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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Barton Road, Barlestone, Near Market Bosworth, Leicestershire

£875,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4/5 bedroom Grade 11 Listed Home
  • Private Gated Entry
  • Approx 1.2 acre plot
  • No Upward Chain
  • Planning Permission for a barn conversion
  • Private Garden Setting
  • Extremely Versatile Accommodation
  • En Suite Bathroom

Full description

The Old Vicarage is a charming Grade II listed property, with many original features, standing in a delightfully private 1.2 acre plot in the heart of the village of Barlestone, Leicestershire.

Accomodation - The Old Vicarage is a charming Grade II listed property dating back to 1792, with many original Georgian Regency Period features, standing in a delightfully private 1.2 acre plot in the heart of the village of Barlestone, Leicestershire.

An impressive entrance through automated antique wrought-iron gates brings you to an arching "tunnel" of laurel trees. As you emerge and bear to the right, the house comes into view, framed by a beautiful old beech tree. It’s hard not to be taken aback by the stature and symmetry of the house upon its raised terrace, and the tranquility of the mature and secluded gardens in which it stands.

The house is entered the original Georgian paneled door, which has a pilaster case with open pediments and an ornate fanlight over. You are then greeted with an impressive central reception hallway, off which all principal rooms radiate. To the right, the formal drawing room can be found, which features an authentic Louis XV white marble fireplace, picture rail and elaborate ceiling rose. This room offers dual aspect views through shuttered sash windows and south facing French doors to the beautiful gardens and terrace that surround the Old Vicarage. To the left, the dining room features the original herringbone parquet wood floor, original fitted cupboards with recessed glass display cabinets over, a period fireplace with cast iron inset and an ornate ceiling rose. The snug also contains a wealth of period features, including an elaborate cast iron fireplace with slate surround, shuttered sash windows, picture rail, decorative ceiling rose and original cupboards with arched recesses and display shelving. The hallway also offers access to the barrel-vaulted cellar, which contains the original stone thrawl shelf and slate slab. The fully-fitted high specification kitchen complete with a central chef island and granite worktops also offers access to a utility/laundry/cloakroom and a separate WC.

The kitchen adjoins a delightful conservatory overlooking the garden, with a tiled floor and underfloor heating, offering further living space and two access points to the gardens. A feature has been made of an original “well” discovered under the floor, now illuminated and covered with a strong glass viewing hatch. Leading from the conservatory is a further large utility room, complete with Belfast sink, which has potential to be converted and used as an office space or playroom.

The beautiful original Georgian staircase leads to the spacious landing where you are immediately greeted by the large double height ceiling and a graceful Georgian arch. There are four well-proportioned bedrooms, one with an en suite and many with cornice work, ceiling roses and original shuttered sash windows. A separate shower room and a further family bathroom with very large Jacuzzi bath, both with tiled walls and sash windows, and from which the considerable and partially boarded attic space can also be accessed. The family bathroom was originally the fifth bedroom, and potential exists to revert it back to bedroom use.

External/Gardens - The Old Vicarage is located in approximately 1.2 acres and sits behind antique wrought iron fencing, dense mature trees and shrubs giving security and complete privacy to the house and gardens. Entry to the property is through automated electric-gates which lead directly access an impressive tree-lined driveway leading up to the house. The spectacular mature gardens provide a wonderful year-round setting to this fabulous home and include expansive lawns, mature shrubs and borders, sweeping drive and a large beautiful pond with privacy in all directions.

A raised antique York flagstone patio area to the East affords a perfect, sheltered yet sunny spot for breakfast and lunch. Afternoons and evenings are best enjoyed sat upon the terrace or beside the large pond with the beautiful Beech tree providing shade if required.

Outbuildings - Situated in the grounds are a range of traditional outbuildings, the largest of which is a barn dwelling (the former Church Hall), which currently has planning permission in place for self-contained living or Granny-flat conversion. This offers fantastic potential to add to the existing accommodation. There is a further detached garage (the former carriage store and stables), plus several other outbuildings currently used for storage and an outside gardeners’ WC.

Possible Extension Opportunities - The planning authorities have also approved in principle the possibility of a substantial extension to the property. Provisional architect’s sketch plans have been prepared and are available for inspection.

Vendors Interview - Please describe some qualities of the property and location and why you have found them a pleasure:
We love the privacy and tranquility of the house and garden and have enjoyed watching the changing seasons throughout the year. It’s been wonderful to live somewhere which feels so private and hidden away yet is in the middle of a lively village.

Please describe your favourite room in the property and why:
The lounge because of its large bay window with French doors opening into the garden; the room is light, fresh and uplifting, yet cosy and comfortable, and it has fantastic views of the garden.

Please describe your most memorable event:
When our son was younger, we regularly had Easter egg treasure hunts and Halloween parties with ghostly walks to explore hidden corners of the house and gardens. Summer garden parties and barbecues were also a special treat as the property lends itself so perfectly to social gatherings. We have spent many a happy Christmastime in the Old Vicarage with our family and friends.

What will you miss most and why are you moving?
The house for the light and airy rooms with high ceilings, striking period features and fine views across the garden. We are moving because we plan to retire and embark upon a new life in the Lake District, however if we could pick up the house and take it with us we would!

Please describe your favourite aspect of the grounds:
Our favourite aspect is of the front lawn with its pond; it’s wonderful to sit here and watch the sun set behind the trees. We also enjoy looking at the house framed with mature trees from a lovely seating position beyond the pond.

Location - Barlestone benefits from excellent amenities such as a primary school, shops, pubs, several churches and a running and walking club amongst others. The nearby historic small town of Market Bosworth offers both excellent private and state schools, a range of shops and various clubs and societies. Being literally right on the edge of The National Forest guarantees a wealth of recreational opportunities, with woodland and open country walks and there are fine heritage sites and historical buildings to explore locally too. “Bradgate Park, Sence Valley Forest Park, Thornton Reservoir and Bosworth Parkland offer excellent walks whilst Calke Abbey, Staunton Harold, Kirby Muxloe Castle, Bosworth Battlefield and ‘Conkers’ make a great day out for all” says Annette.

Nearby Market Bosworth has all the modern conveniences of a small market town, plus some fine independent shops; “it’s a mini mecca for artisan and specialist shops and cafes; a personal favourite being Thistle Cottage Deli & Tea Rooms” says Annette. The town also hosts a regular farmer’s market.

The M1, M69 and M42 motorways can be reached in under 20 minutes whilst East Midlands and Birmingham airports are only around 40 minutes away.

Local Authority - Leicestershire County Council

Viewing Arrangements - To book a viewing please call Fine and Country on 02476500015.
Strictly through the agent.

Website - www.fineandcountry.com/coventry

Agents Notes - All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given and that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure.


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