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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Cotes Road, Barrow Upon Soar


Property Description

Key features

  • Magnificent Period Home
  • Numerous Original Feature
  • Quality Kitchen & Bath Rm
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Four Bathrooms
  • Various Outbuildings
  • Idyllic Rural Setting

Full description

A magnificent period family home with many distinguishing features including an impressive reception hall measuring 34 feet x 22 feet with circular galleried landing and domed roof light, original fire places and oriel bays plus a refitted bespoke dining kitchen by Moir and Wade, superb en-suite bathroom and marbled Jacuzzi bath. There are four reception rooms, extensive cellarage, various ancillary rooms, five bedrooms of which three with en-suite and family bathroom, plus an extensive range of outbuildings comprising coach-house, garaging, games room and studio/party room. Set within grounds of approximately 1.5 acres or there abouts.

General Information

Barrow upon Soar is a thriving village situated just off the A6 between Leicester and Loughborough. The village offers a community-oriented atmosphere based around the churches and school with extensive shopping and numerous public houses/restaurants. The River Soar runs past the village and offers associated waterside pursuits, walks and wildlife. The village has its own railway station on the Loughborough - Leicester line and provides a link to London St. Pancras and the village is ideally situated for access to a number of surrounding centres of employment, including Loughborough, Leicester, Nottingham, Melton Mowbray, Derby etc.

Ground Floor Plan

Entrance Vestibule

3.94m(12'11'') x 2.74m(9'0'')

Magnificent original panelled door with fan light over the property's front elevation, (there are also doors off to the ground and first floor verandas giving access to the property's side lawn) original stone floor with inset mat well, 14 foot ceiling pitch with moulded cornicing and light point, double radiator and a set of four steps which leads up to a half-glazed panelled inner door with matching side screens which leads through to:

Reception Hall

10.11m(33'2'') x 6.71m(22'0'') max

With stunning circular galleried landing over-looking an impressive 29 foot overall ceiling light to the domed roof light above, herringboned patterned oak block flooring, three cast iron radiators and magnificent open-fronted fire-place with gas fire, open grate and carved mantel/surround, elegant return staircase with winding balustrade leading to the first floor via a multi-paned door with two adjacent matching windows leading to a first floor veranda overlooking the property's side elevation.

Drawing Room

7.14m(23'5'') into bay x 5.51m(18'1'')

With deep oriel bay window overlooking the property's side elevation with integrated radiators behind grills, moulded cornicing, wall friezes, secondary aspect with slash cord window to the property's front elevation, fireplace with living flame fire, a carved lime stone surround and mantle plus slate hearth plus wiring for surround-sound system.

Dining Room

7.14m(23'5'') x 5.49m(18'0'')

With deep oriel bay window matching the drawing room with radiators behind grills, moulded cornicing and ceiling rose, feature fireplace with ornate carved surround and over-mantle.


5.77m(18'11'') into bay x 4.32m(14'2'')

Louis the Fourth style fireplace in marble with matching hearth and mantle. Built in book shelving with storage draws, dado height wall panelling, plus twin integrated writing bureaus flanking the fireplace, deep bay window to the property's front elevation, cast iron radiator, telephone and TV points.

Play Room

4.27m(14'0'') x 3.66m(12'0'') max

N.B. The room's maximum dimension measures into fitted storage units which flank the central fireplace, plus decorative cornicing, radiator, wood-stripped floor and sash cord window to the property's front elevation.

Refitted Kitchen

7.34m(24'1'') x 7.47m(24'6'') max

Refitted in recent years with a bespoke range of units by Moir and Wade with a range of either painted or timber fronted units, central island with circular breakfast and integrated storage. Double bowl stainless steel undercut sink, granite work surfaces, twin Fisher and Paykel dishwashers, five-ring gas hob, circular prep bowl with insinkerator, dual Dedietrich programmable ovens, adjacent microwave and corner fitted larder refrigerator, down lights and suspended ceiling lights throughout, moulded cornicing, lime stone tiled floor throughout and into the breakfast area with its modern stainless steel finished panelled radiator, plus French doors and sash cord window opening to the property's courtyard, separate French doors with side-screen leading down via a set of steps to the rear patio and lawn and off the kitchen is

Walk-In Pantry

Walk-in pantry of 10 feet x 5 feet 11 inches max with sash cord window, multiple storage shelves, light point, power sockets and lime stone tiled floor.
Also off the kitchen is an inner hall with a sash cord window to rear, lime stone tiled floor, secondary staircase providing access to the first floor, entry phone for the electric gates and understairs door leading to the cellars.

Butler'S Pantry/Laundry Rm

3.99m(13'1'') x 4.09m(13'5'')

Also having lime stone tiled flooring, radiator and sash cord window to the property's rear elevation, plus an extensive range of storage units, glass fronted cabinets and large Belfast sink with mixer tap and wood block work surface to surround. Also access door off to the dining room.

