4 bedroom detached house for saleKings Lane, Burrough On The Hill
Guide Price £995,000
- Reception Hall, Sitting Room
- Drawing Room, Dining Room
- Kitchen, Utility Room
- Study, Cloakroom, Cellar
- Principal Bedroom Suite
- 3 further Bedrooms, Family Shower Room
- Second Floor Attic Rooms
- Range of Outbuildings, Garaging
- Landscaped Gardens, Paddock
- In all about 0.8 acre
Surrounded by open countryside, Cheseldyne House sits along a quiet lane, in the delightful village of Burrough on the Hill, which is surrounded by some of Leicestershire's finest, rolling countryside and overlooking the Iron Age Hill Fort of Burrough Hill. The village is close to both Melton and Oakham, providing a range of shopping and leisure facilities together with trains to Leicester. The latter city provides an extensive range of shopping, leisure and commercial facilities. Main line rail services to London St Pancras International are available from both Market Harborough and Leicester with travel time in less than one hour.
Communications in the area are excellent and rail travel is further enhanced with the provision of motorway and trunk road networks all within reasonable travelling distance. Notable schools in the area include preparatory at Witham Hall and Oakham with secondary at Oakham, Uppingham, Leicester, Stamford and Oundle.
Leisure facilities are immediately on hand with a good selection of bridle-paths. Sailing and other water activities at Rutland Water and golf at various nearby clubs.
Cheseldyne House is set in an outstanding position, with marvellous views over Burrough Hill and surrounding, undulating countryside. The current owners have enhanced the original house and landscaped the mature gardens. It now forms a comfortable country house and a truly ideal family home, of excellent proportions, arranged over three floors, with the majority of rooms enjoying fabulous views over gardens and stunning countryside beyond. In brief the accommodation consists of reception hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, study, kitchen, utility room, cloakroom, cellar, principal bedroom with en suite bathroom, three further bedrooms, family shower room and spacious sitting/study area and two first floor rooms. Many original features remain to include ornate ceiling plasterwork, oak staircase to second floor, exposed beams, stone mullion windows, deep walls, window seats, oak doors and stripped maple floors (in the sitting and drawing rooms).
Cheseldyne House is entered via a painted oak door and into a reception reception hall. The sitting room has an open fireplace and French doors to the side terrace. The study is fitted with book-shelves to three walls. The excellent drawing room, is an ideal area for entertaining and has an impressive large inglenook fireplace with large wood-burner, three window seats and French doors to garden terrace. An inner hall has an elegant staircase rising to the first floor with useful under-stairs storage space. The spacious dining room has a low dado rail and a heavy beam to the ceiling. The kitchen is fitted with an excellent range of floor/wall units, work surface, sink/drainer, tile splash-back, oil fired Aga, spaces for dish-washer and fridge/freezer. A multi-pane glazed doors leads into the useful utility room, fitted with shelves, Belfast sink and space for washing machine and door to outside. There is also a cloakroom to the first floor and steps from the reception hall down to a cellar.
To the first floor is a fabulous sitting/study area off which is an exposed oak staircase to the second floor. The principal bedroom has fitted wardrobes/drawers to one wall and an en-suite with fitted bath, wc, wash basin, walk-in shower and heated towel rail. There are a further three bedrooms (one with fitted wardrobes and bedroom two with a cupboard) and a family shower room, with wash basin, wc, walk-in shower and radiator with heated towel rail.
To the second floor are two rooms, one currently used as storage, however, would be ideal as a playroom, This floor, subject to the necessary consents, would make a further bedroom suite.
Cheseldyne House, has adopted its name from a surgeon of repute, William Cheseldyne, who was born in the house in 1688. Appointed Surgeon to Queen Caroline in 1727, after a distinguished career, he died in 1752 and is buried in the grounds of Chelsea Hospital, London. Another member of the Cheseldyne family, Edward Cheseldyne of Somerby, was appointed in 1795, Deputy-Leiutennant of the County of Leicestershire and Receiver-General which gave him responsibility for the collection of Land Tax, Transfer Duties, Duties on Inhabited Houses, House Windows & Lights and Duties on Cocoa, Coffee & Nuts.
The property is believed to be the oldest house in the village, originally two cottages, the end gable wings believed to be early 1600's with the central house constructed to join the two cottages in about 1710. The stone barn is understood to be medieval, with impressive exposed beams
TO THE OUTSIDE
Accessed from the lane, an open five bar gate and driveway sweeps by the front elevation, to which there are gently sloping lawns, edged by deep, well stocked herbaceous borders. The drive follows around to the side courtyard with ample parking and turning area. The Outbuildings are arranged around the Courtyard and include a stone Barn and a Workshop (subject to necessary consents would be ideal as an annexe or extension to the current house). There is also an Open Bay Garage and Garage (currently used as a freezer room), Garden Store and former brick Pig Runs.
The private gardens are a delight and have been carefully landscaped with ease of maintenance in mind and well screened by a mature beech hedge and well planted shrubs and trees. A fabulous terrace, ideal for entertaining, has steps rising to the lawns, all framed by well stocked borders. A pathway, lined by lime trees, passes a further lawn area dotted with apple trees and beyond a gateway opens into the Paddock, which the current owners have planted with Horse Chestnut, Sweet Chestnut, Oak and Cherry.
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