5 bedroom character property for saleMain Road, Near Melton Mowbray
- Attractive Listed Ironstone House
- Magnificently Appointed Home
- 5 Reception Rooms, Breakfast Kitchen
- 5 Double Bedrooms & 5 En-suites
- Grounds of about 1.8 acres
- Long Driveway, Parking & Large Garage
"The Manor" is an attractive, Listed ironstone house of historical note and exceptional charm and character sitting in grounds of about 1.8 acres behind a front paddock with a long driveway, turning circle and a very large garage/workshop. The magnificently extended and re-appointed interior offers five fabulous reception rooms, fitted breakfast kitchen, sun room, fitted cloakroom, laundry and a stunning staircase which leads to five double bedrooms each with en-suite shower room or bathroom (master bedroom also with separate sitting area), whilst outside is an internal courtyard and a formal side garden. Further paddock land available by separate negotiation. EPC Exempt.
General Information: - "The Manor" is situated on the edge of the village of Kirby Bellars, some 14 miles north-east of Leicester and 2.5 miles south of Melton Mowbray.
Kirby Bellars is a village and civil parish near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 369. The village is recorded in the Domesday Book under the name of Chirchebi.
The ancient Church of England parish church, dedicated to Saint Peter, is built of ironstone and has a tall spire. It is now a Grade I Listed building.
Kirby Bellars benefits from its location at the heart of the East Midlands transport network on the A607 which provides access via the A46 to the A1 in the north and junction 21A of the M1 to the south-west.
From Leicester, there are up to four trains hourly to London (St. Pancras) in the south and Leeds/Sheffield in the north, whilst trains from nearby Melton Mowbray connect with Stansted Airport.
Part of the district of Melton, Kirby Bellars also has its own elected parish council. The Village Hall in the Main Street, opposite to Hunters Rise, is used for many local purposes and can seat 150 people. The pub is called 'The Flying Childers' after the undefeated 18th Century racehorse.
The 'Kirby Bellars Group of Artists' has existed since the 1980's and includes professional and amateur artists.
In Gaddesby Lane are the kennels of the Quorn Hunt which, in years gone by, claimed to be the most famous fox hunt in the United Kingdom. Traditionally, from 1753, the Hunt held their annual Opening Meet by invitation of the house, coming together in the front paddock. Near the village is a wetland area called Priory Lakes, where the Leicestershire Wildfowler's Association has its office.
The nearby town of Melton Mowbray offers a full range of amenities including shopping for everyday needs, schooling for all ages, recreational amenities and regular public transport facilities by both road and rail.
Historical Note - Constructed in Leicestershire ironstone and built on the site of an Augustinian Priory, "The Manor", or "Kirby Gate Manor" as it was known then, was the 17th Century home to Sir Erasmus Fontaine - whose crest is still set above the front door today. Subsequently, the house, then known as "Kirby Park", came under the ownership of Sir Francis Burdett, Tory MP and social reformer.
General Description: - In recent times, the current owner has given the house a fresh lease of life by renovating, refurbishing, extending and modernising the property in a sympathetic fashion to create a wonderful family home full of charm and character as detailed below:-
Detailed Accommodation -
On The Ground Floor: -
Entrance Vestibule - With twin oak entrance doors featuring small sealed unit double glazed eye level windows, polished marble floor with mat well and ash panelled walls to dado rail level. The entrance vestibule is semi open-plan to:
Magnificent Reception Hall - 19'8 x 26'0 (5.99m x 7.92m) - A magnificent reception hall featuring a hand crafted ash staircase and matching galleried landing. The hall enjoys polished marble flooring, feature ash panelling to dado rail level, a feature handcrafted fireplace with inset cast-iron fire grate to stone hearth, four windows, six wall light fittings, recessed ceiling spotlighting, smoke alarm and a built-in cupboard. A real feature of the hall is the high Church style ceiling with exposed beams. From the reception hall, an ash door leads to:
A Fine Dining Room - 15'9 x 20'1 (4.80m x 6.12m) - With bay picture window, engineered oak flooring, single beamed ceiling, plate racks to three walls, two ceiling light fittings, double corner drinks cabinet with double cupboard under, recessed glazed display shelving and recessed oak worktop with range of drawers and cupboards under and plate rack over to feature inglenook. Double ash doors to the sun room and single ash door to:
Sitting Room - 18'1 x 20'0 (5.51m x 6.10m) - With bay picture windows to front and side, engineered oak flooring, feature cast-iron log burning stove to slate fireplace featuring a matching raised hearth, two sets of recessed glazed display shelving, plate racks to two walls, five wall light fittings, heavily beamed ceiling with light fitting, smoke alarm and t.v. lead.
