3 bedroom cottage for saleHigh Street, Packington
Sold STC £269,950
- Tastefully Upgraded & Extended Character Residence
- Dating Back Around 300 years
- Former Post Office
- No Upward Chain
- Extended Modern Breakfast Kitchen + Utility Room
- Sun Lounge / Family Room
- Three Double Bedrooms
- Low-Maintenance Side Garden + Covered Car Port
* CHARACTER BEAMED PERIOD COTTGE * THE OLD POST OFFICE: With parts dating back almost 300 years, this delightful period beamed cottage is nestled in prestigious Packington and, for many years, was the local post office and the hub of village life - run by the present owner and his wife for twenty-two years. When the post office closed in 2008, they set about tastefully and sympathetically extending and converting the property into a good-sized modern home, taking great care and attention to maintain the character and charm of the original building. The result is a deceptively spacious cottage successfully combining the old features with a new more contemporary-style of decor. There's a low-maintenance paved courtyard garden to the side with a gated car port and off-road parking space. Viewing is most enthusiastically recommended to fully appreciate the accommodation on offer.
The Location - The delightful, sought-after village of PACKINGTON lies within two/three miles south-east of the bustling market town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, and has remained relatively unspoilt over many years. There is a village shop and other amenities including a well respected primary school. The area is well-known for its good secondary school, golf courses, tennis clubs and other recreational pastimes. Champney Springs health spa is a short distance away.
Accommodation In Brief - Take a look inside this desirable home and you'll find: an entrance hall, 30ft. heavily beamed lounge/diner with brick inglenook fireplace, a sun lounge/family with bi-folding door opening into the private side courtyard garden, a spacious light and airy modern breakfast kitchen, adjoining utility room, cloakroom/w.c., a split-level landing, three double bedrooms and a bathroom with potential to add a separate shower cubicle. Outside, high timber gates access the covered car port to the side which flows through to the low-maintenance courtyard-style garden. Viewing is most enthusiastically recommended to fully appreciate the superb accommodation on offer.
Accommodation In Detail - We enter the cottage via the oak half-glazed stable door to the side of the property, into the:
Entrance Hall - With a beamed ceiling, central heating radiator and a UPVC double glazed multi-paned window to the front elevation. An open square arch leads through to the:
Spacious Lounge / Diner - 31'8''x 13'2'' - This magnificent room is divided into a dining area (13'2" by 7' 9") and the sitting room area (23' 1" by 13' 2") with a heavily beamed ceiling. The focal point is the attractive recessed brick inglenook fireplace with an open grate (working chimney), flagstone paved hearth and a substantial beamed lintel. There are two central heating radiators, five wall lights, TV aerial point, two UPVC double glazed multi-paned windows to the front elevation (one being a bay window with a seat and storage). An oak front entrance door with an opaque leaded panel in the middle. Returning to the entrance lobby, an oak door to the sun lounge/family room.
Sun Lounge / Family Room - 13'9''x 8'9'' - This extension to the original property benefits from full-width bi-folding doors which open out into the side courtyard garden. There's a tiled floor, two central heating radiators and a TV aerial point. An open square arch leads directly through to the adjoining kitchen.
Spacious Modern Breakfast Kitchen - 16'5''x 15'4''max - (12' 2" min). This good-sized light and airy room benefits from a roof skylight 13ft. long and is fitted with a range of modern-style base and drawer units and matching wall cupboards including a glass-front display cabinet and built-in wine rack. There's a one and a half bowl sink and drainer with mixer tap, a superb freestanding Flavel eight-burner hob with electric ovens and grill built into a brick recess and having a stainless steel splashback and overhead extractor hood with light. Solid oak worktops, halogen ceiling lights, space and plumbing for a dishwasher, two spaces for upright fridges or freezers and ample space for a table and chairs. A pine door to a useful under-stairs storage cupboard. A door to the adjoining utility room.
Utility Room - With space and plumbing for a washing machine, a tiled floor, shelves to the wall and a glazed rear exit door. A pine door to the:
Modern Cloakroom/W.C. - Comprising: a wall-hung wash hand basin and a dual-flush toilet. A wall-mounted Worcester gas combi boiler and a tiled floor.
First Floor Accommodation -
Split-Level Landing - With doors off to the three double bedrooms and bathroom.
Bedroom One - 12'9''x 10'1'' - With a central heating radiator, TV aerial cable and telephone point and a UPVC double glazed multi-paned front window.
Bedroom Two - 13'3''x 8'4'' - With a central heating radiator, TV aerial point and a UPVC double glazed multi-paned front window.
Bedroom Three - 12'11''max x 9'2'' - With a central heating radiator, access to the loft storage space and a UPVC double glazed multi-paned front window.
Fully Tiled Bathroom - 11'7''x 6'7''max - Comprising: a panelled bath with overhead electric shower, glazed shower screen, pedestal wash bowl resting on a cupboard unit, and a low-flush toilet. A built-in former airing cupboard offering potential for the installation of a separate shower cubicle, fully tiled walls and floor and a UPVC double glazed opaque rear window.
Parking And Side Garden - Tall steel gates to the left hand side of the cottage open into a private paved courtyard garden, partly covered by a car port.
And Finally... - The village of Packington, a few minutes drive from nearby Ashby-de-la-Zouch, is much sought after by discerning purchasers looking for a Midland's base with easy access to the motorway links and international airports at East Midlands and Birmingham. We anticipate a great deal of interest in this individual cottage. Please call us and we'll gladly arrange a viewing.
Council Tax Band - The property is in council tax band: 'C'.
How To Get There - From our NEWTON FALLOWELL office in the heart of ASHBY DE LA ZOUCH: Turn right into Market Street. In approx two hundred and fifty yards take the second right turn into Upper Church Street (signposted to the Hospital). In two hundred yards, turn right towards Packington (Lower Packington Road, which becomes Upper Packington Road). On the outskirts of the village, where the road bends sharply to the left, go straight on into High Street. The cottage can be found in a short distance on the right, opposite the converted chapel - identified by our 'For Sale' board. POST CODE for SAT NAVS: LE65 1WH.
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. 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. TENURE: Freehold - with vacant possession on completion. Newton Fallowell recommend 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.
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