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4 bedroom character property for sale

Burton Lazars, Leicestershire

Under Offer £425,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Fine Period Property
  • Six Bedrooms
  • 1 Acre Garden & Spinney
  • Many Period Features
  • 12 Stables, 4 Garages
  • Requiring Modernisation
  • Open Views
  • End Of Quiet Lane

Full description

A rare opportunity to acquire a fine period property with a substantial range of outbuildings offering considerable potential for renovation as a fine family home or for upto 5 dwellings (subject to consents/approvals) situated on the end of a quiet lane on the edge of a desirable village with open views. Offering six bedrooms, two bathrooms and shower room and a wealth of features including heavily beamed ceilings, original doors and stone fireplaces, the property requires general modernisation and is situated within approximately 1 acre of garden grounds and a large spinney, a true haven for wildlife. In all, a substantial property with considerable potential for conversion of outbuildings subject to the necessary consents/approvals.

The Property

Peppers Farm is a property of considerable age. Partly constructed of stone, the property boasts an array of fine features including heavily beamed ceilings, flagstone floor, stone open fronted fireplaces in both the reception rooms and several bedrooms and a delightful reclaimed oak staircase which originated from Little Dalby Hall. Situated on the edge of the village with fine views on three sides, the property offers an excellent range of outbuildings arranged around the yard which provide numerous possibilities for a conversion to offices or accommodation, or a scheme of upto 5 dwellings (see plan below) subject to the necessary consents/approvals. Requiring general modernisation, the property therefore represents an ideal opportunity for those wishing to create a fine family home within good sized garden grounds, potential to work from home or as an opportunity for developers.

Suggested Sheme For 5 Homes

The property is entered via a solid panel front door into:-

Entrance Hall

With radiator, beamed ceiling and off:-

Inner Reception Hall

With flagstone floor, attractive oak staircase to the first floor, beamed ceiling, and off:-

Downstairs Cloakroom

WC, wash hand basin, cupboard off under stairs.

Sitting Room

5.42m(17'9) into bay x 5.03m(16'6)
Heavily beamed ceiling, telephone point, open fronted fire place with stone surround and matching hearth, display alcove with shelving, two double radiators.

Separate Dining Room

8.20m(26'11) x 2.85m(9'4)
With three sets of multi paned windows enjoying an open aspect to the front, two double radiators, heavily beamed ceiling.

Breakfast Kitchen

4.84m(15'11'') x 4.26m(14'0'')

With double drainer stainless steel sink, base cupboards, space for automatic washing, space for tumble dryer, lobby off with access to dining room, solid fuel Aga in ivory providing cooking and part domestic hot water, three quarter height larder unit and off:-

Walk-In Pantry

With built-in cupboards.

Inner Hall

With door leading on to the yard and off which is:-


3.50m(11'6'') x 3.33m(10'11'')

With Belfast sink unit, built-in pantries, shelving, exposed beams and off:-

Utility Room

With space for fridge/freezer, quarry tiled floor, radiator and off:-

Separate Cloak Room

With low level WC and wash hand basin, tiled splashback.

Secondary Staircase

Leads to the first floor.

First Floor Landing

Approached by a solid oak original staircase from the reception hall with window to rear and access off to an inner landing.

Bedroom One

5.06m(16'7) x 5.07m(16'8)
With heavily beamed ceiling, original stone open fronted fire place, double radiator, multi paned windows to front and side with open views, enclosed staircase from the bedroom leads to:-

En-Suite Bathroom

With three piece suite comprising large panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, access to roof space, heated towel rail, built-in cupboards double radiator, the bathroom also has a window in the end gable of the property taking advantage of elevated views over the valley.

Bedroom Two

4.42m(14'6'') + wardrobes x 3.40m(11'2'')

With a range of built-in hanging wardrobes with top boxes, double radiator, vanity unit, mirror, multi paned window taking advantage of elevated views.

