Main Road, Claybrooke Parva, LE17
- Detached former rectory
- Period features throughout
- 6/7 bedrooms
- Large 5 room cellar
- Extensive landscaped gardens
- Electric gates and carriage driveway
- Separate self contained converted stable block
- Garaging for 3 cars
In 1870, the Victorians elongated the house by extending it to encompass a two-storied building and other outbuildings for storage, stables and a coach house. Since the current owner became custodian of the property 25 years ago, it has been sympathetically renovated throughout to suit modern family life.
Situated on a large plot of land complete with a walled kitchen garden, converted stables and double garage, and beautiful views from every window, the accommodation extends over 6,800 sq. ft and offers six bedrooms with three en suites and five distinguished reception rooms.
A quiet drive leading off the village’s main road provides a glimpse over The Belfry’s stunning front garden before ornate, wrought-iron gates reveal a sizeable gravel driveway with a centrepiece turning circle. A second block-paved courtyard and terrace leading to the stables/coach-house block and double garage can be accessed by separate gates.
Solid double doors form the front entrance, opening into a spacious and luminous hallway with archways drawing light through the dual reception area into the dining room.
The interlinking hallway features exquisite patterned floor tiles and a wide carpeted staircase with curving oak bannister and integrated storage. To the front, windows overlook the drive and brighten a bespoke wooden cabinet with marble worktop and inset basin, with a loo to the cloakroom behind.
Five Fabulous Receptions
Right of the hallway is a delightful country-inspired study with dual-aspect views to the side and front gardens. Cornicing and ceiling details pair with tall skirting boards and fresh, natural décor complemented by durable carpeting, creating a refined atmosphere ideal for quiet pursuits. Two double cupboards grant plenty of storage, with space for cosy seating in front of an open fireplace flanked by attractive alcoves with cabinets and glass shelving.
Behind the study, you’ll discover a magnificent sitting room dominated by a huge bay window with panelled shutters and French doors opening onto the rear garden.
A cream carpet and eggshell-blue walls crowned with intricate coving reflect all this lovely natural light, enhanced by a second window to the side and a chandelier light fitting to the central rose. You can just imagine this beautiful room setting the scene for many a party during the warm summer months, but it’s also pleasant in the winter thanks to an open fireplace with a marble surround.
Accessed from the hall, the adjacent drawing room features three large windows overlooking the garden, and despite its fantastic proportions, exudes a pleasant, laid-back feel suitable for informal family occasions. Touches of character imbue warmth and interest, from brass wall lamps to the coffered ceiling and another elegant open marble fireplace.
Heading through the right-hand archway in the entrance hallway, you come to a formal dining room with slate floor tiles, integrated storage cupboards and a tall sash window to the front.
This leads into a secondary hallway with stairs to the first floor and access to the extensive cellar, the back garden, the front patio and a well-equipped utility. Continue into the day room – a more casual fifth reception space with exposed oak floorboards and brickwork to the open fire and dual-aspect views.
Next to the day room is a bright and airy kitchen with mottled flagstone flooring underfoot and exposed beams to the high, sloping ceiling. A range of light blue Shaker-style cabinets with wooden worktop and pastel tiled splashback hugs a central dining area. The kitchen has integrated appliances, but there’s also space for a range cooker with an extractor hood above.
The flooring extends into a tiled shower room, which offers a walk-in rainfall shower, lots of in-built storage, a spot-lit mirror, basin and loo. Step out via the kitchen onto the front patio to find a boot room, a storeroom, coal room, garden room and WC.
The converted coach-house and stables contain a large workroom, a modern kitchen, stairs to a contemporary lounge with mezzanine sleeping area, and a stylish separate bathroom. This combination would make perfect guest accommodation or an annexe for young adults not quite ready to fly the nest.
Main Road, Claybrooke Parva, LE17
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Hinckley Station5.3 miles
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