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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Brook Lane, Billesdon

Guide Price £1,300,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 Reception Rooms
  • Breakfast Kitchen, Larder
  • Utility Room, Boot Room, Cloakroom
  • Master Bedroom with En suite Bathroom & Dressing Room
  • 6 Further Bedrooms, 4 further Bathrooms
  • Study (Bedroom 8)
  • Laundry Room
  • Cobbled Courtyard
  • Range of Useful Outbuildings
  • Walled Landscaped Gardens

Full description


Situated in the heart of the pretty Leicestershire village of Billesdon, Brook House is an immaculately presented, extremely stylish classical village house. Billesdon offers an excellent range of amenities including a newsagent, general store, a post office, primary school, a doctor's surgery, two public houses and a parish church. The Coplow Centre is Billesdon's village hall featuring multi purpose sports area and a concert hall.

The main A47 trunk road, which connects Leicester with Peterborough, is set half a mile to the north. Market Harborough and Leicester both have main line rail services connecting with London St Pancras International. There is good access to the East Midlands extensive road network, including the A1, M1, A14, M69 and M6.

Sporting and recreational facilities are well represented and include fishing on Eyebrook Reservoir, fishing and sailing on Rutland Water, golf at Leicester, Kibworth and Market Harborough.

International air travel is easily accessible from East Midlands, Birmingham, Stansted and Luton.

Educational establishments are excellent with primary and preparatory at Billesdon, Great Glen, Leicester, Oakham and Maidwell. Secondary education is available at Uppingham, Oakham, Leicester, Great Glen, Rugby, Oundle and Stamford.

The surrounding area is renowned for its outstanding landscaped quality with excellent footpaths and bridleways.


Brook House is set along a quiet village lane and approached by its own private driveway, through timber electric gates. It offers wonderful, flowing living space, both inside and out, combined with excellent finish, superb specification and a wealth of high quality fittings. The house is constructed of mellow brick under a tile roof and is arranged over three floors. Recently extended and entirely refurbished by the current owners to an exceptionally high standard, including a new roof, re-wiring of electrics, LED lighting, new plumbing/central heating systems, insulation of walls, new windows, Chesney fireplaces, hand-crafted breakfast kitchen, re-conditioned four oven Aga and new fitted bathrooms. Many original features have been retained which include an elegant mahogany staircase, high level wc, doors, doorways, door furniture, tile floors and exposed wooden floors. Of particular note are the high ceilings, ornate cornices, deep skirting, deep bay windows, sash windows, window shutters, window seats, ornate old style radiators, covered radiators and bespoke wall units.

In brief the accommodation comprises: Reception hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, play room, breakfast kitchen, larder, utility room, boot room, wc, master bedroom suite (bedroom/dressing room/en suite bathroom), a further seven bedrooms (one currently used as an office), bedrooms two and three with en suite bathrooms, bedrooms six and seven with Jack & Jill en suite, a further bathroom, laundry room, spacious landing and tank room.


Ground Floor
Entry is through an attractive Georgian front door with window lights and porch over, leading to the large, open reception hall, which also joins through to a garden door and side entrance to the car park. Radiating from the hall are the light and airy principal reception rooms. The elegant drawing room has a large bay window overlooking the garden, an ornate marble Chesney fireplace, fitted bookshelves covering one wall and dark original wood floor. The large dining room also has a Chesney fireplace, bay window, oak floor and a concealed door to the play room. The comfortable sitting room has an original fireplace with log-burner, fitted bookshelves/cupboards, built in television and original wood flooring.
From the reception hall a door opens through to an inner hall, also accessed from the dining and play rooms. The hall has an oak floor and a secondary staircase up to the first floor landing, and the hall opens through to a useful boot room, with tile floor and door to the cobbled courtyard. The breakfast kitchen is an excellent space, fitted with an extensive range of hand-crafted painted units, fitted fridge/freezer/microwave/dishwasher, four oven Aga, Quartz work-surfaces, sink, central unit with an induction hob and electric oven, large space for dining, two window seats and oak floor. Off the breakfast kitchen is a walk-in larder with ample storage, space for American style fridge/freezer, Belfast sink, work surface and original quarry tile floor. The utility room has fitted cupboards to one wall, fitted bench seat, coat hooks, spaces for washing machine/tumble drier, Belfast sink, oak work surface and tile floor. There is also a cloakroom to the ground floor.

First Floor
An elegant staircase rises to the first floor gallery landing from which the bedrooms radiate. There is also a door to a secondary staircase to ground floor inner hall. The master bedroom has a large dressing room with extensive fitted wardrobes and window seat. The en suite is fitted with cast iron bath, walk-in shower, twin wash basins into marble topped cupboard unit, mirror, fitted towel shelves and heated towel radiator. Bedroom two and three also have en suite marble bathrooms with a fitted wardrobe to bedroom two. Bedroom four and five share a large family bathroom with bath and separate shower. Bedroom five has a large fitted wardrobe and original fireplace. The laundry room has linen cupboards to one wall and spaces for washing machine/tumble drier.

Second Floor
The second floor has a spacious landing with majority of rooms having Velux windows giving a very bright living space. Bedrooms six and seven both have walk-in cupboards and share a Jack & Jill bathroom. Bedroom eight is currently used as an office. There is also a tank room with three Megaflow style pressurised hot water cylinders.


Gardens and Grounds
There are three entrances to Brook House. The formal pedestrian entrance is via an attractive wrought iron gate over a cobble path up to the front door. A Gothic style arched door leads to the south side of the house. To the north wrought iron gates lead into a cobbled courtyard. The more practical entrance is via double electric timber gates onto a spacious gravel parking and turning area. To one corner is a useful garage store. The walled gardens are in the main laid to lawn, with deep well stocked borders, recently designed and planted with great thought, with easy maintenance in mind, enjoying views towards the Church spire. Mosaic paving and cobbles frame the south/east elevations of the house, with well planted deep herbaceous borders, spring bulbs, beech hedgerows, specimen trees, shrubs and climbers. Steps lead up to a raised terrace, to one side of which is a brick barbecue, mixed herb bed and door leading down to the cobbled courtyard. A white painted wrought iron pergola, leads through to a neat gravel area, edged by a low lavender hedge, with four raised timber vegetable/fruit beds. To one corner of the neat lawns is a terrace framed by box hedging and weeping pear trees. From the main lawns angled brick steps lead to the lower lawns. A timber pergola (newly planted with climbing roses) has strategically been positioned on the lawn to be viewed directly from the reception hall.

Arranged around the cobbled courtyard is a range of original outbuildings to include a potting shed, tool store, gardener’s wc and former boiler house with original brick copper boiler. The courtyard is also accessed from wrought iron gates and from the boot room.

The property may only be inspected by prior appointment through the offices of King West, telephone Market Harborough 01858 435970.

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27 February 2017

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