6 bedroom house for saleAshby Lane, Willoughby Waterleys
Guide Price £825,000
Full descriptionAn outstanding 7 bedroomed country residence of immense charm and character on the outskirts of the picturesque South Leicestershire village of Willoughby Waterleys.
The original Grade II Listed cottage is believed to date back to the late 16th Century and has been substantially extended to create exceptionally spacious open plan living accommodation, a self contained annexe and fantastic entertaining space both internally and externally, all centred around a paved courtyard and lawned gardens.
The original cottage retains a wealth of period features including a stunning Georgian staircase, some historic beams and a beautiful panelled room, and this area of the house has been principally converted into bedroom accommodation comprising an impressive reception hall with limestone flooring and cast iron multi fuel burner, cloakroom/w.c., inner hall off which lies the master bedroom with feature fireplace, panelling to the walls and wooden shutters and window seat. On the upper floor off a galleried landing are 3 bedrooms with exposed beams and wall timbers and a superbly appointed family bathroom with spa bath.
The living accommodation is exceptional offering contemporary open plan living and an abundance of natural light. The main living area measures approximately 61'0 x 14'0", yet is divided into three distinctive areas including a superb conservatory with limestone flooring, French double doors leading out to the gardens, with air conditioning and under floor heating, being open plan to the lounge area with vaulted beamed ceiling, four double glazed skylights and two pairs of French doors leading out to the gardens, with an archway leading through to the dining area with an amazing pitched glazed roof and a range of built-in cabinets beneath oak display surfaces. A part glazed panelled door opens into a magnificent living kitchen measuring approximately 39'0" x 13'0" with a high vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, three bespoke double glazed doors opening onto the sun terrace, the kitchen fitted to a particularly high specification featuring a central island and peninsular unit with breakfast bar, extensive base and wall cupboards and quality appliances throughout. Oak double doors lead through to a family room with a French door leading out to the courtyard.
The west wing is approached via an inner hall and a separate entrance hall should this area be required as a separate annexe. On the ground floor there is a boiler room, luxury family bathroom and utility room, with a staircase rising to a landing with exposed beams and four double glazed skylights, off which are 3 good sized bedrooms with vaulted beamed ceilings and a shower room/w.c.
Centred around an extensive paved courtyard measuring approximately 50'0" x 43'0", the property offers a fantastic lifestyle with great entertaining space. Beyond is a lawned area with walled frontage, hand gate and brick store. A pair of wrought iron double gates provide shared access to an oak framed double garage and store, currently under construction. Further details from the selling agents and vendors.
Location - The picturesque village of Willoughby Waterleys is surrounded by some of south Leicestershire's most attractive open countryside, and is well placed for access to the city of Leicester, Market Harborough and Lutterworth, which offer shopping and supermarket facilities, with more local amenities available in nearby Countesthorpe, Blaby and Wigston. For the commuter, both Leicester and Market Harborough have mainline rail services to London St Pancras, the M1 is accessible at junctions 20 or 21, and the A14 lies to the south. The village has a public house, village hall and historic church.
Viewings & Directions - Viewings should be arranged through the agents Andrew Granger & Company on 01858-431315. From Market Harborough, proceed westbound via the A4304 towards Husbands Bosworth, turning right onto Bell Lane towards Leicester via the A5199, turning left at Arnesby, and following the signposts to Peatling Magna, continuing over the crossroads as signposted to the village. On entering the village, turn left, and just after the road bends right, Old Hall Cottage lies on the left hand side.
Accommodation In Detail -
Period Cottage -
Canopy Porch Entrance - With slated roof.
Reception Hall - 5.08m x 5.21m max (16'8" x 17'1" max) - Panelled entrance door, tall multi pane glazed window to stairwell with most attractive Georgian staircase off with galleried landing above, quarry tiled and limestone flooring, cast iron multi fuel burner, beamed ceiling, two radiators and window to front garden.
Cloakroom/W.C. - Quality white suite comprising low flush w.c., circular ceramic wash hand basin on wooden base, tall chrome heated towel radiator and spotlights.
Inner Hall - With quarry tiled flooring, understairs cupboard, panelled door through to
Master Bedroom - 5.08m x 4.80m (16'8" x 15'9") - A beautiful panelled room with multi pane glazed windows overlooking the gardens with wooden shutters and window seats, concealed cabinets behind panelling, pine boarded flooring, two radiators, attractive fireplace with marble inset and open grate.
Galleried Landing - With polished wood handrail to staircase, wide boarded oak flooring and stripped pine doors off.
