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2 bedroom detached house for sale

Markfield Road, Ratby, Leicestershire

Guide Price £575,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Charming Detached Bradgate Estate
  • Former Gamekeepers Cottage
  • Energy Rating Exempt
  • Situated in Approximately 14.54 Acres of Paddocks, Garden and Woodland
  • Self-Contained Separate Former Annexe and Barn
  • Outstanding Open Views
  • Situated Adjacent to National Forest, Woods and Countryside
  • Ideal for Ratby Village Centre and Fast Access to Leicester and the M1
  • Idyllic Location
  • Considerable Potential

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An exceptionally rare opportunity to acquire a delightful Grade II listed former Bradgate Estate gamekeepers lodge constructed in 1876 and situated within 14.54 acres of delightful gardens, paddocks and surrounded by National Forest land, Martinshaw Woods and outstanding open countryside, yet only a few minutes from Ratby village centre. With sealed double glazing and a wealth of original features, the lodge also offers a separate self-contained cottage annexe, a two storey stone barn and offers an ideal opportunity to acquire two historic properties in an outstanding setting with considerable potential.

Location

The village of Ratby has a variety of shops including a chemist, general store, three pubs, post office, primary school and a high school and college at Groby (less than 1.7 miles). Leicester is approximately 5 miles distant with its numerous shopping and recreational facilities. Junction 21a of the M1 gives easy access to north and south. From junction 21 the M69 leads to Coventry and Birmingham.

Directions

Leaving Ratby on the Markfield Road the small public car park to Martinshaw Wood can be found on the right hand side immediately on leaving the village. The entrance to Martinshaw Lodge is identifiable by our for sale sign with the track to the lodge being identifiable by a metal gate. Continuing over the motorway bridge passing the wood on the left hand side, the track bears left, again as indicated to the property. No viewings will be allowed without prior appointment and the main gate to the property will be locked except for prior arranged viewings.


The Property 
This absolutely charming detached former Bradgate Estate Gamekeepers lodge enjoys an idyllic rural setting adjacent to the National Forest, woods and open countryside yet only a stones throw from Ratby village centre and with fast access to Leicester and the M1. Formerly part of the Bradgate Park estate, the cottage is exceptionally attractive with Swithland slate roof, stone mullion windows and offers a discerning purchaser the opportunity to acquire a property in a substantial landholding with considerable potential, subject to any necessary consents/approvals. A separate cottage annexe gives the option of two family living accommodations. The lodge has been in current ownership for nearly 20 years and has been enhanced with the purchase of additional land, giving an impressive landholding of approximately 15 acres of mainly paddock. The gardens have been a passion of the owners over many years and are exceptionally well stocked. Whilst the accommodation is modest, (truncated)

Accommodation 
The property is entered by an original perpendicular shaped front door into:

Entrance Hall 
With stairs to first floor, stone mullion window to side and off:

Sitting Room 
16' 1" x 12' 2"
With uPVC double glazed deep bay window overlooking gardens and open views, all three windows being stone mullioned, open fronted fireplace with slate surround and mantel, pine cupboard, beamed ceiling, TV aerial point, display alcove and off:

Separate Dining Room 
12' 8" x 11' 10"
Featuring a deep recessed inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove on brick hearth with matching brick surround, beamed ceiling, original clover shaped stone mullion lights, uPVC double glazed window overlooking the garden. There is also access off to the cellar.

Kitchen 
9' 4" x 9' 0"
With a range of base cupboards, eye level units, work surfacing, single drainer sink, New World fan assisted electric oven with Hotpoint ceramic hob, beamed ceiling, stone mullioned window to side with double glazed windows, tiled splashbacks and off:

Inner Lobby 
With door to rear, off which:

Pantry/Utility Room 
8' 3" x 8' 6"
With plumbing for washing machine, space for dishwasher, fridge/freezer, uPVC double glazed window and original stone thrawl.

On the First Floor 
Approached via a staircase from the entrance hall:

First Floor Landing 
Off which:

Bedroom One 
17' 8" x 13' 10"
With double glazed window overlooking garden, paddocks and open views beyond towards Billesdon Coplow, stripped pine door, access to storage in the roof eaves and slimline panel heater.

Bedroom Two 
14' 10" x 12' 8"
With double glazed window overlooking rear garden, exposed beams, slimline panel heater and stripped pine door.

Shower Room 
11' 3" x 9' 6"
With shower cubicle, wash hand basin, low level WC, uPVC double glazed windows, part tiling, slimline panel heater, stripped pine door and airing cupboard off with insulated hot water cylinder and full height shelving, access to roof space.

Outside 
A particular feature of this historic and attractive lodge is its setting on the edge of Martinshaw Woods. This whole area originally being part of Bradgate Park. A lane crossing the M1 and proceeding down the side of the woods leads into the front of the property to a large driveway providing hardstanding for numerous vehicles. The lodge itself is surrounded by delightful cottage gardens featuring well stocked borders packed with shrubs, plants and box hedging. The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn, several mature rockeries, fish pond, crazy paved stone sun terrace, the whole enjoying spectacular views, as such that it is hard to believe that the property is so close to Ratby village and accessible to Leicester and the M1. An amount of the surrounding land to the property is protected land owned by the National Forest. Also enjoy the backdrop of the wood with a number of mature trees and in addition are two useful original stone and Swithland slate outbuildings (truncated)

Former Granny Annexe 
This building has been previously been occupied and consists of two rooms.

Living Kitchen 
14' 4" x 15' 3"
With open fronted fireplace, radiator, sink unit, cupboard and uPVC double glazed window. Off which:

Former Bedroom 
14' 4" x 10' 7"
Currently used for storage with uPVC double glazed window, double radiator and off which:

Shower Room 
Fully tiled with a three piece suite comprising shower, wash hand basin, WC, extractor fan and a double radiator.

Services 
Mains water and electricity are connected to the property, drainage is to a septic tank and there is no gas available in the vicinity.

The Paddocks 
Extending to both the east, south and west of the property are grass paddocks enclosed by a mature hedge, the gardens extend to all sides and the whole extending to 14.54 acres. A footpath cross one paddock on the other side of a brook beyond the cottage garden.

Fixtures and Fittings 
All fitted carpets and curtains are included.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
24 October 2019

Nearest station

  • Leicester (5.3 mi)
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Bentons, Melton Mowbray

47 Nottingham Street Melton Mowbray Leicestershire, LE13 1NN

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Nearest station

  • Leicester (5.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Bentons, Melton Mowbray

47 Nottingham Street Melton Mowbray Leicestershire, LE13 1NN

01664 900110 Local call rate

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