Side Hallway

This gives access to a side lobby which in turn leads to the outside. Plus access to an inner lobby which connects off to the kitchen and the ladies/gents washroom. A further door gives access to:


With fitted storage units to two walls, including multiple hanging rails, storage drawers and open fronted storage boxes, lime stone tiled floor and ceiling light point.


The washroom having delightful original twin sinks with marble surround, wall-mounted vanity mirror plus sash cord window to the property's courtyard, lime stone floor with radiator. Off the washroom are the ladies and gents toilets with _ height tiling a sash cord window and original WC's all with a most attractive Art Deco style theme throughout.

First Floor Plan

Galleried Landing

Circular central banister, with spindles matching the main staircase and looks down past a suspended chandelier into the reception hall with an original circular dome-shaped leaded roof light, a twelve foot 6 inch ceiling pitch with moulded cornicing. Off a side landing is a first floor laundry room with plumbing for washer and dryer, roof light and storage cabinets with sliding door fronts.

Master Bedroom Suite

7.09m(23'3'') max to bay x 5.51m(18'1'') max

Entrance hall: Coved ceiling with light point. Access doors off to the master bedroom, dressing room and en-suite bathroom.

Master Bedroom

Deep recess with king-size bed and adjacent night stands with integrated drawers, plus two double wardrobes, the room itself having a dual aspect with deep bay window with radiators overlooking the side lawn and further sash cord window to the property's front elevation, dresser unit with cupboards and drawers, further radiator with cover, wall mounted reading lights.

Walk-In Dressing Room

2.87m(9'5'') x 2.72m(8'11'')

Sash cord window with louvered shutter doors to the property's front elevation, cornice ceiling with down lights and bespoke fitted storage units to either side of the room having multi-height hanging rails, shelving, drawers and high-level storage cupboards.

Luxury En-Suite Bathroom

5.87m(19'3'') x 4.34m(14'3'') min

With deep bay window to the property's front elevation and luxuriously refitted, featuring a Jacuzzi bath set into a raised lime stone plinth with semi-circular step which is recessed into the bay window with wooden shutters with adjustable louvers.
Walk-in double sized shower cubicle with body jets, hand shower and twin shower heads, central his/hers island wash stand with twin-sided vanity mirrors and storage cabinets beneath. Two multi- height bespoke fitted storage units with central glass front display cabinets and storage drawers which flank the fireplace. Stainless steel radiator, his & hers towel rails, lime stone flooring throughout.

Bedroom Two

5.56m(18'3'') x 5.18m(17'0'') average

With bay window overlooking the side lawn, radiator, telephone and TV sockets, moulded cornice, original open fronted fire place within a cast iron surround with decorative mantle. Door leads off to:

'Jack & Jill' En-Suite

4.09m(13'5'') x 1.37m(4'6'')

Also serving bedroom five, with a four piece white suite comprising twin wash hand basins with antique style mixer taps, fully tiled double shower cubicle with hand shower and rain-head, WC, timber wall panelling, limestone tiled floor with under-floor heating, chrome finish towel radiator. Further door accessing bedroom five.

Bedroom Three

6.81m(22'4'') x 4.88m(16'0'') overall

With fitted wardrobes and closet, coved ceiling with down lights, radiator with cover, TV socket, sash cord window to the courtyard and French doors leading to a balcony with decorative wrought iron railings which overlooks the courtyard and outbuildings. Door gives access to:

Ensuite Bathroom

2.44m(8'0'') x 2.31m(7'7'')

With three piece contemporary white coloured suite comprising panelled bath with glass screen and shower over, circular wash basin with mixer and double cupboard beneath plus close coupled WC, lime stone wall and floor tiling, under-floor heating with thermostat, shaver socket, ceiling down-lights and part-obscured sash window to the courtyard elevation.

Bedroom Four

4.27m(14'0'') x 3.68m(12'1'') max

The room's maximum dimension measures into chimney breast with one side of the chimney breast having a fitted double wardrobe, cornice ceiling with light point, sash cord window to the property's front elevation, double radiator.

Family Bathroom

3.45m(11'4'') x 2.97m(9'9'')

Pale coloured marble tiled floor, dado height wall tiling and full height tiling to the bath surround. The suite itself comprising an enamelled bath with tiled surround and step up plus thermostatic shower over, low flush WC and decorative oval pedestal hand basin. Under-floor heating with thermostat, radiator, ceiling down lights and two sash cord windows to the property's front elevation.

Bedroom Five

4.06m(13'4'') x 3.99m(13'1'') max

Double bed recess with adjacent wardrobes with hanging rails and high-level storage cupboards, moulded cornicing and ceiling features, sash cord window over-looking the rear lawn, radiator, side access door to the aforementioned 'Jack & Jill' shower room.


