5 bedroom detached house for saleMain Road, Bilstone, Leicestershire
Guide Price £1,000,000
- Stunning Character Property
- Detached Two Floor Garage For 2 Cars Plus Workshop Area
- Large Gardens & Courtyard Terrace
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
- Bedroom Annexe Option
- Popular Village Location
- Circa 5000 Sq Ft
- Three Bathrooms
- Four Receptions
- Boot Room & Outside Stores
Full descriptionWith its stunning village location, this large character property with its far reaching views of the countryside must be seen to appreciate what is on offer. With its peaceful “oasis” like gardens and large internal footprint, it offers a lovely residence to someone who wants the semi-rural lifestyle but still requires the convenience of the main road networks being not too far away. The property is also situated only 0.5 miles from Twycross House School and a 10 minute drive from the prestigious Dixie School located at Market Bosworth
Accomodation - With exposed character features throughout the property, the property downstairs consists of a large lounge, dining room, kitchen/diner, snug, boot room, utility space, study and conservatory.
Upstairs there are 5 bedrooms with one which could be used in an annexe style due to having its own stairway and bathroom. There are three bathrooms in total upstairs.
Outside - With a two floor detached garage which also benefits from a workshop area and leads to a large gravelled area, the property benefits from significant parking for 6 plus cars. With an outdoor swimming pool and lovely courtyard terrace to the rear of the property, it offers a stunning outdoor space to enjoy and socialise in.
The garden has far reaching countryside views to the rear of the gardens and is extremely enclosed and private.
Vendor Interview - Situated in a glorious countryside location, no more than ten minutes drive from the thriving town of Market Bosworth, is Bilstone, a charming hamlet that once formed part of the Gopsall Estate. Ive lived in this area for most of my life, says the vendor, in fact I was born just a mile from here, and I absolutely love it. My husband and I did move away for a brief spell, but we were always keen to come back, and when he was relocated for work thirteen years ago we saw it as the ideal opportunity. However, when people move to Bilstone they tend to stay, and therefore finding a property proved to be quite a difficult task, so when we discovered that Drove House was up for sale we jumped at the chance to buy it.
The previous owner had been here for many years and it was rather tired looking and stuck in a bit of a 1960s time warp, but over the years weve gradually renovated the entire property in a very sympathetic way. Weve replaced all of the bathrooms, knocked through the dining room and the kitchen to create a big farmhouse kitchen, added a beautiful conservatory, refurbished the swimming pool The list goes on. Its definitely been an on-going process, but its been a real pleasure as it will be around a lot longer than we will.
An aspect of the house that we have particularly enjoyed is that it feels very connected to the garden, which is a lovely big space that overlooks the rolling fields beyond. The large sitting room leads out into the courtyard, which is a big sheltered spot that gets the sun for most of the day, and the conservatory opens onto the main garden. It extends to around three quarters of an acre and has the swimming pool right in the middle with a pretty summerhouse overlooking it. It really is a beautiful space, and one that weve gained a lot of pleasure from.
Favourite Room: Id say that our favourite part of the house is probably the kitchen as its where we tend to spend a lot of our time. We have an Aga and a wood-burning stove, so its cosy and warm in winter, and it not only leads straight into the conservatory, but also the lovely little snug where we have a sofa and the TV.
This is a hamlet of only a dozen or so houses, but we certainly dont feel cut off. Market Bosworth is only a few minutes away, and were not too far from the motorway, so getting to places such as Birmingham, Nottingham, Coventry and Leicester is very easy. We also have some excellent schools in the local area, so its a wonderful place to bring up a family. We regularly have dinner parties together and often have a quick drink in the local pub as a group
As well as the very large garden, we also have a generous parking area thats hidden from view behind a wall. It incorporates a double garage with a mezzanine level, which is ideal for storage.
What theyll miss most / why they are leaving: I love everything about this house and it will be a real wrench to leave, but its now just my husband and I here and we feel that the time is right to downsize, Id describe Drove House as a real family home and weve certainly enjoyed every minute of our time here.
Location - The property is approximately 3.5 miles from J11 of the M42 with easy access to the M1, M6, Birmingham airport and East Midlands airport. The property is also close to Market Bosworth which as a small market town offers a wealth of independent shops, restaurants and public houses. Numerous well regarded private and public schools are also within the region.
Services To The Property - Electricity, mains drainage and oil service the property.
Local Authority - Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
Viewing Arrangements - Strictly via the vendors sole agents Fine & Country
Website - For more information visit www.fineandcountry.com/uk/coventry
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 - Greyfriars Road
Coventry CV1 3RY, UK
Get on Ringway Rudge/A4053 from Queen Victoria Rd and Croft Rd
2 min (0.5 mi)
Merge onto Ringway Rudge/A4053
Continue to follow A4053
1 min (0.6 mi)
Follow Foleshill Rd/B4119 and B4118 to Phoenix Way/A444
7 min (2.1 mi)
Follow A444 to Gibbet Ln in Leicestershire
25 min (14.3 mi)
Follow Gibbet Ln to Main Rd
3 min (1.6 mi)
Bilstone, Nuneaton CV13 6NG, UK
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