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4 bedroom character property for sale

Smisby, Leicestershire, LE65

Guide Price £650,000

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A generous four double bedroom character family cottage in the heart of this popular village with a detached substantial two storey coach house offering contemporary open plan living and family space, set within south facing gardens and grounds with a large private parking apron. This unique property deserves full internal inspection and currently comprises: entrance hall, large sitting room, 24ft dining/kitchen, snug and cellar. First floor: large master bedroom with feature bath and en suite cloakroom, three further double bedrooms and shower room/WC. Outside: detached coach house currently providing large open plan family/games room with vaulted ceiling and mezzanine above, separate shower room and oversized double garage. The coach house offers excellent annex/office/storage potential although its current use, to provide flexible living accommodation and meet modern open plan requirements, makes this an ideal entertainment venue.

Location - The small South Derbyshire village of Smisby lies approximately one mile north of the popular market town of Ashby de la Zouch with a range of local amenities and facilities including boutique shops, high street brands and supermarket (including the recently opened M&S Simply Food store).

Within the village there is a village hall, church, private day care nursery and public house. The A511 Ashby bypass connects with the M42 dual carriageway with links to both the M42 and M1 motorway network with East Midland conurbations beyond. Local schooling is available in Ashby de la Zouch at primary, intermediate and secondary with the former Ashby Grammar School also providing sixth form facilities.

At the heart of the village is the old manor house built in the 16th century and village lock-up built in the early 18th century. There is also access to National Forest plantations and the bluebell arboretum and nursery.

Accommodation Details - Ground Floor - ENTRANCE
Steps with covered entrance canopy and traditional bell pull having leaded stained inset panel door with full length opaque double glazed side-screens to the entrance hall.

With quarry tile floor, exposed ceiling beams, radiator and internal post box.

SITTING ROOM 5.67m (18'7) x 5.17m (17') maximum measurements
Enjoying a dual aspect, this is a large light reception room, the focal point of which is the brick fireplace with beam over-mantle, quarry tile plinths and hearth having log burner with recessed display lighting. The room also enjoys a wealth of exposed beams, polished timber flooring, TV aerial point, two radiators and two wall light points. Twin multi-paned windows to the front elevation with bespoke shutters. Whilst to the rear, multi-paned French doors with matching side-screens lead to the south facing patio and landscaped gardens.


Dining/Kitchen Area 7.26m (23'10) maximum measurement x 3.15m (10'4)
Again enjoying a dual aspect, recently refitted with off-white country style units set below woodblock worktops having twin bowl enamel sink unit and mixer tap over. Inset four ring induction hob with cooker hood over and fan assisted oven/grill below. Range of base cupboards and drawers, matching range of glazed wall mounted display units and separate dresser unit. Space for a larder style upright fridge/freezer, slate tile floor, radiator and beamed ceiling. Walk-in shelved larder cupboard with slate tile flooring. Multi-paned windows with bespoke shutters to the front elevation and double glazed multi-paned windows overlooking south facing rear gardens. Oak leaded stained inset stable door to the side elevation. Open archway to snug area.

Snug Area 3.6m (11'10) maximum measurement x 3.09m (10'2)
With a wealth of exposed ceiling beams and quarry tile floor. The focal point of the room is the chimney breast with quarry tile hearth and Rayburn oil fired double oven/double hob cooker having a back boiler for domestic hot water and central heating. Double glazed south facing multi-paned window to the rear elevation.

First Floor - LANDING
With exposed beams, three wall light points, radiator and multi-paned window to the front elevation. Loft access with fixed loft ladder to boarded roof void with lighting.

MASTER BEDROOM 1 5.23m (17'2) maximum measurement x 5.17m (17')
A large light and spacious room enjoying a dual aspect with matching 'his and hers' floor to ceiling twin double door wardrobes with top boxes over. The focal point of the room is the clawed roll top bath with Victoria style mixer taps and shower head over. Polished timber flooring, two wall light points, TV aerial point, radiator and multi-paned windows to both front and rear elevations (overlooking south facing private gardens).

Fitted with a two piece white suite comprising low level twin flush WC, pedestal wash-hand basin with tiled splash-back, polished timber flooring, bulkhead storage cupboard and opaque multi-paned window to the rear elevation.

BEDROOM 2 3.42m (11'3) x 3.3m (10'10)
Enjoying a south facing elevation with wall light point, radiator and double glazed multi-paned window overlooking south facing rear gardens.

