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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Frisby By Gaulby, Billesdon

Sold STC £1,600,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Two reception rooms
  • Study
  • Open plan living kitchen
  • Seven bedrooms
  • Six bath/shower rooms
  • Entertainment complex
  • Barn and outbuildings
  • Aluminium triple glazed windows
  • Underfloor heating
  • Cat-5 throughout

Full description

An architect designed innovative and sustainable eco-friendly home in a stunning location with panoramic views of rolling uninterrupted countryside on a plot just over 4.5 acres.

Situation - The area is well known for many scenic walks and countryside, with an abundance of bridal ways and footpaths. Frisby itself is a tiny rural hamlet between Gaulby and Billesdon, the latter providing a wide range of amenities including a primary school, GPs surgery, public houses, post office, village store and active community centre. This area is very well served by the market towns of Uppingham, Oakham and Market Harborough, with Leicester city centre just ten miles to the east with amenities normally associated with a large city centre. London can be reached by rail in approximately one hour from Market Harborough Station. Schooling in the private sector is available at nearby Leicester Grammar in Great Glen, with Oakham and Uppingham schools being popular with local residents.

Ground Floor - To the centre of the property is the entrance lobby which leads to a striking double height atrium hallway with a full height glass wall overlooking the gardens and views beyond. In the lobby is a cloakroom and a cantilevered staircase leading to the first floor. The superb open plan living kitchen has a comprehensive range of custom built floor units under granite worktops with a stainless steel inset sink with shower and boiling water tap. A further range of full height cupboards house twin electric double ovens, fridge, freezer, microwave, steam cooker, and additional storage. There is an island unit with dual gas and ceramic hob, teppanyaki grill, induction cooking hotplate and an integrated dishwasher. A breakfast bar links the kitchen space with the dining area with matching granite 12 seater dining table, an entire wall of folding glass doors providing views over the grounds and views beyond. Off the kitchen is a useful utility room with Rangemaster gas cooker and plumbing for a washing machine. Rose Retreat also benefits from a cellar which is approached via steps from the kitchen and provides excellent storage space. The main reception room is a contemporary space fitted with an open log burner fire with air and enjoys panoramic views across the gardens by virtue of a glass wall of folding doors. Steps lead down to a study area. Steps lead up to a guest suite comprising two double bedrooms, each with sliding doors opening directly onto the gardens. There is also a luxuriously appointed bathroom with Jacuzzi bath.

First Floor - A staircase gives access to a stunning galleried sitting room to form an impressive entertaining space with magnificent views across the grounds and surrounding countryside. Steps lead down to an inner lobby with a single bedroom or dressing room. The master bedroom suite benefits from a dressing room with wardrobes, drawer space and an en-suite shower room with delightful views. The master bedroom has folding doors to a wide balcony overlooking the gardens.

There are two further double bedroom suites on the first floor with en suite shower rooms and another guest bathroom.

The Entertainment Complex - A feature of Rose Retreat is its entertainment complex which stands independently from the house, and includes a snooker room with fully fitted bar, reception room, gymnasium and home cinema. There is also a guest or staff suite comprising a double bedroom and en suite shower room. To the rear is a covered area for additional storage and a plant room with heating and water controls.

Outside - The grounds of just over 4.5 acres provide a delightful backdrop to this unique property. To the front of the house is a wooden decking area linking to the outdoor entertaining space set out over three levels with a central circular sitting area taking best advantage of the uninterrupted countryside views.

Planning Consents (Now Lapsed) - A substantial steel framed barn had planning consent to be moved out of sight of the main house. There was also planning consent for the conversion of a range of derelict barns into stables. Both planning consents have now lapsed and would need to be re-submitted for approval.

Directional Note - From the centre of Market Harborough travel via the B6047 before reaching the A47 turn left into Billesdon. Leave Billesdon via the Gaulby Road for approximately 1.25 miles, Frisby is a small hamlet on the left hand side where Rose Retreat is situated on the right hand side of the road at the end of a long driveway.

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30 March 2017

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