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3 bedroom cottage for sale

Babelake Street, Packington, LE65

Under Offer £475,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE AN HISTORIC GRADE 11 LISTED THATCHED COTTAGE
  • LOVINGLY MODERNISED AND IMPROVED BY THE PRESENT OWNER
  • SITTING ROOM WITH INGLENOOK FIREPLACE AND SEPARATE FAMILY ROOM
  • RE-FITTED DINING KITCHEN, UTILITY STORE AND GROUND FLOOR BATHROOM/WC
  • THREE GOOD DOUBLE BEDROOMS AND SHOWER ROOM/WC
  • COTTAGE GARDENS TO THE FRONT AND REMOTE DETACHED OFFICE/WORKSHOP
  • OAK TIMBER FRAME GARAGE AND BARN
  • FURTHER GARDENS AND GROUNDS

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A unique opportunity to acquire a historic Grade II listed traditional Cruck arched thatched cottage with outbuildings in a popular village. This picturesque traditional cottage has been lovingly modernised and improved by the present owner, blending traditional features with modern living requirements. The property currently comprises: entrance hall, sitting room with Inglenook fireplace, separate family room, breakfast kitchen with pantry, ground floor bathroom and separate utility store. On the first floor: three good double bedrooms and shower room/WC. Outside: cottage gardens to front and rear elevations lead to a remote detached office/workshop and traditional styled modern oak timber frame garage and barn. There is ample off-street parking, cottage gardens immediately adjacent to the rear elevation and further gardens and grounds behind the outbuildings, ideal for 'kicking a ball'. INTERNAL INSPECTION STRONGLY ADVISED.
DIRECTIONS AND IMAGE OF THE REAR ELEVATION
From our offices proceed East up Market Street, turning second right onto Upper Church Street which in turn leads onto Leicester Road. Take the first turning right after Ashby School onto Upper Packington Road, following the road around the sharp left hand bend and over the small hump back railway bridge. Continue over the A42 dual carriageway into Packington village, turning first right at a sharp left hand bend onto High Street. Continue past the village shop, local community/village hall and public house, turning right at the T-junction onto Measham Road. After approximately 100 metres turn left into Babelake Street, where the property is located shortly thereafter on the right hand side.

Birmingham - 29 miles
Leicester - 17 miles
Nottingham - 26 miles
Derby - 27 miles
Tamworth - 13 miles
Birmingham International Airport - 25 miles
Nottingham East Midlands Airport - 13 miles
East Midlands Parkway Railway Station - 16 miles

AGENT'S NOTE
This character property with journal entries in local historical books is described as 'a cruck cottage with an ogee truss exposed in the end wall, the best example yet known in the country'

The property has undergone substantial refurbishment by the current vendor. Works have included: fully recovering of the principal roof, with modern sarking felt below French reed thatching, which was renewed at the time. The ridge line has more recently been renewed in 2005 with straw. Outbuildings including the modern office/workshop and oak framed garage/barn were added in 1999.


ENTRANCE
Thatched covered entrance portico with bullion glazed entrance door to entrance hall.
ENTRANCE HALL
With a wealth of exposed beams, quarry tiled floor, radiator and a telephone point. Rear door to rear porch with mat well, quarry tiled floor, utility cupboard, multi-paned window and a further stable door onto the rear gardens and grounds.
SITTING ROOM 5.25m (17'3) overall x 4.56m (15') overall
The focal point of the room is the original inglenook fireplace with an exposed brick chimney breast, tiled shelving and enclosed cupboards, having a matching quarry tiled hearth with open grate and timber over mantle. There are a wealth of exposed ceiling and wall beams, three wall light points, TV aerial point and two radiators. The room enjoys a dual aspect with multi-paned windows to both front and rear elevations.
INNER HALLWAY
With exposed beams, radiator, storage cupboard below stairs, quarry tiled floor, principal staircase and latched doors with glazed inlay panel to L-shaped family room.
L-SHAPED FAMILY ROOM 5.1m (16'9) x 4.66m (15'3) max.
The focal point of the room is the Victorian style fireplace with open grate having a quarry tiled hearth. TV plinth to recess, a wealth of exposed ceiling and wall beams, four wall light points, two radiators, TV aerial point and twin multi-paned windows to the front elevation.
RE-FITTED DINING/KITCHEN 4.9m (16'1) x 3.68m (12'1) to recess
Newly re-fitted with a range of cream Shaker style country units below wood style work-tops incorporating base cupboards and drawers. Inset and enamelled sink unit with drainer and mixer tap having tiled splash-backs. Four-ring electric hob with fan-assisted double oven/grill below and cooker hood over. Integrated dishwasher, under-counter space for a fridge unit. Built-in pine fitted dresser cupboard to chimney recess, a wealth of exposed ceiling and wall beams, terracotta tiled floor, radiator. Windows to both front and rear elevations enjoying a dual aspect. There is an enclosed doorway off to a third bedroom and access to a traditional style pantry cupboard below stairs. The room enjoys a dual aspect with windows to both front and rear elevations via the rear porch-way.

