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Stone cottage, centrally located with a low maintenance south- west facing garden

Added on 16/06/2021

Key features

  • Dedicated Home Office
  • Desirable Village Location
  • TWO Double Bedrooms
  • Peaceful enclosed low maintenance garden
  • Timber Garage and Summer House
  • Beams and character throughout

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

The owners were first attracted to the cottage for the chance to have a new start within a friendly and welcoming village, whilst being close enough to the nearby towns for convenience. Upon moving into the property, the owners undertook various refurbishment projects, including adding an extension to join the coal house and outdoor privy to extend the kitchen, changing the driveway from block paving to slate/sandstone, adding artificial grass to the lawn and converting the timber garage, amongst general renovations throughout. Having lived at 3 Goadby Road for eight fantastic years, the owners are now relocating to their other property in Barnard Castle, County Durham. Let's explore the property!

Ground Floor

To the ground floor, entrance to the property is via the wood-panelled side gate with a unique French letterbox, through a uPVC double-glazed door into the reception room/entrance hall. This room features double-glazed windows on the side and rear aspects, telephone point, delightful wooden floors, exposed timber and concealed spotlighting to the ceiling. The room is currently utilised as a light and airy study, ideal for those working from home or wanting a separate space for creative hobbies.

An original latch and brace door leads into a charming dining/breakfast room, ideal for family meals round the table or dining with friends and loved ones. Double-glazed French doors open up onto the paved terrace, bringing the outside in for a breath of fresh air on a hot summer's day. Refurbished oak beams line the ceiling for a rustic yet elegant look, whilst the room also incorporates useful under stair storage and radiator, and concealed stairs rising to the first floor.

The dining/breakfast room leads into a cosy living room perfect for nights in, encompassing dual-fuel burning stove set into a stunning exposed brick chimney recess with stone flagged hearth and oak mantel, television point, four wall light points, two radiators and exposed beams that are bursting with character.

The cottage's contemporary kitchen is the heart of the home, featuring gently sloping ceilings with concealed spotlights and uPVC windows to the side and rear elevations for a light and airy feel. The kitchen comprises a range of oak wall and base units with marble effect worktops, one-and-a-half bowl Belfast sink with waste disposal and mixer tap, Lamona gas range-style cooker, funnel-style extractor fan, and space for under-counter appliances. The Worcester Bosch oil-fired central heating boiler is housed within a base unit.

With 2-3 foot thick walls common of a property in this era, the cottage offers exceptional insulation that keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer, with heating and hot water costs typically low. In addition, the cottage benefits from solar energy panels on the roof, providing cost-effective electricity and heating, in addition to a small supplementary income for excess energy fed back into the grid.

First Floor

From the staircase in the dining/breakfast room, the first floor landing leads to two generously sized double bedrooms and a large bathroom through latch and brace doors, with a side-aspect double-glazed window and wall light point.

The master bedroom features double-glazed windows to the front and side, creating an inviting space to relax and enjoy in comfort. A built-in wardrobe and dressing table provide useful storage, charmingly furnished in a traditional style. The cosy second bedroom features a large built-in storage cupboard over the stairs and a loft hatch for access to the roof space, which could be converted into further space or an additional bedroom subject to planning permissions.

A spacious, fully tiled bathroom with three-piece suite features a curved P-shape bath and matching bath screen, offering the option of laying back in blissful bubbles or enjoying extra space for showering. White base units with wooden surfaces provide vital storage space with a chrome wall-mounted heated towel rail, in addition to a contemporary sink and low-flush W/C with concealed cistern in matching curved designs. The bathroom also incorporates a latch and brace door to the airing cupboard which houses the hot water cylinder, offering slatted shelving for cosy towels in the morning.


To the exterior, the cottage benefits from a delightful walled private garden with fine views over the Vale of Belvoir. From the French doors in the dining room, the house leads out onto a paved patio with room for seating, where a unique leafy archway leads into a low-maintenance artificial lawn, providing an inviting area for al-fresco dining and drinks in this stunning south-facing sun trap. The lawn is enclosed by stone walling, mature shrubs and flowering borders. The garden also features security lighting, a hot/cold tap and electricity point for all of your modern comforts.

At the front of the property, double wood-panelled side gates give access to a slate/sandstone driveway providing parking for one vehicle. The owners have installed a shed onto the driveway, but this can be removed for further space. The driveway leads to a detached timber single garage which was converted by the owners into a bedroom, which could be repurposed as an office, hobby space or home gym. The garage has double French doors that lead onto the lawn, fenced off and gated to the side to ensure an enclosed lawn for the safety of pets and children.

Village Life

The picturesque village of Waltham on the Wolds is one of Leicestershire's most sought-after locations, situated in the county's beautiful countryside and Vale of Belvoir. Surrounded by meadows, fields, and pastures, the village is the perfect place to relax and unwind with a wide range of walks and pub circulars on offer in the local area. Waltham offers a wide range of convenient amenities including a doctor's surgery, hairdressers, village shop, post office, deli, and the much-loved Grade 2 listed Royal Horseshoes pub, plus the Church of St Mary Magdalene with 13th and 14th century Norman origins.

The village provides fantastic transport links for those working from home, commuting, or wanting to explore the local towns and cities, including easy access to the A606, A607, A46 and A1, in addition to the Number 8 bus. For days out, travel to nearby Leicester and visit the National Space Centre, Sherwood Forest, and Rutland Water for outdoor pursuits, or Melton Mowbray for its bustling street markets and culinary delights.

All in all, this character property in the heart of Waltham on the Wolds is perfect for those looking for an escape to the countryside. If you'd like to book a viewing of this stunning property, don't hesitate - we're sure the wonderful 3 Goadby Road will be snapped up quickly!


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Stone cottage, centrally located with a low maintenance south- west facing garden


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