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5 bedroom detached house for sale

162 Shilton Road, Barwell, Leicestershire, LE9

Guide Price £475,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Landscaped gardens totalling 0.8 acres
  • Extensive ground floor living accommodation
  • EPC Rating E
  • Additional Land available - 1.93 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A unique opportunity to acquire a substantial 5/6 bedroom family home in need of some modernisation, with additional office space, set in an extensive garden with cedar wood double garage and associated brick and timber outbuildings. An additional paddock is available to purchase with the property upon separate negotiation.

Travelling Distances:

Nuneaton: 8.4 miles
Market Bosworth: 6.3 miles
Leicester: 11.5 miles
Coventry:                                     19.3 miles
Birmingham: 32.7 miles
M42 Junction 10: 15.5 miles
M 1 Junction 21: 11.5 miles

(All distances are approximate)

The property consists of an attractive well presented double fronted Victorian villa with much character and many original features, set in substantial grounds with stunning mature gardens.  The property is situated on the corner of Shilton Road and Leicester Road in between the settlements of Barwell and Earl Shilton, to the north east of the town of Hinckley. It is available for sale as a whole or in two lots.

Usual local amenities, including post offices, shops, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants can be found in the nearby towns and villages of Barwell and Earl Shilton and there are numerous schools in the area including Dixie Grammar School being only 7 miles away.

Access to the region’s travel networks is convenient with the junction between the A5 and M69 being only 5 miles away, the junction of the M69 and M1 being only 11.5 miles and junction 10 of the M42 being only 15.5 miles. In terms of train stations, regional routes are available from Hinckley being only 3 miles and main line services direct to London can be taken from Leicester, approximately 10.8 miles and Nuneaton, approximately 7.7 miles.

If you are travelling from Hinckley, follow the A47 towards Earl Shilton. This will take you past signs for Barwell and to a roundabout where you take the first exit towards Earl Shilton on the Leicester Road. Continue on Leicester Road passing straight over the mini roundabout and the property is approximately 350 feet past this on your left hand side before the road bears right with the junction with Shilton Road on the left. The property is accessed from Leicester Road.

Please note if you are using Sat Nat, to locate the property the postcode will take you halfway down Shilton Road towards Barwell and it is actually located on the corner of Shilton Road and Leicester Road with the entrance off Leicester Road.

Lot 1: House and Garden
The property is a substantial 5 or 6 bedroom home with the added benefits of a home office and double garage and is set in a mature landscaped garden totalling approximately 0.8 acres. The house offers well proportioned rooms with substantial ground floor living and entertaining space, with 4/5 large bedrooms at the first floor level.   The property is in need of some modernisation.  At present, one section of the house is utilised as an office that has its own private entrance and reception area, but this could easily be turned back into another bedroom. There are two downstairs cloakrooms and two family bathrooms upstairs, one as a Jack and Jill en-suite to the master bedroom. The property also has two utility rooms and 2 small outhouses as well as the garage. Additional land is available in the form of Lot 2.

Lot 2: Paddock
Lot 2 includes 1.93 acres of pastureland which is accessed over a small bridge from the end of the garden, or via a gateway from Leicester Road. The pastureland is gently sloping, south facing with open countryside views, laid down to permanent pasture and is bordered by mature hedgerows and is made available to purchase with the house if required.

The house can be further described as:


Ground Floor:

Main Entrance Hall:
Entering the house through double doors, the main entrance benefits from a traditional tiled floor and leads through to the sitting room, main staircase and rear hallway.  The original door  to the dining room exists, but is not currently in use.

Sitting Room: 4.4m x 5.1m

The sitting room is a substantial south facing room, with original sash bay window overlooking the gardens, an impressive marble open fireplace and a double bi-folding door leading through to the garden room. 

Garden Room: 3.0m x 3.9m plus 2.8m x 3.1m
The garden room is accessed from both the sitting room and the utility room, and is a light and airy room with a slate floor, traditional timber panelled walls to part and full height  UPVC windows and a double French UPVC door leading to the patio area.

Including WC and sink.

Dining Room: 4.4m x 4.2m
Across the entrance hall from the sitting room, this second well proportioned reception room also has wood panelled walls, a large double glazed sash window looking onto the garden, a second window giving morning sunlight, a brick open fireplace and library shelves with diamond paned leaded glazed doors.

