9 bedroom detached house for saleBennetts Hill, Dunton Bassett, Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Under Offer £1,150,000
- DRAWING ROOM
- SITTING ROOM
- DINING ROOM
- KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM
- 9 BEDROOMS
- STAFF/GRANNY ANNEXE
- 2 STORES
early 1600's with many period features retained. Set behind iron gates you enter via a studded oak door into the hallway with beautiful panelled walls and an impressive Jacobean staircase. Accessed from the hallway is the wine cellar which features an original stone wall from a settlement prior to The Manor. Left of the hallway is the cinema room with oak floors and panelling and a feature oak fireplace with Royal Doulton tiles in the style of Delph. Steps lead down to the drawing room, a later addition to the house, a stunning dual aspect room, with beamed ceiling, panelling and a large feature oak fireplace.
A butler's pantry is adjacent, perfect for hosting drinks parties. Leading on from the drawing room you step down into the magnificent atrium, the heart of the house, with large fireplace, ornate galleried landings, and glass ceiling. Adjacent is a WC and cloakroom.
Leaving the atrium and entering the rear hall with the formal dining room to the right, a spacious dual aspect room full of character including two "secret" cupboards. Opposite is the kitchen breakfast room with a leisure Rangemaster, handmade wooden units and breakfast island.
Adjacent is the utility room with doors to the garden. Beyond the kitchen is the wonderfully light and spacious conservatory, with flower room with original water pump, and a relaxed dining and seating area.
Stairs rise from the main hall to the first floor galleried landing, and the principal bedroom with ensuite and dressing room. There are a further four bedrooms, a dressing room, bathroom, shower room, WC and linen cupboard. The second floor offers the potential to become a self-contained annexe, it currently comprises of four bedrooms, a small kitchen, bathroom and store room arranged around the galleried landing and atrium.
From the rear hall passing through the boot room you enter the Grade II Listed annexe, the former village bakery with beehive oven in situ. The annexe offers a fantastic development opportunity, there is lapsed planning consent for conversion of the lower floors to sitting room, kitchen and bedroom with ensuite. Beyond the annexe is a store room and large barn with potting shed and summer house to the rear.
Across the gravelled courtyard is a range of four stables, tack room, storage shed and oil tank store, and a charming fruit store with clock tower.
The grounds are a beautiful mixture of formal gardens laid to lawn with an impressive
Magnolia tree, raised tennis lawn, two ornamental ponds and an original Victorian green house, now a delightful pergola and BBQ area. Beyond is the wildflower garden with a lovely array of fruit trees and a natural pond.
Dunton Bassett is a rural village that sits between Lutterworth and Broughton Astely. The name Dunton Bassett is derived from Donitone roughly translating to mean, 'homestead on the hill' and Bassett, which is a family name and was added later. The Great Central main railway line which is the last main line to be built from the north of England to London, was opened on 15 March 1899 and ran just to the east of Dunton Bassett which separated Dunton Bassett from its neighboring village of Ashby Magna.
Dunton Bassett has a thriving village shop with
post office, a primary school, cricket club, village
hall with regular activities and a local village pub
The Dunton Bassett Ar ms. All Saints Church is located at the edge of the village and is associated with the churches of Leire and Ashby Parva.
A more comprehensive range of shops, restaurants and amenities are available in nearby Lutterworth and Leicester. The Kilworth House Theatre, only a few miles away, stages productions at their open air theatre and other performing arts groups regularly produce shows at the Lutterworth College.
Communication links are excellent with nearby
access to all of the Midlands road network, with
East Midlands and Birmingham airports both not
far away. Dunton Bassett is ideally located for London train travel with Leicester, Rugby and
Market Harborough all having mainline stations
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