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5 bedroom character property for sale


Sold STC £925,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Outstanding Home
  • Period Features
  • Dining Kitchen
  • Four Receptions
  • Conservatory
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Triple Garage
  • 0.62 acre garden

Full description

Drove House is an outstanding country house in an idyllic hamlet set in some of West Leicestershire's prettiest countryside. The property has a lovely feel and much of the period character has been preserved. Drove House is set in gardens extending to approximately 0.62 acres with views over adjoining meadows.

General - Drove Cottage is an outstanding country house in an idyllic and unspoilt hamlet set in some of West Leicestershire's prettiest countryside. The property has a lovely feel and much of the period character has been preserved. The house has been sympathetically improved over the years with oak latched doors, traditional radiators and some oak boarded floor. Drove House is set in gardens extending to approximately 0.62 acres with views over adjoining meadows The accommodation briefly includes a charming sitting room, a fabulous living kitchen, three further reception room, a bespoke conservatory and five bedrooms two of which have en-suites. Outside there is a courtyard with a loggia for alfresco dining, landscaped gardens and a heated swimming pool. There is extensive parking and a garage block.

Location - Drove House is set in the idyllic and unspoilt hamlet of Bilstone some four miles to the North of Market Bosworth. There are some lovely walks from Bilstone across meadow land and along the River Sence towards the neighbouring village of Congerstone. Between the villages of Congerstone and Shackerstone there is a highly regarded primary school and in both villages there are popular public houses. In the historic town of Market Bosworth there are some interesting shops and restaurants overlooking the Market Square, a marina and a number of sports clubs. Market Bosworth is also home to the famous Dixie Grammar School and the highly regarded private school of Twycross is within easy reach. There are excellent motorway connection via the M42 and M1. Birmingham and East Midlands Airports are within easy reach.

The House - The accommodation is arranged over two floors as follows.

Front door opening into

Reception Hall - There is a traditional radiator and part beamed ceiling. Opening off the reception hall are the principal reception rooms.

Sitting Room - 31'8" x 13'6" (9.65m x 4.11m) - This is a delightful and elegant room where the focal point is the impressive brick built fireplace. There is a heavily beamed ceiling, former front door, two traditional radiators and door to the rear hall.

Dining Room - 14'9" x 13'6" (4.50m x 4.11m) - Traditional brick built fireplace housing a "Morso" stove. Beamed ceiling, walk-in drinks cupboard,. Central heating radiator.

Study - 10'10" x 10'3" (3.30m x 3.12m) - Oak boarded flooring, beamed ceiling. Door to sitting room.

Living Kitchen - 26'10" x 11'5" reducing to 10'5" (8.18m x 3.48m reducing to 3.18m) - This room is very much the heart of the house and a lovely open plan living space.

Kitchen Area - The kitchen area is fitted with a comprehensive range of French painted base and wall units with polished granite work surfaces and up-stands. The units are arranged around the electric Aga which is housed in a chimney breast with heavy timber over and has three ovens for roasting, simmering and baking. The integrated appliances include two fridges. There is a crockery display cabinet and a double bowl sink unit. Heavily beamed ceiling and opening directly into the living area.

Dining Area - There is a fireplace with brick surround housing a wood burning stove. Ceramic tiled finish to floor. Door to conservatory and door to

Snug - 11'4" (some restricted headroom) x 9'7" (3.45m ( some restricted headroom) x 2.92m) - There is beamed ceiling. Central heating radiator and door to

Boiler Room - 9'10" x 7'9" (3.00m x 2.36m) - The boiler houses the the "Eurostar" oil fired boiler which heats the house and swimming pool and the filtration equipment for the swimming pool. Heated towel rail and shower. Outside door to garden:

Cloakroom - Low level lavatory and shower.

Conservatory - 12'10" x 12'8" (3.91m x 3.86m) - This bespoke conservatory is a glorious addition to the house. There are French doors to the garden.

Utility Room - 16'2" x 9' max (4.93m x 2.74m max) - Fitted with a range of base and wall units incorporating a one and a half bowl sink unit. There is a tiled finish to floor and plumbing for both a dishwasher and washing machine. Stairs rise to the first floor. Central heating radiator. Back door opening into courtyard.

Rear Hall - Accessed from the drawing room. CLOAKROOM with traditional low level lavatory, wash hand basin and wainscotting to the walls which are also part tiled. Central heating radiator. Stairs rising to the first floor.

On The First Floor - There are three staircases rising to the first floor

Master Bedroom Suite - 14'2" x 11'8" (4.32m x 3.56m) - Two exposed roof timbers. Central heating radiator.

Dressing Room - Fitted with a bank of wardrobes.

Bathroom - Suite comprising a panelled bath, low level lavatory and wash hand basin. There is a double walk in shower cubicle, tiled finish to floor and airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.

Guest Bedroom - 13'9" x 10'10" (4.19m x 3.30m) - (first measurement - 13'2" measured to 5' eaves height). Traditional radiator and door to

En-Suite Bathroom - Fitted with a traditional roll top claw foot bath, a magnificent wash hand basin by "Imperial" and low level lavatory. Shower cubicle, wainscotting and tiling to the walls and tiling. Walk in wardrobe.

Bedroom Three - 14'10" x 13'8" (4.52m x 4.17m) - (latter measurement - 12'10" measured to 5' eaves height). Double wardrobe and a central heating radiator.

Dressing Room - 13'8" x 8'5" (4.17m x 2.57m) - (first measurement - 12'10" measured to 5' eaves height). Bank of fitted wardrobes.

Bathroom (2) - Traditional roll top bath, wash hand basin by "Imperial", low level lavatory, central heating radiator and oak boarded floor.

Bedroom Four - 13'5" x 11'8" 14' max (4.09m x 3.56m 4.27m max) - (first measurement -12'8" to 5' eaves height). Two fitted wardrobes and a central heating radiator.

Bedroom Five - 13'8" x 11'7" (4.17m x 3.53m) - (first measurement - 13' to 5' eaves height). Fitted cupboard. Central heating radiator.

Outside - A traditional cast iron railed fence runs along the front boundary.

Vehicular access to the house is through two double wrought iron gates opening onto a large walled parking area fronting onto which is the triple garage.

Triple Garage - 30' x 18' (9.14m x 5.49m) - With electric up and over door and stairs to storage area over.

Courtyard - There is a courtyard to the rear of the house opening onto which is a range of buildings comprising two loose boxes, one of which houses the oil tank. A beautiful loggia which overlooks a courtyard with a central water feature with fountain has been created for al fresco dining .

The Gardens - There are several terraces adjoining the house. There are sweeping lawns with well stocked flower and herbaceous borders. Overlooking the swimming pool is a pretty painted Summer House.

Heated Swimming Pool - 28' x 16' (8.53m x 4.88m) -

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2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Fox Sales and Lettings have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.

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