4 bedroom detached house for saleShadows Lane, Congerstone
- Superlatives abound
- Amazing blend of tradition and modernity
- Stylish and quality build in complete privacy
- Energy cost offset by a government grant
- Beautiful interior with quality fit out
- RHS award winning garden design
- Light and airy rooms with four bedrooms
- Office and double garaging
- EPC rating C
Superlatives abound** Amazing blend of tradition and modernity** Stylish and quality build in complete privacy** Energy cost offset by a government grant** Beautiful interior with quality fit out** RHS award winning garden design** Light and airy rooms with four bedrooms** Office and double garaging** EPC rating C**
General Description - It is rare for us to run out of superlatives genuinely The Banky goes beyond the accepted levels of design, quality of build, standard of fit out and running costs. This is a very rare example of a blend of traditional and contemporary design set in a completely private plot, hidden from view creating a quiet and exclusive sanctuary yet right in the middle of this lovely popular settlement.
The owners of The Banky are both professional designers and they have skilfully utilised their talents combining with a well briefed and talented architect to create something really very special. The demands of conservation have been met yet retaining a traditional feeling in the scale and form of the superstructure whilst producing light and airy accommodation which flows easily. Above all they have created a stunning ground floor layout; this includes a glazed natural heating and cooling annexe off the living kitchen and a feature polished concrete table in the lounge.
The expense of using the best materials has been continued in the fitting out of the interior. The house combines well with the cleverly conceived garden, the two flowing together quite seamlessly with the design creating separate yet interlinked rooms enhanced by clever planting. The appointed architect was Allan Joyce of Nottingham, and the project was completed in 2010.
The garden was designed by Francesca Sinclair a RHS medal winner, creating a peaceful and beautiful external environment with space for relaxation and entertaining, whilst requiring little effort in easy maintenance of this lovely setting. Here is a combination that we feel will be difficult to repeat and the sale is a very rare opportunity to buy a quite distinctive and clever home.
For the detail consider, the combination of a Rosemary tile with the Hanson Solid blue brickwork, Austrian windows manufactured by Internorm, Solus floor tiling and American walnut flooring made in Germany. Underfloor heating throughout with an internal environment controlled by the Ventaxia Sentinel circulation and ventilation heat exchanger with a Swedish Nibe heat pump and ground heat sourcing at a depth of 300 feet. The kitchen was designed and installed by Ascot of Derby, kitchen appliances are by Siemens and AEG and sanitary ware is by Armitage Shanks from Willbond and Bathstore. The rainwater harvesting is a Kingspan system.
The current electricity cost is offset by a government grant with seven years to run.
Entrance Hallway - With solid timber door leading to a double height entrance porch with window doorway to the living room and full height windows into the conservatory.
Lounge - This is a stunning space specifically designed as a large open living area with fully tiled ceramic flooring and a polished concrete table. There are multiple windows to the front, side and rear elevation, two storey height window to the front elevation and open cavity looking up to the landing area, with open access through to the kitchen living diner and stairway to the first floor landing.
Wc - With inset wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap over, low level flush WC, storage unit, full width mirror, ceramic tiled flooring and opaque window to the rear elevation.
Kitchen Living Diner - A particular feature of this property is the expansive open space with raised kitchen dining area and short steps to additional living area with eye catching aspects of the outside and garden. The kitchen zone includes an extensive range of wall and base cupboards of contemporary design set off by Corian work surfaces and tops. The Siemens five ring induction hob and concealed inset rising extractor are built into the Corian central island unit. There are integral twin Siemens ovens, integrated fridge, Siemens dishwasher, Corian sink and drainer with mixer tap and Quooker hot tap over. There is a doorway to the second kitchen and utility room and at the rear a glass screen enclosing the open staircase leading up to the first floor landing. There are double glazed bi-fold doors to the conservatory area and a space used for dining. At the lower level is the large living zone reaching the full ridge height with a centrally fitted RAIS log burner and windows forming the entire front wall.
Space Heating Conservatory - With a ceramic tiled floor, double doorways to the front elevation and bi-fold doors into the kitchen living diner. The area has been designed to provide natural heating to the kitchen and living zone during the spring and autumn and a cooling effect in the summer. The space can be used as an extension to the house and garden.
Second Kitchen And Utility Room - With a range of base mounted units and full height cupboards with granite effect work surfaces, one and a half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap over, space and plumbing for a washing machine, dryer and dishwasher, additional space for a tall fridge freezer, ceramic tiled flooring, tiled splash backs, windows to the side and rear elevation and doorway to the side elevation, additional doorway leads to a boiler cupboard housing the ground source heat pump and the under floor heating system.
First Floor Landing - Approached by the modern feature cantilever staircase with glass panelled banister and chrome hand rails. The landing itself is finished with quality wooden flooring and features a window to the side elevation and a sky light to the front elevation. There is a cleverly designed aspect to ground floor lounge through a glazed panel.
Bedroom One - A spectacular main bedroom with en-suite, dressing room and a range of fitted wardrobes and drawers, full height windows to the roof of the additional living area with pull cord blind, additional windows and skylight to the side elevation.
Dressing Area - With fitted sliding door wardrobes and full height mirror.
En-Suite - With fully tiled walls and floor, walk in shower cubicle with rain style shower head, wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap over inset into a vanity unit, vanity mirror, low level dual flush WC and opaque glazed window into the roof of the entrance porch, sky light to the side elevation.
Family Bathroom - Fitted to a luxury standard including a costume designer matching white suite with bath having rain shower head, screen wash hand basin set within cabinetry having a nest of storage drawers beneath and a wall mounted close coupled wc. There is a large wall mounted mirror with back courtesy lighting, a wall niche and part full tiling to the wet area. There is a wall mounted matching white towel radiator and matching tiled to the floor.
Bedroom Four - With wooden flooring, window to the rear elevation and loft access.
Bedroom Three - A charming child's room with a step ladder to high level sleeping area, integrated sliding wardrobes, wooden flooring, window to the rear of the property and to the top of the room into the landing.
Bedroom Two - With wooden flooring, integrated mirrored fronted sliding doors to wardrobes and windows to the front and side elevations.
Studio/Workspace/Office - The studio is accessed from the front garden and drive area. The interior has a granite tiled floor, two fitted work zones with desks, tiled shelving, ceramic sink unit with mixer tap over and an electric storage heater.
Outside - The entrance gate leads into the parking area and thence through a gate into the private garden, the design incorporates support walling of differing yet complimentary heights, allowing a clever connection of the terrace and planted areas as well as creating a number of different rooms which skillful planting and the use of Indian granite pulls it all together. Features include an Italian stone covered terrace, raised lawn and a central timber decked bridge running over the ornamental fish pond leading to the front doorway. There are loose stone pathways leading to the rear of the property and access to the studio. There is a loose stone drive leading to the private entrance and parking area with access to the garage. There are double patio doors on the right leading into to the studio.
Double Garage - With rolling electric doors concreted floor and electric power and light.
Viewing - To arrange a viewing, please contact the Loughborough Sales Team on 01509 861222 or the Market Bosworth Sales Team on 01455 291471.
Tenure - Freehold.
Local Authority - Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, Leics LE10 0FR (Tel: 01455 238141)
Council Tax Band - G
Measurements - Every care has been taken to reflect the true dimensions of this property but they should be treated as approximate and for general guidance only.
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