4 bedroom cottage for saleAshby Road, Packington, LE65
- POPULAR VILLAGE WITH AMENITIES AND FACILITIES
- GRADE II LISTED THATCHED COTTAGE WITH DETACHED ANNEX
- GARDENS EXTENDING TO APPROX. A THIRD OF AN ACRE OR THEREABOUTS
- 30' PRINCIPAL SITTING ROOM, DINING HALL AND SNUG
- LIVING/DINING KITCHEN, UTILITY AND PANTRY
- MASTER EN SUITE AND FAMILY BATHROOM/WC
- DOUBLE GARAGE AND GENEROUS GARDENS AND GROUNDS
- ANNEX WITH SITTING ROOM, KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM, BEDROOM & BATHROOM
Offered with NO UPWARD CHAIN, a Grade II listed generous thatched cottage with separate detached annex bungalow. Recently re-thatched (2018) and situated within this popular village yet convenient for the market town of Ashby de la Zouch and commuters via the A42/M1 motorways, this deceptive period cottage offers generous established gardens and grounds approaching approximately one third of an acre or thereabouts. Throughout the cottage, dating from approximately 1650, there are many period features and comprises: 30' sitting room, through dining room, snug, living/dining kitchen, utility pantry, lobby and cloakroom/WC. First floor: master bedroom with en suite, second double bedroom, family bathroom and the former stockman's room is now the third bedroom. The annex briefly comprises: open-plan sitting room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Externally: double garage and generous gardens and grounds.
Packington village is located approximately one mile due south of the thriving market town of Ashby de la Zouch, offering a range of local amenities and facilities, together with excellent road links via the A42 dual carriageway to East Midland conurbations beyond and the M1 motorway corridor. Packington village boasts a Church of England Primary School with 'Good' OFSTED rating, local village store, public house and a new dog friendly café, together with a recently rebuilt village hall located at the heart of the village.
Packington is well served with footpaths to the recently formed Jubilee Woods and established woodland of the National Forest.
SYDE HOUSE HISTORY
Originally a tenanted part of Henry Lord Hastings estate, believed to have been built Circa 1648 using recycled materials from the slighted Ashby Castle. The house and land formed a small holding of around 6 acres.
Ashby Road at this time had several of these small holdings along its eastern boundary. Syde House is the only survivor and therefore Grade II listed. Much of the stone found in the building, on site and within Packington is believed to have come from the castle.
The house stayed in estate hands until approximately 1900 when it was sold to the Poxon family (see early photo) and has changed hands a further 3 times in the last century or so.
The present owners have a keen interest in historical buildings and have carefully restored and maintained Syde House over the last 8 years. In 2018 they ensured trouble free maintenance for future purchasers by reroofing the thatch with a new reed finish.
Entrance door to rear lobby.
With limestone flooring, mat well, radiator and a further door off to a cloakroom/WC.
Fitted with a two piece white Heritage suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, built-in cloakroom cupboards, limestone floor and a radiator.
SNUG 3.64m (11'11) x 2.92m (9'7)
With exposed natural stone wall panels and timber frame, chimney recess, slate tiled hearth and log burner. Radiator, wall light point, reading light points and a half panel glazed door to living/dining kitchen.
LIVING/DINING KITCHEN 4.62m (15'2) x 4.57m (15')
Fully fitted with a range of bespoke oak furniture incorporating quartz granite work-tops with base cupboards and drawers below. Matching island unit with power supplies, integrated dishwasher, inset four-ring NEFF gas hob with oven/grill below and concealed cooker hood over. Rayburn gas fired double oven/cooker range with twin hot plates (also supplying domestic hot water and central heating) below an inglenook beam with recessed lighting and an extractor fan. Matching dresser unit with spice drawers, ventilated larder cupboards, full height half glazed dinner cabinet and plate rack. A wealth of exposed beams, limestone floor, integrated L-shaped bench seating, multi-paned windows to the front and rear elevations and stairs off to first floor bedroom three (former stockman's room).
DINING HALL 4.67m (15'4) x 3.33m (10'11)
Enjoying a dual aspect with oak natural flooring, exposed dressed stone from Ashby castle, exposed ceiling beams, spot light points and a storage cupboard below stairs. Radiator and multi-paned windows to the front and rear elevations. A staircase off to first floor landing.
UTILITY ROOM AND SEPARATE PANTRY 3.47m (11'5) x 2.29m (7'6) max.
With a Belfast sink and useful storage and plumbing for an automatic washing machine.
PRINCIPAL SITTING ROOM 9.2m (30'2) x 4.6m (15'1) min.