There is an enclosed doorway off to a third bedroom and access to a traditional style pantry cupboard below stairs.
UTILITY/STORE 2.7m (8'10) x 1.79m (5'10) max.
With a Belfast sink, space and plumbing for an automatic washing machine, quarry tiled floor and boiler cupboard housing the modern combination gas fired central heating boiler. Radiator, exposed beams, traditional thrawl with shelving above and a multi-paned window to the rear elevation.
FAMILY BATHROOM/WC
Fitted with a three-piece Sanitan country style suite comprising panelled bath with tiled splash-back, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Quarry tiled floor, radiator and an opaque glazed window to the rear elevation.

From the inner hall, a staircase rises to the first floor landing.
FIRST FLOOR

LANDING
With exposed Cruck beams.
BEDROOM ONE 5.9m (19'4) max. x 4.9m (16'1) to eaves
A light and spacious room with an exposed brick chimney breast, wall light point, radiator and exposed Cruck beams. A further door to inner landing and a window to the front elevation.
BEDROOM TWO 5m (16'5) max x 4.7m (15'5) to eaves
With exposed ceiling and Cruck beams, solid wood flooring, radiator and a traditional style window to the front elevation.

AGENT'S NOTE: There is potential to divide bedroom two providing a family bathroom or en-suite facilities, if required (subject to appropriate consents and approvals).
BEDROOM THREE 5.2m (17'1) max. x 4.9m (16'1) to eaves
Open-plan with staircase having a wealth of Cruck and ceiling beams, access to roof void, radiator and a telephone point. Multi-paned windows to both side and front elevations.

An open staircase down to Dining Kitchen and a further door to inner landing.
INNER LANDING
With a quarry tiled hearth providing access to the first floor shower room/WC.
SHOWER ROOM/WC
Fitted with a three-piece suite comprising glazed entry fully tiled mains fed shower cubicle, wall mounted wash hand basin and low level WC. Radiator, quarry tiled floor, exposed beam and an opaque multi-paned window to the rear elevation.
OUTSIDE

DETACHED WORKSHOP/OFFICE

OFFICE ROOM ONE 3.23m (10'7) x 2.4m (7'10)
With a terracotta tiled floor, multi-paned window to the front elevation, recessed ceiling spot-lights and access to fully plastered roof void above (ideal for additional storage also having a retractable ladder and an electric light).
OFFICE ROOM TWO 3.2m (10'6) x 2.53m (8'4)
With a terracotta tiled floor, wood block work-top with under-counter cupboards and drawers, further under-counter space for fridge, freezer etc. Wall light point, fitted alarm system and a multi-paned window to the rear elevation.
AGENT'S NOTE
If required, the office could be enlarged to accommodate both rooms, totalling approximately 175 square feet or thereabouts.

If required, the office could be enlarged to accommodate both rooms totalling approximately 175 square feet. The outbuildings, garage and patio between could be joined, creating an annex or similar (subject to appropriate consents and approvals).
GARAGE BLOCK 5.13m (16'10) x 2.89m (9'6)
A modern traditional style oak framed garage and carport constructed in 1999 with the benefit of light and power supplies comprising double door garage with a vaulted ceiling.
OPEN BAY CARPORT 5.02m (16'6) x 2.9m (9'6)

GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The front gardens divide the property from the highway with a mature hedge border having established lawns with maturing shrub and specimen tree borders. Gated access is available over the gravel driveway to side and rear elevations. There is ample hard-standing and turning space adjacent to a principal lawn with raised rockery border, access to gardener's WC.

To the left of the open-bay carport there are further storage buildings and a block brick pathway with a timber arch leading to the private rear gardens, currently laid to lawn with hard-standing for a garden shed and access to the inner courtyard patio between the outbuildings. This is an ideal barbecue area, suitable for hot tub or similar with electric supplies and lighting. Beyond lies a beech hedge leading to a further rear lawned garden and summerhouse.
GENERAL INFORMATION

AGENT'S NOTE
It should be noted that there is a covenant on the very rear most section of the garden precluding development of a permanent structure. Full details to be obtained from the selling agents.
DRAWINGS/SKETCHES/FLOOR PLANS
For general guidance only and is not to scale.
UTILITIES
The property has the benefit of mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.
TENURE
The property is to be sold freehold with associated covenants - further details can be obtained from the selling agents.
LOCAL AUTHORITY
North West Leicestershire District Council. Council Tax Band: G
VIEWING
Telephone the sole selling agents, Andrew Johnson & Company, on 01530 410930 who will be pleased to arrange a viewing.
24 HOUR CONTACT
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ARRANGE TO VIEW THIS PROPERTY OR MAKE AN OFFER OUTSIDE NORMAL OFFICE HOURS, YOU CAN CONTACT US BY CALLING 01503 410930 WHERE UPON LEAVING YOUR MESSAGE AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO A MEMBER OF STAFF TO CONTACT YOU.
MEASUREMENTS
All dimensions are approximate.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
The mention of any fixtures and fittings, and/or appliances does not imply that they are in full efficient working order.
INTERNAL PHOTOGRAPHS
Photographs are reproduced for general information and it cannot be inferred that any item shown is included in this sale.


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58 Market Street, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, LE65 1AN

01530 540060 Local call rate

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