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Church Street, Leicestershire, Swepstone, LE67

Added on 14/06/2021
Hortons, Loughborough

Property description

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Our View
Swepstone House is a beautifully renovated Grade II-listed thatched cottage that sits at the heart of the sought-after village of Swepstone, Leicestershire. This charming building has been lovingly upgraded with careful thought by the present owners. The property is surrounded by the beautiful cottage gardens, Many of the original features have been preserved including exposed brick wall, roof timbers and the original servants bells. Double-height pitched ceilings intersected by thick timber beams create a sense of volume & space throughout the spacious accommodation.

The property offers fantastic living space, on entering the property you will find a reception dining room, four useful walk-in storage cupboards, a sitting room, snug, downstairs cloakroom/w.c. The heart of the home is the large living kitchen refitted by Holme Tree, with bespoke shaker units, a large walk-in pantry. Upstairs you will find four well-proportioned double bedrooms (the master with four-piece en suite), an office /nursery room, and a stylish refitted family shower room.

Outside Space

The thatched cottage stands back from the road behind an attractive brick wall. A gate and pathway lead through the cottage garden to the original oak entrance door.
The cottage gardens wrap around the property. On one side of the cottage, a private lawned garden spans the width of the building, The borders are edged with box hedge & well stocked with a variety of plants. A traditional stone wall forms the boundary, while a series of tall specimen trees create privacy and a wonderful quality of dappled light. There is a magnificent scented wisteria trailing the walls of the cottage. A secondary west facing stone terrace and storage shed can be found to the rear of the property. There is a large gated driveway with access to a wooden carport and storage.

Vendor comments

"We fell in love with Swepstone House the minute we first walked inside. The ceilings are remarkably high for a cottage and every room has large proportions, but most importantly, the house feels like a happy place and it flows beautifully.

There are some interesting features throughout the property including the paintings in the pantry, which were there when we moved in. These were painted by a local artist when he was a child, who later went on to work for Jim Hensons Studio, Spitting Image and design Christmas displays for Harrods. We kept them as a quirky piece of the house's history.

The house was built around the 1670s by an important local family. The village then grew up around it, as farm worker cottages were needed. Sadly Swepstone House is the only remaining thatched cottage in Swepstone. We still have the servants' bells in the hallway.

The gardens have plenty of flowerbeds for keen gardeners and grass for the kids to play on. We also use the backyard so much in summer, because it is a real sun trap and brilliant for BBQs being so close to the kitchen. At Christmas, the church has a giant star on its tower which shines out across the valley. You can see it from the garden of Swepstone House and it makes it feel even more Christmassy and special."

The Location
The small picturesque village of Swepstone is nestled in the rolling countryside of North West Leicestershire, four miles SouthEast of the bustling market town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch. The historic market towns of Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Market Bosworth are both a short drive away. The village is exceptionally well located to access the motorway network via the M1 and M42. All the region's main commercial centres are commutable and the airports at East Midlands and Birmingham are within easy reach. The thatched cottage can be found just a short distance from the local 14th century parish church of Saint Peters and benefits from being in the catchment areas for Newton Burgoland primary school (outstanding rating) and Ibstock secondary school, also renowned private schools of Twycross & Dixie Grammar. There are great local organic food producers, farm shops and markets in the area. If you are looking for a country pub to enjoy a pint or two or some Gastro dining you are spoilt for choice.

The Accommodation,
A wonderful opportunity to acquire a substantial four bedroom chocolate box Grade II listed thatched cottage, originally dating back to around 1670, and believed to be one of the first dwellings built in the village. The character beamed cottage was later extended, and modified during the Victorian era - and now offers spacious accommodation within a stunning village setting. The owners have lovingly maintained and sympathetically upgraded their beautiful home during their time there whilst keeping many of the original features including the crittall leaded windows.

Reception Dining Room - 5.02 (7.74 max inc corridor to side door) x 4.27 ) Push the doorbell to ring the original Victorian servants' bell in the hallway. This spacious room has a beamed ceiling, reclaimed wide board oak flooring.

Sitting Room - 5.45 x 4.91 + bay window (17'10" x 16'1" + bay) Feature exposed brick fireplace with cast iron log burner resting on a quarry tiled hearth. Exposed brickwork and timber work, beamed ceiling, leaded windows to two sides and a leaded front bay window.

Inner Hallway - Reclaimed wide-board oak flooring, main staircase to the first floor, doors off to the storage cupboard with shelving and light, cloakroom, snug and under stairs storage cupboard with window, quarry tiled flooring, radiator, latched exit door to rear courtyard, exposed brickwork and wood paneling, original Victorian-style servants' bells. Period latch door to the breakfast room.

