Fine and handsome period property
Gated grounds in excess of 1/3 of an acre
Wonderful family home full of its original character
Three beautiful reception rooms and breakfast kitchen
Five double bedrooms and two bathrooms
Collection of outbuildings with development potential STP
Convenient location with easy access to major road links
No upward chain
EPC Rating: E
Council Tax Band: G
Smiths Property Experts are privileged with instruction to market The Old Rectory, a fine and handsome period home of discernible grandeur occupying grounds in excess of 1/3 of an acre.
The property boasts all of its original features including open fires and fireplaces, joinery, floors, and service bells, and offers an extremely rare opportunity to acquire a family home in its original form from the Victorian/Edwardian period. The property is listed with no upward chain and vacant possession.
The main house is a fine home of 3,000 square feet or thereabouts providing gas central heating throughout. The property is not listed but offers beautiful period living accommodation with 10’4 high ceilings downstairs, a beautiful hall with an original staircase and grandeur throughout. The house has been sympathetically updated and whilst there is more room and scope for modernisation, it is rare to find a home of this period with all its original features and layout.
The living accommodation is centred around a light-filled hall and first-floor landing. In brief, there are three large reception rooms namely the morning room, dining room and drawing room with direct garden access. There is plentiful storage, a downstairs w.c, a pantry, a boot room and utility space, and a generous kitchen/breakfast room fitted in a shaker-style with units around. Accessed from the boot room are the original cellars providing useful storage.
Upstairs are five double bedrooms and two bathrooms (one en-suite). There is a separate WC and an airing cupboard.
Grounds and Outbuildings
The property occupies grounds exceeding 1/3 of an acre, gated to the front with a private driveway and parking for multiple vehicles at the front. The gardens wrap around both sides of the property, with most of the lawns and entertaining space to the rear enjoying a west and private aspect. Of note is the rose garden, entertaining space including a super timber constructed and sheltered pagoda to the rear of the lawns, and the enchanting spinney that the current owners have loved and utilised as a play area for their children.
There are a number of useful outbuildings that offer huge potential. Attached to the house are a collection of stores with a gardeners’ WC, one of which has been utilised and converted into a home office with a lovely outlook over the gardens. To the right-hand side of the plot is a timber built workshop of circa 200 square feet or thereabouts.
There is also the original detached coach house, a beautiful period building that has a number of potential uses including garaging, workshop space or a potential small conversion for an annexe or ‘Air BNB’ subject to the necessary planning consents.
The property occupies a convenient location on the edge of the popular village of Ratby. There is a centre with a range of amenities, and a choice of good and excellent state and private schooling options available. Access to Leicester city centre and Loughborough town centre and their associated universities and train stations is excellent, as is to the nearby M1 motorway network. The Charnwood Forest is an area of outstanding natural beauty and offers a huge array of walks and access to the countryside. Bradgate Park is located just 4 miles from the property.
Leicester 5 miles, Loughborough 11 miles, Nottingham 26 miles, Derby 27 miles, East Midlands Airport 15 miles, Leicester Train Station 7 miles (Leicester to London St Pancreas from 1h 3m), Loughborough Endowed Schools 10 miles, Leicester Grammar School 13 miles (distances and timescales are approximate).
EPC Rating E.
Tenure: Freehold. Council Tax Band: G.
Local Authority: Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council.
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