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4 bedroom house for sale

Willow House, Melton Road, Hickling Pastures, Melton Mowbray

Guide Price £695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Four bedroom character home
  • Panoramic views of open countryside
  • Two reception rooms
  • Original and striking features
  • A total of 4.6 acres
  • Mature gardens 1.2 acres
  • Further grounds 3.5 acres
  • Detached double garage
  • Outbuilding
  • Catchment for outstanding local schools

Full description

This substantial four bedroom home is set within 4.6 acres of beautiful sweeping, open grounds, offering panoramic views
over the countryside. Whilst the property provides well-proportioned accommodation it has potential to expand, and also
retains many original and striking features, such as the stained glass leaded windows, quarry-tiled porch, and leaded oak
door as the main entrance. Viewing is highly recommended.

There are gardens to front and rear and side, of around 1.2 acres; these are mostly laid to lawn but also feature mature
trees and shrubs.

The grounds extend seamlessly into a further 3.5 acres suitable for equestrian use, parkland or grazing, with a double
garage and useful outbuildings. A stunning family home set back from the road offering huge scope.

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

The house is approached down a long drive to an outer yard, thence via a natural stone path to the quarry-tiled porch
arched in brick. The oak front door is triple-glazed, incorporating leaded inner panes replicating the original design.

HALL

Doors to the living room and kitchen, and two generous storage cupboards. Stairs lead up past original leaded windows to
the landing.

LIVING ROOM
8.3m x 4.8 max
The spacious living room is triple-aspect and generously proportioned, and offers a green vista overlooking either the 1-
acre front garden and woods, tree-lined border, or the 300 yards of its own land extending to the
rear.

A very light room, with a high ceiling and a large bay window overlooking the front garden. At the other end a glass-wall
patio door faces southwest onto the patio. Along the long southern wall are three windows which, like the front door, are
triple-glazed with a fully leaded inner pane in the original house style.
In winter the open fireplace, within a marble and solid light oak mantelpiece, burns logs harvested from the grounds.

KITCHEN / DINING
5.4 x 5.3 m
The picture window at the sink overlooks the side garden, with its birdbaths, trees and lawn. The worktops and units are
oiled oak, and the floor is Italian tiled.

The dining area provides a view across the grounds and into the distant hills, through the very large picture window. A
further window and a fully glazed door give onto the patio.

LANDING

A pleasing space with original leaded windows overlooking the front garden.

BEDROOM 1
4.9 max x 5.2 m (into bay)
The main bedroom is spacious, en-suite, and benefits from the large bay window facing east for the morning sun. The
large bay window faces northeast, overlooking the 1-acre front garden with its shrubberies, woodland and lawn.

En-suite with good-sized power shower (900 x 900 mm), sink and W/C.

BEDROOM 2
3.6 x 3.0 m

A double bedroom at the back, again with a large picture window. Overlooking the grounds to the southwest.

BEDROOM 3
3.9 x 2.6 m
A double bedroom at the back, again with large picture windows. Overlooking the grounds to the southwest.

BEDROOM 4
3.1 max x 2.7 max
A single bedroom overlooking the side lawn. An L-shaped single bedroom with a view over the side garden to the
northwest.

FAMILY SHOWER ROOM

An Italian-styled shower room, which as with the en-suite offers a generously sized shower enclosure, with the addition of
a view even from within the shower!
A warm, bright room with a view over the grounds, a bidet and spacious digital power shower (900 x 1000 mm).

PATIO

The patio faces south-west, is paved in natural stone and is partially enclosed by a feature spiral stone wall which
contains about ten tonnes of mass.

DOUBLE GARAGE

The inner yard is tarmac and leads to the double garage which has power and an insulated roof.

OUTSIDE

The tarmac drive is some 75 metres long and gives onto two yards at the side of the house. One yard is inside the dog
fence that surrounds most of the land, and one is outside, for visitors. The grounds include a front garden of almost an
acre, with lawn surrounding a central shrubbery, bordered and screened by native deciduous woodland.

The lawn extends round behind the house to link up with the patio and more trees in a parkland style, including a large,
mature Willow.

The garden area totals 1.25 acres, merging into the pasture which is approximately 3.4 acres, measuring 250 x 55m, and
makes a pleasant walk in its current parkland form, or can equally be suited to a wide variety of uses of course.

Over the last two decades some 2,000 native deciduous trees have been planted, and many have seeded, so now the
grounds are richly wooded, with a wildlife corridor along the southeast and northwest boundaries, that also screen the
land. There are young plantings within the southwest half of the land, which can be left to grow into woodland or removed
with the flail mower if some other use were wanted. Nearer the house there are two mature apple trees which fruit
generously.

A blue cedar of perhaps 40 years is an attractive specimen tree adjacent to the shrubbery.

OUTBUILDINGS

A grassed-over hardcore track leads to a small brick former stable and tack room, and a machinery shed.


SERVICES

Mains water and electricity, oil fired central heating, private sewerage and wireless broadband providing typically 10-25
Megabits (Mbps). The council tax band is F (£2,678 for year 2018-2019)

DIRECTIONS

From our West Bridgford branch heads towards Edwalton and the A52 Wheatcroft roundabout. Take the A606 exit
towards Melton Mowbray. Continue on the A606 into Hickling Pastures and after half a mile the property can be found on
the right hand side, Willow House.


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
16 November 2018

Nearest station

  • Radcliffe (Notts) (7.1 mi)
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April King, West Bridgford

Landmark Business Centre Tudor Square, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6BT

0115 798 0571 Local call rate

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April King, West Bridgford

Landmark Business Centre Tudor Square, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6BT

0115 798 0571 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Radcliffe (Notts) (7.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

April King, West Bridgford

Landmark Business Centre Tudor Square, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6BT

0115 798 0571 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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