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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Melton Spinney Road, Thorpe Arnold, Melton Mowbray

Sold STC £849,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Individual Former Farmhouse
  • Superb Family Home
  • Recently Extended & Improved
  • Accommodation Approaching 3,500 Sq.ft.
  • 4 Double Bedrooms & 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Receptions + Farmhouse Kitchen
  • Separate Studio/Annex
  • Plot In The Region of 2.2 Acres
  • Superb Equestrian Facilities
  • Stables, Menage & Dutch Barn

Full description


Representing an ideal family or equestrian purchase this unique and delightful former farmhouse has been extended and modernised over recent years to produce a magnificent detached property set within its own grounds of approximately 2.2 acres being situated in a semi rural setting in Thorpe Arnold on the fringe of Melton Mowbray and Scalford.

The house is superbly presented throughout having been fully renovated and extended approximately 15 years ago and further extended more recently by the current owners to provide internal accommodation totalling in the region of 3,500 sq.ft. The main house has four large double bedrooms, a main family bathroom plus two en-suite shower rooms, the galleried landing looks down on to an impressive entrance hall with accommodation on the ground floor including four receptions rooms, a fully fitted farmhouse style kitchen, boot room, utility and wc.

In addition, a separate detached double garage has been reworked to create a completely self contained studio annex retaining the double garaging with a separate entrance to the side with hallway, shower room and staircase rising up to an open plan studio on the first floor.

The property sits perfectly within its grounds, well screened and protected by tall trees to the north east. An electric gate with intercom opens on to a sweeping gravelled driveway surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens creating an impressive approach to the house. Further landscaped gardens surround the property and the rear terrace makes the most of the elevated position and wonderful south west facing views across the rolling countryside.

The property provides superb equestrian facilities including a stable yard with stable block including four loose boxes and tack room. Beyond the stables is a large Dutch Barn currently partitioned in two sections, a menage and a fully enclosed grass paddock beyond.

This property is marketed with the potential of no upward chain and accompanied viewings which come highly recommended can be booked by appointment through the sellings agents.

Accommodation - A traditional panelled and solid oak front door with glazed side panels opens into an impressive entrance hall.

Entrance Hall - 3.73m x 2.06m (12'3" x 6'9") - Having a vaulted ceiling up to a gallery on the first floor landing, flooring laid in Chinese slate, several wall lights with the hallway branching off with a staircase and balustrade rising to the first floor, inside entrance lobby with window and secondary external door to the front.

Cloakroom - 1.75m x 0.84m (5'9" x 2'9") - Branching off the hallway this cloakroom provides a ground floor toilet fitted with a traditional white corner wash hand basin and a wc with soft close seat, a continuation of the Chinese slate flooring, extractor fan and obscure window to side.

Lounge - 7.44m max x 5.23m (24'5" max x 17'2") - A spacious reception room having a feature stone fireplace with inset wood burning stove creating a central focal point to the room, two windows to front, one being a solid oak picture window and to the rear is a further window and a set of French doors opening out on to a paved terrace, coved ceiling, tv and cable connections, double internal doors through to a snug/home office.

Snug/Home Office - 5.94m x 2.87m (19'6" x 9'5") - A versatile room with windows to front, side and rear, a working open fireplace in stone, coved ceiling, tv and phone points.

Family Room/Games Room - 4.27m x 3.91m (14'0" x 12'10") - Currently used as a snooker room this third reception space has an open fire place in stone, coved ceiling, tv point and windows to the front and side.

Kitchen - 4.78m x 4.29m (15'8" x 14'1") - This large farmhouse style kitchen forms of a larger open plan living, dining kitchen space which has benefitted from an extension to the rear of the house in more recent years. An ideal space for the family and socialising, the kitchen itself is extensively fitted with a range of traditional Shaker style cabinets and drawers complimented by Corian work surfaces, tiled surround, downlights and a Belfast sink. Other features include a plate rack, integrated under counter fridge and display shelving and room for a central island if required. There are a range of integrated Neff appliances including a tall fridge freezer, full size dishwasher, stainless steel eye level oven and combination microwave above, matching touch control ceramic hob with canopy extractor above, ceiling downlights, rustic tumble effect tiled floor in a rustic tumble effect stone, two windows overlooking the front gardens, door to the rear lobby and opening through to the living and dining area.

