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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Dickmans Lane, Harby

Sold STC £475,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Double Fronted Period Home
  • Extending to in excess of 2000 sq ft
  • 4 Beds, 4 Receptions
  • Wealth of Original Features
  • Requiring Modernisation
  • Plot approaching Third of an Acre
  • 2 Driveways
  • Considerable Potential
  • No Upward Chain
  • EPC Rating - F

Full description


Box House is a fascinating detached bay-fronted period home dating back to the 1890s. It can be found tucked away on a generous plot, in the heart of Harby, an attractive and well-served Vale of Belvoir village.

This handsome well-proportioned home comprises in excess of 2000 sq. ft. and has been in the ownership of the current family for over 45 years. It offers a rare opportunity to acquire a beautiful period home within this highly regarded village, but will benefit from a sympathetic programme of modernisation and refurbishment.

The property retains much of its original character with high corniced ceilings, deep skirting, period internal doors, attractive traditional fireplaces, sash windows and the original Victorian encaustic tiled floor to the hallway. In the kitchen, an Aga provides a centre piece to the room bringing both cooking and hot water facilities.

The property offers a versatile level of accommodation with four reception rooms, a dining kitchen, a utility room and two ground floor shower rooms. An additional room adjacent to one of the shower rooms was converted from the original dairy and could provide annexe style facilities for extended family or teenager. To the first floor are three well-proportioned double bedrooms, a fourth single bedroom/study and a family bathroom.

The property occupies an established private village plot with access from two different lanes. From Dickmans Lane to the east there is off road parking and pedestrian access into the established garden which runs to all sides. From Burden Lane, a long 180ft grassed driveway enters the property at the north - bringing vehicles onto a gravelled drive where the original timber garage and stable block offers potential for the construction of a garage, subject to any necessary consents.

The property is offered to the market with no upward chain and would be ideal for families looking for a truly individual home which they can sympathetically refurbish to their own taste.

Overall viewing comes highly recommended to appreciate the location, character and the full potential on offer.

The village of Harby lies in the Vale of Belvoir and has amenities including a primary school, shop/post office, garage, cafe and public house. The primary school has a very high reputation with parents and has the highest rating in Ofsted reports. Further facilities can be found in the nearby market towns of Bingham and Melton Mowbray and the village is convenient for travelling via the A52 and A46, Grantham railway station is approx half an hour's drive from where there are high speed trains to London King's Cross in just over an hour.


Entrance Hall - 8.46m max into stairwell x 1.83m (27'9 max into st - A fantastic initial entrance vestibule which retains its original character, with Victorian encaustic tiled flooring, period spindle balustrade turning staircase, high ceiling, deep skirting and architrave, central heating radiator and period doors leading to:

Sitting Room - 4.29m x 3.89m (14'1 x 12'9) - This light and airy reception room has a large walk-in bay window to the front with a window seat overlooking the garden. The focal point of the room is the chimney breast with open fireplace, stone hearth and tiled back, a period surround and mantle. Other features are the deep skirting, high corniced ceiling, picture rail, and a central heating radiator.

Dining Room - 3.89m x 3.40m (12'9 x 11'2 ) - Beneath a high deep-corniced ceiling with central rose, the focal point of the room is the chimney breast with raised stone hearth, and a solid fuel stove with alcoves to both sides. Other features include deep skirting, exposed floorboards, central heating radiator and the large walk-in bay window to the front elevation.

Cloaks / Shower Room - 1.75m x 1.30m (5'9 x 4'3) - Having shower cubicle, wall mounted wash basin, low flush wc, electric heater and window to the side.

Kitchen - 5.08m x 3.48m (16'8 x 11'5) - A well-proportioned kitchen comprising a breakfast/dining area which is part open plan to the galley kitchen which is fitted with pine fronted wall and base units, rolled edge laminate work surfaces, an inset stainless steel sink and drainer unit and space for a freestanding electric cooker. The room is separated by a central double-sided chimney breast with inset Aga raised on a quarry-tiled plinth. The room has a high ceil with original meat hooks, deep skirting, a quarry-tiled floor, two central heating radiators, sash windows to the side and exterior glazed door to the garden. A stripped pine door gives access through into:

Utility Room - 2.97m x 2.24m (9'9 x 7'4) - A useful space with plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, space for further free standing appliances, a Belfast sink, quarry-tiled floor, pitched tongue and groove panelled ceiling, two windows to the side and an exterior glazed door leading to gravelled driveway.