From the reception hall, there is also access to:
Study Or Games Room - 15'7 x 19'7 (4.75m x 5.97m) - With bay picture window, engineered oak flooring, feature stone fireplace with cast-iron stove to raised hearth within a beamed inglenook featuring panelled walls and display shelving, beamed ceiling and ash door to reception hall. The study features panelled walls with plate racks over, corner cupboard, leaded side window and recessed ceiling spotlighting. Further door to:
Superb Breakfast Kitchen - 23'10 max. x 21'0 (7.26m max. x 6.40m) - Featuring an exposed ironstone wall and a heavily beamed ceiling with two triple and two single spotlight clusters and two downlighters. The breakfast kitchen enjoys a polished marble floor and is well equipped and fitted with a twin bowl ceramic sink unit with overhead hot and cold mixer tap inset to an L-shaped polished limestone worktop which has a full range of drawers and cupboards under and twin sealed unit double glazed windows over overlooking the lawned side garden. Other equipment includes a 'Caple' dishwasher, a 'Lacanche' cooking range comprising twin ovens, two pan drawers and five-plate gas hob with splashback and cooker hood over, together with an American style 'Samsung' fridge\freezer with double cupboard over. Attached to the worktop is a tall-boy larder cupboard, whilst between the two side windows is a double wall cupboard with inset book shelving and by the cooking range are two further single wall cupboards. A split-level island unit with polished granite worktop offers a breakfast bar, an induction hob and a warming plate, together with a circular sink unit with hot and cold mixer tap over. The island unit also features a comprehensive range of drawers and cupboards, a wine chiller and wine racking. There are three further ranges of base units (one of which features three shoe drawers and provides space for a concealed chest freezer), another has twin double cupboards under and the third features a double cupboard with wall units over featuring an integrated Hotpoint coffee machine with drawer under and double cupboard over. Two further sealed unit double glazed side windows look out onto the internal courtyard and there are three steps down to:
Family Room\Lounge - 21'0 x 24'7 (6.40m x 7.49m) - With engineered oak flooring, recessed ceiling spotlighting, four additional single spot lights, central light fitting and a floor-to-ceiling sealed unit double glazed picture screen overlooking the side garden. The family lounge also features a log burning stove to a polished marble hearth, twin sets of bi-folding doors leading out onto the internal courtyard and a secondary oak staircase off to the first floor.
From the breakfast kitchen, there is also access to:
Glass Walled Sun Room - 25'0 x 10'2 (7.62m x 3.10m) - With sealed unit double glazed surrounds featuring matching double French doors to the internal courtyard, sealed unit double glazed pitched roof with light fitting, polished marble flooring, two exposed ironstone walls, two triple spotlight clusters and double doors to the dining room. Access to:
Side Hall - With polished marble floor with inset mat wells, twin sealed unit double glazed side windows, three high level storage cupboards, recessed ceiling spotlighting, smoke alarm, panelled side entrance door and cloaks recess with hanging rail and shelving. Access off to:
Laundry Room - 7'4 x 6'0 (2.24m x 1.83m) - With polished marble flooring, plumbing for washing machine, single bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit with hot and cold mixer tap inset to L-shaped rolled edge worktop with double cupboard and additional utility space under, range of wall cupboards and shelving over, and striplighting.
Fitted Cloakroom - With two-piece white suite comprising low flush w.c. and wash hand basin with hot and cold mixer tap Also with polished marble floor and ceiling light fitting.
From the side hall, there is also internal access to the large workshop and garage.
