**STUNNING GRADE II LISTED HOME **HUGE AMOUNT OF HISTORY **QUIET BACKWATER LOCATION **LOCATED ON A 'RESIDENT'S ONLY NO THROUGH ROAD **FIVE BEDROOMS **STYLISH LIVING AREAS **LARGE KITCHEN/DINER VIEWING ESSENTIAL TO APPRECIATE THIS SUPERB FAMILY HOME Read more
**STUNNING GRADE II LISTED HOME **HUGE AMOUNT OF HISTORY **QUIET BACKWATER LOCATION **LOCATED ON A 'RESIDENT'S ONLY NO THROUGH ROAD **FIVE BEDROOMS **STYLISH LIVING AREAS **LARGE KITCHEN/DINER VIEWING ESSENTIAL TO APPRECIATE THIS SUPERB FAMILY HOME
General - Chestnut Cottage was formerly one of the Cottage Homes built by the Leicester Poor Law Union in 1884. The houses were designed by the renowned architect 'I.Barrowdale' who was heavily influenced by the 'Arts and Crafts Movement'. The house has been renovated with considerable flair over recent years by the present owner, who has successfully created a magnificent family home with many interesting period features. The accommodation briefly includes on the ground floor a wonderful open plan living kitchen and three elegant reception rooms. On the first floor, there are five good sized bedrooms, one of which is connecting. There is also a luxurious contemporary bath and shower room. The property is being sold with no upward chain.
Location - Countesthorpe is a vibrant village community with an extensive range of amenities including primary and secondary schools together with a number of shops, a library and health centre. Countesthorpe is also within easy reach of Leicester and Fosse Park. There is a mainline train service to London St Pancras International from both Leicester and Market Harborough. There is also excellent access to Junction 20 on the M1 and M69.
The House - The accommodation is arranged over two floors as follows. Front door opening into reception hall.
Reception Hall - A magnificent space with a wonderful curved balustrade staircase rising to the first floor. There is a tiled floor, central heating radiator in lattice-work box.
Cloaks Cupboard - With coat hanging space and a shoe storage system.
Cloakroom - There is a low flush lavatory, a decorative wash bowl on stand, stained glass window, coving to ceiling and a ladder style towel rail.
Drawing Room - 16'1" x 15'1" (4.90m x 4.60m) - An elegant room the focal point of which is the fireplace. There is a pitchpine boarded floor. Central heating radiator.
Sitting Room - 16'1" x 15' (4.90m x 4.57m) - A charming room that overlooks the garden. Cornicing to the ceiling and ceiling rose. Central heating radiator.
Family/Dining Room - 14'3" x 13' (4.34m x 3.96m) - Cornicing to the ceiling, picture and dado rails, ceiling rose. Central heating radiator.
Open Plan Living Kitchen - This is a wonderful open plan living space and very much the heart of the house.
Kitchen Area - 17'4" x 16'6" (5.28m x 5.03m) - The kitchen overlooks the gardens and is fitted with a fashionable range of base and wall units with solid wood work surfaces over, which are arranged around the gas fired 'Aga' which has three ovens and a warming drawer, together with hot plate. There is a ceramic one and a half bowl sink unit with professional kitchen tap, designer upright radiator and french doors opening into the garden. Opening directly off the kitchen area is the living area.
Living Area - 14'5" x 13'7" (4.39m x 4.14m) - There is a tiled finish to floor and an ornamental fireplace with timber surround.
Utility Room - 12' x 5' (3.66m x 1.52m) - Fitted base and wall units incorporating a single drainer sink unit. Plumbing for a washing machine and venting for a tumble dryer. Ceramic tile finish to floor and the utility houses the 'Glo-worm' gas fired boiler.
On The First Floor - A magnificent balustrade staircase rises from the reception hall to the galleried landing.
Galleried Landing - Opening off the galleried landing are the bedrooms.
Principal Bedroom - 22'2" x 14'6" (6.76m x 4.42m) - A really impressive room as there is a 12'6" ceiling which gives a real feeling of space. There is a DRESSING ROOM. Central heating radiator. (measurements include the dressing room).
Bedroom Two - 14'6" x 13'7" (4.42m x 4.14m) - With a pretty cast iron fire surround, fitted wardrobe. Central heating radiator. Connecting to bedroom three.
Bedroom Three - 13'6" x 12' max (4.11m x 3.66m max) - With a period cast iron surround and panelled cupboard to one side. Central heating radiator.
Bedroom Four - 14'6" x 13'2" (4.42m x 4.01m) - Vertical radiator and fitted wardrobe.
Bedroom Five - 16'2" x 8'9" (4.93m x 2.67m) - Central heating radiator.
Bath/Shower Room - 22'4" x 6' (6.81m x 1.83m) - A luxurious contemporary room. At one end of the room is a free standing spa bath, a wash hand basin with mirror over. Walk in shower cubicle with rainfall and handheld shower fixtures.
Outside To The Front - There is a gravelled driveway to the side of the house with wrought iron gates opening onto the parking area. There is a further gravelled area to the right of the front lawn and gated access to the rear.
Garden - The main garden is to the rear. Adjoining the house is a paved terrace ideal for al fresco dining. The garden is principally lawned and a large storage shed is include in the sale.
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