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8 bedroom detached house for sale

Whissendine Cottage, 32 Main Street, Whissendine, Oakham, LE15

Guide Price £2,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Central village location with circa 4 acres
  • Stylish interiors with Period detailing
  • 8 bedrooms & 5 reception rooms
  • Planning permission for 5 detached dwellings
  • Numerous outbuildings with potential (STP)
  • Available as a whole or in separate lots
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A substantial period dwelling and attached outbuildings, with planning permission for 5 detached dwellings. In total circa 4 acres. Available as a whole or in separate lots.


Situated adjacent to, and north of the village green, between the village sign and the bridge, lying behind the high stone wall is Whissendine Cottage, a former hunting lodge and home in the last century of the Chaplin family. The Chaplin's were a wealthy banking family and benefactors of the village and there is a plaque dedicated to Mr Chaplin in the church. In the 1950s the house became a Youth Hostel for a short time before being sold to the current family, where two generations have lived since the 1960's. The name Whissendine Cottage belies the property's spacious interior and commodious outbuildings with beautifully landscaped west-facing gardens. Upon entering the property through the solid oak double front doors, the internal accommodation begins in the dining hall, with beautiful beam work on display with an elegant box bay window and grand inglenook fireplace.

There are three further formal receptions rooms comprising of a study, family room and a stylish drawing room with open fire, large windows overlooking the garden and doors leading to the terrace. At the northern end of the house lies the kitchen which has a bespoke solid oak Smallbone kitchen, double gas-fired Aga and other integrated appliances. There is access to the side door, cellar and utility room and archway through into the siting room which has an open fire, striking curved window and door onto the dining terrace.

An impressive solid wood staircase rises to the first floor accommodation, on this floor are eight bedrooms, including the master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, and two further family
bathrooms. Entry to the loft store is gained from bedroom eight, beyond this room are the snooker room and a games room. There are five further rooms/stores on this level which can also be accessed from an external staircase.

Whissendine Cottage has a plethora of useful outbuildings, totalling almost 4,700 sq ft. These include stables, garages, workshop, garden store, potting shed and several other useful stores, some benefitting from plumbing and 3 phase electric. The ground floor buildings are accessed externally, to the first floor there is an external stairway and entry can also be gained integrally from the house.

The gardens at Whissendine Cottage have been lovingly designed and cared for by two generations of the same family. The tree line surrounding the property is mature and private with bountiful borders overflowing with a large variety of different plants. Beautiful climbing plants scale the walls of the house and the stable block and there are several vantage points from which to best take in this stunning garden at any point in the day. The gardens to the rear of the property are west facing and so the dining terrace basks in sun from afternoon to evening. Currently Whissendine Cottage also has a grass tennis court, an outdoor heated swimming pool and a well-stocked ornamental kitchen garden with Dutch style greenhouses which had once been part of the kitchen gardens at Burley on the Hill. Although these currently form part of the proposed development, this area could be left with the house, subject to negotiation.

Development site
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a desirable site, within a
sought after and well served Rutland village. The site benefits
from an outline consent for the development of five large detached two storey dwellings. The outline consent allows
residential development with all matters reserved save for the
approved access arrangements. The current consent has no S106 contributions or Community Infrastructure Levy payments, if built in accordance with the existing outline planning permission.

The site comprises a level, screened mature garden area which
adjoins open countryside at the northern boundary. The eastern
boundary adjoins land close to the Brook, with the western boundary abutting Whissendine Cottage and Main Street in
Whissendine to the south.

The site benefits from an outline consent for residential
development under reference 2015/0086/OUT. The decision
notice has 12 conditions. Please contact the agents for
further information.

Square Footage: 5,576 sq ft
Acreage: 3.95 Acres

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
01 August 2017

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