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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Main Street, Great Bowden, Market Harborough

Sold STC £525,000

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A charming 3 bedroomed 19th Century detached cottage of character enjoying views over adjoining fields on the fringes of the highly desirable south east Leicestershire village of Great Bowden.

Built of brick and slate construction, this former gatekeeper's cottage is beautifully presented throughout, benefiting from gas fired central heating and UPVC double glazed windows, and includes an entrance hall with stripped pine panelled doors off, sitting room with attractive fireplace and French double doors leading out to the rear gardens, family room with cast iron burner, separate dining room with bay window to the front and exposed beam, with pantry off, fitted breakfast kitchen with oak fronted units and cooker range, with door leading through to the utility/boot room.

On the upper floor off a central galleried landing with built-in airing cupboard are 3 double bedrooms, a useful study
ursery with built-in airing cupboard, and a superbly appointed family bathroom with feature spa bath and separate fully tiled shower cubicle.

The track to the front of the house was originally the village road before the railway bridge was built to replace the level crossing, and now provides shared access with a pleasant aspect to the front. To the side of the house, gravelled car standing with planning permission for the erection of a detached garage (reference 16/00631/FUL approved 10th June 2016). Further details from the selling agents or vendors.

Immediately to the rear of the house is a useful workshop/utility room with adjoining outside w.c. The gardens form a most attractive feature of the property with extensive paved patio area, steps rising to a lawned garden with beautifully stocked flower and shrub borders, greenhouse and gravelled sitting area with wooden pergola and climbing plants.

The property is offered for sale with no chain, as the vendors are having a bungalow built on land to the rear of Gatekeepers Cottage. A copy of the plans are available from the vendors or selling agents, or may be accessed via Harborough District Council website, reference 16/00631/FUL approved 10th June 2016.

Location - The property occupies a rural setting adjoining the railway line within the highly desirable south east Leicestershire village of Great Bowden, which lies on the edge of the Welland Valley and has a past history dating back to Anglo Saxon times. The village is centred around a beautiful green with a couple of shops including tea rooms and post office, public houses, village hall and historic church. The village also has a preschool and primary school, a recreational ground with sporting and leisure opportunities, and a host of local clubs and societies. Great Bowden has a unique relationship with its larger neighbour, Market Harborough which has more comprehensive shopping and supermarket facilities, restaurants, cafes, a theatre and leisure centre. For the commuter, the nearby railway station has mainline services to London St Pancras in approximately one hour, the M1 is accessible at junction 20, and the A14 lies to the south.

Viewings & Directions - Viewings should be arranged through the agents Andrew Granger & Company on 01858-431315. From the town centre, proceed northbound via High Street, turning right onto Bowden Lane, left onto Burnmill Road, continuing out of the town and into the village of Great Bowden, turning right onto Main Street, and just after crossing the railway bridge, turn sharp right, proceeding along the shared driveway with Gatekeepers Cottage located on the left hand side.

Accommodation In Detail - With the benefit of gas fired central heating and UPVC double glazing, this former village shop briefly comprises

Ground Floor -

Entrance Hall - Double glazed entrance door, radiator, staircase off with pine handrail, stripped pine panelled doors off.

Sitting Room - 3.99m x 3.96m (13'1" x 13'0") - Attractive fireplace with electric coal effect fire, double glazed French double doors leading out to the rear garden, double glazed side window with views over paddock, corner shelving with display over, wall light points and radiator.

Family Room - 3.86m x 3.61m (12'8" x 11'10") - UPVC double glazed windows to two elevations with pleasant aspect, radiator, cast iron burner on stone hearth with built-in display cabinets to either side.

Dining Room - 3.89m x 3.43m (12'9" x 11'3") - UPVC double glazed bay window to front, radiator, fireplace with polished wood surround and gas fire, exposed beam, wall light points and recessed pantry with shelving and light point.

Breakfast Kitchen - 3.96m x 3.96m (13'0" x 13'0") - Range of oak fronted built-in units comprising base and wall cupboards, several drawers, glazed and leaded display cabinet, wine rack, roll top working surfaces with ceramic tiled surrounds, stainless steel sink unit with central waste bowl and chrome mixer tap over, plumbing facilities for automatic dishwasher, Rangemaster cooker range with two ovens, grill, five ring gas hob unit with glazed cover, canopy extractor hood over, radiator, double glazed window overlooking the rear garden, glow-worm gas fired central heating boiler, glazed door to

Utility/Boot Room - 1.96m x 1.98m (6'5" x 6'6") - With quarry tiled floor, working surface with cupboards above and below, plumbing facilities for automatic washing machine, double glazed window, electric wall heater and multi pane glazed door out to gardens.

First Floor -

Galleried Landing - With pine balustrade and handrail, double glazed window, radiator, built-in airing cupboard and stripped pine panelled doors off.

Study - 3.00m x 1.40m (9'10" x 4'7") - With built-in airing cupboard, double glazed window overlooking the rear garden and radiator.

Bedroom 1 - 4.04m x 3.91m (13'3" x 12'10") - Double glazed window overlooking paddock land, vanity unit with wash hand basin, cupboards above and below, two large recessed wardrobes with handing rails, radiator and telephone point.

Bedroom 2 - 3.89m x 3.61m (12'9" x 11'10") - Double glazed window to side, recessed double wardrobe, triple wardrobe with tall sliding doors, the central door mirror fronted, and radiator.

Bedroom 3 - 3.76m x 3.71m (12'4" x 12'2") - Double glazed window to rear with views over the garden, radiator, display shelving.

Family Bathroom - 3.20m x 2.59m (10'6" x 8'6") - Superbly appointed with white suite comprising panelled spa bath with chrome mixer tap over and shower attachment, separate fully tiled shower cubicle with mains shower, pedestal wash hand basin, ceramic tiled surrounds, low flush w.c., double glazed window to rear, ceiling spotlights, radiator and wood effect flooring.

Outside -

Workshop/Utility Room - 3.96m x 2.21m (13'0" x 7'3") - With white deep glazed Belfast sink, power and lighting.

Separate W.C. - With low flush w.c. and small window.

Most attractive rear garden of good size with extensive paved patio immediately to the rear of the property, brick retaining wall and steps up to lawned area, beautifully stocked flower and shrub borders, vegetable area, coal bunker, greenhouse, wooden pergola with climbing honeysuckle and gravelled sitting area, hawthorn hedge and new timber fence to rear.

Gravelled car standing to side of house with space and planning permission for the erection of a detached brick garage and boundary wall, (reference 16/00631/FUL approved 10th June 2016).

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.

Energy Performance Certificate - EPC Rating E

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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11 August 2016

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