3 bedroom detached house for saleHall Lane, Ashley
Sold STC £495,000
A highly individual and exceptionally spacious 3 bedroomed detached village residence of immense charm and character located within the picturesque Welland Valley village of Ashley.
Built predominantly of stone and slate with distinctive cast iron windows to the front elevation, the property offers fabulous potential for further modernisation and extension, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents. The generously proportioned interior with accommodation extending to approximately 2,200 sq ft net internal, benefits from gas fired central heating, and includes a reception hall with fitted cloakroom/w.c. off, a magnificent drawing room of excellent size with ornate fireplace and French double doors leading out to the south westerly facing gardens, with a door leading through to the study with windows to front and rear. The dining room is located off the hallway with an oak framed multi pane glazed panel and matching door with beam to ceiling, and a door leads through to the spacious breakfast kitchen off which is a side entrance hall, utility room with deep glazed Belfast sink and separate w.c.
Approached via a wide staircase, the landing has three cast iron windows to the front and a large built-in double linen cupboard. The master bedroom is of excellent size with an impressive high vaulted and beamed ceiling with windows to front and rear, built-in wardrobes, shower cubicle, wash hand basin and useful attic store room off. There are 2 further double bedrooms, a family bathroom and separate w.c.
To the side of the property is a large double garage with up and over door to front, rear door to gardens and interconnecting doors through to the study. The good sized gardens are mainly lawned with a sunken paved patio immediately to the rear of the drawing room, flower and shrub borders and timber garden shed.
Location - The charming village of Ashley is located within the highly desirable Welland Valley area close to the borders of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, surrounded by beautiful open countryside. The village is renowned for its distinctive stone houses and historic village church, and also has a village hall with regular local events, Ashley Farm Shop and many scenic walks around the village. The thriving town of Market Harborough offers excellent shopping and supermarket facilities, bars and restaurants, and has regular mainline rail services to London St Pancras in about an hour. The M1 is accessible at junction 20, and the A14 lies to the south.
Historical Note - The name of Ashley means "Ash Tree Clearing", and it is understood Rockingham Forest once extended as far as Ashley, and the men from the village were liable for military service under the Lord of Rockingham. In the 21st Century, Ashley was a village of about 100 houses and just over 200 people. The street plan is a figure of eight, and the housing pattern is linear with the Grade I Listed church occupying the highest ground. Ashley is regarded as a "Re-modelled village" because of the extensive demolition and re-building which took place between 1854 and 1888 when the wealthy rector, The Reverend R T Pulteney commissioned the architect who designed St Pancras station, Sir George Gilbert Scott, to create a new plan for Ashley. Consequently, the village has a notable Gothic Revival heritage as well as many older houses of architectural interest. It has a conservation area and 31 listed buildings and monuments.
Viewings & Directions - Viewings should be arranged through the agents Andrew Granger & Company on 01858-431315. From Market Harborough, proceed in an easterly direction via Rockingham Road, passing over the A6 roundabout onto the A427, turning immediately left onto the B664 passing through the villages of Sutton Bassett and Weston by Welland, and after about a mile turn right into the village of Ashley. On reaching the church, continue left onto Hall Lane, with the property located on the right hand side.
Accommodation In Detail - With the benefit of gas fired central heating, the spacious interior offers potential for further modernisation, and briefly comprises
Ground Floor -
Reception Hall - 5.13m x 2.84m max (16'10" x 9'4" max) - Panelled entrance door with glazed insets, radiator with oak shelf over, staircase off with window to rear, oak framed multi pane glazed panel and matching door opening into the dining room.
Cloakroom/W.C. - White suite comprising low flush w.c., wash hand basin within vanity unit, window to rear, radiator, coat hooks.
Drawing Room - 5.13m x 5.69m (16'10" x 18'8") - A spacious principal reception room with multi pane glazed French double doors and matching side screens leading out to a patio area and the gardens enjoying a south westerly aspect, two distinctive cast iron windows to the front elevation, ornate fireplace with live flame coal effect gas fire, beam to ceiling, four radiators, two wall light points and useful store cupboard.
Study - 5.28m x 3.40m (17'4" x 11'2") - Ornate cast iron window to front, multi pane glazed window to rear, pine boarded ceiling, two radiators, arched recess with door leading through to garage.
Dining Room - 5.13m x 3.56m (16'10" x 11'8") - Ornate cast iron window to front, multi pane glazed window to rear, beam to ceiling, oak framed multi pane glazed panel to hallway, two radiators, door through to
Breakfast Kitchen - 5.13m x 3.10m (16'10" x 10'2") - Range of base and wall cupboards, working surfaces, stainless steel double drainer sink unit, larder cupboard, convector heater, beamed ceiling, windows to front and rear, gas cooker point.
Side Hall - 4.34m x 2.44m (14'3" x 8'0") - With doors to front and rear, quarry tiled floor, exposed stone wall.
Utility Room - 3.10m x 1.68m (10'2" x 5'6") - White deep glazed Belfast sink, Ocean central heating boiler, quarry tiled floor, radiator and plumbing facilities for automatic washing machine.
Separate W.C. - With high flush w.c.
First Floor -
Landing - Approached via wide staircase with polished wood handrail, display shelving, three metal framed windows to front, radiator, built-in double linen cupboard.
Master Bedroom - 5.54m x 5.13m max (18'2" x 16'10" max) - A large master bedroom with impressive high vaulted and beamed ceiling, two cast iron windows to front, multi pane glazed window overlooking the rear garden with oak display sill, built-in range of wardrobes, three radiators, en-suite shower cubicle and wash hand basin with dresser unit, door leading through to
Attic Store - With side window and low pitched ceiling.
Bathroom - 1.68m x 2.97m (5'6" x 9'9") - Panelled bath, wash hand basin, bidet, radiator, chrome heated towel rail, ceramic tiled surrounds and rear window.
Separate W.C. - With low flush w.c. and rear window.
Bedroom 2 - 3.61m x 3.86m (11'10" x 12'8") - Multi pane glazed window overlooking the rear garden, radiator and wash hand basin.
Bedroom 3 - 5.13m x 3.10m (16'10" x 10'2") - Cast iron window to front, multi pane glazed window overlooking the rear garden, two radiators, built-in triple wardrobe, dresser and drawers, wash hand basin with tiled splash.
Double Garage - 6.45m x 5.23m (21'2" x 17'2") - With remote control up and over door to front, rear personal door leading out to garden, interconnecting doors through to study, power and lighting and radiator.
Attractive garden to rear, mainly lawned with sunken paved patio immediately to the rear of the drawing room, flower and shrub borders, variety of trees and timber garden shed. The adjacent garden to the corner of Hall Lane is excluded from the sale.
Fixtures & Fittings - Fixtures and fittings mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale - all other items regarded as owners fixtures and fittings may be removed.
Energy Performance Certificate - EPC Rating F
Council Tax Band - Council Tax Band F - For further information contact Kettering Borough Council 01536 410333
Stamp Duty Rates - You will pay: nothing on the first £125,000 of the purchase price, 2% on the next £125,000, 5% on the next £675,000, 10% on the next £575,000, and 12% on the rest (above £1.5 million)
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