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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Rugby Road, Swinford, Lutterworth, Leicestershire

Sold STC £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • An Imposing Grade II Listed Georgian Home
  • 6 Bedrooms, plus First Floor Study & 4 Bathrooms
  • Drawing Room, Study & Formal Dining Room
  • Refitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Ground floor Shower Room & Laundry Room
  • Delightful Period Detail Throughout
  • Indoor Heated Pool & Games Room
  • Outbuilding With Planning for Commercial Usage (B1)
  • Oil Fired Central Heating
  • Popular Village Location

Full description

A signature home in this popular Leicestershire village, originally built in Georgian times with an abundance of period features, a Victorian extension, various outbuildings and a swimming pool.

Introduction - The Limes is an impressive Georgian home with later Victorian editions, quite rightly listed Grade II, as one of the signature homes in this popular Leicestershire village. The property has three storeys of accommodation including six bedrooms and four bathrooms, whilst the ground floor has an impressive array of large reception rooms including study, a large drawing room with bay window overlooking the garden, formal dining room, ground floor shower room, refitted kitchen/breakfast room and laundry room. The property has a separate building which has planning permission for B1 usage (office use) a first floor games room, a small indoor swimming pool and off road parking for several vehicles.

Accommodation Summary -

Ground Floor - The property has a large panelled entrance door that leads to a welcoming entrance hall with an attractive staircase leading to the first floor. The hallway is L shaped and leads to the principal reception rooms including the study which has an attractive original marble fireplace with tiled hearth and tiled cheeks whilst a large sash window overlooks the village green and recreation ground beyond. This room has a stripped floor and cornicing to ceiling as well as a Georgian panelled door. The ground floor shower room has been refitted with a large shower cubicle with sliding door, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. The formal dining room again situated at the front of the building, has an impressive fireplace with marble surround and tiled hearth, cornicing and a sash window to the front aspect. The hallway leads to the delightful drawing room which was part of a later Victorian extension and offers an opulent feel with a high ceiling, attractive ceiling cornicing and high level skirting boards. There are two sash windows to the front aspect overlooking the village green and bay windows to the rear aspect offering attractive views of the garden and Village church. The refitted kitchen/breakfast room again has large sash windows to the rear and side aspect overlooking the gardens. The kitchen has been refitted and has an impressive granite island unit, a variety of matching base and wall mounted units and a one and a half bowl sink and drainer, a range cooker and extractor hood whilst the tiled floor leads to a large pantry. There is an attractive, stained glass picture window overlooking the hall way and window to the rear. The door at the far end of the kitchen leads to the laundry room which houses the oil fired central heating boiler and has plumbing for an automatic washing machine and the rear stairs leading to the first floor.

Drawing Room - 6.80 x 6.99 (22'3" x 22'11") -

Dining Room - 4.45 x 3.64 (14'7" x 11'11") -

Study - 4.45 x 3.84 (14'7" x 12'7") -

Breakfast Kitchen - 4.28 x 6.12 (14'0" x 20'0") -

Lobby - 1.82 x 2.33 (5'11" x 7'7") -

Utility Room/Laundry Room - 3.71 x 3.36 (12'2" x 11'0") -

Shower Room -

First Floor - There are two impressive double bedrooms to the front aspect. The master bedroom offers significant proportions and has two sash windows taking in the open views to the front, an original marble fireplace with tiled hearth as well as a Georgian door and Georgian architraves. Adjacent to this a large four piece bathroom with corner shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and roll top bath with claw feet and telephone style attachment as well as a low level WC there is also a feature fireplace with cast iron surround. Bedroom two is across the landing with a sash window to the front, feature fireplace and access to an en suite which houses an enclosed shower cubicle, bidet, wash basin and low level WC with a sash window to the rear.
The landing has an archway that leads through to the secondary landing which has a large airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and linen shelves. There are windows overlooking the garden and a door that leads to bedroom three which has delightful views of the rear garden and access to an en suite bathroom. The third bedroom has a degree of self containment with the rear staircase providing access to it. Across the landing there is a study, again with views of the rear garden. Given the proximity of the laundry room on the ground floor these two rooms could make a perfect annexe or teenager suite. The laundry room could be used as a second kitchen providing for this purpose.

