6 bedroom country house for sale

1 Kingston Hall, Kingston-On-Soar

Sold STC £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial Six Bedroom Home
  • Large Private South West Facing Garden
  • Over 4300 sq ft of Accommodation
  • Impressive 42 ft Drawing Room
  • Three Bathroom/Shower Rooms
  • Elevated Parkland Views
  • 16 Acres of Communal Ground & Indoor Heated Pool
  • Parking & Tandem Garage

Full description

Kingston Hall is a fine Grade II Listed mansion that has been carefully subdivided thus creating an opportunity to own what was previously reserved for aristocracy. No. 1 Kingston Hall is considered to be the jewel in the crown having the original entrance and the main 42ft drawing room to this impressive Elizabethen style home that dates back to 1842. Offering over 4300 sq ft of accommodation with high, painted ceilings and an abundance of architectural detailing the property has six double bedrooms private south west facing gardens that extend to almost half an acre, elevated parkland views and the enjoyment of 16 acres of surrounding parkland and heated indoor pool.


History 
Mr Edward Strutt, 1st Baron Belper (later Lord Belper) built himself a handsome mansion at Kingston in the new Elizabethan style. Edward Blore, special architect to Queen Victoria who had worked on Windsor castle and who took over the completion of Buckingham Palace designed Kingston Hall in 1842-46. Built of grey Derbyshire Ashlar that is believed to have been brought to the site along the canals, nearby river Soar and newly opened railway. The main house faces exactly south west thus taking advantage of the sun and impressive parkland views. All major rooms had tall, light windows, decorated ceilings and moulded plasterwork.

History cont'd 
The Census return of 1881 gives an indication of the Strutt house-hold at the time. In residence were Henry, 2nd Baron Belper, his wife and four children, brother Frederick Strutt along with the cook and French maid, two laundry maids, two nursery maids, stillroom maid, kitchen maid, nurse, butler and footman. Two further servants and four gardeners lived in the grounds.

Location 
This small picturesque village located on the Leicestershire/Nottinghamshire boarder is ideally situated for the commuter with the East Midlands commercial and retail centres close to hand. The property offers ease of access to both Birmingham International and East Midlands Airports as well as major commuter routes including junction 24 of the M1 (3.5 miles) and East Midlands Parkway Rail Station (2.7 miles). Close by are a number of notable independent schools and the nearby village of Kegworth (2 miles) offers a wide variety of shops.

Location cont'd 
Loughborough 7.9 miles / Nottingham 10 miles / Derby 15.2 miles / Leicester 20.5 miles / Birmingham 44.5 miles / M1(J24) 3.5 miles / East Midlands Airport 4.7 miles / East Midlands Parkway Rail Station 2.7 miles

Ground Floor 
This property is entered through the original grand entrance. Substantial double doors open into an entrance lobby which in turn opens into an entrance vestibule with block flooring, feature fireplace and reception hallway. Leading off the hall is a cloakroom/WC and a central dining hall with impressive staircase to the upper floors and high painted ceiling and fine architectural detailing. From the dining area towering archways open to a split-level kitchen that is fitted with a range of contemporary style cabinets, integrated appliances and has a further painted ceiling. An exceptional drawing room that occupies a sunny south west corner enjoys uninterrupted parkland views and completes the ground floor accommodation.

Ground Floor cont'd 
The main Drawing Room to Kingston Hall and largely unchanged since it was built, this magnificent room enjoys a dual aspect, with two large bay windows and French doors that open onto the rear gardens. Exceptionally high ceilings and open fireplace with fine carved wooden surround, this grand room presents the perfect space for those who like to entertain.

First & Second Floor 
On the first floor is a large master bedroom with south west facing bay window, dressing room and spacious en suite bathroom fitted with a contemporary style freestanding bath and double shower. There are two further double bedrooms and a shower room on the first floor whilst on the second floor are three further double bedrooms that all enjoy elevated views and share a large shower room.

Parkland Setting  
Kingston Hall stands within delightful communal grounds that extend to just over 16 acres in total. Including many acres of landscaped gardens planted with shrubberies and wide variety of mature trees that include Spruce, fir, beech, Turkey oak, Cedar of Lebanon and Wellington etc... Just south-east of the Hall is a nine acre lake with two islands that is fed by Kingston Brook. To the rear of No. 1 Kingston Hall are private gardens that extend to 0.43 of an acre. Made up of generous lawns, mature trees, formal box hedging, large terrace and gravelled pathways all of which enjoy elevated views over adjoining parkland.

Garaging & Indoor Heated Pool 
The property has a tandem garage, two allocated parking spaces and the use of a recently refurbished indoor heated pool.

Tenure 
The property is available on a 999 year lease that was set up in 1977 and all owners make up Kingston Hall Management Ltd which owns the freehold. There is a service charge of £280 p/month that includes ground rent, buildings insurance and maintenance of all communal grounds, swimming pool and shared elements of the building including the roof and chimneys.

Services 
The property has mains electricity, water, gas and there is a private drainage system. The property has gas central heating fired by a boiler located on the second floor landing.

Directions 
From the centre of the village proceed out along the Gotham Road for approximately 0.3 of a mile. The original main entrance into the hall can be found on the right hand side marked by an attractive stone lodge with attached gateway c. 1846. Follow the sweeping driveway, through parkland to a turning area in front of the hall where there is ample visitors parking available.

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03 January 2017

Nearest stations

  • East Midlands Parkway (1.3 mi)
  • Long Eaton (3.1 mi)
  • Attenborough (4.2 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • East Midlands Parkway (1.3 mi)
  • Long Eaton (3.1 mi)
  • Attenborough (4.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fine and Country, Woodhouse Eaves

19A Main Street, Woodhouse Eaves, LE12 8RY

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