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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Queen Street, Barkby Thorpe

Sold STC £400,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Five / Six Bedroom Character Home
  • Self Contained Ground Floor Annexe
  • Attractive Conservation Area
  • Just Over 0.25 of an Acre Plot
  • Breakfast Kitchen with Aga
  • Two Bathrooms & WC
  • Large West Facing Walled Garden
  • Double Garage
  • Over 3000 sq ft of Accommodation

Full description

Five/six bedroom detached home with self contained ground floor annexe in historic hamlet within north east Leicestershire. Offering over 3000 sq ft of accommodation within a walled plot that extends to just over a 0.25 of an acre, The Wilderness adjoins open countryside and enjoys elevated views to neighbouring Barkby. Dating back to 1775 the property offers accommodation that includes three reception rooms, breakfast kitchen with Aga, family bathroom and outside is a double garage.

Ground Floor 
The formal entrance (now sealed) into the property is from Queen Street through an original four panel door with glazed top light. The hall features a Victorian return staircase, under stairs cupboard and access to three interconnecting reception rooms. All reception rooms enjoy countryside views and two have open fires. Substantially extended in the 1950s the property features a ground floor self contained annexe which consists of a double bedroom, bathroom with white suite and fitted kitchen. The annexe has the benefit of its own external access from the rear. At the heart of the home is a generous farmhouse style kitchen with oil fired Aga and quarry tiled floor. The kitchen has space for an island unit and dining area being recently re-fitted by Sapphire Kitchens of Birstall with a range of oak fronted units and range of built in Neff appliances. Leading off the kitchen is a half cellar with quarry tiled floor and boiler room.

Barkby Thorpe is an attractive hamlet in north east Leicestershire just over five miles from Leicester city. Nine cottages and three farms make up the hamlet that is flanked by unspoilt rolling countryside. Less than half a mile from the property is the neighbouring village of Barkby that hosts two public houses, cricket ground, parish church and primary school (awarded outstanding status in 2014). A more comprehensive range of amenities can be found at the nearby Thurmaston retail park and the A46, M1 and M69 are also within easy reach. Leicester 5.3 miles / Melton Mowbray 11.3 miles / Loughborough 12 miles / Oakham 17 miles / Market Harborough 19.5 miles M1(J21)/M69 13 miles / Ratcliffe College 5 miles

15 and 15a Queen Street make up this highly individual property that would ideally suit those who are looking for a spacious home to accommodate two families, dependant relative or run a business from home. Substantially extended in the 1950's the original property has had a new roof in recent years, re-pointed chimneys and a combination of windows that include uPVC double glazing, Victorian sash windows and Crittall windows, some of which have secondary glazing.

First Floor 
A long landing with three front facing windows provides access to five/six bedrooms, bathroom and separate WC. Access to the fifth bedroom is through bedroom four and off the bathroom is a loft room, offering scope to enlarge the existing bathroom. The largest bedroom is currently used as an office with numerous power points, cupboards and shelves.

The property enjoys a semi rural location and stands in grounds extending to just over 0.25 of an acre in total. To the rear of the property are large west facing walled gardens that include a number of established trees including apple, pear and damson a fruit cage, a vegetable patch, a pond in a sunken garden and a variety of flowers and shrubs. Among the outbuildings are two brick garages, a separate WC, a workshop and a greenhouse.

Local Authority 
Charnwood Borough Council.

Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Mains electricity, drainage and water are connected to the property. The property has majority oil fired central heating supplied by recently fitted Firebird boiler located in the half cellar off the kitchen. The ground floor annexe has electric heating and its own electricity meter.

From Barkby village proceed along Main Street in an easterly direction. Travelling towards Beeby Road, turn right onto Thorpe Lane passing the Barkby Cricket Ground on the left hand side. Follow the road around to the left and then to the right into Queen Street where the property can be found situated immediately on the right hand side, identifiable by our for sale board.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
09 November 2016


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