As the property's cellars are a notable feature of the property providing excellent storage space and housing the central heating system. The initial entrance area to the cellars has a stone thrall and houses the multiple consumer units/fuse switches. A door then leads off to:

Storeroom One

4.88m(16'0'') x 3.99m(13'1'')

This gives way to a side corridor area, leading off to the following areas:

Wine Cellar

3.43m(11'3'') x 3.05m(10'0'')

With separated storage areas ideal for wine racking.

Storeroom Two

3.43m(11'3'') x 3.15m(10'4'')

Boiler Room

4.29m(14'1'') x 3.68m(12'1'')

With three hot water cylinders and twin Ideal Standard Concord boilers and associated valves/pressure vessels. A door off leads to a further low-level storage area measuring approximately 14 x 12 with crawl spaces off to further under-floor areas to the property's ground floor.


The property's outbuildings are set around the side courtyard which sits between the property's East elevation and the outbuildings themselves, the courtyard is laid to tumble setts and provide plentiful parking for numerous vehicles and leads to the outbuildings which provide various storage areas for refuse recycling and the following rooms:

Games Room

8.76m(28'9'') x 7.70m(25'3'') max

Having previously housed a full-size billiards/snooker table. Windows to various elevations, light and power and situated off is the:

Card Room

4.75m(15'7'') x 4.19m(13'9'') to cupboards

Built in storage space to cupboards and drawers with fireplace, two windows to the front. Situated adjacent are the original Coach House with double timber doors to front and two garages with up-and-over doors, adjacent stable/store, outside WC and second storage area. A set of external wrought iron steps leads to:

First Floor Studio/Party Rm

10.74m(35'3'') x 4.85m(15'11'')

With multiple windows to front and further window to side, strip lighting and track lighting throughout, built-in relaxation area with multi-person low-level seating and shelving.
Situated off is a WC/storeroom measuring 16 feet 5 inches x 5 feet 2 inches, with free-standing Belfast sink with water heater over, low flush WC and covered off with water tank.
The scale of the outbuildings would potentially make them suitable for a conversion to form a self-contained annex/cottage for a dependent relative.


The property is set well back from Cotes Road and is accessed by entering from the main entrance gate, passing the Gate Lodge, and proceeding along the impressive elm-lined drive to the front reception area having a central island lawn with numerous mature trees including two particularly impressive Canadian Redwoods. There is a further set of gates to the property's right-hand side giving access to the courtyard and outbuildings. Pathways circle the property's exterior and provide access thereof to the side and rear lawns/patios as well as a small wooded area with a variety of mature trees.


By negotiation dependent on price achieved.

Directional Note

The property is best approached by leaving Loughborough South-bound on the A6 dual carriageway towards Leicester and then take the first left-hand exit to Barrow upon Soar. Turning right at the traffic island and continuing into Barrow upon Soar, through the traffic lights and over the hump-backed bridge. Proceed up the incline and at the next traffic island turn left (first exit) into High Street and continue for some distance before taking an eventual left-hand turn into Cotes Road. Continue along Cotes Road for some distance and the property entrance gates and Gate Lodge will eventually become observed on the right-hand side.


Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are understood to be connected to the property. Central heating is provided by a gas-fired central heating system with twin boilers situated in the Cellars, supplemented by electric under-floor heating to parts.

Important Notice

As part of our Service to our Vendors, we have a responsibility to ensure that all potential buyers are in a position to proceed with any offer they make and would therefore ask any potential purchaser to speak with our Mortgage Advisor to discuss and establish how they intend to fund their purchase. Additionally, we can offer Independent Financial Advice and are able to source mortgages from the whole of the market, helping you secure the best possible deal.
If you are making a cash offer, we will require confirmation of the source and availability of your funds.
Your home is at risk if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage or other loan secured on it.


Strictly through Moore & York Limited, who will be pleased to supply any further information required and arrange appropriate appointments.

Floor Plans

Purchasers should note that if a floor plan is included within property particulars it is intended to show the relationship between rooms and does not reflect exact dimensions or indeed seek to exactly replicate the layout of the property. Floor plans are produced for guidance only.
These particulars are thought to ne materially correct, though their accuracy is not guaranteed and they do not form part of any contract. Moore & York Limited or their employees have not tested any services, heating, plumbing, equipment, fixtures or fittings and no warranty is given or implied as to the condition of the aforementioned or the condition of the building. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. All measurements are believed to be accurate to within 5%.

These particulars are thought to be materially correct, though their accuracy is not guaranteed and they do not form part of any contract. Moore & York Limited or their employees have not tested any services, heating, plumbing, equipment, fixtures or fittings and no warranty is given or implied as to the condition of the aforementioned or the condition of the building. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. All measurements are believed to be accurate to within 5%.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
05 April 2012

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