On The First Floor: - The magnificent ash STAIRCASE divides to the left and right. The master bedroom is located off the GALLERIED LANDING on the right hand side, this landing enjoying central heating radiator, exposed beamed ceiling and leading to:
Master Bedroom Suite - Comprising:
Bedroom 1 - 21'0 x 16'2 (6.40m x 4.93m) - With exposed ironstone work to one wall, twin sealed unit double glazed side dormer windows affording glorious views across rolling north Leicestershire countryside towards Melton Mowbray, central heating radiator, exposed A-framed beams to the high level ceiling, four single wall-mounted spotlight fittings, t.v. point and twin sealed unit double glazed 'Velux' roof lights. Ash door to:
Lobby With Dressing Area Off - Featuring twin hanging rails and matching door to:
En-Suite Bathroom - Featuring a four-piece white 'Roca' suite comprising wash hand basin with hot and cold mixer tap and tiled splashback, low level w.c., tiled panelled bath with hot and cold mixer tap and shower handset, together with tiled splashback and fully tiled shower enclosure with glazed shower screen and overhead rainshower. The en-suite also features polished marble flooring, upright heated towel rail\radiator, sealed unit double glazed side window fitted with blind and featuring lovely rural views, electric shaver point and recessed ceiling spotlighting.
From the en-suite lobby area, an ash door and staircase provide access to:
Sitting Area - 22'9 x 21'0 max. (6.93m x 6.40m max.) - With central heating radiator, double cupboard, four sealed unit double glazed 'Velux' roof lights, eight recessed ceiling spotlights, smoke alarm and secondary staircase back down to the family lounge.
Bedroom 2 (Front) - 13'9 x 14'4 (4.19m x 4.37m) - With sealed unit double glazed side window affording lovely view across rolling north Leicestershire countryside towards Melton Mowbray, exposed A-frame beamed ceiling, central heating radiator and built-in double hanging wardrobe. Part etched glazed door with matching side screens to:
En-Suite Bathroom - With three-piece white suite to half tiled surrounds comprising free-standing claw foot bath with hot and cold mixer tap, wash hand basin with hot and cold mixer tap over and tiled shower cubicle with overhead rainshower and glazed shower screen. Also with ceramic tiled floor, central heating radiator featuring heated towel rail, dormer window fitted with blind, exposed beams and two wall light fittings. Ash door to:
Separate W.C. - Being half tiled with low flush w.c. in white suite. Also with ceramic tiled floor and wall light fitting.
A Second Landing: - With central heating radiator, exposed beamed ceiling, sealed unit double glazed 'Velux' roof light, recessed ceiling spotlighting, smoke alarm and loft ladder to roof void storage space off. This landing leads to:
Bedroom 3 (Front) - 13'0 x 14'5 (3.96m x 4.39m) - With exposed beamed ceiling, dormer window with blind, central heating radiator, two wall light fittings, ceiling light fitting and wardrobe recess with hanging rail and two overhead spotlight fittings. Ash door to:
En-Suite Shower Room - With three-piece white 'Roca' suite comprising wash hand basin with hot and cold mixer tap and tiled splashback, low level w.c. and tiled shower enclosure with glazed shower door and screen and overhead shower unit incorporating flexi hose to sliding track. Also with ceramic tiled floor, upright heated towel rail\radiator, electric shaver point and recessed ceiling spotlighting.
Bedroom 4 (Front) - 18'10 max. x 14'1 (5.74m max. x 4.29m) - With side picture window fitted with blind and affording a view across rolling countryside to the village Kirby Bellars, central heating radiator, exposed beamed ceiling with light fitting and walk-in dressing room with hanging rail, beamed ceiling and two spotlight fittings. Ash door to:
En-Suite Bathroom - With four-piece white 'Roca' suite comprising wash hand basin with hot and cold mixer tap, low flush w.c. and free-standing claw foot bath with hot and cold mixer tap and shower handset, all to half tiled surrounds, together with tiled shower enclosure with glazed shower screen and overhead rainshower. Also with ceramic tiled floor, upright heated towel rail\radiator, electric shaver point, recessed ceiling spotlighting, beamed ceiling and sealed unit double glazed 'Velux' roof light.
Guest Suite - Comprising:
Bedroom 5 - 16'5 x 16'1 (5.00m x 4.90m) - With twin sealed unit double glazed dormer windows featuring window blinds and affording fine views across open countryside towards the village Kirby Bellars, central heating radiator, four wall-mounted spotlights, exposed A-frame beamed ceiling, twin sealed unit double glazed 'Velux' roof lights and walk-in dressing area off with two hanging rails and two spotlight fittings. Ash door to:
View From Guest Suite -
En-Suite Shower Room - With part exposed ironstone walling and three-piece white 'Roca' suite comprising low level w.c., wash hand basin with hot and cold mixer tap and tiled splashback and tiled shower cubicle with glazed shower screen featuring a fitted shower unit with its flexi hose to sliding track. Also with ceramic tiled floor, electric shaver point, recessed ceiling spotlighting and sealed unit double glazed side window fitted with blind providing a rural view across to the village of Kirby Bellars.
