4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Dingley Hall, Dingley, Nr. Market Harborough, Leicestershire

Offers in Region of £795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A unique Elizabethan house, Listed Grade I
  • Wonderful rural setting
  • Two large first floor reception rooms
  • Well fitted kitchen
  • Three/four bedrooms
  • Shower room and bathroom
  • Private garden. About 1.3 acres
  • Double garage and garden store/boiler room
  • Extensive communal gardens with heated swimming pool.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A unique country house, forming a wing of Dingley Hall. First floor living and dining rooms, refurbished kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Roof terrace with views. Double garage. Large private garden, About 1.3 acres. Extensive communal grounds with swimming pool.


The Property
Dingley Hall is an exceptional Listed Grade I country house of which The Cloisters is the oldest part dating from around 1560. The Cloisters was once the gatehouse to an Elizabethan mansion. During this time many monarchs visited including Queen Elizabeth I and James I. The Elizabethan mansion was demolished to make way for a Palladian mansion, designed by William Wilde, in the 1680s. Later used as the chapel, The Cloisters and the rest of the hall fell into disrepair during the 1960s and 1970s, but was saved by the architect Kit Martin, who restored the building and converted it into houses and apartments. The Cloisters has been updated by the present owner, during past eleven years, with works including a well fitted modern kitchen and a refitted shower room for the principal bedroom.

The Property
Dingley Hall is an exceptional Listed Grade I country house of which The Cloisters is the oldest part dating from around 1560. The Cloisters was once the gatehouse to an Elizabethan mansion. During this time many monarchs visited including Queen Elizabeth I and James I. The Elizabethan mansion was demolished to make way for a Palladian mansion, designed by William Wilde, in the 1680s. Later used as the chapel, The Cloisters and the rest of the hall fell into disrepair during the 1960s and 1970s, but was saved by the architect Kit Martin, who restored the building and converted it into houses and apartments. The Cloisters has been updated by the present owner, during past eleven years, with works including a well fitted modern kitchen and a refitted shower room for the principal bedroom.

The Accommodation
The front door from The Cloisters leads to an entrance lobby with a spiral staircase which rises to the dining room on the first floor. This room has a fine 16th century moulded mantelpiece and a chestnut boarded floor. The room opens to the kitchen, which has been refurbished by the present owner with elegant fittings and appliances including an induction hob with extractor above, a combined microwave and oven, a further oven and concealed fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
The living room is reached from the dining room and has a fireplace fitted with a wood burning stove and extensive fitted bookshelves. In the corner is a spiral staircase rising from ground level to the second floor roof terrace. This staircase also doubles as a wine store.
A further spiral staircase descends to the ground floor bedrooms and another staircase rises to the second floor.

The second floor landing has a glass wall and door to a large stone paved roof terrace which gives wonderful views of the garden, grounds and miles of open countryside to the north, west and south. Off the second floor landing is the principal bedroom of large proportions with double French doors to a second stone paved roof terrace. Sliding doors conceal shelving, hanging space and drawers. Off this bedroom is a refitted en suite shower room within a turret, with hand basin, WC, bidet and large shower. The study/bedroom 4, also within a turret, is reached off the second floor landing.

Features
A unique Elizabethan house, Listed Grade I
Wonderful rural setting
Two large first floor reception rooms
Well fitted kitchen
Three/four bedrooms
Shower room and bathroom
Private garden and extensive communal gardens with heated swimming pool
Double garage and garden store/boiler room

About 0.53 ha (1.3 acres)

Garden
This is a particular feature of the property and the private garden lies immediately to the south of The Cloisters. On the south side is a large and private, stone paved terrace on two levels flanked by a lily pond and a rock garden in the Japanese style. Stone steps rise up to a broad stone path edged by roses, a large lawn to the west with a long fuschia border and two magnificent copper beech trees.

The property also enjoys the use of extensive communal gardens with a heated swimming pool, woodland and further lawned areas.

Location
Dingley Hall stands on the top of a hill with far reaching views to the north and west over open countryside. The village is little more than a hamlet with its church in the grounds of The Hall. Market Harborough, which is conveniently close, has good local shopping as well as a station with non-stop trains to London St Pancras. The property is well placed to reach Leicester, Oxford, Cambridge, Stratford on Avon and Birmingham in under one hour by car. The A14 which links the A1 to the M1 and M6 lies about seven miles to the south. The property is well placed for private schools including the preparatory schools at Maidwell Hall and Spratton Hall and the public schools at Uppingham, Oakham, Oundle and Rugby

Market Harborough 3 miles
Northampton 20 miles
Kettering 8 miles
(Trains to London St Pancras 1 hour)
London 90 miles

(Distances/time approximate)

Directions (LE16 8PJ)
From Market Harborough take the A427 in the direction of Corby. Climb the hill to Dingley and, on the edge of the village, turn left by the lodge cottage into the drive. Pass the church and The Cloisters is the first house on the right. The front door is under the cloister that faces the forecourt.

Property Information
Local Authority: Kettering Borough Council
Tel: 01536 410333

Council Tax Band: 'G'

Service charge for communal gardens and grounds 2016: £2,262

Maintenance cost of private garden: £1,500

Tenure: Freehold

Viewing: Only by appointment with
Jackson-Stops & Staff
Tel: 01604 632991

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  • Market Harborough (1.5 mi)
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