4 bedroom character property for saleColeorton, Leicestershire, LE67
Comprising a former Grade II listed gatehouse renovated and presented to a high standard throughout, providing flexible family living accommodation over two floors with formal gardens and adjacent paddock land extending to approximately 1¾ acres. It enjoys south facing views to the front elevation over farmland and nearby Coleorton village, close to the A42 dual carriageway with East Midland conurbations beyond. Prime external features include the individual decorated bargeboards and traditional stained window decoration.
Whilst internally there is a handcrafted Charnwood kitchen with granite tops and modern built-in appliances, matching bedroom furniture and a wealth of internal features including exposed beams, marble and stone fireplaces. Elsewhere a combination of both contemporary and traditional features and fittings remain, blending the old with the new.
Wrought iron entrance gates and a large gravel parking apron lead via block-brick pathways and stone steps to the traditional open stone porch-way. The stone arched original solid entrance door leads to a delightful stained glass bay windowed snug with marble fireplace, polished oak flooring and high level ceiling with bell pull. Internal antique pine opaque and leaded doorways lead to both the kitchen and dining room.
Location - Canterbury Lodge occupies a semi-rural location with no immediate neighbours, adjacent to woodland, formerly within the Coleorton Hall estate and overlooking adjacent paddocks and farmland. Approximately three miles east of Ashby de la Zouch town centre, a typical market town within the heart of the National Forest.
The village of Coleorton is extremely convenient for the A42 dual carriageway junction 12 approximately 2 miles distant. With ideal commuter links south west to Birmingham International Airport and Birmingham City Centre and north east to the M1 motorway corridor within East Midland conurbations beyond, East Midlands Parkway rail service and East Midlands Airport. The cities of Birmingham, Nottingham, Derby and Leicester are all within a 40 minute commute if required.
The area is well served via highly regarded independent schools including Grace Dieu, Manor House School, Dixie Grammar School, Twycross Preparatory School, Twycross House School, Loughborough Grammar and Repton School.
Ashby de la Zouch - 3 miles
Birmingham Airport - 32 miles
Birmingham City Centre - 30 miles
East Midlands Airport - 7.5 miles
Leicester - 15.5 miles
Nottingham - 20 miles
Derby - 5 miles
Cantebury Lodge - Canterbury Lodge is an attractive Grade II listed former gatehouse to Coleorton Hall, the former seat of the Beaumont Family. We understand the Hall was rebuilt in approximately 1804 under guidance of the 7th Baronet, a patron of the arts whose regular guests included William Wordsworth (designer of the winter garden in 1806), Sir Walter Scott and John Constable. The current custodian of Canterbury Lodge has sympathetically restored the original dwelling with new cast iron windows installed by Sabine Brothers Ltd and having hand glazed with antique coloured glass. Contemporary features and modern essential items have been added including an Amdega wooden conservatory with underfloor heating and bespoke Charnwood kitchen and bedroom fittings. The property is now a triumph of traditional fixtures and fittings blending with new luxury living.
Ground Floor Accommodation - SNUG
Drawing Room - A well-proportioned room with a large stone feature fireplace having matching hearth and grate with copper chimney hood. This light and spacious principal reception room enjoys a triple aspect with polished oak wood flooring and stone framed multi-paned windows onto gardens and grounds.
Dining Room - The dining room features a wealth of exposed ceiling beams and traditional multi-paned stained glass windows overlooking the south facing front elevation. A gothic arch leads to the sitting room. From the dining room a further doorway also leads to the rear where there is access to the ground floor cloakroom and study with windows overlooking the rear patio and gardens.
Kitchen - Completing the ground floor accommodation is the fully refitted Charnwood oak breakfast kitchen. A particular feature of the house incorporating many modern built-in appliances including Fisher and Paykel drawer dishwasher, Kohley sink units within the granite worktops having brass mixer taps over, Rangemaster cooker range, integrated waste chute, tallboys with illuminated leaded glass display cupboards above, large vertical larder style fridge unit and integrated space for both tumble dryer and washing machine. Cloakroom cupboard adjacent to the back door with shelving for shoes and coat hooks. Turned corner newels, dishwasher and chain hung pan tidy with integrated downlights and part vaulted ceiling, wine bottle storage and breakfast bar. The room enjoys a triple aspect with windows overlooking the side and rear gardens; also having the added benefit of double glazed French doors onto the rear private patio. Elsewhere the room benefits from a wall mounted TV aerial point and travertine tile floor with underfloor heating.
Conservatory - To the rear of the sitting room a recent addition is the glass vaulted conservatory with private patio and gardens overlooking adjacent woodland - a place to relax, particularly on a hot summers day (although underfloor heating encourages usage all year round).
First Floor Accommodation -
Bedroom One - First floor accommodation is accessed via the open staircase from the snug leading to the first floor landing with exposed ceiling beams and period stonework. The principal bedroom lies to the front elevation with unique exposed stonework and a wealth of bespoke Charnwood oak fitted furniture including wardrobes, dresser unit, tallboys and drawers. The room benefits from a delightful south facing elevation overlooking Coleorton village and farmland.
Guests are well catered for with three further double bedrooms. One to the front elevation with exposed purlin beams, south facing windows enjoying the same countryside views as bedroom one, together with access to a large loft storage. The two remaining bedrooms overlook rear gardens and Coleorton woodland.
Bathroom - The family bathroom, also located to the rear, has been refitted with a traditional style suite with modern additions including the clawed roll top twin bathtub having a contemporary mains fed shower unit above with both handheld and waterfall shower heads, traditional Savoy wash-hand basin with matching taps and high level WC, tiled splashbacks and tiled floor. With open views to the rear over gardens, farmland and Coleorton Woods.
Gardens & Grounds - Canterbury Lodge has a generous gravelled parking apron with timber store and access to the paddock.
Gardens and grounds are a particular feature. To the front elevation stone framed shrub and floral borders give way to paved gravel pathways providing a circuitous route around the property with open plan front lawns and maturing firs leading to the rear gardens and grounds. Rear gardens have been landscaped with a generous paved patio linking French doors between the kitchen and conservatory (ideal for outdoor dining), stone flanked walls and central steps rising to the shaped lawns. Mature shrubs and trees decorate the border and a further paved pathway leads to a timber arbour and seating area with a fine vista over the lawns toward woodland.
Within the rear gardens and to the side elevation the property boasts generous outdoor storage including traditional brick and slate garden store and boiler house adjacent to the back door benefitting from light and power.
The additional principal feature of this country property is the adjacent 1¾ acre paddock with pond and trees (with the benefit of Tree Preservation Orders). Hedge framed and with mature tree cover this provides excellent amenity space for either pony, chickens, pigs or simply to light the annual bonfire, kick a football and entertain.
Conservation - It should be noted that the property is Grade II listed. We understand that certain trees within the paddock land have the benefit of Tree Preservation Orders).
Viewing Arrangements - Strictly by prior appointment via the agents Howkins and Harrison on 01827 718021.
Local Authority - North West Leicestershire District Council - 01530 454545
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.
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.
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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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