Cloakroom / W.C. - Pedestal wash hand basin, a low-flush toilet, tiled floor.

The Snug - 3.79 x 3.71 + fitted bookshelves (12'5" x 12'2" ) This cosy room is full of character. Features include an inglenook fireplace with log burner beamed lintel, beamed ceiling, bespoke bookcase with TV unit.

Living Kitchen - 5.11 x 4.28 min (16'9'' x 14'0" min) -The heart of they home is the kitchen, this unique room offers a large dining area with an inglenook fireplace with log burner, bespoke Holmetree Welsh dresser and a freestanding unit to match the kitchen, painted beam ceiling, quarry tiled floor, A period latched the door into the pantry.

Walk-In Pantry - 2.50 x 1.59 max (8'2" x 5'2" max) - With Terracotta tiled floor, internal window, ceiling beams and shelves.

Bespoke Kitchen - 4.70 max x 2.95 (15'5" max x 9'8") - Handmade Shaker kitchen units by Holme Tree, butler sink with mixer tap, solid walnut wood worktops, a freestanding Rangemaster 90 electric oven with an electric five-ring hob and a stainless steel Lux Air extractor hood, integrated Bosch dishwasher, wine cooler, upright fridge freezer, Walk-In Utility Cupboard with space and plumbing for a stacked washing machine and a tumble dryer.

First Floor Accommodation -

The Landing - With a floor-to-ceiling built-in linen cupboard, crittall rear window.

Master Bedroom - 5.23 x 5.14 (17'1" x 16'10") - The generous master suite is a larger than average bedroom with exposed brick to one wall and features an exposed truss, with high ceilings, dual aspect period leaded cast iron windows. A built-in storage cupboard, behind the wardrobe: a feature cast iron fireplace (display only)

En Suite - Roca bathroom suite, built-in bath with Porcelanosa tiled sides, mixer tap with shower attachment, built-in mains-fed power shower with glazed shower cubicle, stylish wall hung wash hand basin, dual flush toilet, French-style wooden shutters and a timber framed leaded side window. A walk-in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.

Bedroom Two - 5.18 x 4.17 (16'11" x 13'8") - Is a generous double bedroom High ceiling, two exposed timber purlins, period-style open fireplace (for display only).

Double Bedroom Three - 3.86 x 3.52 + to door (12'7" x 11'6" + to door) - With a feature cast iron fireplace with recessed cupboards to each side.

Shower Room - 3.24 x 1.11 (10'7" x 3'7") - Full height tiled shower cubicle with a wall-mounted Mira electric shower, a wall-hung vanity wash hand basin and a dual flush toilet. A ladder towel rail radiator, extractor fan, Karndean flooring.

Office / Nursery Room - 2.55 x 2.34 (8'4" x 7'8") - door to the side landing and second staircase.

Side Landing - A second staircase leads down to the ground floor.

Double Bedroom Four - 5.55 max (4.28 min) x 4.98 (18'2" max (14'0" min) - With a feature exposed brick corner fireplace (for display only), a door to a walk-in storage cupboard (a potential en suite shower room), double built-in cupboards. Dual aspect leaded windows with French shutters.

Council Tax Band - The council tax band is believed to be: 'F'.


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Making An Offer - As part of our service to our Vendors, we ensure that all potential buyers are in a position to proceed with any offer they make and would therefore ask any potential purchaser to speak with our Mortgage Advisor to discuss and establish how they intend to fund their purchase. Additionally, we can offer Independent Financial Advice and are able to source mortgages from the whole of the market, helping you secure the best possible deal and potentially saving you money. If you are making a cash offer, we will ask you to confirm the source and availability of your funds in order for us to present your offer in the best possible light to our Vendor.

Property Particulars: Although we endeavour to ensure the accuracy of property details we have not tested any services, heating, plumbing, equipment or apparatus, fixtures or fittings and no guarantee can be given or implied that they are connected, in working order or fit for purpose. We may not have had sight of legal documentation confirming tenure or other details and any references made are based upon information supplied in good faith by the Vendor.

Floor Plans: Purchasers should note that if a floor plan is included within property particulars it is intended to show the relationship between rooms and does not reflect exact dimensions or indeed seek to exactly replicate the layout of the property. Floor plans are produced for guidance only and are not to scale.

Church Street, Leicestershire, Swepstone, LE67


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