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5 bedroom bungalow for sale

Cow Lane, Whissendine, Rutland, LE15

Sold STC £875,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Spacious Family Home
  • Delightful Setting, Views
  • Approx. 6.5 A, 2 Paddocks
  • Beautifully Presented
  • 3 Recept. Rooms, Conserv.
  • 5 Beds,Ensuite,2 Baths
  • Annexe; Stable Block
  • Garaging, Office

Full description

An outstanding well presented and spacious family home providing over 4,600 square feet (Gross Internal) of superb accommodation set in stunning gardens and grounds with far reaching rural views.
- Reception hall, drawing room, dining room, kitchen / living room, conservatory, domestic offices, cellar;
- Master suite with bedroom, dressing room and bathroom;
- 3/4 further bedrooms, 2 bathrooms;
- Annexe / Guest suite comprising sitting room, bedroom and bathroom;
- Triple garaging, store room, office, stable block;
- Gardens and grounds, 3 paddocks (approx. 6.5 acres in total), greenhouse.
Oakham 3.5 miles, Melton Mowbray 7 miles, Peterborough 26 miles (London Kings Cross 50 minutes).


A beautifully presented, spacious family home set within delightful gardens and paddocks of approximately 6.5 acres, enjoying far-reaching rural views. The Pastures was constructed in 1992 of mellow brick elevations with a clay tile roof.
The superb accommodation extends to over 4,600 square feet, benefits from gas central heating and recently fitted UPVC double glazing, offers many period-style features giving the atmosphere of a traditional, period property.
Accommodation in brief comprises reception hall, dining room, drawing room, office / bedroom 5, cellar, kitchen / living room, conservatory, utility room, service room, inner hall, master suite with bedroom, dressing room and bathroom, two further bedrooms, bathroom, annexe / guest suite consisting of sitting room, bedroom and further bathroom.
The bungalow is approached over a broad gravel and brick weave drive with turning circle and central raised flower and rose bed. There are outstanding views over the adjoining stunning grounds, lake and farmland to rear. In addition, there are three paddocks (one with stable block), triple garaging with store room and office over, greenhouse.


The Pastures occupies an attractive setting on the edge of the Rutland village of Whissendine, close to the Leicestershire border. The village has a C of E Primary School, a shop, two public houses and St. Andrew's church dating back from 13th-14th century. The County town of Oakham is only 3.5 miles to the south, whereas Melton Mowbray is 7 miles to the north. Together these two towns cater for a wide range of shopping and other needs. There is fast road access, with the A1 only 8 miles to the east.
Whissendine lies within Cottesmore Hunt country but is within easy distance of both the Quorn and Belvoir packs. There are extensive opportunities for water sports available on Rutland Water; local golf courses include Luffenham Heath, Greetham Valley, Rutland County and Melton Mowbray.


Ground Floor

Entrance Porch

Glazed front entrance door with side lights, quarry tiled floor, internal glazed door with side lights leading to:

Reception Hall

10.52m(34'6'') x 4.72m(15'6'') max

With five wall-light points, ceiling cornice, dado rail, door to dining room and drawing room.

Dining Room

5.33m(17'6'') x 4.50m(14'9'')

Magnificent bay window with French doors to terrace, views over garden and farmland beyond, extensive fitted display shelves, four wall-light points, ceiling cornice, dado rail, wide arch opening to:

Drawing Room

7.09m(23'3'') x 4.72m(15'6'')

7.09m(23'3) x 4.72m(15'6)
Splendid open fireplace (with optional gas point nearby) with carved stone surround and hearth, four wall-light points, part-glazed double doors to hall.

Office / Bedroom Five

3.51m(11'6'') x 2.13m(7'0'')

With en-suite cloakroom having wash basin and WC.

Pantry / Drinks Room

3.51m(11'6'') x 1.75m(5'9'')

Fitted with a range of laminated work surfaces with in-built sink and drainer with mixer tap, fridge under. Extensive drawers and cupboards and matching wall cupboards above; quarry tiled floor, door to:


With wine rack.

Kitchen / Living Room

11.58m(38'0'') x 5.18m(17'0'')

11.58m(38'0) x 5.18m(17'0)
Superb room comprising Kitchen Area and Breakfast Living Area.

Kitchen Area

Fitted with a custom-made range of units with polished granite and pine work surfaces, antique-pine drawers and cupboards under incorporating double stainless steel sink and drainer set in granite work surface with drawers, cupboards and plumbing for dishwasher under, extensive wall cupboards over including glass-fronted display cabinet, RANGEMASTER stove with extractor hood over, island unit with granite work surface and cupboard and drawer units with fitted fridge under, further range of fitted units comprising fitted dresser and pine work surface with drawers and cupboards under, fitted display shelves, bookshelves and storage cupboards over. This area is terracotta tiled.