A magnificent reception room converted from former barns, the focal point of which is the slate tiled hearth and brick fireplace with multi-fuel room stove and timber over mantle. Exposed beams, large built-in floor to ceiling dresser cupboard, oak timber flooring, recessed ceiling down-lights and two radiators. TV aerial point and reading light points. Double glazed windows, stable door to the front cobbled courtyard and matching doors with bi-fold doors to patio and gardens.
SITTING ROOM MULTI-FUEL BURNER
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
Provides access to master bedroom suite, family bathroom and guest room. The landing incorporates exposed beams, wall light points, multi-paned window to the front elevation and a radiator.
MASTER BEDROOM 1 9.27m (30'5) max. x 5.03m (16'6)
With a built-in wardrobe, vaulted ceiling, exposed purlins, built-in storage lockers, airing cupboard, reading light points, telephone point, two wall light points, two radiators and double glazed windows to the front and side elevations overlooking gardens and grounds.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM/WC
Fitted with a white three-piece Heritage suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, quadrant shower cubicle with hand held mixer tap over and fully tiled splash-backs. Recessed ceiling down-lights, oak timber flooring, electric shaver point, towel radiator and a double glazed roof light.
GUEST BEDROOM 2 4.78m (15'8) max. x 4.48m (14'8)
With a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and timbers, reading light point, radiator and a multi-paned window to the front elevation.
Fitted with a three-piece Heritage suite comprising twin panelled bath, mains fed pan head shower unit with curtain and rail over and tiled splash-backs. Low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, electric shaver point, recessed ceiling down-lights, four wall light points, radiator, oak timber floor and an extractor fan.
BEDROOM 3 (FORMER STOCKMAN'S ROOM) 4.14m (13'7) x 3.75m (12'4)
Accessed from the living kitchen via a separate staircase and incorporating a large display niche, exposed timbers, recessed spot-lights, TV aerial point, radiator and a multi-paned window to the front elevation with views over Leicestershire countryside.
Located within the gardens and grounds and having an independent front door access.
With front door access and an ornamental coach light.
SITTING ROOM 4.63m (15'2) x 3.13m (10'3)
With tiled floor having under-floor heating, radiator, TV aerial point, telephone point and a multi-paned window to the front elevation.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 4.18m (13'9) x 3.39m (11'1)
Fully fitted with a range of granite topped work-tops, with base cupboards and drawers below, incorporating one and a half bowl sink unit with drainer grooves and mixer tap over. Inset four ring electric hob with matching oven/grill below and glass/stainless steel cooker hood over. Under-counter space and plumbing for an automatic washing machine, additional space for a upright fridge freezer and larder storage cupboards. Matching eye level wall units with coving and cornice work, also having integrated Bosch microwave, tiled floor, radiator, TV aerial point and multi-paned windows to the front and side elevations. Patio doors to private side patio gardens.
BEDROOM 3.71m (12'2) x 2.8m (9'2)
Fitted with a range of wardrobes and matching twin drawer units, tiled floor and a window overlooking rear gardens.
Fitted with a three-piece white suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap, independent shower head over, curtain and rail and fully tiled splash-back. Low level twin flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash-back, tiled floor, extractor fan and an opaque glazed window to the rear elevation.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The property is accessed via double wooden entrance gates over a cobbled driveway and courtyard passing between the wisteria laden thatched cottage and independent annex, with further gates leading to a large turning apron and a detached double garage.
The gardens and grounds extend to approximately 1/3 acre and comprise principal cobbled patio with shaped lawns having established shrub and specimen tree beds and borders. A well stocked large vegetable garden with fruit trees, soft fruits etc and further side gardens, ideal for the annex, laid to lawn with independent paved patio, mature hedge borders and hard-standing for garden shed or similar.
With light and power supplies, accessed via double doors.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
ANNEX GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Every care has been taken with the preparation of these Sales Particulars, but complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. In all cases, buyers should verify matters for themselves. Where property alterations have been undertaken buyers should check that relevant permissions have been obtained. If there is any point, which is of particular importance let us know and we will verify it for you. These Particulars do not constitute a contract or part of a contract. All measurements are approximate. The Fixtures, Fittings, Services & Appliances have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Photographs are provided for general information and it cannot be inferred that any item shown is included in the sale. Plans are provided for general guidance and are not to scale.
The property has the benefit of mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.
The property is to be sold freehold.
Syde House and the annex are currently subject to an Assured Short-hold Tenancy and as such is subject to usual terms of termination, details of which can be obtained from the selling agents.
North West Leicestershire District Council. Council Tax Band: G (Syde House) and Council Tax Band: A (Annex)
Telephone the sole selling agents, Andrew Johnson & Company, on 01530 410930 who will be pleased to arrange a viewing.
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