Bedroom 1 - 4.71 x 7.03 (15'5" x 23'0") -

En-Suite -

Bedroom 2 - 4.70 x 3.86 (15'5" x 12'7") -

En-Suite -

Bedroom 3 - 4.27 x 4.04 (14'0" x 13'3") -

En-Suite -

Study - 3.95 x 3.33 (12'11" x 10'11") -

Second Floor - On the top floor there are three further double rooms with bedroom four having a window the front aspect, a door then leads to a further landing area which has access to a large bathroom with his and hers wash hand basins, panelled bath and low level WC together with feature fireplace. Bedroom five, again another double room, with window to the front aspect whilst the sixth bedroom offers exposed beams and a sash window to the front.

Bedroom 4 - 4.70 x 4.00 (15'5" x 13'1") -

Bedroom 5 - 4.70 x 3.69 (15'5" x 12'1") -

Bedroom 6 - 4.70 x 3.16 (15'5" x 10'4") -

Bathroom -

Office & Games Room - The pathway leads to a large outbuilding which has three rooms on the ground floor, one of which is a large office space with a cloakroom housing a WC and sink. The main office room has a door fronting onto the road for public access and a further door that leads to the rear garden. There are two further rooms on the ground floor which all have radiator heating. The first floor has two doors at the top of the stairs, one leading to a working Sauna and the other offering a large games room which currently hosts a full size snooker table and bar area with barn doors and windows overlooking the gardens. Currently the building has planning permission for commercial usage B1.

B1 Business Use - Offices (other than those that fall within A2), research and development of products and processes, light industry appropriate in a residential area.

Office Room 1 - 3.91 x 6.22 (12'9" x 20'4") -

Office Room 2 - 3.91 x 3.30 (12'9" x 10'9") -

Games Room - 3.91 x 9.72 (12'9" x 31'10") -

Swimming Pool - 4.06 x 6.10 (13'3" x 20'0") -

Boiler Room - 4.06 x 2.56 (13'3" x 8'4") -

Store - 4.06 x 3.61 (13'3" x 11'10") -

Sauna -

Parking, Gardens & Indoor Pool - The property occupies a corner position on the Rugby Road and Chapel Street close to the village hall and local church. The rear garden is walled with several trees along the boundary to Chapel Street. There is parking for at least three vehicles, with an electric gate providing access. To the right of the parking area are several raised vegetable plots dissected by paved pathways, a block paved path together timber pergola leads to the block paved patio and terraced lawn. The pathway continues along several well stocked flower borders to a small rear yard and further outbuildings and swimming pool. Across the lawn is the indoor swimming pool area which is approx 5 metres in length and adjacent to this there is a large tool shed which houses the boiler and pump.

Location - Swinford is a small village in the Harborough district of the county of Leicestershire. The parish church is All Saints, a 12th Century Norman rebuilding of an earlier Saxon church with a 14th century square bell tower. The local pub is The Chequers on the High Street, formerly known as Chequer Inn. The village has a thriving community with the village hall and highly reputable primary school within walking distance of The Limes.

Local Authority - Harborough District Council 01858 828282
Council Tax Band G

Services - Mains electricity, Broadband, Mains water & Oil Fired Central Heating

Viewing Arrangements - Strictly by the vendors sole agents on 01788 820062

Web Address - For more information visit the propertys unique website address

Opening Hours - Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm

Directions - From Rugby town centre take the A426 (Leicester Road) and go across 4 roundabouts, until you reach the Junction for the A5 (London to Holyhead Road). Go across the roundabout signposted toward Shawell and head down Gibbet Lane. In less than half a mile you enter the village of Shawell, continue on the same road which becomes Swinford Road for 2 miles until you reach Swinford. Turn right at Lutterworth Road, then right gain at Chapel Street. The Limes can be found at the end of the road on the left hand side facing the village green on Rugby Road.

Agents Notes - All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure.

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22 September 2016


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