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4 bedroom town house for sale

South Street, Ashby-De-La-Zouch LE65 1BQ

Guide Price £475,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Early C19 Grade II Listed Character Family Home
  • Four Well-Proportioned Bedrooms
  • 3 Storey
  • Impressive Living Kitchen + Utility Room
  • Charming Spacious Sitting Room
  • Useful Cellar
  • Two Bathrooms
  • Toilet
  • Large Master Bedroom with En Suite
  • Separate 2-Storey Annexe

Full description

ROWAN HOUSE: A wonderful opportunity to acquire an impressive Grade II Listed period residence dating back to the early 19th century - boasting four generous bedrooms and well-proportioned accommodation spread over three floors - including a separate two-storey annexe in the rear garden. This lovely character family home enjoys a town centre location and has off-road parking. A look inside the well-presented mid-terraced property reveals, on the ground floor: a reception hallway, charming sitting room, a useful cellar, a superb 21ft. (6.5m) living kitchen with bespoke fitted cupboards and drawers, and an adjoining utility room. On the first floor: a spacious master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and an en suite (Jack and Jill) bathroom, a separate toilet/washroom, and bedroom four. Finally, on the second floor: two further good-sized bedrooms and a family bathroom. Outside, in the garden, you'll find a separate two-storey brick annexe - ideal as an office, hobbies room or garden room.

The Location - The ancient, historic market town of Ashby (with its famous 12th century castle) almost certainly dates back to Roman times. Later, in the early 19th century, it became a spa town. Many of the Georgian-style buildings that you now see were built to accommodate visitors to the Baths. Today, Ashby de la Zouch is a thriving and bustling town within the National Forest and enjoys a wide range of good shops, schools, pubs, churches and local amenities. The nearby M42 motorway gives easy access to the M1, M5 and M6 and many other Midland towns and cities. The town is also convenient for the international airports at Nottingham East Midlands and Birmingham.

Local History - Rowan House is part of Ivanhoe Terrace, built by Robert Chaplin in 1822. Along with number 15 South Street, the three-storey residence was used as accommodation for the visiting public who wanted to bath in the new Ashby Spa, located in the nearby Bath Grounds.. At first, the Spa was a great success and the four other houses on the row were constructed to meet the needs of the visiting public and their servants. After the demise of the Spa, the houses (along with 14 South Street) were sold off as homes. From then to the present day they have changed with the times but always retain the charm and character of a Georgian home due to the grade two listing - the carriageway archway in the middle of the terrace accessing the stables for the visitors' horses.

Accommodation In Detail - The mid-terraced property stands back from South Street behind wrought iron railings. A gate opens onto the flagstone paved pathway leading to the front door. There's a tall privet hedge to the right, and a lawn with shrub borders. To the left, a carriageway arch leads to off-road parking. Steps up to the panelled entrance door with a brass knocker.

Reception Hallway - With deep skirting boards, dado rail, high ceiling with two decorative rose, a central heating radiator, telephone point and a spindled staircase rising to the first floor. Doors off to the sitting room, cellar, living dining kitchen and the cellar.

Elegant Sitting Room - 16'2''x 13'0''min + alcoves - The focal point of this magnificent sitting room is the decorative painted fire surround incorporating a freestanding cast iron open fire with working chimney. and a period tiled hearth. In the two alcoves either side of the chimney breast are built-in cupboards with glass display shelves above and lighting. Moulded cornice, dado rail, two central heating radiators, two wall lights and a high ceiling with an exposed painted beam. A Georgian-style sash window (with secondary glazing) to the front elevation.

Useful Cellar - From the hall, brick steps descend to the cellar which has two rooms, power and light and a brick thrall. Spaces for a chest freezer and a fridge if required.

Bespoke Living Dining Kitchen - 21'7''max x 12'2''min - (12' 8" min). A superb dining kitchen fitted with a range of hand-made bespoke storage cupboards with bi-fold doors, tall units, display cabinets, drawers and a plate rack. There's an inset one and half bowl sink with swan neck mixer tap, worktops with wood edges, a separate centre island with chopping board, built-in fridge and a power point. An inset Carron four-burner gas hob with hot plate, built-in overhead extractor hood, built-in electric oven and glazed tiled splashbacks. An integrated Smeg dishwasher. A high ceiling with halogen lights, quarry tiled floor, an archway and a wall-hung Potterton gas boiler concealed in a cupboard. In the dining area, you'll find a freestanding multi-fuel stove, brick sides and back and a period beamed lintel. The two alcoves have built-in drawers with open shelves above. French doors accessing the garden, and a rear window. Aluminium sliding doors lead through to the utility room.

