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9 bedroom detached house for sale

Kinchley Lane, Rothley

Guide Price £1,600,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial Country Residence
  • Energy Rating E
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • 10 Double Bedrooms
  • Four Bathrooms
  • Outstanding Views Over Swithland Reservoir towards Bradgate Park
  • Approximately 3.2 Acres of Delightful Garden Grounds
  • Gas Fired Central Heating
  • Sealed Unit Double Glazing Throughout
  • Many Features Including High Ceilings and Magnificent Original Fireplaces

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Situated in one of the finest and most spectacular locations in Charnwood Forest with views over Swithland Reservoir towards Bradgate Park, a substantial country residence offering four large reception rooms and up to 10 double bedrooms over three floors. Extending to approx 6,310 sqft, the property is situated within approximately 3.2 acres of delightful garden grounds featuring mature oak, copper beech and silver birch trees interspersed with rolling lawns, deep planted borders and interesting features such as a large wooded knoll. With gas fired central heating and sealed unit double glazing throughout, the property features high ceilings, magnificent original fireplaces and still offers considerable potential given the property's size and location.


The nearby village of Rothley is a particularly well serviced Charnwood Forest village situated around a traditional village green and offering extensive local facilities including popular pubs, restaurants, shops and school. The village is particularly well placed for fast access to Loughborough and Leicester and the M1 at Markfield. Local facilities also include Rothley Park Golf Club, Rothley Court Hotel / Restaurant, Soar Valley Leisure Centre and local beauty spots include Swithland Reservoir and Bradgate Park.


Leaving Rothley via Swithland Land, take the eventual left hand turn into Kinchley Lane where the property can be situated on the left hand side set well back from the lane.

Family Room 
21'11" x 15'
With open fronted fireplace, three sealed double glazed windows to side and rear overlooking garden, two double radiators and built-in shelving.

The Land Holding 
The land registry plan shows that the property extends to 3.2 acres although the current owners have enjoyed the uninterrupted use of adjacent additional garden land since 1956. An adjacent stock proof grass paddock has also been rented by the current owners on an annual grass keeping agreement and there is therefore no reason to suggest that this field would not be available for rent to the purchasers.

Agents Note 
The former dismantled steam railway to the south of the property has recently been restored with a visitors centre and platform constructed in the adjacent disused quarry. A section of track is accessible from the Great Central Steam Railway and provides a delightful adjacent feature without impacting in any way on the privacy and enjoyment of the property as it is situated well below the property in the adjacent quarry. In all, a substantial and imposing family home with one of the finest located and views within Charnwood Forest.

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

Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are all connected.

The Gardens 
The gardens are extensive and predominately laid to large areas of rolling lawn. The rear lawned gardens feature a croquet lawn and the gardens are bounded by well stocked borders with a variety of shrubs and plants providing all year round colour. The gardens also feature a number of magnificent trees including oak, copper beech, horse chestnut and willow trees which provide a delightful leafy backdrop and large areas of welcome summer shade. At the foot of the gardens is a large raised grassy knoll affectionately known as 'the mound' which is also packed with rhododendron and mature trees providing a haven for natural wildlife. This raised section of the garden provides a natural environment giving the property a feel of enclosure, yet the west facing aspect of the property has been left completely open to take advantage of the magnificent views. Adjacent to the mound is a large and productive vegetable and fruit garden with fruit cages, an excellent range of furthe (truncated)

A particular feature of this substantial home is its breath-taking position within the heart of Charnwood Forest and the spectacular uninterrupted westerly views over Swithland Reservoir towards Charnwood Forest and Bradgate Park. The property is set well back from Kinchley Lane with a sweeping tarmacadam driveway leading in via tree lined approach to the front of the property to provide hardstanding for a large number of vehicles, the drive in turn leading into a courtyard, off which are a large number of buildings comprising:

Double Tandem Garage 
With window, door and up and over door.

Brick Double Garage 
20'5" x 18'4"
With remote controlled up and over door, fitted light and power. The garage roof also supports 12 solar panels.

Range of Former Stables 
Comprising four boxes, now all currently used for general purpose storage.

The First Floor 
The first floor is approached via both a principal staircase from the reception hall and also a secondary staircase from the inner hall which serves the servants quarters.

Principal First Floor Landing 
Spacious first floor landing with radiator, airing cupboard off with large insulated hot water cylinder and shelving.

Bedroom One 
19'6" x 17'7"
With double radiator, open fronted fireplace, two double hanging wardrobes with top boxes, sealed double glazed bay window overlooking gardens and magnificent views, double radiator, built-in base cupboard and access off to the main bathroom.

Family Bathroom 
17'9" x 6'7"
With a white three piece suite comprising panelled bath with shower over, curtain and rail, vanity unit, low level WC, cast iron radiator, half height tiling, combined towel rail/radiator, sealed double glazed window, shaver point, light and mirror.

Separate WC 
With low level suite and sealed double glazed window.

Separate Inner Landing 
Accessed from the lower hall, these servants quarters provide access also from the landing to the second floor and comprise the following.

Bedroom Six 
14'4" x 12'6"
With radiator, sealed double glazed window overlooking the rear garden and original fireplace.

Bedroom Seven 
14'11" x 12'3"
With open fronted fireplace, oak surround, built-in double cupboard, radiator, sealed double glazed window overlooking the rear garden.

Second Family Bathroom 
With a three piece suite comprising panelled bath, wash hand basin, low level WC, heated towel rail and sealed double glazed window to the side.

