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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Markfield Lane, Botcheston, Leicestershire

Guide Price £750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Superb Period Detached Property
  • Energy Rating E
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Superb Indoor Leisure Complex with Swimming Pool & Sauna
  • Large Bespoke Conservatory
  • Superb Feature Dining Kitchen
  • Luxury En-suite Shower/Wet Room & Refitted Family Bathroom
  • Four Car Garage Block with Studio/Offices/Playroom above
  • Further Triple Garage (capable of conversion)
  • Large Landscaped & Completely Private Rear Garden

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A substantially extended and completely remodelled period detached family home dating back to 1882 and featuring a superb indoor leisure complex comprising swimming pool, sauna, changing room and cloakroom with WC, shower & wash hand basin together with a conservatory, substantial detached garage with offices/playroom/potential annex above, further attached triple garage capable of conversion and a superb bespoke fitted dining kitchen. Offering four bedrooms, a superb luxury en-suite shower/wet room and further refitted family bathroom, the property offers gas fired central heating, mahogany double glazing throughout and a wealth of original features and a large and completely private mature rear garden. All fitted carpets, curtains and light fittings and a sophisticated CCTV security system are included.


Botcheston is a popular village approximately 6.5 miles west of Leicester with a public house and village hall. Further amenities can be found at nearby Desford, Thornton, Kirby Muxloe and Newbold Verdon. The village is ideally situated for fast access to the M1 & M69.


Proceed out of Leicester to Kirby Muxloe and from Kirby Muxloe towards Desford and taking the right hand turning for Botcheston. On entering the village turn immediately right into Markfield Lane where the property can then be found on the right hand side as identifiable by our for sale board.

The Property 
Leicester Lodge has been substantially altered, extended and remodelled by the present owners over thirty years and offers a highly deceptive property with excellent leisure facilities ideal for family living. The addition of a substantial detached garage/work shop and office facility enabled the current owners to expand and develop their bespoke conservatory business and is an ideal facility for home business use or used as a gym/playroom or convert to a self-contained annex. In addition are gardens to the rear doubles the size of the plot making extension of the house possible which was altered into a superb indoor leisure complete with swimming pool and sauna and an impressive conservatory in Brazilian mahogany. Being for sale for the first time in three decades, the property represents a raee opportunity to acquire a substantial and individual family home.

The property is entered via a multi-paned front door into the reception hall.

Reception Hall 
With return staircase to the first floor, double radiator, display alcove with fitted light and off is:

Spacious Lounge 
8.95m into bay x 4.27m - Sealed double glazed mahogany windows to front and matching bay window to the side. Feature superb inglenook fireplace with oak mantel and housing a large wood burning stove and attractive oak panelled chimneybreast and quarry tiled hearth. Two double radiators, moulded cornicing, provision for wall mounted TV, attractive panelling and access to kitchen.

10.3ft x 7.1ft
Sealed double glazed mahogany window to the front, built-in desk unit with drawers, double radiator and telephone point.

Bespoke Fully Fitted Dining Kitchen 
6.36m overall x 5.0m - Fitted with attractive Travertine stone flooring throughout.

Kitchen Area 
16.9ft x 10.6ft
Being extensively fitted with a bespoke range of fully fitted hand painted wood fronted units comprising a range of base cupboards and drawers and matching eye level units. Matching central-island with granite work top and further one and a half bowl sink with cupboards under. Shaws double Belfast sink unit with waste disposal and mixer tap over set within extensive ranges of granite work surfacing. Full height unit with decorative collars and pelmet, larder unit with retractable shelving, large fridge with matching front. Belling range style cooker with four ovens and six ring gas hob with warming plate inset within tiled surround. Integrated dishwasher, sealed double glazed mahogany window to rear, coved cornicing and access off to garage.

Dining Area 
16.5ft x 10.4ft
Free standing radiator, sealed double glazed mahogany deep bay window overlooking the rear garden, coved cornicing, matching dresser unit with display cupboard and granite work top, wood burning stove set within recessed alcove, provision for wall mounted TV and door to garden. Off is:

Utility Room 
With plumbing for washing machine, single drainer stainless steel sink, mahogany circular window, base cupboards, eye level cupboards and stone flooring.

Garage/Potential Family Room 
24.7ft x 19.0ft
With up and over door, sealed double glazed windows with light and power, mezzanine floor and boiler room off housing the gas fired central heating boiler, filtration unit and hot water cylinder for the pool area. AGENTS NOTE: As the property offers a substantial detached garage and office block, we would consider this room ideal for further accommodation if required (subject to the necessary consents/approvals).

Leisure Complex 
47.4ft x 18.2ft
Access from the kitchen is a superb indoor swimming pool area featuring a heated swimming pool measuring 9.24m (30'4") x 4m (13'1") with a retractable pool cover and ladder varying in depth from 0.92m (3') at the shallow end to 2.5m (8'2") at the deep end. The pool area is surrounded by attractive limestone/Travertine flooring with a pair of double glazed mahogany French doors with matching windows opening onto the patio and garden. Off is a sitting area/changing area with a boiler cupboard off housing the Halstead gas fired central heating boiler providing heating for the conservatory, pool area and shower. The sitting area has exposed brick walling, cathedral ceiling with lantern style roof light with automatic leaded lights, spotlights and off is cloakroom. Stairs lead up to the first floor accommodation.

