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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Leicester Lane, Desford, Leicestershire

Guide Price £1,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Wealth of period features
  • Five reception rooms
  • Six bedrooms
  • Three bathrooms
  • Two bedroom annexe with bathroom and kitchen
  • Array of flexible outbuildings
  • Development potential
  • EPC - F

Full description

An exceptional country house beautifully presented with an annexe set in approximately 11.4 acres with a superb range of stabling and outbuildings providing significant development potential.

Location - Desford village is very well thought of and is extremely popular by virtue of an interesting range of historic houses, prime property on generous plots, a strong sense of community centred around a popular pub, parish church and local schooling. The surrounding countryside is some of the countys finest with many scenic walks and bridle ways. The area provides excellent access into the major centres of employment at Leicester 7.4 miles distant and wider afield via the M1/M69 motorway junctions and the A46 Western Bypass.

Accommodation - Forest House offers a rare combination of traditional character and style, yet has been modernised and upgraded to impeccable standards and offers a range of accommodation that is not readily apparent from an external view. We would encourage interested parties to examine the floorplans contained within these particulars to appreciate the size and flexibility that this house provides.

The accommodation flows particularly well from a porch and entrance hall, with the three principle reception rooms all providing fine views over the grounds. Fireplaces, exposed ceiling beams and log burner all add to the character. The kitchen has been superbly upgraded with a new kitchen with an array of high quality integrated appliances, high gloss cabinets under pale granite work surfaces. Other features include stone flooring, chapel style beams and shutters to the orangery and a fine inglenook fireplace in the breakfast room. The utility room or second kitchen is similarly well fitted and is accessed independently from the rear porch and has a wine cellar, WC and large store room off.

First Floor - The first floor accommodation is accessed from a large landing with seating area and leads to a superb master bedroom, fully fitted dressing room and en-suite shower room. The guest room with fitted furniture and en-suite shower room. The remaining bedrooms all have fitted furniture. Bedroom five, formerly used as a nursery with fitted furniture and access to a balcony with fine views. The family bathroom is particularly spacious and well fitted.

Annexe - The annexe can be used either separately or as ancillary accommodation to the main house and currently comprises a living room, conservatory, store room, first floor leading to a kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom and second lounge.

Outside - Forest House is approached by a long tree lined driveway entered via electric gates with linked intercom system to the house. Security is provided by sophisticated CCTV system and alarm with extensive range of cameras fed to computers within the house.

The formal gardens provide a range of contrasting environments with a wealth of mature shrubs, trees and flowerbeds, extensive lawned areas, less formal parkland areas, an orchard with productive apple, pear and figs trees adjacent to the most exquisite walled garden, the likes of which have rarely been seen in the writers experience. This area provides a sheltered area for entertaining and has been laid out in a traditional Victorian style with seating areas, productive vegetable plots combined with decorative planting and entertaining areas.

For buyers with equestrian interests there are four neatly parcelled paddocks (one with a lake) easily accessed from the yard and stabling. Further land may be available by a separate negotiation.

Outbuildings - A two storey barn with adjacent outbuildings provides a range of possible uses and provides development potential (please see special note). There is also one large open barn and a gated smaller Barn. Adjacent to the Barns, is a Victorian walled garden stocked with numerous mature shrubs and plants offering year round interest. This garden also has a patio area, fountain, lighting and a greenhouse. Next to the walled garden is an apple orchard along with pear trees and a fig tree. For the equestrian buyer, there are neat parcels of paddocks with a large cobbled courtyard with feature baptismal font and open barns. There is an entrance by second gate to a stable yard used as an entertaining area in the summer. This area has access to five brick built stables, one with built-in cupboards ideal for use as a tack/hobbies room. There is also a newly built conservatory.

Special Note - Planning is granted to convert the two storey barn with adjacent open garages to a separate three storey dwelling extending to approximately 1800 Sq. Ft plus an upper loft area, along with approximately 4 acres of agricultural land. The land also incorporates a medium sized lake. Further details are available at ref: 16/00943/FUL

Directional Note - Proceed out of Leicester on the A47 Hinckley Road in a westerly direction passing through the village of Kirby Muxloe, where eventually take a right hand turn into Leicester Lane at the Desford crossroad, past The White Horse for around 150 yards where the property may be found on the left hand side.

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25 November 2016

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