Living & Dining Area - 8.56m x 4.17m max (28'1" x 13'8" max) - Open plan to the kitchen this extended room to the back of the house combines both the dining and further living space which has been used as a garden room, benefiting from underfloor heating. Featuring a partly vaulted ceiling, a bank of Velux sky lights producing a wealth of natural light, a four section run of bi-fold hardwood double glazed doors capture the far reaching open views and access the gardens and paved terrace, a continuation of the rustic tiled flooring, ceiling downlights, television points and a run of built-in cabinets matching those in the kitchen providing extra storage and ideal for crockery and glassware.

Rear Lobby - The rear lobby has an external door out to the gardens and provides an ideal space to kick off muddy boots linking the kitchen and utility room, ceiling downlights and rustic tiled floor with underfloor heating.

Utility/Boot Room - 2.82m x 2.13m (9'3" x 7'0") - The utility room is the ideal space for coats and shoes, houses the white goods with a range of wall and base cabinets matching those in the kitchen fitted in with plumbing and space for washing machine and tumble dryer, solid timber work surface with a stainless steel sink and a tiled surround, ceiling downlights, extractor fan, window to front and rustic tiled flooring, which has underfloor heating.

First Floor Galleried Landing - A fantastic feature to the property is the galleried landing which wraps around and looks down to the impressive entrance hall. The landing provides access to four large double bedrooms, the main bathroom, storage cupboard and double airing cupboard housing the pressurised hot water cylinder and slatted shelving.

Bedroom One - 4.60m into wardrobes x 4.04m (15'1" into wardrobes - The master bedroom which affords a delightful aspect with two windows to rear overlooking the properties paddock and the rolling countryside beyond. There are two built-in double wardrobes, tv point and door through to the en-suite.

En-Suite - 4.04m x 1.17m (13'3" x 3'10") - Fully tiled to the walls and floor this en-suite shower room is fitted with a sleek and contemporary white suite with chrome fittings including a wc with soft close seat, wall mounted wash basin inset to a vanity unit and mixer tap and a large walk-in shower with a fixed glazed screen, chrome mixer valves and shower head, ceiling downlights, shaver point and extractor fan, heated towel rail, obscure window to rear.

Bedroom Two - 4.14m x 4.01m including wardrobes (13'7" x 13'2" i - Bedroom two provides an ideal guest suite with a small dressing area as you walk past the door to the en-suite and through an opening to the bedroom which has windows to the side and rear affording lovely views, two built-in double wardrobes and a tv point.

En-Suite - 3.05m x 1.68m (10'0" x 5'6") - Again this en-suite shower room has been fully tiled to the walls and floor, fitted with a modern white three piece suite with chrome fittings including a wc, circular wash basin with mixer tap set on to a counter top with drawers below, a large walk-in shower with a fixed glazed screen and a chrome thermostatic shower fitment, ceiling downlights, extractor fan, chrome heated towel rail, shaver point and obscure window to side.

Bedroom Three - 4.75m x 3.23m (15'7" x 10'7") - A good sized double bedroom affords a dual aspect with windows to front and side, a dressing area and a deep built-in cupboard used as a wardrobe.

Bedroom Four - 4.29m x 3.91m (14'1" x 12'10") - A fourth double bedroom with windows to rear and side, tv point and a deep built-in storage cupboard used as a wardrobe.

Main Bathroom - 4.04m x 1.73m plus shower (13'3" x 5'8" plus showe - Partly tiled to the walls and floor this main family bathroom has also been recently refurbished and fitted out with a contemporary four piece white suite with chrome fittings including wash hand basin with mixer tap set on to a wall mounted vanity unit, wc with soft close seat, curved panelled bath with chrome bath filler and a large walk-in wet room style shower with glazed screen, chrome mixer valve and shower head and a chrome heated towel rail, ceiling downlights, extractor fan, a second chrome heated towel rail, shaver point and obscure window to rear.

Detached Double Garaging And Annex - Positioned adjacent to the main house this impressive and more recently adapted detached double garage and studio/annex to the side and above. An oil fired central heating system with an oil storage tank and combi boiler positioned externally to the rear of the garage.