Bedroom 2 - 5.23m x 2.97m (17'2" x 9'9") - With exposed beams and wall timbers, multi pane glazed window and radiator.
Bathroom - 3.81m x 2.18m (12'6" x 7'2") - Superbly appointed white suite with spa bath and tumbled marble tiled surrounds, chrome mixer tap over, Grohe shower unit over with chrome circular curtain rail, stylish wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap over, low flush w.c., tall chrome heated towel radiator, exposed beams and wall timbers.
Bedroom 3 - 3.81m x 2.84m max (12'6" x 9'4" max) - Oak boarded flooring, two windows, exposed beam, built-in double wardrobe with cupboard over, radiator.
Bedroom 4/Dressing Room - 2.95m x 2.18m (9'8" x 7'2") - With exposed beams and inglenook, part boarded flooring, radiator and obscured rear window.
Living Accommodation -
Magnificent Open Plan Living Area - 18.59m x 4.27m max (61'0" x 14'0" max) - A stunning open plan living area divided into three areas comprising:
Conservatory Area - Double glazed multi pane windows to two elevations creating an abundance of natural light with views over the gardens, French double doors to two aspects leading out to the gardens, impressive limestone flooring, glazed pitched roof with bio self clean glass, air conditioning unit, underfloor heating, open plan to
Sitting Room Area - With vaulted beamed ceiling, four double glazed skylights, two pairs of French doors leading out to the patio, limestone flooring with oak skirting boards, underfloor heating, archway with in-built spotlights leading through to
Dining Area - Featuring a pitched glazed roof and high level double glazed windows to side, bespoke built-in cabinets beneath oak display surfaces, air conditioning unit, ceiling spotlights to surround, limestone flooring, part glazed panelled door through to
Large Living Kitchen - 11.89m x 4.01m (39'0" x 13'2") - With high vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, excellent spotlighting, three wide double glazed doors opening onto the sun terrace, French door to rear, extensive range of contemporary style built-in units, impressive working surfaces including a central island and peninsular unit with breakfast bar, Siemens induction hob with feature automatic extractor unit, twin bowl sink unit with mixer tap over, integral dishwasher, fridge, freezer, three ovens with cupboards above and below, pull-out larder cupboard, sitting area with matching tiled flooring, stylish cast iron log burner with glazed door, oak framed double doors through to
Family Room - 5.28m x 3.66m (17'4" x 12'0") - With matching ceramic tiled flooring, built-in range of cupboards, T.V. display with drawers beneath, glazed door out to courtyard, rear door.
Boiler Room - With coat hooks, shelving, two Worcester gas fired boilers.
West Wing -
Inner Hall - With double glazed door to garden, ceramic tiled flooring and spotlights.
Family Bathroom - 4.67m x 2.39m (15'4" x 7'10") - White five piece suite comprising shaped panelled bath with chrome mixer tap over, his and hers wash hand basins with chrome mixer taps over, tumbled marble surround and display surfaces, matching half tiled walls, walk-in wet shower area with large fixed shower head, matching tiled surrounds.
Entrance Hall - With double glazed French double doors with brick arched glazed panel over, limestone flooring, staircase off.
Utility Room - 3.71m x 3.58m (12'2" x 11'9") - Extensive range of built-in cupboards, working surfaces, double glazed windows to two elevations, door to courtyard.
Landing - With brick arch, four double glazed skylights, beams, oak effect flooring.
Bedroom 5 - 3.71m x 3.58m (12'2" x 11'9") - Vaulted beamed ceiling with two double glazed skylights, oak effect flooring, oak skirting boards and radiator.
Bedroom 6 - 4.93m x 3.58m (16'2" x 11'9") - Oak effect flooring, vaulted beamed ceiling with skylight, radiator.
Bedroom 7 - 4.65m x 2.13m (15'3" x 7'0") - Sloping beamed ceiling, double glazed skylight, oak effect flooring and radiator.
Shower Room/W.C. - 2.01m x 2.13m (6'7" x 7'0") - Corner shower cubicle with curved sliding door, wash hand basin on tiled base with chrome mixer tap over, low flush w.c., tall heated towel rail, skylight, beam and spotlights.
Outside - The property is centred around an extensive paved patio measuring approximately 50'0" x 43'0" offering fabulous entertaining space with central circular brick feature, variety of climbing plants, lawned area beyond with pond, walled frontage, wrought iron hand gate, brick store.
A pair of wrought iron gates lead to a shared entrance giving access to an oak framed double garage and store, currently under construction. Further details from the selling agents or vendors.
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.
Council Tax - Council Tax Band E - For further information contact Harborough District Council 01858 828282
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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