Inner Hall - 3.73m x 2.97m (12'3 x 9'9) - A versatile space which could be utilised as an additional sitting room or walk-through office, gives access out into the rear garden and driveway. The room has an attractive quarry-tiled floor, chimney breast with floor standing Worcester Greenstar boiler, built-in cupboard to the side and a sash window to the rear. A stripped pine door gives access through into:

Family Room - 5.84m x 3.71m (19'2 x 12'2) - An additional large reception space which would make an excellent annexe in conjunction with the adjoining rooms beyond it. Having part-pitched ceiling, quarry-tiled floor, central heating radiator, sash window to the side and French doors leading out into the garden and stone patio. A further cottage latch door leads through into:

Inner Lobby - Having quarry tiled floor, access to loft space, sash window to the side and doors to:

Bedroom / Office - 3.66m x 3.66m (12'0 x 12'0) - Converted from the original dairy, a versatile space which could be utilised as an additional bedroom, office space or annexe area in conjunction with the adjacent rooms. With high part-pitched ceiling, quarry-tiled floor, electric heater, windows to both side elevations and an exterior timber door to the rear garden.

Shower Room - 2.57m x 1.52m (8'5 x 5'0) - The suite comprises shower enclosure with sliding screen, wall-mounted Triton shower, close-coupled wc, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled splashbacks, electric towel radiator, ceiling light point, electric heater and sash window to the side.


Half Landing - With attractive stained glass window to the rear, high coved ceiling and wall light points, the half landing leads up to the main landing area but initially gives access into:

Bathroom - 3.45m x 1.63m (11'4 x 5'4) - Having a four piece suite comprising panelled bath, bidet, close-coupled wc, pedestal hand wash basin, central heating radiator, built-in cupboard and sash window to the side.

From the half landing the staircase turns and continues to an impressive:

Central Landing - Having sash window to the front with superb far reaching elevated views across Vale countryside, continuation of the high coved ceiling, deep skirting and architrave, built-in bookcase, central heating radiator and doors to:

Bedroom 1 - 3.84m x 4.17m (12'7 x 13'8) - A well-proportioned double bedroom having wonderful elevated views to the front, chimney breast with attractive marble fire surround and mantle, inset cast iron fireplace, central heating radiator, exposed floorboards, deep skirting, sash windows to the front.

Bedroom 2 - 3.84m x 3.38m (12'7 x 11'1) - Again a double bedroom having far reaching views to the front, chimney breast with inset period fireplace and surround, deep skirting, central heating radiator and sash windows to the front.

Bedroom 3 - 3.45m x 3.30m (11'4 x 10'10) - Having aspect to the side, chimney breast with period fireplace, alcove to the side with built in airing cupboard, deep skirting, access to loft space, sash window and central heating radiator.

Bedroom 4 / Study - 3.81m x 2.06m (12'6 x 6'9) - Stairs lead down into a later addition to the property to provide a child's single bedroom or an excellent first floor office. Having useful under-eaves storage, central heating radiator, a large window to the rear overlooking the garden and an additional window to the side.

Exterior - Box House sits in the centre of an established and attractive garden tucked away on a private plot approaching one third of an acre which has access from both the north and the east. On the Dickmans Lane side there is parking for several vehicles on an open driveway with wrought iron gate leading through to an attractive walled front garden well stocked with a range of trees and shrubs, flagstone pathway and terrace to the front door steps.

The main vehicular access is to the rear of the property. A wrought iron gate on Burden Lane leads down a grassed driveway with additional gates at the bottom into the enclosed rear garden with gravel drive area and established borders. There is a timber car port and adjacent stable outbuilding which provide storage but are likely to require replacement. Subject to necessary consents, these would provide a suitable area for the construction of a garage/workshop.

Council Tax Band - Melton Borough Council - Tax Band F.

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