- Large Victorian three bedroom detached house
- Built circa 1870 by a Master Builder
- Delightful 'Grand' period features
- Deceptively substantial plot
- Significant potential for extension
- In need of some moderate modernisation
- Very large & beautifully landscaped gardens
- Double garage, outbuildings, workshops
- Gas central heating & UPVC double glazing
A VERY RARE opportunity to acquire a piece of history! This extended detached three bedroom Victorian house with delightful period features including; a grand staircase and entrance hall, high ceilings, two very large reception rooms, a bar area, spacious kitchen, downstairs WC and a family bathroom. The property enjoys a very large plot of about a fifth of an acre and offers exceptional potential for modernisation and extending to create something truly outstanding. Outside there is a detached double garage, beautifully maintained and mature gardens offering complete privacy, three tiered ponds with cascading waterfalls and outbuildings including a traditional brick built gardeners 'Bothy'. Measham offers a wide range of local amenities within walking distance and has excellent commuting links across the Midlands region and beyond.
External & Approach
The property is set back from the road behind a low maintenance garden leading to the front door and to the right hand side is a large block-paved driveway with parking for up to five cars. There is a detached pre-fabricated double garage with two individual up and over metal doors and further space to the right hand where there is a workshop. The block paving continues through to the back of the property via a wooden gate. Entrance to the property is via a white UPVC door leading into the entrance hallway.
Once inside the property you will immediately get a sense of what lies ahead..... you are greeted by a grand Victorian entrance hallway with a superb wooden staircase, high ceilings and traditional architraves and skirting boards. There is a low-level cupboard which houses the electricity meter, an under-stairs open storage area and an enclosed storage cupboard. You will also find; a room thermostat control panel, a ceiling mounted hard-wired smoke and carbon monoxide detector and one radiator. The property has a security alarm system.
Dining Room 4.53m x 3.89m (14'10" x 12'9")
A very spacious and stately room with dual aspect windows, a decorative rose and coving to the ceiling, a telephone point and two central heating radiators.
Lounge 4.54m x 4.24m (14'10" x 13'10")
Another delightful traditional reception room with a fully working fireplace fitted with a traditional style cast-iron coal effect gas fire with a mahogany wooden surround and mantle piece and a granite hearth. There is a large window over looking the back garden and a small window to the right hand side, ornate coving to the ceiling, satellite TV cables, two central heating radiators and an archway through to the bar area.
Bar Area 2.15m x 3.32m (7'0" x 10'10")
Also with ornate coving to the ceiling, the bar area is fitted with a traditional mahogany wooden serving bar, there is a window to the left hand aspect, two wall lights and one central heating radiator. If not required, the bar area could provide opportunity for the kitchen to be extended or it could be converted into an office / study.
Kitchen 3.54m x 4.11m (11'7" x 13'5")
With tile effect flooring, the kitchen is fitted with a range of units with solid wood doors and pewter style handles. The worktops are finished in a light sand patterned effect with olive green ceramic tiles above and there are spaces for two plumbed appliances below. You will also find; an integrated four burner gas hob with a pull-out extractor hood above and there is a chest height oven and grill. There is a stainless steel sink, drainer and a chrome mixer tap, a door out to the patio area, two large windows, a telephone point, a wall mounted glass fronted display cabinet and a space for a free-standing fridge freezer.
Cloakroom & WC
Off from the kitchen is a door through to a cloakroom lobby and another door through the downstairs WC beyond with a small UPVC window to the rear aspect.
Stairs & Landing
An imposing staircase with lovely deep treads and low risers leading to a spacious and bright landing with a window to the front aspect, an access hatch to the loft space and one radiator.
Bedroom One 4.56m x 3.88m (14'11" x 12'8")
To the front of the property is a very spacious principal bedroom with dual aspect windows and and bank of full height fitted wardrobes with storage compartments above and there is also a radiator.
Bedroom two 3.19m x 3.25m (10'5" x 10'7")
To the rear of the property is another generous double bedroom with a large window over looking the back garden and there is one radiator.
Bedroom Three 3.51m x 2.09m (11'6" x 6'10")
Another double bedroom over looking the back garden and one radiator.
Family Bathroom 2.49m x 2.07m (8'2" x 6'9")
In need of modernising, this is a spacious bathroom offering plenty of potential. With an avocado suite comprising; a bath with white and green ceramic tiles, a chrome mixer tap and shower riser, a glass shower screen. a low-level WC with a wooden seat and a pedestal sink with separate hot and cold taps. You will also find; a window to the right hand aspect, an airing cupboard, wooden panelling to the walls, a wall mounted heated chrome towel ladder and a shaver point.
Outside, Gardens & Garage
To the rear of the property is a good size patio area with a pergola covered in a mature climber which the current owners currently use as their barbecue station. There are steps rising up to a good size lawned area with mature shrubs and trees which conceal a large area beyond which is home to the outbuildings, workshop, greenhouse and the gardeners 'Bothy'. Behind the double garage is a summer house over looking a landscaped water feature with three tiered fishponds with cascading waterfalls between them. The current owners have installed strategically placed night lights around the garden and the patio area.
Local Authority & Council Tax Band
North West Leicestershire District Council
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