Breakfast / Living Area

With magnificent inglenook fireplace with timber bressumer and plate rack over and log stores / display shelves to either side (the fireplace is fitted with a solid-fuel stove with hood and has an optional gas point), French doors to:


4.65m(15'3'') x 4.11m(13'6'')

Timber frame construction on a brick plinth with double-glazed units and ceiling blinds, terracotta tiled floor and pair of French doors opening to the terrace.


From the living kitchen an arch opens to an inner hall with larder having extensive fitted shelves, boot room with ample hanging and shelved storage space, newly fitted high-efficiency gas-fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water, hot water cylinder and immersion heater.

Utility Room

5.41m(17'9'') x 2.21m(7'3'')

Fitted with stainless steel sink and double drainer with drawers and cupboards under, plumbing for washing machine, fitted work surface with drawers and cupboards under, plumbing and vent for tumble dryer, wall cupboard, access to roof space with pull-down ladder, cupboard concealing meter and fuse aparatus, door to terrace.

Service Room

5.64m(18'6'') x 2.82m(9'3'')

Stainless steel sink and drainer with cupboard under, coal store, log store, built-in storage cupboard, double-glazed entrance door, WC, door to garage.

Bedroom Accommodation

Hall with airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder and immersion heater, fitted slatted shelves, access to roof space and extended boarded storage space.

Master Suite

Door to lobby, extensive fitted cupboards, opening to:

Dressing Room

4.80m(15'9'') x 2.36m(7'9'')

With fitted dressing table and chests of drawers with storage shelves to either side, arch to:

Bedroom One

5.49m(18'0'') x 4.42m(14'6'')

French doors to terrace and garden, four wall-light points.

En-Suite Bathroom (One)

Magnificent raised airbath in part-tiled alcove, wash basin, WC, door to airing cupboard, extensive fitted shelves to one side, tiled shower cubicle.

Bedroom Two

4.42m(14'6'') x 3.12m(10'3'')

With fitted dressing table and matching fitted wardrobe cupboards (one to either side), connecting door to bathroom 2.

Bathroom (Two)

With bath in tiled surround, WC, wash basin, tiled shower cubicle.

Bedroom Three

3.43m(11'3'') x 3.12m(10'3'')

Fitted dressing table with fitted wardrobes, one to either side.

Annexe / Guest Suite

This might readily be used as additional accommodation for the main house or, by inclusion of utility room as a kitchen, as a separate and self-contained annexe. It briefly comprises:

Sitting Room

5.18m(17'0'') x 3.35m(11'0'')

With built-in wardrobe cupboard, designer-style radiators, door to lobby, French doors to patio.

Bedroom Four

3.35m(11'0'') x 3.28m(10'9'')

With fitted wardrobe cupboard.

Bathroom (Three)

Bath with mixer tap and Aqualisa shower, tiled surround, wash basin, WC.



Single Garage

6.55m(21'6'') x 2.82m(9'3'')

Electrically operated roller door, door to rear, power laid on, opening to:

Double Garage

6.40m(21'0'') x 5.33m(17'6'')

6.40m(21'0) x 5.33m(17'6')
Water and power laid on. Steps lead up to first floor store room and office.

First-Floor Store Room

2.29m(7'6'') avg into eaves x 3.35m(11'0'')

First-Floor Office

2.36m(7'9'') avg into eaves x 2.82m(9'3'')

Gardens, Grounds & Paddocks

The front of the bungalow has an attractive courtyard feel created by two elevations of the property and a retaining wall to the far side. It is dominated by a gravel sweep and turning area with well-stocked raised borders on all sides. A pedestrian gate leads through to a paved path and vegetable garden with raised beds separated by paved paths and a gate leading to a paddock beyond. A further pedestrian gate leads to a sheltered terrace and seating area enclosed within a mellow brick retaining wall. There is an aluminium-framed lean-to greenhouse to one side of the bungalow. A gate leads through past a second, partially lawned area to the principal terrace and a delighful garden to the rear of the property. The terrace offers superb views over the grounds, lake and surrounding farmland.

The remainder of the land gives a most outstanding outlook from the bungalow. It comprises three interconnecting paddocks, one with road access and all with mains water troughs.There is an ornamental lake and a spinney beyond. One of the paddocks leads down to a stream. The uppermost paddock includes a stable block comprising three loose boxes and feed store, all with light and water.
In all about 6.5 acres.


Mains Water, Electricity, Gas and private Drainage are connected. Gas-fired central heating system. UPVC double glazing. Telephone installed.
None of the services, fittings, or appliances (if any) heating installations, plumbing or electrical systems, telephone or television points have been tested by the Selling Agents.

Council Tax Band

Enquiries to Rutland County Council, Telephone Oakham 01572-722577

Disclosure Of Interest

Under the terms of the Estate Agency Act 1979 (Section 21) please note that the Vendor of this property is a relative or an associate of an employee of Messrs Murray Chartered Surveyors & Estate Agents.


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