Utility Room / Rear Entrance Lobby - 6'5''x 5'6'' - With spaces and plumbing for a washing machine and a dryer. Worktop with wood edges. An inset stainless steel one and a half bowl sink and drainer. Multi-paned windows to the rear and sides. A glazed exit door leading outside into the rear garden.

First Floor Accommodation -

First Floor Landing - An L-shaped landing with a range of built-in bookshelves to one wall. A central heating radiator, two decorative ceiling rose and a useful storage cupboard. A Georgian-style sash window to the front elevation with secondary glazing. Panelled doors to the master bedroom, Jack and Jill bathroom (en suite), separate toilet/washroom and bedroom four.

Spacious Master Bedroom - 16'1''x 15'2''inc. wardrobes - A large principal bedroom fitted with a range of tall built-in wardrobes with hanging rails and shelves providing ample storage space for clothes. The centre point is the freestanding cast iron fire with capped chimney, painted fire surround and tiled hearth. A double central heating radiator and a TV aerial point. A Georgian-style sash front window with secondary glazing. An open archway leads through to the en suite bathroom.

En Suite Bathroom (Jack And Jill) - 12'0''x 7'9''max - With access also via a door from the landing. There's a feature freestanding bath with chrome hot and cold centre taps, a built-in tiled shower cubicle with electric shower, built-in linen cupboard and a pedestal wash hand basin. Laminate flooring, radiator, coved ceiling with recessed halogen lights. A multi-paned rear window.

Separate Toilet / Washroom - Comprising a wall-hung wash hand basin and a low-flush toilet. Decorative tiling to the lower walls, complementary blue-tiled floor, an extractor fan and a high-level opaque window to bedroom three.

Bedroom Four - 10'0''x 9'3'' - With a recessed book shelf in the chimney breast, a radiator and a multi-paned rear window.

Second Floor Accommodation -

Second Floor Landing - With panelled doors to bedrooms two and three and the second bathroom.

Bedroom Two - 16'8''x 11'2''max - With a feature period cast iron fireplace - with capped chimney and a wood surround. A radiator, recessed halogen lights and a multi-paned window to the front elevation.

Bedroom Three - 13'1''x 10'4''max - (6'8" min.) With a radiator, telephone point, recessed halogen lights and a Georgian-style sash window to the front elevation.

Family Bathroom - 12'2''x 8'2''to low eaves - restricted height - Comprising: a panelled bath with separate hot and cold taps, overhead electric shower on the wall, a vanity wash hand basin with cupboards, and a low-flush toilet. A double radiator, part-tiled walls, vinyl flooring, and a door to a deep recessed walk-in storage cupboard with light. Two exposed purlins and a large Velux skylight with diffuser blind.

Outside -

Separate Annexe - 14'0''x 12'0''approx - In the middle of the rear garden, there's a brick-built annexe with two floors - currently used as a garden room on the ground floor, with a pine staircase rising to the office room on the first floor. This is not a fully completed project and several other possible uses could be considered. Power and lighting, windows and French doors leading to the garden and the WORKSHOP.

Private Rear Garden - The garden is in two sections - separated by the brick-built detached annexe. The garden adjacent to the kitchen has been designed for ease of maintenance and consists of a paved patio, water tap, brick paving and a trellis arch. The remainder of the garden, beyond the annexe, is laid to lawn, and has small trees and shrub borders. Brick walling and fencing to the boundaries. Each part of the garden has a side gate accessing the parking area.

Off-Road Parking - Accessed via the carriageway brick arch off South Street.

And Finally... - A rare opportunity for the discerning purchaser to acquire a substantial Grade II listed family residence in the heart of the town. Please call us and we'll gladly arrange a viewing.

How To Get There - From our NEWTON FALLOWELL office in the heart of ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH: Turn left into Market Street and left again at the second mini-island into Bath Street. In about 100 metres, turn left into South Street where the property can be found in a short distance on the left hand side - identified by our 'For Sale' board. POST CODE for SAT NAVS: LE65 1BQ.

Please Note: - SERVICES: All mains are connected. The services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by Newton Fallowell and no guarantee as to their operating ability or their efficiency can be given. TENURE: Freehold - with vacant possession on completion. Newton Fallowell recommends that purchasers satisfy themselves as to the tenure of this property and we recommend they consult a legal representative such as a solicitor appointed in their purchase. MEASUREMENTS: Please note that room sizes are quoted in metres to the nearest tenth of a metre measured from wall to wall. The imperial equivalent is included as an approximate guide for applicants not fully conversant with the metric system. Room measurements are included as a guide to room sizes and are not intended to be used when ordering carpets or flooring. VIEWING: By strict appointment through the selling agent. DISCLAIMER: The details contained within these sales particulars are based on information supplied by the vendor and have not been verified by the agent.

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