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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Merrylees Road, Thornton

Under Offer £425,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Individual 1920s Property
  • Attractive Twin Bay Fronted
  • Energy Rating E
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Two Principal Reception Rooms
  • Breakfast Kitchen
  • Utility Room & Cloaks/WC
  • In need of updating throughout
  • Approximately 1 acre of garden & Meadow Land
  • Double Garage & Outbuildings

Full description

Situated in an attractive countryside setting approximately one mile from the village of Thornton is this 1920s detached property located in a plot of approximately 1 acre. The land was a former market garden and therefore has the benefit of beautifully established gardens well stocked with fruit trees, vines and a large vegetable plot. The property is offered to the market with no upward chain and requires modernising throughout but offers great scope for improvement. The accommodation comprises an entrance hallway, sitting room, dining room, L shaped breakfast kitchen, utility room and cloaks/WC and to the first floor is a landing, four large bedrooms and bathroom. The real feature of this property is the substantial plot in which it sits, there is an impressive sweeping driveway leading to the property with double garaging beyond and countryside views to the front of the property and abuts a brook to the rear. The property has the benefit of a modern Worcester Bosch gas central heating boiler, part double glazed and part original sash windows. Viewing is essential to appreciate.

Location

Brooklands is in the small hamlet of Merrylees, situated in the valley below Thornton, a popular village on the north west side of the city of Leicester. Thornton is on the edge of the National Forest and well known for its beautiful reservoir. The property is extremely convenient for the M1 J22 at Markfield (4 miles), which provides fast access to Derby and Nottingham (22 miles) and East Midlands Airport (10 miles). Brooklands is also within easy reach of London via M1 J21A (6 miles) and Birmingham via M42 J10 (30 minutes). London is easily accessible from Leicester via the train to St Pancras (1 hour 6 minutes). Leicester itself is only 8 miles away by car, and also conveniently reached on the 26 bus route which passes the property hourly.

Directions

From Leicester travel along the A50 to Markfield and at the Field Head Markfield roundabout take the first exit onto Launde Road which continues into Ratby Lane crossing over the M1 on to Thornton Lane. Turn right following the signs for Thornton village passing the reservoir on the right hand side. At the end of the road turn left onto Merrylees road continuing for about one mile and the property can then be found situated on the right hand side.

Accommodation 
The property is entered via a solid panelled door into the porch to the side.

Porch 
With tiled flooring, recessed straw mat and access through a half glazed door into the entrance hallway.

Entrance Hallway 
With stairs rising to the first floor accommodation, there is a solid wood parquet floor, central heating radiator, telephone point and doors leading off to cloaks/WC, sitting room, dining room and breakfast kitchen.

Cloaks/WC 
6.0ft x 4.4ft
Fitted with a two piece suite comprising a low level WC and wall mounted wash hand basin. Tiling to the base of the walls, an obscure glazed uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation, radiator and door leading through to the utility room.

Sitting Room 
4.14m + bay x 3.66m - A charming principal reception room having the benefit of a high level ceiling and a walk-in square bay window overlooking the front garden and countryside beyond together with a uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation. Central fireplace with tiled hearth and mantel piece and inset Valor gas fire. A continuation of the wood parquet flooring and central heating radiator. Door leading through to the dining room.

Dining Room 
14.5ft x 12.0ft
A second large reception room also having the benefit of a walk-in square bay window to the front elevation and further glazed side window. Central heating radiator, telephone point and a central open fireplace with brick back, tiled hearth and brick mantel piece and inset cast iron grate. Second door leading back through to the entrance hallway.

Breakfast Kitchen 
6.63m max - 2.68m min x 4.08m max - 2.31m min - Set in an L shape comprising a spacious breakfast kitchen comprising a range of wall and base units. Roll top laminate work surfaces over with inset stainless steel sink and drainer. Space for a freestanding cooker, fridge/freezer and space and plumbing for dishwasher. Tiled splashbacks to the walls, vinyl flooring throughout, two central heating radiators, an original serving hatch between the kitchen and the dining room is still in situ, glazed windows to the rear and side elevations, useful storage cupboards, wall mounted Worcester Bosch gas central heating boiler and space for a large breakfast table or dining table. Access to a built-in cupboard under stairs and door through to utility room.

Utility Room 
12.8ft x 7.3ft
Fitted with a basic range of wall and base units, stainless steel sink and drainer unit, space and plumbing for washing machine and further white goods, stable door leading to the rear to the garden and further door connecting back through to the cloaks/WC.

Landing 
Approached via a staircase from the entrance hallway is the first floor landing with access to the boarded and insulated loft space, built-in airing cupboard and doors that lead off to:-

Bedroom One 
13.1ft x 12.0ft
This double bedroom has two sliding sash uPVC double glazed windows to the front elevation enjoying far reaching views, fitted wardrobes with sliding doors, a large built-in wardrobe with hanging rail, original fireplace (boarded over), central heating radiator and a picture rail.

Bedroom Two 
11.11ft x 11.1ft
This second double bedroom also has two sliding sash original windows overlooking the front garden, a large built-in wardrobe with hanging rail, central fireplace (boarded over), central heating radiator and picture rail.

Bedroom Three 
4m min x 2.87m - This is a double bedroom with a large glazed widow overlooking the rear garden, central heating radiator, built-in cupboard and access through to a wash room.

Wash Room 
5.1ft x 4.9ft
With a wash hand basin and vanity top with tiled splashback to the wall, vinyl flooring, central heating radiator and extractor fan.

Bedroom Four 
8.1ft x 8.2ft
A generous single bedroom which has a uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation and central heating radiator.

Bathroom 
9.3ft x 6.11ft
Fitted with a four piece suite comprising a panelled bath, corner shower cubicle, low level WC and wash hand basin. Part tiling to the walls, vinyl flooring, central heating radiator and obscure glazed window to the side elevation.

Outside - Front 
The property has an impressive frontage with a wrought iron vehicular and pedestrian gate along the front boundary and a long sweeping tarmacadam driveway running past the property to the garages. The front garden is well established being half laid to lawn with well stocked borders with flowers, herbaceous shrubs and medium to large trees and the other half being wooded with apple trees and enjoying a bluebell setting in the spring. The driveway continues around to the rear of the property where there is a double detached garage and an ample turning area for vehicles.

Detached Double Garage 
16.3ft x 15.5ft
With two up and over doors, window to the rear and side elevations.

Rear Garden 
To the rear is a large established garden with a large quantity of soft fruit bushes, an abundance of fruit trees and a copse area. There is a former brick built pig sty and pen, the base of two former greenhouses, large vegetable patches, a glass greenhouse housing an established vine and a side lean-to summerhouse connected to the side of the property. The plot is a true delight of this property and we would urge an internal and external inspection.

Lean-to Summerhouse 
21.4ft x 9.6ft
With a pitched plastic covered roof and glazing to the front, rear and side elevations.

Tool Shed 
6.0ft x 3.11ft
Accessed from the outside of the property with quarry tiled flooring and lighting.

Agents Note 
The property backs onto a stream, we understand that part of the stream is registered to the property (see attached map)

General Note 
Please note that the property will be sold with an uplift clause on the land, meaning that should any further houses be developed in the garden, an uplift of 50% will be payable to the current owner. The length of the Clause is 20 years.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
27 April 2016

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  • Narborough (7.0 mi)
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Nearest station

  • Narborough (7.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Bentons Your Property Experts, Melton Mowbray

47 Nottingham Street Melton Mowbray Leicestershire, LE13 1NN

01664 900110 Local call rate

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