4 bedroom link detached house for saleLeicester Lane, Great Bowden, Market Harborough
Sold STC £549,950
A delightful 4 bedroomed lodge house located in the grounds of Great Bowden Hall enjoying spectacular views over open countryside located approximately half a mile outside the highly desirable south Leicestershire village of Great Bowden just to the north of the thriving town of Market Harborough.
Great Bowden Hall was converted in about 1997 with two lodge houses built in the grounds which are approached via remote control security gates. Arranged over two floors, the exceptionally spacious and beautifully appointed accommodation offers excellent flexibility, and is approached via a canopy porch entrance and impressive reception hall with attractive staircase off and useful storage cupboards, together with a fitted cloakroom/w.c. The house has fabulous entertaining space including a large lounge with three double glazed windows to two elevations and French double doors leading out to a decked patio, the focal point of the room being a Cotswold stone fireplace with live flame coal effect gas fire. There is a useful study with views over the grounds, and the dining kitchen is superbly appointed with white fronted units with contrasting granite working surfaces including a feature central island and quality appliances. Glazed double doors open into a magnificent sun lounge having double glazed windows to two elevations and additional skylights creating an abundance of natural light with spectacular views over the gardens and rolling open countryside. There is also a fitted utility room with an interconnecting door to the garage and further door leading out to the gardens.
On the upper floor off a central landing with distinctive arched window, book shelving and built-in linen cupboard, are 4 bedrooms including a superb master bedroom enjoying fabulous views fitted with built-in wardrobes and having an en-suite shower room. There are 3 further bedrooms and a superbly appointed family bathroom.
The gardens form a most attractive feature of the property located to the side and rear of the lodge house with stunning views over open countryside. There are a variety of patio areas providing fabulous entertaining space including a wooden decked patio, lawned areas, winding paths, beautifully stocked flower and shrub borders, variety of specimen trees and bushes, and external lighting. To the front of the property, a parking space provides access to the attached garage which has a remote control up and over door and a personal door leading through to the utility room.
The property overlooks the grounds to Great Bowden Hall which includes guest parking and also a share in the ownership of some 15 acres of adjoining land, together with a gated path providing access to the Grand Union Canal with miles of scenic walks along the towpath.
Location - Great Bowden Hall lies just outside the highly desirable south Leicestershire village of Great Bowden which has a store and post office with tea rooms, public houses, reputable primary school, fine parish church, village hall and sporting and leisure opportunities. The adjoining town of Market Harborough has further schooling, a comprehensive range of shops and supermarkets, cafes, bars, restaurants, a theatre and leisure centre. For the commuter, Market Harborough has mainline rail services to London St Pancras in about an hour, the M1 is accessible at junction 20, the A14 lies to the south and the A6 provides access to the city of Leicester.
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 into Bowden Lane, left into Burnmill Road, and on reaching Great Bowden, turn left onto Leicester Lane, with Great Bowden Hall located on the left hand side just before the canal bridge. The security gates open on approach, with North Lodge located immediately on the left, with visitor parking on the left hand side of the drive as you approach the main hall.
Accommodation In Detail - With the benefit of gas fired central heating with a recently replaced boiler, wooden framed double glazed windows and a security alarm, this rendered lodge house with slate roof briefly comprises
Ground Floor -
Canopy Porch Entrance - With two external wall lights.
Reception Hall - Panelled entrance door with glazed and leaded insets, attractive staircase off with useful under stairs storage cupboard, radiator within cabinet surround and ceiling spotlights.
Cloakroom/W.C. - White suite comprising low flush w.c., wash hand basin, chrome mixer tap over, half tiled walls, extractor fan, ceiling spotlights, wood effect flooring and radiator.
Magnificent Lounge - 9.65m x 3.71m min/4.72m max (31'8" x 12'2" min/15' - An exceptionally spacious reception room with Cotswold stone fireplace having a live flame coal effect gas fire, three double glazed windows to two elevations together with French double doors leading out to a decked patio, coved ceiling, wall light points and two radiators.
Study - 2.95m x 2.67m (9'8" x 8'9") - Double glazed window to front overlooking the grounds and Great Bowden Hall, radiator and coved ceiling.