Double Garage - 5.82m x 5.49m (19'1" x 18'0") - A double garage with two sets of double opening timber fronted doors, power points, lighting, window to rear and internal door to the studio/annex.

Studio/Annex - The studio/annex is positioned to the side and above the double garage with solid oak and double glazed door opening into an entrance hall, turning staircase with balustrade rising to the first floor, storage cupboard beneath with fuse board, door to shower room which measures 6'7" x 6'4", partly tiled to the walls and floor and fitted with a modern three piece white suite including wash hand basin, wc and shower with a glazed sliding screen and chrome thermostatic shower fitment. The shower room has a radiator, ceiling downlights and obscure window to side. Above the garage and accessed via the turning staircase this large open plan space measures 26'0" bx 17'9" (including stairs) and provides the perfect open plan studio or bedroom/living space to form a completely self contained annex. The room is currently being used as an occasional bedroom, gymnasium and games room but could quite easily provide a substantial home office space to run a business from, fully plastered and decorated with two dormer style windows to front and Velux skylights to the rear, ample power points, oak effect flooring, ceiling downlights, smoke alarm and two radiators.

Outside - The property occupies an amazing position between the villages of Thorpe Arnold and Scalford, set within its own plot extending in the region of 2.2 acres including a sweeping driveway, formal gardens, stable yard with stable block, timber framed Dutch barn, menage and grass paddock. The property sits in an elevated position with no immediate neighbours and surrounded by fields affording spectacular and far reaching south west views across the rolling hills and countryside with Melton Mowbray in the distance, it also being well screened and set well back from the road with mature trees and shrubs and the boundaries enclosed by hedgerows and ranch fencing.

Frontage - The property is accessed off Melton Spinney Road with an electric and remote five bar timber gate opening on to a gravelled driveway, sweeping round to the side of the house with steps and path leading up to the main entrance, ample turning and car standing space for numerous vehicles which in turn leads up to the detached double garage/annex, it continues to the rear with vehicular access to the stable yard, Dutch barn, menage and paddock.

Gardens - There are beautifully landscaped gardens to the front, side and rear of the house, predominantly laid to lawn and planted with box hedgerows and mature shrubs. The lawns continue from the front through a rose arch round to the rear with paved pathways surrounding the perimeter of the house, extending at the rear in to a lovely large terrace making the most of the open views. The rear is surrounded by low level brick wall and raised flowerbed, a timber decked seating area sits next to an ornamental pond with waterfall, grass paddock and stable yard beyond.

Stable Yard - A five bar timber gate and ranch fencing access and enclose this stable yard with a purpose built stable block, four loose boxes all boarded out with light and vented windows, additional tack room to the side with power, light, window and fuse board.

Dutch Barn - 9.14m 0.00m x 8.84m (30' 0" x 29'0") - A timber five bar gate from the stable yard opens in to the paddock where there is a large concrete base and substantial timber framed Dutch barn, currently partitioned down the middle in to two separate areas with one left open as a field shelter and the other used for storage with an internal door between, sliding barn doors to the front and side, power points, lighting and fuse board.

Menage - 12.19m x 6.10m (40 x 20) - This purpose built menage is marked out and fully enclosed by ranch style fencing and a five bar timber gate finished in rubber. Measurements for the menage are approximate and not based on actual measurements.

Paddock - A grassland paddock accessed off the back of the property and surrounding the menage and Dutch barn with good quality grazing completely enclosed by ranch fencing and mature hedgerows.

Services - A private bio degradable sewage system and mains water and electric.

Council Tax - We are led to believe by Melton Council the property falls into Council Tax Band G.

Viewings - By appointment with Richard Watkinson & Partners.

Disclaimer - The descriptions and photographs on this brochure and website do not constitute all or part of an offer or contract.
The measurements indicated are supplied for guidance purposes only and potential buyers are advised to recheck the measurements before committing to any expense.
Any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services are untested by Richard Watkinson and Partners.
Nothing herein contained shall be a warranty or condition and neither the Vendor nor ourselves will be liable to the purchaser in respect of any mis-statement or misrepresentation made at or before the date hereof by the vendor, his servants or agents or otherwise.

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21 December 2018


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