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3 bedroom detached house for sale


Guide Price £427,500

Property Description

Key features

  • EPC Rating: D
  • Sitting Room
  • Dining Room
  • Living Kitchen
  • Utility Room
  • 3 Beds
  • Double Garage
  • Annexe Room

Full description

Delightful house set in extensive gardens approx 0.25 acres with fabulous country views and potential to extend.

General - The Gables is an impressive period house dating from the 1930s in a wonderful country setting close to the village of Elmesthorpe. Some interesting period features have been preserved including the "Minton" style tiled floor in the entrance hall, the 1930s front door leaded light door and some period fireplaces. The house is set well back from the road in extensive gardens extending to approximately 0.25 acres. The accommodation briefly includes on the ground floor: a sitting room, dining room and living kitchen. On the first floor there are three bedrooms and a shower room. Outside there is an impressive detached double garage with room over.

It should be noted that there is potential to extend the property. Planning permission (11/0211/1/PX) was granted in 2011 for a two storey and single storey extension. The consent has now lapsed

Location - The property is located just outside the highly regarded village of Elmesthorpe. There is a public house in the village and more comprehensive amenities in neighbouring Earl Shilton and Stoney Stanton. Elmesthorpe is well located for access to the motorway network via Junctions 1 and 2 on the M69 and is also within easy reach of Leicester via the A47. There are high speed rail links to London from Leicester and Nuneaton.

The House - The accommodation is arranged over two floors as follows:

Front Door - The original front door with leaded light stained glass window inset.

Reception Hall - With "Minton" style tiled floor, balustrade staircase rising to the first floor. There is an understairs storage cupboard, central heating radiator. Doors to:

Sitting Room - 16'3" (Into Bay) x 10'6" (4.95m ( Into Bay) x 3.20 - There is a bay window overlooking the front garden. The focal point of the sitting room is the open fireplace with timber surround and polished granite inset and hearth. Picture rail and two central heating radiators.

Dining Room - 16'3" x 10'5" (4.95m x 3.18m) - (measurements into bay). There is an impressive fireplace with stone surround housing a cast iron wood burner and with quarry tiled hearth. There is a boarded floor, picture rail, two central heating radiators and door to:

Living Kitchen - 17'3" x 10' (5.26m x 3.05m) - The kitchen is a good size with space for a large dining table. There is a comprehensive range of base and wall units with tiled splashback and concealed lighting. The units are arranged around the "Rangemaster" cooker which has five ring gas hob, electric hot plate with extractor fan housed in canopy over. There is a one and a half bowl sink unit, plumbing for washing machine and decorative alcove. The floor is tiled and there is tongue and groove panelling to dado height on one of the walls. There is a door to the utility and door to the:

Pantry - 6' x 4'1" (1.83m x 1.24m) - Traditional pantry with part tiled walls and shelving.

Utility Room - 15'9" x 4'1" (4.80m x 1.24m) - There is a counter top under which there is plumbing for a washing machine, quarry tiled finish to the floor and door to the garden.

On The First Floor - The balustrade staircase rises from the reception hall to the galleried landing where there is a hatch to the roof space. Opening off the landing is:

Bedroom 1 - 16'11" x 10'5" (5.16m x 3.18m) - (first measurement measured into bay). There is an "Art Deco" style tiled fire surround, picture rail, central heating radiator. Views from the bay over the front garden and countryside beyond .

Bedroom 2 - 16'10" x 10'5" (5.13m x 3.18m) - (first measurement measured into bay). There are again commanding views over the garden and countryside beyond. "Art Deco" tiled fireplace similar to the one in Bedroom 1. Central heating radiator.

Bedroom 3 - 10' x 8'5" (3.05m x 2.57m) - Overlooking garden, central heating radiator.

Shower Room - There is a corner shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low flush lavatory. Chrome ladder style towel rail.

Outside - The house is set well back from the road. A wall runs along the road side boundary and double gates open on to a stoned drive. There are some magnificent trees in the front garden including a mature Monkey Puzzle. The drive leads through lawns to a five bar gate which opens on to a further parking area from which the double garage can be accessed.

Double Garage - 21'8" x 19' (6.60m x 5.79m) - With two electrically operated "up and over" doors. There is a separate outside door to a LAVATORY with wash hand basin with hot water boiler over.

Annexe Room - 21'10" x 8'10" (6.65m x 2.69m) - (With further storage in the eaves). This is a fabulous room which the current owner uses as a study but it would also make a very good play room or occasional fourth bedroom. There are three velux roof lights and it opens on to a viewing platform from which the views can be enjoyed. CCTV is fitted which provides views along the length of the drive to the road.

The Garden - The main garden is to the rear of the property. Immediately adjoining the house there is a terrace which is an ideal location for barbecuing and entertaining. The garden is lawned and interspersed with shrubs and trees. There is a further vegetable garden with a mature apple tree which is fenced from the main garden. Included in the sale are two sheds and a greenhouse.


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1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Fox Country Properties have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.

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