Dining Kitchen - 5.66m x 3.66m max (18'7" x 12'0" max) - Superbly appointed with an extensive range of white fronted base and wall cupboards with contrasting granite working surfaces including a feature central island with breakfast bar having cupboards and wine rack beneath, base and wall cupboards, glazed display cabinet, stainless steel twin bowl sink unit with chrome mixer tap over, Bosch double oven, microwave, four ring gas hob unit with granite splashback, extractor hood over, integral fridge, freezer and dishwasher together with washing machine. Wood effect flooring, radiator, glazed double doors opening into
Sun Lounge - 4.93m x 4.19m (16'2" x 13'9") - A spectacular room with multi pane glazed windows to two elevations and a couple of skylights creating an abundance of natural light, enjoying stunning views over the gardens and rolling open countryside in the distance. Ceiling spotlights and radiator within cabinet surround.
Utility Room - 2.74m x 1.45m (9'0 x 4'9") - Range of base and wall cupboards, stainless steel sink unit, quarry tiled floor, working surface with tiled surround, panelled door leading out with glazed insets, tall cupboard housing the gas fired central heating boiler, and door to garage.
First Floor -
Spacious Landing - With distinctive arched window, display shelving to half landing, built-in linen cupboard.
Master Bedroom - 6.02m x 3.51m max/2.90m min (19'9" x 11'6" max/9'6 - Double glazed window to side with rural views, double glazed skylight, extensive range of built-in wardrobes and wall light points.
En-Suite Shower Room - 2.90m x 1.88m max (9'6" x 6'2" max) - Large tiled shower cubicle with glazed sliding doors, ceramic circular wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap over, range of built-in cupboards and drawers, wall mirror, low flush w.c., ceramic tiled floor, radiator, double glazed window with fabulous views, ceiling spotlights, extractor fan and chrome heated towel radiator.
Bedroom 2 - 3.73m x 4.04m max (12'3" x 13'3" max) - Circular ceramic wash hand basin with cupboards beneath, radiator within cabinet surround, two double glazed skylights with views.
Bedroom 3 - 3.30m x 3.71m max (10'10" x 12'2" max) - Built-in double wardrobe, T.V. aerial socket, double glazed skylight and radiator.
Bedroom 4 - 2.87m x 1.93m (9'5" x 6'4") - Double glazed window with views over the ground and Great Bowden Hall, radiator, recessed display shelving, bed light switch, triple mirror fronted wardrobes with storage space above.
Family Bathroom - 3.51m x 2.54m max (11'6" x 8'4" max) - Superbly appointed with white suite comprising panelled bath, chrome mixer tap over with shower attachment, glazed shower screen, pedestal wash hand basin, low flush w.c., black and white ceramic tiled floor, radiator with chrome towel rail, further towel radiator and skylight.
Outside - Most attractive gardens of good size located to the side and rear of the house enjoying far reaching views over open countryside. Extensive paved areas and wooden decked patio offering fabulous entertaining space with a remote control awning, lawned areas with winding paths leading to circular paved sun terraces, gravelled inset with shrubs, box hedge, beautifully stocked flower and shrub borders, variety of specimen trees, outside lighting, electric point and cold water tap point. Mainly fenced and wall boundaries, pathway leading to timber garden shed, side entrance with gate.
Garage - 5.36m x 2.79m (17'7" x 9'2") - With automatic remote control up and over door to front, power and lighting, shelving, working surface with cupboard beneath, door leading through to utility room.
Mainly paved front garden with off road parking to front of garage.
The property also has use of the communal grounds which are beautifully maintained, and also has the advantage of a shared ownership of some 15 acres of adjoining paddock land which is a delight to walk. The land is currently let to a local farmer. A pathway and gate also leads to the canal towpath offering miles of scenic walks.
Tenure - The tenure is freehold, although there is a service charge for the maintenance of the grounds and communal areas and security gates with a current monthly charge of approximately £62. Further details from the vendors.
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 C
Council Tax - Council Tax Band F - 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) A further 3% will be payable on the whole amount if this is an additional property to one that you already own.
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