BEDROOM 3 3.89m (12'9) x 2.65m (8'8)
With wall light point, radiator and multi-paned window to the front elevation.

BEDROOM 4 3.86m (12'8) x 2.34m (7'8)
With a radiator and double glazed multi-paned window to the south facing elevation.

Fitted with a three piece white suite comprising glazed entry full tiled mains fed shower cubicle, low level twin flush WC, square bowl pedestal wash-hand basin with mixer tap over and fully tiled splash-backs. Recessed ceiling downlights, extractor fan, built-in double door airing cupboard and feature internal glass block floor length walls to the landing.

Coach House - This substantial, modern detached two storey outbuilding offers a unique opportunity for a variety of functions, as well as providing the current occupiers with a contemporary lifestyle enjoyed by the substantial vaulted open plan family room with mezzanine entertainment space above and separate shower room. The building also incorporates generous oversized double garage, fully lined and currently used as a gym. Alternative uses include the opportunity for business and relatives/staff. Briefly the accommodation comprises:

Open Plan L-Shaped Family Room 6.88m (22'7) x 6.85m (22'6)
With 18ft ridge height, this light and spacious family room - ideal for multi-functional use as cinema room, snooker room or party room - has solid wood flooring, large wood burning stove with stone paved plinth, four wall light points and slim-line electric heaters. Double glazed multi-paned French doors with matching side-screens onto timber deck balcony and cottage gardens.

Shower Room
Fitted with a glazed walk-in mains fed shower unit with extractor fan, low level twin flush WC, pedestal wash-hand basin, half tiled splash-backs, tiled floor, recessed ceiling downlights and electric fan heater.

First Floor Mezzanine 8.61m (28'3) maximum measurement x 6.93m (22'9)
The Victorian cast iron staircases rises to the first floor mezzanine, currently used for bedroom and study area, although again offering a variety of uses - ideal for artists or those working from home alike.

Enjoying an elevated view over the family room, with wood effect flooring, telephone point (with separate line), slim-line heater, multi-paned double glazed window to the front elevation and double glazed Velux roof lights.

Outside - INTEGRAL DOUBLE GARAGE 6.96m (22'10) x 6.1m (20'0)
Fully lined and boarded and currently used for home gymnasium with twin wooden entrance doors, recessed ceiling downlights, light, power supplies and personnel door to the side elevation.

The property is accessed from the roadway via new wooden entrance gates and matching posts onto a generous tarmacadam driveway and turning apron. Independent gated access is available to the side of the coach house with wall light points, outside water supply and access to the rear.

Gardens are a particular feature of the property with gated access leading to generous south facing cottage gardens with covered canopy and paved terrace (ideal for outdoor dining and entertaining) with electric light, power point and overlooking the south facing gravelled steps with water feature and cottage gardens leading to the rear. Gardens are lawned with maturing shrub and floral beds and borders, hard standing for a garden shed and greenhouse, play bark area for children and the balconied terrace leading to the family room for evening entertainment. The whole garden enjoys a high degree of privacy at the centre of this popular village.

Trap door access is available to the cellar below the sitting room, snug and kitchen with barrel vaulted ceiling, light and ladder access.

Viewing Arrangements - Strictly by prior appointment via the agents Howkins and Harrison on 01827 718021.

Local Authority - South Derbyshire Council - 01283 595795

Council Tax - Band - F

Fixtures And Fittings - Only those items in the nature of fixtures and fittings mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale. Other items are specifically excluded. None of the appliances have been tested by the agents and they are not certified or warranted in any way.

Services - None of the services have been tested and purchasers should note that it is their specific responsibility to make their own enquiries of the appropriate authorities as to the location, adequacy and availability of mains water, electricity, gas and drainage services.

Floorplan - Howkins & Harrison prepare these plans for reference only. They are not to scale.

Additional Services - Do you have a house to sell? Howkins and Harrison offer a professional service to home owners throughout the Midlands region. Call us today for a Free Valuation and details of our services with no obligation whatsoever.

Important Information - Every care has been taken with the preparation of these Sales Particulars, but complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. In all cases, buyers should verify matters for themselves. Where property alterations have been undertaken buyers should check that relevant permissions have been obtained. If there is any point, which is of particular importance let us know and we will verify it for you. These Particulars do not constitute a contract or part of a contract. All measurements are approximate. The Fixtures, Fittings, Services & Appliances have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Photographs are provided for general information and it cannot be inferred that any item shown is included in the sale. Plans are provided for general guidance and are not to scale.

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