Outside: - The property sits on a plot of about two acres and features a long, golden gravelled driveway entered via electric remotely operated gates, the driveway sweeping down to a tree lined turning circle with extensive parking area from which a side spur provides access to the side of the house to:
Large Garage And Workshop - (measuring 32'0 x 21'8 plus 14'6 x 16'3), with twin electrically operated roller shutter doors, strip lighting, trap door with pulley, three-phase electrical supply, additional ample electric power points, underfloor heating, cold water supply, two gas fired central heating boilers and double doors to the internal courtyard. The garage features a high head room (approx. 10'6) and a side staircase leads to:
Boarded Storage Space - With three sealed unit double glazed 'Velux' roof lights, striplighting and electric power supply.
Internal Courtyard - Featuring raised beds of climbing roses, shrubs and bushes, a central tub with an olive tree and an extensive flagged patio area. There is access from the courtyard to the garage\workshop, the family lounge and the sun room.
Front Paddock - The property enjoys a large, tree lined, front paddock with main road frontage and a log store.
Formal Side Garden - The formal side garden is lawned with a hedged north-easterly boundary, beyond which the property enjoys extensive views across open rolling countryside towards Melton Mowbray. This garden also features a Summer House with pitched roof, side windows and multi-pane double French doors with matching side screens, electric light and power supply.
Further Land And Cottage - Located directly to the rear of The Manor, Park Farm Cottage, a detached former four bedroomed farmhouse and annex (requiring complete renovation), stabling and other outbuildings, together with approximately 2 acres of paddock land adjacent to the driveway to 'The Manor', identified as Lot 1 (as outlined in yellow) on the attached photograph, is available by separate negotiation at an asking price of 'offers in excess of £250,000'.
Services: - Mains gas and electric are connected to the property. Central heating is gas fired (underfloor to the ground floor and radiator heating to the first floor). Electric power points are fitted throughout the property, water supply and drainage is to a private system. The property also benefits from a mechanical air ventilation system.
Fixtures And Fittings: - All fixtures and fittings mentioned in the sales particulars, together with fitted floor coverings and some light fittings, are included in the sale.
Viewing: - Strictly through Moore & York Ltd., who will be pleased to supply any further information required and arrange appropriate appointments.
Agents Note: - Under the terms of the Estate Agents Act, we are obliged to disclose to all parties that the vendor of this property is a known associate of a member of staff.
Floor Plans: - Purchasers should note that if a floor plan is included within property particulars it is intended to show the relationship between rooms and does not reflect exact dimensions or indeed seek to exactly replicate the layout of the property. Floor plans are produced for guidance only and are not to scale. Purchasers must satisfy themselves of matters of importance by inspection or advice from their Surveyor or Solicitor.
Making An Offer: - As part of our service to our Vendors, we have a responsibility to ensure that all potential buyers are in a position to proceed with any offer they make and would therefore ask any potential purchaser to speak with our Mortgage Advisor to discuss and establish how they intend to fund their purchase. Additionally, we can offer Independent Financial Advice and are able to source mortgages from the whole of the market, helping you secure the best possible deal and potentially saving you money.
If you are making a cash offer, we will ask you to confirm the source and availability of your funds in order to present your offer in the best possible light to our Vendor.
Important Information: - Although we endeavour to ensure the accuracy of property details we have not tested any services, heating, plumbing, equipment or apparatus, fixtures or fittings and no guarantee can be given or implied that they are connected, in working order or fit for purpose. We may not have had sight of legal documentation confirming tenure or other details and any references made are based upon information supplied in good faith by the Vendor.
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Directions - Proceed out of the Leicester City centre in a north-easterly direction via the A607 Belgrave Road, which becomes the A46 Melton Road, and proceed towards Thurmaston along the dual carriageway. Continue until reaching the major roundabout intersection at Thurmaston and carry straight on until reaching the roundabout with the Leicester Western By-Pass. At 'The Hobby Horse' public house, proceed straight over onto the A46, as signposted to Grantham, and leave the A46 at the first junction. At the roundabout, turn right onto the A607 and continue along this road, as signposted to Melton Mowbray, for several miles. Upon reaching Kirby Bellars, continue through the village and the property can be found on the left hand side in open countryside, as identified by the agent's 'for sale' board.
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