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4 bedroom house for sale

Main Street, Norton Juxta Twycross, Leicestershire

Sold STC £750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning Period Detached House
  • Peaceful Semi-Rural Location
  • Beautifully Manicured Gardens
  • Double Garage, Driveway Parking & Stable/Outbuilding
  • Two Receptions & Plantation Styled Conservatory
  • Farmhouse Kitchen & Large Utility Room
  • Cellar Bar
  • Original Character Features Throughout
  • Planning Permission For Separate 4 Bed House
  • No Onward Chain

Full description

Beautiful period home located in the popular village of Norton Juxta Twycross, surrounded by stunning gardens and benefiting from original character features throughout this lovely home. With a bespoke conservatory, farmhouse kitchen, two further receptions and planning permission for a separate 4 bed house, this special home must be viewed to appreciate its wonderful features.

Accommodation - This detached four bedroom, (three double bedrooms on the first floor and large attic bedroom with restricted head height on the second floor) offers a stunning character home to the discerning buyer. Downstairs provides a lovely farmhouse style kitchen/diner and significant utility room. Leading off the kitchen is the main sitting room, dining room and conservatory. The cellar offers a real surprise of a bar and further storage space. Floor one has three double bedrooms, master ensuite and a family bathroom. The second floor offers a large restricted height room or significant further storage.

Outside - Externally there are two driveway points. The double garage is located on one side and the other gives further driveway space and access to the stable block/outbuilding/double garage that could easily be converted into further accommodation subject to the relevant planning regulations. The front and rear gardens are beautifully maintained and offer a real oasis of peacefulness and privacy. There are various sun spots dotted around the gardens depending on the time of the day with formal lawns to the front and rear of the property. To the rear is a large terrace area perfect for sitting back and relaxing in the wonderful gardens. The property also benefits from having planning permission for a separate four bed dwelling. The planning permission reference is 15/00675/FUL. Plans can also be requested via our office.

Vendor Interview - This beautiful period home, which once formed part of the Gopsall Estate, sits in a superb position within the quiet village of Norton-Juxta-Tywcross. We purchased the property in 1997, says Jo, and we soon discovered that it has a fascinating history. It was once part of a working farm and its actually only had four previous owners in its 140 year history.

The house was definitely in need of some TLC when we took ownership, continues Jo, but because it hadnt had an awful lot done to it over the years it retains an array of really beautiful original features, which we have preserved and enhanced. There are some gorgeous margin light windows, beautiful fireplaces and it also has the most magnificent chimneys which really make the house stand out.

Apart from updating the decor, I suppose the biggest change we made was to create a much larger kitchen from a part of the house that was once a Post Office; it had been closed for some years but it still had the old counter, which was quite a challenge to remove. Its now a lovely big family kitchen/diner.

The character of the house was definitely a real draw, but it was the garden that proved to be the main attraction for me. Im a very keen gardener, and the size and potential of the space proved to be very appealing. The property holds a corner position within the village and there are seven mature Yew trees around the perimeter, which gives it a wonderful feeling of privacy. Ive created lots of pretty flowerbeds, a vegetable garden and we also have a pretty area of woodland. Its a beautiful space.

Favourite Room: I suppose our favourite part of the house changes with the time of day and the seasons, says Jo. The sitting room with a fire roaring away is where we gravitate to in winter, the dining room provides the perfect backdrop to a big dinner party, the garden room is a lovely place to sit with a cup of coffee in the morning and the conservatory is stunning whatever the weather.

Favourite aspect of the grounds or surrounding area: The village is wonderfully peaceful, says Jo, and the community comes together to arrange an annual fete and the odd quiz night. In terms of shopping we have places such as Market Bosworth and Ashby-de-la-Zouch close by, and one of the main attractions is the array of really good schools that we have in the local area.

What theyll miss most / why they are leaving: We have actually built a new home within the village so we wont be moving far, says Jo, but there is so much about this house that I shall miss. Its spacious, yet cosy and hugely characterful, and the garden has been my passion for the past nineteen years, so Ill be sad to leave it behind.

Location - Norton Juxta Twycross is a quiet and peaceful village located in Leicestershire, close to the Warwickshire border and is bounded on the east side by the Ashby Canal. It is situated 12 miles from Hinckley, 7 miles from Market Bosworth, 7 miles from Atherstone and 20 miles from Leicester. Birmingham airport is only 23 miles and East Midlands airport is situated 20 miles away and the M42 junction is 3.5 miles away which allows easy access to the Midlands motorway network. There is also a fast train service from Nuneaton to London Euston station.

Services To The Property - Electricity connected, mains drainage and water service the property.

Local Authority - Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

Viewing Arrangements - Strictly via the vendors sole agents Fine & Country

Website - For more information visit

Opening Hours - Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.30 pm

Saturday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm

Sunday 11.00 am - 3.00 pm

Directions - Follow Queen Victoria Rd, Corporation St andUpper Well St to Radford Rd/B4098
3 min (0.6 mi)
Head west
Restricted-usage road
75 ft
Turn right towards Queen Victoria Rd
Restricted-usage road
112 ft
Turn right onto Queen Victoria Rd
0.3 mi
Turn left onto Corporation St
0.1 mi
Turn left onto Upper Well St
0.1 mi
Follow B4098 and B4116 to Nob Hill in Leicestershire
39 min (22.2 mi)
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Radford Rd/B4098
1.4 mi
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Keresley Rd/B4098
Go through 1 roundabout
0.5 mi
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Tamworth Rd/B4098
Continue to follow B4098
6.9 mi
Turn left onto Nuneaton Rd/B4098
Continue to follow Nuneaton Rd
0.8 mi
Turn right onto Atherstone Rd/B4116
Continue to follow B4116
3.9 mi
Turn left onto Bentley Common/B4116
Continue to follow B4116
0.6 mi
Turn right onto Merevale Ln/B4116
1.4 mi
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit ontoHolly Ln/B4116
Continue to follow B4116
5.4 mi
Slight left onto Sheepy Rd/B4116
325 ft
Turn left onto Main Rd/A444
Continue to follow A444
1.3 mi
turn right off A444 signed Norton Juxta Twycross
carry on to the bottom of the village to the junction with Shelford lane,
The Firs is on the right at the junction.
Do not turn left when you see the sign for Main St.
Norton-Juxta-Twycross, Atherstone CV9 3QA, UK

Agents Notes - All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given and that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure.

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10 May 2016


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