Rear Hallway
Leads through to the main kitchen and the back kitchen, which in turns leads to the utility and garden room.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room
Kitchen 4.1m x 3.6m,  Breakfast Area: 3.5m (max) x 3.2m
A great family entertaining space which was fitted in 2007, with ample room for a dining table. The kitchen has low level units to the surrounding edges with a central island worktop area, wooden floors, a Belfast sink and dual aspect windows. There is an alcove in the chimney breast for an Aga or range cooker.  Behind a door in the corner of the kitchen there are stairs that lead to the first floor accommodation and to the rear, the kitchen leads through to the office reception.

Back Kitchen: 3.8m x 4.0m

The back kitchen has low and high level kitchen units, tiled floor and stainless steel sink with double drainer and room for all white goods. There is a pantry (1.4m x 2.4m) located off the back kitchen. This leads through to the utility room.

Utility Room: 4.0m x 1.6m
This has further low and high level units with a Belfast sink and a door leading to the rear courtyard area. This leads through to the garden room.

Office Reception: 3.1m x 3.0m
An entrance hall interlinking the kitchen and the rear utility room and stairs to the first floor office. This also has two exterior doors, one leading to the road elevation and one to the rear courtyard.

Including WC and sink.

Rear Utility: 2.3m x 2.4m
A further utility room benefiting from a Belfast sink, low level kitchen units, painted floor and a stable door leading to the rear courtyard.

Cellar 2.96m x 4.27m
Traditional brick vaulted Victorian cellar accessible from the rear hallway.

First Floor:
There are three staircases leading to the first floor: the main staircase leading to the front of the house, the original ‘back’ staircase from the kitchen and the 1970’s open tread staircase to the office wing.

Master Bedroom Suite:
Bedroom: 5.1m x 4.4m,
Dressing room: 3.9m x 3.0m
The master bedroom benefits from a large double glazed, south facing sash window with extended views through the garden and to countryside beyond, fitted cupboards, a substantial dressing room or nursery area and access into the Jack and Jill bathroom which was refitted in 2007.

Bedroom Two: 2.8m x 4.3m (max)
A small double or large single bedroom, with fitted wardrobes, well lit with the large double glazed sash window overlooking the garden..

Jack and Jill Bathroom:
Accessed from the landing or the dressing room of the master bedroom suite, this includes a bath with shower above, sink and WC. 

Bedroom Three: 4.4m x 4.2m
A good sized double bedroom with a light and airy feel as there is an east window in addition to the main double glazed sash window to the south and the ceiling is relatively high.

Bedroom Four: 3.1m x 2.2m
A large single bedroom with a double glazed window to the east.

Refitted in 2007 to include bath with shower above, sink and WC.

Office / Bedroom Five: 3.0m x 4.1m
Currently used as an office but could provide a further bedroom with dual aspect windows

Rear Landing / Office: 4.3m x 3.7m
A large rear landing area that has been utilised as further office space.

Gardens and Grounds:
The house is accessed via a short driveway, leading to a parking area and a double timber garage. Immediately surrounding the house there are patio areas and due to the nature of the layout of the buildings, a secluded courtyard area to the rear of the property.  Back gates give access to Shilton Road, in addition to the main driveway from Leicester Road.  To the side and the front of the house is a substantial garden just in excess of 0.8 acres, including sweeping lawned areas with mature flower beds interspersed with shrubs and trees, including blossom trees. A large number of mature specimen trees and well grown Hawthorn hedges on the boundaries of the property give the garden seclusion from the road and nearby houses, yet with far reaching views opening up as you walk down it.  The garden tapers down in width towards the end where there is access to a 1.93 acre paddock which is available under Lot 2.

The property benefits from mains water, electricity, gas and sewerage, and the property is heated via a gas fired central heating system (with radiators throughout the house). 

EPC Rating:
EPC Rating: E

The property is situated within the confines of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council. Telephone: 01455 238141.

Uplift Clause
The garden and paddock will be subject to an uplift clause for any residential or commercial development.  Full details can be obtained from the agent.

Covenants, Overage Provision and Restriction on Title
The property is sold subject to any covenants or overage clauses that may exist. 

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way
The land is sold subject to and with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements and rights of way that may exist at the time of the sale, whether disclosed or not.

We understand that a footpath runs through the paddock (Lot 2).

Strictly by appointment only through the agents’ Atherstone office, telephone 01827 721380.

Plan, Area and Description:
The plan, area and description are believed to be correct in every way, but no claim will be entertained by the vendor or the agents in respect of any error, omissions or misdescriptions. The plan is for identification purposes only. 


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05 June 2015

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