The Second Floor 
Approached via a staircase from the inner landing.

Second Floor Landing 
With Velux double glazed roof light, off which are three further large bedrooms and also offering potential for a playrooms, offices or a self-contained annexe for dependant relatives, staff or teenagers.

Bedroom Eight 
27'10" x 13'5"
This room comprises two former rooms that have been combined to make one large playroom with Velux roof light, two sealed double glazed windows overlooking gardens with magnificent views, off which is a useful attic store room.

Bedroom Nine 
4.8m maximum x 3.75m - With sealed double glazed window overlooking magnificent views, built-in double cupboard and original open fronted fireplace.

Bedroom Ten 
14'1" x 13'
With sealed double glazed window to front, original fireplace, built-in double cupboard and shelving.

Bathroom Three 
With a white three piece suite comprising panelled bath, wash hand basin, low level WC, sealed double glazed window and built-in cupboard.

Separate Box Room/Linen Store 
Having full height shelving, sealed double glazed window.

Bedroom Two 
19' x 17'9"
With sealed double glazed bay window affording spectacular views over Swithland Reservoir and a large section of Charnwood Forest including Bradgate Park. There is a double radiator, vanity unit with mirror and light, second double glazed window, triple hanging wardrobes with top boxes, original fireplace within tiled surround and interconnecting door to the adjacent bedroom which would be ideal as an en-suite bathroom or dressing room.

Bedroom Three 
17'10" x 14'
With a range of wardrobes all with top boxes, tiled original fireplace, two sealed double glazed windows and radiator.

Bedroom Four 
14'6" x 10'9"
With vanity unit, mirror and light, tiled fireplace, sealed double glazed window overlooking rear garden, radiator, built-in double hanging wardrobe with top box.

Bedroom Five 
13'4" x 12'8"
With tiled open fronted fireplace, built-in double cupboard with top box, radiator, sealed double glazed window to front, interconnecting door to adjacent bedroom providing potential for dressing room or en-suite.

Family Shower Room 
Having large walk-in shower, shower screen, computerised Mira shower fitting, pedestal wash hand basin, sealed double glazed window and part tiling and heated towel rail.

The property is entered via large original oak doors recessed within a stone arch into:

Entrance Vestibule 
The attractive exposed stone walling, part glazed inner door leading to:

Spacious Reception Hall 
31'4" x 11'6"
With staircase to first floor with cupboard under, double radiator and off:

Downstairs Cloakroom 
With cast iron radiator, wash hand basin, mirror fronted medicine cupboard and off:

The Property 
Kinchley House was constructed in 1926 for Charles Martin, Chairman of the Mountsorrel Granite Company. Substantially constructed of local granite under a magnificent Swithland slate roof, the property offers extensive accommodation over three floors and is in a truly exceptional location convenient for Rothley, Loughborough, Leicester and Nottingham, yet affording uninterrupted open views over Charnwood Forest, Swithland Reservoir and Bradgate Park. The property has only sold once in 1956 and this is only the second time the property has been officially offered for sale since built. It therefore represents an exceptionally rare opportunity to acquire an imposing and substantial house in a wonderful forest location, almost adjacent to Swithland Reservoir. Passing from generation to generation, the current owners have owned the property since 1977 and have replaced all windows. For over 50 years, the property has also enjoyed the use of the adjacent 13 acre paddock whi (truncated)

Sitting Room 
27'4" x 16'9"
With high ceiling, moulded cornicing, two double glazed picture windows overlooking magnificent views over Bradgate Park. Minster style fireplace with matching hearth and mantel, two double radiators, telephone point and TV aerial point.

Drawing Room 
28'1" x 16'1"
With open fronted fireplace inset within marble with matching hearth, ornate pine surround and mantel. Four double glazed picture windows with magnificent views over gardens and open countryside towards Bradgate Park, matching French doors into rear garden and four double radiators.

Separate Dining Room 
16'11" x 16'10"
With picture window overlooking gardens and magnificent views beyond towards Bradgate Park, open fronted fireplace within stone Minster style surround with matching hearth and mantle and coved cornicing.

Fitted Dining Kitchen 
17'1" x 13'9"
With a range of fitted units comprising a full range of base cupboards, eye level units and roll edge work surfaces. The kitchen features a powder blue four oven Aga with other appliances including a Neff fan assisted electric double oven, four ring ceramic hob and extractor hood, dishwasher and fridge/freezer with matching fronts. There is a sealed double glazed window to front, tiled splashbacks, double radiator and telephone point. There is also walk-in pantry with full height shelving.

Side Hall 
With quarry tiled flooring, door to side courtyard, built-in double cupboard, sink unit with splashback and double glazed window.

Laundry Room 
13'8" x 5'9"
With base cupboards, sealed double glazed window overlooking rear garden, plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer and eye level unit.

Utility Room/Former Butlers Pantry/Second Kitchen 
14' x 11'10"
With single drainer sink, range of base cupboards, three quarter height double cupboard, space for fridge/freezer, three quarter height double cupboard, space for fridge/freezer, part tiling, sealed double glazed window and cast iron radiator.

Inner Hall 
Secondary former servants staircase to the first floor and access off under to:

Excellent Cellars 
The cellars extend under a large part of the property and are in excellent condition and comprise four store rooms, all with fitted light providing excellent wine and general purpose storage.

Side Lobby 
With sealed double glazed window to courtyard, radiator and off:

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04 October 2016

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