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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Water Lane, Eastwell, Melton Mowbray

Sold STC £450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • No Upward Chain
  • Plot In Excess of 0.5 Acres
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Stunning Countryside Views
  • No Through Road Location
  • Paddock & Stable
  • Downstairs Shower Room
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • EPC Rating - E

Full description



In a delightful setting on the edge of the peaceful village of Eastwell with spectacular views over surrounding countryside this substantial four bedroomed family residence retains many beautiful features and has been sympathetically improved and updated by the current owner. Accessed via a quiet no-through road, Lower Reach was believed to be built in the early to mid 19th century and the eponymous 'east well' from which the village takes it's name lies close to the boundaries of the property. Having originally been part of the Duke of Rutland's estate within the hundred of Framland, the subject property is thought to have been sold off in 1881 and has been gradually extended over time to create the stunning family home we see today. The plot on which the property sits extends to in excess of 0.5 acres including a brook, paddock, gardens, stable and off road parking for several vehicles.

Internally, the accommodation briefly comprises an entrance porch, inner hallway, snug/dining room, lounge, kitchen/diner, family room, utility/boot room, refitted downstairs shower room, first floor landing, four bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Eastwell lies in the Vale of Belvoir and amenities can be found in the adjacent village of Stathern including primary school and village shop. Further facilities can be found in the nearby market towns of Bingham, Grantham and Melton Mowbray and from Grantham there is a high speed train to King's Cross in just over an hour. The village is also convenient for the A52, A46 and A1.

Accommodation - A multi-paned timber door leads to:-

Entrance Porch - Having a coir matting floor, central heating radiator, 2 multi-paned windows to front and side, spotlights to the ceiling, timber door to the family room and a further door to:-

Inner Hallway - Having UPVC double glazed window to front elevation, central heating radiator, recessed spotlights to the ceiling, staircase rising to the first floor landing and a further door to:-

Snug/Dining Room - 4.55m x 3.63m (14'11 x 11'11) - A multi-purpose room being currently used as a snug but could easily be used as a dining room, featuring a quarry tiled floor, exposed brick chimney breast with a multi fuel stove on a quarry tiled hearth, beams to the ceiling, UPVC double glazed window to front elevation, central heating radiator, telephone point, timber door to useful under stairs storage cupboard, door to the kitchen and a further door to:-

Lounge - 4.55m x 3.94m (14'11 x 12'11) - A stunning, bright and airy lounge having a solid oak floor, UPVC double glazed windows to the front and side elevations, hardwood double glazed bi-fold doors leading out to the gardens and having superb views of neighbouring countryside, multi fuel stove with stone hearth and oak beam, central heating radiator, television point and two wall light points.

Kitchen Diner - 5.05m x 2.74m (16'7 x 9) - Having an Amtico floor and being superbly fitted with a country style kitchen with solid oak work surfaces, inset ceramic one and a third bowl sink and drainer with chrome mixer tap over and ceramic tiled splashbacks, integrated electric oven and grill and four ring halogen hob with extractor hood over, integrated fridge, recessed spotlights to the ceiling, two UPVC double glazed windows to the rear elevations, central heating radiator and door to:-

Family Room - 3.76m max x 4.01m (12'4 max x 13'2) - Having an Amtico floor, multi-paned windows to side, front and rear elevations, central heating radiator, door through to entrance porch, spotlights to the ceiling, door to under stairs storage cupboard and further door to:-

Boot Room/Utility Room - 3.78m x 2.26m (12'5 x 7'5) - Having a stone tiled floor, pine unit with cupboard, work surfaces and undermounted Belfast sink with chrome mixer tap, central heating radiator, multi-paned window to side elevation, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, space for tumble dryer and space for freestanding fridge-freezer. Worcester floor mounted central heating boiler, spotlights to the ceiling and access to the roof void, timber double glazed stable door leading to the garden and a further door to:-

Downstairs Shower Room - Having a stone tiled floor with under floor heating and being recently refitted with a tiled shower cubicle, low flush WC and wash hand basin inset into a vanity unit, chrome heated towel rail, further stone tiling to water sensitive areas, recessed spotlights to the ceiling and an obscure double glazed window to the side elevation.

First Floor Landing - Returning to the inner hallway a staircase rises to the first floor landing, having an obscure UPVC double glazed window to the side elevation, recessed spotlights to the ceiling and doors to:-

Master Bedroom - 4.57m x 3.66m (15' x 12') - A lovely, bright master bedroom by virtue of it having three UPVC double glazed windows to front, side and rear elevations offering panoramic countryside views, two central heating radiators and a feature original fireplace.

Bedroom Two - 11'8 x 8 (36'1"'26'2" x 26'2") - Having UPVC double glazed window to front elevation, central heating radiator and built in pine cupboards and shelves.

Bedroom Three - 2.74m x 2.67m (9' x 8'9) - Having UPVC double glazed window to rear elevation with central heating radiator under, spotlights and built in pine storage cupboard and drawers.

Bedroom Four - 3.56m including door recess x 2.74m (11'8 includin - Having UPVC double glazed window to the front elevation, central heating radiator, access to the roof space and a telephone socket.

Family Bathroom - Having a laminate floor and being fitted with a four piece suite in white of panelled bath with retractable shower attachment, tiled corner shower cubicle and vanity unit housing the hand basin and low flush WC with concealed cistern,heated towel ladder, built in double storage cupboard, recessed spotlights to the ceiling and an obscure UPVC double glazed window to rear elevation.

Exterior And Gardens - Lower Reach sits upon a delightful and peaceful plot in excess of 0.5 acres and is approached via a no-through road serving just a handful of properties. A driveway to the side of the property offers off road parking space for two vehicles, whilst a timber five bar gate gives vehicular access to more gravelled off road parking spaces with a turning area. The gardens offer unrivalled panoramic countryside views, are mainly laid to lawn with shrub borders and two patio areas. A timber fence and gate leads to a generous 'L' shaped paddock which has a gentle downward slope towards the brook and features a timber stable and shed.

Planning Permission - Planning permission was granted in 2010 for a single storey extension to provide an extension to the lounge, an orangery, downstairs shower room and a double detached garage. The shower room was constructed but the remaining development was put on hold. Potential purchasers interested in extending the property accordingly should contact Melton Borough Council to satisfy themselves as to the current validity of the planning permission. Details regarding the application can be found online on the Melton Borough Council Planning Portal.

The vendor also advises us that planning was approved in 2006/2007 for a substantial remodelling of the current dwelling to include both ground floor and second floor extensions. The vendor has retained the plans and these will be made available to interested parties, who will need to have them re-submitted to Melton Borough Council for approval.

Directional Note - Travelling away from Melton Mowbray, take the Scalford Road for approximately three and a half miles until the village of Scalford is reached. Follow the road through the village for a further three and a half miles until you enter the village of Eastwell. Continue through the village, passing the village hall on your right hand side and at the edge of the village, take the right turn into Water Lane where the property can be located at the very end of the lane.

Disclaimer - Nothing herein contained shall be a warranty or condition and neither the Vendor nor ourselves will be liable to the Purchaser in respect of any mis-statement or misrepresentation made at or before the date hereof by the Vendor, his servants or agents or otherwise.

Mortgage Advice - Mortgage advice is available through our association with Wright Mortgage of Bingham, call 01664 431080 for a free appointment at your home or at our office. Your home may be at risk if you do not keep up repayments on a loan secured upon it.

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31 March 2016


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