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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Main Street, Willoughby on the Wolds, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12

Sold STC £645,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial Grade II Listed farmhouse
  • Four receptions plus garden room
  • Kitchen
  • Range of additional ground floor rooms
  • Five/six bedrooms
  • Three bath/shower rooms
  • Substantial period barn
  • Open garaging
  • Mature stocked private gardens

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A late 18th Century six bedroom Georgian farmhouse with a spacious period barn, set to the edge of the popular and convenient village of Willoughby on the Wolds


Willoughby on the Wolds is a popular village close to the
Nottinghamshire/Leicestershire border and with easy access to the A46 providing connections to a wide range of local and regional centres.

The village has a strong sense of community with a number of events arranged throughout the year including tea and garden parties and a number of properties having open garden events.


This is a glorious detached three storey former Georgian farmhouse, Grade II Listed. It is located in a delightful mature setting with a substantial, separate period barn. The house offers scope for some improvement.

Ground Floor - stone steps from Main Street lead up to the formal entrance and hall. Sitting room and dining room are set to the front of the property, both with period chimney pieces and a link through to the breakfast room and kitchen from the dining room.

There is a fine principal drawing room with a high beamed ceiling and period chimney piece set to an open hearth with a wood burning stove. There are two sets of French doors leading through to a wide glazed garden room with quarry tiled floor and French doors to the courtyard and gardens.

Breakfast room with beamed ceiling and a double oven oil fired range AGA also providing domestic hot water set in an Inglenook. Secondary staircase to the upper floors. The separate side kitchen is fitted with a two ring gas hob (propane), built in oven and inset sink with a range of bespoke fitted units and wooden working surface. This leads onto a large larder with stone thralls and an early stone cheese press still in place.

Rear hallway with fitted cupboard housing oil fired boiler providing central heating, separate cloak room with low suite W.C and hand wash basin. Spacious utility/laundry with fitted cupboards, twin stainless steel sink units and an early stone sink.

First floor - the fine principal period staircase leads to half landing, and access to a master bedroom with beamed ceiling and spacious en suite bathroom and W.C with an extensive range of fitted cupboards. Secondary staircase off leading down to the ground floor. The principal landing leads to a second bedroom with fine early stripped cupboards and an attractive fireplace surround with a raised dog grate. A side landing leads to two further bedrooms, one with a useful side shower enclosure and wash hand basin. Family bathroom with bath, wash hand basin and low suite W.C.

The staircase rises to the second floor with a half landing giving access to the fourth bedroom and main landing leads to two further bedrooms, one currently used for storage and a separate shower room and W.C. There are open views from the upper floor bedrooms and landing.

Outside - there is a range of useful workshops and storage set to the side of the house. Vehicular access is between the main house and the large detached barn which offers a substantial footprint with high timber doors leading directly out into Main Street and access from the courtyard. There is a wide terrace set around the rear of the property and a large gravel courtyard leading through to the covered garaging/car port and generous lawned gardens with a large pond.

There are additional smaller garden areas with mature and attractive planting and including a separate vegetable area and soft fruit garden. In all the site extends to approximately 0.36 acres or thereabouts.

This is a house of considerable charm and character and priced to take account of some improvements required to a purchasers choice.

Square Footage: 8,174 sq ft
Acreage: 0.36 Acres


Willoughby village can be directly approached from the A46 following the directions to Wymeswold. Take the first turning right towards Willoughby onto Main Street and Baxter Farm will be seen on the left hand side as you enter the village. Alternatively from Nottingham the property can be approached through Stanton on the Wolds and Widmerpool.

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Added on Rightmove:
13 June 2016

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