4 bedroom house for saleMain Street, Kilby
Guide Price £575,000
Full descriptionA delightful 4 bedroomed detached family home which historically was a public house, believed to date back to the 17th century and is one of the oldest buildings in the village. The property has been sympathetically renovated over recent years, retaining many original features whilst creating 21st century luxury living standards.
Expect to find a plethora of features that demonstrate attention to detail, such as 'bakelite' light switches, stripped pine doors, many of them are brace and latch, Victorian style radiators in some of the rooms, recently installed Sussex styled wood grain effect UPVC double glazed windows, lime stone flooring and engineered oak flooring on the ground floor. The current owner has further enhanced and improved the property by renovating the original cobble stone courtyard into an impressive garden room and the stables into an office. These can be accessed via separate entrance from the driveway.
The property which benefits from gas fired central heating and double glazing, in brief comprises; Entrance hall, sitting room with wood burning stove, living kitchen with wood burning stove, impressive garden room with vaulted ceiling and cellar, utility/laundry room, wine cellar/storage, cloakroom. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms and a luxury bathroom. The master bedroom with luxury en-suite completes the accommodation. Outside there is an attractive fore garden and tandem parking for two cars. To the rear is a pretty enclosed garden. Viewing is essential to appreciate the quality and presentation of the accommodation on offer.
Location - The highly desirable village of Kilby is surrounded by some of south Leicestershire's most attractive open countryside, and has a reputable primary school, public house and village church, and is handy for the neighbouring centres of Oadby and Wigston, both of which offer comprehensive shopping and supermarket facilities, further schools, bars, restaurants and sporting and leisure opportunities. For the commuter, the M1 is accessible at both junctions 20 or 21, and the city of Leicester has mainline rail services to London St Pancras. The thriving town of Market Harborough lies to the south.
Viewings And Directions - Viewings should be arranged through the agents Andrew Granger & Company on 01858-431315. From Market Harborough, proceed northbound via the A6 passing through Kibworth onto the dual carriageway, turning left at the next roundabout proceeding for a couple of miles, and turn right as signposted to Kilby. Continue into the centre of the village past the pub on the left, and just beyond, Swan house is on the right hand side. Alternatively, from Leicester, proceed southbound via the A5199 Welford Road, turning left as signposted into the village, with Swan House located on the left hand side.
Accommodation - Enter to the front via storm porch through timber glazed door into
Entrance Hall - With dog leg stair case rising to first floor, radiator, limestone flooring, doors to
Sitting Room - 4.11m x 6.25m (13'6" x 20'6") - A room with a history, as this was formerly the main bar when it was a public house. Now only with a mere suggestion of the past and offers spacious and contemporary living space. It has two windows to the front aspect, and feature internal window which was formerly the hatch for the off licence, an attractive feature exposed brick fireplace housing a wood burning stove., engineered oak flooring, radiator and 3 gas light style wall lights.
Living Kitchen - 6.25m x 4.11m max, 2.90m min (20'6 x 13'6" max, 9' - A light and airy room with space for sofas and dining table. It has windows with wooden shutters to front and side aspect, window to the rear, limestone flooring. The living area has a feature exposed brick fireplace housing a wood burning stove. The well appointed kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units with granite work surfaces, inset Belfast style sink with mixer tap over and granite drainer and splash backs. Integrated dishwasher, Rangemaster cooker (available under separate negotiation, space for American style fridge freezer.
Wine Cellar/Store - Formerly access to cellar, with window to rear, built in cupboard door to
Cloakroom - Window to side, close coupled w.c, wall mounted hand wash basin, limestone flooring.
Utility/Laundry Room - 3.81m x 1.75m (12'6" x 5'9") - This room connects the main house to the rear of the house. It has a vaulted ceiling and has stable doors to the hall way and to the garden room., fitted storage cupboard housing gas fired central heating boiler, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer with granite work surface over, inset Belfast sink with mixer tap over.
Garden Room - 5.94m min , 6.45m max x 4.70m average measurement - A particular feature of the property. A conversion from the former courtyard and stables. The cobblestones, the hatch to the cellar and the beam used to unload the barrels have all been retained to create a fabulous room which is ideal for entertaining. The roof has also been refurbished and improved to provide an attractive vaulted ceiling with exposed A framed beams, with three chandelier lights fittings (available by separate negotiation)
There is a fitted storage cupboard with a second gas fired central heating boiler, bi-folding doors leading to rear garden, external door leading to driveway and glazed door and windows to self contained office.
Cellar - 3.61m x 2.77m (11'10" x 9'1") - Light, submersible pump, de humidifier and air vent.
Offices - 4.22m x 2.84m main office, 2.84m x 1.98m 0.61mnd o - Formerly stables, converted into office with internal glazing and door dividing into two. It also has a kitchenette and cloakroom, two telephone lines and shelving.
Landing - With window to the rear, radiator, storage cupboards, dog leg staircase rising to second floor master suite, doors to
Bedroom Two - 4.24m x 3.96m (13'11" x 13') - With window to the front elevation, exposed ceiling timbers, radiator, feature fireplace
Bedroom Three - 3.66m x 4.29m (12' x 14'1") - With window to the front elevation, built in double wardrobe, stripped and varnished floorboards, radiator, feature fireplace.
Bedroom Four - 4.01m x 3.28m (13'2" x 10'9") - With window to the rear elevation, built in double wardrobe, radiator, stripped and painted floor boards, feature fireplace
Luxury Family Bathroom - 2.95m x 2.21m (9'8" x 7'3") - With window to the front elevation, radiator, engineered oak flooring, tongue and groove paneling to dado height. Contemporary suite comprising; double sided free standing bath with mixer tap, corner walk-in shower unit with drench shower, circular wash basin set onto granite top table, wall hung w.c.
Second Floor -
Master Bedroom Suite - 7.37m x 3.76m incorporating en-suite and wardrobe -
Bedroom - With low window to the front elevation, two radiators, walk-in wardrobe with hanging space, shelving and drawers, light.
En-Suite - With window to the rear, contemporary suite comprising; S shaped walk-in shower unit, wash basin set with mixer tap over onto stainless steel vanity unit, wall hung w.c. radiator, wood effect tiled flooring.
Front Garden - An attractive frontage with great kerb appeal. Cobbled pathway with dwarf hedge and cottage style borders. Driveway with tandem parking for two cars leading to rear access to the garden room. Pea gravelled path to the other side with gated access to
Rear Garden - Cobbled patio area adjacent to the rear of the property with slate and shrub borders. BBQ area and trellis screen. The remainder is laid to artificial lawn with cottage style flower borders. There is also a vegetable plot, second patio and chalet style garden shed. The garden is enclosed by timber panel fencing.
Council Tax - Council Tax Band 'F' For further information contact Harborough District Council 01858 828282
Energy Performance Certificate - EPC Rating D
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.
Stamp Duty Rates - Band Normal Rate Additional Property
less than £125k 0% 3%*
£125k to £250k 2% 5%
£250k to £925k 5% 8%
£925k to £1.5m 10% 13%
rest over £1.5m 12% 15%
* For additional property the first £40k will attract 0% tax. From £40k to £125K the rate will be 3% on full purchase price.
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