Family Bathroom

With four piece suite comprising panelled bath with shower attachment, bidet, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin, radiator, multi paned window taking advantage of open views, off a lobby with space enabling this bathroom to be accessed as an en-suite to bedroom number three.

View From Bathroom

Bedroom Three

4.90m(16'1'') x 4.60m(15'1'')

With magnificent exposed beams, multi paned windows taking advantage of open views, double radiator, stone open fronted fire place, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback.

Bedroom Four

4.61m(15'2'') x 2.71m(8'11'')

With built-in wardrobe with top box, multi paned window taking advantage of elevated views, stone open fronted fire place, radiator. This room inter connects with bedroom three enabling it to be used as a dressing room.

Family Shower Room

With three piece suite comprising fully tiled shower with Mira electric shower, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC.

Linen Cupboard

With shelving.

Secondary Staircase

Leads from the utility room to a half landing which links to the main landing off which are the former servants quarters comprising the following:-

Bedroom Five

4.22m(13'10'') x 3.85m(12'8'')

With multi paned windows to side and rear overlooking the garden, radiator, access to roof space.

Bedroom Six

4.10m(13'5'') x 3.51m(11'6'')

With radiator, windows to the side and rear, display cupboard and parquet flooring. This room is used as a study and has a door off which leads to the outbuildings.


Beneath the property is a large cellar accessed externally which houses the oil fired central heating boiler

The Approach

A gravel driveway leads into the rear of the property providing hardstanding for a number of vehicles and leading in turn to an excellent range of outbuildings comprising the following:-

Stable Block One

Comprising six stables, former tack room with hay loft above, adjacent open stores, the seventh stable with access from the study/bedroom six.

Stable Block Two

With four loose boxes complete with original stalls, garaging for two vehicles with twin up and over doors and space in between and two further stables currently used for fuel stores.

Double Garage

With sliding doors, adjacent fuel store and housing for the oil tank for the central heating.

The Gardens

To the front of the property an area of enclosed lawned front garden enclosed by brick walling with a variety of shrubs and planted borders. The rear gardens are extensive and naturally laid to large expanses of lawn with a large variety of shrubs, trees and plants. The gardens are partly enclosed by stone and brick walling and in addition is a former kitchen garden and orchard.

Rear Gardens

The gardens at the rear open on to adjacent paddocks and open countryside. In addition is a substantial spinney/copse of mature trees and badgers setts which are a haven for natural wildlife and are protected. This land, the spinney, was donated to the property by Bovis when they built a cul-de-sac of properties nearby. The whole extends to an acre

Fixtures And Fittings

All fitted carpets and curtains are included. Services, mains water, electricity and drainage are connected to the property. Central heating is provided by an oil fired boiler situated in the basement with domestic hot water being supplemented by the solid fuel Aga.

Directional Note

From Melton Mowbray take the A606 Burton Road out to Burton Lazars. Upon reaching Burton Lazars take the right hand turn into Lime Street, the property may eventually then be found at the end of the lane on the right hand side as identifiable by our for sale sign.
For those using a satellite navigation system the post code for this property is LE14 2UP.

Burton Lazars

Burton Lazars is situated just off the A606 to the south of Melton Mowbray. As the village is situated off the main road, it offers a leafy and peaceful setting with village church and convenient for extensive local shopping and schooling facilities in Melton Mowbray and Oakham and well situated for access to Leicester, Nottingham and Grantham.

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N.B. All measurements are approximate. These Sale Particulars have been prepared by BENTONS upon instruction of the Vendor(s). Services, Fittings and equipment referred to within the sales particulars have not been tested (unless otherwise stated) and no warranties can be given. Accordingly the prospective Buyer(s) must make their own enquiries regarding such matters. These particulars are intended to give a fair description but their accuracy is not guaranteed. Nor do they constitute an offer or contract.

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Added on Rightmove:
16 February 2013

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