double cupboard, secondary double glazed sash window overlooking the front garden and paddock.
Bedroom Two12'2" x 11'10" (3.7m x 3.6m). With ornate cast iron open fronted fireplace and Dimplex night storage heater.
Bedroom Three14'2" x 12'11" (4.32m x 3.94m). With sliding sash secondary double glazed window overlooking rear garden, paddock and views, open fronted fireplace.
Bedroom Four12'7" x 8'1" (3.84m x 2.46m). With secondary double glazed sash window overlooking the front garden and paddock, hanging wardrobe off.
Bedroom Five9'11" x 9'4" (3.02m x 2.84m). With secondary double glazed sliding sash window overlooking rear garden, paddock and views.
Family Bathroom With panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, part tiling, double airing cupboard with full height shelving, secondary double glazed sliding sash window overlooking the rear garden and views.
Separate WC With a low level suite, pedestal wash hand basin, night storage heater, window to front and tank room off housing the heater tank.
Outside A particular feature of this farmhouse is its stunning setting. Set well back from the road, the property is approached via an impressive private drive leading through 1.7 acres of paddock to the front of the property and arriving at the side and rear of the property to a courtyard driveway, around which are a number of outbuildings. Several of the outbuildings are built of traditional brick, one being a two storey barn clad with tile comprising a garage and two interconnecting stables with large hayloft above. This building measures 8m x 4.8m. The second range of brick buildings are an attached single storey range of buildings, one housing an oil tank, the other being a garden store with greenhouse attached. These buildings provide considerable potential to extend the house (subject to planning). The remaining outbuildings are in a fairly dilapidated state of repair and comprise of three timber frame barns, the largest of which is 12.5m x 7.3m.
The Gardens The gardens to the property extend to both the front and rear and are laid to lawn partly enclosed by brick walling and also hedge, several attractive shrubs, plants and trees. The front gardens enjoy a delightful aspect over the paddock to the front together with views towards the village church and the rear gardens enjoy spectacular open views to the rear over the adjacent 4 acre paddock and views beyond over rolling Leicestershire countryside.
Agents Note - The Paddocks The property is available in two lots, Lot 1 (shaded red) includes the house and the front paddock of 1.7 acres, guided at £675,000 and Lot 2 (shaded blue) is the adjacent 4 acre paddock guided at £40,000 which is crossed by two public footpaths and is stock proof. The paddock presently forms part of a grazing agreement and vacant possession will be available on completion.
The whole represents a rare opportunity to acquire a period property with considerable potential for general upgrading and modernisation within a significant landholding.
It is quite obvious that the large area of paddock to the front (1.7 acres) does perhaps present irresistible temptation for those seeking a development opportunity. The paddock has no active planning consents for residential development at the present time, however, it is of course, only natural that the vendors will retain a standard development covenant over this paddock to the front of the property in the event that planning consent is granted for residential development.
Fixtures and Fittings All fitted carpets and curtains are included.
Services Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected to the property. Heating is provides by electric storage heating and hot water via an immersion heater and back boiler behind the Aga.