Fitted with two piece suite comprising a low level WC and wash hand basin. Full tiling to the wall and floor, towel rail and window to side. In addition is an adjacent separate shower.

Professional Sauna 
With two tier benches, fitted light and hi low heating unit.

Superb Bespoke Conservatory 
17.9ft x 15.6ft
Being of a good size and a particular feature of the property is this superb conservatory constructed by the vendors (who are conservatory manufacturers) to their own specification built in mahogany and featuring sealed double glazed picture windows and matching French doors onto the patio and rear garden. Matching double glazed roof with central roof light with automatic leaded lights. Most attractive tiled flooring, kick board heaters and exposed brick work to one wall.

On the first floor approached via the main staircase from the reception hall the first floor landing with sealed double glazed window to the rear, double radiator and access to loft space.

Master Bedroom 
24.4ft x 10.8ft
With sealed double glazed mahogany window to front, double radiator, TV aerial point and a step up to a sitting/dressing area with hardwood flooring, radiator and sealed double glazed mahogany windows overlooking the rear garden. Off is:

Walk-in wardrobe/Dressing Room 
With built-in hanging rails, shelving units and shelves for shoes including a separate shoe cupboard.

Luxury En-suite Shower/Wet Room 
18.4ft x 8.7ft
Having been remodelled and fitted with a sophisticated four piece suite by Jacuzzi comprising a bidet, siphonic WC, his & hers wash hand basin with contemporary fittings with granite work tops over and cupboards under. The fully tiled shower features a large 1.75m x 1.65m shower area with dual shower fittings, extractor fan and spotlighting. Attractive limestone flooring, double glazed window to rear, contemporary panel radiator, moulded cornicing, spotlighting, heater and off is a storeroom. A door leads off to the second landing which is accessed via the leisure centre which in turn provides access to a fourth bedroom/gym.

Store Room 
21.2ft x 7.7ft
With fitted light and power.

Bedroom Four/Gym 
23.8ft x 10.1ft
(measurement to include sloping ceiling) Sealed double glazed mahogany window to the front, pelmet lighting, double radiator, spotlights and built-in storage in the roof eaves.

Bedroom Two 
14.0ft x 13.11ft
Sealed double glazed mahogany window to the front, ornate open fronted fireplace with cast iron surround, built-in double wardrobe with hanging rail and drawer under and double radiator.

Bedroom Three 
15.5ft x 14.8ft
Sealed double glazed mahogany large bay window to the side with attractive window seat, further ornate cast iron open fronted fireplace, double radiator, double and single wardrobes with hanging rails and storage and provision for wall mounted TV.

Refitted Luxury Family Bathroom 
Fitted with a large double ended freestanding bath, bidet, low level WC and wash hand basin, all with contemporary chrome fittings. Full height tiling to all walls, borrowed light to landing, shaver point, sealed double glazed mahogany window to rear, double radiator, oak wood stripped flooring and toiletries cupboard.

A tarmacadam driveway provides hardstanding for a large number of vehicles and leads into both the front and side of the property. The drive provides access in turn to the previously mentioned integral garage (capable of conversion) and to the side of which is additional hardstanding for caravan/boat etc. The drive is bordered by attractive deep flowering borders and grass verges with a variety of shrubs and plants and in turn leads to a superb professional detached garage and office building currently used as a work shop and home business use.

28.0ft x 21.1ft
If used for garaging this is capable of storing at least four/five vehicles with double doors, fitted light and power and sealed double glazed windows to front and rear. Further double doors to the rear lead through to a range of useful buildings currently used for storage and measuring approximately 9.4m (30'10") x 5.5m (18'1") overall. These buildings could either be retained for general storage or easily dismantled if required. Internal access from the garage leads through a lobby with kitchenette comprising a circular sink with cupboards under, double doors leading onto the garden, ceramic tiled flooring and off is a WC with low level suite and window. Off is:

9.6ft x 8.1ft
With sealed double glazed mahogany windows to front, telephone point, CCTV security system, wall mounted heater, security alarm system and double glazed windows looking through to the workshop/garage. A staircase leads up from the side hall/lobby to:

First Floor Room 
25.1ft x 18.1ft
This room is currently used as a work room within the conservatory business but could easily be used as a playroom/offices or the potential for a self-contained annex particularly with the WC, kitchenette and study below. The building is currently rated as a small business use and therefore offers the dual potential for either additional living accommodation or office/business use if required.

Rear Garden 
The rear garden has been extended through the acquisition of a large area of additional land to the rear and offers a completely private and secluded garden predominantly laid to large areas of shaped lawns and featuring a large variety of mature trees, shrubs and plants. The garden is completely enclosed on all sides by 8' (2.45m) brick walling, timber panelled fencing and hedging. The garden offers complete privacy and offers a paved patio area and an ornamental pathway leading to the lawned garden off which is an excellent brick built garden building comprising two stores measuring approximately 3.8m (12'6") x 3m (9'10"), one with a mezzanine floor with fitted lighting, ceramic tiled flooring and interconnecting door to the adjacent store room measuring 3.7m (12'2") x 2.4m (7'10") again with a mezzanine floor and ceramic tiled flooring. This building could easily create an ideal summer garden room or leisure facility with doors opening onto the gardens to the rear. (truncated)

Fixtures & Fittings 
All quality fitted carpets, curtains and light fittings are included.

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05 August 2016

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  • Narborough (6.5 mi)
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